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Have you started creating your holiday crafts? Today we are sharing a simple springtime project. After all, every bunny deserves a cute little Easter treat…

These adorable bunny favors will be a big hit at your Easter gathering. Can you see them as name cards at an Easter Brunch? Or if you are using them for Sunday School, you can easily switch out the tag and replace it with a Bible verse. There are lots of fun ways to incorporate this sweet Easter craft into the upcoming holidays.

You’ll need just a few supplies to get you started:

Candy | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Party Favor 16 | Build-a-Critter Pals: 2 (bunny ears) | Build-a-Critter: Owl/Kitty (nose) | Build-an-Ugly: Herman (circle) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Partial Tag Dies | Favor Flags Dies | Sweet Sentiments: Holidays | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Natural Cotton Twine | Simple Adhesive

Once you’ve gather up all your supplies, it’s time to assemble these little cuties.

Use the ears to create a template for how wide to cut your opening along the score line of the Party Favor 16 fold-over cover.

For the front of the favor we added a simple triangle shaped nose and for the back closure a precious little bunny tail by way of a simple die cut circle adhered with a bit of foam tape.

See the hint of pink peeking out from the inside. Take your 3″ square I’m a Princess Pink cardstock panels and adhere them on the inside to cover the portion of the bunny ears that have passed through the slot cut along the seams.

Here you will also adhere your candy treats.  We chose bite-sized Laffy Taffy in a variety of flavors. A strip of Simple Adhesive holds down each taffy securely.

Dress up your favors with a fun tag or leave them simple, sweet and ready for gifting at Easter.

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With St Patrick’s Day less than a week away, we remixed {this} sweet treat with a pinch o’ green for the upcoming holiday.

The mint chocolate candies were a “lucky” find with the fun trio of green shades. We paired this colorful snack with a few Clear and Simple Stamps goodies to create sweet, holiday-inspired favors.

Taking a cue from the color coordinated candies, we alternated colors to fill the 1″ Clear Candy Treat Bags and added a custom stamped topper with gold foil accents. Here’s a photo tutorial to walk you through “how-to” add gold foil to your toppers:

This is a simple and sweet project that is great for gifting at the office or to classmates on St. Patrick’s Day. Without naming any names, let’s just say these tasty little treat bags “magically disappeared” one by one as the day went on!

SUPPLIES: 1″ Clear Candy Bags | Toppers Combo (includes dies) | Toppers Fillers | Lucky Charm (clover icon) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Glamazon Green Ink | Simple Adhesive | Gold Foil, Mint Chocolate Candies (M&M’s)

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What’s black and white and cuddly all over? Bao Bao, the absolutely adorable baby panda at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC. As locals to the area, we have been swept up in the excitement of all things panda, including creating this fun Little Critter Pals Panda Paw-ty…

Inspired by little Boa Boa’s mega cute factor, we pulled together a few ideas to create a fun Panda Paw-ty. This theme party is a great way to get little ones excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo, to use as an educational tool to teach about pandas, or just for fun!

Included is this afternoon of “pandamonium”:

  • A panda-filled, black and white striped, cute as can be Invitation and Matching Envie
  • An arts and crafts project to create Origami Friendship Bracelets
  • Snacking on PB + J Sushi bites for a boost of energy
  • A panda inspired Paw-ty Favor to take home
  • And a coordinating Thank You Card to for the paw-ty goers

We have loved creating with the Curly Label Frames 1 since it released late last year. The whimsical design frames out any image in a super fun way. Pair it with a flowy banner and cuddly panda bear critter and we have the makings of perfect panda paw-ty invitation.

To create a full “oval” frame look simply mask the banner, and with the mask in place, stamp the curly frame above and below.

Visit us on Instagram to see how we transformed the Critter Pals Bear into a sweet Panda, all you’ll need is a pencil and dark gray (or black) markers…and of course your Critter Pals stamped image!

Origami friendship bracelets are a great way to keep paw-ty goers busy with a simple activity that is made from selective inking and a few creative paper folds.

Starting with a 6″ square sheet of A Blanc Check (white) gift wrap, masking paper, and CSS Hybrid ink – here’s a few photos to walk you through “how-to” create this fun project:

Any themed Panda Paw-ty deserves an equally cute Paw-ty Favor! You can create these ahead of time or make them during the party as an arts and crafts activity that the kids can take home with them.

We decorated a Party Favor 13 (take out style box) with the Build-a-Critter Pals dies to create a panda box. Inside the box is a chocolate dipped fortune cookie, individually wrapped in a 3″ Clear Candy Bag with a custom stamped wrapper.

 

Our paw-ty goers will need a boost of energy and these PB + J Sushi snack bites are the perfect panda paw-ty treat. We simply flattened a slice of bread, spread on peanut butter and jelly, rolled it like sushi and cut into bite-sized pieces. To top each roll, is a tiny dollop of jelly with orange sprinkles.

Since little hands may have a hard time with regular sized chopsticks, we cut down a pair, sanded, and painted the ends. Shorter chopsticks will give the children more control, and it’s a fun way to eat a snack!

Add a cute food marker, a bottle of milk, and a stripey straw for a full on panda style snack time.

 

Taking a cue from the Panda Paw-ty invitations, we kept the Thank You cards simple and sweet.

You can easily include a photo from the party or from the trip to the zoo to share with the recipient. Everyone loves to reminisce about good times!

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Our love of Pandas made this party fun and easy.
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CARDSTOCK: Blanc Check | Leek-ed to the Press | INKS: Perfect Little Black Dress | Leek-ed to the Press | STAMPS: Taglines: Little Critter Pals | Rag Doll: Tea Part Extras | Designer Lines | Curly Label Frames 1 | Party Elements: Baby | Little Critter Pals 2 | Party Elements: Winter Woodlands Extras| Wrap-a-Round | Duly Noted | Foodie Fun Sentiments | DIES: A4 Note Cards Dies | A4 Envie + Liner Dies | Party Favor 13 | Wrappers | Shapes: Ovals | Shapes: Hearts | Build-a-Critter Pals: Basics | OTHER: Simple Adhesive | A Blanc Check Gift Wrap | 3″ Clear Candy Bags

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are sharing our final project for today and it’s the perfect gift for chocolate lovers…Project #7 – Box-o-Kisses Party Favor.

It’s perfectly acceptable to create a party for one, right? Cutely coordinated, chocolate candies filled to the brim makes it kind of hard for anyone to want to share this sweet treat! We just love how simple it is to dress up store bought candy and give it a bit of your own personal style.  We can’t help but think how cute these would be for so many different occasions.

Cutely decorated candy…check. Adorable party favor box for packaging…check.  How about the card? Not to worry, we’re making petite conversation hearts with a pocket for a tiny note card, which nestles perfectly into the Party Favor 11 box among all the kisses.

We hope you have enjoyed your Valentine’s Day! Sending you lots of xxxx and oooo…….

SUPPLIES: Simple Felt | Party Favor 11 (die) | Ticket Border (die) | Alpha Modern | Designer Lines | Taglines: Little Critters | Golden Tiara Ink | Shapes: Hearts (Combo) | All Wrapped Up | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | I Steel Got It | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Tissue Paper | Candy Kisses | Needle/Thread

 

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are moving right through our crafty agenda and hope that you are enjoying the mix of treats and favors for the holiday. Keep in mind that with a few minor tweaks in color or sentiments, each project can be recreated for any occasion, including Project #6 – the Be Mine Banner Treat Bag.

 We adore this project! Maybe because as a child the family bike was pink with purple tires, or our complete obsession with the Bow Trio dies that are a one-piece cut and come standard with three different bow styles. The candy inside is an obvious giveaway, but the truth is we love to use dies to create unconventional packaging.

Would you believe us if we told you that we used a ziploc bag to create the banner pocket with the zipper top in tact? This post just might have you looking at everyday household items in a slightly different way!

SUPPLIES: Banner 1 (dies) | Bow Trio: Large (dies) | Love Cupid | Shapes: Hearts | All Wrapped Up | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Silver Cord | Ziploc Bag | Color Coordinated Candy

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! Since we’ve hit the afternoon hours on the East Coast, it’s about time to up the candy factor. Project #5 is the Love is Sweet Matchbox Favor – trust us, you are going to absolutely love how sweet it really is…

The Party Favor 16 first debuted in the pages of Toile, a holiday gift guide created by Damask Love. We so loved the colors used on the candle and matchbox favor that we wanted to take that inspiration and create a single serve candy bar treat using the same colors.

Valentine’s Day is pretty much carte blanche to completely go over the top in all things pink and red, no questions asked…come February 15th however, it will be a different story – new Spring colorways will more than likely take over. So with just a few hours left on our free pass, we are whipping up pink chocolates, die cutting pink hearts, and stamping pink flourish details.

