Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Goodness

I made some cute paper backpacks for my DD to give to her friends for Halloween. I've seen these made on a couple of blogs but here is where I saw them first and is a great webstite for directions and inspiration in general!. http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/2008/09/start-with-piece-of-cardstock-measuring.html. DD is 19 and typically has no desire/patience for Mom's paper projects - but this one sparked her interest when she saw one I'd made and I'm making 12 for her to give to her college friends...

P.S. If any of you blog readers can help this computer illiterate person - what do I need to do to get the link to inkingidaho to post as a link vs the url?

Ok back to the project - Here are a few of the backpacks made - aren't they cute?

Here is the back with the cute ribbon "backpack" handles!

I've never made stuff in bulk before and decided to make an assembly line - this is the only photo that came out clearly but I think you can see the process.

I used velco dots to close the flap and plan on putting mini candy bars inside the big pocket.

Hope you enjoyed these! Thanks for looking - and if you don't mind - drop a quick comment so I know if anyone's been here LOL cuz I don't know how else to know LOL!!

This has been a difficult post to make - lots of picture loading issues - but I'm so glad it worked - off to watch NCIS with my youngest - our fav show!!!



  1. WOW~! What a cute bunch of backpacks!!

  2. Wow, very cute. Love them.

    Here's how to do name instead of link...
    Type site like go here: Inking Idaho (or whatever) then highlight that word, now go to add the url like you always do putting this into it http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/2008/09/start-with-piece-of-cardstock-measuring.html then it will automatically wrap around the word and you won't see the url but now can click on the word and it will take you to the link. Hope that makes sense. It took me along time to figure it out when I didn't know how to do it.

  3. omg, those are just absolutely DARLINGGGGGGGGGGGG,,,,,I want to make those for my DGD's birthday in princess theme!!!!!

    now,,,,HOW?????????? I need 22 by December. Big grin.