Handmade by Diana

Clean and Simple Creations

Candy Bar Sliders

With Halloween around the corner, what a great time to make these Candy Bar Slider treat holders.  This technique has been around for awhile with many variations. Following are quick and simple instructions that I used.

Cut your DSP (Designer Series Paper) to 2-3/4″ x 11″

Score at 5-3/8″ and 5-5/8″

Turn and score at 1/4″ inch on each side (11 inch side)


Where the score lines meet in the middle snip up to lines as shown. This will be the bottom of your holder.

Crease your score lines and assemble your box. Use either liquid glue (Tombow) or sticky strip on two of the side folds.

Based on the width of your ribbon, use a punch at the top front center of your box, I used the Little Labels Punch Pack.

Then line your punched hole with the back side of the box and punch again.

It should look like this

Take your candy bar and wrap your ribbon around it.

Slide it into the box.

Pull the ribbon through the punched holes.

Then tie your ribbon at the top, allowing you to push and pull the candy bar out.

You should be able to slide the candy bar in and out of the treat holder.

Decorate and embellish

This one is using Scallop Dotted Ribbon for the knot.

Quick Tip:  Use 12″x12″ paper for larger candy bars, just score 1/8″ on either side of the center point of the paper.

Stamp set: Toxic Treats
Ink: Versamark
Paper: My Digital Studio – Pick Your Poison
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Labels Collection Framelits, Little Labels Punch Pack, 1/2″Basic Black Scallop Dot Ribbon, 1/2″ Striped Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder and candy bars.


Spooky Bingo Bits

Quick post for a Halloween card idea.


Stamp Sets:  Spooky Bingo Bits and Monster Munchies

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry, My Digital Studio DSP- Pick Your Poison

Ink:  Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, White Craft and Stampin’ Write Markers, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Postage Stamp Punch, 1″ square punch, Rhinestones (on the boot), googlie eyes, Spider Web Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, sponge dauber and dimensionals.


This Week’s My Digital Studio Releases

Unknown Blessings Ensemble – $17.95


That’s a Wrap Kit – $7.95


Snowday Woodcuts – $5.95


Designer Rosettes – $3.95


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Guest Stamper: Sue D.

Check out this festive fall Halloween Card by Sue DiPasquale.  She used the Cottage Window stamp on page 26 of the big catty.  Thanks for looking.

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Peppermint Sticks Scented Embossing Powder

Due to quality issues, the Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 127830) from the holiday catalog will no longer be available for purchase. The product will still emboss, and you will be able to continue using any powders you may have purchased; however, Stampin’ Up has learned that the peppermint scent does not last as long as is indicated in the catalog. Since SU’s supplier will not be able to reformulate the powder in time for your use during the holidays, they have made the difficult decision to stop selling the item.  If you have ordered this item and are unsatisfied with it, please contact me for a refund or to exchange it for a different scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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You’re So Sweet

This sweet card is from the hostess set “A Cherry on Top.” The idea using the vellum for the dome of the cake platter came from Lisa Martz. I love the Dazzling Details outlining the dome. The sentiment can easily be replaced with a birthday saying.

Stampin’ Up supplies used:
Stamp Set: A Cherry on Top, Sweet Cake (retired)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party. Stampin’ Write Markers, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

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Halloween Tea Lights

Pressed for time during the holidays but still want something fun and festive? Try making these five minute tea lights.

Here’s how you put it together:
Cut one strip of vellum card stock at 4″ x 8″
Cut two strips of vellum card stock at 3″ x 8″
Use the Scallop Edge Punch on one side
Use the embossing buddy before stamping your image with Versamark
Heat set (since I was using vellum I used the heat gun under the image)
Add sticky strip to one side and attach the ends
Add your tea light

Tip: To hide the seam, try stamping your image about 1/3 from the edge instead of stamping directly in the center. This way your seam is off on the side and not in the back directly behind the image like mine.

Supplies are all Stampin’ Up except tea lights

Stamp Set: Toxic Treats
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Vellum Card Stock
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder, Sticky Strip Tape, Tea Lights (battery operated)

Wouldn’t these look great with Christmas images, such as snowflakes, or for a little ambience stamp hearts for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, etc., it’s endless.


Christmas from the Boys

What a versatile card this is using leftover DSP scraps.  You’ll be surprised how fast and easy this is to put together.

Cut the card stock to 3″ x 9″.  Score at 1-1/2″, 3″, 6″ and 7-1/2″ then decorate.  The finished size is 3″ x 3″.  This can easily be changed to a 4″ x 4″ card also.

Front with Belly Band

Check out the Stampin’ Dazzle Marker in Silver.  See it on page 19 of the Holiday catalog.  Great for writing on dark paper.

Stamp Sets: Jolly Bingo Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer DSP scraps
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler. Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Stampin’ Write Markers, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Early Espresso
Accessories: 1″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

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Snow Much Fun

Watercoloring has always been a challenge for me.  However, with a little practice, I think I’m finally getting the hang of it and am happy with the results.   Notice how the Holiday Frame Texture Folder adds a nice dimension to the popped-up art piece.  To add sparkle to the card-front, the Stampin’ Spritzer was used with Champagne Shimmer Mist and alcohol.

Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Watercolor paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Gumball Green, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze.  Stampin’ Write Markers for the bird, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Dazzlling Details, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Stampin’ Spritzer with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Dimensionals


Guest Stamper Lori V.

I always enjoy when my stampin’ gal pals share some of their creations.  Lori made this sweet card with a simple sentiment.  Notice how she added texture and dimension by dry embossing each of her blocks and finishing it off with a bow that looks like a present.

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