Trick or Treat Halloween Gift Bags & Cards

Yes, I know Halloween is almost here, but I'm still crafting away and looking for any excuse I can find to create with some Halloween themed products that I haven't had time to play with just yet. Today I'm sharing this set of Trick or Treat Halloween Gift Bags and Cards that I made for my husband to take to his coworkers. A great excuse right?!

Trick or Treat Halloween Gift Bags and Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Spider Web Slimline Stamp, Rainbow Glitter Paper Pad and Tim Holtz Monster's Reunion Stamp Set

I began making the set of cards by stamping each of the monsters from the Monster's Reunion Stamp Set onto Distress Watercolor paper using Black Soot Archival Ink, making sure not to apply ink to the sentiment that is a part of each of these stamps. I then colored each image by smooshing some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and then using a waterbrush to apply the color to each area. To create the distressed background, I smooshed the edges into Hickory Smoke Distress Ink that I had smooshed onto my craft mat and added a bit of water to from the waterbrush so that the droplets of ink were small.

Once dry, I die cut the image using the Nested A2 Rectangle Dies. This was then adhered to another rectangle die cut from a glitter paper found in the Rainbow Glitter Paper Pad.  The final layer for the card was created by stamping the spider web from the Spider Web Slimline Stamp onto black cardstock using an embossing ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat embossed it. This process was repeated for each image to create a total of 6 cards. 

I picked up the treat bags from the gift wrap section of my local dollar store. They are a silver metallic paper with a slightly funky embossed pattern on them, but I knew I was going to cover them with paper so that didn't really bother me.

To cover each bag, I once again used the A2 Nested Rectangle Dies and cut a piece of glitter paper and then a piece of the black cardstock that I stamped and heat embossed using the Spider Web Slimline Stamp. To finish off each bag, I stamped the Trick or Treat sentiment and ink smooshed it with a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. To adhere all of the layers of paper together I have found Double Sided Adhesive to be the perfect adhesive for adhering other papers to glitter paper. 

Well, there you have it...a set of Trick or Treat Halloween Gift Bags and Cards ready to use. It was so fun to be able to use a couple more Halloween stamps that I hadn't had a change to play with just yet to create this set.


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