I’m excited to be a part of today’s Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. Paper Adventures is Kelly Kent’s Stampin’ Up! team in Australia – and this month they are sharing projects with a “Trick or Treat” theme. What fun! Australians don’t “do” Halloween like we do in The United States, so I feel a lot of pressure to represent Halloween well.
My Halloween-themed project features the bundle that I named my Favorite Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog – the Cup of Christmas Bundle. With an image from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set and a sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set, I had what I needed for a fun Halloween project.
Here’s my card for the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Unexpected for Halloween. If you had to name a stamp set that was perfect for Halloween, there’s little chance you’d call it Cup of Christmas. Still, it’s the Cup of Christmas stamp set (and coordinating Cup of Cheer Dies) that I used to make this oh-so-spooky set of festive mugs. Here’s a look at the Cup of Christmas Bundle:I stamped the outline image with black ink on Mango Melody cardstock and cropped it with the coordinating mug die to create the mug on the right. To build the mug on the left, I stamped the polka dot mug with black ink on Mango Melody cardstock and cropped it with the other mug die. Here’s what’s REALLY COOL: The polka dot mug stamp and striped mug stamp are reversible, so they can be used to make a mug with a handle on the right or a mug with a handle on the left. I love the versatility of the reversibility. ♥
- Big Spider. It’s not a spooky mug without a big spider! After I cropped out the mug on the right, I added a spider from Wickedly Wonderful stamp set – there’s such a great collection of scary animals (with artistic flair) in this set – a spider, a cat and a bat. Here’s a closer look at my scary spider mug:And here’s a look at the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle:There’s no more perfect sentiment for a pair of Halloween mugs than “Eat, drink and be Scary.” That’s where the Spooktacular Bash came in handy:
- Classic Halloween Color Combination. Most Halloween projects pull in Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black. My Mugs and card base are a brighter, friendlier version of orange – Mango Melody. I added a fun panel of Gorgeous Grape behind the cups that’s cropped from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – the stitched design almost looks like a spider web in the background, don’t you think? If you like this mix of Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Basic Black, please save this:
Bundles: Cup of Christmas Stamp Sets: Cup of Christmas, Wonderfully Wicked, Spooktacular Bash Papers: Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Gorgeous Grape), Mango Melody, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Cup of Cheer Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Next on the hop is Kelly Kent. I hope you’ll pop over to the next person on the list and make your way through the Paper Adventures Blog Hop for lots of fun Halloween inspiration:
Here’s a full list of all of the participants in the hop:
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here are links to the products I used on today’s project:
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