Friday, September 30, 2016
Awhile back I did a lot of die cutting and punching out items for my Halloween tags/bags/and such. Put all these pieces into a clear clam shell box with a lid and as I have worked on Halloween items I have used shapes from this box.
Today I went to the dollar store for more black paper shred and I came across these Halloween paper treat bags -- decided to buy them as they can hold some of the smaller treat holders I have made. But could not leave well enough alone. . .
Recently read the Witch Hat Clip tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.com by Janet Baker. She made a cute Witch Hat pattern that uses a clothespin to clip onto tags/bags/etc.. No punches are used for the witch hat -- just circle dies. Here is my bag with hat:
The paper treat bags are sold in a package of 25. Here is a photo of my treat bag open and standing upright:
Wanted to make the bottom of this paper bag more sturdy so cut a piece of scrap white card stock to fit inside the bag:
Put a handful of black paper shred in the bottom of the bag:
Now I can fill this bag with treats and some of my smaller treat holders I have made.
For my witch hat I have black clothespins that I have bought at Mikes so I wanted to use a black clothespin for my hat since it is black. I used the Circle die set from Stampin Up and here is a photo of those dies:
Starting with the smallest circle die as #1 I used die #2 and die #6 to cut out the black glittered card stock from Hobby Lobby for the hat brim. Then followed the tutorial directions to cut the points of the hat. As the tutorial suggests I put the hat together and on the clothespin using glue dots.
Since I had so many bows made for Halloween in the "parts box" that I had used the Stampin Up Bow Builder punch for, I just grabbed a bow and put that on the witch hat using glue dots. Punched out a glittered bug and put that on the bow on the hat with a micro mini glue dot. (If you look at the bow you see the orange spider web printed paper -- that is more of the shelf strips I picked up for free last Fall from Walgreens when they took down their Halloween displays and candy aisle).
Here are photos to show the black clothespin and the back of the hat from the back of the bag view:
Thanks to Janet Baker for sharing a very simple pattern for this witch hat -- very easy and quick to put together. TFL
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Have seen this card layout recently so thought I would use it for a Thanksgiving card. Used Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin Up for the card base with a piece of Stampin Up Really Rust card stock is behind the front of the card. Kraft card stock from Mikes is the front of the card and I stamped a stamp from the Close To My Heart stamp set "Blessed Beyond Measure" on that. This stamp set is a "Stamp of the Month" stamp set from Close To My Heart -- a customer places a qualifying order and then can buy their Stamp of the Month stamp set for $5.00. Good deal for customers!
For the leaves/acorn printed card stock I used for this card I have scraps only of this card stock left. It has always been a favorite for my fall cards with the colours and leaves so I use it sparingly. This card layout was perfect to use this printed card stock. But how to cut the print and to what size?
Here are photos to show how I did this -- I used scrap white card stock for my photos. First cut the printed card stock to the length you need. Then using a ruler I made a pencil mark at the lower left corner:
That pencil mark is 5/8" inches from the lower left side of this piece. At the top of this piece I measured in 1 3/8" from the left edge:
With both pencil marks on my sample piece I then used a ruler and a pencil to connect the pencil marks:
Of course my pencil marks are dark on the sample to show this better but when I made my pencil lines on my printed card stock they are very light. I used the trimmer to trim my print. Used the ATG to put the print onto the Kraft card stock front. Using brown ink I stamped my stamp onto the card front.
With the stamping done I used the ATG to put the rust card stock onto the brown card stock base. Then put the stamped kraft piece onto the card base. Wanted to use leaves for the card front so I fussy cut two leaves from the scrap printed card stock. To add shimmer to those two leaves I used Pearls Shimmer Mist and spritzed the leaves. Cut out gold twine and made a bow. Put the leaves onto the card front using glue dots and used a micro mini glue dot for the gold twine bow. Here is a photo to show this shimmer:
Easy card to make and a different layout than I have made in the past. This layout is perfect though for scrap card stocks or if you want a print on your card front but don't want it to be "too busy". TFL
Sunday, September 25, 2016
First we had Peeps for Easter... yellow, pink, green, and blue...
