I am so excited to be leaving at the end of the week to go on a four day scrappin retreat out of town that I am hostessing for 10 of my friends. I know I can use the break and just have some "girl time". We plan a get away once or twice a year...so glad this one is finally here as we have been looking forward to it for months!
And since I just LOVE to spoil my friends, I decided to make them each a personalized Retreat Treat Bag to put at their croppin' space when they arrive.
I LOVE the colors of Halloween so I have quite the stash of Halloween paper I have collected over the years. All of these bags were made from the awesome Midnight Spell pad by DCWV that I already had in my stash from last year, I think. Their paper weight is perfect for making the treat bags. And the designs in this pad were awesome ! Lots of glittery prints and silver foil on them.
All the bags and SPOOKY black glittery images on them were cut from Teresa Collins Chic and Scary cartridge. This cartridge has some of the most amazing Halloween images on it. If you don't already own it, you should get it for sure !
The bag was cut out of (1) single sheet of 12"x12" paper with the settings on FIT TO PAGE. That created a perfect 5" tall X 3"wide little gift bag. The great thing is there are score lines that let you easily fold the bag shape and you only need a small strip of double sided tape to keep the bag held together. The various Halloween images I used were cut at about 2" and there then adhered using a foam pop dot.
The Trick or Treat tag was made using Tags Bags Boxes and More and cutting the tag out at 2 1/2".
The stamp is from "Ghouls & Goblins" by Inkadoo. I used embossing ink and Tim Holtz Distress Powder and then heat set the image. I intentionally "splashed" a little extra embossing ink and powder on the tag to give it a more distressed look. I inked the edges of the tag using black ink pad taking care to shade the edges. I used some black and Halloween colored Tulle to tie each tag to the bag.
Each bag is different which makes it more fun for each of the receivers. I filled each with some newspaper print tissue in the bottom, three treat size candy bars and personalized pocket tissues with each ladies initial on hers.
Here is a few more of the bags. I loved how there was a scary woods theme paper with little crows on it...matched the Crow die cut image perfectly ! And of course, Spiders are a MUST for Halloween decor !
And since I willl be traveling with these...I lucked out and they all fit in my 12X12 scrapbook case I bought a while back at JoAnn's perfectly.
I do plan on getting quite a few holiday gifts made while I am gone as well as some projects for Scrap Me Quick Designs website to sell so be on the lookout for those soon too !
Enjoy your weekend...I know I will !