Hello stampers. That is a hashtag I use often: #itsallaboutthetreats. It sometimes really is all about the treats. If you have read my “About Me” section, then you know that I am called The Pampered Stamper because I like pampering my people with good food while they stamp, or more accurately, before or after they stamp. Stamping is always great fun, but gathering together in fellowship over good food, that is priceless. Stamping without treats just seems empty to me. Soulless. In this post you will see how we can combine treats right into the card. How much fun is that? Stampin’Up! has made it possible with their treat tubes. They were first featured in a Paper Pumpkin last year and were such a hit that they made into our catalog. I got the idea for these fabulous cards from my dear friend BJ Peters.

 

September Paper Pumpkin and treat tubes combine for this great card.

 

I used the September Paper Pumpkin stamps to make this paper myself. I just stamped in versamark and white embossed the leaves and then sponged with real red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry and old olive to make a beautiful background paper. The stamps are from Spooky Cat. This card fits into a regular envelope but it probably costs a little extra to mail because of the bulk.

 

Spooky cat, treat tubes and washi tape make for a quick and easy card.

 

I couldn’t resist using the retired washi tape from last year’s holiday catalog. Anything with words on it and you have me hooked! But check out the cat? How awesome is our cat punch? Buy it in a bundle with the Spooky Cat stamp set and you will save 10%. Did you know that if you place an online order with me this month you will get entered into a draw to win any bundle of your choice? I am doing this to help celebrate my 12th anniversary with Stampin’Up!

 

Tags and Trimmings combine with treat tubes for a super card

 

This last card is a total case from BJ Peters. I didn’t have any Christmas M&Ms so I used crushed candy canes instead that you could use as a sweet topper on your whipping cream for that fancy coffee or hot chocolate.  Now I’m guessing you would like to have the measurements on how to make this adorable treat holder yourself. No problem, I totally understand, so I have a little diagram for you. I will also share a video so you can see how it is done.

 

 

I am not sure, but I think that the inspiration for these treat cards may have come from the post-it note holders that have been popular for a long time. Sometimes we forget the “oldies but goodies” so I will share a picture of one of these as well as the measurements for a standard square post-it note pad. First of all, here is the old one that I have held on to for many years because I thought it was so cute. Originally I made it for a teacher’s gift class.

 

 

I used this old one to get the measurements for the new one. Real red cardstock is 3 1/4″ by 7 3/8″ scored at 3 1/8″, 3 1/2″ and 3 7/8″. Cut between the score lines at 1″ and 2 1/4″, this will make the pen holder part. Here is the new one that I made using the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.

 

This post it note holder makes a great stocking stuffer or impromptu little gift.

 

Before I share my video, don’t forget about the contest I am offering this month as a celebration of my 12th anniversary with Stampin’Up! If you order online during October you will be entered into a draw for any bundle of your choice but you must use the current host code when you place your order. Good luck!!

 

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