Halloween Candy Matchbox

Candy Matchbox closed

I don’t usually give cards on Halloween but I do like to give treats that are packaged in a cute way.  I wanted a box that would fit a mini package of Rolos and this is the box I created.

Candy Matchbox side

Candy Matchbox drawer and cover

The base of the box is made with Basic Black and the cover that wraps around is Happy Haunting DSP.  I just purchased the Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon – what was I waiting for??? It is absolutely gorgeous.  It’s a little hard to tell in the photo but my sentiment sits on top of  our Black Glimmer paper.

Watch the video to see how to create this box!

If you place a minimum $25 order this month using the host code – GU6J472B – at my Stampin’ Up! online store, I’ll send you the materials to make this kit along with two other projects.  You’ll just need to provide your own ink, adhesive and stamps.  Click here for more details!

Click here for the Recipe Card:  Candy Matchbox

Product List

Getting More Out of Your Thinlits

Purchasing Framelits or Thinlits for your Big Shot can be a big investment and it’s nice when you discover multiple ways to use them. The new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits in the Annual Catalog make a cute treat bag.  Today’s video from Stampin’ Up! shows you another sized bag that you can make with them!

Product List – To purchase the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies, click the picture below.

Weekly Deals

I recently made these projects using the Gusseted Cellophane Bags which are on sale this week.   You can find those posts here and here.

Here’s the link to my Recipe Card for the Halloween bag: Good to the Last Bite Bag Liner

Be sure to scroll down and see what other items are on sale!

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Gusset Bag

Weekly Deals logo

These prices are good until Monday, October 12th or while supplies last.

Bat Pillow Box

Bat Boo Pillow Box

Today’s project is one of my monthly ordering specials this month.  With a minimum $25 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store, you’ll receive all the materials needed to make my Bat Pillow Box along with two more projects.   You’ll just need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamps (I cannot send stamped images per Stampin’ Up! policy).  For more details on the Monthly Ordering Specials, click here!

Using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies makes this a very quick project to put together.  I placed a window sheet across the opening of the box because isn’t it fun to get a glimpse of what’s inside? The “window” is included in the die set!  I placed a glue dot on each corner of the window sheet which will keep it firmly in place. I used the stamp set Cheer All Year to stamp my bat which I then fussy cut as we don’t have a punch or thinlit for him (I wish we did).  Using a purple Sharpie, I colored two rhinestones for his eyes.

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Pillow Box Thinlits

If you would like the Recipe Card for this project which includes a picture, the supplies and cutting measurements, click this link: Bat Pillow Box

Here’s a quick video from Stampin’ Up! showing how to put the box together.

Product List – Click on any of the supplies below that I used to make my card and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Big Shot


Glue Dots


October Host Code: GU6J472B

Monthly Ordering Special

October Host Code:  GU6J472B

I am a few days late posting my projects for the ordering special this month! Please note that I’ve tweaked the program – sometimes you just have to try something out to get it just right, so be sure to read the details below!

Please note:  Two of the projects this month use Happy Haunting DSP.  Your kit will include paper from this package but not necessarily the designs in the samples below.

The projects include a Candy Matchbox, a Gum Holder and a Square Pillow Box.

October Projects

October Projects


I designed the Matchbox so that this size candy would fit inside

Here’s how it works!  Click HERE for more specific details!

  •  Place a minimum $25 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code (it’s at the top and bottom of this post) by the end of the month.  If you need help ordering online, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
  •  Starting this month, I will send you kits instead of completed projects.  You’ll receive everything you need to make the projects (candy not included).  You just need to supply adhesive, ink and stamped images.  I am unable to send stamped images per Stampin’ Up! policy.  You can purchase the stamp set I’ve used or use a stamp set you already own.
  • I’ll post a video tutorial on my blog for at least one of the three projects each month.
  • I’ll feature each project throughout the first two weeks of the month along with a PDF of the supplies and cutting instructions.
  • If you place a qualifying order, as stated above, six consecutive months using the monthly host code you’ll be able to choose a stamp set of your choice, valued at $17.00 or less (this excludes host sets) OR I will send you a host set of my choosing.

October Host Code:  GU6J472B

You can place your online order HERE!

Cotton Flowers

Have you seen our cotton paper in the Annual Catalog?  Have you wondered what to make with it? Stampin’ Up! has just released a new video and after watching it, you’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful flowers!

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Cotton Paper

Product List- The Floral Frames Framelits are on sale this week for $20.25.  You’ll see the sale price at my Stampin’ Up! online store when you click the picture of the Framelits below.

Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals are here and what a great selection! My favorite is the Envelope Punch Board! Look below for a few projects from previous posts where I used this fun tool!

Click on any of the Weekly Deals for more information or to place an order!

Gift Card Holder Cucumber Crush

Gift Card Holder

See the gift card holder post here!

RR box belly band

Candy Box

See the candy box post here!

For You With LoveAnd one more gift card holder!

In My Thoughts

You're in My Thoughts

My granddaughter turned three on Friday and we had a family get together on Saturday to celebrate!  My mom and sister drove down on Wednesday and left yesterday.  We had fun being together and we were busy every day! It is always so sad when family leaves. My daughter sent this to me and it sure does put the sadness into perspective.


I haven’t been in my craft room for days but today I have a card that I made several weeks ago for a friend.  It’s hard to tell in the picture but I used Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point for the layers and I sponged the flowers with both of these colors as well.  The butterfly is also made from Rich Razzleberry using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I used one of our new embossing folders in the annual catalog called Elegant Dots.

Flowers up close

I used the Petite Petals punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.   Sponge Daubers were used to add ink to the edges of the flowers and I finished them off with a pearl in each center (I used two different sizes).

My sentiment is from the host set Best Thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Product List – Click on any product below for more information or to make a purchase at my Stampin’ Up! online store

Glue Dots


Big Shot


Pillow Box Video

HB Pillow Square Boxes

Several days ago I showed these Pillow Boxes and today I have a video showing how to make one! You can see that post here and it will include the supply list.

Thank you for stopping by!

Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals are here!  These prices are good until Monday, September 28th or while supplies last.  Click on any product for more information or to place an order.

September Host Code:  RU3PBN2Y