Monday, October 21, 2019

Haunted Night Mini Keepsakes with Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen sharing some Haunted Mini Keepsakes that I created with the Spooky Halloween Word Mix and Ghost Mansion Chipboard sets.  The chipboard sets were absolutely perfect for this type of project. I coupled them with some embellishment mousse and Halloween themed patterned papers. I loved the end results. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Step 1: Apply Black Ash Embellishment Mousse to the edges of the puzzle boxes with a foam tool. Heat set to dry and set aside.

Step 2: Apply Black Ash Embellishment Mousse to the Ghost Mansion chipboard, Spooky Halloween Word Mix chipboard and to the edges of the layered patterned papers. Heat set the chip board to dry and set aside.

Step 3: Adhere the layers of patterned paper together. Add velvet ribbon and adhere to the puzzle boxes.

Step 4: Adhere the chipboard to the layered puzzle boxes using E6000.

Step 5: Add bows and additional elements.

Step 6: Add beaded pins and tap on gesso using paintbrush.

Step 7: Continue embellishing as desired.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Wooden Puzzle Boxes
- Patterned Paper
- Embellishment Mousse (Black Ash)
- Foam Tool
- Scissors
- Beaded Pins
- Velvet Ribbon
- Gesso (White)
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue
- Heat Gun

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rip...Halloween Candy Holder with Pam Bray

Hi Southern Ridge Trading Company fans! Pam here sharing how to create a some special candy holders for all your favourite Trick or Treaters or to give to coworkers, teachers, family, etc. 

Begin by die cutting a notebook die from pattern paper and cutting off one of the covers. If you don't have a die...that's okay. Simply cut a piece of paper to measure about 5" by 5" or larger depending on the size of your candy bars and score two 1/4" lines to create fold. Ink edges with black ink. Form the back of candy holder. 

Adhere Tombstone to pattern paper; trim edges. Sand with sanding block. Ink edges with black ink. 

Repeat by turning prepared Tombstone; adhere, trim, sand and ink edges. 

Adhere prepared Tombstone to prepared candy holder back. 

Adhere Closed Gate  to top of pattern paper. Adhere to top of Tombstone

Paint top part of Tombstone with paint; dry. Lay Bubble Wrap Stencil to top of prepared Tombstone using black paint; dry. 

Stamp prepared Tombstone using Boo! Halloween Planner Stamps. 

Adhere border strip to bottom of  prepared Tombstone to top of prepared candy holder. Adhere  Mini Pumpkins to front. 

Adhere blank card stock to inside of candy holder to create belly band. 

Add favourite candy bars to inside. 

Adhere Ephemera Card and sticker to inside of candy holder to hid ribbon ties. 

Add stickers to front of prepared cover. 

Tie Rip...Candy Holder together with bow tie.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Authentique Twilight Collection
- DecoArt Media Paint: Pyrrole Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, and Carbon Black
Black Ink
- Sizzix Notebook Die
- MayArts Orange Silk Ribbon
- Blank Page Muse: Boo! Halloween Planner Stamp
- Candy Bars
- Xyron Adhesive 
- Black Card Stock
- Stencil Brush

Happy Halloween Pam

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Joy Tag with Nancy Nickel

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here with you today!
I'm so happy to be a part of this very talented Design Team,
and I'm looking forward to inspiring you with my projects
in the months ahead.

For my first project I have created a tag:

Here's how I did it:

I began by creating a tag base for my chipboard pieces.
I cut one from kraft, then a layer from navy cardstock,
and then a final layer from a printable quilt pattern.
I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool.
Once they were all adhered together,
I inserted a matching eyelet to the top of the tag,
and then added a variety of ribbons and rick rack through the eyelet.

Then it was time to play with my chipboard.
I used the dress form from the Dressmaker Mix,
and the "Joy" from the Words of Christmas Set.
Then I took the Heart o Graph Doily and cut 1/4 of it out.
This cut very easily with a pair of scissors.

Next, I chose some inks that coordinated with the background paper,
and used these to colour my chipboard, using an ink blending tool.
I use Distress Oxide inks in:
Worn Lipstick,
Peeled Paint,
and Broken China.
Since I wanted the doily to be navy,
I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
This gave me the perfect navy with the look of the Oxide ink. 

Once the chipboard was dry,
I adhered it in place on my prepared tag.
Finally, I added some small, rather sheer flowers, from my stash.
One went on the dress form, and three on the doily.
I didn't want solid flowers that would cover all the doily details.

Here's a closer look at the dress form:

Here you can see the detail of the dress from base,
and the lovely doily:

Here is the top of the tag.
The ribbons, seam binding, and rick rack really fit the theme of the tag.

Here's one final look at the finished tag.
I think this tag would be lovely for anyone that enJOYs quilting!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products:

Other Materials Used:

- Papers: Recollections Cardstock
- Digital Paper: Gecko Galz - Country Stitches Paper Pack
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire and 
Distress Oxide Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Broken China
- Unknown: Ribbons, and Flowers.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll have another project share for you soon!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Wicked Halloween Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Halloween is only 20 days away and I've been busy creating Halloween projects, so I've created this Wicked Halloween Card perfect to give to that special someone in your life. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Wicked Halloween Card at home.

To start, you'll need the Oval Chain Frame. Apply two coats of black gesso to the frame. Once the paint has dried, randomly apply the Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Wrought Iron Boho Blends embossing powder to the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 

Next, you'll need the wicked word from the Wicked Halloween Word Mix. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the word and sprinkle Baked Texture - Taos Sunset embossing powder over the entire surface of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

The next three steps will use the Fall Leaves.

