Treat Bags for Halloween

Hi all,

I decided to make some treat bags this Halloween season with some bags from Michaels. These are purple polka dot bags and I made the toppers with my Spellbinders die, Labels 4 and Lotus Pendent in black card-stock. The layers were cut out using October Afternoon’s Witch Hazel Collection, I just alternated patterns and used the largest and second largest die for this particular layering.

I topped the baggie off with some Halloween bakers twine and a punched out stamped image from a Walztingmouse stamp from the set: Midnight Feast

A simple, flat/wrapped chocolate or small cookie would work best inside.zTreat bag sample

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Witches Hat

So I spent this past Saturday at the monthly Scrap-In at Michaels where I teach paper crafting. After turning out over 20 cards for Operation Christmas Card for the troops, we moved onto Halloween! Michaels has some Paper Mache bases to work with right now like this Witches Hat (too small to wear) but great for decor!

These hats are inexpensive and so fun to put together! I started with the hat by running my black archival ink pad around the rim and brushed it over the pointed hat tip as well. Then I began tearing the cream, damask & spider web printed paper and adhered it to the hat with Scotch Quick Dry glue. After that, I took a break and shopped the store for my vision of a shabby chic, classy Witch Hat and found myself in the CHRISTMAS DECOR aisle!! 

A few Halloween stems and a black feather boa from the kid crafts section and I was ready to put my hat together!

I am not a huge fan of the hot glue gun (just a personal preference) however, I like glue and needed to figure out something that wouldn’t take forever to dry but was tacky/sticky enough for all the add-ons. I ended up digging in our classroom stash and found Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue (the pink label) and it worked great!

I added and added embellishments to cover paper seams and any kraft colored areas and the result is so great! I had people stopping me in the store and parking lot to look at this hat (grin). It’s a keeper!

hat 1 hat 2 hat 3

What I left on my son’s bed this Monday…

My teen goes back and forth from his dad’s to my house. It’s a science now… However, it’s nice to welcome him home when our week begins, ya know, because I miss him when he’s gone.

Here is what he came home to find on his bed for a belated Halloween treat!

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All products were K&Co. from Michaels except the plastic coffin ($1 store find). The candy were his faves, or so I thought… Kit Kat, yes, Whoppers, oh ya, but Milk Duds… not-so-much… I guess his impression of them is, well, “it’s fake caramel, not like the real stuff”. So two outta three ain’t bad, eh? I’ll keep a look out for buttered, salted caramel – the REAL stuff. Too funny.

Haunted Estate Paper Bag Mini Album

Hello all!

I’m still enjoying this fall/Halloween season with all the paper collections out there right now. I am plugging away at a few more Halloween projects before moving onto Christmas. This particular album was great to make and… I was really impressed with Recollections’ design and style of their patterned paper. I was looking for spoooky and they definitely delivered!

I used some I Am Roses flowers on the cover with a stick pin that I glued a cute little button to. I finished it off with a spooky lady skeleton cameo. On the binding, I used some fun trim and attached a Tim Holtz little glass bottle of black glitter with some bakers twine.

The oval tags inside the album that look spritzed… were. I didn’t care for how “bright white” they looked, so I sprayed them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The trim on most of all the tags was Martha Stewart (this year’s collection) and used Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher. Some additional embellishments are from Jolee’s, Martha Stewart and trim & buttons from my stash. I hope you enjoy!

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K&Co. Halloween Paper Bag Mini Album

This cute little paper Bag mini was made with K&Co. Halloween paper by Kelly Panacci. It has lots of tags & trim and plenty of pocket to stick photos in! I added ribbon to the spine to finish  it off. The embellishments are from the K& Co. collection as well and I used some other embellishments from Jolee’s and lots of Halloween themed trim from Michaels, Cute!

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