Hello and Welcome to the Creation Station October Blog Hop! I'm so glad you have landed here. Our theme this month is "Whatever You Wannabe Stampin'" and we are each being inspired by one of the five Spice Girls. This is a fun hop so you'll not want to miss any of the design team's blogs. Just click on the Next Button at the bottom of each post to hop around to each one.
I have to admit than I am of an age that doesn't know a lot about the Spice Girls. I don't know any of their songs, but I do know that one is married to David Beckham, the soccer player and friend of Gordon Ramsey, and that one was on Dancing with the Stars one season. I also know all of the Spice Girl names courtesy of our fearless team leader, Elizabeth Price: Ginger, Posh, Baby, Sporty and Scary. So, which one did I pick? It's October. I picked Scary:
I used the Magic in this Night suite to create this Scary Spice banner with bats and spiders and spooky designer series paper. I pulled out the Basic Black and Pretty Peacock papers from the Magic in this Night designer series paper pack (#153517). The banner flags were made with the two frame dies in the Halloween Magic dies (#153565). The bats on the end flags and the web medallion on the center flag were die and fussy cut from two designer series paper patterns. They were each adhered to Pretty Peacock card stock and then fussy cut to create a slight Pretty Peacock edge.
The spider image and "Happy Halloween" image are from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set (#153356/bundled with the dies at 10% off, #155188). The spiders were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die cut and then mounted on a web created by wrapping the 1-1/2" Silver Metallic Mesh ribbon around the flag. The greeting was stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, and die cut with an Ornate Layers die (#152726).
Iridescent pearls (#153549) decorate each of the flags. The flags were strung together with Black Glittered Organdy ribbon (#147897) to form the banner.
This banner is headed out to my grandson for Halloween, but a banner without candy is not a good idea. So, I decorated one of the Rectangle Tins (#153519) to coordinate with the banner:
I used the same elements from the banner and adhered them to a belly band made with the dark bats designer series paper pattern and metallic mesh ribbon. The greeting on this tin was die cut using a die from Tasteful Labels dies (#152886).
Let's head on over to Mikaela's blog to find out which Spice Girl inspired her:
Have a wonderful and spooky October! Sorry, Scary Spice, not wishing anyone a scary one!