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2 posts from August 2011

August 30, 2011

Boo ...

More Halloweenie goodness today - in treat form!

Boo1 
I was playing around with "cool" color combintions (as opposed to warm combinations like red and orange) the other day and landed on purple, grey, and blue.  Not really a traditional Halloween combo, but I think it sets a great tone for a spooky forest and a cute sparkling ghost. 

Boo4

I do love that little ghost, he's so stinkin' cute.  You can also see in this shot that it all comes together on a great little brown paper bag!

Boo3 
This shot gives you a better look at how it all comes together: I trimmed the top of the bag to make it even, then cut cardstock to match the height and width of the bag.  After that, I cut another piece for the back, adding a bit more length to make the flap that folds over on the front to close it.  Attach the cardstock to the back and front of the back, a bit of ribbon to tie it all together, attach the stamped bit, and you've got one easy peasy, totally cute treat bag! 

Dontcha' want to make a ton of these?  Eeep!

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stamps: too cute to spook, spooky boo day, darling dots background (a muse studio)
cardstock: heather, sugar, sky (a muse studio)
ink: blackberry, pebble, memento tuxedo black (ghost), versafine onyx (sentiment) (a muse studio)
embellishment: washi tape (from holiday collection), diamond glitter, sky polka dot organdy ribbon, 3D foam adhesive (under ghost), bg10 copic marker (a muse studio)
other: .5lb brown paper bag, pinking border die set (medium size), big shot (a muse studio)

August 28, 2011

happy halloween night ...

Hello, again!  It's been a while, hasn't it?  It's been a busy summer here, filled with lots of work-related travel and more time in Seattle (D and I love Seattle summers).  But being away from my crafty space for extended bits of time means I've haven't been creating just for the fun of it much, but I'm home now and Halloween is in the air ...

Cauldron
When I was trying to figure out the best way to execute the cauldron idea rolling around in my head, I knew I wanted something that wasn't perfectly circular for the cauldron.  Looking at the new A Muse Studio dies, I realized the top of the Snowglobe die would totally do the trick!  I die cut the Snowglobe top from Onyx cardstock, freehand cut an arc for the mouth of the cauldron, and Bob's your uncle!

Cauldron2 

And to get that cauldron to bubble, it needed a flame, right?  Bring on the Grass Border die from the main catalog!  It's great for more than just grass, you know?!  *wink*  

I added a few green button "bubbles" to finish it off (with a bit of glitter added with a glue pen).

A Muse Studio's new Holiday Catalog  is filled with Halloween goodness (you can check it out at www.amusestudio.com). 

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stamps: happy jacks, web background (a muse studio)
cardstock: pebble, onyx, wasabi, papaya, pumpkin (a muse studio)
ink: versafine onyx black, pebble ( a muse studio
embellishment: onyx brad, grass buttons, diamond glitter (a muse studio)
other: snowglobe die set, grass border die, sakura quickie glue pen (for adding glitter to buttons), mini glue dots (for adhering buttons), 3D foam adhesive (for poping up "flames) (a muse studio)

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