Saturday, August 4, 2018
Made two treat bags for BOO Day that will be filled with candy treats for the holiday. Here is a photo of the two treat bags:
To start - each bag was made using the Sizzix Sweet Treat Bag die. First here is the black bag:
I cut out two bag pieces from 65# weight black card stock from Mikes. Used tear and tape and put the bag front and back pieces together but kept the bag flat. For the embossed spider web panel for the bag front I cut a piece of the black card stock to fit into the spider web embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. Once it was embossed I cut it to the size I needed for the bag front. Using the Platinum Nuvo mousse I lightly covered all the spider webs with colour. Since the embossing folder is the standard size my embossed piece is too short to cover the bag front. I will be putting paper shred in the bag with a cellophane bag of candy treats so I will not be closing the top of the bag so the front piece needed to cover the whole bag front panel. To fill in the space from the top of the embossed piece to the scallops on the bag top I added trim from the dollar store. The purple crystals on this trim add sparkle to the bag front.
Put the embossed panel on the bag front using the ATG with the beaded trim while the bag was flat. Set this aside. For the many bugs I used a bug punch from the dollar bin at Mikes -- when things were a dollar..... I used various glittered card stocks for all the bugs and the big bug is black glittered card stock and that was punched out using a M Stewart punch.
Greeting -- wanted something more than just "Happy Halloween" and sitting on my work table is my new order of stamps from www.sosuzystamps.com (LOVE them!) with Halloween stamps/greetings. This is one of my favorite stamps in that order:
Had used that on this card:
Like the saying, like the font, and everything about this stamp but... for my treat bag I wanted to have a small greeting tag on the bag front so I used only part of that stamp for the greeting tag:
Using painters tape I taped off the part of the saying I did not want on my tag and I used black ColorBox ink and inked the part of the stamp I wanted to use - before stamping it onto scrap white/GP I removed the painters tape from the rest of the stamp and then stamped it. Used a wobble stitched tag die set to cut this tag out. Sponged black ink on the edges of this. Trimmed off more of the purple crystal trim and put a piece of this on each upper corner of my tag. Set this aside.
With the bag assembled and with front panel on, and still flat, I used glue dots and added various colours of glittered bugs to the bag and tag. Added the big bug using double layered glue dots to give him some dimension as he travels across his web.... With my greeting tag at an angle I did not want you to see the white tag showing from the back of the bag so I cut a piece of scrap black card stock the size of the tag and put that behind the tag using the ATG. Used double layered tear and tape on the back of the greeting tag and put that across the front of the bag. Here is a photo to show some of the shine this bag front has with the Nuvo mousse on the webs and the glittered bugs and purple crystal trim:
With all the bugs and tag on the bag front I used tear and tape and closed the bottom of the bag which gave it the bag shape. Using the mousse over the webs really gives this bag front depth. The bag front is very shiny and sparkly IRL.
For the kraft bag and ghost:
Used 65# weight kraft card stock from Mikes. Cut out two bag pieces - front and back. Used tear and tape and put the front and back pieces together and kept this bag flat so I could finish it. For the embossed piece on the bag front I cut a piece of kraft card stock to fit into the Spooky Bold embossing folder from Fun Stampers Journey:
Once embossed I cut that to the size I needed for the treat bag front. Lightly sponged brown ink over the raised embossing and also the four edges of this piece. Used Halloween printed card stock from the stash and cut two pieces of that -- a small piece for the top of the embossed bag front piece and also a larger piece to put across the bag front. Sponged the edges of both of these pieces using rust inks. Taped the small print to the top of the embossed piece using tape on the back of it. .
For the "Happy Halloween" on the banner piece that is washi tape from the stash. Put that on the banner and used the ATG to put this across the lower part of the embossed piece. Wanted to add a ghost so I used an old Sizzix ghost die (die is yellow and it cuts out a large and a small ghost) and cut my ghost out of glittered white card stock. Used a small oval punch and punched out a black oval to put behind the ghost face so his mouth and eyes are black. This is the back of the die cut ghost with the black oval glued on the face:
Knew I was going to have the ghost hang off the bag front so I wanted the ghost to have a finished look. Used scrap white/GP card stock and cut out another ghost - used TomBow glue and put this white ghost on the back of the glittered ghost to cover the black oval:
Used the ATG and put the embossed piece on the treat bag front. Added small orange crystals from the stash to the embossed piece. Used double layered large glue dots to add the ghost to the right edge of the banner piece. Once again I will put paper shred in the bag and a cellophane bag of candies for the holiday. Closed this bag using the tear and tape and that gives it the bag shape.
Two easy treat holders for BOO Day with two different looks. TFL