February 17, 2016

Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Easter Treat Toppers

Hello friends!  Welcome back to another Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  You're probably coming from the fabulous Rachel Grandin-Torchet over in France, you've landed here with me, Shannon Lane in Canada, and you'll be en route to see Steffi Helmschrott in Germany after this - talk about a trip around the world!  Please don't hesitate to use the translate button in your browser to see what everyone is up to - with 20 designers from all around the world, we have a few languages being used, and I'd hate for you to miss anything! 

This week, we had the choice of two fantastic stamp sets to work with - and the Birthday Blooms was top of my list!  I was so excited to create a beautiful card with it, and some sweet packaging for Easter goodies. 

Since sweets are always at the front of my mind... let's start with the cookie packaging!  

One of my favourite things about the Petite Cafe treat bags is that it is SO easy to fancy them up, and you can do it all in advance and have the toppers ready to go when you pack your leftovers.  I love making a fold-over banner-style tag and once you fill the bag, just slip it on and staple.  Your treats get taken to the next level with style, and it's done as soon as they're packed!  I thought this would be a nice way to send homemade baking with your dinner guests, so I popped a "Happy Easter" banner on - this is the sentiment from Easter Lamb, and it stands alone very well without the lamb!  

Now onto the card...

I fell in love with the Birthday Bouquet DSP, and I was dying to use that big beautiful flower as an embellishment.  It fits a card beautifully and comes together with the other patterns to make an all-occasions card anyone would be pleased to receive.  My favourite part of this card is the dotty-embossed circle; it's one of the cards from our Memories In The Making kit from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (free with a $60 order!), and I've sponged it lightly and punched a circle out of it to make a simple but eye-catching embellishment. 

I'm sure Steffi has something amazing up her sleeve (as always!) so you'll want to click the button here and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping in today - I really appreciate that you take the time to come and see me!  Have a fantastic day! 



  1. Um, WOW! You had me at the cookie bag but then I saw those burlap strands. SO gorgeous. Love it all! x

  2. Shannon, WOW is right! The bag is a masterpiece and the card is gorgeous!

  3. Love all the details, but I'm with jess - those burlap strands are so fun :)

  4. Beautiful projects Shannon. I love that gift bag!!

  5. I love these, Shannon! You've done such a beautiful job of mixing the grunge-y stamps with the pretty florals, and I love what you've done with the burlap ribbon.

  6. So pretty! I love all the details like gold embossing on the rose and the burlap trim.

  7. great projects! I love that background on the card! I totally wish I had that stamp set!!!! Did you get to eat the cookie prop? :D

  8. Love these projects and all of the details.