Oct 27 2009

trick or treats ’09

Published by at 8:41 am under paper crafting,Uncategorized


Sorry about the rotten pictures. It was late, I had just finished making 54 of them and still had to pack for an early flight to spend a few days in D.C. (more on that later). 🙂

This year, because of year-round school, I needed to get the Halloween treats for the boys to pass out to classmates done a week earlier since we’re off-track and not in school this week.

Once I decided on what set to use, these went together rather quickly! And I used everything that I had on-hand. Didn’t have to purchase anything extra to make the treat bags! It always makes me feel good to use up what I already have stashed away.

The white sacks I bought at Smart and Final several years ago and they are the perfect size for classroom treats. I used the PaperTrey set Spooky Sweets. I love the way their sets are designed. It was so easy to get the pumpkin stamped in three colors because of the two-step stamping set up found in most of their stamp sets. And that pumpkin image is just lovely!

I wanted to make the most out of my paper, so I opted for ATC sized focal images. I cut the white to 2″ x 3″ and stamped the images. I used Palette black for the face and sentiment, Versa Magic Pumpkin Spice for the pumpkin, and Versa Magic Tea Leaves for the stem. Then I cut the black to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ for the matt. This gave me 10 per page. You can find a great template for cutting your paper here: Mirkwood Designs.

I needed to somehow easily ground the white bag, so I dug thru my 12×12 papers and found that cute orange polka-dot print. I cut 1″ x 4 1/4″ strips and adhered them to the bag, trimming when necessary.

Then the bags were stuffed with SpongeBob Halloween Fruit Snacks, a Halloween Kazoo and Halloween bubbles. The top was folded down, then folded in half again because the flap was too big and I didn’t want to trim the bags.

Gingham ribbon was attached with a staple then the focal image was stapled to the bag.

All done!


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