Halloween Blog Hop

Halloween Blog Hop


Happy Halloween Everyone! I am so happy to have ya’ll come & visit my blog today as well as many other great crafters for this Hop. I never enjoyed Halloween much until I had my son. Now I have a real reason to make crafts, so he can enjoy a great holiday!

Just a few notes before I show off what I did for the hop. Ashley, our host, is having some great candy for this Halloween themed hop. They are as follows plus their requirements for a chance to win. Thanks Ashley for some really great sponsors…plus she has her own Grand Prize Blog Candy giveaway. Do check out her page if you haven’t already!

Make It Crafty – 1 digi
Requirement: Must visit their Facebook page and “Like” them

Joy’s Life.com – Halloween Puns stamp set
Requirement: Must visit their Facebook page and “Like” them

Cricut Craft Room – Cricut cartridge, twine and goodies
Requirements: Must follow her blog and say hello on Facebook

There will be a Grand Prize given by Ashley, the host, which will be a 50 gift card to the winners choice of Michaels, Joanns or A C Moore!
1.) Will have to comment on every blog in the hop
2.) Become a friend of each blog

Here is the Line Up & Hope you have started from the beginning, if not, I highly advise you do not miss out in all of the crafts!

1. Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
2. Lisa ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
3. Ellen – http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
4. Dena – http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
5. Zenita – http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
6. Gina – http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
7. Liz – http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
8. Cindy- http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
9. Cyndie – http://www.cyndiepaperboutique.wordpress.com/ <—You Are Here
10. Lisa – http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ <— Next Stop
11 .Mindy – http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
12. Staci ~ http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
13. Vicki ~ http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
14. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
15. Maria ~ http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com
16. Janet~http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
17. Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
18. Lynda – http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
19. Carol – http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
20. Shannon – http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
21. Erica – http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com

So now on to my Hop’s Creations:

I did Halloween themed Treat Bags. I made them from cardstock but got the template from ChicnScratch YouTube Video. She is a Stampin Up Demonstrator & did her video on making mummies, franks, & dracs. I modified it to use what I had in my stash of SVG files. I followed her instructions on how to make the long strip into the holder. Here are the instructions:

1. Cut s strip of either solid or printed cardstock in a 10 inch long by 2 & half inch wide.

2. Score at 2 & 3/16, 2 & 11/16, 6 & 1/8, and 6 & 5/8.

3. Then on the longest end, go about 1/2 inch down & using a word punch (bought it thru my Stampin Up demonstrator) I punched out an opening for the Mini Candy Bar to fit.

4. Then I cut a 2 – 2 inch by 2 & half inch patterned paper (polka dots) to decorate on top of the front flap & the bottom part of the holder. I left the back blank (can use a “To & From” stamp if giving them as treat gifts for school Halloween parties).

5. I used my FAVORITE SVG files, that I downloaded free from her blog (Shery K Designs). They were her Halloween Kids, but unfortunately they are no longer available. Please do check out her blog & store as she does have other fabulous svg files & patterned paper files. She has a great sale going on now til Fri. Oct 21 (oh that’s today! better hurry!) plus some great freebies in her shop!

6. I used adhesive backed Velcro to make the flap able to open & close with ease.

7. Added either Sage Mossy Green, Pumpkin Orange, or Black quarter inch satin ribbon (bought at Joann’s for $1 a roll), using about 8 inches as a handle for the treat holder. Using my ATG gun, I placed adhesive on the top inside fold of the holder.

8. Since I was going to put these at a friend’s booth at our local Craftiques Mall, I wrapped them in clear sheet protectors to keep them from being handled/damaged from those who viewed/purchased them from the Craftiques Mall. I simply cut up clear sheet protectors to the width dimensions I needed & used my ATG gun to seal the end to itself. Plus I added directions to the back of the sheet protector for those who purchased it to remove the protector after purchase.

Here are close ups of each one individually:

This is how the Mini Candy Bar would be placed inside the treat holder. I also added a Happy Halloween Stamped image on all holders but used different inks (orange, purple & green).

Hope you liked my treat holders as I enjoyed making them. Wish I could make more but then where would I store them! I best get to working on my Christmas ones now….LOL! Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting!!!



About Cyndie

I am a SAHM of a very active 3 yr. old little boy & have a pre-teen 12 yr old step-son. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years now but have been together for more than 6 years. I love using my Cricut & Sure Cuts A Lot software to make customized birthday party supplies, scrap book pages, 3D paper art & much more! I am Co-Creative Director of a local crafting organization called ABC Krafterz. I teach Beginner's & Advanced classes on the Cricut & the Sure Cuts A Lot program. I run a small party business from home called Cyndie's Paper Boutique (formerly known as Cyndie Creative Crafts). I have my degree in Merchandising from the University of North Texas & minored in business.

46 responses »

  1. Those are so cute! They look very similar to the mini hand sanitizer holders I’ve made before. I got the idea from Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts. I’m actually making some this weekend for my nieces to take to school for Halloween. 🙂 Love the svg’s you used. Too cute! You really did such a fab job on these!

    Dena Jones

    • I LOVE looking at what Dawn makes & since my business partner is a Stampin Up Rep, I get all my supplies from her. Thanks for the compliments!

  2. These are awesome treat bags and I love the little trick or treaters. They are super cute. Thank you so much for being apart of the hop.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  3. such a cute idea & thanks for the instructions. would be great for the kids at school. i clicked the like page on FB but wasn;t sure how to follow blog. tfs – angie
    angiehbug at yahoo dot com

    • Thanks Angie. I’m still learning WordPress but you can follow by subscribing with your email. Hope to one day have the time to really figure this stuff out! LOL!

  4. Cyndie, Love your Treat Bags! I have made this before. Chic-n- Scratch is Great! I Love your Little Halloween Trick or Treaters. Just Adorable. You did a Great Job!!! Thanks so much for Sharing. I’m a follower of yours. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  5. really cute treat bags a lot of work went into those! I have way too many treat bags to make each year so I would never attempt them LOL, unless of course only one grandkid wanted them 🙂

  6. These are so cute Cyndie! Thanks for the instructions on how to make these. I can’t do SVG files, but I am sure I can come up with something to put on them. And they would be cute for Christmas too – will have to show these to my girls for an idea for their friends. I am a new follower by email and looking forward to visiting your sweet blog often.

  7. I just love these. What a great idea. I will be scraplifting this for sure. I have some great ideas for Christmas now with these. I think my mailman and garbageman will be thanking you. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome project with us all.
    Lisa (Honeybearz Designs)

  8. These treat bags are so cute! I love your designs and stamps. Cute, cute, cute! TFS. I’m a new follower.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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