Category Archives: Halloween

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags with Authentique Bewitched Collection

Hello Friends! With Halloween peeping round the corner, I thought it would be fun to make these Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags with the Halloween Ribbon Assortment from  Really Reasonable Ribbon Club.  These are a quick and easy make, and guaranteed to make your little ghosts and goblins grin with ghoulish delight.  Before we take a look at the bags, here’s a look at the fabulous ribbons I had to work with for this month’s hop.

I love these colorful, whimsical ribbons, don’t you?  They  are just the right accent for these Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags.


Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 1

I made 6 treat bags in all.  The base of each bag is a Chevron Little Bitty Bag.  It was such fun to mix and match the ribbons from the Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 2Each Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bag holds a cute little Halloween Tag.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 3

The papers are from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting and Kraft Reflections.  (Both of these are retired collections.)  You can use any Halloween collection to make these, though.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 4

Tuck these cute vintage images behind the belly band, toss in a Fun Sized Butterfinger candy bar,  and you have the cutest little Halloween Treat Bags ever!  I think these would make spooktacular Halloween Party invitations or place cards.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags Photos

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On With the Hop

Now it’s time for you to hop on over to see what fiendishly fabulous goodies Cherry has prepared for you.

Visit all the stops on the hop, then finish up at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you could be the lucky winner of your very own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, now is a great time.  With the holidays fast approaching you’ll receive beautifully coordinated ribbon assortments that you can use on all your holiday projects.  You don’t even have to go to the store! How great is that?

You can sign up for the ribbon club HERE.

Thanks for hopping on by!




Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio Tutorial

Halloween Card Folio Tutorial with Authentique Bewitched Collection Kit

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear that sound?  Know what it is?  It’s the sound of little Halloween ghosts, ghouls and goblins creeping on you!  There’s no time like the present to start getting ready for this spook-tacular holiday.  This Halloween Card Folio Tutorial made with Authentique’s Bewitched Collection Kit is super fun way to get the party started!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Card folios are a lovely cross between a card and a mini album.  Quick to make, fun to give and loaded with goodies, they’ve become my “go to” card style.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 2Layer up loads of gorgeous patterned papers from Authentique’s Bewitched collection on the cover of your 5″ x 7″ card folio. Then add in  a bewitching black doily, lots of lovely Halloween Ribbon and pretty purple WOC flowers to make it truly fiendishly fabulous.

Bewitched Halloween Card Folio: A peek Inside

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 3Create a waterfall album inside a card?  No problem!  The 1/4″ spine lets you do that with ease.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4Each page in this fun flip style album measures 3.25″ x 4.25″ .  You will learn how to make in in the YouTube video tutorial below.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 5

I am so over the moon for this gorgeous black check paper.  And, dancing skeletons?  Yes, please!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 6

The Details Sticker Sheet comes in the 12×12 Collection kit.  It’s so easy to make little tags and inserts with these beauties.  Just mat on black cardstock, and tuck into a pocket.  How could it be any easier than that?

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 7

I love the way this Bewitched collection hits just the right note for fun Halloween crafting.  It’s not gory and gruesome…nor is it too cutesy wootsey.  It’s fun and sophisticated and vintage fresh.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 8

Would you like to learn how to make this dimensional box style pocket?  I’ve got you covered!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 9

And these cute tags take just seconds to make.  Are you ready to get your craft on now?

Halloween Card Folio Tutorial

I hope I’ve shared some ideas, tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List

Authentique: Bewitched Collection Kit (includes Details Stickers)

Other Products:

Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album with Petaloo Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Halloween is a photographer’s dream come true!  Cute kids in costume, vibrant mums and pumpkins displayed on front steps, neighborhood parties and Halloween mayhem in the workplace make for great photo ops!  Why not collect all those great memories in a pretty G45 Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album adorned with pretty, pretty Petaloo flowers?

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Halloween In Wonderland Mini Album

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Petaloo flowers anchor the corner of this “from scratch” mini album.  I love the way they add texture to the design, but I also love the way they pull the colors out of these cute designer papers.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-6Shades of purple, green, cream and yellow really make the details in this album pop!

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-3An upcycled cereal box wrapped in Graphic 45 DIY papers makes a great mini album base.  G45 Staples door plates, metal tags, chipboard and flowers make the album come alive.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-5The inner pages are loaded with fun hidden pockets, pull out tags, fold outs, folios and more.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-9Darjeeling flowers top each G45 Staples Alphabet tag that is used to spell out “spooky” Halloween words.

Halloween in Wonderland YouTube Video tour

This little video tour will show you all the wonderful details in the album.  You’ll find lots of great tips that you can use in making your own albums.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Hope you found some inspiration and ideas for your own paper playtime. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.



Petaloo Products used in this post

Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique Mysterious

Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique Mysterious

Hello, Friends!  It’s a great week to check out the Petaloo blog because we’re celebrating with a Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique.  There is so much great inspiration for the upcoming holiday along with some fabulous prize packages that I know you’d love to get your crafty little fingers on!  Just take a look at this incredible prize package from Petaloo!


Each design team member received Authentique’s gorgeous Mysterious collection to play with. This collection is printed on heavyweight smooth cardstock and like all Authentique products, printed 100% in the USA!  It’s a nice mix of vintage cute and vintage spooky (but not creepy) images.  I rode out Hurricane Matthew by creating some very fun projects to share with you here.

Jolly Halloween Easel Card I love plaid…and this vintage orange plaid is too fabulous for words!  I created this card with the 6×6 pad of Mysterious papers.  Card makers like to work with smaller patterns, and the 6×6 pad has all the wonderful patterns found in the 12×12 papers reduced in size.  My card is 5.5″ square and makes great use of the sturdy matte cardstock stickers that come with the collection.  I paired up some ghostly gray Petaloo Textured Blossoms and Textured Elements with the Fall Mix of Burlap Leaves here.  The flowers were spritzed with just a hint of Tattered Angels Jack O Lantern Glimmer Mist.

authentique-mysterious-halloween-easel-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-2The inside of the card uses more of the fabulous plaid paper along with some chit chat stickers and image stickers from the collection.   I love that the chit chat stickers give you the opportunity to create custom sentiments!

You Put a Spell on Me Spooky Card

you-put-a-spell-on-me-card-authentique-mysterious-by-kathy-clement-photo-2The black and white pages in this collection are perfectly spooky without being creepy.  I created this 5×7 top fold card with 12×12 papers and fussy cut elements.  My full moon was made by cutting black and white bat paper with a circle die, and inking with various yellow inks.  I love the way it pops against the monochromatic background.  The black cat is fussy cut from one of the 12 x12 sheets as well.  My blow cluster is topped with another Gray Textured Blossom and 2 mini gray textured blossoms.  How perfect is that color match?

you-put-a-spell-on-you-mecard-authentique-mysterious-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-4Bats in your belfrey?  No, they are inside this card though.  I layered some 12×12 papers, fussy cut elements, and stickers to create a tag pocket where you can write ghostly greetings and maybe tuck in a little chocolate for extra fun.

Accordion Style Flip Album for your Mysterious Halloween Table

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-6Every Halloween Party needs a little table decoration, and this clever accordion style flip fold album is a fun way to decorate.  I paired up the 6×6 papers with a Sizzix die from Karen Burniston and lots of pretty Petaloo Posies.  This photo shows the album when it is closed.

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo3The real fun starts when you open it out for display!

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-4And I decorated it on both sides so no one feels left out.  Here’s a closer look.

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-7mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-8mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-12mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-13It’s a really fun alternative to a banner, dontcha think?

Keep hopping along with us on the Petaloo Blog all week for more BOOtiful Halloween inspiration.  Be sure to leave comments over on the BLOG so you can be entered to win one of the fabby prize packs.  Authentique is featuring Petaloo product on their blog this week, and will also have some SPOOKtacular prizes for you.

Thanks so much for hopping by!



Product Links

Textured Blossoms x9 Gray

Gray Textured Blossoms x 4

Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Cream

Burlap Leaves Fall Mix

Black Textured Mini Blossoms

Textured Elements Gray Textured Blossoms

Darjeeling Teastained Spice Petites

Ivory Canvas Mini Garden Rosettes

Authentique Mysterious 12×12 Collection

6×6 Mysterious paper pad


Mums and Pumpkins Card: Cheery Lynn Guest Designer

Time to Flourish Mums and Pumpkins Card: Cheery Lynn Guest DT

Hello, Friends!   There’s nothing prettier than a whole bunch of pumpkins paired up with pretty fall mums.  They are on display together everywhere at this time of year and they inspired the theme for today’s post. This Mums and Pumpkins Card is made with Cheery Lynn dies and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-4You wouldn’t think that purple and orange would be such good pals, but they look smashing on this mums and pumpkins card!  My designer pumpkins were die cut from patterned paper using the Fall Pumpkin Patch Die. I actually cut three sets of pumpkins: one from kraft paper to use as a base, then I paper pieced the patterned papers on top.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-1But we said MUMS and pumpkins, didn’t we?  The Chrysanthemum Strip Die cuts 6 flower layers with one pass through the machine.  Again, I cut my flowers from patterned papers and then added a little flower soft to the centers.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-3The bright orange doily was cut with the Ornament 1 die.  This is really heavy cardstock from Stampin Up, and the die is quite intricate, but it cut through the paper like buttah!

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-6Gatefold cards are so much fun to open!

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-7And here’s the inside in all it’s fall glory!  More pumpkins and flourishes on the inside, just for fun!

I’m curious…what’s your favorite color mum?  I do love the purple ones, but I’m also very fond of the rust/yellow combination.  They all look great with pumpkins, though!

Thanks for stopping by!




Halloween Time Card with Pretty Petaloo Purple Posies

Halloween Time Card with Pretty Purple Petaloo Posies

Hello, Friends!  I have been having soooo much fun playing with my  Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper. Halloween is fun when it is whimsical and pretty like this Halloween Time card. Doesn’t it lookl BOO-tiful with Petaloo Purple Darjeeling Rosettes?  Check it out!

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Purple and green look spook-tacular together!  To dress my rosette up for Halloween, I painted it with a little Stardust Stickles.  And Alice should be right on time with that huge pocket watch in tow!


halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1The rosette sits on top of a double layer bow tied with ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club September assortment.

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Inside the card, I decorated a little ATC Staples tag .  H is for Halloween, right?

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4A second tag was decorated with images from the paper collection.  Gotta love the flamingo croquet mallet!

Thanks for stopping by!



Products used in this post:

Petaloo Darjeeling Garden Rosette x 6 purple
SKU: 1491-104

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition

G45 Staples ATC Alphabet Banner tag, black

G45 Staples Square Black Tag

Pocket watch and pumpkin charms from my stash

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment

Spanish moss


G45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

 Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

Hello, G45’ers!  I have been having soooo much fun with my Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland goodies!  This month, we were asked to create a dimensional project using 2 Staples boxes to go along with the September #TheDarkSidewithG45  Challenge.  (You can check out the details on that HERE.  There are some fabby prizes up for grabs!) I scrounged around in the Closet of Shame until an idea began to form in my brain: Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Here are the basic details.  I built the base from an 8×8 Matchbox Book.  I had to fill in the window with chipboard, and construct two side pieces to close off the box.  Once the box was covered with paper from the collection, I began to build up a dimensional scene using fussy cut images, an altered bottle, two altered 3×5 Staples Matchboxes and a host of Petaloo flowers.


Tips and Tricks for Halloween in Wonderland Tea With Alice Table Decor

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Let’s talk about the rusty tea table in this little tableau.  Now that was fun to build!  I had a 4″ diameter bottle cap and a couple of salvaged empty thread spools lurking in the Closet of Shame.  These were painted with a light coat of gesso to create a little tooth, then altered them using Prima Rust Paste.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5What does the Mad Hatter use for a tablecloth?  How about a chipboard spider web painted with Black Soot Distress Ink and Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint? Dinner plates are chipboard buttons from the HIW collection.  I found tiny cutlery in my embellie cart.  Napkins?  Rolled Purple Glitz Ribbon tied with Black Burlap String.  Centerpiece?  Mini pumpkins painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint!  The cute teacup charms were tapped with Eggplant Alcohol ink.  And do you spy the Steampunk Doily carpet?  How fun is that?

Stand Up and Be Counted

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2To make these fussy cut images stand up, scrap pieces of cardstock were cut to measure about 1″ wide.  They were scored in the center, then one side was glued to the back of the image and the other glued to the box base.  I used the edge of a pencil to gently curve the shape of the images before adding the little hinges.

Drink Me: Altered Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8The Closet of Shame housed this tall skinny Olive Oil Bottle.  It was just the perfect shape and size to serve as Alice’s infamous Drink Me Potion Bottle.  Once again, Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint was put into action to give the bottle a creepy, spiderwebby, magic potion look.  Then I added some borders, Pretty Petaloo Flowers, Ribbon, Clock Hands and the wonderful focal image.  This is why I have a Closet of Shame, people!  What if I had not saved this bottle?  Perish the thought!

The Mad Hatter’s Tea and Cookies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6You can’t have a Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice unless you have some tea and cookies, right?  These 3×5 matchboxes were covered with designer paper and fussy cut images from the collection.  I added tea bags to one box and cookies to the other.  The boxes are not glued down so that the tea and cookies can easily be removed.  They flank the altered bottle on either side.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea Pots

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7A friend gave me these cute porcelain napkin rings and of course, I put them in the Closet of Shame.  They were dressed up for this tea party with the help of Ranger Alcohol Inks.  (Eggplant and Pesto) Chipboard Spiderwebs, spiders and mini pumpkins fill the center.



Another Drink Me Potion Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-10Just like the story goes, there is a second bottle of “Drink Me” potion.  This time, it’s green glitter in a small glass vial.  It looks harmless enough doesn’t it?

Pumpkins and Posies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9This festive cluster of pumpkins and posies adds a pop of color to the composition.  The pumpkin was, you guessed it, painted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  After the paint dried, I drizzled Pesto Alcohol Ink onto the surface.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Video Tour

Sometimes, it’s easier to get the flow of a piece when you see a video. This one is very short (under 3 minutes) but you might catch some details that are missed in the photos.  I hope you enjoy!

So, what do you have lurking in your Closet of Shame?  Why not dig it out and make something fabulous to share it with us at #TheDarkSidewithG45 Challenge?  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!




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