It’s no secret, I LOVE Halloween! I love the spooky ooky creepy crawly Halloween and the super cutesie Halloween and everything in between. For this month’s Papercraft Business Challenge #23 – Tag You’re It, I decided to create a not so spooky Halloween tag using some new Stampin’ Up products I just received, along with some products I already had in my stash. I immediately fell in love with the new Monster Bash suite from Stampin’ Up, so I just knew I had to use it for this tag, but I’m an equal opportunity crafter, I use and love it all, and this tag definitely showcases that.
I love being a part of the Papercraft Business Design Team, as it really makes me think outside the box! This tag would be perfect for using on the front of a card, tied to a spooky gift, or for tying on a wine bottle treat for your BFF.
I started with a black craft tag and snipped about 1/4″ off the bottom so it wouldn’t overhang my embossing folder, and ran it through my die cut machine using the stylish scroll embossing folder . I affixed two different patterns of Monster Bash DSP and covered the seam where they met with the scallop edge ribbon from the Monster Bash suite. I die cut an ornate frame out of pumpkin pie cardstock and a white centerpiece using a die from the same set. I then stamped the sentiment using the spooktacular bash stamp and glued them together. I popped this up using foam dimensions over the black ribbon. I used a spiderweb die cut for the corner of the web and affixed some dusky purple flowers, black rhinestones and a spooky sparkly spider (everything is better with glitter!). The skeleton die cut is from this month’s Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin kit. I tied the top with some retired Stampin Up yarns I had in my stash. (circa 2003 so it’s time I used them up!)
Dusky Purple Poppies from The Paper Studio (from Hobby Lobby)
Skeleton Die Cut from Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin Box
Stampin’ Up Yarns and Fibers – Retired – circa 2003
If you love the Spooktacular Bash stamps and want the dies that go with it, you can purchase the Spooktacular Bash stamp/die bundle here. If you want the whole Monster Bash Suite (which includes some awesome food safe coffin treat boxes for you to embellish) you can purchase the Monster Bash suite here at a 10% discount.