Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop.
If you arrived from Heather's Blog, you are on the right track. For those of you who are not familiar with a Blog Hop, this is your chance to visit several blogs and see the artwork made by some very talented consultants. I will direct you to the next blog once you are done viewing my artwork. If you would like to start from the beginning, here is the LINK to Erin's Blog, otherwise you can continue on and the last blog will direct you to the first. Have fun ;)


I have made these Treat Covers using the new "Hooligans Paper Pack" from Close to My Heart. These would be perfect for your Halloween Treats. They are shaped like a tent, with the sides open and they hold a small bag of candy. The card on the left uses the new "Hooligans Level 2 Assortment" of adhesive-backed felt monters. The middle card uses the "Hooligans Level 2 My Stickease" assortment. And the card on the right uses the new "Party Animal" Stamp set.


If you would like directions for making these treat bags, I have directions listed below. Otherwise, head on over to Jessica's Blog and see what she has in store for you.
To watercolor the monster on the card on the right, I used a blending pen and "puddle pad". To make a puddle pad, give the closed ink pad a little squeeze. A small amount of ink will stick to the top. Add a couple of drops of water to the ink. I like to do this so that the color won't come out so strong. The colors that I used are "Pear"and "Sunset." Using a blending pen, swirl it around in the ink and gently color your image. Remember to keep the lid on your blending pen when you are not using it or it will dry out and make it difficult for you to color. The pen will want to drag and leave streaks. It shouldn't do this. If it does, try adding a little more water. If this doesn't work, it's time to get a new pen. To make the card, cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 10 1/2. Then score it at 4, 4 1/2, 5 and 9.


Fold all score marks. Fold the 4 1/2 score mark in the opposite direction.



Your folded card should look like this. Once you have the folds made, attach a 1 1/4" x 3 3/8", piece of B&T paper to the top flap. Attach a 3" x 3 3/4" piece of B&T paper to the front. Close top flap and using a small punch, punch two holes in the flap and threat ribbon through and tie in a bow. Finally, insert a small bag of Halloween candy like M&M's, Skittles or any of your favorites. To keep the bag inside, try using a glue dot or a small amount of adhesive.


22 comments:

Sparkle said...

These are darling!

Debbie Carriere said...

These are so cute! And thanks for the instructions.

Sharli said...

Great project - I might do this for my co-workers! Love that you included the tutorial! Thanks Lori!

Beth Naumann said...

Super cute!

Jean M. said...

Very cute:)

Haley D. said...

Very cute! Thanks for the instructions too.

Janelle Janish said...

Lori, These are *really* cute. Very nice job on the tutorial!

Terrie in AZ said...

So, So cute. Might have to use this for my son's class halloween gifts this year. Thanks for the tutorial!

Nancy Keller said...

How fun! Those little Hooligans are great. . . thanks for sharing! And what a cool project!

Jessica said...

Lori, I have fixed my blog now so am also linked to you, thanks so much for fixing the link from Kimberlys blog to yours! Your project is great, I love these treat holders!

Karen said...

so cute!! Just love these Hooligans.

Amy Liz Schultz said...

i love these!!! Great use of the product!

Meredith Burgess said...

too cute!!! Thanks for the instructions!!!!

Teri Baxter said...

Wonderful tutorial! Adorable and I'm sure will be happily received :)

Amy said...

Really cute Lori I love the details.

Amy said...

Really cute Lori I love the details.

Karen C said...

how cute! Thanks for sharing the technique also!

Melinda said...

So cute. Thanks for the instructions as well.

Debbie said...

Very cute! I love the monsters. t
hanks for sharing!!

Kathi C. said...

So very cute!!

Carla said...

Awesome treat bags!! Very cute!

chandra said...

Thanks for these instructions, Lori! I used them to make some really cute back-to-school treats for my daughter's class.