as promised, today (day four of the papertrey ink august countdown!) is all about treats and cute packaging using haunted borders. first up, a candy bar wrapper. as i worked on another project, the caution tapes suddenly reminded me of the black stripes down the sides of a dylan's candy bar. so i set about making a dylan's inspired halloween wrapper. once i added the caution tape down each side, i stamped tone on tone polka dots and chain link stripes for extra interest and finished it off with a keep it simple: halloween sentiment (that happens to be in the perfect font) along with a short length of the ghost border and a single jack o'lantern where the logo would go. i think anyone would take a risk on this candy bar!
next, a mini treat bag of halloween m&m's - after a short search through my bottomless studio hoard, i came across this little bag, probably from michael's. i die cut a hole in the front as well as a frame to finish off the edge. since the m&m's are in a cello bag, i didn't need to worry about adding clear card stock to the window, but if i were using it for loose candy, i'd add that too. before i stuck the frame down, i stamped trick or treat (from keep it simple: halloween - again!) and a jack o' lantern border above and below respecively. a little caution tape warning across the window and tiny twine bows to keep it closed were the perfect finishing touches. again, worth the risk!
and last, but definitely not least, a trio of boo bags. using the stencil i created for yesterday's card, i traced a new ghost and created two more of similar size. when we participate in boo'ing, we always create ghosts by hand to put on our boo bags for the recipients to hang, which was my main inspiration for these guys. rattling chains add a fun and spooky detail to each ghost - curved and manipulated on the block to fit the ghost - and a pencil eraser was perfect for stamping the eyes and mouths! the wording from the boo to you! caution tape, masked onto a bubble talk speech bubble, puts the words in each ghosts mouth. the bag itself is kind of a tent box into which a cellophane bag of tricks and treats can be added. the ghosts are attached at the top with mini clothespins to hold the whole thing closed, but also make it easy to remove the ghosts to display as the boo directions instruct. and of course the eat at your own risk tape is there on each bag - a must on any spooky treat, don't you think?! there are still a couple days left until release day on the 15th, so keep checking in. for now, it's group post day for the design time - head over to nichole's blog for all the fancy details and links! dawn and lizzie have projects with their new product as well.