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Halloween Treats

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is TRICK OR TREAT SMELL MY FEET so we have lots of ideas for Halloween treat giving.

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I went with the CURVY KEEPSAKE BOX THINLIT paired with HALLOWEEN NIGHTS SPECIALTY DSP and SPOOKY FUN.

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To create the treat, you only need to die cut part of the CURVY KEEPSAKE THINLIT.  I did a diagram to show you where I placed my paper.

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After you cut the two pieces, simply add fast fuse to the small bottom flap and adhere together.

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I kept the stamping simple so this could be easily duplicated for a party favor and trick or treating.  The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from the MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT and a couple of ghosts were added as well as a spider and his web.

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A peppermint patty fits nicely inside, I added a little SNAIL to hold it in then tied the top shut with HALLOWEEN NIGHT BAKER’S TWINE.

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I have a full list of supplies below so you can give this a try and make your own SPOOKY FUN CURVY KEEPSAKE TREAT.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Spooky Fun

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit, Halloween Night DSP, Paper Snips, Trimmer, Bone Folder, dimensionals, Fast Fuse, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots

The Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSION packed with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is here!

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We have tons of great ideas to help you make the most of your time when creating for the holidays.  ALL of the design work is done for you!!! Yes, you read that right!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details and join us!!

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Have Some Spooky Fun

SPOOKY FUN is my favorite Halloween set this year.  You could probably tell that already by all the cards I’ve shared!  Well, I’m back today with a clean and simple card that is a bit different from the previous ideas.

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The card is mostly monochromatic with Night of Navy being my color of choice.  I wanted to have color in the center of the card that fades out.  I sponged the ink on starting in the center each time and working my way out until the color was how I liked it.

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IN the center of the card I added the tree die cut and a few ghosts.  Let me tell you, I found out just how fabulous Stampin’ Up PAPER SNIPS are, I lost mine and had to use my kids scissors and it was horrible!  I can tell you I will be tearing apart my desk tomorrow in search of them!  Otherwise, I will most definitely be ordering a new pair….these are a must have for fussy cutting…nothing compares!

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I hope this card showed you that you don’t have to do a ton of work to have a cool Halloween card!  Give sponging a try, it’s a great technique that I certainly don’t use enough.

Have you thought about the holidays yet and started planning??  Well, I have a way for you to get lots of projects done without all the design work.  The OCTOBER MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary has 5 FULL TUTORIALS for you, all you do is sit down and craft!  The session is already live so you can see all these fabulous ideas NOW!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY and join in the fun!!!

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Halloween Treat Ideas

I’ve compiled a bunch of great ideas for Halloween treats so you can prep for upcoming parties.  You can never start too soon!

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This first one is a card and treat together.  I used the BAKER’S BOX and HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP to create a fun BOX to put treats in.  This comes together so quickly since the DSP does a lot of the work for you!

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For this treat, create a MINI TREAT BAG with DSP and stuff it with goodies.  In this type of bag I like to put a little pad of paper along with pencils and stickers for kids to have something other than candy.  So many options with the awesome HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP.

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The MINI TREAT BAG thinlit can also be used to make half sized treat bags.  These are perfect for pixie stix, pencil or Twizler.  I decorated this set with COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN and it came together so quickly!  Again, the DSP does a lot of the design work for you.

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If you don’t have die cuts to make the previous treats, why not make something simple and do a matchbox style treat.

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This is super easy to make and do multiples of.  What a fun way to give a treat at school or to hand out to everyone you know around town.  Check HERE for the dimensions if you’d like to make your own.

Would you like to have holiday gift and card ideas designed for you and ready to create??  The OCTOBER MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary does just that!  We have 5 FULL TUTORIALS for you, all you do is sit down and craft!  The session opened today so you can see all these fabulous ideas NOW!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY and join in the fun!!!

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Halloween Boo

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is HALLOWEEN BOO….spooky ideas.

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I immediately went to JAR OF HAUNTS for my card, it’s got some amazing images for a spooky card or treat.

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Turned out pretty spooky, don’t ya think!  It was a combination of several elements that brought it all together.  First, the BRICK WALL EF was absolutely the perfect background.  I used Basic Gray and added shading with Archival Black ink.  I also added more dimension and spookiness with the spider web from SPOOKY FUN and the tiny spider included with JAR OF HAUNTS.

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An ooey, gooey jar of spiders and a haunting jack-o-lantern added to the creepiness of the card.  I personally hate spiders so covering everything in spiders is spooky and creepy to me!  I borrowed the solid color stamp from the original JAR OF LOVE stamp set to give the color in the jar then added slime and colored it with a blender pen and ink pad.

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Final couple of details that made this card so fun for me were the greeting and candy corns.  I thought I’d better have some kind of treat on the card with “spooky treats” written on it.  I just colored and cut out a couple of candy corns and used mini glue dots to tuck them in the corner.  The sentiment came from the awesome and must have set LABELER ALPHABET.  I stamped the letters in black on Whisper White all in a row then cut out each word.

