Last Minute Halloween Treat

The countdown is on to Halloween! Do you need a quick and easy treat idea?  I’ve got it for you! It’s been a busy week with events so I decided to make a last minute Halloween treat for friends.   A favorite treat in our household is Harvest Mix which is a combination of Chex, bugles, pretzels enrobed in a sauce with candies added.  Click here for the Harvest Snack Mix Recipe.

Of course, the snack mix needs packaging.  The Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags are the perfect for holding one heaping cup of the mix.  After adding the mix, fold over approximately one inch of the top edge. Use a hole punch to punch two holes and run ribbon through to tie the bags closed.   For an added touch, tags are created using the Banner Year Stamp Set and the Little Treats Bundle.  Super simple!

Halloween Treats

You still have a couple of days until Halloween so there’s time to prepare the Harvest Snack Mix.  It makes lots so you’ll have plenty for gifting and for enjoying yourself!  Drop me a comment and let me know if you try the recipe.

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Halloween Treat Gifts

Since we no longer have trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, I am making Halloween treat gifts for family and friends.  Stampin’ Up! has a variety of packaging options making treat giving simple.  I am using the 6″ x 8″ cellophane bags for the majority of the Halloween treat gifts and making bag toppers with the Celebration Labels Dies.  There is one Halloween treat that uses a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (for a special recipient!) 

Halloween Treat Bags

Tips for bag toppers:

To create the bag toppers, use the largest die from the Celebration Labels Dies to cut desired pattern from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (on Sale until through October 31!) After cutting, score the center of the label. Attach to the bag using Stampin’ Seal+ and fold over the  6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag (don’t forget to fill the bag with your treats first!).  Embellish the bag topper using the Banner Year Stamp Set and the Little Treats Bundle products. This is a project to use cardstock from your scrap bin!  Use Layering Circles dies to cut tags to add to the bag topper. Additional embellishments are: bats cut from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Halloween Magic Dies, Wink of Stella (on spiders), Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, Metallic Mesh Ribbon and Glittered Organdy Ribbon. 

Halloween Treat Bos

Tip for coloring the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box: 

Use the Mango Melody, Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads to swipe ink across the box exterior.  I found it best to swipe in one direction with a color and then swipe in opposite direction for coverage.  After adding the final color layer, spritz water to create the spotted appearance.  Decorate as desired!  

Halloween Treats

As you see in the photo above, I have made a number of Halloween treat gifts.  Using different Halloween greetings and embellishments, each is slightly different.   The Banner Year and Little Treats Stamp Sets have perfect sentiments to make small tags for different occasions.  I still have a few treats remaining so will be finishing more bag toppers this weekend so they’ll be ready for gifting next week!  

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

September 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the September 3D Tutorial Bundle!  We have the talented Patti Dolan joining us as a guest designer for this month’s tutorial bundle. In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  We’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  You’ll find the blog hop links at the bottom of this post. This month, the team is highlighting projects for Halloween.   

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, we’re including both Imperial and Metric measurements for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the September 3D projects…

Sneak Peek

Here’s my bonus project to coordinate with my September 3D tutorial project.  It’s a “spidery” Halloween card featuring the Magic in this Night Suite. 

Halloween Card

Card Details:
  • Create a card base using Blackberry Bliss cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″).
  • Next, cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Texture emboss using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  After embossing, use a light touch to apply Clear Wink of Stella across the web.
  • Cut two pieces of the 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon approximately 6-1/2″.  Pull and stretch the ribbon to slightly widen.  Then, wrap one of the pieces across the center of the Basic Black layer and adhere.  With the other piece of ribbon, tie around the ribbon attached and wrap to the back of the card.  Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere.  See photo below –
  • Add the “web” layer to the card base using Stampin’ Seal adhesive. 
  • Using the labels dies in the Halloween Magic Dies, cut a piece of the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (4-1/2″ x 3″).  NOTE: Place the smaller die inside of the larger die to cut a frame to use on the card interior. 
  • Stamp Happy Halloween from the Hallows Magic Night Stamp Set onto a 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add to the center of the small label using Stampin’ Seal and attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp one large spider and two small spiders from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut the large spider with the coordinating die from the Halloween Magic Dies and fussy cut the two small spiders.  Add Iridescent Pearls to each of the spider bodies.  
  • To complete the card, add the spiders to the card front.  Note: use Glue Dots for the 2 small spiders and a Stampin’ Dimensional for the large spider.
  • Card Interior:

The Magic In This Night Suite offers lots of creative options for Halloween projects.  If you’re a fan of Halloween, you’ll want to add the suite to your craft supplies.  

