Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweet Spooks Set

Today I’m sharing my last projects for my guest design stint at Market Street Stamps. With Halloween coming up soon I wanted to have a few little treats on hand for some special trick-or-treaters. I used the Sweet Spooks set to whip up a card and a pair of coordinating treats in no time at all.

The card uses the set’s spider web as the focal image. It’s a loose interpretation of this month’s Sketch for You to Try, which is being sponsored this month by Market Street Stamps. I added a pair of button spiders with pearl eyes to the embossed web for dimension. They’re supposed to represent the small square panels at the sides of the large focal image panel (yes, I did say loose interpretation!).

The set’s “Happy Halloween” sentiment is stamped beneath the web image in gray ink—it came out looking kind of greenish against the orange background, but that works okay with the rest of my color scheme! The image is paired with some dotted patterned paper strips and a debossed dotted background panel.

And, here are the treats. I made a spooky s’mores kit in a bag. The bag has two graham cracker squares, a mini sized chocolate bar, and a ghost shaped Peep—just enough for a single serving of gooey goodness. I topped the bag with a die cut label, stamped with the Houndstooth background stamp, then folded in half and decorated with the set’s ghost image and the “spooky” sentiment.

The second treat is a mini treat tube filled with pumpkin shaped candy corn pieces. They’re the perfect size for the tube! After I filled it and put on the top, I attached a simple tag made with a label die cut and the set’s bat image and “trick or treat” sentiment.

Thanks so much to the team at Market Street Stamps for having me as a guest designer this month!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Market Street Stamps Sweet Spooks and Houndstooth Background stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, and Tangelo inks, Copic markers (BV0000,BV000, R11, C00, C-1, C-3, C-5), Doodlebug Design Haunted Manor Collection Kit, Lifestyle Crafts Polka Dot embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 4 small dies, KaiserCraft white pearls, Divine Twine orange baker’s twine, SRM mini treat tube, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

Other: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Gray cardstock, white embossing powder (Stampin’ Up!); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); spider buttons (Blumenthal Lansing)


  1. I love your little treat bags - I would come trick-or-treating at your house!

  2. OMG, Lori....what fabulous Halloween spookiness!!!! The card with the button spiders is adorable and what fun treat bags!!!


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