Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I have a lot of fun ideas for you. First off are some adorable treat holders that you can use all year long to surprise and delight. This Merry Bold & Bright paper is super for a non-traditional Christmas but also for any fun occasion. I love versatile patterned paper! All you need is a 2 3/8″ circle punch and some strips of paper 3″ by 6″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 3 1/4″. Find some coordinating ribbon to make a fun handle and accessorize as desired.


Dutch Treat holders using Merry & Bright bundle or Stralende Kerst in the Netherlands.


Retro Christmas Lights Card


Not only is this set great for treat holders, it is also super fun for cards. I only had time to make one card, but I sure hope to make some more with the bright paper and fun dies.


Christmas card using the Dutch stamp set Stralende Kerst which is Merry & Bright in the Stampin'Up! holiday mini catalog.


I love that the words have white letters surrounded by a block of a colour. It’s almost like magic!! The bases for the Christmas lights are cut with dies. You can choose from an open die or a detailed die. Mine are made from adhesive backed silver and gold glimmer paper but I am afraid that it might be sold out at the moment. I sure hope it comes back in stock. The lesson in this is that when you see something super cute, order right away!!


Video Tutorial


Seeing is believing. Watch this video tutorial and learn not only how to make these adorable treat holders, but also a fun card with retro Christmas lights.



Fun Christmas Light Dies


I had a lot of fun stamping the retro Christmas light bulbs in various colours. It sure brought back memories of being a child and sorting through the replacement bulbs for just the right shade. My mom loved going to auction sales, so many of our strings of lights had a few missing bulbs. She also had lots of little boxes of replacement bulbs, with a mixture of clear and opaque bulbs. Oh the magic of Christmas lights!!


Merry & Bright has the best Christmas light dies to bring out your inner child!!




I hope I have inspired you with my creations. Some of these products are retiring soon and will only be available while supplies last. If you live in Canada, you can click on the items in the product list below to shop with me in my online store. Thanks for your business!! As a thank you, I will send you a pdf tutorial bundle for even more inspiration. Have a super day. Hugs from Holland.



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