Sunday, July 27, 2014

BOO Card

For this card I used the Sizzix Square Flip-Its die set:

I also have the Circle Flip-Its as well as the Labels Flip-Its die sets and these die sets are all very nice and a good deal for the price --- each set has 9 or 10 dies per set and if you can use a coupon to buy them you are doing even better -- here are other cards I made using these dies:

the above card is the Circle Flip-Its die set and here is the Label Flip-Its die card:

For the BOO card I used a card stock base of black and two Halloween prints for the front of the card and the inside. Used orange card stock for the squares behind the "b o o".  I stamped the "b o o" on white/GP card stock using StazOn black ink and used an alphabet stamp set by Rubber Stampede that was in a lot of stamps I just bought on Craigs List. Cut the letters out using the stitched square die in the die set using the Cuttlebug machine.  Here is a better photo of the letters and ghosts:

The three ghosts were cut out using the Trio Ghosts die from Impression Obsession and I used white glitter card stock from Hobby Lobby for those. Put the ghosts on the card using glue dots.

These dies have everything you need to decorate your Flip-It cards and they always do a great job of cutting the card stock base as well as all the smaller pieces. These Sizzix dies are probably the most economical on the market -- they retail for $29.99 but with coupons or sales you pay far less for them. The similar dies that Stampin Up sells are $32.95 and you get no coupon or sale. More and more of the stores are carrying the Sizzix Flip It dies --- I have seen them at Hobby Lobby, Joanns, (as well as, Mikes and other online retailers. So if you are looking to buy a set shop around for the best deal --- it will be worth it. TFL and YOLO

Halloween Tree Card

Card stock base of 110# weight white card stock from Mikes. Used a 2" circle and punched out a scrap circle to make the moon on the card. Once the moon was in place on the card front using removable adhesive I used the Black Soot distress ink and applicator and covered the card front and putting the ink heavier on the sides/top/bottom of the card front. Then took the moon circle off.

For the tree I used the old red Sizzix Bare Tree die and cut out a black tree. Using the Paper Studio Wood grain embossing folder from Hobby Lobby I embossed the tree in the Cuttlebug. Using the Ghost Trio die set from Impression Obsession I cut out three ghosts using white glittered card stock from Hobby Lobby with the Cuttlebug.

For the greeting "Happy Halloween" I used a stamp set from and stamped that at the bottom of the card front using StazOn black ink. Put the tree on the card front and then the ghosts. The ghost at the top of the tree in front of the moon has a glue dot to hold him on and the other two ghosts have pop dots for dimension:

For the pumpkin I used a small Marvy oval punch and punched out three ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock scraps. Sponged the edges of those and stacked them into the pumpkin shape. Added a stem and a small leaf and the pumpkin is done:

Wanted a basic black and white card and the pumpkin is just enough for a pop of colour. TFL and YOLO

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Snugget colours - - -

Just got home from the dollar store where "everything is a dollar" and they have these new colours for the Bath Gloves they sell --- so will be using them this winter for more Snuggets like I had made in this photo:

These are the chocolate nugget candies and I used the small snowman stamp from Their hats are the finger tips of the bath gloves at the dollar store --- just added a little pom pom to their hats and they are done. I have a glue dot under the front brim of the 'hats' to hold them in place. These are very popular holiday treats -- either for the chocolate or for how cute they are. Either way new colours are available now -- TFL and YOLO

Nautical Flap Card

This is another Flap Card (dimensions are posted a few posts down). I used the Let's Get Nautical die set from for this card. The anchor is Kraft card stock from and after that was cut out I sponged the edges of that with brown ink. The card stock base and flap are 110# weight card stock from Mikes. The anchor printed card stock is from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. Did not have any navy crystals so I used a small circle punch for the navy dots in the corners of the anchor piece. Put the dots on the card front using a glue pen. Tied on a piece of blue and white twine from AC Moore and put the anchor on the card front using pop dots for dimension. TFL and YOLO

Nautical Summer Card

White card stock base is 110# weight card stock from Mikes. The anchor print card stock is from the Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby. Cut that to the size I needed and put that onto a piece of navy card stock. Using scrap red card stock I cut a piece for the card front.

The greeting "celebrate summer" is a stamp from Stampendous. Stamped that onto white/GP card stock and cut that out with the Cuttlebug using the Fishtails dies set from For the navy circles above the greeting I do not have any navy crystals in my stash so I used a small circle punch and punched out three circles from the scraps of the anchor print card stock. Put the circles above the greeting using a glue pen.

The anchor/port hole circle pieces are from the Let's Get Nautical die set drom Added twine behind the life saver (life preserver) using glue dots. TFL and YOLO

Halloween Hatagories

Had seen hats made up using this pattern and decided to make my own -- they will be used for Halloween (BOO Day). The pattern is from Click on "free designs" at the top of their home page and I believe it is page 8 the free Witch Hat pattern is on.

