Halloween Treat Bag & Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a chance to view all the cards and projects for Halloween that I shared with you yesterday.  Today, as promised, I have another 3-D project for you along with the instructions so you can create it too!  These are super cute -n- easy Halloween bags, however, with a switch of designer paper … you can have these for any holiday or family occasion!

I used many of the items in the Toil & Trouble product suite found on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog. Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays … it’s the “fun” one for me.  Fun to decorate, fun with the kids … and candy!

I have several photos for you to take you step by step through the process of making these cute bags … except the decorations – those are just elements that I cut out (with the help of the coordinating dies) from the designer paper!

You will need any 12 x 12 piece of designer paper.  Cut in half … You will have 2 – 6″ x 12″ pieces and can create 2 treat bags from this one sheet.

Once you have your paper cut, you will place it on your Simply Score board or you can use your paper cutter with the scoring blade. Lay it on the board as shown … 12″ should be horizontal (the long way).  Now you’ll score at 1-1/2″, 5-1/2″, 7″ and then 11″.  The last 1″ will be your flap that holds the bag together.

Now turn your paper 90° so the short side is at the top (horizontal) and score at 1″ and 5″ … this will be the top piece that gets folded over to create the two tone look and the bottom flaps!

I always fold over (burnish) all my score lines – it just makes it easier to assemble.  You will notch out the score lines on the bottom (that is edge that has the piece cut out) See sample above.  Before you assemble you bag – You will fold over the top flap to reveal the second pattern and glue that flap down.  Now you are ready for assembly.

You can see on this next picture (on the flap) the two tone patterns from folding down the top flap.

On the flap that has the 1″ x 1″ piece notched out … fold the flap in (the stars are actually the inside of this bag) and then align the flap with the opposite side of your bag.  I like using glue for creating bags because it allows you to move your flaps a little when aligning (it’s more forgiving) … the sticky strip and adhesives like that – once they’re down … they are down and there is no fixing that.  The glue holds beautifully once set.

Next you will add glue to the two small flaps to begin your bottom …

Add your glue to the sides of the flap as shown, and be sure to glue both of the small flaps. Then flip the bottom flap over the two small flaps and check your sides to see if they are aligned (so you don’t get a crooked bag).

Next you will add glue to the very top of the top flap (shown in picture below) and fold over.  There is a little glue exposed from the small flaps the will help hold the top flap to the entire bottom.

Here’s a stampin’ tip: To ensure the bottom is secure, sit your bag up and then I use a pencil with the eraser side down and give a firm push on the bottom and make sure all flaps are down and secure.  Walla … Your done.

Now if you’d like, you can decorate the bag ~

On this bag I highlighted the bats and used the stars as my topper.  Here I punched out a 2″ circle and used the hat from another pattern in the Toil & Trouble designer series paper.  I wrapped a little gold thread around my fingers and then placed it onto a stampin’ dimensional to hold it in place… I thought the gold tied in with the stars nicely. This one was finished off with a simple cardstock handle 🙂

On my second bag I just folded my score lines opposite from the first to expose the stars and highlight them!

The base for my decoration was the Pretty Label punch and embellished with cut out pieces from the designer places … all popped up to create some fun dimension! The Happy Halloween greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set and the ends were punched to create a banner.  To finish off this bag, I used the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy ribbon to create my handle… oh so cute!!

I hope I inspired you to pick up some of this amazing paper and even the Toil & Trouble bundle so you can create these cute little treat bags for your special little ghouls and goblins.

Thank you for joining me today … let me know (below) how you liked the projects and the tutorial. Either Like or Comment … I would appreciate the feedback.

Have a fun day ~

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No Toil … No Trouble … Just treats!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To the catalog went LIVE yesterday and of course I had to put another order in (you know, things I didn’t pick up on the pre-order) lol.  Truth is, is buy in stages … my Halloween and Fall first, with a touch of Christmas. Yesterday, a few more Christmas items for my upcoming Holiday Stamping Retreat. (Which is Sold Out) Thank you ladies!!

Today however, I’m focusing on Halloween … before you know it, those little ghouls and goblins will be ringing our doorbells in celebration of the holiday.  I like to make special little treats for my grandkids and this year decided not to recreate the wheel but copy the cute projects in the catalog!!

My Bakers Boxes should be arriving tomorrow! I’m going to create the cute little green box with the spider webs.  So easy to color … just fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol, then add a few drops of the ink refill. The alcohol allows your ink to dry much quicker than if you would use water.

The tag is quick -n- easy to make with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper! There are so many cute patterns, I don’t know which one I like best (but that little ghost does pull at my heart strings).

Here is my little ghost card …

And since we are having fun with the Designer paper, what do you think about the “bat” pattern?  I took this paper and sponged on some fun color effects and this is what I ended up with …

You can get full details … just CLICK HERE.  And while I’m bragging about this amazing designer paper, lets talk about how it coordinates so nicely with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and Cauldron dies.  Some of the dies actually cut images from the Toil & Trouble designer paper!!

There’s my little ghost again! He just seems to keep turning up throughout this entire blog post! This entire product suite will make your card and gift making as easy as a ghost floating through air.  A totally versatile product suite… so stop back tomorrow because I have another cute project for you to “gift” your little ghouls and goblins!

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your Friday with me! I’ve listed the products used for the projects I shared today. Click on any item for more details or to begin your shopping.  Don’t forget I’m tracking your Virtual Rewards Points … I will be sending out more on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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Spooky-cute goodies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend… I love long weekends, because it means I have a short week ahead of me (at work … the “other” job). We used to laugh at my last job because I always referred to my stinkin’ job or my stampin’ job! Now I work in a Candy Store … it has it’s sweet moments!! lol

Yesterday I shared another one of my Halloween cards, and if you love Halloween you should consider trying out our Paper Pumpkin kit. You can buy it for a month, or 3 – 6 -or- 12 months. You can also do a monthly subscription where to can keep it coming or put it on hold for a designated time of your choice and then start it back up again.

If you’ve tried it before, now is a great time to sign back up because you will be in for a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box…

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. How? Simply subscribe by September 10 at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  .

This terrific kit is quick, easy, and all-inclusive. (P.S. You’ll love our frightfully fun special-edition box!) Don’t miss out! I heard there were 24 projects in this kit!! When you subscribe you can order additional kits … or purchase refills later in the month.

I want to thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today!  Let me know if you have any questions with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  When you subscribe … find me on Facebook and I’ll hook you up with my Paper Pumpkin Pals page!

Have a beautiful day ~

You may also like to sign up for a pre-determined time …

 

 

 

Simply Sunday: Simply Gorgeous

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this beautiful card with you today. The color pallet highlights one of my favorites … Blackberry Bliss!! If you love soft floral prints, todays card is going to sweep you off your feet!

Check out our Blissful Blooms August 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, with its drenched-in-watercolor cards (the original was handpainted), gorgeous lined envelopes, and silver foil trim—plus tags you can hand stamp yourself—add that extra bit of love and thoughtfulness to a note directly from you. Find out how to make this garden of loveliness work for you by watching this month’s unboxing!

If you love this kit as much as I do … you can subscribe as refill kits will be available later this month! I’ll be sharing more projects!!

Subscribe Here  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646

Then you will be in for a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box…

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. How? Simply subscribe by September 10 at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  .

This terrific kit is quick, easy, and all-inclusive. (P.S. You’ll love our frightfully fun special-edition box!) Don’t miss out! I heard there were 24 projects in this kit!! When you subscribe you can order additional kits … or purchase refills later in the month.

I want to thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today!  Let me know if you have any questions with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  When you subscribe … find me on Facebook and I’ll hook you up with my Paper Pumpkin Pals page!

Have a beautiful day ~

 

 

 

Lighthouses & Sailboats ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s a beautiful day …. the sun is shining, it’s warming up and the snow is melting!!

The other day I shared my love of lighthouses with you, and yesterday my Paper Pumpkin came in the mail and when I opened it up … WOW!  Was Stampin’ Up! reading my mind? I believe they have their finger on the pulse of what their customers want!

With summer celebrations just weeks away, you’ll want to get a head start on putting this seaworthy kit together. This kit is full of nautical-style cards and gift boxes that will make your summer gifting and party planning smooth sailing. Check out the monthly unboxing video!

How did you like the tips she showed us …. Placing the stamps on the tag (upside down) to position them to fit, and then put push the block on top to get ready to stamp!

There are so many ideas I have with this kit!  Of course, masculine birthday cards (or Lake Lovin’ Cards!) But also … Scrapbooking trips to Door County (Eileen and I took an awesome boat trip – would be perfect) or the photos taken during a road trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline!!

Thank you for stopping by today, and check back with me tomorrow for a special card and Sunday for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful day!

  

 

Pocketful of Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You will be able to create lovely aprons for every occasion you can think of with the Aprons of Love Bundle.  Aprons symbolize so many things: love, dedication, and caring for others. The recipients of your projects will feel thoroughly appreciated.

The bundle includes 24 photopolymer stamps with * Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, e, g. You’ll create die-cut aprons with utensils in record time with 17 Framelits dies to use with your Big Shot.

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Did you know that blacksmiths wear aprons? As do chefs, butchers, chemists, and more! This is all to say: the Apron of Love bundle is an incredibly versatile set that can be used for just about anyone!

Whether you want to make a Father’s Day card for the grill-master in your life or send friendly sentiments to your favorite baking buddy, this bundle is a fabulous “anytime” gift.

I just think these are the cutest gifts!! And the cards are cute too … there is so much you can do with this bundle, and it will be great for our upcoming summer (if we ever see spring!). Our Occasions Catalog ends May 31st so if this little goodie is on your wish list … don’t wait to much longer!

Thank you so much for stopping by today ~

Enjoy your day!

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Merry Little Christmas Suite: Tag You’re It!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card and project ideas straight from Stampin’ Up! It’s from our Merry Little Christmas product suite!  You can view the suite on pages 10-13 of the Holiday catalog … I just can’t get enough of this product suite!

This product suite fills up four glorious pages of the holiday catalog, the Merry Little Christmas suite is packed with festive stamps, Designer Series Paper, accessories, and tools.

Our Merry Little Christmas (Mega) Suite contains products for all your holiday crafting needs: gift packaging, cardmaking, memory keeping, decor, and more! Stampin’ Up! trainer, Donna, shows you products from the suite, as well as some fun ideas for your Christmas crafting.

What is the perfect craft for this giving time of year: gift tags! Gather your friends and make these tags using the Merry Little Labels Bundle. What a great evening of fun …

Let me know if you have any questions on this amazing product “mega” suit, or if you would like to purchase any of these items.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!