Sunday, October 2, 2011

You've Been Boo'ed!

Have you heard about the fun Halloween neighborhood activity, "Booing" your friends?

You can go to beenbooed.com to read all about it, but basically it's a fun way to surprise your neighbors with an anonymous little treat during October.

I am beginning to prepare little treat bags for this fun activity (and other upcoming Halloween activities), and I wanted to make some out of the adorable Glowing line from Authentique.

Start with a 12" x 5" strip of double sided paper (I used the Black Gingham/Orange Brocade piece). Fold it so that the bottom portion falls about 3/4" from the top of the back side.


Punch the edges with the border punch of your choice. Then adhere down the left and right sides to form a pocket.

Begin decorating the front. I cut a 1" strip of the Newsprint paper, notched the ends, and accordian folded to create a dimensional banner. 
 Crumple it, distress the edges, and add brown ink with a dauber to age it. Then run a strip of adhesive along the back to stick it down to the pocket.

 Cut out a spiderweb from the Lace Spiderweb paper, and distress the edges. (Tip: I just use the open edge of a pair of scissors to distress quickly!)


Add dimension and sparkle to the web by applying a bit of Stickles! 

Add on a strip from the Tabloids diecuts under the banner, a piece of twine wrapped around the card, tiny clothespins, and another diecut from the Noteables collection. 
 A stick pin and a tag die cut, embellished with a few Diction stickers complete the embellishments.
 Punch two holes to string ribbon & lace through and simply knot the trimming. Fill with candy and hang on a lucky recipient's door! :)



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that this helps you whip up a fun few surprises for your fellow spooks this month!

9 comments:

  1. oh my gosh how cute!!! And I love the idea of leaving a lil something special for someone too!! I will definitely do this!!~

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  2. SO CUTE!!! I"m totally making these!!!

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  3. Very cute Virginia! What a fun idea!

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  4. wow that is so awesome...thanks for sharing..

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  5. This is adorable! I wish you were my neighbor - I would not mind being booed with such a cute treat!

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