12 Days of Christmas Day 1 Stars Treat Bag

Thank you for joining my incredibly creative friend Brenda Nelson and I for our 12 Days of Christmas Blog Share. Today for our 12 Days of Christmas Day 1, I am sharing this Stars Treat Bag. It is a quick, but adorable gift bag perfect for any small treat or gift.

These treat bags have the star pattern die cut into them, making them ready to use right out of the package! I added a couple scraps of designer series paper, and a heat embossed gold sentiment to dress it up a bit. They are sized perfectly for a small gift or treat, and are oh so cute!!

Perhaps you have seen this project? I go live each Friday on my Mel’s Inky Fingers Facebook page at 1pm EST to create with you. I shared this project last week. It was really fun to pull together! Stop by sometime and chat with me as we create together! Or visit to watch how I made this.

Scrap Buster

I love scrap busters. Scrap busters are projects that I can pull whatever scraps I have and use them. This is one of those projects. Pull any bits of designer series paper, and add them to your bag, and it will be adorable! I used Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper for this project. I trimmed using the Banners Pick-A-Punch to add a decorative end before adding to the bag. This little sentiment from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set was so cute heat embossed in gold. I also used the cute candy cane image from the same stamp set as an accent.

To finish it off, I added a gold cord bow using the Simply Elegant Trim pack, and some gold sequins from the Seasonal Sequins pack.

Thank You

Thank you for stopping by today for our 12 Days of Christmas Day 1, where I shared this Stars Treat Bag. I hope you stop back tomorrow for another cute project! Now hop over to see what Brenda Nelson at Stamps and Stretchy Pants has to share. She is amazing, and I know you will love her project!

If you live in the US and would like to create a Star Gift Bag, click on any of the products below to shop in my online store for them items you would like! If you live in Canada, please visit Brenda’s post to shop!

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Sampler time.

It’s almost time for the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog! That means it’s time to order product shares and paper samplers, so you can create with all the new products.

Now, I know choosing favorites can be hard, so I am here to make it easy! When you choose a product share, you get a little of everything, making it really easy to have it all!

Reserve your product shares and paper samplers now before the catalog launches!

Paper Samplers

If you join me for class in my classroom, you have seen these on display. These samplers are invaluable for actually seeing the papers and pulling projects together, as well as matching colors and embellishments. So much so, I now offer these as part of my product shares when a new catalog launches.

Each collection set features all the designer paper patterns, the catalog name and image, item number, detailed information as needed, and coordinating colors. Paper collections that are 12″ x 12″ are in a 4″ x 6″ sampler, and 6″ x 6″ paper collections are left full size. And as an added bonus, when you no longer want the sampler, you can take it apart and use the paper!

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Sampler time.

Paper Sampler Options:

  • January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Sampler Set (14 total samplers) $43
  • Annual Catalog Paper Sampler Set (13 total samplers of Designer Series Papers Only) $33
  • BONUS: Mini & Annual Host papers + 4 Sale-a-bration collections (6 total samplers) FREE

Click Here to reserve

Mini Catalog Product Shares

Product shares are a way to get some of everything at a fraction of the investment. It provides a sampling of each item, so you can create with all of the collections. It is a great way to build variety in your stash.

*It is important to note how your paper is cut when ordering a paper share, not just how many sheets you get. I like to leave the sheets larger (so fewer sheets total), giving you more options for creating.

For the January – April Mini Catalog, I am offering 3 product share options:

  • Designer Series Paper Share (1/4 pack)
  • Glimmer & Shimmer Specialty Paper Share (1/4 pack)
  • Ribbon & Embellishment Share (~1/5 spool or pack)
  • BONUS: Get a full product share (all 3 of the above) and choose a $50 level Sale-a-Bration item as my thank you!


Both paper shares will include ~1/4 package of each paper collection listed. Most paper that is 12″ x 12″ will be cut 6″ x 12″ with occasional exception. Paper that is 6″ x 6″ is left full size. Paper size is cut to maximize pattern when necessary. The Ribbon & Embellishment Share will include ~1/5 of each ribbon or pack of embellishments listed, providing 1-2 yard cuts of each ribbon or trim, and embellishments accord to package quantity/size.

Designer Series Paper Share $43

  • By the Bay 12 sheets
  • Country Gingham 12 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 12 sheets
  • Regency Park 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lane 6 sheets
  • Delicate Desert 6 sheets
  • Enjoy the Journey 6 sheets
  • Like an Animal 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride 6 sheets

Glimmer & Shimmer Share $14

  • Dry Brushed 2 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer 3 sheets
  • Textured 3 sheets
  • Vellum Basics 3 sheets

Ribbon & Embellishment Share $43

  • Balmy Blue & White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon
  • Night of Navy 3/8″ Bordered Ribbon
  • Pale Papaya 1/2″ Faux Velvet Trim
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red & Burlap Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Three Twine Combo Pack
  • Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots
  • Adhesive-Backed Studs
  • Dragonfly Trinkits
  • Enamel Dot Essentials
  • Enamel Sticker Icons
  • Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls
  • Gold Faceted Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Iridescent Pastel Gems
  • Loose Daisy Embellishments
  • Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Mini Catalog Product Share BONUS

As a BONUS, when you choose all 3 of the above product shares, you will get to select a $50 level Sale-A-Bration item! If you choose paper for your gift, it may be cut down for shipping depending on shipping choice. You may include your FREE BONUS choice on the reservation form, or I can contact try to finalize your choice.

CLICK HERE to reserve


  • Reservation deadline: December 30th
  • Invoices will be sent no later than January 1st
  • Your payment is due by January 3rd (reservation is not complete until payment -and- reservation is received)
  • Product ordered: January 5th
  • I will then cut, package, and ship around January 16th

Thanks for stopping by today to see my January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Shares & Samplers.

Sweet Gingerbread House Card

Today I am sharing this adorable card created with the Sweet Gingerbread stamp set and Gingerbread House dies. I created this project yesterday on my Facebook Friday as part of 3 projects featuring the Sweet Gingerbread Bundle.

What I love most about this particular project is the soft, non-traditional gingerbread house colors, and the adorable lollipops in the glittery snow!

Details with the Gingerbread House Dies

This bundle is full of the bitty bits to create all the little details. You can choose to stamp the details, or create the details as die-cut pieces for dimension. I did a little of both on this card.

The best detail is the shimmery snow. It was easy to make using the white glimmer paper from the Red & White Glimmer Paper Pack. The die included in the Gingerbread House die set is versatile, to create landscape layers for your scene.

Did you notice the two-tone lollipops? To make them, I inked the circular part with the lighter ink, then inked the stick by using the edge of my ink pad.

Click for Free Project Tutorial

Thank you!

Thank you for stopping by today to see this adorable card created with the Sweet Gingerbread stamp set and the Gingerbread House dies. If you would like to create your gingerbread house card, click on any of the products below to visit my online store. You can also click on the SHOP tab at the very top of the page, and grab your supplies in time for some adorable holiday creating!