Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I made this Halloween box to hold a pair of gloves for my friend.  She's always got cold hands, and goes through the dollar gloves like crazy.  At least I can always get her new colors and patterns, since they don't last long!

I made this box out of one sheet of cardstock, but unfortunately I can't find my measurements.  It's got an attached lid that flips over, but you can't really tell from the picture.  And I realized after the fact that this kind of box doesn't go well with WORDS printed on the box...the back has the words going the right direction.  Doh! 

There are old olive/vanilla striped gloves inside.

Stamps:  From the Crypt (retired)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, halloween story paper (from A's got the story of the headless horsemen printed on it - I think)

Ink:  Black

Other:  1 1/2" circle, Scallop Circle, and 2 3/8" Scallop punches, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Jumbo glue dots, Basic Accent Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored tool.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fantasy Football Sympathy cards

My friend and I were talking about her Fantasy Football league a couple of weeks ago, and we hatched this idea of sending sympathy cards to the other teams when she beats them.  So sorry for your loss....sharing in your sorrow...  we're mean!!!  :)  So far, she's 7-0, so she's doing great.  Way to go Kelly!

I made a box, and 20 cards for her.  I picked colors to match some popular football teams.  These are just a few of the pictures.

Stamps:  (ALL retired) Warmest Regards, Just Football, Sporting Goods, Wild About You (for the flower)

Cardstock/Ink:  mostly retired...really, just use your favorite teams colors!

Other:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Basic Rhinestone accents

Batty for You Halloween treat holders

I made some of these Bag in a Box to hold Halloween treats.  You can find the tutorial for making these on splitcoast - click here to see it.  They really have a lot of great projects and techniques to learn!  Great resource!

Stamps:  Batty for You

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Halloween papers (some pack that I got at a scrapbooking convention.  Didn't save the wrapper)

Ink:  Black, Tangerine Tango

Other:  orange and black brads, 1/8" hole punch, Round-Tab punch, 1 1/4"-1 3/8"-Scallop Circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn Splendor with Spice Cake

I'm so glad that I got these Spice Cake papers - they are SO pretty, and so autumn-y.  Had enough of a scrap left to line the envelope as well.  Hope you like it Arlene!  It's in with your trade.  :)

Stamps:  Autumn Splendor, Curly Cute

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake designer series paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, More Mustard

Other:  Mini Glue dots

Thinking of you

Had to make some Thinking of You cards, and I was in the mood for purples.

Stamps:  Aviary, Curly Cute

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Black

Other:  Basic Accent Rhinestones, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Buttons, Bows, and something else...

Made this card for a challenge.  Challenge was to use Buttons, Bows, and something else of our choice.  I did ribbon and pearls!

Stamps:  Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink

Other:  Big Shot, Top Note die, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain, Baker's Twine/White, Neutrals buttons, Basic Accent Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Curly Cute Snowflakes

We made this at Stamp Club today.  I loved using this new Northern Frost die, but it was a bear getting the snowflakes out of the Glimmer paper.  Seems that that Glimmer paper is a wee bit thick for that strip of snowflakes die.  I was able to poke the snowflakes out, but didn't even attempt to get all the details poked out of them like I did with the Bashful and White snowflakes.  The Whisper White snowflakes were made with the textured cardstock, and that went through just fine.

Stamps:  Curly Cute

Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Glimmer Silver paper

Ink:  Bashful Blue

Other:  Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, Northern Frost Decorative Strip sizzlit die, Big Shot, Decorative Strip cutting plates, Extended Spacer Platform, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

You turkey!

I know we haven't made it to Halloween yet, but once Fall hits...I'm in the mood for ALL things Fall.  :) 

Stamps:  Gift Givers

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Black

Other:  Markers (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede), Curly Label punch, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die, Big Shot, Houndstooth embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Snowmen in Snowflakes

Using up some leftovers from ornaments.  This is the Snowflake die, with a scalloped snowman on top.

Stamps:  Snow Much Fun

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Black

Other:  Markers (Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue), Big Shot, Snowflake die, Snowflakes embossing folder, Whisper White & Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" scallop punch, mini glue dots

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sympathy card

Sympathy card and matching envelope for someone at work.  Wasabi and chocolate/espresso.

