Sunday, September 8, 2013

Halloween and Fall Candy Sticks.......{Challenge Post}

Hey Everyone!!! 
Hope you all are having a GREAT weekend!!!!
I have a bunch of treats to share today for a few of my favorite challenges....

But first I wanted to share some pretty exciting news...
I was asked by a friend of mine who owns a salon if I would be interested in setting up a table with some of my projects to sell. Well of course I was and so I spent the entire last few days putting together all my cards...making sure all the envelopes were packaged with them, making some candy sticks as both a sample and for sale as well as going through my 3d packaging and picking out some to take as well. 
I had alot of fun getting everything together and hope this helps with some of my business :) She is having an open house tomorrow night which I will go to so fingers crossed that people like my things!!
Boy do I give credit to people who do these craft shows. I LOVE what I do but the work that they must go through to stock and keep replenished has to take months of prep. I know I have a ton that is going with me but I still feel like I could always use more.
Guess the good thing is I can pop in anytime and add to my table!

Now onto my projects.....
The first one is for the new Peachy Keen Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.
I LOVE making these fun candy sticks and when I found the candy corn M & M's in the store I knew exactly what I wanted to put on the tags....
Here they are....hope you like them!
I thought these would make fun classroom treats for Halloween...cute and sweet :)
I used the PK  July SOTM set for the sentiment as well as the cute little face.
Like my container I have the candy sticks in???
I glittered a candle holder and added a big bow using some May Arts Ribbon I got from my friend Beckie over at her store~ Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions

This is what the candy stick looks like alone...Those skinny bags I got from the Trendy Twine store! I already have another order placed for more!!

And here is a close-up of the tag. I used the new freebie file from PPPR except I altered it to use only the candy corn part. I wanted to add my cute PK face and the perfect sentiment, again from the July SOTM set from PKS

Supplies Used:
Paper~Bazzill Cardstock~White, Yellow, Orange
Stamps~ Peachy Keen Stamps~ July SOTM
Dies/Cuts~ Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon~ Candy Corn Guy (minus the arms/legs and face)
Other~ Trendy Twine~ Orangesicle and Lemon Tart
white gel pen

So what do you think?? Cute right???
Entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy~ September Linky Party
Paper Issues~ Put Some Twine on It
Pile It On~ Tic Tac Toe
(Autumn, Image (Smiley Face), For a Child)
Now onto my next project....
Another bunch of candy sticks, this set for Fall using stamps and dies from  
My Creative Time.
I made another glittered candle holder, this one using a deep brown glitter and some brown May Arts Ribbon~ also picked up from my friend Beckie...
Here they are
 I was going for a bit more of a fall rustic look for my tags so instead of adding some twine to attach the tag to the bags, I used some Burlap ribbon from The Kraft Outlet and my stapler :)
Here are the sticks outside of the jar. They are such a GREAT size for stacking a bunch of
 M & M's as well as a whole variety of other small candies. And they are perfect decorated for any occasion!

And here are the tags. I really love how they turned out. Simple, but easy to mass produce!
Don't you just love the stitching that comes with all of Emma's dies??? Such a great added touch!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps~ My Creative Time~ Piles of Smiles
Dies/Cuts~ My Creative Time~ Stitched Tag Die
My Creative Time~ Leaf Dies
Other~ Clear Skinny Bags
Burlap Ribbon

Well there you have it! Both of my sets of candy sticks!
If you want to pick up your own to decorate for treats make sure to check out the Trendy Twine store HERE for them...They are sure to be a hit for what ever you use them for!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my project!
I will be back tomorrow for a brand new card for The Kraft Journal!
Have a GREAT night!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
My Creative Time~ Designer Challenge

DL Art~ September Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes


  1. Awesome Jessica!!! You are putting me in the mood for fall :)
    Have a super day and congrats on the crafty news and good luck tomorrow!

  2. Love these Jessica, The leaves turned out so pretty great tags. I would eat them in a minute of course i love m&m's
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a great day, my friend
    DIANA L.

