hello! we've made it to day five of the papertey ink may countdown to new stamps!! new product will be available for purchase tomorrow night, but first today is all about the mask dies. there are two shapes and lots of possibilities! on day one, i showed you two felt masks with an elastic band for wearing. felt is a great option for longer lasting masks, but sometimes paper is all you need...
you could use elastic like i did on those felt masks, probably a thinner one, or ribbon or twine. but if you have the secret agent glasses die from a few months ago, you can also use the arms to create mask glasses.
quick and easy and you don't have to punch any holes! plus, they will fold flat for including in a card.
i used one of betsy's kit papers that are designed to be cut into four card fronts for both of my mask glasses. by putting the center of the mask between two colors, i got a color block mask. cool, right?!
i decided to embellish each with a single lightening bolt (from zappy birthday) on one side in the opposite color, and add rhinestone embellishments to the other. i love how these turned out! so did my girls - the eighth grader might be snagging a pair of these to wear with her tacky day ensemble today!
the masks are also perfect for photo booth accessories! i chose four bright colors for the masks themselves, imagining a brightly colored superhero themed party.
i embellished them with various superhero and zappy birthday stamped die cuts in the same four colors, being sure to balance out the color among the masks, and then adhered them to skewer sticks. here's a close up of all four...
the various die cuts add such a fun flair - i think they'd look really cute in photo booth pics! if you're worried about durability, you could double the masks and use slightly heavier dowels. a similar idea would be to use the paper masks for a party craft activity - cut a stack in the colors of your party and give the kids markers, embellishments, etc. to decorate their very own. like i said, so many possibilities!! i still have a few ideas i didn't get to, so i'll definitely be back with them soon - i'll try to get a bonus post up tomorrow. until then, be sure to check out nichole's blog for scoop and links! and thanks so much for following along this week and leaving super comments. as usual, i've had a blast!!