Pals Blog Hop – The Happiest Season

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite season is…FALL! Around mid-August I start getting excited because I know fall is coming which means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween and trick-or-treating and then we get into Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love to host and I always have Thanksgiving and Christmas at my house. We have lots of food and lots of fun! The last 4 months of the year are favorite time of year.

To showcase my favorite season I decided to make this Apple Cider Treat Pocket. I made two versions – one for my son to give to his teacher (above) on the first day of school next week and the other is a Thanksgiving table favor (below) that I’ll make for my guests this year. These would be a huge hit at a craft fair too. 

Instructions: I got the basic packet dimensions and instructions from fellow Pal Julie DiMatteo. You can see her post with her video instructions here.

After seeing Julie’s post I decided this would be a great idea for apple cider packets and that’s how I put my own spin on Julie’s instructions and made the Apple Cider Treat Pocket.


  • Cinnamon Cider base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored along the 8-1/2″ side at 4-1/4″
    • Make a tick mark at 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side and cut from the tick mark to where the center score line meets the top edge
  • Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/8″
    • Make a tick mark at 2-5/8″ along the 5-1/8″ side and, with the tick mark along the right side, cut from the tick mark to the opposite left corner
  • Copper Ribbon: Cut a 12″ piece
Apple Cider Packets: I bought these Alpine Spiced Apple Cider packets at my local Target.
Caramel Bits (in treat tubes): I bought these Kraft Caramel Bits at my local Target to put in the treat tubes.
Treat Tubes: This project uses the retired Treat Tubes. If you don’t have any on hand and would like to order some for your project, these from Amazon should work. 

How to Ink with Embossing Folders: See my step-by-step photo tutorial below for this technique. It adds so much depth and dimension to embossed paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this Apple Cider Treat Pocket and make one soon.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen <<<You are HERE!
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

    25 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop – The Happiest Season”

      • Hi Debbie! I just updated the post, there are Caramel Bits in the treat tubes. I got the Caramel Bits and the Apple Cider Packets at my local Target. I have updated the post with links for both if you are interested. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Love these packets! Your directions are great as well as where you purchased the treats. I have used those caramel bits making the cookie recipe on the back! So yummy!!!

    2. OMG! LOVE! I will be CASING this beauty! Wonderful directions!
      Great job! And looks like the whole family got involved!
      Well Done!

    3. What a great gift for friends and neighbors during the holidays! I still have those treat tubes – time to use them! I am assuming that adorable boy belongs to you – what a cutie! Made me smile 😀

    4. These are so cute – I also was wondering about the contents of the tube which really made me read the post. I thought they were garbanzo beans/chic peas at first and thought what a weird combo, but caramel makes much more sense.

      • Haha, chickpeas would be weird but I can see why you thought that. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my fun fall project Cyndi!


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