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    Wonderfully Wicked Spooky Banner & New Kit!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween, Halloween Clocks Kit, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters

    Hooray! More Halloween goodies! I wish it could go on all year!

    Design Team Member Kristin Batsel has created a Spooky Halloween Banner, and it would be a welcome addition to my house!

    Kristin used the new Wonderfully Wicked 6×6 Paper Pad for the background papers, and clocks from the new Victorian Furniture Chipboard Set 1.

    “I used lightweight cardboard to make the pennant shapes. They’re 4″ wide at the top, and 6″ to the point, which allowed me to use 6″ by 6″ scrapbook paper to cover them. Each pennant is then outlined with a thin Dresden trim, and has a Tim Holtz “Typed Token” attached to the point with a brad.

    “The whimsical clock on this banner proclaims it’s pumpkin time, and the skelly agrees. He’s holding an October 31st sign and a freshly carved jack o’lantern. The Tim Holtz tag says, “spooky.” If I saw this guy running down the road, I’m sure I’d agree.”

    Bonus: Kristin has provided a tutorial on her blog post, with step-by-step instructions for creating the folded paper medallions!

    Learn more in Kristin’s post and see all the goodies she used in her Supply List.

    And check below as lots of items from Kristin’s artwork are included in today’s Giveaway!
     

    Halloween Clocks Kit


    Clocks and Halloween?! Yes, it may seem an odd combo, but it just came together. Plus as a preface to all the fun artwork from the Design Team yet to come, Kristin’s banner above, with pennants like “Pumpkin Time” and “The Witching Hour” can give you an idea how clocks and Halloween can work together.

    This kit started with the Wonderfully Wicked 6×6 Paper Pad. This is a great combo of papers and the more I work with it the better it gets. Spider webs, handwriting (with drips of blood), busy carpet patterns, and a very cool sheet of rows of old books. The include one sheet each of all TWELVE patterns in the pad. (Note: there are larger 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers from this line, too… see below).

    Back to this kit, there are 3 collage sheets:
    - New Halloween Clock Faces Collage Sheet. All kinds of silliness here! Clock faces to fit behind all the sizes of round “holes” in the 2 Victorian furniture chipboard shape sets — and the clocks in this Halloween Clocks Kit (note: the three chipboard clocks in this kit are drawn from the 2 Victorian furniture chipboard sets).
    - New Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet. Wow! There are enough orange and black retro Halloween images here to get you through the entire season! These are mainly “spinners” sized to use the little pivot hole in the the chipboard grandfather clock. A couple are traditional moon dials that work with the half circle cut in that chipboard clock. But most of these are much larger (and tall and skinny) spinners that show the image up above the top of the clock. Some can be hidden (nothing shows above the clock till you spin the image around 180 degrees — see that tall strip of photos at left). Others have images on both ends (so you could have a dashing cat (in top hat no less) showing above the clock, or spin him around and have an owl instead. More photos and info on making the spinners work is on the collage sheet page.
    - Halloween #3 Collage Sheet. Lots of cats and a vintage illustration of kids bobbing for apples. Also includes a little paper toy from 1907 (instructions printed on the sheet).

    (And remember: all the collage sheets are on sale for 15% off (and the digital downloads are on sale for 40% off!), so those new collage sheets are on sale, too!)

    Lastly, THREE chipboard clock shapes, each with a round hole cut out for putting a clock face behind (and that grandfather clock you’ve already heard about). Clock faces sized for each of these chipboard clocks are included in the kit, via the Halloween Clock Faces Collage Sheet.

    More info, photos and artwork are on the Halloween Clocks Kit page.
     

     

    Hooray for the Wonderfully Wicked Giveaway!

    Today’s Giveaway starts with… THE NEW KIT:
    Halloween Clocks Kit, so that includes the 2 new collage sheets and the new 6×6 papers!

