Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's a Thriller - September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

If you're looking for today's Birthday Blog Candy post, please scroll down to the next post.  If you're  here for the blog hop, Welcome!  If you've come here from Jen Rubio's blog, you're in the right place!   When you're done here, you can hop a long to Kathy Lickenbrock's blog and see what she has in store for us.

September brings a fun and creepy stamp of the month set called Thriller.  These 9 stamps are not-so-scary fun, ready to haunt your next creations.  And if you have a boy in the house like I do, I can easily see using some of these stamps for other things (Pirate Valentine cards, anyone?).

So, my 5-year-old son (known as The Boy), has been begging to have a Halloween party this year.  Unbelievably, I'm actually considering it.  But no way will I host a kid only party; families would be invited, which I feel requires a bit more sophistication, lol.  Using Thriller, along with the new Party Pennants stamp set, I've come up with these three items:

The Boy approves.

Sticking with my sophisticated theme, I stuck with basic colors of Cranberry, Black, and Colonial White.  All images were stamped using VersaMark ink and heat embossed in black.

Invitation:  I used the Edge Distresser on my Colonial White panel, then layered it on a black mat, and adhered it to my 4.25" x 5.5" card base.  I stamped my image on Cranberry CS and cut it out with my Micro-tip Scissors.  It's adhered to the card using 3-D Foam Tape.  Inside, I repeated the mats and stamped the "Scary Halloween To You!" Sentiment and embossed.

Food Label Tent: Yes, this looks like a place card, which it could be used for.  But with picky kid eaters and allergies abounding, I thought these would make splendid cards to label each dish on a buffet.  I again used the Edge Distresser on the Colonial White.  I also used my craft knife to cut the top half of my main image so it would stand while the card folds in half.

Tombstone Treat Box:  I made my treat box using my Cricut and the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  For a similar option, you can Google a printable version.  I used Grey Flannel CS, and distressed it by swiping Grey Wool on it directly from the ink pad.  I stamped & embossed my main image on Cranberry CS.  I then repeated this on Colonial White.  I cut out the entire Cranberry CS image, then cut out only the skull of my Colonial White CS image.  I popped the skull up on 3-D Foam Tape.  I stamped the Happy Hauntings sentiment on Colonial White and cut it out in two separate pieces and adhered it to the box.  I assembled the box AFTER adhering the parts to it.

Don't forget!  This month not only brings a new stamp of the month, but a new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  I absolutely love the four new paper lines in this catalog, not to mention all of the great new stamps and embellishments.  When you have some time, pop on over to my website and check out all of the new products.  You're sure to find something to love as well!

Now, head on over to Kathy's blog to see what's next!


  1. Great samples. Thanks for including the directions.

  2. I have three boys - they are funny when it comes to their likes & dislikes. Great set of party items! I can totally see them for Pirates and boy's parties. Great job!

  3. Fantastic ideas - especially love the idea of using tent cards to indicate food allergies for a kids party! I'm also hosting our first ever Halloween party this year! Wheeeeeeee!

  4. How fun this will be for a party! Very cool! TFS

  5. I love how you used Cranberry instead of the traditional orange and black. Very vampiresce. (sp?) Very cute projects! Have fun at your party.

  6. Love your invite and table decorations!


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