Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Halloween is celebrated in Canada today on October 31. It is a day to mark the single night in the year when, according to old Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead can cross over into the world of the living. Some people hold parties and children may trick-or-treat in their neighborhood.

Here are some more Halloween treats that I made for my husband and his co-workers.  

I used a combination of the coffin treat boxes and the Bone Appetit  Paper Pumpkin kit from September.

I distressed the coffin treat boxes by using a sponge dauber and some White Craft ink!

For some even spookier treat boxes I used a Decorative mask with the Shimmery White Embossing paste coloured with some black ink refill. 

Product List for Coffins with Paper Pumpkin Accents 

Product List for Coffins with Textured Tops

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

PPP Blog Hop Winter Woods

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild.
On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the October Paper Pumpkin kit: "Winter Woods".

These are the original projects:

The coordinating colours for this kit are:  Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.

These are my alternate projects:
I made a card and 2 tags using the Paper Pumpkin supplies plus other stamps, ink, and embellishments.

For this card I made a Night of Navy card with a Poppy Parade mat and then added the card front (which I cut down in size both in length and width).  Added the ribbon to the bottom and the sentiment is stamped onto the shimmery side of the paper that the trees were punched from.
I also added the new Ice Stampin Glitter to the trees for alot of sparkle.

I used the fine tip glue pen to cover the frosty parts of the trees and then added the Ice Stampin Glitter over top.
Gently pressed with my fingers, let it dry for a few minutes and then tapped off the excess.

For these tags or bookmarks I used Pool Party and Poppy Parade cardstock for the bases and cut the card front into 2 pieces. Also used 1 of the tree punch outs cutting the trees apart. The sentiments are again stamped onto the shimmery side of the paper the trees were punched from.

The supplies for my projects are listed below.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possiblities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Deb where you are sure to find a great Paper Pumpkin aternate!

Product List

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. Contact your demonstrator to get started or subscribe here:

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, many of our Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kit. Christmastime papercrafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

In October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. 

The October kit makes 10 cards and envelopes (4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.6cm x 14cm)).

The November kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colours are : Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.

Sign up by November 10th!