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Cute Crow Halloween Treat Bag

This is an easy little treat bag to create and it's a great project to use with paper that has a directional design.
The bag is created by taking 2 - 4" x 4" pieces of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Score each one at 1" on three of the sides.  If the pattern is directional then make sure to not score the top edge.
Holding the paper with the non-scored edge at the top, cut the two score lines at the bottom up to the first scoreline.  Adhere the two pieces together and then fold up the bottom and glue it closed.
I stamped the crow image from Freaky Friends onto Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then punched it out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  I layered this onto a piece of Sahara Sand card stock that was punched out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and then onto a piece of Basic Black card stock that was punched with the Label Bracket Punch.
The saying is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped onto a 1/2" x 2" piece of Whisper White card stock and then layered onto a piece of 5/8" x 2-1/4" Basic Black card stock.
I attached the stamped layers onto the bag with Dimensionals.
I used the smallest Cellophane bag, which is 4" x 6", to put some candy in and then tied it closed with a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
~ Michelle

  • Stamps: Freaky Friends (c - 135161), Teeny Tiny Wishes (c - 127802)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Paper: Motley Monsters DSP (135819), Whisper White (100730),  Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Black (121045)
  • Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Dimensionals (104430), Cellophane Bags (102757), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)


Simple Fall Colors

 Today's project is a super cute and easy card that was inspired by the changing of the leaves outside my window.
The base of the card is a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" of Whisper White scored at 4-1/4" with a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White over it that I stamped with Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist ink and then drew on the stems using the Mossy Meadow Marker.
I layered a 1" x 4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock with a 3/4" x 4" piece of Tangelo Twist and then added three of the large Rhinestone Jewels that I place in Candy Dot Brad Bases onto the left side.
I stamped the Hello, from the set Four You, with Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White card stock and then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  I layered this onto a punched piece of Tangelo Twist card stock and then onto a punched piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I used Dimensionals to attach it to the right of the rhinestones.
I hope you enjoy the video!

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
~ Michelle

  • Stamps : Too Kind (C - 130450), Four You (C - 130538)
  • Inks : Mossy Meadow (133645), Tangelo Twist (133646), Hello Honey (133643)
  • Paper : Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676), Tangelo Twist (133677)
  • Accessories : Mossy Meadow Marker (133654 - set), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Candy Dot Brad Bases (132293), Dimensionals (104430)


Hodgepodge Sketch

When the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers first started I made sure to participate every week and really feel that it helped me grow as a stamper. Now I'm so busy that I very rarely participate but need to get back at it. Here's a card I made for a class next week based loosely on Sketch Challenge #140. The base layer is Really Rust with Chocolate Chip as the next layer that is just peaking out behind the new Outlaw DP. The Pumpkins were stamped on Very Vanilla with Timber Brown StazOn and then colored using an Aquapainter and Classic Ink Refills (Creamy Caramel and Really Rust). They are layered over Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip over two strips of Chocolate Chip. When I was adding the sentiment I really wanted to use some of my Hodgepodge Hardware but the colors were just off. I really wanted it to be dark brown so I inked it up using my Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and then embossed it with Crystal Clear EP. It turned out like poop. The EP didn't give me a nice even coat with one application and I didn't want to add layer upon layer. It was going to be too bulky. Then I had the idea to try and ink it up with my StazOn and it worked perfectly. It's hard to tell in the photo but it is a warm brown and not at all as dark as it looks. I finished it off by punching the saying with my Oval Punch and attached to the card with brads that I had also colored with my StazOn.


Layout Inspiration from the Fall/Winter Catalog

This card layout came from page 97 of the Fall/Winter Collection Catalog. The color combo is Always Artichoke, Rose Red and So Saffron. To create the main image I chose to use the set True Friend and to ink up the larger flower with markers, excluding the leaf on the right and stamped it at an angle, centering the stem and putting the flower in the upper right corner. I then inked up the smaller flower image with markers and stamped it so the stem touched the stem from the first image. The saying was stamped in Rose Red and after it had a few minutes to dry I colored it in with a So Saffron marker making sure to not bleed the colors together. The So Saffron layer was cut ½" wider than the main image and I folded this extra over and stamped the stitching in Always Artichoke with the All in a Row set. The ribbon is White Taffeta ~ I love this ribbon. It is so easy to tie it into a simple knot and have it look perfect. To finish off the card I added a yellow Circle Rhinestone Brad.