Thanksgiving Inspirations...
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Halloween Inspirations...

Happy Weekend!  It's time for the second group post of the Papertrey Ink August countdown!  Today we have lots of fun Halloween themed products to show you.  I'm not a fan of gory halloween things, but give me some cute ghosts and goblins and I'm in!  We have lots of cute today.  

All of the products I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on August 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.

First up, there's something new in town!  Tiny Town has a fun new Spookville addition!  This die collection is an add-on set to the Tiny Town Basics die collection, and it will allow you to create a cute little spooky house.  We're also releasing a Spooky Yard die collection that comes with a spooky tree and a wrought iron fence, perfect for using as accents to the spooky building.  And the best part?  These dies can do double duty and create a cute little farmhouse, too!  

I put a video together that will help you with the assembly of the Tiny Town Spookville building...


I used the dies to create some candy treat boxes, that can do double duty as decor, too.  The die collection has the little front porch addition as well as ghosts, spiderwebs, bats, and jack-o-lanterns, all sized to work perfectly with the Tiny Town collection.


I filled these with some eyeball gumballs (my kids think these are awesome...ewww! lol!), and I also placed a small light nestled in with the candy so there is a little glow coming through the windows.  I flipped the roof tabs up and tied them closed with some twine.  I also added the Scalloped Shingle Roof, which I cut in half to place on both sides of the flaps.


I put some fun things coming out of the chimneys. The bats are attached to a spring, which is glued into the chimney for a fun touch.


The tree from the Spooky Yard die set can be used as is on flat projects, or you can cut two to create a dimensional tree.  Just cut a slit in the trunk of each tree - one from the bottom and one from the top, then slip them inside each other.  A punched 1" circle acts as a base.  I show how to assemble the trees towards the end of the video above.


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Tiny Town Spookville die collection, Tiny Town Spooky Yard dies

Like I mentioned above, Spookville can also double as a cute farmhouse.  Spookville has crooked little shutters, but just switch those out for the regular shutters in the Basics set, and change up the colors.  


Here I used Harvest Gold for the house, white for the shutters and porch, Americana for the door and rooftops, and kraft for the chimney.


I used the tree from the Spooky Yard dies too, and cut them from kraft to give them a fall look instead of a spooky halloween look.  I used the Shaker Shapes Pumpkin die to cut the leaf confetti.  I glued some to the branches as well as the base of the trees, and also added some of the jack-o-lanterns from the Spookville die collection.  


I have this hanging lantern on a hook in my dining room, and I change it up for the seasons.  I thought it would be cute to put this little fall scene inside.  There's a light inside the house too, so it glows a bit.  The lantern is from World Market.


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Tiny Town Spookville die collection, Spooky Yard dies

 Besides the new Tiny Town dies, the team is showcasing a few other new products today as well.  This next card uses the new Shaped Sayings: Halloween dies.  The large moon, the stars, and bats are all from the Shaped Sayings set.  I pulled out the swing stamp and die from the Sunshine & Rainbows Mini Kit and perched the little kitty from Kay's new Spooky Smiles set.  He looks so cute!  I hung the trick-or-treat bag from the Dress Up Dolls: Halloween set from his tail.  :-)


I've been wanting to try my hand at one of the night sky watercolor backgrounds, so that's what I did here using some pan watercolors.  I think I need a bit more practice, but it was fun!  I diecut the watercolor paper using a Double Ups: Rectangles die.  I added a few sequins for some sparkle.



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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Shaped Sayings: Halloween die collection, Spooky Smiles stamp set and coordinating dies, Dress Up Dolls: Halloween stamp set and coordinating dies

One more card today - this one uses the same Harvest Pumpkins set we showcased yesterday, but this time combined with the little Pumpkin Expressions $5 additions set.  How fun that you can use them for autumn/thanksgiving projects, but then add the faces if you want to use them for Halloween!    


I added a couple of the trees from the Spooky Yard dies, as well as the fence.  I also tucked in a few details from the Spookville die collection - ghosts and spider webs.  The sentiment is from the Pumpkin Expressions set and it's embossed with white powder.  The background was done with watercolors on a Double Ups Rectangle diecut.  


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Autumn Pumpkins stamp set and coordinating dies, Pumpkin Expressions stamp set, Spooky Yard die collection, Tiny Town Spookville die collection

 That wraps up today's projects!  You can see more fun Halloween creations using these new stamps and dies by hopping around to the other team blogs...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones
Kay Miller