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Saturday, October 19, 2019

How to Make A Spooky Halloween Candy Dish

Good morning craft enthusiasts, Penny here today to show you how I decorated my spooky Halloween coffin candy dish. I also get to share some great news! I was recently added to the FotoBella design team! I was thrilled to be picked since they carry a wide variety of some of the best scrapbooking supplies around. Now let's get back to how I made my Halloween project.

Spooky Halloween Candy Dish

I started with this plain black cardboard coffin box that I picked up at a local thrift shop. I've probably had this box for 3 or 4 years, but I never found just the right products to use on it. However before I could even start decorating it I had to wipe all the dust off of it! Seriously, I need a good housekeeper so I can spend more time crafting.

Plain Coffin Box

So to begin with I covered the lid and bottom of my box with this cute Halloween ghost pattern paper from the All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Pattern Paper collection. I cut the strips approximately 2 inches wide and then glued them around the bottom of the box. Making sure to leave the ends open so that I could overlap the edges. I only covered the bottom portion of the box because I didn't want the paper to interfere with how the box lid closed.

Next I traced out the shape of the lid top onto my paper. My lid was different on each side so remember to place your paper in it's correct position prior to tracing, and cutting it out. Then I glued the paper down to the top of the box.

Then I fussy cut all the tiny shapes out of a different pattern paper that was included in the collection, and glued them all the way around the edges of the box lid. 

Fussy Cut Images Glued In Place.

So after decorating the sides and part of the top I added this strip of striped pattern paper to break up the Halloween ghost paper on the top of my box lid. It was mounted onto just regular black cardstock that was not included in the paper pack

To add even more fun accents to the box lid, I chose some of these card accents pictured below. This collection included two sheets of these cute title or project life cards.

The "All Hallows Eve" title was fussy cut from the paper collection's title itself. I love it when I can use these little extra items from paper packs on my projects and this title fit perfectly on my box lid. (The orange and black matting where just normal cardstock and where not included in the paper pack.) The gold spotted mounting paper was one of the patterns included in this kit.

You can see below where I cut out the title from the paper pack. Here is a link to that collection if you would like to purchase it for your own projects. I loved that it was double sided and included title or project life cards, and a sticker sheet all in one pack. I find these collections so much easier to use when they are packaged like this. 

All Hallows Eve Paper Collection

All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Halloween Paper by Photo Play

The collection included great colors, and patterns that could be used on any project, not just for Halloween projects. The texture was great as well, and was a better than normal thickness, which is great when you are making any altered item like this one. 

This was the sticker sheet that was included. It had lots of fun stickers in a variety of sizes, and colors in a Fall and Halloween theme.

All Hallows Eve Sticker Sheet by Photo Play

So next I glued down my mounted project life cards to the lid. 

Before adding my center title I added a lot of foam to the back of it so that it would stay securely attached when little hands where opening the lid repeatedly while looking for candy. 

Then I glued it in place in the middle of my lid. 

So taking another one of the kit pattern paper sheets I cut out a sheet to fit the inside of my candy / coffin bottom, then glued down a a spooky Halloween skeleton on top of it. This was to give them a tiny fright when they reached the end of my candy. That's what they get for eating all of my Halloween candy. Just kidding! 

Then I did the same thing to the underside of the lid of my candy dish / coffin, adding the mounted star and "Happy Halloween" sticker.

I wanted to add some sparkle to my box so I added self adhesive bling strips to the box bottom.  Then I added the same bling around the lid, inside the lid, and around the sides. This also helped to hid where I didn't quite make the best cuts when covering the lid and bottom with my pattern paper. 

I also added bling to the cross on the lid, the skeleton's eyes, and a few other places. You can never have too much bling on your projects. Along the way I had some visitors trying out my candy! As you can see I had way too much fun with these little creatures, and this box. Now I just have to decide who get's this Halloween candy dish as a present. 

Other items available that match this paper collection are these great stamps, dies, and ephemera. I used them on another Halloween project and they work great. I also had great crisp images when using the stamps, and the dies cut beautifully. 

Photo Play Stamps - All Hallows Eve

All Hallow's Eve Stamps by Photo Play

Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Dies

All Hallow's Eve Dies by Photo Play

Also this product. Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Ephemera

All Hallow's Eve Ephemera - by Photo Play

I hope you had fun following along on my Halloween project today and please let me know if you decorate a Halloween candy dish for your family. I'd love to see it! For more amazing projects please become a follower of the FotoBella Blog.

Until next time "Happy Crafting"! Love Penny 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prima Marketing Golden Coast ATC's

     Get ready for the beach with the Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle from! Drea here with a set of ATC's that you can easily make your own with this beautiful, coastal collection. 

Supplies:                                                                 Tools:

Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 x 8 Essentials Bundle                     * Heat Gun
Golden Coast 3 X 4 Journaling Cards                                                  * Palette Knife

                                          Additional Supplies: (Not included in the bundle)

* Prima Marketing Finnabair Net & Wire Stamp 
* Distress Embossing Ink (Brushed Corduroy)
* Glue


1. Select Golden Coast 3 X 4 Journaling Cards and apply Prima Marketing Rust Paste (Dusty from the Camouflage Set) around the edges using a palette knife, for the perfect sand texture. You could also use embossing powder or ink. 

4. Stamp and emboss the netting using the Finnabair Net & Wire Stamp with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder (Brushed Corduroy). You could also use cheesecloth, ribbon, or lace. 

5. Add another flower to each card. 

6. Adhere Golden Coast Say It In Crystals over the netting to finish them off. 

     Thanks for your visit, and get the Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle at

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Quick and cute halloween cutapart cards

Hi all, Happy October ! I am excited to be back on the design team this term!

Today I am sharing with you six. Yes , six super cute and quick cut apart cards using the Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween collection.

The 12 x12 cut apart paper that I used from this collection had 6 great designs perfect for 4x6 cards. So, I used two 12x12 we r memory keepers orange and lavender cardstock pieces to cut bases for my cards ( for quick bases just cut in half then cut the 12x6 strips every 4 inches and the fold to get 3 cardbases from each 12x12 sheet.

To enhance the cut aparts, I used chipboard pieces, die cuts, stickers and stamps to customize them and add sentiments. Also, some of the cards I wanted to have the cardstock base color peek out, so I trimmed the cut apart pieces about a 1/4 on each side and layered it on top.

Lastly, to give them some shimmer and shine I used clear and black stickles and clear nuvo drop dimensional adhesive. I just love how much the little extra details add to my cards!

Here are the supplies i used:

Simple stories say cheese Halloween stamps

Simple stories say cheese Halloween 6x6 stencil

Say Cheese Halloween 6x12 Chipboard by Simple stories

Say Cheese Halloween Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Happy Kids Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Collection Kit by Simple Stories

DIY Party Cardstock Paper Pack (48 sheets) by We R Memory Keepers

Check out my unboxing video on YouTube here

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How to Make A Girls Halloween Layout

Good morning scrapbookers, Penny here today to show you how to make this cute little girl's Halloween layout. This layout features my two granddaughter's Olivia and Madison in their Halloween costumes last year.

A Wee Bit Wicked

These two can be a lot of fun on a regular day, but on holiday's they are a real blast. I made this layout using products from the FotoBella Online Scrapbook Store. They are a great all in one online scrapbooking shop, that carries the latest in your scrapbooking product needs. Be sure and check them out, you won't be disappointed.
So I started this layout by choosing some sweet Halloween themed pattern papers. I loved the little witches feet and hats on this sheet from the All Hallows Ever collection by Photo Play. so that is what I started my layout with.

All Hallow's Eve Paper by Photo Play

To that I added a sheet of the polka dot maroon from the Bo Bunny - 12 x 12 Wonderfully Wicked Collection . I cut that sheet into a banner shape.
I loved that these Halloween paper collections are double sided, and made of a good quality paper. They also have a great texture, and thickness. The All Hallows Eve Halloween collection came with 2 sheets of this cut apart title designs. They could be used as titles, or for project life type albums.

Title Sheet and other patterns

Here is a photo of the full size sticker sheet included in the kit.

These are some of those accessories cut out and mounted on cardstock that I plan on using on my layout, but just because I plan on using them doesn't mean they will make the finished layout as I often change my mind on what I want to use.(The orange, and black mounting cardstock were not included in these collections.)

Fun All Hallows Eve Cut Outs and Ephemera

While those pieces dried, I cut a smaller banner out and glued it onto my larger banner. Then I added a strip of gold adhesive bling down the side of the large banner. After all you can't have a girls scrapbook layout without some bling on it.

Next I added my "Wicked" title piece that I had previously mounted onto the matching maroon sheet of pattern paper.


Then I added my photo of the two girls.

Love these two cuties#

Next came my other embellishments that were now dry and ready to be placed on my Halloween scrapbook layout. I normally don't glue these pieces down at first and just move them around on the page till I like where they end up in my design.  I learned this trick the hard way, ruining many layouts when I tried to move page elements after the glue had already dried. Sigh....Live and Learn.

A Wee Bit Wicked

So a little more bling and my layout is all finished and ready to be either put on display or added to the girls Halloween scrapbooks.
I used the following scrapbooking kit to make this layout:
All Hallows Eve 12 x 12 Pattern Paper

All hallows Eve by Photo Play

For more fun coordinated kit items check out these cute extra's:
Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Stamps

All Hallows Eve Stamps by Photo Play

Photo Play All Hallow's Ever Dies

All Hallows Eve Dies by Photo Play

Photo Play - All Hallows Eve Ephemera

All Hallows Eve Ephemera by Photo Play

 I hope you enjoyed following along today as I made this layout and for more inspiring fun projects check out the FotoBella Blog . Till next time "Happy Scrapbooking"! Love Penny