We made cracker treat box Halloween gifts in our Koffee & a Kard class last week!
These are super easy to put together and a welcome little treat at this time of year.
So I thought you might like to see them and get some tips for making some yourself!
They’re a fun little gift you can fill with some little foil wrapped balls of chocolate. We found two sizes of yummies fit perfectly (below)!
Cracker & Treat Box Dies
You might have thought this die was only good for Christmas treats.
Or maybe you didn’t even notice them before?
I would call them stand-alone. Meaning, you won’t find a stamp set to coordinate.
Which I personally think is wonderful. It gives us the freedom to use other stamps we have in our stash (and waaaaay more options)!
Look at all the little labels, the adorable tags and decorative elements!
We cut out the stars in gold foil and glued them onto our Hallowe’en treats. But if you’d rather, you can cut them directly out of the cracker so you have some see-through bits!
The gals used pieces of the Them Bones DSP to make their treats. It’s got so many possibilities to add a touch of Hallowe’en spookiness to your crafting.
My favourite has to be the tombstones scene. You can see on this dead easy Hallowe’en card.
And then after that, the little skeleton cracker is just so darn cute! And we can’t forget about the grey and black pattern. When you look closely at it, you can see they’re actually bats!
I’ve got some tips to help you put these together quickly and easily – so yu don’t waste paper!
Cracker Treat Box Halloween Gifts
Don’t Waste Paper with the Cracker & Treat Box Dies!
- Use the die first with a piece of DSP rather than cardstock. This is because the patterned paper weight is much for friendly for getting the score lines firmed up fast
- Decide on the pattern you want to face OUT and first fold with your fingers so the other side is facing out. Then once you’ve folded all the lines, fold and burnish them going the other way. I’ve found it tops the paper from cracking this way.
- Add Tear and Tape on the inside straight edge of the WRONG side of the patterned paper (I do it on the right edge). Once you’ve done that, add a small piece of Tear & Tape glue on the slanted top-most and bottom-most edge only
- Adhere together by taking the right edge with the adhesive and folding it “softly” over the top of the left most edge and LINE UP the DIAMONDS
- You don’t need to glue where the ribbon goes if your ribbon is a bit narrower like the gingham ribbon here. It’s small enough to snug up the closing and tie into a nice bow
Let’s see a close up of one way to decorate the crackers. The Pick of the Patch stamps and the Alphabest stamps make a happy greeting for your big – or little – trick or treater.
Since this die is a stand-alone die, it doesn’t have a stamp set it matches with.
Instead of that being a sad thing, it means you have hundreds of options!
Use anything you have! My words come from the Friendly Gnomes set, which you can also see in this cute spring seed packet gift idea.
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Here are the ones the class made. Get the measurements and supplies below!
Time to Create!
Don’t limit yourself to only thinking about these dies as a Christmas thing. They’ll be lovely for any occasion whether it’s a holiday or not!
How sweet would it be to leave one of these for the babysitter. Or your UPS driver?
But if you don’t already own them, now’s the time to grab the dies! With Christmas just around the corner, these dies might sell out! Yes! Even thought they’ve been the catalogue for a year already!
Simply click here to pin, print or order it as well as the other items I used and have them shipped directly to you in time to craft for your Christmas table. Thanks so much for choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demo.
Cuttin’ It Up!
Hallowe’en Cracker Treat Box
- Them Bones DSP – 5″ x 6″
- Basic White and Pumpkin Pie – scraps
- gold foil – amall scrap
- black and white gingham ribbon – about 18-20″
Before we finish up, here’s another idea for Hallowe’en peek through treat boxes. (Pssst. Be sure to scroll down on that page for a second version of the box!)
Now that you’ve seen the class’s cracker treat box Halloween gifts, which one would you like to make?