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Tutorial Tuesday: Black Cat Halloween Treat Bag

You know what I enjoy?  Making treats for people!  And coinciding with making treats, I love making packaging for treats!  Which is why I was inspired by all of the Black Cat Halloween Card Love to create a treat bag that partners perfectly with my card!  (If you missed that post, click here to see it---it's one of my most pinned creations!)


So what can one put inside this little treat bag?  I was thinking a small package of mini-cookies (maybe four stacked one on top of the other) or some candy treats.  Or possibly some Halloween toys!  It can hold quite a bit!  And this is truly, so quick and simple to put together, you could probably make a lot of them in a short amount of time; perfect for Halloween treats to co-workers, neighbors, or anyone else you'd like to surprise with a few extra goodies to!

Here's how to make it:

Supply List

Paper Dimensions
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (10" x 6")
  • Whisper White Cardstock (2-3/4" x 1/2")
  • Daffodil Delight (scrap large enough to punch 2" circle from)
  • Basic Black (scrap large enough to punch cat from)
Directions
  • The first thing I did was follow the directions on my Gift Bag Punch Board and get the beginning of my bag made.  I used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and cut it down to make the "Small" bag.
  • Before folding and assembling the gift bag, use the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the "handle" from the front and the back of the gift bag.
    • Tip: You can tell the front and bag of the gift bag because they are the two widest rectangles on the bag.
  • Once you've cut the handles out, you can assemble your gift bag using the Tear & Tape Adhesive.
    • Hint: I like the Tear & Tape Adhesive the best for assembling these types of projects (3D).  It's because this adhesive has truly the strongest hold and it is so easy to get just enough of where you need it!
  • Now, take your scrap of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and Basic Black Cardstock and cut out the 2" Circle and the Cat from the punches, respectively.
  • Stamp the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set onto your Very Vanilla Cardstock strip using the Memento Pad in Tuxedo Black and notch the edges with your Paper Snips (or use the Banner Triple Punch #138292).
  • Assemble the pieces onto the bag front, using Stampin' Dimensionals for the Happy Halloween sentiment and the Cat against the moon.  Finish with a Black Rhinestone Jewel on each end of the banner and you're done!
Now that your treat bag is completed, what will you use it for??


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