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Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Halloween is only 3 days away and I’m excited to be back on the blog sharing with you my altered candle holder perfect to hang in any area of your home. The jumping-off point for my project was the collection Halloween Night from Wild Whisper Ink and blending tool by Ranger Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs And adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L I was able to create this Trick or Treat Altered Candle Holder. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite Halloween beverage as I share with you how to recreate my project at home. To start, you’ll need a candle holder that is 4 ½” in diameter. Next, you’ll need to pick two border strips off the bottom of two patterned papers out of the Halloween Night Paper Pack from Wild Whisper Designs. Cut one of the border strips down to…

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today playing with some of my Kelly Creates products to bring you a cute little Halloween card. When it comes to Halloween, I am more into the ‘cute’ spooky projects than the scary ones. Let’s just say I have an overactive imagination and avoid anything gory! For this Halloween “Boo” card, I’ve included a template for you to trace and draw a bat along with practicing hand lettering. – CLICK HERE – to download your copy. I used the following Kelly Creates supplies: Deluxe Lettering Kit Black Fineliners Bullet Tip Metallic Jewel “Gold” pen Project pad You’ll also need scissors, adhesive, and a paper trimmer. Step 1 – Download and print the PDF template. Cut out the bat and trace it onto black card stock with a pencil. Step 2 – Cut out the bat from the black card stock in Kelly Creates Project Pad.…

Are you someone that makes all the Halloween treat bags? Perhaps you are the co-worker that brings treats for the adults in your office or the awesome mom that brings the coolest treats for all the Brownies? Sometimes I am and sometimes I am not. It always depends on how much time I have. This year Stampin’ Up! is making it pretty easy for me (and you) to bang out several of these treats in plenty of time before Halloween. Check out these coffin boxes by Stampin’ Up! I mean… how fun are these? To create my Halloween coffins, I had limited product to use. Using elements from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper for the inside and outside of the coffin, I was able to make the coffins come to life. However, once the treats are inside the box you need to hold the coffin together with some trims…

Congratulations to Cathy Ockerman – this week’s lucky winner! Hello October!!!!!! AND hello to another FABULOSA Wednesday! Every single Wednesday we partner up with a fabulous company to give one lucky follower a PRIZE PACKAGE! We like to call it “Why Not Win Wednesday”!  This week we are partnering up with the good people over at Stampers Anonymous! One lucky follower is going to win these THREE sets of stamps! Halloween is in the air! Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz know just how to capture the Halloween spirit! One lucky winner will be taking home these three newly released stamp sets including Life of the Party, Monster Reunion, and Dots & Circles. CLICK HERE to enter your name to WIN WIN WIN! Contest closes Friday, Oct 4th at midnight MST. Good luck everyone!

Happy Halloween, Lil’ Pumpkin! Oh, how I have fallen in love with the Brutus Monroe Deco Foil Designer Toner Sheets by Therm O Web!  Especially this happy pumpkin one!!! I just spied this playful pumpkin patch on the Therm O Web blog. The card was designed by Lynnea Hollendonner and features one of eight new Brutus Monroe for Deco Foil Designer Toner Sheets. These foilable toner designs are printed on both white cardstock and clear acetate for endless foiling fun. CLICK HERE to visit the blog post and get all the product details. Take a minute or two and browse around the Therm O Web website! You are going to LOVE all the shiny things that you find! Happy Foiling Everyone!

Hello!  Susie Bentz here today and I am happy to be joining you on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog!  The project I am sharing is a quick and easy mini album created with Eileen Hull’s Notebook die from Sizzix and the All Hallows Eve collection from Photo Play Paper Company. Materials: Sizzix Scoreboards L Die – Notebook Sizzix Scoreboards L Die – House Ornament Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board, 6”x13” Photo Play Paper Company – All Hallows Eve Collection Therm O Web – Eileen Hull Easy Cut Adhesive sheets, 6”x12” Therm O Web – Eileen Hull Red Liner Tape, ¼” Clearsnap ColorBox Blends by Eileen Hull – Flagstone, Ebony Hair elastics Directions: Start by covering both sides of a piece of mat board with Therm O Web double-sided adhesive.  Remove the liner and adhere the paper on both sides before sending it through the Big Shot. As with all of…

Hello everyone, Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Welcome to my “spooky”, “get your Great Pumpkin, belief on”,  Happy Halloween blog post! I truly had some “outrageous inky fun” creating this fun card with some new techniques that I have been playing with.  These are not meant to scare you … these techniques are easy, fun and so “freaky” versatile, from the fun new way I am creating the background using my Clearsnap ColorBox inks … to the “foilicious” way I played with my pumpkin die cuts… to the “spooky/sparkly, embossed” fun of the finished look of my Impression Obsession, Happy Halloween, die.  I am going to keep you in suspense though. Today is a sharing day …. but in my upcoming articles and webisodes for Creative Scrapbooker we will be stepping out these fun, fabulous and unique techniques.  So stay tuned  …. and fear not…

Hey crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. With Halloween fast approaching I thought I would share a sweet and easy little Halloween card. I adore this collection from Creative Memories, Toil & Trouble and all of its cute patterns and coordinating embellishments. (This is one of the lines from Creative Memories that is GOING GOING GOING GONE – so order yours today if you love it as much as me) I used the patterned papers to create the asymmetrically layered background of my 6×6 card. Then I used a combination of patterned paper, cardstock and cardstock stickers to create the border of hexagons and images up to the left-hand side of the card. To create dimension I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to pop-up some of the elements. I created a matted sentiment strip using patterned paper, stickers and border stickers. Then…

EEK… Halloween is coming and all things spooky!  Hello my pretties Nicole Wright here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this rich Halloween inspired card with this bold punch of colour. I have fallen in love with the Clearsnap carrot dye mini ink pad!There’s a fun team up this week with Xyron and Clearsnap.  I got a little yummy box of Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads and to my delight there was Carrot and Coal in there. I used the Carrot Premium Dye Mini Ink Pads ink and blended, blended and more blending.  BAM… Now that’s a rich orange.  I hauled out my Stamp Platform for precision!  I wasn’t about to the ruin this inky masterpiece! In July I was in LasVegas so of course I had to go to Viva Las Vegas Stamps where I found lots and lots… and lots of yummy stamps including the Tree Writing Collage.  I cut my “Wicked Halloween”, perfect for the Sticker…

Looking back to the Fall 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine when Christy Riopel crafted up a “Crafty Halloween” feature just in time to inspire all those crafty halloween people out there.  This feature was full of interesting, easy to create and relatively inexpensive ideas to decorate your home for a party, for the big halloween day or to craft with kids at school or in play groups. Scary Apothecary  One of the things I loved the most about Christy’s article was this apothecary set up. Christy simply filled tiny glass bottles of  different shapes and sizes with things like rocks, grains, rice – whatever – she added some labels and BOOM – you got yourself a scary looking medicine cabnet! How fun!!!! Spellbook Add even MORE spookiness to your medicine cabnet by creating a SPELLBOOK! This is so Harry Potter. You will have a ton of fun adding  your…