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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.

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

It’s always a great idea to say a special thank you with silver mini gable treat boxes.  Classy, elegant, pretty and so quick to add your own unique touches.  

These silver mini gable boxes from Stampin’ Up! are a perfect size for a treat or two at 4” x 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”.  Add the gorgeous Share What You Love designer series paper in a simple wrap and tag and your gift looks like a million bucks!  Let’s see.

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

 

Wouldn’t you love to receive a pretty box like this?  Its pearly accented flower paper really picks up the sheen of the silver.  The mix of flower and leaf prints work so well together and the little glitz of the silver edged metallic ribbon is the ideal finishing touch.

Do you love to give – and receive – little treat boxes too?  You might also like this adorable handmade birthday box or this elegant coppery Christmas box.  

And if you’re starting to think about how to package up your festive goodies, here’s a beautiful idea from Stampin’ Up! using embossing paste and snowflakes.

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes 

How to Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

At less than $1.00 each, even if you didn’t decorate them, they are a beautiful way to fancy up dinner table. 

Or give a lovely birthday gift. 

Maybe package up some delicious cookies and homemade baking.  (They’re food safe so you don’t need to worry.) 

Say thank you to your wedding guests with some chocolate or candies.  No matter what is inside, your gift receiver will appreciate its beauty and your thoughtfulness.

My friend Pat recently used hers to share some Canadiana when she visited Scotland for her son’s wedding.  She filled them with little maple butters, Canadian pins, some lip balm in cute little containers and some locally made jewellery.  It was an awesome way to share a bit of her son’s “home” with folks who may never get an opportunity to visit.

 

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

Make It Today

Ingredients

  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper – 1 piece 2” x 12”, a second coordinating piece 2” x 3 1/2”, and a scrap to cut out the flowers from
  • Whisper White cardstock – 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Silver & Whisper White baker’s twine – about 7”
  • Silver Metallic Edged ribbon – about 16”

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

Recipe

  1. Assemble box.  Then wrap the silver edged ribbon around and through the handled top.  Tie a bow in front.  (TIP1:  Make sure you have plenty of ribbon as you will need to untie the bow to put your goodies in later.)
  2. Affix Tear and Tape to top, bottom and sides of the back of the long strip of designer series paper.  Remove backing and carefully align bottom edge with the bottom of the box and wrap around the box, creasing the paper around the edges of the box.  (TIP2: start your right paper edge on the right back edge of the box and wrap around the front to the back.  It should meet up perfectly.)
  3. Insert the smaller piece of designer series paper into Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punch out.
  4. Stamp thank you in Mint Macaron ink onto the middle of Whisper White and glue to the front.
  5. Cut out a set of three flowers from designer series paper and use dimensional to adhere to top right of Whisper White.  Add three pearls in each centre.  (TIP3:  There are several flowers to choose from in this pretty paper, pick the one you like best.)
  6. Fold baker’s twine in half and insert folded end through the front of tag hole.  Open the folded loop and pull ends of twine through from the front.  (TIP4:  For a more finished look, knot your twine.  I did this with mine in two places.  Right here where it goes through the loop and at the ends.)
  7. Place a few dimensionals on back of tag and affix to box with a slight diagonal orientation.  (TIP5: Put your dimensionals in a line down the middle and adhere to the paper.  The paper is lightweight enough to stay put with just a few.)

Your decorated box will take only about 10-15 minutes to make.  (It’s that flower fussy cutting that holds you up!) But think how your family and friends’ eyes will light up when they see it!  Here’s everything you need.

Say a Special Thank You with Silver Mini Gable Treat Boxes

So I’d love to know. Leave me a comment and tell me how will YOU use the sweet little gift boxes?  

Then pick some up today so you’re never without quick ways to say a special thank you with silver mini gable treat boxes.

Lettering Your Kids Lunch Bags for School

Lettering Your Kids Lunch Bags for School

What a great idea – lettering your kids lunch bags for school! And it’s so quick and easy once you take my online Basic Brush Lettering class.  

Yikes!  It’s back to school season right around the corner.  Did you look forward to the school bell ringing after summer? Or did your mom need to bundle you on the bus, kicking and screaming on the first day?  

I was the jump-up-and-down-excited-can-hardly-wait kinda kid (bet you guessed that!). And I would have adored getting a fancy bag like this along with my PB&J sandwich.

fun up lunch hour with lettering your kids lunch bags for school

 

Now, you might not want to do this EVERY single day of the school year.  But how special will your little tyke feel when they pull a bag like this out of their backpack?

how much fun is it lettering your kids lunch bags for school

With an inexpensive, non-intimidating lunch bag, what a fantastic way to get some lettering practice in.  And BON-us.  It’s fully recyclable if you really screw up your brush marker lettering.  But about the only way that can happen is if you misspell your child’s name. 

(You may titter a bit, but believe me, it can happen!)  Picture yourself concentrating, tongue stuck out the side of your mouth and your hand clenched around that marker.  You’ll probably even misspell your OWN name.  (You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve lettered “Happy Birtday” on a card or gift bag! 😜)

But relax!  Chalk it all up as a great opportunity to have fun.  And I’ll bet your kids will be auctioning off their butterscotch puddings to give their besties a glance at how cool their bag is! 

 

So how do you go about lettering your kids lunch bags for school?

  1. Grab a Stampin’ Write marker in your colour of choice along with some paper (grid is awesome), a pencil and ruler
  2. Download my short online brush marker lettering class with pdf’s and videos
  3. Set aside an hour or two so you can watch and play along with me
  4. Get down to your dollar store and grab yourself some plain brown lunch bags

Just click the button to get started.

how much fun is it lettering your kids lunch bags for school

Want some ideas for lettering your kids lunch bags for school?

  • Repeat her name a few times like I did with Emma’s bag.
  • Change your colours of Stampin’ Write markers on the same bag.
  • Glue on some coordinating patterned paper.
  • Brush letter some of the bag and use your own handwriting for other notes like on this Christmas card.
  • Add a rubber stamped image and colour it in with your Stampin’ Writes.
  • Tack on some embellishments like glittery rhinestones, pretty pearls, button brads or glitter dots.
  • Add more colour inside your strokes like you see here.
  • Change the colour for every letter of your child’s name just like this.

Really the sky’s the limit.  Set aside a half an hour in your craft space.  Get out your Stampin’ Write markers and you’ll have lunch bags galore to spark up the back-to-school season. 

Need a few of your own back-to-school supplies to help you get started?  I’ve got everything here for you I used.

Lettering Your Kids Lunch Bags for School

2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
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$20.50

start lettering your kids lunch bags for school

make them feel special with lettering your kids lunch bags for school

Everyone LOVES to see their name lettered – on just about anything!  So why not make it practical as well as a way to send a kiss to your little ones during the lunch hour?

Take my online class at your own pace.  All it takes is a couple hours.  Then you’ll be well on your way to lettering your kids lunch bags for school – and maybe even all their friends’ lunches too!

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