Thursday, October 13, 2011

sacks of spirits

Stampin' Up! has so many fun dies...it makes it so easy to make packages quick and easy! I used the petal cone die to make this little hanging pounch hoohaw....what would YOU call it? I cut it out twice and just built it up. Super duper easy! I added one of the fan flowers to the front but it was a bit big so I freehand cut it down, purposely wiggly, so it would fit. The tag on the front and the handle are from the Pick your Poison Quick Accents kit. The accents are self adhesive cardstock die cuts, so I just used a strip of spiders and a strip of stripes stuck together to make the handle. I stuck it all together with dimensionals to make it really pop. When I was done, I sprayed the whole thing with black and yellow shimmer spray. The shimmer spray is a great way to get a uniform look when using lots of different elements. It kind of ties it all together.
You should make one of these! It is perfect to give to friends, coworkers, neighbors, kids,....etc. just stick a treat in there and they will love it! I thought about what I could put in one that said 'spirits' on the front....maybe one of those small bottles of alcohol? lol maybe not for my friends......
Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

glitter and ghouls



halloween has not, typically, been one of my favorite holidays. But, as I have mentioned for at least the last two years, I have fallen in love with the super fun Halloween designer paper and stamps that Stampin' up! has been offering. I have even been stamping spiders! It is truly amazing.
I am hosting a class at my house tomorrow night for anyone that wants to come and make this super cute Halloween banner, or one close to it. I always encourage personalizing and going beyond my designs. I do make a point to tell my students that if they make something WAY cuter than what I made as the sample...I may keep their project and pass it off as my own at the next class, but...so far I have restrained. I love the ideas people come up with tho and have learned a lot from my students over the years.
The class is $10 and includes everything you need to make a Halloween banner. I have to made the disclaimer here that I don't actually have any more black rhinestones, but I do have loads of clear so....it will be even more sparkly!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend so I can save you a spot!