Category Archives: Halloween

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Layered Letters Alphabet Spooky Halloween Card

I thought I would look back and give you some last minute Halloween ideas with stamp sets and supplies you might have from last year if you don’t have the most recent ones. We gotta work with what we have, right?! Of course all you really have to do is change paper or colors or stamp sets to take an idea of things you don’t have and make something similar.

Above you see my Layered Letters Alphabet Spooky Halloween Card from last year using the Layered Letters Alphabet.  Love that! I used some Halloween colors and added some googly eyes. Click the link for the card for all the details on the blog post.

Trick or Treat Watercolor Wash Halloween Card

On my Trick-or-Treat Watercolor Wash Halloween Card I simply used the Watercolor Wash Background Stamp colored with various markers for the background.  You could also just pick up some ink refill with the Aqua Painter or a paint brush to make a similar background! Then just stamp over it with some greetings and embellish as you desire. Click the link for the card for all the details.

Easy Halloween Eyeball Card

Now here’s an easy Halloween card anyone can make or put on a treat bag or box for Halloween! It’s my Easy Halloween Eyeball Card! Click on that link for all the specifics!

Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers

My goodness, don’t forget about the Sour Cream containers like these Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers! These have been popular since I first became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and still are! So easy to make.  Click the link for the directions.

If you still need more ideas, just click on the Categories drop down box on the right side of my blog and choose Halloween. You’ll be able to go back in time and see lots of projects!

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How to Make a Halloween Triangle Treat Box

Halloween Triangle Treat Box

Here is how to make a Halloween Triangle Treat Box, one of my favorite treat boxes to make! I have been making these triangle boxes for years and find them so easy to make! Just take a rectangular piece of paper, score it in half, then score from the middle of each end to the outside edge of that center score line. Fold, punch holes in the ends for ribbon, and decorate.

Check out the photo below to see how it is scored and folded.How to Make the Halloween Triangle Treat Box

For this particular box, take a piece of cardstock or designer paper cut 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  Score at 5 1/2″.  On the ends of the paper, mark the center measurement lightly with a pencil.  Score from this mark to the side of the center score line. See my imperfect drawing below for the general idea:Triangle Box Drawing

Just fold on all the score lines and use a hole punch to make holes in the ends for ribbon to tie or I suppose you could just adhere it shut after you put the candy or gift inside, maybe with Tear & Tape Adhesive. To tie mine together, I used the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. The designer paper is the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. To decorate the box, I stamped the mummy image from Jar of Haunts Stamp Set. The greeting is from Spooky FunThe greeting is punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

That’s it!  Try making bigger and smaller sizes of this box, although I think this size is pretty good. Couldn’t be easier!  You can use it for any occasion!

If you need a last minute treat box, try this Halloween Triangle Treat Box or save the idea for the next occasion when you need a box for a candy treat or small gift!

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Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat Holder

Halloween Witch's Boot Candy Treat Holder

Here’s a Halloween treat holder I made a couple of years ago and it was so popular I thought I would post the photo again. It’s the Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat Holder! I saw the idea online and had no directions, but I just figured it out on my own. I thought it was such a cute idea and we all have those empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls around the house frequently. (Personally I think I’d rather use a paper towel roll!)

I wrapped Rich Razzleberry card stock around the roll, adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Before I tried wrapping the roll I pulled the cardstock over the edge of my kitchen table a few times, which has a rounded edge, just to break up the fibers a little bit and make it easier to roll. You could use a bone folder or just anything rounded to get the paper to “relax”. For the sock stripes, you can use Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ strips of card stock. For the top of the boot, I just wrapped around a piece of Basic Black and folded back the corners. The buckle is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (you could use any color Glimmer Paper) with a small square piece of Basic Black right in the center which makes it look like a buckle without having to actually MAKE a buckle! The “shoe” part is easy to make. Measure the roll diameter and then make the black paper slightly wider. Cut it at a diagonal as you see, Put glue on the bottom of the roll and stick it on the black card stock. When the glue is dry, you can trim off the excess in the back. Roll up the toe a little bit. There you have it! Put a little treat inside the boot.

This could be a little Halloween gift for someone, or a table decoration or party favor. Have fun making your Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat Holder!

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Halloween Night Washi Tape Halloween Card

Halloween Night Washi Tape Halloween Card

I wanted more cards to send out for Halloween (although maybe they will get there late or last minute!) so I went on a Halloween cardmaking blitz the other day and out came this Halloween Night Washi Tape Halloween Card. I wanted to use some of my Halloween Night Specialty Washi Tape before the holiday was over so this is how I used it on this card! Washi tape is so fun for some reason! And if you don’t get it placed right, you can peel it off and try again. Just tear off the ends, no need for scissors.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie with a Whisper White cardstock layer. I applied the washi tape without even knowing how else I was going to decorate the card! I decided to use the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and stamped the moon, the witch, the bats and the greeting.  I placed both the bats on one acrylic block so I could stamp them both at the same time. I think I got one bat upside down! But maybe they fly that direction sometimes!

If you ever want to see bats fly at dusk, go to Austin, Texas to the Congress Avenue Bridge. It’s a tourist attraction! There are “seasons” for getting the best viewing of the bats. I think we also have a big bat colony here in Houston under a certain bridge, the Waugh Bridge, but I haven’t visited that yet!

I colored in the moon a little bit with two Stampin’ Write markers and then added a couple Halloween Night Enamel Dots. All of the enamel dots Stampin’ Up! carries are really fun to use! They add just a bit of color and embellishment to your card and are FLAT so they mail easily!

Don’t put away that Halloween Night Washi Tape after Halloween because you can still use all of it except for the black with the silver bats for any time – and  if no one notices the bat pattern, I guess you could use that as well! Maybe it would be good to use on cards for gardeners or outdoors people!

You still have time to make and mail or hand out Halloween cards and treats to your family and friends, so go stamp something and mail it!  I have some cute Halloween stamps so that is an incentive to get these cards in the mail! Send someone some Happy Mail for Halloween!

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Halloween Chocolate Candy Treat Bag

Halloween Chocolate Candy Treat Bag

These Halloween Chocolate Candy Treat Bags are fun and easy to make, if you need a simple treat to make.  Actually you can make these candy treats for ANY occasion – just cover a chocolate nugget candy with designer paper! These narrow cello bags from Stampin’ Up! are fun to use, but if you don’t have them, just put the candies in any little bag, tie with a ribbon, and make a tag and you have a  cute little gift!

The Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set gives you so many choices with the characters you can stamp. Don’t forget, you can still use the scarecrow through the fall and for Thanksgiving so don’t put away this stamp set after October 31! And if you are thinking ahead to Christmas (surely you are!), get the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp SetYou will want the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to go with it, so you might as well get the Bundle and save 10%.

To make the cute candies, I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to cover the chocolate nuggets.  You just need a 1″ x 3″ strip of paper.  I adhered them on the back of the candy with a Mini Glue Dot. The adhesive is only on the paper, not touching the candy.  I have made tons of these candies through the years for gifts or treats. For Christmas, of course, use Christmas colors or Christmas paper. For birthdays, use some other design. Whatever! And remember, some of the patterns in the Halloween Night paper can be used beyond Halloween, so keep it out and handy after Halloween!

These narrow cello bags are the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags. They are only $3 for 50 bags! Remember, if you want to stamp on cello bags, use Stazon Ink. Check out all the different sizes and kinds of cello bags Stampin’ Up! offers because they are so handy to have on hand!

To make a little tray to hold the candies in the bag, cut a piece of cardstock 2″ x 5″.  Score 1/4″ along each long side to make the tray.  This will fit inside the bag. Cut a piece of ribbon or twine about 12″ long to tie the bag. Embellish as desired! Make a bunch and put them together assembly line style.

Halloween Treat Bag Pieces

Think ahead to Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Years and think about making some chocolate candy treat bags like this one!

