Halloween Treat Bags – project for Creative Embellishments

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m up again at the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. This week, I decided to share a few little treat bags I created for my kiddos. These are real simple, quick, and easy to make, so they’d be a snap for Halloween parties and classrooms as well. For my base, I used the Tim Holtz In the Bag die, but you can easily find templates online that you can trace and cut out too.

***Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments Store too! ALL Halloween items are 20% off (no coupon code required) now through the entire weekend!***

Here’s how my baggies turned out, decorated with tons of CE goodness:

Halloween Treat Bags

Close up of the 2 bags on the left:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 1

The middle bag:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 2

The 2 on the right:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Web Panel
CE Halloween Cat
CE Bootiful Title piece
CE Ghost wood cuts
CE Pumpkin Wood Cuts
CE Happy Halloween title piece
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers and button
sticker from my stash
Elle’s Studio cut out
I am Roses flowers
Distress stains and paints
Acrylic paint
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals

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Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the November Challenge post and to see what’s new for November! 😀

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Treat Box and Card Set – dt project for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Thursday again already! Time sure flies these days. I’m up with a project on the Creative Embellishments blog. This time, I decided to go off page again…I seem to be doing that a lot lately! With Halloween around the corner, I figured I’d make a super quick and easy tutorial for an altered/upcycled treat box and matching card. Here’s how it turned out:

treat box step 7

I started with the packaging left over from my phone’s silicone protective cover. I took out the insert and used it for the base of my tag which later becomes a bookmark for my kiddos once they’ve opened their treats. I cut a notch at the top where the display hook opening is so I can attach ribbon, fibers and trim and still close the case:

treat box collage

I covered both sides of the insert with patterned paper. I decided not to decorate this part further because the wrapped candy will be rubbing against the purple side and I didn’t want the other side to be too bulky to close. I then decorated the outside of the case w/the fabulous CE chippies which I altered with Distress paint, acrylic paint and Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal.

treat box collage 2

Lastly, I created a card to match using more CE laser cut chipboard pieces.

Happy Haunting card

Again, here’s my finished project:

treat box step 7

Materials:

Creative Embellishments laser cut pumpkin face
CE Halloween Cat
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers
Webster’s Pages stickers
Distress Paints and ink
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal
acrylic paint

TFL! Don’t forget Creative Embellishments also offers monthly challenges! You could win a $25 gc to the CE store! For more info about the October Challenge, CLICK HERE!

Halloween Riddles TP Roll tag album

I am so honored to have been selected to participate in the May Arts/Helmar “Ink It!” Craft Challenge! I was sent 4 different gorgeous May Arts trims to work with and the only rules to the challenge were to ink them up any way I wanted! I was also provided with a small bottle of my favorite adhesive for trims, Helmar 450 Quick Dry.

For my entry, I decided to create a tp roll tag album with Halloween Riddles for my kiddos, using several products from May Arts “Partners in Craft” and Helmar “Preferred Partners” (these partners are noted in the materials section below the pics). Here’s what I came up with:

Cover and front of 1st tag:

First spread with the coordinating tags:

Second spread with coordinating tags:

Third spread with tags:

Last spread w/coordinating tags:

Materials:

5 TP rolls
May Arts trims (flowers, suede leaves, canvas, net ribbon)
Pink Paislee (Helmar Preferred Partner) Hocus Pocus papers and embellishments
Little Yellow Bicycle (May Arts Partner in Craft) stickers and clear cuts
Unity Stamp Co. (Helmar Preferred Partner) stamps
Tattered Angels (May Arts Partner in Craft) Glimmer Mist
LSG Flat Fabio mists
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (Helmar Preferred Partner) Stampers Big Brush Markers
Fancy Pants stamps
Maya Road stamps
Viva Decor Inka Gold (silver)
Studio G stamps
Distress inks and stains

Adhesives used:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Acid Free Glue


CLICK HERE to see the other entries and for your chance to win some fabulous May Arts ribbons!

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference August Challenges

The August SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference) challenges are now live on the blog! Stop by and check out the dt’s fabulous examples and play along for your chance to win a fun scrappy prize! 😀

First up, we have the August Sketch Challenge. For my example, I went with Prima’s Meadow Lark collection. Everything used on my page is by Prima except the bit of trim from my stash (not sure who it is by). Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fantastic sketch by Annette Gearside:

The second challenge is the Inspiration Challenge. The Inspiration Challenge isn’t just about the colours – you may find yourself inspired by the image design, pictures or themes. You are also able to create an altered project, card, mini-album or art journal page for this challenge! 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge (I was inspired by the colors and added white since it’s widely featured in the images. I also added scrolled chipboard pieces inspired by the chair and fence at the top of the inspiration image):

The papers and tag are Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee, the cushies alphas are also by PP. The flowers are by Prima and the painted chippies are by Dusty Attic. I used a Martha Stewart round the page punch for the border.

Here’s the gorgeous inspiration pic for August:

To enter the SKWAD challenges, please email a photo of your completed layouts to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail.com by midnight, August 31, 2012 Australian EST. If you’re not sure how to calculate the time difference, CLICK HERE for the current time in the correct time zone. I hope you play along!

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