Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags

trick or treat

It’s almost that time!!!  Time for those sweet little kiddies to come knocking on your door.  I like to make up special treats for some of the neighbor kids.  Does anyone else do that?  Or perhaps you have kids or grandkids who have fun events at school or church?  How about creating these fun treats!

Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post!

Now, I don’t make these for everyone, mind you.  Just the kids that I know well.

Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post! Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post!

Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post! Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post!

Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post! Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post!

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My inspiration?  Well, it came from a card that was sitting on my desk.  I shared it with you last week.  Inspiration is everywhere… even right in front of you!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - Create this Autumn Scarecrow card in a matter of minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 18, 2016 blog post

 Here are the goodies I used to create my Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags.  To order, just click the pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount

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I thought these turned out SO adorable!  I think I will make up some for Ginny to give to some friends at school too.  Well, I say that….she might be a little old.  Darn it!  I want to make a bunch of these!!  Oh, I know!  I have rehearsal on Halloween night so I will take them to the cast.  Even grown-ups love a little trick-or-treat treat, right?

Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bags - so fast and simple to create! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out the October 27, 2016 blog post!

Have a great Thursday my sweet stampin’ peeps!  See ya tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

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October 2016 Host Code

Use the OCTOBER HOST CODE 6QGZYQFR on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous Designer Series Paper ONE SHEET WONDER. You will learn to create 16 cards with just one sheet of Designer Paper! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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Make It Monday – Cookie Cutter Dracula

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI just love the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  I think I said it in an earlier post but I am not big into gross, scary, creepy, or zombie Halloween stuff.  I like cute, fun, sweet Halloween stuff.  This “happy” Dracula made me giggle.

My demonstrator friend, Barb, sent me this card and I thought it was just so cute!

Make It Monday - Cookie Cutter Dracula Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 17, 2016 blog post!

See?  That’s my idea of a Halloween card!

I also loved that this card could easily be made with any of the stamps in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

Make It Monday - Cookie Cutter Dracula Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 17, 2016 blog post!

Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the FREE COOKIE CUTTER DRACULA tutorial HERE

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Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the Cookie Cutter Dracula Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount
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Have you ever had one of those weekends you wish would end?  Yeah, it’s a rare thing when you wish it would just be Monday already but it was one of those weekends here in the Stewart house.

Christina got her wisdom teeth pulled on Friday and we had planned to go camping.  We thought it would be nice to let Christina recover in the camper and just enjoy some quiet.  We nixed that idea after surgery when she was not feeling well and by Friday night we were SO glad we stayed home.

The surgery went well….the medication did not.  Christina has never been under anesthesia or on pain medication before and we learned over the weekend that she can’t stomach oxycodone.  She spent the entire weekend clinging to a toilet and crying.  She was in so much pain because she couldn’t keep the pain medication down to give her any relief.  At that time, we didn’t know it was the medication, we thought it was anesthesia making her sick.

After dealing with it throughout the day Saturday, on Sunday morning I called the doctor to see about getting her on something else for the pain and he also gave her some meds for nausea.  Sunday afternoon was a MUCH better day.

My heart just broke for her.  I felt like a totally helpless mom.  You just want it all to go away and get better.  I am happy to report that the new medication worked and she got some much needed rest.

She is on her college Fall break so she has today and tomorrow off from school.  I’m sure she will need both those days to fully recover. Bless her sweet little heart.  What an ordeal this was.  Ginny got hers out in August and it was easy breezy so I didn’t even think there would be a problem for Christina.

So… you can guess, I got absolutely nothing done this weekend so today, if all goes well, will be a busy day.  I’ve never been so happy to see Monday.

 

See ya tomorrow my friends!

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 October 2016 Host Code

Use the OCTOBER HOST CODE 6QGZYQFR on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous Designer Series Paper ONE SHEET WONDER.  You will learn to create 16 cards with just one sheet of Designer Paper!  Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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On Sale NOW!  

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper*, Get 1 Free!  

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper! Check out the amazing deal in October on Designer Series Paper! A Great time to Stock Up! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

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Make It Monday – Hang in There Scarecrow Card

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comAs I was driving in the neighborhood this past week, I noticed a house with several scarecrows dotted around their yard.  It looked so festive!  It really reminded me of the scarecrow in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and it was just so perfect for this gorgeous Fall weather.

Make It Monday - Hang in There Scarecrow Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 3, 2016 blog post!

