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Introducing Trick or Treat, Polka Dot Parade #7, and the Tiny Take Out Box die...

It's day one of the August Papertrey Ink countdown.  Yippee!  Lots of fun fall and halloween goodies coming your way this month.  I get to help introduce two new sets.  The first is Trick or Treat, a great Halloween sentiment set by Dawn.  The second is Polka Dot Parade #7 by Melissa Bickford, which features an adorable ghost, and just like the other sets in this series, it has lots of little elements that are a blast to play around with.  I also get to introduce a new die called Tiny Take Out Box...the name says it all.  :-)

All of the products I mention as "new" will be available for purchase at 10pm Eastern time on August 15th, 2013 from the Papertrey Ink website.  

On to some projects.  First up is a sweet little mummy card and matching treat box.  I've seen mummy cards done before, but I've never done one myself. I always think they are so cute so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  To create the card I started with a white 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base (fold along top edge) and simply wrapped the front of the card with white gauze.  


The treat box uses the new Tiny Take Out Box die, which I cut out of white cardstock, assembled, and wrapped with some gauze.  I added some eyes which were stamped with the Happy Haunting set (released last year).  I poked some wire through the sides and curved it to form a handle.


For the card I stamped a sentiment from the new Trick or Treat set onto a label diecut using versamark ink and heat embossed it with white. I love the mix of fonts that Dawn used in this set. The hands were cut with the hand die in the Love Lives Here die collection, and simply folded around the label.  Like the box, the eyes are from Happy Haunting.  


Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Trick or Treat stamp set, Tiny Take Out Box die

After I made the little mummy treat box I couldn't resist making another...a spider this time!


The box is cut from True Black cardstock.  After it was assembled, I poked holes in the side so I could poke some black pipecleaners through for the legs.  Eight seemed like too many, so my little spider just has 6 legs (he's technically not a spider then, is he??) The eyes and mouth are again from the Happy Haunting set.  The sentiment stamped on a Tremendous Tags diecut is from the new Trick or Treat set.


Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Trick or Treat stamp set, Tiny Take Out Box die

Next up is a card that uses the Polka Dot Parade #7 set.  That ghost is just too cute!  I stamped 3 of the outline version onto coordinating diecuts and put them inside a shaker box.  


The frame for the shaker is from the Fabulous Frames dies (stamped with Polka Dot Basics and Fresh Snow ink).  Some tiny stars cut using the Star Gazer die and gold foil cardstock fill my shaker.  The Orange Zest background is stamped with the polka dot version of the ghost.  I also diecut some dotted stars using a new die that you'll hear more about in the next few days!


Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Polka Dot Parade #7 stamp set and coordinating dies

Next is a sort of unconventional Halloween card...am I the only one that gets tired of the orange, green, purple, and black combo?  I decided to throw in some Aqua Mist to spice it up a little. I paired the cute ghost from Polka Dot Parade #7 with the monster from Tremendous Treats: Halloween....which...we are getting dies for this month!  yay!  The Tremendous Treats stamps/dies are some of my favorites and this little monster is at the top of my list. 


I used the bow-tie from the new Polka Dot Parade #7 and added it to the top of the ghost to turn her into a girl-ghost. I put it on the monster as well.  They kinda look like they're holding hands, don't they?  :-)  I layered them over a Mat Stack 7 diecut, layered over a spider web from the Spider Web Trio die collection.  The background is stamped with stars from Tremendous Treats: Halloween.  The sentiment is from the new Trick or Treat set.  


Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Trick or Treat stamp set, Polka Dot Parade #7 stamp set and coordinating dies, Tremendous Treats: Halloween dies

My last card combines another sentiment from the new Trick or Treat with a few older sets.  The tree is actually from a holiday set (Merry Little Chrismtas) and the bat and moon are from Tremendous Treats: Halloween.  I just love having the dies for this set - it opens a whole new world of ideas when I don't have to think about hand cutting those little buggers!  


The stars were stamped with the moon/star image from TT: Halloween, but the tiny diecut stars are from Star Gazer.  The dies that coordinate with TT: Halloween include just the moon shape.  All of the stamping was done on a Vintage Cream background, then I sponged some Enchanted Evening and Simply Chartreuse inks over top.  The moon and stars were cut from a gold metallic cardstock.


Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Trick or Treat stamp set, Tremendous Treats: Halloween dies

That's all for me today, but I'll be back next week with more countdown projects.  You can visit Nichole's blog to see more projects using these new products and she'll have lots of other links for you to check out as well!