Saturday, August 13, 2016

Halloween Inspirations

Good morning and welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! Today is all about Halloween and treat packaging. Halloween is one of my favorite times to give special little treats and goodies. And super fun packaging makes presenting these small gifts even more joyful! I have three kid-friendly (ie: not too creepy or scary) packaging projects to share with you, so let's get to it!

We're going to start today with a small treat bag that I created by adapting the Bunny Bag to fit the fall season.


I started by die cutting the bag twice from Green Parakeet + White patterned paper. I used the Pinking Shears Border Die to trim off the bunny face flaps and then assembled like normal. Then, I die cut the fence from True Black cardstock using the Tiny Town: Spooky Yard die. I adhered that to the bag before coating the surface with Onyx glitter.


Next, I stamped and die cut the pumpkin from Autumn Pumpkins with Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and Green Parakeet inks. I added the carved face from Pumpkin Expressions using True Black and adhered it to the bag with foam tape. Next, I die cut the tiny banner from Tag Sale #10, stamped it with the "trick or treat" sentiment, and tucked it under the pumpkin. I punched two holes in the top of the bag using a Crop-A-Dile and tied it closed with Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitch Ribbon. An Orange Zest button and twine bow finished things off nicely.

Next up is a tag I created by pairing Maile's newest Shaped Sayings Die with Betsy's Dress Up Dolls: Halloween.


I began by stamping and die cutting the little girl from the Dress Up Dolls: Basics set along with the costume and seasonal accessories in Dress Up Dolls: Halloween. I colored the pieces with Copic markers and set them aside. Next, I xyroned some Winter Wisteria cardstock and die cut it with the Shaped Sayings: Halloween Die. I stacked three die cuts and glittered the top one for a super sparkly finish.


Then, I die cut at Tag Sale: Quilted shape from white cardstock and masked off the scalloped edges. I sponged the center with Green Parakeet ink before adhering my little girl into place. Then, I added the Trick Or Treat shape to the tag with foam tape. I finished the tag with a bit of Winter Wisteria Saddle Stitch Ribbon, an Orange Zest Button, and some green baker's twine. The little girl looks just like my niece, so this tag will be the perfect embellishment for her Halloween treat bag this year.

Last up today, I have a treat box I made with the new Tiny Town: Spookville die collection. I kept this box more on the kiddo-friendly side by only using the smiling ghost and not using the cobwebs or bats. You could certainly add them though for a creepier end result.


I began by die cutting the house base from Amethyst Allure cardstock. I sponged Amethyst Allure ink around the edges to give a little depth and then stamped "siding" using one of the stripe strips in Plaid Builder.


I assembled the house, backing the windows with clear cardstock and adding a True Black roof, Royal Velvet and Smokey Shadow porch, and Amethyst Allure chimney.


I further embellished with the True Black windows and front door that had all been coated in glitter. I also added Orange Zest pumpkins to the front porch and a happy, vellum ghost emerging from the chimney. I opted to tie my box closed with baker's twine to make sure that little hands wouldn't have any trouble getting inside.


I added a Tremendous Tag that I'd stamped with the sweet little ghost and sentiment from Kay's new Spooky Smiles set. So cute!

Alrighty, I hope you've enjoyed today's projects! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, MelissaLexi, and Maile for more peeks at this month's releases. See you soon!

Recipes:
Trick Or Treat Pumpkin Bag
Stamps: Autumn Pumpkins, Pumpkin Expressions - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Green Parakeet + White Patterned Paper, True Black - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Orange Zest, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Autumn Pumpkins Die, Tiny Town: Spooky Yard Die, Tag Sale #10 Die, Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Orange Zest Vintage Button - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Black Twine - American Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron

Trick Or Treat Tag
Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Halloween, Dress Up Dolls: Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Green Parakeet - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Shaped Sayings: Halloween, Tag Sale: Quilted, Dress Up Dolls: Basics Die, Dress Up Dolls: Halloween Die, Orange Zest Vintage Button; Winter Wisteria Saddle Stitch Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Purple Sapphire Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Green Apple Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; Markers - Copic; Xyron

Haunted House Treat Box
Stamps: Plaid Builder, Spooky Smiles - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Amethyst Allure, True Black, Royal Velvet, Smokey Shadow, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Clear, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Smokey Shadow, Winter Wisteria, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tiny Town: Basics Die, Tiny Town: Spookville Die, Tremendous Tags Die - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Onyx Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron