Thursday, September 25, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Halloween Treat Bags with Removable Bookmarks + Video + GIVEAWAY!


Today, I'm sharing a Halloween treat bag idea with removable bookmarks. As I mentioned in a previous post, my son likes to have a different bookmark for each genre of book he reads. I thought this would be a fun gift for some of his close friends. If I get around to it, perhaps I'll make one for each of his classmates.



I used the Deco Bag die for the treat bag, along with papers cut from Authentique's Spirited and My Mind's Eye Frightful 6x6 paper pads.


I love that you can see both sides of the patterned paper when using the Deco Bag die! This die is big enough to hold a gift card, photo or small candy bar so it's extremely versatile.


I used the smallest of the Bookmarks dies on the backs of the die cut images. I used the witch from Halloweenies (Halloweenies dies), the pumpkin, stem, leaf and spider from Halloween Icons, stitched lines from Stitched; and jar from Crystal Clear (Crystal Clear 1 and 2 dies).


Depending on the size of the treat you include in the bag, you can either hang the bookmarks on the front of the Deco Bag or the back of it. Hanging them in the front will display them prominently, whereas hanging them on the back will create a cute peek-a-boo effect.


My son loved these so much, especially the jar with the spiders. He immediately put it to use in his current book, Geronimo Stilton: The Hunt for the Golden Book. It involves a lake monster so the spiders are appropriate. ;)


Even though I just bought him 28 books in the September Scholastic order, he insisted on buying Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! at the book fair yesterday. He put the witch bookmark in that one. It looks like these bookmarks will get a lot of use!

Giveaway Details



For my birthday giveaway, one lucky winner will receive both the Kitschy Kitchen and Recipe For Success stamp sets. These are fabulous for a variety of occasions as well as for holiday gift-giving.  You can qualify between now and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the following ways for a total of five chances to win:
  1. Leave a comment here on my blog.
  2. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
  3. Leave a comment on YouTube for the corresponding video.
  4. Like my Facebook Page.
  5. Leave a comment for this project on my Facebook Page.
Best of luck to everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!

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111 comments:

mel ly said...

Emily another great idea.. I truly envy your creativity.. and like ive said before your ideas are truly an inspiration.. it never ceases to amaze me how all your cards, goodie bags, bookmarks and etc brings me so many ideas.. thanks.. and definately keep up the awesome job.. I truly appreciate you posting. :)

-melanie

Jessica H said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I LOVE these removable bookmarks!! Genius!! I think it's so great that your son likes to read so much!! Bookworms are the best!!

FeltAndOtherCraft said...

happy birthday! :) bookmarks are sooo adorable! :)

uselesstrinkets said...

Happy Birthday, dear!
I just saw the picture of your awesome project over at bloglovin - I love Halloween - and jumped over. I'm a silent reader, but this project is awesome - the spider jar! How cool is that?
Thanks for the inspiration
Jessa

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Emily!!! Love that cute jar with the spiders:)

Aida said...

What a cute and generous post. Happy Birthday!! Thank you for the chance and hope all your wishes come true :)

Glory said...

This is so adorable! Happy Birthday Emily!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Another really CUTE project, Emily! I love that it's 2 in 1...the bookmark is so sweet, and will last long after the chocolate bar is eaten...Love the treat bag, too!

Thanks again for another great video tutorial! I love watching you create!

bbp said...

I'm going to have to get that bookmark die to do some treats for my book club next month. Love the bags.

Heidi C. said...

Happy Birthday, I am thankful I found your channel on YouTube, I like the way you do your videos, they're so to the point and be a things come out of them. Also when you have a little helper around! Thanks for the chance of winning also!

Lindsey said...

So not in real life (had to kill one -- MYSELF! -- in the bedroom last night) but on a bookmark, I love the jar of spiders! I also like the pumpkin and the witch, though you colour her far better than I did the other day. :D And so true -- it's great that you get to see both sides of the paper with the deco bags! All in all a super fun project. (I thought you said the bookmarks were for D's friends? :P)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for another wonderful video - your bookmarks and bags are just so cute (and spooky). ;)

Alanna said...

