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Versatile Thankful Tablescape Projects

Happy Monday, Crafters!

Here are a few pictures of project for tonight’s Hostess Group Gathering.

Thankgsgiving place cards-close upThese are napkin holder/place cards made from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (#133463, $19.95) on page 18 in the Holiday Catalog.

I created these 4 napkin holder/place cards for our family.  While your Thanksgiving guests are waiting for the sweet potato balls to come out of the oven, he/she can pull out the journaling cards and write down all of the thanksgivings in their lives.  Later you can display them in a prominent spot so everyone can read them!

So while the kit comes with enough supplies (including twine and 10 each of 2 different leaf die cuts) to make 10  of these napkin holders/place cards (plus tent cards and birch paper ribbon to wrap around candles)…I only used 4 of them.

So Grateful Fall CardI decided to use the rest of the supplies in the kit to make fall 12 “So Grateful” cards.  I turned the journaling  sheet (cut in half and trimmed slightly) into a matted layer along with the hounds tooth tent card.  I used the chalkboard name labels and stamped the words “So Grateful” from the Apothecary Art, set of 6, stamp set (wood #128415, $34.95, clear #125527 $27.95).  The Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad (#101731 $7.50) worked well to complete the chalkboard look!

So Grateful Fall Card 2

Here’s another one that I made, using the same sentiment but with the Four Frames stamp set (wood #128589 $20.95, clear #123442 $15.95).

I used the same Whisper White Craft Ink but stamped it on Basic Black paper and punched it out with the coordinating Decorative Label Punch #120907, $16.95).

 I encourage you to give the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit a try!  Make up the kit for your Thanksgiving table OR offer to bring these decorative elements to the hostess to take that off her hands.  She will love that you help by making these for the guests!

Put these out on the kids’ table along with some crayons for them to draw pictures of what they are thankful for!   It will help keep them busy while the host is carving the turkey!:)  Enjoy!Thanksgiving Place cards

Take Care,

Jennifer King
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Chalk Talk Holder for Halloween Treats

Greetings Paper Crafters!

Chalk Talk Halloween Treat HolderHere’s another Halloween treat holder I wanted to share with you.  This one uses the Chalk Talk Bundle which combines the two coordinating products (stamp set and framelits) at a savings of 15% off the separate list prices!

The wood mount Chalk Talk stamp set/framelit Bundle is #132731, $43.25.  And the clear mount Chalk Talk stamp set and framelit Bundle is #132730, $37.25.    Use the stamp set first to create your desired image and then cut it out using the Framelits, Magnetic Platform (#130658, $39.95) and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439, $99.95).

Here are the products in the Bundle:

Chalk  Talk Clear Bundle


In addition to the Bundle listed above you will need:

-8½ x 11″ Basic Black cardstock (#121045, $6.95), cut at 2-3/8  x  3-5/8″ (for the treat holder base)

-8½ x 11″ Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650, $6.95), cut at 2½ x 3½ (stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink pad (#126945 $5.95) and cut with rounded edge Framelit)

-12 x 12″ Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (#132185, $10.95), cut at 2-3/16 x 6″ and score at 3½ and 3¾”.  Fold on the 3¾” score line and adhere to the Basic Black cardstock base. Once adhered, you will need to punch a 1/2″ circle (punch #119869, $5.95) at the top of the holder to feed the ribbon thru the hole.

-3/4″ Basic Black Chevron ribbon (#130010, $8.95 for 10 yards) cut one at 6″ piece (you will later fray) for the top and another at 16″ to wrap around the treat holder.  (this keeps the treat in place)

-1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta ribbon (#119261, $5.95) cut at 6″ to knot around the Chevron ribbon. (below is a side view with the DSP pulled out from under the ribbon)

Chalk Talk Treat Holder, side viewNow for the skull tag:

-Very important: rub the cardstock first with the Embossing Buddy (#103083, $5.95) to keep the glitter on just the image.

-Ink the skull stamp (from the Halloween Hello Stamp set (Wood #131718, $18.95 or Clear #131721, $14.95) on Very Vanilla cardstock (small scrap) in Versa Mark (#102283, $7.50).

-Then sprinkle Heat and Stick Powder (#100625, $4.50) over the image.  Shake excess powder off and return to container.

-Use Heat Tool (#129053, $29.95) just  until the powder turns shiny.

-Then sprinkle Black Stampin’ Glitter (#132206, $7.95 for 2 containers: black and orange), covering the image.  Shake off excess glitter and return to container.  Use Heat Tool and reheat the image to set the glitter into place.

