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Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box | VIDEO

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box | VIDEO

It’s time for another Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box!  This one has a complete video to follow along and make one with me! 

Let’s take a peek before we jump into the nitty gritty!

Let's make a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box

Isn’t it adorable?  The perfect size for the mini treat bars you can find EVERYWHERE at Halloween. 

And really quick and easy to make up once you know how.

But are you wondering where the treat – and box – is?  Take a gander!

Let's make a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box

There’s a little box hidden inside our folded tag, complete with a strip of the super cute ghost patterned paper from Toil and Trouble too!  And there’s a trick to the ribbon you won’t want to miss.

But before we get to the video, let me show you all the supplies so can go grab them before we get started.

Ok, are you ready?

Let’s dive in!

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box 

Looking at it from the side, you can just see the treat peeking out the top.

I'm LOVIN' my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box

What do you think? 

Can you see yourself making up a batch of these for your child’s class Hallowe’en party?  Or table favours or handouts at your door?  Sweet, simple and fun to make.

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Here’s a quick recap of the measurements and scoring so you can save it for reference.

  • Granny Apple Green – 2” x 8 1/2”. Scored at 1”, 3 7/8”, 4 5/8” and 7 1/2”
  • Gorgeous Grape – 2 1/2” x 2 3/4”
  • Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper – one piece with a whole witches hat to cut out and 1 piece 1/2” x 2 3/4”
  • 1/4” Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped ribbon – about 11-12”
  • Whisper White and Basic Black – scraps

Have you been following along with all my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown creations?  So far I’ve shared 4 different treat holders, some quicker than others for tricksters headed your way this year.  (Big and small ones!)

And if Halloween isn’t really up your alley, take a look at my holly berry tiny treat box for a completely different idea for the holidays.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box

Check back next week for another idea in my series.  Then you’ll have all kinds of ideas to mix it up for the holidays, not just one like this Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

I want to show you the ULTRA key-yute Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  My friend and fellow demonstrator Trudy made this SO SWEET treat for our last Kreative Kanucks stamping party to swap with everyone else! 

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

You may have missed this fun bundle in the catalogue (pssst, you can find it on page 35) It’s perfect for so many occasions where you want to give a little goodie.  And since it’s a bundle, you get to save 10%!

Here’s a peek at the bundle and framelits, including that cute little tag.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Trudy filled her Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper with a Peppermint Pattie (I’m really having a challenge not ripping it open!🙃.  But there are ALL kinds of things you could put in here.  Individual candies?  Lip balm? A mini chocolate bar?  A small hand cream?  

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

What would you use it for?  

  • Maybe you’d make it as a tiny birthday gift?  
  • What about just a thinking of you for a friend under the weather?
  • Or a thank you for your dinner hostess?

Here are a couple other ideas from Stampin’ Up! while you’re mulling over all the possibilities.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Isn’t it versatile?  Hearts, ice cream cones, scalloped edging, simply curved tops.  So no more measuring, scoring and fussy cutting.  The framelits do all the work for you. It cuts and scores with one swipe through the Big Shot.  BONUS!

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

Here are a few things to note about Trudy’s treat.

  • She matched her sentiment to the background of her main patterned paper, Night of Navy
  • The tiny piece of Linen Thread ties the tag through one of the holes in the scalloped strip
  • A sponge tapped into Night of Navy colours the edges of the tag so it’s not so stark white

To make this project yourself, here are all the supplies Trudy used.  Why not pick them up today to make your own special treats for someone special?

 

With Halloween coming up, why not make one of these as a fun treat for those scary little witches and Sponge Bob’s coming your way in a few weeks?  

And while you’re thinking about Hallowe’en, have you seen my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown ideas?  See them all with a click of your mouse.

But maybe Halloween isn’t your thing? In that case, let’s take a final look at Trudy’s swap.

Treat Time Bundle with Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper

How about using the Treat Time bundle with Garden Impressions designer series paper, or any of our other patterned papers for quick, sweet and simple favours? 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

I’ve got another Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets this time with a full photo tutorial for you.  Plus you won’t want to miss my TEN super tips to help make these even faster and easier!

Here’s what we’re making!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

This cute little packet has been around for awhile but is always fun to make.  Not to mention quick.  And extra fun to receive.  What little – or big – tyke wouldn’t love some Skittles or Reese’s pieces, or a mini chocolate bar or other goodies wrapped up for Halloween like this?

Before we get to the how-to photos, here’s everything you need to get started making your own.

Get ready

Cut your Toil and Trouble designer series paper to 4” x 5” and have some scraps of coordinating paper hanging around.  Whisper White, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie and Gorgeous Grape coordinate so they’re perfect!  Then one piece of Shimmer Black ribbon about 6” long and you are ready to go.

