October 23, 2012

Taylored Expressions Studio Challenge - October

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The theme for October is:
Good things come in small packages!  The holiday season is upon us and between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas there are a ton of opportunities to create and give little treats, gifts, and party favors.  Please show us something you'll be giving this year.

I've been making Halloween treats for my kids' classrooms and these are a snap to make.  I've used a piece of black card stock to make a band around a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

I used Totally Tags Halloween and Totally Tags Dies for my treats.  To make the band, score a 6-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of card stock at 1-1/2", 2-1/8", 5" and 4-3/8".  Add a little adhesive to one end and then fold it into a band/box shape.  The seam will be on the bottom of the box.  Then you just decorate the top and slide the treat inside and you can glue it down with a Glue Dot.

Please be mindful of allergies in classrooms.  We don't have allergies in one class (hence the peanut butter cups), but this idea will work great with prepackaged Rice Krispies Treats, Peppermint Patties, apple slices, baby carrots, etc. 

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Please be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen have created for you today -

recipe - 
stamps: totally tags halloween (te)
paper: black licorice (mft), tangy orange (mft), choice snow white (te)
ink: colorbox lime pastel, colorbox candied yam, colorbox charcoal
accessories: totally tags dies (te), reece's peanut butter cups, foam tape   


  1. !!! this is a great idea Karen! I love it! I need to do this for my sons class. FABULOUS!

  2. Wonderful idea, Karen! Love how you dressed up these yummy treats!

  3. Oh, I love these, they are fabulous! Reeses are my favorites...yummmm!!!

  4. Oh, I love these, they are fabulous! Reeses are my favorites...yummmm!!!

  5. What a cute idea for classroom treats!

  6. How cute I love this little gift box and the best candy ever LOL.. great idea thanks for the directions.

  7. GREAT idea! I've never seen this before - awesome!!! My hubs loves Reese's so he may be getting some of these. :-)

  8. Absolutely adorable treat holders! Love em!! Thanks for the directions on how to do them, too :)

  9. Oh are these ever Yummy and Sweet Karen!! Such a Fun idea for giving yummy Hallowen treats! Love it! 8-)


  10. What a super fun idea, Karen! I love how cute and sweet these are. A perfect little package! XOXO

  11. These are so, so cute, Karen! LOVE little treats like this and yours are ADORABLE!!