Well today the Papertrey Ink Design Team has a special group post for you!! I always love these posts and challenges.

Papertrey Ink is releasing 2 tag sets this month called 2009 Autumn Tags and 2009 Halloween Tags!

They are both fabulous, and must haves! Especially when you are creating gifts and using any of the My Timeless Templates ©! LOL!

So part of our group challenge was to focus on the versatility & ease of use that these types of designs allow. Our assignment was to use the 2009 Halloween set, then turn around and create a second version of the same project substituting image(s) from the 2009 Autumn Tags set.

 The second project should feature a different color scheme and show how easy it is to repeat the same design and end up with two different looks.

The first project should definitely be for Halloween, while the other should clearly be for celebrating Autumn/Thanksgiving.

Does that sound fun or what?!!

So here is what I came up with using the 2 new 2009 Tag sets, combined with my newest My Timeless Template: Fold n’ Go


This is my Halloween & Fall  set, photographed together. Both have the same layout, but different color schemes and my embellishments reflected the “holiday” design as well.

I decided to further show the versatility by repeating the design on the standard Fold n’ Go! template, as well as the Pretty Petite version too!

Here is my 2009 Halloween Tags Treat Box set


I have to say I LOVE this non-traditional Halloween color combination of Black, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy! Because of the black & orange it still works-yet adds a pop of a few other fun colors!

Close up of the tag


So for my tag-I stamped it onto a tangerine cardstock, then punched out-so it appeared to be the “moon”

The tag is re-stamped and punched out onto hibiscus cardstock, then layered onto a pinking edge circle tag!

I adore the flowers on it too! A fun and unexpected embellishment,which also tied in my color combo.

Sentiment on tag reads: Witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween!

Supplies for 2009 Halloween Tags Set

My Timeless Template: Fold n’ Go!

Stamps: 2009 Halloween Tags

cardstock: black, pure poppy, hibiscus burst, summer sunrise, pumpkin

patterned paper: bitty star basics

Ink: Black

Ribbon: stitched & bitty dots in hibiscus burst

Vintage Buttons

Other: EK success pinking border punch, pinking circle nestabilties, circle punches, adhesive rhinestones, Epoxy flowers by Making Memories, corner rounder

Now we move on to our 2009 Autumn Tags Set 


Again same exact layout as project above, and both sizes of the boxes are designed the same as well!

This used more traditional and expected fall colors. I was able to really do some fun mixing and matching of patterned papers for this one. The ribbon really made it all come together and just POP!

I think its a very elegant looking box, as oppose to the first box, which was more “cutesy”.

I loved the stitched pumpkin image, as well as the leaf ring! They were just made to go together to me.


I found a beaded leaf sprig at the craft store that matched that leaf ring, and looked PERFECT with my flower embellishment!!

It really just tied the entire project together, don’t you think?

Supplies for 2009 Autumn Tags Set

My Timeless Template: Fold n’  Go!

Stamps: 2009 Autumn Tags

Cardstock:Really Rust (SU!), white, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise

Patterned Paper: In Bloom, First Fruits

Ink: Versamagic, black, Copic Markers

Other: Circle & pinking circle nestabilities, EK success pinking border punch, circle punches, corner rounder, flowers by American Crafts, beaded leaf sprig by Michael’s, brads by SEI

Ribbon by American Crafts


As you can see, same layout, but the different colors really make each look so completely unique  😀 Gotta love that!

Now this is suppose to include treats of some sort, right?

So here is what I packaged-keeping with my colors for BOTH projects, and keeping in mind the theme:

In the Pretty Petite version


I cut down (to fit) 2 large trendy tubes, and filled them with Candy Corn!

For the Standard Fold n’ Go! template


A bag of red licorice in each!

I am BEYOND addicted to this new Australian soft red licorice (OH! MY WORD! AMAZING!), that I found at Target (RUN!! and get some! You will be in heaven!), so I packaged it up in a seal-able large clear envelope! One bag of the licorice will fill the standard template, and one bag will fill 2 pretty petite versions, and you can *maybe* sneak a couple!


So there you have my take on the challenge for use of the 2 newest 2009 tag sets!

Check out Nichole’s blog for all the designers peeks and clicks to each project!

As you know tomorrow I have even more gift ideas and samples with My Timeless Templates-so stay tuned!