Challenge: treats!

Halloween is just days away, and while not everyone will be celebrating, surely you all like to be inspired by treats! From a sweet gift bag to making a crafty treat for a friend, making a candy inspired card or journaling about your favorite desserts – we can’t wait to see what kind of a treat you are inspired to craft this week.

Michelle’s favorite treats are a temptation all year long!


My favorite treat is the donut. So sweet and Delicious! The Simon Exclusive, “I Love Donuts” stamp set was enough to make me drool. Especially when a touch of Diamond Glaze created the perfect frosting. No calories!

Andrea thinks a test tube pennant makes the perfect Halloween treat.


Who doesn’t love eyeballs at this time of year? These corked domes are so fun to fill with all sorts of creepy things. For this project, I filled it with good old googly eyes and then attached it to a tag I made using the Sizzix Tag Set and a Tim Holtz Halloween blueprint stamp.

When I (May) started to work on this challenge I went more with some tricks instead of treats.

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Layering an embossed image, texture from paste, and various stencils I was able to create a lot of depth on this tag. I simply love the results! Usually I’m a candy and all things pumpkin and cute kind of crafter this time of year so I really enjoyed going to a darker, spookier place with this week’s challenge.

Mona was inspired to decorate a Halloween treat bag for her husband.


Now that my children are all young adults, trick or treating days are long gone but no one in my family, including my dear husband Scott, is too old to receive a decorated treat bag! I randomly stamped a brown paper gift bag with the Speckles stamp then I created a mixed media rectangular panel to adhere to the front of the bag. I added texture using Texture Paste along with various Distress Paints for color. I topped it off with a heat embossed spider web image from Mini Blueprint which I layered on top of a Rosette.

Barbara got into the spirit of treats.


Halloween is a holiday not yet very popular here in Italy, even if the children are already very involved with the idea of “trick or treat”!  Just for kids I created this packaging, a small bag with skull and spider web and a wrap for chocolate in the traditional colors of Halloween. What I enjoyed most was shrinking Tim’s  bat and spider.

Anna-Karin made a sweet little treat bag.

My son loves little bags and boxes and I knew he would want a Halloween one. I used Tim Holtz In The Bag die for the base and die cut an owl window. Behind the window there is a piece of Frosted Film coloured with Adirondack Alcohol Ink and stamped. The background was done with a stencil, stamps and Distress Ink.

Emma was in her element creating home crafted decorations and filling them with treats for Halloween.


There are so many uses for the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and one of those uses is to make these cute little treat holders which I thought would be perfect as a part of my Halloween decorations. Each box is made from black card, spritzed with Distress Stain Spray before being covered in Graphic 45, An Eerie Tale papers. As finishing touches, I added die cut rosettes and glittered bats and spiders.

For Sandra Mouwen making a journal page about Halloween is a treat

I was inspired by bright pink colored candy for these pages. And I love neon pink! Perfect combination. I started with building up the background with washi tape, and the Distress Marker Spritzer in combination with the Latticework stencil. The little Bats and the Webs are so much fun and gives the pages the Halloween vibe!

Ashli is ready for some Christmas crafting!


Every year, I attend a fabulous cookie swap. This year, I want to have an extra special treat bag to put the hostess’s cookies in. After playing around with a lovely We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder on a simple brown bag, I added some Hero Arts White Ink and played with a bit of Gelatos to enhance the design. A playful prize banner made of scraps top the bag off nicely while the sequins add the perfect finishing touch!

Meihsia was inspired to create a Halloween treat bag for her children.

My children asked me to make Halloween treat bags for them and I found that brown bags are very easy to create with Halloween theme. I distressed the edges of the bag and most of the embellishments with black Distress Paint. The sentiment and the cute image were cut out from Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Sensonal. I also added some fun elements such as Rosette Flowers, a clip and a Seam Binding ribbon.

Check back on Wednesday to see the crafty treat that Suzz has cooked up for you!

For more inspiration click on our design team’s blog links so you can see more photos (and full supply lists) for their projects. Leave them a little comment love while you’re there so they know how they’ve inspired you too, if you’re so inclined.


As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday November 2nd Eastern time. We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.



  1. These are great. Seeing them makes me want to go to my craft table and make everyone of them!

  2. So much fun entering your challenges and seeing all the lovely projects! Until next time THANKS! :-)



  3. I hope my entry is allowed into this weeks super fun challenge: I went for Trick instead of Treat and went to my darker inkier side as an entry.
    Thank you for the super challenge and for sharing the superb inspirations with us Karen x

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