Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Halloween Treat Bag and a Blog Hop

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Hey y'all. Happy Humpday! Just two more days until the weekend. Woo-Hoo. I hope you're having a fabulous week so far. I went to a women's networking meeting last night with my stamping bff April and met some really nice ladies that I'm looking forward to getting to know better. :) Who knows, maybe one meeting I'll take them some goodies in a sweet little treat holder like the one I'm about to show you.

I have another 3-D project for you today. It's constructed along the same lines as my G3 Purse last week, just a little bigger. Are you ready for the cuteness? Here it is-

Halloween Treat Holder/Bag featuring
Googly Ghouls Stamp Set and
 Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP

Isn't it cute? I sponged some Whisper White c/s with Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder for the background and then inked up my little Frankie with my Stampin' Write Markers, stamped him, added his goofy little googly eyes and he was done.

This is week 7 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop hosted by my new blog-pal Terry at Goin' Over The Edge. She has some Ahh-Mazing creations so check her out when you get a chance....just finish here first, kay? Wanna know the best part about the blog hop, besides all of the fabulous creations? If you play along with us you get a chance to win! How Awesome is that!?! Know another great thing about the hop? You can check out all of the fun from my page. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of my post and you'll be able to see everyone's projects, go to their page for more info and then hop right to the next site. That Terry's pretty crafty in more than just one way. Thanks Terry! :)

Here's a close-up of my cutie pie Frankie-

I adhered this panel with some Dimensionals to a panel of More Mustard and Basic Gray c/s and then adhered all of that with Dimensionals to a piece of Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP. (Love the name!) The DSP is adhered to my treat bag  with Tombow. Did you know you can purchase the stamp set, googly eyes and a kit to make really cute glassine treat bags complete with labels all as one kit and save 15% off the individual prices. Pretty cool! Let me know if you're interested in that deal. :)

Want to know how to make the bag? It's so super simple you're not going to believe it! I'm including a video to show you how to do the folds by Angie Juda. If you made last week's purse it's done the same way.

One of the really nice things about this project is you can make it as basic or elaborate as you'd like. I've got one that's much more detailed that I'll post here soon. You only really need 3 things to make a basic bag, then you can add as desired to embellish.

Here's a side view closed-

Here's a side view opened-

Want to see how much space there is?-

That's a Reese's Pumpkin in there and as you can see from the photos, there's room for two. It's about 3 1/2 wide and about the same height as my Black Berry. (sorry I forgot to measure that)

Here's what you'll need-
1-  (1) 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock in the color of your choice (I used Basic Gray)
2- Something to score your c/s with (I used my Simply Scored tool) however if you don't have one and you can't wait to make these you could use the score blade on your paper cutter or a ruler and bone folder although that's a little harder.
3- Something to close your bag with (I used ribbon, but you could use another piece of c/s like last weeks purse and some velcro tabs.

Here's how you do it-
1- Score your paper's long side (short edge against the top of your scoring tool) at 2 1/2 & 6.
2- Score your paper's short side (long edge against the top of your scoring tool) at 4 1/2 & 6 1/2.
3- Re-inforce all of your score lines.
4- Fold the center scored lines over to the edge. (see video)
5- Secure your folded over sections, I used Tombow to make sure they held.
6- Decorate the front of your bag if desired.
7- Secure your bag. I simply tied a piece of ribbon around the top of my bag.
8- Fill your bag with goodies, candies, note cards, small gifts whatever you'd like.
9- Smile when you see the fabulous gift you've created and smile even more when you think about the joy it will bring it's recipient.

Here's the video-

I hope you liked today's project and tutorial. Grab a sheet of cardstock and have fun making some. These are just the right size for a little treat or gift and can be adapted for year-long giving. Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of this page to check out the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.

I love hearing from you so if you liked today's project or have questions or comments about it, I hope you'll take a moment and leave me a message in the comments section below. I read all of my comments and they really do make my day! Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe-
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1 comment:

  1. Frankie is so cool. He looks like he needs a surfboard or something! I love the little purse too. Thanks for adding your card to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. I appreciate that!




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