Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags

Authentique Masquerade Halloween treat Tags by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags with Authentique Masquerade

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Halloween Week Day Two!  Today we’re going to make quick & easy treat tags with Authentique Masquerade and G45 Large Black Tags.  You’re going to love how simple it is to put these little beauties together!

How to Make a Halloween Treat Tag
  • Begin by die cutting tag liners with the G45 Large Tag Die.  You will need 2 liners per tag.
  • If you do not have this die, you can just cut designer paper to measure 3 5/8″ x 8 1/4″.  Round the corners with a punch.
  • Cut 2 1/2″ from the bottom of the die cut.  This will line the pocket flap.

  • Place a G45 Large Black Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score at 7″ and 7 1/2″.
  • Fold along the score lines to form the base of a pocket.
  • Adhere the tag liners to the tag base. Remember that the pocket  flap will be folded up, so make sure you are lining the correct side of the pocket flap.
  • Next, cut 2 pieces of 1 1/2″ wide  black cardstock.  You want the height to be slightly shorter than the pocket flap. Score each piece at 1/2″ and 1″.  These will be the pocket sides.  Simply adhere the outer flaps to the sides of the pocket.

TIP:  You can make your own tag from heavy black cardstock.  Cut the piece to measure  3 3/4″ x 9″.  Cut the top corners and round the bottom with a corner rounding punch.  Then score and fold as we did above.

  • Once the tags have been lined and the pocket flap is secure, wrap the pocket with a piece of ribbon and tie a bow.
  • Now you just need to add ribbons and decorate the tag.
  • A full sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fits perfectly in the pocket.  Dress it up with a little designer paper if you wish.
The Flip Side

Here’s a peek at the back side of the tag. Create a little note card from a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of black cardstock. Score it down the middle.  Add a 3×4 image to the front.  Place magnets inside to hold it shut.  Then line with designer papers.

This gives you the perfect spot to add a spooky greeting.  These are such fun to make that I had to do another one.  Here’s a peek:

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Treat Tag #2 Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Now that you know how easy it is to make these cute treat tags, you can fill up a basket of them to give to friends, family and co-workers.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use to make your Halloween a little more spooktacular this year.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




17 thoughts on “Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags

  1. MaryH

    I love this paper and those faces – adorable. You keep soaring to new heights with every new project and the results are always both memorable and stunning. What an inspired project and so much fun. You are such an inspiration, Kathy.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      You are so very, kind, Mary! Thank you so much! I do love the sweetness of these vintage style images. They are so comforting right now. And yes…this is a very fun project! xo

  2. Martie Rollin

    I’m echoing Gena…your skill at placing embellishments is wonderful and always inspire me to add a little doo dad here and there. I love this black tag ides, perfect for a fun Halloween. I’d planned on working on Halloween last week, but illness has stopped me in my tracks for a while. RATS! These tags are less work than larger cards, so here’s hoping I’ll be able to pull together a few of these in time to mail. Thanks, Kathy!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Sharon! Yes, all the images and papers used here are from the Masquerade Collection Kit and the 6×6 paper bundle. The 12×12 die cut element sheet comes in the 12×12 collection kit. I only added ribbon, flowers and buttons to the paper and the G45 tag. Have fun making these! Thanks for the lovely comment!


    These treat tags are awesome – think I see them in my future for sure – thank you for sharing!!

  4. Claire Gagne

    Been liking your makes, but for unknown reason I wasn’t able to leave any comments. The slimline card was just beautiful as well as this tag. Haven’t heard from Laura as well. Just wondering about the card kit!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Claire! There must be a gremlin lurking somewhere. I know Laura got your info. She runs the whole operation on her own, so sometimes it takes her a day or two to get things done. I’ll remind her, though. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, I love these treat tags. They are absolutely adorable! The images are so cute in this collection. I really needed to see something quick and easy although they LOOK like they took a lot of time. Your embellishments , even on something as simple as a tag are always so wonderful. Thank you for sharing these little beauties! Hugs!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks so much, Dear Gena! Yes, I always love Authentique’s Halloween collection. They hit the exact right note for spooky, but not creepy! I think you’ll love how quickly these tags come together. Once the basic design has been figured out for you, it’s just glue and go! LOL Happy crafting!

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