It is time again for our monthly Fancy Friday hop! If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format. We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus. The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy! Over our year together on the ADT, “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors. Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month. This month we have a theme challenge that the whole team will be using as inspiration – Tricks, not Treats! Perfect for your last minute Halloween crafting or as inspiration for other fall fun!
I decided to go for a treat bag that I can use anytime over the next month or so. I used my September Paper Pumpkin kit to create those darling little broom bags for teachers yesterday (yep, the hard work is all done for you!!!) so I still had this stamp set sitting on my table. I know I have said it a lot but the Paper Pumpkin stamps are a gift that keep giving. I used one for my card on Wednesday and now again for this. I started with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies and cut this bag out using the Typeset DSP. That die allows you to create whatever kind of bag you want out of whatever paper you want. AWESOME!! I used the little banner die in the set to cut this one out of Very Vanilla. Then I pulled out the leaves and sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set. I stamped them in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the banner die to flag the ends of the Gold Foil piece to tuck underneath. I had one piece of raffia left from the kit (an extra…they multiplied…???) so I wrapped it and some Gold Thread around and tucked them under the tag. I attached them using Glue Dots and then added another slightly shortened banner to make a sandwich to secure everything. Clip the tag on with a Clothespin and done. All that remains is to fill the bag.
Here is a bit of a closeup so you can click in and see the details more. I just have to say that these Paper Pumpkin kits are a fantastic value. Many times, the sets have sentiments that are really modern and feel very on trend. The ink spots are super to have on hand (especially when I am using my Misti…much easier to ink with them!). And of course, the projects. The Concept Artists who work on these really out-do themselves each month. If you really love a project, you can buy extras once you are a subscriber. I never thought that I “needed” kits because my craft room is so fully, um, stocked. But these kits fill a niche for me that makes me continue to invest. My kids LOVE the projects and help me make them most of the time. Because everything is prepared, we get right to creating. Perfect for the attention span of my boys.
Ok, ok….I’ll quit waxing poetic about the kits, haha! Time for you to get on with the hop!!
I hope you will be inspired by all the lovely creations in our hop this month. I know you will find each stop a real treat!
The amazing Mercedes Weber is up next! Wait until you see the fancy project she created!
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Stamps: Wickedly Sweet Treat (PP Sept 2015); Paper: Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP, Gold Foil; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Gold Thread, Raffia (PP Sept 2015), Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Clothespin