Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

spooky shivers

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Happy Birthday Box-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Prima flowers


Relax in the Cave-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Prima flowers
scrap fabric


Beautiful light in the Cave-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
BG papers
Assorted scraps
cardboard box


Play is… hard work-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Dollar tree center


Study Time-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted papers
Misc. trinkets
Prima paintable
Round handmade flowers

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spooky shivers

LOVE this Spooky Shivers kit!  Click on the image above to purchase.



I used several trims from the kit as well as lots of Pink Paislee and 7gypsies papers to make the invitations for book group dinner party I hosted this month.

Boo Banner




Definitely my favorite project this month.  I used older Pink Paislee papers on this along with vintage French book pages.  Round coasters are surrounded with tulle to form rosettes.  The owl is paper-pieced together using 3D foam.  Lace is vintage, but all ribbon is included in the October kit.

Tri-fold Christmas Card


Paper Studio papers, 7Gypsies tape, SNS oct trim

Christmas Tree Card


Paper Studio papers, Buttons Galore buttons,7Gypsies tape, SNS Oct trim.  For this I used the little pompoms on the card and then also pulled threads out of the black loopy trim to thread through the buttons for an accent.

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This is a super yummy ribbon kit. It’s blacks are amazing to work with. Here is what I did.


Some cards:

SnSOct2 copy (Large)

SnSOct4 (Large)

SnSOct5 (Large)

SnSOct6 (Large)

SnSOct3 (Large)

And a couple of layouts:

SnSOct1 (Large)

This next layout is based on a Creatively Yours sketch

CYSept27 copy


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Check out this incredible sale!  This Halloween kit with super cute Pink Paislee papers is cut almost to half price.  There are so many products included in this kit.  Click HERE to purchase.

Kit includes:

1 – Yard Robbins Egg Grosgrain 
1 – Yard Huge Butter Ric Rac 
1 – Yard Pecan Grosgrain 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Moon Pie
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Full Moon 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Hollow Moon 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Moon Glade 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Night Owl 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Harvest Moon 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Moonrakers 
1 – Sheet Pink Paislee 12×12 Paper Vintage Moon – Blue Moon 
1 – Pink Paislee Vintage Moon TopSiders – Borders 
1 – Pebbles Inc 12×12 Paper – Halloween Words 
1 – Pebbles Inc 12×12 Paper – Halloween Stripes 
1 – Pebbles Inc Paint – Basic Black 
1 – Pebbles Inc Paint – Bright Orange 
1 – Pebbles Inc Paint – Bright Blue –
1 – Pebbles Inc share & Tell Journaling Cards – Fall 
1 – Pebbles Inc Foam Alpha Stamps – Bonbon 
1 – Foam paint Brush 
1/2 package – Bazzill Basics Just The Edge Cardstock – Blackbird 
1 – Sheet Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock – String of Pearls Bling 
1 – Sheet Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock – Sienna 
1 – Sheet Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock – Ocean 
1 – Sheet Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock – Walnut Cream 
1 – Sheet Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock – Hong Kong 
1 – Clear Card – Black Retro NO envelopes 
1 – Clear Scalloped Album/Notebook – Black Grid Pattern (Five page album with 3 rings) 
1 – Random Set of Petite Brackets 2″ 
1 – Vintage Moon Icons – BLACK 
1 – Scoopful Ocean Blue Buttons {Approx. 1 ounce} 
1 – Scoopful Sunshine Buttons {Approx. 1 ounce} 
2 – Med Black Open Crochet Flowers {Handmade by Martina Brill} 
1 – Chipboard Owl {Sizzix}

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I was pretty happy to get the Henry’s Brilliance August Ribbon Kit.  I love blue!  This coordinates with the new Nikki Sivils papers.

Bazzill, American Crafts, Scrapworks Papers  .  American Crafts Thickers, Colorbok tags, Doodlebug alphas, Bazzill Blossoms, Prima Sprites

This is a faux embroided wall hanging.  I traced around an S chipboard letter to look like stitches and added the threaded needle to make it seem more realistic.  Making Memories Paper

This is the pull out from my son’s Highlights magazine.  I added a cover and ring to make it more durable for my son to look through. Colorbok cardstock, Bazzill Sizzix Flowers, Making Memories Paper, Basic Grey alpha stickers.

