Well I hope you are ready for some SWEET projects today!!

 Today Katie Cotton has a peek to share with you!


Katie says:

Who knew you could make something like this out of paper?!  Well, Lauren did obviously!  This makes the perfect gift for the tea drinker in your life!  Just think of the goodies you can put inside, but also what an adorable little decoration it would make for any table!  I knew exactly who I had in mind when making this sweet little …stop by Katie Cotton‘s Blog and see!

You will also want to look in on Catherine Doucette! She has a project using the Well Preserved set!!!

On that note, I decided I would share a project with you that incorporates the Well Preserved set-in a non “canning fruit” sort of way. I told you I’ll make you see it for other uses, if it KILLS me 😀 In reality the set and images are just “scent-sational” and I have TONS of ideas that I hope to share with you, using it. Bottom line: it is NOT just for people who make preserves and other canned goodness OK!


Now once I previewed the Jam Packed © Pretty Packaging templateI told you all that is isn’t *just* for jams and jellies. You CAN alter it to be used for so many other treats! I figured it would be far easier to SHOW you how with this quick video:

Well what did you think? Easy peasy right?

You “CAN” do this too you know!

Now let me share my project details with you.

You make life sweet-(love the pun on this gift!)


My colors and “flavors” in this design came from my “candy”. I found some Country Time Lemonade hard candies in the store! Not only are they colorful, but they are delicious! There is Peach, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry, and Strawberry. YUM-E!

Now some details

Did your ever think to cut a window in the top of the Jam Packed template? Or anything for that matter!

Well, you can! I have my Cricut do mine for me, but even you PDF users can do this too.

I think it looks STUNNING!


Here is my window!

I used a rounded square for my top cut out, in my lid.


I decided to use a Meadow cardstock, and enlarged my All Tied Up: Square  to mat my template lid. Then using my cricut, I cut out the same size rounded square from the center of the All Tied Up: Square frame.


Once my frame was cut I used the Killer Curves: Fancy Frames to stamp my borders.

I then cut some acetate to fit behind my open frame. I stamped the rounded tag from the  Well Preserved set in center , along with the “you make life sweet” sentiment, using white stazon. Adhered this over the cup out in my lid and DONE!

A simply sweet design.

Going with the SWEET theme, and based on my treats……..


I was able to quickly create my own patterned paper using some of the fruit images from the Well Preserved set. I just randomly stamped them all over. So fun. I was able to avoid “unnecessary” work by cutting my base panel in white lineal cardstock first, then stamping it.

I love the FRESH look I was able to achieve in just 2-3 minutes!!

Now let’s open that lid shall we?


WOW! Doesn’t that look SWEET!

Inside this Jam Packed © I “jammed” in some Clear Square Tubes. They come taller than I needed them so I used a hobby blade to cut them down to 4 inches tall 😀

Now if you are like me, and you like to AFFORDABLY make and package your own gifts then SKS BOTTLE is the place to buy all the additional items you use for your Pretty Packaging templates It is like you are buying wholesale and saving yourself $! There are many other companies out there who purchase these SAME tubes from this company, then just mark up the cost (naturally). I prefer to share the info with you. I’ve been buying from them for years how and an always pleased with how fast I receive things (Im not affiliated with them, nor do I get anything for promoting them-just a happy customer)


Each  candy tube top has a stamped  coordinating fruit on the lid, that way they know which flavor is what. (I personally don’t like candy flavor surprises! LOL!)

Plus is looks so pretty and colorful!

How literally SWEET did this project actually turn out? This is a great gift packaging for a SIMPLE treat.

I know alot of people who enjoy hard candies.  How perfect would this be for a co-workers desk, or anyone in an office or school setting? Simple & affordable, yet looks well thought out 😀 I remember my Meme use to always have hard candies by her bed when she was alive.


This is the tube out of the box. The Clear Square Tubes. come taller than I needed them, so I used a hobby blade to cut them down to 4 inches tall 😀 It was really neat to be able to make this a perfect fit 😀

I did toss some green Easter grass in the bottom so it looked “festive” when the tubes were taken out. I have issues with NEATNESS everywhere!! It makes a huge difference I think.

Here is a close up of one of the tube tops


As you can see I used a clear page pebble on top to make it POP!

The best part is that the tubes can EASILY be refilled!


Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed

Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved,Killer Curves: Fancy Frames

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock: Lineal White, Lineal Black, Meadow

Other: Acetate sheet

Ink: Momento & Copic

Pretty Pieces © Cut File- All Tied Up! Square

Cricut, Clear Square Tube,  page pebble

Well thank you for stopping by.

I hope you enjoyed the projects we all had to share today. There will be even more tomorrow!

I’ve had an absolute blast with all of this (although the several hour blog posts are KILLING ME! LOL!) so I hope you have found some inspiration from it.

Until tomorrow!