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Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts

Do you need a quick and simple Halloween party idea?

Today I’m sharing a simple Halloween card and fun treat bag.

You will just die over the cuteness the Jar of Haunts creates with the Everyday Jar Framelits.

Another huge bonus…

Today is a fantastic blog hop with the Creation Station…. our theme is “To Die For!”

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

Creating a Mesh for Mr. Mummy!

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

This mummy image in the Jar of Haunts is definitely a favorite for many.

I had a fleeting idea to create mesh background to coordinate with the mummy.

This was a simple task using Stampin’ Up!’s Ghoulish Grunge stamp set.

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

Create It!

To create the layered mesh background for the mummies to layer onto, follow these steps:

  • Begin by stamping the mesh background image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures (3-1/2 x 4-3/4) using Sahara Sand ink.
  • Tear cardstock into 4-5 strips.  Crumble and fold each of the strips of cardstock into your hands until they are a ball.
  • In addition, unfold each strip, sponge Sahara Sand ink over each of the strips to add emphasis to the wrinkles in the paper.
  • Layer and overlap each of the cardstock strips onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 using dimensionals.  Leave a small amount of the Whisper White cardstock showing at the top and do not adhere the top layer completely.

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

  • Layer the Whisper White cardstock onto Sahara Sand cardstock measuring 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Wrap a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine around the layers, tie in a knot and then another knot towards the bottom. Tip: Separate the Thick Bakers Twine so the twine is not as bulky around the card.
  • Using dimensionals, add this layer to a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock 3-3/4 x 5.
  • Create tag for the top of the card by die cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Sponge ink over the entire tag using Delightful Dijon ink.  Stamp happy halloween at the top of the tag using the Spooky Fun stamp set.  Place the tag behind the top layer of mesh using Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

Add the Finishing Touches

  • Stamp mummy images using Archival Black ink onto Watercolor Paper and Sahara Sand cardstock.  Die cut images using Everyday Jar Framelits.  Watercolor the image on Watercolor Paper using Sahara Sand ink and an Aqua Painter.  Attach to the card front.  Add googlie eyes to mummies.
  • Finally, attach card front to Sahara Sand cardstock 4 x 5-1/4.  Layer onto Whisper white cardstock base  4-1/4 x 11.
  • Optional: add a little splatter to the card.  These mummy’s might be cute, but they need to be a little dirty.

 

 

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

Create a Coordinating Halloween Treat

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

In addition create a Halloween party idea using die cuts that can be quick and simple.

Stampin’ Up!’s Gusseted Cellophane Bags measure 3 x 6 and they are food safe.

By adding a simple tag topper using the largest die from the Lots of  Labels Framelits you can have a quick halloween treat in minutes.

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

 

Lastly, a simple treat added to the Gusseted Cellophane Bag completes this halloween party favor.

If you are in a crunch to create a fun halloween party idea, remember that die cuts can simplify your creating time with the Big Shot.  Choose a die cut that’s versatile and you will get more mileage from its use and create fun treats at the same time.  WIN!

Halloween Party Idea Using Die Cuts, Stampin' Up!

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World Card Making Day Promotion

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A fun promotion from Stampin’ Up! arrives in time for World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st -5th.

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Embellished Ornaments- Creation Station Hop!

Embellished Ornaments-Creation Station Hop!

I was going through my big stash of Holiday Catalog stamps today and noticed that my Embellished Ornaments stamp set was at the bottom of the lonely pile.  I’m surprised myself that I haven’t used this set more for a few reasons.  The ornaments are beautiful but the fonts in the greetings stand out even more to me.

 

I have good news….

 

Today’s Creation Station Blog Hop features Embellished Ornaments and Peaceful Pines.  I am confident you will be inspired along the route of this hop.  I’m even more excited as I’ve created 3 projects to inspire you today. That’s a Christmas miracle!

 

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Embellished Ornaments

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I started off using very neutral colors.  Love the Crumb Cake, Whisper White and gold all mixed together.  The Winter Wonderland Designer Paper and Vellum Stack worked perfect for this project because the Vellum adds a soft touch and the Designer Paper adds an elegant touch with the gold.

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I couldn’t help but add a little Tea Lace doily underneath the layers to give it more of a delicate feel.

 

Same design basically for this card below, just more stars and different greeting.  Elements are layered and then a quick stitch across the layers to keep them secure.
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Embellished Ornaments Treat Box 

Lastly, I wanted an elegant treat box that I could fill with chocolate to give to a special friend.  The Pillow Box die cut was the perfect box. This framelit is easy to work with and you can create many boxes in a quick amount of time.

Embellished Ornaments, Creation Station Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

You can see why I love the fonts in the greetings of this stamp set so much.  Very elegant and pretty stunning when you add Gold Embossing powder to it.

Embellished Ornaments, Creation Station Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

The Delicate Ornaments thinlits are just that… delicate. The fine detail makes this framelit an eye catcher.  

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