Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DRACULA TREATS

On Monday, October 10, the girls who attended my Stamp-In Workshop were able to create this little Dracula Treat bag as one of their projects.

Made from a regular A2 sized envelope, these little sacks are sometimes referred to as Bag-a-Lopes.

And the star of the bag? Cookie Cutter Dracula! Isn't he just the scariest little dude around?


When the envelope is scored at 3/4" all around, you get a nice-sized opening in your bag. The opening measures about 1 1/2" x 3".


I used the old Gauze background stamp from Stampin' Up! to cover the frontof the envelope. I thought it was spooky and creepy enough to go with this scary Dracula.

The sides measure 1 1/2" X about 4 7/8".


I colored my Dracula with a few Stampin' Write markers. When creating Dracula, don't forget to stamp and cut out his ears. But, when attaching them to his head, try to get his left ear in the right place!


The use of lots of Stampin' Dimensionals in this project gives it wonderful dimension. And the gray and black Baker's Twine is perfect with this color combo!


When you use Tear and Tape for the pointed portions of the bottom, it gives a great finished look.


Once again, enjoying the dimension and the nice size of the insides of the sack:


Following are the instructions on how to make your own Dracula Treat Bag. Ready?

SUPPLIES:
Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set

Black cardstock
Leftover Halloween Designer Series Paper
Smoky Slate cardstock

Black ink
Stampin' Write markers in: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, a green and a retired purple

Paper Snips
Halloween Night Baker's Twine (page 51 in the Holiday Catalog)
Big Shot
Ovals Framelits
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
A2-sized envelope
Retired bats washi tape
Tear & Tape
Stampin' Dimensionals
Simply Scored
Bone Folder

DIRECTIONS:
Stamp the Gauze Background Stamp onto the front of the envelope by inking up the stamp and laying the envelope over the stamp, then a piece of scrap paper, and then rubbing all over with your hands. On such a large background stamp, you are guaranteed a good image if you do it this way rather than bringing the stamp to the paper.

Seal the envelope shut, using additional adhesive if needed so it is firmly closed.

With the paper cutter, trim off a slight amount from one of the short ends. This will be the opening of the bag.

With the Simply Scored tool, score at 3/4" on the three closed sides. Score this well and use a bone folder to enforce the scores. Fold on the score lines.

Manipulate the scores so you end up with two sides, which you can use your fingers to dent in slightly, and a bottom with two triangles sticking out on each side. Crease the triangles so they are neat and flat. Put a bit of Tear and Tape underneath each of the triangles and press to the bottom of the sack. Slip your hand inside so you can smooth from both inside and outside to make it as flat as possible.

Add a strip of Washi Tape towards the top of the bag.

On a scrap of Smoky Slate cardstock, stamp Dracula. Color him with Stampin' Write Markers. Punch him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. On another scrap, stamp his ears, carefully cut them out and adhere them to his head.

From Halloween Designer Series Paper, cut an oval that measures 1 3/4" x 2 3/4". Put a few strips of adhesive on the backside of this oval. Then, leaving the black/gray baker's twine on the spool, loop it back and forth, catching each loop on the adhesive, until you are happy with the loopy little halo you created.

Cut another oval, this one about 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" from black cardstock. With a couple Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the two ovals together.

Use two Stampin' Dimensionals to add Dracula to the oval pile.

Adhere the finished oval to the front of the sack.

Fill with treats as desired. Or, as I am going to do, fill it with a little seasonal bouquet.

Scary 
Smiles.


7 comments:

  1. Aw, that little Dracula is so cute! That twine looks so awesome here too.

    Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity! :)

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  2. Oh how cute, Linda. He's not scary at all and I love how you added the Baker's Twine behind him. It adds such a lovely touch. Thank you so much for sharing him with us at the Sweet Inspiration party

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  3. That's just adorable! Thanks so much for joining the DI & DI Link party, we really enjoyed having you. Hope you had fun too and found some new friends.

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  4. That's so darned cute! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - hope to see you at the next one that starts tomorrow! Pinned!

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  5. That is one cute little vampire! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW DIY party!

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  6. This is such an adorable vampire! Thanks for sharing at the InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives. Shared.

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  7. This is not your ordinary treat bag! This much cuter than a plastic bag. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

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