Halloween Inspirations

Whether your Halloween style is spooky and scary or adorably sweet, we've got Halloween inspiration gallore!  With ghosts and skeletons, monsters and more, we've got a little something for everyone!  With this many options, you'll be whipping out stylish Halloween cards and treats in usual Papertrey fashion!

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New-Product-Details

We have received many customer requests for bigger versions of some of their favorite Tiny Treats images. We are continuing the Tremendous Treats series with a Halloween collection. We have super-sized many of your most well-loved images from the original Tiny Treats: Halloween set, along with a basic sentiment. Not only has the size been multiplied, but the amount of uses & applications has as well!

The Details: 

  • Tremendous Treats: Halloween will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Tremendous Treats: Halloween contains a total of 18 images.  The pumpkin image measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4".  The haunted house measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/2".  The spider measures 1-5/8" x 1".  The bat measures 2-1/4" x 3/4".  "Trick or treat" measures 1-7/8" x 1/4".

 

Mr.-Bones

Heather Nichols has put her unique whimsical style to a friendly skeleton that will surely win your heart over.  Mr. Bones is ready to celebrate a spooky Halloween!  Pair him with the coordinating images and sentiments in the set to create Halloween cards, treats, and more to party in style.

The Details: 

  • Mr. Bones will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Mr. Bones contains a total of 11 images.  The skeleton image is 3” tall and just under 1 7/8” wide. The spider image is 1/2” tall and just over 7/8” wide. The “happy spooky halloween” sentiment is just over 1” wide and just under 1” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This die (4 wired shapes) measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/8" total (2-7/8" x1-7/8" Mr. Bones, 7/8" x 1/2" spider, 1" x 1" pumpkin, 1-3/8" web).

 

Happy-Haunting-die

Melissa Bickford is adding an amazing set to Papertrey's Halloween collection this month. Happy Haunting is a ‘Spooktacular’ stamp set for building your own little monsters and ghosts.  With a wide variety of images to choose from you could create cute and sweet monsters and ghosts as well as ones a bit more frightening. A perfect set for creating all of your Halloween cards, scrapbook pages, tags, treats and more!   

The Details: 

  • Happy Haunting will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Happy Haunting contains a total of 27 images.  The two monsters measure 1-3/4” tall x 1-1/2” wide. The stitched mouth measures approximately 3/5” tall x 3/20” wide. The tall eyes measure approximately 1” wide x 3/5” tall. ‘Ghostly greetings’ measures approximately 1-3/4” wide x 3/10” tall. ‘Boo to you’ measures approximately ¾” wide x 1/2” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 1-5/8" x 1-7/8".

 

Spooky-Sweets-II-dies

After many customer requests, we're happy to be bringing you this new die collection to coordinate with the previously released Spooky Sweets II stamp set.  You don't have to cut that pretty witch out by hand any more!

The Details: 

  • Spooky Sweets II die collection will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Spooky Sweets II die collection is a single die (3 wired shapes).  The die measures 4" x 2-3/8" total (1-5/8" x 1-1/8" cat, 2" x 2-1/4" witch, 1" x 3/4" spider).

 

Spider-Web-Trio-dies

Detailed spider webs can now be cut out of all sorts of interesting materials, thanks to this new set of dies designed by Maile Belles!  The largest die in the collection is big enough for all sorts of unique home decor projects, like felt coasters for the coffee table, vinyl clings for the windows and more.  These dies can be paired up with the spider from Spooky Sweets II or other spiders throughout the Papertrey collection.

The Details: 

  • Spider Web Trio die collection will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $20.
  • Spider Web Trio die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  They measure 3-3/4"(A), 2-1/4"(B), 4-3/4"(C).

 Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Trio
To begin with today, I created a set of three little treat bags from our Small Kraft Coffee Bags.  I love using the coffee bags for homemade treats because the waxed lining on the inside helps to keep any moisture from leaking through.  I could hardly wait to pair up the new Spooky Sweets II dies with the original stamp set that was released back in 2008.  Even though this set may be an oldie, it is still a great classic that you can apply fresh inspiration to because of the new dies addition.

Pumpkin bag
My first bag focuses on the new Shape Up Series: Pumpkin dies, this time with a Halloween twist.  I love how I can use these dies to create an autumn/Thanksgiving pumpkin or opt to die-cut the jack-o-lantern face to make it more appropriate for Halloween.  Versatile tools are always a great investment in my opinion!

