Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Sweet Treats...

Are these not the most cutest treat bags you have ever seen? I came across these Box-in-a-bag on SCS and just knew I had to make a few for Halloween (and I'm sure their be some for Christmas as well)..

First let me say a VERY VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Diana Gibbs (Stampin' With Di) for this awesome tutorial.. for the complete instructions with pictures please go check out Diana's BLOG HERE !!!

These are super easy to make what you need is..

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of card stock (scored at 1” on every side), and then score diagonally across the squares formed in the corners.

5 1/2 x 11 piece of designer paper

1.5 x 11 inch piece of designer paper

Red-liner tape

Round Tab Punch

Scallop Edge Scissors or punch

Ribbon and

Whatever else you may want to decorate your bag with.

First, Apply adhesive to the corners of your box and fold to form the box shape. I placed adhesive on both sides of the folds so that it would hold it well when folded. You'll see what I mean when you go to fold it.

Apply red-liner tape along one long side of your large piece of designer paper and also along one short side on the back side of the paper.

Peel the liner off and adhere the long side around the box even with the bottom (starting in the middle of one side of the box). When you get all the way around the tape on the short side with overlap and adhere the bag together with a seam down the back.

Use the scallop edge punch on the long skinny piece of designer paper and then adhere it around the bottom of the bag.

Adhere two tabs to the top of the bag - you can punch holes with the slot punch or use jumbo eyelets to run ribbon through.

Decorate as desired. (these directions were adapted from Diana's tutorial) !!
For mine I used... Cosmo Cricket Haunted paper with coordinating CC Haunted stickers and chipboard.. Black grosgrain ribbon and an orange textured paper (for the tags) that I found in my stash of scraps. These are so awesome because you are only limited by your imagination (and what embellishments you have.. LOL)

Once these were assembled I filled them with what else.. White chocolate covered pretzels with Halloween sprinkles and jimmies... YUMMO.. Ok I'll admit it. I ate 1 small broken one and OMGosh it was so delish... I found that 1 bag of the melting chocolate will cover 1 bag of the pretzel rods... So you'll need equal bags of each depending upon how many you're making.

And now for my matching card... Don't you just love these witchy legs.. I'm truly sorry. I purchased this stamp last year (Maybe from Ellen Hutson's store).. I seem to have forgotten who made this stamp.... I choose to color all of my legs in green, purple and orange copic markers. I then added purple and orange stickles... Because I just ((HEART)) glitterizing my cards..

Here's what the final card looked like.. The background card stock is SUP and then the designer paper is Cosmo Cricket Haunted. The ribbons are Maya Road. and the eyes are the coordinating stickers from the Haunted collection..

And lastly.. Don't forget to GO HERE TO ENTER MY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY... You have until sometime on the 8th to enter... Who knows what time I'll roll out of bed on Saturday. This day light savings time has me exxxxxxxxxxxxxhausted..

Have a safe and wonderful stamping day everyone !!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

EEEK!!! Those shoes!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! All of your Halloween stuff is TOO DIE FOR!! It's AWESOME!!! I've subscribed so I won't miss any more of your FAB stuff!!