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Stamp of the Month Club... A Happy Little Box of Inspiration!

Hey, paper crafting friends! Katharine Kelly here with a project inspired by the October Stamp and Embossing Powder of the Month Clubs. What's more fun than fall? Football, cheese dip, pumpkin everything, and HALLOWEEN! Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays. The costumes, the candy, and all the fun to be had. Halloween is all about the kiddos and that's why I love it so much. This month's stamp set is perfect for the month of October. Do you remember those plastic vampire teeth from back in the day? This mini stamp set includes both the vampire teeth image and a "Trick or Treat" sentiment in a deco-inspired spooky font. For this project, I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to fit the front of an A2 card and I stamped the vampire teeth image four times in black pigment ink. Next, I stamped water droplets using another stamp from my stash in clear sticky ink. I then heat embossed the water droplets with white embossing powder. Once melted and cooled, I colored the droplets using a red alcohol marker. You could simplify this part of the project if you have red embossing powder on hand!  Next, I stamped the sentiment randomly all over another piece of white cardstock with clear sticky ink and then heat embossed with Wicked embossing powder which arrived as part of my membership in the Embossing Powder of the Month Club. Next, I stamped the sentiment again to fill out the remaining white space and this time heat embossed using black embossing powder. Once I had my patterned paper created, I cut into 1" strips using my paper trimmer. Then, I selected two more pattern papers from my stash. One fall floral and one graphic stripe. I cut the floral into 2" strips and the stripe into 1/2" strips. I then cut all my strips of paper to be 3.5" long to fit the front of my gift bags. Then, I ran all my paper pieces through my sticker maker machine for easy assembly. Prior to starting assembly, I used my scoring board to score a fold line 1" from the top of each bag. I folded the tops over and paper punched two holes. I then layered the patterned papers onto the front of my gift bags. Next, I fussy-cut the vampired teeth and adhered them using foam tape. I wrapped black and white baker's twine through the holes at the top of each bag, attached a pre-made wood "For You" tag, and tied a bow. Lastly, I used an alphabet stamp set from my stash to make flags that read "Nom! Nom!". Once these where die cut, I attached them to the bags using tiny black and white clothes pins. 
I hope you were inspired by this project. If you would like a more detailed look at how I made these gift bags, you can watch the video on my YouTube Channel. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog; I hope to see you again!
Katharine Kelly Design

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Halloween Treat Bags, Brutus Monroe Stamp/Embossing of the Month Club - Katharine Kelly
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