-Punch out the skull image using the 1″ Circle Punch 9#119868, $12.95).

-Punch out Basic Black cardstock using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (#119861, $15.95).   Pop the skull circle onto the back circle using 1 Stampin’ Dimensional ($104430, $3.95 for 300).

-Adhere to the middle of the Framleit cut out using Snail adhesive.

Chalk Talk w/candy-side view-Place your desired candy of choice into the pouch and tie the Chevron ribbon around to contain the candy.  (Hershey Fun Size Candy Bars, not miniatures, worked great!)

-Add a button, if desired, using a mini glue dot.

Skull tag-Slide the skull tag under the Chevron ribbon.

Let me know if you have questions in the comment section below!

Take Care,


Jennifer King
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Wrapped Hershey Nuggets for Halloween Treat Holders

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Halloween Treat Holders for Hershey NuggetsHappy Halloween…just a little early!  Before I get into the supplies needed for this project, make sure you click on the “Shop Online” link to the left so you can get everything you need for Halloween now in order to get a jump start on making these adorable Halloween goodies!  Thank you in advance for your order! :)

These are the wrapped Hershey Nuggets that are inside the Halloween themed treat holders.

Here’s a Trick of the Trade:

-First cut a 3 x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper. (TIP: make sure the design is going in the best direction for your project BEFORE you cut).

-The run a piece of Sticky Strip (#104294, $6.95 for 10 yards) along the 12″ side of paper.

-Normally, you would cut your paper into 1 x 3″ pieces.  But with the specially designed paper in the Witches’ Brew DSP, see below (the design is screaming to be used to wrap Nuggets!), you will need to cut them at 1-1/8″ instead of 1″.  You will first have to cut off a little bit on each side so the sentiment design (“Eat if You Dare”) lines up on top of the Nugget.


Bats about You Wrapped NuggetNow aren’t these guys cute? I first saw them on Page 5 of the Holiday Catalog.  Well that is not totally true…I passed them up MANY times when I first started flipping thru this awesome catalog! lol!  Then one day, I saw them!  OOOH, I can make those!  So here’s what I did:

-Cut out an 8 x 3″piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202, $6.95)

-Apply Sticky Strip (#104294, $6.95 for 10 yards) along the 8″ edge of the cardstock.

-Cut the cardstock into 1 x 3″ strips.

-Use Versa Mark to stamp the “Bats About You” sentiment from Halloween Hello stamp set (Wood Mount #131718, $18.95 or Clear Mount #131721, $14.95) onto the cardstock.  Since he sentiment is longer than it is wide, you will stamp it in the middle of the 3″ piece of paper…but going up and down (not side to side).

-Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder (#109133, $4.75) on top of the stamped image and pour excess back into the container.  Shake any excess powder off and heat with the Heat Tool (#129053, $29.95).  For the wings, see yesterday’s post for the Bat Purse.  Apply the wings to the back of the Nugget using Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)

I used Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (#132185, $10.95 for 12 sheets of 12  x12″ paper).

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

These are the stamps in the Halloween Hello set:

Halloween Hello Clear-mount Stamp Set

Take Care,



Bat and Jack o Lantern Treat Holders for Hershey Nuggets

Hi and Happy Tuesday, Crafters!

Glad to see you back again today.  As I told you yesterday, you are going to go batty over these Halloween treat Holders!  See what I mean!:)  How adorable are these?!

Halloween Hershey Nugget HoldersBoth treat holders use the Petite Purse Bigz L Die.  I love how you can get alot of use out of the same die! I KNOW you will want to make these cuties, so let’s get started!

Supply list for the Batty Halloween Treat Holder (will hold 6 Hershey Nuggets):

-4¼ x 5½” Basic Black Cardstock (#121045, $6.95), plus scraps for bat wings.

-Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202, $6.95).  Small scrap needed for tag.

-Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (#105117, $6.95).  Small scrap needed for tag.

-“Trick or Treat” sentiment from Tags 4 You stamp Set (Wood Mount #131820, $19.95 or Clear Mount #131823, $15.95)

-Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406, $7.95)

-Petite Purse Bigz L Die (#125606, $32.95).  Lay the Basic Black cardstock on the Die and run thru the Big Shot to cut it into the purse shape.

-Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751, $7.95). Take the cardstock of the purse shape and insert it into the Embossing Folder (line the score line up with the edge of the Embossing Folder-the cardstock is a little bigger so it will hang out of the folder.  Repeat the process so that the whole piece is embossed.)

-Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859, $16.95).  Punch out 2 shapes for the bat wings.

-1¼” Circle Punch (#119861, $15.95).  Punch out 2 circles from the bottom of each of the Extra Large Ovals to make them look like bat wings.

For Purse Assembly:  Fold the die cut shape on the score lines.  Use the Paper Piercing Tool (#126189, $3.95) and the Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199, $4.95) to polk a hole in each side of the purse, near the top (to later attach the handles to the purse).  Then apply Tombow Multipurpose Glue (#110755, $3.95) to the outside flaps and press the side of the purse into place.  Hold for about 10 seconds until the glue holds the flap in place.  Repeat on the other side.

For Purse Handle Assembly:  Lay the die cut purse handle down on top of the Stampin Pierce Mat and use the Paper Piercing Tool to poke a hole in the middle of the handle, about 1/2″ up from the bottom.  Repeat on the other end of the handle. Now line up the hole in the handle and the hole your pierced in the purse and use a brad (I used the Silver Glimmer Brads #121003, $4.95 for the bat) to attach the handles to the purse. (experiment to see if you like the handles on the outside or inside of the purse).  I love to show how sparkly the glimmer brads are; so I put them on the outside of the purse!:)

Back of BatTo Decorate:   Attach the bat wings to the back of the purse using Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95 for 300).  Use Rhinestones Basic Jewels (#119246, $4.95 for 150 rhinestones) to decorate where the snap on the purse would be.  You will use 3 to decorate the tag.






Trick or Treat TagTo Make the Tag:  Stamp the “Trick or Treat” sentiment onto Smoky Slate cardstock using Jet Black StazOn ink pad.  Punch out using the Label Bracket Punch (#132153, $15.95).  It lines up to perfectly punch out the sentiments from the Tags 4 You stamp set!  Just turn the punch over and insert the stamped cardstock.  Line up the image within the cutting edges of the punch.  Hold in place and punch!  It’s that easy!

Next punch out 1 Label Bracket from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and 1 from Basic Black cardstock (this gives a finished look from the back-see pic above).  You will layer these behind the Smoky Slate punched sentiment using SNAIL adhesive (entire cartridge #104332, $6.95 or the Refill cartridge #104331, $4.50).  Attach the tag onto the handle using Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (#132137, $4.95 for 10 yards)

I can’t wait to see what other Halloween treat holders YOU make using the Petite Purse die!  If  you would like to see other Halloween treat holders, just let me know and I will see if I can do it! How about a ghost? Hmmm!:)

Take Care,



Pumpkin Treat Holders using Petite Purse Die

Happy Monday, Crafters!

Tis the season to begin making those special Halloween treat holders to give to friends, co-workers and to neighbors in the Annual Beloved Boo Basket!  Here is one of the projects that our monthly hostess group made tonight!

Petite Pumpkin PurseThe Petite Pumpkin Purse will hold about 6 Hershey Nuggets.  Here is the supply list to make a few of your very own:

-4¼ x 5½” Tangerine Tango Cardstock* (#111349, $6.95 for a pack of 24 sheets). You will be able to get a small scrap for the hexagon image/sentiment out of the excess pieces after die cutting.

-Small scraps of Old Olive Cardstock* (#100702, $6.95 for 24 sheets). These 2 cardstock colors* come in an assorted Brights package (#131190, $6.95 for 20 sheets: 2 each of the 10 colors, if you prefer.

-Perfectly You hostess stamp set (Wood Mount #131874 or Clear Mount #131877).  This set is free when you have a qualifying hostess order! Contact me so we can chat about this awesome deal!

-Jet Black StazOn Ink (#101406, $7.95)

-Hexagon Punch (#130919, $15.95).  You will punch out the jack-o-lantern image/sentiment.

-Petite Purse Bigz L Die (#125606, $32.95). You will put your Tangerine Tango cardstock on top of this die and run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine $113439, $99.95).  This multi functional machine is a necessity in the craft room!  And it can be yours half off when you host a party with qualifying orders!

-Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749, $7.95).  You will put the die cut cardstock in the embossing folder and again run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. (see how handy it is!:)

Check back tomorrow for more treat holders using the same Petite Purse Bigz L Die!  You will go Batty!:) (hint, hint!:)

Take Care,


Jennifer King
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Sr. Supervisor
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