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Treat Bag – Stamped Bag Toppers

Create your own stamped bag toppers for treat bags this Halloween!

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

two 8" x 5" plastic zip top bags
black striped heavy weight patterned paper
orange star patterned paper
cardstock- black and grey
chipboard shapes- skull, bookplate and five stars
"happy" haunting rubber stamp
clear embossing ink pad
black embossing powder
heat tool
brads- two white and two large orange
acrylic paint- black and white
glitter
hole punch
foam brushes
foam dots
decorative edge scissors

Instructions

Cut black striped paper into two 5 ½” squares and fold each in half and while folded cut the edges of both with the decorative edge scissors.

Cut orange star patterned paper into two pieces, 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” and 4” x 1 ¼”

Cut grey cardstock to ¾” x 3 ½”

Cut black cardstock with decorative edge scissors to approximately 1” x 3 ¾”

Onto cut grey cardstock and the 4”x 1 ¼” orange star paper stamp the “happy haunting” words using the clear embossing ink.

While ink is still wet pour black embossing powder over the inked words, shake excess embossing powder back into jar and heat the powder with the heat tool until it melts (careful not to overheat it)

With a foam brush paint the front and sides of the chipboard skull and bookplate with white acrylic paint, while the paint is still wet pour glitter on top, let dry

With another foam brush paint the front and sides of the five chipboard stars with black paint, while the paint is still wet pour glitter on top, let dry.

Assemble first bag:

On one of the folded black striped papers adhere the 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” orange star paper.

Adhere the grey ¾” x 3 ½” cardstock with embossed stamped words onto the decorative trimmed 1 x 1 ¾” black cardstock and then adhere that at an angle to the folded bag topper.

Using foam dots adhere the chipboard skull and three of the stars to the bag topper.

Fill one zip top bag with candy.

Slip the top of the zip top bag between the folds of the bag topper and punch holes on both sides of the topper using the hole punch. Make sure the holes go through all layers of papers and the plastic bag.

Put the white brads through the holes and open them up in the back, this will hold the bag in place.

Assemble second bag:

Adhere 4” x 1 ¼” orange star paper with stamped embossed words to the back side of the chipboard bookplate so the words show through the opening

Adhere the bookplate to the second folded black striped paper.

Using foam dots adhere the remaining two stars to the topper

Fill one zip top bag with candy.

Slip the top of the zip top bag between the folds of the bag topper and punch holes at both ends of the bookplate using the hole punch and make sure the holes go through all layers of papers and the plastic bag.

Put the orange brads through the holes and open them up in the back, this will hold the bag in place.

And you’re done!

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