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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.

New VIDEO for a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Easy Halloween Treat Box

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 Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

Let’s get started on some handmade Christmas cards with Stampin Blends markers! And why not use the limited edition Blended Season stamp set which is so versatile? 

Have you got yours ordered – and delivered yet?  You don’t want to wait.  These beautiful stamps and dies are only available in August, and only while supplies last.  

I introduced you to the Blended Season stamp set with this pretty flower greeting a couple weeks ago, which incidentally was also made with our alcohol markers.  But now I want to show you how awesome this set is.  All by itself.  And even though I LUV me those label dies, this time they stayed in the package!  

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

This is one quick and easy card.  And even though it’s August right now, if you happen to run out of time nearer the holidays (like I ALWAYS do), no worries. 

It’s one you can pull out of your hat in a wink to impress your friends and family.

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

Traditional festive colours of red, green and white with a touch of yellow.  They’re my favourite seasonal colours.  Just like you see on this other fast and fun patterned paper holiday greeting, nothing says Christmas quite like it.

Add our new Red Rhinestones for a cheery match to our Real Red I know you’re going to love!

So let’s get to the details so you can make it yourself!

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

Ingredients

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 5 1.2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Under the Mistletoe designer series paper – 2” x 5 1/2”
  • Old Olive sheer ribbon 18”

 

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

Recipe

  1. Stamp holly into top middle of folded Whisper White card with Memento ink.  Let dry.  (TIP1: Speed up your drying time with a little shot of your heat tool.)
  2. Stamp greeting in Real Red Ink under holly.
  3. Colour leaves with light, then dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  Add Dark Daffodil Delight to the fronds.  (TIP2: Check out my video for a quick introduction to the Blends.)
  4. Glue piece of patterned paper to bottom of card.  (TIP4: If you happen to have any patterned paper overlapping your card edges, turn your card over and cut off any excess with a pair of Paper Snips.  It’s easier to see where you need to cut.)
  5. Wrap ribbon around card aligning with the top of the patterned paper and tie a bow.  Add a glue dot to the back middle to affix to the paper.  (TIP5: Add two more glue dots at the left and right side under the ribbon to hold in place if desired.)
  6. Add red rhinestones in the middle of holly berries. (TIP6: You could also just colour the berries with your Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blends if you wish.)

How about we ALL get to our stamped Christmas cards well before the stroke of midnight on December 24th?  It’s easy to do with these supplies all available in the Annual Catalogue.  

Pick yours up now by simply clicking on the image to take you to my 24-7 online store to get holiday crafting now.

 

 

Handmade Christmas Cards with Stampin Blends Markers

There are fewer ways I know of to make quick cards than with some patterned paper and my Stampin Blends. 

So now you’d better start planning.  Planning what you ask What you’re going to do with all that time left over after you’ve got your handmade Christmas cards with Stampin Blends markers done and in the bag!

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!

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Rubber Stamps

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Rubber Stamps

Today’s the day – it’s time to use Stampin Write markers to colour rubber stamps.  No more putting it off, let’s pull off them caps.  Now admittedly it may not be the sexiest stamping technique on the planet, but boy-oh-boy does it give you colouring power and flexibility!

But can we get personal for just a moment?  

  • Are you in luhv with all the new Stampin’ Up! colours?  
  • Do you have colour envy when you see someone else flaunting Mango Melody, Merry Merlot or Mossy Meadow? 
  • But is your budget stretched a teensy too thin to get all the stamp pads right now?  

Well here’s how you can flaunt a Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade or a Granny Apple Green right back at ’em!  Grab a set of Stampin Write markers for colouring directly onto your rubber stamps.  Then get ready to get more from your crafting tools!  

Take a peek at today’s project (which has a bit of a surprise element 😉) and uses the pretty Tropical Escapes designer series paper.

use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

Doesn’t that feel like a breath of fresh – tropical – air?  Crisp and cool with three colours of green. Soft Seafood, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.  Plus one sparkly little Petal Pink rhinestone gem for a bit of pizzazz.  And there’s still time to get this lovely Tropical Escape 6”x6” pack free when you buy three others. Isn’t it pretty?

 

use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

 

Use Stampin Write markers to colour rubber stamps

I firmly believe this simple little colouring technique gets overlooked. A lot!  And it’s so gosh-darn simple.  

Here ’s all you need to do.

  1. Make sure to use the brush marker tip end
  2. Colour directly onto the stamp using the SIDE of the marker (TIP1: colour some parts one colour and other parts another if you like)
  3. “Huff” (don’t spit or blow, just a huff like you’ve been running and are out of breath 😉) directly onto the stamp (TIP2: the “huffing” remoistens the ink in case it dried while you were colouring)
  4. Stamp onto your paper – instant presto, multiple colours!

use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

That’s exactly what I did for both the greetings on this card.  (And that’s the ONLY stamping so this card is ultra fast.)  I first inked the “Thinking of” in Granny Apple Green marker, then the “you” in Shaded Spruce.  I huffed and stamped and it was all over in a flash.

