Saturday, September 29, 2012

Witch Hat Cookies with NEW Packaging Ideas!

WELCOME to Super Saturday, where I will share an updated version of a papercrafting golden oldie idea or creation I have made in past years! I love to revisit previous ideas and give them a new twist, different packaging, or maybe add a current product or two.  How about we start with the Witch Hat Cookies?  I first blogged this popular treat HERE.  It's in need of updated packaging for sure! Sit back, relax, and yes, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, this is one long post!  

Here are three new packaging ideas!  One container is purchased while the other two are using recycled materials. The rectangle container is a gallon size baggie box!  Yes, it's true! The net bag is from a bag of gourds I purchased a while ago for the project HERE.  The silver lid container was purchased at TJ Maxx, which is also similar to a Marshalls or a HomeGoods Stores depending on where you live! 

Before I get into the packaging details, let's talk about ingredients. Here they are, all three of them!  I know, so easy!  

Truly the most difficult task creating these adorable treats is unwrapping the Hershey Kisses.  After they are unwrapped, turn your Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies over as shown in picture.  A few pointers I've learned along the way. When applying the orange icing, place it around the edge of the kiss, that way when you place the kiss onto the cookie you will not end up with an orange blob of icing going through the middle of the cookie and making an orange mess!  Yes, I'm speaking from experience!

Here are the pretties!  I do leave them out for a few hours allowing the icing to reset. You will want to press the kiss down lightly to create a nice orange icing ring around the kiss. Do not press too hard, or it will crack the cookie!  Yes, again I am speaking from experience!

For the first packaging idea I placed three cookies in a clear type baggie, and placed it into the netted bag.  I tied the net bag with seam binding found HERE.  For my tag I stamped the sentiment from JustRite's Clear Stamp Set, Autumn Words.  A wonderful set with endless uses and again I'm sharing one of those go to sets! This set features 40 stamps for $13.95.  It's found HERE in The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store.  The leaf is an image from the same set.  I stamped the lightest color first, with the next darkest color and ending with the darkest color, so I could overlap the inks successfully!  After the leaf was trimmed I shaded the edges, glued it upon that darling Prima Wooden Clip HERE and added a Kaisercraft Adhesive Pearl found HERE.  The Prima Wooden Clip holds the sentiment tag securely in place and makes it easy to remove so the treats can be readily accessed!

This container is plastic with a lightweight tin lid.  The lid creates a great seal so it really is a good choice to keep food items fresh.  Again using Justrite's Autumn Words located HERE, I chose the word stamps I wanted to use and placed them onto my clear block to stamp onto my paper. The leaves on this tag are created the same as described for the creation pictured above.  

This tag's components as with the tag in the previous photo are cut using Spellbinders dies.  These dies are matting sets that are beautifully coordinated. This allows the easy matting of layers creating interest and beauty in your creations. Check out the Basic Matting Sets A & B found HERE and the coordinating A2 Fancy Weave Set HERE. Adding the matching Seam Binding completes the embellishing for this container!  Seam Bindings are HERE.  A touch of designer paper around the lid creates a bit of color that ties in with the rest of the embellishments. 

For the final packaging idea, I used an empty gallon size baggie box.  I removed the top and added my own card stock lid, attaching it with scor tape found HERE. It is scored to create a tuck-in type top!  Parchment paper is lining the box and will keep the cookies from moving all around!

And can I just say, what more of a perfect paper could there be for these treats?  Look at the darling hats on this paper I used to cover the box.  Scor Tape found HERE secures the paper in place.  The striped paper border  is cut into strips and really accents the box well. The paper is from Webster's Pages, Once Upon A Halloween 6" x 6" pad.  Oh my, the goodness found in this paper pad is terrific!  Whether you make hat treats or not, this paper could be used for a plethora of other ideas.  Yes, oh my, Yes!  Once Upon A Halloween is located HERE at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

I wanted to give you a close up of this particular tag.  I cut this from one of the paper pad's pages.  There are two pages of these easy to cut sentiments.  What a great way to use the paper!  After cutting the sentiment, I also cut three other papers to coordinate with the covered box.  The top two tag layers are popped up using 3D foam square dimensionals found HERE.  Finishing the package with Orange Ric Rac and Black Burlap String complete the look and in an oh so easy fashion!  Ric Rac is HERE and the Burlap string is found HERE!

Click on the word HERE throughout today's post to take you to the products used to create the updated packaging ideas.   You will find those products and many more at The Stamp Simply Store HERE!  I hope you've enjoyed revisiting this wonderful treat idea! Take good care!  We are still waiting for granddaughter #3 to arrive!  This Grandma is getting a bit anxious!    


Sharon Johnson said...

Oh, Barb, this is SO sweet!!! LOVE the witch hat cookies and your packages send it all truly OVER the top!!! Great, great project! Best wishes with that new baby coming -- keep us posted!!! Thank you for sharing today!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to make these for my grandkids! They are always expecting something different from this Grandma. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Great ideas.. thanks for sharing..

Bernice P

Ravengirl said...

Super cute! What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! !
What a cute idea - gotta use this one. Thanks for the great and thorough tutorial.
Jean McGee

Rhonda Z said...

Those are adorable. My Grandkids will love them.

Edna Siu said...

Wow, you are so so amazing, they are lovely, thanks for the hints and tips to make these sweetie treats.

Camille Lopez said...

I am loving the cookie idea.... everyone at work will like this....

I love the way you decorated the box.... how positively loving it!!!

cant wait to make this!!
thanks for the great tutorial!!!
Cant wait to try this!!!!!

Triple H said...

I love these cookies. I made them for a Halloween party yesterday and they were a huge hit!

Melanie said...

stinkin' cute hats!! oh, I wish I had seen these earlier, as well as not have been so busy with other projects to make something fun like this. I'll writ it down for next year and maybe be on time! hugs, hope you are well