Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2022 - Bold Text and Retro Halloween Treat Bag #10 Gift Tags

I'm back and with my last project from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Live...these fun Bold Text Halloween and Retro Halloween Treat Bag Gift Tags, for those special Trick-or-Treaters.  The Retro Halloween images are so easy and fast to put together, and you can use so many substrates with them and interchange the pieces with different cool! I was lucky to find some (Although not enough so all the bags are not filled yet in the photos, but I'll be looking for more.) retro candy to fill the sacks with to match the retro feel of the that those are still being made, especially the Razzles. Enjoy!

When die cutting the Retro Halloween and Bold Text Halloween pieces, you will need glitter paper and Metallic Kraftstock in the same color family, as well as black cardstock, all with two sided tape on the back and ready to go...with the exception of the ghost and skull (they need black glitter paper as well as silver glitter paper and silver Metallic Kraftstock) and cat (yellow glitter paper but with black Metallic Kraftstock). All the faces will need two solid base pieces in glitter, one face in metallic, and one face in black cardstock. You will replace the inside pieces of black cardstock with the inside pieces of Metallic Kraftstock, then adhere each one to a glitter base with the glitter showing through to the eyes and anywhere else you think (See the next picture for some detail on this.). On the text of each one, die cut the words with black cardstock, remove the letters and save for later, and adhere the words to a glitter paper and trim around the border (see pic 3 for better details). Then you will decide which face to use on the tags and save the other for another project or make more tags with them. 
Here is a better look at what I talked about above. There are two base glitter pieces for each face (one in metallic and one in black), and you swap out the middle pieces on the faces with the other color, leaving the eyes open to see the glitter when you adhere the face on. You can also cut the two die pieces together to get a thin border trim to use on one, which is a cool thing to be able to do and that makes it like there are three dies per character instead of two. The hard part is deciding which face to use on the tag, or you can make two tags and use both. 
Here is a little detail on the sentiment. Die cut using Black Cardstock with two sided tape on back, push out the letters and use for another time, then adhere to a glitter paper and trim around. Adhere this onto Mixed Media Cardstock or Manila and trim around just leaving a tiny border, and ink the border with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
To make the tags, pick two Halloween Backdrops to paper piece together. Cut each into six each pieces, and then join two together (one piece from sheet) with a piece of Halloween Design Tape. Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and then mount onto Black Cardstock, just leaving a very thin edge. Mount this onto Mixed Media Cardstock or Manila, and cut and ink the edges. Mount this onto a patterned Halloween paper (I used Halloween this stash!) and leave a wider border, and ink. Then mount onto black and finally onto a #10 Kraft Tag, and ink the edges. Lots of layers, but it really makes the images pop. 
To dress up the characters, add hats cut from patterned Halloween paper, and even add a pom pom on top with Collage Medium. To make collars, cut a piece of Mummy Cloth about 5 inches long, and pull a few threads from each side opposite each other to make it ruffle up, and gently pull and slide the cloth at the same time until you get the ruffled look you want. Tie the threads into a knot behind the collar, and add two sided tape behind. Remove the two sided tape backing from the character and stick the collar in place where you want it and then adhere the character to the tag directly or add some foam tape behind to prop up the middle of the face and stick the sides of the face down like I did. Adhere the sentiment below. Add whatever else you want to dress up your character. 
Take large Kraft treat sacks that are slightly larger than the #10 tag, and ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Fill the bags with vintage retro looking candy, and fold the top about 3/4 of an inch. Punch a hole in the middle of the fold to match up with the hole on the tag, and secure the tag on top of the sack with a Mummy Cloth bow to give to your special Trick-or-Treaters or as party favors. SO STINKING CUTE!

(Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Tape, Hole Punch)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2022): Retro Halloween, Bold Text Halloween 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic Colors Kraftstock, Metallic Classics Kraftstock, Halloween Backdrops, Halloween Design Tape, Halloween Kraftstock, Halloween Trimmings 
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Mixed Media Cardstock, #10 Kraft Tags 
-American Crafts Glitter Paper Pad 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte 
-4.75 x 9.25 Inch Kraft Gift Sacks, Tiny Pom Poms
More Halloween goodness is on the way, so stay tuned! Thank you so much for coming on over. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. These are sooooo Stinkin' CUTE!!!!!

  2. Loving all these fun Halloween tags. So beautifully made. I wish I had some use for these so I could make some too. Now I only admire yours.

  3. So cute, I was having trouble following you on what to cut in what substrate...until, I scrolled on down and zoomed in on the pictures and THEN I could see the different pieces/colors and I am sure once you start will be hard to stop with the combinations....just one more....LOL.

  4. Hello from Switzerland, j'adore vos créations c'est Magnifique. Amitiés Rachel (

  5. Nice post thank you Brooke


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