Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Treat holder

Check out this cute pumpkin! He's so easy to make if you have a big shot. I just cut out six ovals from pumpkin pie card stock using the Scallop Oval big shot die (now I have to figure out what to do with all my extra scallops since I didn't need them for this guy). Once you have enough ovals you just need to sponge the edges with pumpkin pie ink to make them look aged. Then glue 3 together to make your front and 3 for the back. I made a face by punching out a square and cutting it up into triangles. And the mouth is just the oval punched out twice to make a smile. For the stem I used the designer label punch and for the leaves I used two petals from the 5-petal flower punch!

Then I just made a little box from pumpkin pie cardstock to go between the two layers. I think It's about 3 inches high by one inch wide. You can make yours any size you'd like but mine fits two fun size m&m packages.

Last, I made the handle by punching out a long strip of old olive cardstock with the scallop ribbon border punch!

I just love how cute he turned out!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween popcorn slider

Another Halloween treat to share today. This one is a Popcorn slider. These are really easy to make. You just decorate a piece of card stock big enough to fit around your popcorn. I used the Bring on the Bats roller to stamp mine. Then you adhere the cardstock around the popcorn (but don't glue it TO the popcorn). You also need to adhere the bottom shut. I used some adhesive and then to make it look cute, ran it through the paper crimper just a bit (like 1/2" up) to make the edge look crimped. Then you can decorate the pocket anyway you like. I used the cool Happy Halloween stamp from the set Dark and Dreary.

Then you need to make two slits or holes towards the top of the open pocket for the ribbon to go through. You need a really long piece of ribbon, put it all the way around the popcorn the long way, place the popcorn with the ribbon wrapped around it into the pocket and then put the ribbon through the holes you made, from the inside of the pocket to the outside. then tie a knot in the ribbon. Now you should be able to pull on the knot and have the whole popcorn slide in and out of the pocket. Here's how mine looked:

Super cool, right?
Hope you have fun if you try to make these!

stamps: dark and dreary, bring on the bats roller
ink: pumpkin pie, black
paper: gray, black, pumpkin pie, white
other: ribbon, punch, scallop trim border punch, crimper

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fright Night Coffin!

I just love silly Halloween treats! I made some coffins last year and I couldn't resist re-visiting the idea this year. I wanted to make it different so I used the spider web embossing folder to create the background image. Then I sponged a little bit of frost white shimmer paint over the embossed parts to make the web look really cool. I wanted to make it look spookier so I stamped the fright night stamp onto vellum paper with versamark ink and embossed him with white embossing powder! Doesn't he look creepy? Then I attached him onto the coffin with brads.

tip: I like to try to attach vellum with brads whenever I can because if you attach it with adhesive you can usually see it through the vellum.

Then I tied it shut with some of the awesome 1 1/4" striped grograin.

Ooh... I almost forgot, here's whats inside:

Isn't he cool. I found these yummy gummys dudes and thought they were perfect!

stamps: fright night
paper: black, gray, vellum
other: gummy guy, white embossing powder, brads, frost white shimmer paint

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sweet Treats Halloween Shaker

I love these sweet treat cups! They make cards and treats so much fun! Last year I did a whole class with the Sweet Centers set and this year I had to pull it out again for Halloween! This is a little 3"x 3" Shaker... but the cool thing about it is that you can get the candy out without wrecking it. I made a slider on the back side... You pull on the ribbon tab and the candy comes out:

Here's a close-up of the back:

stamps:Sweet Centers
ink: Tangerine Tango
paper: Black, old olive, white, crumb cake
other: 1 1/4" striped grosgrain, lollipop stick, sticky strip, scallop ribbon border punch, candy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spidey Treat...

Another cute treat made with the Big Shot Candy Wrapper Die. I have to admit, these little treat wrappers are a little tricky to put together at first but once you make a few, it definitely gets easier. The hardest part is just twisting it right at the ends. Make sure you fold over all the score lines really good before you try to put it together!

For this one, I used concord crush for the treat wrapper. Then I wrapped a piece of patterned paper from the Nite Owl designer paper around it. I used the scallop trim border punch on the patterned paper to make it even cuter. Then I made that cute flower shape by punching two scalloped circles out of black cardstock and scoring and folding them into the flower shape. Last, but not least, I stamped the black spider onto white and attached him with a dimensional. Super cute.... don't forget to put candy inside!!

stamps: Dark and Dreary
paper: concord crush, black, white, Nite Owl
other: Candy Wrapper big shot die, scallop circle punch, scoring tool and ruler

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall 8x8 Scrapbook

For those of you who didn't get to attend my Fall Scrapbook Class, I wanted to post photos of what the scrapbook looked like. I just love the gorgeous Autumn Spice paper we used in the scrapbook! It's so pretty plus it's textured!

stamps: Day of Gratitude
ink: Cajun Craze, More mustard, old live, early espresso
paper: Cajun Craze, More mustard, old live, early espresso, vanilla, Autumn Spice Designer series Paper
other: ribbons, brads, various punches

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thank you Candle

Isn't this candle cool? I'm so happy with how it turned out. I made these for my hostess gifts in September! I think they really liked them. I used the Day of Gratitude set to stamp the big image on the candle. There's one on each side. Then I put it in a cello bag and tied it with some ribbons... I like using two kinds of ribbon to spice it up.

Here's a close up of the tags:

One is a leaf from the same set stamped and then punched out with the Tag Punch, and the other tag is the sentiment from the set, stamped and punched out with the oval punch! These candles make great gifts, plus they look so pretty!

I also made one for my door prize:

If you would like to learn how to make candles like this, I will be showing it at my holiday gift class on Dec. 11.... but they will be Christmas themed instead.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Pirates!

I'm behind on posting... too much stuff going on this week and ended up with cold for a few day so I've got a whole bunch of stuff to share that I haven't had time to post! To start off, here's another pirate card! I used Crumb Cake cardstock for the base and the scripty stamp from French Foliage is stamped up the side. I love how the scripty words look with the pirates! The rest is pretty simple. The pirate on the skull is stamped in chocolate chip ink on whisper white cardstock. Then I stamped the "ARRRR" in crumb cake below him. I framed the stamped image with old olive and chocolate chip cardstock. Then to add a little fun detail I added some folded ribbon and a button on the bottom. I had to put glue between each fold of the ribbon to get it to stay down but it looks really cool!

Stay tuned for some more Halloween stuff next...

stamps: Beware Pirates, French Foliage
ink: chocolate chip, crumb cake
paper: chocolate chip, crumb cake, whisper white, old olive
other: ribbon, button

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Arrrrrg! I love pirates!

Happy October! I can't believe it's October already.... October is one of my favorite months, I love the cool fall air, apple orchards, and Halloween!

Today I'm sharing a fun Pirate card. This could be great for Halloween or just for a birthday card to someone who likes pirates. I used the stamp set Beware Pirates to Stamp the pirate ship. I colored it with markers, first coloring the inside soft suede and going around the edges with old olive. Then I stamped it on Whisper White paper. Over the top I randomly stamped the scripty text image from the French Foliage stamp set. I thought it made a nice layered look. To make the soft suede paper look aged I just scruched and squeezed it up until it looked distressed. The rest of the card is simple...some river rock, a couple of brads and that's it!

stamps: Beware Pirates, French Foliage
ink:soft suede, old olive, early espresso
paper: soft suede, old olive, river rock, whisper white
other: brads


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