Stampin’ Pretty Pals 3-D Blog Hop

  Stampin up holiday mini catalog warmest of wishes candy bar wrap
Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals August Blog Hop.  The Pals plan to dazzle you from stop to stop with 3-D ideas that you can create and share.  For a complete list and links of Pals hoppers, please scroll down!

SNEAK PEEK ALERT!  Notice a new look for the Owl?  It’s part of the Warmest Wishes stamp set, a new hostess stamp option in the Holiday Mini Catalog (available Sept. 1).  I’ll be sharing lots more holiday sneek peeks throughout August . . . including samples using our new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (also available Sept. 1)! 

Stampin up holiday mini catalog owl punch What fun it was to dress up a candy bar for Halloween in this snappy 3-D wrap!  Susan Dyas, my fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, shared this “sweet” idea with me at our Convention this past July.  I immediately thought of Halloween.  Visit Susan’s blog for complete details and more creative ideas.


  • To create candy bar wrap, cut card stock to 2 3/4″ x 10 1/4″ (a long skinny piece).
  • Score at 5″ and 5 1/4″.  Flip 90 degrees and score 1/4″ on both the long sides.  SO easy with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • I used my Paper Snips to cut a tiny tab at the center of the 1/4″ section, each side.  This is ultimately the base of the candy bar.  Cutting this tab (on both sides) makes assembly easier.
  • Sticky Strip is THE best way to keep 3-D projects together.

101_2337Susan, Mike Funke and I capture the moment together at Convention.

SDC17657-1 Here’s a close up of Susan’s version using Flower Fest stamp set.  



10. Leah O’Brien at
12. Kylie Nicolsi at
16. Martha Stewart at

RESERVE YOUR FREE HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!  If you would like a FREE copy of the new Holiday Mini Catalog sent to you (when they are available for distribution), please email me your address HERE.  U.S. only.  If you currently have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copy.

Black signature ivory


Stamp Set:  Warmest Wishes (available Sept. 1, W122670, 122672)), Wicked Cool (W118738, C120600)
Paper:  Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117157), Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Daffodil Delight (119683), Tangerine Tango (113349), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (1014060, Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (available Sept. 1), Owl Builder Punch (118074), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Tangerine Tango 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (124144), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)


  1. The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information

  2. Too cute. I think it’s funny that they came up with owl accessories. Can’t wait to get the mini.

  3. Love the Halloween version! Great project and you know the recipient will LOVE it!

  4. How darling, Mary! I love it and your fun pics, too!

  5. So cute! I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner :o)

  6. This is what I’ll be doing for Halloween. Plus I needed an idea for some thank you teacher gifts!!! Glad you’re always on top of things and ideas!

  7. Hello Mary!!!
    I so love what you did with the Chocolate Candy Bar Holder!!! I have to give this a try for Halloween for sure!! I always make something for my team mates at work and they will love this!! Thank you so much for featuring my idea, I am so honored. It was so nice to finally meet you in person this year at convention too!
    Congrats again in all your accomplishments and wishing you the best for next year!
    Sue 🙂

  8. This is really cute! Love the halloween theme – and I love the convention picture 🙂

  9. I love the owl! I’m so in love with my owl from saleabration, now I want this one. Of course I’m having a party next week, now I’ll need to have another this fall also. Can’t pass up on the owl. Love the candy bar idea. Am definitely going to give this one a try.

  10. Great adaptation! What is more perfect for Halloween than a candy wrapper! And the style of the wrapper is a blank canvas for just about anything! How about white chocolate for a wedding!? 😉


  11. Portrait photographer Essex

    wow so sweet idea ,i love candy

  12. Debbi Atkinson

    All I can say is…wow!!! 🙂

  13. Mary, I love this candy wrapper project. It’s stunning and perfect for Halloween treat!! As always, super cute!!

  14. I love it Mary!! And it’s perfect inspiration for the Halloween treat class I’m planning!! Thanks so much!

  15. Love the idea of the candy wrap. That owl is so sweet!

  16. Love it! Can’t wait to give this a try, tfs!

  17. Too cute for words! The owl is precious!

  18. kathyc/northcarolina

    Love this idea!

  19. Soooo cute. I love Halloween, so I’m hooked by everything spooky and cutesie for that time of the year. And then there’s candy underneath. Woo Hoo!

  20. Hi, I love you owl candy wrapper way cute!

  21. Good morning, Mary: Ohhhh!! that little owl is just to cute holding his treat bag. Great idea for Halloween that, amazingly enough, is just a little over 2 1/2 months away.

  22. Great idea! Maybe if I wrap all of my chocolate bars I won’t want to eat them? 🙂

  23. Pretty! This is perfect for the Halloween, bet the kids would love this. The owl looks really cute. I remember I’ve made such last year but it was a hunted house. This would be a great idea to try.

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