My demonstrator friend, Kelly, shared this card with me and I thought it was just  wonderful.  What’s not to love about the sentiment “Hang in There” for a scarecrow, right?

Make It Monday - Hang in There Scarecrow Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 3, 2016 blog post!

I also loved that this card could easily be a masculine card as well.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

Make It Monday - Hang in There Scarecrow Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the October 3, 2016 blog post!

Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the FREE HANG IN THERE SCARECROW tutorial HERE

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Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the Hang in There Scarecrow Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount
I think we all know someone who has been having a rough time.  Why not create this little card to brighten their day?

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Mr. Awesome and I had a great camping weekend!  The weather was perfect. We didn’t have to run the air conditioner at all.  The heater kicked on a few times in the night but having the windows open, the breeze coming through and keeping things cool.  It was wonderful.  I think there were all of 5 campers in the entire campground so that was nice.

Almost lost my life though.  It was about 7am on Saturday and I was sitting outside drinking my coffee. The people in the camper next to us let their dogs out.  Not just dogs, BIG dogs.  Dogs that would eat my face off.  They saw me and started to charge.  Now, you guys know, I am a dog person.  I LOVE dogs.  However, when 2 big dogs are barking and charging at me, I quickly become terrified.  I screamed at the owner to call his dogs but the dogs weren’t listening to him.  Lucky for me when the dogs got to me they just barked and growled at me.  Once the owner got over to them (apologizing profusely), the dogs and I became friends. So, needless to say, I was no longer in need of coffee to wake up that morning nor did anyone in the campground with me screaming at 7am.

Well my friends, I am off to my stamp room to see what kind of trouble I can get into.  See ya tomorrow for a new 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!

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 October 2016 Host Code

Use the OCTOBER HOST CODE 6QGZYQFR on your order of $20 or more and receive this month’s ‘LET’S GET CREATIVE’ exclusive tutorial! It’s a fabulous Designer Series Paper ONE SHEET WONDER.  You will learn to create 16 cards with just one sheet of Designer Paper!  Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorial!

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On Sale NOW!  

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper*, Get 1 Free!  

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper!  Check out the amazing deal in October on Designer Series Paper!  A Great time to Stock Up! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

*Available only on DSP shown

Distracted by that Cute Orange Box!!!

Uh-oh, distracted again! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Yesterday I shared that I was prepared to tackle and clean my stamp room.  Did I do what I set out to do?  Sort of.  Just like this quote says, I got distracted.  Yep, I got distracted by a pretty orange box that was sitting on my desk.

You guessed it.  I had to play with my Paper Pumpkin kit that came in the mail last week.

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I typically save my Paper Pumpkins for camping but this one just seemed to call my name.  Your craft supplies talk to you too, right?

This month’s kit had these adorable candy test tubes inside and they were just so much fun!  I had to create a couple of fun Halloween treats for my girls.

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I filled one with chocolate covered espresso beans.  They were on my desk as a help to pump me up to clean up.  Well…..distraction. They fit perfectly in these test tubes.  So, what would you have done?  You would STOP cleaning and start creating, right?  Of course you would!

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I filled another tube with apple cider mix for Ginny.  Ginny is an apple freak!  Apples and pumpkin anything, it’s her favorite. Fall is her favorite time of year too so I know she will love this treat.

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

This month’s kit wasn’t just for Halloween either.  I love that Stampin’ Up recognizes that not everyone is “into” Halloween and so this month’s kit also had Fall sunflowers and pumpkins.  Sunflower seeds were so cute with the sunflower.  These would be so cute on the Thanksgiving table, don’t you think?  I love how it turned out!

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, or it’s been a long time since you subscribed, I just want to encourage you to give it a try.  This month’s kit included:

  • 9-piece stamp set
  • 16 test tubes and cork stoppers
  • Old Olive Ink Spot
  • 48 pre-printed and die cut tags
  • 18 Halloween banners
  • 18 Fall banners
  • 5 yards of Linen thread
  • Adhesive
  • Free Shipping

And I got ALL of that for only $20!  It is SUCH a great deal!!  Want it try it for less than $20?  Check out the deal below!

Because I am such a HUGE fan of Paper Pumpkin, I have something extra special for my subscribers because my subscribers ROCK my world!  When you subscribe through me you also get a dozen bonus tutorials!  Check out the sneak peek I have for this month.  See?  It’s not just for Halloween.  This Test Tube Bath Salt project is a great stocking stuff for Christmas.

