I had one of those days yesterday where I got absolutely nothing accomplished. I had a busy, busy week last week working on somethings for project sheets for a national crafting store (more on that later) and by the time I finished them up, I was just out of gas. So yesterday I ended up not posting my usual Tuesday Tutorial. It will be back next week bright and early and back on track.
Today though, I have something really fun that I hope you will enjoy! My friends at Bazzill Basics Paper sent me their fun new Spooky & Kooky collection to play with along with tons of coordinating goodies. The best part is, that they also sent me tons of goodies to share so I have a MONSTER give away to tell you about at the end of this post. But first, let me share what I created with the collection...
First up, I created a frame. I used one of my clearance aisle rescue frames from my stash. I covered the frame with this fun Halloween text pattern. This pattern is printed with a diagonal design, so I turned it so that my text lines were straight. I used the new Limited Edition Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the edges for shading and definition. If you missed out on getting the new fall distress inks and really wanted them, you are going to want to check out the give away below!
To embellish the frame I added a Perfectly Pleated border and layered on these fun pumpkin paper piecings and flowers. I matted a sticker from the collection on a piece of cardstock and added it to the cluster of embellishments with a Trinket Pin. I also made a couple of twisty vines using brown floral wire. I added a touch of Gathered Twigs to each piece to add tie in the brown on the frame with the elements.
I used Super Tape to adhere the Perfectly Pleated strip to hold it nice and tight on the frame. I used adhesive foam squares to bring the little pumpkin up off of the surface to give it a little added depth.
While I had everything out, I thought it would be fun to create a simple little decor piece with the same group of products. The base is a small wood plaque that I picked up quite a while back at Target in their Dollar Spot and covered with the polka dot print from the 8x8 paper pack. I again used Gathered Twigs on each item for a touch of distress. The plaques had monkeys printed on them with the sides and backs painted white. I knew I couldn't get a piece of painted craft wood for the same price so I bought a stack of these. They have been a great item to have in my stash. I added a Perfectly Pleated strip and two buttons to the front of the plaque.
After inking the paper leaves, I misted them with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist. After drying the leaves I adhered them to a wire ring I made from floral wire. I stacked two adhesive foam squares together to create extra depth and used them to adhere the wreath to the plaque. I stamped a sentiment on a sticker label from the collection, added brads and adhered it with Super Tape.
Both pieces took less than an hour each. Super simple, super easy, and both fun touches for my fall decor.
I am so excited about this give away because it is seriously packed full of goodness! The folks at Bazzill sent all of these things for me to share with one of you! (I added in the pack of orange Flower Pots because I had a new one on hand and really love them so I added it in too.)
There are two paper collections (8x8 and 12x12), a Perfectly Pleated pack, 2 sticker sheets, buttons...
But wait, there is more! I have been planning to give away a few of the new Fiskars limited edition fall punches for a couple of weeks now. I decided this would be a great time, so I am including with the awesome Bazzill goodies, 2 border punches, 2 squeeze punches, and 3 lever punches!
And hold on. . . that is not all! I scored an extra of the super limited edition Fall 2011 Seasonal Distress Inks and I am including them in this incredible fall give away package! I love the colors in this set and think they are a perfect compliment to the Spooky & Kooky collection. They are seriously a must have set of inks.
So what do you have to do? I like to keep it simple, so just leave a comment on this post. Your comment can say anything from "pick me" to anything else you would like to share! I normally don't do this, but since I think this give away is super cool and super huge, I am going to let you get multiple chances in. Again, I like it simple so you can leave an additional comment each if you follow me on Twitter and/or my page on Facebook. If you already do, that counts too, just let me know that you follow me and on which one. (I share lots of extra pictures and stuff on both so I think and hope you will enjoy following me there too.) All together, that is up to three separate comments/chances per person! I am leaving the comments open all weekend so you have until midnight Sunday October 9th to leave your comment(s). I will draw one random name from the comments as the winner and send them this awesome box of goodies! Good luck!