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halloween tags 2014

It's that time of year again when I create personalized tags for Halloween! I am always on the lookout for inspiration for this project (thank you, Jennifer!) and I found it in a technique that uses Glossy Accents, glitter, and letter dies. I shared a technique to create your own epoxy embellishments a little while ago and this is putting a twist on that idea. Plus in the time it would have taken me to shop for letters at the store for a project like this,  I created these great epoxy ones that are out of this world!


Whenever I know I am going to glitter a die cut, I run it through my sticker machine to place adhesive on the front of the cardstock and also on the back - do this BEFORE you die cut! The adhesive on the front will be where the glitter will attach and then the adhesive on the back will be for attaching to your project later. I am using the Smooth Alphabet letters die cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock for my tags this year.


To add glitter to your letters, peel just the adhesive paper off of the front of the shape.

I got the idea to use chunkier glitters first and I have these fun star shaped ones in my stash that I picked up along the way. I mixed the star glitter with a chunky orange glitter and dipped all of my letters into it. After I added the chunky glitters, I dipped the letters into some fine black glitter to fill in the spaces between the bigger pieces.


After I had my letters glittered up, I covered them with Glossy Accents and let them dry. How great do these letters look? I love how the chunky glitter looks like it's floating in the glossy accents.

Because the letters are coated with the Glossy Accents, the glitter will not fall off.


For my tag base, I used the new Basic Bookmark 2 die cut from kraft cardstock. A few die cut bats from Happy Spooky Halloween were the perfect image to accent the letters for this years tag.


A few stamped stars and a bit of ribbon finished off the tags and here is a look at all of them. Is it weird to make the tag first before you have shopped for the Halloween treats?


Here's a close up of the letters. I just love how they turned out.


After Halloween is over, I save my girls tags to add to our Halloween scrapbook pages from this year. A page comes together quickly with a tag like this, a photo, and a few extras.


You can see past years Halloween tags here: 20132012,201120102009200820072006

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to try creating your own glitter epoxy letters (or other shapes too!)


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Halloween Tags 2014

stamps: Happy Spooky Halloween

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding

cardstock: kraft, Smokey Shadow

other: Happy Spooky Halloween die, Basic Bookmark 2 die, Smooth Alphabet dies, Glossy Accents, black grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!), glitter (unknown)