Friday, October 26, 2012

Googly Treats

Back as promised with another Halloween idea!  I designed these little treat bags for a class I taught for some ladies from my church.  Since some of the ladies are new to stamping, I wanted something simple. 

I started by stamping the images from the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  (As a side note, this is possibly my favorite Halloween stamp set ever, the more I use it, the more I love it!  It may even beat out my previous favorite, the Sweeter Treaters stamp set from years ago.)  After stamping I used my Extra-Large Oval punch to punch out the stamped image as well as the coordinating colored oval that goes behind. 

Then it is a matter of layering everything together and adding the adorable googly eyes.  I used dimensionals between the Designer Paper and Oval layers.  I added the fun size candy bars to the cello bags (this is the 3" by 5" size that is no longer available) and then used a little Snail adhesive (and the card stock on top too) to keep the bag closed. 

Very simple!  These are actually so simple and quick to make that it wouldn't be hard to make them up for a whole class of children. 

Stamps:  Googly Ghouls
Ink:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight markers (to color the witch)
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White, Frightful Sight DSP (discontinued)
Accessories:  Googly Eyes, Extra-Large Oval punch, dimensionals, cello bags, candy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ghoulish Bags

I'm finally back from my unscheduled blog-break!  I have a couple Halloween projects that I want to share with you--before Halloween.  :-)  I made up these little bags for my club members for our October meeting using the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit

From the kit I used the bags, the baker's twine, and the 'back' of the circle tags.  I started by running the bag through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  For the tag, I used the Monster Munchies stamp set.  I inked the stamp with Pumpkin Pie and then used a blender pen to remove some of the ink from the spider web inside the "O".  Next I used my Basic Black marker to color in the spider web.  Finally, I stamped and then punched it out using the Extra-Large Oval punch

I'm also planning to make a few more of these to use as teacher gifts and to give to some ladies from church that I visit each month.  Oh, and inside the bags is a mix of M&Ms, cashews, and a candy corn/pumpkin mix. 

I'll be back later this week with another Halloween idea! 

Stamps:  Monster Munchies
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:  Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Circles #2 die, Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta ribbon

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stampin' Celebration #59

It's October 1st, and that means it's time for another Stampin' Celebration challenge!  Once again we have another awesome inspiration piece.  Something I really liked about this one is all of the different textures. . . felt, ribbon, leather, wood. . . So as I went about making my projects I tried to add a lot of texture.  

The colors I picked were Going Gray, Poppy Parade (a discontinued color), and Baja Breeze.   I used the Monster Munchies stamp set and put together a little Halloween party ensemble.  To start it off, here's the invitation

This is a simple pocket card.  This doesn't 'fold' anywhere though. . . it is two piece of 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" Going Gray card stock.  I scored one of them at a diagonal and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder.  I didn't glue either side of the pocket closed. The ribbon keeps the left side closed, and the right side of the pocket is open--making it easier to get the inside slider (with party info) in and out.

The cups are pretty simple.  I stamped with Going Gray ink, use a marker to color in the outside ring, added the googlie eyes and ribbon, and then adhered to the cup with dimensionals.  
And last but not least, the plastic ware holder was made using the Petite Pocket die.  I just ran it through the Big Shot a second time with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and then put it together as you usually would.  

I used the Faux Suede technique on all of the Baja Breeze card stock I used in these projects--since I was going for lots of texture.  If you aren't familiar with this simple technique, you can see another sample and ready about it HERE.  

Now it's your turn to be inspired and play along with us this month at Stampin' Celebration! You have until October 25th to create a card, 3D item, digital item, scrapbook layout, etc. using the inspiration piece above. Link your creation to the Stampin' Celebration blog so we can see your project. We will choose the "Pick of the Party" at the end of the month. We can't wait to see what Stampin' Celebration inspires you to create! 
To see what the other DT members have created:  
Allison Ohran - Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style