Hello again my crafty friends! Are you ready for day 2 of The Rabbit Hole Designs’ inspiration hop? Today, I’ve got a card and treat bag featuring the new Boo to You stamp set. I love the fun font for the sentiments and cute images in this set.
For today’s card, I wanted the focus to remain on the stenciled background I created. I applied Pixie Spray to the back of my Diamond Flower stencil, then used Fadeout ink and a makeup brush to apply color to part of my A2 sized panel. Then, with the stencil still in place, I applied black Glintz Glitter Gel to a smaller portion of the panel. I love the way the black glitter gives way to the Fadeout ink. Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 3¾” x 5″ and stamped the spider in the upper right corner. Then, I popped the panel up onto a grey card base with a very thin layer of fun foam. I added die cut embossed sentiment strips to the lower left edge with foam tape. To finish the card, I glued sequins and Max Red flat-backed gems to the spider’s body, and scattered on the card. I applied a coat of Diamond Glaze to the sequins to give them a little extra shine too. (If you’re looking for the sequins I used, they are being included for free in orders placed on new products through The Rabbit Hole Designs right now. This is a limited time gift, so be sure to get your order in soon!) This is a simple card, but I love the finished result. The glitter and gems/sequins give the panel so much texture, and the neutral colors of the card allow the bright colors of the gems/sequins to really pop! For me, the coolest part of this card is where the stenciled pattern continues from the black glitter into the Fadeout ink. It’s such a beautiful transition in person.
I also have a fun treat bag to share with you today. I don’t know about your house, but at mine, the cutoff age for trick-or-treating is 12 years old. This year, Kelly will turn 13 right before Halloween, so she won’t be out hunting candy. (Don’t feel sorry for her though, she’s got a fun party to go to. If you want to feel sorry for anyone, feel sorry for me. I’m going to have another teenager 😉 ) Of course, I’ll still have some candy for her, but since it won’t be a pillowcase full, I wanted to dress it up a little. I die cut this treat bag from purple cardstock, then ink blended the front portion and flicked on some white splatters. I die cut a few trees and a stitched hillside from black cardstock and glued them to the ink blended portion. I lined that back up in the treat bag die and ran it through my Big Shot again. This cut the tops of the trees in the same scalloped edge, as well as the hole for the handle. Then I glued the bag together. To decorate the bag, I stamped, embossed and Copic colored my image. I cut it out with my ScanNCut, leaving a narrow white border because I wanted to keep the cat and hat from blending in too much with the background. I popped it onto the bag with foam tape, then I used a tiny clothes pin and ribbon to attach my stamped and die cut sentiment tags. For a little extra flair, I glued on a few more of the sequins I used on the card. After that, it was ready to fill. I know Kelly will love this. Especially, since there are three full sized candy bars inside! Although, to be honest, I’m not sure these three candy bars will be the exact same ones she gets. 😉
So what do you think of my projects for today? Do you have any Halloween projects you want to make this year? What’s the cutoff age for trick-or-treating at your house? Lol, I hope I don’t open a can of worms with that question…unless it’s gummy worms. Ready for more inspiration with the new stamps being featured today? Hop along to see the awesome projects the rest of the design team has to share…
20 thoughts on “Boo To You”
WOW, these are gorgeous!! love the treat bag and have fun with your new teenager!
Love the treat bag and had to go get that stamp! Very cute! Reminds me of my own cat 🐱!
Really great use of this Boo to you set. I love me some handmade treat bags.
I have already ordered the stamp set, but see that I “must” have that stencil too! I love how unique the card is, without being too fussy. It must be stunning in person. As for the treat bag, your daughter will love it. I never trick or treated after eleven, after a very rude comment (regarding my age) from a neighbor on Halloween. So, I was really surprised to find high schoolers, many of them towering over me, at our door in recent years. I’m of the opinion that each child and parent have to decide what’s right for them. All are welcome at our door.
The bag is adorable. I love all of the PURPLE! The kitty is really cute, too. He doesn’t look mean, just suspicious…
These are both gorgeous!
Bootiful! I love Halloween crafts! Stamps and dies!! Yay!
The bag you designed is great. The colors look perfect for Halloween. This is perfect for a party.
These are just awesome! Great colors and textures! Love the colors on your gift bag, and the kitty with a witch’s hat is such an awesome image!
Love the treat bag! How cute!
Love the treat bag!
Card and treat bag are great. Might need to get more candy, though.
BOO’s your specialty ! Great card and bag !
Black and white all the way baby!
I LOVE the glitter and the sequins! The treat bag is FABULOUS!
Great projects! I don’t really remember the cutoff age. I’m sure my girls went past the recommended age LOL!
Awesome projects! I love the vibrant colors of the treat bag! And the sequin spider on the cardis adorable! Such great designs!
OMG I Love the bag!! Such an awesome idea and the purple is gorgeous