I am soooooo excited for Halloween this year because, for the first time since I can even remember, we will actually get to pass out candy to trick or treaters! Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve been living in condos and apartment buildings where we never got trick or treaters. But now that the Moose Family has moved into an actual house, I get to spoil some kids with yummy candy treats. And trust me folks, I am SPOILING these kids!
That’s right! All those fun treat boxes you see will be handed out to the kids that come a-knocking on my door this Halloween. Handing out candy plain just isn’t good enough for this crafter. I just had to dress the treats up and make them a little extra special. In total I made 82 treat bags/boxes! But you’ll notice as you look through theses photos that there is another reason for my special packaging.
If you’re like me, you probably have a stash (or hoard) of retired designer series paper lying around. I decided to do a little destash and use up some retired Halloween DSP that I had on hand. I used it here to wrap some mini chocolates and then make fun treat bag toppers.
I used some more of the same retired Halloween DSP, along with the Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die, to create these next sets of Halloween treats. The “Treats for Boo” stamp is from the Mixed Medley Hostess set in the Holiday Catalog.
And for the girls coming to my door, I created these super adorable treat purses using the Petite Purse Bigz L Die.
You’ll notice that the top flaps of the purses have been embossed. After cutting the purses out with my Big Shot, I embossed the flap portions of each die cut before assembling them. It’s an easy way to add some design to the purses without having to cut additional pieces out of DSP. For my purses, I embossed the flaps with the Chevron, Fancy Fan, and Lacy Brocade Embossing Folders. I embellished them with little flowers made using the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and the “treats for boo” sentiment stamp.
I am super excited to hand these treats out to the kids in my neighborhood. And did you notice that I included my contact information on each treat? This isn’t just a fun time to give out candy for me. I also look at this as an opportunity to get my name out locally to the mothers and crafters in my area as well. So I purchased a personalized text stamp so that every parent, guardian, or crafter who sees my candy packaging will know who to contact when they want to learn how I made their kids’ treat wrappers! Yay!
So what do you think of my trick or treats? I’m happy to say that I have completely used up my entire stash of retired Halloween DSP, along with some card stock in last year’s In Colors, creating these fun bags and boxes. You might consider doing the same if you need to do a little de-stashing of your own 🙂
Coming up: A brand new project kit just in time for Christmas!
Until next time…
Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits, Googly Ghouls, Mixed Medley (Hostess), Personalized Conventional Three-Line stamp (contact me for more info on ordering a personalized stamp)
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse, Concord Crush (retired), Peach Parfait (retired)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait (retired), Concord Crush (retired), retired Halloween DSP (but you can use any DSP you’d like!)
Tools: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Petite Purse Bigz L Die, Candy Wrapper Biz L Die, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalog)
Extras: Googlies (Holiday Catalog), 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags
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