Hey everyone! I know I've been missing here for a while, but I am back. I was so busy this summer, I couldn't get on here to update my poor blog, but I'm happy to say, I've got a ton of projects to post, but I'm going to start with this sweet & spooky Halloween gift set! I am soooooooo excited to finally see an end to the hottest Florida summer I can remember and welcome Fall...finally! I love Halloween, it's one of my top 2 Holidays that I love creating for...the 1st of course being Christmas.
I made this card and gift bag using a ton of dies from Sizzix, and I hope you enjoy! ;)
So sweet huh, but of course, super scary too!! ;)
Below I'll explain how I created these along with the die list from Sizzix that you'll need to replicate these.
To create this card, you will need from Sizzix the following dies:
- Enchanted by Prima
- Embossed Gift Tags by Lori Whitlock
- Framelits Circles
- Halloween Shadows by Tim Holtz
- Halloween Background & Borders Texture Fades by Tim Holtz
To create the card, start by creating the pumpkin center. To create die cut 7 small circles from the Circles Framelits set, then fold each in half. Adhere one edge of the circle onto the next, and keep adding until all 7 have been adhered to each other. Don't adhere all the the way around though, or you'll end up with a ball.
Your Sizzix sandwich when using a Big Shot along with Framelits is as follows:
Magnetic Platform, followed by a cutting pad, the material to be cut, then the Framelit, (cutting side down), then finally another cutting pad on top. This is the sandwich you will use with Framelits.
Next, run a piece of black, (kraft core) cardstock along with the Halloween texture fade, through your Big Shot, embossing the cardstock, then using a sanding block, sand the writing off the top, revealing your words.
When using a Texture Fade along with your Sizzix Big Shot, your sandwich is as follows:
Start by revealing the "1" on your multipurpose platform, then lay a cutting pad down on top of Tab 1, followed the Texture Fade with material being embossed inside the folder, then lastly add another cutting pad on top. This sandwich is what you will use for your Texture Fades.
Then die cut from pattern paper, the frames from the back ground.
I used a frame from the "Enchanted" set, and one from the "Embossed Gift Tags" set.
Next step is to die cut the fence, small bat and 'trick or treat' sentiment from the "Halloween Shadows" set. I used the same black, (kraft core) cardstock as the step above, and silver glitter paper for the sentiment.
When die cutting using the Halloween Shadows decorative strip, your sandwich will consist of:
The multipurpose platform Tab 1, followed by your cutting pad, then the decorative strip die, cutting side up, followed by the material you are cutting, then finally a cutting pad on top. Run this sandwich through your Big Shot.
Lets put it all together: Cut and score kraft heavyweight cardstock that when folded measures a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
Adhere your embossed cardstock down on the kraft card, then adhere the one frame, then the next frame on top, separating with 3-D glue dots, then adhere the pumpking to the front. Adhere the fence as shown, a small stem and leaves handcut and sanded, then adhere the small bat. Finally adhere the sentiment.
Next is the sweet & spooky treat bag, I hope you enjoy!
To create the bag, you will use the same techiques as the card above, with a few minor adjustments.
Let me explain:
For this project, in addition to the dies used for the card, I also used:
- In the Bag by Tim Holtz
To use this die, your cutting sandwich will be as follows:
Using your Big Shot, place a cutting pad down, then the die with the cutting blades facing up, then your cutting material, followed by a crease pad.
Create the pumpkin using the same steps as in the card above.
Emboss a small small misc piece of black, (kraft core) cardstock using the Halloween texture fade, diecut the frame from the "Embossed Gift Tags" die, and sentiment and bat from Halloween Shadows die.
Adhere the layers as shown.
This is the perfect size gift bag to store a yummy Reese's too. Mmmmmmm!!!
Finish by adding some cotton rope handles, and voila! You have created the perfect "Trick or Treat" gift set for your special someone.
Additional supplies needed for this project include:
- heavyweight cardstock in black, kraft & orange
- pattern paper
- glittered paper
- Vintage photo distressing ink
- blending tool
- sanding block
- cotton rope
- 3-D glue dots
- hot glue
- Tombow Power Bond adhesive
I hope I've inspired some Halloween crafting for you today...
But don't go away just yet...I have plenty more below to show you...
Starting with this sweet little Vintage Snowman card using Authentique Paper's new Holiday Collection called, "Believe", it is stunning and a must have collection for Christmas this year. The awesome little Santa was cut from my Eclips using the "Christmas Box Card's" and the background from the "Cards for Mom" collections from SVG Cuts. I
I adore this collection, and I love how this card came out, I hope you enjoy!
How sweet is that little Cardinal? I just adore this card.
For an inspirational project for Sizzix, I have created this "Merry Delivery" mailbox using the new "Mailbox" die from Lori Whitlock, papers and embellishments from Authentique Paper's "Believe" Collection and those beautiful poinsettia's along with the pedestal that the mailbox is sitting on, are all die cuts, cut with my Sizzix Eclips using the "3D Wintergreen's" collection and also the "Poplar Street Tulips" collection, both from SVG Cuts...
I chose to fill this mailbox with Hershey kisses, to show how it would make the most beautiful Christmas gift to a special friend. I hope you enjoy! ;)
To see a quick tutorial on how I created this "Merry Delivery" mailbox, just click here!
Finally, for some Halloween Inspiration, how about this sweet little spooky house made with the new "Village Buildings" die from Sizzix.
This was so much fun to make, I just adore creating Holiday decor, and Halloween is by far one of my most favorite Holiays. Who doesn't love to whip up some seriously goulish fun? I can create Halloween all year round, I just love it. :)
This die is so versatile, using square and retangle dies, along with the "Village Buildings" die, you can create a multitude of different houses, so I can definately see a sweet, (but somewhat spooky) village in my future. :) I hope you enjoy!
To see a complete tutorial on how I created this spooky little Halloween house,
just click here!
Well.....have I inspired you enough today? I hope so, and I hope you will have fun creating what you see, but stop back soon, I have more to post for you! ;)
Have a great week everyone!!