Friday, October 12, 2018

Loaded Halloween Box Video

Happy Friday and welcome to my latest little video
featuring a LOADED HALLOWEEN BOX

The video features one of my favorite projects to make and share:
the "one sheet mini album"


The cute jack'o lantern box came from the Dollar Tree, 
as well as the packages of sticker boxes that I used to make 
the wands.  I cut the boxes apart, trimmed down and then glued
to the top of a paper straw!




Cut a standard baseball card holder into 1/3's and add journal cards to the sleeves!  
Instand little photo album.



 The cover of our 'one sheet mini album' from the video!





Here are the wands that I made using the images from the sticker boxes!

Now isn't that a box loaded with fun!?!
I hope you have a very happy Fall weekend :)
XOXOX
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween Loaded Bags

Happy Wednesday Greetings!
I know I say this a lot about being addicted to things that I craft,
but these little Loaded Bags are the real deal.  
A true crafty addiction!

Here's a peek at my latest Halloween Loaded Bags


I found the flat, black and orange dot bags at Wal Mart in the stationary section.
The bags are roughly 4" X 6".  I folded the bottoms up 2" and then used 
a high-tack tape from Scrapbook Adhesives to the sides to create the pocket.

And as much as I'd love to be a "copic" girl, I just can't seem to part with that
much $ for markers, so....I found these on Amazon and thought I'd give them a try!
I must say they're actually very decent alcohol markers for the price.
Below, I've used them to color in the cute images from Darcie's

I do not profess to be a great color-er with markers, but I think they
turned out pretty good :)


To the inside of the larger pocket, I added this mini "pocket letter"
I cut a row of 3 pockets from a standard baseball card sleeve and then
added ATC cards and other embellishments!  Photos and journaling
can also be added to the sleeves and then placed in a Halloween Daily or planner.


Other pieces of ephemera, tags, die-cuts and cute clips were added too!

I have these listed in my Etsy shop if you don't have them time
to make your own.  Super fun for a teacher gift or happy mail swap :)
www.etsy.com/whimsybyshellye

So glad you stopped by!  This time next week, I'll be on a plane
to Milwaukee for the "She Loves Color" Event.  I'm beyond excited!
Be sure to FOLLOW ME on Instagram if you'd like to see pictures
of my trip and time there :)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Stampendous & Scrapbook Adhesives Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the final day of the 
Scrapbook Adhesive & Stampendous
2018 Holiday Blog Hop 
I'm so glad you're here!

You can see the write-up of instructions and more photos of my
sweet 'lil Halloween Pillow Box on
the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog --HERE--
Lots of glitter and cuteness!

Check out all of the amazing holiday projects
that have been shared throughout the week:

There are THREE Give-A-Way Packages that include stamps, dies
and adhesives!  Entries will extend through Saturday, 9/29 at 11:59 PM Central.
(Entries open to U.S. and its territories only)

Thank you for joining us!
Monday, September 24, 2018

What's Poppin' Gifting Treats

What's poppin' Monday crafty friends!?!
Today I'm going to show y'all another easy 'n quick 
idea for party favors, class treats, teacher gifts, etc.
I mean, who doesn't L-O-V-E popcorn :)


I've taken your basic microwave popcorn bags and removed them from their
cellophane wrapper.  Next I cut these happy-colored dots and stripes patterned
papers from Echo Park Paper and layered two patterns together.


I found this adorable stamp set at Pretty Cute Stamps  and colored the image in
with Prismacolor pencils.  The cut-out images were layered with 3D Foam Adhesive 
and a cute bow with ribbon from May Arts!

You can see how I constructed these at the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog :)
Ciao!
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Halloween Glitter & Washi Dots Treat Bag

Happy Sunday and better yet...Happy Fall!
It's finally hereeeee...the best time of the year!
This past week I shared this quick little 
HALLOWEEN TREAT BAG

To a plain white paper sack, I've attached dots of washi tape and glitter.  
At Scrapbook Adhesives, this is what we call "wearing your adheisve on the outside"
I'll show you how I did it --HERE--
Glittered and embellished bags can be expensive, so this is a fantastic
alternative...especially if you're needing to make several!


For the closure, I decorated a large wooden clothespin (from Target Dollar Spot)
with paper scraps and die-cuts.  If you're looking for a matching design for your 
treat bags think about using stamps and dies to make your own die-cuts!

Again, see all of the tips & tricks for this project at Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.

So glad you stopped by!