I am so excited for today, I can't even tell you. Working on treats and treasures for Halloween 2012 has been great fun, and a ton of behind the scenes hours have gone into it.
So, when I finally get to share it all, I get super excited!
I have new spell labels, as well as new Halloween cards to share (which I have spent last night and this morning filling the shop with), so here we go...
I'll start with the labels, and share a little of what I conjured up this time around.
When I create I always turn to things that I really long for, or would like to see in my own world.
This year I wanted some magical spells to go along with some larger labels.
Plus, spells make it extra fun to invent things to stuff your jar with, as you follow the spell.
Whimsical and fun!
To glitter the inside of my jars I never follow permanent routes. I always just swizzle a little water on the inside of my jar, coating the entire inside. Then I pour out the excess water, and pour in glitter, shaking it about, and adding more glitter until I arrive at the desired look.
I used this method to glitter the inside of some jars last year, and they are still glittered.
I prefer this method, in case I ever need my jar for anything else in the future.
I really enjoy thinking up things to fill my jars with.
Feathers and herbs and glitter, and more!
These labels are 3.25" x 4.25" so they are a pretty good size, and fit my large bottles really well.
I think they are a great addition to other sets of spell labels I carry in my shop.
Click here to see other labels I carry as well -
Plus more ideas of what to fill your jars with.
I spent a lot of time creating these imaginary spells, and I so hope you like them.
I had a blast conjuring them up...
There are 6 labels, hand-cut.
And no shipping costs on this item.
I also decided to create a paper print of each label, in case anyone would want to display spooky framed larger versions, for the Halloween season.
You can see them all in my shop here.
Here are the labels zoomed in, so that you can easily read them.
These are fun both as labels and prints.
In person they are really lush and authentic looking.
As, if that wasn't sharing a bundle....
2012 Halloween Cards are here too.
I have already started sending some of these out snail mail myself.
They all come with complimentary envelopes.
The cards are really great commercial quality.
Sturdy and store bought grade.
They are printed by real card printers, and designed by me.
(of course, the "A Fanciful Twist" watermark does not appear on any actual cards)
Miles as a witch makes me extra happy!! haha!
He is such a great sport, that guy.
Oh and the Halloween Witchies, loved drawing them up...
Some Halloween party cards too, this one inspires me for this coming year big time.
One of my faves, pumpkin village!
I want to live there myself.
Ooo, and night time parties!
Spooky candles and sparkly magic!
And, what I find to be a very lovely Halloween greeting, the spooky little pumpkin below.
It has an elegance to it in person.
A great surprise.
I know I shared EXTRA huge amounts of Halloween goodies today.
But I had to get it all in before more time crept away from me.
I have to submerge myself into Autumn and Halloween love, or I feel incomplete.
It's such a magical treat, this time of year.
I have plunged.
All the treats above are now in my shop.
Thanks for peeking in!!
See you sooooooon.
(Oh also, the Fortune Teller card has arrived and is available once again)
ps: Lil' tip for easily navigating Etsy shopping .
When you visit a shop, there is a left hand sidebar with categories of items carried in the shop.
Here you will see all the sections, like Halloween and Christmas.
Makes it easier to look at specific holidays etc.
You probably already knew, but just in case you didn't, a tip.