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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Girls' Paperie - Toil and Trouble

The Scrapbooks Plus Design Team had the pleasure of working with the newest line from The Girls' Paperie.  The Toil and Trouble collection is one of the most beautiful halloween collections around.

This was one fun project to create. I do not have too many Halloween photos of my daughter, but the few I found were a perfect match for the Toil and Trouble collection. The Girls’ Paperie really did a nice job with their Halloween line. The designs are fresh and clean with a hint of elegance.

I put my Silhouette to work to create the bat, spiders and webbing. I painted each die cut with black stickles to create a beautiful shine. I then mounted each spider and the bat using foam squares.

The tags and scalloped circles were created using Spellbinder dies. I used a 2” circle punch for the smaller photos. The lettering is from Pink Paislee. They have the most wonderful glittered alphabet!

Patterned Paper - The Girls’ Paperie, Bo Bunny
Spiders, Web and Bat Die Cut – Silhouette
Tag Die Cut - Spellbinders
Stamp – American Crafts
Alphabet – Pink Paislee
Punches – Martha Stewart Crafts
Crystals - Prima
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink – Black Soot

How fun is this? While surfing through Teresa Collins’ website I came across this wonderful design. It was simple, yet elegant. I put a scary twist on the design by adding lots of fun embellishments and a “spooky” title.

The bat lamp post is a die cut I created using my Silhouette. The Silhouette design store had so many great Halloween themed designs that it was hard to choose. I wanted to put something fun against the more serious damask design of the paper.

I love using green as an accent color. It worked perfectly with my black and orange theme. The letters from Pink Paislee are beautifully glittered and come in great colors. My leaves are stamped using a leaf stamp from Heartfelt Creations and I used Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa to stamp the leaves.

Paper and “Happy Haunting” embellishment – The Girls’ Paperie and Prima
Ribbon – May Arts
Ink – Memento – Rich Cocoa
Flowers – Prima
Bat Lamp Post Die Cut – Silhouette
Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Swirly Leaf Stamp
Alphabet and small green flowers – Pink Paislee

Toil and Trouble! This layout is based on the October sketch by DT member Kathy Young. I love this photo of my daughter. Those scary fingernails are the best and check out those wonderful sleeves!

I used Bo Bunny’s ribbon roses straight through the center of the page. As soon as I saw them I knew they would be perfect for this collection. I cut the Prima bling and arranged it so it looks a spell is being cast.

The title was cut using my Silhouette. I tell you, I love that machine!

Cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned Paper and Embellishments – The Girls’ Paperie
Ribbon Roses – Bo Bunny
Crystal’s – Prima
Lettering – Silhouette
Tools – Creative Memories circle template

Can I just tell you how much fun the Silhouette Digital Cutter is? It’s WAY fun! Look at this adorable Jack-O-Lantern card base. When I saw it in the design library I knew I had to purchase it for my October card projects. The “Boo” sentiment is also from the Silhouette design library. It is my “go to” when I get stuck for title designs.

I wanted the card to be fun, yet classy. I am not really into cutesy anymore since my little one is all grown up. Sigh…. I hope you like it.

Cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned Paper and Embellishments – The Girls’ Paperie
Lettering and Card Design – Silhouette

Trick or Treat! I love this sentiment stamp from Stampin’ Up! I couldn’t wait for this time of year to come around so I could use it. I didn’t use embossing powder, but I should have! Hindsight is 20/20.
I used a color combination of black, green and orange which scream Halloween! The crepe paper embellishments are fabulous. I liked them so much that I bought two packages.

Black card stock is one of my favorite things to work with. Using it as the card base makes the design pop! The black scalloped circle was cut using Spellbinders.

Patterned Paper and Embellishments - The Girls’ Paperie
Card Stock - Bazzill
Scalloped Circle Die Cut - Spellbinders
Stamp – Stampin’ Up
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Not everything about Halloween has to be scary. I am loving Maya Road’s doily transparencies! This card is very simple, yet the addition of the two transparencies makes it much more substantial. The card base was created using patterned paper from The Girls’ Paperie Toil and Trouble collection. I then embossed a piece of black card stock using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The “Trick or Treat” embellishment is also from the Toil and Trouble collection.

Cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned Paper and Embellishment – The Girls’ Paperie
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug
Transparencies – Maya Road

Thanks for joining me today.



Cindy Gay said...

Oh she's pretty like your layouts. Particularly like the trick or treat card with b & w doilies.

Anonymous said...

So LOVE coming here and looking at your creations!! These are AMAZING! Inspiration galore and your daughter is beautiful. Her costume is so dramatic. The cards are amazing too. kathy

Lisa aka Raining said...

Robin you are rocking those Halloween themed papers! I love your elegant take on Halloween! You are so inspiring! I am also lovin your cards. You create beautiful ones and whoever gets one is very lucky! I am also loving all your are doing with the Silhouette! I love mine too and now that's it's MAC friendly I am hoping to use it more!