|Trick or Treat pagekit|
The Trick or Treat kit includes:
- 2 Sheets of American Craft (AC) Apricot Cardstock 12x12
- 1 Sheet of AC Black Cardstock 12x12
- 1 Sheet of AC White Cardstock 12x12 (Not used in project)
- 4x12 Strip of Patterned Paper (Not used in project)
- Title and Shape Diecuts
- Red/White Gingham Ribbon
You can take all the die-cuts out of the kit and assemble them. I like inking the edges of everything (as you probably already know!), so I did that (using black ink) before gluing everything together. For paper die-cuts, we like to use a quick-drying liquid glue like Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue or Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Glue. The kit comes with ribbon for embellishing the candy pieces. You can tie bows around the sucker and caramel apple sticks or just knot and attach using Mini Glue-Dots. (Yes, I like quick & easy!)
Silhouette store for my die-cuts. Alternatively, you could use a paper trimmer or free-hand cut each piece. All the pieces were cut from the AC Apricot cardstock. As I mentioned above, I needed one extra sheet of this color in order to cut all the banner parts; the kit includes two, but you'll need three total.
Here are the approximate dimensions of the pieces:
- Banner (for trick word) - 3.5 inches H x 11.5 inches W
- Half-Ovals - 4 inches H x 4.5 inches W (you need two)
- Star - 4 inches x 4 inches
- Triangle - 8 inches H x 7.5 W (you need two)
- Banner (for treat letters) - 4 inches H x 2.75 inches W (you need five)
The next thing I did was create the paper fringe accent on the bottoms of the "treat" banners. To do this, I simply cut a TWO 2.5 inch x 12 inch strip from the included black cardstock. Then cut each of those strips into 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch blocks. Using a standard office scissors (with a long reach), make upward cuts. Be careful not to trim all the way through or to overlap previous cuts. Here's what it should look like once you're done with a block. Notice that it doesn't need to be perfect! You'll be hiding most of it behind each banner piece.
Finally, string your pieces using that B&W Baker's Twine I mentioned earlier. First, get the star piece attached by stringing the twine through the star on the back (you'll need 12 inches or less of the twine) and then use tape to attach to the "trick" piece. I used a piece about one yard long for the ghosts & trick banners and a piece around 2 yards long for the rest. I liked the added interest in having two separate hanging pieces, but feel free to switch things up for your space! Tip: For most of project, I weaved the twine through the front of each piece so it would show at the top. The only exception was the "Trick" piece because there wasn't enough room on the top and I didn't want it to distract. If you use the smaller hole punch as I list above, you won't have too much trouble with things sliding around and the various pieces coming off. And now you're done! Pretty simple, right?! What a fun decor item to hang on your fireplace mantel, on your front door or porch, or even in your child's room as decoration!
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