This month kicks off the holiday season for me. I love getting in the spirit with Halloween, and before I know it, I’m decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I think Halloween is the perfect excuse to make some tasty treats and get crafty with the packaging and tags. Here’s what I’ve whipped up for today:
With Flavours Gourmet cardstock on sale this month, it’s a great time to stock up on all the rich, tasty colors! Can’t decided which one? Then grab a sampler pack and try them all!
The base of this tag is die cut from Smoked Sea Salt. I embossed the spider web with clear embossing powder after I cut it out.
For the sentiment tag, I decided to stamp and heat emboss it first, on Squid Ink cardstock using white embossing powder. Then, to die cut it precisely, I held the thin die in place with a bit of washi tape as I ran it through my die cut machine.
For my little spider friend, I stamped him with black ink and painstakingly cut him out. I decided he was a little flat and boring, so I topped him off with black enamel accents and set aside overnight to dry.
I wanted to add a pop of color, so I hand cut a banner piece from Vino Cotto, which is a gorgeous purple. I couldn’t resist adding a little bling with a light coat from the Wink of Stella pen, in Clear Glitter. I am so in love with these pens!
Then, I just assembled all my pieces. For one final addition, I added a few little black gems that I ended up throwing in my basket the other day at the craft store while I was standing in line. Am I the only one who gets sucked into those $1 items they place there to entice you?
What tricks or treats will you be making this month? We’d love to hear from you so share a comment!
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