Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sweetly Creepy Halloween Party Favors

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H1! I had my first play with Tim Holtz Burst Impresslits 3D Embossing Folder a couple of weeks ago, and I was undecided on how I would use the bursts I created. Then my long wished-for Entomology stamps and Gift Card Bag dies arrived, and I was in the business of making some Halloween party favors.

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I die cut the gift card bags out of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and blended them with Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, and Ground Espresso Distress inks. I watered down and splattered on some of the inks left on my craft mat using my Splatter Brush. I later did the same with Black Soot Distress Crayon I had left on my mat.

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I stamped the script and a few of the bugs from the Entomology set in Black Soot ink on both of what will be the front and the backs of the envelopes. The pockets were assembled and glued with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I love the detailing on the stamps, but these creepy insects look a little too realistic for my comfort. It's a little disconcerting to see those bugs squeezing their way out between the seams of the bag, isn't it?

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Each of the bursts are made a little differently from each other. I used the de-bossed side of one, just to see how it would turn out. Each was colored and textured with Antique Linen oxide, Black Soot crayon, and Distress Crazing; I just varied the order of application, so they look a bit different. I love to experiment with my products, but really need to keep better records. To top off the Bursts, I cut the ring portion off some cheapo dollar store spider rings.

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Cheesecloth is left over from a previous Halloween, but I distinctly recall spritzing it with Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stains. My hands were stained for days!

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I sprayed a length of twine in the same color to tie on the Halloween Typed Tokens.  The tokens were given their spooky look with Mushroom Alcohol ink and Black Soot crayon.  Everything was glued down with the collage medium--my go-to glue for adhering everything from paper to metal.

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And my favorite treat fits perfectly inside. I hope I've inspired you in some way! I can't wait to see what you're creating for Halloween! Thank you for your visit and kind comments!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily



16 comments:

  1. Awesome work, Sara Emily! I have a deadly fear of spiders, so this made my blood run cold! lol Thank you for your kind words on my recent blog post--I appreciate it.

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    1. Sorry, Patty! I'll try to warn you next time. Continue to pray.

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  2. They are creepy and fabulous!! I love the designs!! So perfect for Halloween!! Awesome project, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. I do like my Halloween in vintage neutrals, so these are right up my alley - fabulous deployment of the Entomology insects - these are great!
    Alison x

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  4. You are on the ball! These are wonderful and the recipients will love them!

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  5. I do love Halloween and am not generally frightened by most things but those spiders Sara - they look so realistic!!! And scary!!! I do love the stamped bugs on the bags though, they look amazing! Anne xx

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  6. I think these are some fantastic treat bags Sara Emily!!! Love the look of those spiders on the bursts, really a spooky focal point! You’ve got me wondering what your favorite treat is that will be slipped inside for the spooky day...no matter what this fantastic make is a treat all by itself!!! Thanks for share such a great project! xx

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  7. Brilliantly created Sara Emily but ewwww those spiders are scary !

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  8. What a great idea for that Entomology stamp set, Sara Emily! I love the vintage look of these treat bags and your clever placement of the dollar store spiders! Very, very cool indeed. Hugs!

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  9. These are fun, pretty and creepy all at the same time. Dont know how you did that but they are great. Wish I was knocking on your door on the 31st! x

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  10. Yikes! Creepy is right! But gotta love those colors and textures, Sara Emily! These are the best Halloweenie treat bags ever! xx

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  11. Absolutely brilliant, creepy and beautiful at the same time, - is that possible? Who know, but I love them. Those Starburst look fantastic!!

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  12. Loving these little treat bags, perfect size.. Amazing creations tempting me with those TH crafty goodies i've resisted. Thanks for sharing Sara, so inspirational.
    Creative wishes Tracey x
    P.S Thank you for your visit and sweet comment earlier in the week. Very much appreciated.

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  13. Wonderful Halloweeny goodness! Love the treatment on those impresslits bursts!
    ~Heather

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  14. I love your party favors - will I ever hold a party again!!! God only knows.
    Sandy xx

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