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Create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out -- with our easy Halloween crafts. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun Halloween. Including spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends, our Halloween crafts will help you set the scene for a frightful evening.

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How to Make a Spooky Bat Wreath for Halloween

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

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Haunted Owl Pretzels

A soft pretzel plus some creative toppings equals an adorable owl-shape treat that will be the hit of any fall get-together. Here's how to make them.

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Halloween Drink & Punch Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.

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Easy Wreath with a Message

A word spelled with pipe cleaners hangs from the inside of this incredibly easy wreath. Here's how to customize the look.

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Handmade New Year's Cards with Charisma

Wish your friends and family a great start to the new year with these special handmade New Year's cards.


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    • Dream Big Card

      Remind your friends and family to dream big in the year to come with a bold card made from silver-swirl paper, a shaper template circle, and stamps.

      SOURCES Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (Crimson), DCWV (Silver Star Swirl), Archivers (all other). Stamps: Hero Arts (Clear Design January), Stampin' Up! (Think Big). Ink: Stewart-Superior Palette (Noir Black), Stampin' Up! (Real Red Marker). Corner Punch: EK Success. Shaper Template Circle: Fiskars.

    • Black Tie & Velvet Card

      To create this card, cut suede to desired size. Set iron to low setting. Turn rubber stamp so rubber is facing up. Lay suede facedown on rubber side of stamp. Set iron on back of suede to impress the stamp image.

      SOURCES Paper: Stampin' Up! (Very Vanilla), DCWV (Black Pinstripe), Hot Off the Press (polka dot, suede). Stamps: JudiKins (Happy New Year). Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (black grosgrain). Accents: Doodlebug Design (assorted tuxedo). Paper piercer, shape cutting template: Fiskars.

    • Cheers to The New Year Card

      Raise your glass to this simple New Years card made with stamps, decorative paper, and mini shimmer brads.

      SOURCES Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (Pomegranate), DCWV (Glitter Mat Stack), Mat Stack (all other). Stamps: DMD (Happy Hour), Autumn Leaves (Winter Holidays). Ink: Stewart-Superior Palette (NoirBlack), Tsukineko, Inc. (VersaMark). Gelly Roller Pen: Sakura (silver). Accents: Making Memories (Black & White Mini Shimmer Brads). Corner Punch: Stampin' Up!.

    • Winter Wonderland Card

      Pay homage to winter's chill with icy blue paper, snowflake patterns, and a cool white ribbon.

      SOURCES Paper: Paper Salon (Formal Flakes DS Paper), Bazzill Basics Paper (Tiara). Stamp: Stampin' Up! (Say It Simply). Ink: VersaMark by Tsukineko. Embossing powder: Stampin' Up! (Sterling Silver). Ribbon: Stampin' Up!. Accents: Making Memories (In Bloom Shimmer Brads).

    • Classic Black and White

      Create a New Year's card with black-tie appeal using timeless black and white components. Dress up basic gray and black paper with a flamboyant "Celebrate" stamp and shiny "New Year" rhinestones.

      SOURCES Paper: Stampin' Up! (BasicGrey), Bazzill Basics Paper (Tiara, Glass Slipper), DCWV (Glitter Mat Stack), vellum. Stamp: Hampton Art (Celebrate). Ink: Stewart-Superior Palette (Noir Black). Ribbon: Stampin' Up!. Accents: Making Memories (Circle Black & White Mini Shimmer Brads), Me & Big Ideas (New Year Rhinestones). Corner punch: Stampin' Up!.

    • Super Star Celebration Card

      Send your friends and family well wishes for the New Year with this star-studded holiday card made from punched stars and sterling silver embossing powder.

      SOURCES Paper: Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue), Bazzill Basics Paper (Red Devil), KI Memories (Alpine Skinny Stripe). Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Perfect Presentation), Hero Arts (Clear Design January). Ink: VersaMark by Tsukineko. Embossing powder: Stampin' Up! (Sterling Silver). Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (silver cord). Punch: Stampin' Up! (Large Start Punch). Corner rounder: Creative Memories.

    • Retro Celebration Card

      Celebrate the start of a new year with this retro card made with pink and blue paper, metal charms, and happy-hour die cuts.

      SOURCES Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (Petunia), Doodlebug Design (Swimming Pool), The Paper Co. (Printed Translucent Galaxy Star). Stamp: DMD (Happy Hour). Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pixie Pink). Accents: Making Memories (In Bloom Shimmer Brads), Jo-Ann Stores (You're Invited Metal Charm Gems).

    • Party Zone Card

      Invite guests to the party zone with this creative card made with vibrant papers, stamped designs, and mini red brads.

      SOURCES Paper: The Paper Co. (Berry), Paper Pizazz (Confetti), Stampin' Up! (Ballet Blue). Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs (Holiday Cheer), Fiskars (Celebrate). Ink: Stewart-Superior Palette (Noir Black), Tsukineko (VersaMark). Accents: Karen Foster Design (Celebration), The Paper Studio (red mini brads).

    • Cheers Card

      Share your celebration with others by creating this simple card featuring blue and brown papers, a brown ribbon, a "Cheers!" stamp, and colored buttons.

      SOURCES Paper: Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip), Bazzill Basics Paper (Jet Stream), KI Memories (Alpine Socks). Stamp: Hampton Art (Celebrate). Ink: Stewart-Superior Palette (Burnt Umber). Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (chocolate grosgrain). Buttons: BasicGrey. Punch: Stampin' Up!.

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      Celebrate Today Card

      This card, decorated with inspirational designs set atop simple patterns, will help remind your loved ones that every day is a celebration.

      SOURCES Paper: Stampin' Up! (Very Vanilla), Daisy Bucket Designs (Wrapped Wishes Snowflake Waltz). Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Perfect Presentation), Hero Arts: (Clear Design January), Scrappy Cat (Celebration). Ink: Stampin' Up! (Night of Navy). Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (navy grosgrain). Accents: Jesse James Beads (Pearl Snowflakes), K&Company (adhesive brads).

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      Easy Ideas for New Year's Tables

      Spice up a New Year's table with these festive projects and decorating touches.
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