Hey there friends!! Did you all have fun celebrating Halloween?? My kids LOVE dressing up so they had such a blast. My sweet girl was a fairy for one party and Princess Belle for another… and my sweet boy was a puppy for one and Gecko from Disney’s PJ Masks for another! I just adore watching their excitement while we have fun with friends. 🙂 To see a photo from the evening check out my Instagram page HERE.

Now onto the Papertrey Throwback Thursday fun!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday background basics sheet music

Background Basics: Sheet Music is one of those sets that is so versatile, you could EASILY match it up with almost any other set, theme, holiday, etc. Since we’ve been in a Christmas kick lately I decided to match it up with the lovely new Sing a Song of Christmas stamps and dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday background basics sheet music

The sentiment is stamped onto one of the Bookmark dies (previously released) and then the sheet music accents the theme below. I mixed Saffron Spice and Bright Buttercup for a fun muted color combination that wouldn’t compete too much with the rest of the card.

The Bitty Big: Pure Poppy cardstock adds that color pop at the bottom and the Treble Clef die perfectly accentuates the card’s theme.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday background basics sheet music

The card is finished off with some embellishments from the Wonderland Trimmings Kit. I actually put that thin red striped ribbon through my Xyron and made it a mini washi to stick right across the card front. 🙂

Thanks so much for joining me today!! Be sure to check out with the other ladies have designed with this awesome set and have a wonderful weekend!!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hellllllooooo Unity Lovers!! We are hoppin today and showing off some seriously edgy and awesome new projects! I hope you join in on the hop and comment on all of the blogs so you get a chance to win amazing Unity goodness!! Alright, let me dive into my new projects first using the new PMS Peggy stamp set (how hilarious is that name?!).

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co PMS Peggy Golden Simplicity Hormone Card

This card is a bit 3D (hard to see in the pics) but the butterfly is popped up and has the dimensional layers of wings underneath (which are also popped up). This card was surprisingly difficult to photograph but looks so beautiful in person. I have it setup next to my computer. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co PMS Peggy Golden Simplicity Hormone Card

This next project is a bookmark I made using the already released Woodland Fox set. I am pretty obsessed with all of the Woodland creature sets… its probably the boho hippie in me. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company Golden Simplicity

My next 2 cards use the new Bravely Change & Going Wild sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company Bravely Change Going Wild Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company Bravely Change Going Wild Golden Simplicity

The card below also uses the butterfly and moth from the June SMAK kit.

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company Bravely Change Going Wild Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company Bravely Change Going Wild Golden Simplicity

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Don’t forget to leave some love in the comments on each blog (including the Unity blog) to be entered to win a ***Unity Prize Package***

To view all of my previous Unity monthly projects from June see my post HERE. Much love friends!

Xo, Stephanie

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Happy almost Halloween my friends! I LOVE this time of year. Not only is the weather finally cooling down a bit, but hanging up spooky decorations, carving pumpkins, and making (or picking out) costumes with my little ones is too fun! Unfortunately I sometimes find myself getting swept up in all the preparations that I forget doing one of my favorite things… making little holiday crafts with my kids that they can pass out to their friends at school.

So I came up with 3 super easy and simple Halloween kids crafts that are perfect for the last minute and won’t have you breaking the bank for supplies or learning complicated techniques. Whether you are a super crafter who is in the midst of an idea brainstorm, or someone who has yet to ever pick up a glue stick, these 3 crafts will be sure to get you where you need to go! 🙂 Please forgive the photos, my camera was glitching today. Let’s get started!

Easy Halloween Kids Crafts

Halloween Kids Craft #1: Ghost Pops

You may have seen a lollipop wrapped up as as something along the way (superhero, snowman, etc.) but this ghost version is probably the easiest one.

Supplies:

  • Lollipops
  • 5x5in white fabric squares or tissue paper
  • Ribbon (any color)
  • Googly Eyes (optional)
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

Wrap the fabric or tissue paper square around the lollipop.

Tie the ribbon around the lollipop into a knot.

Draw on the eyes with a black marker or glue on the googly eyes.

I finished off the craft by tying a little tag onto it that I cut out of paper, but you don’t have to add this part. This is a good place to put “From, (insert child’s name)” if they wanted to. I also curled the ribbon. 🙂 Here is the finished craft:

Halloween Ghost Pops Craft

Halloween Kids Craft #2: Witch Hat Bookmarks

Another use for a good ol’ popsicle stick! Man I love these things…

Supplies:

  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle sticks (large or small)
  • Purple cardstock or construction paper
  • Black cardstock or construction paper

How To:

Draw an outline of a witch’s hat onto the black cardstock.

Cut out the witch’s hat.

Cut a strip of the purple cardstock and glue it onto the witch’s hat. Cut the sides so they line up with the edges of the hat.

Glue the witch’s hat onto the popsicle stick.

Let it dry and you can write your child’s name on the back of the popsicle stick. You can get crafty and decorate the hat more if you wish too. 🙂

Witch's Hat Bookmark Kids Craft Easy GoldenSimplicity.com

Halloween Kids Craft #3: Jack O Lantern Masks

If you can cut out a face from a pumpkin, you can make these masks.

Supplies:

  • Orange cardstock or construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (not pictured)

How To:

Draw an outline of a Jack O Lantern (without it’s mouth) onto the orange cardstock.

Cut it out.

Using your black marker, draw a black line around the eyes, nose, and the outline of the entire mask. Draw additional lines to add a  little character to your pumpkin.

Punch one hole on each side of the mask and cut 2 pieces of ribbon approximately 6in each.

Tie one ribbon in each hole. You will loosely tie these in a bow behind the child’s head when they are ready to wear the mask.

Halloween Jack O Lantern Mask Kids Craft

Well there you have it!

3 Easy Last Minute Halloween Kids Crafts

Give these a try and be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram (#GSHalloween @goldensimplicity_sg) – I’d love to see how they turn out! For more inspiration, see some of my past Halloween posts below. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie