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Playful Alphabet Lives Up To Its Title

Relating to Halloween I’m a little bit of a let-down. Within the UK Halloween is constructing in reputation however was by no means a factor after I was rising up. Now I stay in Canada I can admire the embellished yards and have issues for the trick or treaters, however that’s about so far as it goes. Because of this I don’t are inclined to get particular Halloween-themed stamp units, however aren’t sad if there’s the odd picture included in a set. Immediately although, I’ve a enjoyable Halloween thought utilizing the Playful Alphabet Dies and a stunning punch…

"Boo" Halloween gift box decorated using the Tulip Builder Punch and Playful Alphabet Dies from Stampin' Up! #papercraftwithme


As a substitute of creating a field from scratch I made a decision to start out my mission with a Mini Paper Pumpkin Field. This 5-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ x 1″ field is meals secure and comes prepared ready. All I needed to do was fold alongside the scored traces, tuck within the tabs on the bottom and fold over the perimeters to safe them in place. Then after filling the field I folded over the lid and tucked the flaps into the slots on the entrance.

To show the white field into yet another appropriate for Halloween I made a decision to easily wrap it with Primary Black Card. I lower the cardboard to 5-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ and put one finish half-way throughout the again of the field. Then I folded the cardboard across the field creasing the sides as I went alongside. Subsequent I positioned the cardboard on the desk and folded it alongside the tough creases ensuring the perimeters of the cardboard have been lined up.

After sharpening every of the creases with a Bone Folder I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to repair the ends collectively. Now I had a pleasant neat sleeve that might slide on and off my field.

Lastly with the field ready it was time for me to consider the ornament.


I started with the Playful Alphabet Dies and a few scraps of Shimmery White Card. Utilizing my Mini Reduce & Emboss Machine I lower out three letters to spell the phrase BOO.

As I laid them on the highest of the field I puzzled what else so as to add, I used to be contemplating simply overlaying the field with pairs of eyes however then a reminiscence popped into my head. Months in the past after I was utilizing the Tulip Builder Punch I had a sense I may use it at Halloween. I didn’t do something about it then, so now was my probability.

From one other scrap of Shimmery White Card I punched out the tulip head, and turned it the wrong way up. As a substitute of a flower the form now regarded like a easy ghost. All I needed to do was add a few googly eyes with Mini Glue Dots.

Now I used to be on a roll.

Whereas I preferred the black and white of the field thus far I made a decision slightly additional color wouldn’t damage. So I grabbed my scraps of Primary Black, Previous Olive and Attractive Grape Card and set to work.


First I lower a 2-1/4″ strip of Primary Black Card. From the strip I lower one piece 3-7/8″ lengthy, after which 10 additional items every 1/8″ x 2-1/4″. From the Previous Olive and Attractive Grape Card I lower 5 items, each 1/4″ x 2-1/4″. Then utilizing liquid glue I connected the slim strips to the bigger Primary Black piece. As soon as the striped design was full I trimmed the 2 sides to neaten the sides and cut back it to 2″ huge.

"Boo" Halloween gift box decorated using the Tulip Builder Punch and Playful Alphabet Dies from Stampin' Up! #papercraftwithme

All I needed to do now was cowl the again of the assembled piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then after taking off the backings I fastidiously positioned the right-hand edge onto the ghost. Now he was secured I flipped the piece over and added some liquid glue to the again of the ghost. Then I used to be capable of connect the striped piece and connected ghost to the black field sleeve.

Lastly, with extra liquid glue I fastened the Playful Alphabet letters into the underside proper nook of the sleeve and my Halloween mission was full. And to assume I didn’t want a single “Halloween” punch, die or stamp set to do it!

Playful Alphabet Dies are way more than a easy set of letters. There’s really 58 dies within the set together with some duplicate letters to save lots of time when slicing. As well as you’ll discover numbers, just a few mathematical symbols and different particular characters. I’ve even used a few of them in stunning methods. Take a look at these earlier weblog posts to see what I imply…

Properly that’s all from me for at the moment. I hope you’ll be a part of me once more tomorrow.




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