Boo to You Treats

Do you enjoy making treats for family and friends? Halloween treats are not just for kids, but the young at heart too. Right? So I made up a batch of these candy wraps for family and friends and of couldn’t I resist using the Boo to You stamp set since it is filled with fun whimsical images of monsters we all know and love.

Created with our Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, you’ve got lots of choices for the color combinations and designs to choose from. And you are going to love the Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon – it feels and ties wonderfully.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how I made them.

And a PDF for you too with a complete supply list

Boo to You Candy Bar Wrap Tutorial PDF

I’ve included a Stampin’ Blends list for the colors I used along with a close up of all 3 monsters in the PDF for your coloring needs.


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Stamp Set: Boo to You (150550)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Crumb Cake (144601) and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147276), and Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends (147940)

Paper: Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Dies (141705), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), Assorted Googly Eyes (150453), and Basic Black 3/8″ Scallop Edge Ribbon (150449)

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Halloween Treat Single Stamp


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This fun bold card was given to me by Jackie. She’s created this wonderful card with just 2 colors and a couple of accessories from the Halloween Night Suite of products. Why not check them all out? You can find them on pages 50 & 51 of the Holiday Catalog.


Stamp Set: Halloween Treat (142249)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (126945)

Paper: Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper (142022), Basic Black  (121045) and Pumpkin Pie (105117), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Halloween Night Baker’s Twine (142027) and 1/8″ Handheld Punch (134365)


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Holiday Cheer

Our Project life products are not just for memory keeping. You can create all kinds of fun things – check out this great little treat I made using the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set (135188).

Holiday Cheer Halloween treat

This treat was quick and easy to make using our  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a strip of the Designer Series Paper, Motley Monsters (135819).

I bet you are wondering where the ribbon came from right? Well our Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring ribbons so easy – As you can see the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon is perfect for this technique! Simply lay the ribbon out flat and run the color Blendabities of choice across the surface, flip it over and repeat until the ribbon is saturated. I used the side of my flair tip to do this. Cool right?

I think Larry’s coworkers will enjoy the little nugget it holds too –

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Stamp Set:  Holiday Cheer (135188)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) and Tangerine Tango (126946)

Paper: Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (135819), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (110730)

Accessories: Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319),  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (131005)

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Fun Fall Tiny Treat Box

Check out this fun fall tiny treat that I made using the Fall Fest stamp set and the coordinating Fun Fall Framelits that are available as a Bundle (137628).

Fall Fest Tiny Treat Box

Too cute – And just the right size to brighten someone’s day by giving them a little something as a special treat.

How’d I do it? Before I put the box together. I added some interest  by stamping leaves in Versa Mark. To create a collage of leaves, I simply placed all the leaves on one block in random order. Easy peasy. I also stamped a piece of Old Olive card stock at the same time so it was ready for punching the tag.

Next, I stamped my pumpkin in Tangerine Tango and used my Blender Pen to remove the color from the stem and recolored it using the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker. (The Blender Pen is a trick that saves a bit of coloring.) After running it through my Big Shot I popped it up on my tag with a Dimensional.

I then Stamp my sentiments from the Good Greetings stamp set in Old Olive and Tangerine Tango on some scrap strips of Whisper White Card Stock that I had laying around and then punched the tails on them using the Hexagon Punch.

I used my handheld circle punch (loooove them!) so I could add a piece of Linen Thread which I tied onto the Whisper White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim.

These Tiny Treat Boxes are designed to go with our 25 Days stamp set so you can make an easy advent calendar for Christmas – but what you can use them for, as you can see,  is really unlimited!

Why not check this and our other packaging options out? You’ll find them  on page 10 in the Holiday Catalog.

Feeling adventurous?

On a personal note. I thought I’d share one of my favorite new recipes from this summer. It is something that I concocted myself (which is a first),  after desperate pleas from my son that he was sick and tired of my tried and true fried squash recipe I’ve been using for years. (You see, we had a bumper crop of yellow squash  and I’d been trying all kinds of new recipes for a couple of weeks when he cracked LOL – Thus the squash overload.)

