Hi everyone!

2 posts today! Don’t miss —> this one <— Peeks my other template this month!!

This is always my favorite time of the month!

Im so happy you all loved yesterday’s post using my newest (to be released July 15th template Milk Made ©) The idea for that one came to me some time ago, after making Cocoa to Go, which later lead to my Candy Carton Carrier :D, all mixed together to get a fun version I like to call Milk Made © THAT Candy Carton Carrier project lead to my use for the sample again today!

SO with that being said, let me move along!

Today we are all sharing a group post for the Papertrey Ink countdown, using a FUN new set called Everyday Button Bits!! This set has SO many crazy possibilities! I am over the moon for it!

The “idea” of the set is genius. All these little stamp pieces are meant to FINALLY get you to USE those buttons that you covet so much, IN your projects! They are taking the MAIN STAGE!!

I LOVE this set like CRAZY!

I decided I would use the ADORABLE little bird image for my project today! It just jumped out at me when I saw all the amazing images 😀

I wanted to package some home-made honey granola I whipped up the other day, in a fun way! I love snacking on this during the day. Its delicious, and better than a candy bar! LOL! If you want some chocolate, as some chocolate chips to the recipe 😀

Just a little something


 I would use my newest template (Release is July 15th!) Milk Made © for my project. It was PERFECT!! This template can totally be use on it’s own! As you are seeing here! Especially when you have a bajillion gifts to make! Perfect size, and goes together with ease 😀

Given the fact that I wanted my granola to be packaged in a bag for freshness, I wanted it to be easily accessible to the recipient, while keeping the adorable topper in tact 😀 The idea of someone ripping out the bow KILLED ME! LOL!

So I made the package so the topper can come off!


Seriously how cute is that?

Now here is my bag of granola inside! Easy to access, and this is totally re-giftable! You can fit so many great items in here now without worry about ruining your overall packaging design! Great for KID parties too!! They can decorate them themselves as a party activity too! This stamp set would be PERFECT too! Kids LOVE crafting, and using buttons or BLING pieces 😀

Now before I get flooded with requests for the recipe:

Fruit n Honey Granola

  • 4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins  
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • NOTE: add 1/2 cut of choc. chips if you want some in there


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, canola oil, and honey. Spread evenly over the prepared baking sheet, pressing down lightly with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, break the cooled granola into large chunks. Mix in the raisins, and sweetened dried cranberries (and choc. chips if you decide). Store in an airtight container.

Here is the close-up of the Button Bird


Button Bird-close up

I wanted a pretty little label on my Milk Made © Carton,so I stamped my bird image in black ink. The tail, beak and legs are ONE image. There is a large and small bird in the set, I went with the largest bird. I then colored the beak/tail with Copic markers.

I used Polka Dot Basics II (new set :D) for my “grass”. I then die cut it with Labels 1 nestability and sponged my bordering sky!

I used 2 Spring Rain buttons. I knew I wanted to have a “bluebird”. I also wanted a  body and a head! I chose 2 buttons that were very similar in color, and had a bit of a shimmer to them, with the same sheerness.

The large button made up the body. I stamped the polka dot wing in Enchanted Evening ink, onto spring rain cardstock, then cut out. Adhered it with a dimensional to the button. This “hid” the button holes.

For the “head” I had a little button with 2 mini holes to the side. I was going to use the button holes as NATURAL eyes, but decided that the Googlie eyes would be WAY cute, so I went with it!

My buttons are adhered to each-other, and my cardstock using mini glue dots! These are strong and virtually undetectable! LOL!

Now prior to assembling my Milk Made © Carton, I cut an inch below the score mark, of my Milk Made © Carton top.


I then assembled my bottom, as I normally would, had the top been on.

I then stamped my sentiment on the carton top. and assembled that separately, completing as if it were ON my bottom.

Now the KEY to making this become a topper that STAYS IN PLACE: add a border around the topper lid!

See the inside of my topper?

By having a border overlap the topper edge, it gives that base something to slip into!

Easy on, easy off!

This tip will be included in the Exclusive Milk Made © TemplateIdea Catalog, that you receive when you purchase the template. The idea catalog has 5 exclusive projects, that are ONLY featured in the idea catalog! All the catalog designers put lots of time, effort and details into this catalog to ensure you have some super ideas! You get detailed step by step instructions, as well as a full list of supplies!!

My Timeless Template : Milk Made © Carton/ Crate
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink:Snow White, Enchanted evening, Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: White, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain
Ribbon: Enchanted evening bitty dots ribbon
Vintage buttons:  Spring Rain
Googlies eyes, Scallop border punch, labels nestability 1

*Be sure to check out Nichole’s blog for all the designer’s peeks and links to their projects!*

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  • Candice Aguilar
  • Dawn McVey
  • Debbie Olson
  • Geny
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Melissa Phillips
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Nichole Heady
  • Niki Estes
  • Pine
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