These are so adorable. Thanks for another video.

Evelyn said...

adorable treat bags and with a bonus of a bookmark. Great idea. tfs
Evelyn
evl14512 (youtube)

ionabunny said...

Happy Birthday Emily. Love those cute bookmarks. So nice to hear your son is interested in books. Hugz

Lynn said...

These bookmarks and deco bags are adorable! I love Paper Smooches. Happy Birthday!

Aj D said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for doing the giveaway! I enjoy watching your tutorials on youtube, I always learn something new! Thank you!

Naomi said...

OMG I love the kitchen stamp sets! And the treatbag eith the witch is super cute!

Barred Owl said...

Such lovely treat bags...love them!

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday! You are so sweet to indulge D's book needs, ha! Seriously these are so cute, I love the spider jar!

Ana Emília Cardozo said...

I love your work. So inspiring!

Kirti patel said...

this is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win

Cynthia Clark said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a Sept. baby too. Love the bags and especially the bookmarks!

Yukari Y. said...

Such fun little treat bags! I always enjoy your videos and creations! They're always so inspiring! And thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway :)

Tracey McNeely said...

These are so cute Emily! I love the idea of the bookmarks! Awesome that Damian likes the bookmarks to match the books!

Nicole said...

What great little treat bags! Thanks for the inspiration, I really enjoy your videos!

jeannine said...

Happy birthday! Great treat bags with fabulous book marks! It's great that your son loves to read! I have to bribe my kids to read! Lol! Great birthday giveaway! I was just planning on making my kids each a recipe binder with favorite recipes...they love to help me cook!

Indy said...

Holy cow...these are ALL amazing!!! I love them! Hoping you have an amazing birthday!!
Hugs,
Debbie

P.S. What an incredible mom to buy your son so many books! And then make bookmarks!

A. Dusseault said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to win these stamp sets : )

N Patricia Castillo said...

Happy b-day!!!

Such cute projects! Thanks for the chance to win...

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy Birthday Emily! Your bookmarks are adorable...i can see why your son loves the jar of spiders!

dir28 said...

I absolutely love this project! What a great treat idea for Halloween for my son's class. TFS! Happy Birthday!

Nikki C said...

Happy Birthday to You !!! Treat bags with bookmarks so cute
thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

Denise Bryant said...

These are adorable! Fun project! I love all of the designs but the jar of spiders looks great!

Denise Bryant said...

I'm already subscribed to your YouTube channel!

Christina Hicks said...

Wonderful bookmarks. I adore Halloween projects and this one is so cute. Happy Birthday!

Tiffany G said...

Such a cute and fun idea!!! I absolutely love them and think they would be great to make for a class!! I need to get those dies bc now I wanna make some lol.

Neesey said...

These bags are adorable! Wish I had trick or treaters to give them to. Our houses are too far apart! Happy Birthday to you! I'm celebrating as well. Mine is 9/29..... So this would be a great surprise for me!!!TFS

Gabi MeWi said...

When my nices were small kids they always said :"Happy to you!" - not able to say the whole english birthday-wish.
So in good old tradition : HAPPY TO YOU EMILY !
And your bookmarks are gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Wow! I really enjoyed this video! I think the bookmarks and treat bags are going to be perfect for Halloween. Thanks for showing me this project. I have many of the dies so I am excited to get started making some for the 31st. P.S. My son was also a big spender at the Scholastic book fairs and he grew up to be a fabulous reader. I'm sure your bright son will be a lifelong book fan.

joy said...

Such adorable little bookmarks and I love them paired with the treat bags, Emily!

Happy Birthday to you!!

Suzanne said...

Hi Emily!
Love your treat bags ideas...this one is so ADORABLE! Thanks for the amazing inspiration and for the chance to win! Have a wonderful day! :)

Suzanne said...

I'm already a YouTube subscriber! :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Love the little bags and this certainly is a great gift for classmates! Your son's teacher must really appreciate you, Emily... of course, I am already a You Tube and Facebook fan =]
Michele

Cindy Groh said...

HappY birthday. Love your project. Super cute.

Kathy Straw said...

I love the treat bags and bookmarks you made. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

LadyJmo said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing this cute project ;)

Meghan said...

Love these treat bags and bookmarks! You are such a fabulous mom! Happy Birthday to one of the nicest people I know!

Larissa Heskett said...

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY Sweet Emily!! =) Mine is today too!! The 26th of September and my son Beckett's was on the 25th of September!! So FUN!! LOVE these little bookmarks and what a NEAT Idea these would be to make for a Book Fair Activity!! Our School does these as Fund Raisers and it would be FUN to have a Station set up to make these for the kiddos as they shop!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kari V. said...

I love that little treat bag die!! And your bookmarks are so cute! Great project! Happy happy Birthday!

Kari V. said...

I subscribe to your YouTube channel.

Kari V. said...

I like you on FB!

Tanja said...

since it's your Birthday you should get the presents - instead you have such a great giveaway - thank you

Grá O'Neill said...

My son has just watched the video with me & he is now insisting on making bookmarks with me, NOW! Off we go to get crafty. Hope you have a lovely birthday :)

bastelmonster said...

Thanks for this cute little bags. I love how you use the bookmark dies - must try this also.
Greetings from Germany

Barb said...

I love the idea of making a bookmark for each treat bag. It's always great to encourage young children to read and it is a great reminder of Halloween .

grandmato20 said...

Love making cards and such with removable bookmarks! Have a wonderful birthday!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The treat bags are a wonderful idea. My daughter loves to read. She graduated from college in May.
Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

cissi said...

I like your gifts to your son and his friends. I also loves books and my girls too.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Happy birthday!!! Wonderful projects! Thank you for the chance to win!

Craft-A-Holic Momma said...

Those treat bags are too cute!

Ina Good said...

Your bookmark bag idea was so adorable anyone would love them

Nora N. said...

How adorable are these? You are so clever!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

CraftyPaws said...

Super cute projects! Getting in the mood for Halloween now for sure!

canadian_liner said...

Thanks for another spectacular crafty idea. I can see why these would appeal to your son (esp. the jar'o spiders!).

Renee M said...

These are such fun! The jar of spiders is especially cute. I hope you have a fun birthday, and thanks for sharing the how-to video. :)

Connie said...

Too, too, TOO adorable. Your son is so lucky! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing such cute PS stamp sets!

Shona Chambers said...

What a genius idea!! I always love wrapping that turns into a gift itself and those book marks are spooky cute!! 28 books? He must love reading, it would be like Xmas. I haven't heard of that particular Lego book but must keep an eye out as my 7yr old Max is Lego obsessed. Thanks so much for the giveaway, I don't have either of these sets, so they would be very much loved!!

Clemente Batan said...

Happy Birthday, Emily! Thanks for being the one to give instead of the getting the gifts. I love the spider shaker bookmark. Thanks for the Halloween treat idea.

Jeanie Gregory said...

Those bags are so adorable! Thank you and thank you for the chance to win!

Jennifer S said...

Love the treatbags and bookmarks! So cute for kids. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shelly said...

Seriously, Emily!?!...These are just ADORABLE and way too much fun!!! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. Happy, happy birthday! :)

Mary Borg said...

Your projects are just adorable and so fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

Super awesome! I loved all the bookmarks/treat bags! Ypur video was fantastic an explained it very well! Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration! Happy Birthday!
~God bless

Simply AJ said...

Oh my goodness these are so adorabe! Such fun and kiddo approved spooky inspiration!! Thank you for the chance to win some yummy PS Stamps! Happy Birthday!

