Challenging Frights & Delights is my theme for today. Even though the Paper Pumpkin kits come with instructions and pictures, it’s still fun to take to it another level. Do something different with the products that they give you. Maybe you can even add a few other products. I challenged myself to create something out of the box besides what they designed for us. So in honor of today – Halloween, I wanted to create something different. I’m happy how it turned out.
For this card, all the elements except the card base (Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White cardstock) are from the September Paper Pumpkin “Frights & Delights” project kit box. I Challenged myself to use the extra elements in the kit to create a Halloween card. I would love to see what you can do with some additional products and the September Paper Pumpkin kit. How can you start challenging Frights and Delights with your monthly kit?
I loved that little orange pumpkin the moment I saw it so my mind went to work immediately. There are other words you can use besides the eeeek. Halloween cards are always so fun to make because you can really go crazy. I thought about changing the colors of the bats but preferred them all black.
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to start, you can sign up here and get your first monthly kit by November 20th. But you have to sign up by November 10th. If you sign up after November 10th then December will be your first kit. November will be the last Christmas themed project kit for the year.
This week in lieu of CASE the Catalog, I am sharing a project that it being made at my Stampin’ Bingo Event – Halloween Hand Sanitizer Holders. While I am a huge fan of the pocket size hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works, the official terminology is Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels. It’s much easier to call them Hand Sanitizers. It probably simplifies it for all of us. It is wonderful that they “theme” the products for the different holidays.
Halloween Hand Sanitizer
Product labels are designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP). SO, as you notice in the photos, the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper works perfectly with the different Halloween themed hand sanizitizers. Also, the box design comes from a post from a couple of years ago by Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo Designs. It’s perfect for showcasing the DSP and the boxes can be assembled quickly.
Below you can see how well the Bath & Body Works product coordinates!
Basic Black cardstock is used for the box base and DSP that coordinates with the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer. Therefore, it was used to decorate the box base. In addition, the black bat was cut using the Spooky Bats Punch. The cat, from the Toil & Trouble DSP, and a stamped ghost were cut using the Cauldron Framelits Dies. Stamp and cut the ghost and sponge around the edge using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink Pad. Cut your sentiment with the 1 1/4″ punch.
Black Cardstock works well considering the Black Glimmer Paper is discontinued.
Additionally, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels become the bat’s eyes while Clear Basic Rhinestonse are colored to add a finishing touch to the box featuring the cat. Color clear rhinestones with Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. Also, be sure to let it dry for a minute before transferring to the project. Ask me how I know!!!
Finally, Black 1/8″ Cord finishes off the sentiment featuring the ghost.
CASE the Catalog will return but that I have lots of other projects to share but if you have questions regarding a specific project in either the Annual or the Holiday Catalog, don’t hesitate to contact me for details.
When I prepare for holidays and gift giving, I always appreciate holiday helpers. That is exactly what My Paper Pumpkin is. Sometimes they are cards, other times they are project ideas. Either way, to have something come to your door once a month and be your salvation is always a good thing. Because the holidays are so close, Stampin’ Up! is offereing a great deal on two great MPP kits, 15% off while supplies last. The Frights and Delights from last month and 2017’s November Back in Plaid are available for purchase at the discounted price, if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
I know Halloween is next week, but it’s a great sale to pick them up for next year or a last minute option. Here is the Frights and Delights subscription kit, and refill option.
Here is the Back in Plaid kit from November, 2017. I really think the little stockings are so adorable and you can decorate them any way you like. Here is the kit and refill option.
Treats are always welcome and the packaging just kicks it up a notch. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe here now and be able to purchase these kits as well. One great benefit of the Paper Pumpkin subscription is having it delivered right to your door. No muss, no fuss. Another benefit is the “all in one” feature of the products and directions. Open the box and go. The kids love them because they can make projects for their class. The instructions have step by step instructions and pictures to make it easy for the kids to participate. Get either of these kits from my online store.
With Halloween just around the corner, I would like to share this adorable Halloween treat idea. It’s great to create fun treats to take to your co-workers, neighbors or even for the kids to take to school. I have always loved creating Halloween goodies for family and friends. You will be the hit of all the Halloween festivities. Let the children share with their friends. Anyone will be the star of the show with this treat and even love to eat what’s inside..
Notice the bats from the Spooky Sweets stamp set. I cut them all out with the Spooky Bats Punch (all from the Holiday Catalog). You can get those products as a bundle from my online store. I think the Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie really are great colors, but you can use any cardstock you have on hand. Embellish with any accessories you like as I did and you are ready to fill it with love (or chocolate!!!).
Stay tuned for lots of holiday inspiration as we move through Fall and winter. There are going to be so many weeks of holiday magic coming your way. Speaking of the holidays, are you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas. It started last week but it’s not too late to join. Just subscribe to my newsletter here and become a part of all the creativity. Each week I send out a new holiday project newsletter. All the ingredients, instructions and pictures you need to create a card, gift or packaging idea for all your family and friends. It’s only for my newsletters subscribers so sign up today.
Last month Paper Pumpkin subscribers received a very special delivery. The September subscriber kit is so much fun. The kit was an exclusive kit with a coordinating box. It’s full of a bunch of adorable treat bags you can create for Halloween. They are perfect for a class event or giving to the special children in your family. Take a look at the video below from Stampin’ Up! and see what you think.
I told you it was great and was worth the spooky anticipation. How adorable are those little treat bags? You can sign up and subscriber to Paper Pumpkin and get in on the holiday fun for the October kit. If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service. Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month. You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions. If you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order. You can register here to start your subscription today.
Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit.
This week’s CASE the Catalog highlights the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper used to decorate a Tiny Treat Box. October has arrived so it’s time to think Halloween! The inspiration for my project is on page 48 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. One of my “go to” products when preparing treats are the Tiny Treat Boxes so it was only natural that I selected one to CASE. When you compare the projects, you will see a few changes with the addition of a witch’s hat and a circle of Gorgeous Grape behind the sentiment. This is a quick project to make and will bring smiles to those that you treat for Halloween!
You will need the following materials to create this treat holder:
Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (#141699)
Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (#147531)
Cauldron Bubble Bundle (Clear Mount #149331 or Wood Mount #149330)
Spider Trinkets (#147896) – aren’t they stinkin’ cute?!
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock (#146897)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (#132708)
Solid Black Baker’s Twine (#141682)
1-3/4″ Circle Punch
1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Many of the Cauldron Framelits dies match perfectly with images from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper making it quick and easy to create projects. Instead of stamping and coloring the witch’s hat, I chose one from the DSP and cut it with the coordinating framelit. Easy-peasy! You’ll be ready for Halloween in no time at all with this project and recipients will be delighted!
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