I printed the pattern out on the computer and then copied it making the size 150%. Once that was printed out to size I ran an ATG over white card stock and put the copy paper pattern on that. Then I cut the pattern out using scissors. The card stock under the copy paper pattern makes the pattern more durable for tracing so you can cut out your pattern using scissors.

First the black and orange holder:

For all my Hatagories I used double sided card stock as I do with all my lollipop holders. These hats hold a Tootsie Pop lollipop. Once I cut out my holder using scissors I scored my three lines as the pattern indicates. Then I added a small piece of black and white dotted card stock above the brim of the hat. For the "BOO" I used a stamp from the Gina K Designs Wicked stamp set. Cut that out using the Stitched Banners die from Lil' Inker using the Cuttlebug. Punched out a star from shiny black card stock and added an orange crystal to the middle of the star. Put the Tootsie Pop in the holder and tied it closed using ribbon. Closer to Halloween I will put in my Tootsie Pops using a glue dot on each one in the holder. Here are other photos:

The "creepy" word was cut out using my Slice machine and the Holidays Words and Expressions program. Cut that out using black card stock from Mikes. Put it onto a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock using a glue pen. Put this piece above the brim of the witch hat using the ATG. Tied this holder closed using shiny "hairy" black yarn. The third holder:

This holder I used a M Stewart bat punch and used shiny black card stock for that. Cut out a small piece of dotted card stock to put above the hat brim and added the stars and bat to the front of the hat. Tied this closed using an orange ribbon.

These holders are nice as there is plenty of room inside for your Tootsie Pops and they do not make the sides of your holders bulge:

Cute pattern to work with and these would be cute for office or classroom favors or table markers at your BOO table. TFL and YOLO

Lollipop holders for Thanksgiving

Used the Die-Namics Lollipop Treat Holder die for these Tootsie Pop lollipop holders. Here is their website:  Had bought and used these for Halloween lollipop holders a couple of years ago so I brought them out to make holders for Thanksgiving treats. I used double sided card stock for these holders and their Mini Delicate Doilies die set fit these holders as well.

For the "Give Thanks" I used the Taylored Expression Celebrate Life stamp set. The stitched banner is a die from Lil' Inkers and I cut that out using the Cuttlebug. Here is a closer photo of the banner holder:

For the small pumpkin I used a small oval Marvy punch and punched out three ovals -- sponged the edges of those and stacked them to make my pumpkin. Used glue dots to put that together. Added a stem and leaf from other punches and the pumpkin was done:

For the other holder I used a scrap piece of the card stock and turned it over and used the ATG to put this across the bottom of the holder:

Again the Blessings stamp is from the Taylored Expressions Celebrate Life stamp set and again I used the Lil' Inkers stitched banner die. Since it is too early for Thanksgiving I can removed the Tootsie Pop and replace it with a new one closer to the holiday -- and I will put a glue dot on that to help hold the lollipop in place. TFL and YOLO

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fashionable Snowman Card

Card stock base is 110# weight white card stock from Mikes. The black and the red card stock is also Mikes. Used the "Fat Snowman" stamp from  -- Stamped that using StazOn black ink and used markers for the scarf, holly, nose, wreath, buttons, heart, and twig arms. Outlined him with a light blue marker. For the greeting "Does this snow make me look fat?" is also from Once all my images were stamped and coloured in I trimmed the card front pieces to size and I sponged black ink on the edge of the snowman piece. Put the card together using an ATG. Added crystals to the wreath for some sparkle. TFL and YOLO

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

♪ ♪ Oh, Ghouls just want to have fun - un ♪ ♪

If you don't have a monthly stamp club to brain-storm with other card makers or you don't want to be obligated to buy product every month then go over to YouTube and watch a video. Just saw the video for this card by   dawn5377 or her blog is: This is a Flap card -- her video is "Flap Card with Dawn" if you want to watch the video.

I put this card together quickly and after I cut all my pieces I took a photo of each with the measurements so you will have those to go by if you don't get a chance to watch the video. To begin with:

This is a simple card which is all pieced together. The card stock base is black, white is GP, the purple is SU, the stripe is Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby.

