Happy Spooks and Ghouls day!!

Hi everyone, Norine here, with some CUTE-iful treat bags to show you!!  They have an interesting tradition here in AZ for handing out candy on Halloween….because the temps are not frigid, everyone sets themselves up on their driveways with candy bowls, little firepits, bevvies and snacks and makes a regular party of handing out candy to the little spooks!  It’s really kind of fun!  Our choice of snacks and drinks are all apple related - my future DIL’s choices - apple crisp and apple cider!  And a box of  Milk Duds or two…  We have a few special friends who come by before they head home and I wanted to have special treat bags set aside for them!  And once I got making them, well I thought my kids and their friends all needed one too!  As my son commented…”anything worth doing….!”

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I started by tearing pages out of an old dictionary (it’s now missing close to 25% of its content, with all the book pages I’ve used for crafting!).  It’s a good size dictionary - full 8.5×11″.  I folded each page like this:  with the page laying in front of you in it’s landscape setting, make a fold 3.5″ from the left, and another, 2.5″ from the right.  This should give you a 1″ overlap for glue.  Then, I folded the bottom edge up twice and zigzagged across the fold.  The tags, the “boo” and  the haunted house are all cut files I found in the Silhouette store for 75¢ each!  The tree stamp is vintage Tim Holtz and the birds might be as well (the markings have long ago rubbed off).  Once all the die cuts were cut out and adhered, I punched two holes in the top and tied the filled bags together with orange gift ribbon.  Easy Peasy and cute as stink, eh?!

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Have yourselves a safe and happy Halloween!

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This post was written by Norine on October 31, 2012


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