Peeps are now available for Halloween.... ghosts and pumpkins...
For Christmas they have Peep Christmas trees.....
Recent trip to Walgreens I came across Cadbury Scream Eggs for Halloween.... Decided to pick some up for the treat bags I am putting together but what to put them in???
Decided to try the holder pattern I use for the Ferrero Rocher candies that I have made for Halloween. Knowing the Cadbury eggs are heavier than the Rocher candies I decided to change out my card stock to use a thicker weight. Here is my Cadbury Scream Egg in my Rocher pattern treat holder using Stampin Up black card stock:
Used the pattern the same way but the heavier card stock seems to be fine to hold this egg. Here is a photo of the side of the holder showing how the egg sits in it:
Used the SU black card stock for the treat holder base and used a Halloween print for the back of the holder. Put the printed card stock onto the holder using the ATG before I folded the holder closed. For the pumpkin trim I used a dollar spool of trim from Walmart. Cut the pumpkin length to the size I needed for the holder front and I put the pumpkin strip onto the holder using thin red sticky tape:
Again used the Stampin Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the holder and I tied black tulle on that using orange satin ribbon:
Here is a photo of the Cadbury Scream Egg next to the two holders I have made for the Ferrero Rocher candies:
These holders go together quickly and make good use of scrap printed card stocks and trims. They are free standing holders so would be nice on a table or desk. TFL
Here are four of the treat bags I have put together with the tags I just made. I started with kraft gift bags from the dollar store. Used the Stars stencil from Stampin Up and various inks to stencil the stars design on the bags. To be sure the bag was flat while I stenciled it first I cut a piece of card board from a box to slide inside the bag which gives you a firm surface to stencil on:
Using painter's tape I taped the stencil onto each bag -- used inks and a dauber to stencil the colour on:
Once I had all the colours on the bag I carefully peeled off the painter's tape and lifted up the stencil being careful not to smear the stars design. Using a baby wipe I cleaned off the stencil. Onto the next bag being sure to turn the stencil so the stars design is not the same on all the bags. With the stenciling done on some of the bags you can see a mark from the dauber at the top and the bottom of the stars design. Covered those marks up with washi tapes across the top and bottom of the bags:
With all the bags stenciled I then cut pieces of tulle and put those on one of the bag handles. Used pom pom trim from the clearance section at Mikes and tied that on. Added ribbon to that. Using black clothespins from Mikes I put the Boo Bag Tags I just made onto the bags -- here is a photo of each bag with the tag:
Inside the bags is paper shred from the dollar store and closer to Halloween I will fill the treat holders I have made recently and pack them inside. TFL
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Here is a fourth BOO Day tag for treat bags I am making for Halloween:
This tag is a kraft tag sold in a package at Mikes. For the hole at the tag top I used two circle punches to punch out the black ring I put over the hole. Put the ring onto the tag using a glue pen. Sponged edges of the tag using black ink.
For the "Boo" stamp -- this is the Steampunk Boo stamp from Inkadinkado -- could not find it in any stores so bought it off Ebay brand new. I stamped this onto white card stock using VersaMark. Then covered it with Stampendous black embossing powder. Heat set that and it is very shiny:
Once that was cooled I used the SU Circle dies and cut that out. Used the next larger circle die and cut out a solid pumpkin coloured card stock to put behind the embossed piece. For the black die cut piece I used the SU Starburst die set for that. Put all these die cut circles together using the ATG.
