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Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags

Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags

I am a total sucker for all things neon, and I could no longer resist picking up the Martha Stewart Crafts Neon Glitter pack that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while, so be prepared to see plenty of fluorescent paper goodies in the coming months because I am loving this glitter!

Neon Glitter

I just had to add a little bit of neon to my new Holiday Wishes Gift Tags, and the result is a set of merry and VERY bright tags that practically glow against black tissue wrapped boxes. There’s no doubt that any gift tagged with one of these babies will stand out among the other gifts under the tree. Have I mentioned that I love this glitter?

Supplies Used

Holiday Wishes Gift Tag Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Die Cutting Machine*
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
Martha Stewart Crafts Neon Glitter
Glitter Tray (Recollections brand from Michaels)
Black Tissue Paper
1/8″ White Satin Ribbon
Tape
Glue Pen or Marker (optional – for touch ups)

* I still use a Silhouette SD, which is no longer being manufactured as of the release of the Silhouette CAMEO.

Instructions

1. Using a die-cutting machine (a PDF file is also provided in the tag download for those of you who would like to cut out the tags by hand), cut the gift tags onto white cardstock.

2. Place a tag, right side up, onto a piece of scrap paper and use a glue pad to cover the entire front of the tag with a thin layer of glue. Immediately cover the tag with your choice of glitter (use a piece of paper or a glitter tray to catch the glitter that doesn’t stick to the tag). Tap off any excess glitter, set aside, and allow to dry for at least 15 minutes.

3. Thread ribbon, twine, or string through the tag loop and attach to your package.

Watch the Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags Video (or check it out on Youtube):

Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags

Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags

I’m back! I honestly didn’t plan on launching the site and immediately disappearing for two weeks, but the launch of the site just happened to coincide with a visit from an out-of-state guest (my mom). Last week, I was playing catch up on emails and meeting deadlines for various projects for my other sites. Deadlines always seem to come due all at once, don’t they?

Today I have another quick and easy Halloween treat packaging project for you, and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with heat embossing onto glassine. It gives the finished bags a great texture, and the shine of the embossed areas is a perfect match for the translucent glassine. Methinks that I’ll be using this technique a lot in the future.

Watch the Heat Embossed Glassine Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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Supplies Used

Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags

Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags

There’s just something about confetti that’s undeniably festive, right? And this project is a quick and easy one, so you can make a bunch of Halloween treat bags in very little time. A pencil eraser acts as your stamp to create dots in shimmery, Halloween-ish colors. When you’re finished creating your confetti, simply seal your bags with trick or treat labels, and you’re good to go!

Note: I printed the Trick or Treat labels from the k.becca Ye Olde Halloween collection onto sticker paper before cutting them out by hand.

Supplies Used

2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Black Treat Bags (Celebrate It brand from Michael’s)
Pencil (unused eraser)
Crimson Copper, Rocket Red Gold, and Starlite Black Inks from Dew Drop Two Tone Set (Tsukineko)
Full Sheet Label Paper
Printable Ye Olde Halloween Trick or Treat Tags (available soon)
Scissors

Watch the Confetti Stamped Halloween Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags

Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags

I’ve been having a lot of fun making Halloween treat packaging lately, and this is just my first project in what’s turning out to be a whole series of Halloween packaging projects. These bags are a little big larger than your typical treat bags, so they’ll fit larger items or a bunch of different treats.

In this video, I’ll also show you how to make custom stamps using fun foam (it’s easy – promise!) and the printable Halloween words file that I’ve linked to below. And we’ll work a little magic with silver metallic embossing powder to give the bags a bit of pizzazz. I never get tired of heat embossing.

Tip: If, after you’ve embossed your bags, you’re left with a few bare areas (no ink or embossing powder), then you can use an embossing marker/pen to color over the bare spots and go through the embossing process again. This should take care of those bare areas.

Supplies Used

3 ½” x 6 ¾” Black Paper Sacks (Celebrate It brand from Michael’s)
Printable Halloween Words (download the free printable here)
Craft Foam / Fun Foam
Pencil
Scissors
Bone Folder
White Ink Pad
Scrap Paper
X-Large Acrylic Stamp Block (Inkadinkado) or Cardboard
Double-Sided Tape
Silver Embossing Powder (Martha Stewart)
Embossing Heat Tool (Darice)
Small Paintbrush (optional)
Zig Emboss Writer (optional)

Watch the Metallic Embossed Halloween Treat Bags Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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