Today is Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! Since it is October and fall has finally shown up to the party, the theme is to create Halloween/Fall project. Easy enough!
I adore Halloween and the crisp fall weather. I love the leaves, the holidays approaching, the pumpkins, the comfort foods.....all of it.
I will show you an easy peasy way to run them through your printer.
I gave each sack a little color using my Copic Markers. A peek of a doily, a scattering of black sequins, and you have a pretty bag to put treats into.
I have a folder in Adobe Photoshop for all of my Crafty Secret's digital stamps. I opened up the one I wanted and customized the size. Since these bags are fairly small, I sized them to a 2.5 x 2.5 inches. I printed it first on regular computer paper.
Then I used a low tack artist's tape to secure my bag. I usually hold it up to my desk light just to make sure I've got it properly lined up. (Believe me, a few found there way into the trash because they were a bit wonky!)
Once it printed and I was happy with the alignment I took a pencil and marked the 3 edges of the bag. That makes the next bag I print much much easier to line up!
Those are my "cheaters" lines. :)
Print as many bags as you want. I even switched up the image and my lines still worked!
Grab the colors you want and color away!
I love distressed edges, so I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress ink out and used a sponge to give a bit of color to the edges.
I followed that up with a bit of black ink.
I always have a large stash of doilies, so I decided I wanted a bit to peek out from the top of the bag. I cut the part off I wanted and glued it into the inside portion of the bag.
I use tacky glue a lot and didn't want the bag to stick together, so I put a piece of plastic packaging behind the doily until it was dry. (It's sad that I can even find a use for plastic packaging... ;)
Fill 'er up with candy corn or whatever small candies you like and voila!
Be sure to visit the other talented design team members. :)