I dusted off my digital scrapping skills today to put together some quick Halloween tags to attach to the little treat bags that my girls will bring to share with friends at school. I want a project like this to go quickly and take minimal supplies. Unfortunately, not all 1st and 3rd graders understand the time and money and effort it takes to make an adorable glitterfied handmade tag - they are all about the treat inside and more than likely the tag won't even make it home from school.
But, I still want to make something fun because I enjoy it and my girls love it too! For this project I used the Happy Hauntingdigital kit by Dani Mogstad that you can find over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I made a circle that was 1 7/8" wide (I use the Adobe Photoshop Elements program) and created 2 different tag designs with papers, elements from the kit, and personalized the tag as well. After I had my 2 tag designs completed, I copied and pasted them to fill up an 8" x 10" page. Once I had my tag designs done, it literally took minutes to copy them and print them out. And I also now have the page saved in case I need to print out any more.
After everything was printed out, I went back with a 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the images. I think that this particular punch is on the top of my list of favorite punches. The size is so perfect for tags and card elements, I find myself reaching for it again and again.
Here's a look at my punched out tags, all ready for the next step.
I took some black and orange cardstock and punch Super Jumbo scalloped circles with this punch by Marvy.
Attach the tags to the scallop circles...
Punch holes and thread a ribbon (Halloween ribbon I picked up on clearance after Halloween one year for way cheap) through it to tie it on to the treat bags.
Super quick and easy, and way fun! There are also so many pre-made printable hybrid kits available that all you have to do is print, cut out, and assemble. Here's a packaging kit made from the kit I used to create my tags. Here's another cute kit with boxes, tags, and cards. Here's yet another printable hybrid kit. And another (that one's even on sale!) So you don't need to know how to put the elements together in a photo editing program.
So now I have tags done for classroom treats, another thing checked off my list for Halloween!
Trick or Treat Tags
hybrid supplies from Sweet Shoppe Designs:
Happy Haunting by Dani Mogstad
1 3/4" circle punch by EK Success
Super Jumbo scallop circle by Marvy
black & orange cardstock
Crop-a-dile punch by We R Memory Makers