mr. bones halloween spook out - day 3
mr. bones halloween spook out - day 5

mr. bones halloween spook out - day 4


It's day 4 of Mr. Bones' Halloween Spook Out! I am so excited about all of the great Halloween themed projects that are being shared over at Nichole's blog. Keep them coming!

You can play along with me and Mr. Bones by sharing your Halloween themed projects: at Nichole's blog, there is an InLinkz list to post your Halloween themed projects. You will be able to post until September 5th 11:30PM EST. There are ten $10 gift certificates that you will have an opportunity to win by playing along!


Today I have another Halloween card and 2 fun ways to share Halloween treats to share!


This simple card design involves a bit of embossing and painting on vellum cardstock. I stamped Mr. Bones on the vellum with Versamark ink and then embossed him with black embossing powder. Punk has a cameo appearance again on this project!


After Mr. Bones was embossed, I turned the vellum over and used white acrylic paint to color him in. The painting doesn't have to be super precise because the embossing really covers up the messy edges when you turn the piece back over.

The "eek!" sentiment was stamped on a strip of the Simply Chartreuse paper and then I used a square punch to notch the end.


To adhere the vellum to the card front, I ran it through my Xyron machine - that applied the adhesive over the entire surface and then it doesn't show through. I added some stitching with my sewing machine to finish off the edge.


Next is this spooky treat tin that features the spider form the Tremendous Treats: Halloween set that debuted this past month. I also stamped and embossed the spider with black embossing powder on vellum cardstock & then the spider body is colored with a black Copic marker on the black side of the piece.


The tea tin is wrapped with cardstock that I had embellished with die cut spider webs that are die cut from Smokey Shadow bitty dot paper.

Look at all the loot that you can fit into the tin (although I might like it better if more of the loot were chocolate!)


I also packaged up some more treats into little packets that I created with the vellum cardstock and the seed packet die. I think this format would be too cute for Valentines next year too!

I made up some little cards to fit into the envelope featuring Mr. Bones and Webster. This time I die cut Mr. Bones from Orange Zest polka dot and bitty dot papers. I love how you can see the Halloween card through the envelope!


To close up the envelope once I had treats in it, I wrapped twine around it and then added a Punk pumpkin die cut that I ran through my Xyron machine so that it became a sticker.


Too cute to spook and perfect for sharing with friends for Halloween!


For today, Webster's past project pick are the treat bags that I created in 2008 with the Spooky Sweets II set. The bags are stamped with white acrylic paint and the spider tags edged in glitter. Make sure to visit the project tutorial post on creating these spooky treats!

One more day of Mr. Bones' Spook Out tomorrow and I have a special treat I know you all are going to love! See you tomorrow!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted


Eek, it's Mr. Bones! Card

stamps: Mr. Bones

ink: True Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, vellum, Orange Zest polka dot, Simply Chartreuse bitty dot

other: Mr. Bones die, white acrylic paint (Ranger), black embossing powder (Ranger), star brad (Hero Arts)


Spooky Spider Treat Tin

stamps: Tremendous Treats: Halloween

ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: Orange Zest, vellum, True Black, Smokey Shadow, Smokey Shadow bitty dot

other: True Black grosgrain ribbon, Spider Web dies, circle Limitless Layers dies, Copic marker, black embossing powder (Ranger)


Mr. Bones' Vellum Treat Packets

stamps: Mr. Bones

ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Lavender Moon

cardstock: white, vellum, Orange Zest polka dot

other: Mr. Bones dies, Seed Packet die, Rustic Jute button twine, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)