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Download the BONUS TUTORIAL here!

 

If you do the math, $20 for ALL of that PLUS a dozen tutorials, it’s really a great way to invest in your crafting.  And like I said, I love to take my Paper Pumpkin kits camping but they are great for any travel.  The box is small and everything you need is right there in the box.  You might need a pair of scissors to cut some ribbon, but that’s about the only additional thing I’ve ever needed.

Oh, and did I mention REFILL kits?  Yeah, you can make MORE of these by purchasing the refill kits.  $8 and you get 16 test tubes and all the tags, linen thread, and adhesive.  GREAT deal!!!  That’s 50 cents a test tube!  You have to be a subscriber to order these though so sign up today!

If you’ve never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, there is still time to try it BOGO (Buy ONE Get ONE).  Just used Promo Code BOGO when you subscribe!
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I truly love Paper Pumpkin! Let me tell you why…

  • Everything is cut and ready for me to create
  • Everything I need to make the project is IN the box
  • When I’m done, I have a SUPER cute stamp set and ink spot to play with for other projects
  • I can take the box camping or when I travel for something fun to do in the hotel
  • I can get refills of all the consumables for only $8
  • I love getting a “present” in the mail every month

I hope you’ll check it out and give it a try! You can’t lose with this BOGO sale!

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Today was a day I have been looking forward to for the last 2 months.  HAIR CUT AND COLOR!!!  I had to grow out my hair for the musical and I have been going crazy trying to deal with my WAY too long hair.  Today, it was cut, colored, and I feel pretty again.  It’s another red-letter day because tonight Mr. Awesome, Christina, and I are going for a bike ride.  You guys know that I LOVE being on my bike but with that stupid elbow thing and the show, I haven’t been out in ages.  I can’t wait!!!

I hope you guys have had your own red-letter day!  If not, go stamp something!  Find your own “distraction” in your stamping space.  It’s a lot of fun!!

See you all tomorrow!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

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Now or WOW Flash Card – Cookie Cutter Halloween Card – Video No. 86

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Have you missed the Now or WOW series?  I didn’t mean to abandon it but I basically make Now or Wow’s as the ideas come to me.  Today’s cards turned out SO cute and I quickly learned after I made the first card that I could step it up into a WOW card.  I love that with just a few extra steps I can make a card a WOW.

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post! Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

You can make this card really fast so it’s a perfect NOW card.

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Or, if you have a few extra minutes, you can make it a WOW card with some extra details like a window, a couple googlie eyes, and some shimmer!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post! Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Let me share today’s Now or WOW video with you…

If you are unable to view it, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Pumpkin Pie card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want any of the fun toys I used to make my Cookie Cutter Halloween Flash Card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

* Also available in Wood Mount
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What a happy and fun card to mail?  Nothing gross or creepy, just sweet.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope that you enjoyed today’s video tutorial.  Be sure to come back tomorrow.  I will have some samples of today’s NOW or WOW FLASH CARD using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.  Same concept, different stamp set.

Well, I had better get to stamping so I can have these ideas for you tomorrow!  Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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Make It Monday – Spooky Fun Halloween

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday my friends!  I am just head over heels in love with today’s Make It Monday project.

Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!

A fellow demonstrator shared this card with me and I thought it was a brilliant use of the Swirly Scribble Thinlits and the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!
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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

 

Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!

Download the FREE Spooky Fun Halloween tutorial HERE

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Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the Spooky Fun Halloween Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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I had been looking forward to the weekend all week long and what a FABULOUS weekend it was!

My 2007 Rockwood Camper

We took our new camper (well, new to us) for a spin and I was in heaven.  The weather was in the 80’s with a nice breeze blowing.  This is my favorite part of camping.  All the windows open, a nice breeze keeping things cool, a comfy couch to lounge on and a good nap.  Camping naps are the BEST!  I even got a little stamping done.  I am so much more creative when I’m in nature.  I think it’s because I am more relaxed and I don’t feel guilty for not doing things that need to be done around the house but here’s the thing… we all need to get away from “the house” sometimes and have some downtime.  I really struggle with downtime at home so my camper is my new oasis.  Can you tell I am absolutely giddy over it?  SQUEAL!

Today, it’s back to work but when you’re a stamper, is it really work?  Nah, it’s just FUN!  So, I am off to work on a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you.  I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!  See ya tomorrow!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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