November 2, 2010

More Halloween Goodies

My son asked me if I would make goody bags for him to take to school --- on Tuesday last week! Yikes! Nothing like waiting until the last minute huh?! Since I was pressed for time, I needed to make something that was easy. I used Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black paper and ran it through the Big Shot with the Two Tags die and embossed them with the Spider Web embossing folder. Once I had them all cut and embossed, I sponged over the spider web with Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White ink to bring out the spider web image more. I used a glue dot to hold the candy down and tied them up with some ribbon. I punched some bats out with the Bitty Bat punch and wrote "From Tanner" on them. Easy peasy! Thanks for looking!


November 1, 2010

Halloween Goody Bags

Here are some goody bags I made for the kids in my class. I used the Fancy Favor XL die to make the bags. I used up some Summer Sun, Only Orange, and YoYo Yellow retired textured paper for them. Once I ran them through the Big Shot, I stamped the pumpkin from the Batty for You set on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. I punched out some scallop circles and adhered the stamped pumpkins on them. I then adhered the entire thing onto the bag. For the handle, I used my crop a dile to make holes on the sides and used some jute rope had. I punched out some tags with the small tag punch and tied them on with some linen thread. I filled some cello bags with goodies for the kiddos and tied them up with some whisper white ribbon. The kids were so excited to get something from their teacher! Thanks for looking!

October 29, 2010

Teacher Birthday Gifts

My son's teacher's birthday was earlier this week so I made her a few goodies. She always drinks a Dr. Pepper for lunch so I decided to give her one. I cut some DSP and wrapped it around the can. The scallops are from the new Tasteful Trim die in the Holiday Mini. I tied a piece of Poppy Parade ribbon around it and that's that. I also made her a composition notebook. I used some paper I had from who knows where to cover both the front and back cover. I then adhered some Chocolate Chip ribbon along the spine. I stamped the Notes to Self on Very Vanilla and matted it on Cameo Coral. I put a courderoy button for the O. For the last gift I made another set of the bath salts like I made in a previous post. Every teacher needs to relax after a long day, so I thought she could put these to good use. Thanks for looking!

October 28, 2010

Halloween Quilt Cards

Here are a couple Halloween cards I made. I have seen so many of the faux quilt cards that I decided to give it a try. It was really easy and I like how they turned out. It's a great way to use up your scraps or retired paper. To make one you take a piece of Whisper White paper and cut it to 5 x 3 3/4". Then you take a 1 1/4" square punch and punch out 12 squares from your scraps.

Next, you adhere the squares to the whisper white paper. It doesn't matter what you use to adhere the squares just so long as you make sure they are adhered securely. Also, make sure each side of the squares touch each other. If not, there will be white that shows between them. Once all the squares are adhered, run it through your Big Shot with the Top Note Die. Then, adhere the top note quilt to your card base and finish how you'd like. I kept mine simple since they were being mailed. I took my Signo Unibal pen and added faux stitches around each square. I tied a piece of ribbon I had in my stash around it to add a little something. I cut another top note die in whisper white and adhered it to the inside of my card then stamped my sentiment. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes set for the Happy Halloween. Thanks for looking!


October 26, 2010

Baby Thank You's

Here is another gift I made for my coworker who is having a baby soon. I thought some thank you notes would be something she could use for all the baby gifts she receives. I know she will appreciate having some ready to go since she will definitely have more important things to take of. :) The baby's room is in yellow, green, and black with bumblebees, so I thought these postcard style thank you's would be perfect. I stamped the bee from the Every Little Bit set on Whisper White, added Crystal Effects on the wings, then cut them out. I used the 2 way glue pen to attach them to the bottom of the card. Then I used my black Stampin' Write marker to make a little trail behind the bee. I used Wild Wasabi and So Saffron for the card base and layered them with Basic Black and Whisper White. I tied some white organza ribbon around the top and added a Wild Wasabi and So Saffron button tied with some Linen Thread. I lined all the envelopes with Wild Wasabi and So Saffron DSP from the Soft Subtles DSP patterns pack. I made 4 of each color for a total of 8 cards and envelopes. I put them all in a clear card box and tied a piece of 1 1/4" Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon around it. I hope she likes it!
Thanks for looking!


