Welcome back to Day Two of the Best Ever Monster Bash! Penni and I have been working on our Halloween projects and can't wait to share them with you this week. If you missed Day One, click here!
We'll start our treat holder round up with Penni's adorable caramel-apple sucker covers! Aren't they hilarious with the fun new googly eye assortment?
Let's all stop for a sec and admire Penni's use of Stampin' Blends, eh? These are gorgeous! The colors are SO vibrant. I really love the tone-on-tone stamping on the background, such a quick way to add a lot of impact.
The werewolf is my fave... I don't know why, but he makes me smile!
To make the sucker covers, cut a piece of cardstock measuring 3 x 7 inches. Cardstock works better than paper, which is flimsy.
- Score at a 1/2 inch, 3.5 inches, and 6.5 inches.
- Make a pin hole in the 3.5 inch score line, right in the center.
- Force the lollipop stick through it (this keeps it snug) and fold on the line.
- Secure the two flaps down at the top of the sucker using strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.
- Tie a knot of ribbon onto the sucker handle right where it comes out of the holder.
Penni also made some cute versions with Harvest Hellos and the Apple/Pumpkin Builder punch. She hand-cut the drippy caramel for the green apple, wasn't that smart? Looks good enough to eat!
After playing with all those white pumpkins yesterday, I was ready for some COLOR today. Cue the violently hued M&M's! I bought Halloween ones on purpose, but when I opened them I realized that matching those neons was going to be tricky.
So just a little tip--the fall colored ones might actually be a better fit for your supplies, if you haven't bought your candy yet!
Or maybe I'm the only dork out there that matches her candy to her cardstock??
We managed with Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and the old Tangerine Tango orange. The packets themselves are clear envelopes folded into a square instead of a rectangle, with belly bands of scrap strips of cardstock and patterned papers. And don't forget the fun glittered black ribbon!
The cool tags you've been seeing in my pics are from the Tags Tags Tags stamp set and coordinating Trio of Tags dies (bundled). This is a super-snazzy set that allows you to stamp and die-cut three tags at once--saving you a LOT of time on big projects like classroom treats. It comes with three Christmas, three Halloween and three Valentine's day, so you're set for the winter holidays!
This year, just for something fun, we're going to include some easy fall party food ideas that Penni and I have run across! I hope it saves you some searching.
I got this easy, healthy Halloween snack from Ursula over at the Creative Healthy Family blog. I love ideas that literally use just what you have on hand to transform food into something cute! I think kids and adults wouldn't miss the candy at all with these adorable snacks. and it's gluten free, nut free (check the chocolate chips), too.
Fun and frightfully festive! See you back here tomorrow for Day Three of ideas, including a MYSTERY BOX! And don't forget to shop with the party code and get a free Holiday Haul stamp set when you spend $75 or more.