Halloween Ghosts & Bats!

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.

Halloween Ghost and Bat Bookmarks

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.

Halloween Paper Samples

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!

Halloween Ghost and Bat Bookmarks Detail

Halloween Bat Detail

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!

Halloween Pillow Treat Boxes and Tags

I made the pillow boxes with patterned cardstock I designed, and used my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter to cut the pillow boxes.

Halloween Bat Tag

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.

Halloween Ghost Black Chevron Pillow Treat Box

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.

Halloween Ghost and Bat 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!

Halloween Ghost and Bat Ornaments and Pillow Boxes

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!

Products used:

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

Mod Podge

Foam adhesive squares

Various colors of hologram sequins

Creating with Epiphany Crafts~

Hi, Connie here with some crafty projects!  I have had such a great time creating with the Epiphany Crafts tools.  I have made them the focal point of my projects, so you can see the potential in crafting with them.  I have some cards and a home decor project to share, so let’s get started!

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The cards are 4 X 4 using Echo Park pattern paper with the star of the card being the EC Butterfly 25 bubble cap and the EC Heart 25 bubble cap.

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The next project is two camera tags.  I used the EC  Round 25 bubble cap for the lens.  So clever!  The camera image is by Darkroom Door.

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The next project is a set of three, 3 X 3 cards.  I used the EC Chevron 25 bubble cap, EC Pennant 25 bubble cap and the EC Oval 25 bubble cap (one of my favorite shapes).

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This mini card has a window punched out using the Oval Studio Tool.

My last project is using some vintage items and making them into cute magnets with EC Round 25 bubble cap and the EC Square 25 bubble cap.

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I added a twist to these magnets, instead of just adding the EC Round 25 bubble cap on top of the soda cap, I ran it through the Big Shot die cut machine  first, to flatten it out and to make it bigger.   The  EC Square 25 bubble cap was added to top of the Scrabble Tile covering the letter.

These look pretty cute on my vintage Refrigerator Door.

Thanks for having me Epiphany Crafts, it was a pleasure!!!

ConnieM

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Hello everyone! It’s Riikka here today!

I’m a mixed media style creator, foremost a scrapbooker, so used the Epiphany Crafts supplies to create backgrounds and mixed them with different paint media. For this post I created two scrapbooking layouts using the Round 25 tool. I also created a video tutorial to show you how I created the page titled “You make me happy”! I hope you’ll get inspired by what you see!

You make me happy

Here’s my first page using the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool and bubble caps. The topic of the page is my two daughters who, like the title says, make me happy. I wanted to have a joyous, happy feeling in the page and used candy-like pinks together with white an a hint of purple to create it. The Round 25 embellishments create a bubbling feeling to the page together with the stenciled background and the see-through circles in there.

There’s four ways I’ve used the Round 25 tool here. First I made the stencil for the background, then I made the epoxy embellishments, I used the punched papers in the paper layers and lastly I used the circles that were left over from making the stencil as embellishments in the background! Want to see how I did it? Please watch the video underneath!

Like I said in the video, I usually edit the making of the paper layers out of my videos but this time I wanted to show how I just stack the papers. And like in the video, I usually use “left overs”  – like the punched papers I had left from making the two patterned epoxies. If you have any questions, please leave them here or feel free to email me!

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My second page has completely different mood. As the first one was light and luminous, this second one is more darker. But just in colors, not in the subject!

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The page is about a concert I attended this spring which had three bands playing and they all are my favorites. It was like a jackpot! The picture collage lead my choice of colors so I used red, blue and purple in the page together with black and dark grey.

In order to get the colors showing from the dark background I started the page by adding some white gesso on to it. I also could have used acrylic paints as they have more coverage than the watercolor style Gelatos I used, but the mood would have been completely different. In order to get the playful effect also the stage lights had, I used Gelatos and treated them like watercolors.

What I used

Can you spot the Round 25 embellishments in the page? Here’s the tools I used to create them! The lighter ones on the side are done with Gelatos – applying the crayon to white paper and then treating the marks with water. You can create a similar effect of course with many different mediums.

The darker ones around the photo are made using embossing powders. And here comes the funny part – I didn’t emboss a piece of cardstock but added the powders straight to the adhesive side of the bubble caps! The only thing that you have to take into consideration is heating with care. The powder needs to melt but you can’t over heat the epoxy shape, otherwise it’ll melt. So take time and concentrate on the shape. If it starts to warp because of the heat, you can always press it a little with something smooth. But be aware! The shapes get really hot! Don’t burn your fingers!

Watercolor dots

Here’s the watercolor style Rounds. I added something extra to a few with stamps. Use an ink that is suitable for sleek surfaces like StazOn and use the stamp with out the acrylic block so you can warp it around the dimensional shape. The smallest detail can make a huge impact! Try for example stamping a date or a word on top of the bubble cap!

Embossed Rounds

And here are the embossed Rounds! I used several powders to make them fit to the colors I was using. I sprinkled a little of each powder on top of the adhesive in the back and then covered the shape totally with the last powder to get a full coverage. After the shapes had cooled I then adhered a piece of white cardstock to the back to really show off the colors.

Thank you for stopping by today! Let’s get experimenting with the bubble caps and the tools!

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Fall Banner

Hello everyone! Chelsea here with you today. It is finally fall and I must say fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I especially love the colors of the leaves when they change. Since I love fall so much I decided to make a fall banner. I found a few sheets of fall colored paper and fall colored flowers that I wanted to use. I cut out large pennant shapes on my Silhouette Cameo, but you could do it by hand if you don’t have a machine, I also cut out the letters that are on the pennants. I added fall colored flowers in clusters to each pennant, I also included wood veneer and epoxy shapes. The Round 25 tool and the Heart 25 tool went so well with the clusters of flowers and they add extra interest.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that I have inspired you to create a fun banner!

Fall With Fleur

Fall is in the hall y’all. I don’t know why but I just couldn’t help doing some rhyming today. I made this wall hanging for my front hall way.

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I used some old Simple Stories from last fall and used the 6×6 paper pad and some fun journaling cards.

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To finish it off I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Heart 25 and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Pennant 25 to add the perfect embellishments.

 

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Supplies: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Heart 25, Epiphany Crafts Bubblecaps Heart 25, Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Pennant 25, Epiphany Crafts Bubblecaps Pennant 25, Patterned Paper, stickers, journaling cards – Simple Stories, Twine – Dollar Store, Ink – Ranger Industries.