Just a cute little journaling tag.  Tons of paper piecing, stickles, and diamond glaze on this one!  DCWV, Love Elsie, American Crafts Papers.  Autumn Leaves, Kolette Hall, & JRL Designs Stamps with Stazon.

Christmas Journaling Tag.  American Crafts & Paper Studio Papers. 7 Gypsies Tag.  Hobby Lobby Stamp inked with Stazon and glittered up in Stickles.

Trying out doing a non-traditional colored Halloween card here in blues.  Stapled the polka dot ribbon in X’s to give it a more punk look to go with the skull.  American Crafts & Love Elsie Papers. Marcella by K sticker.  Making Memories star brads.  More Stickles, Stazon ink, & Pink Paislee stamp.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween project, or want to get a head-start on Christmas decor, this is a great, relatively inexpensive project to decorate your house or give as a gift!

The only things I had to buy for this project were black paint, black glitter (LOVE the Martha Stewart glitter) and some Halloween papers.  All the fabrics, ribbons, lace, buttons, etc. came from my stash.  (A lot of the vintage lace and other items are picked up at yard, rummage, and estate sales for practically nothing!)


-medium to large corrugated cardboard box OR roll of corrugated cardstock OR plenty of heavy cardstock and a paper crimper

– tulle (or wide ribbon)

-patterned paper with coordinating stickers or other embellies  (The Halloween Kit from SavvynSassy would be GREAT for this project!)

-coordinating lace, trim, and ribbon scraps

-stapler (NOT the mini-stapler….you’ll need a good office stapler) and staples


-coordinating glitter

-Large alphas (I traced large chipboard letters onto cardstock and cut them out, but you could use chipboard, stickers, words printed from the computer, etc)

-scalloped cardstock OR scalloped punch OR deco scissors

Optional Supplies:

-sewing machine

-sand paper or distressing tools

– stickles


-googly eyes 🙂

-embroidery floss and large needle

-circle cutter or something to trace


Step 1 – Prep

A. Prep your cardboard

Tip:I started out with a used cardboard box, and pulled most of the top layer of paper off to reveal the corrgated layer.  But it takes a lot of time, so you may want to use a roll of corrugated cardboard or cardstock and a crimper instead.  The benefits of using an old box though–it’s cheap and it adds a lot of character, since you can tear off part of the top layer and leave some of it.  It results in a very cool vintage/distress look after paint.

B.  Trace the pennant pattern onto the box and cut out.  Mine was 5 1/2 inches across the top, and 6 3/4 inches on each side.  If you want, you could do a circle, square, etc.

C. Cover your workspace with plenty of newspaper for protection

D. Trace and cut out letters if desired.

Step 2 – Paint and Glitter

A. Paint with a generous layer of acrylic paint and allow to dry.

B. While paint is drying, prep your letters.  I chose to trace and cut mine out of cardstock, but you can use just about anything.  I covered mine with a layer of glue and then covered with silver glitter.

Tip: If you use this method, make sure to put foil or waxed paper under them, so they come up without tearing.

C. When the first layer of paint has dried, apply a thin second layer and make sure that they are fully covered in paint.

D.  Working quickly, dust glitter over the entire surface of the wet paint.  Make sure you get the glitter on while the paint is still very wet, or it won’t stick.

E. Allow letters and shapes to dry completely.

Tip: Overnight works great!

Step 3 – The fun stuff!

A. Add a scalloped edge to the top of each shape.  I punched a border on black cardstock, then cut it off and glued the strip to the back of each shape, with the scalloped edge showing over the top.

B. Embellish to your hearts desire!  Here are some ideas I used:

-cut circles from patterned paper to layer your letters on.  Distress the edges, then sew for a vintage look

-cut images from pattered paper

-add flowers, buttons, and ribbons along the top of the shape

-search for templates online and create cute creatures from felt to add to your banner (I did a google search for a bat template and got tons of results

C. Add letters to your shapes

D. Add more glitter!  I used stickles to embellish my embellishments.  Here are some ideas:

-create a spiderweb on your patterned paper

-add glitter to stickers, felt, and other embellies

E. Allow everything to dry.

F. Attach to tulle or wide ribbon for hanging.  While you can punch holes and thread the ribbon or tulle through, I found it easier to turn over each piece and attach to the bunched tulle with a stapler.  I then covered the staple ends on the front side with a button or other embellishment.

Tip: If, after attaching to the tulle or ribbon, your shapes don’t want to hang flat, try gluing a flat marble to the bottom back of each one to act as a weight.

Using these same techniques, you could also make a single pennant banner!  Here are some other completed projects, using the same idea:

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October is here, which means one of my favourite holidays is only days away… Halloween!!  Although the days of dressing up are long  gone for me, I love to decorate the house and pick out costumes for the kids.  Seeing pumpkins, and bats and all the sweet treats… ahhhh, what’s not to love!?!?!?

So, in honour of Halloween, today I decided to share with you a really easy and totally fun Halloween make n take.   

You will need: a coffee filter, some Halloween stamps, ink, ribbon (like the ZZ Fun House Kit ) and some sweet treats!

First step, stamp one side of your coffee filter.

Then, flip it over (wrong side up), and add in your sweet treats.  I chose to wrap my treats in some Halloween paper, but that’s up to you!

Wrap up your treats, and tie with some ribbon.  All done!! 

Quick, cute and REALLY easy.. told ya! (*wink*)

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September ZZ Mod Posy Kit

September ZZ Mod Posy Kit

What a versatile kit to work with! I made a mini album, a LO, and an altered Halloween Display this month, and I still have more ribbon to use. Its like the never ending kit! Yay!

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Close up of Ribbon:

I used Light Blue, Navy Blue & Light Gold Satin Edge Organza from the kit. Also used: Autumn Leaves PP, Rhinestones, Metal Tabs, Misc Chipboard, Blue & Brown Chalk Ink, Pearl Glimmer Mist & White Pen. Quote on Picture says:“Be who you are, and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind’ Dr Seuss Digital Credit: Elegant Word Art by Bethany.
A couple of people have asked how I did the ribbon technique. It was super easy. I first stapled the Navy Blue ribbon where I wanted it, and left it a little loose, I then went back and threaded the Light Gold ribbon around the Navy Blue and placed glue dots over my staples to anchor it down. Very Easy & Fast.

I had a birthday this month, so I created a Mini Album to remember part of my day.

I used: Light Blue & Navy Blue Satin Edge Organza, as well as the Small Rust Ric Rac from the September ZZ Mod Posy Ribbon Kit. Also Used: Little Yellow Bicycle – Vita Bella – Fold Out Album, My Mind’s Eye Journal Card & Stash Brads. Digital Credit to Word ARt by Bethany.

Here is my Halloween Display:

This was very fun to make! I used the Navy Blue & Light Gold Satin Edge Organza from the September ZZ Mod Posy Kit, Magistical Memories Desire Flower, Making Memories Paint, Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Black Diamond, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Red & Green & Yellow, Ranger Glossy Accents, Stash Stickers, Pipe Cleaners, Dollar Store Vase & Flowers. I think it turned out pretty Spooky!! lol

Only 6 Days till:


Are you Excited? I am! So excited I want to do a little pre-crop giveaway! I have a $5 Gift Certificate to SNS ready to be given away! What can you do to get it? Well go Ahead and leave a comment on the blog, and try to guess which projects I made, (if any) for the crop. One Lucky Person will receive the $5 Gift Certificate to SNS! All that Yummy Ribbon is calling your name! So go leave your comment now! If you want to be included into the draw, you should post by Thursday, Sept 25th, Midnight, Mountain Standard Time. I will post the winner on Friday Sept 26th – the First day of our Crop!!

Can’t wait to see you all!!

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Now is your chance to pre-order this INCREDIBLE Halloween Kit featuring Pink Paislee, Pageframes and SO MUCH more!!  Quantities are limited, so don’t wait!  For only $47.50 CAD, this kit is overflowing! Check out the pre-orders section in our forum for a complete list of what’s in the kit, as well as to sign up and guarantee your kit today.

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