Saturday, September 16, 2017

Halloween Candy Jar

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

I am happy to report that our CottageCutz design team members who were in the path of Hurricane Irma are safe. So thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Here in Pittsburgh fall is approaching rapidly. Next week is the first day of Autumn and our night time temps are already telling me that. With fall comes thoughts of harvest time, pumpkins, hay rides and of course Halloween.

CottageCutz has a new release of Halloween & Christmas dies coming on September 20th. Online ordering is not available right now because of a move to a larger warehouse. But, the DT has been giving you sneak peeks of what's coming. So make your wish list.

My card today is using some of the new dies: Halloween Candy Jar and Halloween Phrases & More. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I already knew the dies I intended to use for my card so I just needed my layout. Splitcoaststampers had one that I thought would work well with my candy jar image. I substituted the candy jar for the oval in the sketch. And for element #4, I used my word phrase and the spider for element #5. I also added an additional layer.
Step 2: Selected my card colors. I found some double sided designer paper in my stash from an old Halloween collection. I decided to use the dotted pattern and paired it up with olive green and  cinnamon cardstocks.
Cinnamon Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Olive Green Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/4"
Step3:  I cut my candy jar and candy in various cardstock. I just used the colors that were shown on the die packaging. So perfect for candy colors. Oh, and check out the eyeballs in the jar and the jar lid is a bat shape. Oh well it's Halloween!!
Step 4: Assembled all the pieces inside the jar. I decided to add a piece of clear acetate over the die cuts. I thought it would give a more realistic look of a glass candy jar. You can't really tell in this photo but the recipient will get the idea. Although when I photographed my card, I noticed that the photo lamp created a slight glare on the acetate.
Step 5: Time to begin the assembly of my card. Since lots of people have Halloween parties, I decided to make this one an invitation. It would be easy enough to reproduce. The phrase I used is part of the Halloween Phrase & More die. It will be available the middle of next week. So look for it in the online store. I cut it in cinnamon and olive green cardstocks to match the patterned paper.
I used dimensional adhesive on the candy jar. I like the look of it not being directly against the patterned paper. The little bit of dimension again makes it more like a real candy jar. At least that is my opinion.
Step 6:  To complete my card I secured the image panel to the cinnamon base. I cut a couple more spiders and added them to the card. The bottom right one is element 5 of the sketch and to balance the card off I added one to the upper left of my Halloween word. I also used some Wink of Stella on the spiders to give them a little sparkle.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this new candy jar die. Remember, to go to the online store on Wednesday, September 20 for ordering. See you next Saturday.

Dies I used to create card:



Anja Ž. said...

Your card is so much fun, Mary. I love this jar full of candies.

Lois said...

Mary, your card is just too cute! I love the jar of Halloween candy, and that patterned paper seemed to be a perfect choice.

Janja said...

This is so fun, Mary. Love it!

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute Halloween candy jar! Love all the candies!!

SugarShine Designs said...

Very fun party invitation Mary. All those candies are amazing! -Janet

Jeanne said...

Great card! Very fun!