Hello friends! Lots of fun crafty things happen during the month of October with the start of World Card Making Day to kick us off, then there’s the changing seasons with Fall, then Halloween with the treats which then turns into the Holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas! I have taken the time to participate in some fun challenges and classes this month with some Inky Stamper inspiration for today’s post.
Although it says “EEK” next to the spider, I think he’s a cute one and not one to run away from! This cute spider comes from the Inky Stamper Spider stamp set that I’ve used on the tag for my Hershey Nugget treat holder. (I made this for the October challenge in the Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group with the theme of “Treat Holder”.) I’ve stamped and colored the spider with Copic markers, used the coordinating die to cut him out and pop him over the green oval tag with the spider web and EEK stamped over it. I’ve used the green colored markers to his eyes to match my project.
For the treat package, I’ve used the Inky Stamper Scallop Candy Wrappers die cut out from some black Doodlebug Gingham/Linen paper to wrap around the candies. I made a “holder” for the nuggets with regular black cardstock and scored each side 1/4″ for a container to hold the nuggets in place. I used some stickers from my stash to add the “B-O-O” letters and then slid the container into an Inky Stamper Hershey Bag that was gathered and tied up at the top with a piece of Doodlebug Limeade Twine. I punched a hole in my spider tag/gift card and threaded the twine through it to wrap around the treat and then took a piece of black ribbon to tie a bow around it all. These were so fun and easy to make!
Another thing I did was participate in the World Card Making Day Challenge in the Inky Stamper Inkspiration Group. The challenge was to create a card using a sketch that was given and turn in by a certain time frame. This was my take on the sketch using the Inky Stamper Cow stamp set.
I used the “cow pattern” image from the stamp to create my background, white heat embossed the sentiment strip over black cardstock and sponged white around the edges of the banner. I popped it up with foam tape, stamped, colored and popped up the cow image over the banner as well. I also used the Inky Stamper Bunny set for the balloon image and the Inky Stamper Goat set for the party hat over the cow’s head. The balloon string was attached behind the cow and then I made a bow for around the cow’s neck with the Doodlebug Beetle Black Twine. To make my card fit with the sketch, I added some silver glitter cardstock strips behind the oval layers. I also added some silver Stickles glitter over the party hat to bring in the silver as well. So glad I ended up playing as I was picked to win a gift certificate!
I also participated in a “game night” class making these fun projects all made with the Inky Stamper Bug Catcher set. This class was was a kit and all of the pre-cut items were included. I already had the stamp set so I didn’t need to purchase that with it. Even the candy spiders and magnifier came with it all! I had fun putting it all together and I really liked the versatility of the projects we did.
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Hope you’ve enjoyed the projects that I’ve made and been inspired in some way! Thanks so much for stopping in!
- Two Old Bats – Anything Goes Halloween (spider treat)
- Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
- Make My Monday – Birthday Wishes (COW CARD)
- Happy Little Stamper Birthday – Anything Goes Bday (COW CARD)
- Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything Goes using paper
- CRAFT – Gift Bag or Box (spider treat)
- This is Halloween – Gothic and/or Halloween (spider treat)