Felt
I die-cut a solid Canyon Clay base for the pumpkin bag front and then die-cut the sections from Canyon Clay felt.  I adhered them all to the Canyon Clay base with a bit of Scor-tape.  I then arranged the jack-o-lantern face dies onto it.  There is lots of opportunity here for several variations in spacing since each of the eyes and mouth are separate dies.  You can also use one of the triangles for a nose if you like.  I ran the felt/cardstock pumpkin through my die-cutting machine with the face dies in place.  They only cut through the felt layer, not the cardstock layer, which is what I wanted.  I removed the felt face pieces and adhered book print versions of the facial features within the openings.  I love the texture of the thick felt being raised at a higher level than the book print below.  I die-cut the stem from Ripe Avocado as well as some Winterberry branches to accent the top of the pumpkin.

Tag
For the tag, I die-cut True Black cardstock and book print using the Limitless Layers 2.5" Oval dies.  I die-cut the Spooky Sweets II cat from Smokey Shadow cardstock and then heat embossed the coordinating image with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  The small banner from Fabulous Frames was die-cut from Summer Sunrise stripes paper and stamped with a sentiment from Spooky Sweets II.  The top of the tag was finished with a Ripe Avocado button and black twine.

Side
I adhered felt pumpkins to the front and back of a Small Kraft Coffee Bag, cut down to 4" tall with pinking shears.  The pumpkin on the back is just a plain pumpkin, no face.

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I adhered pieces of True Black Gingham ribbon in between the pumpkins & bag to form handles.

Spider bag
Next up is a bag using many of the same elements but focusing on the creepy spider from Spooky Sweets II.

Focal
I stamped a block of Canyon Clay cardstock with A Little Argyle in Canyon Clay ink to use as my background.  I die-cut one of the fabulously detailed Spider Web Trio shapes (the medium one specifically) from book print and adhered that on top of the Canyon Clay layer.  I die-cut the Spooky Sweets II spider from Smokey Shadow cardstock and heat embossed him with Black Filigree Embossing Powder, adding him to the web with foam tape.  I die-cut the sentiment label (from Fabulous Frames) using Summer Sunrise stripes paper and stamped it with the lower portion of the sentiments from Spooky Sweets II using True Black ink.  I added the top portion of the sentiment on a small strip of Ripe Avocado cardstock.

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This coffee bag was cut down to 4" tall as well with pinking shears and handles were added with True Black Gingham Ribbon.

Witch bag
My last bag uses the popular witch image from Spooky Sweets II.  I've always loved her hair and when illustrating it back in 2008, wished that my hair looked just like that!  *wink*

Tag
This bag uses a spooky little tag to dress it up.  The base of the tag is created from Classic Kraft cardstock die-cut with Tag Sale #2.  I also impressed it with the new Herringbone Impression Plate.  I punched a 1" circle from book print and used that as a moon.  I die-cut the Super Stars Border from Canyon Clay cardstock and attached a piece of it across the tag.  The witch was die-cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock and heat embossed with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  The sentiment banner was die cut using Fabulous Frames from Summer Sunrise stripes paper, stamped with the lower half of a sentiment from Spooky Sweets.  The top portion of the sentiment added on a strip of Ripe Avocado.  The tag was tied in place with a Ripe Avocado button and black twine. 

Side
Instead of cutting off the top of the bag, I wrapped it around to the bottom and adhered it with Scor-tape.  I wrapped a strip of Canyon Clay cardstock around the bag, stamped with A Little Argyle using Canyon Clay ink.

Pinked edge
The edge of the cardstock was trimmed with pinking shears and embellished with a small border stamp from Spooky Sweets II.  A strip of True Black cardstock and True Black Gingham Ribbon were added down the center.

Come as you aren't card
I have a little card for you next, featuring the adorable Mr. Bones!  Isn't he just amazing!  Leave it to Heather Nichols to design a skeleton image that you just want to reach out and hug!  To begin, I used the largest Spider Web Trio die like an impression plate to impress my True Black card front.  I love using dies like this because it really increases their versatility.

Mr.bones
Mr. Bones himself was die-cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped in True Black ink.  This die is truly invaluable because of all the detail involved!

