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And just like that, August is done and it's time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge. School is starting soon for us (and for some has already started) and with that comes thinking about Halloween already- it will be here before you know it and the stores are already filling up with treats and decorations. I love to send an extra special something for a treat for my girls to share with friends and classmates...


Pixy Stix are a treat that my girls are into right now and so I made up these cute pockets to slide a few into. The stamping I did for this project is quick and easy. I created a background stamp with the sentiments (like I shared on this post here) from my Boo To You set for the front of the pocket and added the pumpkin tag stamp and some sentiments from the 2009 Halloween Tags set. A little black stitching and some True Black grosgrain ribbon are perfect to finish this project off.

The pocket base is made with something other than regular kraft cardstock. I actually used a file folder. I found some kraft colored ones a little while back and there are so many styles and colors out there that you could create the pockets from.

Let me walk you through cutting up the file folder to make the pockets. I was able to get 5 pockets from one folder + some left over that you could use for something else...


I did use a little bit heavier duty paper cutter just for the fact that I could cut through the 2 layers of the folder with one pass versus more than one with my Fiskars slide cutter.


First I cut 2" off the top of the folder. I measures from the top edge, not the top of the tab.


Next, open up the folder and line up the fold crease with the 4" mark on your cutter. Make sure that the part of the folder that you want showing on the front of the pocket is on the side that you are cutting.


Here's a look at what you should have so far. By using a file folder to do the pocket, your fold is already done. Especially for a project that you need to mass produce, cutting out steps of scoring and folding is going to save you a bunch of time.


Now, cut this piece into 2" strips.


Like I mentioned earlier, you will end up with 5 pocket bases. Now you are ready to stamp, stitch, attach, tie, and fill with treats.


Repeat as necessary for as many treats that your kids need to share...!


Check out the spooky sweet projects from the whole senior design team: Nichole, Becky, Lauren, Lisa, Michelle, and our guest designer Teri Anderson.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween! Already!

Pixy Pumpkin Pockets

stamps: Boo To You, 2009 Halloween Tags (Papertrey Ink)

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)

cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)

other: True Black grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink), 1 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, corner rounder punch (EK Success), kraft file folders, sewing machine/thread, dimensionals