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?
Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set
Leftover Halloween Designer Series Paper
Smoky Slate cardstock
Stampin' Write markers in: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, a green and a retired purple
Halloween Night Baker's Twine (page 51 in the Holiday Catalog)
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Retired bats washi tape
Tear & Tape
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.