Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween for the Paper Players

Okay, let me start by saying that Halloween is not my favourite holiday of the year!  I'm just not that keen on what it represents.  And no one I know sends Halloween cards anyway!  On the other hand, it is lots of fun to dress in costume and get candy!  The Halloween colours are all very dramatic, and you know what a Drama Queen I am at times!  So I do one or two Halloween designs a year and call it a wrap! (mummy wrap, lol)  The Paper Players Challenge #166 is a Halloween card or treat holder.

I did a card this time, but I may try a treat holder in a day or two as they are more useful.  Here's my entry:

  • I used the Label Card Thinlit to make a swing card and the Toil and Trouble stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen set.
  • My Halloween palette is Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.
  • I used Washi Tape for the first time!!  This is the Witches' Brew Designer Tape.  I also use the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper.
Let's open it up, because this swing card is an extended one:
  • There you see more of the Toil and Trouble stamp images, embossed with white Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock and die cut with the Apothecary Accents framelit.  That in turn is mounted on a rectangle of Elegant Eggplant.
  • I covered my Basic Black cardstock with Witches' Brew DSP before cutting it with the thinlit.  It made it pretty tight going through the Big Shot, though, so I don't think I would recommend it.
  • Here it is, fully opened with the other side of the swing label showing Edgar Allan Poe's Raven.  He is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with black Stampin' Emboss powder.
  • The Apothecary Accents Framelits came in handy again for the skeleton's mattes.  
  • I did a lot of sponging the various pieces, all in Basic Black.  I used the smallest Labels Collection Framelit to die cut the raven and the skull then used the label framelit that comes with the accessories for the Label Card Thinlits to cut the first matte. The swing label is just slightly bigger for the second matte.
There you have it!  Hope you like it because I won't do many more Halloween projects this year.  I'll be like Edgar Allen Poe's Raven:  "Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore!'"

I also wanted to let you know about Tuesday Weekly Deal Surprise!  Here's what Stampin' Up has to say about them:


If you've ever attended a Stampin' Up! event, you know how much we love to surprise and delight you and your customers. It is in that same spirit that we want to give you another surprise that we hope you'll enjoy. We will offer a weekly deal in our online store that will change every Tuesday.  Come and look at the deal and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.  Even I don't know what the deals will be each week.

Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last! The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.  Here are this week's deals:

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing FolderRegular price: $9.95  Sale Price: $7.46  25% off
Chevron Embossing Folder
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack Regular Price: $10.95  Sale Price $8.21 25% off
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing PackRegular Price: $10.95  Sale Price $8.21 25% off
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Petite Curly Label PunchRegular Price: $15.95  Sale Price $11.96 25% off
Petite Curly Label Punch
Squares Collection Framelits DiesRegular Price: $32.95  Sale Price: $24.74 25% off
Squares Collection Framelit Dies
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template -- Digital DownloadRegular Price: $16.50  Sale Price: $8.25 50% off
Today & Everyday Designer
Photobook Template - Digital Download

I also need to let you know about a new product called Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags.  Here's the skinny on these:          

                                        Item Description                                                            Price                            
                                      134975 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book                  $11.95
                                      134623 Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set      $16.95                                                                 135921 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle includes
                                                   Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
                                                  Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set       $22.95
                                      135290 Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle     $27.95                                                                              includes Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book                                                                                             Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set                                    
                                                  Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot                                                      
                                                  Clear Block C                                                                                     

Stamps:  Toil and Trouble (w131724; c131727); Delightful Dozen (w128547; c122652)
Paper:  Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper (132185); Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Old Olive (100702) and Pumpkin Pie (105117) cardstock
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black (101406); VersaMark (102283), Classic Stampin' Pad in Basic Black (126980) and Elegant Eggplant (126969)
Accessories:  Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (132156); White (109132) and Black (109133) Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools:  Labels Card Thinlits (133479); Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Word Window Punch (119857), Modern Label Punch (119849), Big Shot (113439)
Apothecary Accents Framelits

Big Shot

Labels Collection Framelits

Label Card Thinlits

Toil and Trouble Stamp Set

VersaMark Ink Pad

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Witches' Brew DSP

Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape


  1. Awesome card, Heather! There are so many fabulous details! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. What a "spook-tacular" card, Heather! Love all of the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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