We have arrived at the last day of our week of creepy cuteness! Penni and I thank you for playing and hope you've gotten some fun ideas, if not for Halloween, maybe for the fall and winter season of home decor and party supplies. This has been our first major (public) collaboration, and if you like it, please leave us a comment and let us know you'd enjoy seeing more! But Penni is locked into doing a Valentine series with me in January since I did one for Halloween for her! : )
Bonus when you leave a comment--you'll be entered to win some of the projects seen this week as well as a FREE "Something Good to Eat" Test Tube candy treat-making kit, last month's subscription-only Paper Pumpkin craft kit by mail. So get typing!
If Tuesday's wreath didn't wow you, maybe today's party banner will! It ain't a party without pennants!
Our party banner is decorated with cute characters from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating punch, plus phrases stamped with the Layered Letters Alphabet. Sequins and rhinestones add a little sparkly bling, with buttons and faux stitching for texture.
Suggested Color Combination:
Here's a banner-making tip for you: Cut the majority of the pennants the same size, but leave one set of pieces odd. This helps break up the visual repetition to add detail and interest. For this banner, the gray/black/white striped papers (from Pop of Pink) and Pumpkin Pie cardstock are 3x4 inch rectangles, and the Wild Wasabi pennants are 2x4 inches. There's still plenty of continuity in the color distribution and the repeated elements, but that little bit of size difference has an impact when viewed as a whole.
Here's another banner-related tip for you: when your event is over, if you don't want to save the banner for next year, you can unstring it and use the individual pennants for tags, as bag toppers, or on card fronts.
Our final project of this series is some EASY treat bags that are simple enough to be mass-produced for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Since you'll need a LOT of them, you'll need an economical and fast way to create them, assembly-line style.
These projects were make with the new Halloween Night Designer Series specialty papers and the coordinating Halloween Night Baker's Twine. The mummy bag on the left was created with the Treat Bag Thinlets for the Big Shot, a simple two-part die-cut held together with Tear N Tape.You can step it up with the accessories for the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set or it's cute just how it is.
Our ghost candy folder, on the right, is even easier--just a two-inch wide strip folded just short of in half, with baker's twine wrapped snugly around it--no adhesive necessary! The enamel dots are just for looks. When the candy is slid into the folder, the tension on the paper and twine holds it securely in place. Your house will be the talk of the neighborhood--and only you and I will know how incredibly simple it was!
Ok! That's it from us this year. I'll leave you with a reminder about my October special offer--there are eight kits remaining! I'd love to ship you one for free, or if you're desperate for them (they're sold out!) shoot me an email and I'll make you a deal. I want to get these all distributed in time for whatever occasion you'd like. [email protected]
Thanks for joining us!