Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Goodies

Finished up my Halloween goodies this morning, but just couldn't get my butt out of the house today. The phone didn't stop ringing! Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow 'cause it was one of those days... So, tomorrow I will be out and about with my goodie basket. Yum!

This treat bag was made using Witch Way to the Treats by JustRite Stamps. Such a cute set with 10 centers and borders. The only coloring I did was on the topper with an orange marker and then I went over it a bit with an orange Spica. Since the ribbons are satiny, sheer and have a bit of metallic threading, the Spica was the perfect way to give it that finishing touch of sparkle. To compensate for the little bit of room left above the treats, which are mini peppermint patties, I ended up using some text weight paper and lightweight cardstock to make my own filler. Can't say I'd be too anxious to do that again! :-)

This treat is actually a tent style treat holder that I saw somewhere last year. I used an AMuse Halloween stamp (can't think of what it's called and I've misplaced it for now). The stamp is neat because it has so many cool little things hanging from the line. Love using it! I also used my orange, yellow, black, and clear Spicas to color in the images so the sparkliness (is that even a word??) matches the treat bags.

Last year I found a nice back and orange basket at Hobby Lobby that I decorated for Halloween to display my cards. This year I put the all the goodies along with my cards and an adorable little Halloween teddy in the basket. It turned out so cute! I had so much fun pulling everything together and setting up the basket perfectly. You can't tell, but underneath everything is filler that I ended up dying with reinkers to match the colors used throughout the basket. As the basket empties out the filler will be seen but blend in with everything else.

Next up... Thanksgiving and Christmas. Is it that time already? I am ready to get started on making these cards. I've already made my first Thanksgiving card. You're going to have to wait for that share on another day, but I know you'll like it!

Happy stamping til the next time!