Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two Ideas for a Fresh and Bright Vintage Halloween

Here are two ideas to help you celebrate Halloween!

From Betsy Sammarco, a pocket page for your photos and journaling:

One of my favorite Jenni Bowlin products are the Bingo Cards!  You can find them in many themes in classic Jenni Bowlin colors.  I've used them as embellishments, as mini books, as banners ... the possibilities are endless!  The classic colors work beautifully with all JBS product like the Halloween Bingo Cards and the new Vintage Halloween 2011 line.

In this layout, Jenni's Halloween Bingo Cards fit into a pocket in the layout and are used to hold my photos and my journaling on the back side.
I used the charming sheet of Starry Night cardstock and cut it to form the pocket. Foam tape is staggered inside the pocket so the Bingo cards stagger when placed inside.

The Bingo Cards make great little layouts themselves! The little "bee" accent on the Boo Card is made from a Cream Doily flower that was painted with a JBS Lemon Drops paint dabber and cut to form "wings".

The banner is made with the mini patterns from the Halloween Mini Pattern Sheet and vintage dictionary pages. The Doily flowers are beautiful accents for the banner and can be cut to form scallop shapes.

Supplies used:
Starry Night cardstock
Halloween 2011 Mini Pattern Sheet
Orange and Black Shadow Alphabet Stickers
Black Doily flowers
White Doily flower
Decorative Delicate Brads
Vintage Sew-On Buttons
Seal Clear Stamp
JBS for Ranger Lemon Drop Paint Dabber

Here's a sweet Halloween duo from Ranjini:

I love Jenni's new halloween collection and wanted to make something quick and simple for halloween using the new paper collection. I especially love that the journaling cards are so versatile and can be used on a layout, as a gift tag, or a stand alone card. I chose to make a card and a mini treat bag. I used my diecutting machine to cut the little paperbag and assembled it (die from Papertrey Ink). Then I turned to some of my longstanding favorites - Jenni's rubons, vintage style buttons, label stickers and chipboard stars to mix in a bit of older product with the new. I applied the rubon to the oval shaped label sticker, then placed it on the bag with a pop dot. I then tied the button to the handle after threading it with baker's twine and whipped up the card quickly by adding a chipboard star, inked, embossed and glittered. I added the stamped sentiment with a Papertrey Ink stamp and die, using Jenni Bowlin for Ranger ink in Fountain Pen. Super simple and easy to do, and it's ready to fill with tiny treats and gift to your favorite little spook! These would also make cute favors for the class halloween party or for a coworker.