Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Monday, October 22, 2018

Eileen Hull Sizzix dies for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is creating fall projects using various Sizzix dies designed by Eileen.

Today I have used her Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, and Bookplate Hinges and Label Dies 
to make treat bag toppers for Halloween. 
The toppers measure 2 1/4" high and 2 1/8" wide (including the points of the name labels).  The bags are 3" tall x 2 1/4" wide folded as shown
 and name place cards for Thanksgiving!
The place cards measure 2 3/4" tall to the top of the leaf and 2 1/4" wide including the point on the name labels - so they are sweet and petite!
For the Halloween Treat Bag Toppers -  I cut out all the pieces from patterned papers.  I used the pattern paper for both front and back of these.  These papers are thick so they are sturdy without having to layer them to card stock.  The labels and smallest flowers are die cut fro card stock.
 I adhered the flower pieces together (the largest one is cut from purple/black glitter paper so it's shiny IRL!)  I stamped the names on the labels (these are Karen Foster Alphabet snap stamps - no longer available).  I glued the backs to the fronts just at the top rounded area.  I added an orange rhinestone to the center of each flower.
 I filled the bags (from a Stampin'Up monthly project box - gifted to me by my blogging friend Mary as she wasn't going to use them, thank you Mary!) with Hershey Kisses, folded down the bags and sealed them with a piece of tape.  Then I put ScorTape along the bottom edge of the front and back of the 'toppers' and adhered them to the bags.
 Those are tiny spiders on the clear bags!  really yucky spooky!  I added a skeleton sticker to the boys bags and a Halloween Kitty to the girls bags (both from Michaels).  They are glittery as well.
It was pretty much the same process for the Thanksgiving Place Cards.
This patterned paper from PTI was thinner and I only used the pattern on the front so I cut 6 out of the patterned paper and 12 out of Vintage Cream card and adhered the patterned paper to the Vintage Cream for sturdiness.  I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Foliage set for the leaves and acorns which I die cut out of Coredinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection papers.
I scored along the inside of the back pieces so they would bend nicely to stand up when I adhered the top section of the fronts to the backs .
I adhered the acorn pieces together as well as the leaves and veins gluing them to the top of the fronts.  The acorns are popped up on a foam dot.  I glued the fronts to the backs just along the top above the score lines and added the name tags to the front. 
I adhered orange rhinestones on each side of the names for a little sparkle.

A side view.

So that's it!  A creative way to use Eileen's Bookmark and Bookplate dies! I hope you have been inspired by my projects today!   
Please check out Eileen's blog for the month of October where she will gather all of the teams projects and post them weekly on her blog!  Lots of fall inspiration for you!!

I'm linking my Place cards to:
Happy Little Stampers

The Cupcake Challenge

Stamps:  Karen Foster Snap Alphabet Stamps - no longer available.
Paper:  Orange Zest, Vintage Jadeite, Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Text Style Autumn Abundance - PTI, Core-dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Glitter Paper - Michaels, Moonlit Manor Paper Pad - Michaels, Ghosts & Goblins Mat Stack - DCWV.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, Bookplate Hinges and Label Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Funky Foliage Thinlits - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, candy bags - SU October kit, Skeleton and Cat Glitter Embellishments - Michaels, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Spooky crafts from the past!!!

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is sharing new and old creations for Halloween/Fall using Eileen's dies!

Today I have two from the past, and rather than repeat my tutorials, I'm just posting photos with links to my prior posts!

I die cut her Cup Cake Stand and turned it into a spooky apothecary table from a witches laboratory for Halloween!   I presently have this cute decoration on a side table in my living room!  It measures 3 1/2"h x 3 1/2" w.  I posted this first almost exactly 1 year ago!  
See supplies listed below.  You will find all the details here.
Here are all the pieces cut from the die.  I didn't end up using the banner piece.

I made my second project in August of 2016 using Eileen's then newly released Twist & Style Tool to create the twisted wire to hold my flying bat and dangling skeleton hand on my potions bottle!

Here's the Twist & Style Tool - with the wire wrapped around it just before twisting!
 I made 3 pieces with 3 different charms on the ends.
You'll find more photos and details for this project on my post here.  Supplies are listed below.
So please check out Eileen's blog all this month for some wonderful Halloween/Fall Inspiration using her Sizzx dies!

Witches Apothecary table
Paper:  Little Sizzles Black Matboard - Sizzix, Paper Stash Materialize/Tim Holtz Ink:  Versamark Accessories:  Eileen Hull Cup Cake Stand and Pennant Die - Sizzix, Mini Cat and Raven Movers and Shapers Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Ideaology Skulls, Clipping Stickers/Halloween, Apothecary Vials, Adornments Halloween (Spider), Pumpkin Pieces,  Miniature Poison in the Nature Book - Ever After Miniatures Etsy Shop, real leaf,  Tan and Cranberry Embossing Powders - Adirondack, twine, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Tarnished Brass Distress Glitter - Ranger, black Sharpie marker, Black Stabilo Pencil.

Twisted Wire Halloween Potion
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  corked jar - The Christmas Tree Shops, Haunted Rub Ons - Cosmo Cricket, foam bats - Michaels, Twist and Style Tool - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, 22 gauge floral wire - Joanns,  skeleton hand charm - Funkie Junkie Boutique, Idea-ology Adornments/Cross Bones, Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Latte, Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Powder - Stampendous, water and red food coloring.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In the Shadow of the Trees

Here's another set of Halloween cards I made with some more of my new Tim Holtz purchases!
These cards all pretty much the same accept for variations in colors and the sentiment sticker used.

My cards were totally inspired by Richele Christensen's guest designer post over at the Sizzix Blog.

For my first card I used black card to cut the Tangled Twigs die. A much bolder spookier? look than the lighter paper used on the others.
For the next 3 cards I used a tan Core-dinations Distress Collection paper to cut the Tangled Twigs.
I colored all my backgrounds by smooshing a watercolor panel onto my craft mat that was rubbed with DOX inks in Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot and spritzed with water.  Doing one color at a time and drying between colors.  Then I stamped the text stamp from Entomology over the background using Black Soot .
I stamped and die cut the insects from Entomology and watercolored them using Ranger Distress Markers and a wet paint brush.  The insects and sentiments are popped up on foam dots.
I made these all just card fronts -  adding a die cut easel to the backs so they can be displayed on a shelf or side table.

I'm linking my Halloween cards to:

Stamps:  Entomology - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Black Soot, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap.
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, True Black - PTI, Core-dinations Distress Collection.
Accessories:  Entomology Die, Tangled Twigs Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Idea-ology Clippings Stickers/Halloween, Ranger Distress Markers Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, waterbrush, water, craft mat, water mister, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Haunted Halloween

Tim Holtz had such a great Halloween release this year -  I purchased several of his stamps and dies (ugh!)  But -  I'm using them right away - so that's a big plus right??!!  I've been making Halloween cards to sell at my church fair coming up on Oct 19th and Oct 20th.

I made 4 cards using the same products and design.  Ghoulish dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Graveyard die an older Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, DOX inks, and Pierced Feature Frame die from PTI.  These are actually more like vignettes for display as they are just a card front and I added a die cut Small Easel on the back so they stand up!

I made my backgrounds by smooshing Ranger Distress Oxides in Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and pouncing a panel of watercolor paper into one color at a time - drying between colors.  
I did the same thing on another panel of watercolor paper using DOX Antique Linen, Twisted Cintron and Black Soot to cut my monster out of.
I made another panel using DOX Antique Linen and Black Soot to use for my skeletons and bats.
I die cut the Pierced Feature Frames from PTI out of black card as well as the Graveyard from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.
I used Clipping Stickers/Halloween from Idea-ology for all the sentiments.  The ghouls, sentiments and bats are all up on foam dots.
I'm linking my cards to:

Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Twisted Cintron.
Accessories:  Ghoulish Die, Graveyard Die, small easel die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Pierced Feature Frames Die - PI, foam dots, Tombow Glue, Clipping Stickers/Halloween - Idea-ology.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Spooky Side of the Pick Up!

So, you may have seen my sweet little Farm Fresh Pickup I posted on Monday.  Well, today, I spent all day making two spooky Pickups for Halloween! 
(It always takes longer to make the first one, as I kind of design it as I go along and think of things or find 'stuff' to use on it!)
They look sort of like pumped up racing trucks at first glance -  and then you notice the skulls!
It's the same Dashing in the Snow: Pickup die from PTI as my first trucks - but this time I used some fun DP's on the wheels fenders and windows.   Michaels had their Halloween stuff 40% off already and the bat paper came from A Moonlit Manor Paper Pad.  The spider web paper I used for the tires came from an old Authentique paper pad - Collection/Enchanted.
 The die cut cat and raven are Movers and Shapers dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  The 'Wicked' and 'Boo'  are wooden Amuse stamps.  I added rhinestones to the tire hubs and in the eyes of the big skull lurking in the truck bed!
 Here's the skull out of the truck - pretty big and frightful, right!?
The 'Open if You Dare' stamp is yet another from Amuse.
How cool are these shadow skeletons gazing out the window.  This paper is from the same paper pad from Michaels that I used for the fenders.
And even more of them gazing out the front windshield!!  
On the roof, the two skeletons on the ends are 
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Skulls.  The one in the center came in a package of really big skulls (like the one in the bed of the trucks) and several  little ones.  I got them at JoAnn last year.  I added orange rhinestones to their wicked eye sockets!  I glued them to the roof with Tombow Glue.
I added a different die cut cat to my 2nd truck (someone gave me this one so I don't know what die was used.)  The sign sentiment is from Midnight Feast by Waltzingmouse (retired). I glued it to a wooden coffee stirrer from Starbucks.  I sponged all the edges of the sentiment pieces with Soft Stone Ink from PTI.
The same three skulls lined up on the roof!
The spider web on this side was also sent to me so I don't know the die.
For my second truck I used a DP with bones on it for the fenders.
The Boo Stamp is another wooden stamp from Amuse.
And finally, a flying bat (a Movers and Shapers die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix) was added to the grill on a foam dot and given orange rhinestone eyes!
Cute in a spooky way, right??!  
These little pickups measure about 4 1/2" long x 2 1/8" tall at the cab and 1 3/4" wide. 
My next project with this fun Pickup Die will probably be for Christmas!  Stay Tuned!!

Stamps:  Wicked, Open if You Dare, Boo! - Amuse, Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  True Black, Soft Stone - PTI, Kraft Metalics - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, DP - Collection:enchanted - Authentique, Moonlit Manor Paper Pad - Michaels.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Soft Stone - PTI, 
Accessories:  Dashing Through the Snow: Pickup Die - PTI, Mini Cat and Raven Dies - Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Bat die - Bat and Skull Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Skulls - JoAnn, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Orange Rhinestones, Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, foam dots.