Let’s dive in!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Cut your patterned paper and then run one strip of Tear & Tape adhesive all along one long side.  TIP1: Put it on the side you WANT to see facing out.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Carefully turn over and put another piece of Tear & Tape on one short end.  TIP2: Try not to stick the paper down to your work surface 😉.  TIP3:  Also lay down a line of Liquid Glue on half of this strip for better adhesion.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Roll into a cylinder and overlap the other long edge directly over top of the Tear & Tape and press into place.  TIP4:  I put my fingers inside from both ends to do this so I don’t crease my cylinder.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Squeeze the bottom of the cylinder together to adhere, creasing together so the overlapping adhesive is in the middle.  TIP5: if your long overlapping strip is on either side, there will be more stress on it and it could come apart.

 

Stamp words with Pumpkin Pid ink on Whisper White scrap and punch out with the 1 3/8” scallop circle punch.  Punch a 1 1/2” circle in Granny Apple Green and one 1 3/4” circle in Basic Black and layer together.  TIP6:  Mix up your colours depending on which designer paper you are using.  I like to have a coordinating colour on top of my paper so it stands out more.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Cut a small strip of coordinating patterned paper 1 1/2” x 3 1/2” and make a banner for the ends and glue to middle front of the packet with Liquid Glue.  TIP7:   Insert each end into Banner Triple Punch to make this quick and easy.

Attach circle greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the middle of the packet.  TIP8:  I used three across the middle for strong adhesion as the packet can get a bit bulky depending what you put inside.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Use your Stampin’ Blends to colour clear rhinestones.  TIP9: I like my colour a bit darker so I used the DARK Pumpkin Pie.  You might like lighter or a mix of light and dark.  Use the bullet tip and be gentle.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Fill packet with mini candies about 2/3’s full.  TIP10: If they’re not in a wrapper, select hard sided candies that won’t stain the paper (as there is not food safe coating on your paper).  Alternately a flat mini chocolate bar, a peppermint patty or a mini package of candies is perfect.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Thread ribbon through the hole in Gold Library Clip and knot once.  Trim if needed.  Put a clip on the open end to hold closed.

And you’re done!!

Wanna see a couple more?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

This is the other side of that same purple striped paper.  These little ghosties are so darn sweet I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t scare ANYbody!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

How about a few key-ute kitties too?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets

Isn’t that Glittered Organdy Ribbon fabulous?  Works out to only 33 cents a foot and adds a fun sparkle to your Halloween designs.

If you love to make candy holders for Halloween – or any occasion really, here are a few more you might like. 

And make sure you check back next week for another fun instalment.  I’ve got more ideas up my sleeve yet like these Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Candy Packets!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Take Out Boxes for Halloween

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Take Out Boxes for Halloween

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Take Out Boxes for Halloween

It’s the first in my spooky (well, not really spooky☺️) series!  Let’s make some adorable mini take out boxes for Halloween.  Fill ‘em up with sweet goodies, a hand-baked cookie or a little dollar store treat and your little ghosts will LUVH you to pieces.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Takeout Boxes for Halloween

There were tons of items in the new Holiday catalogue vying for top spot on “Jo’s First Preorder List” ☺️, but I think the Takeout Treats bundle won the day and was the VERY first thing I ordered.  And here’s why:

  • I love making and giving tiny treats.  And these are a perfect size.  To quote a famous little person, “not too big, not too small but JUUUUST right.”  Whether your treats are edible or not, there are millions of things you could fit in here!
  • Stamps and boxes to use all throughout the year.  You probably spotted Hallowe’en, Christmas and Valentine’s, but what about every birthday, congrats, wedding favours and any other celebration with little goodies?
  • The framelits include a tag, a banner, a heart, a star, a box peek cutout, the mistletoe and a label.  Even when I’m not using the takeout box, I can use those for all kinds of other projects.
  • Decorative stamps as well as sentiments.  Perfect for backgrounds and tiny touches which take your cards from lovely to LOVELY!
  • One box takes only a half sheet of cardstock.  Two adorably cute boxes for less than 30 cents?  Where else can you get a deal like that?
  • A pretty neat mix of font styles on the greetings.  And a good size too.  They won’t disappear with lighter inks and are easy to ink up with markers or stamp pads.  (HINT: there’s two different “for you”’s in there too.  Did you see them?)

How about a closer look?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Takeout Boxes for Halloween

I have to admit.  I hemmed and hawed about that bat punch.  Did I really need it?  How much would I use it? 

But wanna know what the clincher was?  

It fits right over top of the bat designs on the Toil and Trouble designer series paper!  So I compromised and didn’t get the Spooky Sweets stamp set (altho’ it sure is cute!) but did get the Spooky Bats punch.  

Here’s a quick video to show you how I changed from plain Sparkle glimmer paper to spooky greyish black bats just like on this Boo card from last year.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Take Out Boxes for Halloween

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Takeout Boxes for Halloween

Hot Tips’n Tricks

  • Use Tear & Tape adhesive for a more solid box.  Apply to box tabs and bottom BEFORE folding and burnishing along the score lines.
  • Stamp greeting with Granny Apple Green ink onto scrap of Whisper White cardstock, THEN cut it out with the label framelit.
  • Cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon about 6” long and pull out a thread on each end to fray it.  Trim as needed.
  • Glue to a piece of Granny Apple Green textured weave ribbon with a glue dot and attach both pieces onto a Gorgeous Grape circle.
  • Position dimensionals on the circle rather than the ribbon for the strongest adhesion of the greeting.
  • Punch holes in sides on box BEFORE folding closed.  Knot one end of a 10” piece black cord and thread through the hole from the INSIDE of the box.  Insert into the other side of the box from the outside in and pull through to tie a knot at the end.  Tug gently until the knot is at snugged up against the hole.
  • Two mini dimensionals placed one directly on top of the other gives added lift to the bat.  HINT: put on one dimensional, remove protective backing and place second dimensional right over top.  Adhere to box.
  • Bend box top back against the score line so it will stand up before attaching the second bat.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Takeout Boxes for Halloween

Starting tomorrow you’ll be able to get everything you need for this sweet treat.  

And with a minimum $75 order, I’ll send you the Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes absolutely FREE.  And that’s not all.  Place your order between September 5th and the 14th and I’ll enter you in my Holiday Catalogue raffle for some awesome new stuff (see the pic tomorrow!)

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Takeout Boxes for Halloween

These Takeout Box thinlits will take the place of my retired Mini Treat bag (well, kinda sorta anyway).  Remember how sweet those were with the Painted Autumn paper last fall?   I’ve already got a plan for these boxes for my Thanksgiving table this year!

Did you get a chance to try the trick or treat bags from last week with the Seasonal Chums?  Be sure to check back next week for a full photo tutorial of another sweet treat item.  Until then, I’d love it if you’d take a minute to leave me a comment on how you’re liking this Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Mini Take Out Boxes for Halloween.

Varied Vases Watercoloured Gift Bag Tags

Varied Vases Watercoloured Gift Bag Tags

How about some quick and easy Varied Vases watercoloured gift bag tags?  Just like I do every Sunday, this project is a fast and fun one.   

Not a ton of supplies or techniques.  Just simple designs.  

So whether you’re just starting out or need a handmade item as you are running out the door, I give you all the measurements, design and my top tips to make it yourself! 

Take a peek at today’s design.

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Everyone needs cute gift bags for small gifts.  A gift card, some lip balm or hand cream, a pair of socks.  This one is lightweight, made with the Tea Room Specialty paper so there’s no extra bulk.

With all these pretty designs, it was hard for me to decide which one I should use!

Varied Vases Watercoloured Bag Tags

Not to mention a great deal.  With 24 12”x12” sheets in one package, this bag clocks in at only 40 cents! Pop on your own Varied Vases watercoloured gift bag tags, and you’ll have time to spare…and excited gift recipients too!

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

OK, while this one’s maybe not quite a five-minute project, it IS speedy to put together.  What makes it quick and easy?

  • two step stamping with the pretty Varied Vases set
  • Aqua painters and stamp pads to watercolour
  • A punched banner edge
  • The gift bag punch board for our bag

Let’s make it!

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

 

Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Ingredients

  • Coastal Cabana card stock – 2” x 5 1/2”
  • Mango Melody card stock – 1 1/4” x 5 1/4”
  • Watercolour paper – 1 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Dotted tulle ribbon – piece your 12” long

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Recipe

  1. Stamp vases and greeting in Memento ink onto watercolour paper.  TIP1:  Use your Stamparatus [if you want to make more than one] for perfect stamp placement.
  2. Pick up ink from the lid of your stamp pad and add a light wash of colour to the flowers and vases.  I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana.  TIP2: No need to clean your Aqua painter when using the yellows and erd.  But do clean it by wiping onto a piece of paper towel before moving into the blue for the vase water.
  3. Insert one end of your cardstock pieces into the triple banner punch.  TIP3:  Turn your punch over to make sure your pieces are centred before punching out.
  4. Glue Mango Melody on top of Coastal Cabana, then glue watercolour paper on top.  TIP4: Use liquid glue to adhere for the best hold.
  5. Punch a hole with 1/8” hole punch on straight edge and insert ribbon.

Want to make the bag too?

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper to 6” x 12”
  2. Make bag according to instructions on your gift bag punch board
  3. Adhere together with Tear and Tape adhesive
  4. Add one gold library clip to hold the bag together and the tag on

So who needs a gift bag tag In your life right now?  Give this quick and cute one a try.  Here are all the supplies if you need anything.

I do really appreciate your shopping with me.  Thanks!😊

Stampin Up Varied Vases Watercolored Gift Bag Tags

Like quick and easy projects?  How about this five-minute watercoloured Christmas one?

Or a special occasion three-panel card?

There are so many different options for fast and fun projects you can get crafting today.  And when you do, this Varied Vases watercolored gift bag tags can be at the top of your list – think how fun you’ll have and how special the recipient will feel.

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