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Every Tuesday I send out an email.  The first Tuesday of the month is my longer email newsletter with several stamping and papercrafting ideas and complete directions, plus the latest Stampin’ Up! news. This gets you started for the new month!

The other three weeks I send out a shorter email with any updates or recent news or specials, but always another project or two! I even include my favorite or most popular projects on my blog in one of the emails called “The Best of the Blog”. They’re all there in one place for you!

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Frame a Wedding Invitation For a Gift!

Framed Wedding Invitation

When you are invited to a wedding, you might be able to frame the wedding invitation for a gift to the bride and groom to make a beautiful keepsake! My daughter’s childhood friend got married in November, and the bride’s mother had asked if I could do something “artistic” with her wedding invitation since she likes my cards.

The invitation was three pages with a rivet in the top corner holding all of them together.  At first I was a little stumped with how to decoratively fit these three pages into a frame. Finally I started placing them “catty-wampus” on a 12″ x 12″ page. I started off thinking of a silver background, but once I tried the Night of Navy paper, I really liked that. It was just by accident that I used the Silver Glimmer Paper as kind of a placeholder for my Silver Foil Paper on order!  Once I saw that glimmer paper with the invitation, I loved it and had to use it.

Next I started pulling out any embellishments, ribbons, whatever that I thought I might use on the framed invitation.  You just have to play around with these things and see what you think looks best. It isn’t always in your mind to begin with, at least it’s not in mine! For example, I thought the Sequin Trim would look good somewhere, somehow but I wasn’t getting it quite right until my daughter got home and suggested the layout of the trim that you see. I used some retired silver ribbon to cover up the hole from the rivet and also some retired embellishments to cover the holes on the other pages.  At the very end, some die cut hearts in Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver Foil seemed to fill up that corner just perfectly.

The last step, perhaps it should have been the first, was to find a frame!  Since the embellishments were actually pretty flat, I didn’t need a real shadowbox. The man in the store found this frame for me,  12″ x 12″ and it turned out to be perfect!

I got lovely notes from the bride’s mother and the bride, saying she had opened my present last and that she loved it and said it was the best present to open last! So I think it as a success!

Sometimes your ideas don’t come right away. I began by looking for framed wedding invitation ideas, but I did better when I looked for wedding scrapbook pages! Then you have to play and play with the elements – sometimes it all comes together right away and sometimes you have to give it time to develop! Especially using someone’s wedding invitation, I wanted it to be extra perfect and something she would like really like. This framed wedding invitation really was fun to make and I was pleased with how it turned out! But I could have easily given up and said I had no ideas on something that would look good. Just keep playing, maybe walk away for awhile and come back to it. Give yourself time to come up with what works. Then finally you will see that you have a design you are satisfied with!

You can use your stamping and papercrafting skills in so many different ways, like this framed wedding invitation. And a handmade gift is often one of the best kinds!

Quick and Easy Reindeer Small Treat Bag

Reindeer Small Treat Bag

If you need a quick and easy little treat, this Reindeer Small Treat Bag is easy to make!    Honestly, it only took me a few minutes before I went out the door!  Nothing like planning ahead!  I got the basic idea from another demonstrator, Angie Juda.

The paper I used for the bag is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper package. Of course you can use any pattern, any paper, and make one for any occasion.  Keep in mind if there is a pattern going in one direction, think about which way you are cutting the paper!  I had to use the reverse side of the designer paper on another treat bag I was making because I didn’t pay attention to the pattern on the side I intended to use!

Start with a 6″ x 12″ piece of paper.  Score the length of the paper at 2″.  This will become the bottom flaps of the bag. Now turn the paper so you have the 12″ width going horizontal. Score at:  1″,  3 3/4″, 6 1/2″ and 9 1/4″. Crease the score lines. Cut off that tiniest portion under the 1″ section (it’s 2″ x 1″). On all those score lines you just made, cut up from the bottom to the 2″ score line to make the bottom flaps. Apply a strong adhesive to that 1″ flap and adhere the other side of the bag.  If you just fold the paper over in half you will see that it matches up with that 1″ section with the adhesive. Fold in the bottom flaps and use adhesive.  Reach inside the bag with a bone folder or something to press down to make the adhesive stick.

