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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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How to Make Custom “Chipboard” Letters

Custom Chipboard Letters

Chipboard letters are awesome, but many times I’m unable to find a style and font that fits the project that I’m working on, so I decided to make my own! This is an easy project, and you can make whatever font, letter, shape, or size that you need using your die cutter (I used my Silhouette) and any software that allows you to make your own custom cuttable files. I used Silhouette Studio, but Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut would work well, too.

And I forgot to mention it in the video (d’oh!), but for fonts that have small, detailed areas, you can use a ballpoint or marker tipped glue pen to make those areas sticky.

Supplies Used

Silhouette SD + Silhouette Studio Software
Tombow Mono Adhesive Roller (Diamond Dots)
Kraft Cardstock (The Paper Company)
Martha Stewart Crafts Ballpoint Tip Glue Pen (optional)
Fonts : Chunkfive (free) and Eloquent Regular

Watch the How to Make Custom “Chipboard” Letters Video (or check it out on YouTube):

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