Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, September 12, 2014

Punch Board Mini Treats
Plus Other Autumn Delights

Click HERE for the Original Pin

I did my happy dance after finding this wonderful envelope punch board project on the Chicken Scratch blog via Pinterest! [This is going to be a project for my Card Chicks to make tonight. I'll be sure to post the pics from all of our projects by Monday.]

To get a BEAUTIFUL set of written instructions, click HERE (or see my detailed instructions at the end of this post), and you can watch the accompanying video HEREDepending on your paper and embellishments, you can modify this treat idea for any occasion...and here are a few of my other favorite Autumn recent pins:

Stampin' Up ideas and supplies from Vicky at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments: Pocket Silhouettes thank you
This card uses one of my favorite stamp sets of all time from SU called Pocket Silhouettes. Such a nice design and a terrific fall card using another one of my favorites --- the SU Beautiful Wings embosslit! Click HERE for Original Pin.

The card below just might get me to pull out some of my rarely used background stamps! I'm thinking that if I could find some real Autumn leaves of the right size and color, I could adhere them to the front for this card design:

Click HERE for Original Pin

Nothing says Autumn like the color combo of crumb cake, black, yellow and orange:

Debbie's Creative Spot: Blended Bloom
Click HERE for Original Pin

What could be easier than this for an Autumn quick home decor project below:

Fall Mason Jar Candles! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ spruce up your mantel with some fun Fall Candles! #candle #masonjars
Click HERE for Original Pin

Here's my version of this idea:

I used washi tape around the metal candle
holder on the tea lights.

OK...now are you ready to continuously repeat "YES!" at the top of your lungs - just like the lady did in the movie When Harry Met Sally? Well...these White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles might cause you to do just that!

Soft and yummy White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
Click HERE for the Original Pin and Recipe

...and while we're in Food Heaven...this slow cooker Pumpkin Harvest Snack Mix also caught my eye and is another must-try Pinterest pick:

Click HERE for Original Pin and Recipe

I can't wait to try these sweet Autumn treats as well as the snacks that Mel and Christie are bringing to our meeting tonight! Here is the picture to help when making the Punch Board Mini Treats:

Halloween Punch Board Treat Instructions:
1.     Start with a 5”x5” square of medium weight DSP
2.     Punch and score at 2”
3.     Rotate 90 degrees then
4.     Punch and score at 3”
5.     Rotate 90 degrees
6.     Punch and score at 2”
7.     Rotate 90 degrees
8.     Punch BUT DO NOT SCORE at 3”
9.     Round all four corners using the speech bubble punch on the board
10.     On the flap where there is no score line, sponge with ink to give the appearance of double-sided paper (optional)
11.     Use a bone folder on all four score lines
12.     Stamp the image in the center of the top flap
13.     Check to see where to place the piece of candy – marking the spot with a pencil at the bottom of the candy if you desire
14.     Fold up the opposite point from the sponging and add sticky tape on the:
a.            LEFT SIDE ONLY on the printed design side of the bottom flap
b.           INSIDE of the right flap
15.     Add a glue dot or small piece of sticky tape on the center of the paper underneath the flaps
16.     Adhere the piece of candy in the center
17.     Remove the sticky tape coverings and fold over the left and right flaps
18.     With ribbon, tie a bow or knot around the treat
Add the saying below the ribbon