Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Chalkboard Tags .....{TKJ}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!!!
It is time for a new challenge over at
And this week the challenge is:
Discover Something New

Such a fun challenge because I don't know about you but I am always looking for a new technique or a new tutorial that I want to try. I have a HUGE bookmarked list of all of them so I can cross one off now with my project I have to share with you today. 
I have watched people post these awesome Chalkboard technique projects and wanted to give this a try. Well after watching this GREAT video over at Splitcoaststampers HERE,  these are what I came up with. I sure hope you like my Halloween tags. They were a BLAST to make and put together, so I highly recommend you all to give this a try!!!

So this is how I made them. 
I started out with some blank Blackboard Tags and using some adorable Halloween stamps I picked up at Micheal's in the dollar bin last year, I heat embossed them using Creative Inspirations Paint Deliquesce White Embossing Powder. Then using a white prismacolor pencil I added some details to each of the tags around the border in a decorative pattern. Now for the fun part....I used a makeup sponge and some white pigment ink and went about giving the tags the chalkboard look. The great thing about this technique is that there is no wrong way to do it and you can add as much or as little color to the paper as you want to get the desired look. Then to finish the tags off I added some Orange Hemp Cording . I couldn't leave the tags as is, so I decorated some Small Glassine Bags with a pieces of Black and White Polka Dot Washi Tape wrapped around the base of each bag.  To attach the tags to the bags I took some Tiny Wooden Clothespinsadded more of the Black and White Polka Dot Washi Tape and clipped them onto the bags.

So there you have it....
my inspiration for this week's challenge.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with us!
As always I have linked all the supplies I used from The Kraft Outlet throughout my description.  If you have not checked out the store yet....make sure you do! There is so much available, the prices are so reasonable and shipping is super fast!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!
Entering this into the following challenges:

Inspired By Stamping~ Chalkboard Technique
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Fall/Halloween

Just B Creative Crazy~October Linky
Craftin Desert Divas~ Halloween Party
Paper Issues~ Halloween


  1. These are totally 100% adorable! Love this Jessica!

  2. heehee how totally cute.. love those monsters..

  3. Super cute, love those chalkboard monsters!!

  4. These are super cool Jessica! I want to give this a try:) TFS!
    Happy Monday!
    Sherrie K

  5. Your creativity is Beyond AMAZING!!! TFS the tutorial.
    Super cute, cool & Fun!! Love it my friend!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Halloween“ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  6. Glad that you gave this your first try, those little monsters are cute on your tags.

  7. These are fabulous! LOVE them! You did a great job! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

  8. I love this, Jessica! The chalkboard look is awesome and I love that TKJ carries these papers. I'm still working on the technique. Your projects are always so sweet.
    Be blessed,

    1. P.S. thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so blessed by your participation and sweet fellowship.

  9. Wow these looks Amazing. Love it.

  10. Well, my goodness you just rocked this technique!! They look amazing!! I just love everything about them!! So creative my friend - as always!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. I always appreciate the humor you inject in your projects. What fun ! Hugs !, -J-

  12. Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!

  13. These turned out fabulous - love the images!

  14. These are awesome Jessica! What a fun technique. I am going to have to give this a try sometime, I really love the look! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh Jessica, these are so adorable. Love how you added the glassine bags too, you always add a special touch that makes your projects amazing! Great work sweet lady.

  16. fabby little bags and TOTALLY fun for a crafty project for the kidlets! thanks for sharing with us at Paper Issues - i featured your treat bags today because i thought they were just too cute!

  17. super cute my friend :)
    So glad you shared with us on IBS.

  18. Jessica ~ Alright these are ADORABLE!! I am in AWE of you chalking and the use of white embossing powder! Thanks for linking the tutorial too!

  19. OMG! these are too cute Jessica:) Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment on my project:)

  20. Adorable tags! Beautiful job with the chalkboard technique too! Thank you for joining us at IBS. Hugs, Joanna

  21. These are really cute! Love the technique!
    Deb C

  22. I love this idea and the variety. Keep up the fantastic work.

  23. Thanks so much for sharing these cuties at Craftin Desert Divas! :)

  24. OMG these little chalkboard tags are FANTASTIC Jessica, LOVE THEM!!! :)