The Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers are awesome and even cuter in person than in the catalogue. I really like the fun, fresh color combo and I plan to use the papers on non-Halloween projects as well. Let me share an Halloween card to begin, though. Another set I stumbled unto when placing my stamp sets in my library is Joie des Fêtes, and I realized I was not sure I had ever used the Halloween sentiment before so I thought it would look great paired with the papers. I also drew inspiration from the Create with Connie and Mary challenge #322 and Retro Sketch Challenge #134.
The sentiment was embossed in black powder and colored with Blendabilities markers on patterned papers. I added a border cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits dies out of Silver glimmer paper, which I colored Basic Grey using the Blendabilities markers.
Another detail I'd like to bring to your attention is the ribbons I used, which are the new In color Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist satin ribbons. They're not the exact colors used in the papers - those are Tango Tangerine and Crushed Curry - but the ribbons colors are often close enough matches to other colors that they can be mixed and matched without clashing. Something to keep in mind when you're putting together your projects and building your ribbon collection.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Joie des Fêtes, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Tango Tangerine
Designer Series Papers: Motley Monsters
Accessories: Silver ribbon, Neutrals Designers Buttons, Blendabilities Markers,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey satin ribbons, Sweet Dots,
Banner Punch, Silver Glimmer Paper, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, White Medium Envelope
Speaking of using the papers for a non-Halloween project, I needed to wrap a gift I brought back from my trip to Seattle for my niece yesterday and decided at the last minute to decorate the bag and add a tag. It was half an hour before I needed to be out of the door, so it was a quick project.
I cut a 2-inch-wide strip of patterned paper and punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I cut the strip to a few inches long, punched the bottom with the Stars Border Punch, then turned the remnant paper strip around and used the backside to mat the tag.
Tip: In order to be able to insert ribbon in the hole at the top, I punched a circle opening out of the second piece of patterned paper before gluing it to the back of my tag.
Using the piercing templates, I added piercing around the top of the tag and the bottom. A piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon was tied around the tag. A piece of Soft Sky cardstock was cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. I used the Banner Blitz stamp set (from last Sale-A-bration) to add pennants to the side of the die-cut and add "To" and "From" with the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set (now retired). I used the star from Banner Blitz on Crushed Curry and a circle punch to create accents for the die cut.
White cotton ribbon was used to tie the tag to the bag and a piece of gold sequin trim was added as well. As for the bag, I spritzed it using mist I mixed myself using Pool Party reinker, and then I sponged some stars using the star mask we sell with a dauber and Crushed Curry ink.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Bannières en folie (Banner Bitz), Calendar Alphabet & Numbers
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters
Ink: Soft Sky, VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Circle Punches, Gold Sequin Trim, White Cotton Ribbon,
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig,
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon,
Star Border Punch, Paper Piercer and Piercing Templates, Star Mask, Stampin' Spritzer,
Pool Party Reinker, Ticket Corner Punch, Kraft Gift Bag