Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween Treat Box

Hello BPM fans! There probably won't be a lot of trick or treating this year due to the pandemic, but I wanted to make sure my neighbors little kids got some treats on Halloween. I found the perfect stamp, Halloween Witch Costume Bear by Rick St. Dennis, to use on the treat boxes. These boxes are easy to make and mass produce! Try making one and join us in this month's challenge with the theme of "All Things Spooky, Boo!" It can be anything Halloween/Fall that's spooky, cute, whimsical, or fun!



SUPPLIES:

  • Blank Page Muse Stamp: Halloween Witch Costume Bear by Rick St. Dennis
  • Black ink pad
  • White cardstock
  • Coloring Medium of choice (I used Copic markers)
  • Distress or Distress oxide inks: Squeezed lemonade and Wild Honey
  • Ink blending tool
  • Sentiment stamp of choice - no bigger than 1” x1” (I used Trick or Treat)
  • Fall color patterned paper – 8-1/2” x 11”
  • Scoring tool
  • Strong adhesive
  • Double sided tape
  • Double sided adhesive foam squares or dots
  • Crop-a-dile or small hole punch
  • 14” ribbon – ¼” size; any color to match your patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Candy
INSTRUCTIONS:

Make the Label:

  • Stamp the image with a black ink pad onto white cardstock. Color the image and then fussy cut it out.

  • Using an electronic die cutting machine, a label punch or paper trimmer, cut a piece 3-1/4” x 2-1/4” for the label. Since I have a Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a decorative label, but you can just cut a rectangle label.
  • Distress ink the entire label with Squeezed lemonade. Then use Wild honey to ink the edges.
  • Stamp your sentiment using black ink.
  • Glue the image onto the label. Set aside.


Make the treat box - this treat bag will use the entire sheet of 8-1/2” x 11” patterned paper:
  • Score the patterned paper on the short edge at 2-1/2” and 6”.

  • Score the patterned paper on the long edge at 4-1/2” and 6-1/2”.


  • Fold the paper on all score lines, back and forth, to make sure all creases are sharp.


  • Fold the paper to form diagonal creases as indicated in the photo and use your bone folder to make sure the creases are sharp by folding back and forth.

  • Once you have all the diagonal creases made, fold it into a box.



  • Use double sided tape under the flaps so that it doesn’t open up when you stand it up.
  • Add foam squares to the back of the label you made earlier and adhere to the box.

  • Punch two holes on the front and back flaps of the box, an inch from the top.

  • Add candy to the treat box.

  • Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie and bow. The treat box is done!


I hope you give this box a try. You can use any Blank Page Muse stamp for this project!
Thanks for stopping by! ~Betty~

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Autumn Mums Tag

 Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share a quick project I created using one of the flower stamps from the Flower and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set.


I started with an already inked up tag from previous projects (can't leave extra ink on my glass tray) and used a circle embossing folder to add a little dimension before inking  over the embossed images and edges with a chalk ink.


I wanted to tone down the brightness of the orange and yellow. So I lightly inked over the edges and some of the embossed areas with a clear embossing stamp pad, applied copper embossing powder and set with a heat tool. I completed the same steps with gold embossing powder too.


I inked the edges of three scraps of patterned cardstock and adhered two of the pieces to the tag and a circle diecut. I added foam pop dots to the back of the third scrap and placed on the tag along with two other circle diecuts.


I placed the floral stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper. I watercolored the image and once dry I fussy cut the image out.


The tag still looked a little off balance so I added another piece of patterned cardstock down the length of the tag. I adhered the stamp image to the center of the tag and added copper metallic, peach colored thread and a button to finish off the tag. 

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also if your aren't following Blank Page Muse on their social medias sites  or need to purchase stamps and supplies you can find them on:



Supplies

Black Water Proof Ink
Tan Chalk Ink
Tag
Paint Brushes
MISTI Stamping Tool
Watercolor Paper
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Thread and Cording
Heat Tool
Gold and Copper Embossing Powder 
Dot Embossing Folder and Diecut Machine
Zip Dry Adhesive
Foam Pop Dots
Button
Clear Embossing Stamp Pad


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!


