I love the versatility of our Stampin’ Up! Stamp sets, especially ones that cater for multiple occasions. The Little Things stamp set is one such set; it covers Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, Easter and Valentine’s Day with ease; perfect for making three sweet treats.
Whilst my family and I don’t participate in Trick or Treating, we do like to give the boys treats, so I was delighted to pair this set with our Cello Bags for a little fun gift for them (and for anyone else who might knock on our door.) I decided to decorate it up three ways using this set so you can see the versatility of it.
Creating Your Three Sweet Treats
I chose the Merry Little Christmas papers, which are a great mix of Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black. The patterns are perfect for lots of different occasions too, so a great set of papers to go with the versatile stamp set.
To make the treat pouches, I used our 2″ x 8″ Cello Bags and then topped them with some of the papers. I cut a strip 5cm x 10cm (2″ x 4″) and then cut the end into a point using our Triple Banner Punch. Then I folded it around the bag so the point lay just above the treats. I stapled the bag near the top as I knew it would be hidden under the decoration. Then I chose a greeting from the stamp set and paired it with a punch or set of dies to decorate it.
The ‘Any Occasion’ Treat Tube
The Sweets for My Sweet gift was stamped on Whisper White and cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits dies. If you don’t have these yet I would highly recommend them, they are my favourites and feature in most of my projects one way or another. I stamped with Basic Black and then stamped and cut out the greeting in Berry Burst to make it pop. Then, I added the oval to the topper with some Whisper White Bakers Twine and then a Black Lace and Sequin Trim bow to decorate.
The Christmas Pouch
This would make a lovely teacher gift with homemade fudge, or some little truffles (making my mouth water!). I chose the snowflake Designer Series Paper and folded it over and punched in the same way as the All Occasion pouch above. Then I cut a Stitched Shapes circle out of some of the coordinating DSP. (I love these framelits! You can see more projects with them here). After that, I stamped the greeting in Old Olive ink and punched it out with a 2″ Circle Punch. To make the greeting pop, I stamped the greeting again and raised the ‘December’ word by punching it out and adding Dimensionals underneath. Then it was tied to the top of the pouch and a big bow added with ribbon and a Green Sprig.
The Green Sprigs can adorn any package you make, as well as presents, cards or handmade decor.
The Trick or Treat Pouch
We like to treat the children who knock on our door and The Little Things stamp set has the perfect greeting to make a bag just for them. (Or you can choose another greeting if you don’t celebrate Halloween, but want to treat your neighbourhood children.) I made it the same way as the other two, and just added a different bow and popped up the greeting as before.
I hope you enjoyed these projects using just one stamp set, one pack of paper and some ribbons and dies. You’ll notice that I popped up a greeting on every one, this definitely helps elevate your project. Why not make your own sweet treat gifts for friends, family and neighbours. Ship them straight to your door and order online using the pictures below. I send a thank you gift and a Host gift for every order (just remember to add the Host Code at the check out).
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Happy treat making!
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1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Rhoda MacPherson (UK)
4. Sarah Lancaster (France)
5. Amy Koenders (USA)
6. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
7. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
8. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)