Saturday, August 30, 2014

Oval Starburst Halloween Card


Card stock base is pumpkin and the black print on the front is Graphic45. Used various Halloween prints to make the Starburst pattern. Used black card stock from Mikes to put the Starburst pattern on. Cut a sheet approx in half and used a ruler to make a line across the black card stock to start my Starburst pattern on. Cut my various prints 1 1/2" wide by 4" long. Then used the trimmer to cut this piece from the top corner to the bottom as shown in this photo:


Once all my prints were cut I laid them out into the pattern I wanted to use. Used the ATG and ran that over the black card stock above my pencil line for my adhesive. Put my pieces on this and used my wall paper seam roller to go over the placed pieces to be sure they stuck to the black card stock:


Used an oval die to cut out the oval and then used the next larger oval die and cut out a piece of black card stock from Mikes. Once my printed papers were cut into the oval I used black ink and sponged the edges of my oval piece:


Once my edges were sponged I used the ATG to add adhesive to the back of the Starburst oval and put this on the black oval. The ghost is a Sizzix die and I cut this out of glittered white card stock:


Stamped "BOO" onto white card stock and punched that out using the Word Window punch. Used the Modern Label punch for the pumpkin piece behind the "BOO" and put this on the card front using a glue dot. Used pop dots for the ghost to add dimension to the card front. Here is the card again:


Totally different look using the oval to cut out the Starburst piece --- here is the last card I had used the Starburst pattern on using the pattern in the standard way:


This is a good pattern to use if you have scraps you want to use out or maybe some card stocks that you may not really like. Just do a layout of your pattern before you make your project and it goes together quickly. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fancy Favor Treats


For both of these treat boxes I used the Fancy Favor bag die. For the purple holder on the left:


Used a purple card stock to cut out the die:


Cut a piece of printed card stock for the treat holder front panel:


Used the ATG to put the printed card stock on the front panel and then used a circle Punch All Over the Page punch from M Stewart and punched a circle. Using clear sheets I cut a square to put behind the circle on the backside of the holder using red sticky tape:



Once I had the treat holder together using red sticky tape I used purple paper shred from the dollar store in the bottom of the holder. Hershey candies now sells Rolos, Reeses's Peanut Butter Cups, and Chocolate Kisses in the same bag so I used these candies for my holders. For the purple holder I punched out circles from various printed card stocks to put on the bottom of the candies:


For the ghost I used the QuicKutz ghost die. The "crazy for candy" is from the Close To My Heart Frightfully Fun Holiday stamp kit. Used the Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch for this.

For the black holder I also used the Fancy Favor bag die -- cut out a black piece. For this holder I did not want the scallops at the top so I took it to the trimmer and cut off the scallops so I would have a straight edge. Then for the front panel on this holder I used the Stars Punch All Over the Page Punch from M Stewart. Again put a piece of the clear sheet behind the stars. Using paper shred from the dollar store I put some in the bottom of the holder and then added candies:


For the "boo" bow on the upper left I used a small black binder clip and put the bow on the clip using a glue dot. Added some hairy yarn to that. Again used the ghost die from QuicKutz for my ghost from textured card stock. Put that on the front using a glue dot. Again used the Hershey candies inside.

These holders are free standing and will make cute favors or good table markers. TFL and YOLO

Too cute to spook treat holders --


These are two treat holders for Halloween/BOO day -- black card stock was used for the holders. Used the Petal Cone die for these holders. Had seen them made up by Angie Leach and they are cute holders.

Used the black card stock and cut out two of the Petal Cone pieces. Trimmed the curved sides and across the top of the holders to make the coffin shape. For the holder on the left I used the Solid Stars embossing folder from Craft Concepts to emboss it. Then used ribbon from the stash to tie around the top. Made a knot and put a mini glue dot behind the knot to keep the ribbon in place.

