Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Party by Guest Designer Michelle Price

I'm excited to share this fun Halloween idea with you. I'm known in my family as the Halloween Queen, a title I wear proudly, so this project is right up my alley. I received the adorable Haunted Manor line from Doodlebug Design and knew immediatley it would make the perfect pieces for a Little Witch Party. I designed a Good Little Witch Party, for good little girls who don't like to be scared.

The cupcake toppers and Halloween banner came together quickly using some mini doodle-pops, banner stickers and twine.

No party would be complete without a goodie bag to take home. These cute bags can be put together as simply or as detailed as you choose.


4 1/2 x 12 sheet patterned paper
sticker sheet of sentiments and images
Plastic or Glassine bag-twine-button

1.      Use a corner rounder to round all four edges of your piece. Score your piece at 5 ½”, 6”, and 6 ½”.

2.      Fold your piece with the outsides together at the 6” score line. Now fold the flaps back together at the 5 ½” and 6 ½” score lines so the insides are together. This creates an accordion fold that will make your bag stand up on it’s own.
3.    Fold over the top of the plastic/glassine bag and sandwich it between the two flaps of your cardstock holder. The folded top edge of the glassine bag will be flush against the top of the cardstock. Place your embellishment paper on the front of the cardstock holder.
4.      Pinching all three layers together tightly, punch two small holes in the top center of the treat bag holder. Your punched holes will go through all three layers. Thread a piece of twine through the holes and wrap it through the hole twice. Finish with a secure knot. Thread your two twine tails through a button and finish by tying a bow over the top of the button. The  bag is now securely attached to the cardstock holder.
5.      Finish off by adding stickers and diecuts to the front of the treat holder.
6.      Bonus Tip: When you wrap a package, you run your ribbon along the edge of your scissor blade to make it curl. You can do the same thing with your twine tails to give them a slightly curled look. Follow the same procedure, but just do it very lightly so you do not break the twine.
And of course no little witch can be without a cute spell book. These little books were a huge hit among the little witches. I have requests for several more.
5 3/4 x 81/4 kraft notebook from Craft Warehouse (only $1)
3-12 x 12 patterned papers
Mr Huey Mist
1. Cut two pieces of patterned paper 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Adhere one to the front and one to the back. These are a bit smaller than the cover piece. You will want to leave the spiral exposed so it will easily open.
2. Embellish the front with stickers, diecuts and scraps of pattened paper.
3. Open the notebook and crumple each piece of the inside paper. I just lightly crumpled the edges.
4. Once you've got all the pages crumpled, hold the book sideways with the pages towards you like a sandwich. Spray Mr. Huey mist along the edges lightly to give the book a distressed look.
5. Attach punched tags to twine and tie them to the top of the spiral spine with twine.
6. Have fun filling your book with toad transformation and mermaid tail spells.
Use these ideas to throw your own Halloween party and impress the little witches in your life. Thanks for having me!



  1. So adorable! Love your treat bags and the way you used the labels! This Doodlebug line is so much fun--I love it so much that I broke down and bought the collection pack on Tuesday! :)

  2. Such a nice party designs. Love them


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