Save the Date: Stampin’ Addicts is Hopping again for the Occasions mini!

Looking for New Year’s Fun – here’s the place to be!

Save the Date:  12/31/10 through 01/02/11

Stampin’ Addicts Occasions mini blog hop is coming soon!

Preview  the new goodies coming in the Occasions Mini Catalog!

 

Blog Hop Order:

1. Sarah (willsygirl) — XOXOSarahs Ink Spot
2. Adriana (escape2stamp) — Valentine Definedescape2stamp
3. Yapha — Take a SpinRubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha
4. Cheryl (lovetostampandscrap) — Build a Blossom and the Blossom Petals Punch Love to Stamp & Scrap
5. Allison (alliohran) — Thanks for CaringSweet Impressions
6. Rhonda (rhondag) — Springtime Vintage DSP and Baby Blossoms The Stampin’ Bunny
7. Holly P. (HollyLogic) — Petal Cone DieInkPaperStamps
8. Joyce (bronocomom) — Springtime Vintage fabricwww.stampincentral.com
9. Lisa (genesis) — Easter BlossomsAdd Ink and Stamp
10. Barbara (cre8tivestamper) — Bring on the Cake Set & Build-a-cupcake punch Creative Stampin’ Spot
11. Carmen — Create a CupcakeStamping Addiction
12. Mary (MaryR) — Botanical Gazette DSP and You’re A Gem{scrap and stamp with mary}
13. Holly K. (Cat Rules) — Nature Walk Rubber Redneck
14. Cindy (CindyE) — Clearly For You~~Heart’s Delight Cards~~
15. Jennifer (SunflowerStamper) — Bold BlossomSunflower Stamper
16. Twila (tjdstampsalot) — Eat ChocolateStamp A Little Longer
17. Jennifer (jentimko) — Say It Simply, Framed Tulips Impressions Folder, Beveled Windowpanes
Stampin’ on the Fly | My adventures in stamping
18. Sara (lilyinkpad) — In Stitches wheel & Sweet Stitches DSPLily’s Ink Pad
19. Kim (s1itcher46) — Sew SuiteStitchin n Stampin’ on Paper
20. Kandi (kandicejo) — Button, ButtonMy Sweet Stampin Spot
21. Tanya (tanya27) — Sew Suite AccessoriesTinkerin In Ink with Tanya
22. Betty (kittystamp) — Sweet Stitches rub-onsKitty Stamp
23. Heidi (hlw966) — Plane & SimpleRunningwScissorsStamper
24. Debra (WebDeb) — Be My ValentineHeartfelt Inkspiration
25. Krystal (skdeleeuw) — Mother of MineKrystal’s Cards and More

Fill your Days with Love…and your stash with free buttons! Stampin’Up’s Filled with Love promotion is underway!

Hi all,

Fill your Days with Love…and your stash with free buttons! Stampin’Up’s Filled with Love promotion is underway!

Now that’s my definition of Free Love!  LOL!

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Freebie with Bundle Purchase

 

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Place your order through me and I’ll even throw in free shipping as my personal Valentine’s gift to you.   To redeem this special call (541-899-5610) or email me your order.   Sorry not valid for online orders.

Heartfelt hugs and blessings – Jean

Silent night…Holy night….and then the cat started in.

Merry Christmas Aftermath my friends!

I hope your Christmas was filled with family, friends and fun…lots of fun.    Because now its the day after Christmas and the aftermath must be faced…will you leave the tree up until New Years or maybe Valentines?  All depends on your family traditions and grasp on the finer points of procrastination….LOL!     Will you join the shopping crazies in search of more and better deals….either for themselves or to get a jump on next years Christmas…yup I used to be one of those.  No sooner were the gifts unwrapped than I started planning for next year!  Crazy huh?    Are there dishes waiting for you?   Ornaments to clean up?    Wrapping paper to decide…add to the stash for crafting or toss or “shudder” burn (really bad for you, your chimney flue and the environment unless it’s all Stampin’ Up brown wrapping paper).   As I said the Aftermath….hmm…almost sounds like a nuclear attack doesn’t it?   If you have kids chances are there are degrees of similarity.

