Howdy! I have a wee post today about my Blog party project a few days back, I made over a little basket with some black ribbons and filled it full of wee treat pouches like the one above.
I've seen things like this all over in both blog-land and in stores and it's such a neat little thingumajig I wanted to make up a template for it. If you are even remotely from the same gene pool as me, you have no time at all to fritter away on making elaborate things to just hand out freely at Halloween. I don't mind spending time on something that is going to remain a piece of home decor, or be given to someone special - who I know will keep it! As for hand outs that I aim to give to the trick or treaters who call at the door, I need something snappy! Minimal input, maximum output.
If you know what the official name for these wee twisty boxes are, spill, until I know better I'm calling them Twist Pouches!
For my samples I cut them out on the Silhouette Cameo at 90% size, I was able to get two out of an 8x8 sheet of patterned paper. Because I made these with my fave Graphic 45 Halloween papers, I might in fact just keep them as 'prototypes'... but this is a fabby way to use up all those patterned sheets you have just lying around fading in the sunlight.
Once you get the side flap stuck they practically fold themselves up. I have included the folds as dashed lines so that you can see where they fold easily. They turn out the shape of those old mint humbug sweets.
Knock up a few dozen in less than an hour, fill 'em up with either tricks or treats, hand them out! Everybody happy, I feel like mum of the moment and I also have time to get ready for the next release....more on that upon the morrow! (can't wait!)
I added vellum panels to mine that I had stamped with greetings from Hocus Pocus, but you can add lace or ribbons if you wish, plain or fancy, they are such an interesting little shape that you really can't go wrong.
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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