Yesterday I fell into the black whole of crafting. That happens when you start looking at new supplies, get inspired and then lose all track of time making tons of new stuff… I started sorting through all of the new Halloween papers and embellishments I got and the next thing I knew I had a whole slew of new projects on my work table. How’d that happen? Sometimes it takes me a little while to get inspired but once I do… LOOK OUT!
I don’t know why but I don’t go in for the really spooky Halloween, I’m drawn to more of the cute stuff. Usually “CUTE” makes me wanna barf! LOL!
The first couple of things I made were picture frames.
This is a little more on the spooky side but I still like it. The fence is made from a package of wooden fence pieces that I spray painted black and then cut down to size. The shutters are another piece of wood that I cut in half and painted black then dry brushed some grey on top. On both the shutters and fence I used an Xacto knife and repeatedly cut into the wood until it split. The background is two sided paper (One side on the frame and the back of it is in the picture window), the witch and tree are rub ons, the pumpkin is a big brad and the moon is an epoxy sticker.
This frame is more my style… fun, brightly colored and kind of quirky. I used the rest of the fence pieces because they come in a package of three and I’m all about using up the leftovers.
The Little Trick or Treaters are actually on the background paper with the fence glued over top and paper pumpkin cutouts glued on top of that. The three circles on the top right are chipboard covered in different papers and embellished with epoxy stickers, a chipboard sticker and ribbon. I punched the hole in the chipboard with the Crop-a-Dile. The whole thing was super easy!
The next thing I got lost in were gift bags. I turned out several of those.
This, I thought was perfect for grown ups. The graphics have an updated but old fashioned look.
I just LOVED this background paper and the skelaton trick or treater is a cut out. Just glue it on.. EASY!! The skelaton hand I used was from a package of party favors that I glued onto curling ribbon. The bright green stripe is a ribbon that I added for a different texture.
This bag was the easiest of all. Just three kinds of paper, a couple of stamps and white inkpad with a little curling ribbon for fun. If you want to make a lot of treat bags this is the one to go for!