In case you’re wondering where cats enter into this…let me just say…while its possible that animals really do bow down and worship…I know that they definitely talk on Christmas Eve.   I haven’t heard any English mind you but what a cat can’t express with words they make up for in sounds, tail swishes and most of all yowls…especially of the Niaow…variety that sounds suspiciously like NOW, NOW, NOW!!  😀

I’m grinning now as I type this but let me tell you Christmas Eve at my house was anything but silent!  Not too sure about holy either as my nerves frayed and my language…well…it slipped…lets leave it at that.    Sigh…something else to remember next time I go to confession!  I wonder if I can take Wicket with me so the priest will understand the provocation.  

Little Miss decided she wanted something….Santa  or God and the angels alone only know what.    A quiet evening of listening to carols, surfing the net, chatting with friends on the phone with pauses for petting the cat became….Mommy….I want something…..every few minutes Miss Wicket would announce her presence with yowls of longing and emphatic posturing…nope not the call of nature…nope…not wanting toys and playtime….nope petting didn’t help…couldn’t actually get near her without twisting like a pretzel (those of you with cats and chairs will know what I mean by this)…getting up from said chair ready to obey whatever game was in progress only resulted in a cat diving under the bed.   Pause for me to sit down and the game would begin again….followed by another dive under the bed.   Predictably Momma soon lost it and added to the lack of silence and holiness.   Never did figure out what it was all about though Wicket did eventually get a time out outside in the wider world….which as it turns out…led to more Cats starting in…this time the neighbors…………

Also on the subject of Aftermath…

This year there were missing faces at our families Christmas tables that reflected this year as a year of loss in many ways.  Apart from the separations that come the way of many families, the face missing most was that of my Mother in law who died last January.  She was responsible for so many years in making our family Christmas and in keeping us all in touch with one another as we are now more scattered than ever before.   At my own hearth the missing face (besides my extended family who are mostly in California these days)  was my beloved Sandycat of the mechanical paw and loving heart.  Her ability to share love while maintaining her wild nature was amazing.  Add to that a torn rotator cuff and a small stroke of mine and as I said aftermath seems to have been a theme.   On the other hand the year has had its flashes of joy, periods of inspiration and creativity and additions to my kitchen table and cyber table of friends and fellow crafting comrades from here and  my various online communities.    Friendships that began over blog post comments more than a year ago have blossomed into phone calls, shared packages and letters and plans to meet at SU convention or on vacations that cross paths so we can get to know each other even more.    Grown into lots more hours on the computer too but that is yet again an aftermath…and one I’m happy to live with…though I’m betting it’s going to lead to even more Wicket fits that lead to fewer silent nights…and so the cycle will probably continue.    Loss, pain, joy, growth as the circle continues.    Check back next year to see if Silent and Holy made it back on the agenda…okay?

All of this brought to mind a quote about grace and holiness and growth from a favorite mystery book that I came across as I was hunting through my archives on my drive for something else.   Also put me in mind of a Christmas miracle from the past I shared on a friends blog last year that also, as so much of my life does, involved a cat.

See what you think….

On the subject of Grace:

No one is ever far from grace.  What we’re too often far from is willingness to open our self to grace.  From willingness to let grace come to us.  We keep our minds between it and our hearts.

As for our becoming holy…… I don’t think we have to become “holy” to succeed in our life here.  I’m not even certain what “holy” would be for us.  Dame Johane in response – “Dame Thomasine…” Dame Frevisse responds – Yes , but it seems more a gift given to her than something she became.  I haven’t been given it.  I know that.  My hope isn’t for holiness, only that I grow enough–can set my roots of faith and belief and love deep enough–that like a deep rooted plant growing taller than a shallow rooted one, I finally come as near God in my mind and soul and heart as I can, no matter how much in the world my body has to be. 

Dame Frevisse speaking to Dame Johane in Margaret Frazer’s “The Apostate’s Tale” pg 124-125  A medieval mystery tale in a Nun’s Convent at the time of Chaucer.

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My Christmas Miracle shared with Elaine

The first of many…I live my life by miracles or so it often seems.  Some large and indisputably Miraculous… when your husband is dying and you live in a small town wouldn’t you love to end up at the one hospital where the surgeon on duty just returned from a conference with the worlds leading specialists on that specific problem and can make a few phone calls that end up saving your DH’s life!  Add to that all the right techs being in the hospital on a weekend so all tests can be completed in 45 minutes or less (talk about a Golden Hour)!  And that’s the basic story of a big one.  Then again, some days finding a parking spot right in front of where you are going counts as a miracle in my book.

But…you asked for a Christmas Miracle…and those should be special and mysterious and perfect just like the first Christmas itself!

On the first Christmas Eve after my husband Steve and I were married in 1981… we were sad that our Abigail (Abbycat) cat had disappeared and not returned home for quite some time so no little kitty paws to go pitty pat through the house, looking for that stirring creature – a mouse.  Still, we looked forward to Midnight Mass and leading our parish community in worship and song (gotta love that hour of Carols in a darkened Church), so we tuned our guitars and crossed the street (yes we were lucky enough to rent a cottage across the street from our parish – another of those miracles – lol)…and sang out our Christmas Joy at Christ’s birth with our brothers and sisters. 

Halfway through the service I glanced out the open Church door and saw a sweet little cat swaying to the music but looking just a bit unsure of a welcome. She followed the whole service from that doorway hiding only when people started to leave.  As we left the Church, I stopped to pet the sweet little thing (who had popped out of hiding thinking everyone had gone) and wished her a Merry Christmas.  As we started for home, we heard the patter of little paws following us from a distance.  And, every time we stopped to listen the paws stopped too!  Once home, we discovered that we had a friend…so thinking perhaps she was a stray looking for room at the Inn we welcomed her with food and a bed (though she had to be coaxed and convinced it was safe).  So once again, God provided not only our needs but our wants as well and we had a Christmas kitty for life! 

As we found out later she needed us just as much as we needed her…She’d been abandoned on the steps of the rectory some time earlier and crept out to eat leavings from the Scout’s at the Church’s Christmas tree lot until the lot was struck Christmas Eve – with no home left God provided her need and our want.

We also found out later that she had suffered neurological damage (a bit like mine) from early trauma so had a few funny quirks (she couldn’t climb or walk a straight line for years).  She was ever after a Church cat.  We were the unofficial sextons for the Church and would lock up after every event and make sure that all was in order.  We always made that part of an evening walk before bed and our little cat, Juano, followed us everywhere as if she was a dog, even if we went for a mile or more around the block!  She loved to escape into the Church and play hide and seek in the pews kneelers.  We would come back from turning off the lights and find her gazing and swaying (praying?) in the candle light before the side altar or, sitting up straight and tall in the Presider’s chair for all the world as if she was about to begin a prayer service! She also spent every afternoon at the Church’s School during recess and in the library after school until closing.  So many lovely memories and even more miracles but that’s a story for another time.

God loves us enough to give us not only what we need but often what we want –  wrapped up with all the trimmings if we only take the time to look for the miracle.

Whether it’s for years or just for a minute…

May you always have, paw prints on your heart and soul (After all little one’s adore Him too!), and miracles every day of your life!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night – Jean

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Aftermath has so many meanings and consequences doesn’t it?
 Ah well maybe next year Silent Night will return to its traditional meaning and have a chance to become Holy! 

Do you think there were cats in Bethlehem on that first Christmas?  At least the Shepherds only had to deal with sheep and angels….just saying…….

One last thing I wanted to share that I came across in my surfing…a modern day’s take on that first Christmas if social networking had meant then what it does now.   Enjoy!

May your Sunday be blessed and your aftermath one of joy and growth with a little silence and holiness thrown in.

Hugs and blessings – Jean

Christmas is here…………

Gloria in Excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis
( “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men” )
  
Christmas blessings my dear friends and may you find joy in your hearts, upon your hearth and in your families whatever holidays you celebrate this year. 
 
