Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop: Day 1

Thanks so much for joining me on the Halloween blog-hop!! I'm so excited you came to craft with me!  Don't forget to leave me a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win my blog candy for today! In case you missed it, here is a link to my blog candy announcement. 
http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-blog-hop-blog-candy.html


My first project is a simple treat holder using the "Celebrate It" bags that are at Michaels.  I'm sure you can find similar bags at other stores, but that's where I grabbed mine!

Here are a list of the materials you'll need for this project:

You'll also need a stamp set, stickers or Cricut element to complete this cute little treat holder. I also used ribbon to decorate the front, but it's really up to you! :)

Step 1: Cut your card stock (here I used black) to 3 3/4" x 8 1/2" - You can make three of these holders from a 12" x12" sheet or two from a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet.

Step 2: Score your card stock at 3 1/2", 7" and 7 1/4". Fold all score lines.



Step 3: Cut your Celebrate It bag to 3 1/2" x 3".  The bags I buy are 3 1/2" x 2" x 6 3/4".  So when you cut the length to 3", you'll get enough for two treat holders plus just a little waste.

Step 4: Attach the bag to the card stock base.  I use my ATG gun to first attach only one side of the bag.


Step 5: Then apply glue to the second half of the bag and just fold your card stock base to adhere it in the right place.


Step 6: I used self adhesive ribbon cut to the width of my holder to decorate the front.  I found this ribbon in the dollar bin at Joann's. You could easily use any Halloween ribbon you've found.


Step 7: I cut out a scallop circle from white card stock, a circle from DCWV glitter paper and added a black cat sticker from K and Company for the front elements. Can you see the rhinestone eyes on that kitty?


Step 8:  I used my ATG gun to add glue to only the top half of the kitty element.  I then attached it to only the top flap of my treat holder. Pretty cute huh! :)


Step 9: Slip in some Halloween candy.  I used these Gummy Body Parts from Frankford Candy (I bought them at Walmart). This one is a gummy brain, but the candy also includes gummy eyeballs, feet, hands, ears etc.


Step 10: I then added a little seal under the flap with a CTMH Halloween stamp I bought at a garage sale this summer (CTMH Seasonal Celebrations).

Sorry, I know this is another holder, I just missed the pic of the black one before I sealed it shut.

 Step 11: Seal the treat holder closed with a pop dot.

That's it! Super easy... in fact they are so easy look at all the others I finished in a little over an hour.





Come on back and visit me for the remaining two day of the blog hop... I have a couple more great projects to share with you. 


Thanks so much for joining me on the hop today.  Don't forget to leave me a comment to be
entered to win today's blog candy.

Here is the complete blog hop line up so you won't get lost:

92 comments:

Coachfans said...

Wow! Great project. I'd like to make thees for the teachers and paraprofesisonals at school. The instructions and pictures were a perfect addition.

Super job!
Georgiana :)

Debbie said...

love this project I need to give this a try thanks for sharing Debbie

sucor said...

I love this project! Thank you for sharing your tutorial as well!

HappyExpressions said...

Great idea! so cute!

Melissa said...

What a great project! You make it look so simple!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

My Scrap Diary said...

Wow, that is quick. 9 homemade treat bags in a little bit over an hour is great. And they look really cute as well. Thanks for the great instructions and pictures.
Jess M

Rhonda Emery said...

these are cute tfs how to

mum of two said...

What cute little treat bags :) TFS, and for inviting me to the blog hop - can't wait to see what else you guys come up with...

michelle

Sheena said...

Cute little treat holders!..the candy you put inside reminds me of the treats we got my nephews last year..they were huge gummy hand and foot..they were gross looking, but they loved them haha. Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs, Sheena

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Great treat holders! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cat! sooooo cute!!

DORCAS said...

I am going to give this a try. This looks like so much fun and so many things I can do with it. Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

I love this and your photo tutorial! Thank you so much!

Nadia's World said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the instructions. I may try my hand at this one too.

TFS

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

ckorear said...

Soo Cute!!

Christina said...

Great idea. TFS

Jean said...

I really like these!! They look so nice and the bag inside them is a great idea. I think I may have to take a trip to Michael's to look for those bags.

*Star said...

Awesome project and picture tutorial! I absolutely love the hounds tooth paper in the last picture! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Lindsay said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay
lindsaykay2@gmail.com

Jingle said...

This is such a neat way to create a treat holder!

craftaholic said...

Wow Those are the neatest bags...Running to michael's this afternoon!!! Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win!! see you tomorrow!!! Rexann
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

ScrappyScavenger said...

Cute cute cute! love the sparkle orange ppr! http://scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

Love this idea. TFS

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Denise said...

I love treat holders. They turned out perfect.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! This is such a cute quick ideal. I really do love it! Your instruction are great also. I am going to try these for sure!

Renee said...

So cute! I may have to try this!! TFS!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Love Love Love your treat holders and how nice your instructions are to follow..
The Scrapbooking QUeen

Esmommy said...

very cute thanks for sharing.
Tracy

cowchipper said...

thanks for sharing... love the blog hop too...

Denine said...

These are adorable. Love the idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Great treat holders!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie said...

These treat holders are so cute. I think even I could make them with your great instructions. Thanks for the chance to win.
stuff@gt.rr.com

Court said...

Thanks Cheryl! I LOVE your glittery cat too! Proud to be "hoppin'" with you!

quilt4fun2 said...

Love the envelope flap like idea for you bags. Very cute! Thanks for being in the hop and for a chance to win prizes too.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

GiGi said...

