Halloween Pages

Pin It

There is no need to buy a set that you might only use once.  I'm sure you have many stamp sets that are more versitile than you think. Try thinking outside the box.

S&P Recipe:
Papaya Collage stamp set (w...126610, c...126612)
Houndstooth and scaringbone DSP (126906)


Candy Corn treat

Pin It

I'm sure any kid would rather have this corn instead of the real thing. They would make great name plates at a Thanksgiving table setting. You use tamale wrappers. We saw this at Stampin Ups convention in July. Shelly Shultz friend made it!

S&P Recipe:
Perfectly preserved stampset (w...126690, c...126692)
cannery set framelits die (127822)
2-1/2" Circle punch (120906)
Decorative label punch (120907)
1"x8" cellophane bags (124134)

Candle Wraps

Pin It

Dress up your candles for the holidays with interchangeable Candle Wraps. They are Velcroed together for easy removal.  Make your wrap any width you want, but cut it an inch longer than the circumference of the candle for the velcro. Then use your creativity to fit your style.
Hint: when working with glimmer paper, try stapling to adhere, then cover the staple with embelishments


Snowball treats

Pin It
What else can go in these treat boxes except for a snowball, of course! And again, love the use of dies and punches for a speedy treat. Glimmer paper just finishes it up.

S&P Recipe:
Modern Label punch (119849)
Decorative Label punch (120907)
Snow Flurry Bigz die (127813)
variety of circles

Christmas Candy Wrapper XL

Pin It
Brilliant idea! Stick two or maybe three candy wrappers to get one big one.  Large enough to fit a candy bar in.  This one had a 3 musketeer bar in it. We got this one at a 3D swap at Stampin' Up's convention a couple months ago.

S&P Recipe:
Candy Wrapper Bigz L die (120890)
Sensational Season stamp set (w...121026, c...121190)
Holiday Collection framelits (127814)
or bundle them (w...129945, c...129946)

Candle Tubes

Pin It
Same idea as the treat tubes.  Check out that post for more instructions. We just used the flocked window sheet from the Christmas Candlelight DSP. These would brighten any ones day.

S&P Recipe:
Christmas Candlelight DSP (126901)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992)
Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841)

Rolo Rascals

Pin It
Who can have Christmas without chocolate (and a little caramel doesn't hurt either!)  Just pull out your punches and get busy.  For the eyes... we colored Stampin' Up's pearls with a sharpie. The piece to cover the rolo is 3-1/4" x 4-3/4", the fabric is cut 4" x 5"

S&P Recipe:
1-1/4" Scallop (127811)
Small oval (120908)
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Designer Ribbon Slides (127834)
Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric (126905)

Christmas Frame

Pin It

Make one of these to dress up your home this Christmas.  Or how 'bout neighbor or co-worker gifts!  Super simple 'cause there's framelit dies to go with the stamp set!  You can even order them in a bundle to save $$$. (w...129949, c...129950)

S&P Recipe:
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (128048)
Holiday ornaments framelits (127816)
Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896)

Halloween Decor

Pin It
Look what happens when you tie a bunch of halloween tags onto a string! Ta da....a halloween garland! This is definitely getting tagged QC (quick & cute). The little "smooshes" of First edition paper are so easy to make and add tons of personality. See instructions below

S&P Recipe:
Houndstooth DSP (126906)
First Edition DSP (121878)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Tricky Treats stamp set (w...126325, c...126327)

"smooshes" instructions-

  • 2x4" piece of DSP,
  • folded twice (hot dog way, then hamburger way)
  • cut almost to the middle of the folded side
  • opened up and curl with bone folder
  • gather around the middle and tie with ribbon

First Edition DSP is a staple when we are designing. It great with anything halloween.  And just a touch of tulle ribbon adds to the spookiness.  We used Early Espresso on this project.

