Saturday, October 24, 2015

Finished Treat Holders photos --

All finished -- for the gals at work for Halloween:

Used a plastic holiday bowl from the dollar store and clear gift bags from Mikes to wrap these up. Tied the bags closed using purple tulle from Joann's and trimmed off the top of the bags with scissors:

The above photos show a couple of the bowls packed and wrapped. Hoping the gals like them and I made us all ghost holiday pins -- now to clean up all the BOO in the craft room and move onto turkeys for Gobble Day. . .  TFL and YOLO

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Flip-Its Cards

Bought the Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard die set Card, Square Flip-Its and made my Fall cards that are all in the mail on their way to wish Fall greetings to others. I bought this flip-its die set at Mikes using a 55% off coupon from AC Moore so it was $12 something with tax.

This die set has 12 die pieces so lots you can use this for. For my cards I was able to use a lot of scraps and busier card stocks that are too busy for a card front but perfect for smaller die cut pieces. Here are photos of some of the cards now in the mail:

Some of the photos are better than others so sorry about that. Some of the scarecrow hats I added a crystal to the center of the flower and others I did not. To make the scarecrow I used the Stampin Up Curly Label punch and for the embossing on his face piece I used the Stampin Up Square Lattice embossing folder. Easy card to put together in assembly line fashion. I tried to use different card stocks for the cards so out of the 15 I made only two that matched.   TFL and YOLO

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Preserving BOOs

Had made these treat holders before for Valentine's Day and decided to make them up for Halloween. I had originally seen the video by Kay Kalthoff how to use the Stampin Up Perfectly Preserved stamp set and matching dies. Here is her blog: This project is from August 2012 and she has dimensions on her blog as well as her video.

The only difference for my nugget holders is that I did not cut out the notch as suggested but put my jar front on the insert piece and then punched out the oval. This way you will not see the bottom of the insert that holds the four nugget candies in your holder. I also put my printed jar tops on my front and back jar pieces before I assembled my jars and insert piece. This way the jar toppers match on the jar pieces. I also did not punch an oval in my back jar piece so you can not see the nugget candies from the back. Here is a photo of each nugget holder:

Used various card stock scraps for the wrappers for the nugget candies and also the jar toppers. For the purple holder I used ColorBox black in and for the black holder I used ColorBox white ink. These holders go together quickly and are well received when given as treat holders.

These holders are some of the items I am making for the gals at work:

Thanks to Kay for her video and how-to's for this project. TFL and YOLO