Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Cat Bookmark Treat Bag

The inspiration for these treat bags came from Emily Leiphart  (Art From the Heart) who posted her bookmark treat bags on her blog.  She used Paper Smoochie products and although I do have the PS bag and bookmark dies, I decided that I wanted to try making  magnetic bookmarks. (The PS bookmark die cuts pieces that just hook over the page.)  Also I discovered that HM Ben Franklin Crafts sells two different Sizzix treat bag dies. After die cutting on style of treat bags from a sturdy cardstock that had a kraft paper inner core, I used an embossing folder to impress the word, 'smile'. The bag was then assembled with Merikan double stick tape.
From my stash, I found just the right vintage-looking Tim Holtz Halloween cardstock.  The bookmarks are 2" wide and have small,very strong Sierra Pacific magnets (from BFC) taped between the layers of papers. To make the wonky (Studio G) cat look more scruffy, I glued on black Fun Flock.  A little sanding of the orange treat bag helped to highlight the letters.
 The magnetic bookmarks can also be used as refrigerator magnets that could hold several papers between the super strong magnets.  Even with the bookmark in the bag, there is still room for some candy.  If you don't want to give sweet treats, a gift card would fit nicely with the bookmark.  This mini bag can be adapted to many occasions.  Stay tuned for another version of this project.


Annette Allen said...

oh my what a fun idea.. these are so cute..

Happy weekend.

Unknown said...

FUN! Love the look and such a cool idea!!

Leanne said...

yep i agree this is a fun project, spooky too with the halloween theme, but fun non the less. i'll have to look for that sizzix bag die. thanks for inspiring and sharing Lynn!

yyam said...

Oooooooh...these are so cute and fun!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I'm a "bag" person and need to add that die to my wish list. You did a spooktacular job decorating them.