Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Pumpkins ...

Happy Halloween! Had dinner with family recently and decided to make a lil' Halloween treat for my niece.

It started with the Big Shot ...

... and the Pumpkin die ...

After a few more dies (Pumpkin Faces, Naturally Serif and the Top Note Bigz Die) I was able to put together this Halloween bag of jack-o-lanterns and treats.

The designer paper is from Stampin' Up!'s Ghostly Greetings package and the spider on the cellophane bag is from the Halloween rub-on set, Chills & Thrills.

She had fun playing with the pumpkins ... and liked the spiders, too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rockin' Some Halloween Cheer ...

One of my favorite holidays is just around the corner. Perfect reason to use my new 'Just Jawing' stamp set and 'Chills & Thrills' rub-ons ...

The Card:
The skull and 'You Rock' greeting are both from the 'Just Jawing' stamp set. I stamped the skull on shimmery white cardstock using Basic Black ink and then colored in the the hearts with a Real Red marker. I stamped the greeting with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. After cutting out the skull (paper snips work great) I adhered it to the card using a few stampin' dimensionals to give it a bit of depth.

The Candle Holder:
I picked up some glass votive candle holders at the local craft store and used the 'Chills & Thrills' rub-ons to decorate the glass. Quick & Easy!

Think I need to by some pumpkin candles ...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bag o' Treats ...

Earlier this year, I made some "bag ties" using punches. It was the perfect thing to revive for the Halloween season to create a lil' bag o' treats ...

For this project, I used:

Stamp Set: Batty for You
Cardstock: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Tangerine Tango
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Double Rectangle

I stamped the image with Versamark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. The whole thing was tied on to a small cello bag with a piece of black grosgrain ribbon.

Here's the original Valentine's Day project including some step-by-step pictures.

Swapping out images and colors this bag decoration can work for any occasion! In fact, someone in my stamp class last month said "Wedding Favors" -- excellent idea.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Spooky Spider Treats

October! Can't believe it's here. The year is going by entirely too fast. But, on the plus side, October means plenty of excuses for Halloween stamp projects (of course, I got headstart last month with the Boo Banner).

No better way to get the trick-or-treat season started than with a Spooky Spider candy jar. This was so fast & easy to make -- the perfect project for my time-crunched schedule.

The ingredients:

  • Spooky Spider Décor Elements (small)
  • Eat, Drink & Be Scary stamp set
  • Shimmery White, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango cardstock
  • Tag Punches (small & regular)
  • Tangerine Tango 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon and a bit of black hemp twine

But, of course, you can't have a candy jar and leave it empty ...

A bit of a close-up on the tag, embossed with black embossing powder ...

and the Spooky Spider striking a pose in front of Halloween colored M&Ms ...

Putting the vinyl wall decal on the glass jar took about 5 - 10 minutes (and that was moving slowly as it was my first time using the décor elements). The tag was another 5 minutes or so (quick & easy thanks to the tag punches).

If you want to make your own jar, Stampin' Up! is offering the Spooky Spider décor elements in 3 sizes (and, you can order online thru my site, too!)

I'm taking this jar into work to provide a lil' Halloween spirit (and, so I don't eat all the M&Ms solo)