Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Teacher Treats

Today I made these for Ethan's teachers and bus drivers. Ethan colored the pumpkins, my marker tips are a little mashed but it's worth it because he is SO proud of his contribution and wants to make MORE for everyone!

These are so easy to make.
Begin with a regular size envelope (3 5/8" x 6 1/2") plain envelopes are best, but they only had security envelopes at the market, today so that had to do.

Seal the envelope flap shut.
Random stamp the front of the envelope. I used Happy Haunting (retired) and October Word Puzzle - in Black and orange.

With a pencil, trace the curve from the pattern onto the 2 corners of the back of the envelope. Cut using decorative scissors.

Stamp and color the pumpkin on a white square, mount it on black. Tie a bow with black grosgrain ribbon use a glue dot to adhere the ribbon.

Fill with (flat) candy.
Easy, Easy, Easy

Here is a hint on how to make your pattern even. Cut a sturdy piece of cardstock or cereal box to the size of the envelop, freehand draw the curve onto one side of the pattern and cut it out (remember you want to have some handle left in the middle so be sure not to go all the way to the center on top.) Once you have cut the first side, flip over the piece you cut and line it up to the corner on the other side. Now you can trace the line and your two sides will be even. You can use this same cut and flip technique to make the sides even when creating a tag.

All supplies by Close To My Heart
Stamps: Happy Haunting, October Word Puzzle
Colors: Black, Orange, Clover Meadow


Dena said...

So clever! What a great idea!

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