I was feeling adventurous and came up with this recipe, suprise it seemed to a big hit in the Merck household! And I got no complaints from my son! Enough said, right? So as we are cleaning up our garden this season I thought I would share it with you. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Jini’s Baked Summer Squash

2 tbsp. olive oil
½ – 1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. – ½ tsp. pepper (to taste)
½ – 1 tsp. sea salt
8 c. yellow summer squash

Mix first 4 ingredients well. Add summer squash and mix until evenly coated. Spread out squash on baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes until tender.
Serve immediately.

It also freezes well. If baked not quite as long before freezing it still has is crisp when reheated after freezing.


Stamp Set: Fall Fest (135194) and Good Greetings (135014/135017)

Inks: Versa Mark (102283), Old Olive (1269853), and Tangerine Tango (126946)

Paper: Old Olive (100702) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tiny Treat Boxes (135829), Note Tag Punch (135860), White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim (135838), 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch (134365), Linen Thread (104199), Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (100079), Blender Pen (102845), and Hexagon Punch (130919)


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MDS Spooky Bingo Bits Treats

Need a quick and easy idea for Halloween treats? How about these great little treats made with our MDS Spooky Bingo Bits Download and the Petite Pocket die!

I received these quick and easy treats at the Chattanooga Regional last month from Joyce Fisher in a swap. Aren’t they fun and sooo quick and easy to make and of course who doesn’t like Pixie Sticks!  Crank up your computer and you can make scores of these little goodies.

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Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White

Accessories: MDS, Spooky Bingo Bits Download, Big Shot, Petite Pocket Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, and 1 ¾” Circle Punch

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Halloween Petite Purse

I love the Petite Purse Die and really like its versatility, so when I saw this cute little punch art cat purse I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it just too stinking cute!

What a great treat for your Halloween trick or treaters! One of the best things about the Petite Purse Die is you can fill it with sooo many great little goodies – Quick hide the chocolate from my husband – He’s always saying he’s “safety testing” it!

I’m sorry to say I can’t tell you who make this darling Halloween treat since the swapper didn’t include her information.


Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, and Pretty in Pink card stock

Accessories: Big Shot and Petite Purse Die

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Two Tags Googly Ghouls Treat

The Two Tags Die, oh how I love thist Die. It makes projects so easy to do and you can use it sooo many different ways. It’s not just for tags. How about these cute little Halloween treats that were made by Karen Paramore recently for the Regional swap in Chattanooga – Aren’t they cute?

How quick and easy to make. Cut out the larger of the Two Tag Die images decorate, and add a piece of candy – voila! A Googly good treat to tempt any little Ghouls this Halloween. Don’t you love our little self adhesive Googlies in the Holiday Catalog this year – they add a little fun to any of the cute Googly Ghouls images!


Stamp Set: Googly Ghouls

Inks: Basic Black and StazOn White

Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die;  Googlies, Extra Large Oval and Decorative Label Punches, and Daffodil Delight ½” Seam Binding

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Tricky Treat Fun

I love punches and the NEW Tricky Treats stamp set in our 2012-2013 Catalog have coordinating punches for all of its images so it makes projects quick and easy. The images in this Tricky Treats set are so cute they just bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Here is a great swap that I received recently that uses the Tricky Treats stamp set. I love all the detail in this little gift item. Isn’t it cute? It holds a piece of laffy taffy – quick hide it from my son!

Did you notice the cute little black pearl on the top of the tag – You can make our Pearls and Rhinestones Basic Jewels and color you wish with a Sharpie ® marker or our Crystal Effects and Reinkers. Its sooo easy to customize them with your favorite color – you’ll never want to stop!


Stamp Set: Tricky Treats

Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White

Accessories: Essentials  Paper Piercing Pack and Stamping Pierce Mat, Extra Large Tag Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Sharpie®, Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon

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