Paper Adventures Team Hop | Trick or Treat

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Hello & welcome to October’s Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop.  This month the theme is ‘trick or treat’ – perfect timing for those team members who love a reason to make something spooky for Halloween.  Halloween isn’t so big in Australia, so you may also see some projects with ‘treats’ or something with a ‘trick’.  I love it when the theme gives us lots of room to be creative.

We welcome as our guest designer Brian King – a man who probably doesn’t need much introduction at all.  Brian is an influential US demonstrator who shares amazing projects on his blog Stamp With Brian.  Thank you for hopping with us Brian!!!  Your American Halloween influence for our trick or treat theme is appreciated!

Brian King


Although Halloween isn’t big on my agenda of events to celebrate, it is possible that we’ll get some trick or treater stop at our door.  And you know I love a reason to get crafty.  So, I made these super cute little treat boxes, just in case!

In true trick or treat style, you won’t know if you get a treat (some lollies… “candy” for my international visitors), or if you get a trick (plastic party favours in the form of a snake and a rat!).

The design for these boxes was inspired by Beth McCullough @ Stamping Mom.  You can see her post here and also some great visual instructions for making the boxes.  I altered the measurements because I didn’t want a tag topper top.  I also wanted to be able to get 2 boxes from a sheet of A4 cardstock.

My measurements were:

Cardstock: 5-7/8″ x 6-1/4″

Score 2″ from each edge along the 5-7/8″ side and 2-3/16″ from each edge along the 6-1/4″ side.

Cut away all four corners.

On the shorter flap, measure half way along the top edge (15/16″) and mark with a pencil.  Using your piercing mat, a ruler and a bone folder, gently score between the mark you made at the top edge and towards the bottom edge of the square.  Repeat this in the other direction to make a triangle within the square.

Fold into a box shape.  I adhered the back flaps to the back inside of the box, added in my trick or treat goodies and then finished with Monster Bash DSP on the front of the box and a Circle Tab punch adhered on to keep it closed.

What would you prefer?  Yummy treats or a spooky trick?

Products used for my triangle treat boxes:

DSP: Monster Bash

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Basic Black

Punches: Classic Label, Circle Tab

Stamp set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Piercing Mat, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

You can find all these supplies in my online store.  Click here to shop.

Next up on our blog hop for some trick or treat fun is Lisa Whitehead.

In the event of any broken links, you can navigate through the hop via the participant list below.

Thanks for joining us!  We hope you have an excellent Halloween next week if you celebrate – or if you don’t, we hope you enjoy all the treats, trick-free!

Participant List
Brian King (guest designer)
Kelly Kent
Lisa Whitehead
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
Narelle Simm
Mandy Depiazzi

It’s My Birthday Month!

I love birthdays – I think they should be acknowledged and celebrated and enjoyed!

Each new day, each extra year is a blessing.  I’m sure we all know of someone who didn’t get to celebrate their next birthday.

So, I’m shouting from the rooftop (or at least the top of my blogging platform) that…

MAY IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!

Of course, it’s not all about me!  I’m still bringing birthdays back in 2017, which means sending as many handmade birthday cards to those around me as I can.

All part of my birthday loving philosophy and a love of making cards!

We’re so good these days at texting & putting messages on social media.  How special is a card that arrives in your hand, or in your mailbox???

#imbringingbirthdaysback


This is the first batch of cards going out this month using more of my new products!

Crafting Forever #imbringingbirthdaysback | Kelly Kent

I am totally in love with the Crafting Forever stamp set – and I know you’re going to love it too!

Join my Paper Adventures team and you can add this stamp set plus lots more pre-order items to your Starter Kit!

Crafting Forever #imbringingbirthdaysback | Kelly Kent

The stripy paper is from the Birthday Memories Suite – super cute!  I love stripes!!!

Crafting Forever #imbringingbirthdaysback | Kelly Kent

And the sentiment is a favourite from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, which appears again in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue – yay!


If you’d like a handmade card when your birthday rolls around, make sure I know when your birthday is & where to send your card!

#imbringingbirthdaysback – and I love it!