Grapefruit Grove Tiny Treat Box

Yesterday I participated in a New In Colors blog hop. I created this tiny treat box during the design session for the blog hop. Then decided it was too many photos to share on the hop. So today I am sharing the how to photos for the tiny treat box.

The top of the box has a grapefruit grove butterfly cut using the Springtime Impressions thinlet. The butterfly needed a resting place. So a 1 1/2 inch circle punched whisper white circle was attached to the box using a dimensional. Our new Faceted Dots in 3 sizes create a 3-D body.


The polka dot tulle ribbon was attached with tear n tape to the grapefruit grove belly band.


Create a 1 x 8 1/2 inch belly band by scoring it for easy wrap around.


Use tear n tape to adhere the belly band to the box.


Supplies used for the tiny treat box and the hand stamped greeting card that was shared yesterday as part of the new In Colors blog hop. If you missed the blog hop, click here to hop along.


Thanks for stopping by today!

You can order all the supplies through my online store here. Please make sure to use host code QV2D4WCD if your under is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thank you for your order!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Ink and Share Blog Hop Mini Treat Bag


Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This hop spotlights the Occasions catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Kirsten’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below.

I decided to use the Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper (dsp) to create a party favor using the mini treat bag thinlets. The heavy weight dsp make it a good option to create 3-D items.

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Close up of the belly band and the fab rich razzleberry heart and “enjoy” accents that were cut using the mini treat bag thinlet set. The gold foil strip is 1 inch wide cut from our 12×12 inch gold foil sheets. See the next photo for an economy gold foil bow tip.

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There are gold accents on the opposite side of the polka dot print dsp that I used to decorate the narrow note card. I positioned the bow thinlet over the gold foil. Then realized I could cover up the bow hole with a rich razzleberry heart. No one will know but you and me:)

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The Painted with Love dsp and the narrow note cards and envelopes are on page 19 of the Occasions catalog. A hot chocolate packet nicely fits inside the mini treat bag. I delivered these to staff this week at a senior living community I visit. They were tickled that I took the time to create these and hand deliver them with thanks for making it possible for me to visit the community.

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Now click the next image to hop to Linda’s blog to see what Occasions catalog product she is spotlighting.


If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use host code 749G366T if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley
Links to participating demonstrators in case you get off the hop trail:

You’re Invited

I am trying something new and…

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This package of fun was snail mailed to my Super Awesome Team Members in preparation for our first online team meeting with make-n-takes! I am pretty excited to try this format. We will gather online through our team Facebook page for an hour this Sunday, April 29th, 2pm, CDT.

I’ll be assembling the make-n-takes along with my team members during a Facebook Live video. It will be interesting to see what stamps they use with the kits I sent them. Should be fun!

Would you like to join us? You need to be a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team to participate. I’ll do my best to get you a make-n-take packet before the meeting if you sign up to be a demonstrator on my team this week. Sign up is through my online website by clicking here. Make sure my name is in the upper right corner so you know you are signing up with me.

Stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Tiny Treat Box Pillow Gift

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We had a nice time at our weekend retreat. Lots of projects completed, good food and pillow gifts! I’ll share the pillow gifts in this post and the rest of the weekend photos in a second post.

We had a lunch date with my nephew at Texas Tubb’s Taco Palace on February 16th which is within walking distance of the Gail Ambrosius chocolate shop. We arrived early in the area so decided to stop in the shop. They have the best chocolate covered caramels so that was what I was thinking of purchasing.

But, the heart boxes full of assorted chocolates were on sale since it was a few days after valentine’s day. So I took the opportunity to provide retreat guests with a fancy chocolate and that chocolate needed a fancy box. So I created one!

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The stamp set is Better Than Chocolate, the patterned paper is from the Coffee Break package all complimented with early espresso ink, cardstock and seam binding ribbon.

See how to create the box wrap and decorate the top in my how to video.

Would you like to attend a future retreat? The next dates at Cattail Retreat in Poynette are August 24-26, 2018 and October 19-21, 2018. You get your own table to spread out your favorite craft, help with one meal and enjoy the scenic pond view outside the craft room. Contact me for full details and to reserve your spot.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Super Awesome Retreat Coordinator Shirley

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Yummy Nice Neighbor Gifts

A photo of dark chocolate squares popped in my Pinterest feed which gave me the idea to fill our mini pizza boxes with delights for the neighbors.

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I also had orange flavored tootsie rolls on hand so decided to add those with a nod towards traditions of yesterday when fresh oranges were placed in Christmas socks.

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Our coordinating products made assembling the boxes quick and easy. I assembled the boxes while the chocolate was cooling. Deliveries will be made shortly!12 19 2017 4-001

The chocolate recipe is 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1 cup natural cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons honey and 1/2 tsp vanilla from Health Nut Nation. She even has a how to video. Thanks Alison for providing a great resource.

Merry Christmas!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley