Back again! :-)
Tonight is the first group post for the August Papertrey countdown! Tonight the design team is focusing on a very fun new Halloween set called Halloween Treats & Sweets! This set was designed by Heather Nichols and it's chock full of fun images and sentiments for creating Halloween treats, favors, cards, and more. The set contains several different Halloween-ish (but ca-uuute!) faces. These faces can be stamped on just about anything...and then accessorized with the coordinating stamps and dies. There are small images and mega-sized images (and dies for both sizes) so you can create small treats or larger treats.
Halloween Treats & Sweets along with the coordinating dies will be available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink's website.
For my projects tonight, I am using both the large and small cat images. What's better for Halloween than a spooky black cat? First off, I used the large cat face to create a treat jar. These basic glass canning jars have become a mainstay for me when packaging treats and goodies. They can be purchased everywhere and you can customize them for any occasion...it's like your little black dress of treat containers.
I was going for a very rustic, vintage-vibe look for today's project. I stamped the cat face onto a Mat Stack 1 Die (layered over the new Layerz Mat Stack 1...same shape, just a little bit bigger to act as a mat for the original Mat Stack dies....YAY!!). I then spritzed it with some Leather Glimmer Mist to give it some age and character, then embellished it with felt ears (cut with the coordinating dies), pipecleaner whiskers and a rusty jingle bell nose.
I created the ruffle around the neck of the jar by putting a line of double sided tape just below where the lid screws on. Then I took plain black crepe paper (the kind you get on a roll at any party/discount/dollar store), folded it in half and started pleating it onto the tape. A very quick and easy way to add a cute ruffle to your jar.
For my second project tonight I'm using the small cat image. I combined it with the Seed Packet die to create some quick and easy treat pouches. I stamped the cat face onto the flap of the seed packet with VersaMark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I diecut the ears from True Black felt.
I used my oval cutter to cut ovals from patterned paper to mimic the cat's belly. The arms holding the treat basket are actually the bat wings from this set. I gave my kitties sparkly pipecleaner tails for a bit of sparkle and fun.
The seed packets are just large enough to tuck a small candy bar.
Well, that's all from me tonight...I hope you enjoyed a little peek into autumn tonight. I know I sure am anxious for fall...it's actually feeling a bit like it here the last few days and I LOVE it.
Now be sure to hop around to the other design team members if you haven't already. They've all been cooking up their own versions of Halloween Treats & Sweets.
- Danielle Flanders
- Jess Witty
- Erin Lincoln
- Maile Belles
- Nichole Heady
- Lisa Johnson
- Dawn McVey
- Heather Nichols
- Melissa Phillilps
- Michelle Wooderson
Supplies not yet linked but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink: Halloween Treats & Sweets stamp set and coordinating dies, Layerz Mat Stack 1 die
Supplies not yet linked but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink: Halloween Treats & Sweets stamp set and coordinating dies