Thursday, October 22, 2009

Webby Treat Bag by Sharon Harnist

Hi everyone -- I have Halloween treat bag to share with you today! With Halloween just a little over a week away, you still have time to package up some treats with this sweet bag and maybe give them to co-workers, neighbors, teachers, or your children’s classmates!

When I first saw this spider web in the Spooky Expressions stamp set, I knew I wanted to try sewing it! To accomplish a realistic look, I stamped the web with white ink onto vellum cardstock (I have a piece of black cardstock underneath the vellum so the web will show up for you).

Then I carefully stitched along the white lines with white thread. I found it easiest to stitch around the curved outer lines, working my way inward, saving the straight lines for last. Next, I die cut my bag (a variety package of 3 bright colors found at Target in the gift bag section) with Spellbinders Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. The bag measures 3.5” x 6.5” – the perfect size for this web, I think!

To make the cut, just slip the die into the bag while it’s still folded, cutting edge up – position it low into the bag, about 1-inch from the bottom:

Apply adhesive either on the inside of the bag, near the die opening or if it is too difficult to get your hand and adhesive on the inside of the bag, apply adhesive to the front side of the vellum web cardstock and then slip it into the bag, pressing the vellum web in place. While the bag is still folded, stamp the spider.

I topped the bag with some Basic Grey Eerie patterned paper (from the Halloween ‘09 Key Ingredients Kit) that was punched with Martha Stewart’s Picket Fence edge punch. I stamped and colored the cute witch legs and die cut the image with the same Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. It is popped up on foam tape.

To finish the bag, I added orange chipboard letters (from the Halloween ‘09 Bundle) to the bottom of the bag and filled it with candy corn. I think this bag will definitely make a smile on Halloween! Thanks for visiting today!

Supplies --
Spooky Expressions Paper: Basic Grey Eerie (from TE Halloween Key Ingredients ‘09 Kit), TE Choice Snow White, black, vellum cardstock Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette New Canvas; Copic markers V15, YG23, YR12 Accessories: Orange sparkly chipboard letters (from TE Halloween ‘09 Bundle), Spellbinders Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle-Sm Nestabilities dies, foam tape, Target treat bag (3.5” x 6.5”), sewing machine & white thread



Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOH! Sharon, this is SOOOOOO cool! What a SUPER fun Halloween project! I am going to try this for sure!!!

connie said...

I love the spider web! this is so cute.

Jami said...

You stitched that web?? Oh my goodness Girl! How awesomely cute is that?

Dawn Easton said...

This is awesome!

Elaine said...

Fun Halloween treat bag!

Kelly Landers said...

What a cute idea! TFS!

Samara Navi said...

Love the see through and the colors behind it!! very cute contrasts and design. original!!!

Karen Motz said...

What a FUN treat bag!!! The stitched web looks amazing!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE this Sharon! So cute!