Monday, August 31, 2009

Crafty Secrets DT Postcard Challenge - Halloween Postcard Kit

Good morning! Today is the Crafty Secrets Postcard Challenge Day and Vicki Chrisman our wonderful Design Team leader came up with a Fantastic challenge for us this month! Each DT Member has created a project to share using the NEW Vintage Postcard Kits. We could have any theme and use any NEW Vintage Postcard Kit we would like for the challenge. I love these New Vintage Postcard Kits!! Each kit includes a custom Clear Art Stamp Set, 6 large postcard sized images, 12 smaller images to use for embellishments and 18 ivory chipboard pieces.

I made three projects to share with you today and I used the NEW Halloween Vintage Postcard Kits.

For my first project I designed a Halloween candy bucket. The little pan/bucket was a great find at a garage sale and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Before I started working on the bucket I wanted to create a custom ribbon to tie around it. I started looking through my stash of ribbons and I found some twill ribbon that would be prefect. The twill ribbon is 1-1/2 '' wide and I stamped several of the images from the custom Clear Art stamp set that is included in the Halloween Postcard Kit onto the ribbon using Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and set it aside to dry.Here is a close up of the ribbon. The images stamp so clear and wonderfully onto the twill ribbon! Here is a picture of the ribbon after the entire piece was stamped. I know some of you might be thinking, oh my gosh how long did it take to do that? Honestly it was less then ten minutes to do the stamping. The ribbon looks fantastic just the way it is so if you wanted to stop at this step you could or if you wanted to add a little color and more detail you can keep adding to it and that is what I did. I took a wide Copic marker (E31) and I went over the whole ribbon to give it more of a vintage look and then I colored some of the images in using Copic markers. Here is a picture of the backside of the bucket and you can see the finished piece of twill ribbon. I colored the pumpkins, moons and added black eyes and diamond stickles to the ghosts.The bucket was already painted a dark brown and I used a sanding block to give it a more worn look. It also had little stars cut out going around the rim and I added some Orange Peel Stickles from Ranger to the stars. For the front of the candy bucket I added one of the vintage Halloween images from the Halloween Vintage Postcard Kits. To glue the image onto the chipboard I used 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon. Once the glue was dry I used finishing files from CTMH to get the edges all nice and smooth. Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger. I also added several colors of Stickles to the image and finished it off by adding Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the edge and copper eyelets. I also added vintage buttons with copper wire going around the edge of the bucket and then filled it up with goodies for Halloween.

Halloween Candy Bucket Supplies~
Crafty Secrets-Halloween Vintage Postcard Kit with matching Mini Halloween Stamp Set
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo,
Other~Twill Ribbon (1-1/2'' wide), Copic-E31 (Wide), Y15, Y19, Y38, YR04, YG63, 100, Beacon-3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue, Ranger-Stickles Diamond, Orange Peel, Lime Green, Distress Stickles Rock Candy, Glue Dots-Glue Lines, CTMH- Finishing Files, Crop-a-Dile, Copper Eyelets, Copper Wire, Vintage Buttons, Black Glitter Glue

For my second and third projects I made two hanging postcards. I would love to make up several of these to hang all over the house for Halloween! You can use them together or alone and they would also look great on the front of a gift bag or package for someone. The postcards are quick, easy and fun to make and it's up to you as to how you embellish them.I use 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon to adhere all the pieces. I inked the edges on both postcards and added stickles from Ranger to the images. I also stamped images on the back of the postcards, added eyelets, buttons, bling and copper wire.

Here is the first one I made.
Back~Close up~Black Cat Halloween Post Card Supplies~
Crafty Secrets-Halloween Vintage Postcard Kit with matching Mini Halloween Stamp Set
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo, SU-Pumpkin Pie
Other~Beacon-3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue, Ranger-Stickles Diamond, Orange Peel, Lime Green, Red, Gold, Distress Stickles Rock Candy, CTMH- Finishing Files, Crop-a-Dile, Copper Eyelets, Copper Wire, Vintage Buttons

Here is the second one I made.
Front~Back~Close up~Black Cats & Mice Halloween Post Card Supplies~
Crafty Secrets-Halloween Vintage Postcard Kit with matching Mini Halloween Stamp Set
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black, SU-Pumpkin Pie, Old olive, Not Quite Navy
Other~Beacon-3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue, Ranger-Stickles Diamond, Orange Peel, Lime Green, Gold, Dark Blue, CTMH- Finishing Files, Crop-a-Dile, Black Eyelets, Copper Wire, Creative Impressions-Bits of Bling Bright Smooth Circle Bling, Yellow and Orange RibbonPlease be sure to hop on over to all of the other Crafty Secrets DT Members Blogs and see what they have created to share with you!! I can't wait to see what they have designed!! Also don't forget to check out the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Blog, Sandy will be announcing the winner of the Halloween Blog Candy!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoy the Crafty Secrets Challenge/Blog Hop and I would love to hear what you think about the NEW Vintage Postcard Kits from Crafty Secrets. ;)

On a more personal note I just wanted to say to my blog readers I am sorry I haven't been able to post very much this past month! We have been having some problems with our newer computer and it is still in the shop. I do have an older computer but it is so much slower and doesn't have the same programs I am used to using so trying to do a blog post takes forever! :( But hopefully we will have the newer computer back very soon!! Thanks for understanding!!!

I hope you all have a Fantastic Day!!


  1. Oh Heidi.. ALL your projects are amazing! Love the stamping on the twill. I did that with one of mine..but I only had narrow twill. The wide is SO great! Love how you incorporated so much!

  2. Heidi's is so awesome :)
    I really love the candy pot.
    And the all the bling on your cards.
    I can't help but love Crafty Secrets too!! Halloween is never celebrated long enough in my book :)
    Have a great day .

  3. Your stuff is always so amazing Heidi!!!

  4. Heidi,
    You are amazing, your projects are totally amazing as I knew they would be, I see now what you did with the bucket, trash to treasures girl friend love them all!!!!!

  5. Love all your projects Heidi! The candy pot is so cute!

  6. Oh wow these are so fun I love the bucket idea. I am getting lots of inspiration today.

  7. Oh My Word Heidi ... these projects are AMAZING!!! LOVE the bucket and the ribbon is AWESOME!!! Love those vintage hangers ... you know, before I started stamping I paid good money for this type of thing and to think ... now I can "case" yours and create my own!! Yippee!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!
    (I've missed you ... glad you're back)!

  8. Wow! Your projects are amazing! I love the stamped twill and all the glitz!

  9. What wonderful projects!! The candy pot is such a great idea! Love the twill. Thanks for sharing all the details of your projects!

  10. Wow, anything Craft Secrets does is always so pretty and you do such a wonderful job with them. Just a great project!!!

  11. WOW! This set is wonderful! I love the vintage look!
    Just an Awesome set!!!

  12. Adorable projects today! I especially love those fabulous Halloween tags!! I love all the details you have put into each creation!!!I don't do a lot of Halloween, but these little tags sure inspire me to break out what little spooky supplies I have and get stamping!!

  13. Heidi, you did a great job on the new Crafty Secret Post Cards. I love all the little details you have done, especially the ribbon.

    I am working on my postcards now and you have given me some wonderful ideas!


  14. These are just AWESOME projects!!! Love all the glitter and the stamped twill was a fabulous idea!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous projects Heidi. The detail of your work always amazes me.

  16. Heidi these are fabulous! Love how you stamped on the twine and colored with Copic Markers! Love the glitter too. Amazing projects.

  17. these are amazing love the stamping on the twill looks great

  18. LOVE all your special Halloween creations! And your display is wonderful...take good care, Heidi!

  19. These all are so cute I can't even decide which is my favorite! that ribbon is to die for cute! Thanks much for sharing!

  20. Love the twill tape idea. I have had twill tape lay around for ever, and now I have a great way to use it up. Love all your ideas!!!


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