Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another Halloween Treat holder

This treat holder is only about 1/2" thick, but holds a small cellophane bag inside with a few little treats.

Stamps:  Haunted Halloween (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black

Other:  Black grosgrain ribbon, Fire Circle Rhinestone brads, Crop-o-dile, Rectangle punch, small cellophane bag

Here's a side view picture of it too -

The Haunting Couple

When I saw both of these stamps in the same set, I immediately thought of a haunted wedding couple!

Stamps:  Haunted Halloween (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Bride & Groom striped papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Crocheted trim (Artistic Outpost), markers

Monday, August 30, 2010

Medallion Box of Cards

I just love the Medallion stamp!  I had a class this past weekend using the Medallion stamp, and this is one of our projects.  A box to hold cards, plus 5 cards made in the same style, using all of the New In Colors.

The box uses an entire sheet of cardstock.  Hold your cardstock Portrait-style.  Score in from the left and ride sides at 1 1/4".  Score in from the top and bottom at 4 1/2".  I really advise using Sticky Strip or Scor-Tape to hold a box together - so much sturdier!
You might have a hard time seeing the pearls, but there is a medium sized pearl accent in the middle of each Medallion - on the cards and the box.
Stamps:  Medallion, Sincere Salutations, Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade

Ink:  Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade

Other:  Top Note die, Big Shot, Large and Scallop Oval punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Neutrals brads, 1/8" hole punch, White ribbon, Pearl Accents

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bats Galore!

I love the panel of bats in this Artistic Outpost set, Haunted Halloween!  And the little circle "Happy Halloween" is the perfect size to use with punches!

Stamps:  Haunted Halloween (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Glossy White

Ink:  Black, old kaleidacolor pad

Other:  Hand dyed ribbon from Artistic Outpost

Halloween Treat Box

I LOVE making treat boxes, especially for Halloween!  I used a whole sheet of cardstock for this little number.  Score it landscape at every 2 1/2".  You'll end up with a 1" side piece to attach it all together.  Score the bottom up 2 1/2" as well, and assemble.  It's just an open-topped box.

I made my own "background paper" here using the line of spider webs and "Happy Halloween".  I always like to do that at an angle, so it hides any imperfections.

I also wrapped some more hand-dyed ribbon around the middle of the box.  It's green, so it didn't take very well in the picture.  :(

Stamps:  Haunted Halloween (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Black

Other:  Silver mini brads, hand dyed ribbon (Artistic Outpost), Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/16"hole punch, Sticky Strip

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Judy!

My mom's birthday is Sunday, but unfortunately we're going out of town tomorrow and will miss it.  :(  She loves hydrangeas, so I've been giving her a hydrangea birthday card for years.  Purple is her favorite color.  I had to go back to some old favorite colors for this.  I'm also still in love with Easel cards.  This one is 4 1/4" square.

Stamps:  Afterthoughts, Just Because I Care (both Level 1 hostess sets)

Cardstock:  Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, Whisper White

Ink:  Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, Black

Other:  Lavendar Lace & Sage Shadow markers, Square Rhinestones Cool, embossing buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Sage Shadow grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NEW Release from Artistic Outpost!

I love the new Halloween plates from Artistic Outpost!  You'll see that I also got some new hand-dyed seam binding and trim to play with this month.  Details below...

Haunted Halloween is a Victorian inspired collection with vintage witch illustration a cane-swinging dapper skeleton, and a haunted home that could be used without the scary subtext. Other collage images include a bat border collage and sentiments.

Neverland features images from the fairytale land that is home to Peter Pan. The Darling children are also featured with a lovely ATC sized collage of Wendy and a perfect flying illustration of John and Michael. Think of the scenes you create with these adorable kiddos including an intense conversation between Wendy and Peter. Don't ever grow up!!!

There is a new department at Artistic Outpost called Outpost Attic Findings.

Currently they are featuring some truly vintage style finding kits that include beautiful ribbons and trims.

In these kits, you will receive 1.5 yards of each color of hand dyed rayon vintage style seam binding as well as 2 yards each of the vintage style crocheted trim. Also included are a heaping scoop of vintage mother of pearl buttons perfect for embellishing your prized project.

Kits retail for $6.99.

Be sure to check out what the fabulous Artistic Outpost designers have put together for you with these new sets!

Lisa Somerville
Gerrie Johnnic
Lynn Stevens
Judy Hayes
Barbara Washington
Connie Paxman
Stephanie Severin

Friday, August 13, 2010

Alien treats

We also made this little 3-D treat bag tonight.  It's only 1/2" thick, and there is a small cello bag with 8 Starburst candies inside.  It sits up...although not that great.  :)  Those candies are too lumpy.  Still a perfect little treat to give to a friend.

Stamps:  Greetings Earthling, Extreme Elements, Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango

Other:  Small & Large Tag punches, Watercolor Penciles, blender pen, 1/8" hole punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Another Birthday card...or Fourth of July???

We also made this card at Lori's workshop tonight.  Another birthday card, but made using a non-traditional birthday set.... July Fourth!  Those aren't just fireworks and firecrackers!  They can also be starbursts and candles!

Stamps:  July Fourth, Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree designer series papers

Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze

Other:  Large Oval/Scallop Oval punches, embossing buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Bloggers Challenge - Birthday

This week's Bloggers Challenge is all about birthdays!  I made this card for a workshop tonight.  My friend, Lori, loves all dog, cat and sea creature stamps, so I came up with this doggie birthday card.

Stamps:  Afterthoughts, D is for Dog

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Other:  Embossing Buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ink Pad Pizza Box

Remember how to make the little pizza boxes? Here’s a link to the splitcoast tutorial in case you need a refresher.  Same idea here, different measurements.  I just made this to hold one of the new color ink pads. I’m going to give it to my friend/hostess on Friday night.  It’s totally based on the size of the ink pad.

Cut cardstock 6 ¼” x 9 ¾”.

Situate cardstock Portrait mode. Score in each side (left and right) ¾”.

Situate cardstock Landscape mode. Score at ¾”, 4 ½”, 5 ¼”, and 9”.

Fold up, cut tabs, and stick together with sticky strip like the other pizza boxes.

I just had that strip of Greenhouse Gala designer papers, so that’s where I went from for my colors. That’s a belly band, so it will slide off. Used Daffodil Delight as the base, and punched the rest.

“for you” is from Afterthoughts. The “Just” part wouldn’t fit.

Stamps:  Afterthoughts
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip (textured), Real Red, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala designer series papers
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz
Other:  Chocolate Chip marker, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Scallop circle punches (both sizes), 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, 1/2" circle punch (for the tab so you can open it - punch this BEFORE you put it all together)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just Believe

Just playing with one of the stamp sets that we got at convention this year.

Stamps:  Just Believe

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Gala Greenhouse Designer series papers

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip

Other:  XL Bird punch, Stampin' Dimensionals