Saturday, October 10, 2009

Paper Popsicles CREEPY, CRAWLY, BLOG STOMP!


Welcome to Paper Popsicles' second blog hop, our CREEPY, CRAWLY, Blog STOMP! Today, we hope that as you go around to each of our creative team members' blogs, you will find inspiration, some tricks, and perhaps some TREATS! If you stumbled upon my blog from Lora's blog, GREAT, you are on the right track! If you didn't come from Lora's blog, you will want to start at the PAPER POPSICLES BLOG! My blog is your SIXTH stop!

Our porch lights are now on! As you move from one blog to the next, you will collect a TREAT (a word or words). Gather all the treats to make a ghoulish saying and email your phrase to Melissa at melissa@paperpopsicles.com. For your efforts, you will be entered into a random draw to win a fantastic prize—The Loud Talker Kit from October!!!! Please leave a comment on EVERY blog during our stomp....otherwise you might miss out on some other free treats!!!! You can get a glimpse of some of the other goodies up for grabs on this post on the Paper Popsicles blog! OH, I almost forgot! Paper Popsicles is screaming with great deals today!! Go to the Paper Popsicles online store and get 25% off everything in the store and 50% off all clearance! This sale is good TODAY, October 10th only.


As an additional TREAT, you can copy and save this digital image FREEBIE!! This image will be FREE today only! Click on it to enlarge it, and then save it to your computer! Isn't he CUTE!?!


This is the AMAZING October Loud Talker kit that is the GRAND PRIZE for the Creepy, Crawly, Blog Stomp! It's filled with Sassafras goodness and amazing goodies! WOW, what a prize!
Now I want to share with you MY ghoulish project!! I made Halloween Treat Bags with Decorated Toppers! These are fun and very easy to make! This is an awesome project for kids to take to school for all of their friends!


I started off by gathering some fun Halloween papers (Haunted by Cosmo Cricket which are available in the Paper Popsicles online store, and they are on SALE today!!), snack size baggies, some cardstock, and some awesome Halloween stamps by Pink Paislee. And of course, there is CANDY!


I measured the width of the bag. My bag is 6.5" wide.


I'm going to make the base of the bag topper with cardstock, and I'm going to decorate it with patterned paper.


I cut my cardstock 6.5" wide, and I want it to be 1.5" tall, so I cut it 3" (half will be in front, and the other half will be in back.) I then score the 6.5" x 3" piece of cardstock at 1.5".


Then, I cut my patterned paper to mount on top of the topper sheet. So, this patterned paper was cut 6.25" x 1.25" so that it would sit matted on the bag topper front.


I fill the snack size baggie with candy, and I attach the cardstock topper. In order for it to stay secure during stapling, I add a little bit of adhesive to hold the bag in place.


I then staple three times. I make sure to staple to the front. I want the smooth edges of the staple in the back. I also make sure that I staple OVER the zip loc strip. This just makes it more secure.


If I planned on JUST decorating the front (which you can do if you want to save on patterned paper), I would want the SMOOTH part of the staple to the back. That way, no one can hurt their fingers on the staples.


Now, I stamp some fun Halloween stamps on scraps of paper. I love these Pink Paislee stamps! (BTW, these stamps are one of the MANY prizes during the blog stomp!!)


I add the patterned paper to the bag topper cardstock (hiding the staples!), and I add the cut out stamped images too. I also used my Cropadile to punch two holes in each topper, and I added some ribbon!


Here are my finished Halloween Treat Bags with Decorated Toppers! What do you think? I think they're SPOOKTACULAR!! You can click on any of the photos to see them larger.

I guess you want your other treat too? The treat on my blog is "SCREAM AND".

Now that you have been scared into the season, don’t forget to leave a comment, then head over to Amy's blog next!

  1. Tricia
  2. Lynda
  3. Cassie
  4. Valerie
  5. Lora
  6. Carol <--- YOU ARE HERE!!
  7. Amy <--- THIS IS YOUR NEXT STOP!
  8. Jen
  9. Robyn

Enjoy the rest of the Paper Popsicles Creepy, Crawly, Blog Stomp!! I hope you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping by!

57 comments :

Valerie Chmielak said...

They are SOOOO cute Carol!!!

jennifer said...

there are always a few kids in the neighbourhood you want to give an extra treat to, this will work perfectly!

becca said...

carol these are just too cute!!! great idea!

trick or treat!

Jen said...

Very cute Carol. Such a clever use of a zip top bag! :)
Thanks for sharing

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

well how cute these are! A perfect little something for those you want to tell! Cute Carol!

Stacey said...

So cute! I love the addition of the little ribbon handle! Thanks for the digi image. :)

Jeanne said...

Oh so cute! I think I will make these and send candies to my kids and people at dh's work!
TFS and thanks for the freebie!

Melissa said...

FANTASTIC idea!!! Great for "special" trick or treaters too!

pammie~k said...

love it - what a great idea for a treat for the kiddos in school - and one of my kiddos is just the right age to enjoy (ok, when it comes to candy, they both enjoy)

Chris said...

love these bags!! the toppers are so cute!! >"<

Robyn Schaub said...

I want to come trick-or-treating at your house! Those treat bags are TOO CUTE!

scrappinpsycho said...

Super cool - makes me want to SCREAM AND...

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great project Carol...these would be great for school!

Julie said...

Love those treat bags. simple yet really creative

Rene said...

So, so cute and so, so easy to do! I LOVE them! Thanks for the free digi!
Happy Hopping!
Rene'

Lora Oliver said...

THose are so cute!! Now I want to make a bunch for the kidlets!

The Pavlik Family said...

Those are almost too cute to bear watching the kids tear into them!

Leigh said...

What a great idea. It would work great on our street with so few trick or treaters.

Tamara Bennett said...

Cute dancing pumpkin! Thanks

tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com

chaseandbrady'smom said...

cute bag toppers - love the handle idea

Gramjak said...

Super cute treat bags, Carol...

Love the handles and little notes on the candies.

Many thanks!

JoanneK said...

Fab fab fabulous!!!! I will be making these for sure!

Cheri said...

LOVE your Treat Bags. Gonna scraplift this idea.

Thanks for free DIGI!

sue said...

A fab idea to make sure everyone get sthe same amount in their own little treat bag..love it x

Melissa said...

Cute treat bags! Love how you used the small snack bags.

Maggie said...

Lot's of great treats and ideas along the way

Calie said...

So simple and cute! What a great idea! Thanks for the dancing pumpkin!

Jamie Harder said...

Thanks for the freebie! Love your goody bags:-)

Fi said...

Love your treat bags and those toppers are fantastic.
thank you for the freebie.
I am stomping on.
Hugs
Fi

Joanie said...

AWESOME! Love the goody bags!

Cassie said...

so simple and then really WOW with the way you dressed up the bags - i like the addition of ribbon - never seen that before!! great idea too!!

jjpkeaj said...

what a great treat idea! trick or treating is so much fun!! thank you for sharing.

Snips and Snails said...

These treat bags are great and such a perfect size. I'll have to remember this for Christmas for my son's daycare helpers.

Julie said...

Too cute! I'm gonna make some of these for my DD's class!

Southern Cricut said...

Thanks for the new take on treat bag toppers. I never thought of putting ribbon handles on them before.

Sharon said...

These are cute!

Mary Jean said...

what a great idea for my special trick or treaters!

Lisa Foster said...

These are so adorable! Perfect to make up for my "special" trick-or-treaters. Thanks for the cute Digi too!
Hugs,
Lisa

Rosalee said...

SPOOKTACULAR! You said it. It is a great idea.

Tricia said...

oh those are super cute! thanks Carol for the great tutorial and yummy idea!!!!!

silvia said...

Awesome treat bags!!

beadz said...

What adorable goody bags!

LotsToScrap said...

Clever and cute, another idea for my class party~

Thanks!!!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Oooh, this is a great treat bag. Thanks for sharing!

SunnyNP said...

Perfect! Just the inspiration I needed for my kids class treats! THanks so much for sharing!

Carole Stirrat said...

What a great idea, love it!!!

Nikki said...

Such cute bags
thanks for sharing these
hugs Nikki

mustangkayla said...

How fun and so simple! Thanks for the GREAT idea!

Jen said...

what a great idea!

Melisa said...

So cute. I love that you added little handles to the bags! Thanks for the digi stamp!

stephanie said...

This is adorable. You did a great job.

stephanie said...

This is adorable. You did a great job.

ZoiHoku said...

What an adorable little pumpkin man!! Thanks so much! and the little treat bags will be perfect for giving out little treats at the office for the big holiday!

Charlott's Creations said...

Love the cute bags. What a great creation. Let me stomp on outta here. Have a great day.

Alison Day said...

What great treat bags! We get over 100 kids every year so I think if I start making them now, I may be done by NEXT Hallowe'en!! LOL!
Stomping on ...

Tazmadazz said...

Thank you for your project!!

shiubry said...

Part broomstick, part treats bag. A novel idea!