12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 | Week 6

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 | Week 6

I can’t believe we’re already at the halfway mark of this years 12 Weeks of Halloween series! – boy that’s gone fast. Today’s project is finally using this year’s fun Toil & Trouble DSP to create a cute little treat bag that can hold all sorts of goodies.

The Toil & Trouble DSP is a fun, brightly coloured paper pack with a combination of small patterns and larger images that coordinate with both the Cauldron Framelits and Spooky Bats Punch. This makes adding embellishments to your projects quick and easy, just die cut/punch and go 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, Toil & TroubleDSP, #2

I’ve made these little bags several times now, but they’re so worth making again & again. They only use a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP – so you can get 4 from one 12″ x 12″ sheet and look completely different just by changing up your embellishments.

I decided to use the small patterns for my bags and add a witches hat to each one as the main embellishment and to keep them closed. The hat framelit from the Cauldron Framelits will cut out all the hats in the DSP so I could choose a different hat for each bag.

I backed these hats with a Whisper White one for extra strength and then adhered them to some small pegs from my stash. I love the extra height they add having them at the top like this and that it makes the bags easy to open and close.

TIP: You could easily swap out the pegs for other clips you might have in your own stash and I think oversized paperclips would also work well.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, Toil & TroubleDSP, #4

The sentiment is from Cauldron Bubble and I stamped this in Momento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I die cut these out using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and backed them with solid coloured piece die cut using the smallest scallop circle from the same set.

I added stamped, coloured (with Stampin’ Blends Markers) and die cut images to each sentiment circle that coordinated with the pattern on the bags and few Silver Glimmer Paper stars for a little sparkle.

I popped my sentiments up with dimensionals and my little bags were complete. These came together very quickly and would be perfect to make in bulk, you could make 48 (minus the hats) from an entire pack of DSP and they’d look great lined up on a table as  favours.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, Toil & TroubleDSP, #1

Here’s the How To:

Finished Dimensions: 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ x 1″
DSP: 6″ x 6″

  • Score @ 1″ & 4-1/2″ (make sure your pattern is in the correct orientation, the 1″ score line will become the base of the bag)
  • Turn 90º
  • Score @ 1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″ & 5-1/2″
  • Fold and burnish all score lines
  • With the 4 score lines running vertically cut up to the 1″ horizontal score line to create the base, remove the small tab on one side
  • Turn 180º
  • Remove the small rectangle from side tab, keep the next section, cut up to the 4-1/2″ score line to create the flap, remove the remaining sections
  • Round the lid corners (optional)
  • Add adhesive to the side tab and base sections
  • Assemble as usual
  • Pinch the top closed to create gusseted sides
  • Decorate as desired

TIP: The cat and ghost patterns were upside down on my flap so I trimmed the off cut piece of the same size to fit and adhered it to the original flap to keep the pattern in the correct orientation.

I was so pleased with how these little bags turned out, they look great no matter what DSP I make them from.  I have to say my favourite is the frog one – love those crazy little guys, but any of them – with a few treats inside, would be very welcome 😉


If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use September’s Host Code: 6PWVE6R6  when you shop with me to receive your Party Perks.

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