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Monday, September 29, 2008

Odd Bird Planet Trick or Treat

treatbags A couple little treat bags using  Odd Bird Planet images and Flair Design papers.  I got the idea for these treat holders from my friend Frances who used to make them with heart cut outs for Valentine's Day.





treatbagsideThe folder for the candy is very easy to make.  It is a piece of cardstock 4" wide and 11" long.  Score at 4 1/2", 5 1/2", and 10".  Then it is just folded up like a triangle with the last 1" flap folding over the first.    Here is a side view.

Put your candy in a bag (I use the Wilton candy bags) and  adhere it to the back panel.  Fold up the cardstock around the candy and punch 2 holes through all 4 cardstock layers at the top.  Feed a ribbon from the back through the hole then through the other hole to the back.  Feed both of the ribbon tails through their opposite hole and pull to the front.  Trim and hold flat with a bit of adhesive.

windowcut You can leave the front blank or cut a window before you assemble it like I did.  When I use Nestibilities to cut windows (or to cut around images I've already colored), I hold the die in place with a bit of painter's tape.  I stick the tape on the part I intend to discard.

For the first one, I cut a circle, but left some of the image sticking up in front of the window.



treatbagwindow For the second, I was playing around with embellishing the window itself - so I embossed a spider web and Teresa's Spider on acetate and adhered it behind the window.  I really love Ranger embossing powers.  I used superfine black embossing powder here.

All the stamps (plus more) are available in the "Boo to You" cling mounted Odd Bird Planet stamp set available at the Paper Garden Projects store.

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Mich said...

It's always so nice with all the Halloween stuff. It's a pity it's not such a big thing yet in the country where I live. But since I have gone to the States, many years ago, I celebrate it anyway !!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

NO way! Awesome! These are not only capital C Cute, they're brilliantly executed. I will think of you every single time I make a nesties window. (Which be a lot LOT more now that I know your tape trick!) Just Ingenious! :O)

laurie said...

I love these! I have some friends coming over to "play" next week and I think we will make some of these. Each one of us comes up with a project to do together, it's so much fun. Thanks so much for the great idea!

Kim Etherington said...

Great little treat holders. What a great idea and so simple to use tape.. ingenius. I've only done it a couple times, but eyed it up... how does something so simple not cross our minds sometimes? Thanks for sharing!!