The stars are bright out, the air is clear and cold and the feeling of anticipation is building.    And to the hush of awe and expectation is added the joy building in the heart and soul.   I have to say that Advent, its readings, traditions, candles and celebrations are my favorite season of the Church Calendar.   So much wonderful music and so many joyous tidings waiting to be shared and that prepare our hearts so perfectly for Christmas Day.   And oddly enough to some…for me, Hanukkah is a precursor of so much of this as well.   Perhaps its the shared theme of light and the waiting and the miracles common to both – I’ve never known.  All I know is that my menorah is right at home sharing space with my nativity and always has been.  And tonight Christmas has arrived heralded by angels, carols and bright starlight and candle flames (the snow is holding off for now – lol!).   I hope whatever traditions you celebrate have prepared a sacred space in your heart as well to nourish you and bless you and to create a place from which your own creativity can draw strength.
 
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Here’s a few of my favorite Christmas songs this season to set the mood.  Evie Tornquist has been a favorite of mine for decades now and trolling through YouTube tonight I discovered a treasure trove of her music video’s from a show on Dutch TV.   And Kathy Mattea’s Mary did you Know has been in my heart and on my playlist for some time as well.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hugs and Blessings – Jean

Stampin’ Up! Gift Card and Tea Bag Holders….Tis the Season!

Hi All,

Winter has arrived here in Southern Oregon with chilly temps, lots of rain, hail and something that’s a cross between snow and hail!  So naturally with Christmas just around the corner and Valentines coming soon after (with my birthday in between – LOL!) my mind is thinking Tea and gifts!  Tea to warm up and creating fun gift card holders for that most modern of all Christmas Gifts.   So much easier to wrap but boring if just tucked inside an envelope.  Gotta keep the fun going right?  Besides with the right holder you can hang them on a tree or tuck in a stocking to keep things interesting.  At the bottom of the post I’ve added links to some documents I created with lots of creative links for Tea Card Holders and Poems and also a gazillion kinds of Gift Card Holders.  Enjoy!

Here’s a tea bag  and gift card holder all made from the same Big Shot die  from my last couple of stamping events.

Tea Bag Holder using the Baskets and Blooms die – Works for Gift Cards too!

Couldn’t print the cardstock with an appropriate verse (don’t you hate it when the printer announces its out of ink the day of an event)  so I  hand wrote a schmaltzy quick one with a marker.  The idea was CASE’d from a swap from Regionals my Upline Cheryl brought home.  See the swap at the end of the pictures.  As an alternative a creative stamper from our event used the Peace, Love, Joy stamp from All Holidays in place of the tea verse and that looked absolutely lovely as well.

In CASEing the tea bag holder I switched out the DSP to cardstock watermarked with the Simple Snowflake stamp and created a mini tag with two newer punches.  Ever since I figured out a way to showcase our new little oval punch I can’t stop making variations on this tiny tag.  LOL!   Love the original creators use of the Bitty Buttons as a faux Build a Brad and now I’m addicted to that as well!  Both these options are perfect for the frugal crafter on a budget.

Tip: And one of the things I love about the Big Shot and its sturdy steel rule dies…. its possible to cut paper for more than one of these baskets at a time.  I used my Table top Cutter to cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ standard sheet of Stampin’ Up Cardstock into fours (same as if creating card fronts for swaps).   Then stacked all four pieces together, placed over the lower basket image on the die and ran through the Big Shot with the usual sandwich.   Voila…two gift card baskets ready to put together!   That little feature sure saved me some time when prepping for the events showcasing this little gift holder!

Supplies for the tea bag holder version:

Stamps:  Simple Snowflake (single stamp), Itty Bitty Bits (tea cup), Tiny Tags (4you)

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Nite Owl DSP (from the Holiday Mini)

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (daubed around the edges),Versamark, Cherry Cobbler Marker

Other:  Big Shot, Baskets and Blooms die, Medium Oval Punch (I think of it as small – lol), Jewelry tag punch, Decorative Label Punch , Snowflake Punch, Itty Bitty circle punch, Piercing tool and Mat Pack, Itty Bitty Buttons, Tinsel Trim, Linen Thread, glue dots, dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds and two way glue pen (doesn’t show up in the picture).

