Thursday, October 4, 2012

Scarecrow Treat Bag (October Class Project)

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Is this not the cutest treatbag ever?!  I found this design by Rae Harper on the Stampers' Showcase -- available to demonstrators on the Stampin' Up! website!  We made this little scarecrow treat bag in my October classes.  Fun fun fun!!!!!  (To see more of Rae's designs, follow this link:


* Crumb Cake card stock (12" x 6")
* Naturals White card stock (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
* Whisper White card stock (small amount for eyes)
* Basic Black card stock (small amount for eyeballs)
* Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (DSP) (5" x 2" - two different designs for hat; scrap for nose) (Holiday catalog)

* Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
* Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
* Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories & Tools:
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die
* Top Note Bigz Die
* Bird Builder Punch
* Petite Pennants Builder Punch
* Small Oval Punch
* 1/2" Circle Punch
* Spice Cake Fabric (3" x 3-1/2")
* Googlies (Holiday catalog) (2)
* Basic Jewels - Rhinestone (1)
* Stampin' Sponge
* Misc. Adhesives: Glue Dots; SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals and Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue

* Packing paper from Stampin' Up! shipment (or plain old brown paper bag), cut into strips about 1/4" wide and about 8" long
* Needle and thread


1. Cut Fancy Favor bag from Crumb Cake card stock; assemble and set aside.

2. Cut Top Note shape from Naturals White card stock.  Punch one Top Note from each of two different designs of DSP; cut one in half horizonally for top of hat; cut one in half vertically for brim of hat -- fold about 1/2" of flat side to back.

3. Punch two Small Ovals from Whisper White card stock; punch two 1/2" Circles from Basic Black card stock; punch the non-scalloped Pennant shape from DSP (Cajun Craze grid design) -- trim about 1/4" from bottom of triangle; punch bird and branch from DSP (Cajun Craze grid design); flip paper over to the striped side and punch wing.

4.  Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Soft Suede to edges of everything except the box and the black 1/2" circles, and then start assembling.  I used Tombow Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue for most of the assembly. It holds well and dries fairly quickly.

* Referring to the photo for placement, adhere the small ovals near the center of the Naturals White Top Note shape; adhere the 1/2" Basic Black circles over the ovals.  Adhere the Pennant shape between and slightly below the eyes.

* Use the Stampin' Write Marker to draw little lines all around the nose to make it look like it was roughly stitched onto the face; then make eyelashes and eyebrows, and finally draw the curves for the cheeks, and then a squiggle for the mouth.  Use a Stampin' Sponge to apply Cajun Craze ink to the cheeks.

* Scrunch up the brown paper bag strips and then unscrunch and fold each piece in half.  Adhere, one at a time near the outer edges on the back of the hat brim with Glue Dots.  Adhere the hat brim to the hat, and then adhere the hat to the scarecrow's head.

* Use a needle and thread to make a long running stitch up the cener of the fabric piece; pull the thread tight and knot it to make the bow. Adhere the bow to the front of the hat brim.

* Apply one self-adhesive rhinestone for the bird's eye -- I didn't like the look of the bright eye looking at me, so I then used a brown Sharpie pen to color the rhinestone.  Add the wing with a Stampin' Dimensional, and then attach the bird over the center of the bow.

* Finally, trim the stem on the branch to fit, and then tuck it in under the edge of the bow.

5.  Spread Tombow Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue across the front of the Fancy Favor box and adhere the scarecrow to the front of the box.  If you're going to put anything heavy in the box, you also might want to adhere an extra piece of cardstock (2-1/8" x 3") to the inside of the bottom of the box to strengthen it a little.


Cath  ;D

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