Monday, October 26, 2020

A "Spooky" ATC!

 BOO!!!

How are you all enjoying this month's DT creations?

Who doesn't love creating spooky fun things for Halloween? Even though I live in Australia and we don't really celebrate Halloween I just love to create with Halloween themed stamps and there are so many to choose from at the store it makes it hard to decide which ones to use for my creations!

Today I am sharing a simple spooky atc using several BPM stamps!

I hope you enjoy my blog post today and feel inspired to join our challenge this month!


Supplies:

Blank Page Muse Stamp: Flying Owl with Moon

Blank Page Muse Stamp: Urban Scene Birds on a Wire

Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Spooky" Word

Paint Chip Sample cut to ATC Size

Kraft Card and Red Ink Pad

Scrap muslin, piece of cotton, thick red posca pen

General supplies: scissors, glue, double sided tape, mounting tape


Instructions:

Start by stamping with red ink onto your kraft card and fussy cut all images!


Cut your paint chip sample to ATC size or any size you wish to create with - works for a tag or even an ATCoin!


Edge the ATC with the red Posca pen and then adhere the scrap of muslin cloth and piece of cotton.


Arrange your stamped and fussy cut images onto the ATC and adhere. Use a piece of mounting tape to add the owl/moon stamp so it adds some dimension. 


Thanks for joining me! Hope you can have some fun creating Halloween themed items this month!

Make sure you keep popping back here to see what everyone is sharing this month!

Happy Stamping!


Sharon



Friday, October 23, 2020

Happy Halloween Card

Hi BPM Fans! 

Halloween is just around the corner. I’m getting some cards ready to send to a few of my friends. The card I’m sharing today is stamped with Blank Page Muse’s rubber stamp:
  Halloween Witch Costume Bear by Rick St. Dennis. 

This month’s challenge is “All Things Spooky,” but spooky doesn’t have to be scary, it can be cute too!

You still have time to enter this month’s challenge, so give this a try. It’s a fun card to make!

Supplies:

  • Blank Page Muse Stamp: Halloween Witch Costume Bear
  • Black cardstock – Cut to A2 size for the base (4-1/4” x 5-1/2”)
  • White cardstock – Cut to 3-3/4” x 4-3/4” to line the inside of the card
  • White cardstock – Cut to 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”
  • Bond paper – Cut to 3” x 4”
  • Masking Tape- Cut to 3” x 4” (I used Eclipse Art Masking Tape)
  • Distress ink or Distress oxide – Squeezed Lemonade, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
  • Ink blending tool and/or brushes
  • Coloring medium of choice (I used Copic markers)
  • White gel pen
  • Happy Halloween sentiment (I used a die, but you can use any stamp)
  • Spider web and spider dies or die cuts
  • Your favorite adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stamp positioner or stamping block
Instructions:

  • Using the white cardstock that is 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” stamp the image on the center of the paper.
  • Using the coloring medium of choice, color the stamp. After coloring the stamp, it will need to be masked before inking the background.
  • Place the masking tape on top of the bond paper and stamp the image. Fussy cute the bear (mask).
  • Place the mask over the bear image that was stamped on cardstock. Burnish with fingers to make sure the mask does not lift during inking.
  • Using an ink blending tool or brush (preferred), start with Squeezed Lemonade to ink around the bear stamp. Be gentle so that the mask does not lift.
  • Next, ink blend with Seedless Preserves, followed by Dusty Concord, and Black Soot.

  • Remove the mask. If there are any white/un-inked spots, use a matching alcohol marker, water-based marker, or colored pencil to add in the color.
  • Using a white gel pen, add dots (the stars) of various sizes.
  • Add the spider web and spiders. I used a spider web with spiders frame die. It came with one spider and I die cut 3 more and cut off the webs for this project. I cut the frame apart and adhered it to the card.

  • Add the sentiment. I cut the sentiment using a Silhouette Cameo. You can stamp your sentiment onto cardstock if you don’t have a die.
  • Adhere to the base card.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to enter our monthly challenge! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.  ~Betty~

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Glinda the Good Witch

    Spooky greetings!   

Today I am excited to share my card I created to featuring a new stamp,

 designed by Rick St. Dennis! 

Glinda the Good Witch.

She is so pretty! 

Supplies needed:  

 Stamp  Glinda onto your paper.  Color with markers.  

                 

Cut out your colored image.  Add stickles or glitter glue to your witches dress hem. 

Create the perfect background by stamping  with archival ink. 

Layer distress inks over stamped image to create background.                     

    



Trim background to fit card base and adhere.  Add your colored with and a sticker greeting to finish your card!   I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stamps! 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Guest Designer Vicki takes us to the Witching Hour!

 Halloween is right around the corner! This month the creative stamping muse team is having a blast with all things spooky!

Won't you join in and play along in the challenge! Still lots of time to link up!

Here is Guest Designer Vicki's newest card! Hop to here blog HERE to see more!




Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to make a Slim Line Photobooth Collage Card with Video!

Hey there! Thanks so much for coming over today! 

Today I wanted to share one of our newest videos. In this video I take you step by step on crafting this colorful slim line photobooth collage card! It's fast and really easy. Best of all, the video is only 15 minutes! Hope you enjoy it! 

 Here is a picture of the project. 


Hop HERE to check out the video!


I made a fun kit that you can purchase in the shop to get all the stamps, the card panel and one folded slimline card. You just need to provide the basic supplies like you would for any crop! Let's craft together!
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Monday, October 12, 2020

Double, Double Toil and Trouble!

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Hi Everyone! 

Hope you are embracing this spooky month of October and the upcoming Halloween festivities if you celebrate them where you live! 

And I hope you have been getting a lot of inspiration from the blog this month with all the DT sharing their fabulously spooky creepy creations!

Make sure you pop over to the BPM Store - type "Halloween" into the search bar and start shopping from the huge range of stamps!!!!!!

So today I have done my usual and stamped "non" themed stamps and made them "themed"!

Hope you enjoy these little "witchy" tags using stamps designed by Stephanie Eaton!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Overcast Stitch You Are Stronger Character designed by Stephanie Eaton
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Zig Zag Stitches I need a Break Character designed by Stephanie Eaton
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Oh Son of a Witch Wording
Tags and Black Gesso
Collage Witches Hats & Masks (Art Tea Life Collage Sheet used for these tags)
White Card, Black Ink Pad and Coloured Ink Pad
Stencil, Texture Paste and Shimmer Ink Spray
Embellishments & Fibres
General supplies: glue, scissors, colouring medium, heat gun

Instructions:
Start by stamping your chosen characters onto white card and colouring with your choice of medium. Alternatively as you know I love stamping on kraft card as an option to colouring so you can do this too if you are not a colourer" makes it quick and easy and still looks great!! Fussy cut your stamped characters.


Stamp sentiment onto white card cut out and use coloured ink pad to edge.


Fussy cut your collage witch's hats and masks and adhere to your fussy cut characters. I just love how this changes the whole look of the character!


Next step is to "decorate" your tag background. Cover the whole tag with a thick layer of Black Gesso and allow to dry. Don't worry about any streak marks or thick lines - that adds to the texture of the background.


Once the gesso is dry use your stencil and texture paste to the tag and allow to dry. Then spray with your shimmery ink spray and allow to dry. If you want to speed up the process use a heat gun!



Arrange and adhere your stamped images and any embellishments to the tag and add some decorative fibres to the top of the tag and you have finished! I used some "cobweb" from a halloween pack, corner charm and some fibres.


Thanks for joining me yet again!

Happy Halloween!

Sharon


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