Friday, October 30, 2009


I made these a while back but realized I never posted an image!! Here is my little owl friend! Isn't he adorable? I saw a bunch of these different places online and was inspired to make my own. He's super easy to make. For his head I just cut out a Top Note die shape using my Big Shot and chocolate chip cardstock. Then fold it in half to make the head. For the eyes I used circle punches in 3 sizes and crushed curry, whisper white and basic black cardstock. For the nose, I punched a star out of pumpkin pie cardstock and cut off one side. EASY! and adorable....then attach it to a cello bag filled with your favorite Halloween treat! These were a big hit at my Halloween class! Hope you all have your costumes ready for tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Boo Slider

Here's a cute little box I made using the Matchbox die. I love this die. It's so much fun to make little boxes. For this box, I decided to use the Cast-A-Spell designer paper. It's super easy to run your paper through the Big shot and then fold up the box. For the bottom of the box I used pumpkin pie cardstock. To decorate it, I stamped Little Boo in pumpkin pie ink and punched him out with a circle punch and then framed him with a scallop circle punch. I also punched each of the bumps in the scallop using a tiny circle punch. Then I attached it to the top with a dimensional and added some pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon.

Here's what's inside:

I put little Hersheys nuggets inside. Six of these fit perfectly and look super cute when wrapped in designer paper. The thick ribbon works great as a pull to open it up!

thanks for looking!

stamps: Little Boo
ink:pumpkin pie, whisper white, basic black
paper:Cast-a-Spell Designer paper, pumpkin pie
other:grosgrain ribbon, dimensional, punches, thick stripe ribbon in pumpkin pie

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Deal of the week!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Skeleton Lollipop!

Only a few days left until Halloween!! Here's another cute little treat I made. These are super easy. It's just a piece of designer paper folded in half. Make these just a little wider and longer than your lollipop, my piece was around 3" x 6", folded to 3" x 3". Then you punch a little hole at the fold to put the stick in. For lollipops I used flat ones that had pumpkins on them, you want to use a flat lollipop if you can. For the image, I used the set Twick or Treat. I love the funny little sentiments on the stamps in this set. I colored it really simply, just colored the dog and gave the skeleton a little grey shadow. Then I framed it with a piece of pumpkin pie and adhered it to the front of the lollipop. To finish it off, a piece of that awesome thick striped ribbon! These are super easy to make so I made a bunch!!

stamps:Twick or Treat
ink:Black, creamy caramel, grey
paper: whisper white, pumpkin pie, Cast-a-Spell Designer Paper
other: Lollipops, Thick striped Grosgrain in pumpkin pie and black, hole punches

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Treat Bucket

Only a week until Halloween!! Here's what I had as Hostess gifts for my fabulous hostesses this month. I had these cute pails that I thought would be perfect for a little lollipop bouquet. I put some foam blocks into the bottom so I would have something to stick the them into and then I decorated some flat lollipops by stamping images from the set Batty for You and punching them out with a circle punch and layering them with punched out scallops. Aren't they cute? Then the big square in the back is using the Sweet Centers stamp set and a sweet treat cup filled with reeses pieces...yum! Then to finish it off I used some shredded paper (found in the wrapping section) to cover up the foam.

I also did a couple mini versions that I gave away as door prizes. They're mini buckets that are only a few inches tall and so adorable! These were made just the same way except I only used 3 lollipops to fill them.

stamps: Batty for you, Sweet Centers
ink: pumpkin pie, black, old olive, perfect plum markers
paper: pumpkin pie, black, old olive
other: Buckets, Thick stripe Grosgrain ribbon, lollipops, circle punch, scallop circle punch, candy, foam, shredded paper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spooky Skull Card

Here is another one of my Halloween card creations. I love the effect of embossing a solid image on a patterned paper background so I did that again here. The paper is a subtle black print from the Cast-A-Spell Designer paper pack and I embossed a white skull image from the stamp set From the Crypt. I mounted this on a piece of black. For the rest of the card I wanted to do a little bit different color scheme so this time I used purple (elegant eggplant) for the card base. I cut out a shape with the Top Note big shot die and then cut it in half and just used half of it. This creates a really neat shape. To finish I used some more paper from the Cast-A-Spell pack and some black grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment "spooky" is from the set Halloween Frights.

Stamps: From the Crypt, Halloween Frights
Paper: Cast-a-Spell Designer paper, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Black, Versamark
other: black grosgrain ribbon, top note big shot die, White embossing powder, heat gun

Monday, October 19, 2009

Faux Metal Spider!

