Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Goodies

It's that time of year when we begin to start collecting candies and goodies for our children's classroom parties and for the trick or treaters that show up on Halloween.

And we can take the easy way out by just filling some generic treat bags


we can take the CUTE way out and make those treats special!

Today we're going to show you how to make some really cute "Sour Cream Containers" using your leftover scraps of papers, stickers, ribbon . . . .whatever you have on hand.

To begin, cut a scrap of paper into a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" strip.

Using a good, strong adhesive, run a strip down 1 long side and 1 short side of the back of your paper.

Next, roll the paper into a long tube shape and secure . . .

Then pinch the short end shut so that it's flat . . .

Put the flattened end into a paper crimper and crimp about an inch and a half up.

Then fill the paper tube with your fave treat . . . we like Peanut M&M's!

Turn the tube sideways, add more adhesive, pinch the other end closed, and run through the paper crimper again . . .

All that's left is to add a matching ribbon and a tag!

Here's a few more ways to dress up your sweets with leftover scraps . . . .

And don't forget to wrap up those plain candy bars!

We've got a few more ideas up our sleeves for decorating this season, so check back soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yard Sale Info

OK . . .the votes are in and a Fall Scrapbook Yard Sale is now on the schedule!

Make sure to mark Saturday, October 10th on your calendar for this wildly, popular event.
This will be our 6th yard sale here at The Shoppe and I'm sure those who come for the shopping will, once again, find a TON of amazing scrapping goodness!

Or if it's time to clean out your stash, you may register for a seller's number. You'll earn 100% of of anything you sell in store credit, giving you lots of play money for the new stuff that's always coming through the doors!

Make sure you get here early on sale day . . . the lines start forming around 7am ~ yes, 2 hours early!

This is what the sidewalk looks like before the doors are unlocked . . .

And then there's a mighty stampede to the cropping area where eager scrappers frantically grab their fabulous finds . . . .
Just to drop a hint of what to expect on the tables: I know there will be 1 or 2 Cricut machines for sale, along with Sizzix, Creative Memories items, and much, much more yummy scrap stuff!

Now remember . . . we WILL NOT be hosting another sale like this again until May or June of next year, so make sure to attend this one, either as a seller or a buyer!

If you would like more info on selling your stuff, please call or email The Shoppe:

REMEMBER: Your trash is someone else's treasure!