Fun Treat Boxes & A Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp | Sweetheart Release


Hi crafty friends!

Today I’m super excited to be participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Sweetheart Release! 

Be sure to start from the top of the hop with the Simon Says Stamp Blog, then visit each stop on the hop (full list below)! 

From now until 1/14 at 11:59 pm ET you can use the code HTZ24 and get a gorgeous Hearts and Stars stencil FREE with any purchase! Be sure to follow the instructions above (in the graphic) to add the stencil to your cart!

Be sure to leave a comment below (and at each stop on the hop) because Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to one commenter on each blog!  Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, January 17th. If you’re a winner, just email Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize!

For my stop on the hop, I’m sharing THREE super fun treat boxes I created using items from this amazing release (and a few products from previous releases, too)!  Each treat box features one of the adorable faces in the new Hello There stamp set.   I think I love them even more than I love the treats inside them! 

Plus, I have a video showing how I made each of these treat boxes (see below, or click here)!

Here’s a closer look at each of the treat boxes:

Bunny Windowed Treat Box:

Dog Candy Bar Treat Wrapper:

And the most adorable Cat Pillow Box:

Aren’t they just the cutest!?!

To make these treat boxes you can follow the instructions below; however, I thought it might be easier to watch a quick video. If you’re interested in the video, you can find it on my YouTube Channel or watch it here:

Jean Doeringsfeld – Studio JD – Treat Boxes

Written Instructions:

  1. Die cut (or cut) your “box” from patterned paper and assemble. I used a pillow box (with the cat), a windowed treat box (with the bunny), and two strips of 12×12 paper to make the candybar wrap (with the dog).  You can really use anything you want for your box – even a lunch bag or a cellophane bag would work.  
  2. Stamp your animal faces using Copic marker friendly ink, then color them with Copic markers.
  3. Add a few dots and lines with a gel pen if desired.
  4. Die cut each of the faces.  Note that that die does not cut out the bottom of the face – this gives you some flexibility for positioning each one wherever you like on your project.   I cut each of mine with a scissors straight across the bottom.
  5. Adhere your animal faces to your treat boxes using liquid glue.
  6. Use ribbon to close your boxes.
  7. For the candybar wrap (with the dog):  You’ll want to cut a circle out of one end of the patterned paper strip for the candybar to tuck into.  This will help hold it in place.  Depending on the length of your candybar, you may need to attach 2 strips of patterned paper end to end like I did.  Also, I adhered my dogs face to a tag and tied the ribbon around the entire package – you need the ribbon to hold the treat inside (see the picture below of a side view that might help).  You can add a sentiment as well, if desired.
  8. Add a few gems for some shine!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for joining in on our Hop!  If you’re following along in order, your next stop will be Barb Engler and I know you won’t want to miss it!  The full list of blogs on the hop today are:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nichol Spohr

Laura Bassen

Cathy Zielske

Barbara Tarayao

Keisha Charles

Mindy Eggen

Miriam Prantner

Cheiron Brandon

Tina Smith

Heather Ruwe

Lea Lawson


Jean Doeringsfeld

Barb Engler

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!  And be sure to share any of your Smitten and Sweetheart designs to the Simon galleries (Smitten Gallery, Sweetheart Gallery)! I love to see what you create!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Becca Sadler

    Fabulous treat boxes!!! I saw these shared in the Card Making Community group. The combination of adorable animals, hearts, and food/treat tags and boxes are wonderful gift ideas! If you’re interested I’ve started 2 blogs recently that these projects would be great submissions: Heart’s Quest Celebrations of Love just started January 2 and has an option theme for January that is ‘new pet’ event celebration. And then the same day FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen Challenges started. It is anything food goes theme (and that is broadened out to anything kitchen, produce market, pantry goes). It takes gift tags, package toppers/food boxes or bags, etc. It would be delightful if you’d come on over and check things out. –Becca

  2. Tammie J.

    Super cute boxes! Thank-you for taking the time to share how you made them.

  3. Melanie

    Oh my goodness!!! You used all those cute little critters! Love them!

  4. Andre M.

    Darling boxes, thanks so much for sharing the process video!

