Monday, October 5, 2015

This Is Halloween, This Is Halloween. . .

Though we don't do much Halloween-ing around my household, I do enjoy making some fun Halloween papercrafts!  Here's a look at some of the projects I've made this year. . .you can purchase the products to make these items on my website at
This is made with our new My Creations Pint-Size Containers (Z3137, three in a package for $3.95).  I embellished it with paper from the Nevermore paper pack and some of our black Shimmer Trim and Glitter Paper.  
I can't take credit for this idea, but I saw them at Convention this year and KNEW I had to make these broomstick lollipops.  They're made with Blow Pops, though I think you could use any type of lollipop.  I sponged the handles with Desert Sand ink.  I cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock 2 1/2" x 12" and then I cut thin vertical lines all the way down the piece (they do make fringe scissors now--that might help a bit).   I cut up just a little over 2" so you still have some solid part to hold it together.  Then I wrapped it round and round the Blow Pop stick (adding some adhesive every so often so it doesn't unwind).  Then, I stamped a cute label and tied on some of our Thistle Twine.

Here's a variation on a theme, in case you have some kind of lollipop aversion.  Anyway, these broomsticks (also an idea I got at Convention) are made with grape licorice and paper from the Nevermore paper pack.  I put the licorice inside one of these super-skinny clear bags.  I ordered the bags a long time ago from, but I'm not sure if you can find them in stores.  Walmart carries pretzel stick bags back in the cake decorating/wedding section, and those might work.

We have such great ready-to-decorate products liked these Designer Creations Paper Bags (Z2036--only $3.95 for 12).  I cut out some tag shapes on the Cricut and then added some stamped images from our newest Halloween sets.  I also used a zip strip from the Nevermore Paper Pack.

I didn't get much of a chance to play with my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge last Halloween, so now it's time to pull it out and see what fun things we can create with this awesome cartridge!  This is one of the MANY pop-up cards you can find on this cartridge. . .and it was very easy to put together!  

Here's the front of the card. . .I used some paper from last year's Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  
This is the card I made for one of my recent team card swaps.  I adore these cute little kids in the Little Monsters stamp set (C1630) which is featured in the new Holiday Expressions.  It's the perfect stamp set to use with our ShinHan markers, so if you're into color therapy, this one's for you!  The "Trick or Treat" sign comes from the Pumpkin Chevron stamp set (B1488).  Paper is from the Nevermore paper pack, and, okay, I can't remember which CTMH cartridge I got the bats from.    

Here's another fun creation I made with the Artfully Sent cartridge.  This is a Pocket Card that I cut out in black cardstock.  I put our silver Glitter paper behind the web to give it a fun shiny look.  I cut my pocket card at 5 inches, and it seemed just about right for some stick candy or Pixie Sticks, but you could make it larger if you need to stuff it FULL of candy!!  The spider came from the Artbooking Cartridge--he was slightly mean until I gave him some google eyes!

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