Friday, October 12, 2007

halloween kitty card...

Here is a fun simple card I made using the Haunting Halloween set. I started with a piece of river rock card stock for the base. Then I used a piece of patterned paper I got in a little 8x8 fall paper stack at Archivers (got this for free when I spent too much there a couple weeks ago purchasing my bind-it-all!). I stamped the witchy cat on some white card stock and colored it in with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I like how the coloring turned out on this one. Sometimes coloring is my favorite part...takes me back to being a kid when I loved coloring books! I used some purple and black card stock to mat the cat image and used the slit punch to make the black parts that pop over the top. Then I just added a little ribbon, the "witching you" sentiment and....done!

stamps: Haunting Halloween
ink: basic black, watercolor pencils
paper: river rock, whisper white, lovely lilac, basic black
other: patterned paper, pumpkin grosgrain ribbon, polka-dotted ribbon

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pixie stix treats!

Halloween treats are so fun to make! This little pumpkin pixie stix holder is cute and easy. I started by cutting a piece of paper 3" x 11". Then fold it in half and fold down the top about 2 inches. I used the corner rounder on the corner and then stamped a pattern over it using the the circles from polka dots and petals. I stamped the pumpkin from Carved & Candlelit and layered it with black. Then I punched holes with the tiny hand held hole punch through all the layers and used brads to attach it all together. Now you should have a little pocket just big enough for some pixie stix or some Halloween pencils!

stamps: Carved & Candlelit, Polka dots & Petals
ink: pumpkin pie, basic black
paper: pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white
other: black eyelets, hole punch

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Popcorn Halloween Treat

Here is a fun alternative to Halloween Sweets... a popcorn holder! These are super easy to make and so much fun to give. You just wrap card stock around your popcorn and adhere it in back (adhere the card stock together but don't adhere it to the popcorn, you want it to be able to slide out) Add some stamping first if you'd like. On this one I just used pumpkin pie card stock because it went best with the patterned paper. I made the scallops with black card stock using the slit punch and layered it with the patterned paper from the Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper . For the center image I stamped the pumpkin image from Batty for You.

To make it a slider, you need to punch a hole through the top of the holder, front and back, and then put your ribbon around the popcorn and up through the holes. Then tie it on top. If you pull on the ribbon, the popcorn should slide out.

stamps: batty for you
ink: pumpkin pie, basic black
paper: Creepy Crawly designer series paper, pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white
other: black grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch, circle punch corner notch punch

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Witching you...

Another card with the Haunting Halloween Set. This set is so much fun to color! For this card I cut the paper the long way (at 4.25 on the 8.5" side) and folded it to make a card that opens the other direction. This is a fun way to vary a card layout.

The card base is wild wasabi and the other green is mellow moss. I stamped the stars on the mellow moss and then accented it by adding more dots with a white gel pen. For the main image I stamped the image on whisper white and colored in with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Then I framed it with a piece of black card stock and assembled it, adding ribbons. The "witching you" is stamped on a piece of river rock and then I used the corner rounder to make the rounded corners.

Then after the card was finished I added green stickles glittle glue on the frog and the bubbles. here is a close up:

stamps: Haunting Halloween
ink: mellow moss, basic Black, watercolor pencils
paper: whisper white, basic black, wild wasabi, mellow moss
other: polka dot ribbon, green stickles, white gel pen

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sweet little pumpkin mouse

Well, Since it's October, I'd better get going on using all my Halloween stuff! I just love this cute little mouse from house mouse designs. I stamped him on whisper white and colored him in with watercolor pencils and an aqua painter. Then I punched him out using my big Marvy circle punch and framed him with a big scallop circle, punched out of close to cocoa card stock with the big Marvy scallop punch. For the card base I used pumpkin favorite lately...and stamped circles on it from the Polka Dots and Petals Set from Stampin' Up! I stamped more dots from this set on the chocolate chip piece and layered that on the center of the card. I used some polka-dotted black ribbon and some orange grosgrain and copper cord to wrap around the center. For the tag, I stamped the circle from Polka Dots and Petals in pumpkin pie ink and stamped the word "sweet" from Everyday Flexible Phrases in black. I punched this out and attached it by tying it with the copper cord.

stamps: Little Punkin (house mouse designs), Polka Dots & Petals, Everyday flexible phrases
inks: pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, basic black, watercolor pencils
papers: whisper white, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie
other:copper cord, polka-dotted ribbon, orange grosgrain, scallop punches from Marvy, circle punch

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Wow! It's October!

When did that happen? I can't believe how fast it became fall! I haven't had much time to stamp over the past few days since I was out of town visiting family for the weekend and now I'm playing catch-up with stuff around the house. But Here is a card I haven't shown you that that I made a little bit ago. It uses the True Friend stamp set from the holiday mini catalog.
I started wit a piece of River Rock card stock (I didn't really like this color at first but it's really growing on me...) I stamped the flower on the background with river rock ink. Then I used a piece of the coordinating designer paper to frame my main image. The main image was simply colored with chocolate chip and close to cocoa markers and stamped on whisper white paper. I framed it with a piece of chocolate chip cardstock and tied a piece of white grosgrain around it. Then to finish off the card, I stamped the "thank u" in chocolate chip. It's simple and easy but I love how it turned out.

stamps: true friend
paper: Apple Cider Designer Series paper, River Rock, chocolate chip
ink: chocolate chip, river rock, close to cocoa
other: white grosgrain ribbon


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