Friday, September 28, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #6

I'm so excited for you to see the card I created for this weeks Halloween project!  I made it last week and could hardly wait 'til this week to post it!

Can you believe a bunch of punches could create such a creepy card? 

Want to know how?  Here goes:  I used the 3/4" circle punch for the baja blue part of the eyes.  The circle punch I used for the black part is from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  And, the white part of the eyes are from the 1", 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches, which I sponged basic black around the edges and added the small white part with the gel pen. 

The black mouth is the Word Window punch and the teeth were cut off from the Petite Pennants Builder punch.  I added a little surprise by stamping Happy Halloween from the Toxic Treats stamp set on a scrap of white.  I glued the mouth (one with teeth) to the top end of the white and then punched another one to glue to the back of it to make it a little thicker and stronger.  I laid the white piece on the green where I wanted the mouth to be and with a pencil, traced it so I would know where and how long to cut with an exacto knife.  Then, I slipped the white piece through the cut and glued 2 more window punches (one on top and one on the bottom of the white) to the opposite end so that when the mouth and saying are pulled out, it wouldn't pull all the way out and it gave it a little more support.  But, you could always just glue the mouth to the green layer and be done.  It's really whatever you prefer or have the time or patience for.

I also wanted to share some pics and the recipe for some delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies.  My husband has been asking for cookies all week and I happened upon this recipe that is supposed to be like Mrs. Fields Cookies.  I love her cookies so I couldn't wait to give it a try.  Well, today was the day and here they are.  They are not exactly like hers but they are definitely delish! 

  You can find the recipe here:  Top Secret Recipes  You should give them a try when you get a chance!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Merry Time

At the last Technique Tuesday class, we learned how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I had to dig it out and dust it off because I NEVER use it.  I'm fine when my stuff doesn't line up, in fact I do it on purpose just to get the point across but there are others out there that prefer to have their letters, images, etc... line up.  So, I thought it would be fun to show them that they don't have to *Try* to line everything up, and maybe mess up and have to start over, they can actually do it the first time and be on their way.

Well, in the years that my lonely Stamp-a-ma-jig wasn't being used, the plastic sheet has been misplaced so I used vellum card stock instead.   If you are using wood stamp sets, this is better anyway, in my opinion.  Because you can just slip the vellum in with the stamp set when you're done and re-use it the next time you use the set.  Brilliant!

For this card, we lined up the letters of the word Merry using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. 

You might have noticed that Banners are all the rage right now so I thought they would be perfect for a Christmas card! I also jazzed up the white background with the Chevron Folder and the Big Shot.  Added some twine and pearls and wha-la, a Cheery Holiday card!

Just wanted to give you a couple tips for the Halloween Cello Bag Treat I posted the other day.  Yes, it's possible to stamp on plastic!  All you have to do is use Stazon ink!  It stamps on almost anything! What a wonderful invention!  Be sure to give it a try!

It is a little slippery on slick surfaces but just take care when you are pressing down on the stamp.  And, give it a minute to dry.

To attach ribbon to the top of the cello bag, you can tie the ribbon around it, punch a hole and run the ribbon through but I've found it's quick and cute to just staple it!  You can even use the color staples to add a little more bling.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WWYD Wednesday

It's been a while since I've posted a WWYD card so I thought I would share the latest.  Here are the supplies. 

And, this is what I came up with.

Here are the supplies for our next Technique Tuesday class.
Want to play along and see what you can come up with?

I posted a few Halloween projects the other day and I'd like to share the directions on how to make one of them.  Today, I will be sharing the directions on how to make the Halloween snack pouch.

You will start with a 4" x 6" piece of background paper, I used the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  Apply sticky strip to the 4" side and in the middle of the top and bottom, as shown below.

Attach the 4" ends together and it will look like a roll.  The stripes made it easy to line up.

Then, lay the tube down with the seam facing up and flatten it out.  Remove the red part from one of sticky strips and attach the end together.  If you'd like, you can use a crimper to that end.  I put Lucky # 13 candy corn in and repeated the previous same steps with the top to create a pouch.

Then, decorate!  I used the Toxic Treats stamp set for a tag and tied some Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon to create a cute bow.  After it was all put together, I spritzed it with a Basic Black Marker.

This was a very fun and easy project to make!  Just change the paper, color theme, stamp set, etc... and the possibilities for this idea are endless!
Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Freaky Friday~Spooky Saturday~Scary Sunday...

All rolled into one post!  Yes, I was bad and didn't post anything for Freaky Friday Week #5.  I feel like I have lived in my car most of these past few days!  Shaylin had 2 birthday parties and 2 sleepovers this weekend!  Yippee for the mommie, I got her where she needed to be, when she needed to be there and only forgot a toothbrush, not too bad!  Whew, one weekend down, many more to come, I'm sure!  :o) 

Well, I hope all will be forgiven because I have three, yes 3, fun Halloween Treat containers to share.  I feel like I'm on repeat but all of these are super cute and super easy!  Hope you have 3 ghouls to give these to because they are just "to die for"!  mwaaa ha ha ha  v"v

Candy Corn Cello Bag Treat

Double~Sided Treat Holder

Halloween Snack Bag

I will post directions to all, in the next coming days!  So, be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Christmas Cheer

This first card I received from my upline, Diana Gibbs.  So sweet & simple, LOVE it!

Thanks Diana!  :o)

As you might know, it's never too early to start making your Holiday cards!  For this card, I wanted to make my favorite new accessory in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog ~ the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon on page 4, the star of the show.  It's so versatile, easy to work with and beautiful, you'll want all 3 colors available! 

All you have to do is make a bow around your top layer and accessorize!  Just be sure to add dimensionals to that layer to accommodate the ribbon in the back.  This layout can be used for any occasion!

This card is so easy you can create enough, for your whole Holiday Card List, in no time at all!

Stampin' Supply List:
  • Stamp Set:  Sweet Essentials  cling #126457, wood #126455
  • Paper:  Cherry Cobbler  #119685, Very Vanilla #101650
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #126966
  • Accessories:  Big Shot  #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Vintage Wallpaper Folder #120175, Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon #127841, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons #127833, Vintage Trinkets  #118764, Dimensionals #104430, Cream Twine
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Freaky Friday Week #4

I'm so excited to share this cute little Frankie card.  Now, you can always remove the bow and make it a cute Frank card, but why would you want to do that!?!  If you're looking for an easy Halloween card, this one has your name written all over it! 

I used one of Stampin' Up!'s note cards and covered the front with Lucky Limeade card stock.  I cut triangles at the bottom of a piece of Basic Black card stock and glued that to the top of the note card for her hair.  I punched 2 triangles with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and a 3/4" circle for the bow.  Her eyes are 1/2" circles and made the whites with the Gel Pen.  And, the banner is from the Toxic Treats stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thank You Sis!

Just a quick post to share the box I sent my sister Samantha and her friend Tennille.  They sent my girls a box full of school supplies (and a couple gifts for me, too :o) and I wanted to Thank them with a box of goodies!

Here's the box full of Thank You's and goodies.

I sent them each their own bag of Sweet & Korny carmel corn so they wouldn't have to share.

I made an initial tag for each of them.  Just glue strips of paper to a piece of paper then I cut out each initial on the Big Shot.  I also cut out each initial in chipboard and glued them together to make the tags more sturdy.  Then, punched a hole, added string and a flower, of course.

Some marshmallow yummies in white chocolate and chocolate (not pictured).

Tennille sent me a stamp set and so I made my Thank You card, to them, with it.  I love it!  Hope they did too.
Hope you're having an awesome weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!
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