It’s been one of those frustrating mornings when I had things to do but technology dictated the timeline. I filmed a short video showing how to make a simple Halloween “sour cream” treat package. It might have been short but the edited video took forever to upload to YouTube. Halloween isn’t the only scary thing around here, our internet often gives me nightmares too. So in an effort to speed things up I switched everything else off to maximise my rural bandwidth. It’s only now, about 4 hours later than planned, I’ve finally been able to complete today’s blog post.
I’ve no idea why this particular style of packaging is called a “sour cream” container. I’ve never seen sour cream in anything even remotely similar. However I think it’s probably the easiest treat package to make.
I began with a wood plank effect design from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut the DSP to 3-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ and used Tear & Tape Adhesive along one of the short edges to create a cylinder shape.
Then I squeezed the top of the cylinder and fixed the edges together with more Tear & Tape. Next, with the remaining open edge at the top I added my Halloween candy. Then I turned the cylinder so the bottom seam pointed away from me. Finally I squeezed the open edge of the cylinder and secured it with more Tear & Tape.
It’s actually easier to do than explain, so that’s where my video comes in…
With the basic sour cream container made and filled, all I had to do was decorate it for Halloween. For this I turned to the Little Treats Stamp Set and the “Happy happy Halloween” sentiment.
Using StazOn Jet Black ink I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I cut it out using a die from the coordinating Little Treat Box Dies.
After pulling out some threads of cotton wool as cobwebs I attached the sentiment to the treat pouch with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish I went back to the Little Treat Box Dies for the cute spider (if you can ever call a spider cute). First I die-cut the spider from a scrap of Red Foil Sheet. Then using a Mini Glue Dot to attach it to a craft stick I wiped the spider over the surface of the StazOn Jet Black ink pad. This toned down the colour of the spider and made it more spooky looking. Finally once I’d fixed the spider and a little more ‘cobweb’ to the sentiment with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional, my project was complete.
I love the sour cream container as it’s quick and easy to make and accurate measuring isn’t a huge issue. It’s great for treats and small gifts and can be used for any occasion. The question is for Halloween what to put in them? Treats, or something else…
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Little Treats Stamp Set and coordinating Little Treat Box Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included links to both options below in case you want to explore this further.
DSP SALE – There’s only a few more days left to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale. The In Good Taste DSP used today is just one of 15 packs available at 15% off. The sale ends on October 31st, so why give yourself a little Halloween treat?