Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Good morning! People who know me know that I'm a huge planner and really enjoying being ahead of the game for everything possible. As such I'm always working ahead on holiday projects so I can share ideas and inspiration to help you come up with the perfect gifts for your friends and family. I love to make fun treats for every holiday and love that my son still enjoys giving his friends these gifts (I'm dreading the day he becomes "too big" to do it, boo!) Today I'm really excited to share some great quick and easy Halloween treat ideas that you can whip up quickly and people will be sure to love. All these ideas involve candy because let's be honest what's Halloween without lots of candy treats?

This first treat uses the Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kits (item #132792 and you can make 10 treats for only $4.95). The kit comes with the bag, Crumb Cake die cut tag, Pumpkin Pie patterned sticker strips, and Island Indigo Baker's Twine. All I did was stamp the images from the Halloween Hello stamp set (colored in the candy corns and cut out the bat and greeting). This came together so quickly you could very easily take care of treats for your kids class, your coworkers, etc. in no time.

The second treat I have for use is a treat tube and uses the 1x8 cello bags and I added three Smarties candies (you could easily add M&M's, other small candies, or even pencils). I tied a decorative knot with the Basic Black Chevron Ribbon. For the fun tag I used a strip of Witches Brew designer series paper and the Simply Scored Board to create a lolly. The greeting is from the Halloween Bash stamp set and was colored in with Stampin' Write Markers before being cut out with the Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits. I used my hot glue gun to glue all the layers together so they're nice and secure and I attached the tag to the tube with a piece of Linen Thread.

My third treat is a favorite, this is actually the treat I'm making for Aidan's class gift this year and is a great way to use lots of designer series paper (we know we all have a huge stash of paper that's just waiting to be used). This is a classic sour cream container and you can find lots of videos online on how to make these. I did alter it slightly, I used paper that was 4" x 5 1/4" Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (I changed it so I could get six containers from each piece of DSP. I used Sticky Strip to attach the tube together and added a fun size bag of M&M's inside. A paper crimper was used on both ends for some added detail. The greeting is again from the Halloween Bash stamp set and I used the Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, and Oval Punch to punch out each of the layers. A piece of Basic Black 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon attaches the tag to the candy container.

My last project is a super cute Halloween box that uses the Pop n' Cuts Die and the Big Shot. Tonya Bell came up with this fabulous box using this die and I just had to try it out, check her project out here). Once again I used the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper. The inner box is made with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and will hold lots of yummy goodies. I used the oval punch to cut out the holes at the top and used a piece of Summer Starfruit 3/8" stitched satin ribbon for a fun touch. For the front of the box I used the Halloween Hello stamp set for the greeting as well as the little candy pieces (I cut them out with Paper Snips and attached them with dimensionals so they pop up). A small piece of coordinating DSP and some Witches Brew Washi Tape help finish off the design.

Here's a side view of the treat box.

I hope you enjoyed the treat projects I shared today and that it inspired you to create some fun and yummy treats for Halloween (or any other holiday, these can all be changed with the colors, paper, and stamps for any occasion).
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy,

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  1. GREAT projects Diana!!! These are all so much fun and I can't wait to re-create some of them myself!