Saturday 30 October 2010

Halloween Tags - 'Trick or Treat'

Trick or Treat?

These are my Halloween 'trick or treat' tags.
There are some free downloads at the end of this post.

The Tags:

I printed the tags,
cut them out,
then sponged them with distress inks.
Simple washing-up sponges - cut into small sections - are just as effective as 'craft sponges'

The inks I used were Rangers Distress inks;
1) crushed olive
2) rusty hinge
3) barn door
4) chipped sapphire

To finish;
I mounted each tag onto a 37mm x 70mm piece of black card,
trimmed the corners and punched the hole.
I cut thin strips from the plastic used to make the bags 
and threaded one through each tag.
The letters are highlighted with black holographic glitter.

The bats:

1) I printed the bat onto white cartridge paper, cut out and
traced onto black card, then cut out.
2) Scored down the wings
3) Folded along the score lines to dimension the bat wings.

The eyes:

Print then apply a light coat of gloss/varnish to each eye.
Allow to dry and cut out.

Shaping the eyes:
You will need a half-spoon and a quarter-spoon measuring scoop.

1) Place the 'eye' (print-side down) into the half-spoon measure.
2) Gently press the quarter-spoon measure into this.
3) Tip the 'eye' out, onto an embossing mat,
gently work the back of the quarter-spoon, in a circular motion,
across the reverse of the 'eye'.

I attached the bats and eyes using paper springs - made from strips of red paper.

The bags:

The treat bags are made from 350mm squares of  black and orange carrier bags.
I cut the edges in a zig-zag pattern.

Filled with a small selection of sweets
and a Halloween joke.

Here's the link for the jokes and lots of fab Halloween stuff:
I printed the jokes onto coloured paper and cut into strips.

 Download Sheets
 Click on images
and make sure they are full size before you save.

'Trick or Treat Eyeball Tags'

'Trick or Treat Tags'

 'Trick or Treat Bats'

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a Happy Halloween!


  1. I love your treats. Beautiful sponging on the tags.

    And thank you for even giving us the downloads.


  2. Fabulous ideas and thanks for the downloads. x

  3. OMGosh Elaine! I was so excited to see that you had posted! I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH! I hope you are doing well, as well as your Mum! Your projects are fabulous as always. It's so exciting to see you posting. Gotta go see what else you've done. By the way, I've posted this past Wednesday a twist on "the box"! LOL Best, Curt

  4. Thank you so much ,you are very kind.Rosie,x

  5. Elaine, these are awesome tags, eyes and treat bags!! Thank you for the free downloads, I love them.


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