Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month. All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.
For this blog hop, we were asked to focus our projects on the Shine On Designer Series Paper. I love this paper because it has the same thickness as card stock, and has cool silver foil designs on one side and bright, fun colored patterns on the other side.
My daughters’ school had a teacher appreciation day last month, and I like to make little treats to give to all of their teachers. They have a lot of teachers between the two of them, so I wanted to make something cute but easy and quick. I hadn’t made little matchbook treats in a long time, so I decided that would be perfect for what I needed.
I cut the Shine On dsp to a size of 2-1/2″ x 6″ for each treat, and scored at the 1/2″, 3-1/4″, and 3-1/2″ marks. This was based on the size of the treats I wanted to include. I put a small sized York Peppermint Patty in each matchbook, securing them with a staple, which also helps with the closure of the matchbook. You can easily adjust the size of these matchbooks based on the size of your treats.
On the outside cover, I cut some Silver Glimmer Paper stars with the Stars Framelits Dies. I added a Cucumber Crush banner punched with the Banner punch, some Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, and a Silver Basic Metal Button threaded with White Baker’s Twine.
The “You’re the Best” sentiment was stamped with Watermelon Wonder ink using a stamp from Sunburst Sayings. All of this was placed on some loops of Silver Metallic Thread.
Even though this is just a little piece of candy, it’s fun to dress it up. I think this shows the recipient they are special and loved. At least that’s what was intended. Teachers deserve lots of love! And something sweet!
You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below. You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help. It’s so fun to hop around the world!
Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper, Cucumber Crush and Whisper White card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Stars Framelits Dies, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Basic Metal Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Banner Punch, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Stapler
10 thoughts on “Matchbook Treats — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop”
Amy, these are adorable.
These are super cute, Amy! I love the way you’ve embellished them! Lucky teachers, indeed!
Such cute gift ideas Amy, love it!
What a great idea…perfect ‘lil treat!
What a great little gift idea! I love how you decorated the covers.
Great and sweet idea. Wonderful!
these would make a fun teacher gift, or for a graduation party, etc. Very cute and clever.
You have just inspired me for a swap idea! THANK YOU! Hugs!
These are so amazing Amy! You are such a great mom! Love them!
These are gorgeous, Amy. You sure know how to layer embellishments – I envy your talent!