I was given an assignment by Swedish scrapbooking magazine, Scrapbooking m.m., to create a Halloween project. Without any children, we really don't do much for Halloween around here. In fact, I don't think I've made a Halloween craft project ever. At least not in my adult years. So I thought and thought and finally decided to make some treat bags. And I am just so very thrilled with how they turned out! Take a peek:
Despite the lack of any actual Halloween papers, this treat bag has a Halloween feel! When I saw the American Crafts floral paper, I knew that it could read a little Halloween-y because of the bold black outlines and the spider web-like grid design in the background.
I used a large kraft label as a closure at the top of the bag. And notice how all five bags have green glitter? I wanted to use something that would unite them. It's a small touch, but an important one.
I'm totally thrilled with how clearly the cat came out on this bag. As I was cutting, I was having doubts as to whether or not it would read, but I'm delighted that it does! The Hambly transparency that creates the window of the bag has a pattern of dress forms, but because they're positioned sideways and the bases are curly, it doesn't distract from the Halloween theme.
I stitched the paper ruffles around the bag while it was flat. The tag is from 7gypsies. I dressed it up with a collection of leftovers that were hanging around my desk: some ric rac, a feltie from Sassafras and a little Halloween banner made from a scrap of paper!