3D Thursday Design Team Halloween Blog Hop

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you all have a great day today! It’s supposed to rain like crazy tonight here in CT, so not sure what’s happening with trick or treating yet. (I also work in a school, so please pray for me and ALL school personnel, as the kids have already been crazy this week, and it’s only going to get worse! LOL!)

The 3D Thursday Design Team has some fun Halloween treats for you today! Please feel free to hop through all of our blogs to see what we have created. I hope you will also visit and “like” our team Facebook page too. I will provide the link at the end of today’s post!

My project today is a cute little witch hat that holds some sweet treats! I made the hat from Basic Black cardstock, filled the inside with Hershey Kisses, closed up the bottom with a piece of clear Window Sheet, then decorated it as shown. I even found Halloween themed Hershey Kisses, which were perfect to fill this with. This was such a fun project to create!

Here are the step by step instructions I followed to create this project:

  1. To start, I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut two black circles from Basic Black cardstock. I used the largest circle in the set, which has a diameter of approximately 2-7/8 inches. I punched a hole in the center of one using the 1-1/2 inch Circle Punch, and a hole in the other with the 1-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch. I also cut a 3 x 4 inch rectangular piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2 inch circle Window Sheet piece.

2. I used a Bone Folder to loosen up the fibers of the rectangular piece of black cardstock, and rolled it into a cone shape. I used Glue Dots to secure the ends of the cones so that it kept its shape.

3. I then fed the cone through the hole of the round piece with the 1-1/2 inch opening until it snugly fit the hole. I used Paper Snips to trim the bottom of the cone to about 1/2 inch in length, then cut slits all around the bottom of the cone.

4. I flattened the flaps against the underside of the hat’s brim, and adhered with Glue Dots. Next, I filled the inside of the hat with Hershey Kisses.

5. Once the hat was filled, I applied Glue Dots around the outside edge of the Window Sheet circle and adhered it over the opening to hold the Hershey Kisses inside. Then, I layered and adhered the second black circle over the window sheet to create a clean, finished bottom.

Once the hat was complete, I decorated it as shown above. I applied some spider web images with VersaMark ink, and lightly heat embossed the hat to give it some added detail and shimmer. I also wrapped black shimmer ribbon around the bottom of the hat, added some green vellum leaves, and a little purple spider with one googly eye. The sentiment is from the Boo to You stamp set, and is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink, while the whole sentiment piece is sponged lightly with Sahara Sand ink. I also crimped the top of the hat and folded it over a bit to give it an old and worn look (or at least that’s the look I was going for!)

You can find a complete list of all the supplies I used to create this project at the very end of this post. Please continue through the rest of our projects to see what other fun treat holders we have come up with for you today! The next stop on our hop is Debbie Henderson’s page. You can get there by clicking the image below:

You can also visit our team Facebook page HERE.

Our full hop line up today is as follows:

Sarah Wills

Twila Davis

Nicolle Belesimo —> YOU ARE HERE

Debbie Henderson

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Halloween!

Nicolle

A “Wicked” Cute Halloween Treat Box for 3D Thursday!

It’s Sarah Wills’ turn to create for 3D Thursday, and she has created this adorable treat box for Halloween! This sweet little box holds Halloween Peeps (which I have NEVER seen before, but I now NEED to find!), but can also be filled with any sweet treat you choose!

Seriously, how cute and perfect is this box? You can find the complete, FREE instruction sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. This project could be easily changed for ANY holiday just by switching up colors and paper! It’s so creative AND versatile!

Thanks for checking in today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

A Spooky Treat for Luca’s Bus Driver

At the end of the last school year, I made these cute treats for the bus drivers at my son’s school.  Each one has five Hershey Nuggets, each wrapped in a cute school bus wrapper that I purchased and downloaded on Etsy.  He now goes to a different school, and I wanted to make a little something for his bus driver.  So I whipped up another one of these just for her, (and since he goes to a different school this year, it’s not something she already got in June!)  🙂

For this version, I used items from the holiday catalog, including the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, the Spooky Sweets stamp set, and the Spooky Bats Punch!  Colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape, Real Red, and Whisper White.

