Like many papercrafters I’m a bit of an addict. I love collecting new things and of course that can sometimes be costly. That’s why I love the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. I get to order what I want from the Annual and new Mini Catalogues and earn free stuff at the same time! On Friday my ‘big’ order arrived and in it was an extra reward, the Little Ladybug Stamp Set. So for today’s Simple Sunday project I used it to create this cute treat holder.
I started by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Next I scored the card at 2-1/2″ and 3″ and folded it along the scored lines. Then I used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to shape the two ends of the strip.
With the treat holder base done I turned to the Little Ladybug Stamp Set. In the top section of the card strip I first stamped the ladybug holding the flower using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped the “You’re so sweet” sentiment in the space above .
Keeping it simple I used Stampin’ Blends to colour the ladybug, but without worrying about actual blending. In the end I chose dark Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Petal Pink, along with light Smoky Slate.
Once I’d completed my colouring I folded the strip and placed a York Peppermint Patty on the inside. Then to finish off I threaded some Poppy Parade twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack through the holes, and tied the ends in a simple bow. Job done.
It’s no secret that I love York Peppermint Patties, and this is a really fun way to share them with others. What do you think?
I mentioned that I got the Little Ladybug Stamp Set as an extra reward and you can too!
During Sale-A-Bration anyone who hosts a workshop with sales reaching $375 CAD (before shipping and taxes) will get this stamp set for free. This is in addition to any other free Sale-A-Bration items you may qualify for, and Stampin’ Rewards earned. Forget double dipping, this is like triple dipping!
But what if hosting a workshop isn’t convenient? Well you could host a ‘virtual workshop’ and invite your friends to help you reach the qualifying amount. Simply contact me so I can explain how this would work and set up a host code for you.
Of course if you have a huge wish list then you really should consider joining Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team. Once you’ve joined and selected your starter kit, any other orders you place qualify for additional benefits. These include a 20% discount, PLUS you can earn free Sale-A-Bration items and the Little Ladybug Stamp Set just like a customer. And if you join now you can also take advantage of an advance purchase of coordinating dies for the Little Ladybug Stamp Set, and more! Check out my Join Stampin’ Up! page for information and myth busting, and contact me if you have any questions.