The night of spooks and treats is almost upon us!!! Give the little ghouls and goblins something cute to take their treats away in (or take with them for classmate treats) with these cute bags. I decided that I wanted to do something a little different this year, so I made bags to hand out instead of just dumping all of the candy into a bowl.
I’m using the Seasonal Chums stamp & die bundle from the Holiday Catalog because I just couldn’t resist turning these little Jack O’ Lanterns into treat toppers. They’re fold-over style tags that you can stamp or write on the inside of and then tie to gifts, but I had another idea based on the way they’re used in the catalog photo above.
I started by stamping the pumpkins with Archival Black ink on Pumpkin Spice paper far enough apart that the die didn’t accidentally cut into an adjacent image when I cut them out. I then took my Garden Green and black markers and colored in the details. I ran them through the Big Shot and then folded them in half.
I set aside the pumpkins and cut Whisper White cardstock into 2×6 inch strips. I scored those at the 3 inch line and folded them in half. I put the folded cardstock into my Triple Banner Punch to make sure that both the back and the front were punched evenly. (This is a great way to cover up an uneven fold if you didn’t score it exactly right)
I then stamped the little “Trick or Treat!” stamp from the same set on the banner in Pumpkin Spice ink and set them aside to dry. I put a few pieces of candy in each cellophane bag and then folded the top down. I placed the Jack O’ Lantern tag on top of my white banner piece and placed the bag in the middle, stapling them into place. That’s it!
I wanted to be able to tell the candy bags with no chocolate or nuts apart from the others, so I followed the same steps, but swapped paper colors and used my Memento ink pad to stamp my pumpkins so I could color them with my new Stampin’ Blend markers. I’ll do a whole different post on those markers later…but they’re AWESOME. They’re available November 1st (2017), so get ready to start blending!
These baggies would be adorable for any season, so be sure to check out the other two images in the bundle and A Little Wild as well. I hope these treats have inspired you to make something fun. If so, I’d love to see it!
To see the products I used, click on them below: