Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Halloween Brew

Howdy all! Since life without coffee would be downright scary, I thought using a pair of vintage diner coffee mugs I thrifted for Halloween decorations would be a perfect idea. (Especially filled with Tim Holtz die cuts and Idea-ology bwhahahaha…)

Behold, mug number one:

I love how the cups had the black lines around the rim.

And a closer look:

I used the Village Graveyard, Witchcraft set cat and Vintage Spirits dies to create this little scene. I love how the Halloween Remnant Rubs have inscriptions that fit the Idea-ology Tombstones. I used Clearly for Art Modeling Film as the substrate for the ghost. This film becomes pliable when heated and then holds its shape when it cools down. It's great for making 'fluttery' ghosts! Painted texture paste gives the ground a nice rough surface. I spread that onto the cardboard circle I cut to fit the top of the mug.

Mug number two:

ahhhh, mini pumpkins!!! I love them so.
And a detail:

The Remnant Rubs also have little faces you can put on the pumpkins! How cute is that?? I couldn't resist. I also couldn't resist the little domes with bats on top I found at Michaels. They were sold glued shut (really Michaels???) but a heat gun softens the glue and you can pop the dome and base apart. I glued little bats inside.

Seriously, can you stand it? Love. It.

Thanks for stopping by! I am entering this project into the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween challenge. (Getting in by the skin of my teeth ha ha.) They always have fun challenges; check them out!

Tim Holtz Village Graveyard - Sizzix
Tim Holtz Silly Monsters - retired
Tim Holtz Witchcraft - Sizzix
Tim Holtz Vintage Spirits - Sizzix
Tim Holtz strip die - Halloween Shadows - retired

Emerald Creek Allure Embossing Powder - Onyx Frost
Prima Glass Glitter - Copper
Wendy Vecchi Modeling Film Clearly for Art - Whiteout
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Remnant Rubs
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tombstones
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Pumpkins
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Adornments (2017)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Ephemera
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins
Distress Paint - Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss
Ranger Texture Paste
Distress Collage Medium - Matte, Vintage
landscaping foam, lichen

Sizzix & Scrapbook.com links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

Also viewable in my gallery on Scrapbook.com:


  1. What a fun project! These are *awesome*!

  2. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa! You have stolen my heart with these fun little vignettes! What a great idea to make a scene WITHIN the cup! That green goblin is just the cutest and makes this scene hilarious! Dang, I wish I had that die! But my favorite of the two cups has to be the cemetery--I am a sucker for those!(And I think I have to steal your idea, as a project I've been working on almost a month has gone south every time I add something to it--but I am determined to finish before Halloween.) Thank you so much for your inspiration and for linking these sweet scenes to our Haunted Halloween challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  3. This is so delightfully creative and refreshing! You've truly brewed up a cuppa wonderful here, Lisa! I love the little vignettes you've created here! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge. Happy Halloween!

  4. These are brilliant Lisa, I don't much like coffee but I love what you created in your coffee cups! The bat dome and the green monster are such fun! Anne xx

  5. What a great cupful of creativity! Love the way you created the awesome vignette for us to enjoy! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge!

  6. My goodness Lisa this takes my breath away! Such a clever idea to create one of your stunning displays in such a portable container which adds to the whole charm. I absolutely adore it! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie xx


Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I appreciate it!