Choose three leaves and apply two coats of Fired Brick Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.

Choose three leaves and one Itty Bitty Kraft Maple Leaves and apply two coats of Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.

Choose two more leaves and apply two coats of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint to the leaves. Once the leaves have dried, rub either Ground Espresso or Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to each of the leaves.

The last chipboard piece you'll need is a zombie. Apply two coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint to the zombie. Once the paint has dried, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon on the zombie.

From the Halloween Night Paper Pack, you'll need to choose three patterned papers. From one piece of patterned, die cut a 4 1/2" Stitched Rectangle. From the second patterned paper piece, die cut a 4" Stitched Rectangle. From the third patterned paper piece, die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Oval. Distress the edges of all the pieces. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

The last piece you'll need before assembly, is to cut a piece of cheesecloth.

Adhere the 4" stitched rectangle to the 4 1/2" stitched rectangle. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the 4" stitched rectangle. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the cheesecloth. Adhere the oval chain frame overtop of the stitched oval.

On the left hand side of the oval frame, adhere five leaves and the zombie as desired.

Adhere the wicked word to the right of the leaves. Adhere the other three remaining leaves around the top portion of the oval frame.

Because it still seemed a little bare around the top portion of the frame, I adhered three more Itty Bitty Kraft Maple Leaves. On the left side of the frame in amongst the leaves, I adhere some tumbled carnelian gemstones, a couple of metal pinecones and a pumpkin. To finish the card, cut a cardbase that measures 5 3/4" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few closeup photos of the card.

Here is the finished Wicked Halloween Card.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Zombies

Other Supplies Used:

- Wild Whisper Design: Halloween Night Paper Pack
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Boho Blends - Wrought Iron Embossing Powder, Baked Texture - Taos Sunset Embossing Powder, Tumbled Carnelian Gemstones and Pinecone Charms
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Paint - Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Antique Linen, Distress Crayon - Black Soot, Walnut Stain & Ground Espresso, Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- DecoArt Media: Black Gesso
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Mini Pumpkins
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals and Stitched Rectangles
- Misc: White Cardstock and Cheesecloth

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Spooky Home Decor Tag with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends, Karla back today with a spooky home décor tag project! I had so much fun digging through my stash of Halloween supplies and pairing them with a Large Chipboard Tag (coming soon!), the FrogsSpooky Halloween Word Mix and Halloween Mix 2 chipboard embellishments and the 3x3 Star Stencil and Under The Sea Bubbles Stencil from the Southern Ridge Trading Company shop!

I started off by spraying the large chipboard tag with Distress Oxide Sprays and gluing on a torn piece of paper from the Wild Whisper Halloween Night paper pack. I used the cool Under The Sea Bubbles Stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink to sponge on cool background circles over the sprayed inks. I sprayed a lot of water and mist on this tag, and I was really impressed how awesomely it took everything!

Next, I splatted the background with some Perfect Pearls and water and then stenciled on the shiny stars using the Star Stencil in the 3x3 size (so awesome that the stencils are available in different sizes!!) and Wild Whisper Pineapple Paradise embossing powder. I sponged on some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink around the edges for shading and added a few more stars with yellow ink on the spider web paper.

I grabbed various ephemera pieces from my stash including Tim Holtz paper dolls and Halloween diecuts and applied them on the background using Tacky Glue. A bit of Distress Oxide Ink adds some colour to the edges of the images.

I chose the fun Southern Ridge Trading Company embellishments that I wanted to use and got started on customizing them! I used Distress Oxide Ink Spray directly on the chipboard and it dried nice and flat. I used Black Soot on the witch and Rusty Hinge on the pumpkin, both from the Halloween Mix 2 chipboard set. The Fright Night words from the Spooky Halloween Word Mix set were sprayed with Candied Apple and then embossed on the edges with Wild Whisper Rugged Red embossing powder for a little extra colour and dimension. Lastly, the cute frog chipboard piece was coloured using various Distress Oxide Sprays by using the bottom of the spray nozzle (unscrewed) to drop drips of the mist onto the surface – creating a mottled look. I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to add some shadowing to the edges of both the pumpkin and frog.

I attached the chipboard pieces with tacky glue to the background tag and added some neat yarn and twine from my stash to the top of the tag.

Here are a few closeups! I had a piece of inked paper in my stash that I diecut into a full moon and clouds with Studio Katia Sky Set Border Dies and then layered the witch on top of. I love how this turned out to look like a spooky night sky!

I used Tim Holtz Chit Chat Occasions stickers to add a few more words to the background and glued on the frog to look like he’s climbing up the tag.

I love the way the Fright Night sentiment turned out with the textured red embossing powder! Very creepy! A few Halloween Night sequins from Wild Whisper finish it all off.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Large Chipboard Tag (coming soon!) 

Other Supplies Used:

- Wild Whisper Designs: Halloween Night Paper Pack and Sequins & Embossing Powders - Rugged Red and Pineapple Paradise
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Spray and Inks
- Tim Holtz Ideaology: Halloween Ephemera, Chit Chat Occasions Stickers and Paper Dolls diecuts
- Studio Katia: Sky Set Borders Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this gives you a few ideas about how to decorate your chipboard and use your stash to create fun home décor. Be sure to pop into the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop to find some very cool supplies, and have an awesome week!