Sharon said...

Awesome project, I love the jar of spiders in particular! Thanks for the opportunity to win these sets, I have many many PS but neither of these!

luvhymns said...

Had fun watching your video. My grands are perfect for these cool bookmarks. Sweet giveaway. Happy Birthday!!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love these so much, and thank you for sharing with us!

Pam Spicer said...

Happy Birthday Emily! I love Paper Smooches products. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pam T. said...

Happy Birthday! These are the cutest bookmarks. I'm thinking of making them for the neighbor kids. I know they would love them

Charity Chamberlain said...

Love them! Great video too! Happy Birthday!! Wishing you many blessings!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Emily! How sweet of you to do a giveaway to celebrate your special day! :) Thank you for sharing your adorable treat bags...I'm always inspired by your creative projects and I love to watch you color with Copic markers! Have a wonderful day! :)

Hazel Parr said...

I've only quite recently found Paper Smooches and have fallen in love with them. So much so I now own 2 sets in a week!!
Hugs
H xx

TracyM #6773 said...

HAPPY Birthday Emily!!!
SUPER CUTE treat bags and CLEVER idea to include the removable, BOO-tiful bookmarks :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, tutorial and the chance to win too!!!
PS - I'm already a fan on Facebook and a subscriber to your YouTube channel, heading over to visit now.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

This project is just so, so adorable, Emily!!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I'm a subscriber and HUGE fan on YouTube (but you knew that ;) )!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Yup, I'm a Facebook Follower!

Jean Bullock said...

What a cute idea. Bookmarks AND candy. The pumpkin is my favorite. Well done. Already a follower and left a comment on Facebook. Going to leave a comment on youtube, right now. Happy Birthday!

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy Birthday! LOVE your tutorial, so nice of you to share it with your followers!!!! The bookmarks are such an AWESOME idea!

Judy said...

First, Happy Birthday Emily. These little bags with the bookmarks are so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us your ideas.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday! This is such a cute project and a great idea to combine the treat with the bookmark! Thanks for the fantastic how- to video!

Amanda said...

I'm a YouTube subscriber!

Gayle215 said...

Happy Birthday! I love all your designs and am excited to try your new dies!

Morag said...

Happy Birthday to one amazingly talented paper crafter who has a second career op as a salesperson! I am so circling back to pick up a few PS sets I do not yet have in my hot little hands ;) thank you for the mega-inspiration (again!!!)

NatQuebec said...

It's so cute and I love the idea of the bookmark !!

karenelr said...

I am always amazed at your creativity! I love these bookmarks! I love PS stamps and dies and am thrilled for the chance at your giveaway! Thanks!

Elizabeth Smith said...

I just love watching your videos. You make the most amazing things. I love this idea going to have to try it out myself.

Kimberly Russell said...

These are adorable!

Lisa Zurek said...

I just love all your videos. You make me want all the products I thought I could live without! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

These are adorable treat bags. Just so fuN!

Sue D said...

What a clever idea to make bookmarks to go with these treat bags.
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Sue D said...

I am subscribed to your YouTube channel.
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Lee said...

You are always so clever! Such great ideas. thanks!

k said...

The treat bags and bookmarks are too cute. I like how the bookmarks are a fun small size for both big and little people.

Chark said...

these are just perfect--I wish I were the teacher in a class where you were the mom, I'm sure I'd enjoy everything you brought in!

Chark said...

I already subscribe to your youtube--cuz your videos are awesome. Not too long, but enuf info to be helpful and I love your voice :)

Chark said...

Like you on facebook!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

Emily, these book marks are so cute! A fun idea for your son't class. Happy Birthday!

Loretta Rush said...

Happy Birthday, Emily! I love these bookmarks! How special for your son's class. I can see lots of possibilities for other holidays here! Neat idea, thank you!

Naghma said...

I especially love the mason jar filled with spiders!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Terrific treat bags.