Today I have a quick and easy Halloween project for you featuring the Twisted Treat stamp and companion die by Avery Elle. I love the Avery Elle stamps and dies — they are just really fun and trendy. Here’s a look at my treat tags —
The tags are super easy to make. All you really need is some scraps of black and white cardstock, and the Avery Elle Twisted Treats stamp set and companion die. The tags will attach to any treat with just a little of your favorite washi tape (why use plain tape when you have washi?).
To create the tag on the black background, I first cut the background tag 2″ x 3″. I rounded the corners using a small corner rounder. Then I stamped the bat frame from the Twisted Treats stamp set on white cardstock using Black Soot Distress ink. I immediately covered the ink with Ranger super-fine detail clear embossing powder. If you haven’t used this product, you’re missing out — to me it is a must-have item. Because it is super-fine detail, it doesn’t distort images or clump – it provides just a uniform, even embossing. Because it is clear, it will work with any ink color, and will preserve the original color. I also stamped the sentiment, “Devilish Delghts” with the Black Soot and covered it with the embossing powder. I heat embossed both. I love to see the transformation — this is kind of embossing “light”, though, since it is super-fine detail powder. It is absolutely embossed, but not as much dimension as you get with some other types of embossing powders. It just leaves the great dimensional detail that you can see in the tag. Once the bat frame was embossed, I cut it out using the companion Twisted Treats die. Assembly is easy — I just put a few small pieces of Scor-Tape on the back of the bat frame. I adhered the bat frame to the background cardstock only at the top. This will allow me to slip in the sentiment and center oval at the right place. I attached the sentiment to a black oval (left over from cutting the bat frame in black cardstock) using Scor-Tape, and then slid it underneath the bat frame. Once I was confident about placement, I removed the tape liner and attached it. I lifted the bat frame one last time and removed the Scor-Tape liner pieces at the bottom of the frame and stuck the frame to the tag. The final steps were to punch a hole in the top (I used my 1/8″ hole punch), and add some solid black baker’s twine to hang the tag. Super easy!
The tag on the white background was also very easy. I stamped the sentiment “Frightfully Good” with Black Soot ink, applied the Super Fine Detail Clear embossing powder and heat embossed as described above. I cut the bat frame from plain back cardstock (no stamping on this one). I also cut two dimensional bats from the Little B Halloween die set. To assemble the tag, I attached the frame and sentiment as described above. I used my white Gelly Roll pen (any opaque white pen will work) to add a face to the little bats, and then folded their wings and used Scor-Tape to attach the bats to the black bat frame. Then I punched a hole in the top, and added some solid white baker’s twine to hang the tag.
Please see the short video for additional information on how I assembled the tags,
Of course you can add your Halloween greetings to the back of the tags, and you’re ready to attach them to your favorite treats. I used my white Gelly Roll pen to add the greeting to the black tag.
Please be sure to check out the full selection of Avery Elle stamps and dies on the Cut @ Home site. You’ll fund a lot of cute and trendy ideas there!
Items available from Cut @ Home —
Avery Elle Twisted Treats stamps — SKU 1327
Avery Elle Twisted Treats companion die — SKU D1327
Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal. I used 1/4″. — SKU 202
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot — SKU TIM19541 (full-size pad); TDPK40330 (in the mini kit #3 – shown on video)
Little B Halloween die set — SKU 100465
Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot — SKU 657900
Items from my stash — Ranger Super-Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder; White and black Gelly Roll pens; candy corn washi tape (Queen & Co.); heat embossing gun; solid black and white baker’s twine; 1/8″ hole punch; scraps of black and white cardstock.
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!