Hi everyone! I have some really exciting news to share today! Taylor Van Bruggen asked me to be one of her new DT members!! She has a new stamp collection called Stamp a Sweet Impression....such CUTE stamps!
Thank you, Taylor, for this amazing opportunity. I really can't even put into words how excited I am to work with you and all the DT girls. I hope I make you proud.
A little about the stamps. They're unmounted rubber, already die cut and deeply etched. They truly stamp beautifully. You're going to love them! Taylor even has coordinating papers, ribbon, brads, and glitter for sale to go with the stamp sets. How cool is that?!...one-stop shopping! You can see more details about the stamps and key ingredients on HER BLOG and HER STORE. Release Day is this Friday, September 5th, and you can start purchasing everything starting at midnight Eastern time.
In the meantime, there will be lots of sneak peeks this week from Taylor and the design team. If you'd like to do a little blog hopping, here are links to sneak peeks from Jami Sibley, Charmaine Ikach, Monika Davis, Stephanie Hargis, and Ana Wohlfahrt. Taylor will announce the rest of the DT on her blog tomorrow!
So, about my project. It's one of those "You've Been Spooked" sets...you know, you make a treat and a door hanger, leave it by your neighbor's door when they're not looking, and then they can make a treat for another neighbor if they choose, and so on and so on? I looked up some of the poems for these on the internet to get the basic idea of how they read, and then I tweaked mine so that it would use phrases from Taylor's stamp set...matchy-matchy! :)
I'm calling mine a "Ghoulish Greeting." The set includes a door hanger, an acetate treat box (mine is filled with Reese's candies), and the poem rolled up into a scroll. If you click on the picture of the scroll, it'll enlarge it so you can read it better. I set up the outline of the poem on Microsoft Word and left space where I could use some of Taylor's stamps, printed it out onto plain white printer paper, and then stamped the sentiments in Black ink. You could, of course, type up the whole poem in Word...I chose to do it this way with the actual stamps so the poem would have the same fonts as those on the treat box and door hanger....again, matchy-matchy. LOL!
INFO FOR ACETATE TREAT BOX:
I followed Debbie Van Gieson's tutorial for the acetate treat box, EXCEPT I started with a 5.5" x 8.5" sheet of acetate because I wanted a shorter treat box. The ribbon, Prism paper, and brads are all available for purchase through Taylor's store!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions SASI Frightful Night
Paper: Acetate, Prism Intense Orange
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch (for scallops), Candy, Sticky Strip
INFO FOR THE DOOR HANGER:
The overall measurements of the door hanger are 4" wide x 6.5" high. Again, the ribbon, Prism paper, and brads are all available for purchase through Taylored Expressions.
Before gluing any of the panels together, I punched two horizontal slots into the white stamped layer and ran my ribbon through them. That way the edges of the ribbon are hidden between the white layer and the Basic Black layer. The same thing was done with the brads. The backings are in between the white and black layers of CS.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions SASI Frightful Night, Taylored Expressions SASI Trick or Sweet
Paper: Prism Intense Orange, Prism Black, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: W1 Warm Gray, W3 Warm Gray, W5 Warm Gray, BV000 Iridescent Mauve, BV04 Blue Berry, YG03 Yellow Green, YR15 Pumpkin Yellow
Accessories: Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Orange Brads, Horizontal Slot Punch
Laura asked about the font used for the poem. It's from Creating Keepsakes digital scrapbooking and it's called CK Curly. :)
That's it for today. I'll have some more sneak peeks for you on Friday and Saturday!