13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 12

Thanks for stopping by. We’re keeping the kids on their toes and dishing another trick their way today. Jumping spiders! Okay, they won’t really jump out of the boxes but they are toy spiders that leap up when the suction cup gives way. Silly and fun.

The die set I used for these is Stampin’ Up’s Curvy Treat Box. I cut them out of a polka dot embossed cardstock and sponged the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink. Then cut the tags from bright green (My daughter’s request, she really loves those eye-popping colors. I think she was meant to be raised in the 80s.) but I inked the edges of them with mowed lawn distress ink. We assembled the boxes, inserting the spiders and then tied the tags on with green ribbon from my stash.

The sentiment we chose was from Stampin’ Up’s Seasonal Chums stamp set which she thought was hilarious given what’s inside of the boxes.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 11

We’re closing in on the end of our tricking and treating adventures. Just a few days left. I hope you’ll continue to join me for these last few.

I’m absolutely in love with how today’s project turned out. In all actuality, there are about 7 shown here but I’ll be making close to 50 of them to hand out to various people in our lives. They are so fun and were really quick to come together.

Spooky right?!? Ha! Well, here’s how I made them…

Starting with reaching WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY back into my stash. The ghosts are a die from the original Sizzix series that showed up in craft stores almost 20 years ago. Yes, I still have them. No I will probably never let them go because I love them. šŸ™‚ Also used, from pretty deep into my stash, was the scalloped tag topper punch from Stampin’ Up.

The general idea was to stamp the Lawn Fawn gingham backdrop stamp on 2×3 inch tagboard (quite literally the cardboard backing from your notepads; I keep them), punch with the tag topper and corner rounder. Die cut 1″ circles from gold cardstock and glue them down. Then adhere the ghosts and add some fun spiderweb washi tape to the bottom. I threaded some orange grosgrain ribbon from my stash and then tied it with black and white baker’s twine. Last, I added washi tape to one side of a clothespin and used it to clip the tag to a mini bag of candy corn.

Here’s a less cluttered look at just one of these fun treat tags! Isn’t it so fun??? There are always so many ideas that lead to other ideas and these have my mind swirling.

I think it would be great to write a message on the back of the tag, use a simple to and from stamp or just leave it blank. In the past I have glued strong magnets to the back of clothespins like these too. That would make for an extra gift with your gift!

I hope you’re enjoying the fun treat giving ideas and will join me for the last few. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 10

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a trick, of sorts. I’m using the Stampin’ Up Mini Treat Bag die set to create thin pocket-type bags. Over the years I have filled these with everything from gift cards to instant soup packets and hot cocoa. Today these kiddos are getting really corny Halloween jokes taped to apple cider packets for a trick to go with their treat.

The die set gives you everything you need to make super fun, complete bags. I almost always use double-sided cardstock so the inside part that shows up top is just as pretty as the rest. For these I used three pieces of double-sided cardstock in various ways to mix and match the patterns.

The dies I used in the set were the star, star border, bow and washi tape along with the actual treat bag. They are all just layered together with liquid glue and then I placed acrylic blocks on them while I cooked dinner to make sure they dried really well.

I love the added bling of the gold cardstock for the bows. Just a little shine among all of the drab is super fun.

Also, the washi tape pieces were die cut from regular cardstock and ink blended with black soot distress ink because they were just a little too bright for the rest of the design. The “trick or treat” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up Seasonal Chums.

I hope you enjoyed today’s trick. Come back tomorrow for more fun Halloween ideas!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 8

Welcome back! Today we’ve got a super cute mini milk carton treat holder to share. To make these cuties I used an older die from Stampin’ Up but many other companies have milk carton style dies available.

To whip these up I just die cut the carton, stamped the starry night background stamp from Lawn Fawn and then assembled the boxes with scrappy tape. Next I stamped, colored and die cut my Happy Howloween pups and accessories and glued them directly to the milk carton. You can glue the carton tops shut but I found over the years that the mini clothespin is super cute and it allows you to open the whole top to get treats in and out so the boxes don’t get destroyed in the process.

Here’s another look with the cartons open. You can see that the clothespin is offset just a bit so it stays on when you open and close the carton. I put some chocolate balls inside that are wrapped in foil to look like eyeballs. It made me laugh to look inside and have something looking out at me.

I hope you’re enjoying all of these treat ideas and find some inspiration in at least one of them.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. I appreciate it. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 1

Welcome to 13 Days of Tricks and Treats at the Twiddler’s Nook! I’m super excited to be sharing a Halloween themed project each day for the next 13 days. Some will be tricks and some will be treats.

We’re going deep into my stash of old and new dies and stamps to inspire you to dig through the dust and cobwebs and bring back things you’ve forgotten you even had.

I’ve also decided that I didn’t need all of these laying around so each day my daughter will be taking them to school and sharing them with friends and teachers. It’s going to be a fabooooolous time!

On with the show and today’s TREAT holders! These are made with an oldie but goodie die from Stampin’ Up called Two Tags. The die does just what it implies, cuts two different shaped tags at the same time. We’re only using one today though.

Aren’t they just so fun! I kept them simple but you could totally jazz them up depending how many you’re making and who they are for.

I just cut a thin strip of patterned paper, punched a scalloped circle in contrasting colors, stamped and punched my images and glued them all together. I used some fun black, orange and white twine from Doodlebug to the top. The images I chose for these are another oldie from Stampin’ Up called Batty for you.

For these tags I usually put an Andes mint inside because they are slim and it still closes easily but the grocery store had the cutest mini Hershey’s candy bars with Addams Family characters so I decided to give them a try and they fit great too!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what’s brewing next!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a faboolous day!