At our Labor Day Retreat, I designed this Halloween framed shadow box sampler to show off the Magic in This Night Suite. I bought the frame in May, to do a Spring sampler, but didn’t get to it yet. So, I decided to make it a Halloween one. I’m in love with the Magic in This Night designer series paper in the current mini catalog since it’s so stylish and diverse. Most of the sheets are Halloween designs on one side and generic designs for any season on the other side.
Since it’s such pretty paper, I used the designer paper in all the sections except the silver spider web which is silver foil embossed with the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder. Also, I’m also loving the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, and have used it on several Christmas cards.
And, here’s another close up. Since I used black and darker card stock, I also used Black Dimensionals which are perfect for all these bats and spiders because the dimensionals are less visible from an angle.
Also, I used Wink of Stella on the “Halloween” word to make it sparkle since so many of the elements are shiny and glittery. Something else cool about this frame is that it’s magnetic! So, I can pull these out and create a sampler for every holiday or season…how cool is that?
Therefore, I taped some magnets on the back side so they’re easy to pull on and off. These are business card magnets (just because I had some on hand), but you could also cut up the magnets meant for the back of 4×6 photos.
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Basic Black, Silver, Whisper White
Just a note, if you have black embossing powder (retired), use that or you can stamp in black using the stamparatus and then stamp again in VersaMark right on top of it to emboss with clear embossing powder for the same effect.
Since I know you’re going to ask, I got the frame on Amazon. It was called Foundations Decor Shadow Box Magnetic by Foundations Decor.
I had a fun, small get together on Sunday to make the Witching Decor Project. When my get together is smaller, I sit and make the project too…’cause you know I always have spare kits. I already made one of these witch hats at my downline retreat in August, so now I have 2. That’s exciting because now I can bring one to work to decorate my office!
I can’t wait for my next class. It’s one of my most popular ones…my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack class on Sunday, October 25th. I will have a second one of these in November with different designs on the 15th.
I love these wreaths! I changed mine a little from the directions in the kit. I love using purples for Halloween, so I just had to switch out some of the orange with Blackberry Bliss, my current favorite purple…plus it matches the spider this way!
I’m having a class to make these on Sunday, September 28th at 2pm. The class cost is just the price of the kit ($32.10 with ship/tax). I’m ordering them this Wednesday. If you’re in North Dallas area and want to come, just RSVP here by noon on Wednesday.
Here’s a close up of the wreath:
And here’s a close up of the amazing beaded spider:
If you can’t make the class, you can always order a couple of kits and invite a friend over to make them together. Get your kits here
Wednesday, the 10th is the last day to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin kits at half off for your first 2 months. This is for new subscribers only. Don’t wait…click this link now (you know you’ll forget to do it later). Use promo code HALFOFF2 to get your first 2 months for half off (just $9.98 a month)! Here’s a sneak peek at the treat bags in the September kit.
It comes with 3 striped burlap bags and 3 polka dot burlap bags and an awesome Halloween stamp set. I can’t remember how many stamps, but several greetings and several little ones like a crow, a bat, a skull, and a tree (I think). I saw the set at convention when I made my sample above, but didn’t take a photo of the set (what was I thinking?).
Let me know if you have any trouble signing up. I don’t want anyone to miss out on this amazingly cute kit.
My Spooky Banner Class on Sunday was a lot of fun. Here’s the banner sample I used for the class. I made it while at our last craft retreat. Since it was a small class, I got to join in and make another one for myself.
Supplies / Tools:
- Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
- Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
- Large Rhinestones
- Basic Black ink pad & Sponge Dauber
- Ink Refills: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit
- Rubbing Alcohol for Stampin’ Spritzer (included in kit)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Snail Adhesive
- Baby Wipes & paper towels to clean stencils
- empty box or newspaper to spritz stencils on/in
On my second banner, I added some card stock punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch behind the circle medallions. I also tied the ribbon on with a simple loop pull through instead of actually tying them on. The lighting on these 2 photos is bad…sorry about that.
I am doing a “Peace” banner class in November. But, first are my October Craft Shows and my 2nd Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack on October 13th. I will do a post listing my October Craft Shows. My first one is this coming Saturday in The Colony.
I’m enjoying a little time off at the beach. My dad rented a beach house for our side of the family. He has done it almost every year for the last 10 years or so. I have a deep love for the ocean since I grew up going on ocean vacations (or should I say adventures) on our family’s 24 foot sailboat. I haven’t been sailing in quite a while though.
I do want to post my August Stamp Night projects. I’m spending a little time in the evenings to catch up on that. Here’s the first one:
- Toil & Trouble
- Best of Halloween
- Tags 4 You
- Summer Starfruit
- Basic Black
- Pumpkin Pie
- Very Vanilla
- Jet Black StazOn pad (to stamp on top of Washi Tape)
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
- Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper
- Witches’ Brew Washi Tape
- Labels Collection Framelits
- Label Bracket punch
- Label Card Thinlits Die
I decided that for August I would do a Halloween, Fall, & Christmas card to play with all the new stuff that just came out in the Holiday Catalog. I’ll post the other two tomorrow and the next day.