Halloween Stamp Sets from Paper Smooches!

Hello.  Kim here for Paper Smooches!

Kim Hughes for Paper Smooches

Halloween is such a cool holiday!  Our Halloween stamp sets include some truly quirky (hand drawn) images and sentiments!  I created a card to share today that combines both of our fun stamp sets.

Happy Halloween by Kim Hughes

Tips and Tricks:
1. Color stamped images with bold colors onto white cardstock.  Color over the entire image with a light tan Copic marker.  Now you have a scene that is more subdued than bold and bright.  This technique “ages” the scene to give it a vintage look.

2. Use a black pen and ruler to draw a baseline behind the images

3. Run the same colored Copic marker along a string of bakers twine.  This will dull-down the white in the twine.  The ink in the marker actually stiffens the twine a bit, so the bow “holds” better.

4. Create a matching goodie bag by duplicating this technique on a white bag.

I have a special prize today.  One winner will receive both of our Halloween theme stamp sets – Halloweenies and Spookalicious.  Just leave a comment below to tell us if YOU will be dressing up for Halloween this year.


Congratulations to our winner!

charlene says: Love this! I’m not dressing up to the teeth, but I like to wear some thing fun to give out treats–I might wear a Wolverine mask.

charlene, watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.


We are giving away a new stamp set called “Warm Hearts” on our blog today as well.  Please visit us to find out how to win our newest stamp set.

Happy early Halloween!

-Kim

 

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61 Responses to Halloween Stamp Sets from Paper Smooches!

  1. Colleen says:

    I love the card you made. I will out of town this year on Halloween so I will not be able to dress up, which bums me out because I just love Halloween and love coming up with different ideas for costumes, but there is always next year! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great Halloween card… love how you gave it a vintage look. I have not decided what I will dress up for Halloween this year… always last minute!

  3. Beatrice Lawson says:

    I always dress up to go treat or treating with my son (OK, he does the actual trick or treating… I am there to carry the loot, lol). Still not sure what I will do this year, he wants me to be a witch – boring!! Love love love your stamps. I think your sentiments are the absolute best and I can’t imagine making cards without them!! Would love to win.

  4. charlene says:

    Love this! I’m not dressing up to the teeth, but I like to wear some thing fun to give out treats–I might wear a Wolverine mask.

  5. charlene says:

    ps Kim, love your stamps!

  6. Pamela J says:

    I will be dressing up as a boring old mom, but my kids will have much more interesting costumes. Love the tip about inking the twine to make it stiffer. Thanks!

  7. TerryJ says:

    Thanks for the post. I can’t wait to get my stamps out and start making my Halloween cards. I need to get started soon before the month is over and I have to wait until next year.

  8. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Definitely dressing up. Planning on a gipsy fortune teller outfit….

  9. karenladd says:

    I won’t be dressing up but I will be taking my little 2 year old grand-daughter out and she’s dressing as an owl!! Always love your cards Kim!

  10. Mary says:

    I have an orange Casper t-shirt that I wear that says BOO! on it! Does that count as a costume? :)

  11. Barbara Leonard says:

    I am not dressing in a costume per say this year but have a orange t-shirt with pumpkin face to wear.

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