When I finished school and moved to Atlanta, I quickly transitioned from an apartment to an in-town condominium. There were no children in our community, so I have never been able to host little ghosts and goblins at my front door. Last November, I moved from the condo into a new home in a lovely neighborhood, so this upcoming October 31 will be the first Halloween that I will need to prepare a bag of treats at my front door. The children in my neighborhood will receive a delightful bag of treats…thanks to the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle.
The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog contains several bundles of products, giving us many great savings. One of my favorites is the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle, which contains 10 small glassine bags with baker’s twine, 20 pre-printed tags, a sheet of googly eyes and an adorable stamp set called Googly Ghouls. Here’s a bag of treats that my goblins will receive, shown along side a cute 3″x3″ I made to coordinate:
While the kit contains some really great pre-printed tags (that I will likely use for my Halloween handouts), I made these tags myself with my paper and punches.
Tips, tricks and reminders:
- Same design, different layout. The cute tag on the bag translates perfectly to a card front. Why reinvent the wheel? I simply flipped the colors and kept the very same shapes. I added a background piece to the card for a more complete look.
- Be aware of the transitions. I created the tag on the bag first and really like the look of the black scallop on the orange circle when paired with the white bag. When I tried the same “black on orange” combination on the cardfront, it didn’t work. Because of the detailed pattern in the DSP on the face of the card, I needed to switch to an “orange on black” combination to cleanly separate the shape from the background print. The darker circle forced a clear visual separation.
Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch
Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper Accessories: Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch
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