Tags Tags Tags – Oops, No Gift!

Yes, I purchased the Tags, Tags, Tags stamp set (and dies) in order to make tags for some Halloween, Christmas and/or Valentine treats. But, as it turned out, my first project with this bundle was a Halloween card!

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We made this card in class this month. Everyone seemed to like it.

 

 

Design Notes for Tags Card:

I know there must be a name for this fold, although it’s really just a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ card stock with 3 1/4″ cut off. Take the piece that’s cut off and add it to the front of the card.

This card has some nice sparkle and texture to it. I used the Birch stamp and some heat embossing with the new Shimmer Black Embossing Powder. I also added to the glitz with a bit of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Here’s a close up to show you the shine factor!

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Of course, I didn’t neglect the inside. The stamp for Halloween gives you three tags. So we used a second one inside. I added a Pearl to hide the hole (part of the tag).

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Here’s a look at all the stamps in this set.

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Finally, I added some of the Designer Paper to the envelope flap to give a little preview of the card. Some folks in my class added the third tag to the envelope.

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Scallop Tag Topper Card for Fun Fold Friday

It’s Friday! I’ll confess, I used to be more excited about Friday when I was working. But, that’s a story for another time! Now Friday means “Fun Fold” and today will not disappoint. I’ve gone to an oldie that I think you will like, the Scallop Tag Topper Card with a Halloween twist.

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I think I m beginning to embrace purple as a Halloween color. Took me long enough. And is that spider just the cutest!

 

Design Notes for Scallop Tag Topper  Card:

This card is so much easier than it looks! Creating the little tab closure is easy. A few years back, I made a video to show how it is done. The video has a few little rough spots – it was one of my first videos – but the directions are clear.

I also decorated the inside with some extra of the adorable Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

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And, I couldn’t help myself, I decorated the envelop as well!

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Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend.

Dianne

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Pretty Kitty Celebrates Halloween!

Well, Pretty Kitty is one of those stamp sets that, to me, needs just the right occasions. Well, cats, Halloween, why not?

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How cute is this little kitty prancing on the fence?

 

 

Design Notes for Pretty Kitty Halloween Card:

The kitty was fun to do. I stamped him with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker to color him in. A little light Pumpkin Pie Blend for the cute little bow. For his ears, I used some of the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend. Next, I used one of the Journaling Pens to outline his mouth and nose. Finally, I did some fussy cutting with my Paper Snips.

The fence was easy. I trimmed a piece of Basic Black card stock with the zig zig Framelit from the Playful Pennants Framelits set. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to score each fence part and then sponged on just a bit of White Craft ink on each crease.

Are you wondering about the “Boo” on the front? it’s a left over from the September Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

 

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Frights and Delights – Plus!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Frights and Delights. It is really cute. You get to decorate tags for little treat bags. Each kits contains enough materials for 24 treat bags!

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To be honest, the bags are really a little bigger than I thought. I put in six miniature Hersey bars and it really can hold more! I made up all of the bags but didn’t have nearly enough candy to fill them. Back to the store!

One of my favorite things to do with my Paper Pumpkin kits each month is to create something from the left over materials.

Frights and Delights Left Overs Project!

This time I took the left over stickers and twine and used some Graceful Glass Vellum to create a little votive candle holder.

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Here’s the other side.

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Is It Too Early for Spooky Sweets?

Today the new Holiday Catalog goes live. I know everyone is excited about all of the great Christmas items. And I am, really I am. But I love Halloween. I always have. Costumes, candy, what more could you want? So when I saw the Spooky Sweets stamp set in the new catalog (Page 51) I knew I had to have it. It is, I am sure, intended to make tags and labels for Halloween treats. I know I will use it for that. But, in the meantime, I made a Halloween card. Why not?

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Isn’t this cute!

 

 

 

Design Notes for Spooky Sweets Card:

I really like the stamp in this set that is sort of just a texture. It reminded me of a late fall sky. It was the perfect backdrop for the bats.

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This stamp set, Spooky Sweets, is part of a bundle that includes the Spooky Bats Punch. I tried to adhere the bats just in the center so that I could pull up the wings a bit to give it all some dimension. The Silver Glimmer Paper added some nice shine. I used the Twinkle Builder Punch for the moon. Boy, am I glad I bought that punch! Finally I added some Shimmer Ribbon and some Rhinestones. The Rhinestones were clear but I made them black with permanent marker.

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