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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.

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.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

What the heck is a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown?  My spook-tacular series of Hallowe’en tricks and treats you won’t want to miss.  Quick and fun ideas to spark up your treat giving and your card making for this time of year.  

Are you a Trick or Treater from way back?  Do you love to get dressed up to celebrate this fun evening?  Have your kids already started thinking about what their costume is going to be this year? 

If you answered yes to even one of those questions, then you’ll want to catch my ghoulishly fun things coming your way in September.  Super simple projects like my Spooky Cat Hershey Kiss Treat Holder with my video instructions.

But let’s take a peek at my quick and easy project for little goblins headed your way this Halloween.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Aren’t they cute?  A bag of sweetness tied with a simple and cheerful pumpkin.  Tag making is a breeze with the Seasonal Chums stamp set with matching framelits.  Great for Halloween, winter or Christmas, these little guys are so adorable.  And they really are quick – and inexpensive –  for sweet treat giving like my candy corn treat bags for Halloween.

handmade candy corn countdown trick or treat bags for halloween

You don’t need to worry about placing the images just “so”.  It’s done for you.  The front and backs are all on one stamp and the framelit cuts it out quick and easy.  Here’s what the framelit looks like once you run it through the Big Shot.

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

I love the 3D effect with these tags!  A jack-o-lantern for the front with a pumpkin behind.  And kids love them even more.  Think how special they’ll feel with little goodies like this.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

These open line images are great for colouring with watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Write markers and ink for super results. But I chose to pull out my Stampin’ Blends today. 

I do love me my new alcohol markers.  So much quicker than regular markers and no harsh lines to worry about. 

So how about we get down to making this little guys?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Ingredients

  • Cellophane bag – 2” x 8”, cut down to 6 1/2” tall
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – piece about 2” x 3 1/2”
  • Basic Black cardstock – piece about 2” x 3 1/2”
  • Silver & Whisper White twine and Basic Black solid baker’s twine – 1 piece each about 14” long

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Recipe

  1. Stamp star from Takeout Treats stamp set in StazOn Black on cellophane bag.  (TIP1:  The cellophane is slippery so be sure to stamp straight down, hold a few seconds, then lift directly up for best results.  TIP2:  I like the solid star image so it really shows up well against the candy inside.)  Let dry a minute or so.  
  2. Stamp pumpkin in Memento ink onto thick Whisper White cardstock.  Colour with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Pineapple Punch.  (TIP3: Make sure you use Memento ink as StazOn will bleed once you start colouring with the Blends.
  3. Centre framelit over the image and run through the Big Shot.  Run through a second time with the Basic Black cardstock.
  4. Glue coloured image directly on top of Basic Black and fold in half.
  5. Fill your bag with candy corn.  Thread both pieces of baker’s twine through the hole in the tag and tie around the top of the bag.  (TIP4: Poke the twine through with your Paper Piercing Tool if needed.)

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

 

Most of the items for this little guy can be purchased right away.  (Just the star is from the new Takeout Treats available September 5th).  But there are solid stars in other stamp sets that will be ideal too if you have them.  For example, Better Together has a super one.  Little Twinkle has one too.

To order any of the supplies I used, simply click on an image to take you directly to my 24-7 online store.  Thanks for shopping with me!

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

When we get started in September, most of my designs are made with supplies in the new 2018 Holiday Catalogue!  I’m having fun creating with them all!  

(Did you see my Oops-I’m sideways-little-bit-of-a-focussing-difficulty Holiday Catalogue Preorder Unboxing Facebook Live video? There really are some fab stamps, papers and embellishments coming your way soon!  

Make sure you check back here on September 4th when the first weekly post in my month-long series begins.  In the meantime, you can get started now with my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween.

Make a Halloween Boo Card from Paper Scraps

Make a Halloween Boo Card from Paper Scraps

Remember the spooky Hallowe’en sampler? – today I want to show you how to make a Hallowe’en boo card from paper scraps we had left over. It fits with our Keep It Simple Sunday theme since I put this together in about 5 minutes!

make a Hallowe'en boo card from paper scraps

How cute is that? Don’t you just LOVE when the unexpected happens? I’m not sure what I like the best…that I made it out of scraps that were in the garbage can, that I used more of my Spooky Night designer series paper, or that the google eyes fit perfectly inside the word! Maybe it’s all three together. No matter, I’m thrilled!

Normally I love the feeling I get when I organize, pitch and purge. Don’t need it? Throw it out or donate to someone who does. Haven’t used it in months? Say bye-bye. Buuuuut, with results like this, I just might need to rethink that! Are you like that too? Sure, we can’t keep EVERY SINGLE little scrap of paper or length of unused ribbon, but perhaps we need to dumpster dive every so often!

make a Hallowe'en boo card from paper scraps

So how can you create a card just like this? Here are the steps:

Ingredients

  • Coloured glimmer paper 2 1/2” x 4” (see my video tutorial to create your own coloured glimmer paper)
  • Basic Black cardstock 3” x 4 1/2”
  • Spooky Night designer series paper 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White cardstock 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
  • Pumpkin Pie card base 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”

Recipe

  1. If you don’t already had a BOO cut out like I did, run your glimmer paper through the Big Shot with the Large Letters framelit (TIP1: use washi tape to hold it straight as you are cutting. TIP2: you will need to run it twice to get the second O cut).
  2. Glue glimmer paper to Basic Black, then to patterned paper then to Whisper White.
  3. Stamp eyes with Whisper White craft ink inside letters and let dry a few minutes (or heat it with your heat tool).
  4. Tie ribbon around bottom edge and knot at left.
  5. Attach to card front with dimensionals.
If you want to make a Hallowe’en BOO card from paper scraps, here are the supplies you need. Simply click on the image to take you to my 24-7 online store to purchase whatever you need.

make a Hallowe'en boo card from paper scraps

The next time your hand is headed toward the trash with what you THINK isn’t worth saving, put the brakes on. Turn it around, look at it upside down, squint. Think there’s another way you can use it? If not, pitch it. But maybe, just maybe you might be able to make a Hallowe’en BOO card from paper scraps – or something equally as creative – with hardly any effort at all!

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