First you cut the black piece for the card base:

then the white piece that is the inside of your card that you will stamp your greeting on:

Now for the flap that is attached to the back of your card and it is the piece I have my stamped image on:

Then the stamped white piece is:

Then the striped piece behind the white:

Then the purple piece:

This is what the card looks like standing:

Thanks to Dawn for sharing this card/layout. A little Halloween washi tape for the inside with a greeting will complete it. The ghosts were cut out using a ghost trio die from Impression Obsession and I used white glittered card stock from Hobby Lobby for those. TFL and YOLO *** Here is the finished card:

Just added some purple crystals to the card front by the Whipper Snapper Designs stamped image and inside the card added washi tape. The inside greeting is a stamp from the Stampabilities line at Hobby Lobby:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pumpkin Autumn/Thanksgiving Card

** This card was chosen as a Favorites of the Week on ** Happy me --- :0)

Can not decide if I will use this card for an Autumn card or for Thanksgiving so for now there is no greeting on the front. I used the two Shape Up Series Pumpkin dies from and here is a photo of those:

These are really nice dies to work with --- on all my pieces of the pumpkin that the upper left die cut, I used different embossing folders and embossed each cut section. Then sponged the edges with ink. Put the pieces together on the card stock base using the ATG. Here is the back of this card as the lower pumpkin die cut it out:

On the lower pumpkin die there is a dotted line where you put the top fold of your card so you will not cut your scored line. For the doily on the left front of the card I used a doily die from Prima (Sizzix) and I cut out a piece of printed card stock. Using the glue pen I put the doily on the left front of the card and I used scissors to trim off the excess part of the doily:

This photo shows the stem/leaf pieces:

Used the stem die piece from the pumpkin dies for the stem and a leaf die I had for the leaf piece. Sponged the edges of these using green ink. Made a bow from orange ribbon from my stash and added an orange crystal to the center of that. Simple card to put together and all the different embossing folders add dimension to the pumpkin sections. TFL and YOLO

Skeleton Card

Card stock base of black card stock, skeleton print is from a Halloween paper pack from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. Used a printed card stock for the piece with "Skeleton" stenciled on it. Used a shaped edge ruler to cut that out. For the "Skeleton" word I used the Halloween stencil from Tim Holtz. Used brown and black distressed inks for that. Added black crystals from the stash:

The die cut skeleton is a think red die from Sizzix and I used 110# white card stock from Mikes that I put the distressed ink Tea Dye on and then cut out the skeleton. I put him on the card front using a glue pen:


Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebrate Autumn

This card is on a card stock base of Pumpkin Pie. The floral is from the new autumn line from Graphic 45. I used the Circle Flip-Its die set from Sizzix for this card. For the "Autumn" stamp I used a stamp from the retiring stamp set Celebrate Life from Taylored Expression. The circles on the card were made using a scalloped circle and a smaller circle die from the Circle Flip-Its die set. Used a 1" circle punch to punch out flowers from the printed card stock for two of the circles. The gold crystals are from the stash. TFL and YOLO  Here is a closer photo of the card stock:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gingerbread Man Gift Card Holder

This is a holiday gift card holder I made. The gingerbread man was made using the retired Fancy Flower punch from Stampin Up. The measurements for the gift card holder are below and I used the M Stewart score board for all my scored lines:

To begin with the gift card holder is green card stock. I cut that 4 1/4" x 7 1/2". Scored that with the long side at the top of the score board and scored it at: 1 3/4" and again at 5"(approx).  Using the bone folder I creased the score lines.

For the striped card stocks (both from Hobby Lobby) I cut the cream and red patterned paper approx 1 1/2" x 4". The other printed card stock I cut to 2 1/2" x 4". Used the ATG to put the patterned papers onto the gift card holder green base. Once the pattern papers were on I used red sticky tape to make the inside pocket for the gift card -- see photo:

I used my AC Moore Rewards card for photos but you can see this pocket makes it easy to be able to remove your gift cards. Be sure to put the red sticky tape only on the inside side edges of your pocket so your gift card can easily be removed.

The "Merry Christmas" was stamped using red ink and that stamp is from the Close To My Heart stamp set Holiday Trinkets. That piece of cream card stock is approx 2 1/4" x 4". I left room on the greeting piece to be able to write a "to" and a "from" or a note but you could leave that blank if you wanted:

The belly band for the holder is 1" x 7 1/2" and I scored that at 1", 4 1/4", and 6 1/4" (approx). Again used the bone folder to crease the scored lines. This enables you to easy remove the belly band from your holder to open it:

The gingerbread man was punched out using the Fancy Flower punch from scrap Kraft card stock. Sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. Using a 1 inch circle punch punched out a circle for his face. Sponged the edges of that. Using a small circle punch I punched two black circles for his eyes. Using a 1/4" circle punch I punched out two black circles for his buttons and two red circles for his cheeks. Drew a mouth using a fine black marker. Put the cheeks on the sides of his mouth using glue dots and the eyes were put on using a glue pen. Made a bow from scrap red ribbon. Put his face (circle) on one of the petals of the flower piece using a large glue dot. Once that was on I put the bow on using a glue dot and then the two buttons below the bow using glue dots. Simple little guy to make. Put him on the belly band using double sided tape.

Here is a better photo of him:

Have used him for Ghirardelli holder using the Petal Card Die:

This is an easy little guy to put together and he is a big enough size to also make a gift tag out of him. Here is the gift card holder again: