Hello! Today I’m sharing my last Halloween project with you, featuring the adorable Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I attended an American Business Women’s Association local chapter mixer last evening and rather than bring a bottle of wine, I thought it would be a nice touch to bring treat boxes filled with candies for all of the attendees. They looked very nice placed on either side of the table centerpiece. Everyone oohed and aahed and were delighted when I told them they each got to take one home!
I ended up using mostly retired products because they worked really well and it was an opportunity for me to continue to use them up. I used some of the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers in the current Holiday catalog a as well as papers from Halloween DSP from previous years that had more small-scale prints. I also used Basic Black Bakers Twine and the pumpkin on the tag came from a very old set, Halloween Frights. I tend to keep many holiday sets after they retire.
Here is how I made the boxes.
Cut your selected Designer Series Papers into 6″ squares. Cut box shape with die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by running through your die cutting machine. Fold box on all of the score lines.
Place candies in open box before closing it up. The box holds 4-5 Hershey Kisses or 2-3 Miniatures or other similar-sized candies.
Die cut tags using the oval-shaped die in the set. Stamp a greeting or image on scraps of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the pumpkin image with Pumpkin Pie ink.
Thread bakers twine or other ribbon through the tag and then thread it through the box handles and tie in a bow.
Today I have two fun triangle fold cards using the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers. I was going through some back issues of stamping magazines and came across this idea for Halloween cards in the Autumn 2017 issue of CardMaker magazine. The samples were really cute so I thought I’d give it a try.
Here is how I made the cards.
Cut two pieces of cardstock into 5″ squares and score each of them on the diagonal. I used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for both cards. Place one square with the score line going vertically. Align one side of the other square along the score line on the first square and align the points at the top.
Fold along the score lines on both pieces, make sharp crease with bone folder and turn card over.
Cut a 4 3/4″square from a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and cut in half diagonally. Adhere to card front. Note: if you are using a paper with a directional pattern make sure it will be positioned properly.
For this card punch the cat from a piece of black foil paper with the cat punch and adhere it to the bottom of the front triangle. Stamp “Beware” from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black ink on scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. Adhere to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. On Pumpkin Pie bottom point stamp part of the tree branch from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black Ink. Adhere the left front flap to the right flap using a thin line of liquid glue.
For this card fussy cut a few of the framed characters from the sheet of Designer Series Papers. Stamp greeting, “It’s Halloween” with Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and trim down. Adhere bottom of the skeleton & pumpkin characters to the greeting and adhere to card. Adhere vampire character to card. Adhere small character to right bottom point. Adhere left front flap to right flap with thin line of liquid glue.
There is enough space for you to write a greeting and sign the card on the flip side. The card stands like an easel.
Hello! Today I’m sharing another card using the awesome The Raven stamp set. This was another one of the cards that we made recently in my Halloween card class. It is a gatefold and features the Monster Bash Designer Series papers and the new Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″ on the long edge. Fold on both score lines and run bone folder along both edges.
Cut two pieces of DSP at 3″ x 4″ and two pieces at 2″ x 4″. Adhere to front and inner flaps of the card.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set With Memento black ink. Stamp tree branch with black ink in corner. Adhere to center of the card.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. When I looked at the raven and branch stamps I thought that the shimmer embossing powder would work great on these images and I love how it it looks! Run the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock and then stamp the raven and branch with Versamark. Pour the embossing powder over the stamped images, shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to emboss. Use the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine.
Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Use the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to embossed piece. Apply glue to the left side only on this piece and adhere to left front card flap.
Stamp “Beware” greeting with Memento black ink on scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Select one of the dies from the Ornate Frame Dies set and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the embossed piece.
Today I’m sharing a card with you that I created with The Raven, my favorite Halloween stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalog. This is a DistINKtive photo-realistic set so when stamped, the raven image is amazing! This is one of the cards we will be making in my upcoming Halloween classes.
Here is how I made the card.
Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Emboss piece with the Woodland Embossing Folder. Highlight the tree branches by sponging Delicata Celestsial Copper Ink on with a Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber. You can also apply the ink by brayering the inside of the embossing folder and then running your cardstock through your embossing machine.