Now you have the basic bag made.  You could leave it open at the top, punch holes and run ribbon through to tie it, fold it over, staple it shut, or use a small clothespin (retired) like I did. Actually I cut a strip of paper to fold over the top and made the flag ends. I did put a little bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the back of the front banner and let it dry, just a small circle of glue, in hopes it would be “reuseable”.

To decorate the bag, I stamped the reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, gave him a Red Glimmer Paper nose, and punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Just turn it upside down for the reindeer!  Then I die cut a circle and a larger scallop circle to mount the reindeer on. Very cute and easy! Quick and easy, I should say, because I was really doing it before leaving the house for an appointment!

Check my blog for other past treat or gift bag ideas if you need some last minute ones! Here’s one with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  Just click on the category you want or write something in the Search box!

I need more time to stamp more holiday projects I wanted to make! But if you want something simple to make, try this Reindeer Small Treat Bag for some candy treats, small gift, or maybe a gift card!

Make a Quick and Easy Rudolph the Reindeer Gift Bag

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gift Bag

If you are one of the lucky people who have finished your Christmas shopping, you are probably ready to wrap the gifts, so here is a way to make a quick and easy Rudolph the Reindeer gift bag.  You probably picked up one of these kraft (or other color) shopping bags when you were shopping, and they are great for decorating and personalizing for gift-giving.  Even if the store name is printed on the side, just cover it up with cardstock and decorate!  I do it all the time!

If you don’t have a kraft shopping bag in your bag stash, you can purchase them at the craft store. To make the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gift Bag, I used the Tree Builder Punch for his antlers. If you don’t own this punch, just cut some antlers free-hand.  It wouldn’t be that hard! On this bag, I actually used two “trees” on each side (trimming them to fit together) to make the antlers longer and larger.  You could add even more if you have a larger bag. I adhered the “trees” entirely on the bag because they would be too fragile to be sticking out over the top.  The eyes are punched with the  3/4″ Circle Punch and the 1″ Circle Punch.  Of course you can use sizes that complement the size of your bag or project.   The great big red nose for Rudolph is made with the Red Glimmer Paper, punched with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  Then just tie a ribbon around the bag handles if you like with whatever ribbon you have.

It is really quick and easy to make a gift bag like this and the recipient will love it! There are an infinite number of ways to decorate these shopping bags that you probably already have in your “bag of bags”!

Here’s an example of a bag that had the company name printed on it.  I just covered it with a piece of cardstock and added the decorations and embellishments.

Try making a few gift bags for your holiday gifts!  You will enjoy doing it and your recipients will love it! Just think of making a Quick and Easy Rudolph the Reindeer Gift Bag for a child!

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Quick and Easy Decorated Christmas Lunch Bag

Quick and Easy Decorated Christmas Lunch Bag

Time is getting short and it’s time to wrap packages (if you shopped already!) so try this Quick and Easy Decorated Christmas Lunch Bag.  You don’t always have to have a fancy shopping bag, a lunch sack or small brown bag from a store will do!

Cut off the top that usually is a little raggedy and has that rough edge. Then start decorating.  Measure the width of the bag and cut your paper accordingly.  Or cut it larger and then trim off the sides if that is easier for you.

For this bag, I just chose a piece of designer paper.  This paper is in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper package. I just added a strip of Real Red Cardstock at the top and bottom of the designer paper (rather than use a whole piece of Real Red!).

The greeting is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White Cardstock from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.    You could use any holiday greeting.  I cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelit DiesThat greeting is layered on a die cut piece of Gold Foil from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

For the top of the bag, I folded over the top and punched two holes for ribbon.  I chose a piece of the Real Red Tinsel from the Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack.

