12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 | Week 9

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 – Week 9

Today I have a sweet goodie bag to share with you inspired by the -now retired, Mini Treat Bag. Basic paper bags are very easy to make and look good made out of either DSP or cardstock, so I thought I’d add one to this year’s series for a quick and easy make.

You can make two of these bags from one sheet of A4 cardstock and with some simple stamping and die cut embellishments, they’re really quick to put together, perfect for some last-minute treats 🙂
Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Framelits, Beautiful Blizzard, #1

I decided to make my bags out of Crumb Cake cardstock so I could add the decoration I wanted and really like the substantial feel of them as well.

I used some pinking shears (non SU) along the top of my bag to add to the paper bag feel, but you could use a border punch or edgelit for a similar look or just leave it plain if you preferred.

My fun background was created using three images from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. I stamped them in Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody, which have been my favourite Halloween colour combination this year.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Framelits, Beautiful Blizzard, #3

The main decoration was cut or punched from the Toil & Trouble DSP. The Cauldron Framelits coordinate with several of the images in this paper pack and I used the witch, cat and cauldron on my bags, the bats coordinate with the Spooky Bats Punch and I fussy cut the little frog – he was too cute to leave out 🙂

All my images are popped up with dimensionals and I used quite a few to ensure they’d stay in place once the bags were filled.

I die cut some stars from Silver Glimmer Paper to add some magical sparkle and they also tie in nicely with the Glittered Organdy Ribbon wrapped around the top of each bag.

A sentiment from Cauldron Bubble was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink (non SU) and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I die cut them out using the small tag from the Wood Crate Framelits and adhered them under the bow to finish off my project.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Framelits, Beautiful Blizzard, #5
Here’s the How To:

Finished Dimensions: 5″ x 3-1/4″
Cardstock: 8″ x 5-1/2″

  • Score @ 2-1/4″ & 5-1/2″ (on the 8″ side)
  • Turn 90º
  • Score @ 1/2″ (on the 5-1/2″ side)
  • Trim the top of bag with a border punch or pinking scissors (optional)
  • Stamp background pattern on the front of the bag (optional)
  • Fold and burnish all score lines
  • Trim and notch the lower tab as shown
  • Adhere the back of the bag closed and then the lower tab
  • Decorate as desired

I really like how these simple bags turned out and think they’d be a fun project for kids to make. Being able to cut out so many images from the DSP made them so easy to decorate and the fun splotches would look great no matter how they’re stamped.

There’s only three weeks left in this year’s Halloween series and I hope you’ve been enjoying my project so far. I’ve been having great fun playing with this year’s offerings and have nearly used every stamp in the three sets I have – I’m trying to use them all at least once, we’ll see how close I get 😉


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 October’s Host Code: MJHQVXBJ  when you shop with me to receive your Party Perks.

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