Monday, September 26, 2011

October 2011 Club Project

On page 5 of the Holiday Mini Catalog, there's a hostess set that includes this trick-or-treating owl. Also on that page, are little brown treat bags kind of like this with the punched owl and yellow moon. Monika Davis (no relation) is in one of the Yahoo Groups I'm in, and she made these too. She used the paper that comes in the boxes with our Stampin' Up! orders. Now, that's recycling recycled paper! Talk about being green!! Here's the link to her blog post. I decided to do the same thing. I CASEd her idea to use that paper plus use the Scallop Square Die to make the bags. The excess paper cuttings went into my compost bin. After putting the candy into the bags, I stapled them closed and covered the staple on the backside with my Stampin' Up! Demo label. That way, they know where the candy came from AND that I'm a Stampin' Up! Demo! A little advertising can't hurt!!! I hope to post our other project that we will be making next week by tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Edit: I've been asked if I ironed the paper to get it smooth. Yes, we cut it into 4 to 5 foot lengths, and then I ironed them. After that, I folded the pieces into thirds and put it through my big table paper cutter, cutting into about 10 inch pieces. I folded those in half and was able to get two cuts with the die which yielded six squares each. Actually, after unfolding, they were rectangles with scallops. I folded those in half matching the scallops and applying adhesive to the two sides. After that, I crimped the two sides, added the punched pieces and then put the candy inside.

7 comments:

Jane Giggy said...

Great idea...thanks to you and Monika for sharing you recycling idea!

Roberta said...

did you have to iron this to get it looking so smooth?

Kathy Bradley said...

Holy smoke, CA, lots of work, but they are really cute - what a fun idea!

Stamp like you mean it said...

CA, these are too cute! Ironing? Dang..you are going for the gold! Adorable! LYMI

Heather Perreaux said...

These came out beautiful!! The kids are going to be so happy with them. I know my kids always appreciated the hand made packaging.

Carolyn said...

How much candy can you fit in there? I don't have the die so I'm not sure how big they are.

Linda Tarolli said...

I'd also seen these earlier and my hostess club members will be making them at their workshop next week. So cute!!!