Stampin’ Up! Clever Cat Halloween Treat Bag Topper

Card Measurements, Supply List, and printable PDF tutorial for this project are found at the bottom of this blog post.

For Day 10 of my 13 Days of Halloween I created a super cute Clever Cats Halloween Treat Bag Topper for the Printed Gusseted Bags from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The Clever Cats stamp set is one of my favorites in the July-December 2021 Catalog and I couldn’t help but pair it with the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper to make this treat topper. You can watch my Facebook Live replay of this project on my Facebook page here or on my YouTube channel below.


Cut & score the Cute Halloween DSP topper base and then die cut a circle from the middle of the topper base with the Frightful Tags dies. Use a sponge dauber to add Memento Black ink to the edges of the topper base.

Use your Stamparatus (check out the video) to stamp the cat and the hat images from the Clever Cat stamp set in Memento Black ink to ensure the darkest image on Basic White cs. Stamp the Jack O’ Lantern image from the Clever Cats stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White cs. Use Stampin’ Blends to color the images. Fussy cut out the images with your paper snips. Color the edges of the hat with the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend and the back top of the hat (be sure not to color over the Just Jade buckle).

Stamp the sentiment and the peeking cat image from the Clever Cats stamp set in Memento Black ink on Basic White cs. Use your paper snips to fussy cut out the peeking cat and the sentiment (in three pieces).

Gently drag the sentiment pieces over the top of your Memento Black ink pad adding ink to the edges. Die cut a Basic White cs label with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Use a sponge dauber to add Memento Black ink to the edges of the label.

Build your label by gluing the Jack O’ Lantern and cat to the label. Add Wink of Stella to the cat’s eyes, the Jack O’ Lantern, and the hat’s buckle. Add the hat to the cat with a Basic Black Stampin’ Dimensional (I used an edge piece) on the brim of the hat. Use glue dots to add the sentiments to the label. Attach the label to the topper base with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals remember to only add them to the lower half of the label.

You can position the label on the topper base – lower – if you want the cat’s tail to hang over or – higher – on the topper base if you don’t.

Glue the fussy cut peeking cat to the back of the the topper base in the bottom center. Add Wink of Stella to the cat’s eyes for extra sparkle.

Add candy to your Printed Gusseted bag and then tie closed with a piece of Black & White Gingham ribbon. Slip the topper over the Gusseted bag.

Use a glue dot on both sides of the die cut center to pinch together the top of the topper to itself – to keep it snuggly over the bag. Tie a bow with your ribbon and fluff out the top of the bag.

I hope you enjoyed my Clever Cat Halloween Treat Bag Topper. You can order the Clever Cats stamp set, Cutest Halloween DSP, Printed Gusseted bags, and the Stitched So Sweetly dies in my Online Store.

Tag Topper Measurements:
Cute Halloween DSP – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ scored in half at 2 3/8″.
Basic White cs label – die cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies.
Basic White cs cat, peeking cat, hat, pumpkin – fussy cut with paper snips.
Basic White cs sentiment panels – fussy cut with paper snips.
3″ x 9″ Printed Gusseted Cello Bags
Black & White Gingham ribbon – 10″
DSP = Designer Series Paper
cs = cardstock

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