Saturday, October 28, 2017

BOO Day Jewelry. . . .

Must dress up for the Halloween holiday so I made sure the gals at work will have the appropriate jewelry . . .   First I finished packing up all the treat bags I made for the gals at work -- attached to each bag handle is a ghost pin for them to wear on Halloween --

Here is a close up of one of the ghost pins:

Last trip to the dollar store I came across some holiday rings .. .. .. but rings they aren't now:

I snipped off the ring from the jeweled spiders:

Using the Sizzix Crescent Tag die I made holders to hold one Hershey nugget candy:

This photo shows the candy nugget inside:

This jeweled spider is too heavy for a glue dot to hold it on the treat holder front so I used my hot glue gun to attach it to the treat holder while the treat holder was flat before I added the candy nugget. Just a little something sparkly for the holiday.

Now for the merge and purge into the Christmas projects ... from black and orange and witches and spooks off to wreaths and trees and snowmen... and so the holiday season goes.... Happy BOO Day!

Inside the treat bags --

Here is a photo to show the candy holders I have made or put together to go into my dollar store treat bags I stamped for Halloween -- here are a couple of the bags --

Inside these bags are these treat holders:

I made the pumpkin framelit treat holders, the matchbook holder, and the small box in the lower left corner and that holds Ghirardelli candies. The "Happy Halloween" large pillow box with stickers is a kit from Jolee that I bought at the end of the season last year. Also bought the orange spider web box in a set from Mikes last year. Not shown in this photo is the Pumpkin Poop holders I made today to add to the bags.

Inside the stamped treat bags is black paper shred and then all the candy holders with paper shred on top of them with a crumple piece of Halloween tissue paper on top. Will try to take another photo of the bags when I finish assembling them all. TFL

Paper treat bag from the dollar store ---

Just finished putting the Halloween treat bags together I was making -- picked up paper treat bags from the dollar store for this year. I added black paper shred inside with the candies and folded the top of the bag closed. To secure it I used a black clothespin from the craft store and I had die cut a bat from black glittered card stock for the front of the clothespin. Here is this year's paper treat bag:

Here is the paper treat bag I had bought last year with the popular witch hat made using the Stampin Up triangle tree punch:

Cute bags and they hold just enough chocolates for any Boo Day celebrater!!  TFL

Halloween Pumpkin Poop Treat Holders

Had finished my treat bags I was making up for Halloween when I came across the orange Tic Tac candies.... Decided I wanted to use them for Halloween Pumpkin Poop so I brought them home and then made a holder to fit the candy box.

Three tries later I came up with measurements that work so here is a photo of a couple of the Halloween Pumpkin Poop Treat Holders I just made:

For the holder on the left I used Creamy Caramel card stock and ink from Stampin Up. The holder on the right is Lovely Lilac card stock and ink also Stampin Up. There is a poem out on "Internet land" but I did not want to use that for my holder. I do not have a stamp that says "Pumpkin Poop" so I printed that off the computer onto white/GP card stock. Used the Stampin Up Classic Label punch to punch out that greeting.

Here is how I made my holders:

To show this I am using a piece of white/GP 2" wide by 9 3/8" long. With the widest side at the top of the score board I scored this at:  1 1/8",  1 1/2",  and last at 4 3/8". In my photos I ran a pencil over the scored lines so you can see them better:

Once the three scored lines were made I turned the piece around with the other end in the corner of the score board and again I scored it at those marks:

With all scored lines made I used a bone folder and creased the two middle scored lines - this is the bottom of the treat holder. I made sure the two straight ends were even and I put this into the Stampin Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punched that out.  Using a 1 1/8" circle punch I punched out the circle window on the front side only of the treat holder. With that done I used a bone folder for the other scored lines near the scalloped ends of the treat holder.

