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spooky sweets II revisited

Happy September! I really look forward to cooler weather in the coming months of my favorite seasons of autumn and fall. We are in our last week of summer before school starts here in Minnesota. The supplies are bought and my girls are both excited to get back into the school routine and see friends! 

The beginning of the month also marks time for the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team challenge. With Halloween quickly approaching, now is the time to put together treats and gifts for this spooky holiday. We all dusted off Spooky Sweets II that debuted in 2008 and created a card and treat idea to share today.


My treat isn't exactly one to eat, instead I created a Halloween candle jar wrap perfect for a spooky display - instead of a candle you could also fill this jar with treats as well! I went distressed and vintage with the style of my card and I think the images in the Spooky Sweets II set suit that look perfect.


I stamped the circle frame image in True Black and some other spooky images from the set in Chai on Rustic Cream cardstock and then embossed the witch image in copper over the top. Then I set to work to distress the piece by adding more Tea Dye Duo distressing, paper wrinkling, edge curling and peeling apart layers. I added some sewing machine stitching and staples using my tiny attacher to complete the look.


I did the same technique for the witch on the jar (which is from my local craft store), but first cut the circle frame image out with a circle die. Instead of ribbon, I tore some fabric from my stash into strips - definitely more appropriate for this project.


The tag on the candle jar is made with the Fillable Frames #9 die with the sentiment stamped on a Little Labels die with the stamped frame. More wrinkling and distressing here and then I tied the tag to the fabric strip with a button and some button twine.


I was worried about letting more light shine through the patterned paper - especially since the one I chose was so dark. I had this dotted circle punch by EK Success and that was perfect to solve this dilemma.


Here's a look at the glow with a candle inside (I would recommend a battery operated tea light or candle for safety and so you don't melt your embossing powder off of the witch image!) A perfect Halloween night glow for sure.


See all of the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team members projects: NicholeBetsyDawnLisa, and Mish all have something to share with you today!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Vintage Witch Card and Candle Jar

stamps: Spooky Sweets II, Little Labels

ink: True Black, Tea Dye Duo, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, True Black, Oct 31 patterned paper (Fancy Pants)

other: True Black button, Rustic Jute button twine, Fillable Frames #9 die, Little Labels die, copper embossing powder (unknown), circle die (Spellbinders), tiny attacher (Ranger), dotted circle punch (EK Success), fabric (unknown), wired jar (local craft store), Scor-tape (Scor-pal)

Here are a couple past projects I have made with the Spooky Sweets II set...


Another card done with the witch image in the set...


and some fun treat packets! I share how I did this project here.

See you again very soon for the September release sneak peeks!