Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween bag toppers - You've been ghosted !

Do you know this tradition? Some places call it "boo-ing", others call it "ghosting" or being "ghosted".
The idea is the week before Halloween, you make up a bag of candy/treats, kids go over to a friend's or neighbour's house, secretly leave the bag behind from the "Phantom Ghost", ring the bell and run! It's a cute little game and the kids love it.

See below for the full poem.

I saw the Challenge Me Monday... Challenge #234 Halloween Projects so I made these bag toppers for the bags of candy.

Both toppers were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, on p.25The "card" image was cut out at 4 1/2" real dial size, and scored into two.

Boo-ing Halloween, Ghosting candies, CTMH bag topper
Bag toppers

On the left
Before scoring, run the piece of purple Gypsy through the BigKick using the CTMH woodgrain embossing folder for texture. Stamp the pumpkin image from the August of SOTM onto a Daisy White cardstock circle, distress in thistle ink and stick it to a scalloped circle in Sunset orange cardstock.

On the right
The topper on the right was made using the Scaredy Cat paper. The label was cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge on p.33 at 1". The stamp set used is the super versatile Holiday Tags. The label was stamped in Gypsy purple and the sentiment in Slate grey ink.

When the toppers were ready - We slid pipe cleaners inside and created a loop so they could hang off doorknobs. We stapled the topper to the bag of  halloween candy and to the poem.

Here is the poem in case you want to make your own

               BOO !

The Phantom Ghost has come to town
To leave some goodies… I see you’ve found.
If you wish to make this a happier fall…
Continue this greeting, this phantom call.

First, post this Ghost where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit,
Be sure to participate, you don’t want to miss it !

Second, fill 2 bags with candy and treats.
And make 2 copies of this GHOSTING sheet.
Deliver them to two neighbours, try to stay calm.
Don’t let them see you, be sneaky no doubt…
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out !!

Next you have only one day to act, so be quick !
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn’t hit.
Deliver at a time when no one is home…
Stay out of sight… for it adds to the fun.

And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don’t worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say…  
à bientôt,

1 comment:

  1. Fab idea !! Thanks for sharing over at FCCB this week, love your little bags xhugsx Nikki