What says Orange better than a bit of Halloween! I used Graphic 45's Happy Haunting Halloween paper collection and some of my favorite Fiskars tools to create these treat bags for 3 of my grandchildren. (click on any photo for a more detailed look)
A fun owl for Little. She loves owls. I saw a mini book that did NOT intent to remind me of an owl, but it did. I cut out the owl and clocks. I made the "spooky" tree with Fiskars USX Woodland Tree Shape Template. After I cut it out I embossed it with a wood grain embossing folder by Sizzix and added a bit of Ranger's Snow Cap Paint Dabber. I cut the words out with my Fiskars Wavy Blade for my Trimmer.
I applied Glossy Accents around the outer and inner circle and dusted it with Diamond Dust.
This treat bag is for my oldest granddaughter Amber. The haunted house was created with a Sizzix die. I added a few creatures with Fiskars Limited Edition Squeeze Punches Hoppy for You (frog) and Night Owl. I glammed up the Night Owl with a bit of Martha Stewart onyx fine glitter on it's eyes. I put the frog through Fiskars Paper Crimper for dimension.
I loved cutting out the "good" witch and adding a bit of glam to her boa. I coated the boa with Rangers Glossy Accents and coat it liberally with Martha Stewart's garnet fine glitter.
I'm really "batty" over my granddaughter Hannah! This was so much fun to make and simple. I found the instruction and template at Paper Crafters Library blog with guest Graphic 45 designer Jim Hankins. He was creating a treat box but with a bit of Fiskars know-how I made it into a fun bat that I will attach a surprise to later.
The bat with the wings closed. I found if you leave them closed overnight they are really great to stay folded. The tag and brad hold the wings in place. Just swing the tag downward to open the bat wings.
The oval of the bat body is made with Fiskars Oval Cutter. I have had a lot of requests to create a tutorial on how to use the Fiskars Oval Cutter...which you can get from Michael's Arts and Crafts. The Oval Cutter is even easier than the Circle Cutter by Fiskars. I don't plan on making a tutorial because there is a great, detailed, tutorial on YouTube by Lyn Dwyer , Lead Fiskateer Ambassor in Australia. Click!
After cutting the oval I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder. The eyes are large black brads with Glossy Accents and Maratha Stewart's Garnet Fine Glitter.
I have a Fiskars Jenni Bowlin Special Edition Main Street border punch to giveaway to one commenter. Imagine using this for your Christmas Cards, winter scenery, etc. Very cool. I'll annouce the winner of the Random.org drawing on Monday right here. Make sure to check back.
Bloggy News: November promises to be an exceptional month with guest bloggers, and the beginning of the sneaks to 12 Days of Home for the Holidays. I have some awesome surprises. I hope you will visit and become part of the D's Paper Studio Family.
Your next stop along the hop is Sue from her blog Sue in CT. Have fun!
Have a Crafty Weekend!
1. crafty friends from around the world
2. Connie, Sudie, and Ruth for their crafty contribution to my own craft
3. Little, Amber, Hannah, and Ali
4. peace and quiet
5. God watching out for me and my unintended words at times