Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trick or Treat? by Laura C.

There is no trick to making these adorabletreats! You can use this idea to dress up any type of flat candy bar! 

These instructions are for a Hershey's chocolate bar.  Cut a 5 & 1/2" by 5 & 1/2" piece of paper or thin cardstock.  I used a green stripe and plain black from my stash.  Wrap the paper around the candy bar, secure it with a line of adhesive.  Now for the fun part!!  The "Happy Halloween" was printed off my computer on white cardstock and then trimmed to 2 & 1/2 x 3/4".  I used a foam applicator to apply distress ink (Tim Holtz) with a bit of the color pumice stone on there first, then loaded it with bundled sage and applied it to the cardstock (do this by using  a swirling motion that starts OFF the cardstock and work your way onto the cardstock--this tip is from the man himself at Scrapfest!). Then I mounted this on a 2 & 3/4 x 1" piece of the striped paper.  The piece underneath is cut  out of purple cardstock with the new labels 14 from Spellbinders and I used a thin line of glossy accents around the edge and sprinkled that with the new Suze Weinburg Beadazzles in Salsa.  Once dry, I pop dotted the Happy Halloween to the purple "bedazzed" piece, and finished it off....a strip of ribbon (you could use cardstock!) and glue dots to attach the Happy Halloween piece.

The spider "treat" is made with the same base size, and I used cuttlebug folders for the embossed pieces which were enhanced with Tim Holtz inks in rusty hinge with a little bundled sage added on the web (which was trimmed to 2" x 5"). The spider from the A2 "boo to you" folder, was cut out with a 1 & 1/4" punch and then mounted on a 1 & 1/2" circle of black cardstock. It was outlined with lime green stickles.

Love this idea for a child's classroom, or party favors, or even a special "treat" for a special someone! 

This fall, have fun with something new like these awesome blendable inks, from Tim Holtz or Suze Weinburg Beadazzles!  Kim has so many wonderful fun goodies in her store!!  So go ahead, step out of your crafting comfort zone, grab something new and then go and play!!

Available at Cutter's Creek:

Tim Holtz distress inks (pumice stone, bundled sage, rusty hinge)
Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol ink applicator
Inkssentials blending foam
Inkssentials glossy accents
Spellbinders (Labels 14)
Suze Weinburg Beadazzles (Salsa)
Cuttlebug A2 folder (Boo to You)
Stickles (lime green)
Glue Dots (memory dot n' go)


  1. Those came out great!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are so cute! Loving the Beaddazzles! I might have to go grab me some of those!!

  3. Very nice, if only you can make them for all the little monsters!!! I would love to get one of those.. KathyR.


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