Monday, September 1, 2014

Crafty Secrets Linky Party & DT Challenge w/Tutorial

Hello my friends and welcome to another

This week's theme to the design team is Halloween and Fall so be sure to pop over and be TOTALLY INSPIRED by all the amazing creations.  And please, share a little love to these truly talented ladies!

Remember, the challenge TO YOU is to simply create ANYTHING using Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage products.  No theme following necessary ... just create and share!
AND, you could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift voucher to our store!!
PLUS ... EVERYONE is the winner of a $6 voucher to the store!!
How can you possibly pass that up???  Come join in ... we'd LOVE to be inspired by YOU!!!
And, you have until September 14th to play along!

Before I share my project & tutorials, I just wanted to remind you of the AMAZING SUMMER PACKAGE available while supplies last from Crafty Secrets.  You DON'T want to miss this one!!

Sandy has promised to put together a Fall themed Blowout Sale package along the same lines as our current wonderful Summer Blowout Sale Kit.  Have you seen it yet?  CHECK THIS OUT!!!

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This amazing sale pack contains nearly $80 worth of Crafty Secrets goodies for just $19,95 plus $4.95 Priority shipping.  We are trying to empty out our U.S. warehouse so that Sandy can stop making the commute from her home in Canada.  It's an amazing deal.  As soon as she has the Fall sale kit put together, I'll be sure to share it here.

OH!  OH!  I nearly forgot to tell you!!!
We are THRILLED to have GLENDA BROOKS (MagPie's Corner) 
as our September Linky Party Guest Designer! 

OKAY ... on to today's project!
(going to be a long, photo-heavy post ... sorry!)
Halloween is BIG in my neighborhood (we get between 100-200 kids ... yep that's no typo! lol)  So, I went with the Halloween theme today and have created a couple different ways to make a 'special' treat bag!  NO ... I'm NOT making up 200 of these!!  LOL!  They will just have to reach in the bowl like past years ... however, I might fill them for the 2 special little girls next door!  Ssshh!

 For both treat bags, I have used the papers and images available on the 
 The selections on this CD and remarkable ... you could just go CRAZY with your decorating!!

 TREAT BAG #1 
DECORATIVE TOP TUTORIAL:

Step 1:  Choose and print the images and papers you'd like to decorate your treat bag with.

Step 2:  Add a fancy (more unique) top to your bag using either dies or border punches.  I have used one of the dies from the Spellbinder (S5-214) A2 Scallop Borders Two die set.

Step 3:  Create your treat bag front as you would your greeting cards and adhere it to the bag front.  Before adhering, I've punched a couple holes in the top, left corner and threaded through a piece of orange/black wired ribbon and simply tied it into a knot.

Step 4:  Get as plain or as fancy as you'd like.  Fill it with your treats and put a huge smile on the face of the recipient!










TREAT BAG #2 
SLIDE OVER HANDLE TUTORIAL

Step 1:  Again, from the same CD, choose the papers and images you'd like to create with.

Step 2:  These colorful, handle bags are perfect for trick or treating and are available at most discount, craft, and even department stores like Target & WalMart.

Step 3:  By using one of the 'scrap pieces' from my earlier treat bag, I simply cut a piece a couple of inches wider than the bag and 3 1/2" wide.  

Step 4:  Score the length at 1 1/2" ... leaving a half inch allowance for the border punching, then slice on the score line an inch in from either end.  Creating you an opening to slip over the handles.

Step 5:  You can decorate this slide over cover or leave it plain.  I chose to use the 'Halloween Loot' phrase from the CD and fussy cut it to separate the words before adhering them to the cover.



I hope you've enjoyed this idea and as I said earlier ... PLEASE pop over to see my team mates project ideas ... here are links to their blogs for your convenience.
and of course don't forget our Guest Designer Glenda Brooks!

I do hope you'll come join in our Linky Party Fun!!

As always ...

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely creation you have showcased here! I love all the instructions as well.

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  2. These are FANTASTIC...love them both...how fun to get one of these on trick or treat night....for the close neighbor kiddos at least....but I would find it hard to give them away..lol!! Another fab post Dar!!!

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  3. Very timely Darlene. We live in an adult townhouse complex that prohibits Halloweening (Humbugs) and this year we decided the adults would go around door to door for shots and appes. How cute to make little halloween bags for them. Great idea and cute bags.

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  4. Dar, these are sooo adorable, and your tutorial is wonderful, too. I need to have the grand girls over for a play date and make some of these with them before Halloween. They would LOVE them! Hugs!

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  5. These Halloween bags are so darn cute Darlene with all the images you added and I love how you did 2 different style tops on your tutorial. I need to add these to our Pintrest Halloween board.

    Your tutorials are always great with all the photos and really show off how you can use the CD's and do hybrid projects like these
    Thanks!
    Sandy

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  6. loving that scalloped bag edge, such a pretty way to finish it off!

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  7. I'd be thrilled to be treated with one of these fabulous bags--no need to add goodies inside. Fantastic projects.

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  8. Love this vintage Halloween treat bag! Wonderful images and the slide over cover is super clever! Thanks so much for the tutorial!:-)

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  9. These Halloween bags are so adorable. Love how you topped them! Super Cute!

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  10. I love to decorate plain bags! These are awesome. You can fill one with KitKat and mail it to me, ok? hee hee

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene