Hello there my friends! Welcome to my day of creating.
After my walk and doing some house chores this morning, I went out to my stamp studio and started to create. I chose to work with the Monster Bash Suite.
Last night I made a fall card (not shown in this post) and that got me in the mood for crisp days, fall colors and Halloween. Halloween gets a bad rap sometimes, but I happen to love it. I think Halloween is a fun night for children and their families.
I love fall decor, pumpkins, mums, leaves, acorns, pinecones and all the things that go with the Halloween and the Thanksgiving season.
My kids are all grown, however, I still decorate the house and we invite everyone over for Halloween dinner. Of course, we serve pumpkin pie and whip for dessert.
We don’t get trick or treaters at our house, but I make special little packages for the kids in our lives and we hand them out personally. This year I think I’m going to use my Paper Pumpkin kit to make those special treats.
I hope these cards demonstrate to you how fun Halloween can be. The first card I made I was triying to give the feel of a library in a old mansion. In my head, I could see a funny relatives picture hanging on the library wall. I named him spooky, he is a nephew, LOL! The books are a pattern from the Monster Bash Suite Designer Series Paper. The frame is made from black Foil Sheets and the Heirloom dies/folders. Dracula is from the stamp set in the suite and the decorative delicate design behind him is one of the many dies in the suites die set.
Candy is a big part of Halloween too so I made some poppers that will hold just about any candy I decide to use. The poppers were made with the same product that I used to make card #1 plus some ribbon.
Now for the mommy in me. Check the next card out. Isn’t it cute? Halloween can be adorable and sweet, it just depends on how you present it. I don’t care for the blood and guts or scary stuff, I like a sweet, fun and even elegant Halloween. Are you with me?
So this card says mummy, but when you open it up the true feel of the card is felt. The red heart stands out, it gives you a hint about what’s inside.
Mummy LOVE! Wouldn’t it be cute to send to your mom or to send to your kids? I love, love, love this card.
Here is a close up of the poppers. I used our new sparkly inks when stamping the sentiments. I will fill a cute tray or basket with these poppers plus a few more and use them as home decor. I start dressing our home for the holidays at the end of September so it is never to early to start creating.
Thanks for stopping by.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
I just love Halloween. In fact today I will start dressing up the house with all our fall and Halloween decor. But right now I just had to share with you a witch’s hat that my friend Karen Flores made for me.
The black Witch hat above is the one I made after falling in love with the one Karen made for me. I love this striped ribbon so instead of using Designer Series Paper for the brim like Karen did I decided to change it up a bit and use ribbon for the brim of my hat. And the ribbon that keeps this hat box closed is our sparkly black ribbon. I didn’t have the cute ribbon that Karen used so I used this ribbon instead. The cat on this hat wash punched out from the same DSP paper pack that Karen used on her brim. So see, you can make many versions of this hat, just go with what you love and have.
I will be showing those who are interested in this hat how to make it at OPEN HOUSE on Thursday October 5th. Open house is always the first Thursday of each month from noon until 8p.m. Mark your calendars and let me know that you are coming.
Here is the Witch Hat that Karen made. Isn’t it a adorable? Karen is not only an amazing friend of mine, she is also my Stampin’ Up! Manager. Karen always comes up with super cute ideas and shares them. Everyone who saw this witch hat loved it, so I thought I better share it with all of you too.
I hope you enjoyed your visit, have a blessed day my friends,
Happy Monday friends.
Today I want to share with you the goodies I’m making for this years Halloween party at Heather’s school.
I always make goodies for my daughter class parties. This year I thought I would make 66 of these cute brooms. YEAH, you heard me right 66.
I ordered candy sticks from Amazon Prime. The candy sticks make perfect broom handles. Then I used crumb cake card stock to create the broom. Fringe scissors cut the strips lickity split. Basic black bakers twine was used to make a cute bow and tear and tape keeps everything together.
I think we will make these adorable brooms at OPEN HOUSE. Let me know if you are coming to open house so that I can have everything ready for you. The next open house is the first Thursday of October, from noon until 8p.m.
These brooms are so so simple to make. If you want me to, I can record a DIY video so you can make some at home. Just let me know that you want me to do that.
I failed to mention that the fringe scissors are in the clearance rack!!!! What a deal. Just click on the image below to go directly to my store. Once you are in my store you will see that the scissors are only $6.00.
Live Loved my friends, Beverlee
Happy Wednesday stamping friends! Today I decided to make a 3-D item using Stampin’ Up! product. The picture below shows you a close up of all of the ribbons that I used to transform an embroidery hoop into Halloween decor.
Notice that the Peekaboo Peach ribbon is crinkled. The crinkle in this seam binding ribbon adds a touch of vintage to any project. Another thing you will want to know about this ribbon is that it comes in all of the NEW IN-COLORS too.
The Berry Burst ribbon is a 1/2″ wide and woven. It’s gorgeous. The thick Jute Twine, oh my gosh, I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! has jute in the Holiday catalog. This hoop can securely hang anywhere from this Jute.
Embellishing the inside metal ring of the embroidery hoop was easy, I used multipurpose glue to secure the 7/8″ wide Striped Ribbon to it. Then I tucked the inside ring into the outer ring. Because the Striped ribbon is much wider than the width of the rings it hangs over nicely. Next, I embellished the outside ring with the Victorian Lace Trim. The trim is so pretty and feminine. It also was secured with multipurpose glue. You are going to love all of the ribbons, they truly are beautiful. A variety of Stampin’ Up! ribbon transformed the embroidery hoop into a festive ring of holiday color.
Now, about the focal point. A 3 x 3 square of polka dot Designer Series Paper holds a smaller stitched square of Peekaboo Peach card stock and a circle of Berry Burst card stock. All of those items back the black cat. I sponged the circle just to add a bit of interest and texture.
You will find this black cat in the same Designer Series Pack as the polka dot paper. Yes, there are a couple of 12×12 sheets of paper patterned with these cat images. The cats were printed to coordinate with the cat punch. All we have to do is punch the cats out, Awesome huh?
The cat shimmers because I colored him with Wink of Stella. Black Rhinestones, Bitty Bows and spider webs all contributed to the finished product.
3-D items are fun to make. You can decorate your home with them or give them as gifts.
Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed visiting.
By the way, I love the comments I’ve been receiving lately. Thank you for using the comment section to tell me how you feel and for asking questions.
Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee
A yummy chocolate bar and a gift card for some special goblins. I love embellishing Halloween treats. A little bit of DSP some ribbon and a little cookie cutter monster make giving treats so much more special.
Have a GREAT day and a safe evening~ TRICK OR TREAT!
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
66 Halloween Test Tubes
This is what 66 test tubes decorated and filled with M&M’s looks like.
I like to make special treats for my daughter Heather’s students on the holidays, but 66 is a lot. This year it was simple thanks to My Paper Pumpkin. Thank you so much Stampin’ Up!
Heather came over the other day. She went into my shop and saw these treats before they were finished. She loved the test tube idea. She said, “OMG these test tubes would make an adorable wedding favor.” When I showed her the stickers and tags and told her that they were for her students Halloween treats, she squealed out loud. I’m so glad she loves them like I do. It is always so much fun handing out treats on Halloween and watching all the children’s eyes light up.
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