It's Throwback Challenge Week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! What does that mean? Be inspired by any previous Simon Says Stamp challenge theme; and there have been some good ones! Since I'm still in Halloween mode, I chose to be inspired by Simon's October 2013 challenge theme of, "Spooky." Back then, I had so much fun decorating some treats and I've gone with that same idea again. As I've said before, I love to make fancy packaging to hide the fact that I can't cook/bake worth a darn!
I started with some glassine bags and stamped some circles on them with Distress Ink. I outlined them with black paper cut with the super-cool Simon Says Stamp die set called, Circle Loops.
I made both the witch's legs and the black and white horizontal-striped element into clothespins so I'd have something to clip my bags closed with. For the witch's legs, I used a striped stamp from Simon Says Stamp's Trick or Treat stamp set and added some die-cut witch boots at the bottom from Taylored Expressions. I added a candy flashcard that I cut out of a 12 x 12 sheet of Crate Paper's After Dark paper collection. I taped it all together and adhered it to a clothespin. I did the same with the diagonally-striped piece of paper. Here's a view from the back of my clips:
On the bag with the witch legs, I also added a cute dangly spider that I cut out of a piece of Doodlebug spider Washi Tape. I tied green and teal ribbon/yarn around the bag after I'd filled it with green candy, then clipped it with the witch legs.
For the potion bag, I used a couple of great stamp sets from Taylored Expressions: Toil and Trouble and Witches Brew. Once again, I filled the bag with some candy, then tied some yard around the top and added the clip to hold it all together.
With Halloween happening this week, all I can say is bring on the candy! I really enjoyed making these bags with these supplies that I found at Simon Says Stamp:
I know you'll probably have plenty to do with your little ghouls and goblins this week, but if you have a chance, use the positives effects of your sugar buzz to craft! I can't wait to see which former challenge inspires you now and what you create as a result. Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. That is all treat and no tricks!