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Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes | Facebook Live Replay

I LOVE these easy to make Valentines treat boxes for lots of reasons!

  • they really ARE super easy
  • you can make them in a flash!
  • they showcase the brand new Meant to Be cling bundle
  • they’re ultra ultra sweet
  • and…what a perfect size for a little treat!
I LOVE These Super Quick Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes!

The All My Love designer series paper is the star of all these little treats. Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White. Maybe not quite as bold as Real Red but perfect for this time of year with hearts and flowers.

Of all the paper, there’s only a couple that I think scream Valentines! The one with the larger bold hearts like the “You make me happy” treat box is the one that jumps out at me right away. Do you think there are others?

I’m pretty sure all the rest can be used for almost ANY occasion. Like on this pretty friend card I shared a few weeks ago. Take a peek at all of them here. Which one is your favourite?

OK, how about we get to the video so you can see how easy these are to make? I’ve got two different designs for you in my Facebook Live Replay.

Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Cardstock or designer series paper – 4 1/2″ x 6″
  1. scored on the short side at 3/4″ and 3″
  2. turned 90 degrees and scored on the long side at 2″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick cardstock – scraps
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon or Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White – about 6-7″

Pin this template so it’s easy to remember your measurements and what you cut away.

Pin These Sweet and Oh So Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

It’s Up to You!

Now it’s your turn to make up a few of these. For Valentine’s or ANY time! Here’s everything I used. You can order these right now by clicking on any of the images below. Thanks so much for shopping with me.

Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

Big Shot

Time to Choose!

Which of these little darlings is your number one pick?

The Whisper White with a few kicks of DSP and two small scalloped hearts?

I LOVE These Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

The sparkly layered hearts with the greeting? And some more of that cute Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the coloured heart epoxy droplet?

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Or this heart-shaped top made with the scalloped heart framelit and some DSP. With a few bits of rhinestone bling and tied with the pretty polka dot Whisper White tulle ribbon, it just might be the one to catch your eye.

What About Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes?

I know. It’s super hard to choose isn’t it? They’re all so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and cute project. If you did. be sure to join my Facebook Group Design with Jo VIPeeps! Every week I post a Facebook Live, plus I have exclusive popup videos for you to catch too.

We’ve got a super community of papercrafters having fun and every week I share a deal and tip to make your crafting easier. You might even see some different colours of these easy to make Valentines treat boxes show up on there in the next while!


Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers

Grab your Stampin’ Blends and let’s make Christmas cards with alcohol markers that are quick and cute! 

I LOVE the Seasonal Chums set and realized I haven’t used it much this year.  So when I decided on a “snowfall” product of the week, I knew the cutie-pie snowman was up!

Why Not Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers?

How do you like the snow? 

If you have the Ruffled dynamic embossing folder, it’s a pretty cool (no pun intended 😜) way to make snowbanks.  Just run your Whisper White through your Big Shot and trim along the top ruffle and POW!  Instant snow!

I don’t think I’ve told you lately how much I adore our Stampin’ Blends marker, have I?  Here’s why they’re a super way to colour…

  • Quick colouring.
  • Easy to use (yes, even for beginners!).
  • Fantastic colour coordination.
  • Seamless colour blending.
  • So many colours to choose from.

See all my tips in this blog post if you’re a bit shy about trying them.

I want to show you a close-up shot of my colour blending on little Frosty.

Have you tried to make Christmas cards with alcohol markers yet?

I think it probably took me about 7 1/2 minutes to get him stamped and coloured.  (Yup a bit like Goldilocks here.  Not 5, not 10, but RIGHT in the middle!)

Now I have to admit, it is Keep It Simple Sunday, and this card IS simple.  Honest. 

But there are a few more steps than normal.  So the supply list is a little longer too.  😬  But don’t you love the results?

I LOVE to make Christmas cards with alcohol markers

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White thick cardstock – one piece 3” x 4” and two scraps at least 3” square
  • Real Red cardstock – scrap at least 2 1/2” square
  • Real Red Mixed Satin ribbon – piece about 3” long


Make Christmas Cards with Alcohol Markers

Let’s Make It

  1. Stamp snowman in Memento ink on scrap of Whisper White.  Colour with alcohol markers.  TIP: I used Light Smoky Slate and Light Pool Party along the left side of his body then used the Colour Lifter to blend out.  TIP: Since you are colour small areas, use the bullet tip side of the marker.
  2. Apply a wash of Wink of Stella over entire snowman body when finished colouring to add some sheen.
  3. Create snowbanks with the Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder and the 3” x 4” piece of White cardstock as outlined above. Glue to front bottom of folded card.
  4. Stick Frosty to left of “snowbanks” with dimensionals.
  5. Stamp your words in Shaded Spruce ink on the scrap of thick Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst punch.  Punch out Real Red circle with 2 1/4” punch.  Layer together with liquid glue or SNAIL.
  6. Overlap piece of ribbon and attach to left side of circle with a glue dot.  Stick to top right of card with dimensionals.  TIP: overlap at least one dimensional on your ribbon to ensure it stays “stuck”.
  7. Add one red rhinestone to ampersand to finish off.

TADAH!  A fun card for ANYONE on your Christmas list!

Let's make Christmas cards with alcohol markers

The Seasonal Chums set is intended to be used for tags.  And they’re super that way.  But here’s another fabulous design I LOVE my friend Leslie shared showcasing the front and back nature of them.

Wanna craft up some snowman fun for yourself?  Here’s all the supplies I used so you can re-create Frosty.


Are you a snowman fiend?  Then this little guy might be right up your stamping alley.  There’s so many ways to colour him:  Stampin’ Write markers, watercolour pencils, your AquaPainter… 

But I predict your friends and family will LOVE HIM made with your Stampin’ Blends.   So pull ‘em out and make Christmas cards with alcohol markers and get ready for the WOW’s!

Over-the-top Twist and Pop Halloween Card

I’m so excited to share my friend Cathie’s over-the-top twist and pop Halloween card with you!  There are SOOOO many cool elements to make this a boo-tifully fun card.

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

Our sweet little Halloween Heidi is a fun witch brewing up some magic for you.

You know, every time I look at it I notice something new.

  • the glittery ribbon edging on the card corners 
  • a creepy silver spider on the shiny black web
  • the fun star designer series paper panel
  • her perfect label die-cut background (from the beautiful Stitched Seasons framelits set) now retired 🙁

…and we haven’t even opened it up yet!

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

Isn’t it fun?  I LOVE how these cards fold flat and then pop out at you when you open them.  

Cathie gave her Stampin’ Blends to a workout.  Did you notice all her colouring?

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

And you know what else?  She used every single stamp in the Cauldron Bubble stamp set for her dynamite design.  She knows how to get her money’s worth!

Cathie’s a huge Halloween fan.  And she loves interactive types of cards.  She found the original twist and pop idea on Pinterest and went to town designing this fun card.  Here’s a few of her words of wisdom as you are making one…

The hardest part is making sure the mechanism is scored correctly and then positioned correctly on the inside.  I have since made other twist and pops and found that the stronger the outside of the card is the better it works.  

So the last one I did, has a regular layer of card stock then another layer of thick card stock with a final layer of designer series paper and the embellishments.  This way the card stands better and when opening it seems to open better as well.

Here’s a few more ideas for the fun Halloween bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Over-the-top Twist and Pop Halloween card

Love this suite too like Cathie? There’s still time to have it arrive to make Halloween cards and fun treats! 

Just click on the bundled image below to get it at 10% off.   (And remember to use my October host code VWQ3RYAN and I’ll send you the lovely Swirls & Curls embossing folder FREE in November with a $75 order).

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

For an awesome WOW card, take a leaf out of Cathie’s book.  Make an over-the-top twist and pop Halloween card and you’ll have no shortage of treats this spooky holiday season.

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

My friend Leslie’s card is a wonderful example of how to colour vellum with alcohol markers.  

And what’s the gosh-darn BEST part about her card?  There’s hardly any stamping!  The Graceful Glass designer series vellum is pre-printed with a glossy black design so it makes the perfect on-the-go crafting supply.

Throw a couple sheets in your carry-on, a few of your favourite Stampin’ Blends and you’re all set to WOW your travelling companions.  (Can you tell I’m flying as I’m writing this? 😜)  

Let’s take a peek.

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

Isn’t it pretty? The Stampin’ Blends allowed her to get vibrant blended colour for realistic flowers and a lovely butterfly.  Let’s take a closer look at what she did.

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

While there are a few ways I’ve used my Stampin’ Blends with vellum, Leslie chose to colour hers on the FRONT of the vellum for this dynamite card.  

With this technique, the key is in your blending.  The vellum’s almost “plastic-y” finish allows you a bit longer drying time which comes in handy. 


Here are a few hints:

  • Lay down one layer of colour (use your light or dark first whichever you prefer) in a small space.  HINT: try colouring one flower at a time.)
  • While it’s still wet, add in your complementary colours (lighter if you started with dark and vice versa).  Leslie’s colours are Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight (dark only), Old Olive and Mint Macaron for her background.
  • Layer your finished design on top of a piece of Whisper White to make your colour POP even more.

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers


Let me tell ya, this card is even more beautiful when you see it in person. 

Can you see that sparkle?  After Leslie coloured it with her Blends, she ran over it with her Wink of Stella, also on top.  The alcohol ink stayed right where she put it even with the Wink on top.

