Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Jar Tags


Awhile back I purchased Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets at HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  The original design had jelly beans and matching sayings.  Recently, I found auxiliary sets for Halloween which contained candy corn designs.  I used both sets to make these tags for goodie bags to give to special trick-o-treaters.  The bases for these tags were made with a Little B tag die (from a set).  I cut the bottoms off the tags to make them a bit shorter. A die cut acetate jar was glued over the candy corn.
The 'more than candy corn' is my favorite part of the tag because it reminds me of how much my sister would trade for my Halloween loot of candy corn. LOL!  I colored the stamped candy corn  with Copic pens and applied Glossy Accents to give the pieces a realistic shine and dimension.
For a totally different look (more spooky) I used ominous card stock and Martha Stewart stickers. The jar covers were cut from metallic copper paper, the goop was made with Stickles, and the plastic eyes came from a giant bag of eyes...oh my!
These close ups shows a sticker bat stealing a candy corn and a sneaky cat thinking about it!
The Lawn Fawn jelly bean jar set (from BFC) has lots of design possibilities so it is one I suggest you invest in for lots of crafting fun.  Well, that's all for Halloween 2017.... onward to Autumn crafts!  Please visit this site again for more holiday ideas....leave a comment if you desire to make me insanely happy....love your feedback!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween 'Treat' Boxes

 Just for a trick, I decide to make the 'treat' in these boxes non-edible.  I started by die cutting Halloween print card stock using the Lawn Fawn card box die available from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. To the top I adhered cut out panels of Authentic paper. A Lawn Fawn 'trick or treat' die was used to cut the script words that were passed through a Xyron sticker maker which made applying them super easy. (Swipe the words with a powder applicator to eliminate stickiness.)
The finished boxes perfectly accommodate about six 3-1/2"x 5" cards with envelopes (Paper Accents from BFC).  I used the Mama Elephant stitched edge rectangle die to cut the cards from watercolor paper.  I sprayed the cards with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and let them dry. This set is for a friend who owns a black cat. I used 3D foam stickers to adhere the stamped die cut (Hero Arts) cats before adding the script words (dies come with the LF box die) cut from Paper Accents gold frosted paper.
This set is a gift for someone who owns two grey cats.  It was fun choosing and placing the cats on each card.  Some of the dye bled through the watercolor paper so I lined each card with a folded sheet of parchment paper which actually makes the cards look more fancy. The script words for these cards were cut from DCWV shimmer paper sold at BFC.
I made a third box but did not fill it with a card set.  Instead, I think I will make some peanut butter fudge and put a candy corn decorated slab of it in the matching box.  How's that for a sweet treat to share?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Super Easy Halloween Gift Bags

 Although I no longer have little ones who go trick-o-treating, I do like to give Halloween treat bags to special people. With Halloween washi tape and stickers, these bags came together in a snap. This one was made from a new bag that I purchased in bulk from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  The washi tape goes all around the top of the bag and is easy to apply because it is repositionable.
Here is another bag I made using a recycled small gift bag.  I applied washi tape to the whole front to cover up the bag's original store label design.
This close up shows the cute Sticko Halloween stickers which make the decorating not only easy but inexpensive.
Because washi tape comes in so many colors, designs, and widths, it was easy to apply an assortment to enhance the center stickered square.  I hope you'll try making Halloween gift bags this year.  It's a great way to use up your stash of Halloween papers, stickers, and washi tape or an excuse to buy more!!!! LOL!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trick or Treat Shadow Box

 This is the first shadow box I've made using the Lawn Fawn shadow box die.  I'm in love with the way the box comes together...so easy when you view the LF video first....lots of good tips. The hill inserts, trees and some bird dies also come with the shadow box die set.  I was lucky to be given the Lawn Fawn dinosaur and unicorn stamps but there are lots of costumed character stamps for sale so it wouldn't be hard to change up the images.

 The Lawn Fawn words were die cut from copper foil paper (DCWV).  Also from LF is the die that made the house silhouettes in the background.
 Here is the top view which shows how the shadow box is set up.  The inserts are fastened with double stick tape (Heiko).
 This is another version of the shadow box using a different paper.  The black and white color scheme makes the colored characters really pop.
 Also note the detail of the stitching along the front box frame and on the hills.  This goes well with the stitched web background. The fun thing about this shadow box is that it folds up flat to fit in an envelope for mailing.  I'm excited that there are so many uses for the Lawn Fawn shadow box die.  Can't you imagine making a Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine or Easter box?  Fun!  Fun!!  Fun!!!!