And since it is Valentine’s Day, we added a “to/from” sentiment to make these favors a bit more personal. If you were having a wedding or anniversary you could stamp the event date here as an alternative.

SUPPLIES: Petite Banners (dies) | Party Favor 16 (dies) | Love Cupid | Shapes: Hearts | Cake Domes | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | I Steel Got It Ink | Simple Adhesive | Clear Acetate | Foam Tape | Candy Melts

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Welcome to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are kicking things off with a super simple project that just makes us smile….that and even though we are morning people 7am, pre-coffee  – we pretty much need to stick to the basics when it comes to maneuvering around the craft room!

You will normally find candy conversation hearts boxed up. We thought outside of the box and created {Sweetheart Treat Bags}. Your candy hearts will go a lot further, and with just 13 hearts per treat bag, you can limit sugar intake for little ones. It will literally take you longer to read the instructions than it takes to make these adorable treat bags.

SUPPLIES: 1″ Clear Candy Bags | Topper Combo (includes dies) | Toppers Fillers | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Paint the Town Pink Ink | I’m a Princess Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Candy Conversation Hearts

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Sweets for your sweetie! There is something special about Valentine’s Day that makes us want to bake our little hearts out! Truth be told, we love any opportunity to whip up a few sweet treats – especially for gifting…

If there is one cookie that reigns supreme in our house, it’s the Sugar Cookie! Why you ask? For the simple fact that we can roll them out into cute shapes like these heart cut-out cookies, and decorate them for any holiday.

We’ll let you in on a little secret….we’re such cookie fanatics that we make huge batches of cookie dough and freeze them. This way we can easily whip up a batch without all the hassle.

Here we created a simple cardstock insert for the 3″ Clear Candy Bags and scored the bottom at 1/2″. This scored flap creates a great area to stamp a sentiment and provide a nice buffer to help slide your decorated cookie into the bag. A small dot of icing will help secure the cookie into place.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Paint the Town Pink | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Love Cupid | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, 3″ Clear Candy Bags

 

You have Bakerella to thank for this next tasty treat! What do you get when you cross brownie mix with a bit of yummy cookie dough?…one happy brownie-chocolate-chip-cookie-loving husband (at least in our house you do)!

We followed her simple recipe (here) and dressed them up with these super cute heart-shaped baking cups from Wilton.

Once cooled, we packaged the brownie cookies in our 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, and added a sweet “baked with love” hang tag using the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Mini Label Tags die.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check | INK: Coral Necklace | DIES: Mini Label Tags | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Party Elements: Baby | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Brownie Cookies, 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, Heart-Shaped Baking Cup

 

We are huge fans of macarons, and are very excited to announce that we will be carry fun packaging for your delicious French pastry treats! These Clear Macaron Boxes  + Insert trays are the perfect way to package your favorite flavors as gifts or party favors.

With a precious Bow Trio: Large paper bow and a Favor Flags banner tag, we’ve dressed up these french pastry sweets in little to no time at all!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Paint the Town Pink | DIES: Favor Flags, Bow Trio: Large | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Macarons | OTHER: Macarons, Clear Macaron Box + Insert

 

With Valentine’s Day a little over a week away, we’re sharing a super cute idea to express your love with a Sweetheart Cookie Gram. What says “how sweet it is to be loved by you” than with pretty, packaged, heart-shaped cookies!

We immediately reached for Party Favor 8 to create this sweet Valentine. The front flap hints to a hidden surprise, and in this case that surprise is a tasty treat along with a special note.

We added a see-thru window to the favor with the Shapes: Squares Combo die. Once the square was cut, we lined the edges with Simple Adhesive and adhered clear acetate to create the window.

And because we love to use drops, the die cut square was the perfect size to stamp a sweet message and to/from signature lines.

We used the same icing trick we showed earlier with the Ultimate Sugar Cookie to secure our heart-shaped cookie into place for display in the die cut window. Be sure to allow the icing time to harden before handling the cookie insert.

When you are all set to gift your cookie gram, wrap the outside with Silver/White Twine, and secure the twine in place with a “freshly baked” sticker created with the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Full Sheet Simple Adhesive – our absolute favorite way to create stickers and labels!

We hope you enjoyed a few simple ideas for getting crafty and creative in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Perfect Little Black Dress, I Steel Got It | DIES: Shapes: Squares, Party Favor 8, Shapes: Circles| STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Trendy Tags, Cake Domes, All Wrapped Up | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, Simple Adhesive, Clear Acetate

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Gift giving is an art. And it’s one that we are constantly adding new ideas to our collection of packaging possibilities. We’ve shared a few bags, tags, and gift cards in our Post Holiday Round-Up…and couldn’t resist sharing crafty gift box ideas for fun favors!

Life is like a box of chocolates…but life is a lot better when that box of chocolates is creatively handmade with a few Clear and Simple Stamps crafty supplies. Amber Kemp-Gerstel is sharing her creatively sweet project that is perfect for Valentine’s Day gifting.

We’ve all seen those heart-shaped chocolate gift boxes but they seem so impersonal. By creating your own box, you can add a personalized touch and fill it with homemade goodies.

With a few creative cuts of the Heart Doily die and a little Simple Adhesive, you can assemble a beautiful gift box that recipients will keep long after the candies have been eaten up. Join me at Damask Love for a tutorial on how-to make this heart-shaped box of chocolates on your own!

Are you loving this Heart Doily turned favor box as much as we do? We are completely smitten with this fun packaging idea!

CARDSTOCK: I’m a Princess Pink, Golden Tiara, A Blanc Check | INK: Golden Tiara | DIES: Heart Doily, Tags 1, Bow Trio: Mini | STAMPS: Trendy Tags | OTHER: Simple Adhesive, Paper Filler, Chocolates

 

We are a fan of color. Especially pretty pops of color, and two-tone gift boxes are a great way to have fun with color. For our two-tone boxes we chose A Blanc Check (white) as our first color and then varied the second color for each box to range in VIP Purple, I’m a Princess Pink, and Trendsetter Blue.

For these packages we used Party Favor 2, which comes with a die for the base and (2) die options for lids. Here we used only the base to create a slightly deeper box. In addition, we stamped diagonal stripes in color for a bit of added detail.

We wanted to make sure our lines matched up on the corners, so we used handy dandy sticky notes to create a guide.

HOW-TO: (1) We essentially masked off the base, with only the area we wanted to stamp showing. (2) We stamped the Designer Lines background on a diagonal in color across the open area. (3) Carefully rotate the sticky note mask to the next side panel. (4) Use the stamped off lines on the sticky notes as a guide for your next set of diagonal line stamping. (5) Repeat on all sides. (6) Remove sticky note mask and assemble using Simple Adhesive

We give a hint on the outside packaging of the popcorn treats waiting inside with an adorable popcorn kernel image raised up on the Mini Label Tag. Inside we filled our 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags with popcorn and added a stamped Wrappers label with the File It: Kits and File It: Stationery sets. If you love packaging favors and treats like we do the File It Series is truly a must have! You will be amazed at all the different ways you can dress up projects.

CARDSTOCK: I’m a Princess Pink, Trendsetter Blue, VIP Purple, A Blanc Check | INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, I’m a Princess Pink, Trendsetter Blue, VIP Purple | DIES: Wrappers, Party Favor 2, Shapes: Hearts Combo, Mini Label Tags | STAMPS: Bucket-o-Popcorn, File It: Kits, File It: Stationery, All Wrapped Up, Taglines: Little Critters (tiny heart) | OTHER: 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, Natural Cotton Twine, Foam Tape, Simple Adhesive, Popcorn, Copics

 

Growing up we looked forward to seasonal candy. Halloween is candy corn, Christmas gives a nod to all things peppermint, and Valentine’s brings those adorably sweet, candy, conversation hearts. As a kid, we didn’t care how these assortment of sweets were delivered – just as long as we got the chance to eat as much of them as possible!

Now that we are “a little” older, we still love them…more so for looks than for the taste, and couldn’t wait to create our own version of packaging for gifting this sweet Valentine’s Day treat.

Party Favor 6 did all the heavy lifting. Once die cut, we simply die cut a heart from the back panel, which now serves as the front of the box. We did this so that the back flap would not show. Instead on the back we stamped a “to/from” image so that these favor boxes can also double as valentines!

We stamped the sentiment “heart candy” and heat embossed it in gold for a clean, modern design. The favor box was was assembled with Simple Adhesive, and a mini tag with a stamped sentiment was added with Gold/White Twine. The set All Wrapped up is

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check | INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, From an Anonymous Source | DIES: Party Favor 6, Mini Label Tags, Shapes: Hearts Combo, Doily | STAMPS: Trendy Tags, All Wrapped Up, Snack Bar, Sweet Sentiments: Holidays | OTHER: Gold/White Twine, Gold Embossing Power, Conversation Heart Candy, Clear Acetate, Simple Adhesive

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