Sunday, September 10, 2023

Halloween Embellishments

Last year my favorite embellishments I had made for BOO Day projects were made using the Witch Bow Die Set from Scrapdiva Designs. This year she has a new Halloween die sets release and I picked up two of them for my embellishments for this year. 

First is her Ghost Tags Die Set. I had seen a video by Amy Vitriani on her YouTube channel showing the Ghosts made up and they were too cute -- here is a photo of my ghosts all inspired by the video:

For my ghosts I used scrap white card stocks and die cut the ghost tag. I made my ghosts with two layers of the die cut ghosts to make my tags more sturdy. For the eyes I used a small circle punch and punched out two eyes from black card stock. Added those to the face of the ghost using liquid glue. For the little pink cheeks I used a new cotton swap with pink ink on the tip of it and added cheeks below the eyes. I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle and shine to the eyes:

I used the Ghost Tag Die Set and cut out more ghosts using scrap white card stock. I also used scrap printed card stock and die cut out more ghosts. Put the printed card stock onto the white card stock using liquid glue. Using scrap solid card stock and glittered card stock I die cut out some of the words that come in the Ghost Tag Die Set for my tags. I layered the word dies and put them on the front of the printed tags. I also added washi tapes to my tags and all the washi tapes are from my stash:

On some of the tags I used pop dots behind the words to give the tag some dimension:

The tag with a ghost on it uses a small ghost die from the I-Crafter die set Ribbon Rosette, Halloween Add On. I also used a spider web die from that set for the middle tag "Treat".  The word dies that come with the Ghost Tags Die Set are:

Scary, candy, eek, boo, trick and treat. The nice thing about these word dies are all the letters in the word are connected so it is one piece. And with it as one piece you do not have to position the letters or misplace a letter die cut piece. Very easy to die cut and layer.  This die set cut all the card stocks well and with one pass in the machine -- even the black glittered card stock. 

My second favorite die set from this Halloween release is the Spider Bow Die Set. This die set has two sizes in it - small and large - which is very nice having the two sizes in the same die set for a good price. Here is a photo of the large and the small Spider Bows made up:

For all my Spider Bows I used holographic card stock from my stash for the web piece. I die cut that and then die cut another web out of scrap white card stock. I used liquid glue put these two web die cuts together to make the spider web piece sturdy. Used black glittered card stock to die cut the spider. For all my bows I used scrap card stock prints and die cut those. I assembled the bows and put the pieces together. With those assembled I used hot glue and I added a sparkly pom pom to the center of the bow. Here are photos of other spider bows I made:

Many times bows can come apart over time -- so the design of this die set will eliminate that problem. On the backside of the assembled Spider Bow you can see the center piece to the bow fits into the slits the spider die makes on the spider so all layers are attached together with this bow center piece:

Very cute embellishments for Halloween -- will be making more but wanted to share these if you had also ordered these dies or wanted to see them made up. These photos show the Witch Bow Die Set from from her Halloween release from last year:

Happy to have these Halloween dies in the stash for fun embellishments for projects this year. If you should order from the Scrapdiva website she ships quickly and her shipping costs are reasonable. All her dies cut both the thin and thicker card stocks easily as well as the holographic and glittered card stocks on the first pass in the die cutting machine. Fun holiday die set additions to the craft room!