Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun and rather spooky Halloween monster treat bag, showcasing the new Monster Thinlits die set by Tim Holtz along with a few others. I so love Halloween, I love everything about it, and I just adore all the new dies, thinlits and texture fades that are new this year. This thinlits set is so much fun to use, just think of all the color combinations you can use with this and that monster face is just pure awesome.
Lot's of distressing, and inking along with added texture from the texture fades, ribbon and glitter make this treat bag extra fun.
I love the Handwritten Halloween thinlits 10pk set, by Tim Holtz as well, there are so many spooky words to add to your projects. I chose "beware" for mine today. I love this font, it's just the perfect size.
Let's get started, I'd love to show you how fun it is to create this treat bag.
Start by laying out the Monster Thinlits and choosing coordinating colors of cardstock.
Next, let's create the treat bag itself, using the In the Bag, Movers and Shapers L die by Tim Holtz. When using this die, your die cutting sandwich is as follows. Place a cutting pad on your Big Shot, followed by the die, blades up, then lay a piece of kraft cardstock on top, followed by a premium extended crease pad. Run this through your Big Shot. Fold at the scored lines and adhere the bag together.
For the small piece of textured black cardstock on the front of the bag, you will need the Zig Zag texture fade by Tim Holtz. Cut a small piece of black, kraft core cardstock about 3 x 4, and place it into the folder. Using your Big Shot, or Big Shot Plus as I have, lay the standard platform down first, followed by a cutting pad, then the texture fade and another cutting pad on top. Run this sandwich through your Big Shot Plus, (or Big Shot), then lightly sand and ink the edges.
To die cut your Monster, set the magnetic platform onto your Big Shot, followed by a cutting pad, then lay a piece of cardstock down, then lay the thinlits down, making sure the cutting side faces down, then add another cutting pad on top. Run this through your Big Shot.
After you've die cut all your Monster pieces, lay them out so you can see how they will look. There are always directions that accompany the die, so you can make sure your heading in the right direction. The black piece to the left is the finished texture fade on top of the treat bag.
Next, lightly sand and ink all the pieces to your desired effect. I used Vintage Photo distressing ink on all the pieces.
Then using a wet glue, I prefer Zig's 2 way glue, but choose what works best for you and begin adhering all the pieces together. The Monster folds in half so he has dimension, and I just adhered him to the backing with a few 3D glue dots. Then to finish the bag, adhere a piece of orange ribbon around the bag, adhere the embossed black cardstock to the front, adhere the Monster to the front of the bag. Die cut "Beware" using the Handwritten Halloween thinlits set and the same sandwich as you would for the thinlits above and adhere that to the bottom. Add two cotton rope handles, and a glittered spider and you are finished.
Add a nice big Reese's to the bag and you've got one seriously spooky but oh-so cute treat bag to deliver to someone special this Halloween.
I hope you've enjoyed my project today, and I hope I've inspired you to create a Monster-liscious bag for your self!
Have a great week everyone!
Other Supplies Used:
- Kraft core cardstock in various colors
- Kraft cardstock
- Orange ribbon
- Cotton rope
- Sanding block
- Vintage photo distressing ink
- Blending tool
- Glittered spider
- Hot glue
- Wet glue
- 3D glue dots