Friday, August 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release Countdown - Day 1

Hello, friends! Welcome to the first day of this month's Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. We have so much in store for you this month. Today, we are introducing a few new, and super fun, Halloween products … Corner Adorner: August, Sentiment Staples: Halloween, Grins & Ghouls, A Big More: Grins & Ghouls and Scared Silly.

*All of the new products will be available August 15th at 10pm EST!*

For card #1, I started with a Hawaiian Shores card base and stamped the web image, from Corner Adorner: August, in the upper left and lower right corners. Next, I die-cut a frame using the Pierced Features Frames Die Collection. On the outer frame, I stamped the tiny spider image, also included in the Corner Adorner: August set, in a few cheery colors. 

I used a mix of the two new Halloween sets to create my trick-or-treating pumpkin. The pumpkin itself is from Grins & Ghouls and the legs and arms were stamped and die-cut using the Scared Silly Stamp + Die Collection.. I assembled him on the front of my frame and popped his body up with a bit of dimensional foam.

The sentiment is a mx of two different sets. Trick or treat is from Corner Adorner: August and the rest is from Sentiment Staples: Halloween.

For my second card I wanted to create something a bit different. To start, I trimmed a bunch of cardstock strips in these colors … Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Hibiscus and Melon Berry. I then attached them all to my card base. I set that aside and then die-cut two corners of a piece of white cardstock, using the Corner Adorner: August web die. I attached that over the colorful card base.

The skull was stamped in Smokey Shadow and popped up with dimensional foam in the center of my card. Of course, I had to dress her up bit (reminds me of Sugar Skulls) so I and added a flower (from Butterfly Blooms Die Collection) and a leave (from Bunny Blessings Die Collection). And to make it somewhat scary, I added the tiny spider that is another image included in the Corner Adorner: August set.

To complete it, I added a sentiment from Sentiment Staples: Halloween and hearts in the center of each web (from Paws & Kisses Die Collection).

My third card features the Sentiment Staples: Halloween set with the ghost image, from Grins & Ghouls. I first cut four squares of colored cardstock and stamped them with a variety of images, in the sets being introduced today, to create my backgrounds.

Next, I stamped and die-cut four ghosts and attached them to the colored squares. I then attached them all to my white card base.

Happy Halloween … Hope your day is Spooktacular!

Lastly for today I have a quick & easy Halloween treat that I created with the Corner Adorner: August Die Collection and the adorable images from A Bit More: Grins & Ghouls
These took me no time to create and add a little something extra to just a boring ole candy bar. These were created with a pack of Hershey' Snack Size Candy Bars.

I used the Bitty Big: Green Parakeet Collection of patterned paper and cut them into strips to fit around the bars. On the top of each one I added a die-cut web and a die-cut pumpkin/skull/ghost.

And that's it. So super easy! You could actually wrap the web around the bar too, but I liked the look of it this way! :)

For all of the Day 1 details you can visit HERE!

And if you haven't already visited the Papertrey Ink blog you'll want to head on over... there is so much inspiration to be seen from my talented teammates!

Thanks for visiting with me today, friends. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

**Not yet linked, but will be available August 15th at 10pm EST … 
Corner Adorner: August, Sentiment Staples: Halloween, Grins & Ghouls, A Big More: Grins & Ghouls and Scared Silly**


  1. Love all of your adorable projects, Melissa! That sugar skull is so stinking cute!

  2. What a fine assortment of ideas. Love each and every one. But I am partial to anything with that cute skull on it.