Paper Wings Productions October Blog Hop!

Welcome to Paper Wing Productions Wicked Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Cathi's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re having some wicked fun but don't be scared because our creations will be a treat for your eyes! Get comfy and prepare to shriek with delight! The prize this month is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Productions Online Store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • Become a follower of the Paper Wings Productions Blog.
  • Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment.
  • Return to the PWP Blog and leave a comment telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning, like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Oct 8th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions Blog.

I had a blast creating this countdown to Halloween calendar for my girls. I started with a piece of Countdown patterned paper from the Glitz Design Raven Collection. I added some decorative stamping to the top and bottom edges of this paper with the Halloween Is Here Cling Stamp Set and the Build A Shrine Cling Stamp Set. I added some bright orange lace trim to the bottom edge of the paper.

I am hanging this calendar on my fridge, so I made a set of festive magnets to help mark the day. These glass gem magnets come together quick and easy with a couple simple steps.

Step One: Stamp several designs onto a piece of white cardstock. Note: I used the Large Katrina Cling Stamp (Skeleton), the Halloween Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set (Spider Web, Spider, Witch Hat) and the Hanging Stars Clear Stamp Set.

Step Two: Cover each image with a small drop of Glossy Accents, or other clear glaze, and press a glass gem onto the image. Let dry.

Step Three: Cut the excess cardstock from around each gem. Flip gem over, add a small drop of Glossy Accents to the center and press a magnet into the glaze. Let dry and enjoy!

The fun detailed I added along the top edge of the patterned paper with the Halloween Is Here Cling Stamp Set is visible here. The owls and ghosts are spooktacular! The Halloween Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set contains several sentiments. I added some randomly to the patterned squares on the paper.

I dyed a piece of muslin with Mister Huey's Sunset Mist and Tsukineko Walnut Ink Crystals. Once the fabric was dry, I stamped on a creepy, crawly spider pattern with the spider stamp from the Halloween Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set. I added eyelets to the top corners of the patterned paper and used twine to help attach this fabric to the calendar for hanging.

The next stop on the hop is Erica!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Cathi O’Neill -
Dana Tatar -{You Are Here}
Erica Rose Thompson -
Irit Shalom -
Katie Smith -
Norma Gomez -
Shay -
Amber Rasmuss -
Paper Wings Productions Blog "The Aviary­" -



Let Your Creativity Take Flight!


  1. I love the way you dyed the fabric & stamped on it! :)

  2. What a fun project need to try the magnets!

  3. Love this,Dana!! I tried the glass gem magnets recently with little fruit images!!

  4. WOW! LOVE both projects!! A calendar countdown is such a clever idea to get the kids excited :)

  5. This is soooooooooo fun!! I love love love those buttons!!!! Pinning this!!!!

  6. great work, great looking calendar

  7. Dana, this is pure Halloween goodness and fun! I *love* the magnets, all the little details and those spiders look awesome on the hand-dyed muslin. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. oooooooooh this is great!!! Wonderful inspiration

  9. LOVE THIS DANA!!!! Super awesome and very inspiring! Love how you stamped on the ribbon and the magnets are fabulous!!!

  10. What a fun calendar! I love the stamped fabric/trim and the little magnets!

  11. As always something really creative and inspirin from you Dana!! loved all the details...the choice of stamps...stamping technique on magnets...spooky stamps at the lace trim @ the bottom and d spider hanging:) Fab project!!

  12. This is such a fun project! I love the magnets and the gorgeous ribbon :D

  13. Love your project and especially the ribbon. Great work!!!!!

  14. Very cute!! I love the magnets and the stamped fabric!!

  15. This is so stinking cute! Love the little glass magnets you made with the stamps and the ribbon is fabulous too!

  16. great project Dana! My kids would love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. I love the magnets - awesome idea!

  18. I love that scarf! I am deathly afraid of spiders but you made them actually look cute!! :)

  19. Very fun countdown calendar. Love all the little things on each square.
    <3 J

  20. Love the calendar! cute idea for every month :)


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