Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Banner

We're celebrating Halloween at the Twinery Blog!   I was originally going to make a bunch of sweet tags to put on treats, but decided to string them on a banner to hang in my crafty room.  I think the kiddos will be too focused on the goodies to appreciate the fun tags, and I know I'll be bringing this out again next year!  

I twisted three strands of Twinery Twine together (one Solid Charcoal, two Charcoal).  I thought the 3 strands would be stronger, and much more visible than one.   I have lots of colors on my design - and I know I could have found a Twinery twine color to match any one I used, but I went  with the charcoal.  I like a neutral because it won't compete with everything else going on!  

I think everything is a little better with some Twinery Twine!  Have you noticed a big spool of 150 yards is only $10?  That's less than 7 cents a yard!  What a great value! There's three colors on sale too for $5 - Spring Blossom, Summer Breeze and Firecracker.

I want to show you each tag one at a time.  I used all Reverse Confetti stamps and dies on the banners!  I started with the Love Note scallop confetti cut base, topped that with a Stars Pretty Panel, a Ghostie from Halloween Bits. a star from Seeing Stars and for the moon a small Swirlie.  For the hanger I used Hang Ups Too!   I love the shape and the stitched detail.  The finishing touch.. a sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins for my spooky night sky! 
For this one I used the Spooky Sentiments Stamp Set, Web Tag and Hang Ups dies.  The spider (from Tim Holtz) is attached with Lilac twine. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins to look like dew drops.

This little cutie is from my favorite Halloween set released this year - Best Witches!  Isn't she adorable?  I stamped with Memento, and colored with Copic markers.  The Triangles Pretty Panels remind me of Candy Corn! 

For this one I used the Big Stripes Tag Layer.  The bats are from the Halloween Bits Confetti Cuts.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh Silly Eyes and a Swirlie die cut to the moon!
Ok.. last one!  This is the Mummy from the Best Witches set!  I layered a Chevrons Pretty Panel over a  Love Note die cut.  That yummy green card stock is also from Reverse Confetti (Lime).  

Can you see why I just couldn't part with them? LOL!

Boo Tag
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Treat Yo' Self
Dies | Reverse Confetti Halloween Bits, Seeing Stars, Swirlies, Love Note, Hang Ups Too, Pretty Panel Stars
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Gold 4mm

Spider Tag
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Spooky Sentiments
Dies | Reverse Confetti Web Tag, Hang Ups, Topped Off Tag
Twinery Lilac Twine
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 8 mm, 6 mm, 4 mm
Spider Tim Holtz

Witch Tag
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Spooky Sentiments, Best Witches
Dies | Reverse Confetti Best Witches Love Note, Triangles Pretty Panels, Hang Ups Too, Hang Ups
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh 6 mm Flat Lemon Drop, 4 mm Pumpkin, Flower Sequin

Batty Tag
Dies | Reverse Confetti Big Stripes Tag Layer, Topped Off Tag, Swirlies Halloween Bits
Silly Eyes | Pretty Pink Posh 4mm
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Bermuda Bay 4mm Aquamarine 6 mm

Stamp | Reverse Confetti Best Witches
Dies | Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Love Note, Chevrons Pretty Panels
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm 6mm, Hang Ups

Friday, October 21, 2016

Tupelo Designs LLC - Batty About You!

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!   I'm having a mood  and I'm trying to not let it get the best of me.  We had a rainy morning here in the Chicago area - I'm hoping when it clears up I can get back out with Miss Moriko.   Maybe some outdoors and some sunshine will brighten my mood.   What's wrong?   More dental problems (of course).  I'm sort of feeling like there's no end in site, that it's always something - more than I can handle today.  That's why my crafting is so important to me.  It's an escape from my problems, and when I'm over thinking things I can quiet my mind and loose myself.

I try to treat myself  to a little something from Tupelo Designs LLC whenever I can.  Receiving a package in the mail is a nice pick me up.  It's like receiving a present in the mail.  I'm always excited with getting something new in my hands to work with - and I can find all my favorite brands there.
Today I'm playing with Reverse Confetti!  I started with a base of green dotted paper from the Fright Night pad.  Next I layered frames adhered in all different wonky directions.
I added a sentiment from Treat Yo Self - and now the fun part.. adding all the little bats!  

I added Silly Eyes  because bigger eyes are "Oh so much better to see you with My Dear!"
 Playing with some props today too so an extra photo..  
Need a little pick me up yourself?  Stop by Tupelo Designs LLC - you'll be glad you did.  They've got free shipping USA ($50 and up orders Canada).  You receive reward points that turn into dollars for your next purchase and they have all your favorite products! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Treat Yo'Self
Dies |Reverse Confetti Halloween Bits, Framed Up
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6"
Silly Eyes | Pretty Pink Posh