Maybe it’s a hangover from our time living in Canada – but I really do like the Halloween hype and sort of miss it here in New Zealand. Halloween is not an event/holiday that is really celebrated in New Zealand and even though trick-or-treat’ing happens a bit, it isn’t anything like what we experienced in Regina, Canada.
So even though they may not actually get used for their intended purpose – I couldn’t resist getting something in the Halloween line and went with a set of wood mounted “Halloween Hello”. It is also available in clear-mount.
There’s 9 stamps in the set, and I decided that as I would definitely be able get non-Halloween use out of several of the stamps at a later date, it would be a cool little set to have.
Of course I had to made a few Halloween samples for our Open Day!
The bag would be great for trick-or-treating – hmmm maybe I might have to find a small child to give it to.
The tag centred on the front was made using the Chalktalk Framelits and a Paper Doilie that has been coloured with Basic Black ink by sponging. Class attendees – you may recognise these from when we made our butterfly card – a great recycling use I thought! The stamping is heat embossed in Tangerine Tango Stampin’ EmbossTM Powder
The tag hanging from the handle (TRICK or TREAT) comes from the Tags 4 You stamp set and punched out with the Label Bracket Punch. This is another great pair available at a discounted bundle price when purchased together.
And you need treats for Halloween!
The toppers on the tall candy were made using the Labels Bracket punch – I folder some Tangerine Tango DSP from the Brights Designer DSP in half before punching – great size for a topper. The other favour was made using the Goodie Gear Simply created Kit and the Oh, Goodie Stamp Set.
The card is an invitation – though we have decided we can’t squeeze a Halloween Party into our schedule this year. You can see another one of those recycled Paper Doilies made its way onto this card. The sentiment is from the Sketched Birthday Stamp set and is teamed up with the Apothecary accents Framelits – don’t you love how versatile Stampin’ Up!’s stamps are. Add the right colours and a bit of grunge and this stamp is great for a Halloween invitation.
Now – off to think about who I can give the Trick or Treat bag to. I think the treats have been claimed in-house!
Until next time