Wanted a banner/flag across the tag so I cut out black card stock from Mikes, dotted card stock from Hobby Lobby and put those together using the ATG. Then I ran them through the crimper to give it some dimension:
Put the banner/flag piece on the tag using tear tape. Put the circles piece over that banner/flag and used pop dots for that. Added three black crystals from the stash to the embossed piece:
Used shiny black card stock and the mini bat EK Success punch for the small bats. Put them onto the tag using TomBow glue. TFL
This is the third Halloween tag I have made for treat bags for BOO Day:
Tag base is a kraft tag from a package of tags from Mikes. Cut a piece of black card stock for the tag top and then orange card stock for the bottom of the tag. Put these onto the kraft tag using the ATG. Turned it over and trimmed these pieces to the tag shape using scissors. Once done I turned it back over and sponged all edges using black ink.
For the hole at the top of the tag I used two circle punches to make the orange ring around the hole. Then used a glue pen to put the ring onto the tag top. Using an orange mesh bag from the grocery store that held onions I cut a piece for the tag top and tied black satin ribbon around that:
For the ghost I used white craft foam (from Mikes in the kids craft aisle) and cut that out using a Sizzix ghost die. Splattered gray ink onto that. Using a M Stewart bat punch I punched out a bat from black glittered card stock and put the bat onto the ghost using a glue pen:
For the stars I used a star punch from the dollar bin @ Mikes. "boo" is a die cut and black glittered card stock for that. Once the "boo" was cut out I cut out another "boo" from a kleenex box and glued that to the back of the black glittered "boo" -- this makes that stronger as well as gives it dimension on the tag:
Used a decorative edge die and cut a piece from black card stock. Trimmed it to the size I wanted for the tag with scissors and put that onto the tag using a glue pen.
Using a doily die I cut out a black doily and put the ghost onto that using large glue dots. For the front of the tag where the black meets the orange card stock I used black glittered washi tape to cover that up. Trimmed the sides with scissors. Put the doily/ghost piece onto the tag having part of the doily hang off the right side of the tag. Stars put on the tag with glue dots.
The "TRICK or TREAT" banner is a stamp from Stampin Up Toxic Treats. Stamped that onto scrap white card stock and used a ruler and the SU banner punch to make it into a banner. Put that onto the tag using glue dots:
The glittered black card stock adds sparkle to this Halloween tag. With the ghost being cut out of craft foam that also gives the tag dimension. TFL
Friday, September 23, 2016
Kraft tag base is from Mikes. Used a spider web embossing folder and embossed the tag. Sponged the edges with black ink. For the hole at the top of the tag I used two circle punches for the ring and punched them out of scrap orange card stock.Put the orange ring onto the tag using a glue pen. Set this aside.
Cut out a witch hat die (Cheery Lynn) using all glittered card stocks. Put the hat onto the tag front using glue dots. "Beware" was cut out from glittered orange card stock and put that on the tag using a glue pen. Stars were punched from glittered card stock scraps and put on the tag using glue dots:
The Halloween ticket is a stamp from Stampers Anonymous and fussy cut. Sponged all edges with black ink. Tucked that under the top of the witch hat and put it onto the tag using glue dots:
Used a fine black Sharpie pen for the string from the end of the witch hat for the bug that was punched out of shiny black card stock -- put the bug in place using a mini glue dot:
Tied cloth webbed trim at the tag top and tied a thin sparkle trim on that:
Another spooky tag for the BOO treat bags I am putting together. TFL
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Putting Halloween treat bags together and I need a tag for each bag. Here is the first tag:
To begin with I bought a package of pre cut kraft card stock tags at Mikes. Added a scrap piece of dotted card stock to the bottom of the tag. Sponged all sides of the tag using black ink. For the hole at the top of the tag I used scrap black card stock. Punched a 1/4" circle hole in that. Then using a 5/8" circle punch I punched over my first punch and that gave me the black ring for the top of the tag. Put that over the tag hole using a glue pen.
