Trick or Treat Bag Idea

I saw this today and had to share it with you.  I thought this was really cute.


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!

The Most Wonderful Time of Year- MDS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-30% off select holiday downloads and print products!


What’s included?
A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season. Click Here to see them

Once you’ve designed your holiday projects, you’ll need to print them, right? You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages. View pricing here.

The Fine Print

  • You can place orders on a demonstrator or online order only (but remember with the Hostess Code, online orders can be added to a group workshop order).
  • Bulk pricing not included.
  • Offer deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, November 29, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Saturday, November 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

Creating Pretty Packages On Sale


Dates Available:  October 29,2013 thru November 19,2013

Looking for some packaging ideas for the holidays?

Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.


Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)



Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Thank You card-Six Sided Sampler

Today’s card is a:

Thank You card using the Six Sided Sampler stamp set

Finished card

A Quick view of the supplies used to make this one.


First, I decided which images to use on the card and I stamped, punched and sponged the edges.

stamped images

I then cut the Marina Mist cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and embossed each piece. I then wrapped the linen thread around each piece and put a spot of hot glue on each side to hold it in place.

Add linen thread

I decided to add a butterfly to the front as well and stamped the image using the Papillion Potpourri stamp set #123759 Clear (sorry I forgot to add to the supply list) added a rhinestone jewel and punched it out. Then just affix all the other pieces to the card front.

finished cards

Supplies used for the Thank You Card- Six Sider Sampler

I really like these colors together. Leave me a comment on what your favorites are. I’d love to hear from you!

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

October 29, 2013- Weekly Deals

Click on the below link for this weeks deals!

I can tell you I do have the Stampin’ Piercing mat and love it!

I have found that when using just my table to stamp my images don’t always turn out as sharp as I would have liked.  Now that I have the piercing mat, I get more even pressure and my stamped image doesn’t get faded out.  In addition, it works wonders when piercing. Part of this weeks deals you can get the mat for $3.71 which is an awesome deal.

B&B Challenge #19-Sympathy & Prayer Card

Today’s card was made for a dear friend and I thought the colors from the Blooms and Butterflies Challenge #19 would be fitting to use.

The colors used are : Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant and Smoky Slate.

Sympathy Card


Base card: Very Vanilla cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

1st Layer: Elegant Eggplant cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
2nd Layer : I actually used Crushed Curry cut 3 3/4″x 5″ & embossed

Finishing Touches:

Stamped sentiment, punched it out and sponged the edges.

Wrapped linen thread around cardstock and weaved it through the buttons and finished by creating a bow.

Supplies used for Sympathy and Prayers Card

To see the rest of the Blooms and Butterflies designs click here

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

Cut & Ready Card Bases

Are you getting ready for holiday’s and parties?

Here’s one idea that might make that easier for you…


Dates available:  October 22 – December 31, 2013.

These card bases coordinate with the Holiday Designer Paper too.

In a hurry..need some coordinating envelopes? Try these..
•Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
•Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
•Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
•Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301)

25% off 25 Stamps….

I am so excited to share with you today the 25% of 25 Stamps sale.

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) Stampin’ Up! thought they should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Hurry Sale Date for these are: October 22- 28th, 2013
See the list below of stamp sets that are offered in the sale.

I know which ones I’m ordering how about you?

25% off pg1 25% off pg2 25% off pg3