Is it ever too early to think about Hallowe'en and goblins and witches and magic potions and spells? Not in my world!
And this is the perfect week to get in the mood and start working on your holiday decorations and gifts and treasures! Alpha Stamps has just released two new kits with a magic potion theme ... oh, the goodies and unusual items they have found to make your magic potion decorations a sure-fire hit with all!
First, there is the amazing tiny Altoids tins (only 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"!) - perfect for a magic potion cupboard, or, as I have done, a chest for a miniature Book of Shadows and Spells.
I used the terrific new Graphic 45 line of paper, "Rare Oddities." Because the tin is so tiny, I used the 6"x6" pad of papers - but there are various sizes available, as well as a large collection of ephemera, chipboard embellishments and decorations. The potion bottle is one of the terrific miniature bottles available here at Alpha Stamps, and the liquid is alcohol ink.
Inside the chest, I put a tiny (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") six page album. Each page is actually a pocket which holds another page, so there are really 12 pages in this tiny album! I used a combination of the "Rare Oddities" papers and various new Alpha Stamps collage sheets made up especially for the Magic Potion kits! The whole thing was topped off with a miniature silk tassel and teensy stone from my stash. Some glittered wooden balls as feet completed the little magic spell chest.
The second kit is really a knock-out...and lots of fun to put together. It's a faux book - with a special hidden drawer to hide your most mysterious and wondrous spells and potions! The Secret Box Book can be found at Alpha Stamps here.
I decided that since there was so much time before Hallowe'en, I'd have plenty of opportunity for spiders and things that are creepy crawly and go "boo" in the night. So, I decided to make a white Magic Potions book and concentrate on doing white magic - like finding my neighbor's dog - or helping Cinderella get that shoe back on. I covered the book with ivory/white paper and trim and added the Pentagram Charm and a face from the Relics and Artifacts line at Alpha Stamps along with a few metal embellishments from my own stash.
The amazingly tiny bottles and the marble which was made into a crystal ball are all from Alpha Stamps, as are the miniature gargoyle statue, the tiny raven figureine, and way back in the corner where the photo doesn't show, a little skull. The labels all come from the new Alpha Stamps collage sheets created for the Magic Potions line of goodies!
Alpha Stamps and load up on magical potion goodies and get a good head start on Hallowe'en. Don't be the last one on your block to get on the magic spell bandwagon!
Now, go make something beautiful!
(¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