Here is a cool card I made for Halloween using the Faux Metal technique to create the spider. I used a small square and covered it with Versamark ink and then covered it with silver embossing powder and heated. Once the first layer of powder is melted and smooth you need to add more while it's still warm and heat again. I think I had to do this about 3 times to get it thick enough. Then while it's still warm, you quickly press your stamp into it it and it makes an impression in the silver. I used the spider from the From the Crypt stamp set. Doesn't it look just like metal? Here's a close-up:

Then I mounted it on a scalloped square and punched a hole through it to make it into a tag! Isn't that the coolest? I love how it turned out!! Then of course, I finished my card using some Cast-a-spell designer paper and my favorite top note big shot die!!

stamps: From the Crypt, Holiday Best (hostess set)
ink: pumpkin pie, basic black
paper: pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white, Cast-a-Spell Designer paper
other: Silver embossing powder, heat gun, square punch, scallop square punch, top note big shot die, Silver cord

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Vampire Box!

Remember the Frankie box I made just a little bit ago? (Check out this post here) Well, I thought it would be fun to do one that looked like a vampire... so here he is. I made him the same way as Frankie, using two cut-outs made with the Top Note Big Shot Die, this time cut out of going gray card stock. I also cut one out of black and used the 1 3/4" circle punch to cut two circles out to create the hairline... then I used various sizes of circle punch to make the eyes, just like Frankies, but red and black. The mouth was made using two different sized oval punches and then cutting them in half. The teeth are made by punching a circle and then punching it again to make a cresent moon shape, which I glued between the lip parts. The nose is an oval punch. To finish the look, I used a white gel pen to make dots in the eyes and sponged some of the edges with Chocolate chip ink. I also made a little box to go between the two shapes.

Here's a shot of the two guys together :
Thanks for looking--Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky Candle!

Here is a really cool candle cover that I made this weekend. All the directions are from Jan Tinks blog post here where she made a video showing how to make this using the Movers & Shapers Big Shot die. She has some really cool stuff so check it out. Her sample was making a Christmas version but I decided it would be fun to do a spooky Halloween one.

I love the tree in this stamp set --House of Haunts-- It's so Creepy looking! I thought it would be perfect to make a spooky-looking window on this candle cover. I just stamped it in black on vellum. Then I used the scallop border punch to make a scalloped edge along the top. These are even cuter in person. I have a candle burning on the inside, can you tell? It's a tea-light in a little glass votive holder (make sure you put your candle in a holder so you don't burn down your house!) I think these would be great to have around the house for Halloween!

stamps:House of Haunts
ink: Basic Black
paper: vellum, basic black
other: Movers & Shapers Curly Label Big Shot Die, Orange Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Punch, candle

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boo Box!

This weekend I had a lot of fun stamping just for the fun of it. So many times I'm working on projects for classes or for workshops and I have specific idea or product I want to feature so sometimes I forget how much fun it is to create stuff just for the sake of creating! I had a lot of fun and made some cool stuff that I'll be sharing with you this week!

The first project I made is this little clear pumpkin box. When I saw these cute little jelly pumpkins I had to buy them, knowing I could create a cute little treat container for them. So this weekend I thought, how could I use those pumpkins in a way you can see how cute they are?....and along came the idea of a clear box.

To make the box I used a sheet of acetate that was 8 1/4" x 3 1/2" that I scored just a little under every 2 inches along the long side. The top and bottom of the box are 3"x3" squares scored in at 1/2" on each side and then cut in to the 1/2" mark on two of the sides to create little flaps and folded up. I used Sticky Strip to hold it all together and then embellished it using the Cast-a-Spell Designer paper and the Little Boo Stamp. I also used the thick striped 1 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon and some hemp twine. I love all the texture ribbon adds.

Hope you like it!!

stamps: Little Boo
ink: Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cast-A-Spell Designer paper
other: Scallop border punch, Acetate, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Designer Label Punch, Hemp Twine, 1 1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain
, 1/8" circle punch

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Deals of the WEEK!!

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Flower Burst Embosslits die





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Friday, October 9, 2009

Candy Corn Box...

There is not any stamping on this one but it was still fun to make and would be the perfect addition to any halloween treat bowl!