S&P Recipe:
Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set (w...123944, c...123946)
Houndstooth DSP (126906)
1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (127837)


Halloween treats

Pin It

Halloween is a fun time to make treats for friends, neighbors and grand kids.  Check out these projects using Stampin' Ups dies and punches. I'm sure you can't tell by all our project on the blog, that we LOVE dies and punches.  They make everything so fast! (I noticed a blurry picture, I'll try to get that fixed soon)
S&P Recipe:
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Owl Builder punch (118074)
Scallop Oval punch (119856)
Decorative Label (120907)
Monster Munchies set (w...127904, c...127907)


Halloween cards

Pin It
All of these cards use Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)

The Toxic Treat stamp set was used with this card. Great for an invitation to a Scary halloween party. I bet she was inspired by the card in the Holiday catalog. I love how she made it her own.
Card by Kathy Hilden

S&P Recipe:
Toxic Treat stamp set (w...127898, c...127901)
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)

Love the happy sweetness of Halloween that this card invites. There is nothin' spooky about this card. Shelly Shoultes is the creator of this card!

S&P Recipe:
Monster Munchies Stamp set (w...127904, c...127907)
Spider Web embossing folder (120889)
Such a simple card. The little flower with champagne glimmer paper adds a ton. Card by Janine Allen
S&P Recipe:
Bootiful Occasions stamp set (w...126595, c...126597)
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335)
This die set is fun to layer with.  Who wouldn't want to come to a party with all these googly eyes staring at you. Great technique to roll the edges of the stamp in black!
S&P Recipe:
Monster Munchies stamp set (w...127904, c...127907)
Apothecary Accents Framelets die (127003)



Spooky Garland

Pin It

Another great use for the Tag die!  If you don't have that one...you better get it! The new little sticky googly eyes are perfect for this project.

S&P Recipe:
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
Elegant Bird Bigz die (125593)
Typeset Alphabet Bigz die (115950)
Decorative Label punch (120907)
1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854)
2-1/2" Circle punch (120906)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch (118874)
Googly Ghouls stamp set (w...128060, c...128063)


Tic-Tac Friend-zies!

Pin It
We wanted to use the word frenzy to describe these little guys and they are little friends.....
so the word Friend-zies was born!
Check out the instructions below to see how we use Stampin' Up's tag die and punches (the new style works better) to make them. 

S&P Recipe:
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch (127811)
Blossom Petals Builder (121808)

S&P Recipe:
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
Ghost- Curly Label punch (119851) 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860)
Frank & Bride- Decorative Label punch (120907) Curly Label punch (119851) tree in Merry Minis punch pack (126882) Jack of All Trades stamp set (w...122620, c...122622)
Pumpkin- Extra-Large Oval (119859) Modern Label punch (119849) Bird Builder punch (117191) Jack of All Trades stamp set (w...122620, c...122622)

S&P Recipe:
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
Snowman- 1" Circle punch (119868) 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861) 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860) 1" Square punch (124094) star in Merry Minis punch pack (126882)
Santa & Elf- 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860) 1-1/4 Scallop Circle punch (127811) Small Oval (120908) Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack (118309) Elegant Butterfly (127526)

  1. cut your card stock 3" x 5-3/4 (It's too hard to place it on the die in the correct spot if the cardstock is 6") fold in half
  2. Place just above top of die with folded end on the bottom
  3. while folded, run through Big Shot with embossing folder
  4. fold 1/4" on each side of the bottom fold, fold at slit on both sides, punch, place sticky strip inside fold to hold the tic-tacs
  5. Insert tic-tacs, over lap ends, run ribbon through the slits to tie (don't put the ribbon through the little holes)


Holiday treat tubes

Pin It

Great use for all those empty brad and button containers, and then decked out with a little DSP!
In between the top and bottom of the containers is just a window sheet rolled into a tube with a few glue dots holding it together.  Go a head and say it...those girls are brilliant! These would be a fun treat for friends or cute sitting on a shelf!

