Thursday, October 15, 2015

SSINKspiration October Blog Hop: Halloween Hauntings!

Good morning!  For all you who follow my blog (and I love you) you know that I have a serious thing for all things Halloween right now (I promise once Halloween is over I will not show Halloween projects for awhile) so it’s only fitting that the theme for this months SSINKspiration blog hop is all about Halloween.  All the designers are excited to share some great projects to help get you in the spooky spirit and will make you want to run out and whip up these projects for your own friends and family.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kathy at Kathy'sStamping World. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Today I have two projects that use several of the same items so you don’t have to spend a lot to have the perfect coordination.  First up is a card and I’ll be honest I had several pieces already stamped and cut out sitting on my desk and rather than throwing them away I decided to use them for this card with happy results. 

I started with Tip Top Toupe cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped on it with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Tip Top Toupe and Pumpkin Pie ink.  Next I took one of the striped decorative pieces from the Witching Décor Project Kit (I know it’s retired but you can cut the same shape out using the Lots of Tags Framelits and Big Shot).  Next I used some Fast Fuse Adhesive to add a strip of ruffled Basic black 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The witches hat and pumpkin treat holder are both from the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp set and were cut out with the coordinating Boo to You Framelits and were attached to the cardfront with dimensionals.  I also used the same framelit set and Silver Glimmer Paper to cut out the “Boo” greeting and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the words.  The final touch was to add some rhinestones to the witches hat (every good witch deserves a little bling!).

I was working on finishing the packaging for Aidan’s Halloween teacher gifts and some of them are receiving small jar candles so I decided these cute little craft bags would be perfect (we actually used to sell them several years ago and I stocked up (A LOT) when they were added to the clearance rack, but any small paper bag would be the perfect base).  All I did was cut a decorative piece using the same Lots of Tags Framelits and some Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper (this piece is the same size as the one for the card).  I cut the inside out of one of the spider web doilies (love this tip so you can get double the use of these doilies) and then added a witches hat and “Boo” greeting just as above.  To close the bag I just folded the top over and then used a Silver Mini Metallic Clothespin and tied a bow using Basic Black Baker’s Twine as the final touch.  The cool thing about this back it it’s totally reusable, the recipient could add a different gift and pass on the fun.

The matching stamp sets and framelits really make it fun and easy to make the perfect embellishments for any project and love how it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make something that the recipient will appreciate, AWESOME!!!
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Kim’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Kathy at Kathy's Stamping World
  2. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  3. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  4. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  5. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  6. Tobe at The Craft Sea

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