Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gift/Treat Bags - Mark's Finest Papers Halloween Harvest Hop Day 3

Welcome to the Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. Halloween/Harvest Hop. We have some great tutorials for you to make some fun and easy projects for this Halloween/Harvest Season. We will be giving away two stamps sets during this hop, so two lucky people will go home with both of these fabulous stamp sets. Be sure to comment on all the designers’ blogs. Our hop will run from September 24th-27th. Our two winners will be announced on September 28th. 

September 24th - Treat Holders

September 25th - Polished Stone

September 26th - Treat Bags

September 27th - Holiday Table Setting

All our tutorials along with many more are available on MFP SpeedyTV.  The company blog has direct links to the tutorials!

Be sure to check out all of our designers who participated in our hop. The more you comment the more chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope we were able to inspire you with ideas for your Halloween/Harvest season.

I have two projects to share with you today - one for traditional Halloween gift giving and one for birthday's.  You can find the tutorial here on SpeedyTV for creating your own Halloween/Harvest treat gift bags.

My first project is for traditional Halloween gift giving and was made by stamping my ghost from What A Scream in memento black onto white card stock before coloring with a prismacolor marker.  Once the coloring was finished, it was set aside to be cut out and adhered later.  Then I stamped the candy corn background on BOTH the orange and black layers (in matching ink) before over stamping the saying in memento black, filled my bag with candy and adhered the bag topper by stapling it together.  Then I took the cut out ghost and adhered it to the candy filled bag using glue dots.

Now if you don't want to give out candy due to food allergies, or personal preference, another option is to hit the $1 store or dollar bins and fill a gift bag with one of those treasures like this candle from Michael's. 

My next project I made as part of a birthday present using my step-sister's birthday as inspiration.  Since Darla's birthday is actually on Halloween, and she doesn't celebrate it, I needed something fitting more of a fall theme.

After stamping my main images from Autumn Splendor in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers, I cut out those images and set them aside to add later once my gift bag was assembled.  Then I stamped both layers of the bag topper in matching ink before filling my bag and adhering the topper with a stapler.  Taking the cut out images, I then adhered those to the stapled topper using glue dots.  Here's a close up of the gift bag. 

Since I had already made my step-sister's birthday card, it was just time to add it to the ensemble.  Here's the blog post and instructions on making the matching birthday card since I used ten (10) different sets to make it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win this week's featured sets.

Stamps:  MFP What A ScreamTree Selections Mini, Tree Greetings, Scenic Selections, Birthday Mini, Halloween Selections Mini, Celebrate Mini (birthday card inside)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey, Burnt Umber
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Dimensionals, Cellophane Bags, Candy, Coffee & Creamer Singles, Stapler, Staples, Glue Dots


  1. Love your cute treat bags and that fun Halloween cat and pumpkin card!

  2. your treat toppers are going to be a big hit on halloween for sure!

  3. I am Halloweening at your house! Super cute bags and ghiradelli pumpkin spice caramel! Yum!!!

  4. Such cute candy/treat toppers! They'll be a hit for sure!

  5. All of your projects are super super cute!!! TFS Bonnie.

  6. Like the wonderful treat bags and of course the Ghiradelli chocolate I see inside one of them.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I love your treat bags and what a great idea to make matching cards!

  8. wonderful card and treat bags!

  9. What adorable projects-very creative. Thanks for sharing