Vintage Halloween Tag

Vintage Halloween Tag with Magnet for Polly’s Paper Studio

Hello, Friends!

I took some time this weekend to play with the darling images in the Vintage Halloween Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio.  Oh my…this kit is loaded from beginning to end with the most adorable images, printed papers, vintage ephemera and bows, too.  I decided to make something really fun, and designed this little Vintage Halloween Tag with a magnetic backing.  It can hang on your fridge, or in a workplace cubbie, a magnetic bulletin board…anywhere you want to spread a little Halloween Spirit.

Kathy by Design Halloween Magnet 01I was cleaning my studio the other day, and found the cardboard back from a magnetic list pad.  I’d obviously salvaged it thinking it would be fun to use in a project at some point.  So I pulled together a few embellies from my stash, some gorgeous ribbon and went to work. Have glue gun, will craft, right?

Kathy by Design Halloween Magnet 02After cutting  a decorative edge on the chipboard base, I layered on papers from the kit with a tiny bit of burlap.  The focal image was matted and then secured with foam dots to add extra dimension.

Kathy by Design Halloween Magnet 04

Tim’s Pumpkin die was used to create a pumpkin patch that I decorated with Spanish Moss, Burlap String and Orange and White Sweetheart Mulberry Blossoms.  The blossoms were tapped with chalk ink to make them look a little more vintagey. I think the non traditional pumpkins are a fun contrast to the cutie pie vintage image.   The little button card comes in the kit, too.  I just painted some tiny buttons orange and glued them onto the card.

Kathy by Design Halloween Magnet 05These gorgeous trellis roses were also sponged with chalk ink. I love that you can easily alter these mulberry blooms with a little ink or mist.  I used Black Soot Stickles on my letters, and around the rim of my spooky 31 button.

Kathy by Design Halloween Magnet 03This Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon is fast becoming a favorite of mine!  It is so silky and luxurious and ties gorgeous bows.  I frayed the edges here.  This was a pretty quick project to pull together, and I always like it when I can upcycle something that would normally land in the trash.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Vintage Halloween Creativity Kit, you can find it HERE.  Or, if you want to buy this Vintage Halloween Tag, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!



7 thoughts on “Vintage Halloween Tag

  1. karenladd

    Wow, there are so many adorable bits and pieces that come together perfectly! Love that you gave new life to an old magnetic notepad backing and the made it even better! Those little buttons on the button card are the cutest ever and who wouldn’t fall in love with the sweet little vintage image. Oh my!

  2. Anita Houston

    You had me at vintage!!! LOVE all the layers here, just want to touch it! The pumpkins are wonderful, love the metal one! Super Kathy, and so you! I LOVE this!!! PINNED!

  3. jenscull

    I absolutely adore it! 🙂
    the button card was the first thing to catch my eye – so very clever! then those fabulous pumpkins… no, wait, it was probably that AMAZING houndstooth ribbon that I also now have in my hot little hands! wooo hoooo! but of course I’ll never making anything that looks as wonderful as this. grins!

    you are a crafty genius! each project always inspires me. 🙂

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