B&B challenge #20- Happy Halloween

Get ready, get set Trick or Treat…. 

Today’s “treat” was made for my son’s Halloween party at school today.  I am also submitting this idea for the Blooms and Butterflies Challenge #20 as well.

treat bags 1

Size of the bag: 4″ (length) x 1 1/2″ (wide) x 4″ (height)

So you can get an idea I fit in 2 fun size candy bars, a package of fruit snacks and had a pencil peeking out.  You could probably even fit in a couple more fun size candy bars inside.treat bags 2

I did use up all my Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper that I had on hand to make the bags.  These would be cute if you have the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185 $10.95 (from the holiday catalog).

Now on to making the bag: 

Start with paper cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″score lines

Score at 4, 5 1/2, 9 1/2 & 11 turn to portrait and score at 1 1/2″

cut lines

Cut up each score line to the score line of the 1 1/2″.

tape and punch

I then cut away a piece of the bottom since it’s not used and metered a few of the corners so the bag fits better together. I  punched the top for a handle and added some sticky strip to the side and along the back side at the bottom.  See next picture.

sticky stip

The striped paper shown would be the back side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  The flower paper shown would be the front side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  ( I hope that helps)

Fold at crease lines, assemble the bag and decorate as desired.

Other options: If you don’t have a wide oval punch then you could use ribbon or paper for the handles as well.

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Decorations on the bags:

I used the Halloween Bash stamp set #130577 wood or #130580 clear

Pumpkins and Ghosts: sizzix die that I have. Tied it together with some Black and orange ribbon.

(Since these were going to the 4k kids party, I didn’t want the bags to be to “scary” and I thought the ticket stamp was perfect for the occasion.)

To see the rest of the design team creations click here

From our house to your house I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

New Product- Season of Style This and That!

Season of Style This and That

Have you seen this is the Holiday Catalog?

I got mine to help me get organized for the holiday’s this year.  It seems every year I get ideas either projects, gifts or food ideas and then I can’t remember what I was going to do or I can’t seem to find the recipe that I wanted to use.  So this year, when I saw this in the holiday catalog I purchased it. Now I have it at my desk and I even slip it in my purse, so when I see something or get an idea I just put it in my book.  Super easy, now I won’t be wasting time trying to remember where I saw it or what I was going to do.

Available: August 1, 2013 – January 2, 2014

Product Item # 132277 $10.95* This and That Journal-Season of Style

Product Item # 132276 $4.95* This and That Stickers-Season of Style

Product Item #132155 $ 4.95* This and That Washi Tape-Season of Style

Product Item #132278 $5.95* This and That Rotary Stamp -Naughty and Nice

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge

DawnSchuldtBenz2 copy

DawnSchuldtBenz copy
Today’s card were designed for the Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge using only Black and White card stock and ink. To view the rest of the design teams cards Click Here!

My first card was made using the “By the Tide” stamp set.  I used black card stock and stamped using craft white ink.  I also jazzed it up a bit using dazzling diamonds and a few rhinestones.  The fish turned out really cool I think using the dazzling diamonds it reminded me of the shimmer on fish.  I was thinking of giving this one to my dad for Father’s Day.  What do you think?

My second card was made using the Best of 25 years set “Best of Brides & Babies”. I used white card and black card stock for this one.  I stamp the Bride and Groom image using the Stazon or you can use Black ink pads.  I then masked the image and sponged around it using the black. I also used the oval framelits to create the oval on the front of the card to put the image in the window.  I also used 2 framelits to create the black circle to give it a more finished edge. I also used the smaller one to stamp “To Have and to Hold” and added a bit of white ribbon.  I also embossed the front of the card using Square Lattice folder.  I finished it with a bit of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies.