Paper

GNI: Halloween Kit & Invitation

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

size: 3"x6"

Materials

  • KIT & INVITATION:
  • Candy bar (wrapping removed)
  • Natural burlap
  • Cardstock: black; orange
  • Vintage Trick or Treat Journaling Card (Jenni Bowlin)
  • Black scallop note cards (Jenni Bowlin)
  • Rub-ons (Scenic Route Paper Co.): “Let’s Get Together”; “Party”; “You’re Invited”
  • Burnt Orange Alphabet Stickers (K&Company)
  • Black/white gingham ribbon (Offray), 1/2”, 2 yds.
  • Raffia
  • Black buttons
  • ALTERED HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR WRAPPER:
  • Candy bar (wrapping removed), 3”x6”
  • Natural burlap, 5-3/4”x7”
  • Black cardstock, 2-3/4”x4-1/4”
  • Vintage holiday “Trick or Treat” Journaling Card (Jenni Bowlin)
  • Portobello Rd. Lettres Rubbings (7gypsies)
  • Burnt Orange Alphabet Stickers (K&Company)
  • Black/white gingham ribbon, 1/2”, 30” length

Tools

  • KIT & INVITATION:
  • Natural Set Deluxe Chalks (Deluxe Designs): Burnt Orange
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger Industries): Antique White
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond Super Fabric Textile Adhesive (Duncan)
  • Sewing thread: orange; black
  • ALTERED HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR WRAPPER:
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger Industries): Antique White
  • Natural Set Deluxe Chalks (Deluxe Designs): Dark Orange
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond Super Fabric Textile Adhesive (Duncan Enterprises)

Pattern - Fall Fun Cupcakes

  • Invitation
  • 1. Follow steps 1 thru 4 from candy bar for coloring, inking, adhering stickers and applying rub-ons to journaling card.
  • 2. Adhere journaling card to orange cardstock and outline with black pen. Apply remaining rub-ons and ribbon to complete invitation.
  • 3. Hand stitch a burlap pocket to black cardstock. Sew button to pocket center.
  • 4. Apply "you're invited" rub-on to black scallop journaling area. Adhere to pocket and place invitation inside.
  • Kit
  • 1. Cut 7"x12" rectangle from burlap; fold in half and sew sides together. Turn inside out.
  • 2. For handle, thread ribbon through top of bag and tie ends.
  • 3. Apply rub-ons, stickers and ink to scalloped note card. Adhere to bag.
  • 4. Sew buttons to top edge of bag. Adhere raffia bow, then place remaining supplies inside bag. (Note: When ready to make project, untie ribbon handle, turn bag inside out, remove stitching and use burlap and ribbon to complete candy bar.
  • Altered Halloween Candy Bar
  • 1. Remove original candy bar wrapper and replace with burlap.
  • 2. Apply rub-ons and sticker letters as shown to complete message on "trick or treat" journaling card.
  • 3. Use chalk to apply color to jack-o-lantern.
  • 4. Use ink to age journaling card, then mat on black cardstock.
  • 5. Punch holes in either end of journaling card. Fold length of ribbon in half, insert ends through holes in card, and tie. Trim ends.