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Halloween Treat Bags

Decorate your Halloween Treat Bags in a few easy steps to make them seasonal and perfect for halloween!

Supplies Used:

I started by die cutting a bunch of halloween dies from black, orange, green and kraft cardstocks. I cut way more than I needed and I often do that so that I can have an extra few on hand for crafts later.

Simply layer and adhere the die cuts onto the treat bags. This itself makes the bags looks so cute!!

To further decorate the bags, I adhered and stapled these beautiful tiny banners and pennants across the top of the bags.

Fill the bags up with candy and they are ready for your Halloween party!

In a similar fashion you can make easy halloween party decorations too!

Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Crafting!

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Thank You Teacher Treat Box-Karen Hasheck

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Before we know it, the kids will be going back to school! How about sending them on the first day with a treat for the teacher to say “thank you” for all their hard work and dedication? Tonic Studio’s Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set makes creating a treat box easy and fun! Here are the supplies I used to make several of these treat boxes:

Other: ribbon, strong 1/8” two sided tape, Glad Press & Seal, cupcake or candy or other treat

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Here are the steps to make the fall teacher treat box:

Cut out two of the base main pieces from the Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set out of gold cardstock and two side pieces out of orange cardstock. The best way to show how to put the box together is to watch the official Tonic Studios YouTube video here, but it is not hard. Fold on the scored lines and apply narrow two sided tape to the skinny tabs that hold the box together.

Stamp “Thank You” in black in on the orange side piece. Die cut “teacher” using the Attraction Lower Case Alphabet Set and red cardstock and glue them onto the orange side piece. Also glue the orange overlay piece on the other side.

TIP: When diecutting a set of small pieces such as an alphabet, one very easy way to keep the pieces in place is to place a piece of Glad Press and Seal under the die and cardstock. After running the die through your diecutting machine, the pieces will stay put until you pick the ones you want to use. The rest of the alphabet pieces will stay in place for the next time I need a red word or sentiment as shown in these pictures:

Die cut the autumn leaves in orange, yellow, red and green and apply with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the sides of the treat box.

Place a cupcake or bag of candy or other treat inside the box and tie with a ribbon.

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I was so impressed with how easy it was to make this teacher treat box, I wondered if the Cupcake and Treat Box would work for a wedding where the guests take home a cupcake of their choice instead of cake. I die cut the base of this wedding treat box out of ivory cardstock and the overlays and side pieces out of Tonic’s gold mirror card. I made this gorgeous box in less than 20 minutes, so it would be perfect for wedding or shower favors. There is even a die in this set and instructions to add a base with a circle in it so the cupcake will be secure in its base and not slide around if traveling with the treat.

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The Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set is perfect for treats for teachers or weddings or Halloween goodies like Marisa shared in this blogpost!

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Back to School Cards

It’s back to school time and I thought I would show you how I made these two handmade cards perfect for the kids new teachers! Enjoy the tutorial.

Supplies:

First step- die cut black and kraft colored cardstocks using the Hello die. This die cuts out the most delicate “Hello” word and I am in love with it!

To create a pencil background, first trim cardstock strips of about 0.5 inches wide. Trim as many rectangles as you need pencils. Then using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut a small triangle piece from white cardstock and affix to the bottom of each pencil. Color in a black tip with an actual pencil.

Adhere all the pencils to your card front. Stagger them slightly to add some interest. Then trim off the excess hanging over the top.

Finally, adhere the “Hello” die cut onto the card and add in the pencil tips with some Nuvo drops of your choice. I chose to use Ebony Black color here.

For this next card, using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut out a paper chain of apple shapes.

Adhere apples onto the card front, add a stalk and leaf using Nuvo drops. Let the drops dry overnight for best results. Adhere the Hello die cut beneath to finish off the card!

I hope you are inspired to create something Back to school themed today! Happy Crafting!

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Happy Halloween Treat Box

Hello Friends! Marisa here with a Happy Halloween Treat Box to share with you. I had a great time creating this box with the Cupcake & Treat Box Die Set from Tonic and their new Halloween dies.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Purple and black cardstock, 3D Foam Creative Sheets by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L, black silk ribbon.