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project.  You can order the entire product suite or  individual components from the suite. To order the supplies, you can download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here.  Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Now it’s time to hop along and visit the projects from the other designers. 



Happy Crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for September is :2EAKUGQC.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

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September Paper Pumpkin

The days are starting to shorten and though temperatures are still hot, autumn will soon be here!  As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit!  My favorite season is the fall.  With cooler temperatures, clear skies and changing colors, there’s much beauty in the season. Of course, there’s Halloween and Thanksgiving in the fall. So times to have fun, give thanks and celebrate. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! 

September Paper Pumpkin

September’s Hello, Pumpkin kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts! 

Kit Details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Customize each cracker box treat package to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White

And best of all, the supplies can easily be used to create cards and alternate projects for any autumn occasion.  

You’ll not want to miss this fun project kit!  Subscribe to the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from now until September 10.  Note: supplies may be limited near the end of the subscription period – so order soon!

You may place your order here: September Paper Pumpkin

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com so I can send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting…

Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes

Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve been having a good week.  Fall temperatures finally arrived in Georgia so it sets the mood for Fall festivities.  Today’s project, Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes, is perfect for Fall craft fairs or for giving treats to friendly Gremlins.  The food safe Coffin Boxes in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog are easy to assemble.  A variety of products in the Monster Bash Suite decorate the Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes shown below.  

Coffin Treat Holders

Details for the Coffin Halloween Treat Holder on the Left:

First, texture emboss the lid using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder before assembling.  Next, assemble the coffin top and bottom using a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Mulitpurpose Liquid Adhesive.  To add definition to the top, swipe the lid across the raised embossed areas using the Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad.  Stamp the mummy and the sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, use the dies to cut a scroll frame from Crushed Curry cardstock.  To color the mummy, use either the Crumb Cake Stampin Write Marker or Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  For the border, use the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  Adhere the mummy piece to the Crushed Curry frame using Snail Adhesive.  With stampin’ dimensionals, add the piece to the top of the coffin.  Attach sentiment and bow.  Almost forgot… for a fun touch, add Assorted Googly Eyes!

Details for the Coffin Halloween Treat Holder on the Right:

Start by assembling the coffin.  Turn the coffin lid upside down and place onto the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Then, trace around the lid.  Use paper snips to cut the lid around the traced area.  After cutting, sponge the edges of the designer series paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Add to the coffin lid using multipurpose liquid adhesive.  TIP:  the multipurpose liquid adhesive allows time to make placement adjustments.  With the Ornate Frames Dies, cut a large scroll from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a smaller scroll using Basic Black cardstock.  Layer the scrolls.  Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the layered scrolls.  Embellish with Basic Rhinestone Jewels and a Black Glitter Organdy ribbon bow.  Add to the coffin lid.

Isn’t that easy?   And yes, you still have time to order the Coffin Treat Holders and elements for embellishing before Halloween.  For a list of the materials from today’s post, check out the Project Materials list below. 

When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials (the discount will appear on your order). During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.  Note: If you place your order as a guest and indicate “no contact”, I am unable to send your gift as I will not receive your name and address information.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for October is 2RS937Q3:.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

It’s a Monster Bash!

Since Labor Day has come and gone, it signals the transition from summer into fall celebrations.  So despite having temperatures near 100 this week, the monthly card class theme was projects focusing on Fall and Halloween.  One such project is a Halloween card.  It features products from the Monster Bash product bundle.  The Monster Bash Suite is full of coordinating products that will help you prepare for fun Halloween festivities.  Today’s card features the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies, the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can purchase the entire Monster Bash Suite (Item #153485).   It includes all the materials on the featured card plus the Coffin Treat Boxes, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  Or if you prefer, the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornate Frames can be purchased in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle

Monster Bash Card Card Details:
  • To form card base, cut Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  • The next layer is Crushed Curry cardstock (5-1/4″x 4″).  To texture emboss the panel, use the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment and the vampire using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  TIP: Use the Stamparatus when stamping (especially for the vampire) so you can double stamp to get a complete stamped image.  After stamping, cut the shapes using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, cut a scroll frame from Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Attach the vampire to the scroll using Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 2-7/8″x 2-7/8″ square of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Attach it to a 3″ x 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Wrap black ribbon around the square and tie into a knotted bow.  Adhere to the card front using adhesive.  
  • Finish card front by adding the vampire scroll and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the look, stamp the envelope and the card interior with some of the fun stamps from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set! 

You’ll have lots of fun creating Halloween projects with the Monster Bash Suite of products!  

Reminder: You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!