Saturday, August 13, 2016

Halloween Inspirations

Welcome to Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's August release countdown. Today is all about Halloween! We have some spooky, but absolutely adorable goodies to introduce today: Tiny Town: Spookville by Betsy Veldman, another look at yesterday's Autumn Pumpkins by Heather Nichols, only this time with some added Pumpkin Expressions, and, finally, Shaped Sayings: Halloween by Maile Belles.

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on August 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

First up is Maile's Shaped Sayings: Halloween. Like the previous Shaped Sayings, the sentiment is in that loose circle shape, but with this set, Maile has also added some additional shapes -- a moon, stars, and bats. It's one of those die sets that truly makes for some quick, easy projects. 

My tags all begin with a Tag Sale: Quilted die-cut, topped with some torn and scored vellum. Next I added the die-cut sentiment, then embellished with bats and stars. Those bats are the cutest!

Dies: Shaped Sayings: Halloween, Tag Sale: Quilted

Paper: Green Parakeet, Amethyst Allure, Canyon Clay, True Black, White, Silver Luxe Adhesive Sheets, and vellum

Other: wood veneer stars, True Black and Orange Zest baker's twine, Plum Pudding ribbon, white mini clothespins

Here's a fun card idea: Halloween wishes from the whole pumpkin family! The pumpkins were done with Autumn Pumpkins and Pumpkin Expressions.

I began by ink blending a dramatic sky using green and blue inks. I added a tree and fence, both from Tiny Town: Spooky Yard.

Then I layered the five pumpkins in a grouping to finish the scene.

"Halloween" is from the Pumpkin Expressions set. There is a "happy" included in Pumpkin Expressions, but mine went AWOL on my craft table yesterday, so I borrowed this "happy" from another set. "From all of us" is a sentiment in the Keep It Simple: From All Of Us set. 

Stamps: Autumn Pumpkins, Pumpkin Expressions, Keep It Simple: From All Of Us

Dies: Autumn Pumpkins, Tiny Town: Spooky Yard

Ink: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Royal Velvet

Other: white embossing powder

And last is the oh-so-adorable Tiny Town: Spookville. I seriously do not know how Betsy comes up with these ideas! The detail dies in this one are amazing!

I constructed my little house with a detached roof so that the box could be opened and closed and filled with treats. I then attached the house to a wooden door hanger and added the word "boo" to turn this into one of those "you've been booed" gifts. These would be cute to hang on the teachers' doors for Halloween. Or kids rooms, too! A small bag of candy, a stack of Ghirardelli squares, a handful of truffles or other bite-size candy, a good-size handful or two of candy corn would all fit nicely.

I cut one of the roof top die-cuts in half and adhered to either side of the box's roof, just for some added color.

Dies: Tiny Town: Spookville, Tiny Town: Spooky Yard

Paper: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Canyon Clay, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet and White card stock

For more Halloween inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Visit Maile, Erin, and Lexi for more ideas with their new products, too!

Thanks for visiting!


Linda said...

Am in love with your idea of attaching the Tiny Town building to a wooden door hanger. Genius! Must do one for my good friend whose 3rd grade class would adore it. You are always so creative, Amy!

Marybeth said...

Awesome projects! Love the way you put the house on door hanger for a "you've been booed gift" !

nancy said...

When I saw the spooky house being used for candy, I immediately thought that it would be great for a You've Been Boo'd gift. How clever to put the house on a door hanger for just that purpose. Thanks for showing this idea. And your pumpkin family is great, too. I appreciate your thoughtful approach to the stamps and dies.

Anonymous said...

Too, too cute! Love your creativity!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Your spooky house it ADORABLE!!!

Noreen said...

I love your idea of attaching the haunted house to the door hanger! Who wouldn't love to find that hanging on their door knob?!

Nancy Penir said...

Scared speechless! Love your spooky post today, and love each set you used to create it. Your spook house is so cute on the door hanger. But the scene, with the ghost in the tree is delightful. Or should I say 'frightful'. Great post today, Amy!

Kathy Mc said...

Great spooky house door hanger, Amy, perfect for the season. Your Halloween scene is perfectly executed with your ink blending and placement of images. Love, love, love your creations!

Linda said...

Love everything you made today Amy! Your little pumpkin family, your Been Boo'd gift, your night sky on your little ghost card. All perfectly executed!


María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

AWESOME ,GORGEOUS projects as always!!!

María Alba

Diana K said...

Love your fun projects today, Amy. So cute!