Is there anything more fun then a Halloween monster? One of my favorite things at Halloween time (besides decorating) is making cute ways to give out treats. If there is a Halloween monster on it – even better!! So when Stampin Up sent me some of their new super cute Halloween stamps and papers I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
Here is what I was challenged to create something with
Halloween Monster Treat Bags
- Freaky Friends Stamp Set
- Ghoulish Greetings Stamp Set
- Motley Monsters Paper Pack
- White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim
- Brown Paper Sacks – Petite Cafe Gift Bags
- White Cardstock
- Ink is various colors – I used blue (Bermuda Bay), yellow (Crushed Curry), orange (Tangerine Tango), red (Cherry Cobbler) and black ink
- Bitty Banners Framelits
- Dimensional Dots
- Yummy Treats and goodies
First I filled up some of the cute Cafe Bags with some candy, plastic spiders and plastic eyeballs – so fun!
Next I stamped the Monster images onto some white cardstock. I did the images in all the different colors because I wasn’t sure which ones I would want to use in the end – I like to have options!
Taking out my Bitty Banner framelits I cut out several different sizes and then using the greeting stamps I stamped some cute word phrases on the tags. I then inked the edges in black.
After those are all done and ready I used the scrapbook paper to make some fun Accordian Flowers. Amy from The Happy Scraps has a great Accordian Flower Tutorial on her blog if you want some in depth detail on how to make them. Basically you accordian the paper strips, glue the ends together, press together and glue onto a circle of paper. Then ink the edges with black ink.
I cut my paper in 1 1/2 x 12 strips. When I tried to use just one strip to make the accordian flower it wasn’t long enough and ripped. So I added another 1 1/2 x 3 strip and just taped the ends together and it worked perfectly!
I then went through my stamped images and picked the ones I thought matched the best. Using some really sharp scissors like the Stampin Up Paper Snips really helped to get close to the images.
This is where the fun starts! I just started grabbing paper, stamped images, string and putting things together. I used Dimensional dots to attach everything to the accordian flowers.
Using adhesive (like double stick tape, or dimension dots) I attached the accordian flowers and my tags to the paper sacks.
I think they turned out so cute!
I am not sure which is my favorite
I think it might be the Frankenstein bag!
So fun, right?
My friend Amy from The Happy Scraps was challenged to use the same supplies that I did and I just LOVE how her Monster Treat Jar turned out. So be sure to hop over to her site and see her project as well.
Check out more of my Halloween Crafts!