Break out the stamp pads, embossing powder, and glitter because Impress Rubber Stamps has some great stamps for Halloween! Hootie owls with witch hats, skeletons and skulls, pirate jack-o-lanterns (arr!), and spooky fences — I’m really digging the spooky fences this year — abound. The stamps would be fantastic for anything from a scrapbooking project to handmade Halloween cards to a fun accent on an envelope or custom holiday gift wrap. Check out all of Impress’ Halloween stamps here.
images from Impress Rubber Stamps
I’m loving the 2009 wall calendar from Valérydesignwrks. The super cute illustrations and bright colors, courtesy of illustrator Valéry Goulet, will have you waiting in anticipation to turn the page to the next month.
Valéry also creates prints, note cards, and wall decals from her wonderful illustrations, including the glee-inducing BatS below. You can download a free desktop and iPod wallpapers of this design here — perfect for Halloween!
Valérydesignwrks goods can be purchased at their Etsy shop, Supermarket shop, or on their website, where you can see even more of their fun designs.
images from Valérydesignwrks
I was standing in line at the grocery store last week, wondering how many more things the person in front of me was going to pile onto the conveyor belt, when I caught something out of the corner of my eye. That something was entertaining and style guru Matthew Mead’s new book, filled with lots of Halloween goodies.
Halloween Tricks and Treats seems to be slightly weighted toward foodcraft; however, there are plenty of paper crafts contained within its pages. And I have to admit that, even if I didn’t love to cook and craft, I’d probably still covet the book just for the impeccably styled images. Hello, eye candy!
Matthew has generously posted most, if not all, of the templates from the book on his website. Yay! Some of my favorites include the vintage inspired decorations, treat boxes, and the owl garland. Download the templates and check out more images from the book at his website, and pick up the book to be completely inspired for the holiday. Oh, and thanks to Matthew for making my grocery line wait pleasurable for once!
Images from Halloween Tricks and Treats:
images from Matthew Mead
These paper circuses from UK’s Under The Stair Studios are just darling. Each circus represents a different special occasion, from birthday to wedding, and has a free spinning disk with four individual designs that you can turn by holding the sweet little flag on top. What wonderful, unique gifts these would make! Believe it or not, each circus is hand cut and assembled by Under The Stair’s proprietress Kat, who also designed and illustrated the circuses. I’m loving the whimsical illustrations, which make me want to go and read my collection of Beatrix Potter books.
More paper pretties:
images from Under The Stair Studios
Martha Stewart Crafts has so many cute and spooky crafts for Halloween this year. I’m loving all of the cute little treat bags, the glittered chandelier, and the nifty Halloween paper border punches. See everything they have for Halloween here.
Featured above (clockwise, from top left): Broom Favor Bags ,Pumpkin Favor Bags, Glittered Chandelier Kit, Pumpkins Edge Punch, Halloween Fence Edge Punch, and Vintage Halloween Favor Bags.
images from Martha Stewart Crafts