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Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Vampire Candy Bag

Treat Bags are One of My Favorite Quick Crafts

I love to keep these medium cellophane bags on hand.  These are by Stampin’ Up.  Decorating them can be as simple or elaborate as you would like.  Basically, all you have to do is fill your bag with something.  Next,  you fold a piece of paper over the top of the bag and staple it.  A monkey could do this.  Really.  I mean I was busy eating a banana and swinging from tree to tree when I had to come in and make this, so I should know.

That’s my Red Cricut Expression.

A lot of things went into making this little bag of goodies.  I used the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to create the vampire, but his face was stamped using Stampin Up ink, a clear acrylic block and the Monsters & More 3/4″ stamp set from Peachy Keen stamps.  I used a white Signo pen to color in the vampire’s teeth and to add some eyeballs.  The printed candy paper came from Michael’s and is by K&Co.  The striped purple background paper is from Stampin Up.  Can you tell I love their stuff?  The candy corn taffy is from WalMart.

That’s not just any stapler!  That’s the Tiny Attacher.  I LOVE IT!  I bought that thing about 10 months ago and have enjoyed using it more than I thought I would.  It has very small staples which are perfect when you want to hide them or at least not make them the focus of your project.  Here’s a link to a post I wrote comparing the Tiny Attacher with a regular stapler.

Because the staples are so small they are easy to hide.  I usually cover both the front and the back of the bag where the staples are.  I like to do that to give it a more finished look, but also because I don’t want anyone to scratch themselves with a staple.


I cut the vampire at 3 1/2″.  There are several layers to the paper dolls, so you might not want to create them when you’re in a rush! 😉 I used my ATG gun to tape the vampire to some leftover pieces of paper I had and then I taped that whole thing to the bag topper.

Here are some links to other gift bags I’ve made.

Here’s a treat bag for bath fizz bombs (see the 2 bags at the post end too).

Here’s a treat bag I made for cookies.

Here’s a Spongebob Treat bag I made.

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  1. Sheryl Kemper says:

    That’s so cute! You’re awesome.

  2. winnielosie says:

    Love them they are so cute. I have that cart I could do that thanks for the ideas. Wow day 17 Joy we are winding down.

  3. Super Cute, I just love your blog, always so delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love the Halloween lolly bags, they are so cute

  5. Wow amazing!!! I just went out Thursday to buy some treat bags to make for my pokeno group and was going to do a Halloween theme. Thanks Joy!

  6. Another adorable idea! Gives me an incentive to use ppdu.

  7. Oop should have been pddu

  8. Elton John… Really???? For Halloween???

    This looks so quick and easy! But the trick-or-treaters will love them!

  9. That looks cute, quick and fun! I love the paper Dolls carts. My daughters like to use them for school projects as well…Love how you channeled Elton John!
    thomfam at inreach dot com

  10. These treat bags are so cute! Where do you get your bags from….Michaels?

  11. What fun!

  12. CUTE!!!!

  13. So cute. Thank You for sharing this. I need to make treats for my sons class & this would be so easy to do.

  14. I just love treat bags…so do my kids! Great PK face on your vampire..very cute! TFS!

  15. clairbear3 says:

    This is Super Cute!!!! Love it!!!!

  16. love the Sookie books.

  17. aimeerocks says:

    This is a WONDERFUL project! I LOVE ALL OF YOUR VIDEOS! Keep them coming! Thanks!!

  18. Thanks for sharing another super cute project! I need to start planning treat bags for my kids to share with their friends.

  19. sy3_smith says:

    loveeee those treat bags!

  20. Super cute! I am making treat bags for my son’s preschool with the mini monster cart. Thanks for another great idea on how to stuff them!

  21. shewhodreams says:

    I love making gift bags for my kids and their friends.

  22. He is so cute. Bags of any kind are my favorite

  23. This is adorable – love the vampire! Thanks for sharing!

  24. ksully4597 says:

    I love these bags! Unfortunately, I let my friend borrow my Paper Doll Dress Up cart – so I doubt I will have time to make them before Halloween! 🙁

  25. scottandcarr says:

    You have given me SOO many ideas for Halloween!! Can’t wait to get started on them!!

  26. So many cute ideas Joy! I am so impressed with all you come up with! So many ideas…so little time! HOW DO you DO it all??? Thanks for all you do!

  27. MissMichelle says:

    I love the idea of just taking those little extras for a special occasion. Love this!

  28. this is so cute, i am thinking about doing this for Halloween this year, we only get about 10 kids, TFS!!!!

  29. Joy this turned out soo cute. I LOVE Halloween candy. YUM

  30. Joy these are all so adorable. What a cute idea for all the kiddies. I bet even the adults would love them!!!!

  31. Hi Gina, Yea once again you out did yourself. He really is great. HAPPY HALLOWEEN everybody.

  32. Love treat bags, I made one similiar this week have it post on the SRM Flickr group. I just got my Cricut Expression and feel a little intimadate by it.

  33. Those bags look awesome!

  34. That vampire is so cute! I love Stampin’ UP too!!

  35. Hey Joy, I will be ordering some Peachy Keen stamps soon and I was wondering since there are so many to choose from, what three sets would you recommend first? btw Dracula is too cute!

  36. Your card is sooo cute! I have that cart. I will make that for my grandson. Thanks for the ideas and the talent.

  37. Super cute Vampire. I love the SU Cello bags to. I have run out so might have to order more soon.
    angel hugs

  38. harleychickx2 says:

    He is so cute!

  39. Love the cute Vampire. Never thought I’d utter those words:)

    1. Tanaz,
      Really? You never thought you’d utter those words? LOL!

  40. Love it, Joy! I’ve just about convinced myself that I need to “get into” stamping. I’ve never done it, but these Peachy Keen face stamps look very handy for lots of projects I’ve seen lately. TFS! 🙂

  41. jtaylor2004 says:

    Very cute vampire! Thanks for sharing a cute idea. I am going to have to try this.

  42. Love your Dracula taffy bags. I need to figure out where to buy the bags. Where did you purchase yours? TFS.

    Stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

  43. so happy to see the paper dolls dress-up cart making an appearance!

  44. My Nephew asked my this weekend to make him treat bags for his school party! I have never made them, and thought maybe we could do them togeather. When he gets here today afterschool I will show him your idea- He will be very excited!
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  45. flipflopdiva says:

    Another cute Joy Idea!!! I heart-heart-heart- my tiny attacher!!! I’ve been avoiding the Candy Corn Taffy—but may have to buy some!! Like I need more sugar!!

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