Happy Halloween!? … wait it’s still August. As stores nationwide prepare for the occasion so should your paper crafts! Let’s explore some goodies from the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog together as we explain why we show you Halloween inspiration so early.
Why do we show you Halloween projects so far in advance? Well, let’s work backward. Halloween is at the end of October, but if you are mailing a card out you’ll want to send it about two weeks before the big day so your recipient gets it on time. You also need time to craft. Let’s give you 2-3 weeks to get creative and perfect your projects in time. That takes us to the end of September. Now you still need to give yourself about 2 weeks for us to ship it to you, this takes you to mid-September. To spend wisely, you may want to take the time to explore your catalog and think through your wish list as well as find a Journey Coach near you to complete your orders. And here we are – the perfect time to show you our Halloween projects to get you started!
Our Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog includes quite a few super cute items we just can’t get enough of, including this Creepy Kids Stamp Set. They are creepy, but playful for a fun Halloween Card.
Stamp them and color them in against bold color perfect for the occasion. You can even add fun designs to your card with our Border Basics Die Set. The new Toil & Trouble Buttons coordinate with our color palette too!
Supply List: Creepy Kids Stamp Set SS-0528| Creepy Kids Die DI-0378| Border Basics Die DI-0144| Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041| Journey Color Burst pencils JM-0077| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Citrus Cooler Cardstock| River Stone Cardstock| Grape Fusion Cardstock| Toil & Trouble Buttons AC-0297| Licorice Journey Twine AC-0267| Journey Glaze AD-0003|
Remember, we did suggest above for you to spend wisely. By this, we mean strategizing your wish lists to take advantage of our Bloom Benefits too! Yes, we reward you for shopping. When you purchase FSJ items, your total can count toward a FREE Bloom Benefit. See all the Journey Holiday Mini Bloom Benefits. You can even select from the list of 2017-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog Bloom Benefits.
For example, let’s say you purchased the items to create the Happy Halloween Card above. If you spend $75 or more you can select the Haunted Halloween Stamp for FREE!
Use that stamp to create this card …
It’s spooky, sophisticated, detailed and ready for the Fall all at the same time.
Create this multi-color Happy Halloween image and sentiment by adding our Black Licorice, Cosmic Gape, and Grape Fusion Re-inkers to a baby wipe. Ink up your stamp into this diluted mixture and stamp it onto your cardstock.
Give your background an intricate detail with Vintage Notes and the Widow’s Web Stamp. Then surround your card with a few Tattered Bloom, Spring Bloom Dies and leaves from the Snapshot Frames Die Set. You can give your blooms a darker look by inking creases of the cardstock with Black Licorice Ink.
Complete your project with a Dark Roast Silk splatter.
Supply List: Happy Halloween Stamp AT-0244 (Bloom Benefit) | Vintage Notes Stamp SS-0303| Widow’s Web Stamp SS-0222| Tattered Bloom Minis Die DI-0020| Spring Bloom Minis Die DI-0008| Journey Ovals Die Set DI-0042| Snapshot Frames Die Set DI-0045| Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0041|River Stone True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0053| Pomegranate Splash True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0008| Pumpkin Bread Cardstock CS-0098| Pomegranate Splash Cardstock CS-0027| Dark Roast Cardstock CS-0091| Sweet Pear Cardstock CS-0095| Deep Lilac Cardstock CS-0096| Cosmic Grape Cardstock CS-0122| Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0044| River Stone Cardstock CS-0094| Black Licorice True Color Fusion Re-Inker RI-0044| Cosmic Grape True Color Fusion Re-Inker RI-0078| Grape Fusion True Color Fusion Re-Inker RI-0033| Dark Roast Silk IP-0095| Wiggle Eyes AC-0173| Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013| Journey Glaze 2 oz AD-0003
*These True Color Fusion Ink Pads are 20% off until tomorrow Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm Central.