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Pick Your Poison!

Happy Fright-Day! It's Jules of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today sharing some tricks & treats using the good ol' September 2014 Sentiment Kit called "Pick Your Poison." We all love making cards, but we all love some treats for Halloween! But rather than decorating candy... I did treats for crafters... a bottle of glue and a bottle of wine! 🎃

Sure, let the kids get the candy... I'll take some glue and wine! I was inspired to put this label on the glue because there was once a question about if a product was toxic and the host said, "As long as you don't lick your art!" L🤣L So how fun is this little gift of glue with a much more fun warning label?

I stamped the image using VersaFine Onyx Black ink on beige paper and heat set it. Once dry, I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to do some ink smushing to get that distressed old paper look. Next, I fussy cut out the label and set aside. Next I trimmed at 3" x 4" piece of black card stock and adhered it to the outside of the glue bottle using (Whit's favorite) Tearable Tape. Using the same tape, I adhered the label. Lastly, I used Mod Podge to seal the labels together and giving it a semi-matte finish. A fun treat for your crafty trick-or-treater.

Now, for my kind of treat... how about a spooky wine label? I had a half sized bottle of wine that I thought would be a fun, whimsical Halloween treat for a friend. This label was a little easier to make. I measured the label that was already on the bottle and cut black card stock 1/4" taller and wider. I adhered that with tearable tape to the bottle. Then I used a red ribbon to wrap around the bottle, adhering the ends in the front to hide with the wicked label. Using a long stick strip, I adhered the label to the bottle. Cheers! 🍷

And last, and easiest... the card. I used the classic Scallops & Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies and the NEW Scallops & Circle Nesting Dies to create a simple card. Using some of the same techniques used to make the labels, I stamped the sentiment. I only did some distress ink on the edges, but wanted to add a pop of red! So I pulled out the Coffee Components stamp set and used the droplets with red ink to create the look of blood. You know, for all the blood, sweat and tears that go into crafting. LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some fun ways to use your stamps for this holiday and others! Have a fun and safe Halloween... and until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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