03 October 2018

Treats - tag, shaped card, watercolour pencil

Who didn't want a treat bag almost bigger than yourself when you were trick-or-treating? It was the highlight of childhood for many of us. My tag-card features a long retired stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

Putting It Together 

The last time I went out trick-or-treating, I was actually in my 20s. I was friends with a small pack of teenagers one of which hosted a small and very tame Halloween party as an excuse for us to costume up. After the little kids coming to the door dwindled and we still had a lot of candies left (the good stuff), someone in the group came up with the idea of 'reverse trick-or-treating'. We went out to the neighbourhood to ring the doorbells of the houses with decorations. Instead of getting candy, we cheerily gave them some of ours. We also gave candies to the few young tricker-treaters who were walking around and to their parents, too. It was blast and full of a lot of laughs both in our little group and the people at the houses.

I used Nuvo watercolour pencils to colour the image during lunch at my day job.

Back at home, I added some additional details with Uniball pen and Wink of Stella. I found a tag die in my stash to perfectly fit the image.

I used a larger die from the nested tags to cut a top fold shaped card from kraft.

I used the same large die to cut the striped background on the diagonal. I added both to the card base I made then added a hole which I threaded with black and white baker's twine.

Inside, I added a sentiment and icon.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Tags, You're It
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Tag It
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Scribbles Designs: Pick a Patterned Paper
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Halloween
Creative with Stamps: Halloween
Outlawz Festive Friday: Theme - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining the Halloween challenge at Just for Fun stamps.

  2. Great Halloween tag and super coloring! Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM!!!

  3. What a fun tag, love the stamp so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. What a fabulous Halloween tag card and I love your colouring - the shading is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  5. I love that you added a sentiment on the inside! I'm always looking for cute tag ideas for gift bags and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us at JFF Stamps! Wendy DT

  6. Great tag idea with lots of color. Thank you for sharing with the Just For Fun October Challenge.


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