Friday, July 3, 2015

Getting Ahead of the Game and Falling for Fall!

Welcome to a new month here at Altered Pages.  

Steph here and this July we at Altered Pages are Falling for Fall.  With these warm summer temps we thought we could remind you of the cool Fall days to come and in addition maybe give you a few ideas for getting a head start on your Fall or Halloween creations.

In today's post I am gearing up for those little gifties I will need for teachers, hostess gifts, etc.  I have for you today a cute little altered treat bag.  
I used a tiny cardboard (you put it together) type of gift bag in white.  I actually worked on it prior to folding it into shape...much easier to work on the flat surface.   I used an adorable vintage collage image, chevron washi tape, gold stickers and old text pages.  I also inked the handles, added a bit of copper Stickles and a few blingy embellishments to dress up this plain little baggy. 
You can see in this picture below there is a deco'ed little paper clip.  This was easy as pie to make.  Just a little washi tape folded over on itself and wrapped around the paperclip and that's it.  Easy and cute...I love it!  I also attached a couple little strips of faux rhinestone trim on either side of my image.
In this pic below is the back of the bag.  I first covered the area with a bit of old text page.  I then used an image from a scrap of Graphic 45 paper I had left over from last year.  Never waste any scraps, right!  I added a little rhinestone to the center of the "clock" and gold gilded sticklers in each corner.  I also inked the edges with black to age it a bit.

In this pic above is what each of the smaller sides look like...matching Graphic 45 images easily attached with my double sided tape.
I hope you enjoyed my tiny little treat bag.  It is the perfect size for trading ATC's or you can fill it with some sweets for your sweetheart.  Either way this was fast to create, cute to look at and it holds tiny little treasures.  I WILL be making more of these to have on hand for sure!

Please let me know you were here by leaving a comment and make sure to follow the blog all month long as we Fall for Fall.  
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a lovely 4th of July weekend and stay safe. 

 Supplies Used -
Halloween Horribles collage sheet
Graphic 45 Halloween Papers
ZIG 2 Way Glue Pen
Double Side Tape Roll
Washi Tapes
Gold Opulence Stickers
Stickles in copper
Vintage Text Pages

These two links are to items not used in this project, but HOW CUTE?!? I wish I had some on hand.  I guess I better place an order!
 Halloween collage category
 Adorable Skull Ribbon


  1. Love the idea and the finishes project. very useful anf wonderfully arty!

  2. Fabulous project, and I love the little tape addition to the paperclip. Very clever idea.

  3. Fun Halloween ideas. It's time to start planning my Halloween cards. I love Halloween!!!