Hello dumplings, I have a question for you and you can answer in the comment section.  How many ways can you use an envelope?  Are they only for letters or cards? Do envelopes have a vast number of uses? The reason I ask is I have an Envelope Punchboard that hardly ever gets used to make envelopes for cards or letters.  I’ve used it to make boxes, tiny handbags even tea cups.  Truth be told even when I’ve made an envelope it wasn’t for a card or letter. For example today’s little project is a 3 x 3 envelope, but not for a 3 x 3 card.

Before I retired I liked to give my coworkers, well some of them, a little treat, a small just because, I was thinking of you treat. Nothing over the top maybe a Ghirardelli square. However something that small can get lost in a person’s box in the mailroom. Which means you have to make it stand out. The perfect way to do that is with bright designer series paper and your envelope punchboard.

Today’s treat is a small Russell Stover’s peppermint pattie. First I measure the candy and decided a 3 x 3 envelope was the best size. Then I trimmed a piece of dsp to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.

I punched and scored as indicated on the punchboard, using it couldn’t be easier.


I rounded the four corners (the punchboard has a built in corner rounder) and then burnished my score lines. I used glue dots to adhere the sides and bottom of the envelope. Then I slipped the candy inside.


While the envelope is cute, it needed a little something. So I used two of the dies from from the Layering Circles Framelits dies and sentiments from the Tabs for Everything stamp set to make an embellishment.


Here’s the finished product. Wouldn’t you love to find this little thumbs up on your desk or in your office mailbox?


I know I would and I know little things like this can bring big smiles to those around you.

Time for business

World Card Making Day is Oct. 7th and Stampin’ Up is making it special. From now thru Oct.10th select stamp sets as well as note cards are on sale at a 15% savings. Also if you order Fast Fuse adhesive you’ll get 2 free refills. Fast Fuse is perfect for all the 3-D projects you can make with your gift bag and envelope punchboards. Don’t miss out on the savings.


Oct. 10th is also the last day you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the October kit. Why’s that important you ask? Well for the very first time there are going to be coordinating kits, October and November. Don’t you want to be part of a first? Better yet, don’t you want to get a head start on your holiday card and gift giving preparations? This is how, so don’t miss out.

IMG_2060Two additional promotions run until Oct.31st

The Merry Patterns stamp set is yours when you place a qualifying order of $300.00 or more. If you follow my blog I’ve explained that there are several ways to compile a qualifying order. You can 1. Throw caution to the wind and order all those things you want. If Miss Hammie did that she would definitely have a qualifying order. 2. You and several friends could place one big order rather than several small ones. You can always share the free stamp set. 3. You could hold a workshop either at your home or online and invite friends and family. It isn’t wrong to remind them of the things you’ve ordered from them.


And last, but far from least the Designer Series Paper Sale. Stampin’ Up has selected from it fabulous dsp a group of to die for Paper packs. From these packs if you buy 3 you get to select a 4th pack at no extra cost. Tune in tomorrow for the list or check my Saturday post. This runs they Oct. 31st.

Check my online store for more details on these promotions.


I’ll be doing a business post tomorrow, no project just business information. Sooo

Ta ta for now

Author: Miss Hammie's Crafts

I am an Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator. I enjoy paper crafting and teaching various types of crafting to others.

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