Remember the angry bird purse? – well, what about Halloween! These Halloween purses were inspired by projects created by Missi Roeber and featured in the September exclusive Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator magazine.
Each little purse has it’s own little personality and each started with the Big Shot and the Petite Purse Bigz Die.
Let’s start with Frankie! I started by die cutting the Petite Purse Die in Lucky Limeade. Then I used a white gel pen to trace the lid on the back side of black cardstock. Then I hand trim his hair with Paper Snips to fit over the lid.
The eyes were punched with circle punches and highlighted with white gel pen. I punched the nose from the corner of a square punch. Black Glimmer Brads were added for bolts and the mouth and stitching were hand drawn with a black Stampin’ Write Marker. The edges of the box and the nose were sponged with black ink.
Jacko the Jack-O-Lantern is Tangerine Tango embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. When you use the embossing folder on the purse, you’ll need to run it through twice, once for the front and once for the back, lining up the stripes with the bottom fold line of the purse. After embossing, I sponged it with Tangerine Tango ink to bring out the stripes. The mouth was created with the Extra-Large Oval Punch, punching out the ‘teeth’ with paper snips. The eyes and nose were punched with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and trimmed to size.
Batko the Halloween bat was created with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the Extra Large Oval Punch and the ¾” & ½” circle punches or his eyes. To create his wings, I first punched two ovals and then punched small circles from the bottom edges. The wings are then adhered to the back of the purse.
“Navy Pacific Sand” – the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge! I used a few interesting techniques on this Field Flowers love card including brayering the embossing folder and creating faux washi tape.
I started by stamping the stems in Sahara Sand, then in Night of Navy which creates a bit of shadow. The flower outlines were then stamped in Night of Navy with Sahara Sand shading. I then cut this with the largest framelit from the Apothecary Accents framelits set.
I used Pacific Point to sponge the interior of the flower and the edges of the panel, then a lighter sponge throughout. Then I used Dazzling Details to add some heavy glitter to the center of the flowers.
Before embossing the Sahara Sand card front, I brayered Sahara Sand on the embossing folder so when I ran it through the Big Shot it creates a contrasting shadow. The Apothecary flower panel was attached to the card front.
The faux washi tape was created with scotch tape and International Bazaar Designer Series Paper. This is a technique I learned at the Stampin’ Up! Chattanooga Regional event. I taped a section of pattern paper then ‘washed off’ the back of the pattern paper until it appears clear.
The Stitched Satin Midnight Muse Ribbon is on special this month and is free with a $40 order. This ribbon is so great feeling and so easy to work with! You’ll love it! This ribbon is available in all the latest In Colors.
View the video for step-by-step instructions on creating the sparkly punch art witch hat to decorate Halloween cards and other goodies! Click here to view the original post with supply list for this card.
This simple box is made with a half a sheet of paper measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. This box was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder. To emboss the box you’ll need to emboss it twice, running it through the Big Shot once on each side before assembling the box.
There are several options for closing up the top; you can use ribbon or a topper. In this sample the top was folded in and secured with a Glimmer Brad, then the tag was hung from the brad.
Punches make quick work for tag creation!
This cute spider would look adorable with googlie eyes! And the adhesive backed googlie eyes available in the Holiday Catalog would make that quick to do, but in this case I colored his eyes with a So Saffron marker to add just a tinge of color.
RIBBON SPECIAL! Don’t forget to order during the month of September and receive FREE ribbon (value $8.95) for every $40 in product ordered. What does that mean? For example, if you purchase the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate you would earn a Free spool of ribbon. If you purchase the Big Shot, you’ll receive 2 spools of ribbon. If your total order is over $150 you would earn 3 spools of ribbon PLUS $25 in Stampin’ Rewards FREE product. Questions? Let me know.
I’m usually super traditional when it comes to Christmas – which means lots of bright Christmas reds and greens – so I wasn’t sure about making a pink Christmas card. What a great challenge though! This is my 3rd installment for the SCS color challenge: Lucky Primrose Pirouettes with the add-on challenge of making a pink Christmas card. So the official colors this week were Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, and Primrose Petals. I love these colors!
I used a LOT of Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on this card, which is soooo impossible to photograph. Ugh! Anyway, I embossed Whisper White card stock with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder. Then, using a brayer, I lightly rolled VersaMark ink and Pink Pirouette ink over the raised panel, after which I dusted it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat embossed.
I trimmed around the embossed panel with my Paper Snips and layered it on Pink Pirouette card stock. The card base measures 4″ x 5-1/2″ for an even border on all edges.
The ornament was stamped with Primrose Petals and embossed with……that’s right!…Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder!! Love that stuff! The holly was inked with Lucky Limeade and then I tapped the brush tip of the Primrose Petals marker on the berries before stamping. These pieces were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots. I tied a Pirouette Pink Satin Ribbon bow and attached it with Glue Dots including adding a couple under the tails to give it shape.
And finally, I added a few rhinestones. You can never go wrong with glitter and rhinestones!