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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

New at SU - March 2024 | Alcove Treats with Easter Lilies

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Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping with the NEW AT SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting!  Today we are showcasing products from the January-April 2024 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog and Online Exclusives.

Today's project is all about Anything but a Card!  This is always such a fun challenge at this time of year!  I am share some treats that I am sharing with some very special friends using the Easter Lilies stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treat Box | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Creating this treat box to deliver to some of my parents' friends at their Senior Living Community shelves near their apartment doors was a fun project that is still in the works.  Inspired by a doorhanger that I made for them a few years ago, I knew I wanted to try a box this time so they enjoy it beyond Easter.  

Project Details...

One sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock will create this cute box and some of the filler.  A smidge more is needed to finish off the back panel to insert into the box.  With this being an insert, the residents may pull it out and use it as a bookmark, if they so desire.  Below are some bird's eye views of the box!

Bird's eye view of the Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Box with contents removed | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieBird's eye view of the assembled Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Box | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
A bird's eye views as assembled and with all the contents pulled out!

Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Box for some special friends | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The lily image was stamped with Crumb Cake ink onto Basic White cardstock.  The image was colored with Dark Lemon Lolly and Light Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends Markers.  The leaves and stem were  stamped likewise and colored with Light Parakeet several times to create a shaded effect.

The band was embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder wrapped loosely around the assembled box.

The box was double wrapped with the Parakeet Party ribbon and tied off with a bow.  The fussycut stems were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The lily bloom was adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional with a tad of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to assure perfect placement.

The stuffing was created with Crumb Cake and Parakeet Party scraps measuring approximately 1/8" x 3" each.  The scraps were cut, scrunched and crumpled to create the perfect amount of fluff.

Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Boxes | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More inspiration is just around the corner.  I hope you have been inspired to create a treat box to share with someone to get them smiling.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie, at #2 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  But before you do, please take a moment to leave a comment before you hop along to the next post.  We love reading your comments!

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UPDATE:  Here a just a few pictures of the number of boxes that I made and how they were delivered by me and my mom.  I've also included a picture of one of the alcoves. 

Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Box delivered safely | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieStampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Boxes filled with Easter chocolates | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Have a blessed day!
Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Alcove Treats Box supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Box!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks D; Stampin' Glass Mat or Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Easter Lilies Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies are available for bundled savings)


  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad; Lemon Lolly and Parakeet Party (Retiring In Color™) Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Crumb Cake, Parakeet Party (Retiring In Color™) and Basic White Cardstocks


  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder; Ribbon Duo Combo Pack 

Product List

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for stamping, fussycutting and diecutting
  • Parakeet Party - Scraps (approx. 1/4 sheet) for creating box stuffing filler  
  • Crumb Cake - 3" x 11" scored at 1/2", 1" and 4" on each end (on the long side), scored at 1/2" on each side (on the short side); 3" x 4" (x2) scored at 1/2" and 1" (on the long side); 2-7/8" x 5-7/8"; 2" x 11" (for embossing and wrapping around the box); scraps (approx. 1/4 sheet or more) for creating box stuffing filler



  1. Angie, the natural colours with the green go so well with the Easter Lily design and I love the way you added the sentiment.

    1. Thanks so much, Heather. The sentiment was piece was a deliberate part of the design extending its use. x

  2. The folks at the Senior community are going to feel so very loved and remembered by your gorgeous gift!

    1. Thanks, Loni. So many expressed their joy to me and my mom though we tried so hard to be anomynous. xx

  3. What a gorgeous gift! I love how you embossed the band, I know the recipients are going to love it!

    1. Definitely made with lots of love! Thanks so much, Nina. xx

  4. The treat box is adorable and your friends will love it I am sure. Thank you for sharing this!💕

  5. Your attention to detail is wonderful - they are going to love your gift.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! It was definitely a project made with love! x

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