Birthday Celebrations with a Treat Topper and Card

2013-12-20 11.51.12Earlier this week, Nicholas (my now 4yr old) had the chance to celebrate his birthday with his Preschool class.  It’s a special circle time they call a “Birthday Circle” and they all sit around and the birthday child can have mom/dad/siblings come in for the circle while they share photos or something special about each year the birthday child lived. 

And treats…. we “get” to provide treats.

Now, the school is, um, “progressive” I’ll say and so they are very particular about what kinds of treats you can bring.  The list looks something like this:

fruits and vegetables – or – 100% fruit – or -dried fruit – or –

a snack from one particular organic company.  ~Done~

Now, I am still trying to get my “Crafty Mom” cred, and so I couldn’t just send him in with applesauce squeezies… oh no, they had to be CUTE applesauce squeezies!  So this is what I created for him:

2014-01-14 09.09.03

Isn’t that lizard so adorable?

So, I sat down the night before (at 10:45 pm, talk about last minute!) and started coloring this one stamp from the Tag It stamp set with my markers so I could stamp 18 of these guys for the treats.  Then I cut each of them out using the coordinating Chalk Talk framelits…. oh and adding the tag hole from the same framelit set.  Do a little sponging and then just the right twine to tie them off. 

(psst – sneak peek alert!  This twine is from one of the accessory sets available as a freebie during Sale-a-Bration!)

I got them all ready and sent them in to school, but then I figured the teacher needed a little thank you as well, so I had to make a card for her too using the same theme.  You know everything has to be coordinating!

Ta-Da!

Same idea but just a little mixing around of extra accessories and embellishments to turn it into a card.

I needed some bright paper to match the bright colors in the stamped image  (I got lazy, no tag this time) and and then the AWESOME candy dots to break up the pattern of the paper and tie it into the birthday image.

So see, it is like a coordinating set!

Card Supplies Used

Stamps – Tag It
Ink – Crushed Curry, Markers:  Gumball Green, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Paper – Crushed Curry cs, Whisper White Cs, Real Red cs, Quatrefancy specialty designer paper
Accessories – Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Candy Dots (Brights, Regals, Neutrals), 2 1/2” Circle punch, Chalk Talk framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, twine (SAB)

So, don’t forget to try something simple and cute when you need a treat for something.  It doesn’t have to be complicated to be fun and appreciated by the recipients… even if they are 3 yrs old!  Smile 

Want to see more great Birthday Card ideas?

Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog, we are sharing different Birthday card ideas.  This was mine, but there are lots of other ideas and variety to check out.  So, hop on over and see what other cute ideas you can try.

 

spaced shop now sig bar

Advertisements

Hearts a Flutter Skinny Bag Treat Toppers

Alright, one more day of this belated-Valentine treat ideas!  Today are some treat bags I put together as examples for a friend of what she could do with the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits, and the 1”x8” skinny cello bags.

So, this is the first round of ideas I was playing with.  All are variations on the same theme, but all slightly different.  See —

And as I was making these toppers, I found myself thinking that the Pink Pirouette cardstock that was the base was just a bit too plain, so I had to do some extra stamping of course!

This was the project that made me discover how much I love the look of the tone-on-tone stamping of the “little hearts in a heart shape” stamp image and then randomly stamping the outline heart stamp on top in Early Espresso ink.  It may be subtle but I just LOVE IT!

image

TIPS:

  • When I am assembling these skinny cello bags, I put the opening to the bag at the bottom of the project (aka – opposite end as the treat topper).  That way, if someone wants to get at the treat but not eat/use all of it, they can have some and then seal it up and not destroy the topper!
  • For making my toppers, I cut rectangles and folded them over the end of the cello bag.  Then used sticky strip to seal them closed:

image

So, again, change out the colors and the sentiment and you could have some cute Easter basket treat ideas!

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

Are you earning your Northwest Stamper Rewards?

Every order gets you closer to your FREE stamp set!  Click here to learn more!

 

Hearts a Flutter Skinny Bag Toppers recipie:
Stamps: 
Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Real Red
Paper: Love Impressions designer paper, Pink Pirouette cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories:  Sticky Strip, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Big Shot, 1” x 8” cello bags, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bakers Twine, Rhinestones

Happy Valentine Heart Treat Topper

Anyone else out there a sucker for a good deal or at least cute things for a small price tag?  Anyone?  Smile

Well, I don’t normally do little treat bags and toppers but when I saw the limited time Valentine Bundles that Stampin’ Up! was offering, I thought the Happy Valentine Heart was so cute and it was so cheap that I just had to go for it.  I mean, seriously, $5.95 for a stamp and 50 treat bags?? Everyone I know is going to get treats this year. hee hee

So, this was the first project I created with my new goodies:

 

Like I said, I hadn’t played with these 1”x8” cello bags before so I was totally winging it.   But I think it turned out pretty cute.  Wanna see the topper up close?  Well, here you go –

I used my Window Frame framelits and some Core’dinations cardstock (I swear, I didn’t realize how much I love that stuff until I keep trying to grab it for my projects and I get sad I haven’t ~gasp~ ordered any of the new colors!  Guess what I’ll be fixing on my order on Tuesday? Winking smile)

I made the topper so you could get to the treats without needing to destroy the topper.  I even made a video so you could see how I put this all together.

REMINDER – This Bundle is only available through tomorrow (1/21)

 

So, have fun and enjoy this project.  Let me know what you think too!  For my first project like this, I had a lot of fun. Smile


Want a TON of Sale-a-Bration project ideas?

After the fun of the 12 weeks of Christmas project newsletter, I’m gearing up to do a
9 weeks of Sale-a-Bration project series.

That’s right!  Get a new, exclusive project sent straight to your inbox every week giving you new ideas for using those FREE products you can get during the Sale-a-Bration.  The first project is coming out Wednesday.

You won’t want to miss it!

Make sure you are signed up and ready to get week 1 by making sure you are on my mailing list.  Sign up here.

 

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!


Are you earning your Northwest Stamper Rewards?
Every order gets you closer to your FREE stamp set!Click here to learn more!