Cut out a spider web die from black card stock from Mikes. Once cut I spritzed Shimmer Mist Pearls on that. Set it aside to dry. Cut out the "31" using shiny black card stock. Put the numbers on the bottom of the tag using a glue pen:
Cut out the "Happy Halloween"/haunted house die. Using the new-to-me Stampin Up Starbust framelits I just bought at a stamper's sale and cut out an orange circle for the back of the Halloween die piece. Used the glue pen to put the die cut piece on the Starburst circle. Sponged the edges of that using black ink:
Using a glue pen I put the spider web onto the tag with part of the web hanging off the edge of the tag. Used the ATG for the Halloween circle die cut piece. Here is a photo to show the shimmer on the web:
Stamped "Trick or Treat" using a stamp from the Stampin Up Toxic Treats stamp set onto scrap white card stock using Memento black ink. Cut it out on the trimmer and used a banner punch for the ends of the tag. Put this onto the tag using pop dots. Tied black tulle and orange ribbon at the tag top:
Added black and orange stars to the tag front along with three orange sequins -- which was a gift from another stamper for me. (Thank you). Each of the treat bags have different colours so I have to make different tags for each so I want each tag to be different with different dies and stamps and such. Having the kraft tags as the base will be a time saver when making my multiple tags. TFL
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Had made these Flap Over Tootsie Pop treat holders before but for this holder I changed the pattern. I also did not want to see the white stick for the Tootsie Pop so I bought some Halloween patterned straws from the dollar store. Here is a photo of the black holder first:
For the holder I used a piece of 2" wide black card stock from Mikes. Cut that to 8" so that piece is 2" x 8". Scored it with the long side at the top of the score board at 3", 4", and again at 7". Used the bone folder to crease all scored lines. For the print on the front panel I cut that 2 3/4" long by 1 3/4" wide and put that on the front panel using the ATG. For the dotted piece I cut that 3/4" high by 1 3/4" wide and put that onto the front flap.
Used a 1/4" circle punch and punched the hole at the top for the stick to fit through. Used a small double punch for the ribbon holes and put my ribbon through those holes and tied the holder shut. Cut the straw approx 2 1/2" long using scissors and slipped that over the Tootsie Pop stick -- now it looks more like a Halloween treat. (Just slid the straw over the stick -- no adhesive was used).
Stampin Up Mixed Medley is the stamp set the greeting is from. Used various circle punches for that and a scalloped circle punch for the orange scallop piece. Put the greeting on the front of the holder using a large glue dot. Easy holder to put together and it is free standing as well. TFL and YOLO
Had seen this treat holder made up but do not know who it is from -- if I should find it again I will post their name/blog.
For these nugget holders first I used a Sizzix ghost die and cut out my ghosts from white glittered card stock -- this photo shows two of the holders with the ghosts facing the opposite direction. For that I cut a ghost out with the glittered card stock side to the die and then for the next ghost I turned the glittered card stock over, glittered side up, and cut out another ghost. This is how they face two different directions:
For the bats I used black glittered card stock and a M Stewart bat punch. Glue dots do not work on this glittered card stock so I used TomBow glue to put the bats onto the ghosts. Then added a clear crystal from the stash to the center of the bat. Set these aside.
Using two printed card stocks I cut my nugget wrapper pieces 1" x 3 1/8". Wrapped those wrappers around the nuggets and used glue dots to hold them in place. Made a tray to hold the nuggets in place. I used black card stock from Mikes and cut that 1 3/4" wide by 4 7/8" long. With the short end at the top of the score board I scored it at 1/4 and then turned this piece around and scored the other long side at 1/4. Used the bone folder to crease these lines. Put the five nuggets onto the black tray alternating the prints -- my nuggets are three dotted prints and two stripe prints per tray.
Bought the package of 75 pretzel clear bags by Wilton @ Mikes -- used a 50% off coupon from AC Moore for that. These pretzel bags are 2 1/4" wide -- the pretzel bags sold on the candy making aisle are 3" wide and that is too big for these nugget holders. I put the candy nuggets on the tray in the pretzel bag and then used black tulle to tie a bow to close the bag. Once that was tied I trimmed the ends of the tulle and pretzel bag off using scissors.
Using glue dots on the back side of the glittered ghosts I put one ghost on each nugget holder. Easy holder to put together and the nugget wrappers use up scraps of printed card stocks. TFL and YOLO