October 16, 2008

Wise Owl Halloween Treats

Whooooooo knew October would fly by so fast! Halloween will be here before you know it. Do you have some spooktacular treats planned for teachers, friends and family? Today, I have some fun treat bags to show you that you can whip up in no time. Gather up your supplies and let's get started!

Today, I have a helper...my good friend Carmen came over to play in my stamping room. She is kind enough to let me use her as a hand model. Her hands are much prettier than mine anyway!

I knew that I wanted to use the PTI's Wise Owl stamp set for a Halloween project. While gathering up supplies, I found that a patterned paper from the First Fruits collection was a perfect selection! The layered design pattern reminds me of feathers on the owl's belly. And the colors were perfect for Halloween too.
Start out the project by stamping the Wise Owl body and wings onto Papertrey's Kraft cardstock, using Palette Black Noir ink. Using Copic Sketch markers, shade in the outline out of the body using some light tan shades. Using a Copic Blender Pen, blend in the ink colors...they'll fade into the Kraft color easily. (Look at Carmen's pretty nails. )
Whoooo's that looking at us? Before we get to the eyes, let's stamp on the owl's belly. I used belly that resembled the feather pattern in the First Fruits patterned paper. This belly image is from the Wise Owl Bellies stamp set, an additional set that coordinates with Wise Owl. Perfect combination. Stamp on the owl's beaks too.
Now for the eyes. Stamp some big, googly eyes onto PTI's Stamper's Select White Cardstock. I punched them out with two sizes of circle punches.
Cut out the owls with a pair of fine tip scissors and add the eyes. I adhered one eye directly to the owl image and popped another eye up on a foam pop dot. This enhances the *googliness* of the owl's eyes.....you've heard the saying, *keep one eye open*, right. Aren't the owls so cute all piled up? (How could you resist these Pine? She loves owls.)
Next, it's time to stamp the sentiments. Cut Kraft cardstock and stamp on a *Happy Halloween* sentiment from Spooky Sweets and the *have a hoot of a day* stamp from the Wise Owl set. Add three little dots with a black marker to the front of the *have a hoot sentiment*. Ink the edges with white ink. (Pretty ring, Carmen.)
Next, cut squares of Kraft cardstock and adhere the patterned paper. Finished size is 3.25" square. Adhere the owls and a the sentiment rectangle.
Bake up your favorite treats. I made Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies, using the recipe straight off the package. I usually add about 1/4 cup more flour so they puff up a bit more. Bake them in a big cookie pan and cut into bars. No time for individual cookies, the big square bars will do! I added Halloween colored M & M's to the top of the batter before baking. Don't mix them in because you won't see them all. Sprinkle them on top so they stay bright and colorful.
Slip the fresh baked but cooled cookies into a Large Glassine Bag. I LOVE these bags, they come in so handy! Fold over the top, punch a hole and add a Dark Chocolate Saddle Stitch Ribbon. Adhere the finished owl piece to the front of the sack with a couple foam pop dots.
If you really want to make your owls look cool, add some Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyes. It will make them look like real googly eyes. Allow plenty of time for them to dry though.
Package up all your goodies in a basket and you'll be all set for Halloween! I love to drop by the girls' school on Halloween day and deliver my treats. The teachers love it when they see me comin'! I always save out two treats for my mom and dad too. They get a real kick out of getting a special treat, all packaged up just for them. Poor Eric, he just gets the outside cookie crust. He feels so deprived on treat days!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my treats today! Thank you to Carmen for being my helper! Have a spooktacular day!

56 comments:

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, these are amazing! You are a WONDER, Woman! ;-D Your Halloween decorations are so cool--I'd be embarrassed for you to come to my house--nary a decoration. . .

Anonymous said...

What cute treat packages! Making them with a friend makes them even more special.
C Burke

Dawn said...

so cute, love them!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a great idea and I love what you did with the patterned stamp from First Fruits. And that Carmen is so photogenic (okay, at least her hand is anyway...). Between my dry skin and lack of a manicure I have to keep my hand out of all my photos!

liannallama said...

oh, these are so very cute! What a lot of work you have put into them!

Ret said...

These are adorable, Mish! I love them! Question for you...will you email me the Tollhouse recipe? They don't sell Tollhouse in Nova Scotia, and I really miss them! Would love to surprise my hubby. (he's canadian & has no idea what he's missin!!!) lol
thanks!
Ret
crafty1ret@eastlink.ca

Stefanie Staniak said...

Whooooooo wouldn't want this treat! Love those owls (and I think that Pine does too !! :)

Elaine said...

Major cuteness on these Michelle! Great job!

Joan Fricker said...

These are so cute and looks yummy too. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Joan

Gay Ferland said...

Mish,
you've done it again!! Your creations are awesome and this time of year...ghouling!!! Thanks for sharing your never ending displays and cards!

krista said...

amazing! soooo cute! thanks for the step-by-step directions!!! love those owls--can't wait to try this!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love all these owls! I'm sure Pine does to. Ü
The paper is perfect for owl bellies!

Anonymous said...

OMG! These are sooo cute...and so easy to make! Thanks for your great inspiration,Mish! You Rock!

Maria said...

What fun, fun, fun project! Thanks so much for sharing - such a wonderful idea to help make the holiday that much more special!

moster said...

What a fun and relatively quick treat for the special trick or treaters in your life! You may have found a use for the pack of cello bags I accidentally ordered from SU!

Deanna said...

This project is totally awesome! It is going to be very tough to not just make this exact project! Really awesome!

Shawn said...

Mish ... all I can say is that you AMAZE ME!! These are adorable!! You must never ever sleep! Thanx for the amazing inspiration and ideas. Keep 'em coming!!

DeeDee said...

Eeeek, these are toooo ADORABLE Mish!! Carmen makes a lovely hand model...thanks for showing how to do the owl step-by-step!! HUGS!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

your owls turned out so stinkin' cute!!!! Yet another set i neeeeeed. :)

Jennifer said...

So stinkin' cute! Love that owl and paper together.

Anne said...

Another incredible project!

Amy said...

What a great and "doable" treat idea...of to PTI for some bags now!

Amy

Amy said...

...oops! Meant to say "off" to PTI; guess I'd better wake up a bit more Ü

Michelle said...

once again you amaze me! LOVE THIS!! and you make it look like even I could manage this, LOL!

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE these fun treat bags - I'm always looking for things like these for my church fair - I'll be making a bunch of these for sure - so glad I already have this stamp set and paper!!! Wonderful design on this Mish!!

VictoriaG said...

Really, really cute! And a wonderful little tutorial!

KrissD said...

Ok, you are not good for my Papertrey budget, it was already out of the park, and now you went & did this! These are absolutely adorable!

Dana said...

so so cute!!!

wendella247 said...

These are just too cute and pretty easy to make! I need to get some glassine bags and get going on making some of these! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Cindy H. said...

These treat bags are adorable!! Love that little owl and he looks spook-tacular on the glassine bags!! And the treats...well I'd even eat the crust and be a happy camper :) they're just sooo yummy looking. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Lyles said...

Mishie you're such an owltist. I mean ARTIST....hoot! You're gonna make me get this set, aren't you !!??!! LOVE these Mish!!! Send one to Pine! LOL!

Maria jesus said...

wow, Mish your work is very very creative, love it, thanks for sharing.

MJ

Anonymous said...

Unbelievably cute!!! Everything goes together so great~that paper is the perfect compliment. You just blow me away! THANK!

maryps said...

Michelle,
You are a prolific producer of magical projects. Not being a blog hound I don't check in every day, but I see your work all over the crafty web sites. Your ideas are creative and inspiring. I don't know where you find the time or energy to create so many beautiful things. Thank you for the inspiration & many tutorials.
-mary
PS: Your Halloween decorations are awesome. If this is what you do for Halloween, what do you do for Christmas? LOL!

Ashley said...

This is AWESOME! And your cookie bars look so yummy!

patriciad said...

Very cute idea. And I'd like to compliment Carmen on her lovely nails and ring as well. My polish is all chipped and, well, looks nothing like Carmen's...

Shelly said...

So cute Michelle. I love your owls and your hand model is perfect!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Okay, I have to come out of lurking just to say how funny your hand model comment was. I'm so the same way and take great pains not to show my hand - my friends and family think I'm crazy. If your hands are anything like your creativity, you should be flaunting them for the world to see!!

Julie Campbell said...

Your friends must really love you! Can I be your neighbor? Seriously awesome project! It couldn't be any cuter!

Linda Beeson said...

What a completely adorable project! LOVE that owl.

Shi said...

These are so cute! Lov em

Michele Zwart said...

Those are adorable, but HOLY COW do those cookies look good............

KraftyChic said...

The bags are just too darn cute! I swear I gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture of the cookies! LOL

Cherie

My HodgePodgerie said...

I'm sorry, but these are just wayyyyy toooooo cute! (and now i'm starving for cookies! hahaha)

Giulia said...

You're a fantastic creative person! I like your blog!!! So cute these decorations!

Heather's Creations said...

MMMMM I can smell them cookies all way over here in the UK ;)
Great little packages, Michelle :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Eveline said...

I so wish they celebrate Halloween over here but I could adapt these treats for any occasion. Anyway, it all looks great.
Eveline.

Softangelkisses said...

How cute! I have to say I am still resisting the Owl, but you guys are quickly winning me over!

Marci said...

These are adorable! Love them! Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas!! You're the best!

maud said...

Wonderful !!!!

Toni K said...

How awesome! You must be the most favorite mom!

Chelle! said...

I love visiting your blog because YOU ARE SO INSPIRING!!!! Those little goodie bags are to die for!!!

Beth said...

these are great!

WHERE'S MY COOKIE!?!?!?

ME LIKE COOKIES!!!!
'{said in my best Cookie Monster voice}

Jessica said...

Yum. Can I come over to your house?

I LOVE those owls, and you're right, the paper matches their cute little bellies :)

Judy said...

such cute Halloweendecorations.Love your work.

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