Bag
Mr. Bones is going trick-or-treating so he is toting the treat bag from the new Tremendous Treats: Halloween set.  I colored the pumpkin with Copic Markers and did a bit of sponging around it with Vintage Cream ink.  I added some shimmer to the bag with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

Sentiment
I trimmed down a strip of Royal Velvet stripes paper and heat embossed a sentiment from Mr. Bones using Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  I added a piece of Orange Zest Swiss Dots ribbon underneath the strip and finished it all off with a Simply Chartreuse button.

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Everything was adhered to a Smokey Shadow card base.

Boo 2 U card
For my last project today, I was excited to use the too-cute-to-spook ghost image from Happy Haunting.  Melissa Bickford was so clever the way she designed all of the interchangeable faces so you can get a lot of mileage out of this little set.  For the background of my card, I impressed Smokey Shadow cardstock with the Sunshine Impression Plate, one of my all time favorites!

Ghost
I die-cut the little ghostie from Vellum cardstock and stamped his face using Noir Black Palette ink.  I then stamped the back of the vellum with Polka Dot Basics II using Fresh Snow ink.  I then used a q-tip to add some white ink behind the stamped eyes.  I heat set the white ink on the back with a heat gun and then was able to add a bit of Scor-tape behind the whites of the eyes to adhere it into place.

Boo 2 u
I die-cut Modern Alphabet letters & numbers to spell out "boo 2 u".  I used Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest & Canyon Clay cardstock for this.  The "2" was glittered with Prisma Glitter & a 2-way glue pen.  All of the characters were adhered with foam tape for dimension.

Star
The sentiment, also from Happy Haunting, was stamped on a strip of Spring Moss cardstock using Ripe Avocado ink.  A strip of Orange Zest stripes paper was added underneath the "2".  The smallest star from the Seeing Stars die collection was cut from white cardstock and glittered with Prisma Glitter as well.

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Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

Ashley
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Cristina
CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

Danielle
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Jessica
CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

Maile
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Hopefully with all of this Halloween inspiration, you've got quite a few Halloween ideas of your own, brewing away!  What products or projects from today's showcase, are you most excited about?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

The-Grand-Prize
$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 14 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our August Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supplies-&-Tools
PUMPKIN TREAT BAG

  • STAMPS: Spooky Sweets II
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Ripe Avocado, True Black, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise stripes, vintage book print from old book
  • OTHER: Canyon Clay Felt, Shape Up Series: Pumpkin die, Shape Up Series: Pumpkin Sections die, Spooky Sweets II die, Limitless Layers 2.25" Oval dies, Fabulous Frames die, Winterberry die, Small Kraft Coffee Bags, True Black Gingham Ribbon, Ripe Avocado button, black twine, pinking shears, Black Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"

SPIDER TREAT BAG

  • STAMPS: Spooky Sweets II, A Little Argyle
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise stripes, vintage book print from old book
  • OTHER: Spooky Sweets II die, Spider Web Trio die, Fabulous Frames die, Small Kraft Coffee Bag, True Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Filigree Embossing Powder, pinking shears
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 3-3/8"

WITCH TREAT BAG

  • STAMPS: Spooky Sweets II, A Little Argyle
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Classic Kraft, Summer Sunrise stripes, vintage book print from old book
  • OTHER: Spooky Sweets II die, Tag Sale #2 die, Fabulous Frames die, Super Stars Border die, Herringbone Impression Plate, Small Kraft Coffee Bags, True Black Gingham Ribbon, Ripe Avocado button, black twine, pinking shears, Black Filigree Embossing Powder, 1" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 3-1/2" x 3-3/8""

COME AS YOU AREN'T CARD

  • STAMPS: Mr. Bones, Tremendous Treats: Halloween (available August 15th) 
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, True Black, Smokey Shadow, Royal Velvet stripes
  • OTHER: Mr. Bones die, Spider Web Trio die, Orange Zest Swiss Dot ribbon, Simply Chartreuse button, black twine, Copic Markers (V06, YR18), pinking shears
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BOO 2 U CARD

  • STAMPS: Happy Haunting (available August 15th) Spooky Sweets II, Polka Dot Basics II
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, Noir Black Palette, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest stripes, Vellum cardstock
  • OTHER: Happy Haunting die, Modern Alphabet dies, Modern Numbers die, Seeing Stars die, Sunshine Impression Plate, Prisma Glitter
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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