Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You've Been Boo'd

Today the Clear and Simple Stamps design team is sharing some Halloween treat ideas. I used the new Rag Doll House: Haunted set to make a little treat package perfect for “boo-ing” a neighbor.

In case you’re unfamiliar with “boo-ing,” it’s a fun holiday tradition where you drop off a goodie package at your neighbor’s door along with a note telling them that they’ve been “boo’d” and that they should do the same to someone else. There are so many stamp sets and dies in the Collection 5 release that are perfect for this—I had a hard time deciding which ones to use! I finally settled on making a little tote bag using one of the party favor die boxes along with one of the Rag Doll house fronts.

I die cut a house shape using the Rag Doll House die, then stamped it with the coordinating spooky house image from the Rag Doll House: Haunted set and colored it with Copic markers in a mostly muted color tone. The colored house is set on the front of a box cut with the Party Favor 3 die. I used the big “boo” sentiment from the set, along with the smaller “you’ve been boo’d” sentiment to decorate a tag for the handle on the box. It’s attached to the handle with a black satin bow.

For inside the box, I packaged up a few small treats. First is a mini pumpkin, made from a big marshmallow covered with orange decorating sugar along with a leaf made from a spearmint leaf candy and a toothpick stem. The pumpkin is packaged in one of CSS’s clear candy bags along with a topper made from the Toppers Combo stamp and die set. I added the “Happy Halloween” sentiment and a ghost from the Rag Doll House: Haunted set to dress it up a bit.

One of the smaller candy bags was a perfect fit for a pair of eyeball-decorated rubber balls. A glowstick finishes off the package.

Be sure to check out the Halloween treats created by the rest of the CSS team. Here’s where to find them:

Lori Tecler-you’re here!
Jaclyn Miller
Kim Duran
Tracy Schultz
Dana Grothaus
Laurie Willison
Jennifer Rzasa
Elena Roussakis
Laura Bassen
Audrey Tokach, guest designer
Amber Kemp-Gerstel
CSS Blog

Materials Used:
Rag Doll House: Haunted and Toppers Combo stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Kraft Like a Rockstar Tan, Orange You Fabulous, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (YR12, YR15, YR16, Y35, Y38, YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, G40, B0000, E25, E41, E42, E43, E71, W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7), Rag Doll House, Party Favor 3, Favor Flags, Toppers and Tags 1 dies, Perfect Little Black Dress ribbon, Divine Twine orange baker's twine, clear candy bags (Clear and Simple Stamps); copper brads, white button (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Love your treat box, lori! And, the marshmallow pumpkin is sooo cute!

  2. So adorable! Love that bright orange front door! :) So fun!

  3. Such a cute haunted rag doll house favor box!


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