Before you put your candies inside the holder if you want texture on your holder now is when you need to stamp that. For my Creamy Caramel holder I used the Stampin Up Linen background stamp. I put that on the table flat and inked that using the Creamy Caramel ink. I laid the treat holder onto the background stamp. Covered that with scrap paper and rubbed my fingers over that to transfer the inked design to both the front and back of my holder - here is a photo to show the linen texture on the Creamy Caramel holder:

The purple holder I used the ink to match the card stock but this holder I used the Cheesecloth background stamp from Stampin Up for the design:

With the stamping done open the holder and put your Tic Tac candy box inside - I used a wide piece of red sticky tape on the back of the plastic candy box to hold it inside the holder:

Put a small strip of red sticky tape at the top of the holder to keep the holder closed:

Before I had put my candy inside my holder I had added my Halloween printed washi tapes above the circle window on the front of the holder. Used a Sizzix Ghost die and cut out the white glittered ghosts in the Big Shot. Used a dollar star punch from the craft store and punched out glittered stars for the front of the holder.

I put the washi tape on, then the greeting and ghost. Added the stars last using micro mini glue dots. Used twine from the stash and tied it around the top of the holder. Used a glue dot to keep the bow in place. These holders stand up without falling over since the bottom of the holder is flat. Easy holders to make and hoping to use this pattern again for Christmas time for Snowman Poop. With the measurements all figured out it did not take long to put these together. Into the treat bags these will go....

Monday, October 23, 2017

BOO Day Treats Bags

Making treat holders for the gals at work and needed a paper gift bag to put them in for the upcoming BOO Day holiday. I bought white paper gift bags - sold in sets of 2 - at the dollar store. Decided I would also buy a piece of poster board. Wanted to use watercolour on the front of the gift bag so when I brought them home I trimmed the poster board into pieces that would fit inside the bag with the bag flat behind the front of the bag.

Using Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie ink I used an Aqua painter and just brushed some ink onto the bag front. Set these aside to dry - I recently bought a Stampin Up Cheesecloth background stamp at a used stamp sale and I wanted to use that on the front of the bags. I knew with the bags having folds in them that I would not get a crisp, clear stamped image but for Halloween that is the look I wanted. Here is one of the bags showing the watercolour and then the Cheesecloth stamp stamped over that in black ink:

I used the Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp for the black splatters and then stamped a black spider on the bag front. With the watercolouring done and the stamping done I then removed the pieces of poster board from the inside of the bags. The dollar store also sells glittered felt words with adhesive for Halloween. Each package of these felt words has a variety of words but I only used one phrase or one word for the bag fronts:

As you can see in the photos the background stamp stamped each bag differently --- I inked that stamp and then laid it onto the bag -- did not press it all down to give me a full image. I rummaged through my box of BOO Day extra "parts and pieces" of die cut words and shapes I have cut out for other BOO Day cards and projects. For the Spooky bag I stamped the bat from Stampin Up Cheer All Year stamp set and cut them out with scissors. Put them on the bag front using red sticky tape. The ghost on that bag front is an old Sizzix die. Added coloured crystals I just bought at Mikes using glue dots.

On each bag I also added washi tape -- one longer piece at the top of the bag with a smaller piece near the bottom. For the first bag I used a dollar star punch and punched out black glittered card stock stars and put them on the bag front using glue dots. Tied a bow on each bag and will be adding the BOO Day tags when those are ready. I will share a photo of those and the treat holders later this week when I put these bags together -- thinking the girls will like the bags --- mainly for the candies and treats inside! TFL     *** The gift bag "Spooky" was chosen as a Favorites of the Week on Splitcoast Stampers this week.  Happy me that it was picked!! Thanks to Carlene on Splitcoast that picked my gift bag! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy BOO - tober

Just finishing the BOO Day cards to get those in the mail:

Also here is a photo of one of the treat holders I recently made using the Stampin Up Fry Box die:

Used double sided card stock from the stash for the fry box and put that together using tear and tape. The circle greeting "Happy Halloween" is a stamp from . I used markers and the 'huff' method for that. Used a recycle vegetable bag from the grocery store for the knot on the front of the greeting label:

Also from  is this cute stamp they had used on a treat holder on their web page gallery:

"eat your vegetables" tied onto a bag of Halloween candy corn. I used a candy bag from the candy making aisle at the craft store for the candy corn. Tied orange/black twine that my PIC (stamping partner in crime) recently picked up for me at Target. I used a label punch to punch this out and tied it onto the bag with the twine. Put the bag of candy in the fry box along with black paper shred from the dollar store. Easy treat holder to put together and am sure the "eat your vegetables" will be a favorite of my Halloween treat holders.  Morningstar has a lot of really nice stamps -- for holidays and greetings. TFL