Thursday, October 31, 2013

Throw Back Thursday and a Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!! 

Is everyone ready for some Trick or Treating? I know my daughter is. She will be dressing up as a medical officer from the original Star Trek. Her father has her hooked!!

To commemorate Halloween AND it being Thursday, I thought I would create a card using a Halloween Stamp from my archives. This stamp was from Stampin Up! set "Costume Bears." It was retired years ago but I thought it was so cute that I kept it. I have so many sets of stamps that I barely use that I am going to try to dig them out and do a series of "throw back" Thursdays using my older stamp sets.

I first stamped the bear and then cut it out using the end of one of the PTI Half and Half Die. I then colored in the bear using various Copic Markers. I then layered patterned paper and card stock in yellow, black, and purple on the front of a card. Next I adhered the stamped image using foam adhesive. I die cut three stars and adhered two with foam tape and one with general adhesive in a random way across the card. The last step was to cover the stars on the stamped bear's costume and the three die cut stars in diamond Stickles. I LOVE the way this turned out. Isn't it so cute?

I hope you all have a fabulous Halloween!! Don't eat too much candy! (I know I will. I made the mistake of buying the kind I like!)



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sizzix-Doodlebug Framelits Baby Card

Hello Peeps!! I hope your day is going well. Just popping in to show you a baby card I created using Sizzix-Doodlebug Design Framelits Die Cutting Template and Clear Acrylic Stamps Baby Boy set. I think the images are adorable and can be used on a girl card as well as a boy. In fact, I chose to make a tag and card set for a baby girl.

I started by die cutting and stamping two giraffes. I then colored them in using the Copic markers below.

Next I printed out my sentiment on an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of white card stock. If I don't have the right sentiment stamp, I will often print one out on a piece of card stock. I used MS Word and estimated where I wanted the sentiment to go. I then cut out the card front and rounded the edges. My next step was to layer a piece of herringbone embossed paper, the doily, the scallop die cut and one giraffe onto the front. The last piece of the puzzle was to add the hearts. I then thought it needed a little something more so I used diamond Stickles to kick them up a notch.

Isn't it cute? My twelve year old daughter told me I should have only used one exclamation point on the sentiment. "It is not proper grammar Mom." Sigh. She is right but I think it looks adorable.

I then die cut a tag, 3 hearts and a banner out of white paper. I layered the banner over the tag, adhered the giraffe using foam tape over the banner and then adhered the three hearts. Like the card, I used diamond Stickles to add a little something more.

That is all for today. I hope this inspires you to create your own baby set. Have a great day!!



Monday, October 28, 2013

Bazzill Arsenic and Lace Halloween Card

It has been over two months since I have posted anything. Being back to work has killed me, as well as a death in the family. I have had time to make cards and scrap but no time to blog. I envy people that post something every day of the week. How do you do it?

Due to Halloween being this week, I am posting a simple Halloween card I made using patterned paper and a sticker.

First I used a scallop punch on a piece of patterned paper to create the scalloped border and adhered it to a Kraft card stock card base in a diagonal. I then layered 1" strips of two different patterned paper over the black scallop. Next I wrapped twine around the card and tied it into a simple bow. With foam adhesive I then layered a simple sticker over a black scallop die cut circle. To finish the card off I randomly placed enamel dots over the front.

Inside, I stamped a simple Halloween sentiment with a black crow. This card took me all of 10 minutes to create-a record for me!!!

I hope this inspires you to create some cards of your own.