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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stamp Simply #104 - Halloween is Almost Here

Can you believe fall will soon be upon us? We're already seeing the changing of the tree leaves here in Michigan. The summer went by so fast, my head is spinning!

This Friday, Sharon Johnson has challenged her Stamp Simply design team and moi, as her September guest designer, to make a Halloween card or project. I typically do not make Halloween cards, so I thought I'd make some treat bags instead.



These may look like a lot of work, but they aren't! I folded and inked up a baby wipe with a few drops of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Elegant Eggplant reinkers and "swiped" the wipe across a piece of glossy cardstock. I cut my squares and stamped my silhouette images from Gina K's Spooky Silhouettes. I allowed the black ink to dry before I inserted the cardstock inside the cellophane bags, and then filled the bags with candy corn behind the cardstock. I thought I was being smart putting the cardstock inside the cellophane so I wouldn't have to worry about the cardstock falling off in a trick or treater's Halloween container, but didn't even think about having to photograph reflective cellophane! Yikes! I finally got them positioned just right and raised my camera on my tripod to shoot from an upper angle to avoid some of that glare. Anyway, to finish up my treat bags, I punched black cardstock with the Martha Stewart drippy goo punch (I'm sure that's not the right name for it) and attached corresponding colored cardstock to that and tied off with this cool spider web ribbon I bought last year and never used.

Why not pull out your Halloween supplies and play along with us? If you upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers, be sure to use keyword ssnotime104. Also, if you'd like to see the fabulous Halloween creations of Sharon's design team, here are the links:

Janine
Jennifer
Julie
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny
Miss Sharon

Have a spooktacular day!!


16 comments:

StampOwl said...

this is spooktacular Charlene

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is totally wonderful, Charlene -- I love it! What FUN treat bags these are!!! The image is FAB and the drippy punch is AWESOME the way you've used it!

AJ said...

ooooh- these are adorable!!
love the colors in them as well!!

Joan Fricker said...

Charlene, these bags are just too cute. I love the colors you used and the way you use them!

What a clever way to use the Drippy Doo punch too.

Great job!!

Joan

Silke Ledlow said...

These are awesome treat bags - Charlene!!! Very cool and spooky looking too :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Janine said...

Great project Charlene!! Hallowe'en is my favorite time of year so I am excited about all the ideas!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable Charlene!

Jennifer Buck said...

These are ADORABLE! LOVE them! :)

Jenny Gropp said...

How fun is that drippy punch?! I just love your treat bags!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are 'dripping' in talent on these treat bags.....how spooky in a fun, fun, fun way.....love your 'babywipe' idea...very clever

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are awesome, Charlene and I love how you used the baby wipe to make the background! Fabulous little treats for the tricksters!

Deborah Saaranen said...

FABULOUS treat bags Charlene! I just love the Halloweenie colors and design!

Traci M said...

Cute cute cute times three!! Do you think your candy corn is gonna make it until Halloween?? That stuff never lasts around me! I like the swiped bag idea...sure is a lot easier than a brayer, I'll have to try that sometime soon!

Patricia Rose said...

wow... these treatbags look awesome...

Barbara said...

Fabulous treat bags, Charlene!! Love them!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How adorable are these treat bags Charlene!! Love your wipe treatment!!