This is a variation on a triangle box. I made the triangle box out of only orange cardstock and then added on strips of yellow and white to make it look like a candy corn! This took me a few trys to get right but think it was worth it! How perfect is that for a Halloween treat? Would you fill it with Candy Corn?

stamps: none
ink: none
paper: only orange, Summer sun, whisper white
other: white grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Coffin...

I was searching around a bit for halloween treats and found a couple of different versions of a gravestone or coffin. I didn't quite like any of them for what I wanted so after a few trys I made my own pattern. I wanted to make one that fit a gummy skeleton inside so it really seemed like a grave. Here's what I ended up with and I love how it turned out. I used half a sheet of cardstock cut the long way and made it into a Coffin shape. Here is the side veiw.

Once I had the shape I liked, I made another front that was smaller and cut it out of patterened paper. I used Cast-A-Spell paper. I love how some of it is monochromatic black with a black pattern on it that you can just barely see. Then I embossed the skeleton image from the set From the Crypt on it with white embossing powder. The sentiment is from the hostess set Holiday Best. Here is a view of it open. Isn't that gummy guy gross?? I love it!!

stamps:From the Crypt, Holiday Best
ink:Basic Black, pumpkin pie
paper: Basic Black, Grey, Cast-A-Spell Designer paper
other: gummy skeleton, thick striped Grosgrain ribbon in pumpkin pie, white embossing powder

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tiny Treat Tin

Here is a great way to recycle and make a cool gift. This was a little can of fruit, now it's a super fun treat. All you have to do is take off the bottom (don't open it the usual way with the tab) by using a safety can opener on the bottom. You need a safety can opener to leave the smooth edges. Then you wash it with soap and water....make sure you get all the sticky fruit juice out, and dry it. Now you're ready to decorate. Embellish with patterend paper (I used Cast-A-Spell paper) and ribbon. Add a tag if you'd like. I stamped this with the pumpkin from the Batty for You set. Then when you're finished, turn it upside down and fill with your favorite candy. Then use a thin line of Crystal Effects around the edge and place the lid back on. Let dry. After a couple hours you have a cool new treat. The recipient gets to open it by popping open the top and will be amazed at your creation!

stamps: Batty for you
ink:pumpkin pie, basic black
paper: Cast-A-Spell Designer paper
other: fruit tin, black grosgrain ribbon, circle punch, scallop circle punch

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I have seen these boxes a few places online and had to try one for myself. Isn't he the cutest? The Frankenstein is made from cuts from the top note die cut with my Big Shot. I think this is my favorite Big Shot die. It's so versatile and I've been finding so many cool uses for it! I also cut one from black and then cut a zig zag to do the hair. The eyes/nose are created from punches and I drew on the smile using a black Stampin' Write Marker. Then I made a little box for the center and glued him to the front. The back is just plain. Isn't he perfect for Halloween Treats?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Witches broomstick

This is one of the projects we're making in my Halloween Class next week. If you live near me and haven't signed up yet, make sure to let me know if you'd like to attend and learn how to make it, along with some other fun treats!

I loved the idea of a witches broomstick and this one is made from a paper sack. Open it up and inside there is candy, of course, but you could probably put a small gift or toy as an alternative option. The spider on the tag is from the From the Crypt stamp set.

stamps:From the Crypt
ink:Basic Black
paper: Pumpkin pie, whisper white
other:pumpkin pie grosgrain, paper sack, dowel, candy, tag punches

Deal of the Week!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sour Cream Container for Halloween

Happy October 1st! Now it's time to get in the swing of Halloween. I'm not sure why I like Halloween so much, I think a big part of it is just that there are so many fun little treats you can make! Today I'm starting out with a cute little sour cream container. This is made from a quarter sheet of card stock so it doesn't take a lot of materials and they're super cute! This one I used patterened paper (Cast-a-Spell Designer Series paper) and I love how it turned out. To make this, you roll the paper into a tube, taping the short ends together, then you shut the other ends together in opposite directions....after filling with candy, of course! I use the red sticky strip that Stampin' Up! sells to seal mine closed. This tape is the best ever for keeping little boxes shut.

I embellished the little container with a stamped image from the Batty for You stamp set. Not sure if you can read it but it says "bad to the bone." I love this stamp set. It's so cute! I used a couple of different sized circle punches to punch out the layers and then framed it with a scallop circle. Then the whole thing is tied on with a piece of pumpkin pie grosgrain.

stamps:Batty for you
ink:Basic Black
paper: Cast-A-Spell Designer paper
other: pumpkin pie grosgrain, Sticky Strip, candy


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