Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Trick or Treat

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week, the challenge is: No Tricks, Just Treats (Treat Holder or card--Halloween or otherwise).

And here is what I created:
I don't celebrate Halloween, so I decided to create a Christmas themed treat holder.  I actually made them for a workshop I hosted for Operation Christmas Child project leaders.  (You can learn more about Operation Christmas Child here.)  Since it has Christmas in the title, the favors had to be Christmas themed, of course!  I found this idea on Pinterest and set about creating my own.  I started with small kraft sandwich bags and splatted them with watered down white craft paint.  After they dried, I flipped them over (and upside down) and used my mini MISTI to stamp "I'm so glad there's you" along the top edge that would get folded down.  Using the MISTI made it so easy to get the stamp lined up properly and to stamp multiple bags quickly.  I purchased the wooden snowflakes on Amazon; they came with the twine, I just had to tie it onto the top of the ornaments.  Unfortunately, they seem to be out of stock right now.  I punched two holes through all the layers of the flap using the sentiment as a guide.  To finish it off (after filling with goodies, of course!) I tied on the snowflake using some red, dotted grossgrain ribbon.  I have a lot of the elements left over, so they will probably be making an appearance with some yummy treats come Christmas time.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "I'm so glad . . ."

ABC Christmas--U is for under the tree, V is for vocabulary (use words); I used words
Crafty Creations #426--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #514--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Catz #568--anything goes with the optional twist: trick or treat (I chose treat!)


crafty-stamper said...

Great little treat bags love the splatters and snowflake embellishment
Carol x

Donna said...

Absolutely love this bag and that it is going to a good cause. I believe in using our talents to give to others. And thanks for doing Christmas too!

Laurie Unger said...

Such a cute and simple idea for maximum impact.

chrissy xx said...

Such a pretty design Heather.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.

Glittered Paws said...

What a great idea and love your white splatters. I love that you are sharing and giving. I do Christmas shoebox as well each year.

Patti J said...

These are great! Love the simplicity of this…what an awesome idea for mass producing! Thanks for sharing!

BrendaB said...

What a great way to turn a brown bag into a gorgeous treat bag! love the paint spatters. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

Aimeslee Winans said...

Nice looking little project for treats! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!

candio said...

Perfect Treat Bags!! Thanks for joining us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends! Candace DT