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The layered background to the Decorative Label piece  is another Decorative label punch piece cut in half and postioned above and below the full punch piece.  The Tinsel trim with its wire core makes getting the tea bags in and out very easy.
 
The snowflake bitty button piece was created by stamping the tea cup image from Itty Bitty Bits on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, punching with the Coordinating Itty Bitty punch then attaching with a glue dot to the back of the button.  Attach the button piece to the snowflake punch piece with a glue dot then attach the completed snowflake/button piece to the holder with a dimensional.  Easy Peasy.   I did discover that the round punch and button were the easiest though with the coordinating punches and buttons in the Itty Bitty collection you can use the scallop or flower shape too – they’re just a bit trickier to line up correctly!
 
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Here’s the Gift Card Version with two slight variations as offered at Decembers Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp
 
 
 
And here’s a bit of a close up that shows the gift card in place as well as the back side of the holder.  I’m noticing that the Dazzling Diamonds on the mini tag aren’t showing up in either picture.  Must be the scanner!   I was also very pleased when designing this to find that the Merry Christmas Postcard stamp fits completely onto the basket!  It looked so much larger in the Holiday mini catalog.  Very cool too that it also coordinates with the Bells & Boughs stamp set I used too (note it also coordinates with the Christmas Collage stamp and the Deck the Halls Paper and Fabric).  Have to say too that once again I’m enamored of the Tinsel Trim (boy do I hope Stampin’ Up adds that to the permanent line up).  Provides bling and ease of opening and closing all in one lovely package.
 

Gift Card Holder - front

 

Gift Card Holder Back

Supplies for the gift card holder version:

Stamps:  Merry Christmas Postcard (Holiday mini single stamp), Bells & Boughs (Holiday mini), Peaceful Season (Holiday Mini Hostess set – to from stamp image), Short & Sweet (snowflake)

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Cardstock

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Other:  Big Shot, Baskets and Blooms die, Medium Oval Punch (I think of it as small – lol), 1/2″ circle punch,  Piercing tool and Mat Pack,  Tinsel Trim, Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding,  Sponge dauber, Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds and two way glue pen (doesn’t show up in the picture).

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Overall a very quick project.  Die cut the baskets, sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink around the basket and the handle opening.  Stamp the images, create the little hanging tag with punch and stamp and add a little dazzling diamonds to the snowflake (and anything else that strikes your fancy) with a two way glue pen and Voila a gift holder (or 2) in under 10 minutes.  Inexpensive too.  Depending on the bling and embellishment factor you can make these for between 30 and 60 cents apiece!

 

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And the Tea Bag Holder Shoebox Swap from Portland Regional that started it all.

Here’s the lists of links for both Gift Cards and Tea Bag Holders (poems too to go with them):

Gift Card Holder ideas

Tea Bag Holder Poems – templates – tutorials

And a template for a basic teabag holder:

Tea Bag Holder Template

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Time to get a cup of tea and start creating more of these little darlings.   Makes the perfect little hostess gift, teacher gift or gift exchange item.  Fun to hand out to just about anyone and won’t dent the pocket book (depending on the size of the gift card of course – LOL!)!

Hugs and Holiday Blessings – Jean

Merry Christmas and Holiday Blessings!

What’s in your Future?? Stampin’ Up’s Fortune Teller Basket of course!

Hi All,

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue once again.   I’ve been trying to remember for some time now how to make the paper fortune tellers I remember from my youth (turns out they’re popular once again so I should have gone straight to Google but couldn’t figure out what to call them).   Stampin’ Up on a nostalgia kick came up with a cute project that takes one of these fortune tellers and turns it on its head to create a cute little mini treat basket.     Fits in perfectly with the cute new spinner themed game projects coming soon in the Occasions mini this January.

Want to play along?  Grab a 6″x6″ square of Designer Series Paper and prepare to fold!

Now that I’ve got the folding down I’m off to make my fortune!  

Hugs and Holiday Blessings – Jean

Sweet Treat Cups: New Video from Stampin’ Up!

Hi All,

With Christmas almost here and Valentines not far away sweets seem to be in all our minds.  Well mine anyway…LOL!  😀

Not sure what it is about winter but my sweet tooth just seems to go into overdrive.  That nightly cup of Hot Chocolate just seems to be a necessity too!    Of course I tell myself that’s because of the cold….that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.   What I can’t figure out is why Wicketcat’s sweet tooth seems to go into overdrive as well.   Funny to watch a cat beg for applesauce!!   And of course every Christmas movie shows cookies and milk or cocoa being left out for Father Christmas.  Which reminds me…if you haven’t seen ABC’s Prep and Landing animated Christmas special check out this link to the online version – http://abc.go.com/watch/disney-prep-and-landing/SH5597287/VD5597543/prep–landing?cid=fullepisodeaccess

So with all that sweetness in mind…. what better time to take a quick look at Stampin’ Up’s Sweet Treat Cups.

Here’s a couple of ideas from Stampin’ Up’s online site project files.

 Currently we have two shapes of treat cups and 3 coordinating stamp sets.  Of course the cups will work with any stamp set really but the coordinating sets have stamps sized to fit the circles and ready for any holiday or occasion.

And…..

Stampin’ Up! just released a new quick project video over on their YouTube Channel Site.  Thought you might enjoy a quick look.

Now that you’ve seen what they can do on a basic card here’s a look at the coordinating items and a few links for further inspiration including links to tutorials showing you how to make cunning trap doors so the cards don’t have to be deconstructed to get the candy or other treat out.  Warning:  some are also filled with water for snowglobes…those you might not want a trap door in 😀 !

Something Sweet –  Wood Mount #117688, $27.95    Clear Mount #118589, $19.95,

Also available in French

While the gumball image maybe the most popular the other images have some alternate uses – the “handle” designed for use with the circle as a magnifying lens, a rattle or a hand mirror (or whatever else you can imagine)  can also be used alone as a baseball bat or maybe even a turkey drumstick!  Also a droopy tie for a Dad’s Day card or a wattle on a punched turkey creation.  A couple of the small images are actually flower petals and leaves.     Quite a few versions of “trap” doors have been invented that allow you to pull the goodies in the treat cups insides out (assuming you want them out ) without destroying the card.   A number of creative crafters are also using various kinds of gel to simulate a water environment to create faux snowglobe type cards.  And some truly crazy crafters are actually putting water in them too!  Hate to see what the post office and their security machines would make of that!

Sweet Centers  116521,  $29.95   Wood Mount only

Available in Spanish

This is the original stamp set that came out before the clear mount option was made available.  You can see a card I made using the flowers and leaves last year here.

The images give you a wide range for occasions with Valentines Day(heart), Christmas (ornament hanger), and Halloween (Eek image) covered.  Leaving the flower petal, leaves and Balloon basket to cover any other use.  Of course you’ll also need either the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch or the Movers and Shapers Circle die (from the Holiday Windows collection of dies) to make your holes for the treat cups.   One other note.  These stamp images even work without the treat cups since you can substitute punched images or photographs, etc.  Wonderful images for scrapbooking as well as cards.    Lots of fun 3D uses too.

Here’s what Stampin’ Up has to say:

Our Sweet Centers stamp set makes it easy to create ornaments, treat bags, cards, and more. Combine it with the Sizzix® Holiday Windows die and Sweet Treat cups for even greater results!  Also available in Spanish.

Sweetheart  – Wood Mount #120415, $21.95     Clear Mount #120780,  $15.95

Also available in French

Another set that works with or without the heart shaped treat cups using either the Full Size Heart Punch or the Heart shaped Movers and Shapers die.   Something else to think about…you can use the heart images to create 4 leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day – just stamp using green ink!  Of course you can use this all year round but with Valentines coming up it’s the absolute perfect time of year to buy this very fun set.

Here’s Stampin’ Up’s notes:

Show your sweetheart how much you care with the Sweetheart stamp set. Coordinates perfectly with our Heart Treat Cups and Full Heart punch! Available in both wood and clear-mount. 

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And of course here’s the coordinating items:

1-3/4 Inch Circle Punch  #119850, $16.95

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect.

■ New, sleeker body style
■ Larger surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store

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Sweet Treat Cups  #116802,  $2.95

Do you know the secret for making absolutely irresistible cards? Add treats! It’s a snap to do with our Sweet Treat cups. Fill a Sweet Treat cup with goodies and adhere it to the card. You can also purchase Sweet Treat padded envelopes to hold your creations.

■ 2-1/4″ diameter including self-adhesive base
■ Cup fits through 1-3/4″ hole, so it’s sized to work with our 1-3/4″ Circle punch
■ Approximately 1/2″ deep
■ 12 clear, molded cups per package
■ Food Safe

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Sweetheart Treat Cup   #120435,   $2.95

Perfectly coordinated with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch, the Heart Treat Cups are the product of choice for all your lovey-dovey projects. Fill Sweetheart Treat cups with your favorite treat. Includes 12 cups with adhesive liners.

Tip – Alternate use:  use four cups together to make a treat cup Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Links:

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery:

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/search.php?searchid=41139

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=%22sweet+treat+cups%22

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https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/stair-step-cards-and-a-sweet-treat-cup-or-two/

https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/frugal-friday-for-the-kid-heart-from-the-occasions-mini/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgDAkvMXPtg – Balloon Card

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8JTa04BI4&feature=related – Treat Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zju6obC0Urw&feature=related – Sweet Treat door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y44GrdLUZNE&feature=channel – heart shaker card

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nGi5M8CSNo&feature=related

http://froggiestamps.blogspot.com/2009/09/stampin-up-sweet-treat-cups-card-trap.html – trap door

http://mickeysplace.typepad.com/stamping_with_the_stars/2009/10/snow-globe-ornament-card.html – snowglobe card

http://vimeo.com/7396495 – Marshmallow snowman

http://www.lakesidestamper.com/lakesidestamper/tutorials-sweet-treat-cups/

http://www.starlightstamper.com/2010/09/sweet-treat-cups-snow-globe-christmas.html

http://www.stampingwithbluemooncreations.com/my_weblog/2009/11/sweet-treat-cup-snow-globe.html – water globe

http://www.stampedtreasures.com/2010/08/sweet-treats-pig-card.html – pig card

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/01/100-treat-cup-ideas.html

http://www.karenstamps.com/2009/09/christmas-sweet-treat-cup.html

http://stamphappy.typepad.com/stamp_happy/2009/12/sweet-treats-lollipops.html – lollipops

Sweet treat ornaments:

http://inkspiredtreasures.com/tag/snowflake-ornament/

http://www.mariestamps.com/2009/11/reindeer-sweet-treat-ornament.html

http://www.eileensstampingcorner.com/2010/11/sweet-treat-cup-christmas-ornament-or.html

http://butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/snow-swirled-ornament-sweet-treat-cup.html

http://didyoustamptoday.blogspot.com/2010/11/sweet-treat-snowman-ornament.html

http://remarkablecreations.typepad.com/remarkable_creations/2009/09/sweet-treat-cup-christmas-tree-.html

http://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/dasher-treat-cup-ornament/

http://www.astampaday.com/a_stamp_a_day/2009/11/happy-holidays-penguin-sweet-treat-cup.html

http://stampwaltitude.com/2009/09/03/treat-cup-ornaments/

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And check out page 59 of our catalog for 4 cute project ideas direct from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s 100 ideas for Treat Cups put together by a fellow demo:

100 TREAT CUP IDEAS

By Janet Wakeland/Sr. Director, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

1. Bird stamp – bird seed
2. Snowman stamp – fake snow, glitter, snow confetti
3. Medallion stamp – potpourri
4. Create a Snow globe
5. Bath Confetti
6. Princess Party Treats
7. Candy
8. Small toy prizes
9. Office supplies – Rubber bands, paper clips, etc.
10. Chocolate – in case of emergency
11. Extreme Guitar – guitar picks
12. Valentines – punched small hearts
13. School days – die cut our Billboard or other small alphabet
14. Wedding – rice or birdseed
15. Get well – chicken soup
16. Birthday – candle, balloon
17. Birthday day – sprinkles
18. Bird = feathers
19. Gel = Water/tank – fish
20. Latte – coffee beans
21. Dog treats – bones
22. Cats – catnip, treats
23. Baby = earplugs, diaper pins, rattle
24. Tools – nuts, bolts, small nails, etc.
25. New House – nuts, bolts, small nails, etc
26. Collage – postage stamps
27. Clock – clock pieces
28. Frog – flies
29. Halloween – spiders, small bats, candy
30. Christmas – jingle bells
31. Pirate – eye patch
32. Gardening images – seeds, petals, potpourri
33. Surf‟s up – sand
34. Crafter – buttons, brads, ribbon, etc
35. Turn into Blue Ribbon
36. Money rolled or folded to fit/coins
37. Photos
38. Attach two together – ball game or ornaments
39. Poke out front of cards, front of gift bags, front of mini album
40. Pennies in pocket (Made 2 last)
41. Animal Crackers – animal stamps/gummy bears
42. Mini travel packs – sunscreen, Band-Aids, etc –
43. Flour, salt, sugar, spices, etc – VOILA
44. 5 Kernel Thanksgiving story – turkey
45. Mighty hunter – redneck – 22‟s
46. Ketchup/Mustard packets – voila..
47. Tickets to a game/play/museum, etc.
48. Snowman – some assembly required – put twigs,
hat, nose, etc in cup
49. Wandering Words–small leaves, reindeer dust, small hearts
50. “Poops” reindeer, snowman, etc.
51. Cold & Cuddly – hot cocoa, marshmallows in cup
52. You‟re how old – numbers in cup
53. Simply adorned smallest charm will fit in cup
54. Put over box – cut slit –make into savings/donation box
55. Center of flower folds largest flower
56. Cake topper – pop up cake
57. Sides of ball die
58. Center of lattice dies
59. Embossed roses – potpourri
60. Magic Reindeer Food – Oatmeal/glitter
61. Memorabilia Scrapbooks
62. Replace o in words – YOU, LOVE, MOM, POP, etc.
63. Fit inside loop of B, P, etc.
64. Photo ornament – scallop circles, cording, etc.
65. Brads/buttons/ribbon pieces/embellishments
66. Any stamp image that fits 1/ ¾ „ circle
67. Use in center of punch shape animals – turkey body, pig body, puppy body, etc.
68. Postage stamps
69. Mini sewing kit
70. Tea Time – tea bags
71. Build a Bear – put pieces of clothes in cup
72. Designer Series Paper as background inside cup – leave cup empty
73. Make your own necklace/bracelet – put beads,
string, clasps in cup
74. Put rub-on‟s on cup
75. Push brads through cup to embellish cup itself
76. Create Removable /slide for project so items can be easily removed w/o ruining card/page/tag etc.
77. Punch through basket – add grass, mini eggs, jelly
beans
78. Nuts – “I‟m nuts about you”
79. Dice/game pieces
80. Sports – mini footballs, soccer balls, baseballs, etc.
81. Hero – Stars – mini medals
82. Scout badges
83. Lots of Bots – nuts/bolts/screws, etc.
84. Voila Set – place on chef‟s tray
85. Use as Ball – make inside look soccer, basketball, etc.
86. Hair bows, clips, bobby pins
87.Keys to car
88.Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds – perfect place for a ring!
89. Shaker Cards
90. All in the family – people/accessories
91. Use for bug collections
92. Legos
93. Small punches such as our star punch will fit
94. Music notes
95. Greetings/verses for hostess/guests/team members
96. Let verse in stamp set or quote inspire the contents
97. Door prize tickets
98. Booking board
99. Lollipop cover
100. Use with Something Sweet Stamp Set (117688 Wood-Mount or 118589 Clear-Mount) or Sweethearts Stamp Set (120415 Wood-Mount or 118589 Clear Mount)!

Here’s your very own printable copy100-treat-cup-ideas[1]

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Hope that fills your visual sweet tooth for just a bit.

Merry Christmas and all the other holidays you choose to celebrate!!

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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