Black Magic Tin

That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well;
Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.
               ~ Johnny Mercer



It's garden tour time again – can you believe it? The Paper Garden girls would like to "treat" you to a Halloween Garden Walk. Don't worry, there's no eye of newt or toe of frog, only some sweet treats. This month we're focusing on fun ways to serve up all those Halloween goodies.

While you visit each of the stops, you might want to take note of each designer's name (mine is Linda) and their special Halloween treat (mine is Reeses – yum!). Once you finish your garden tour, you can send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word for a chance to win this adorable Eat Cake stamp. You'll have until Wednesday, September 22, to send your list – good luck!

Here is the garden tour guide list.  I hope you find some magical ideas.


For my project, I put a costume on one of these round tins. 

roundtin copy

I started by first running some Black Magic ColorCore Cardstock, through Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes Embossing Folder. This Core'dinations paper is amazing to work with. The package comes with 20 sheets of cardstock: one side of all the papers in the package is black with a beautiful sheen and linen texture, but each of the 20 sheets has a different color on the back. When you sand, emboss, tear, or antique the black side, the color side comes through. After I embossed it, I sanded it just a little but to bring even more of the color through. I love the results – and the possibilities!


Here are the rest of the ingredients for my Black Magic Tin.

  • Fibers: some miscellaneous ribbon from my oversized stock
  • Paper – Black Magic ColorCore Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Haunted
  • Tools: Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart "Rings" border punch, EK Success 5/8" circle punch, Stampin' up! key tag punch
  • Embellishments: Stampin' Up! mini vintage tags and vintage trinkets, Tim Holtz curio knobs, Junkitz and Prima flowers

Enjoy your magical Halloween blog hop, remember, to include in your e-mail that you visited Linda and her word was Reeses.


Now, onward to Andrea my little pretties – and your little dogs, too!



Sweet Comments

  1. Awesome project, I Luv these lil tins and you've a great job dressing her up! Thanks for sharing and playing in the hop :-)

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