Twisted Treats – Part 2

Nothing on Earth so beautiful
as the final haul on Halloween night.
~ Steve Almond

I’m baaaaack! With part 2 of Twisted Treats.

It’s cupcake time.


This stamp set, Twisted Treats, is perfect for topping Pumpkin Cupcakes.

For more giggles and grins, seal some sprinkles (a.k.a. edible glitter!) inside a straw and you have Halloween Sprinkle Sticks that double as cupcake toppers. When it’s time to savor your cupcake, just rip open one end of your DIY Pixie Stick to spread yummy colored sugar over your cupcakes.

Sinfully Sweet Sprinkle STick

And now, you’re all part of my evil Halloween plot. . . . to spread sugary yummy goodness across the land.



   Tips & Tricks

Joining i {heart} papers this month has given me the glorious pleasure of playing with stamps from some new-to-me companies, like Avery Elle.

To advance my evil plot and make your own cupcake toppers . . .

  • Simply seal the end of a straw by stapling with a small stapler (like Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher) or machine sewing across the bottom. Carefully pour your sugar sprinkles into the top of the straw and then seal the top.
  • Stamp your frame image and sentiment, like “Sinfully Sweet,” and cut them out with the Twisted Treats die.
  • Embellish with sequins or other images from the stamp set.


  • Create a backing using the SVG file or PDF file from the Avery Elle site, here.
  • Glue your frame and oval to your backing and adhere it to your Sprinkle Stick with Washi tape.


CupcakeTopperBackAnd, Bone Appetit!

Twisted Treats


Here are all the ingredients, including a link to Mr. Catered Crop approved pumpkin cupcakes.

Don’t you just love a big Haul of Halloween Treats? Here’s our big haul of chocolate, marshmallow, graham crackers, cupcakes, sprinkles, oh yeah, and some paper and ink.



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Twisted Treats – Part 1

Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
~ Classics IV

Hey everyone! I have another fun post for I {heart} papers.

Twisted Treat Bags
Yes, I’m a spooky girl. I love Halloween, especially the big Haul! So, you know I’m all over a stamp set like Avery Elle’s Twisted Treats!

Ghost Peeps

Last Easter I made some Easter S’meeps kits for a few of my favorite peeps. When I found these Ghost Marshmallow Peeps, I knew they’d make adorable Halloween treats.

You know what S’meeps are, right? They’re S’mores made with Marshmallow Peeps. I have the recipe below for you.


I filled each glassine wax bag with two graham crackers, two snack-size chocolate bars, and two Marshmallow Ghosts. I wrapped the bag up with baker’s twine and tied a little card over the top. Here’s the inside of the card.

Halloween Treat Card


Tips & Techniques

I love the bat-embellished frame that coordinates with this stamp set. With some mylar sheets (or even just aluminum foil) you can transform this frame into a mirror. It gives this a real wow factor that, unfortunately, is a little difficult to capture in a photo (or at least with my minimal photography skills).

Here are the rest of the ingredients and your S’meeps recipe.

Halloween Smeep Recipe

To make and eat S’meeps . . .

  • Place two squares of chocolate on one half of a graham cracker.
  • Top with one Marshmallow Peep Ghost.
  • Place in the microwave and cook on high for 10 seconds. Rest for a few seconds to make sure the Peep doesn’t explode. Continue to cook in 10-second intervals until soft.
  • Place the other half of the graham cracker on top and let it sit for at least 30 seconds to let the chocolate melt.

Smash down and enjoy!

I’ll see you later with Twisted Treats – Part 2. Hope you’re hungry. Insert evil laugh . . .  Mwahahahaahhaha.


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Midnight Jamboree

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts –
Tonight All-Hallows’ Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
~ John Kendrick Bangs

Pumpkin Banner

I know I’m just a tad early – but I’m ready to strut my Spectre self and start the All-Hallows’ Eve. Insert evil laugh . . .  Mwahahahaahhaha.

These projects are my debut for CutCardStock. I’m crazy excited to join their design team and get my hands on their gorgeous paper. Have you checked out their prices for Neenah – only my favorite paper in the world for coloring with Copics! And, darlin’s . . . Orange, Brown and Gold card stocks are on sale this month

All the details for these projects are on my blog post here. But just for you, here are a few sneaky peeks.

Halloween Cupcakes Dish

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing and a vintage styled dish to hold them . . . ah, nom nom.

Black Cat Bucket

You know I love my flea market finds, but this black cat bucket is all made with paper. I know! Freaky cute, right?! The bucket is filled with raffia and Sprinkle Sticks.

Sprinkle Stick Tops

Sprinkle Sticks are like DIY Pixie Sticks. Sealed at both ends, the drinking straws hold edible sprinkles. Just rip open one end to spread yummy colored sugar over your cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake

Here are all the ingredients I used to create this Midnight Jamboree Cupcake Carnival. I snuck in a link to the recipe for these cupcakes. They were a huge hit with my boys.

Don’t forget to visit CutCardStock for all the glorious details on these projects.



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