A few weeks ago I shared the Easter Baskets I made for the upcoming Easter markets.  I made a few cute treat holders for the markets too.  I have been wanting to show you the project for a couple of weeks but with Easter and Sale-A-Bration there were so many other projects to show you. 🙂

These are really quick to make and you can use them for any small treats.  Here I have some little sherbet straws for the kiddies but you could add a chocolate treat or coffee sachet.  I have used some retired Designer Series Paper.



Aren’t they fun and colourful?? I have simply decorated them with some ribbon (retired) and cut the “enjoy” (which is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set), from black card to add to the front.  Really they probably took all of one hour to make.  I didn’t have a lot of time but wanted something cute but inexpensive to add to my stall.

Do you want to know how to make them?


1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) a little larger than the large section of your ‘Mini Treat Bag Thinlits’= 10.5cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″).  Cut the piece out on your Big Shot.


2. Score the large section in half vertically so at approximately 4.6cm (1 7/8″).  The photo below shows the DSP piece with the right side facing up. Cut off the left hand side on the bottom tab section.

Place your piece on your Paper Trimmer with the narrow side tab at the top.  Line up your zig zag edge at 2cm (3/4″) and score a line from the top edge and just to the score line in the middle.


Cut off the small tab on the top left with your scissors. (Which I hadn’t done yet in the photo). I like to taper the end of the long side tab to give a neater finish when you fold.

3. Fold on all the score lines and open out again. At the top cut down on the middle score line to where it meets the 2cm (3/4″) score line running across.


4. Fold again on the score lines so the folded flap piece is at the front and the taller section is at the back. Place adhesive on the right side (the outside) of the long tab and fold to adhere to the back of the bag with the tab section on the inside.  (It doesn’t matter too much if it is adhered to the outside. Just for a neater finish I like it on the inside).

Place adhesive at the back of the small bottom tab and fold over to the back to adhere down. (I wasn’t worried that this was on the outside at the back). Place adhesive under the front flap to adhere down.

Decorate as you like and fill it with treats you would like to give.


I hope this is easy to follow for you. Please let me know if you any questions.

Enjoy 🙂



Now that I have shared a lot of the projects that I have made for the markets and Fairs I thought I would show you the Make and Take I had at the last Craft Fair event.  It had to be quick and I hope impressive??  I made a quick tag. Of course with the very beautiful set ‘Wonderland’.


This tag was inspired by one from my friend Vanessa.  Simply stamp the trees in Garden Green on a piece of White cardstock and stamp again to stamp a fainter impression.  Tear a piece of the Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack to adhere at the bottom.  Punch out a small star with the Gold Foil and add a Rhinestone.  At the top punch with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and tie off some Garden Green Striped ribbon.

It was a simple one for even those who had never stamped before and they loved it. I don’t think you can make a bad project with this set really. Can you??

Did you realise that this set will not be available after January 4th?? You better grab it now. Don’t regret it.  Now how many times have you debated about a stamp set and then after it is gone you realised you REALLY SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT!!!! Don’t regret this one.

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Now before I leave you I thought I would show you my display at the last Fair.  We were all squashed in but that was OK right??  This set up was similar to most of the events I have done recently.

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A close up of the shelves with the boxes and other of the gifts.  The Easel Calendars were on the shelf above which you can’t see.


Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon,

Jenny 🙂


Did you catch the last post about some cute projects I shared from my fairs last week?? If you didn’t then you can click on the link just above “Fair Projects Update”.  First though, read up on some more projects I have to share.

These Easel Calendars were very popular at all 3 events which was interesting.   There are a number of different tutorials on Pinterest to make your own which is where I found instructions to make these.  They are very easy to make.

Here they are.



Here are some Magnet Calendars I made also.


I used up lots of retired papers again.  They were all different and very easy to make.

Now for some Gift Card Holders. The tutorial for these can be found HERE.  I kept mine fairly simple.


The Wine Bottle Tags I made I have already shared.  If you missed them you can find them in this post HERE but I will show you the photos below. They were very popular too.  They are a nice way to dress up a bottle of wine.

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I have shared a number of posts for Fair Projects over the time and they have been very popular posts.  If you missed out on these posts then click on the links below.


 Next post I will show you the Make and Take we did at one of the events which was well liked. 🙂  Make sure you stop by,



Last week was a very busy week.  I had 3 markets/fair events.  It was great seeing some familiar faces and meeting up with new people.  I thought I would share some of the projects I made for the markets.  Having 3 in the week was interesting also to see just how different things sold.  So I will let you know about that too.

A little while ago I picked up some lip balm balls and sticks reduced at a local store so I grabbed those to make some cute holders for them.


The tutorial to make your own Lip Balm Boxes can be found HERE.  They are so quick to make.

Here are some tiny Lip Balm Purses.  Both of these created some interest.


Here is a close-up from the side. (sorry I realised I hadn’t met the tops together neatly before I took the photo!)


These are cute little purses. It was great to use up some retired papers too. You can make your own from the tutorial HERE. 

Now I made these fun little packs too.  There is a cute  poem on the back of them and I forgot to take a photo of these.  I will add them below.


The Reindeer Poop was very popular at one event at a school.  It appealed to some boys sense of humour, or was it that there was no other chocolate sold there at the time?? 😉  I made some more bags up but then I didn’t sell one bag at that craft fair. You never know!

Here are the poems. I found these on Pinterest.


Just Sprinkle on the lawn at night,

The moon will make it sparkle bright.

As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,

This treat will guide them to your home.



I heard that you’ve been naughty,

So here’s the inside scoop,

All you get for Christmas,

Is this bag of Reindeer Poop!


I have more to show you but that is enough for one post.  Pop back again and I will show you some more in the next post.



A couple of weekends ago we had another fun stamping weekend.  These are great opportunities to get lots of stamping done PLUS lots of laughs!!! I thought I would show you some of the projects I made. I think these will be over a couple of posts so be prepared. 🙂 I realised that I hadn’t shown you all the projects from the last one so I might have to get back to that later.  For now, here is some of my creativity from the weekend.

One of my main goals for the weekend was to make some projects to sell at a few upcoming vendor fairs I am doing.  I started off making some bottle tags. These are great for the Christmas period as Wine is a popular gift to give.  Why not hang a tag off your wine gift!


These ones are using the ‘Wondrous Wreath’ stamp set and Framelits.


These ones I have used the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set and the gorgeous ‘Home for Christmas’ paper.

These took a while but they were fun to make.  I found a few different versions and tutorials for these when I went looking.  It all depends on how you want to decorate them or whether you want them longer to fold up the card to make a pocket to tuck a treat in as well.  For mine the card measures 20cm x 6.5cm (8″ x 2 1/2″).  Score your card at 6.5 cm (2 1/2″).  I punched out the circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

I have to say these were the only projects I got made for the Vendor Fairs.  I got a little distracted with some other fun stamping projects. 🙂

After making these tags I had lots of circles punched out.  What is one to do??? Not waste them now!  I used a lot of them on a card.  I had some idea in my head but wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Check it out though.


I laid the circles out on a piece of Whisper White for the card mat.  When I was happy with the arrangement I glued them down and then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Stars Embossing Folder.  Then I used markers on the greeting from ‘Cozy Christmas’ and cut it out using the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and layered this onto a Gold Foil tag.  I wrapped around some Gold ribbon and then layered it all on to an Old Olive card mat and then a Real Red card base.

Next post I will show you some more Christmas projects I made.

Stop by again soon,



Today I thought I would show you the notebooks I made for my recent Fairs I have been to.  These were all fun to make too and a great way to use up the scrap paper bits you have lying around.

Firstly, some notepad covers.  Very useful to have around the home or by the computer for quick notes.




To make these: Check the size of your notepads but I will give you the measurements for these ones.

Cut your card to 28cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 9cm, 10cm and 19cm.  Turn your card 90′ and score on the short side at 1cm and 3cm.  Cut off the small section on the top (only on this section and then the larger section below.  Does that make sense?? I didn’t make a template to show you.  You just want to end up with a small strip towards the top that the Notepad hangs off from the backing card on the notepad.  Decorate the front as you like.


Some post-it note holders.  These are fun to make.



I don’t have an exact measure for these but they are simply a small piece of card that folds over to fit.  Make sure to allow extra to score 2 lines in the centre to create a spine in the middle. Decorate the front as you like.



Notepads: just cover notepads as you like.  I didn’t want to fiddle with the spiral top so I just chose some coloured paper that co-ordinates closely to it.  I think it is OK!  Decorate with butterflies and bling!



These notebooks I picked up from the discount store too and just decorated them as I liked.



Hope you liked these ideas?  If you missed the previous posts on Craft Fair projects then you can check HERE. Don’t forget to check the previous post too.

Thanks for stopping by,


PS. Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas is due out today.  As I am away from the computer I am not able to post it today so when I get back tomorrow I will post it as soon as I can. 🙂


I am away this week but thought I would schedule a few posts for you – so you don’t miss me too much 🙂  The last couple of months I have done a few Fairs and School Fetes so I thought I would show you the projects I have made for these.  Previous posts for these on my blog have been really popular (and I will add the links at the end if you have missed those).  I know when I have done these I have searched around the internet looking for ideas so I am sure you might do too.

Here are some of the projects I have recently made.

Firstly, I made up some Gift Card Holders.  These are very useful at Christmas time I think as many people give Gift Cards as gifts.  I used the Envelope Punch Board and made it to the Gift Card size holder on the measurements.  These were decorated with all kinds of stars.  Some of the stars had been sitting around my desk so it was a good way to use them.


Many people give money as Gifts too so I thought it would be nice to dress up the cash instead of just sticking it in an envelope.  I found this idea on a blog somewhere and I am sorry I am not sure where now though.  I did adjust the measurements to make a better fit for our size notes. I have the instructions just below.  Just check your own currency note size to fit.



MONEY HOLDER  (in metric).

Cut card to 18cmx18cm.  Score on one side at 8.5cm and 17cm.

Fold on the score lines. Punch a half circle on the front flap with the 1″ circle punch.  Add Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive along the narrow tab and fold up on the score lines and adhere together. Decorate as you like.


Cut card 8cmx16cm. Punch out 2 1″ circles from co-ordinating cardstock fold in half.  Staple one on each end towards the edge of the card to allow the note to slip in on either end.  Remember just to check the measurements for your own currency.  You can’t see but I stamped the insert front too.

Now how can you forget your furry friend.  These were very popular at my fairs.  I just cut the topper from the Top Note die and folded it in half.  The stamps are from the the set ‘D is for Dog’.


You can check previous posts on Craft Fair Projects HERE.

Stop by again in the next few days I have some more projects to share with you.



We have come to the last in my series of Craft Fairs now.  Today I am going to share with you the cards I made to sell.  You have to have cards to sell now don’t you????  Time was limited so I couldn’t spend too much time on them.  I had a number of Christmas cards from past classes so they were fine but I wanted some Different Occasions cards. I ordered a couple of packs of Notecards and Envelopes.  With only 5 days to go from when I received the order I knew they needed to be simple and quick so I kept them to one layer cards.  Well, I managed to create 40 cards in under 3 hours.  Here they are.  I have added full-size images so you can see them clearly.

I used the Butterfly Bigz die to cut some Butterflies from DSP.  Some I added some Pearls but others I just kept plain.  I added a sentiment with Black Staz On.  (I use Black Stazon as I find it stamps better than the Basic Black inkpad).


Using DSP I punched out some birds with the 2-step Bird Punch and added a sentiment at the bottom again.


I created some simple cards with ‘Timeless Talk’ and various sentiments.


I went all out with colour on these ones.  Here I have used the set ‘World Treasures’.  I inked up Peacock in Daffodil Delight and then sponged randomly with Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. Each one of these turned out differently.  It’s funny how you got various colours when they mixed together.  You know what they say: Blue and Yellow make green!! These were my favourite cards.


Here is a close-up.


So there you are.  What has been your favourite project that I have showed you this week??  Maybe there are some great ideas for your next fair/market or even as gifts for a special occasion.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.  I am glad I have finally got to share them.  If you are after more ideas check this post out that I did some time ago for another fete/fair that I went to.

Now I can go back to sharing some projects I have been making with products from the new catalogues coming out NEXT WEEK!! I am so excited for these.

Come back and visit me soon,



Another project I wanted to share with you today are these cute little gift bows I made to sell.


There were 3 little gift bows per card.  I thought they would be cute for people to stick just straight onto a card or gift box. To sell them I adhered them to card that I had stamped with the Postcard background stamp.   I have to say though they didn’t sell well.  I think I should have had some samples of cards or gift boxes with them on to show how to use them.  Next time!  Here are some close-ups of them.



I used retired DSP to make the bows.  The original idea came from Karen’s blog here.  She has the measurements there but I will give them to you in Imperial and metric.

Large Bow

Cut 4 strips:

1″ x 8 1/2″  (2.5cm x 21cm)           – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

1″ x 6 3/4″ (2.5cmx17cm)               – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

1″ x 5 1/4″ (2.5cmx13.3cm)           – Cut a ‘V’ from each end. This is your tail piece.

5/8″x 3 1/2″ (1.6cmx8.9cm)         – After layering all the pieces, wrap this piece around the middle and adhere.

Small Bow

3/4″ x 7″ (1.9cmx17.8cm)                     –  Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (1.9cmx13.3cm)              – Fold loops over and secure ends to create a circle.

3/4″ x 4″ (1.9cmx10cm)                       – Cut a ‘V’ from each end. This is your tail piece.

1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (1.2cmx5.6cm)              – After layering all the pieces, wrap this piece around the middle and adhere.

Oval Bow

Punch 4 Extra-large ovals.                  With 2, fold over and secure the ends with adhesive.  Don’t crease when folding though.  With the other 2 ovals cut a ‘V’ from one end of each of them.   Layer them to form a bow.

These don’t take  long to create and is a great way of using up those little bits of DSP you have lying around.

Are you enjoying these posts?? I have one more post to share with you tomorrow on Craft Fair projects.  See you again then,



In today’s post  on Craft Fairs I thought I would show you some Gift Ideas that I made to sell.

Firstly, some little notebooks.  I found these at a local discount shop.  I was going to cover them but time was running out.  I think this was one week out to the Craft Fair! The notebooks had a plastic type plain cover so I decided just to stamp directly on them.  They are not as exciting as I could have done BUT ……


I used Black Staz On and stamped images from ‘Timeless Talk’.  They were simple but cute!

Next I made some Whiteboard Frames.  Another idea from my Internet travels.



For these, I just grabbed some photo frames and you can use whiteboard markers to write directly on the glass.  For the insert inside I used different pieces of DSP that I had.  I created the heading using MDS and printed this on Whisper White card.  I added a trim from card punched with the Scallop Border punch.  I cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Bigz die and and Beautiful Wings Embosslits and adhered them to the front.  They make really nice gifts in no time.

Some more projects tomorrow so come back and visit.


PS. One more Week to Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalogue starts.  I am mailing out the catalogues now. Drop me a message if you want them mailed out to you.