Thursday, December 17, 2009

Busy, busy, time of year

I finished the Christmas gift bags for Connor's class on Wednesday night and realized I never even posted the Halloween gifts I made.  I've been making Christmas cards like crazy but haven't had the chance to post them either.  I've really got to keep up with my blog...sorry!  I'm really behind again this year so it looks like nobody will be getting Christmas cards until after Christmas.  It's the thought that counts, right!  LOL.

So, without further ado, the Halloween gifts that I made for all the kids in Connor's kindergarten class.  They ended up costing me more than I thought they would once I got all the materials and candy so I scaled down a bit for the Christmas gift bags.  I bought the square test tubes from Papertrey Ink and filled them with Halloween M&Ms that I got at Sam's Club.  They held a lot more than I thought they would.  The tags were stamped with Papertrey's 2009 Halloween Tags set and tied on with some Halloween ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby.

The spiders were just punched out of black cardstock with my scalloped circle punch.  There's a York Peppermint Pattie in the middle.  His legs are made from a photo corner punch and various circle punches for his eyes and nose.  I put one spider and one test tube in a frosted bag that I had stamped in black Stazon ink with a spider and web from the Close To My Heart set Creepy Cobwebs.  (You can always click the picture to enlarge it).

I promise I'll be back with more soon!



All of the spiders once they were finished (sorry for the glare):


The finished treat bag:

All the loot on it's way to school:


Thanks for looking and have a great day,


The Ballards said...

Sue! You crack me up! LOVE the stuff you made.

Laurel said...

Sue, this is adorable! I love this. I will have to bookmark this for next year so I can CASE it. So perfect. TFS.

Laurel said...

Did you hand cut the legs for the spiders?

Sue Pardue said...

Laurel, I used a photo corner punch. I would never spend the time to cut them by hand! :)