Make A Little Basket for a Halloween Gift

Hw-candle-basketOh my goodness....when I saw this adorable candle at Bath & Body Works, I knew just the packaging to make for a cute Halloween gift.  This particular style is called a berry basket.  It has open sides and is connected at each top corner with ribbon or twine.  It's tiny but just the right size for this little candle.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score at 2" along each side.
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall.  You will need 4 pieces.
  • You'll  need enough of Basic Black cardstock to a 2" circle punch and approximately 3" x 11" to cut thin strips for filler.
  • You'll need enough Whisper White cardstock to punch a 1 3/4" circle.

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It's so much fun making gift packaging for little gifts like this one for Halloween and I hope you give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 9- Cute Pillow Box Treat

12wkshw9a-pillow-boxThis week's Halloween project for Week 9 highlights this adorable hound from the Trick or Tweet stamp set from Stampin' Up!  What makes this treat even better?  The base is one of our ready made packaging options from the annual catalog...the pillow box. 

You'll love how simple these boxes are to assemble.  Just take a look at this video and you'll see!

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on You Tube.  While you're there, why not go ahead and subscribe to our channel...be sure to click the little bell?  That way, you will receive notice of all new videos as these are published.

Here are the supplies used for this project.  If you need supplies, just click the links to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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12wkshw9b-pillowboxLisa's Inklings:

  • Stamp and color your image first, then punch.
  • The black sponging is an easy technique to add a pop of color.
  • The neutral color of the pillow box (kraft) is a go with anything color!

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Now that you've read and seen all about making this cute Halloween treat box, comment below and let me know what you'd tuck inside.

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 8- Tootsie Pop Medallion

2018-halloween-treat-8aIt's Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations and we are making this cute and easy Tootsie Pop medallion.  This is a fun way to dress up a sucker type candy or even use a pick for a cupcake decoration.

Minimal supplies are needed here.  Just used my super colorful Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and some adhesive.  Presto change-o...it's done!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below...

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. Be sure to subscribe and click on the little bell to receive notification of all my videos.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in the video today.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you!

 

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A hot glue gun will also come in handy.  Be sure to watch the video to see how!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Best way to score: Use a complete sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. 
  • Score every 1/4" on the whole sheet, then cut 1 1/4" strips.
  • Fussy cut hats or other images from the designer papers.

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2018-stampin-up-halloween-treat-8-bThanks for tuning in for this week's Halloween project with this Tootsie Pop Medallion and I hope you'll give it a try!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 7- Little Ghost Bag

12wks18-ghost-treat-bagWeek 7 of this 12 Weeks of Halloween of 2018 is the cute little ghost gift bag!  I had not used this stamp or framelit and so glad that it's featured on this weeks project.

This is the right size for one or two treat sized bags of Halloween candy. The construction is easy and you can jazz it up as much or as little as you'd like.

Here's the video so you can make these, too!

You can find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Paper to 4" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 1/2", 3", 4 1/4", and 6 3/4". 
  • Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1" from the edge as seen in the video.
  • Cut Highland Heather to 1" x 5".
  • You'll need a piece of approximately 3" x 3" for both Whisper White and Black Foil Paper.

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Here are the supplies used for this project.  Just click on the links to shop...thank you!

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September Specials and Promotions:

Who's going to try to make this little bag? Think beyond Halloween! It would make a sweet little Christmas gift bag.  Try putting your on style and touches on this little ghost bag that's our Week 7 for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween.


Bella's Twilight Hand Sanitizer

Bellas-twilight-hand-sanitizerOk...I have to admit that I've watched the Twilight series (more than once) and this little makeover of the Week 6 Halloween Project reminded me of that!

This little gift box was created with the Spooky Sweets Bundle from p. 51 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The little Pocket Bac Sanitizer is from Bath and Body Works.

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And, if you're not into Halloween, there are fall and pumpkin themed items that are great little gift items as we approach the holiday season.

If you're interested in making a little gift box like this one, you can decorate and embellish for any occasion!  See the video tutorial HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by to see Bella's Twilight Sanitizer made with Stampin' Up! Spooky Sweets!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 6- Pocket Bac Gift Box

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We are halfway through the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Pocket Bac Sanitizer Gift Box for Week 6.  

I thought that an alternative to something sweet might be nice this week and Bath and Body Works has these cute Pocket Bac sanitizers for Halloween and fall.