    And then I picked out these new items:
    - Creepy Critters Shapes Set
    - Victorian Furniture Chipboard Set 1 – Sofa
    - Victorian Furniture Chipboard Set 2 – Grandfather Clock, and
    - Tiny Dot Dresden Borders in Black and Orange that Kristin used to edge her banner pennants.

    To enter the Wonderfully Wicked Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, October 3, 2016). And tell me: What will you make with all of those chipboard clocks and furniture shapes?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Cabinet of Curiosities Giveaway? That would be itsmebarbj! Congrats! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, October 2nd, 2016


    61 Responses to “Wonderfully Wicked Spooky Banner & New Kit!”

    1. Jeri Aaron Says:

      Love the Halloween Banner !!!

    2. Maryellen Says:

      Thanks Kristin for another wonderful project idea! The clocks look like a ton of fun and I would use the pumpkin as the clock face along with a tick tock Halloween is on it’s way theme.

    3. francine perri Says:

      I love that chipboard and I love Halloween would love to make a collage with these items Thank you

    4. Karen S Says:

      Love the Halloween banner. This giveaway is just what I need to jump start my Halloween decor. I would create a whole haunted parlor scene with these items. Thank you.

    5. Karen Says:

      Lots of options with this giveaway. I love the banner idea and would most likely use these wonderful items for my banner.

    6. Barbara in Fla Says:

      Love the Bobunny line, banner is to die for! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too!

    7. M. C. Sparks Says:

      Jewelry! I wanna make some jewelry!

    8. Traci Says:

      Cat collage sheets and halloween too-my 2 favorites. Gotta have it!! >^..^<

    9. Verna Says:

      Wow. This is fun! Maybe place setting names for my Halloween dinner. Great for some spooky cards. Great stuff!

    10. Anne Says:

      I can’t wait to get started and make some creepy clocks to go with the witches house that I’m working on.

    11. Lynn Fox Says:

      I’d create a Halloween room for the cats and rats to celebrate the Holiday! They deserve it!

    12. Jen R Says:

      I would make a great shallow Halloween room-box

    13. Denise Bryant Says:

      How fun! I’d make the clock and furniture pieces to be part of a spooky Halloween shadowbox!

    14. Lana Says:

      I would decoupage the clocks and chairs and use them in a wreathe, with the printed sheet, I’d make those into jewelry, and give them as gifts.

    15. Orlie Severson Says:

      I am not sure right at this moment but will figure something or somewhere to use this kit. I am in love with all your trinkets and kits.

    16. barb macaskill Says:

      Congratulations Barb J! I am super jealous but happy for you!! Enjoy your amazing prize package!
      I would make a triple layered collage with the clocks and chipboard furniture. Each layer would be adding more and more depth to the last and after I was done layering I would add some wee folks going through the motions of daily life!

    17. Emily D Says:

      I would make a background collage of a haunted house and use the chipboard furniture painted black in the foreground.

    18. Kimberly Laws Says:

      What an awesome giveaway,thanks for the chance to win!

    19. Ina Good Says:

      Haunted house with furniture sounds intriguing! Awesome Kristen and giveaway thanks!

    20. Luanne Shoup Says:

      I like the clocks. I collect them. this would add to my collection!

    21. Mary Mac Says:

      I would have to try a haunted mansion.

    22. Carla Says:

      Halloween is one of my favorite themes! Love the clocks, so many possibilities!

    23. Nancy E Says:

      Love the banner idea, but I think I’d use the elements to make special tags! Oh, what fun for the receipients!

    24. Karen Says:

      CLOCKS, CLOCKS and more CLOCKS. I can’t get enough CLOCKS !!
      Time is running out for me to enter to win CLOCKS come Monday.

    25. Kim Rayko Says:

      I would make a gruesome haunted parlour

    26. Karen Mallory Says:

      I love the Banner! I think that is what I would do with the things in the giveaway. Make a spooky banner!

    27. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love these clocks ! I would make the grandfather clock to Halloween mansion! 🎃

    28. Carolyn Says:

      Wonderfully wicked surely describes this wonderful Giveaway.

