4 Hour Warning! + 30 Days til Halloween!–No Tricks just Treats!

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My project shares for today are both using some retired stamp sets that I have in my “never get rid of” stash.  😉  I’ve listed both of these babies in my Etsy Store also!

These awesome cupcake toppers are the perfect addition to a great Halloween treat.  What child would not like these on top of their cupcakes at their school parties?!  
PLUS, these cuties have googly eyes!  How fun?!

I also made some sweet tags that can be tied onto some extra special treat bags.  These would also be great for a school party!  Or, how about a little bag of candy for the teacher?  The neighbor kids?  The list goes on and on here!  🙂

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Have a great day everyone!  Keep a look out for your 1st Week of Christmas!

~Angie

Freaky Friends Halloween Idea + 12 Weeks of Christmas

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Ok, now that you have that taken care of…..I have another quick and easy idea for Halloween!
Who would not like a little something cute on top of their cupcakes?  I think that I will make these for the Halloween party that I am planning for my son’s class.  Of course, I will have to buy store made cupcakes (NO fun).  I understand why they do this but, that will not stop me from embellishing them to MY hearts content!  🙂

 

Won’t these look adorable poking into some great cupcakes?  I think so.  🙂

 

Here they are all packaged up!  These cuties are going into MY ETSY STORE too!
If you would like to make your own cupcake toppers and need some supplies I have posted the things that I used (all but the toothpicks).  You will be taken directly to my online Stampin’ Store if you click on the pictures below!
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Halloween Treat Cover–Stampin’ Up!

Hello!  Can you believe it’s Friday already?  Whew, the time flew by this week!  🙂

I told you yesterday that I would post my project that was inspired by a great Halloween swap that I received that week at the Unite & Excite event.  Well, I am here making good on my word!

Here is what I posted yesterday:

I created a quick treat inspired from what Theresa had already done.  I do not own a few of the supplies that she used but I didn’t let that stop me!

Materials used for Theresa’s treat:  Basic Black card stock, Scalloped Tag Topper, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, Fall Fest Stamp Set + Fun Fall Framelits Bundle, Bitty Banners Framelits, Teeny Tiny Wishes

For starters she used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and I do not have that one so I substituted the Decorative Label Punch.  I slid my black card stock (which is 2″ x 8 1/2″) into the punch in order to only punch at the ends.  This just adds some cute detail but you could also just use a corner rounder for interest.

Next I used a piece of 1″ x 6″ piece of designer paper to wrap around the middle of the “pouch” after I set my candy inside (I used Kit-Kat’s for my treats).  I then punched a hole at the top and tied both sides together with a piece of the new 2-tone Tangerine & White thick bakers twine.

Finally, I stamped my images from Freaky Friends onto Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out with the
1 1/4″ circle punch.  I also punched a piece of black with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and a Tangerine Tango piece with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch.

I added those punched pieces to my designer paper strip and I was finished!

Easy peasy.  You can create a lot of these in no time!  I will be giving my treats to special friends of mine and I may even go ahead and make them for my trick-or-treater’s too.

I hope that you find some time this weekend to do something fun and crafty!  Make sure you bookmark my page and come back often!  You don’t want to miss Monday’s around here for a while as I will be posting the next Merry Monday card and video this Monday!

Have a great day!
~Angie

Ps…Don’t forget to reserve your spot in the upcoming classes:  Birthday Card Camp & World Card Making Day/Halloween Camp!  See more details on my CLASSES PAGE!

 

Halloween Swaps–Stampin’ Up! Event; Unite & Excite

Hello Everyone!

