Whoa! It can't be Halloween already, but I recently bought some great 12x12 Imaginesce papers with spooky, wacky designs at Ben Franklin Crafts. Besides the papers, there are matching embellishments and clear stamps (only $1.49). (See photo.) I made some quick cards to show you how attractive the new line is. ( Click on the photo to enlarge it.) I also used two fabulous paper punches I just bought, the Martha Stewart picket fence and the giga Marvy scallop rectangle. The ribbons are from my stash as were the Dress It Up candy corn. I put pop-dots behind the fence and circles to make them stand out. Oh, the brown bat has FunFlock fur and red Smooch metallic paint eyes and lips. The blue bat has different-sized, red rhinestone eyes. I love these Halloween papers (and the ones from American Crafts) so I will be working on some treat boxes that will show off the double-sided feature of the paper.
The fall and Christmas decorations are starting to fill the store too. I told myself "no more ribbons" but I know that I'll break down and get some of the extra wide sparkly ones and I probably won't be able to resist the autumnal colored ribbons either. I purchased some of the plain cookie/candy cardstock boxes which can be decorated and used for any holiday/thank you gift. There are lots of bead specials in Ben Franklin Crafts right now so it's the perfect time to start crafting your holiday jewelry gifts. Okay, it's shopping time!
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