Tricks 'N Treats with Lifestyle Crafts

September is winding down, which means Halloween will soon be in the air.  Have you started your Halloween crafting yet?  I have a few costumes in the cue, and have also been making a few goodies with the new Tricks 'N Treats die cut collection by Lifestyle Crafts.  (Not familiar with cutting dies?  They are small metal templates that cut paper when used with a die cut machine, such as the Epic 6).  I was particularly drawn to the spider die - is it just me, or does the combination of spiders and polka dots suddenly make Halloween look a little classy?

We associate with a pretty young group of kids, so I'm always looking for alternatives to candy to hand out to friends.  How about Halloween bookmarks for the little readers?  I glued the spiders to colored cardstock (and some polka dot letter-pressed paper), then laminated the bookmarks for durability.

Sometimes you just can't fight the sweets.   The spiders instantly spook-ify these mini cupcakes.

Spiders don't have to be strictly for Halloween ... with the right color combo, you can create easy Spiderman party decorations and cupcake toppers.  In more natural colors, it would even be a good die to use for a nature-themed party.

As always, use the code HOMEMADE to receive 20% off your Lifestyle Crafts order at checkout.


Laura Decato said...

I like the spiders, and the bookmarks are a great idea!

Lady Moss said...

I've actually made your pumpkin costume for my five year old and two year. So cute they are to die for. I made them back in June. Excited much?