    29. Barb A Says:

      I’d make not only Halloween banners but also ATCS & tags.

    30. Megan Warren Says:

      I’d make Halloween ATCs as gifts and maybe a clock or two.

    31. Ann Green Says:

      Hi Leslie,

      What great stuff!! I want everything; but I can’t ruin my budget (like I have in the past with your website). I would make 3-dimensional cards, spooky tableau(s), and ATC cards. Thank you for this give-away!!

    32. jo Says:

      I would make some haunted three dimensional pictures with this giveaway! I love the banners, too!

    33. Randi Scholl Says:

      I would totally like to make a banner.

    34. Jennifer Purciel Says:

      I love the banner and clock kit. My husband collects clocks so last year I made him the clock from the Haunted Mansion for Christmas out of paper, and he loved it. I would use the clock kit to make a little Halloween click for my husband but I would give it a working face like I did with the Haunted Mansion click.

    35. Lisa TrainorMontano Says:

      What Fun!!! Why I would make clocks to go on Halloween Banners!!

    36. Lou Anne Says:

      I’d like to make a spooky shadowbox scene with the furniture shapes and clocks.

    37. Margaret Says:

      I love that banner!!! And I echo the lady who wants to make jewelry bc those clocks would make awesome Halloween pins!

    38. Ginette Says:

      Don’t know yet, but that stuff can only make great design… What about a 3d card?

    39. Christine D Says:

      I think I’d make a creepy taxidermy shop scene. The furniture shapes are great!

    40. Jean Marmo Says:

      I think those clocks and furniture are perfect for a spooky house layout! Love the banner! Super creative!!

    41. Kathryn Says:

      Love the collage sheet and papers! Would definitely make multiple banners and ATC’s (my favorite!)

    42. Diana bittaker Says:

      I see a mini haunted house with all of these fabulous piece So!

    43. Cheryl Lee Says:

      Probably a little mini Halloween scene, lots of great ideas!

    44. JAN Says:

      I would make a Halloween party themed parlor scene.

    45. Michelle C Says:

      I will make a tiny countdown-to-Halloween flip calendar!

    46. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      I would make a Halloween banner.

    47. Michelle Gajdacs Says:

      I would make a halloween scene

    48. Marilyn Hughes Says:

      I’m not sure what I’d make with them but would probably create a bunch of tags.

    49. Amanda Morris Says:

      I would use the giveaway to create a wonderful haunted house room. The items would be perfect!

    50. Ronda Liebert Says:

      I love this giveaway – so many things could be made – maybe a spooky Alice in Wonderland scene.

    51. Leanna Alverson Says:

      I’m not a big Halloween person but I DO love the Victorian chipboard furniture and the library paper. I’d def make a Victorian library.

    52. Aspen Says:

      Love all this stuff.

    53. Verletta Brown Says:

      I would incorporate them into a scary Halloween mansion shadowbox…….

    54. Rose Says:

      I would make either a banner or add this to my existing haunted manor! So many choices with this! Thanks!

    55. Carol Slowik Says:

      Love the Kit! Love the Banner! I would make an awesome banner with this giveaway. It’s the essence of Halloween!

    56. Cherry Koontz Says:

      I might try a decorated pie plate or cigar box!

    57. Laural Says:

      Always impressive ideas..would love to try any one of them

    58. Maggie M Says:

      I do not have any banners and very little Halloween papers so if I were to win, I’d make a large Halloween banner and decorate my house:)

    59. Carolyn Says:

      I’m having a Witches High Tea and these products would work beautifully into the decorations and/or adorning the gift bags. Truly awesome!! The most wonderful time of the year !!!

    60. Lori Says:

      Great giveaway! I would make a wall mounted haunted dollhouse. The furniture would have sticky backs (like Velcro) to be able to move around. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    61. marykay chisum Says:

      Frank, Drak and Witchie Poo need a place to sit! I would add the furniture and accessories to their haunted mansion!