You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon is bringing us something just in time for Halloween! If you saw the video, we think that this project probably makes you as excited for the holiday as it does us. If you’d like to watch on our YouTube channel, you can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed her projects and appreciate her sharing a fun project with all of us.
Isn’t that just the cutest? It’s only one of the adorable treat bags Shannon put together and we love it’s simplicity in addition to how adorable it is. Let’s take a little look at how it came together.
Obviously Shannon filled our Clear Bags with goodies, but then a little flair was needed. Enter our Fall-O-Ween Tag Set which works perfectly with our Bread Tag die – so you can trim so easily. Now, you could just use the tag – they are so cute! But, why not get a wee bit creative?
Our B&W Halloween embellishments are just perfect here. They are perfectly spooky and incredibly easy to dress up any project. One of these on the tag and it’s just extra special. Now, we said there were FIVE treat bags Shannon put together, let’s take a look at another.
Hello, party decor and favors! Don’t you just love this?! We think candy corn or any other treats sit perfectly in these cups and would look great at a place setting or as a party favor. Even better, they are so simple to put together! As cute as these Treat Dies [Boo, Witch and Batty] are with our Treat Cups, they can be used another way, too. We love how versatile they are!
All you have to do with these guys is score the wings [on Batty] and they fold perfectly around the fun sized chocolate treats that are easy to find this time of year. You can use White Liner and Licorice Twist Twine to keep them closed and a couple of Monster Eyes to make them extra creepy.
YUM, right?! Anyone would love to find this in their treat bag or on their place setting at a creepy dinner. However, maybe you’re looking for something you can adhere, decorate and distribute. Shannon covered that, too!
Talk about fantastic! our Treat Twisters come pre-cut and are ready to just stuff and embellish if you wish. Shannon simply added a 1.75 oval punched piece of cardstock, ribbon and more of those adorable B&W Halloween stickers. So simple but it really packs a huge punch! [Not a literal punch, more of a sweet punch of sugar!]
You can use your adhesive to adhere the Treat Twisters. In the demonstration Shannon used White Liner for ease, but the Journey Craft Glue is super for these too, if you have more time to allow the glue to dry.
The 1.75 Oval Punch fits perfectly, is so easy to use and creates a cool base perfect for pulling it all together and adding an accent color.
So incredibly cute and equally as easy – you’ll be so proud of these treats when you distribute them to all the little ones. [Or maybe not so little ones!]
You can choose matching ribbon or a color that coordinates — we love how you can mix and match this part if you feel like it, while closing up those delicious treats!
Another great option is the Mini Pillow Die, of course! This one is so fun because there’s the perfect palette for adding a bit of stamping [or stenciled backgrounds – you name it!] if you feel like it, or maybe you want to add a little tag. Either way, these can be such a great way to hand out a tasty treat.
Feeling inspired for the holiday? Thinking you might dress up the candy you hand out? Why not check out Shannon’s ideas here in the video? If you create something fun for those treats make sure you share with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or use the hashtag #funstampersjourney so we can see all of the FUN you’re up to!
Supplies Used: Boo Treat Die | Witch Treat Die | Batty Treat Die | Black Licorice Cardstock | Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Crease Tool | Monster Eyes | Licorice Twist Twine | Whip Cream Cardstock | Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer | White Liner | Hugs and Kisses Treat Cups | Lavender Fusion Cardstock | Mini Pillow Die | Electric Lime Cardstock | Party Ghost Bundle | Clear Blocks | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Tag Time Punch | Punch Handle | Journey Foam Squares Small | 1/16 Punch | Scalloped Basket | Journey Sparkle Dust | Journey Glaze | Treat Twisters | 1.75 Oval Punch | Spooky Eve Stickers | B&W Halloween | Lavender Fusion Gingham Ribbon | Details Pro Shears | Fall-O-Ween Tags | Bread Tag Die | Clear Bags | Tag Clips | Black Licorice Gingham Ribbon | Pumpkin Patch Ribbon | Widow’s Web Stamp Set | Eye See You Stamp Set | Jack O Lanterns Stamp Set