Blog Hop Halloween Treats

October Blog HopThank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or-treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 

You should have just left stop number 19 on the Pals Hop – Peggy Noe at  Prettypapercards.com. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

By Debbie Mageed, Halloween, Fun Fold, Tri-Shutter Fold, Stampin' Up!, Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Notable Alphabet, Owl Builder PunchI have a confession to make – Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I LOVED making this tri-fold card!  If you are wanting to make a WOW card – a card that really packs a punch – this is very easy to assemble and is both a card and home decor.  I could explain it to you but I really think the easiest way for you to make one is to follow this diagram.  It really is easy with the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and Scoring Tool.  And the battery-operated tea-lights, wrapped in Witches’ Brew Washi Tape, makes the openings super-spooky!!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Designer Typeset Polymer, Notable Alphabet
  • Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Silver Metallic Encore Pad, So Saffron
  • Cool Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Googlies (retired), Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

So, this is a great blog hop month so I thought I would give you a bonus idea!

Halloween Luminary

This luminary was very quick and easy to put together – just 4″ squares of DSP and vellum.  I used the circle framelit so I could place it exactly where I wanted it on all sides.  I stamped the vellum with the DSP in place so I knew exactly where I wanted to put it.  Then it was just a matter of punching holes and attaching all of the sides with ribbon.  Super fun and fast!!  To keep it safe, I have the battery-operated tea-lights on the inside.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Bash
  • Paper: Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Cool Tools: Circle Framelit, Corner Rounder, Crop-a-dile (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Pumpkin 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

IMG_0278[1]Now, for the Blog Candy!  I had so much fun with the stamp set Halloween Bash and LOVE the fact that it coordinates with punches, so I decided I would share the joy.  Please leave me a comment (located under the date at the top of this post) by 12:00 AM EDT Thursday, October 9th on this blog post and you will be entered into the drawing.  I would love to know what your Halloween traditions are and what is your favorite memory of Halloween growing up!

The next stop is Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping, stop number 21 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb…
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  19. Peggy Noe at  Prettypapercards.com
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper <——-YOU ARE HERE!
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody

Festive Flurry Framelit Wreath

Hello! I am so excited being Mary Fish’s GUEST STAMPER today! Thank you for visiting my blog!  I am stepping up on my soapbox to proclaim to all who will listen that Stampin’ Up! is not just about cards!  To prove that point, I made a Fall Wreath with almost all Stampin’ Up! products. Wreath

It’s All in the Details

  • The ring of the wreath was wrapped with 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (#132140) which was just enough to cover it and make the loop for hanging.  Here are before and after photos:

Ring

  • Wrapped RingDo you recognize the framelit for the flowers?  Would you believe that I made them out of the new Festive Flurry framelits (#132193) from the Holiday Mini catalog?  Framelits
  • I cut out enough to make 16 flowers from coffee filters (each coffee filter made 2 layers of each framelit) that I have left over (after buying my favorite non-Stampin’ Up! tool – my Keurig coffeepot), 8 layers for each flower and making 8 flowers of each size.  They were then spritzed with Cherry Cobbler and alcohol (mixed into a spritzer with 25 drops of re-inker).  They dried very quickly.Framelit flowerFor each flower, I put the 8 layers together, punched a hole, secured with a brad, then started scrunching each layer individually to make the flower.  After each one was completed, I sponged just a little Cherry Cobbler onto the edges for a little extra color, then hot-glued them in groups onto the ring.
    flower
  • Paper:  The leaves were made from the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812) with Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, then stamped using Wonderfall Stamp Set (wood 131949/clear128087) and the Stamp-a-ma-jig, using Baked Brown Sugar ink.Wreath Leaves
  • Finishing Touch:  I added some dried florals that I had already and made a bow out of the Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (#132135) from the Holiday Mini catalog.  I loved working with this ribbon and will definitely be stocking up. I added a button onto the leaves with a little linen thread running through it to complete the project.

So, I hope you like my project!  It really didn’t take long to put together at all.  If you like it, I hope you will leave me a comment!  While you are doing that, why don’t you sign up to receive my blog updates and  “like” my Facebook Page!  As the Secret Stamper, I would also be happy to make any cards, invitations, gift tags (whatever you need) for you!  Just send me an email letting me know what you need and I will help you get your paper craft needs done quickly and professionally.  Don’t let your busy schedule make you settle for anything less than handmade!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.  I hope to see you back here soon, but until then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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