Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Something HALLOWEENY This Way Comes!

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BOO!  Okay…it’s a little early for Halloween…but not really, when you’re talking about crafting, right?!

So, in the spirit of early Halloween creating, a few fun projects to share with you today…

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Here’s a fabulous old bottle I found junkin’ this summer…love all the opalescent color!  I didn’t want to do too much to alter it—wanted to let the beauty of the bottle shine, so just a simple label & a bit of gingham ribbon…

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Isn’t that label wonderful?!  All my projects today were done using two new Halloween-themed stamp sets from Crafty Secrets:

Halloween Labels” here…

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…and “Jolly Halloween”…

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Fun, huh?!

Here’s another great vintage bottle put to good use…

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I didn’t want to do too much to the labels, either—the graphics are so wonderful, I just wanted them to take center stage…not a bunch of coloring, etc.  This one just screamed gold ink on black to me…

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…and the bottle neck was just perfect for winding a bunch of stained black & white baker’s twine around & topping off with a bit of gold sealing wax—complete with embossed crown…love it!

And a couple of little gift cards—just perfect to accompany those yummy little treats you know you’ll be making for your favorite ghoul-friends {tee hee!}…

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I LOVE this silhouetted image…and on the inside…

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…a beautifully scripted Halloween greeting, complete with flourishes from the “Jolly Halloween” set.

And my favorite:

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I don’t know what it is about vintage moon faces, but I ADORE them!  I was so excited to see this in the “Halloween Labels” set!  A bit of layering with different colored cardstock (my favorite way to add color & dimension with stamps!), a bit of sparkle, and that’s it!

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Hope you’re  getting excited about the start of fall—it’s not too very far away, you know!

See you soon with something new…

Julie