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!
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″
scored on the short side at 3/4″ and 3″
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.
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.
Which of these little darlings is your number one pick?
The Whisper White with a few kicks of DSP and two small scalloped hearts?
The sparkly layered hearts with the greeting? And some more of that cute Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the coloured heart epoxy droplet?
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.
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!
I pulled out my Journaling pens and the Celebrate You thinlits to wish you best wishes for 2019 – Zentangle style. I love the size of the celebrate. It really takes centre stage.
Have you used word dies as the focal point on YOUR cards? Being a calligrapher, I absolutely love words and letters, markers and writing. So it makes sense my Product of the Week is…
Over on my Facebook Group this week, I’ll be sharing a cool deal, my Live and tips and tricks for using word dies in your crafting. Why not join in to have some fun along with us?
Using Word Dies in Your Cardmaking
With word framelits, lots of the creating is done for you already. You just need to add a little more decoration. But only if you like. This other congrats card is so vibrant all on its own, I didn’t think it really needed decoration.
And when you use words as your focal point, the rest is just gravy. Yummy, luscious gravy. Like:
the Swirls & Curls embossing folder on thick Whisper White
a bold Basic Black frame – and card
or the sparkly gold glimmer Starburst punch framed with a stitched circle shape
the swirly metallic gold thread popping up like fireworks
how about the metallic sequins dotted around for added glitz?
Here’s everything you need to make this fun card to celebrate a Happy New Year 2019 too! Or what about a great birthday card for a fab friend? Or a congrats for your kid brother who just graduated?
I know – I said I was done with festive cards for this year, but you’d be missing out if I didn’t share this seasonal wreath Christmas card idea. It was designed by one of my Kreative Kanuck friends, Paula for a swap at our last stamping party.
And seeing as it’s Front & Centre Friday just a few days before Christmas, I thought is was the perfect time to showcase it!
Isn’t it beautiful?
Seasonal Wreath Christmas Card Idea
What’s not to love about Paula’s design?
a pretty watercolored wash background
the wash of Frost White shimmer paint over the fussy cut and embossed wreath (shem must have known I was going to feature embossing folders this week!)
super sparkly red glimmer paper greeting with a Real Red shadow
the perfectly placed red rhinestone berries on the wreath
Let’s take a little bit closer peek.
The Seasonal Wreath embossing folder is a bit of a sleeper in the Annual Catalogue I think. Tucked away on page 223, it’s simply beautiful.
And did you notice Paula also embossed her envelope?
Paula’s celebrated 8 years as part of my Kreative Kanucks family this fall and always has lovely ideas to share. Here’s another one of her designs for our challenge at our last get together.
Again, what a pretty and fun way to share your love of stamping and paper crafting during the holiday season. (And she won the challenge by the way!)
What I absolutely love about being part of the Stampin’ Up! family.
Developing friendships like the one I share with Paula and the rest of the Kanucks.
Being constantly inspired by the fabulous creativity in this great group of ladies.
Having friends who “get it”, who really understand this passion for creating beautiful handmade things.
Sharing, sharing, sharing. Of ideas, concerns, celebrations, questions, milestones…you name it, it’s up for chatter!
There’s lots of other benefits too you can read about in this other post. Give me a shout to chat about how YOU can become part of this family too.
While you’re mulling over whether you want to join the Stampin’ Up! family as part of my team, keep crafting!
Here’s everything you’ll need to design one of these pretty cards at home. Psst…before you order the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder, click on over to my Facebook Group to see Steal of Deal until December 23rd!
Let’s make an envelope liner with the envelope punch board to dress up a quick Christmas card.And because it’s Keep It Simple Sunday, you know it’s going to be super easy.In fact, I’d say it’s [almost😉] instant gratification!What could be better than that in our busy lives?
With Christmas fast approaching, I couldn’t resist going a bit crazy for plaid with my favourite annual catalogue paper, Under the Mistletoe!
Plaids, poinsettias, dots, baubles and boughs in traditional festive colours!Doesn’t it make you smile?
I guarantee there’s at least ONE pattern you will absolutely love in this package!Just like this one with vellum and faceted gems.Or mix and match them up a bit like I did for this super simple folded card.
Let’s take another peek.
I dressed this pattern up with a side ribbon knot with the lovely cotton Real Red ribbon.It perfectly coordinates with the matted circle behind my greeting and my plaid piece.Do you need to make your card even quicker? Feel free to leave it off!
Timesaving bonus on this card?I used circle punches, not die cuts.They NEVER go out of style and you can add some POP with the Starburst punch in gold glimmer paper.A few quick squeezes of a punch, some glue and your card is done!
OK how about I give you the card cuts and steps so you can make it yourself?
Cuttin’ It Up!
Designer Series Paper – 3 3/4” x 5”
Real Red – 1 piece 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and a scrap at least 2 1/2” square
Old Olive – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
Whisper White scrap at least 2 1/4” square
Gold Glimmer paper – scrap at least 2 1/4” square
Old Olive card stock – 8” x 8”
Designer Series Paper – 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”
Adhere plaid paper to Real Red panel.
