For the record, I finished these treats in an amazingly short time. I had to make about 40. But with the Big Shot and the Pillow Box die cut it was a breeze. I stamped a background on 8 1/2 X 11 card stock and cut each piece in quarters. Then I ran each one through my Big Shot using the Pillow Box die. I folded them and adhered the long side with Sticky Strip. I tied a piece of grosgrain ribbon around it and tied a knot. The Batty For You image was stamped on Whisper White card stock and punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Then I adhered that to a scallop circle. Then that was adhered to the front of the box. That was just plain quick. Then I was looking at the picture I took and I could tell why it was so quick. The stamped images on two of the boxes is blurred. So now I’m panicking. I can’t take something like that to the school for all of those people to see. So I start going through all forty and to my amazement the only two that are blurry are the two I took a picture of. So now I am thinking everything is OK. Then I start thinking OH THAT’S JUST GREAT! The only two that are blurry are the two that are on the INTERNET. So now I’m thinking that maybe I need to stop thinking OR I need to …..as my husband would say "Just Chill". So now that I have chilled, on to bigger and better things. Below the supplies for the pillow boxes are pictures of the baskets I made for the teachers.
Stamp Sets: Batty For You, Bitty Boos Too (ret)
Inks: Basic Black Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink
Papers: Basic Black, Only Orange and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Pillow Box Die, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Tangerine 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (ret)
I thought they turned out really cute. I used the Basket & Blooms Die Cut from Stampin’ Up! and the Ghosts #2 Die cut from Sizzix. I had to make ten of these and they were really quick, too.
I know it’s a little late for using any of these ideas. But I am doing better. I’m NOT posting these things a week AFTER Halloween.
It’s late and I have a long day tomorrow! It’s starting with the Character Book Parade at the Kindergarten Center and will be ending with our Halloween Party! So, I’m going to run. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. No matter what you do or don’t do. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: None
Papers: Only Orange and Whisper White card stock and DSP Creepy Crawly (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Basket & Blooms Die, Ghosts #2 Die, brads, Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, White Organdy ribbon (ret) and Sticky Strip
OK here’s one of the cards I made from the basic card in the previous post. But I just realized, I didn’t use the Dream du Jour stamp set on this one. So I guess it’s not really card No. 2. Sorry!
I used the same card stock pieces I had from the original card but added some embellishments to step it up a little. I used the markers to ink the butterfly so it would have the same colors as the card stocks and I sponged the swirl die cut with Creamy Carmel to give it a little character. I just love that swirly die cut. I have used it a lot. You can cut it apart or use it whole. I just used part of it for this card.
Well, I’ve got to go! I have a whole bunch of Halloween treats to make. I’m going to use my Big Shot and the pillow box die cut so I should be able to do it in record time. I sure hope so since I’m running out of time. Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Measure of Life (ret), Fancy Flexible Phrases (ret)
Inks: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, and So Saffron Stampin’ Write markers and Creamy Carmel Classic ink
Papers: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Kraft and Whisper White card stock and So Saffron DSP (retired Hostess Print Pack)
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Half Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Big Shot Die Cut Machine,Swirls Scribbles die, Scallop Edge punch, Cutter Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.
I don’t have much time today but I wanted to make a post so this one will be quick!
This is a card the guests at a home workshop made. It was simple but they got to use some fun accessories with great results. We used blender pens to color the image on the front. The blender pens are always a hit and everybody is lovin’ the new Scallop Edge punch.
I have made several different cards using this basic card. I had some card materials left over from the workshop and I did not want to add to my stack of stuff left over from workshops. So I used the cards for some last minute cards I needed. (I always need last minute cards.) I really need to figure out why that is. But it always seems that there is a new person to add to my list of people that I need a card for. But that is a GOOD thing!
Each of the cards I have made has had something added to make it a little different. I’ll post another one in my next post. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Dreams du Jour
Inks: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy Classic ink and In Color Pink Pirouette Classic ink
Papers: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White card stock and So Saffron DSP (ret Hostess Print Pack)
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, blender pens and cutter kit
This card was really quick and the idea came straight from the Stampin’ Up! Fall-Winter 2008 catalog, page 62. The card base is 5 1/4" X 5 1/4" so it fits perfectly into the medium square envelopes. The four squares on the card base are 1 3/4" X 1 3/4". The black square was embossed with a Sizzix texture plate. Everything else was punched out. After I layered the circles on the scallop circle, I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Batty for You
Inks: Basic Black Classic ink
Papers: Kraft, Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie card stock and DSP Creepy Crawly (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Sizzix’s Texture Plate (Diagonals), Photo Corners punch, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4′ circle punch, 1 3/8′ circle punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals
The inspiration for this card came from a card Amy Celona made. You can see it at ustamp4fun.com//halloween/house-of-haunts-again/ . I just had to have this stamp set when I saw it. I love the owl sitting in the tree. Also my son was very excited when I got it. He asked if the scary house was for him. He likes all things scary. Well nice scary not mean scary. I don’t let him see the mean stuff. He’s only five. He’s afraid of the scary guy they have at our Kroger’s every year so he has his limits! But the House of Haunts stamp set seemed to suit him just fine!
After proof reading this for typos, it sounded like I was going to let my son use my stamps. That would be the honorable thing for a mom to do but I haven’t learned to share yet. I can share some things but it’s hard to share my stamps. I do let him use my punches! So I’m not completely stingy.
Sorry about getting off track. I hope you like the Halloween cards. They were really easy to make, so if you need a last minute card idea, these might help! Thanks for looking!
Stamp sets: House of Haunts
Inks: Elegant Eggplant and Basic Gray
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, garden Green and Tangerine Tango
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1/4′ Circle punch and staples
I am soooo excited! Every year we have a Halloween/Husband’s birthday/Costume party. And every year I am running around like the Headless Horseman trying to get my invitations made and mailed. I usually end up hand delivering some of them. But not this time. I AM DONE! YEAH, ME! I told you I was excited.
OK. I’ll quit ranting. The invitations were really easy and quick. I’m learning that if I keep my invitations simple, I usually feel better in the end. Sometimes in the past, I have made invitations a little involved and by the time your on number 15 or 20 your tired of making the same thing over and over.
So to keep this one simple, I used the same idea I used on the Scooby invitation a couple of posts back. I cut a base 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" out of black card stock and embossed it with my Big Shot using a Sizzix texture plate. I used the Top Note die to cut out the next layer. Then I embossed the haunted house image on it using Versamark and black embossing powder. I stamped You’re Invited in black ink onto Kiwi Kiss card stock and cut out with scissors. I punched two 1/4" circles out of Kiwi Kiss card stock. Then I used my Cricut (DoodleCharms cartridge) to cut out the spider. Everything was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals except the two 1/4" circles. I used SNAIL adhesive to attach them. And that was it! All of the invitation details were handwritten on the back with a silver pen and that looked pretty cool on the black card stock. I would have taken a picture of the back side of the card but I was afraid too many people would show up and I would run out Monster Munch and Witch’s Brew!
Stamp Sets: House of Haunts, Please Come
Inks: Basic Black, Versamark ink
Papers: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss card stocks
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Sizzix Texture Plate (Dashes/Wild Dashes ), Bigs Top Note Die, black embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, 1/4" circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cricut Machine and Cricut DoodleCharms cartridge.
I have two more Halloween cards to post but it’s time for homework and dinner! So check back soon!
I have finally used some of Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors. Yeah, me! I’ve only had them since they were released. This card was created out of desperation last weekend. I try so hard to be ahead of the game but always seem to find myself in the same place. I need a card for a birthday party in say 2 hours or in this case it was in 1 hour. You say oh that’s plenty of time to make a card. Well it might be if you don’t have to get two kids ready, need to find money to put in the card because you didn’t make it to the store AND do a few final things like brush your hair and your teeth. Thank goodness I didn’t have to drive anywhere, I only had to walk next door. Oh well hopefully I work well under pressure. I didn’t think it came out too shabby. Thanks for stoppin’ by!
Stamp Sets: Family Phrases, Crayon Kids (retired)
Inks: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Papers: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pop Up Glue Dots, Silver brads and kite string
At the time of my son’s birthday, it was Scooby Doo 24/7. So I decided we would have a Scooby themed birthday party. Then I decided I had no clue as how to make that happen. So this is how my Scooby adventure started. This is the invitation I made for his party. I had to make about 14 of them and I had very little time to do it so they had to be simple. I cut a 8.5 X 11 pieces of card stock in quarters and stamped the background on them. I used my Big Shot die cut machine to cut out the next layer with the Top Note die and the flowers. I punched different sized circles out and adhered everything to the base. I stamped the "You’re Invited" on white card stock and layered it on top of a colored piece of card stock. Then I adhered it on top of the circles. The hardest part was putting the Scooby sticker on a piece of scrap card stock and cutting it out. Everything was adhered with snail adhesive except the flowers and the Scooby sticker. They were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Please Come and Crosshatch Background stamp
Inks: Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black classic inks, Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Write marker
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Bigz Top Note die, Birds & Blooms die, 1/4", 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, paper piercer, Stampin’ Dimensionals
This is what I came up with for his birthday card. Again the hardest part was putting the stickers on card stock and cutting them out. I got the inspiration for this card out of the Cards September issue page 132. This card was made with a whole sheet of 8.5 X 11 card stock folded in half. I stamped the background image using the same stamp that I had used on the invitations. Then I cut out the wavy green card stock using a bendable ruler I have picked up along the way. The circles were punched, the "Happy Birthday" and the bracket were die cut and the 5 was done with my CriCut. After everything was cut out I adhered Scooby and company with Stampin’ Dimensionals. All of the rest was adhered with SNAIL adhesive.
In both of these photographs the green looks more like Mellow Moss than Certainly Celery but it really was CC. I think my photography and lightning could use a little work.
Stamp Sets: Crosshatch Background stamp
Inks: Tempting Turquoise
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Cetainly Celery, Lovely Lilac and Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" and 1/2" circle punches, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Brackets die, Naturally Serif die and CriCut machine
Now for the cakes….the first one was just for us (Mom, Dad, Brother & Brando) at dinner on the day of his birthday. His party was not until the weekend. If you’ll notice he is wearing a birthday crown from school that day. The crown did not come off until it was time to go to bed. I thought he was going to try to wear it in the bath. The second cake is the one I made for his party. This is the second cake I have ever decorated. The first one was on his 1st birthday. So I was really proud. And we almost cut it before we got a picture of it. For once, I was the one that remembered the camera…just as I was about to cut it.
From the look on his face, I think he liked it. Oh yea, in addition to the two cakes I made 72 cupcakes for different parties that were going on. Everybody seems to like it when he has a birthday. Next year I’m going to have to be ahead of the game. I heard you can freeze cake for a little while before you decorate it! I just wonder if it taste good? I guess I’ll find out. Thanks for lookin’ !
Well, I did it! I decided that since he wanted to ride the school bus so much, it had to be the right thing. For a few days, he just rode the bus home from school but now he is riding it to school, too. And he just loves it! He is so proud when he gets off of the bus and he has the biggest smile on his face…everyday! This picture was taken the first time he rode the bus home. If you’ll notice, my son has a handful of candy. I asked him what the candy was for and he said "It’s for riding the bus, Momma!" Silly me. He was so excited that he got the candy. Not that he was going to eat it. He doesn’t eat any candy other than chocolate. But he wasn’t going to let go of it, either.
My husband remembers the camera, I always get caught up in the moment and forget. I’m always glad that he remembers but this time I’m not so sure. He took alot of pictures that I didn’t know he was taking and they tell a pitiful story. They started with me standing at the end of the driveway waiting and looking worried and ended after he got off of the bus with us walking up the driveway. I know everything ended on a happy note but I know everytime I see those pictures I will feel anxious all over again.
Well, on to more crafty things. Next, I am going to try to post pictures of the cards, invitations and the cakes I made for his birthday. I thought I had all of the pictures in the computer but I do not. Hopefully I will get that done today.
Check back soon!
This is one of the cards I made when we did not have any electricity after the hurricane. Before the storm, a good friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for her for a baby shower she was giving at work. I did not want to let her down just because I didn’t have electricity so I had to work by the light of the day. Which was nice because with the windows open you could hear all of the kids playing and the birds singing (when the generators were not running).
As usual this card is a mix of old and new.
I hope you like it!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Kraft card stock
Accessories: Simply Scrappin’ Kit "I’m Here–Boy" (retired), clear button, linen thread, silver brads from Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver, small oval punch, Kraft and Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, glue dots, Big Shot die cut machine, brackets die (non SU) and white letter stickers (non SU).