Oct 31, 2010

Treat Bags!

I made these treat bags for my nephew and niece. I always like to do a little something extra for them. I always see people make really cute tags for gifts and bags so I thought I would give it a try and I like how they turned out.

I filled the bags with these chocolate bars that I made labels for. It is hard to tell on my spider but I used spritz on it to give it a little shine.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween, I know we did!

Oct 30, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags!

I wanted to do something for Craig's class so I came up with these adorable treat bags. I filled them with the sucker holder's and mummies I posted earlier this week. I also added in a Halloween ring, Halloween stickers and a little notebook and marker that I got from the Dollar Store.

To make the boxes I cut the bag using the Fancy Favor Die for the Big Shot and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Textured Impressions embossing folder. I used a sponge and White craft ink to go over the webs to make them stick out a little more. You can get two bags and two handles per 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. I used the left over scraps for the Build-a-Bear's which left virtually no unused scraps from the 12 x 12 sheet. To make the pumpkin and the witch you need the Build-a-Bear Die's for the Big Shot. I also used the paper from the UPS boxes to fill in the bottom of the box so that the treats were visible.

I was so glad that all the kids in Craig's class liked their treat bags!
Have a fun and safe Halloween tomorrow! I can hardly wait to take the boys trick-or-treating!

Oct 29, 2010

Halloween Sucker Holders

I have made some of these sucker holder's the last few Halloween's. I always end up using this stamp set which is retired now, I forget the name. I first saw this idea at a meeting I went to a couple year's ago and I thought they would be great for Halloween, I don't know who designed the ones we got to make.

To make these you need a piece of 5 1/4" x 2 1/2 card stock scored at 2 1/2". Fold in half and use the slit punch to make the slit for the sucker. Use what ever Halloween stamp set you have to decorate the front and inside if you like.

Have a great day!

Oct 28, 2010

Spooky Spider Jar!

I actually bought this Decor Elements Spooky Spider last year and never got around to doing anything with it. I came across it a couple weeks ago when I was cleaning my craft room and thought it would go great on this huge jar I had sitting in my storage room. It was so easy to put on and the kids loved it, maybe they just loved the suckers we filled it with after!

Have a great Day!

Oct 27, 2010

Chocolate Mummies!

I got one of these little chocolate bar holders as a swap at Regionals in Cincinnati last fall. Aren't they the cutest.

To make these Mummies you take a 4" x 3" Piece of Very Vanilla and stamp the Inspired by Nature grass on it in Chocolate Chip of course! Put some sticky strip along the edge of one side, wrap it around your mini chocolate bar and stick together. (I found it easier to wrap it around your chocolate bar so that it would be tight enough that it won't fall out.) Sponge the edges and sides to rough it up. Put your googley eyes on and stamp whatever Halloween stamp you have onto Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant. Sponge the sides and stick onto the front of your mummy.

Oct 26, 2010

Owl Treat Bag

I don't remember where I first saw these owls, maybe on splitcoast? I made a few last year and they were so quick and cute that I thought they would make great Halloween gifts for Craig's preschool teacher and Ryan's Tiny Toes teacher.

To make these owls I used the Big Shot Top Note, the Scallop Circle, 5-Petal Flower, 1 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle and the 1/2" Circle Punches. The bags are also Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Oct 7, 2010

Big Shot Turkey!

Craig's show and share this week for preschool was the letter T and the theme was Thanksgiving so we decided to make a turkey. Craig loves to do crafts with me and he was so proud of himself.

I got this idea from Heather Summer's blog, I saw her do one of these last fall using the punches. I wanted to make it bigger so it was easier for Craig to stick it together so we used the Big Shot Dies along with a few different punches.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Oct 6, 2010

Love this card!

A fellow demonstrator, Jessie, made this card for a swap and now I have to get this stamp set. I have been eying it up for a while now and I think this card sealed the deal for me.
Didn't she do a fantastic job?

Oct 3, 2010

Just Believe!

Just Believe was a stamp set that was a must have as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue. I made this card for a shoebox swap with my fellow demonstrators.
As I have said before Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive are probably my two favourite colours together. I always seem to use them if flowers are involved. I am really liking the clear mount stamp sets, I like not having to use the stamp-a-ma-jig every time to get my image straight. I am a little bit of a perfectionist!

Oct 1, 2010

More Potty Charts!

Craig completed his first Potty Chart and can now successfully pee on the potty! Yey! He asked me to make him another one so we can work on number 2. I laughed at myself because when I put the number two on the chart it was because it is his second chart, it is a coincidence that it is also for number 2!

Ryan, my little baby decided that he too would like to start potty training. He is 22 months old now and wants to be like his big brother. He has already earned two stars!