Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 – October

Trick or Treat Bag

Here’s what I was inspired to make from Tim’s October Tag.  I love the Distress Glitter!  It’s the perfect accent for your Halloween projects.


Ranger Industries:

  • Ranger Surfaces Manila Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Pewter, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot, Mowed Lawn
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter-Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker-Black Soot
  • Archival Ink Pad-Jet Black
  • Ranger Wonder Tape
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Pop it Shapes

Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix-Vagabond Machine, Halloween Shadows Decorative Strip, In the Bag Sized Ovals Mini Bat and Skull; Mini Cat & Raven Set Movers and Shapers

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stamp Set- Halloween Cut Outs

Tim Holtz idea-ology-Black Tinsel Twine

Other:  Black wire, 1/8” hole punch, scrap paper to catch glitter


  1. Cut out bag and trick or treat from Manila cardstock with Vagabond Machine.  Cut out Large oval, cat and bat from grungeboard.
  2. Paint bat with Seedless Preserves,  Cat with Black Soot and Large Oval with Mustard Seed Distress Paint.  Set aside to dry.
  3. Working on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet, follow instructions to make Tim Holtz Marbled Background on In the Bag diecut.   I used Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Pewter and Seedless Preserves set aside to dry.
  4. Apply Glossy Accents all over Trick or Treat diecut.  Place diecut on a piece of scrap paper and pour Mowed Lawn Glitter over top.  Remove excess and set aside to dry.
  5. Do the same for the bat using Seedless Preserves Glitter and Mustard Seed Glitter for the oval.  Set aside to dry.
  6. Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the spider web all over the bag.
  7. Glue bag shut with Wonder Tape.
  8. Dab Mowed Lawn and Seedless Preserves paint along the edges of the bag.
  9. Punch a hole ½” down each side.  Twist Tinsel Twine and wire together and insert into holes to make a handle.
  10. Outline glittered die cuts with Black Soot Marker and glue down oval and cat with Wonder Tape.
  11. Attach “Trick or Treat” and Bat diecuts with Pop it Shapes.


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  1. Love this Patti! The bag is the treat!!! So cool!