October 20, 2012

Spooktacular Treat Pocket

Can you believe there's only 11 days till the end of October?  Where has the time gone?  It seems like the month JUST started.

I'm still cutting away at some halloween treat pockets.  This one is designed more for adults than the kids. Just another idea using the Pocket Acorn from the Septemeber issue, "Autumn Amidst" from the Paper Crafters Sampler.

A little glitter paper and rhinestones to jazz the treat pocket up.

Tuck in a few sweet treats, or nuts for the healthy heart types.

A shiny black and grey ribbon around the rim of the cap, topped by a strip of orange and black designer paper.

Thanks for taking a peek at another Creative Take on the Pocket Acorn.

October 10, 2012

PCS Halloween Hoopla

Spook up some paper delights with the October issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  You'll find Boo-tiful banners, cooking cauldrons and celver candy containers in the Halloween Hoopla.
The exclusive Paper Crafters Sampler template for the month is the Ghouls Hangout.
Here's a sneak peek of my projects.  Sneak peeks from the design team can be found on the main PCS website.


October 6, 2012

Sweet Treats from Frankie

Another fun take on the Pocket Acorn from the September, Autumn Amidst Sampler.  Changed the theme once again for upcoming Halloween.
I find the new woodgrain embossing folder also has a variety of uses.  In a previous post I used it for the base fo the pumpkin and here again for Frankie's hair.
A close-up of his mouth, created with oval punches, as well as the eyes.  The pupil and bolts on the side use brushed silver cardstock.
Those who are planning on recreating Frankie's neck bolts, you'll to make sure place them inside the inner seam of the template before securing the tabs on the pouch.

Finally, a view treats tucks inside.

October 1, 2012

Harvest pocket of caramels

Here's another fun project using the pocket acorn from the "Autumn Amidst" Sampler.
I've spent the past few days creating several additional samples when I'm supposed to be working on my Halloween project for the upcoming October Sampler.  We'll blame it on the spurt of cooler weather that has arrived
Below is a Creative Take on the pocket acorn template from the September Sampler.  Originally the plan was to place pop corn inside.  Without any popcorn on hand, I substituted the next best thing,  Caramels.  YUM!  As an alternative, corn nuts would work just as well, or corn chips for that matter (if you really need to stick with the corn theme to coincide with the designer paper.
The paper used here is from the Orchard Harvest series for the cute fall-theme it.  A little raffia and a wooden button help keep with the feel of nature.

The "Warmest Wishes" text is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set and the words tucked into the corn are from the Tea Shoppe stamp set. 
The inner tags were made with sizzlets Lots of Tags using Espresso and Cajun Craze card stock.

Here's a view with the lid off.
I hope this little project gets you inspired to start working on your own fall projects.