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Basic Black topper base:  2-1/4 x 5 inches (scored at 2-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Toil & Trouble DSP layer:  2 x 2 inches

Whisper White sentiment piece:  1-3/8 inches

Whisper White piece for moon and bats (cut from same piece):  4 x 4 inches

Real Red tray for nuggets:  2 x 5 inches (scored lengthwise at 1/4 inch and 1-3/4 inches)

 

I hope Miss Lisa likes it!  This is a great little gift that can be made for anyone, for pretty much any occasion, just by switching up the sentiment and DSP!  It would also make a great favor for parties, showers, and more!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Nicolle

 

A Spooky Treat Made with the Toil and Trouble Suite

My project today uses multiple products from the Toil & Trouble Suite!  This Halloween themed suite contains lots of great products, including stamps, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, and more!  I also used a couple of other Halloween products that are not technically part of the suite, but still work great with it!

Last year, I found that TEN Hershey’s Miniature chocolate bars fit perfectly in our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes!  I had found some specially wrapped Halloween ones last year that were super cute, and although I looked at a number of stores this year, I haven’t been able to find them!  So my options were: either cover each piece with DSP, or wrap the box somehow to make it look nice!  I opted for choice 2.  So I took a piece of the Cauldron Bubble DSP and cut a 1-7/8 inch x 8 inch piece, then scored it every 1-15/16 of an inch.  I then folded it and made a square, added some adhesive to the remaining 1/4 inch or so, adhered it together so it would stay put, and slipped it into the inside of the box before filling it with the candy.  The assembled box measures 2 x 2 x 2 inches, so you definitely want to make your cuts and score lines just slightly smaller so that the paper fits in without being too snug!

Once the candy was in, I closed the box, wrapped it with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, added the tag and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then tied the ribbon in a bow.  My tag was made using the Labels to Love stamp set, Spooky Sweets Bundle, the Twinkle Builder Punch, and Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins.  Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Gorgeous Grape!

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Toil & Trouble DSP strip:  1-7/8 x 8 inches (scored every 1-15/16 inch)

Whisper White piece: 4-1/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches  (From this one piece, I was able to stamp everything I used on my tag.  That includes the tag itself, the bat, and the moon!)

Glittered Organdy Ribbon: about 24 inches (approximately)

Here’s a peek at how the candy is arranged inside the box (looking through the bottom of the box!)  I stood them on their ends to make sure they’re in there nice and neat!

I am really happy with how this little treat box came out!  The Tiny Treat Boxes are so versatile, and are the perfect size for many small gifts, including favors for showers, weddings, and other parties!  Just switch up the DSP and what you fill it with, and you’re good to go for almost any occasion!  🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Nicolle

 

A Trio of Tasty Halloween Treats

If you were to turn to page 51 in the Holiday Catalog, you would see the picture above on the right side of the page.  It’s an arrangement of three adorable treats made with the new Spooky Sweets Bundle.  All three of these are perfect for Halloween treat giving!  Fill with your choice of treat, tie with a bow, and give to someone special!  For today’s post, I will show a close up of each, and list the main supplies needed to make it:

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, Watercolor
Paper
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, White Frost Shimmer Paint,
Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pad, Versamark
ink
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Whisper
White Baker’s Twine, Black 1/8” Cording, 3 x 6 gusseted cellophane bags
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Foliage Frame thinlits, 1/8” handheld
punch, Stampin’ Spritzer, Heat Tool, Twinkle Builder punch, Bat
Trio punch
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Stampin’ Write markers, Basic Gray Classic ink, Whisper White
Craft ink
Accessories: Granny Apple ½” texture weave ribbon
Tools: Bat Trio punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, Farmhouse Christmas
Thinlits (fence), Stampin’ Spritzer
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals;
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Versamark ink, Mango Melody Classic ink, Gorgeous Grape
reinker
Accessories: Black Shimmer ribbon, Silver mini sequin trim,
Black Baker’s Twine, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling
Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Twinkle Punch, 1/8” handheld circle punch, 1 ¼” circle
punch, Heat Tool, Cauldron Framelits, Stampin’ Spritzer, Aqua
Painter
Adhesives: Fine Tip Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Any of these treats would be perfect for coworkers, teachers, or family and friends….basically anyone who loves Halloween!

Be sure to check out the new catalog for even more great ideas for Halloween!  All of the Halloween items can be found on pages 48-51.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Super Cute Trick or Tweet Treat Holders for Halloween

Check out these adorable treat holders!  They can be found on page 50 of the Holiday Catalog, and were created by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  Both of them feature the new Trick or Tweet stamp set!  These are both labeled “Quick & Easy” projects, which are prefect for all levels of crafters, even beginners!