  5. Colleen

    Love how they all just peek out with loveliness. So creative.

  6. Amy Solovay

    Your treat boxes are completely, totally adorable! Love the coloring and shading you did on the cute critters.

  7. Veronica L Hunt

    Cute, cute and more cute. What a lovely set!

  8. Ann H

    Great boxes, awesome ideas!

  9. Jeanne Rice

    So cute and pretty. Love the colors.

  10. Rosemary D

    Your treat boxes are absolutely adorable!

  11. LaChelle Unger

    What an adorable way to give treats!

  12. Lisa Achilles

    These boxes are just the cutest.

  13. Jann Stahl

    Love these!!! Great idea and coloring is spot on.

  14. ellen robinson

    A triple play! So cute!

  15. Ms. Tamp

    Nice treat bags. I’ll take a look at your video for tips.

  16. Shar Zar

    Charming idea and the critters are so cute.

  17. Reiko F

    These are so precious and adorable!

  18. Ann-Marie Ostermeier

    Absolutely adorable treat boxes!!! I love them such a sweet idea!!

  19. Candice L. Brill

    Love the treat boxes. So stinkin’ cute

  20. Maureen Reiss

    Your boxes are sooooo Adorable!!!! It’s like getting a treat inside another treat!!!!

  21. Paulette Still

    So Cute!!

  22. Berina

    These are so adorable. I saw them on the live yesterday, they are amazing.

  23. Sheri Kempke

    I love your treat boxes–those little critters are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Linda Price

    You make these treat boxes look so easy. Your choice of stamps is perfect for this project. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Joyce Morien

    Oh, those sweet treat boxes!!

  26. Terry Deason


  27. Vickie Davis

    Great for kids and adults!

  28. Annette Reed

    These are very cute.

  29. Susan landis


  30. Judy Inukai

    These treat boxes are darling. Thanks for including the step by step instructions in addition to the video.

  31. Linda Thomas-Ouellette

    Fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Kim Morgan

    These are too cute!!! I love them so much!

  33. Pauline Godfrey

    Oh my, these are so adorable. Love these!

  34. terri Wong

    adorable – what a great idea!

  35. Debra J Lovell

    Oh WOW! These are so Freaking ADORABLE! Love your style! So fun! I follow you as I get so inspired by you… Happy New year 2024

  36. Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

    Wonderful cute critters creations. Today is 5th Birthday for one of my dogs.

  37. Marisela Delgado

    These are so beautiful! Super cute!

  38. Phyllis Freese

    These little critters are so dang cute! Love the creativity you showed in making projects with them.

  39. Barbara-Jean K

    Those animals are adorable!

  40. Kat W

    Adorable! Happy and clever designs!

  41. RobiW

    These are just too cute! Love the animal faces and the boxes — great combination!

  42. Susan

    These projects made me feel so warm and fuzzy! Love them.

  43. Deborah Hellman

    Wow! I love these so much! What adorable treat boxes ❤️ 💙 💜. I need to make some of these for my granddaughters.

  44. Susan Kraft

    Your boxes are so cute.

  45. Lori

    These are absolutely adorable!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  46. Sue Smith

    Such darling treat boxes. Your coloring creates characters that come to life. Thanks for sharing your video with directions. 😊❤

  47. Celeste Cianciulli

    These little boxes are so cute……

  48. Denise Bryant

    Love these adorable treat boxes! All the critters are so cute, but I have to say that I am particularly partial to that sweet kitty! >^..^<

  49. Viveca V.

    Super cute boxes. These would put a huge smile on anyone’s face.

  50. Linda Kleback

    Love the use of critters! Very cute.

  51. Jade

    What amazing and awesome treat boxes! They are adorable! I am very impressed and inspired.

  52. Patty Eifert

    OMG!! These are so adorable! Love them!!

  53. Alexandra Y

    Oh my gosh!! These are the cutest!!

  54. Debbie S. SCHENZ

    These treat boxes with those cute and darling critters are so fabulous. I love the little puppy! You are a great designer!

  55. EA

    Sooooooo cute!!!! Great color blending!!! Great way to show the different packaging.

  56. Kris Boydstun

    So cute!!!

  57. Denise C.

    The treat boxes are adorable!

  58. Laurie Black

    Adorable treat boxes! Beautiful coloring.

  59. Tracy

    Such beautiful inspiration! Thank you!

  60. Carrianne Banul

    Absolutely adorable! You color beautifully!! Enjoyed your video tutorial as well. Thanks for sharing the details!

  61. Candy

    The Kitty is my favorite! Thanks for inspiring!

  62. Jeanne G

    These boxes are adorable! Love your coloring

  63. Meghan Kennihan

    AHHH the critters are sooo cute! I LOVE the coloring!

  64. Lisa Manderachia

    These are to cute! Wish I reached so I could create them. I love them all.

  65. Nancy K Rodeberg

    Treat boxes are a perfect idea with this set. So cute!

  66. Kris Pagenkopf

    Great idea. Love the treat boxes. I’m an animal lover, can’t wait to get the stamps and dies.

  67. Jeannie Boudet

    These are so so cute!!!

  68. Gayle I.

    Such clever creations; so cute!

  69. Kay Furnish

    One word: ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Dee earnshaw

    aww what delightful creations – you are clever

  71. Beth Gaines

    Thanks for sharing! These are the cutest!

  72. Daria Zender

    Absolutely adorable treat boxes! Your coloring is just beautiful!

  73. Lauryne Cunningham

    Thank you for the inspiration- I love these boxes! You gave me some cute ideas for Valentine’s gifts!

  74. Jennifer

    These are so adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

  75. Kathleen Stark

    Love the treat wrapper! What a great idea from my dogs. I could also see me using the dog on a gift bag as a gift to my husband from our dogs. Love your ideas!

  76. Carol Perry

    Such cute and fun little treat boxes. Those critters couldn’t be any happier peeking out as well.

  77. Debbie Frank

    Oh my gooodness! These are so adorable!

  78. Arline Scott

    Adorable! So creative.

  79. Sharon Gullikson

    Oh my gosh! These critters are so adorable. I love how they are peeking…ADORABLE!!

  80. Kim Fitzgerald

    I love these little critters. Great card.

  81. Dawn Moore

    Oh my gosh. What an awesome idea. Your boxes are so cute. Very excited to give this a try. Thank you

  82. Cathy Thurber

    Oh my gosh this is SO CUTE. What a great idea! (also, your nails are such a cool color)

  83. Catherine Loveless

    Such cute uses for these darling animals! I love the fact that you thought outside the box. I appreciate you sharing with us.

  84. Maria Lofftus

    Such a cute card!

  85. Lori Spitzer

    These are absolutely PRECIOUS! You always have such fantastic ideas and beautifully presented posts! Great job, Jean!!
    Lori S in PA

  86. Angy Hughes

    Oh how sweet! Such a fun set of treat boxes.

  87. Lynn Chan

    Cute treat boxes! So fun!

  88. barbara lassiter

    Cute and fun treat boxes! Love it!

  89. Dara H.

    You just made my day with these treat boxes. I am in LOVE with those critters. I make treat boxes for my teaching staff so this is perfect. Thanks for your inspiration!!!

  90. Nancy Lamphere

    These ARE the cutest!

  91. Joanne

    Such great fun treat boxes!!!!! My granddaughter would love them ❤️

  92. Sandra Pitt

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing the upside-down bow.

    • Sue Gnacinski

      Those cat pillow boxes are PRECIOUS
      Thankful yoy shared directions.

  93. Donna Phelan

    OMGoodness! How cute are those faces?!? lol Love them! Great and creative treat boxes! Well done!

    • Marian

      The boxes are the best. Perfect for the grand babies!

    • Meredith Smith

      Beautiful treat boxes! Your coloring is wonderful! So fun!

    • Lynn Stevens

      So sweet. Love the little critters

    • Sydney Humphrey

      Adorable. Finally I get to see why it’s called big hop. I was wondering if anyone was going to use bunnies. I can’t get over how cute these bunny boxes are.


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