I expedited my pre-order of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini because I couldn't wait to show you all the cool new stuff. Today's focus is on Halloween. However, upcoming posts will include fabulous Fall and Christmas ideas. The customer sales period for the Holiday Mini begins October 1.
In the spotlight is a new holiday stamp set entitled "Eat, Drink and Be Scary." My card base of Basic Black measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. It's topped with Stampin' Up!'s Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper (a versatile Kiwi Kiss stripe) followed by Whisper White. The rear pumpkin panel also is from Ghostly Greetings DP and is matted on Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black.
I stamped the "Be Scary" witch's hat in Basic Black ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock. It takes shape with some Paper Snips and is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on another luscious Basic Gray pattern from Ghostly Greetings. TIP: A couple fun Pumpkin Pie buttons (Earth Elements Collection) dolled up with Linen Thread balance the open space and the hat. Layers of Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black card stock ramp up the framing.
The "boo" sentiment and spider in the bottom left corner and the 3 skull and bones heads in the top right are from Stampin' Up!'s Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons. The skulls were rubbed onto 1/4" and 1/2" circles of Pumpkin Pie. TIP: The beauty of rub-ons is that they allow quick and perfect placement and offer opaque coverage. My orange heads are backed up by a Whisper White Small Oval and a Basic Black Large Oval. The middle "guy" is popped up on a dimensional.
The pillow box is the speedy result of some more Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper encountering my Big Shot and Pillow Box Bigz Die. For more details on how to use the Big Shot and Bigz Dies, please click here. I slipped a little pumpkin pie around the box along with Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain.
The tag is delightful . . . another stamp from the Holiday Mini's "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" dipped in Versamark, heat embossed in white and snapped out with a small tag punch. Isn't the tiny spider sweet? The final touch is a green Rhinestone Circle Brad (Ice Collection).
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Eat, Drink and Be Scary
Paper: Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Cool Tools: Small and Large Oval Punches, Tag Punch, Big Shot, Pillow Box Bigz Die, 1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches.
The Perfect Touch: Chills and Thrills Rub-On's, Pumpkin Pie Buttons (Earth Elements), Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Circle Brads (Ice)