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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.

Is It Too Early for Christmas?

Is It Too Early for Christmas?

A friend asked me the other day “Is it too early for Christmas?  Now admittedly, the snow falling outside our window might have had something to do with that question (yup, September 13th 🙁), but it did get me thinking. 

When we hand make gifts, cards and other holiday items, I’m pretty sure it’s NEVER too early to get started on our crafting. 

After all, we all make our handmade crafting list a mile long, right?  So in that case, how about a SUPER simple and inexpensive card idea with REALLY minimal supplies?  One like this?

Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Classy embossed elegance like this that takes less than 10 minutes to put together (even INCLUDING the bow with my quick video)? YES, count me in!

You already know I LOVE the look of dry embossing.  It’s got so much going for it.

  • Quick – about 10 seconds to run through your Big Shot
  • Inexpensive – use your embossing folders over and over again, on all kinds of paper like this Very Vanilla card stock
  • Easy – once you’ve done one, it’s just like riding a bike
  • Beautiful – understated and gorgeous designs
  • Versatile – use it as the main focus like this, the background or for little accents

 

Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Is It Too Early for Christmas?

 

Ingredients

  • Cherry Cobbler cardsock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Gold metallic edge ribbon – about 10”

 

Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Recipe

  1. Emboss greeting with Versamark ink on the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat. (TIP1: If you’re making multiples, use the Stamparatus to get exact placement each time.)
  2. Insert Very Vanilla cardstock into Seasonal Wreath embossing folder and run through Big Shot. (TIP2: Use only one standard cutting pad for this Dynamic Textured EF.)
  3. Glue to folded front of Cherry Cobbler card base.
  4. Make a bow and attach with a mini glue dot on the bottom right.  (TIP3: see how easy they are to make with my super quick video.)
  5. Decorate the wreath with gold metallic pearls. (TIP4: I added them everywhere a small sprig was coming out of the wreath which gave a nice random effect.)

This card is economical too, coming in at just under 70 cents.  Add in the envelope and you’ve got a gorgeous handmade greeting for under a buck. No way you’re going to find anything as pretty at the dreary old dollar store!

Plus think of the fun you’ll have getting creative in your craft room! 👍

OK, don’t wait.  Let’s get you all outfitted to make this card yourself now before you add anything more to your holiday hand crafting list!  Here are all the supplies.

 

Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Once you try this one out, you might like to give this simple snowy card a try too – EVEN quicker than this one!

Dry embossing is a sure-fire way to make beautiful cards quickly and easily.  And when we overdo it with our holiday handcrafting TO Do Lists, they’re the ideal answer.  

So I ask you, exactly WHEN is it too early for Christmas?

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? 

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Today I thought I’d share this card I did for my first Facebook Live in July!  Even though I had a few glitches, I love how simple this card is.  And I want to give you all the measurements and video steps so you can make it yourself.

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

What’s not to love about shiny embossing powder, elegant vellum and beautiful patterned paper right?  And even better, this is a quick card you can get started on now!  Here’s another pic from a different angle.

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

So are you ready to take a peek at that video?

So, despite the glitches😬, a pretty card yes?  How about the variations?  Which one was YOUR favourite heat embossing on vellum Christmas 2018 card?  Leave me a comment – the gold, the copper or the silver?

 

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

 

Here are all the measurements to get you creating!

  • Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Vellum cardstock – 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Under the Mistletoe DSP – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Old Olive 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White – 2 pieces, 1 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Let me give you a closer peek at the inside.

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

…and even closer!

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

I love that pebbly look.  The texture is just gorgeous!

Now you have all the steps and measurements – and some TIPS – here are all the supplies to make it yourself.  Thanks for placing your order with me!

Heat Embossing on Vellum Christmas 2018 Card

Falling in love with this Stylish Christmas stamp set like me?  I’ve got another pretty card, with a video, also with embossing you can make for your holiday greetings.  (This video is NOT upside down or backwards either! 😜) 

Even though it’s only September, are you ready to get going on your own festive greetings?  It’s amazing how quickly the time goes!  When you’re ready, make sure you try this heat embossing on vellum Christmas 2018 card!

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!

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