So this month I was asked by Anna of Mrs Brimble’s whether or not I’d be interested in using some of the Halloween range available on her online shop. Now, I don’t celebrate Halloween much these days but it used to be my favourite time of the year. Friends and I would go out for late night walks and take in the atmosphere. It was, as it always is, about community and friendship. Just see how communities use times like this to come together. That’s what I love about these celebrations. So it’s not going to come as any surprise when I decided to use the Halloween range to create gifts for people.
Now, I can’t stand tacky! And there is a lot of tacky Halloween everything out there! But when I saw this range by October Afternoon, I was blown away. I genuinely haven’t come across anything as lovely for Halloween. It has a real authentic, retro, look. Creative juices were flowing!
As you will see from the first photo I decided to try my hand at a Halloween themed pocket letter which will be the giveaway prize! Keep reading to find out how you can enter! These are very popular right now but I have never participated in it myself due to time constraints. But I thought the October Afternoon ephemera pack and other embellishments from this range would be perfect for this! Some of the pocket cards were made using some of the Halloween card stock from the Divider Pack. I made a paperclip using a badge embellishment as well as cute cards with ribbon and a button. I also combined word stickers with the larger die cuts as you can see here:
Next, I decided to try another new thing for me…a shaker dashboard for a personal size planner. For this I included Halloween sequins from our local pound shop. I gathered everything I would need together:
Next, I laminated a sheet of laminating plastic, cut to size, punched in the holes, and proceeded to sew three sides in orange thread. Then the fun bit! Filling the pocket!
It took a bit of shaking around to get everything the right way and then it was ready to sew closed:
And voila! One shaker dashboard complete and one very happy lady! I can check this one off the things to try list!
Halloween Pocket Letter Giveaway!
To enter the giveaway head over to Mrs Brimble’s Blog. There you will see this post with the details on how to enter!
I hope this has inspired you to be creative and try new things this Halloween. You can find all these products, except the sequins of course, on the Mrs Brimble’s Online Shop.
Have a very happy and safe Halloween everyone!
OH! BTW, have you heard? I’m also now on YouTube.