Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Treat Bag

I think this is my last Halloween post... which is a good thing seeing as how it is Halloween TODAY! This was a simple treat bag tag we made at an earlier workshop. It uses the Chalk Talk framelit, some Washi tape, and the Chalk Marker.

I put my youngest son's name on it... and I'm telling you he bugged me ALL MONTH about how it was obviously HIS candy and why wouldn't I let him eat it! Alas, I finally allowed him to bust into it just a couple days ago. ...but I saved the tag, of course!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooky Banner

Need a Halloween decoration? This one is fun and easy to make!

In order to create this banner, you simply need:
  • Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507, $19.95)
  • Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (#132698, $9.95)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ink pads (recommended colors: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, & Summer Starfruit)
  • Sponge Daubers
I created this banner using the instructions found below. Here are some closer looks:

Click on the thumbnail below for the full instructions! (you're welcome)

Happy Spooky Halloween!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trick Or Treat!

Here's a fun Halloween card we made at a recent workshop! I am going to be sending these to a few nieces & nephews this year...

All of these images come from the Best of Halloween stamp set - I love that spooky tree! I liked the card so much in Eggplant that I decided to do one in Old Olive!

And, to get the full use of my Best Of set, I put the haunted house on the inside!

...and on the envelopes, too!

I hope you're gearing up for a fun Trick or Treat night yourself!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Witches Brooms!

Here's another cute and fun Halloween treat idea - witches brooms! They are super simple to make... I'll tell you how below!

The each contain a strip of black licorice - not everyone's favorite candy, I know, but then who in their right mind would want to disassemble these cuties to eat it anyway?!

Here's how to make them:

1) Cut a 12" x 2-1/2" strip of Designer Series Paper (an excellent use for all of your retired paper that I KNOW you still have lying around!).

2) Score the 12" side at 1-1/2" and then run a strip of Sticky Strip along this score line. (The score line simply serves as a guide for your Sticky Strip.)

3) Make small snips from the edge up to the Sticky Strip (do this on the larger half of the strip, so your snips are about 1-1/2" long). Do this along the full 12"... takes a wee bit of time, but it's perfect for when you're catching up on your favorite TV shows. ;)

4) Place a piece of black licorice inside of a 1"x8" cellophane bag and seal shut (Note: I've even seen chocolate licorice now - so you could get a brown handle for your broom if you wanted to).

5) Pull the adhesive backing off of the Sticky Strip. Lay the sealed end of the licorice onto one end of the fringed paper all the way to the bottom of the broom so it will be sturdy enough to stand up. Roll TIGHTLY all the way across.

6) Make a tag and decorate as desired!

I hope that made sense... leave a comment with your e-mail address if you have any questions! Have fun!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cut & Ready Card Bases!

Check this out! Want some help making cards this holiday season! Stampin' Up!'s got you covered... introducing Cut & Ready Card Bases! These card bases are already cut and scored and ready for you to decorate. They come in a wide variety of colors, so you're sure to find a color that fits your style!

Click on the image above for full details, then ORDER YOURS TODAY to get started on your holiday cards!


25% Off 25 Stamp Sets - ONE Week Only!

Stampin' Up!'s birthday celebration keeps getting better! For one week only - now thru October 28th - you can take advantage of 25% off of 25 different stamp sets! There are several holiday sets as well as some regular favorites on the list... click on the thumbnail below to see the list, or to see pictures of these sets, visit the online store!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spooky Bats!

My goodness, I have been B-U-S-Y! There's just something about a house full of boys that keeps me on my toes! Although I haven't been posting, I HAVE been sprinkling my days with a bit of Stampin' Up! I will try to get caught up on my posting...

First, here are some cute bats we made at my last Stampin' Escape:

You may recognize these from page 5 of the Holiday catalog! They are super easy and fun to make. Here are the steps:

1) Adhere some black cardstock to a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (#120805) and then punch it out with a 2-1/2" circle.

2) Cut that circle in half and use a 1-3/8" circle punch to make the bottom of the wings.

3) As shown below, peel back just a portion of the adhesive backing on each wing and overlap them. Place a small piece of Sticky Strip over it to secure. This Sticky Strip helps hold the wings together and will also hold the chocolate in place.

4) Using Whisper White Craft ink, stamp the sentiment onto the center of a 3" x 1-1/4" piece of black cardstock. This sentiment came from "Halloween Hello" - page 21 in the Holiday catalog.

5) When the ink is dry, wrap it around a Hershey Nugget and secure with strong adhesive (Tombo glue works well).

6) Remove the adhesive backing on the Sticky Strip and place the wrapped chocolate on top as shown below.

7) The best part: Remove the rest of the adhesive backing on the wings and sprinkle with black glitter!

Nothing to it! Have fun!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Christmas Card Buffet

It's time to think about Christmas cards... and after you're done thinking about them, it's time to start MAKING them! I'm hosting my first Christmas Card Buffet class this month - on the 23rd and 24th. We'll be making lots and lots of these cards:

I purposefully kept them fairly simple since we'll make them in bulk, and I also kept them on the flatter side to aid in mailing.

If you're local, drop me a line and I'll give you all the nitty-gritty details!