These are so great! I love how they hold the candy!
booger1 at tds.net

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

very cute! I love halloween!!!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com

Darrell said...

nice project..
love blog hops..
thanks 4 sharing..

listerville AT centramedia DOT net

DREAM CARDS said...

Super cute little treat holder , love de idea
TFS and the cance to win
Patty
www.dreamcardsbypatty.blogspot.com
dreamcards@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

Cute treat bags! Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

A-NON-E-MOUSE said...

great project - glad u posted it.
keep up the great work!

mcshamrock43(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Karen said...

Awesome Idea and I cannot wait to try it out, I am getting ready for a birthday this month and of course Halloween and with a 9 yr old tomorrow and 6 grandkids I better get busy!!
Well I am going to HOP on
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so cute!! I love how fun and easy they are to make! Great papers!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Cheryl Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. Oh my gosh are these ever cute or what?

I love them, and I am going to give it a try this afternoon. I am off to buy some Halloween paper and get started. Oh what fun. Thank so much for the wonderful share.

Thank you also for the great HOP. I am having so much fun.

Country hugs, Sherry

mom2tayandbay said...

Wow those are great treat holders. Ive never seen celebrate it bags. I'll have to look. I wonder what section they are in???

Erika Valdez said...

WOW! These are so great!! I love them! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

Jen said...

What a great project...I just love that you all share your great ideas... thanks so much! These were super cute.
jen(jennyscards.blogspot.com)

~Heidi said...

What fun these are! Thanks for sharing them. Cant's wait to see tomorrow's project!

A Scrap Above said...

Love this idea! TFS, I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for this hop.
Bonnie C
a_scrap_above@yahoo.com

Sandy Bayles said...

This is so cute. I will stay tuned to see what is next. Thanks for the great giveaway. Good luck to everyone. Visit me and join my small blog.
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JLJ Designs said...

Great project! I love the sparkly black cat.

Jennifer

Janice said...

Love the bags. What a super idea.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Super great project.. great idea ...love the candies..

TFS...

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

teachU14 said...

Great project! I've never seen the "Celebrate It" bags before. And I really appreciate how you wrote out all the instructions to recreate the project. Thanks again :)

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Adorable adorable adorable. I am really loving the shiny paper. Great idea and great job. TFS
scrappin_3rdeeschick@yahoo

Cristi said...

Your treat holders are so cute!! I love these, I am going to have to make some of these.
Big Hugs
Cristi

scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com

4kids4 said...

Great treat holders...love the glitter paper and the cat's eyes! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Emily said...

Nice project! I love the embellishments you choose to use :) Super adorable!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

lmlcreations said...

I love the holders. I will have to give this a try. I need to make some gifts for a scrapping weekend wer are going on.

Laurie L.
llamoureux1964 at verizon dot net

christys_scrappin said...

What an awesome idea!

Always could use a new follower too....I am just starting out! Thank you! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Mary Jean H. said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I'd love to make them for my Kindergarten class if you don't mind!

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Mary Jean H.

Carol E. said...

Love the little treat holders and great instructions for newbies like me..Thanks for sharing may have to scaplift that idea.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super Cute project I'm trying this today!!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

awesome treat holders - all that work - hope the mom's keep the holder. they are fabulous

Valine said...

These are so so so super cute!!! Great job!!

vcampbell22@earthlink.net

littlen said...

great idea. very cute. tfs.

Jamie said...

OH My GOODNESS!! I love these.. they are great.. i'll have to try to make these some time.. great idea. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

pjritsema said...

cute candy holder! What a fun hop this is! Jackie

JD said...

Great treat holders! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

~ JD ~
jdscricuteering.blogspot.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great projects!

Honey B said...

These are awesome candy grahams...Too cute...tfs

Sweet Scrappy Hugs

HOney B

Rainbow said...

These are very cute! your instructions are very good also.

Michelle dot watson 82 at gmail dot com

Kim H said...

So loving this idea! I truly Thank You for giving all the instruction too! I think these turned out absolutely perrrfect!
tfs
Kim H
rkrharris at comcast dot net

My Crafting Time said...

Great candy holder. You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

disneynut4life said...

Love your candy holders. Thank you for sharing:) disneynut4life22@yahoo.com

jandbmom said...

Super cute! Love the papers you used.TFS

AK Stamper said...

Sooooo cute, can I come trick or treating at your house.....LOL

Thanks for your ideas!
Shell~Alaska♥
mlady2@ptialaska.net

Dana said...

I love how detailed your instructions are so that even beginners like me can follow.

dmcarlisle09@gmail.com

Anna said...

So very cute!!! Great project!!!

Theresa said...

Cute idea..thanks for the tutorial!

pattyk said...

Very nice project . thanks for taking the time to show us.

KSD Creations said...

I love your treat bags. The details are fantastic. TFS

Jayne said...

those cards are simply adorable!

Tanya said...

Great Project!!

Linda said...

Great ideas, thanks!

Leigh said...

Wow! I really wish I had a Micheal's nearby! TFS

stefeni said...

Great treat holders! So many great idea's from this blog hop!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

felkatz said...

ohh that is soo cute~~

tfs

felkatz at gmail dot com

Evelyn said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.
evinadas@yahoo.com

Lesley from WI said...

Love this project and your tutorial was very easy to understand! Love it

Liz said...

Wow! Looks super easy and fun! TFS!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I am getting so much inspiration from all these blog hops, need more than 3 grandchildren so I can try everything.
Cherylann

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

You make great cards! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

Celeste B. said...

I love the ribbon, I'll have to go look at Joann's!! Such a cute idea, TFS! :)