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Over-the-top Twist and Pop Halloween Card

I’m so excited to share my friend Cathie’s over-the-top twist and pop Halloween card with you!  There are SOOOO many cool elements to make this a boo-tifully fun card.

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

Our sweet little Halloween Heidi is a fun witch brewing up some magic for you.

You know, every time I look at it I notice something new.

  • the glittery ribbon edging on the card corners 
  • a creepy silver spider on the shiny black web
  • the fun star designer series paper panel
  • her perfect label die-cut background (from the beautiful Stitched Seasons framelits set) now retired 🙁

…and we haven’t even opened it up yet!

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

Isn’t it fun?  I LOVE how these cards fold flat and then pop out at you when you open them.  

Cathie gave her Stampin’ Blends to a workout.  Did you notice all her colouring?

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

And you know what else?  She used every single stamp in the Cauldron Bubble stamp set for her dynamite design.  She knows how to get her money’s worth!

Cathie’s a huge Halloween fan.  And she loves interactive types of cards.  She found the original twist and pop idea on Pinterest and went to town designing this fun card.  Here’s a few of her words of wisdom as you are making one…

The hardest part is making sure the mechanism is scored correctly and then positioned correctly on the inside.  I have since made other twist and pops and found that the stronger the outside of the card is the better it works.  

So the last one I did, has a regular layer of card stock then another layer of thick card stock with a final layer of designer series paper and the embellishments.  This way the card stands better and when opening it seems to open better as well.

Here’s a few more ideas for the fun Halloween bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Over-the-top Twist and Pop Halloween card

Love this suite too like Cathie? There’s still time to have it arrive to make Halloween cards and fun treats! 

Just click on the bundled image below to get it at 10% off.   (And remember to use my October host code VWQ3RYAN and I’ll send you the lovely Swirls & Curls embossing folder FREE in November with a $75 order).

Over the Top Twist-and-Pop Halloween Card

For an awesome WOW card, take a leaf out of Cathie’s book.  Make an over-the-top twist and pop Halloween card and you’ll have no shortage of treats this spooky holiday season.

Spookily Easy Watercolour Pencil Backgrounds for Halloween

Let me show how to create spookily easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for Halloween.  They’re so quick you just might want to craft up a bunch of backgrounds to celebrate Halloween and Christmas!

And seeing it’s Keep It Simple Sunday, you know I’ve got the full measurements and instructions for this fun card.  Plus a bunch of TIPS to use when you’re making it.

Once again, we’re diving into our watercolour pencils case for an ultra, ultra – I mean really ULTRA – simple wash of colour.

Here’s what we’re making today.

Scare up some easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for Halloween

OK, I guess it’s not THAT spooky with the cute glimmery stars and moon.  But bats aren’t the most cuddly creatures on my list.  Can’t you just hear the “flap-flap-flap” of their creepy little wings?  Ewwwwwwww.

Soooo, moving on…

Bat’s aren’t ALWAYS creepy.  In fact, they’re sorta cute in this mini takeout box don’tcha think?

Here’s how you can create this card for the Halloween aficionados on your list.

Ingredients

  • Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Basic Grey cardstock – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Watercolour paper – 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper – scraps
  • Black foil sheets – scraps

Recipe for Spookily Easy Watercolour Pencil Backgrounds for Halloween

 

Quick and easy watercolour pencil backgrounds

VERY lightly colour your Basic Grey watercolour pencil onto the middle portion of your watercolour paper.  TIP1: Lay the pencil on its side rather than use its point to colour.  TIP2: Leave space on all four sides of your colouring so you will have a border.  TIP3:  Try not to make an even shape.  For example, don’t try to make a circle, oval or square, just a few squiggles (Yes, I’m SURE that’s a real art term🙃!) of colour.

Use your Aqua Painter to drop in some drips of plain water onto the coloured area.  Use the tip of the Aqua Painter to move around the “paint” that develops.  TIP4: Use more water than you think to get a really translucent feel.

Let your watercolour background dry completely.  Check here for my thoughts on whether to heat set or not.  

Stamp the swirl (probably my go-to stamp for a whimsical background in a FLASH!) in Basic Grey ink onto middle of card.  Stamp greeting on bottom right.

Punch out bats from Black foil sheet.  Punch out moon and stars from Sparkle glimmer paper.

Glue Basic Grey panel to front of folded Basic Black card.  TIP5: Offset your panel for a fun look, still leaving a small black border at the bottom and top edges.  

Centre and glue watercoloured piece into middle of folded card.  TIP6: Use Tear & Tape adhesive or liquid glue for a more permanent adhesion.

Glue moon and stars with liquid adhesive.  Attach bats with mini dimensionals.

Spookily easy watercolour pencil backgrounds

Time to get into your craft room.  Remember to keep it simple today. 

And if you think these two punches would be awesome to add to your crafting supplies, just click on the image to go directly to my online store.  Then the little UPS truck will screech to a stop outside your door in about a week.

 

easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for stampers

Be sure to keep checking back to my blog here for more quick and simple card ideas this fall and holiday season!  

Between the blog and my newsletters, there are TONS of ideas headed your way!  Not on my email list?  Click here to sign up.  It’s fast, free and the BEST way to keep you in the loop!

Thank you so much for joining me today for spookily easy watercolour pencil backgrounds for Halloween project – now get busy crafting 😋!  

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

How about a Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher favor box video to end off this year’s series? 

I was inspired for this project from the Ferraro Rocher popper box from Julie DiMatteo.  I tweaked the design to make a cute “pumpkin-ish” holder great for fall or Halloween.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

How cute is that?  The perfect size for both Ferraro Rocher treats AND another candy I found that is ideal for Halloween. 

I made up a bunch of these in three different seasonal papers for my Holiday Catalogue Open House last week.

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

Everyone who attended thought they were fabulous and thought I used a framelit to make them!  But there isn’t a framelit at all. It’s made using your envelope punch board and Stampin’ trimmer and a 4″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper.

I’ll get right to the video, but first let’s take a peek at the supplies you need to make these sweet treat holders.

Ok, grab your popcorn.  It’s video time!

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween 

 

 

Here are a few TIPS I found for making this Ferraro Rocher favor box for Halloween:

  • a smaller patterned paper is better as you may not be able to see all the larger patterns on this small-ish treat holder
  • use Liquid Glue rather than Tear & Tape as your T&T can be seen through the “divets” on that 1/2″ overlapping piece
  • if your patterned paper is directional at all (like in these witches brooms below), make sure you cut it so the LONG edge (6″) runs the OPPOSITE direction
  • for friends and little ones who may have an allergy to nuts, you can see through the “divets” to the candy inside to tell if it is the nut Ferraro Rocher or another candy
  • several of the Takeout Treats sentiments fit right on the favor box, but the longer one’s banner was the perfect size to frame the front of the treat

 

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

 

So will these be on your treat making project list this year?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

OK now it’s your turn to vote.  Which of my Handmade Candy Corn Countdown creations was YOUR favourite this year? 

Leave me a comment to let me know.

  1. my trick or treat bags?
  2. the mini takeout boxes?
  3. my trick or treat candy packets?
  4. last week’s easy Halloween treat box? or
  5. today’s cute Ferraro Rocher favor box for Halloween?

Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher Favor Box for Halloween

And even if Hallowe’en isn’t a favourite event for you, each of these can be changed up for any occasion for a completely different look.  Birthday, weddings, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter…  You name it, versatility is their middle name!

So that about wraps up Handmade Candy Corn Countdown Ferraro Rocher favor box for Halloween, as well as the 2018 series – but stay tuned, I’ve got lots more ideas for the holidays coming up!

 

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 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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