Halloween Treat Holder (and other holidays)

While I was visiting Stephanie (my sister-in-law) last week in Virginia we did a lot of stamping.  This idea came from one of the blogs we were looking at while I was up there – now that I am home I can’t find it and I don’t remember whose blog it was.  I have searched google for all the key words in the project and found many other ideas but not the original that we saw.  So time to move on and just share it with you.  This is a little treat holder for Halloween – it hold a mini hershey bar on the inside.

pumpkin-tag-treat The original idea we saw used the Pumpkin Patch stamp set from the new mini catalog.  I didn’t have that one so instead I used Autumn Harvest for the pumpkin on the front.  The tag is made using the Stampin’ Up! Two Tags die for the Big Shot.  When you use the die to cut the tag it scores it for you and adds the notch to tuck in the bottom of the tag.  In order to hold the candy I added a second score 1/2″ away from the first.  pumpkin-tag-treat2That gives you room for the candy but now the tag won’t shut – so you need the decoration on the front to be large enough to make up the gap.

Since the pumpkin I used was short and wide a circle punch didn’t work so well but the Wide Oval punch did so that was what I used – the pumpkin is stamped in Black StazOn ink and watercolored with Classic Inks.  I’m pretty sure I used Whisper White card stock but it looks like Very Vanilla in this picture – I did sponge the edges so that tones down the white.

I also punch two Large Ovals in Chocolate Chip that I layered behind the top and bottom of the wide oval.  Then I punched two Round Tabs out of Pumpkin Pie – if you layer then together they form a perfect 2″ circle.  Which I used here as a layer behind the wide oval.  This tucks into the slot.

The white gel pen stitching is on the inside and outside of the tag.  I added ribbon through the top.

After making the pumpkin one I decided I wanted to make more – knowing I didn’t have another class for Halloween projects I thought I would try snowmen – and ended up with this one.

snowman-tag-treatThis one uses the In-Colors – Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo and all the markers to color the snowmen from the Holiday Lineup stamp set.  They were punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch and then the two Round Tabs layered behind them.  Now I have to find candy to match.

So then I started thinking about Thanksgiving and we like to have a little treat on the table for everyone – so I tried a Thanksgiving one.turkey-tag-treat

I used More Mustard for the tag and the Gobble, Gobble turkey from the Mini Catalog – didn’t he turn out cute!  To color the turkey I used Stampin’ Write Markers – from lightest to darkest it is More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip.  He is punched with the Scallop Circle and another Scallop Circle is layered behind and off set between the petals.  Again the two Round Tab Punches are behind.  If you didn’t want to use those you could cut 2″ (or larger) circles using the Circle Scissor Plus and the Glass Mat.

We counted up how many of us we expected to gather for Thanksgiving and decided that might be too much chocolate.  And maybe we needed a smaller place card for everyone.

I came up with the idea to use the other tag on the Two Tags die and the turkey that  I just made and this is what I ended up with.turkey-placecard This one we decided would fit a small mint like an andes mint on the inside.  I scored the tag at 2″ and 1-1/2″ to create the base.  I cut 30 tags before I left, scored them all and began working on the Turkey’s.  Stephanie will finish them all before Thanksgiving when all the family will gather at her house this year.

Someone emailed me about Thanksgiving ideas – here are a couple and I’m pretty sure I posted the Big Shot Turkey box last month.  I’ll see what else I have.  And share more of our girl’s week creations later.

And one more thought – I think I want to reorganize the categories on my blog – I thought I wanted to list them by stamp set but I think the list is so long now it is hard to go through and that more general categories might be better.  Like have the holidays individually, birthday ideas, treat holders, etc.  I’ll keep the technique section but get rid of the individual stamp sets that I have listed. What do you think?

Have a wonderful day – thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I am loving what you did with the Turkey, and isn’t he a steal at under $10.00! I just ordered him, because I have seen so many different things that can be done with him. I just love the Thanksgiving colors. So warm and inviting. You have done a wonderful job her, Monika. About the listing of the Stamp Sets, I am on the fence about that one. I like to look up a particular set, but then I also like to look up categories too. So go figure, can’t please ‘em both ways. You do what you feel most comfortable with. Have a happy stamping day!

    Trish in Wisconsin

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