I was in a bit of a creative funk last weekend. I had a couple big projects I needed to do but I just couldn’t get started. Has that ever happened to you? So, while the rest of my family watched the Patriots game I holed up in my craft room determined to make SOMETHING! I wanted to play and work on a project that didn’t matter (if I messed it up and turned out hideous) so I sat down with some Halloween supplies that I had lying around and I made tags!
I started by grabbing my trusty Big Shot die cut machine and my scalloped tag die (Ellison) and just started cutting tags from a Halloween mat stack from DCWV I bought at JoAnns last year (I was just in JoAnn Fabrics the other day and they still sell this paper in the 4.5″x6.6″, 8″x8″ and 12″x12″ sizes and it is the coolest Halloween paper I have yet to find and I like the cardstock weight and they usually have it on sale!) Then I trimmed some of the labels from the stack, grabbed some other punched shapes and die cuts and gor to work. Here are some of my favorites:
I used up some of the quilled shapes I made a couple of weeks ago, this ghost was so easy and so cute!
I love the dimension it ads:
I used a button die and strips of paper to make candy corn buttons:
How to make Candy Corn Buttons:
- Glue a strip of yellow and orange patterned paper or cardstock to a strip of white, the strip should be only slightly larger than your button die.
- Line the strip of paper up with your die and crank it through your machine, I usually crank it backwards to make sure it cuts through all layers.
- Ink the edges with brown.
You could use a triangle punch or hand cut the corn too if you do not have a button die, just use a tiny hole punch to punch the holes. The dies I used were to 4 pack button dies from Sizzix.
The last two tags have embossed die cuts that I accented with metallic rub-ons which is a paste that looks like cream eyeshadow and you rub it on with your finger, it is great stuff made by Craf-T products and it lasts forever! It was one of the first paper crafting products I ever bought and I am still using my first sets, great stuff!
What will I do with all of these tags you ask? Well, I think I will clip them on a ribbon and use them for a Halloween decoration then use some of them on my Halloween scrapbook layouts and I’ll probably give the rest to the ladies I scrap with every month 😉 Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!