Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Yes, I know I am a little crazy, but I really enjoy it! I am in charge of treat bags for my DD preschool class. So here is what I did, (this is where the crazy part comes in):

So I needed 20, and yes these are for 3 yo and they will not appreciate them and they will probably rip them open and throw away the toppers before they even get home, but golly, they are cute!

I took Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the base of the topper and rounded the corners with my corner round punch. I used Old Olive for the next layer and whisper white for the smaller layer. I used the hay/pumpkin image from the Happy Blessing stamp set and colored that in with my stampin' write markers (yes, all 20!) On the Old Olive layer I stamped a couple small pumpkins and Grateful for You in Pumpkin Pie ink. Inside the bag is some candy, a pencil, small pack of crayons and a small coloring book that I made. Apparently making 20 of these and coloring each topper wasn't enough, I had to make a coloring book too! But it was a very simple coloring book. The theme is Harvest, so I went online and printed some harvest images, just about 4. I cut each out and then I cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the cover and placed a smaller piece of Whisper White with the scarecrow image from Happy Blessings on that. I whole punched it in the upper left corner and just tied some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon to hold it together. It took a while, but I am pleased with the result.


Catherine said...

Yes, you are a little crazy, but mostly, just very sweet and creative! DD is so lucky to have you as a mom...and so are her classmates! They are super cute!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CUTE! What a great mom! The kids might not appreciate them, but they sure are wonderful!

Maria said...

Oh, my gosh. . .you are ambitious! LOL! You colored all of the images! I have to make a hundred goody bag for my daughter's Key Club and guess what! I bought pre-made bags! LOL! I'm so lazy!

Such a good mommy to make such lovely treat bags for your DD! I'm very positive the kids will appreciate them!


Lori said...

These are great! Your daughter is lucky that you're so involved in making her school experience special.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

They are cute. Crazy beautiful! ;O)
It's great to cultivate appreciation of prettiness at an early age & that they can all have a little art in their lives! (even if they do just rip into it, lol) :O)