Wrap ribbon around left side of panel and knot.TIP: use a small amount of SNAIL on top and bottom and attach end of ribbon to the SNAIL.Apply more SNAIL over ribbon before adhering to front of card.
Cut out starburst from gold glimmer paper.
Stamp your greeting in Real Red on piece of Whisper White.Punch out with the 2” circle and glue to glimmer circle.TIP: Use liquid glue for best adhesion.
Punch out 2 1/4” circle from Real Red scrap.Adhere to back of glimmer circle with dimensionals.Glue to middle front of card.
Attach red rhinestones as desired.
Here’s the BEST part! Make the envelope and liner along with me!
Make an Envelope Liner with the Envelope Punch Board
OK, it’s time to get get busy!Here are all the supplies I used so you can recreate it in your own craft room.
Make an Envelope Liner with the Envelope Punch Board
Did you check out my video tutorial to make your envelope and liner?
While my card was intended for Christmas would YOU use it any time of year (maybe with a different greeting?)Leave me a comment and let me know.
Crafting festive cards should be quick and easy.Whether you are a “seasoned” stamper, or one just catching the stamping “bug”, you’ll have fun with this fast design.And once you’ve made it, be sure to dress it up even more and make an envelope liner with the envelope punch board.
If you’re pressed for time during the holiday season you just might you ask yourself, “Why send holiday cards?”What would happen if I skip a year?Who would notice if I didn’t send a handmade card this year?
Well, as tempting as that might be, let’s take a look at exactly WHY you DO want to set aside time to share your greetings during the holiday season.
But before I get to that, let’s take a peek at today’s soft and pretty card made with ink refills and Sparkle glimmer paper.
Don’t get me wrong.I LOVE me some bold and bright colours – a LOT.But there’s something to be said for soothing and gentle greetings too.Especially during what sometimes can become a pretty overwhelming time of year.
Why Send Holiday Cards
So back to the why’s and wherefore’s and all that “stuff” for why send holiday cards.And not just any old card.Ones you make yourself!
Here are just a FEW of the reasons.
Your crafting time is YOUR time to relax, have fun and explore new ideas.It’s precious so don’t give it up.
A handmade card shows friends and family how much you value their part in your life.
It’s a low-cost way to share the fun and friendship with more than a small few during the festive season.
Cards can be inexpensive when you make your own.
You have full creative license to design EXACTLY what you want when you make your own holiday greetings.
It’s a great way to show your gratitude for kindnesses extended to you during the past year.
Reconnect with those you may have fallen out of touch with.
It’s a fun way to update your friends on your family’s activities (throw in a couple photos to make it even more special).
Aren’t those some pretty wonderful reasons to start thinking about your original holiday design?
I have to admit I didn’t get around to designing my own holiday cards last year.I KNOW! How awful is that when I DO this for a living?
And you know what?It felt like something was missing during the holidays.
I had several people comment on how I had missed them and they were disappointed.They look forward to receiving our news, reconnecting and seeing what I had come up with for a handmade design.
So never underestimate the impact your handmade greeting cards will have on others.And on yourself.
OK, if that’s the case let’s talk about a card you might like to make this season.One with a little technique to jazz it up.
Last time you checked the glimmer paper didn’t come in a light green did it?That’s where my product of the week, ink refills, come in.Here’s what you need to do to make ANY colour of glimmer paper.
Fill your Aqua Painter with rubbing alcohol.
Add a few drops of whichever colour you want to dye your paper onto an acrylic block.(I used Mossy Meadow.)TIP: Start with fewer drops.The colour is pretty intense and if you need to you can always add more.
Pick up some colour with your Aqua Painter, squeeze your Aqua Painter over your Glimmer paper, then paint directly on top of it.TIP:It will dry lighter.TIP:You can make multiple layers of colours to add depth if you wish.
Let your glimmer paper dry completely before running it through the Big Shot to cut out your words.
Don’t lose the dot to the “I” in holiday!
Create a swirly border for your words by repeatedly inking and stamping the swirls from the Merry Christmas to You stamp set in Soft Sea Foam.
Add more sparkly by randomly attaching your clear rhinestones to a branch of the swirl.
Now you know the how and the why, how’s your design coming for this year?
If you need any of these supplies, simply click on the image to have it ship directly to your home.And don’t forget to use host code VUP7MZMA if your order is over $75 and I will send you the exclusive Snowflake Trinkets in early December.
There will always be reasons to not get into your craft studio to make personalized greeting cards.The drive needs shovelling, laundry is due, the kids’ need a costume for the pageant…
But before you shelve Christmas card making this year, think about what you and others might miss.
I know you will never go wrong with designing then sending a handmade greeting card in the mail over the holidays.During the rush and bustle of the season, think how special you feel when you go to the mailbox and pull out a hand written card.
You can be absolutely sure this year I’ll be scheduling time to get my own done.I don’t want to miss out again.And I don’t want others to ask themselves “Why send holiday cards” and drop me off their list either!