Welcome to the September PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Fall/Halloween-themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Kylie Nicolosi's blog, Kylie's Crafty Corner, I'm stop number 18 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you've hopped in!
I absolutely LOVE Halloween, and believe it or not, it will be here before you know it! I'm excited to share my Halloween-themed creations with you and I hope they'll inspire you to create some fun Halloween projects of your own to share with family and friends!
JEEPERS CREEPERS! Be careful! Those "peepers" are watching you! My quick and easy Halloween card sports a contemporary layout, but has a definite vintage feel! It features a mix of patterned papers in traditional Halloween colors and a sentiment from the Grateful Greetings set. You'll notice that none of my patterned papers are Halloween-themed, but when grouped together and embellishments are added, the overall look is truly spOOky!
TREATS FOR YOUR FAVORITE GOBLINS! Present your favorite trick-or-treaters with a gift card and let them buy their own treats! Deliver those treats in style with Halloween gift card holders, made using an assortment of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and assorted punches. Create your own simple but spooky embellishments and add a few custom details such as reverse paper piercing or pleated paper ribbon and your gift cards will be "costumed" appropriately for a night of trick-or-treating!
LAST HOP ON THE STOP! I'm technically the last stop on the PALS FALL/HALLOWEEN HOP, but we've still got lots of ideas we're just hoppin' to share with you! HOP ON to stop number 1 in the line-up and see what the very talented Ann Schach has in store for you at her Stampin' Schach blog! Thanks for "hopping in"!
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NOTE: The example of the reverse paper piercing technique on black card stock (on the BOO gift card holder) was difficult to photograph. For another example of this technique, click here.
All supplies used are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted:
Card Sketch: Sketch #101 from Got Sketch? blog
Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, More Mustard, Basic Black card stock; Love Letter Designer Series Paper, Newsprint Designer Series Paper, Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Tools: 2-3/8" Square Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Flying Witch punch (Martha Stewart), Sitting Owl punch (Martha Stewart), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack
Extras: Orange adhesive rhinestone (my embellishment stash), orange/black striped grosgrain ribbon (my ribbon collection), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots