Self Closing Impossible Box

Impossible Box, Self Closing Box
  Impossible (Self Closing) Box

I love a lot of bang for my buck, and the ‘Not So’ Impossible Box delivers! At first glance, the Impossible Box looks like — a box. The surprise comes when you open the box – the lid slides up and from the top, it looks like a door from the Death Star  is opening!

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Want to make your own Impossible Box? Click here for a free, downloadable PDF with complete, step by step instructions.

I decorated my Impossible Box with the gorgeous, drool-worthy Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, coming in the Occasions Catalog beginning January 3, 2018. Pink is probably my least favorite color, but I adore every sheet in this collection. Just goes to show you that the right shade of pink makes all the difference 🙂

A dash of gold with the word ‘love’ die cut from gold foil and the gold edging of the vanilla ribbon add a touch of luxe to bring out the gold foil that’s part of the Painted With Love Paper, and my Impossible Box positively glows!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine Treat Box

The Big Shot and Thinlit Dies make quick work of these treat boxes. Fill with chocolate now, and when the chocolate is gone, use as a tea light holder. Love!

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Hey Chick!

Hey Chick

Hey Chick, need a great treat box? The perforated tiny holes on the sides of this little box give a hint to the contents or put a flameless tealight inside for a cozy glow. And look at that chicken wire on the top under the circle medallions! It’s not a new stamp, but an inked embossing folder. Check out my online store to order supplies to make your own. With a $50 order, the stamp set is free during Sale-A-Bration!

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Vintage Christmas Bulb Treat Holder

Vintage Christmas Bulb Treat Holder


These treat holders have to be the cutest thing ever! And boy, are they ever easy to whip up. These were holiday teacher gifts, and each one holds several Ghirardelli chocolates inside. The Curvy Keepsake Thinlet makes quick work of the the bulb shape and one score line added to each side creates the space for the treat. Gold Foil strips run through a crimper create the bulb ends and a piece of bakers twine run through the space at the top hold the whole thing closed. A white gel pen adds a bit of dimension on the side.

Hanging by a Star

Gussetted Treat Bag w/Ornament
Gussetted Treat Bag w/Ornament

I love to have a bunch of these on hand for those times when I want to give a little something out at the holidays. This little goodie bag started out as a flat bag, suitable for a large cookie or something similar. I altered it and turned it into a cute little gussetted bag. Then I attached a three dimensional star ornament. Watch my blog for directions on how to make the bag, how to make the ornament, and a recipe for homemade salted caramels to fill the bag!