Sunday, September 25, 2016

Black Cat Treat Bag Printables



Let's make it easy!  Do you need a cute Halloween Treat Bag?  You can whip this up in a jiffy and have a not-so-scary Halloween treat for a little sweetie or maybe for a "You've Been Boo'd" gift.  We used to do the "You've Been Boo'd" thing at school and I kind of miss it!



The black cat in a pumpkin and the bag are both printables.   You've got some options on the bag and I talk about those, as well as show how to make the gussets in the video below:







You can download the black cat + pumpkin HERE.
You can download the treat bag HERE.


Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  When the image appears, wait a moment and a download button will appear in the top right corner.  If download button does not appear, right click on the image and save as.  I'm always happy to email the image to you, if neither one works!





You still have a week to link up to the Halloween Challenge.   You can link Halloween, fall, orange and black creations!  

Happy Halloween!




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Halloween Shaker Easel Card Printable + Video


Welcome to the second Halloween post for 2016!  I was so excited to find this vintage Halloween candle holder.  At least, I think it's a candle holder.  A little candle could be inserted through the middle and held underneath the paper circle, keeping the wax off little hands.  Does sound a little dangerous, doesn't it?

So let's put it to a different, cuter, cooler use, shall we?  I've got it all ready to print out, 



including the sentiment.  Love the curly-tailed black cat!



I turned the candle holder into a shaker easel card.  

It's so easy to make!  See the video below:






Download the Halloween frame HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  When image appears, wait a moment and a download button will appear in the top right corner.  If download button does not appear, right click on the image and save as.  I'm always happy to email the image to you, if neither one works!



Join in the Halloween Challenge!


Show me all your wonderful Halloween creations.  Or show me your creations with a black and orange theme.  Or show me your Fall projects.  Can't wait to see them all!

Find the Halloween Challenge HERE.

Happy Halloween!

Supplies Note:  I couldn't find the exact scallopd die I used behind the cat frame.  I linked another similar one that would work.  Thank you!

Halloween Challenge 2016



Hi, there. I'd love to see your Halloween creations!  Of course, you can also link cards that are orange and black (without a Halloween theme), as well.
  
Link up your cards, decorations, treat bags - whatever you've created.  You can link up as many current projects as you wish.

I'm giving a $10.00 gift certificate to My Favorite Things for the prize!  That will be fun to spend...

Please link back to ChouxChoux Paper Art in your post.   Share this Challenge with your readers. 



Then come back the next several weeks for Halloween inspiration, printables, and videos.

Link up by Sunday, October 2,  2016.  Winner (selected by InLinkz random selection) will receive an email and be announced that week.

Visit a couple of the other entries and leave them some love!  It will make you feel good, too!

Can't wait to see your creations - Link them up here!




Sunday, September 11, 2016

Black Cat Halloween Printable + Origami


Can't get enough black cats.  They're purr-fect!  I adore my old green-eyed black cat (as I've mentioned at least once before).  We just got back from Denver and I think he actually missed me!

I fell in love with this adorable origami cat box designed by Gay Merrell Gross.  Here's a link to the video:  https://youtu.be/EMlwU_fV7Rs.  

Eyes or no eyes?  I debated back and forth.  Tried several different eyes.  Didn't like any of them.  Decided to leave the face in that true origami form.  However, I did not abide by other origami principles.  I used 65lb black cardstock - usually way to heavy for origami.  But, I wanted him to be sturdy.  Sturdy enough to hold candy corn.  

Tips for using heavier paper to make the cat box:

1.  Use a bone folder on the initial horizontal, vertical and diagonal folds.
2.  Press firmly on every fold.
3.  Staple the head to the body.  (Kids can turn it upside down and the head stays on!)

I used a white ink pad to add definition to his nose and a little on his feet.



Of course, I had to have a cute tag to tie up the candy corn.  This black cat is purr-fect!



Then I decided the tag would make a cute Halloween card.  So I made it all a bit larger.





You can download the black cat tag, in both sizes, HERE.

Gotta love black cat season!  Of course, I have black cat season all year round.  Maybe this black cat tag will find a home with you.

So glad you came by for my first halloween post of the year.  There will be a lot more to come.  ALERT:  Challenge to come next week with a great prize.  Stay tuned!





Sunday, September 4, 2016

Felt Teddy Bear Treat Pocket



Sweet Teddy Bears - Aren't they adorable?  National Teddy Bear Day is September 9th.  I couldn't let it go by without a tiny celebration.  Especially since I've been locating all of Lauren's old clothes and toys that have long been packed away. 



 I came across a box of stuffed animals with one of Lauren's first teddy bears.  He's almost thirty one years old!  Look at his poor paw with the top layer coming off.  I think he'll love to see Louisa and hold an honored place in her room, too!

I've got a video showing how to make the felt teddy bear pocket and a printable for the teddy bear tag and sentiment.






You can download the teddy bear tag and sentiment HERE.  

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  When image appears, wait a moment and a download button will appear in the top right corner.  If download button does not appear, right click on the image and save as.  I'm always happy to email the image to you, if neither one works!



I filled my teddy bear treat pocket with gummie bears.  Seems appropriate!

Here's the video on making the teddy bear treat pocket:



Download the Teddy Bear Treat Pocket pattern HERE.

So glad you stopped by.  Have a Happy National Teddy Bear Day!






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