The Trick or Tweet stamp set has some really cute images.  This little mummy cat had not seen ink so he's the star of the show for this project.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe so you won't miss any of my videos.

Need some supplies to create this project? Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 2" x 11".  Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2". 
  • Do not fold and burnish on the 6 1/2" score line.
  • Die cut the smallest layering oval between the 1/2" score and 1 1/2" score.
  • Stamp splatter from Spooky Sweets over cardstock in Cajun Craze.

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If you're looking for an alternative to candy for a Halloween treat then this project for Week 6 is a great idea...give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 5- Easy Treat Pouch

12wkshw.blog-post-imageThe Week 5 Halloween project is an easy treat pouch that I have made many times for different occasions.  Its simple c0nstruction makes it a favorite for reproducing many treats!

Another recent project uses this same base with a different orientation...check it out!

Here's the Week 5 Halloween project...

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Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial...

 

You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube!  Be sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there!

Want to make this project? Here's what you'll need...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6".
  • Score with 4" side at the top at 1/2".
  • Turn and put the 6" side at top and score at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4".
  • See video for ribbon treatment. 

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September Specials and Promotions:

 

Thank you for joining us for Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and, please share on Facebook with your friends!


Changing the Background of Designer Series Paper

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Here's a tip that will help you easily change the white or light neutral background color of designer paper. 

When creating a Halloween project, I wanted the background color of this paper from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper collection.  The Whisper White background just wasn't the right touch for the idea in my head.  A nifty little tool came "to the rescue".

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

 

 

You can also take a look at today's video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Here's the final project...

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to create this project...

 

September Specials and Promotions:

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on changing the color of backgrounds of designer paper...give it a try!


Last Day for this Spooky Fun Kit!

08.07.18_PP_SHAREABLE_NEW_SPOOKYToday is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get this spooky-cute kit delivered to your door by the end of this month! 

I am so excited about it that ordered an additional kit to be delivered to our cabin in Missouri!  

Interested? Here's how you can get it now:

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription-based, all-inclusive kit delivered to your door each month.  I particularly enjoy the kits for the fall and holiday season.

Subscribe NOW and don't miss out on this upcoming kit! Today (September  1oth!) is the last day!

 

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 4- Candy Box


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It's time for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this cute candy box featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

This one is sized for a specific candy bar but other candies will fit just right, too!

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Let's take a look at the video tutorial for putting this project together...

 

 

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there!

Here are the supplies used for today's project...

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 ***The Black Metallic Thread in the video is no longer available. Substitute a thin strand of Basic Black Twine.

 

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Lisa's Inklings:

 

  • Cut the box base to 3 3/4" x 8 3/4".
  • Score with the 3 3/4" side at the top: 1/2", 3 1/4"
  • Score with the 8 3/4" at the top: 4 1/8", 5 1/8"
  • Cut the cardstock layer at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut the DSP layer to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut ribbon to 12".

 September Specials and Promotions:

Thank you for joining me for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and I hope you'll try this candy box for a Halloween treat!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 3- Mini Bag

12wkshw.blog-post-imageThis week's Halloween project is a mini bag that has a unique shape and is just the right size for candy suckers.

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This style bag is one I've seen several times online and this year, I finally decided to give it a try for this 2018 12 Weeks of Halloween Series.

After you watch the video, read on for details for this project then give it a try for any occasion.  Would make a sweet party or wedding favor package.

You can see this video over on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss any of my videos!

Lisa Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Series Paper to 6" x 6".
  • Turn the paper so that what you'd like to be the bg bottom is on left side. Score at 1 3/8".
  • Turn the paper so that this score is toward the top of your scoring tool.  Score down to the previous score line and stop.
  • Next, score all the way down at the 2 3/4" mark.
  • Move over to 4 1/8" and score down to that intersecting score line.
  • Finally, move over to 5 1/2" an score all the way down.
  • Adhere and form box bottom as shown in the video.
  • Embellish as desired.

These are the products used to create this project that are currently available:

The following products will be available September 5, 2018:

Trick or Tweet Wood Mount Stamp Set- 147725

Trick or Tweet Clear Mount Stamp Set- 147722

Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper -147531

Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon -147897

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, S3U3Y3P6, to receive a FREE gift from me! 
***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Be sure to see Week 1 and Week 2 and thanks so much for joining me for Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween projects...see you soon!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 2- Slender Candy Box

12wkshw.blog-post-imageThis week's Halloween project is a slender box just right for a candy container that is familiar to just about everyone.  I've made similar boxes before and love that it's fun size that can be hung on a doorknob if you cut the twine or ribbon hanger just right.