Stamps:  Upsy Daisy, Thoughts & Prayers

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi designer series print (retired)

Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip

Other:  Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (retired), Chocolate Chip button.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Box o' Birthday cards

I made a box of birthday cards for my friend.  The box holds a lot of cards and envelopes, but I only put 8 in here.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Cardstock:  Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, designer series paper (I forgot the name of it)

Ink:  Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip

Other:  Simply Scored tool, wide Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (retired), Sticky Strip, Chocolate Chip 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (retired), Groovy Guava stitched ribbon (retired), Basic Pearl accents, Eyelet border punch, Scallop punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn Splendor and Chocolate Chip - two of my faves!

I am REALLY digging making lined envelopes!  Very easy, and it looks so nice.  Autumn and Chocolate Chip are two of my favorite things, so I was truly excited when I made this card.  :)

Stamps:  Autumn Splendor, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Neutrals Designer series papers

Ink:  Chocolate Chip (stap off for those two leaves on the Crumb Cake piece)

Other:  Eyelet Border punch, Chocolate Chip 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (retired...booo!), Stampin' Dimensionals, mini glue dot

Blushing Bride Birds

I made 3 of these cards, with matching lined envelopes.  What a great way to use those 6x6 packs of designer papers.  Card inspired by Susan Copp.  Several of her cards caught my eye on Stampin' Connect today.  Thanks for the great idea Susan!

Stamps:  Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride designer series papers

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Black

Other:  Eyelet border punch, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here's a picture of all 3 that I made -

Monday, October 3, 2011

Die Cut Challenge!

Made this card for a Die Cut challenge.  Again, cut the circle out of your top piece of cardstock.  Cut a lattice die out and put that behind it.  Add paper behind that, and you've got a cool look.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Paisley Petals designer series papers

Ink:  Old Olive

Other:  Big Shot, Lattice die, Beautiful Butterflies embosslits, circle cutter

Autumn Splendor

Made this for a Fall themed swap.  I got the idea of the lattice die behind a circle from my friend, Barb.  Thanks Barb! 

You cut a circle out of your cardstock, put the lattice die behind it, and then paper behind that, so it's like a window.  Very cool!

Stamps:  Autumn Splendor, Pocket Silhouettes

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso

Other:  Big Shot, Lattice die, Large & Scallop Oval punches, Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Up, Up & Away...again and again and again

I made a bunch of cards today, using one stamp set and pack of designer series papers.  Keep scrolling down, down, and down in this post to see them all.

Stamps:  Up, Up & Away

Cardstock:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday designer series papers, oh wait - I snuck a piece in there from Just Add Cake dsps too.

Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Black

Other:  Big Shot, Top Note die, Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (retired), Red/White Striped grosgrain (retired), bunch of PUNCHES (Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1 1/4" circl, 1 3/8" circle, 1 3/4" circle, Scallop circle, 2 3/8" Scallop, Cupcake Builder), Basic Rhinestone accents, Fire Circle brads, 1/8" hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spooky Favor Box

I just love the Fancy Favor die.  I get so much use out of it! 

Stamps;  Spooky Bingo Bits

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Black

Other:  Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, 1" square punch, Postage stamp punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

Spooky Extra-Wide Candy Wrapper container

These are so easy to make!  Cut your designer papers 9" x 6".  Score and fold along the 9" side at 3 5/8", and 5 1/2".  You want to fold it up like a "Z", so that the "extra" is in the very middle of the die.  It's a very close fit, but it does work.

Don't forget to put candy or treats inside before you tie the ends closed.

Stamps:  Wicked Cool

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Frightful Sights designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Big Shot, Candy Wrapper die, Designer Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip

Petal Cone Bat

My version of the Petal Cone Bat treat holder.  You just need 1 1/2 petal cones to put this guy together.  The wings are just attached to the back with Sticky Strip.

NO stamping!

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White

Other:  Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Spider Web embossing folder, 3/4" circle punch, Brights Glimmer Brads, Crop-o-dile, Sticky Strip, 1/8" hole punch, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.