S&P Recipe:
empty brad containers
2-1/2" circle punch (120906)
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)
Be of Good Cheer DSP (126899)
Window sheets (114323)
Glue dots (103683)
multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Really the only trick to it, is getting each end fitting snuggly in the containers.  The smaller piece is a little wider inside, so just adjust your tube till it fits good.  Then just snip off the little part that will be sticking up. You may need to trim a little off the end of the tube to help it sit better.
  • the DSP pieces are 3/4" x 8-1/4" and 1/4" x 8-1/4" (you can just go 8" if you want to save paper, but it won't quite meet the other end, I know, bummer)
  • my favorite glue to adhere it to the container is the mulipurpose liquid glue.
  • a 2-1/2" circle punched out of DSP covers the label on the top and bottom.
  • the window sheets are cut 3"x9", 4-1/2"x9" and 6"x9"
  • then just embellish with a tag and tie a ribbon around
  • you can get one of all three sizes out of one 12x12 window sheet.
*The 6" tubes need two of the larger parts of the containers for stability.


Witches in Stitches quilt

Pin It
You won't believe what die they used for the boots on this quilt....the Holiday Stocking Bigz L, and a circle die. Those girls are cle-ver!
S&P Recipe:
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die (124098)
Circle die
Big Shot (113439)

Halloween wreath

Pin It

This fun wreath was designed by Janet Baker last year. The little smooshes of curled First Edition DSP and lollies add so much personality to a boring wreath. The Simply Scored Scoring tool makes lollies a sinch! Sorry, that DSP is no longer available, but our current halloween DSP would look Fabulous!

S&P Recipe:
Simply Scored Scoring tool (122334)
First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
Antique Brads (117273)


You are fabulous

Pin It

We got this card from Jill Olsen, inspired by the card Shelli made at Stampin' Up's convention a couple months ago. This stamp set was given to convention attendees (don't you wish you were there.) Any set could be used in it's place.  We are always looking for a unique layout for cards. September 2012 project

S&P Recipe:
I am... stamp set (or any other)
Window Frames Collection Framelites (129021)
Labels collection Framelites (125598)
Elegant Butterfly punch (127526)
Core'dinations card stock, cherry cobbler (127846) Early Espresso (127848)

Brooms & boots

Pin It


Susan Adams saw this idea to make a witches broom out of a brown bag. So we took the idea and flew with it then added fun tags with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. The bootiful thing about this stamp set is that it can be used for many different occasions. The smaller broom is made with a coffee filter and a tootsie pop. On the tag, make a slit on each side of the boot with an exacto knife to slide the DSP behind the boot. September 2012 project.

S&P Recipe:
Bootiful Occasions stamp set (w...126595, c...126597)
Two Tags Bigz die (115954)
2-3/8" scallop circle punch (118874)
2-1/2" circle punch (120906)
5" x 11-1/2" gusseted cellophane bags (127850)

Witches bag tutorial

Step 1: fold bottom out so it doesn't get cut
Step 2: fold in thirds, up to base of the bag
Step 3: cut slits about an inch or a half inch from the top fold at the base
Step 4: unfold and open bag
Step 5: fold top down where the bag is uncut and insert gusseted cellophane bag
Step 6: add popcorn or other treat and pretzel rod, gather top of bag and tie, then add tag


Preserving Memories Page

Pin It

These are the pages that they will be making at my moms class this month. Perfect theme for September. LOVE all the coordinating products that Stampin' Up! has. You can even buy some of the products in bundles and save $$$! Pages designed by Angi Holt. September 2012 project

S&P Recipe:
Friendship Preserves stamp set (w...127910, c...127913)
Window Frames collection dies (129021)
Paper-piercing pack, Festive (127857)
Orchard Harvest DSP (126895)
Perfectly Preserved stamp set (w...126690, c...126692)
Cannery set framelits dies (127822)


Betty's Blossoms cards

Pin It

These cards are so bright and happy. I love how Susan Adams punched the flower out of the white to let the background show through. They both added texture with the Big Shot.

S&P Recipe:
Betty's Blossoms stamp set (w...126004, c...126006)
Big Shot (113439)
Embossing folders (argyle 127750, stripes 123128)