It's said that the presentation can make a simple gift super special.  That's true for any occasion ... including Halloween!

 

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With a few of our punches, this little Halloween treat comes together in a jiffy.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial.

You can also view this video on my YouTube Channel HERE. Are you subscribed? You don't want to miss any of my videos now, do you? :)

Ink and Inspirations Project Details:

  • The box is cut from Cajun Craze CS at 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • With the 6 1/2" side at the top, score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • With the 8 1/2" side at the top, score at 1 1/2" and 7 1/2".
  • You'll need a piece of Crushed Curry CS about 3" x 4 ".
  • Basic Black...about 3" x3" for punching cat.

Here are the supplies for today's project...

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, S3U3Y3P6, to receive a FREE gift from me! 
***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for joining me for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween projects...see you soon!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 1- Tiny Treat Bag

12wkshw.blog-post-imageWelcome to Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations with a tiny treat bag that is simple to make.

Before we get started, please know that even if you do not create for Halloween, you can use these ideas for other occasions, too!  And,  I hoping that you will find most of these 12 Weeks projects easy enough in case you need to make 30 or more!

Here's the Week 1 project!

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Isn't it cute?  These little bags are easy and so much fun to make.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial.

You can also see this video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" so that you will get notice of all my videos.

Ink and Inspirations Halloween Project Week 1 Details:

  • Cut your designer paper to 4" x 6".
  • Score the 6" side at 2", 2 3/4", 4 3/4", 5 1/2".
  • Turn to the 4" side with your bag bottom on the left side and score at 3/4".
  • Cut your Basic Black to 1" x 6".
  • You'll need about 6" of the Mini Sequin Trim.
  • Use a small piece of Whisper White card stock for stamping and punching.

 Stampin' Up!® Products used for today's Halloween project...

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, S3U3Y3P6, to receive a FREE gift from me! 
***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for joining me for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween projects...see you soon!

 


Last Minute Easy Halloween Candy Wrap!

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Today's project is a makeover of the easiest candy box wrap ever and you definitely have time to make it even though it's the last minute before Halloween.  This one is made with Pumpkin Pie card stock, Bella and Friends, and Foxy Friends stamp sets.

At the time of this writing, it's the day before Halloween and I wanted to share an idea that you could pull off today. ;)

It's easy to customize this wrap to most any size candy box. Let's take a look at the video from the past and read on for some tips!

You can find this easy candy wrap video on You Tube HERE!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Find the length of your treat and cut that measurement x 12".
  • Wrap the designer paper around the treat and cut off excess.  You just need an inch or so to overlap to adhere the wrap together.
  • Embellish the outside of the wrap to fit the occasion.  Love this look for party favors!

Easy-halloween-candy-wrap-2-10-30Now that you've seen how easy it is you can get ready for Halloween with this last minute treat wrap!


Spooky Treat Bag for Halloween

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Here's an easy little treat bag that is just right for this colorful fall candy corn.  Make it a spooky treat with the Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. 
 
With this easy assembly, you can get the little ones involved to help.  Let them fill the sacks with candy, fold the top piece of designer paper after you've scored it at 1 3/4", or let them attach the sentiment to the topper.
 
Let's take a look at the supplies and how-to directions below.
 
Stamps: 
Spooky Cat (144749)
 
Paper:
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (105117)
 
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
 
Accessories:
3" x 6"  Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704)
Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259)
Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)
Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639)
Stamping Sponges(141337)
Classic Label Punch (141491) or 1" Circle Punch (119868)- (depending on sentiment)
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Directions:
1. Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3" x 6". Fill 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bag with candy and lay down over the DSP. Fold over about 1 3/4" and staple shut.

2. Tie Mini Sequin Trim and Vintage Crochet Trim around  and tie in a knot.

3.Stamp sentiment in Memento Black Ink and punch with corresponding punch.  Sponge around this piece with the Memento Black Ink and Stamping Sponges. Adhere to DSP as shown.

4. Add 2 Black Rhinestone Jewels to punched piece.
 
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Spooky-halloween-treat-bags-3This is a fun little bag to assemble and your little ones will love helping, too, so give this Spooky Treat Bag a try for Halloween!