Friday, August 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink August 2018 Release Countdown - Day 1

Papertrey Ink is kicking off it's August 2018 Release countdown today with an assortment of Halloween products. You're in for some real treats! Today's featured products are: 


You can find all the details about these new products HERE.

The August Release products will be available at 10 pm August 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

I'm sharing a Halloween treat idea featuring mostly SCARED SILLY with a touch of GRINS & GHOULS and  A BIT MORE: GRINS & GHOULS

SCARED SILLY is a "build-a-monster" set with two body shapes, eyes, arms, legs, hair, facial features and more. I had the idea to use Papertrey's Clear Tag Domes/Ornaments as the monster body, fill its tummy with something yummy, and stamp some arms, legs, eyes, and such around it. They turned out pretty cute!

I started with the monster bodies. First, I die-cut the scalloped circle using the Scene It: Basic Backer die, but any large enough circle die would do the trick. I repeatedly and randomly stamped the "trick or treat" sentiment from A BIT MORE: GRINS & GHOULS in Fresh Snow ink, then added some tictacs and sealed the dome (more on that below).

The white card base was die-cut with a new die: SCALLOP STACKERS: SMALL. You'll be seeing more about that die set later in the countdown.

Using an extra Basic Backer die-cut as a placeholder, I stamped some arms, feet, horns, and eyes (all from SCARED SILLY), then added some stars (from GRINS & GHOULS) for a bit more color. The mouth/tongue are stamped and die-cut and adhered to the tops of the domes.

The monster is holding a sweet little flag with a sentiment from SCARED SILLY

The domes are large and hold quite a bit. I was able to fit about 1 1/2 tictac packages in there, with room to spare. The domes do come with a little tab for hanging. I was able to snip those off without damaging the domes at all. 

One word of caution: I used liquid glue to adhere the domes. In order to prevent the glue from getting inside and possibly coming in contact with the candy, I pressed the dome down and then very carefully applied the glue to the perimeter. On the purple one, you can see I added True Black baker's twine around it to help cover the glue. So far, these are holding up just fine. I think a fine tip hot glue application could work, or even some thin red line tape. Or you could go with some type of wrapped candy inside, where glue inside the dome wouldn't be a concern.

For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!


Marilyn in Michigan said...

I love these little treat containers, Amy! Just adorable.

Ohhh Snap said...

These are so stinking cute!!!

Sandy M said...

Your little monsters are adorable. My daughter-in-law has a big Halloween party each year and these would be so much fun. She starts to decorate in Sept. It isn't unusual to see some Halloween decorations at Thanksgiving.