Halloween Bright

Yes, this paper is making an appearance on my blog again. I just cannot stop using it and find myself reaching for it more than any other Designer Series Paper (DSP). Whilst on this occasion, I was thinking of Halloween – I didn’t want to go full Halloween and wanted to introduce a colour not often linked to the occasion. So I reached for another fave of mine, Magenta Madness. I’ve already had to top up my Magenta Madness cardstock as I’ve used it that much!

This little pouch was made with trick or treating in mind, we get quite a few visitors each year and always give our little treats or gifts to the children who knock on our door. However, this year we may have to adapt our gifts to suit the restrictions that Covid-19 has brought about – this is where I have introduced the pouch. It is a good size for a pack of small sweeties or a fun size chocolate bar to fit in, but means you can pass them out without others touching them.

I decorated mine with matching Magenta Madness ribbon and a sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set. The sentiment is such a perfect fit for the pouch and looks pretty finished with the Iridescent Pearls.

Do you do anything for Halloween at all? Or is it perhaps an occasion not celebrated by yourselves?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Whisper White = 13/4 x 11/8 inches
  • Magenta Madness scrap piece

Scoring:

  • Side 1 = 3/4, 23/4, 31/2, 51/2 inches
  • Side 2 = 3/4, 5 inches

Supply List:

Blackberry Oval Box

Birthday Party Live – Project #5

So, back in July you saw me make a cylindrical box using the Layering Circles dies – this time I’ve made an oval box using the same method and I think I prefer the oval to the circle! Made in my absolute favourite colour, Blackberry Bliss and decorated with Halloween goodies, this box is a great size. It uses the largest die of the Layering Ovals set to form the template for the lid and the base, and just like the cylinder box the lid sits flush.

In last night’s live stream, I made another in a different colour way but still highlighting the gorgeous Magic in this Night suite from Stampin’ Up! The papers have got to be the best set of Halloween papers I’ve seen Stampin’ Up! do – I know, I say that every year!

Once again, I’ve brought out the iridescent pearls and the glittered organdy ribbon. But they’re so perfect for a Halloween inspired project, that I would be insane not to!! Which one do you prefer? Blackberry Bliss or Pretty Peacock?

** Don’t forget to take part in my Birthday Party Giveaway **

Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Outer Base Piece = 21/2 x 101/4 inches
  • Inner Base Piece = 23/8 x 11 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Base = 13/4 x 11 inches
  • Lid Piece = 11/4 x 101/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Lid = 1/2 x 11 inches
  • Ovals (4) = 27/8 x 33/16 inch Oval Die
  • Designer Series Paper Oval = 23/8 x 35/16 Oval Die

Scoring:

  • Outer Base Piece
    • Short Side (21/2) = 1/2 inch
    • Long Side (101/4) = Every 1/2 inch to the first score line
  • Lid Piece
    • Short Side (11/4) = 1/2 inch
    • Long Side (101/4) = Every 1/2 inch to the first score line

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Halloween Magic

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This year’s Halloween paper is absolutely gorgeous and whilst Halloween is still almost two months away, I find myself using it again and again (you’ll see it make an appearance in my Birthday Party Live Week). For this project, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous bats and the giant label you get as part of the stamps and dies, so a large box was the perfect solution.

The large bat on this project was the first item I used when I received my Mini Catalogue pre-order, the fact that the dies fit around the Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns is a great added bonus and I love how these bats look when they’re cut out.

I went quite simple with the box design so that the paper and the decoration could take centre stage. The Metallic Mesh ribbon is perfect for this project with its almost spiderweb appearance – but could be a great addition on Christmas projects too.

Finally, a bit of blends colouring on the label brings it all together. The box is large enough to fit numerous treats – perhaps to give to children out trick treating? Or as a table gift at a Halloween party? What do you think? I hope you like it. #

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 8 x 11 inches.
  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 9 inches.

Scoring:

  • Base (Cardstock): 2 inches on all four sides.
  • Lid (Designer Series Paper): 1 inch on all four sides.

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Open If you Dare

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I love Halloween and I always love the Halloween suites that Stampin’ Up! releases each year – without fail. This years is even better than last years; the Designer Series Paper (DSP), the embellishments, the glimmer… I love it all!  I also love how it gets me using colours that I don’t often reach for – such as Cajun Craze.

This little box is the right size to house a candle jar from Air Wick, I prefer using these inside pumpkins on Halloween as they contain the flame, are easy to set in and out of the pumpkin and can be used around the home afterwards too.

Inspired by the candle itself, my first version was made using Blackberry Bliss, it co-ordinated well with the DSP pattern I chose and also meant I could switch out the colour and keep all the other elements the same.

I cannot get enough of the embellishments on this box – the Iridescent Pearls, the Black Glimmer paper and the Glittered Organdy Ribbon. They look so good together and make a perfect finish for my box.

Which colour do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 63/4 x 91/2 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 5 pieces of 2 x 2 inches
  • Sentiment Layer 1 = 11/2 x 11/4 inches
  • Sentiment Layer 2 = 11/2 x 1 inches
  • Scrap of Black Glimmer

Scoring:

  • Long Side (91/2): 21/4, 41/2, 63/4, 9 inches
  • Short Side (63/4): 21/4, 41/2 inches

August – December Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek

Eeeek! New product alert!

Thank you to those of you who took the time to watch my Facebook Live stream and show your support when showcasing some of the new products coming up in the new August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I’ve managed to save the video and upload it to my Youtube channel for you to re-watch at your own leisure.

I will be live again on Friday 10th July at 7:30pm with another fun project!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne