Thursday, September 26, 2019

Guest Design - Cathie Parreco

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the 'Treats Not Tricks' challenge.  Please say hello and give a warm welcome to Cathie Parreco (a.k.a. Beulah Bee).  Cathie was the top pick from the Let's Do It Again challenge.

My name is Cathie Parreco but I blog under the name Beulah Bee. It's the nickname my husband gave me years ago and it just stuck (most times he calls me "B" for short). I like paper-crafting, rubber stamping, mixed media and collage and spending time with this hobby is a great stress reliever. I'm grateful for the Funkie Junkie Boutique's creative inspiration (and supplies 😁) and also for this guest spot on their blog.

My "Treats not Tricks" project features paper-folded boxes (think origami) transformed into Asian-themed Christmas ornaments (I made six different ones). They can all be filled with treats (or perhaps a special note) for two gifts in one.

They were easy to make--just cut, fold, paste and glitter--and the paper I used is called Oriental Garden by Stamperia. Please stop by my blog ( to take a closer look and see more examples.

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Do pop over to Cathie's blog and then come on back and share what you have made to contain treats.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, October 8th so there is still time to create.

There will be a new Saturday Showcase this Saturday so don't forget to check that out too.


  1. Thank You for sharing your beautiful decorative boxes. Such a lovely idea
    Hugs Annie xx

  2. Those are so delightful, Cathie - perfect vintage styling, but I'd expect no less from you!
    Alison x

  3. The details are just amazing on these little ornaments, and how special that they can hold a treat or special note, too! As always I love your detailing on these. I'll take a dozen, please! Thank you so much for your inspiration and hard work, Cathie!

  4. Beautiful origami ornaments! Love the way that you have accented them with glittery details! Very delighted to have you join us as a guest designer Cathie!

  5. Cathie these Oriental ornaments are absolutely beautiful! Such a creative way to use the gorgeous papers. So thrilled to see you here as a Guest Designer x

  6. These are just delightfully pretty! Love your take on my challenge. Thanks for joining us for this challenge.

  7. These simply gorgeous!!! Love all of the folds and shiny papers with embellishments!! Fabulous work!