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Cello Halloween Jar of Haunts Candy Treat Bags

Cello Halloween Jar of Haunts Candy Treat Bags

Need more last minute Halloween ideas like these Cello Halloween Jar of Haunts Candy Treat Bags?  This is what I came up with late last night!

Do you ever have late night stamping sessions when you should be calming down and getting ready for bed?  Isn’t that when you feel the most creative?! And then when you do go to bed, you can’t fall asleep because your mind is still swirling with creativity!

Although this size of cello bags is retired, there are other kinds and sizes of cello bags you can use. You do need Stazon Ink to stamp with because it dries on cello bags and plastic items like these treat bags. As with other times, what I thought I was going to stamp and make changed into some other idea as I was working on the project! It happens! As I started putting in my “filler” paper and candy, I got the idea to stamp the empty jar from the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set. Originally I was going to stamp the eyeballs randomly on the bag or an image from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set. But then I saw the jar and thought that would look like the candy in the bag was inside the jar. And then I thought the greeting would be cute stamped inside the jar! That’s how this came about!

The filler paper is just scraps of cardstock, run through the old Crimper we used to have, and then cut into thin strips with the Fringe Scissors. You can cut the strips with whatever scissors or paper cutter you have, it’s just that the Fringe Scissors do several strips at one time. Then, moosh the strips of paper all up with your hands and much as you can, and you have “filler”. I think there’s another name for it but I can’t think of it. Just a little something to take up space and add some color in a gift or treat bag.

The ribbon tying the bag is the Kraft Rope Trim unraveled into three pieces or rope!  I saw that idea online, so always be thinking outside the box with every product! I like the frazzled look of it rather than smooth for this Halloween treat bag!  The tag is made with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies and Big Shot.  The greeting is in the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set.

Such fun tricks and treats you can make for Halloween!

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Jar of Haunts Monsters Halloween Card

Jar of Haunts Monsters Halloween Card

What’s more fun than some cute Halloween monsters?! Maybe Halloween monsters in a jar?! You can play with the Jar of Haunts Photopolymer Stamp Set and come up with all kinds of creations!

The card base is Pumpkin Pie Cardstock with two pieces of designer paper from Halloween Night on the front.  You can stamp the jars on designer paper and cut them out or on cardstock. On two of the jars I traced just the jar lid and cut out to add on. On the Frankenstein jar, I just cut the lid freehand at the bottom.  The eyes are punched with the ever-useful Owl Builder Punch.

The greeting is in the stamp set and punched out with the new Classic Label Punch.

Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on during October! This Halloween Night paper is NOT included because it is a “Specialty” paper. Check the list below.  Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

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How to Make Ghosts Out of Hearts for Halloween

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I made this Halloween card to show you how to make ghosts out of hearts because it reminds me of when I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

I was first introduced to Stampin’ Up! when I went to my friend’s house, probably over fifteen years ago, to go to a wedding shower for a mutual friend. She only had time to tell me she had signed up to be a Demonstrator and showed me some projects she had made at a stamp camp. I didn’t really know much at all about rubber stamping but I was surprised how cute her little projects were! Later on that summer we were back in town for the wedding and I got to spend several days with my friend, and all I wanted to do was stamp with her and look at all her samples! I was mesmerized! Sometime later she suggested I sign up so we could go to the Stampin’ Up! Convention together. It took me awhile to be convinced, even though I did think it would be great to go to the next convention with her. I think it was yet another visit that I went with her to a group meeting of Demonstrators in her upline and sideline that I saw so many cute ideas on display of cards and other projects. One that I really fell in love with was a card something like the one I made above. The person made a ghost by cutting a punched heart in half, and I thought it was one of the most clever ideas I’d ever seen!

It has now been fourteen years since I bought my Starter Kit (don’t think we had any choice of products back then!) and I have loved every minute of it! Customers couldn’t even order online themselves back then, only through a Demonstrator and I don’t think any (or certainly not many) people had blogs or social media. Our Demonstrator websites were new sometime after I joined.  Lots of changes in catalogs, products, ink pads, types of stamps over the years!

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As for the Halloween card, I used Pumpkin Pie Cardstock for the card base and layered with a piece of paper from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series PaperFor the ghosts I just die cut some hearts of different sizes with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies out of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I cut each heart in half with a scissors and adhered them to the card front. Use a black marker or Sharpie to draw in some eyes on each ghost. The greeting is from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set and I added just one Halloween Night Enamel Dot. I love these enamel dots because they are cute and flat enough for mailing! For a little extra pizzazz I die cut a strip of stars from Gold Glimmer Paper with the stars die in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. Adhere a few of the stars with a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Foxy Friends Forest Animals on a Spooky Halloween Night

Foxy Friends Forest Animals on a Spooky Halloween Night

Here are a couple of Foxy Friends forest animals on a spooky Halloween night!  I saw a picture of one of our Stampin’ Up! foxes, and I thought “What if I put a mask on him for Halloween?” This is a Halloween card that I came up with as I went! These Foxy Friends in the forest have put on their masks, set out some pumpkins and went out trick-or-treating.

I stamped the animals from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and then filled in the rest from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set. I stamped the tree stump, some mushrooms, a green vine and colored in the sky with some Halloween colors with a sponge. I also used my trusty Aqua Painter to spread out the colors in the sky a little bit. I sponged the grass and used my Aqua Painter to try in some blades of grass. I stamped and cut out the moon, the pumpkins and the trick-or-treat bag. The masks are punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and then I cut off the bottom of the butterfly to make it look like a mask. I saw some technique like this online somewhere, but I think they did it differently. Maybe that was stuck in my mind and led me to making this card.

I hope you are making some fun Halloween cards to send to friends! Wouldn’t that brighten up their mailbox! Most days my mail isn’t even worth walking out the mailbox to get it, so much junk mail. What if you friend found a cute handmade Halloween card from you?!

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Jar of Haunts Tiny Halloween Cards

Jar of Haunts Tiny Halloween Cards

Would you like to make some tiny Halloween cards with the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set? Aren’t they cute being so little?! Somehow I got the idea to stamp the jar image right up against the fold at the top of the card and then cut out the jar image leaving the fold at the top so it could stamp up.  These jars are only about two inches wide and about three inches tall – actually a little less than that after I cut them out. I colored in the images with my Stampin’ Write Markers and tied some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine around the top.

The three jars with the candy corn and eyes inside are stamped with the outline of the jar image and then the contents are stamped separately inside the jar image. The mummy jar I did differently. I first inked up just the lid of the jar outline stamp with the Black Marker and stamped that as close to the top fold of the card as I could.  Then I stamped the mummy image right under the lid image. That’s why the mummy jar looks a little taller. You also get a “Happy Halloween” greeting in this stamp set so you can stamp that inside the little card if you like.

You could send these cute little Halloween cards to some friends or stick them in your child’s lunchbox. Give them out with some treat at Halloween! Lots of choices and creative ideas with this stamp set!

Jar of Haunts Photopolymer Stamp Set

Images (c) Stampin’ Up! 2016

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Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag

Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products in the catalog are the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  I just think the little bags you can make for treats, for money, for gift cards, and used as envelopes are the cutest things and so versatile.

On this Halloween mini treat bag, I used a piece of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for the bag.  You could really use either side of the paper for this project! I also stamped the skeleton in the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  So easy!  Then I stuck him on the front of the bag for decoration as well as tying around some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  The greeting is stamped from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set and made into a little banner.  The ghost I thought would be cute, from the same stamp set!

Just put a candy treat inside or a Halloween note card or whatever you like!  Just be sure it is spooky when you make this Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag!

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Make a Spooky Halloween Card

Spooky Halloween Card

Make a spooky Halloween card with the Halloween NIght Specialty Designer Series Paper! This is a great set of papers for Halloween, with five papers with designs on both sides and then one each of two different designed sheets with silver foil.