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

Did you notice the butterfly?  It’s also in one of the designs from the designer paper.  She coloured it with blends and her Wink of Stella, cut it out and curved it with her bone folder before attaching it with some liquid glue so the wings appear to be fluttering.  

If you like this colouring technique, here’s another card also using the Graceful Glass designer paper and alcohol markers.  Since there’s quite a variety of designs to choose from you can create totally different looks.

And with 24 6”x6” sheets just think how quickly your travel time will fly by (yeah, I couldn’t resist! 😙)

how to colour vellum with alcohol markers

There are minimal supplies to recreate this card.  And to add any you don’t have, just click on the image below to have it shipped directly to your door in about a week.  

Thanks so much for shopping with me!

How to Colour Vellum with Alcohol Markers

Crafting on-the-go?  Make it quick and painless with pre-printed vellum and your Stampin’ Blends. 

Add a hint of sparkle with your Wink of Stella and you’ll have cards that’ll win rave reviews.  In fact, I predict they’ll all be asking how to colour vellum with alcohol markers for themselves!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

What the heck is a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown?  My spook-tacular series of Hallowe’en tricks and treats you won’t want to miss.  Quick and fun ideas to spark up your treat giving and your card making for this time of year.  

Are you a Trick or Treater from way back?  Do you love to get dressed up to celebrate this fun evening?  Have your kids already started thinking about what their costume is going to be this year? 

If you answered yes to even one of those questions, then you’ll want to catch my ghoulishly fun things coming your way in September.  Super simple projects like my Spooky Cat Hershey Kiss Treat Holder with my video instructions.

But let’s take a peek at my quick and easy project for little goblins headed your way this Halloween.


Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Aren’t they cute?  A bag of sweetness tied with a simple and cheerful pumpkin.  Tag making is a breeze with the Seasonal Chums stamp set with matching framelits.  Great for Halloween, winter or Christmas, these little guys are so adorable.  And they really are quick – and inexpensive –  for sweet treat giving like my candy corn treat bags for Halloween.

handmade candy corn countdown trick or treat bags for halloween

You don’t need to worry about placing the images just “so”.  It’s done for you.  The front and backs are all on one stamp and the framelit cuts it out quick and easy.  Here’s what the framelit looks like once you run it through the Big Shot.


Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

I love the 3D effect with these tags!  A jack-o-lantern for the front with a pumpkin behind.  And kids love them even more.  Think how special they’ll feel with little goodies like this.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

These open line images are great for colouring with watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Write markers and ink for super results. But I chose to pull out my Stampin’ Blends today. 

I do love me my new alcohol markers.  So much quicker than regular markers and no harsh lines to worry about. 

So how about we get down to making this little guys?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween


  • Cellophane bag – 2” x 8”, cut down to 6 1/2” tall
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – piece about 2” x 3 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock – piece about 2” x 3 1/2”
  • Silver & Whisper White twine and Basic Black solid baker’s twine – 1 piece each about 14” long


Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween


  1. Stamp star from Takeout Treats stamp set in StazOn Black on cellophane bag.  (TIP1:  The cellophane is slippery so be sure to stamp straight down, hold a few seconds, then lift directly up for best results.  TIP2:  I like the solid star image so it really shows up well against the candy inside.)  Let dry a minute or so.  
  2. Stamp pumpkin in Memento ink onto thick Whisper White cardstock.  Colour with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Pineapple Punch.  (TIP3: Make sure you use Memento ink as StazOn will bleed once you start colouring with the Blends.
  3. Centre framelit over the image and run through the Big Shot.  Run through a second time with the Basic Black cardstock.
  4. Glue coloured image directly on top of Basic Black and fold in half.
  5. Fill your bag with candy corn.  Thread both pieces of baker’s twine through the hole in the tag and tie around the top of the bag.  (TIP4: Poke the twine through with your Paper Piercing Tool if needed.)


Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween


Most of the items for this little guy can be purchased right away.  (Just the star is from the new Takeout Treats available September 5th).  But there are solid stars in other stamp sets that will be ideal too if you have them.  For example, Better Together has a super one.  Little Twinkle has one too.

To order any of the supplies I used, simply click on an image to take you directly to my 24-7 online store.  Thanks for shopping with me!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

When we get started in September, most of my designs are made with supplies in the new 2018 Holiday Catalogue!  I’m having fun creating with them all!  

(Did you see my Oops-I’m sideways-little-bit-of-a-focussing-difficulty Holiday Catalogue Preorder Unboxing Facebook Live video? There really are some fab stamps, papers and embellishments coming your way soon!  

Make sure you check back here on September 4th when the first weekly post in my month-long series begins.  In the meantime, you can get started now with my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween.

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