Tie piece of Copper Trim around embossed piece and attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Stamp branch with the Delicata Celestial Copper ink. Stamp raven on branch with Memento Black Ink. Stamp “It’s Halloween” underneath the branch. Cut out with the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes die set. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For added bling I colored three rhinestones with a Sharpie Bronze Metallic marker and adhered them to the image.
For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp feather image with Memento Black Ink in bottom corner of card. Stamp “Haunted Night” greeting with the Delicata ink.
Today I’m sharing two final cards I made for Halloween. Both cards use the Toil & Trouble designer series papers, stamps from Spooky Sweets and stamps from the September Paper Pumpkin kit. While the Cauldron Framelits Dies are made to coordinate with the designer paper, I chose not to purchase them because I knew I wouldn’t have much time to make many Halloween projects this year due to a hectic schedule. It was easy enough to hand-cut all of the images I used on both cards.
I love the frogs on this sheet of paper so decided to feature it. The card base is Lemon Lime Twist and the frog paper is mounted on a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock. I tied a piece of the sparkly Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around this piece. I die cut two ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits set, one in Whisper White and the other in Granny Apple Green. I used the Happy Halloween greeting from the Spooky Sweets stamp set. After cutting out the cauldron, cat and frog from the designer paper, I arranged them on the ovals and glued them down with Tombow multipurpose glue.
For this card I used Crush Curry cardstock for the base and cut a piece of designer series paper at 4″ x 3″ and attached it to the base. I cut two circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and on the white piece I stamped ‘spooky’ with one of the stamps that was included in the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I added a large black faceted dot for a bit of bling. I cut out three of the witches hats from the designer series paper and glued them down to complete the card.
I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as the inspiration for this layout.
I hope you have a fun-filled Halloween and that your trick-or-treat bags are filled to overflowing with lots of delicious sweet treats!
Today I have a Halloween card and coordinating treat box to show you. I’ve always loved celebrating Halloween. I grew up in an apartment house in Brooklyn, NY in the 1950’s. Many of the families had young children, so it was always a fun time going trick-or-treating without ever having to leave the building. We went up and down all six floors, ringing bells to every apartment and always came away with a huge haul of treats! After we finished our trick-or-treating the mothers took turns making a party each year so we were able to continue the festivities, sharing our stash of treats and voting on the best costume. I have lots of happy memories from that time!
For the card, I used the Spooky Sweets bundle shown on page 51 of the Holiday Catalog, which includes the stamp set and the Spooky Bats punch. I also used Toil & Trouble designer series paper and Black Foil Sheets shown on page 49.
Here are the steps to make this card:
Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
Using the grunge stamp from the Spooky Sweets set, stamp the front of the card randomly with Memento black ink.
Cut a strip of black foil at 1″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to middle of the card.
Cut three strips of the bat paper from the Toil & Trouble designer series paper at 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and adhere to front of card, evenly spacing them.
Die cut circle from black foil paper using one of the smaller circles in the Layering Circles Framelits set or with smaller circle punches. Stamp the “Happy Halloween” greeting with Pumpkin Pie ink, die cut or punch out and attach to black circle. Attach to bottom of card.
Punch bats from black foil paper and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to card. I staggered them, with largest bat at upper left, medium in middle panel and smallest on right panel.
Here are the steps to make the treat box.
Select a piece of paper from the Toil & Trouble designer series paper. I used the cat pattern. Cut paper to 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″. Using the Takeout Thinlits Dies pictured on page 50 in the catalog, die cut two box pieces. Put pieces together with Tear & Tape. I left the flaps up so that I could put a cellophane treat bag inside.
Cut the cat from black foil paper using the cat punch which is shown on page 211 in the annual catalog. Attach to front of box using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp “No Tricks Just Treats” with Pumpkin Pie ink using the stamp from the Spooky Sweets set and either punch out with a circle punch or die cut using one of the Layering Circles Framelits.
Fill a cellophane bag with the Halloween candy of your choice and tie the bag with a piece of black bakers twine. Cut a piece of black glittered organdy ribbon and tie on top of twine. Attach the greeting to the ribbon with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
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