Happy Halloween!

Posted by Michelle on October 31st, 2011 . Filed under: American Crafts, Gift Packaging, Graphic 45, Halloween, It's in the Bag!, School .

Ah, Halloween.  I used to love Halloween.  Although now that I think about it, all I can remember is the Halloween where I got mugged by this jerk named David who I went to school with.  Him and his older brother bashed me over the head and took my pillowcase full of candy!  No lie.  I didn’t have to go to the hospital or anything.  I think I was more upset about losing my candy 🙁  Hopefully that won’t happen to either one of my kids tonight.  Better not as we’ll be trunk-or-treating in the church parking lot tonight.  
My little cowgirl and my little Chef Boyardee.  Fun!

So up first I thought I’d share the little treat pockets I made for the kids’ class parties today at school.  And I thought it’d be fun for you to see my mess.  I am a messy crafter.  I have a small space so everything has to be within reach.  And for these I pretty much took out anything that could pass for Halloween and threw them on the pockets here and there.

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I used patterned papers from almost every major manufacturer out there, and using a lot of Graphic 45 paper and chipboard from their Magic of Oz and Hallowe’en in Wonderland collections.

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And then I packaged up a couple of sweet treats for the kids’ teachers.  Mrs. Harris mentioned in her get to know you thing with the kids the first week of school that she loved Hot Tamales.  So we got a couple of boxes together and I embellished it with some American Crafts patterned paper, a fun doily, some vintage seam binding and other shimmery bits.

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My son said that Mrs. Walker keeps a bowl of little Almond Joys on her desk.  So I packed up a couple of king size Almond Joys in to one of my vintage print bags with a lot of the same pieces from the treat above.

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Hope your Halloween is a fun one….and that nobody steals your candy today!

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9 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. Karen Corbett

    Happy Halloween, Michelle. Your little pockets look delicious!
    Love all the wonderful papers and fun details.
    We don’t get too many visitors along our street, so it’s usually a quiet night around here. The trunk or treating idea sounds like fun! Have a spooktacular evening!

  2. Molly

    Okay – I love the vintage bags – I might have to use a lot of those for gifts next year – starting with Valentines – LOVE! Where did you get the template for the pockets? I love them!

  3. Rose A

    Jerks ! Well…they’re probably lonely alcoholics now …. whereas you have all these wonderful things to play with !!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the magic of Oz collection, love all your treat bags !

  4. Michele aka Derbylea

    Super cute! Love Hot Tamales myself!

  5. krillsister

    Love the different treat bags. Great idea to use the seed packet die.

  6. Dawn Easton

    Love the vintage look!! Definitely a different and fun look for Halloween!
    I LOVE cinnamon stuff too….yummy!

    Hope the kids enjoy the evening!

  7. LorraineN

    Wow, your bags of treats are gorgeous! I can’t believe you made them for the children at school! Whoa – lucky kiddos! And the teachers will love their beautiful personal gift bags.

  8. Sammy

    Happy Halloween, Michelle. Your little pockets look delicious!
    Love all the wonderful papers and fun details.
    We don’t get too many visitors along our street, so it’s usually a quiet night around here. The trunk or treating idea sounds like fun! Have a spooktacular evening!

    +1

  9. Jen

    Such classy projects. Boy, do you inspire!

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