To begin the card, I wanted to use the patterned paper with the spooky houses on it. I cut a strip which you see at the bottom of the card. Then I played around with the spider web silver foil paper and added that at the top.  Finally I decided I might as well use a narrow strip of the other foil design paper with the silver dots. Since I had the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set handy, I stamped the three ghosts and just cut them out quickly by hand with my Paper Snips scissors. I don’t think I could stamp and craft without my Paper Snips!  I think the three little ghosts, popped up on tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals, are really fun!

For the greeting, I used two of the stamps in the Spooky Fun stamp set and die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies using the Silver Glimmer Paper for a layer behind the greeting.

And that’s how you make a fun, spooky Halloween card for Halloween night! Make some Halloween cards and send them to you friends!

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Paper Pumpkin Halloween Test Tube Candy Treats

Paper Pumpkin Halloween Test Tubes Candy Treat

Yesterday I got around to playing with my September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit and here is what I made!  I still have some extra tags and banners that I can use to make some other cards. Lucky for me that I had enough CANDY to fill all these test tubes!!! As I worked on these test tube treats, I started thinking of people I could give them to besides my kids, so don’t worry that maybe you don’t have children, grandchildren or trick-or-treaters to pass them out to! Think about taking one or a few along to a doctor appointment, or give to a couple of your neighbors, or take along to a restaurant and give to a good server in addition to a tip, or the drive-thru window at a coffee or fast-food place, there are just all kinds of ways to pass them out to people!

This was such a cute project and so easy to make! I know in the past Demonstrators have loved getting their hands on these fun test tubes to make various treats, so how great to just get them delivered in a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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How to Make a Halloween Small Hexagon Box

Halloween Small Hexagon Box

You may be surprised to know that this Halloween Small Hexagon Box is actually very simple to make! I saw a lot of these boxes being made and found some directions to try!

The base of the hexagon box is made with Basic Black cardstock. The lid is made with a piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The top circles are punched with the     1 1/4″ Circle Punch, the 1 3/8″ Circle Punchand the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  The greeting on the lid is from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set. And the cute little bat I found on my table already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. Of course the Halloween monster on the side of the box is from the popular Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set.

Here’s a funny story!  After I stamped and colored in the little Halloween guy, I went to my Big Shot to cut him out. I happened to have several different framelit packages out on the table already but couldn’t find these Cookie Cutter framelits.  I looked through the box where I keep them, no luck.  I looked on my kitchen table where I stamp and on the desk, couldn’t find them. Looked by the Big Shot again, no sign of the framelits to cut out this Cookie Cutter Halloween guy! So frustrating!  I finally decided there was nothing hard about cutting this guy out with my Paper Snips, it would take less time than tearing the house apart looking for the framelits!  I was pretty sure I’d bought the framelits to match this stamp set and the Christmas one!  But maybe I hadn’t! When I sat down to write this blog post I decided to look up these framelits to try and jog my memory about whether or not I’d bought them! WELL……..crazy me!!!! There are not matching framelits!!  There is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch!!!  I don’t know why I wasn’t thinking of that punch except that we have so many framelit dies now!

So for some directions for the box! Start with a piece of paper for the base (box) that is 7″ x         3 3/4″. Put the paper lengthwise in the Simply Scored board and score at 1 1/4″ on just one side.  Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/8″,  4 1/2″, 5 5/8″ and 6 3/4″. Now looking at the paper the same way (landscape) cut on all the short score lines from the bottom up to the one sideways score line. The very shortest little tab on the right, cut off. Crease all the score lines. Put adhesive on the very narrow tab above the one that was just cut off and adhere that tab to the other side of the paper to form the hexagon box. All the short tabs are going to be the bottom of the box. Turn the box upside down so that the short tabs are at the top for you to adhere, but place something inside the box, like a stack of washi tape inside, to help hold ,the shape of the box. I adhered opposite tabs to each other making sure they were straight to each other to form the hexagon shape of the box.

The lid goes pretty much the same way! Start with the paper 7 1/4″ x 2″. Turning the paper lengthwise, score at 1 1/4″ on one side.  Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 5/8″, 5 3/4″ and 7″.  Crease all the score lines. Turn the paper sideways like you did the box piece except instead of cutting the short score lines, this time you are going to cut on the longer score lines down to that one lengthwise score line.  Cut off the very narrow long tab above the score line plus all the other long score lines.  Adhere the narrow short tab to the other side to form the lid. Place the lid onto the box so that you can adhere the flaps in the same manner as you did for the box. If you make the lid while on the box you can be assured it will fit properly.

For a little extra strength, punch a piece of cardstock with the 1 3/4″ inch Circle Punch to adhere to the bottom of the box and then decorate the top of the lid and the rest of the  box however you like.

For a link to the blog and tutorial where I found the directions, click here.

Try making your own small hexagon box and see how easy it is!  Make them for any occasion for small gifts or treats for a holiday or party favor!  Endless opportunities!

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Bargains!! Stampin’ Up! Bargains on the Clearance Rack!

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Wow! This is how to start off your day!! Tons of Stampin’ Up! products added to the Clearance Rack today!

RUN, don’t walk to check them out and don’t hesitate to order if you see things you want! Products only available while supplies last. Lots of ribbon! Designer Papers! The Black Spider Web Doilies from last year! Punches! Lots of things!

Shop the Clearance Rack NOW!  Don’t delay!

Also:  Special Offers available today and tomorrow!

Thoughtful Branches still available, too!

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

I’ve been playing with the pile of extra stamped or cut out pieces on my table and this Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card is one card I’ve come up with! Sometimes when I am die-cutting pieces with my Big Shot, I cut extra pieces while I am at it and/or sometimes I just change my mind about what I am doing and don’t use the pieces I cut out.  Instead of throwing them all out, save the decent ones (in a pile on your table!) and if they don’t collect too much dust, get them out one day and see what you can make with them!

On this card, I had extra Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies pieces plus used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set to stamp the solid pumpkin image in Peekaboo Peach, one of the new In Colors and the little vines on the pumpkins. The pumpkin stems are pieces cut from leaves made with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The colorful moon is a Swirly Scribbles die cut sponged with some Pumpkin Pie ink.  The tiny little bats are die cuts from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits DiesI was trying out those new dies and since I had black cardstock I just cut a bunch of bats! They are perfect on this card!

For the background sky of the card, I used my Aqua Painter and various ink colors to make a colorful, spooky night sky! You could also sponge colors on with Stamping Sponges or Sponge Daubers.

While I don’t necessarily think this is my best card ever, it was fun playing with the pieces and coming up with a Halloween card! Even though the sky isn’t the best I’ve ever done, it’s okay because it is for Halloween and why couldn’t a fall sky look like this?! Not everything has to be a masterpiece! (I should use that for a quote!)

Look at your scraps (I know you have them!!) and see what you can make! We need to use up those scraps every now and then. They don’t do anyone any good just being in a pile or bag or box.  Use them!  Create something! Mail the card!

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Halloween Night Candy Bars

Halloween Night Candy Bars

The other day I posted the first candy bar I made, but it was so fun I had to make some more Halloween Night Candy Bars with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set plus Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Depending on the kind and size of candy bar you use, just wrap designer paper, or even card stock around the candy bar and secure with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.  Stamp the Cookie Cutter characters, color in and punch out. Add a few other stamps for embellishments or whatever else you come up with!  So fun and easy!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

When we think of Halloween we think of candy, so why not decorate a chocolate bar for Halloween like this Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar?! It’s so fun to make stamping projects for Halloween!

First I just wrapped the chocolate bar (with almonds!) in a piece of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The size depends on your candy bar, just overlap it a bit in the back and make sure it’s a fairly tight fit. I just used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The mummy is stamped from Cookie Cutter Halloween and colored lightly with a little Sahara Sand ink and my Aqua Painter.  The little ghost I had already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  The greeting is stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Such a fun and easy treat or favor to make just for fun or for a party!  Check your pantry or grocery store and see what you come up with!

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