Welcome to the first-ever "joint-expedition" blog series at Song of My Heart! Penni and I are going to regale you with Halloween cuteness all this week. Penni is a Halloween baby and loves to decorate and dress up, and while admittedly it is not MY favorite season, I do have some great ideas for the adorably creepy cuteness in this year's Holiday Catalog.
So we're working together on this one--and if you like it (leave us comments!), we'll do a blog series together for Valentine's Day, too, which is MY birthday season and definitely NOT Penni's favorite time of year! Ha!! bring on the pink and fluffy!
Whether you're planning a class party, neighborhood treats, ghostly home decor or just scrapbook pages for the costume photos, we are your one-stop shop this year! Ready to see today's ghoulish goodness?
CUPCAKE TOPPERS!! Too cute, right? And so incredibly easy with the new Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating punch.
If you're in a hurry for classroom treats, it doesn't get any easier than this! And if you use only the skeleton or mummy images, you don't even have to color the little punch-art creatures. In fact, this project is so simple, you can enlist almost any age child to help stamp and punch, with adult supervision.
We took a picture of the backs, too, just to emphasize how crazy-easy these are. A glue dot and a toothpick is all! And because they're so easy and dirt cheap to make, you won't be wincing as they hit the trash can along with the cupcake wrappers, am I right?
As long as we're on the subject of parties... you'll need party favors, of course! It ain't a party without presents.
We made these little mummy notebooks with dollar-store notepads and leftover bits of Halloween Night specialty Designer Series Paper (wait until you see why we had leftovers!) They were super simple to make and looked great with a double tie of the matching Halloween Night Baker's Twine.
The invitation to such a party as we are planning MUST set the mood, naturally. The outside was easy, thanks to the Halloween Scene Edgelits and coordinating Spooky Fun stamp set.
But look what's inside our mild-mannered Mummy in a Graveyard card... it's a pop-up skeleton family!
Like all the best tricks, this one is a treat to make, too. This is the easiest pop-up card EVER!
Score a piece of 5.25 x 8.5 inch Whisper White at 4, 4.25 and 4.5 inches. Fold middle score line up in the center to form a "mountain." Insert into your card base with the fold directly in the hinge area. Use glue dots to attach the punch art creatures along the little fold. When you open the card, they'll stand up! Told ya it was easy.
Penni and I hope you've enjoyed the projects today and are planning to come back tomorrow for more October 31st-themed fun!
You guys are an amazing team - I love these projects! I know my little niece and twin nephews will be so tickled to get a pop-up card like that. I am going to make one to send to them, along with some M&M test tube treats from the current Paper Pumpkin kit. Thank you for the ideas, guys!
Posted by: Nicole Steele | 10/03/2016 at 12:08 PM
Cute cute stuff. I love them!
Posted by: Holly Pedersen | 10/03/2016 at 07:15 PM
Cute! Cute! Cute!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Paula Poindexter | 10/03/2016 at 07:16 PM
WOW - they are all super cool!!! Love them :-).
Posted by: Sherylee | 10/04/2016 at 12:40 AM
Those little toppers are so cute! Can't wait to see what you two have planned for this week.
Posted by: Deepa M. | 10/04/2016 at 10:14 AM
So cute. I have to try the pop up card too. The cupcakes would be perfect for a hostess to serve at an October workshop! I bet everyone would be ordering the cookie cutter bundle!
Posted by: Chris R. from Iowa | 10/04/2016 at 10:47 AM
Posted by: Kathy Sinnamon | 10/04/2016 at 06:13 PM
You cards and invitations are adorable, and I am not even a huge Halloween fan! I also thought the banner is super creative, and the wreath with the mummies I s perfect for the front door!
Thank you for your terrific ideas! I love to play and CASE my favorites!
Posted by: Sandi Kaustinen | 10/07/2016 at 07:51 PM
Great card . Spooky yet playful! Just right at Halloween.
Posted by: Kathy Sinnamon | 10/09/2016 at 03:04 AM