Today I'm showing off some fun and CUTE treat bags for Halloween. My kids always need something to bring in for their daycare Halloween party and these will be just perfect. Filled with bags of chocolate covered pretzels, candy, and a little toy, they're sure to bring some smiles.
I folded the edge of each glassine bag back and cut all the bag toppers to staple right at the top. I used a "formula" and cut all the toppers at 5" and folded them over the tops, with a convenient 3" x 4" matted card cut right from one of the Simple Stories Frankie and Friends papers.
I used stickers, some fussy cut images, twine, and a few crystal dots, using foam dots for dimension, to embellish these sweet bags.
Once you have a process down they take minutes to make! Plus, it allows you to use up all of your favorite Halloween stickers and embellishments.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project I put together for you. They are now on display at the store next to all the products I used to create them!
I used a Silhouette cut file (http://silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=66880) as a stencil to create this Halloween trick or treat bag... so easy and fun!!
First, I cut the file in heavy cardstock, making sure to save all the inner parts of letters like O, A, and B. You'll need those little bits! Iron your tote bag flat and insert a heavy piece of chipboard inside to protect it from any paint that leaks through. Spray adhesive onto the back of the die cut stencil and place it on the center of your bag. Press down at all the little nooks and crannies to prevent seepage. Don't forget to adhere all those bitty letter interiors! Use sponge brushes to "pounce" the paint on top of the letters, taking care that you don't get paint on the words above or below the one you are working on. The "of my" was cut into a separate stencil because it overlaps other words. I waited until the first words were totally dry before painting over them.
This bag was so quick & easy to make. I hope you enjoyed it!
We're getting ready for our upcoming October Mix, Mingle and Make this Saturday, October 11th beginning at our Home at 10am. You might be wondering what exactly we're going to do at our October MMM...glad you asked. We will have lots of adorable projects on display for you to create. You simply choose the items you would like to create, we will get the pieces all ready for you, you'll grab a seat and get making. And of course making adorable fun projects, would probably be even more fn with some seasonal sips and snacks to keep you going...so there will be some of those to.
So grab your tool bag full of...adhesive, glue dots, foam tape, scor tape, scissors and any of your go to tools and join us at our October Mix, Mingle and Make. And if you have a second before you rush out the door, give us a call and let us know you're coming...
Today I have a fun post sharing an idea for your pocket scrapbooking albums. This card would act nicely as a transition in your spreads for October.
For this card I knew I wanted to somehow use a spider die-cut to act as one of the "o"'s in the word "october". I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the spider out of black cardstock (want this spider cut-file for the Silhouette Cameo for free? then continue reading to the end of the post) and a spider web out of silver glitter cardstock. Next, I die-cut the rest of the letters using the Lawn Fawn Finley's ABC's die set using various patterned papers.
To finish off the card I added two googly eyes to the spider's face and three grey enamel dots around the letters. I also added a strip of white cardstock that I stamped "hello" onto using the Pebbles Roller Stamp.
Hope you like this month's card...I love the little spider!
Who's ready for pumpkin picking and trick-or-treating? Well, if you aren't just yet, I have this month's mood board to share with you which will surely get you into the mood. I included all of the traditional Halloween colors, but added a few unexpected ones as well. (I love that turquoise!)
Hope you like this month's board...check back throughout the month to see how our Blog Contributors use it!
With October, and Halloween, just around the corner I thought I'd add a fun, new item to our BigCartel shop! Introducing...a Bat Banner Kit!
In the package you will receive 5 bat die-cuts with pre-glued googly eyes on them and two yards of black baker's twine to adhere your bats to. You could add the bats to the string or use them individually...it's up to you!
Here's what the banner looks like when it's completed. I also strung another banner with die-cut circles attached to it to accent the bat banner.
The kit costs $5.99 and can be purchased here. If you would like to pick up your banner in store, use the code PICKUP in the discount box.
Hope you like my banner kit...it will be the perfect addition to your Halloween decor!
Hi Everyone, It's Kathy again with another project inspired by the September Mood Board...if you remember, this month's mood board is full of warm fall colors.....
The colors of Simple Stories Sweater Weather fit perfectly with this scheme, so I used some to create my fall banner...
I love the cute critters and goodies in the Sweater Weather Bits & Pieces pack!! They made the perfect addition to my pennants! Here are some close-ups:
I hope the September Mood Board has inspired some of your fall projects! That's it for me, thanks for stopping by!