Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson |12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 – Week 12
Well, we’ve finally made it to the end of this year’s series and as Halloween is just around the corner I have some last-minute treat ideas that will take no time to put together and are simple enough for the kids to help with 🙂
The three ideas I have to share with you today are some dressed up Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, matchbook holders and pencil brooms, not very original ideas I know, but a great way to use up your DSP and give those fun Halloween stamps one last workout.
I C.A.S.E.’d the idea for these sweet boxes from page 48 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are super easy to dress up with some strips of Toil & Trouble DSP and some simple embellishments die cut from the same paper using the Cauldron Framelits.
I stamped a couple of sentiments from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and die cut them out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stitched Labels Framelits. You could simply punch them out which would be quicker, but I already had my Big Shot out so it wasn’t anything extra 🙂
The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes can be found in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue (page 193) along with other bags and boxes. I really like having these sort of things on hand as they’re so easy to customise for any occasion and are perfect for bulk gift giving.
My second project is a Matchbook Holder and I designed this one to hold the small packets of Haribo Halloween lollies (available at Aldi). I used a 7″ x 2-1/2″ piece of cardstock scored at 3/4″, 3-3/4″ & 4-1/4″ and added a 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Toil & Trouble DSP to cover the staple and add some interest to the front panel.
I stamped the hat from Cauldron Bubble tone-on-tone as a background and used the Spooky Sweets Bundle for the sentiment and bats.
You can make four of these holders from one A4 sheet of cardstock and cut four front panels from one 1/2″ x 12″ piece of DSP making these a very thrifty project. They can be easily adapted to fit any small reasonably flat sweetie, just play around with the measurements on some copy paper first before you cut into the good stuff 🙂
My final project in this set are some pencil brooms, these have been around for a long, long time, but are still great as a non-lolly treat or allergy safe option. You could swap out the pencil for a pen, glow stick or lolly treat instead, anything long and skinny would work just as well.
I decided to use the Wood Textures DSP for the base of my brooms as the patterns seemed perfect for this project and I could make two from one 6″ x 6″ piece.
I cut the DSP to 3″ x 6″, scored it at 1/2″ on the 3″ side and then cut up to that score line using some fringing scissors – if you don’t have scissors like these you can use regular ones, it will just take a little longer.
After I’d created my fringing I added four glue dots equally along the top to adhere broom base to the pencil and itself – make sure to roll the paper around the pencil tightly for the best result.
I added a sentiment from Spooky Sweets tied on with some Solid Black Baker’s Twine as a simple embellishment, but you could dress them up a lot more if you like 🙂
Well, that wraps up this year’s 12 Weeks of Halloween series, I hope you enjoyed my projects, I know I had a lot of fun making them 🙂 I don’t know if any of you remember that I bought all three Halloween stamp sets this year (very unusual for me, but I really couldn’t choose just one!) and I set myself the challenge to use every stamp. I didn’t quite get there, but boy I came close, I didn’t use two sentiments and the star from Spooky Sweets, but every other stamp saw ink 🙂
I’m already working on my 12 Days of Christmas series that will start mid-November and hope you’ll join me for that as well, but in the meantime, I think a little cardmaking might be in order.
See you soon,
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