Blog Tour!

Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Halloween, home decor, treat holder | 3 comments

Thank you for visiting my blog today for the “Enjoy Every Moment October Blog Tour”. If you’re following the Blog Tour, then you’ve just come from Marisa Huang’s blog at

Since I mostly post card samples on my blog, I thought I would showcase some home decor projects. “Spooky Things” is Stampin‘ Up!’s Decor Elements vinyl images that can be easily applied to glass for some fun Halloween decorations. You get 10 images for $14.95 and I only used 7 on the projects shown here. I purchased the glass containers and frame at a local craft store, cleaned them with a glass cleaner and then applied the Decor Elements. You can view a video tutorial from Stampin‘ Up! and see how easy it is to apply the vinyl images from our Decor Elements line at:

I tied a pretty bow around the top of the jar with our Black Striped ribbon and then filled with candy. If you limit the colors of the candy to just a couple, then you can see the Decor Elements images better.

On this glass container, I cut apart the “trick-or-treat” phrase to arrange the words vertically instead of horizontally:

I filled the jar with treats made using the “Candy Wrapper” die from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I wrapped each container with a strip of the “Wicked Fun” Designer Series Paper (1 7/8″ x 6″), stamped a sentiment from “Grateful Greetings”, punched with the Scallop Square punch and added to the front with Dimensionals.

Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Wicked Fun DSP
Accessories: Spooky Things Decor Elements, Candy Wrapper die, Square Scallop punch

My last project is a framed art piece made using an 8″ x 10″ shadow box frame:

Here’s a little close-up:

It was hard to take a picture of the framed piece without glare or shadows so here’s a picture of the scene inside the frame:

The purple background page is behind the shadowbox insert and the green grassy area actually sits inside the shadowbox insert. The three layers of the grassy area are sponged with Old Olive ink and popped up with chipboard and Dimensionals.

The pumpkins are made with Pumpkin Pie Textured cardstock punched with oval and circle punches. The edges are sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. The leaves are Old Olive cardstock punched with the Bird Punch and attached to the back of the pumpkins with Mini Glue dots. I added a little Old Olive ink to the leaves with a Blender Pen to give them a little contrast so they wouldn’t blend in as much to the background paper. The pumpkins are also popped up with Dimensionals.
The ghosts are Whisper White cardstock punched with the Owl Punch. Just cut the little feet off, turn the owl upside down and it’s a ghost 🙂 Add the eyes and pop up with Dimensionals.
I attached the Pumpkin Pie Striped ribbon by stapling it to the inside of the back of the frame:

When you put the back piece in, just make sure the ends of the ribbon are outside. The bow is tied to the top loop of the ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope you enjoyed the projects and will be inspired to use Decor Elements in your holiday decorating 🙂

Your next stop on the Blog Tour is “Stamp Pad Creations” with my dear friend, Beth Ann Wilson:

(If the above link doesn’t work – this is my first Blog Tour, remember? :-), then go to Beth Ann’s blog at )


  1. I especially love the frame! Its super cute! If I was a halloween kinda girl I would SO case that from you. Actually I think I will & just change it to Christmas!!

  2. I love your framed picture! absolutely darling!
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.
    Lynda Lee

  3. I love all your 3D projects Brenda!

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