The Trick or Tweet stamp set is available in either clear-mount or wood-mount, and contains 10 red rubber stamps.  There is a great mix of images and sentiments!  Check out the complete set below:

The clean, clear lines of this set make it perfect for coloring!  Use markers, aqua painters, and more to add color to the fun images in this set!

To find this adorable set in the online store, please click HERE.  Or, if you have a hard copy of the Holiday Catalog, you can check it out on page 50!

For a complete list of all supplies used to make these projects, see below.

Thanks so much for checking in!

Nicolle

 

Have a Happy Halloween with the Toil & Trouble Suite

This weekend, I made my first Halloween project of this year!  I used items from the NEW Toil & Trouble Suite, available in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I really love this new suite, especially the colors!  While I love traditional black and orange for Halloween, I REALLY love when green and purple are thrown in too.  And that is EXACTLY what you get in this suite!  Check out the main colors in the suite below:

 

Pretty much everything I used on this card is from the new suite.  The main image is fussy cut from the NEW Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.  The polka dot background and striped strip is also from the same paper!  I also used the new Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon, and a sentiment from the new Spooky Sweets stamp set!

 

 

Other products used on this card include the Layering Oval Framelits and Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black card stock card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Gorgeous Grape card stock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
DSP polka dot background layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches
DSP striped strip:  7/8 x 4 inches
Whisper White Oval:  2-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches

 

 

The entire Toil & Trouble Suite will be available beginning September 5th!  Be sure to visit the online store to see the entire suite!  If you love Halloween, you will love the products this suite has to offer!

 

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

Mini Pizza Box Halloween Treat

The design for this adorable box is based on a sample from page 52 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog!  The end result is very, very similar to the sample in the catalog, so I can’t take full credit for the design, although I did make a few slight changes!  Here is the original:

As you can see, I used a different design from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper for my band.  I also used a scalloped edge on the square layer on top, as well as a different sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  I also kept the pointed ends from the Classic Label Punch on the sentiment piece. I LOVED the little owl the way it was, so I kept that completely the same!  I filled these boxes with an assortment of Halloween candy that included 5-6 pieces of Twizzlers, Kit Kats, some minis, and more! This would definitely make a cute Halloween gift for a teacher, coworker, or friend or family member.  Here’s a close up of the owl:

I hope you like my project today!  Check back tomorrow for another fun Halloween project!  Only TWO days left til Halloween!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Halloween Treat Tubes

Looking for a quick, fun way to package up small treats?  Then Stampin’ Up’s treat tubes are the way to go!  I think I have a special love of these, as I used to be a middle school science teacher.  These would have been PERFECT for little treats for my students!  These little tubes measure about four inches long, are plastic, and come with cork stoppers. Each set includes 12 tubes and 12 stoppers.  Simply slip in your treat and tie on a cute tag with ribbon, twine, or metallic thread and they’re ready to be handed out!

For these, I cut a tag from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper using the Everyday Label Punch.  The Jack O Lantern was cut from the DSP with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  The Happy Halloween greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and was stamped in Basic Black and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.  I adhered the greeting to the tag and trimmed the edges with Paper Snips, then adhered the Jack O Lantern.  I punched a small hole, threaded Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine through, and tied the tag to the tube.  Super easy and fun to make and give!

Hope you like them! I have just a few more Halloween projects to share with you!  I hope you’ll check back for tomorrow’s project!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Jack O Lantern Crew Halloween Card

This card was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest, so I can’t take full credit for it!  Unfortunately, there was no identifying information as to who made the original, so I cannot give proper credit for the design.  I wish I could, as I love this card and would love to know who came up with the design!  I absolutely LOVE this little group of Jack O Lanterns!  Once again, the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper is the star of the show on this project.  The only stamping on this card is the face on the 4th Jack O Lantern.  Otherwise, everything else is pre-printed right onto the paper!  All of these little guys were cut using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies, which perfectly cut the Jack O Lanterns on the Spooky Night Paper, as well as the pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  (The cutting dies are available as a bundle with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set for a savings of 10%, or can be purchased separately as well!)  The witch hats were cut from a different design of the Spooky Night Paper, but were cut by hand with paper snips.  Finally, the card was embellished with some Black Rhinestone Jewels for a little added bling!

Thank you for visiting today!  Please check back tomorrow for a quick and easy Halloween treat holder!

Nicolle

All of the following products were used in the creation of this card: