Stamp 'N Hop October Blog Hop!

Saturday 10 October 2020 Bridgwater, UK

Hello and welcome to the monthly Stamp N’ Blog Hop! 

If you have just arrived from Laura Mackie's blog - isn't her project simply stunning? 

If you're starting here, you can join the hop to see all of today's projects - all you have to do is scroll down this page until you find the 'Next' button. Then click 'Next' to be taken to the next blog and repeat until you end up back here again! 

This month’s theme is 'Favourite DSP'

My favourite patterned paper changes quite often as we are spoilt for so much choice with ranges in both the Annual and Mini Stampin' Up! catalogues.

Right now my favourite patterned paper is the Magic in this Night DSP. I've been using it so much in the run up to Halloween and I can't wait to create non Halloween projects with it too.

I've got 3 more Halloween projects featuring this DSP to share with you between now and 31st October! 

The project I'm sharing today are these super cute Halloween Treat Bags. I created this unique shaped treat bag over 3 years ago now and the original project is still my most popular blog post and most viewed video. Recently someone left a comment on YouTube asking for a larger size - challenge accepted, here it is!

I've filmed a video so you can see exactly how I made them. If you don't have time to watch it now, you could add it to your playlist on YouTube as I promise you, they are such a quick make and you'll find lot's of uses for them as they are suitable for all occasions!

I decided to use the various black patterned paper from the Magic in this Night DSP and pair them with elements created with neon like colours - I've used Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie (only seen in the video)

I've also added Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Black Glitter Paper to give it a bit of sparkle. 

Are you wondering where I got the matching twine from? Watch my video to find out!

If you want to get everything prepared in advance, you will need a piece of patterned paper measuring 7 1/2" by 7 1/2".

Grab your scoreboard, scissors, bone folder and double-sided tape and note that all measurements are in inches
  • Score at 1 3/4"
  • Turn the paper clockwise once
  • Score at 1 3/4" (to the score line)
  • Score at 3 1/2"
  • Score at 5 1/4 (to the score line)
  • Score at 7"
If you would like to make a smaller version of this Treat Bag, I have another tutorial here.

Coming up on my blog, I have a Christmas Treat Bag to show you, slightly larger than this one. So you don't miss it, click here to sign up receive my blog posts by email. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed my project today!

If you have the time, it would be lovely if you could leave us comments to let us know you've stopped by! I'd love to know where you are from and your favourite DSP - current or retired.

Next up on the Stamp N' Hop blog hop we have Alison (aka The Inkspirational Crafter) who has created a wonderful project for you. Simply click next to hop from blog to blog to see all of the fabulous projects!

Roll Call


  1. I love these boxes, Kim. They showcase the DSP perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great project and looks like an awesome size.

  3. Adorable little treat pouches Kim, the dsp looks fabulous x

  4. Love your project. I make give this a go.

    1. Hi Jenny, thank you! You should give it a try. It's easy to make multiples of this as it's that simple! There is a video tutorial on my channel for a smaller size too!

  5. Lovely treat bags Kim, I love this DSP, not brought myself to cut it yet fact I have bought a second pack in the sale so I can actually use the pack I already have lol!

    1. Thanks Gez!, I bought a second pack in the sale too! I too found it hard to cut into it too but once I did, I couldn't stop making Halloween projects. I'm going to make some non Halloween projects too!

  6. Aw lovely Halloween treat bag, super cute, thanks for sharing xx

  7. Cute little bags and I love this DSP too x