Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Treat Holder Tutorial

Happy Friday! I got a few requests from some of you to post the instructions of the treat holder we made at my workshop last weekend- here it is. The photos and written instructions are by me but this isn't one of my creations. Another SU demonstrator came up with the idea (thanks Angie J!) and I'm so glad she shared it because it's so cute and easy to make. One sheet of card stock will yield 3 treat holders and they are perfect for everyone! Have fun with these and let me know if you have any questions.


Items you will need:
1 Sheet Basic Black Cardstock
1 Sheet Designer Series Paper (I used Stampin’ Ups Ghostly Greetings)
Paper Trimmer w/ trimmer and scoring blades
Scallop Circle Punch
1 3/8” Circle punch
1” Circle punch
Black Ribbon 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (about 9" inches or slightly longer)
Dimensional dots
Small velcro circle, cut in half (you can buy the trips and cut those too.)
Snail Adhesive
Small, flat, rectangular candy bar of choice (Kit Kat, Hersey’s, etc.)

Cut Black cardstock piece to 10" x 2 1/2"
Score at 2 3/16", 2 11/16", 6 1/8", and 6 5/8" .
You will notice that the ends are scored at different lengths- this is correct. It will make sense later on.

Cut Designer paper piece to 9" x 2 1/4". This piece will be shorter and you will not need to score it.

On the shorter scored end of your black piece, line up your designer paper close to the edge, making sure it’s centered.

Adhere and attach piece to cardstock.

Fold at score lines.

Take the end of the strip where the desiger paper runs short and punch the area using the word window punch.

Add dimensional dots to the outside edges of where you just punched and adhere.

Place adhesive along the bottom, inside edge of flap cover.

Attach ribbon to form the handle

Insert candy bar. (in this case, a mini Kit Kat bar.)

Using Basic black ink, stamp the “Batty for you stamp” on Pumpkin pie cardstock and again on Whisper White card stock.
Punch out stamped image from Pumpkin pie cardstock using 1 3/8” Circle punch
Punch out bat image from Whisper White cardstock using 1” circle punch
Punch Scallop circle from Basic Black card stock

Layer and adhere Pumpkin pie circle to Black Scallop piece using regular adhesive.
Add dimensional dot to center of Pumpkin Pie piece and top with bat circle.

Adhere the embellishment to front edge of flap, only applying adhesive to upper half.

Open up cover and apply velcro piece to lower part of scallop and close cover to adhear other side of velcro to holder. The candy bar

Open back up and reposition if necessary.

That's it- you're done! Please leave me a comment and let me know if the instructions were helpful. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Rocky Ines said...


The instructions are simple & easy to follow. I love how you showed a picture of each step.
I used to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator but didn't have a wide customer base so the majority of my purchases were for personal use. I didn't really launch my business off to a good start. I'm getting rid of a whole bunch of stamp sets & supplies to make room for the new stuff that's coming out this fall-winter.

Thanks for the tutorial.


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