Jen Allyson’s Vintage Findings Kit inspired me to make some spooky treat toppers for my older son’s friends. Usually I go a little cutesy, but now that he’s ten he’s been moving away from that! This kit is just perfect for a less childish Halloween vibe.
These treat toppers were a breeze to make. A good treat topper size for a sandwich or snack bag is 5×7 inches. I created a 5×7 inch canvas in Photoshop then I dragged two of the artisan labels from the elements kit onto it. I rotated one 180 degrees then flipped it horizontally. Then I cropped both labels so the two halves matched up and filled the space on the canvas. Then I simply created another 8.5×11 canvas for printing and dragged the two halves onto the new canvas. I added a spooky saying to the label. Then I dragged over a banner circle and the skull and layered the skull over the top. I duplicated the skull and put it on my 8.5×11 canvas as well. I ended up with something that looked like this…
Then I printed the image out on Matte Heavyweight Presentation paper from Epson. Presentation paper is awesome for printing digital elements as it takes the ink better than regular cardstock and it is a little thinner than cardstock making it easier to cut the elements out. I cut everything out then folded the label in half, adhered the banner circle then I pop dotted the second skull on top to give it some dimension. Then I filled a sandwich baggie with a bit of candy and stapled the treat topper right on top. Isn’t it fun? Now I only have to make about 20 more for my son’s class party!
I hope you give them a shot, if you do I want to see so share them in the gallery!