I hope you enjoyed this spooky idea, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Design Team did!  Below is a supply list so you can re-create this fun Halloween card for yourself!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Labeler Alphabet

INKS:  Archival Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

MARKERS:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie

PAPER:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzaz

ACCESSORIES:  Brick Wall EF,  Paper Snips, Trimmer, Stampin’ Sponge, Bone Folder, dimensionals, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots

The Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSION packed with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is coming soon!

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We have tons of great ideas to help you make the most of your time when creating for the holidays.  ALL of the design work is done for you!!! Yes, you read that right!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details and join us!!

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

 

 

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Cookie Cutter Halloween

I got a chance to sit down and do a little playing with the fun COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN stamp set.  Love how versatile they made the COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH by creating TWO stamp sets that coordinate!

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When I started making this card I had a different idea in mind and it morphed into what you see, which I love even better than my original thought.  Don’t you just love when creativity just takes over and leads you into a new direction!

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It all started out with a splash of Elegant Eggplant ink using a stamp from GORGEOUS GRUNGE.  I added in a brick wall using the HALLOWEEN NIGHT SPECIALTY DSP and the rest just fell into place.  A few elements were taken from SPOOKY FUN.  I love all the little stamps in that set that work for so many things.  I used the pumpkins, spider web and spider plus the greeting.  Really, I used more from SPOOKY FUN than I did COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN.  That set just provided the super cute skeleton and his Elegant Eggplant bow tie.cookie-cutter-halloween-becreativewithnicole-comTomorrow I have another fun idea with SPOOKY FUN to share for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the October Mini Session, it goes live on the 11th!

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Sets we will be using in October Mini Session:

    • Christmas Pines Bundle
    • Greetings from Santa
    • Paisleys & Posies Bundle
    • It’s A Celebration
    • Candy Cane Christmas

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Creation Station Blog Hop: Halloween is to Die For!

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Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for October!  This month we are sharing Halloween projects and cards.  We have tons of ideas to share, so be sure to hop all the way around to see what everyone has created!

mini-treat-bags-becreativewithnincole-comI combined several products for my half size Mini Treat Bags, love how everything works together so well!

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Half size mini treat bags are super fun to make and prefect party favors!  I kept my designs fairly simple so you could use these ideas and make them in multiples for your parties this year.

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Using COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN and the coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH make this something that would be simple to crank out a bunch of in a short amount of time.  I kept the stamping simple by choosing the characters that only needed black ink.  Just stamp and punch!

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Make your treats quickly by doing all of your steps assembly line style.  If you want to make several of one design, cut all your paper and assemble the mini treat bags then doing all your stamping to complete the treat.

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Let your Designer Series Paper do the work for you!  I didn’t have to do anything extra for my backgrounds, the fabulous HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP did the work for me!  I just added die cuts and bling!

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If you need favors for Halloween, I hope these tips and design ideas are helpful!  You’ll find all of the supplies listed at the bottom of my post, just click on the items you are interested in to find out more!

Now it’s time to check out the other great ideas from the Creation Station Design Team.  Up next is Dena’s fabulous blog, can’t wait to see what she made!  If you just started here, you can also go back and see what Julie’s made for us, she always has fantastic ideas!

As you are hopping through, leave comments to let us know what you think….we love to get your feedback!  Thanks so much for joining us this month for Halloween ideas!

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Colors of Halloween

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is the COLORS OF HALLOWEEN.

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You may have noticed that I enjoy making Halloween cards and treats so this month will be so much fun!!  I actually pulled out an idea from Mary’s playbook and did a slender card with hang overs.

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I just LOVE this year’s Halloween sets, they are so great together!  COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN plus SPOOKY FUN equals a really cool card!!

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I combined classic colors of Halloween with the super cute skeleton.  Did I mention how EASY this was to make??  The COOKIE CUTTER stamp sets have a coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH.  Love it when tools can make my crafting experience easier!  I simply stamped the skeleton and punched him out.  I stamped a bow tie then punched it out….simple as that!  The HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP gave the card lots of color and pattern and the skeleton made a great focal point.  Only a small portion of stamping was involved and the card was complete in no time!

To make your own slender COOKIE CUTTER card (measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″), check out the supply list and color inspiration below.

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

PAPER:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Silver Glimmer, Halloween Night DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Trimmer, Bone Folder,, dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots

The Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSION packed with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is coming soon!

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We are full of great ideas to help you make the most of your time when creating for the holidays.  ALL of the design work is done for you!!! Yes, you read that right!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details and join us!!

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Spooky Fun Watercolor

Remember the Galaxy Watercolor Technique that I shared awhile back??  Well, I gave this same technique a try for a spooky Halloween night scene.

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I layered color onto watercolor paper to give a dark spooky night for my SPOOKY FUN Halloween card.  The picture doesn’t do the background justice, there are little bits of yellow and green showing through in areas to give this card a unique look.

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Most of the card consists of die cuts from the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE.  I went with Night of Navy as my main color to do something a little different since I am always featuring black for this type of card.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to do the background and see if I can come up with some better pictures to show how beautiful the watercolor looks.

In the meantime, did you know that the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now??  We have done all the hard work for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

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Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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