You could dress up this bag even more if you wanted to with more embellishments, but most of us don’t have too much free time for creating at this stage!  I hope you will think of things you already have at home that you can decorate or stamp and use for your holiday wrappings instead of rushing out to the store.  If it only takes a few minutes to make this Quick and Easy Decorated Christmas Lunch Bag, isn’t it faster than a trip to the store?!

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Make Your Own Be Merry Christmas Gift Bag

Be Merry Christmas Gift Bag

I was reminded recently that we used to make our own gift bags, like this one that anyone can make with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  What a great way to use current designer paper or use up some of that paper you know you are hoarding! This gift bag just takes a few minutes to make, faster than making a trip to the store for a gift bag! And you can personalize it for whatever occasion or whoever you are giving it to!

You will need two full sheets of 12″ x 12″ designer paper…..or cardstock, if you prefer. Score each at 3″ on each of three sides and at 2″ on one side. Now, if your paper has a pattern, pay attention to which way everything is going. For example, since the one side of this paper has the trees all going in one direction, I had to think about the 2″ scored portion folding over at the top of the tree page, not at the bottom. The side that is scored at 2″ is the portion that will get folded over to show the pattern on the other side of the paper.  I wouldn’t want my trees to be upside down.

With both papers scored the same way, on one sheet, cut out the outside bottom squares. On the other paper, cut horizontally on the bottom score line just up to the vertical score line.

Scoring for Gift Bag

To make the bottom of the bag sturdier, cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of cardstock or light cardboard. This will go at the bottom of the bag in between the two bottom layers. Fold the bag on the score lines and see how it will fit together. Adhere the piece of cardstock actually to the front side of the bag at the bottom which will be folded underneath and will be sandwiched in between the two bottom pieces.  You will see when you assemble!

Use a strong glue to hold the bag together.  Fast Fuse is great or Tear & Tape, or at least Multipurpose Liquid Glue. If you use SNAIL Adhesive, put the adhesive on both pieces you are gluing together so that the strips of adhesive will intersect.  This will make it stronger.

Assemble the bag, paying attention to which side will be the front, so the folds are facing the front and not the raw edges. Punch four holes in the top for a ribbon handle if you like. Make a tag to tie on!

Once you make one of these Christmas gift bags, you almost won’t be able to stop making more! Pretty quick and easy to make your own Be Merry Christmas gift bag or use any paper you have!

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Quick and Easy Christmas Candy Gift Treat Box

Quick and Easy Christmas Candy Gift Treat Box

If you need some extra little gift for someone or a stocking stuffer, how about this Quick and Easy Christmas Candy Gift Treat Box! This has been one of my favorite things to make ever since I saw the idea! What could be easier or more fun than wrapping chocolate candies in a 1″ x 3″ strip of designer series paper?!  Then put them in some kind of bag or container that you have decorated as cute as can be!  Remember, presentation is everything!

To showcase my covered chocolates, I put them in a Clear Tiny Treat Box.  I tried to fit them in there “decoratively” and finally decided on a bit of shredded paper at the bottom and 7 candies. To take up some space, I cut up scrap computer paper and wadded it up, pulled it apart, wadded it up, pulled it apart, until I finally felt like it was crushed up well enough.  I usually use the Crimper tool from long ago to crimp the strands of paper.  This way you don’t have to rush to the store to get some of this stuff!  Just make your own!

Since the candies were decoration in themselves, I just tied some Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around and added a bit of Silver Tinsel.  Then I stamped the “Merry Christmas” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (one of my favorites!!) in Cherry Cobbler ink. I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I had actually tried the Everyday Label Punch first, but decided just a very small greeting was fine. I snipped off the pointed ends of the punched greeting and just adhered it to the top of the Tiny Treat Box. Done!

Obviously, you could use this idea for any occasion or no occasion, just a gift! Use birthday paper, Valentine, Halloween, patriotic, whatever. Love these Tiny Treat Boxes!  They are great for quick and easy treats!

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Get out your designer series paper scraps or cardstock, buy some chocolates at the store (uh, craft supplies, of course!), and wrap to decorate! Time will be getting short and you know you will want some little gifts handy, so try this Quick and Easy Christmas Candy Gift Treat Box and make some extras!

