Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mystery of the Giant Eye

I love Halloween. There are many reasons but first and foremost, it’s the candy.  Not the eating of it, but the giving and getting that makes it such a fun holiday.

I work for a large non-profit but in my neck-of- the woods, the second floor, there are around 50 folks.  Most days, especially around Halloween, our communal kitchen is filled with candy. I occasionally take a few miniature candy bars for 911 moments, but usually just pass them up – too mundane.

This year I wanted to do something special for my co-workers. My inspiration was the story that was sweeping the Internet last week - the errie eyeball that washed up on a beach in Florida. 

Cellophane Bags
Eye Ball Candy
Black Ink Pad
Scalloped Punch
TH Baroque Die
Spooky Paper
White Cardstock
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Miracle Tape
Mini plastic bugs

1. Stamp on white cardstock then punch out tag using the scalloped punch.
2.Color in the tongue and eye balls with Stickles. Set aside to dry.
3. Cut out the Spooky Paper with the Baroque Die. This will be the top of the bag.
4. Edge both the bag top and the scalloped tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
5. Fill the cellophane bag with assorted plastic bugs and candy eyes.
6. Fold the baroque die cut in half. Place over the cellophane bag and staple in each corner.
7. Attach the scallop tag using Miracle Tape.

 BTW that giant eye was the eye of the shark, not the eye of the newt. Either way, it made a great Halloween story. What kind of candy are you giving out this year?


  1. These are great EllenBee! Sophie is getting excited for Halloween and shreeked with joy when she saw the mini chocolate bars and bags of candy that I bought for her to help give out. Everyday she taps on the table and we are having to count down the days with her! This is her favourite time of year lol!
    TFS a cute idea!
    hugs Aly and Sophie xxx

  2. That stamp is perfect. I love the packaging but I don't think I could eat an eyeball no matter how good it tastes. Halloween is pretty quiet here in NZ, last year I had no visitors so I ate all the candy myself. I have learnt my lesson this year and will buy all my favourites!! xx Michelle

  3. That's such a fun idea! In the sixteen Halloweens that we have lived in the country, we have only had trick-or-treaters twice! Of course I make sure to have some Baby Ruth bars and Reese's cups on hand just in case. ;)

  4. LOL!!! I love it!!!! :) Great job!

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