Hi, all! It’s Crazy 4 Challenges day! Today starts a new month and Joycelyn is our host. Her challenge for this week is “anything but a card”.
So, yeah, I know Halloween is over, but I’m taking the challenge at face value; it’s ANYTHING but a card and I wanted to do a Halloween printer’s tray. I never got around to it before now, so let’s just consider it a head start on next year, shall we? ;-)
This think took me hours to do, but that never stops me when I’m on a mission. And I love how it turned out! It’s too much to explain all the details so I’ll just show you each panel with a general description and if you have any specific questions just shoot me an email and I’ll be glad to help.
For this panel, I created a little scene with Die-namics Primitive Pumpkins Die Only, Die-namics Picket Fence, Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, Die-namics Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio, and Die-namics Circle STAX. I also stamped a balloon from Inspired by Up, Up and Away, and embossed the moon for more texture.
This panel was inspired by Poe, of course. I’m using Die-namics Branch With Leaves, Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily Duo, an oval from Die-namics Well Worn Greetings Die Only, Die-namics Royal Leaves, Die-namics Royal Rose and Die-namics Mini Royal Roses. Stamped sets used are Inspired by Caged Bird and Typewriter Alphabet. I also used some Tim Holt’s tape from the Halloween collection and a memo pin.
This panel uses some Halloween Bingo cards, Die-namics 1/4” Rosette, Die-namics By the Numbers, Die-namics By the Letters, and the little flag from Die-namics Airplane Greetings Die Only. Inspired by Months Of the Year provided the “October” image.
This panel shows a large bling-y flourish, more Tim Holtz tape, some Tim Holtz mini bottles with orange and black glitter in them, and a sweet little banner made with Die-namics Mini Pennant.
For this panel, I used Inspired by Butterflies stamp set, Die-namics Inspired by Butterflies Die Only, and Die-namics Butterflies, along with Die-namics By the Letters, Die-namics Leafy Flourish Medium, and Die-namics Plentiful Petals.
And, for the last panel I used Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set, Die-namics Lead the Way, Die-namics By the Letters, and Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX. Some bling, more Tim Holts Halloween tape, and some twine finish it off.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this project:
WHEW! And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!
- Andrea Murdock
- Barbara Anders (<-- that's me!)
- Betty Wright
- Cindy Haffner
- Frances Byrne
- Jessie Rone
- Joanne Grzelak
- Joycelyn Turner
- Kelli Hull
- Kristine Reynolds
- Silke Ledlow
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C161.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Inspired by Up, Up and Away, Inspired by Caged Bird, Inspired by Months Of the Year, Inspired by Butterflies, Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set, Typewriter Alphabet, Die-namics Primitive Pumpkins Die & Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice card stock, Whip Cream card stock (MFT); Only Orange (SU!); Enchanted (Authentique), orange, black, champagne glitter papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Primitive Pumpkins Die Only, Die-namics Picket Fence, Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds, Die-namics Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio, Die-namics Circle STAX, Die-namics Branch With Leaves, Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Die-namics Well Worn Greetings Die Only, Die-namics Royal Leaves, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, Die-namics 1/4” Rosette, Die-namics By the Numbers, Die-namics By the Letters, Die-namics Airplane Greetings Die Only, Die-namics Mini Pennant, Die-namics Inspired by Butterflies Die Only, Die-namics Butterflies, Die-namics Medium Leafy Flourish, Die-namics Plentiful Petals, Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set, Die-namics Lead the Way, Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX, Orange Fizz button (MFT); baker’s twine, bling, foam tape, hot glue and gun, Tim Holts Halloween tape, memo pin, and tiny bottles; printer’s tray