Allison - YOU ARE HERE!
I am sure I am going to wake up Saturday morning and be mortified that I posted this among all the other fabulous work the designers have done, but I am going to anyway! So that being said, let me introduce you to my friends....Frank, Jack, and their Mummy!! Oh I love Halloween puns!
These are actually popcorn treats for the "specials" teachers at my daughter's school. I have other things in mind for her regular teacher and the aides but I thought it would be nice for her to give a treat to the people who teach art, music, gym, and library. This is also a project that grew as I started to work on it, otherwise known as "why can't I ever just leave it alone?""
I started off with a 10 by 7 1/2 inch piece of paper. I scored it at 3 inches and 7 1/4 inches.
I used Scotch brand double sided tape on two sides. (Hint: do not have regular tape on table next to double sided tape or lots of tape will be wasted. Why you ask?? no reason.)
I decided to use a single serve bag - good for a quick treat at school.
I laid the bag down before folding the pocket together - kind of necessary to ensure you have enough room for it.
Then I slide the bag down so I can crimp the end. Then I add another piece of tape in the open end and crimp that side as well. Which leads me to....
one complete popcorn packet! But he was looking lonely (and a little plain) so I decided he needed something else - a mini me! (oh and stickles because you can always use sparkle)
Besides who doesn't like a candy bar to go along with your popcorn?? To make the candy bar wrapper I followed the same steps but with a 7 1/2 by 6 piece paper - scored at 2 and 4.5 inches. I also made a second pumpkin version with a different style face.
Here are Frankenstein and Frank Jr.
And let's not forget Mummy and the little mama.
The mummy took a little more time and care - I cut a bunch of long one-inch strips and inked the edges. Then I placed them randomly on top of the finished packet but hanging over the sides - here's a picture:
Then I trimmed the extra off the side with scissors. I had to put a little bit more adhesive to keep the edges of some of the strips down but it wasn't too bad.
For all the faces I used the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge, which I just love so much. The only one that needed serious tweaking was the Frankenstein - his face is all cut at one size but his hair is cut much larger so it fit the width of the packet. I am perfectly happy to share the gypsy file for all three faces with anyone who wants it. Even though that means I will have to plug it in and update it - I am willing to make the sacrifice! I love the way these came out and I can't wait to wrap them up in bag with some Halloween twine!
And speaking of twine, I am going to give a set of Trendy Twine away! I will give away 6 of their gorgeous colors all spooled on my thread bobbin system (which you can see here) and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Monday October 24th and I will select a winner! Make sure you leave me a way to contact you.
I hope these inspire you to make some of your own Halloween treats - almost as much as I hope I don't die from embarrassment when I compare these to all the other work you will see on our hop today! Your next stop is Kelly's blog and then at the end make sure you go back to The BugBytes to join the linky party. Have fun and Happy Halloween!