Things I Love PPA25

Stampin up things i love duo 

Are you ready to play the PPA?  This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA25) is inspired by the delectable treat below.  The Pals Paper Arts Design Team has drummed up more delicious papercrafts.  Woo hoo . . . there's blog candy this week, too.  Click here for details.

Ppa25 inspiration


  • Stampin up things i love chocolate bon bon card More Sale-A-Bration choices than ever!  There are over 75 additional gift options (one free gift for every $50 in product you spend) on p. 11 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Click to download Sale-A-Bration.
  • The Things I Love stamp set I used today is listed on page 11 as one of the freebies!
  • Need a hug?  I sure did.  The new Hugs notes on p. 19 of the new Occasions Mini Catalog work solo or as the perfect Whisper White scalloped rectangle backing my sentiment.  Groovy.
  • The finished size of this card is 4" x 4".
  • The Clear Pillow Box is created with a Big Shot, the Pillow Box Bigz Die and Window Sheets Medium.  I used Mini Glue Dots (103683) to adhere (inconspicuously)
  • 1" wide strips of Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper are wrapped around the Hershey's Nuggets.
Stampin up tiny tags clear pillow box


I adore coordinating envelopes.  Adding texture to an envie flap or tucking in a pretty envelope liner adds a delightful polish.  Ready to create the whole kahuna?  It's easier than you think.

Stampin up chocolate chip designer series envelope template
  • Take any existing envelope and carefully take it apart.  Voila!  You have a template that you can reuse.  I started with a 4.25 x 4.25 envelope (sacrificed for "the cause" from Stampin' Up!'s Fresh-Cut Notes set, 111882)
  • I used Dotto removable adhesive to attach Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper to my envelope template. Take extra care to get adhesive close to the edges of the template.  This keeps things in place better.
  • You can either trace first or be brave and carefully cut the designer paper while the template and paper are still attached (my impatient method).
  • Peel off the template.  Fold and adhere and there you have it!
  • When you are ready to seal the envelope, just add a touch of adhesive and you're done.

Stampin up chocolate chip envelope

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Stampin up things I love pals paper arts Stamp Set:  Things I Love (120208, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Square Punch (112081), Small Heart Punch (117193, Occasions Mini Catalog), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder (115963), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287, Occasions Mini Catalog), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

ENVELOPE:  Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper (112164)


Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip Designer Series (112164, around Hershey's Nuggets)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine Machine (113439), Pillow Box Bigz Die (113466), Small Oval Punch (107304)

The Perfect Touch:  Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286, Occasions Mini Catalog), Latte Designer Button (114333), Window Sheets Medium (114323), Metallic Eyelet (105319)

Things i love


  1. Lovely! My favorite is the tag. The clear box is really cute.

  2. THINGS I LOVE — Mary’s cards! Wonderful job on the challenge! Love everything about the card.

  3. That little chocolate on your card is too cute. And the pillow box? Wow! I love the clear design and coordinating candy!

  4. So rich and yummy looking – love those little tags!

  5. So wonderfully elegant! Love those colours together 😀 And you’ve used the Convention set beautifully!


  6. Mmmmm! I love the embossed Chocolate Chip background, Mary! It really looks like a beautiful piece of fancy chocolate! Love the little tag, too! Another excellent job!

  7. The Chocolate Chip and Real Red are a great color combination. Love how you put it all together LOL

  8. Love it all, especially that stamped chocolate–no calories! Thanks for the envelope tutorial. I need to try that!

  9. YUM! You win with the delicious embossing on the chocolate chip cardstock. Makes me want a Bon Bon RIGHT NOW!

  10. yummy, that’s for sure! the color combo is fantastic! i love the clear pillow box…fun, fun, fun!!

  11. Look at that luscious ribbon!!

    Awesome take on the challenge.

  12. Mmmmm yummy…now you guys are just being plain cruel with this deliciously tempting treat!!! but, I guess redeeming yourselves with even more delicious creations to take its place. I love your colors Mary. It looks just like the treat!!! The envelope is SO gorgeous. I love the instructions. Oh my goodness…I better get playing before I go buy some goodies!!! (the weight gaining kind!!!)

  13. Hi Mary! I saw your sneak peak the other day and I couldn’t wait to see the full reveal. This is so sweet! I wasn’t sure about that stamp set, but now I’m convinced! XO

  14. Love both the card and the pillow box! The embossing was the perfect touch!

  15. what a wonderful idea to make your own matching envelope, “good sacrifice” :). The card is just lovely with the embossing folder “Which is on my wish list” and that ribbon is like gravy on my potatoes. Have a great day.

    Dear R: Gravy on your potatoes? Delicious comment. I love the analogy. Hugs, M

  16. Love those colors Marys, wonderful set!!! Love it. Hugs,

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