Quick & Easy Christmas Tags to Make and Christmas Mini Pizza Box

Christmas Pizza Box for Christmas Tags

Did you notice the cute little Mini Pizza Boxes in the Holiday Catalog?  Make an assortment of Christmas tags and decorate a mini pizza box to hold them and give to a friend! This is what I did the other day when we were going to be seeing some friends who were in town. I could have planned ahead since I had advance notice, but better to just wait until the afternoon before dinner and fly by the seat of my pants! Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I was rushing so much it was hard to concentrate on my own ideas and pretty much copied ideas I was seeing online without giving it too much thought.

The Mini Pizza Boxes come flat so they store easily.  You assemble by folding on the scored lines when you are ready to use them.  Very easy. There are MANY ways to decorate these cute little boxes.  I chose something simple and that went along with one of the tags I put inside.  Since the boxes are only about 3 1/2″ in length and width on the inside, I had to make the tags pretty short.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and put the scalloped top edge at the 3 1/4″ mark on my Paper Trimmer and then trimmed the length and they came out the perfect size to fit inside the box.  These boxes are also perfect for little 3″ x 3″ note cards!

To decorate, I just used a square of a striped pattern in the Be Merry Designer Series Paper package.  I stamped and punched the reindeer from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Of course he had to have a Red Glimmer nose punched with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.  The greeting is stamped with the Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set and punched with the Everyday Label Punch. I added a bow with the fun Red Mini Tinsel Trim.

Christmas Tags to Make

I made this assortment of Christmas tags with various papers, punches, die cuts, and stamps!  One is even made with retired products because I looked in my little box of scraps and found that tag partially made!  Just look through your currents products and papers and see what you can come up with. You might even have retired things you want to use.  Now is the time to make things like these tags to be ready to go when you wrap packages. If you wait until you are wrapping, you will not stop and make tags!  And you probably only want to make these for special gifts, if you give a large quantity of gifts like I do!  Once you come up with an idea, I recommend making maybe 5 of the same tags at once, as long as you have the supplies out and idea!  I recommend this with cardmaking too!  Might as well make more than one of the same card because we know we will eventually use it and good to have a stash on hand!

Year-End Sale Begins Tomorrow!

Just a heads up!  Watch for more details tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! is wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! Tomorrow, Friday, December 1st,  you’ll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and extra items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from December 1, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and supplies are limited. Be sure to jump on any products you see that you want so you can snag your favorite items before they’re gone!

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Easy Christmas Gift Bag With Paper Scraps

Easy Christmas Gift Bag With Paper Scraps

Now that you’ve done your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it will be time to wrap all the Christmas gifts, so maybe this Easy Christmas Gift Bag With Paper Scraps will give you an idea of how to decorate your own gift bags!

You can either save the cute little shopping bags you might get at certain stores and shops, or you can purchase plain kraft or colored shopping bags at the craft store. This one I did is a little smaller than usual because it is from a makeup purchase.  It is a beautiful white bag with nice handles, but of course it has the makeup brand emblazened on the front and back. All I had to do was cover what was imprinted on the bag, front and back, with cardstock and decorate the bag!

I saw an idea like this one on Pinterest using washi tape, but I chose to use strips of paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  This is a one of those great ideas for using up scraps of paper!  I measured mine carefully, cut 1/2″ wide strips of the Cherry Cobbler patterns of the Be Merry paper, and then cut them down lengthwise to make the tree shape.  Honestly, you could be less careful in measuring and have a much more unstructured paper tree.  The tree trunk is a strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock.

The star on top of the tree is die cut with the Stars Framelits Dies (retired, unfortunately!).  You can use any star punch or die you have or cut one by hand.  I used the Red Glimmer Paper for the star to top the tree.

The greeting on the tag is stamped from the Labels to Love Stamp Set.  It is die cut with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  Then it is layered on a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut with the oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I punched a hole in the top of the tag and tied it on to the bag with the Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, then tied a bow on the bag with the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon.

You could easily make a Christmas card the same way!  Click here to see one I made last year in the same manner but with washi tape!

This is the best way to recycle bags of almost any kind, actually!  Just decorate with paper scraps or stamping to personalize the bag for the occasion or the person!  So many possibilities! Make it simple or embellish it a lot. Dig around in your supplies, old and new, and see what you come up with!

Since the back of this bag also had the company name on it, I covered the name with a piece of the Be Merry Designer Paper layered on a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock just cut in a rectangle, no decorating.  Super easy and makes it all look nice.

Look through your bag of bags like I have and see what you can make with this Easy Christmas Gift Bag With Paper Scraps as inspiration!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper

If you need a last minute idea for a Thanksgiving card or treat, try these from past years on my blog! All you need is the idea and you can use whatever paper, supplies, creativity you have!

Wondrous Wreath Wine Bottle Tag for Thanksgiving

Quick and easy wine bottle topper to take to your host or decorate your own bottle or beverage.

Flourish Thinlits Dies Thanksgiving Card

A lovely Thanksgiving card with the Flourish Thinlits Die!

Embellished Pumpkin Box

A Thanksgiving Pumpkin Box, easy to make with oval punches or dies!

Thankful Friends Thanksgiving Gift Bag

Make a quick and easy gift bag to take your gift or treat to your hostess at Thanksgiving!

Punch Art Turkey Thanksgiving Card

What could be more fun than this Thanksgiving punch art turkey?! Use whatever paper you have!

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Remember, all these ideas are  interchangeable and you probably have enough materials at home to make any of them! Who wouldn’t love that turkey candy bar at the top?!

Try these last minute ideas for whatever Thanksgiving cards, treats or bags you need.

 

Make a Thanksgiving Wine Topper

Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Topper

If you are going as a guest somewhere to a Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps you will be taking along a bottle of wine or some beverage as a hostess gift, so why not make a special Thanksgiving Wine Topper to personalize the gift?!

This is really simple.  Basically, just cut a piece of cardstock that will be the correct width and length for the wine bottle.  Add the extra section that will go over the neck of the bottle.  Punch a hole in the top.  For mine I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch.  Then just decorate the front for whatever occasion!

For mine, I used a scrap piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for the background.  Since I had a stamped and cut out sunflower stamped with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set I used that and just punched some leaves out of Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Cardstock with the Leaf Punch.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.  For just  a little bling, I added some Metallic Enamel Shapes.  Very simple and easy to do!

Here is a wine bottle tag I made last year in this post.

When you are invited out and want to take a hostess gift, think about making an easy wine topper like this one for Thanksgiving.

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Join Paper Pumpkin Today!

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Don’t miss out on the November Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Today is the last day to sign up to have it arrive in your mailbox mid-month! It promises to be some kind of gifting item, I believe, and if it is from Stampin’ Up! you know it will be cute!

Stampin’ Up! says “When they open the box they’ll find ten little somethings that they might want to hang by the chimney with care—or on a wrapped gift or a neighbor’s door.”

And considering the October Season of Style kit came in the green and black plaid box, you won’t want to miss the black and white plaid box that it surely is coming in! Total cuteness!

Watch the Paper Pumpkin video for the October Kit to get an idea of what a Paper Pumpkin kit is like!

Paper Pumpkin Kits are fun for everyone!  Crafter or not, adult or child, old or young, friend or loved one. All you do is open the box for crafting fun!  All the supplies are there, an exclusive stamp set, and an ink spot (a tiny ink pad) to make the project! All you have to do is sit down and enjoy!

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Make an Easy Triangle Box For a Treat With Year of Cheer Paper

Year of Cheer Triangle Box Side

If you need a cute little gift box for a treat or small gift, try making this easy triangle box with the Year of Cheer Designer Paper. I learned to make this triangle box a long time ago and it is SO easy!  You can vary the size, decorate it for any kind of occasion, make it as plain or simple as you want….it’s up to you! And did I say it was quick and easy?!

My sample starts with a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series PaperThis is beautiful paper with foil designs, one-sided, and perfect for special cards and projects. I used a  piece of paper cut 5″ x 10″.  All you have to do is score the paper at 5″, then mark on the short ends the center spot which would be 2 1/2″. Score from the 5″ score line to the center mark on the short ends on each side on each end.

This is what the scored paper will look like:

Triangle Box Scored

Fold all the score lines and practice folding into the triangle box shape. Then on each end you will need to punch holes so that you can tie all the ends together once you put the contents inside.

Here is one of my older posts with a diagram of how to score the box. You do the same thing even if the size is a little different.

Year of Cheer Triangle Box Front

To decorate this triangle box, I embossed a snowflake image from the Cheers to the Year Stamp Set with the Heat Tool and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I punched out the snowflake with a Circle die that fit around it with a Silver Foil scalloped circle die. After adhering these two pieces together, I layered that piece on a piece of Silver Foil punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  I embellished this snowflake piece with a piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim and Rhinestone Jewels.  The triangle box is tied with a piece of Mini Tinsel Trim.

Make an Easy Triangle Box For a Treat With Year of Cheer Paper for a small gift or a candy treat inside! It’s easy to make and the Year of Cheer Paper is elegant for any occasion!

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Don’t Miss Out on Paper Pumpkin This Month!

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We’re getting close to November 10th and that’s the last day to sign up for November’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Why should you sign up for Paper Pumpkin?

  • It’s fun to get the Paper Pumpkin box in the mail just for you!
  • Even those people who aren’t big crafters often like to make holiday projects. Paper Pumpkin makes that easy with all supplies included right in the cute box!
  • It’s a treat for experienced crafters to just open the box and GO! No designing a project or pulling out supplies. It’s all in the box!
  • Each kit is easy enough for anyone, crafter or non-, old or young, male or female! Get an extra kit and make yours together or send one to a loved one far away.

What’s special about the November Paper Pumpkin Kit?

  • When you open the box you will find ten little somethings that you might want to hang by the chimney with care—or on a wrapped gift or a neighbor’s door!
  • You won’t have to figure out something to make, just open the box!
  • You must subscribe by November 10 at 11:50 PM (MT) to get this Santa-approved kit!  Do it today so you won’t forget!

(Last month there was an opportunity for Paper Pumpkin subscribers or those who subscribed after the 10th of the month to purchase the “past” October kit in the Stampin’ Up! online store, but they sold out in 30 minutes! No guarantee there will be extra kits this month! Don’t depend on this opportunity. Go ahead and subscribe now! If it turns out you are really unhappy with your kit, contact Stampin’ Up! and let them help you.)

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Here are some of my favorite Halloween posts from last year all in one place, if you need some last minute Halloween ideas!  If you don’t have this year’s Halloween stamps and paper, perhaps you have ones from last year or you can just use something else. Substitution is easy! It doesn’t always have to be “Halloween” paper or stamps.  Just use the ideas!

Halloween Witch's Boot Candy Treat Holder

Halloween Witch’s Boot

Easy to make with a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll! Very cute and fun to make!

Halloween Night Washi Tape Halloween Card

Halloween Night Washi Tape Halloween Card

Use some washi tape, whatever you have, criss-crossing at the bottom of the card and do a little stamping at the top!

Halloween Chocolate Candy Treat Bag

Halloween Chocolate Candy Treat Bag

Even if you don’t have the narrow cello bag, use the idea of wrapping chocolate nugget candies with designer series paper for a Halloween treat!

Halloween Small Hexagon Box

How to Make a Halloween Small Hexagon Box

This cute little hexagon box isn’t as hard as it looks!  Give it a try for any occasion!

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

Use the Swirly Scribbles dies to make pumpkins for Halloween!

Halloween Night Candy Bars

Halloween Night Candy Bars

Decorate candy bars of any size with designer paper and Halloween images.

I hope you can use these ideas to inspire your own ideas with the materials you have! Actually most of these could be used as Christmas ideas or for a birthday party.  Just change the colors, the paper, the images.

Have fun making some last minute Halloween treats for family, friends, or your trick-or-treaters!