Monday, August 13, 2012

Halloween inspiration.

Need Halloween ideas? You are in the right place today! The Papertrey Ink team is working with three different Halloween sets coming out this month - Happy Haunting, Mr. Bones and Tremendous Treats: Halloween. My first card is made with Happy Haunting.
I made three little faces from some of the eyes and mouths in the set on my stamping block, then stamped randomly onto Smokey Shadow patterned paper with Fresh Snow ink.
Next, I folded it in half and added a strip of new Royal Velvet dotted paper, and a tape I bought at Target. I wanted to cut out a ghost with the Happy Haunting die out of felt, but I didn't have any white felt on hand, so I used a baby wipe that was completely dry. Love the texture. I keep a pack of baby wipes by my desk to clean up with, but they have dried out over time.
A frame is cut out with the Framed Out #7 die and stamped with "Boo to you!" from the Happy Haunting set.

Boo to You card:
STAMPS: Happy Haunting
INK: Fresh Snow, True Black
PAPER: Smokey Shadow and Aqua Mist cardstock, Royal Velvet Pattern Pack
DIES: Framed Out #7, Happy Haunting
OTHER: pearls by  Melissa Frances, baby wipe, Smash tape from Target.

Next up: a simple treat holder. Spider and sentiment are from Tremendous Treats: Halloween. I cut the shape from the Seed Packet die, a 2" circle from Summer Sunrise paper and then a web from the Spider Web Trio dies. The spider was stamped and cut out by me. I tried to keep it on the simple side for recreating multiples of these for a child's classroom!
The little spider ring is made from Smokey Shadow felt and Spooky Sweets II dies.
Trick or Treat candy holder:
STAMPS: Tremendous Treats: Halloween
INK: True Black, Fresh Snow
PAPER: Royal Velvet Pattern Pack, Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack, black and white cardstock
DIES: Spider Web Trio, Seed Packet die
OTHER: mini clothespin, tape from Target, candies.

The EEK! card is made with Mr. Bones stamps and dies. I used the spider, the web and the eek.
I stamped the webbed background in Soft Stone ink and the eek in Lavender Moon. I really wanted the spider to dangle, so I punched a hole for him to dangle in and backed the circle with another punched Orange Zest circle inside the card behind him.

EEK! card:
STAMPS: Mr. Bones
INK: Soft Stone, Lavender Moon, Fresh Snow
PAPER: white and black cardstock, Orange Zest Pattern Pack, Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack
DIES: Mr. Bones
OTHER: scallop circle punch by Martha Stewart, rustic twine.

Be sure to stop by these amazing girls' blogs too to see more Halloween inspiration!


crazymom said...

Oh dear! I LOVE your ideas! Thank you so much for inspiring me!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous projects, Danielle-- so fun and creative! I especially love how you diecut a baby wipe to make your little ghost-- great idea!

Holly Saveur said...

Such a cute spider card!

Brenda said...

These projects so so inspiring! Love all your attention to detail.

Annette Allen said...

AWW too cute..

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful, all! I'm loving that new ghost die.

Jill Norwood said...

Fun and fabulous projects! Love the little felt ring and the great envelope treat holder! Those would be great for a classroom treat! You always inspire! Thanks so much! :)

Connie and Jack said...

How creative! I love the background you made with the eyes.
-- Connie C.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Your little seed packet treat holder is adorable. Since I have two young grandchildren I make something for each of their classmates for all the holidays and that would be such a neat gift from them to give at halloween. Thanks for such wonderful ideas and I am looking forward to the new release and all the samples.

Moi said...

Love your cards. Treat bags are really nice too. Thanks for sharing. :)

conil said...

Your card is adorable and the idea of the background may make it into my repertoire, if you don't mind. I'd love to get that treat holder. So cute.

Susan Gosman said...

OK now - that background stamp is sheer genius. Thanks for the inspiration.

Noreen Doll said...

I wanted to comment on each, but I just loved them all! The faces are a clever idea!

Gerlinde said...

I love your ideas;-) Gerlinde from vienna

Amy Papale said...

Love your projects!

pamela said...

The little felt ghost is SO cute!

Anonymous said...

They are all so cute...

Renee V said...

Great cards!! Really love EEK card ;)