I mentioned a few days ago that I attended a Stampin’ Up! event called Unite & Excite over the past weekend.  It was a lot of fun meeting other business-minded (and hobbiest-minded) women who LOVE what they do as much as I do.  I can not tell you where I would be if I didn’t have Stampin’ Up! in my life.  I would be scared to know because I absolutely LOVE my job.  I love sharing what I know about this craft with other wonderful crafty people! 
Do you want to see what I mean?  If you would like to try giving this crafting gig a try please check this out.  You are more than welcome to contact me with any questions!  Email Me, I would love to help you figure out if this is a good fit for you!
Ok, ok, I will get back to the reason I came by today.  🙂  
I received some really great swaps at the event.  For those that do not know what that means… Us crazy stampers create a multitude of one design of card fronts.  This is a great way to show ideas of either layouts, color combinations, unique ways to use stamps/embellishments and so on…  Then we swap them with other stampers!
I actually used one of these swaps for inspiration for my Merry Monday this week.  🙂
Here are a few Halloween “swaps” that I received:

Sometimes you are lucky!  Look what I got!  A sweet Halloween treat.  This inspired me to create something similar with materials that I had on hand!  It was too cute not to re-create.  That is the point of these swaps…get you inspired to CREATE!  Come back tomorrow to see what I did. 🙂

A spooky Halloween card.  This would be a cute invitation for a party.  Look at that yucky eyeball in the martini glass.  Eww!  lol

Check out what Cindy did.  She used the stamp set Work of Art in an entirely different way.  Crazy, that’s all I can say.  She used the different “swooshes” to create the body and hair for a witch.  She then drew in the face.  Well done~Cindy!
Hopefully, the projects that I have shared have inspired you to go create something fun for Halloween!!
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BIG News! + Halloween Treat

Hello!  I just have to say that yesterday’s temps didn’t make it to 77 degrees.  It was such a gorgeous day (even though it rained).  I know that there are many out there that REALLY enjoy the warmer weather but, I am not one of them. 🙂  This coming weekend is looking like MY ideal temperature–HIGH of 70!!  Woo Hoo!!  Are you sad to see Summer end?  Sorry.  This girl is welcoming the cooler weather with open arms.


BIG NEWS Announcement is at the bottom of today’s post!
So in light of the cooler temperatures, I have created yet another Halloween project that is so easy to do. Have you realized that Halloween is NEXT month?  You will only need a few supplies to complete this adorable treat including the Labels Framelits.
Let’s check it out…
Cute! right?!  I love this treat tag!  It’s perfect for adding to a little something for school parties, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even easy enough to add to treats that you hand out on Halloween night.  I do not get many kids at my door so, this treat idea is perfect!!
Like I said, you only need a few supplies and you will be creating in minutes!
Directions:
  1. Run a piece of Motley Monsters designer paper through your Big Shot with the largest Label Framelits.
  2. Score 1″ from the center (on both the left and right side of the center).
  3. Fold on the score lines and place your candy inside.  I used a Reese’s Peanut Butter PUMPKIN.
  4. Wipe a small piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock with your Embossing Buddy then stamp your image from the Merry Everything using Whisper White Craft Ink.  
  5. Now heat emboss with your heat tool.
  6. Punch out your tag with the Note Tag Punch.
  7. Using a small circle punch go ahead and punch a hole at the top of your tag.
  8. Thread a piece of Rich Razzleberry cotton ribbon through the holes of your designer paper. Tie into a bow.  

You now have a super duper cute treat for anyone special! 

Below are the items that I used to complete this project.  Click on an item(s) and you can purchase right from my Stampin’ Store.  Plus, you can purchase the stamps and the punch together at a 15% discount!!  Score!  
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Thank you for making it to the end of today’s post!  Here is my BIG NEWS:
I am so excited to share that I have filmed my FIRST video!  Whew.  I did it!  I finally jumped in with both feet.  I am still v-e-r-y much learning the how to’s of putting together a great video.  But hey, I gotta start some where.  You will want to check back tomorrow for my Very First Merry Monday Video!  Yep, Merry Monday is back and will now have an accompanying video!  I hope that you enjoy this feature.  I hope that you will come back tomorrow!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday…
Angie