Friday 7 October 2022

Scrap 'n Stamps 'SO SWEET' Inspiration Hop

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to another Inspiration Hop put on by Scrap 'n Stamp Canada. I took the challenge literally and made treat holders and a Halloween shaped cake card. First up is the shaped card!

I have had this cake shaped card by Honey Bee designs for awhile and I thought it would be fun to turn into a Halloween themed one. I mean cake is sweet, right? And what would be sweeter than a Halloween cake shaped card? A Halloween cake shaped card with a pop up inside!

I added the Giant Happy Halloween from Lawn Fawn inside, with a few folds to create the pop up. Because the card base was black, I also added a signing block with white card stock.

Next up are the treat holders. Wanting a more 'rainbow' effect for the ghosts, I dipped and dragged white card stock through puddles of ink created with Catherine Pooler inks spritzed with water. When the panel was dry I die cut the ghosts. 

Black card stock scraps were adhered behind the open faces for impact, then I glued another ghost on the back to hide the black piece for the free standing treat topper. A narrow strip of acetate was sandwiched in between the two and that is what slips into the straw opening of the to-go plastic cup lid. All of the ghost edges were inked and they also got a blast of shimmer spray. 

I still remember the first time I made these 'sour cream' treat holders 25 years ago (or more!) and they are still a fun way to dress up a few treats. They can be whipped up quickly and are a great stashbushter for patterned papers.

Since these have been around for SO many years, I didn't do a tutorial. There are lots and lots of tutorials around, & I did a quick search on YouTube and HERE is one for you:   I didn't do the extra steps of using a crimper and fancy edges scissors on this one, but they do make them look extra nice. I figure my grandkids will just be ripping into them and those details would be los on them. 😂

Finally, I popped one of the ghosts onto an Action Wobble and then to a folded die cut oval. You can add these on top of any number of treat bags etc, but I chose an iridescent zip top baggie. I often give the grandkids little candy treats, but am mindful of their parents desire to limit sugar. So Just a few in one of these baggies with a cute topper makes us all happy! 

I added some bling, just because I've had these ones for YEARS and want to use them up.

The next stop on the hop is: Meghan
Edited - Meghan's blog is giving her grief, so if you can't see her cute cards using the link above, you can see them on Instagram

You can find many of the supplies I used at Scrap 'n Stamp

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Additional Supplies:
White cardstock
Acetate scrap
Shimmer Spray
Clear to go cups & lids -
Seam binding - stash
Zipper candy bag - 
Gems - old, from my stash
Plaid patterned paper - Perfectly Plaid, Stampin' Up (retired)
Orange cardstock


  1. OMGoodness your cake card is great! It has some punch to it and love the way the giant greeting pops out! Thanks for the treat holder ideas! I have the lawn fawn tiny gift boxes, but they hold so little, I will try the folded oval treat bag, these are adorable!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  2. Such fun ideas and I love those cute treat ideas especially!! So creative and makes it all so fun!

  3. Love your fun card and the treats! Great projects for the hop! The Halloween cake looks awesome, and such a great idea the way you attached the sentiment inside for a pop up! So clever! Love it!

  4. How much fun are all these awesome projects?!! I adore
    them all! I love making treat holders & such for the
    kids on Halloween - we got about 80 kids last year!

  5. Your ghosts are JUST ADORABLE! I would love to make some cute treats like those.

  6. Love the idea of the “sour cream” treat holders! Simple to make but looks so “fancy”!


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