Instructions:

1. Die cut box with Cupcake & Treat Box Die Set from purple cardstock. Assemble box by gluing at the tabs with Funky Glue Pen. Die cut larger tag in the set from purple cardstock.

2. Die cut Happy Halloween, Pumpkin Scene, and Haunted House as follows.

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3. Die cut solid background or outer part of the die from black 3D foam creative sheets and the inner part of the die from black cardstock.

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4. Apply Happy Halloween, Pumpkin Scene, and Haunted House black die cuts to the adhesive foam sheet backgrounds. Cover sticky areas with Nuvo Spiced Apricot Pure Sheen Glitter.

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5. Peel off Adhesive foam backing and apply to box front and back as pictured below.

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6. Die cut Boo!, Best Witches and Trick or Treat from black cardstock. Glue to sides of box and tag.

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7. Close box using black silk ribbon and make a bow.

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You can fill your decorated box with Halloween treats of your choice.

Have a great day!

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Altered Notebook Cover

Hello crafters! It’s Smitha here with a fun altered notebook idea! For the month of August, I am going to try and maintain a 30 days of happiness book, and I will show you how I created this book cover today!

Supplies used:

I started by trimming my paper down to a smaller size using the Tim Holtz shears. I am using a collection of pretty patterned papers here and I cut them down to smaller shapes and adhered them onto the book cover.

I chose a bunch of dies to die cut delicate paper patterns from some bright colored cardstocks. I love how pretty these papers look! I won’t be using the whole die cut on this book alone, but when I have my die cut machine out I like to cut a few of each design to keep on hand for future crafting.

I then trimmed and adhered bits of the die cut designs onto the book cover next.

Next, I added a few stickers I had on top. While my book cover isn’t a mixed media one today, if you want to you can add some Nuvo drops or embellishment mousse to bring more color and drama here.

I finally lettered my book title “30 days of Happiness” and also went ahead and added a little journaling too. And that completes my book cover! Do you alter your books to suit your style? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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Hetty & Harry Hippo – One Die / Two Different Looks

I love all the Wild Buildables Collection of animal dies but I think the Hippo is my favorite. I wanted to show the versatility these dies offer by creating 2 cards with the same die sets. There are so many fun combinations if you use a little imagination.

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Here is what you will need to create the cards above:

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I don’t always know what the end result will be when I start creating my projects. I started by cutting all the main elements in dark gray and then again in light gray so I could mix them and create opposite colored animals. Tonic-Hetty-Hippo2

Cut eyelashes, eyes and flower centers in black and your choice of flower colors.

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Cut another foot, arm and nostril in each color and 2 teeth in white.

Cut another body piece in patterned paper to use as a dress.

Use Foam Adhesive to add dimension to nose and feet.

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TIP: Use the foot and hand dies as stencils to apply a little ink for “fingernail polish” and Hetty’s other accents.

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Cut the extra pieces needed again to assemble Harry.

TIP: Cut another eyelash to use for hair and 2 extra nostrils and flower stem for a pair of glasses.

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It’s hard to believe that these are the same die. A few Nuvo Crystal Drops are a great accent for Harry.

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I hope you enjoyed my take on the Wild Buildables Hetty/Harry Hippo Die Set.  Happy crafting!

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Flowery Easel Card

IMG_4061Giving a handmade card to someone is nice but creating a card with a fancy fold for someone can really show how much they mean to you!  Creating an easel card can be fun and easy when using the new Balustrade in Bloom Flip-Flop, Easel & Frame Die set.

 

  • Cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2″.  Score it at 5 1/4″.  Fold top portion in half to create the easel.  Position the die as shown…..you can see that only one side of this die has a cutting blade and the other side just cuts small slits.  The cut portion will create the easel effect
  • This is what your easel card will look like once you fold it!  Now it’s time to decorate the card.

 

  • Using the Woodland Aster die set, create some flowers to decorate the card.  After die cutting the flowers, sponge with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and shape the flowers!

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Here is a close-up of the flowers………

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Here is a look from the side of the Easel Card.  These kind of cards are super easy to create when using the Flip-flop, Easel & Frame Die range from Tonic Studios!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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