12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 | Week 5

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 – Week 5

Today’s project is inspired by one of the samples in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue -page 50. I loved this little bag featuring the *new* Buffalo Check background and Trick or Tweet stamp set and decided to recreate it in my own style.

I’ve always appreciated the samples that Stampin’ Up! include in their catalogues, it’s a great way to see a product in action and they’re a wonderful source of inspiration as well 🙂

Trick or Tweet Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Buffalo Check, Trick or Tweet, #1
The Buffalo Check stamp is a *new* background stamp and one of those super versatile ones that go with practically everything. There are samples scattered throughout the 2018 Holiday Catalogue and I can see it’s going to be very popular.

I tend to buy my background stamps in clear-mount and use them either on my largest acrylic block or in this case I mounted it on one of my Stamparatus plates. I’ve found the easiest way to ink up these big stamps is to bring the ink pad to the stamp and then bring your cardstock to the stamp the same way and apply pressure with your hand or another block to achieve good coverage.

Little Paper Party, Background stamp tutorial, #7

I had scored my cardstock first before adding the background image as I wanted it on the front and back and folding it in half widthways before stamping made it the perfect size.

After I’d stamped the background I finished making my simple bag and then got to the fun part – decorating 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Buffalo Check, Trick or Tweet, #5
I decided to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut 3″ x 3-1/2″ pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock to create the base of my tags.

A sentiment from Trick or Tweet was stamped at the bottom of each tag and heat embossed in white and then a few stars from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set were added using Whisper White Craft ink under where the moon was going to be.

The moon was punched from So Saffron cardstock using a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and stamped with the mist image from Spooky Sweets in Daffodil Delight ink and adhered flat to the tag.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Buffalo Check, Trick or Tweet, #3
The animal images from Trick or Tweet were stamped in Tuxedo Momento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers (the colours I used are in the supply list below).

Note: There are six *new* colours available in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue -see page 34, if you enjoy using the Stampin’ Blends Markers, make sure to add these to your collection.

After I’d coloured all my images and added some highlights, I fussy cut them out and popped them up on each tag using dimensionals. The little bird seemed a bit small on the tag by himself so I added a bat from the Seasonal Tags Framelits to fill it out.

I added a bow of Glittered Organdy Ribbon to the top of each tag and then adhered the tags to the front of the bags with dimensionals to finish my project.

I’m planning on filling these little bags with goodies for my husband and sons as a special Halloween treat. My youngest has already claimed the dog as his and is eagerly looking forward to what will be inside – he still has a long wait yet 😉

Here’s the How To:

Finished Dimensions: 4-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ x 1-1/8″
Cardstock or DSP: 5-1/2″ x 8″

  • Score @ 1-1/8″  (on the 5-1/2″ side)
  • Turn 90º
  • Score @ 1-1/8″, 3-3/4″, 4-7/8″ & 7-1/2″ (on the 8″ side)
  • Fold your bag in half widthwise and stamp the background on the front and back
  • Fold and burnish all score lines
  • Cut up the  1-1/8″, 3-3/4″, 4-7/8″ & 7-1/2″ score lines to the first horizontal score line to form the base
  • Remove the small rectangle from side tab
  • Add adhesive to the side tab and base sections
  • Assemble as usual
  • Pinch the top closed to create gusseted sides
  • Decorate as desired

I really went all out with my Halloween purchases this year, usually I only buy one set, but I couldn’t choose only one this year and had to have all three! You don’t have to have all three to make today’s project though, I’m pretty sure the original just used the Trick or Tweet set and added some splattered and sponged effects.

Well, I’m caught up on my Halloween series now – phew! and will just have one instalment per week for the next 7 weeks. I hope you’re enjoying the projects so far this year, I still have loads of ideas I want to try so there might be a few extras as well 🙂


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