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I remember when cream used to come in this shaped container…do you? (or is that really dating me…LOL)Here’s how to turn this shaped container into a rockin’ treat container, perfect for all occasions, boy birthday (shown above made using the “Little Boys” stamp set from Tin Box Creation), girl birthday, baby shower….you name it! Just change the paper and stamping to match your theme!

This is not my original idea and I have seen these made from just heavy weight papers but I have expanded the idea and included the TP roll and an opening to remove the treats…for this one you will need a toilet paper roll (these are the perfect, stamps, ink, an exacto knife, detail scissors, strong adhesive, med. and small circle punch and a piece of paper approx. 4×6.5 inches plus some scraps.

1-Stamp design on your paper.
2-Cover roll with paper.
3-Apply adhesive strip along inside edge of one end, pinch vertically to seal. Fill with small treat candy’s.
4-Do same on other end, pinch horizontally to seal…voila’…a triangle shape!
4-If not using a toilet paper roll and just rolling a tube out of pp, you can crimp the ends slighly using a paper crimper, the toilet roll was too thick for my crimper. You can take a ruler and stylus and make crimping marks easy enough though if you wish!
5-Next take a craft knife and cut a small opening for treats to be removed from. Keep the opening smaller than the circle die cut you will be using to cover it!!
Punch a circle out of matching paper, stamp and embellish it and attach a smaller circle underneath the larger circle to use as a pulltab. Run adhesive around the edge only of the larger circle and attach over cut out hole.

I think I will be doing a bunch of these in a girlie theme for my daughters 10th birthday! )


I love making the card fit the person..when I have time!!! I happened to have time this morning to make this card for my daughters friend, her party is tonight, they are going rock climbing…lol.

Anyways…the friend is into cheer-leading so that’s what I went with..I download this image  and printed it on glossy 4×6 photo paper, as large as it would go, and cut it out leaving a narrow white border. Then I created a 5×7 card blank using white cardstock and cut a piece of purple embossed cardstock to 4-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches to make the mat. I rounded just the two outside corners on the card blank and the purple mat (using my new Fiskars squeeze corner rounder….LOVE that thing…lol), and then attached the mat to the card front. I tied a piece of light purple lace (fromSavvynsassy) around the silhouette’s waist and attached her with dimensional foam dots. Then after much digging through my sticker box I added the title and the numbers on her pom-poms… I also created a matching lined envelope.

To line the envelope just open the envelope flap and trace the entire thing on the matching cardstock, trim it a good 1/4inch smaller along the top and sides and maybe 1 inch or more shorter than the envie, then make a score mark where it needs to fold. Drop it in the envie and make any cutting adjustments needed then adhere only the top triangular section with adhesive, leaving the lower rectangle inside the envelope loose…easy peasy!  I used a punched scallop circle on the front for the monogram and also one on the back for a seal.



1- 6″ round Art Blanche clipboard
“Everyday” alphabet acrylic stamps from Tin Box Creations
Nov. Sassy Ribbon Kit from
1 sheet of Queen Anne (Botanical Bliss) paper from Tinkering Ink
Black ink
Turquoise Stickles glitter glue
1 -6 inch diameter circle of thick transparency
1 fine or small tip dry erase marker

1-Cut out a 6” diameter circle from the Queen Anne paper making sure the bird is centered as in the example photo above. Glue it to the front (white part) of the clipboard.

2-Stamp “Dare To Dream” repeatedly in black ink around the perimeter of the covered clipboard, hiding the incomplete portion of the sentiment underneath where the clipboard hardware will go.  Punch through where hardware holes are using anything sharp.

3-Accent the bird with Turquoise Stickles glitter glue lightly. Let dry totally.

4-Cut a 6” diameter circle out of thick transparency, lay it over the clipboard. Use black marker and mark where the two holes will be. Punch out these two holes with a hand held small hole punch.

5-Place transparency on clipboard lining up the holes, attach clipboard hardware.

6- Tie multiple lengths of ribbon along the clip portion of the hardware.

7-You will now be able to write little notes/lists etc. on the clipboard with a dry erase marker and then simply wipe it clean with ease.


Here is an online crop project I designed for, you can grab the instructions and templates here or over there in the crop thread….the symbol on the front of this album means friend….love it!!!!

PLEASE NOTE: when printing these pdf files linked below it is imperative that you select “none” for page scaling unless it prints beyond your printer margins, but it shouldn’t. I suggest printing the Inner Page template once with NO page scaling and if it prints fine then proceed to print the rest of the images…..if something gets cut off by your printer then choose page scaling “fit to printer margins” and make sure you select that setting for all images, this will just result in a slightly smaller book than the original.


Right click the links below, choose save target as and save the pdf files to your desktop!


Front Cover:

Back Cover:
Inner Page Template:

Friend Quotes:

I plan on putting photos on pages 2,4,6 & 8, the backgrounds on these pages have been stamped as well)Inside Pages:







Back Cover: