Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Treats - Good to the Last BITE

Hi, everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. On Monday I asked my husband, Tom, if he wanted me to make treats for him to take to work on Friday. I told him if that would embarrass him, I understood, and between you and me, I really didn't expect him to want me to. But he said SURE. Do you know how good that made me feel?!  So my next question was okay, how many co-workers will be there Friday. He said 50! I thought, what in the world have I gotten myself into. LOL

I decided instead of trying to cut paper with one of my electronic die cutting machines (because mass producing and electronic speed do not always go hand in hand), I would use my Sizzix Big Shot. Tom recently bought me a Die Cut from Amazon that I had in the cart that makes a little sleeve / bag type thingie. This would be perfect to stuff a few pieces of candy in!

It was very quick to cut out 50 of them because I was able to run through 4 pattern papers with the die at one time. Joy!

I lined them up, and adhered tear and tape on them all. Folded them. Shazam. I'm on a roll!

Then I stamped and punched out 50 various Halloween tags.  Too easy, drill seargeant. 

Got my crop-a-dile to punch holes in a thick stack at once.
Dumped candy all over my desk. Grabbed a few pieces to stuff the bags.


Cut twine and threaded that through the holes and tag.......

It sounds like a lot now that I'm writing this all out, but it really did go quite well. I had my audio book playing on the computer as I worked (worked = played with Halloween candy and treat bags).


Finished the treats.

Finished the book.

Left over candy.

Now what?  That wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be to make 50 treats.  I hope everyone enjoys them. 

Stampin' Up sets: Sweet Hauntings & Merry Everything for tags
SU Note Punch
SU Happy Hauntings & Martha Stewart Halloween papers
Tear & Tape
Sizzix Big Shot & Bigz #659768
Big Halloween Bowl $1 @ Dollar General


Thanks for stopping by today.  See you tomorrow!!


  1. Totally awesome project!!! I can't believe it was easy knocking out 50!

  2. Hurray! So glad all went well with your mass production! They look fantastic!!!

  3. Wow! Busy girl but these turned out fabulous! I am sure all the little kiddo's will LOVE them!! I love idea's for mass producing as I am always making things for little Arya and her friends!
    Awesome project!
    Sherrie K

  4. You were one busy lady. They are fantastic. Love the papers and the awesome tags. YUMMY!
    Have a creative day.
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  5. These are so super adorable!
    AWESOME job Janis!

  6. These look amazing!! You are so talented and I'm sure Tom and his coworkers will love them and all the work you put into them!

  7. WOW!! I can't believe you made 50 treats! I'm struggling just getting 10 done and now feel like such the slacker! lol. Go You!!

  8. Janis these are all super cute!
    Deb (craftin chaos)

  9. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges for October!

    Oh Janis...I am trick or treating your house this year!!! I'll be dressed as the old lady with grey hair LOL!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  10. WOW! You are a Brave Wife! :) So glad it didn't take you as long as you thought! They all look awesome! And I'm sure everyone just loved getting a little something for Halloween! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  11. You did much work and it looks great.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)