halloween can be such a fun holiday for kids. nothing better than trick or treating-getting dress up and of course getting free candy!
and so for my first assignment as a glue dots dottie (a halloween theme project) i decided to make a monster themed treat bag. which would be perfect as a halloween party favor or for kids to take to school and pass out to their classmates.
i started with a small treat sak, i purchased it from target for $1. the treat sak is 6 1/2 in tall x 3 in wide. i used my t-square ruler and bone folder to score the top of the bag at 1 1/4 inch. i purchased the monster stickers at michael's arts and crafts stores. but if you're looking for similar monsters you can purchase them HERE
then i got started on the decorative part of the bag. i cut black cardstock to 5 x 3 inches, and cut purple cardstock 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches.
i cut a strip of designer paper 1 1/4 x 3 inches, and matted on black cardstock 1 1/2 x 3 inches. for the sentiment i used maya road chipboard letters. looking for similar chipboard letters, you can purchase them HERE
i used colorbox chalk ink in lime green to color the raw chipboard letters. i inked the letters on top of rangers kraft mat, which it perfect to ink on, because it wipes clean so easily.
next, i cut a 2 1/2 inch circle on my cricut, using the george and basic shapes cartridge, with black cardstock. i adhered it to the purple cardstock, with about a quarter of the circle hanging off, and trimmed that part off with tim holtz tonix scissors.
then i began adhering my layers together. i used glue dots memory book dot n go adhesive. to attach the chipboard letters i used mini glue dots.
then i added the little monster sticker to the simi circle, and used a white gel pen to add faux stitching detail.
next i wanted to add star shaped brads as embellishments. i cut off the prongs on the back of the brads, and used glue dots to adhere them. then i adhered all the layered pieces to the treat bag.
at this point i added the candy, because i was getting ready to close the bag.
i folded the top of the bag over, and marked with a pencil where i wanted the ribbon to go through, and used my we r memory keepers crop-a-dile to punch two holes, and string the ribbon through, and tied it in a bow.
as a finishing touch i added rangers purple stickles to give the stars a purple glittery shine.
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team
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