In just 2 weeks it's Halloween time again! While my kids are now older and there isn't a need for me to take them out trick or treating.....a yearly event that I did not enjoy....due to the cold and almost always rainy weather on Halloween night here where I live, I still enjoy making Halloween crafts. This year is no different!
This year I made tags and some Halloween treat boxes in the shape of coffins. For the tags I used Amuse's Haunted Mansion Background stamp.
I stamped the entire image on plain white cardstock in black ink, then cut it out using a tag die, ensuring that one of the black images was centered on the tag.
Then I added some of Amuse Polka Dot cardstock on the bottom, and used scraps of black cardstock (don't throw away your scraps because you can use them the way I used them in this tag!) to create a border between the stamped image and the polka dot cardstock. I used the bottom part of the cut up polka dot cardstock on other tags (see second image below)
I made several tags, with different Halloween greetings using the same stamped image and patterened paper.
I've always had ambivalent feeling about Halloween. It seemed like so much work -- find a costume, make Halloween themed snacks, plan parties, make little treats for my kids to give away to all their friends....you know the drill. Thankfully, I don't need to do that anymore! But once a crafter, always a crafter and despite not having little kiddies anymore, I was still compelled to make Halloween tags. I also made little Halloween treat boxes in the shape of coffins, and I will post pics of those in my next blog post. For more info on ordering the supplies to make these tags above, email me using the link on the right margin.