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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Favor Bags and a Giveaway!

Last night I was busy making 20 favor bags for Max’s pre-school Halloween Party.

Since I still had plenty of lunch bags left over from my last “Inexpensive Favor Bags” project, I thought I’d use them up!


But before I show you how I made them, let me talk a little about Dawn Inskip, one of the newest addition to the Scrapbookgraphics Group of designers. If you are not familiar with her designs yet, let me introduce you!

She just has the cuuuutest things in her store!

But my favorite has to be the Softly Spooky kit that I used to make the Halloween bag toppers!

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It was just perfect for the “I don’t want it to be too scary” kind of Halloween my kids are into!

And it was so easy too. The entire digital kit is just full of cute little characters that work for so much more than just digital scrapbooking pages!

So,  back to favor bags. But stay tuned as there will be a little contest at the end of this post Smile

First I put together this bag topper in my photo editing software. You can design yours any way you want, but in this instance I basically just pulled a few of the darling characters onto my canvas, typed my message with the Billy Bear’s Crayon Font.

My lunch bags were 5” wide, so I made my toppers that wide.


Then I printed them two to a sheet of printer paper, cut them out with the trusty guillotine and folded them ready to go on the bags once they are filled.


I also cut the tops off the lunch bags, to make them a little shorter, but that’s entirely optional!

Then I drew the faces on the lunch bags with a sharpie pen.

If you’re not too confident about free handing it, you can cut a little template and outline all your faces that way.

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That’s how I would usually do it, as my free-hand drawing skills leave a LOT to be desired, but I was able to do the Jack-o-lanterns!

It’s a bit faster if you can just draw it on without template!


Then you fill them with lots of goodies, fold the tops down and staple the topper in place. I put a staple to the left and right side of the bag, as it wasn’t getting in the way of the writing.

And here’s the finished bag again – from the front:


And from the back:


Pretty easy to do, inexpensive and so cute! Can’t beat that!

Now, onto the giveaway!

ONE lucky winner will get Dawn’s Softly Spooky digital scrapbook page kit!


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And, a SECOND lucky winner will get a $6 to my store!


Here's how to enter:

1st:  Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment that you did so.

2nd:  Become a follower of Dawn’s blog and leave a separate comment here.

3rd:  For an extra entry...head on over to my store and let me know what you would get if you win the $6 gift certificate!

Make sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH entry, for the BEST chance to win!


The contest ends Saturday, October 30th at noon EST.


Good luck ladies!

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  1. Birgit, these are just THE cutest - you did good, hope they're a hit with the children :)

  2. OMGosh that is one of the cutest Halloween kits I have seen! So adorable. And btw, I love everything of yours, but you already know this. ;)

  3. Lovely kit and the bags are great !

  4. What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!! I am a follower on your blog!! Thanks for the chance!

  5. I also subscribe to Dawn's blog feed! :)

  6. And if I were to win... I think I would get your Awaken kit... or one of your equally gorgeous lovelies!! Thanks again for the chance!

  7. These are so cute Birgit! I am following your blog now!! I would laos get the Urban Love word art and the Urban Love Masks! Totally gorgeous!! Thank you for the chance to win! Hugs!!

  8. I would also get the Urban Love word art and the Urban Love Masks! Totally gorgeous!! Thank you for the chance to win! Hugs!!

  9. I am also following Dawn's blog too! I am so happy she is at SBG now!! Whooo hoooo!!!!!!

  10. Love the cute kit. I'm now a follower. Love your work as well! Happy Halloween. Off to dawn's blog...

  11. I am now a follower of Dawn's blog as well.

  12. I would use the $6 towards the purchase of the "World traveller-the collection". I would like to start a travel album and this collection would be perfect!

  13. These Halloween bags are so adorable! Thanks for the instructions on how to make them. I am a follower of your blog :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I am also a follower of Dawn Inskip's blog. Her doodles are so darn cute and her Softly Spooky kit is so adorable.

  15. If I'm lucky enough to win $6 to your store, I would get your Valentine and Winter Page Masks. They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.


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