But wait just a minute.  “Both” greetings?  Where’s the second one?  Wanna see the surprise part?

let's use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

 

Did you think it was a gatefold card?  I just used a long piece of cardstock and folded it into the middle.  I have a second greeting from the Another Wonderful Year set on the inside too.

use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

why not use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

Make this card today

Ingredients

  • Granny Apple Green cardstock – 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 2 3/4” and 8 1/4”
  • Soft Seafoam cardstock – two pieces 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Tropical Escape designer series paper – one piece 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and second piece 7/8” x 3 7/8”  (TIP3: you will have enough left over from the 6” x 6” piece for the flap of your envelope.)
  • Whisper White thick cardstock – one 1 1/2” x 4 1/4” and one 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 1” x 4 1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green 1/2” ribbon – about 6”

how easy is it to use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

 

Recipe

  1. Glue DSP to one piece of Soft Seafoam then to the left-hand panel of folded Granny Apple Green card.  (TIP4: put glue onto the card front rather than the back of the Soft Seafood panel.)
  2. Stamp greeting onto the strip of Whisper White using steps above.
  3. Insert end into the Triple Banner punch and cut end.  Do the same with the strip of Shaded Spruce and glue it underneath the white strip.
  4. Wrap ribbon around left side and knot.  Trim ends.
  5. Attach to left side of the card with dimensionals.  Add Petal Pink rhinestone gem to the right-hand side.
  6. Adhere a small strip of DSP to piece of large Whisper White on the left-hand side.
  7. Stamp second greeting using same technique onto Whisper White for the inside.
  8. Glue to piece of Soft Seafoam then to the inside of the card.

Decorate envelope with the remaining piece of DSP.  Glue to back flap with SNAIL then cut around the flap.

Have you already got some Stampin’ Writes and they’re gathering dust?  If you do, it’s time to get them out and get busy!  And if you want to add instant colouring options for your rubber stamping, pick up one or two now simply by clicking on the image.  Thanks so much.

it's easy to use stampin write markers to colour rubber stamps

There are lots more you can do with your Stampin’ Writes.  Simple colouring in of images is another awesome way to get realistic images. Check out this pretty lady card or this cute puppy card coloured this way.  

No matter which way you use your markers, you can immediately add more variety to your card making with this simple, versatile and inexpensive tool. 

So remember, today’s the day!  Go grab ‘em and use Stampin Write markers to colour rubber stamps and get some cards ready for the mail.

Springtime Impressions Stampin Up Butterfly Card

Springtime Impressions Stampin Up Butterfly Card

How about a Springtime Impressions Stampin Up butterfly card to get you into your craft room and creating today?  This one is simple, eye-catching and goes together quickly using the gorgeous butterfly from the Springtime Impressions detailed thinlits.

springtime impressions stampin up butterfly card

 

I am in LUV with this butterfly.  It decorated my Open House door prize jars in June , it’s made its way onto thank you cards, and I showcased it with this zentangle card too.  It’s just so darn easy to play with since it needs hardly any embellishment to create a fantastic card! 

Take a closer look.

springtime impressions stampin up butterfly card

 

It comes in a small set, a fantastic floral border, a pretty six-petal flower and this awesome butterfly.  Think how many simple projects you could whip up in no time with this set of dies. 

 

springtime impressions stampin up butterfly card

You know I wasn’t too sure about the new Petal Pink colour – to me it doesn’t look really pink. 

But I guess that’s exactly what Stampin’ Up! was aiming for since it’s a gorgeous complement to Calypso Coral like I’ve used here.  Don’t you think it really picks up the orange-y colour?

springtime impressions stampin up butterfly card

 

Here are some tips to make this Springtime Impressions Stampin Up butterfly card

 

  • Emboss the bottom half of the Petal Pink panel only with the Petal Paid embossing folder
  • Colour your word stamp with your Stampin’ Write Calypso Coral marker.  Colour just the “YOU” first and stamp.  Clean then colour the “are fabulous” and stamp below the “YOU”.
  • Create a small banner edge with your Paper Snips on your greeting and line it up with the right edge of your panel.
  • Tie a pretty bow with the Ombre Calypso Coral 1/4” ribbon right around the embossed panel before adhering it to the folded card.
  • The Big Shot Die Brush makes short work of getting all the little bits out of the butterfly.
  • Attach your butterfly with mini dimensionals along the butterfly’s body only
  • Add three Artisan pearls to make her even more special.

 

I’d love to know what your favourite part is of this card.  Please leave me a comment.

Well, did you run down to your craft space and start creating?  I hope so because I predict your best buds are going to love this card when they get it in the mail.  If you need a few supplies to finish it off, here is everything I used.

springtime impressions stampin up butterfly card

Psssst…before you go.  Did you see I paired an embossing folder with this butterfly thinlit just like I did with this card too? In this one, I was drawn to the way the embossed “petals” mimic the cut-outs on the edges of the butterfly wings.

I absolutely adore when I can make pretty cards in minutes using a stand-out focal piece like this butterfly.  A couple quick runs through the Big Shot, a swish with my die brush, and a couple mini dimensionals.  That’s all it takes to create this Springtime Impressions Stampin Up butterfly card – I hope you give it a try today.

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