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This month’s theme is but of course Fall/Halloween/Thankful! If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Kim Lamos blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below and continue to Maureen Rauchfuss blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each Blog. ENJOY!
Besides Christmas, I must say Halloween is my next favorite Holiday. Although, it is sort of a love, hate relationship. I love to make cards, to decorate and buy a bunch of candy to hand out, however, where ever I live I never get trick or treaters!! The only ones that enjoy my craziness is my husband (so not thrilled) and my two black cats, Hobbes and Dexter! So with that said, of course I picked Halloween for my projects! I tried my hand at the new “slim” card style and I made a neat little candle box both using the NEW bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Catalog, Halloween Night Magic Bundle!
Let’s get to the spooktacular projects now, shall we!
Happy Halloween Greeting Card
I had so much fun with the new “slim” card style. Instead of making a size where I would have to make my own envelope, I made my card to fit a 6 ¾ (US standard size) envelope.
Stamp Set: Hallows Night Magic
Paper: Blackberry Bliss (7”x6 ¼”; scraps), Whisper White (6”x3 ¼”), Basic Black (4 ½’x3”), Basic Grey (3 ½”x2”)
Black Glitter Paper (6 ¼”x1”), Magic in this Night DSP (6”x3 ¼”)
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Grey
Tools/Accessories: Halloween Magic Dies, Silver Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
- Fold in half the 7”x6 1/4” blackberry bliss cs, so the folded size will be 3 ½”x61/4”. Adhere the 6”x3 ¼”, Magic in this Night DSP to the front of the card base. Die cut two of the “fence” die out of the black glitter paper. Adhere these to the bottom do the card making sure it touches the bottom and sides of the card base.
- Adhere the 6”x3 ¼” whisper white cs to the inside of the card base. This makes your sentiment more visible. Set this aside.
- Stamp the bats with basic grey ink onto the basic grey cs. Then be sure to rub the card stock with the embossing buddy to remove any static before stamping with versa mark.
- Using the border image, stamp with versa mark onto the basic grey card stock. Quickly, pour the silver embossing powder over it, lightly tap the excess powder off. Next heat it thoroughly with the heat gun until the dull silver embossing powder becomes a nice shiny silver.
- On the same grey card stock, stamp the words “Happy Halloween” with versa mark in the center of the border. Again, quickly pour black embossing powder over the top, lightly tap and heat with the heat gun until it is a shiny black.
- Lastly, die cut the same grey cs with the smaller frame in the Halloween Magic Dies set.
- Die cut the larger frame die out of basic black cs. Adhere the grey cs to the black cs with stampin’ seal. Then adhere this to the card base towards the top of the card base.
- To finish off the card, I die cut some of the bats in blackberry bliss cs and adhered them to the left of the card front.
- I may not have mentioned this before, but be sure to stamp the back of your card with a personalized stamp…and definitely stamp a fun image on the envelope. As my up-line would always say…no NAKED envelopes in the mail please!
Happy Halloween Tea Light Candle Box
As I mentioned earlier, no one comes to my house to trick or treat. It may be because the houses in my neighborhood are not close to each other at all and my house is situated at the end of a 500 foot driveway, that goes up hill at a pretty steep angle….hmmmm….doesn’t that sound spooky now. Maybe kids think the house is haunted up on the hill, bawahahahahaahaaa. Sorry, got carried away there…now onto my box with “stamped” tea light candles! I’ll start by explain how to “stamp” on tea lights. This has been around for quite sometime, so you may even know how to do it.
INGREDIENTS for tea lights and box
Stamp Set: Hallows Night Magic
Paper: Basic Black (6”x4 ½”; 10 ¼”x1”; 10 ¾” x 1 1/8”), Blackberry Bliss (scraps), Magic in this Night DSP (3 ¼”x1 7/8”; 3 1/8” x 1 ¾” ), White Tissue Paper
Ink: Versa Mark, Black StazOn
Tools/Accessories: Halloween Magic Dies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, plain white tea light candles
Stamped Tea Lights
- The first thing to do is punch out 1 ½” circles out of the tissue paper. Then punch a 1/16” hole in the center.
- Stamp desired image onto the tissue paper.
- Slip the tissue paper over the candle wick and gently heat the candle with the embossing heat gun, until the tissue paper is absorbed by the wax.
- That is all, and yes you can still use these candles and I have not had any issues. However, if you do give them away, just let them know the process so they are careful with them.
Tea Light Box
- Start by punching out two of the larger frames from the Halloween Magic Die set.
NOTE: I decorated only one though. Then stamp, with versa mark, the spider border image and quickly add silver embossing powder. Then heat set this until it becomes shiny silver.
- The two black strips will be used to make the box. Score the slightly narrower black strip at the following measurements, ¼”, 2”, 5 ¼”, 7” (bottom part of box). Then score the long way at ¼”. Snip down from the short edge to the score line on the ¼” side of the strip of paper. Then snip the longer ¼” flaps on an angle. See image for example.
- Add strong adhesive on the ¼” flaps and also on the ¼” extra piece on the short side. First adhere the short side with adhesive to form a box. Then fold down the flaps and center it on the plain frame we die cut earlier.
- Next, score the other black strip at the following measurements, ¼”, 2 1/8”, 5 ½”, 7 3/8” (top part of the box). Then score the long way at ¼”. Same as the bottom part of the box you will snip in from the short edge down to the score line on the ¼” side. Then snip the longer ¼” flaps on an angle. See image for example.
- Add strong adhesive on the ¼” flaps and also on the ¼” extra piece on the short side. First, adhere the short side with adhesive to form a box. Then place this over the bottom box. Fold down the flaps and add the decorated cardstock frame from the beginning. I did it this way, to be sure I will have the top and bottom frame perfectly lined up when my box is complete.
- Lastly, I lined the bottom and top of the inside of the box with Magic in this Night DSP (to hide my flaps) and added some small bats punched out of blackberry bliss to the top of the cover.
I hope these instructions made sense. If not, please ask any questions you have in the comments and I will answer them as best as I can.
After this, maybe I’ll make a few to give out to my friends and family since trick or treaters won’t come to my place! I will bring the treats to them!
I hope you enjoyed my projects this month! I had a lot of fun putting them together and sharing them with you! I would really appreciate a comment of any kind (well hopefully a nice one, lol) and then when you are done be sure to hop on over to the next blogger on the list!
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