For the little mummy guy I used the Frightfully Fun Holiday stamp set from Close To My Heart and stamped him on white card stock using StazOn black ink. I stamped him twice so I could layer him. Once he was stamped I used a circle punch and punched him out. Then used a larger circle punch and punched out a black circle. Then punched out an orange scalloped circle and put the mummy piece on that. Added black crystals from the stash to this.

Also from that same stamp set I stamped "scared silly" and punched that out using the Word Window punch. Using scissors I cut out the second mummy and put him on top of the other stamped mummy using pop dots. Trimmed my greeting label and put that under the cut out mummy using a glue dot. Put the scalloped mummy piece on the coffin treat holder using glue dots. Here is a better photo of this holder:


And for the second holder:


Again used the black card stock and cut out a Petal Cone piece. Trimmed off the curves at the top and top sides to make the coffin shape. For the ghost I used textured card stock and cut him out using a ghost die from QuicKutz. For the "boo" I again used the Close To My Heart Frightfully Fun Holiday stamp set. Used the Word Window and then the Modern Label punches for that. Candy corn ribbon is from the stash. For this treat holder I used the Spider Webs embossing folder from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.

These treat holders go together quickly and are something different than the normal holiday Tootsie Pop holders and nugget holders. Good for favors for the office or kids classroom or table markers. TFL and YOLO

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Starburst Halloween Card


Easy technique -- but be sure to plan first. To begin with I cut my card stock base from black card stock and scored and folded that -- that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". For the front cream piece I cut that 4" x 5 1/4" and this is the base for the Starburst pattern:



To make this Starburst card I used card stocks from two 6" x 6" pads of card stock. One is from Authentique and the other is Graphic 45. I cut 10 pieces of printed card stock 1 1/2" x 4". Here are those pieces:


As you can see in the above photo I had also cut striped card stock but decided not to use it on my card as I wanted a repeat pattern showing the bats card stock rather than using all different card stocks. Once my pieces were cut I took them to the trimmer and cut them from the top corner to the opposite lower corner and this gives you your angled pieces:


and here are all the pieces cut:


Used the "Trick or Treat" stamp from the Close To My Heart stamp set Hallo-Scream and stamped this on the bottom of the cream piece using StazOn black ink. To have a starting point with my Starburst pattern I used a ruler and a pencil and made a light line across the front of the cream card stock above the stamped greeting:


Laid out all my cut pieces in the order I finally decided on. Using the ATG I ran that across the card front for adhesive and began putting my pieces on the cream piece -- beginning with the bottom right piece:



Be sure your edges all touch each other. Then when done adding all your strips --- turn the piece over and trim off all the pieces that are over the edge of the cream piece:



I sponged the edges with black ink. Cut a piece of matching card stock to go across the front of the card and using circle punches I cut out two circles. Using the M Stewart bat punch I punched out a bat and put him on the circle and added three black crystals. Put the circles/bat piece on the card front using glue dots. Here is the card again:



Easy technique to make up but if you are using a few card stocks as I did, rather than all different, be sure to do a 'dry' layout first so you get the pattern you want.  TFL and YOLO

Monday, August 18, 2014

Trees Christmas Card


What is old is new again --- older stamp set from SU Lovely As A Tree and I used an old layout and inspiration from Linda Walsh.

Card stock base is a darker red, then the green piece, and a holly printed paper. For the trees I stamped them onto white/GP and used StazOn black ink for those. Used a coloured pencil to added the green at the base of the trees. Used the ATG and put this piece on a green piece. For the greeting "Merry Christmas" I used a holiday stamp from the MFT stamp set Stitched Stockings. Used a circle punch for that and the red circle under that. Then used a scalloped circle punch for the green piece under those. Put the greeting on the card front using the ATG. For the trees piece I used pop dots behind that for dimension. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Halloween Patchwork Card


Card stock base is black with a piece of pumpkin card stock for the front. Then used various Halloween printed card stocks for the front.

