Halloween is right up there at the top of my list of holidays I most enjoy creating for...it's such a playful holiday and I love indulging in the fun associated with it from creepy to spooky, to sweet and funny. Our first group post as a Papertrey Ink team is loaded with Halloween inspiration for you as three new sets will be highlighted by each of us.
This first card uses the new Mr. Bones stamp set and coordinating dies...IRRESISTIBLE I tell you! I first started with a Canyon Clay cardstock base and added patterned paper across the bottom. I die cut the web, skeleton, pumpkin, and tag from Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped the images in True Black and Orange Zest.
I used the Favor It Box 6 die and trimmed off the sides and bottom in order to use only the front. The Shape Up Series: Pumpkin die was used to die cut the eyes and mouth from Vintage Cream felt and I added a bit of handstitching to the felt just to add a bit of character. Before adhering the pumpkin to the card, I added Mr. Bones to the inside of the bucket. The sentiment was stamped to a Tiny Tag and secured with Orange Zest Saddle Stitched ribbon and a second sentiment was stamped in Watermark ink near the upper left corner to finish it off.
I created this tag using the new Happy Haunting set....such a fun set to get crafty with and perfect for children as well as they can build their own monsters! I began with Royal Velvet Stripe and Orange Zest Polka dot paper die cut using Mat Stack 3 and Mega Mat Stack 3 dies.
My monster was cut from Dotty Biscotti paper and stamped in Classic Kraft and True Black ink and was bottled up inside a jar die cut using the Friendship Jar Summer Fillers die. I created a little hocus pocus magic coming out of the jar using the Super Stars stamp set and a bit of glitter.
Another new addition this release is the Spider Web Trio die set...oh, you'll love these dies. I used the smallest web on this tag and embellished the center with a lavender gem. Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse felt stars were cut using the Seeing Stars die and embellished with buttons and the tag was finished off the a sentiment from the stamp set and Orange Zest Grosgrain. I attached it to a Small Frosted Tin Tie Bag.
Tremendous Treat lovers BEWARE! You'll love the new Tremendous Treats: Halloween set... I sure do. One of my favorite images from the set is the cauldron, so I've used it on this Small White Gable Box.
I created a banner by using the Double Ended Banner Die stamped with the sentiment from the set and folded over a vintage black pearl trinket pin tucked inside a tulle bow.
A double layer of die cut spider webs became my base for layering on the cauldron and were cut from white cardstock and Smokey Shadow Bitty Dot. The image was stamped in True Black on white cardstock and then once more on Canyon Clay cardstock which I cut out and adhered to the original image. The magic potion was dressed up a bit with glitter. A strip of Orange Zest Gingham was die cut using the Super Star Border die and was adhered across the bottom of the box and topped with Orange Zest and Plum Pudding Buttons.
So.....ready to bring on Halloween? May as well enjoy it as we have 2 1/2 months to enjoy creating for it :)
The other Papertrey Ink designers have projects just waiting for you to soak in:
- Dawn McVey
- Betsy Veldman
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Danielle Flanders
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Erin Lincoln
- Nichole Heady
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Canyon Clay, True Black, and Rustic Cream
True Black, Orange Zest, and Watermark
Mr. Bones, Tiny Tags, Shape Up Series: Pumpkin, and Favor It Box 6 dies
Orange Zest Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Vintage Cream felt
Graphic 45 paper
Boo To You! Tag
Happy Haunting and Super Stars
Cardstock and Paper:
Royal Velvet Stripe, Orange Zest Polka Dot, White and Spring Moss cardstock
Classic Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, and True Black
Mat Stack and Mega Mat Stack 3, Spider Web Trio, Happy Haunting, and Seeing Stars dies
Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartreuse felt, Summer Sunrise buttons, Orange Zest Grosgrain
Trick or Treat Gable Box
Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Cardstock and Paper:
White and Canyon Clay cardstock, Smokey Shadow Bitty Dot, Orange Zest Gingham, Summer Sunrise Stripe paper
Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle, Spider Web Trio, Double Ended Banner, Super Star Border dies
Plum Pudding and Orange Zest buttons