  3. Good luck with your craft show tomorrow!! How exciting!! I know all of your things will fly off the table!! Your candy holders are absolutely fabulous!! I love the designs of both!! So cute and clever my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. WOWEEEEE!!! Those are all AWESOME!!! Yummy and beautiful! You always make such neat things!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  5. Jessica, these are fantastic! I love the tags! They are so cute!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Peachy Keen Stamps! ~hugs, Saundra

  6. These are beautiful Jessica! Good luck on your new venture!!!

  7. Both sets are gorgeous, my fav are the leaves!!

  8. YAY Congratulations, I'm sure you will do well your creations are AMAZING. These candy treats are so pretty girl. Love them. Hope you had a great weekend and Good Luck on the open house.

  9. WOW - these are fabulous candy treats! So fun and brilliant ideas. Congrats on your little setting up!!! Hope all goes well for you!

  10. Yippee Jessica! I am so excited for you and I am SURE you will sell it all! Your projects are AMAZING! How fun and what a great way to make some extra cash, ha? My local coffee shop just asked me last week if I wanted to do the soon as I am back from vacation, I will be getting my things ready to sell to! I am curious, how much will you sell your fun candy sticks for?
    Good luck my friend on your open house! I am sure it will be a success!
    Sherrie K

  11. Absolutely love all of these, what great looking candy treats!!

  12. how exciting!! hope you sell it all :)

    candy corn m&m's ???? i have to look for those now !! of course i will eat the entire bag before they get into treat holders!! lol yup that is one of the reasons i don't browse the stores to see what is new ;)

    super fun treats my friend :)

  13. I love all of your stuff ! I just started following you ! Good luck tomorrow, I think your stuff is amazing and I am sure everyone will agree ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DTM
    Pile it on challenges

  14. OMG Jessica, GORGEOUS job with both challenges!!! your treat holders are TOO STINKIN' CUTE my friend, LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps and My Creative Time!!! :)

  15. These are soooo cute, I am going to put this at the top of my TO DO list, I love the little skinny bags. These would be amazing for little Christmas treats. Gotta get some

  16. Jessica, I love these!!! They are so awesome cute!!!

  17. This is amazing, Jessica. I would love to know where you buy your skinny treat bags. I've never seen them that skinny before, but they're adorable and this is a wonderful gift-giving idea. If you don't mind emailing me to let me know, that would be awesome. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your wonderful creations with us. You bless me time and again and I thank you for it!
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. Congrats to you an wishing you the BEST!!!
    They are both AMAZING!!
    Have a wonderful day my creative friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  19. WOW! i love love both treats and you are right they are perfect for a classroom!! I wish lots of success selling your fantastic and amazing cards & projects at your friends Salon, I'm sure you will sell out:)

  20. Your items are going to do so well, Jessica!! These little candy treats are just adorable. I love them both and they are the perfect size for a little hostess gift or thinking of you type treat! Thanks for sharing your talents with us lady, you always inspire!!

  21. You will do well at the show. These are fantastic. Love the tags.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  22. OMGosh!!! These are adorable! Love everything about them. What a cute treat to give away. I love that leaf die so much. Thanks for playing along in the challenge!

  23. adorable projects!!!those are just the sweetest thing!!!

  24. These treats are adorable! Did it take a long time to get those m&m's in and stacked so nice? I love the leaves you die cut from Emma's set it looks fabulous!
    Deb C

  25. These are so awesome! Good luck on your open house!

  26. Great candy bags! Super cute! I just ordered some bags and they will be here soon..can't wait.

  27. Awesome work! We are featuring you on Paper Issues today! Thanks for the inspiration and be sure to grab a featured at paper issue button!

  28. I just love these so much...all of them! They look so festive and fun. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Both of these treat holders are so cute!!!! Awesome job!!!

  30. Bags aren't available, she's working on her store