To make the card cut and score the black card stock base. Then cut the pumpkin card stock to the size you want for the card front. Cut a piece of black card stock to place your patchwork pieces on. I used a scalloped edge square punch -- approx 3/4" scalloped punch -- for the various pieces. Did a 'dry fit' of my pieces and then once I had them in the places I wanted and order I wanted I used double sided tape to put them on the black card front. Once they were all taped on the black I then used the ATG on the back of the black piece to put this on the pumpkin piece.

"Have a Booooutiful Halloween!" is a stamp from Hampton Arts and I used StazOn black ink for that. Stamped it onto white/GP card stock and used a tag die from Spellbinders to cut that out using the Cuttlebug. The black "Boo!" ribbon is from the stash. Once the ribbon and tag piece were on the front of the patchwork piece I then used the ATG and put these onto the black card stock base. Added sequins using glue dots. Using black and white twine I added a ghost charm that I cut out using the Halloween Charms die set from MFTstamps.com in the Cuttlebug. Here is a better photo of the ghost charm:


Easy card to put together but do a 'dry fit' first so you have the patchwork pieces laid out how you want them before you use your adhesive. TFL and YOLO

Halloween Tag #1


Tags were cut from the tags dies from Taylored Expressions. The pumpkin is a die from MFT Trio Pumpkins die set. Used the Darice Vine embossing folder to emboss the pumpkin. Sponged inks over that and also the edges. The ghost is cut out with a Sizzix die. Used the M Stewart spider web punch for the spider web. The "BOO!" is a stamp from a Halloween stamp set by M Stewart. Used the Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure tag die set to cut that out. Added ribbon and hairy yarn from the stash to the top of the tag. Wanted a little shine to this tag so I put sequins on it here and there. This ghost was cut out using textured white card stock and this photo shows this close up:


TFL and YOLO

Webbed Halloween Card


Card stock base is black with a gray piece for the front. The spider web print card stock is from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. Used an oval die to cut the oval for the center of the card front.

For the spider web I used the Spider Web die from MFTstamps.com and I cut that out in the Cuttlebug and I cut it out of a coffee filter. Ran it through the Cuttlebug and when it stopped I kept it in the machine and then reversed it so I cut this piece out twice -- the coffee filter has fibers and cutting it out twice cuts through the fibers for a good cut.

Used a Cuttlebug metal die from ProvoCraft for the big spider and he is cut out of flocked black card stock. I used a dollar bin bug punch for the three bugs and put those on the web with glue dots. The "EEK!" is a punch from M Stewart and I punched that out of shiny black card stock and used a glue pen to put these letters on the web. The big spider is on the web using a pop dot for dimension. Here is a closer photo to show the texture on the coffee filter spider web:


TFL and YOLO

Halloween Tag #2


Simple tag to put together for a bag topper for treats for Halloween. Used the tags die set from Taylored Expressions. The "Happy Halloween" is a stamp from MFTstamps.com. The ghost was cut out using a die from Sizzix and I used glittered white card stock for that. Here is a closer photo to show this:


Black crystals and ribbons are from the stash.  TFL and YOLO

Spooky Scene Card


This card is on a card stock base of black. Front of the card is gray card stock that I sponged the edges of with gray and then black ink. For the "moon" on this card I used a circle punch and punched a circle out. Put this circle on the gray card stock using removable adhesive. Sponged over this circle with gray and then black ink. Removed this circle. Put this gray piece onto pumpkin card stock and put these on the black card stock base. Using the Spooky Scene die set from MFTstamps.com I cut out the black tree from black card stock from Mikes. Then used shiny black card stock for the fence piece. Put the tree and this fence on the card front using a glue pen. For the black cat I wanted to use flocked black card stock so the cat would look furry. For the ghosts I used 110# white card stock from Mikes. Made my pumpkin using an oval punch. Sponged then edges of the pumpkin pieces and put that together using glue dots. Put the ghosts, pumpkin, and cat on the card front using glue dots. Here is a better photo to show the shiny fence as well as the flocked cat:


This is a new released die set from MFT and as all their other dies this set cuts nicely and the pieces do not get stuck in the dies. TFL and YOLO

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Flap Card


White card stock is 110# weight from Mikes, green is SU, and the pumpkin print is from Provo Craft. Used Pumpkin Pie card stock behind the pumpkin print for the card front.

The pumpkin on the card front is from the "pumpkins2cut" stamp set from The Stamps of Life. Used Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive inks for the pumpkin. Used the dies to match this stamp set to cut out the pumpkin in the Cuttlebug. For the vine on the pumpkin I used a swirly border punch from EK Success and I put that on the pumpkin using a glue pen. For the button I used the button dies also from The Stamps of Life. Used jute for the button and put this piece on the pumpkin using a glue dot. The pumpkin is on the card front using pop dots for dimension.

"Happy Thanksgiving" is also The Stamps of Life "mini tags2cut" stamp set and this set also has all the tag dies with it. Cut this out using the Cuttlebug and tucked this greeting behind the pumpkin. Added green crystals from the stash on the upper part of the flap to the card. This is a flap card and this photo shows this flap:


I put a 1" piece of the pumpkin print across the inside of the card. TFL and YOLO

Sunday, August 3, 2014

So I wondered . . .


Am planning on making small boxes to hold Halloween treats and inside I will have the small candy bags from the candy aisle at the craft stores filled with candy corn. But did not want to use a plain wrapping bag. So I wondered  ? ? ?  

How to decorate these clear candy bags to have some design on them --- decided to use an embossing folder and StazOn ink --- for my sample I used the Chevron patterned embossing folder by Darice --


Had the Cuttlebug in place with plate A and then a plate B on top of that. Opened the embossing folder and ran the StazOn ink pad over the raised side of the folder. Placed the clear candy bag on top of the opened embossing folder and placed another plate B over that. On top of the second B plate I put 4 pieces of white/GP card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in a stack. Ran this all through the Cuttlebug and this transferred the inked pattern to the clear bag front. I put a piece of white card stock inside the bag for the photo to show this better:


Using the StazOn ink the inked pattern will not smear or come off the bag front. Be sure to use StazOn cleaner on your embossing folder right away to clean your ink off of it. This will be nice to add a little pattern to the treat bags and with all the embossing folders out there the patterns are endless --- use holly for Christmas, snowflakes and blue ink for the holidays, pumpkins for Thanksgiving, stars for July 4th, eggs for Easter. Just have to decide which folder pattern you want to use. TFL and YOLO

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Treat Tag Toppers


These are tags I made for the tops of the treat bags for Halloween/B00 Day. Used the tag die sets from Taylored Expressions for the two layer tags. Used circle punches for the ring around the hole at the tag top. For the ghost on the left I used the Sizzix Ghost die and the ghost on the right is a die from the Ghost Trio die set from Impression Obsession. Used white glittered card stock from Hobby Lobby for both ghosts. Used ribbons and twine from the stash to tie on the tag tops. The stamped greeting banners are stamps from the Paper Trey Ink stamp set Halloween Tags. Used a banner die to cut those out. Here are two more tags:


On the tag on the left I used a circle and a scalloped circle punch for the pieces behind the spider web. Then I stacked those on an orange piece I cut out using the Spellbinders Lacy Circle die. The tiny bug on the web was made using a small punch from the dollar bin. Put him on the web using a pop dot.

For the tag on the right I had seen this spider made long ago and saved it in a folder and just came across it. Do not know who it originated with but it is perfect for this tag -- I made my spider a girl and gave her an orange bow for the Halloween holiday. She is made using a circle punch and the photo corner punch and I punched her out of glittered black card stock again from Hobby Lobby. Here is a better photo of her to show the shine:


The tag dies from Taylored Expression always cut well and these tags go together quickly. TFL and YOLO.