My Lovely Friends

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Quick & Simple Tutorial, Fab for Halloween

Howdi doody my lovelies, well I'm back with my tutorial. I've had a few people to email asking me how I make the Sweety Bags for Halloween..........they are so simple & so quick to make, which is ideal if like me you plan on making lots lol. 'Photo Heavy'

These are the main items you will need...............
Re-Sealable Bags, your choice of size(re-sealable is better so they can be closed)
A4 or A5 coloured card, your choice of colour
Halloween paper
Stamped image coloured or a Pre-Coloured Image
Glue or Tape
Distress Ink (optional)
Get your re-sealable bag & choose your die slightly smaller than the bag. I think mine are about 5x5 inches, I actually use them to put my coloured images in before they go in the box, they help protect them. You can get these bags on Ebay & they are quite cheap.
Using your die cut out your shape, if like me you are making a few (lots lol) then with this size you can get 2 to every piece of A4 card. Save the excess bit at the bottom.
Put your cut out shapes to one side & with the scraps at the bottom cut out what you want going along the bottom of the bag, i.e Fence, grass etc. Place a line of good strong glue (or strong double-sided tape) along the bottom of each bag.

Place your die-cuts along the bottom & keep in place using paper-clips or mini pegs. Set these aside so they can dry while you make the tops.
Ok so you have your card cut out next you will need to cut out your paper to mat on top. I dont like a big size difference so with the same die as used on the card I draw around the inside & then cut it out using scissors.
Ink the edges of the paper to give it a distressed look. I've used Black Soot distress ink.
Using glue(or use tape) attach your paper to the die-cutted card

Turn it over & score about 1/4 way down, I've marked the score with a pencil so you can see it easier.
Fold bacl along the scored line.
Now you can decorate the tops. I've cropped 'Zombie Niamh' by Saturated Canary & coloured her with copics. I've also used a pre-coloured image, 'Franky Pastry' from The Paper Shelter. Images from there you get a digi image & a pre-coloured image, how fab is that!! As I have so many to do I decided that pre-coloured images were the way to go lol.
I've cut out some die-cut trees, my sentiments & some buttons from my stash.
I've added the sentiments to the bottom & got everything glued to my tops & added sweets to the bag.

Place the top over the bag so the fold is at the edge of the bag & then staple each side.

This is how it looks at the back.
Here is a few of them, I only have 12 done up to now, the rest will be done by Sunday tho. I've still got get sweeties to put in them as well, so its a trip to Asda & Tesco me thinks lol.
I have used a mixture of pre-coloured images & of course 1 of my own coloured images. I also need to add sentiments to them all.

Ingredients used..............
Grassland Border - My Crafty Heart
'Happy Halloween' sentiment - Delicious Doodles
'Too Cute To Spook' sentiment - Tiddly Inks
Leafy Branch - My Crafty Heart
'Niamh Zombie' digi image - Saturated Canary
Pre-Coloured images - The Paper Shelter & Digital Delights

Well thats it, I hope you like my Sweety Bag tutorial, if you have any problems please feel free to email me at anytime.
Right I have sooooooooo much bloggy catching up to do now so am gonna get going. Will be back tomorrow afternoon with my Saturated Canary DT Card.
Thank you for stopping by, it means the world, mmwah.
Toodles xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering..........
No Matter Which - Halloween Creations
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Treacherous Treats
The Paper Shelter - Halloween


Cinderella said...

Oooh Vicky they look so great
If I lived in your neighberhood I`d come to trick or threath on your door.(I hope that what I write is understandeble to you!!!

Greetings from Holland

Trina said...

Thanks for the great tut!! Your coloring looks AWESOME on these!

Mau xx said...

You have been a busy lady :) great tutorial Vicky, and Super treat bags. I was just coming to pay you a visit when you called by. Minds alike and all
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Wishcraft said...

Great tutorial hun and your treat bags look fabulous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue said...

WOW"! A wonderful tutorial Vicky, thank you so much. I will definitely be having a go.
I love all those images and designs you have used - you have been a busy bee!!

Hugs Sue

Pat K said...

Thanks for the great tute Vicky. Love the treat bags, so beautifully done as is all your work. hugs, xx

Faye said...

BRILLIANT tutorial! X

Barbara said...

Awesome tutorial. Darling treat bags. Can I come to your house for Trick or Treat?

Shelby said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! These are so stinkin cute.


Unknown said...

these are adorable!!!!!!! so cute<3

Martina said...

Oh wow...sooo many of them and all soo stinking cute!! =)) I want to come and trick or treat at your house, hee, hee =) Absolute lovely!! And thanks for the great Tuturial!!!

Caroline said...

These are fabulous and thankyou for the fantastic tutorial. hugs Caroline xxx

Loopylou. said...

squeeee!! I love them all hun!!! just gorgeous!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your cute sweetie bags.

Donnas Den said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. Good idea to use pre-coloured images as well - saves a lot of time :)

Donna xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant creation and fab tutorial...xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

great tutorial Vicky the bags are looking stunning.

greetings karin

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

What a wonderful idea! And they are all looking just gorgeous!!

Hugs, Åsa

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Oh Vicky, what a fab tutorial - they make such super bags - the children in your area are very lucky to have your door to come to!the images are just wonderful. Last year I had sweets and goodies ready but not one trick or treater came to our door. It had it's advantages - more chocolate for me:)Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, these are so amazing and adorable! Such lucky kids who gets these! Every one is so unique and in great style.

Hugs, Anne.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

love these vicky!!! gorgeous images and the designs are just fab :)

Denise said...

Fab tutorial Vicky and the finished bags look amazing.
Denise xx

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is really fun ! thanks for sharing, greetings from belgium

KraftyKoolKat said...

Thanks for the great tut sweetie. I am sure you will have lots knocking on your door if you give out things like this every year.


Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, These are absolutely brilliant and thanks for sharing your tutorial xx

Shazza said...

wow these are brilliant, such fun x

May said...

Thank you so much Vicky I've been waiting for this tutorial... Fabulous thanks for sharing... Big Hugs May x x x

xxxtglxxx said...

Brilliant! :) Awesome tutorial and they just look amazing!



Fabiola said...

super! je l'adapterais peut etre pour moi, biz

Fabiola said...

super! je l'adapterais peut etre pour moi, biz

Unknown said...

Gosh girlie, do you ever sleep at all??? (unless it's with your copics held tight, lol!) Wow, your gift bags look amazing, really love the tremendous diversity here, each image is superb! Big hugs, Ira xox

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful set of treat bags, the kids will love these, Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween challenge at Paper Shelter this week
Hugs Julie P

Regan said...

Wow, Vicky, these are absolutely amazing and too cute to spook! Great variety of adorable images! Your coloring is perfection and I love all the little details you've added! Simply wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Treacherous Treats"!

Claire said...

wow what a fab idea, so creative! Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a great halloween project. I will have to make something like this for kids in the neighborhood! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Totally awesome projects. Love all the images. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Cute project and great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Halloween* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx