A decorative package, created by you,  makes even the smallest gift that much more special.  And, if you can re-purpose the packaging, so much the better! This little paint pail was once filled with holiday candies, but is the perfect size for a small gift, and looks super cute dressed up with Party Games and Unity Stamps!

Its so fun to suspend little tags along the handle, and Unity stamps worked perfectly for this! Using Unity’s “a number of things” stamp set, I stamped “LAUGH” along the side of the ice cream cone die cut to create a unique tag. The numbers from this stamp set are so cool-I stamped the number “2” onto a small tag and clipped it to the To/From tag with a mini blue clip. Love this set!

There is so much variety available in Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags. It is filled with bright colors and images that work for projects for both boys and girls. For this little pail, I chose to keep it sweet with blue and pink.  I cut down the blue paper sheet to create the background for the cupcake die cut. The cupcake in this die cut is an uncolored dot-to-dot which I painted with watercolors and added some fine glitter to create sparkly frosting. Linen Tinted Tape adheres it to the background.

Vintage ribbon and little blue buttons dotted with adhesive pink pearls complete the trimming…

This next “treat” project uses the  col­lec­tion of fun paper dolls from our Fam­ily Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embell­ish­ing, and coor­di­nat­ing 12×12 card­stock. One thing I espe­cially love about this line is  how well it coor­di­nates with authen­tic vin­tage items, such as these vintage ice cream cups!

Remem­ber these ice cream cups from child­hood? I remem­ber every day at school dur­ing lunch, we would get to choose a fla­vor of ice cream, and would be given one of these cups and a lit­tle wooden spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splin­ters didn’t even occur to us! 🙂

As these cups are so dec­o­ra­tive on their own (love the fonts), I decided to just trim them with sil­ver glass glit­ter and vin­tage crepe. The spoons become the per­fect stand for the images of the chil­dren. I sim­ply cut out the images, glued them to the spoon, and propped them among the candies.

These “sweet” cups, and the coor­di­nat­ing wooden spoons are actu­ally avail­able  in our online “vin­tage” store, HERE, and the Fam­ily Fun col­lec­tion is now ship­ping to stores. I can see these lit­tle treat cups filled with Birth­day, Valen­tine and Christ­mas good­ies as just a lit­tle some­thing to give to some­one special…

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!



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One Response to Treats!

  1. Amy baldwin says:

    I must have those ice-cream cups! I LOVE the silver glitter at the top with the crepe paper, absolutely adorable!

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