Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Altered Halloween Trick or Treat Brown Paper Bags

Trick or Treat!  This is a fun project to transform brown sandwich bags into Spooktacular treat bags.  Lots of techniques used, including: Dry Embossing ● Heat Embossing ● Stamping  ● Decoupage ●  Die Cutting ● Punches ● Accenting ● Charms

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo All Hallows Eve
Colouring Mediums: Versamark Ink, Versafine Ink, Martha Stewart Embossing Powder, WOW embossing powder, pigment ink pad, Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper and Card: DCWV, WRMK, vellum
Tools: Tonic Studios Gothic Die, Tonic Studios Gothic Border Punch, Tonic Label Dies, Grand Calibur, Embossalicious Embossing Folder, Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments: silver-tone charms, Bakers Twine, glossy accents

My "Oldies" (ie using up bits and bobs from my stash that's over 6 month's old) are everything apart from the Bakers Twine and Charms. 
Step 1 - Creating the Topper

The topper has lots of great detail to it.  First of all, I die cut a label shape the stamped my Happy Halloween in Versamark Ink which I then heat embossed with WOW extra fine black embossing powder.  Once melted, the embossing powder acts as a resist, meaning that I was then able to over stamp with the cobweb corner stamp, but it has the illusion of sitting behind the Halloween greeting.  I also stamped on the filigree spider and accented the spider body with glossy accents to create dimension.  For the pumpkins and Versamrk ink, I first stamped "off-the-edge" of the main label and heat embossed with Martha Stewart Peridot Glitter Embossing Powder.  I then stamped the image twice more onto a slightly lighter piece of orange card and heat embossed with WOW black.  I layered up the pumpkins to create some lovely dimension.  


Don't think you always need to buy finishing accents for your projects, they are quite easy to make yourself.  I printed off the word SPELLS onto another offcut of the lighter orange card, cut it out with a tiny banner die and edged it with black ink.  I then tore a small strip of calligraphy-printed vellum and rolled it into a scroll, and glued the SPELLS card around it.  A lovely little accent and made from a few scraps.





Step 2 - Creating the Tag

That said, I did use some sweet silver-tone charms to accent my Tag, attached with sppoky halloween Bakers Twine and a tiny brad.

The tag was cut using the very aptly named Gothic Die Set from Tonic Studios, and I used Black Soot distress ink around the edge.  The mat was cut on my Cameo Silhouette using the trace method.  I have imported all of my Tonic Dies into my Cameo to do this, very useful.

The Trick & Treat sentiment was stamped and heat embossed.


Step 3 - Finishing the Bag

My brown paper sandwich bags fitted perfectly into an 8" Embossalicous embossing folder, so I used the Polka Dot folder and then swiped over the raised embossing with an orange pigment Ink Pad.  

I had a sheet of 12" WRMK cardstock that was Halloween borders, so I cut this into strips and mounted it onto black card that had been edged with the Gothic Border Punch.  This created a decorative edge to the top of my Altered Halloween Trick or Treat Brown Paper Bags.

Here's one final look:



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35 comments:

  1. What fabulous pieces of work!!!

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  2. What a fab project, I love your spooky bags and all the great details - the vellum spells, the layered pumpkins, and the silver bat charms! Maddy x

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  3. These are great. Colourful and spooky.
    Heike xx

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  4. These look wonderful, must have taken you ages to finish them all, really detailed work as well x

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  5. great treat bags and love the decorated dies
    carol x

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  6. Fabulous treat bags, love them, just hopping by.

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  7. These are gorgeous, such a lot of fine work...you have been a busy bunny.

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  8. I loved all the detail on these bags :D

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  9. Fantastic tips and ideas - love the bags - would never have thought to try and emboss them
    Linda x

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  10. brilliant, love the embossing xxx

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  11. wow so much work has gone in to these they are fab - love the spotty embossing

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  12. They look fab, so much detail, colour and great embossing, I hope they are appreciated

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  13. Fab project - hopping on over from Do Crafts.
    Nikki x
    www.what-nikki-did-next.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh wow....how fab! I can see such a lot of work has gone into these... wouldn't want to give them away! ( just hoping from dc...sorry I'm a bit late. ) x

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  15. lovely bags, just finishing my hop from dc, sorry for the delay! xx

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  16. Brilliant bags!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  17. I love these fab bags, the design is just perfect and those little spells are a sweet creation.....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  18. what fab bags so lovely thanks for sharing with tammy's scrapin corner this week Rachel DT

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  19. wow you have been busy, a brilliant idea and craft project. Thanks for joining us in the lejdesigns Challenge
    Janet

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  20. Clever use of a brown paper bag. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  21. Just popped by to admire your creation and thank you for entering our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend!

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  22. Hi just popping back again to say-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

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  23. Hi back again lol to say-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

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  24. What fab treat bags, such fun! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :)

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  25. What a gorgeous treat bags and great idea! TFS! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  26. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘SPOOKY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  27. These are fantastic! What a great idea!! Thank you for linking up at Clear It Out Challenges! Karen N (DT)

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  28. Your altered bags are fabulous! Really creative!


    Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown this week. We appreciate you! Hope you will play along again next week!

    Life is good with kReN@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    Come and follow me!

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  29. Wonderful giftbags!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  30. Super cute Halloween bags...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

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  31. Spooktacular treat bags!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  32. Great bags! Thank you for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

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  33. What a fantastic project! Love the bags and all of the clever embellies! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

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  34. FABULOUS treat bags!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  35. What a fun project idea! You did a great job of using up your oldies. Thanks for sharing at Use It Tuesday.

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