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Stocking Stuffers

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.”

And today is Christmas Eve, so tonight before I go to bed, I’ll be stuffing those stockings full of little goodies.  This year instead of just shoving the candy treats into the stocking where they all seem to settle in the toe so it takes lots of digging to get them out,  I made treat holders….lots of different kinds of treat holders.  Although digging through your stocking might be half the fun of opening your stocking on Christmas morning.

Some were for little treats….like these poppers.  You pull on the ends (which will rip off)….or if you want to be gentle and reuse it….just untie the ribbon on one end.


And I made more but with a different treat inside.  These are so fast and easy to make!  And you can use any color cardstock and it just takes scraps of paper….I used Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper…to make these, plus some thin strips of Whisper White Cardstock to make the banners.  The sentiment for these came from the stamps that were in the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.


And just for your info….you can fit a dozen Hershey kisses or 5 miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into these poppers.

Plus I made a few bigger treat holders….for what else but bigger treats!  These are thin little boxes that hold a “thin” chocolate candy bar….for when you need a bigger chunk of chocolate because you are tired unwrapping all those little Hershey kisses.  And because I wanted to make these a bit more fun….I used my scraps of Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper and the Signs of Santa stamp set and coordinating Santa’s Signpost Framelit dies.


The boxes actually stay closed without the twine, but I didn’t want to take the chance that they would come open in the frenzy of emptying the stockings and having the regular size Hershey Chocolate Bar fall out.  Yes, a full size Hershey Bar!  So I used twine on all of them except the Santa one in the top left corner….that one has a small Velcro adhesive dot holding it closed.


And if those little Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are too small, then how about this Pull-Up Treat holder?  Isn’t Mrs. Claus so sweet?


All you do to get this treat out is grab the bow and pull up!  Surprise….it’s a regular size Reese’s with two Peanut Butter Cups inside!


and we can’t let Santa out of the treats.  What would Christmas be without a chocolate covered Marshmallow Santa Claus?

I did not come up with these treat holders all by myself……..I googled and searched Pinterest for ideas.

So if you’d like to make any of these, follow these links for the directions!

Christmas Poppers from Simply Simple Stamping. She calls them Christmas Crackers….but that just make me think of Saltines, so I like the term Popper’s better….because the candies, just pop right out!

The next three candy bar treat holders all come from Stamping Gala.  You can download the directions that include all the measurements right from her website.

The best thing about all of these is that you can make them from any colored cardstock and paper.  Change the paper and cardstock to Reds and Pinks and add some fancy hearts and you’ll be ready to hand out Valentine treats!  Chocolate and Valentines are the perfect combination!  Just remember that Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock is a heavier weight that other cardstock you can buy at a big box craft store…..80lb weight vs 65lb weight.  So it gives the boxes and treat holder a sturdier feel and look….which is good because chocolate is not a lightweight treat!  Plus it won’t rip or tear when you are doing all the scoring to make those folds.

I hope you enjoy and hope that Santa will fill your stockings with care tonight!

Happy Stamping!

Need to buy some cardstock so you can make these treat holders? Click on the image below (or the shopping card image in the sidebar) and it will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up! shopping site.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator….I would love to be yours!  Just choose me as your demonstrator when checking out.  If your order is less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  (SWEDPGDF) and I will send you a small thank you gift for ordering with me. If your order is more than $150….DO NOT use the Host Code as you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards with your order.

The Clearance Rack has been updated….and there are lots of goodies there at up to 60% off! These items are only available while supplies last, and they are going fast! There are ribbons and sequins, Butterfly and Heart Framelits that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day and Spring, Designer Series Paper and cardstock and INK too!

On January 2nd, the new Occasions Catalog will be out….and Sale-A-Bration begins! Lots of new stamp sets and papers, ribbons….so much goodness packed into this catalog. And Sale-A-Bration means that for every $50 you spend, you can get FREE stuff!!

End of the Year Close-Out Sale is going on now! And it’s only while supplies last! The last day to order items from the 2018 Holiday Catalog is December 31st. Some of the items are retiring….and won’t be available again while others will carry over into the next catalog. Items that are bundled in the Holiday catalog (means you save 10%) will NOT be bundled if they carry over, so if you want to save a little…..get those items now.

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