Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Spooky Fun for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


How about some Spooky Fun for today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop?  So glad you joined us today.  If you have followed us for long, you know that we alternate a color challenge one week and a sketch challenge the next week. This is the color challenge week:


Spooky Fun


Perfect colors for some Spooky Fun!  


Spooky Fun


I decided to make 3 treat bags for one installment of grandchildren- I need to make 5 more very soon!  I used my Mini Treat Bags Thinlets dies for the bags, the tree die from the Thoughtful Branches set (order soon before it is gone),  plus the Spooky Fun stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  

I think they are really cute, but kids will like them much more like this:


Spooky Fun


I’ll give more details plus products used at the end of my post


But now, time to hop on around to Kristi Gray’s blog.  A list of our team is just below the forward icon in case you want to hop around again.  

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy



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Pumpkin Pie Gift Bag:

Pumpkin Pie Card stock 6″ X 6″ for largest part of bag, 3″ X 5 3/4″ for smaller part; adhered with Fast Fuse

Basic Black Polka Dot is from the Neutrals DSP Stack, 1 3/4″ X 4 1/2″, punched with the Triple Banner Punch, strip for bottom of bag

Whisper White for the banners stamped in Basic Black with Spooky Fun stamp set, die cut with Bunch of Banners die

Circle under the witch is Pumpkin Pie stripe from the Brights DSP Stack, die cut with a Layering Circle Die

Witch and bats from Spooky Fun, are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black

The moon image from Spooky Fun,  is stamped in Pumpkin Pie onto a panel of Pumpkin Pie stock and die cut with a Layering Circle Die

Halloween Night Baker’s Twine is used for the double bow



Basic Black Gift Bag:

Basic Black card stock for the bag, see sizes above; panel 1 3/4″ X 4 1/2″ for banner, punched with Banner Triple Punch and stamped with Spooky Fun and sentiment from Suite Seasons in Versa Mark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder

Bag is stamped in Versa Mark ink with images from Spooky Fun, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed before adhering with Fast Fuse

Strip of Basic Gray Neutrals DSP Stack 1 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ added to front panel with Fast Fuse

Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Brights DSP banner 2″ X 5″ punched with Banner Triple Punch, banners attached with glue then popped onto bag front with dimensionals, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine “bow” added with a glue dot.


Basic Gray Gift Bag:

Basic Gray card stock, see the first set of instructions for sizes of panels; dry embossed with the Woodland TIEF before adhering with Fast Fuse Adhesive

Basic Black tree die cut from Beautiful Branches Thinlets dies and adhered with small strips of dimensionals

Pumpkins and moon from Spooky Fun, stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink onto Pumpkin Pie card stock , witch stamped onto moon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut out, adhered with Fast Fuse.  Pumpkins adhered with dimensionals

Whisper White banner stamped with sentiment from Spooky Fun; die cut with the smallest Banners Thinlets Dies, the words “BOO”, from Suite Seasons  stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black and fussy cut, then adhered with Fast Fuse.

Pumpkin Pie stripe Brights DSP stack banner cut from small Banners Thinlets Dies and glued to white banner before adding them to the front of the card with Fast Fuse adhesive.



Stampin’ Up! Products used in my projects:




Big Shot

Heat Tool




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