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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Spooky Treats: A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Hi! I’m Vy with Crafting Daily Dose. Welcome to this month’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop, featuring alternatives for the September 2022 Spooky Treats kit.

This cute kit included supplies for 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 different designs. Kits always come with an exclusive stamp set, a mini ink cube, embellishments, and adhesives.

As of today, the past kit and refills are available to subscribers.

For this first card, I used one of the treat box sleeves to stencil a web, blending in Fresh Freesia and Orchid Oasis inks onto Basic White cardstock. By using both sides of my stencil and rotating it around, I was able to get a full web. I then spritzed it to get little water droplets for more interest.

The mechanism is a simple piece of cardstock that has been folded in half and glued down, with the end of the spider silk die cut sandwiched in between. I used a regular 1/4" hole punch (like you'd find with office supplies) to make a hole. The Mini Dimensional foam stickers came with the kit, and I trimmed one just a bit to make it rounder. I mounted the Mini Dimensional onto the card and placed the spider mechanism over it, so that the Dimensional sits in the punched hole. I added a full-sized Dimensional a little above it to help support the sentiment label I'd be placing on top.

After stamping with Orchid Oasis ink, I added a sentiment to the front and decorated with some of the adhesive-backed stars.

The inside of the card has simple layers and stamping.


-Starry Sky cardstock

  • 8-1/2” (W) x 5-1/2” (H), scored at 4-1/4” along the long side

-Fresh Freesia cardstock

  • TWO 4” (W) x 5-1/4” (H)

-Basic White cardstock

  • TWO 3-3/4” (W) x 5” (H) (I started out a little bigger than this for the front panel and then trimmed it to this final size, to make stencil placement a little easier)

  • 1/2" (W) x 1" (H), scored at 1/2" along the long side


My second card uses double stamping on vellum. To create this effect, I first stamped the ghosts on the back side of the vellum layer with Versamark ink using the back (smooth) side of the stamp. I then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted my ghosts to be semi-transparent, so the aim was to not have solid coverage with the Versamark ink. If your pad is a little dry, that's probably perfect. If your ink pad is quite juicy, stamp the image off onto scrap paper first to remove excess ink, and then just use the ink left over on the stamp for your project, being careful not to press down too hard.

Afterwards, I stamped the ghosts on the front side of the vellum using the included Orchid Oasis ink, right over the white embossed areas.

The background layer was created by blending some Orchid Oasis ink onto Fresh Freesia cardstock for an ombré look.

I adhered the background layer to the cardbase. To attach the vellum layer next, I was able to hide Stampin' Seal adhesive behind the ghosts so that it didn't show. I then added the sentiment stamped onto a label from the kit, along with some simple stamping for the inside. The adhesive-backed stars were a quick finishing touch.


-Basic Black cardstock

  • 8-1/2” (W) x 5-1/2” (H), scored at 4-1/4” along the long side

  • 2-3/4" (W) x 1/2" (H)

-Fresh Freesia cardstock

  • TWO 4” (W) x 5-1/4” (H)

-Basic White cardstock

  • 3-1/2” (W) x 4-3/4” (H)

Thank you so much for visiting! Don’t forget to follow the hop to see other creative ideas from our team!

October 10th is the last day to sign up for next month’s kit, called Ho Ho Ho. This kit will make 9 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards, 3 each of 2 designs. We'll get an Early Espresso mini ink cube and some iridescent foil snowflakes! Plus it'll coordinate with the upcoming November kit. If you‘re in the U.S. and would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me, I’ll send you a handmade thank you card, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I post new ideas!


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