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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween All Sewn Up! - Fantastic Ribbons DT - 23rd October

Good Morning Blog Friends,

The theme given to the design team at Fantastic Ribbons this month is sewing with ribbon...October to me means Halloween! I love it and any excuse to make a project for this Spookylicious holiday and I'm there!

 The card itself is a black 6x6 blank, the front of which I embossed using a lattice mask and then coated with starlite black pigment ink for some sparkle and shine. The pumpkin and boxes are made using  Spellbinders dies and cut with Coredinations card, which I sanded back and added a little sparkle. But the important part of this card and box project is of course,the ribbon!

I used three different ribbons: Grosgrain Torrid Orange,(how fab is that name for a Halloween project??),  black satin and Kendra black/gold  ....

The sewing part was simple - for the rosette, I cut  a length of orange and a length of black. How much you use depends on how large a rosette you want and half as much black as orange is needed. I simply sewed a running stitch along the centre of each length and pulled it together, sewed the ends together and then pushed the small black rosette into the centre, before sticking to the card. For the ruched band, I just gathered the ribbon together and sewed along the centre. It really doesn't matter if you can't sew as the contrasting ribbon will cover it. I sewed this by hand, but you could use a machine.

The little 'bow' on the box is the same technique as the rosette, except it's not gathered into a circle. To finish off I stamped the words on to the ribbons.

This was a really fun project to make - hope you like it!

Materials used:

Black 6x6 blank
Orange Coredinations card
Ribbons for Fantastic Ribbons - see links above
That Special Touch of...mask
Purple netting from stash
Spellbinders Pumpkins Nestability dies
Frog die cut using Cricut
'Spookylicious' stamp from Chocolate Baroque
Starlite Silver and Starlite black ink
Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue
Orange thread

Spellbinders Box die
Coredinations Orange card
Black card
Spellbinders Pumpin Accents
Torrid Orange ribbon as above
Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment, I love to read them!

Carole X


  1. Oh! My! Word! Carol that is some project absolutely fantastic.
    Halloween is the only time I can really use "Orange" it is a colour I do not like to work with but of course we can not do this event without it.
    Everything, is just perfect i love it.
    Must look for that Box Die when I am in Glasgow on Saturday.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia x

  2. Hi Carole, love your Halloween combo, matching card and gift box. So adorable and so creative. I love the frog and the ribbon is gorgeous. Love it love it love it.

    Wilma x x

  3. I'm not a Halloween fan Carole but this little collection is absolutely fabulous! Patricia is right - orange and black is perfect for Halloween - although Charlotte, my great niece, prefers purple her brother Séb is definitely the orange and black one and the more spiders the better. Last year they were here with us and for the first time ever we celebrated Halloween with cards and pumpkins and goodness knows what else. But it was fun, and I'm sure you had fun making these. love from Christine x

  4. Hi Carole, I love Halloween so these are right up my street! Love all your gorgeous creations, you are sooo clever...... the frog is my favourite and the little boxes are a fantastic idea for treats. Gorgeous makes. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole,
    fantastic card creation. Love everything about it . Especially your rosette. I too love Halloween, so much fun for kids and grown up kids too. Especially yummy treacle or cinder toffee.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Carole - this is really lovely - I have never been into Halloween until now! I am really getting into it since I have been blogging. I love everything you have made - the colours are great. Reminds me I must stop wearing black trousers and my orange top - with my figure I look toooo much like a pumpkin!!!!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  7. Evening Carole, fantastic use of the orange and black and such clever designs, all your creations here are great. Not into Halloween myself but the children in our area certainly have a grand time with their trick or treat. Love Christine H xx

  8. Hi Carole, beautiful projects, so bright and colourful, love them!x