Trick AND Treat: Part 2

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  We really enjoyed sharing our fun Stamping Tricks and Halloween Treats with you.  In case you missed it, you can see that post here.  Today, I’m sharing a couple more fun tricks and insight into this project – I just couldn’t get it all in to one post, so I decided to spread it out a bit.  🙂

These are the candy bars I wrapped up for you:

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Tricks or Treats

And here’s how they looked when they were all bagged and tagged:

Candy Bar Wrappers with Tag a Bag Gift Bags and Stampin' Up! papers


I had so much fun deriving the Stampin’ Up! color combinations that coordinate best with each of these ever-so-popular Fall flavors.  With a large band and two small bands around the kraft bags, you might have missed how these colors coordinate, so I’m summarizing them for you here:

CANDY CORN:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration (Candy Corn): Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

CARAMEL APPLE:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration (Caramel Apple): Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red

PUMPKIN SPICE:  Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration (Pumpkin Spice): Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo TwistCan you stand it?!  How wonderful that Stampin’ Up! has all these colors at our fingertips – what a perfect assortment of colors!


The tags on these treat bags are derived from sections of two stamps in the Sweet Hauntings stamp set.  Here’s the set:

Sweet Hauntings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Sweet Hauntings stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

The sentiments on that tags come from the two long, slender sentiments on the base of the set display:  “A TASTY TREAT FOR YOU TO EAT” and “BREWING UP SOMETHING SWEET.”  By combining elements from these two sayings and stacking them on top of each other, I was able to create three distinctly different sayings on the tags:

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Tricks or TreatsI used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly align these sentiments how I wanted them before stamping them and then cropping them with the Extra Large Oval punch. I alternate between two different ways of isolating sentiments on a red rubber stamp.

Masking Methods

  • Tape, ink, untape, stamp. 
    • Ink up the entire stamp and stamp it on the Stamp-a-ma-jig clear sheet.
    • Clean the stamp really well (you don’t want any residual ink left on the stamp).
    • Place tape (washi, Scotch, painters) over the parts of the image you DO NOT want to show on your project.
    • With tape in place, ink up the entire stamp.
    • Carefully pull away the tape.
    • Stamp your image onto the cardstock.
  • Ink, tape, stamp.
    • Ink up the entire stamp and stamp it on the Stamp-a-ma-jig clear sheet.
    • Place tape (washi, Scotch, painters) over the parts of the image you DON’T want to stamp down.
    • Stamp your image onto the cardstock.

I mostly isolate images the second way, careful to NOT touch the ink on the rest of the stamp and careful to NOT let the ink dry completely.  I suppose it depends on the size and delicateness of the image I’m masking out.  I created a quick video about masking some time ago – you can see it here.

I hope you find those tips to be helpful and can use them in your own crafting projects.

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Hauntings  Papers:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede), Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Pumpkin Pie), Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tangleo Twist  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Tag a Bag Kraft Gift Bags, Linen Thread, Bone Folder, Extra Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Amazed at how Pear Pizzazz and Real Red pair up so beautifully–WOW!

  2. Where did you find those cute candy bars?

  3. I like the second method best . I do not have great results with tape on the stamp . I should mask more because you get so much more bang for your buck with your stamps ! Also I think Pear Pizzaz is a great green and I have started using it more . Last ,but not least …
    Cute Treats !!

  4. Great tips for masking sentiments! Everytime I see those candy bars I get hungry. See you tomorrow night (or Saturday morning, if I arrive past your bedtime)!

  5. I like the first method better but, I tape the image first, ink it up, stamp the image on the SAM clear sheet, place this on top of my CS and, once I have the image where I want it, I ink the stamp again, remove the tape and the clear sheet and stamp onto my panel.
    Yummy treats!!

  6. Brian,
    Love the candy bars, looks a lot like what I do for our annual Christmas Craft show Lil’ Bita Christmas, they sell very well.
    I also have a question about your annual World Card Making Day event. We are having our second one this year, it is still a very small group, last year was 4 this year 10 hope to keep growing. My question is do you ask Stampin’ Up to help with any door prizes or any type of giveaways or do you and Pam do it all yourself with your excess supplies?

    • Janet – for our WCMD events, we’ve charged a nominal amount to cover room and food and prizes. As the event has gotten bigger, the event fee has increased. We cover all the supplies and prizes ourselves – Stampin’ Up! doesn’t chip-in for any of that (understandably so). Best of luck with your event! Have fun with it!

  7. Masking stamps can be fun, only when you don’t forget to remove the inked up tape…LOL

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