Friday, October 2

Candy Cases

Halloween Hoop-la is here! Today I want to share with you a budget friendly kiddie treat. I found empty jewel cases (for storing CDs) at a local retailer - 10 for $3.99. At only $0.40 a piece I thought they would be fun a way to gift little treats for the holidays. Plus, what other mommy is going to have something this cool and unique to hand out? ;)

I focused on one (thrifty) stamp set - Halloween Frights. It's double mounted - perfect for a set that I only use a few times once a year. I also love the Halloween Frights set because the images are so easy to pop using the Circle Punches - making mass producing treats quicker and easier.

  • For my Twizzler Treat I stamped the tree from Season of Friendship onto Crushed Curry and trimmed it using my Circle Scissor Plus. A few owls (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) sit in the branches, while a sparkly bat dusted in Dazzling Diamonds flies by.
  • The main circle is popped onto a Night and Day background. The 'Spooky Nights' sentiment was punched with the Modern Label. For added pizazz, I adhered a printed window sheet to the inside. TIP: The Night and Day Designer Series Paper collection includes 2 window sheets.
  • My second Candy Case was a breeze - several Circle Punches made the images 'pop' with only minimal effort on my part. Black Cat: 1.75", Pumpkins: 1", Orange Mattes for Pumpkins: 1.25".
  • This time I opted for a dotty print from Razzleberry Lemonade for a background. TIP: A few Mini Pop Dots on the inside help keep my paper in place.
A few more ideas for decorating your Candy Cases:
  • The surface is perfect for rub-ons. Try: Spooky Treats. (115729)
  • Use StazOn ink (101406) to stamp directly onto the container - heat set.
  • Have a teen that loves music and all things iPOD? Pop a little gift card inside this fun decorated case. They can use the gift card to purchase their favorite tunes and then utilize the case for storage if they create a CD.
Now is the time to grab your Halloween supplies and start creating!

Sassy Stampers:

Stamps: Halloween Frights (111766), Season of Friendship (111776)
Paper: Crushed Curry (115319), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Pumpkin Pie (100946), Night and Day Designer Series (116768), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series (115675)
Ink: StazOn (101406), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Old Olive (102277), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Modern Label Punch (116630), Circle Punches: 1" (109046), 1.25" (104403), 1.75" (112004)
Must Haves: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Heat and Stick Powder (100625), Heat Tool (100005)
Sassy Somethings: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Vintage Brads (109109)


Carla Bazhenow said...

What a great idea... I love yours!!!

Mary Fish said...

Love all your photos. I was trying to figure out the "background paper" on the "tree" card . . . then realized it was the actual Twizzlers . . . very cool ideas. Hugs, M

....Linda.... said...

These are adorable - terrific idea!

Ann Schach said...

Way too cute! Your are one creative Momma! I want to Trick or Treat at your house!

Patti MacLeith said...

What a cool and unique idea, Denise!

Melissa said...

These would be a huge hit at preschool! You may have made me the coolest mommy now!! Woohoo!

Traci Davis said...

How creative, these are adorable! And I love twizzlers, ha! ha!

Cards by Gina said...

Very, very cool! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Steph Zerbe said...

Gosh I just might have to get these sets now. Ugh! Such cute cards!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me such a cool compliment! It warms my heart.
Happy World Card Making Day!

Kris Kilcoyne said...


Love this idea.