Friday, September 23, 2016

Stampin' Up Halloween Gift Bag Treat Holder, Spooky Fun, Sweet Home, Halloween Treat, Home Sweet Home, Halloween Scares

Well, it sure does look like Fall is setting in.  It's cloudy, drizzly and leaves are starting to fall from the trees.  I'm sure not looking forward to the cold and white stuff!!!

My share for today is a Halloween Gift Bag Treat Holder that I made using Stampin' Up's Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags that are in the Clearance Rack.  SU's Clearance Rack was updated last week and they still have loads of treasures to take advantage of!  I also used Stampin' Up's new Spooky Fun, Halloween Treat and Sweet Home Stamp Sets and Halloween Scenes Edgelits and Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.

Let's take a look:

This was a fun treat holder to make!  I made them for my Great Niece and Great Nephew.  Ya' see, I'm not just a Good Aunt; I'm a Great Aunt!!!  =)

I'm very happy with the way it turned out and I'm sure the Kids will enjoy it!  I put some of their FAVE candies in the pockets!

I trimmed off the bottom 1/2" of one of SU's Sketched Dots Gift Bags (Retired but still available in the Clearance Rack) and folded it over onto itself about 1/4" down from the top edge.  This makes the gift bag have two pockets to put your treats in.  And then I made a Belly Band to hold it closed.

I've not heard of Air Heads candy before and when I tried one, it was just too sour for this Girl!  Phew!  Anyways, the Air Heads candy is in the first pocket and then some spooky Skull and Bones Sweet Tarts in the back pocket.  Sour must be in for Kids now-a-days!

For the Belly Band:
I trimmed out a piece of SU's Garden Green Cardstock at 1/2" x 11", folded it around the filled Gift Bag and adhered it in the back with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

Using SU's Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, I die cut Fence and Tree from Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered the Fence die cut to the Belly Band with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and then the Tree die cut with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I wrapped SU's Halloween Night Orange and Black Baker's Twine around the Belly Band twice and tied it in a pretty bow in the front.

Using SU's Spooky Fun Stamp Set, I stamped the Headstones in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Smokey Slate Cardstock and the Pumpkin Faces onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I then die cut them out again using Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies and adhered them to the Tree and Fence die cuts using Mono Multi-Purp.ose Glue.

I put the Belly Band on to my pocket filled Gift Bag Treat Holder.

Using SU's Sweet Home Stamp Set, I stamped the Ghost onto Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.

Using SU's Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, I die cut the stamped Ghost out and then a Bat from Basic Black Cardstock.  

Using SU's 1-1/2" Circle Punch, I punched a circle from SU's Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  I adhered the Circle to the right side of the Gift Bag Treat Holder and the Bat to the Circle with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I adhered the Ghost to the left side of the Gift Bag Treat Holder with Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I trimmed out a piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock at 4-1/4" x 3-1/4 for a little Note Card.  

I stamped SU's Halloween Treat Stamp onto the Cardstock with Garden Green Ink.

Using SU's Note Tag Punch (Retired), I punched a Tag from Basic Black Cardstock and stapled it to the Note Card for a Pull Tab to pull the Note Card out of the pocket.

I used my Signo White Gel Pen and hand wrote BOO on the Tag and then tucked the Note Card in the very back of the back pocket.

And, there you have it!  A quick and easy Gift Bag Treat Holder that did not take long at all to put together.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Have a great weekend!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges and using them for their own card classes.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!


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  1. Simply ADORABLE Halloween project Lynn. THANKS for sharing!!!

  2. The kids love Airheads, Lynn! This candy holder sure makes them super special! Really cute the way the moon fits over the fence!