Hi There! My name is Heather from Id & Ego Creations and I am the guest designer for Epiphany Crafts today.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, I decided to make some cute Halloween items with my Epiphany Crafts tools and embellishments.
The first item I designed is a bookmark. I used the round 14 shape tool, bubble caps and brads, along with the pennant shape tool, to make ghost and bat details, and I used patterned cardstock I designed, along with embroidery floss, for the bookmark.
I designed my own bat and ghost face printed paper, and used the round 14 shape tool to punch them out and added the bubble caps. Then I set the faces into the round 14 brads, and used the pennant shape tool to make the wings for the bat and the body for the ghosts. I punched holes into the pennants and slid them onto the back of the brads.
The bookmarks are made from two layers of cardstock. The front of the bookmark is patterned, shimmering silver linen cardstock, and the back is solid, flat black cardstock.
First, I cut the cardstock into 1-1/2″ X 5″ strips, rounded the top corners using a corner-rounding punch, and then stacked the two layers on top of each other and punched a hole in the top center of the carstock strips using a 1/8″ diameter hole punch. Then I separated the layers and punched a hole in the top, patterned layer of cardstock, approximately 3/4″ down from the top hole, and fastened the bat or ghost brad to it.
Using tape adhesive, I applied the back layer of cardstock to the front layer, which sandwiches and hides the “legs” of the brad between the two layers!
After the body of the bookmark was finished, I added 3 strings of colored embroidery floss and 1 string of silver lamé thread, cut to approximately 12″, threaded them through the top hole in the bookmark, and tied a knot at the top of of the bookmark to make the tassel.
After I designed the bookmarks, I decided to make treat boxes with coordinating tags!
I made the pillow boxes with patterned cardstock I designed, and used my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter to cut the pillow boxes.
I printed “Happy Halloween!” onto white and black cardstock, and used a punch tool to make the tags. I used the round 25 shape tool to make the colorful circle in the background, and used the round 14 tool and bubble caps, as well as the pennant tool, to make the bats and ghosts.
To finish it off, I simply tied 1/2″ organza or satin ribbon in coordinating colors around the box, and tied the tag to the ribbon. POOF! A simple and fun package is made, and all you need to do is fill it with treats!
The last product I designed was colorful and sparkly Halloween ornaments.
These ornaments feature the round 14 charm setting, and the same bat and ghost details.
The body of the ornaments are made from several layers of colored cardstock adhered together and finished with several layers of hard coat Mod Podge. Then I applied sequins to the ornament in bias stripes, then attached the charm to the ornament using foam squares.
I tied silver lamé thread to the loop of the cham and hung them from a decorative metal tree. This would make a spook-tacular centerpiece for your table!
Once again, I had such fun using my Epiphany Crafts tools and embellishments! They are easy to use, and I love how they add interest and depth to my products.
Until next time, have a fun and safe Halloween season!
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 shape tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 bubble caps
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 brads
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 charm settings
Epiphany Crafts Pennant shape tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool
Id & Ego Creations patterned cardstock
Scotch adhesive and tape runner
Embroidery floss and silver lamé thread from Michaels
Satin and organza ribbon from Michaels
Various punch tools from Michaels
Foam adhesive squares
Various colors of hologram sequins