Bewitched (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Today I am sharing a trio of Trick or Treat bags which were published in The Stampers’ Sampler.
On each bag, the focal is a paperdoll comprising stamps from Character Constructions. Each doll is made of many elements so they are time consuming but they are so much fun to make, it’s very relaxing to gather all the fussy cut elements and enjoy the process of assembling the paper doll.
There is nothing sinister about the witches, they are all kindly witches with the merest hint of mischief in their eyes!oneThe wonder of the Character Constructions stamps, mixing and matching allows the stamper to transform the dolls to suit any occasion.  Soon I will share a trio of paper doll angels which use many of the Character Constructions stamps featured here.
Alongside Character Constructions stamps, I also inked up Redlead Paperworks stamps for the stamping on the tags and Halloween banner with Oxford Impressions stamps also featuring.twoSome stained ribbon, a cluster of tags (painted cardstock, stamped and paper punched with a tag punch) and also some torn tulle adorn a handle.
The sentiments are from Redlead Paperworks. A fun stamp set for Halloween with a quirky collection of sentiments.threeEach bag is a kraft bag painted with PaperArtsy Frescos trimmed with lovely black velvet ribbon or black sparkly ribbon.oneThe piece of lace rose trim was painted to co-ordinate with the painted bag and painted cardstock (used as a stamping surface).twoThis piece of orange/copper fringing was lying around, it just had to adorn one of the bags.fourShe clutches a banner …. BOO!sixThe Witching HouroneA wee bat from Calico Crafts Parts rests on her necklace.
twoThe moon lights her way.
This moon is from Oxford Impressions.  You can source Wicked, the stamp set this moon is from along with a selection of other Oxford Impressions Halloween stamps at That’s Crafty.threeThank you for visiting this post. I am nearing the end of my Halloween makes.
I hope you are all having a good start to the week.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie g
    Oct 18, 2016 @ 10:36:10

    What a treat to the eyes Lynne x saw them in Stampers Sampler and knew right away they were created by yourself. I just adore Catherine Moore’s stamps and the way you can alter them x
    TFS and hugs
    Annie x x


  2. Sue F
    Oct 18, 2016 @ 10:54:32

    Wonderful use of stamps and colour. You obviously had fun with these sets.


  3. Meggymay
    Oct 18, 2016 @ 21:12:41

    More fabulous Halloween projects and decorated gift bags is a great idea.
    Yvonne xx


  4. Suzi B
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 09:43:11

    I’m not a big fan of Halloween but I love these trick or treat bags with the great use of Character Construction stamps.
    Suzi B xx


  5. sharon
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 01:20:28

    More gorgeousness for Halloween!!!


  6. janellmithani
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 06:12:36

    These are really cute!


  7. craftytrog
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 08:32:59

    I love how you use those stamps Lynne!


  8. pearshapedchris
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:35:59

    So beautiful! Chrisx


  9. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 11:25:54

    Who wouldn’t want to trick-or-treat if they could carry one of these bags?! Adorable!
    The orange background of the bags with the black splatter paint across it are ideal for these sweet witchy ladies. You have really dress these Character Construction belles in true Halloween fashion. All the elements really bring out the celebratory feel for this holiday. Your touches of tuille, ribbons, trims and fabric ribbons are perfect! Those witchy words say it all! Thank you for sharing, Lynne. (I love that I have the magazine an can look at them often!) inkybru xx


  10. Dorthe Hansen
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 10:06:17

    Oh Lynne, I would always save such a bag , for ever,- they are so wonderful, dear friend, -and you always find the perfect details to add, -like the tiny bat ,the tulle for the dresses, and sweet spooky stamps, and ribbons,– to match your perfect color scheme . Just amazing Halloween bags to add that special touch to anyones home . xxx, Dorthe


  11. Jackie P Neal
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 12:47:28

    So much fun!! I just adore your paper dollies!! As gift bags, they are perfect! xx


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