Welcome to the run up to Christmas. Stampin Up have offered me three lovely card kits to run as a giveaway. Three readers will receive one kit each as a prize.
These every day card kits are gorgeous. You can use them to make up cards for lots of different occasions. With Christmas coming up, they’d also make for great stocking fillers.
Entering is simple. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget and away you go. Under the terms and conditions is a bonus tutorial from Stampin UP, to make your own Halloween Banner.
The Rules – Terms and Conditions
- Open to UK Mainland Entrants only.
- 3 Winners will win one card kit each.
- The prize will be sent to you from Stampin Up and posted from within Europe.
- The Scottish Mum Blog is not responsible for your prize and cannot be held liable in any way for non delivery or non receipt at your end.
- Winners will be notified within 3 days of giveaway end. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a new winner will be drawn.
- The winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter random generator.
- Scottish Mum Blog or Stampin Up reserves the right to amend, add or withdraw this giveaway at any time.
- Each entry method entitles you to one entry into the draw.
- Closing date 10th November 2014 at midnight.
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How to create your own Halloween banner
- Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
- Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
- 2014-2016 In Colour Stampin’ Write Markers
- Little Letters Thinlit Dies
- Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
- Owl Builder Punch
- Large Oval Punch
- ¾“ Circle Punch
- Basic Black A4 Cardstock
- Whisper White A4 Cardstock
- Silver Baker’s Twine
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Hole Punch
Take a sheet of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper and a banner shape of your choice from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. Draw around the banner twice onto the Designer Series Paper and cut out.
Once the Designer Series paper pieces are cut, punch holes in the top corners to match the placement on the banner piece to hang the banner flags from. Set these two pieces to one side.
Take the “b” letter stencil from the Banner Kit. Position the stencil centrally on the banner flag, with the top corners of the stencil level with the base of the metal eyelets, as per the picture.
Using the brush end of the Tangelo Twist Stampin’ Write marker, lightly colour through the stencil onto the banner, keeping the colour as even as possible across the letter. Repeat the stencilling for two “o” flags to spell “boo”.
Using the Little Letters Thinlits dies, cut the letters to spell “Happy Hallowe’en” from Basic Black cardstock. Make sure you save the central cut-out from one of the “A” cuts, as this will be used for the apostrophe in the sentiment.
To make bats, cut two owls from Basic Black cardstock, using the Owl Builder punch.
Using the Large Oval punch and the ¾“ Circle punch, create two “wings” for each bat as shown, four wings in total. Stick to the back of the bats.
To make ghosts, cut three more owls from Whisper White cardstock using the Owl Builder punch. Cut the feet off the white owls and edge with a light line of black ink using a marker pen or an ink pad to define the edges.
Turn the owl shapes upside down to create the ghosts. Add the mid-sized circles from the black owl cut-outs to the white owls for the ghosts’ eyes, and use the same circles from the white cut-outs for the bats eyes. Add ‘pupils’ to the bats’ eyes. Stick the bats and ghosts together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Put the letters across the white banner flags to spell “Happy Hallowe’en”, and stick into place using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add the bats and ghosts to each banner piece, again using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Thread a piece of Silver Bakers Twine or similar through each of the banner pieces, and hang in place.