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Stampin Friends Blog Hop — Take Out Treats for Halloween

Good morning to everyone!  I am Lori Mueller with Stampin' Dreams and I welcome you to my stop on the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from another crafters blog page. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next name found in the blog hop participant list found below. 

This month's theme evolves around Halloween.  SpoOky, right?!!  I mean, it's only September!!  I have been itching to play with some new products available in the 2018 Holiday catalog...especially when this bundle is so versatile that it covers several holidays — Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more.  The stamp set is called Takeout Treats; and it has a coordinating set of dies called Takeout Thinlits Dies.  Super fun!!  Let's go peek....


To get me started, I chose the cardstock colors available in the Toil & Trouble Cardstock Pack — Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Pumpkin Pie.  All true Halloween colors, I'd say!

Creative Tips:

  • To add some texture and design without using Designer Series Paper, I ran the Vellum Cardstock layer through the Big Shot using the Subtles Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love how it turned out looking like a light wash of gray on white...but, there's no white.  Pretty cool!  NOTE: To avoid any adhesive showing through the Vellum, sponge some Multipurpose Liquid glue to the back and then stick it to the Basic Black layer.  Works like a charm!


  • The sentiment was heat embossed using Versamark and White embossing powder.
  • The new Black Foil Sheets make for a beautiful spider web that was die cut from the Cauldron Framelits Dies. Of course, you need a little bit of glam with a spooky card, so the Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to mingle with the rest of the focal ensemble.


  • Adding balance to any card layout is good on the eyes, so I added the fun sentiment of "Yum!" to coordinate with the main sentiment and popped it up in the open space.


Takeout Treat Box Pouch

Among the set of dies in the Takeout Thinlits, there is a die to create a little box.  Well, of course, I had to go against the grain and create something different than a little 'ole box!  haha!  I came up with a little treat pouch that will hold a mini candy bar quite nicely.  I used the same part of the die to cut 2 pieces of the same pattern, glued the sides and bottom together to create a little pouch.












  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha




At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next blog to see what is in store for you.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that there will be something beautiful and precious to share with you. Have a SpoOky good time!!



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 Do you need a little more Inspiration?  How about a Tutorial Bundle?


The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin' Up! and include both Imperial (inches) and Metric measurements.  Soooo, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.


  1. Order $50 from my online store between September 1-30...get the PDF tutorials for FREE!  Use the September Host Code to earn the monthly reward.
  2. Purchase this month's All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials in all) PDF for $15


*the tutorial will be sent to the email address listed on your PayPal account within 48 hrs*

3.  Join my Dream Team!!  My current team members will be receiving this tutorial bundle for FREE!

We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

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These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Healing Hugs stamp set!


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!


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