A very warm welcome to stop no. 3 on the Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop…you have arrived from Holly’s Blog where she showed you some spooky ideas using Dark & Dreary…I am continuing the Halloween theme and will be showing you some cute treat ideas using the very kid friendly set Fang-tastic which you can find on pg 10 of the Holiday Mini Catalog set to debut on Monday.

Halloween makes me think of yummy treats and so I have designed some treat holder ideas for grown-ups and kids alike…for some of my items I used Test Tubes which are an extremely affordable way to package treats…the Test Tubes I am using are plastic and have flat bottoms which makes them absolutely PERFECT for kids – and they have screw tops so wont accidentally spill or leak their contents.

First up is my Test Tube Rack…this would be a great treat for adults and kids alike and you could fill the tubes with anything…bath salts…different candies…drink mixes…for all sorts of occasions…

I went looking for ideas to create a Test Tube Rack but could find nothing to fit with what I wanted so I decided to design my own – this box is very easy to make from one sheet of cardstock and I sized it to fit 3 test tubes which I filled with candy corn.  I decorated my box using adorable stamped images from Fang-tastic and a piece of Designer Series Paper which was perfect for creating my fence that the little characters are peering over…

Come back here on Monday and you will find my template and printable tutorial showing you how to make this Rack – you can bookmark me to make it easy to come back!

Then I got to thinking about some Individual Test Tube Treats that would be perfect for my girls to hand out to their classmates…

Aren’t they cute?  I used the taller 6″ Tubes here so that each kiddo would get a good amount of treats (I used 4″ ones in my rack above) and I designed a collar to fit on them that stays put – I used a new embossing folder called Spider Web for the cute dracula’s background and used the characters and wording from Fang-tastic to decorate my collars – don’t you love em?

And again, when you return on Monday you will find my Tube Collar Template so that you can recreate these treats very easily…I am going to make lots of these for my girls to hand out in October, they really are that easy to make…

Thinking about school got me thinking about halloween treats for teachers…one of my girl’s had a teacher who loved herbal tea and a little while ago my wonderful downline Janet mailed me a card that contained tea bags and so I decided to adapt that design to make a grown up gift…a Tea Bag Holding Card

This is the front of my card – isn’t it sweet?  I can’t show you photos of the inside of it until Monday but I can tell you about it a little…inside there is a folder made of Designer Series Papers that holds 2 tea bags – the papers I used to make my folder are from Island Oasis which is featured in the Summer Mini Catalog – believe it or not, that pack of papers has a couple of designs that work well for halloween…but if you want some of that paper you need to order it fast as on Sunday it retires when the Summer Mini Catalog ends…

And notice the lace I used to tie my tea bag card – isn’t it beautiful?  It is called Raven Lace Trim and you can find it on pg 8 of the Holiday Mini Catalog – you can order if from Monday…I just LOVE it…

And again, when you come back on Monday you will find the Tea Bag Card template and printable tutorial showing you how easy it is to make along with photos & details of the inside…

My final project features Test Tubes again!  Can you tell I love em?!  But this time I am using them a bit differently – I am incorporating one of the smaller Tubes into a card to create a cute gift without candy…you could easily adapt it for kids, tweens, teens…and this idea would make great party favors or sleepover gifts for girls…so here is my Lip Balm Card

I adapted my tutorial for a lip balm holder to create this card – the background is made using that very cool Spider Web embossing folder and I embellished my card front using punches and Designer Series Papers…notice the center punched shape?  I made it using the brand new Decorative Label Punch that you can find on pg 25 in the Holiday Mini and it is just GORGEOUS…

In the spine of my card is a halloween themed lip balm that is contained in a Test Tube along with a couple of other goodies…come back to find out lots more details about it including photos of what it looks like inside and…

On Monday you will find my template, tutorial and photo of the inside of my card showing you how to make it  :-)

Speaking of Monday…it reminds me I haven’t yet mentioned my Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know which project you like the most and you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of 3 test tubes just waiting to be filled with your own goodies as well as a little treat from me!

I hope you enjoyed your visit – you are now leaving to visit the very talented Rhonda and see what she has come up with using the very cool Candy Wrapper Die  on her blog by clicking HERE – enjoy!

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71 thoughts on “Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop!

  • August 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love the individual test tube treats. Actually, I love all of your projects – too darn cute!

  • August 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Fabulous projects!! THis is such a cute little set. I love how you made your candy “match” your colored images. So fun! Great job!

  • August 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    We have to choose one??? I love them all! Those test tubes are really cute!

  • August 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Sarah, Everything is way too cute! Love the lip balm card!!!!

  • August 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Guess I’ll force myself to pick the lip balm holder as my favorite but really love them all. Could see many uses for all of your ideas using test tubes so thanks for sharing and also offering blog candy. Looking forward to Monday’s templates & tutorials!

  • August 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    The lip balm card is really cute. I love how it peeks out. I’d have to say it’s my favorite, but the tea holders are always nice teacher gifts too. Great job!

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    My favorite is the individual test tube treats. Really cute and can be adapted for any holiday or occasion. TFS.

  • August 29, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Your lip balm card is very cute. I am looking forward to seeing more or your creative ideas.

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I really like the Lip Balm Card. I love the idea of something new to try out….. Thank you for the wonderful shares!

  • August 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, your hallow-scream test tubes are a hoot, Sarah! Love how you even color coordinated the jellybean. . . .

  • August 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    The tea holder is my favourite,but I love that little test tube holder too. What great projects you’ve made and I enjoy your dialogue you’ve included with them. Can’t wait to see your templates and tutorials on Monday!

  • August 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I loooove the lip balm card and look forward to reading the directions on monday…wooohooo. I do love all the stuff you do….so much talent.
    Awesome job!

  • August 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    All are very cute but something about the embossed spider web on the lip balm card really caught my eye. But, then the candy…..All are just FANGTASTIC! thanks for sharing.

  • August 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Super cute projects! The test tube idea is a great one for the kids to hand out at Halloween!

  • August 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Love these!! I will be sure to come back to check out the template!

  • August 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Love all your projects and will be checking back. Thanks for sharing.

  • August 30, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for sharing.. all projects are “Espectaculares”.. I loved them. I will visit you again to see your fabolous projects.
    A question, where can I buy the test tubes?

  • August 30, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Thanks for sharing… I really love them, all projects are “espectaculares”. I will visit you again to see your new creations.
    A question, where can I get the test tubes?

  • August 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love the lip balm card, it is a very clever idea I have not seen before. You share great projects!

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    You did an great jobs on the projects. They are so cute!

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