Quick Birthday Treat Tubes


I wanted to do something special for my double-digit niece so I volunteered to make some “Treat Tubes” for her slumber party.  I used up some scraps of Dotty for you Paper and grabbed a star from the Love Life stamp set added a couple of pieces of Bakers Twine from the Paradise Collection and added a Clear Sparkle and now all her mom has to do is fill them with some sort of candy treat and they are ready to go.

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What ideas can you come up with to fill a treat tube with?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Happy Crafting!


Oh Happy Day!

I adore pinwheels!  I also adore bright cheery paper!  I also adore a very special friend that recently celebrated a birthday, so I thought I’d combine the colors of the Dotty For You paper packet from last year’s National Scrapbook month with my Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to my heart to make her a fun birthday card.

Oh Happy Day Pinwheel

The only stamping was on the Oh Happy Day! banner that coordinates so nicely with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I added a coffee stirrer (you never know what dual purposes things have) as the “stick” for my pin wheel which was also cut from the Artiste cartridge.  I added an extra banner with our Silver Glitter Trim.

What Could You Go Dotty For?

When I saw the bright colors of Close To My Heart’s National Scrapbook Month paper packet Dotty for You, I fell in love. Spring in the Pacific Northwest lends it share of gray rainy days with a little sprinkle of sunshine.  Working with the Dotty for you Paper Pack filled me up with all the Vitamin D I needed!

My first project is a birthday card for my niece – personalized with a big bright “M” on the front.  I thought when she was done with the card she might be able to use the card front as a label for her bedroom door.  She is after-all a very grown up 10 years old!  I loved the butterflies so managed to use my Art Philosophy cartridge and cut an adorable matching gift bag!

If you’d like to get a Dotty For You Paper Pack of your own…contact me or stop by my website at http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com (you’ll also find the link under the shop with me badge to the right)