Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY Halloween Treat Bags - Treats For Boo!

These Halloween treat bag toppers are so adorable!  They measure 3" x 2" folded and are the perfect size to top the 3" x 5" resealable cello bags that I purchased.

Making the toppers is super easy!  Just fold a piece of 3" x 4" cardstock in half so the folded dimensions are 3" x 2" and embellish.  Seriously, it's that easy!


  • Fill your treat bags, insert them into the topper and staple before embellishing.  This way the scrapbook paper and embellishment will cover the staples.
  • Using dimensional adhesives a.k.a. "Pop Dots" on your embellishments gives them a lot more impact.


  • Cardstock:  12x12 Black (Recollections), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper:  The Halloween & Fall Stack (DCWV)
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Mixed Medley (Stampin' Up! - retired hostess set)
  • Paper Punches:  7/8" Scallop Circle (Stampin' Up!), 3/4" Circle (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories:  Dimensional Adhesive, 3" x 5" Food Safe Resealable Cello Bags (
Filled 3"x 5" Cello Bags & Toppers

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all

Happy Fall Y'all!  These Fall tags are the perfect addition to your fall entertaining.  Add them to party favor bags, gift bags or use them as cool napkin rings.  The "Happy Fall Y'all" saying is perfect for Autumn Harvest parties or it could easily be changed to "Happy Thanksgiving" and used at your Thanksgiving celebrations.

I used my computer to print the greeting onto orange cardstock and punched it out with the Word Window punch by Stampin' Up!.

TIP:   I found if I set the view zoom on my word processing program to to 105% it matches up perfectly to real life.  (your program my vary...just hold a piece of paper up to your computer screen and zoom in or out until the image on the screen matches up with your piece of paper.)

TIP:   I Punched out a piece of scrap cardstock with the word window punch and held it up to the computer screen. This way I could easily see when I had the font size just right to be punched out.

TIP:  To string my tags, I like to use Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread (Size 3). It is the perfect weight and very cost effective.


  • Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper Punches:  Word Window (Stampin' Up!), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Sizzix), Fall Leaf Die (Cuttlebug), Crop-O-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Accessories:  Brown Crochet Thread (Aunt Lydia's #3)

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Pencil Favors

Halloween is such a fun holiday to prepare for! I love decorating and creating great treats for Halloween parties and all of the little trick or treaters in our neighborhood. 

These pencils are a really cute and inexpensive sugar free treat.  The Halloween pencils fit perfectly into the 1"x 8" cello bags and the handmade toppers really dress them up!

To make the toppers:
  1. Cut pieces of black cardstock:  1 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  2. Score at 1 3/4" so the folded dimensions are 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  3. Fold over the top of the pencil filled cello bags and staple
  4. Decorate topper to cover the staple

  • Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!)
  • Rubber Stamps:  Grateful Greetings (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Paper Punches:  Scallop Square, Postage Stamp (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Pencils - 12 Pack Halloween Pencils (Dollar Tree)
  • Cello Bags:  1" x 8" cello bags (Stampin' Up!)

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Monday, September 2, 2013

I'm Ready for Fall!

It's that time of year when I yearn for cooler weather!  I grew up in Upstate NY and come September there was a crispness in the air.  I miss the crisp air, changing leaves, apple cider and everything else that comes with fall in the north.

Since I am living in Florida where there aren't any changing leaves or apple orchards and there won't be any cool weather for a while...I guess I will have to crank up the air conditioning, buy some pumpkin pie scented candles and get out my fall paper crafting supplies.

Today I created this Fall themed card and gift card holder.  For instructions on making the gift card holders you can refer to this post:  Gift Card Holder Tutorial

  • Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!), 
  • Paper:  Halloween & Fall Stack (DCWV)
  • Rubber Stamps:  Grateful Greetings (Stampin' Up! - retired)
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper Punches:  Scallop Oval, Medium Oval, Corner Rounder
  • Tools:  Big Shot (Sizzix), Maple Leaf Die (Provo Craft Cuttlebug), Scoring Board
  • Accessories:  Buttons, Linen Thread, Velcro