Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Halloween Pocket Letter by Ellen Haxelmans

 Halloween Pocket Letter by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Witchy Newton, Candy Corn Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Pocket Letter!

Today Ellen has created a fun Halloween themed pocket letter. She started with a page protector with built in pockets (the kind you find for trading cards or scrapbooking albums). Then she had the idea to fill the pockets with stamped items and treats for the recipient!
Halloween Pocket Letter by Ellen Haxelmans | Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The top pocket has a fun Halloween scene featuring the kitty on the broom from our Newton’s Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set. She colored the image and cut the kitty out using the coordinating Newton's Boo-tiful Night Die Set. She layered the kitty over a starry sky that she had created using our Starfield Stencil with silver paste. the sky also includes clouds created with our Sky Borders Die Set. Last, she added in little bats from our Witchy Newton Stamp Set.
Halloween Tag by Ellen Haxelmans | Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and Candy Corn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
The center pocket contains a cute tag that folds closed to hold candy. She created this tag using our Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. Then she added a decorative square over the tag using our Frames Squared Die Set.  She added in candy corn from our Candy Corn Stamp Set and candy pieces from our Hoppy Halloween Stamp Set.  She also added in that cute little bird from our Newton’s Easter Basket stamp Set. She used the coordinating dies from these sets to cut out the images.  
Halloween treat pocket  Ellen Haxelmans | Witchy Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
Then, for the bottom panel she created a bag from a paper bag that had a spiderweb printed on it. Over this she layered the image of the kitty in the boot from our Witchy Newton Stamp Set. She used the coordinating Witchy Newton Die Set to cut out the image. She also added the sentiment, layered over two flags that were cut out using our Frames & Flags Die Set.
Tips on creating this card!
Below we have some tips from Ellen on how she created this unique project!

Halloween Pocket Letter Tutorial by Ellen Haxelmans | Stamps, Stencil, and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. First I colored the illustrations. As you can see, I colored them in the same color scheme. This makes it easy to make them fit together.
  2. For the pockets I decided to go with black, yellow and blue. The blue color was created by using distress inks. For the top card I also used the Starfield Stencil with Metallix Gel to make it looks like a night sky.
  3. For one of the cards I used a spiderweb paper bag. This makes it possible to add goodies.
Halloween treat tag Tutorial by Ellen Haxelmans | Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
  1. For the middle part I first created a shaker pocket. With the help of my fuse tool I sealed the pocket that holds sequins. The "Trick or Treat" word die from the Newton's Halloween Trio Die Set was perfect to fit in a circle. This made it possible to add it easily on the pocket.
  2. The other side got a tag. To add candy on the tag I simply used a glue dot.
What a fun and unique way create a special treat for someone sweet!

If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!


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