October 25, 2010

Terra Cotta Pot Ghost

I made this cute ghost out of a terra cotta pot. I painted the pot white first. It took 2 coats to completely cover up the terra cotta color. Once it dried I added the face - just freehanded it. I used plain ole acrylic paints for this that you can get at your local craft store. When that dried, I took a wooden spool and wrapped some wire around it then through the hole in the pot. The spool keeps the wire from coming out of the hole when you hang it. I took some fabric scraps I had and cut them into the length I wanted with my pinking shears and cut some fringe on the ends. I used my pinking shears for the bow also. I hot glued the strips onto the inside of the pot and the bow on. I then hot glued some raffia to the top of the pot (the ghost's head) and tied a piece of jute in a bow to the top of the wire. I added a wooden star to the middle of the jute bow. I think my ghost turned out really cute! I'm going to hang him on my front porch so all the trick or treaters can enjoy him! I think I'll make some more to hang up for next year. It was very easy to make. It's a little time consuming since you have to wait for the paint to dry. Sorry for the orangey look on one of the white strips of fabric. The orange must have reflected on it some when I photographed it.
Thanks for looking!

October 24, 2010

Bath Salts Gift

A coworker is due with her third child in a few weeks. I wanted to give her something that she can use for herself along with a baby gift. So, when I was visiting Taylor Van Bruggen's blog saw this idea on her 12 days of Christmas and thought this would be perfect for my coworker! I used test tubes I've had in my stash forever and some bath salt I bought at Walmart. All the paper is some I've been hoarding. I used the Eyelet Border punch to add a decorative edge. The sentiment is from the SU! hostess set Afterthoughts that I punched out using the Decorative Label punch. I added a couple rhinestones for a little bling. I punched out 2 tags using the tiny tags punch and wrote bath salt on them (just in case she didn't know) and tied them on with the silver elastic cord that was on the clearance rack. I used some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon to dress it up a bit. It was a quick and easy gift to put togehter. I hope she likes it and takes some time to relax before her newest little one arrives. Sorry there is such a glare from the box. I'll post the other gifts I've made her next week. Thanks for looking!


October 23, 2010

Pillow box die Halloween treats

Here are some Halloween treats I made for my son's Cubscout den. There are 18 boys in his den, so I needed something quick and easy. The pillow box die and my Big Shot took the work out of these! I love, love, love my Big Shot! I used the window sheets for my boxes and filled them with yummy candy corn. I tied a piece of retired Chocolate Chip ribbon around the boxes to help keep them closed. I stamped the images from the Batty for You set and adhered them to the front of the boxes. I tried to keep the supplies to a minimum because I know the boys are just going to tear them up and throw them away. :) I really don't care for the way they turned out, but again, they are just going into the trash since it's the candy they want.

Thanks for looking!


October 12, 2010

Just Believe

Here is a card I made that was inspired by a card I saw in one of my stamping magazines, though I can't for the life of me remember which one right now. I used the Just Believe set from Stampin' Up! and stamped it with Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla. I used the scallop border punch to make the scallops at the botton. I then made two slots to put the striped Wild Wasabi ribbon through and attached the entire panel onto a Wild Wasabi card base. I stamped the Imagine sentiment in Very Vanilla craft ink onto the Wild Wasabi card base. I then used my Stampin' Write Wild Wasabi marker to color the remainer of the sentiment and stamped it on the card base. The sentiment is from the set Word Play. Love this set! Thanks for looking!

October 11, 2010

Halloween Candy Tin

Here is a tin I bought at Micheals and altered. I covered it with the retired Cast A Spell DSP. I added some 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon around the lid and some spider web ribbon I had in my ribbon collection. I call it a ribbon collection because I have so much! :) Anyway, I think I'm going to fill this little tin with some yummy candy and give it to one of my son's teachers for Halloween. Enjoy and thanks for looking!
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September 14, 2010

Candy Wrapper Die

I love this Candy Wrapper Die from the new Holiday Mini Catalog! It is SO easy to put together. Just run it through the Big Shot and it is cut and scored for you. Easy peasy! It took me literally less than 10 minutes to make this one. I'm going to make a bunch of these for my son's class for Halloween goodies. I might even make some for my class. I used Pumpkin Pie for the actual wrapper and again, the Cast A Spell retired DSP as a wrap. I put some Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it and punched out 2 bats from the new Bitty Bat punch. Love that new punch too! The BOO! saying is from the Tiny Tags set and is punched out with the Jewelry Tag punch. I think my photos are getting better. I have to thank all the great ladies on Splitcoaststampers for all their help and suggestions on helping me get my photos to look good. Thanks ladies!!! If you ever need help with something, that is the place to go! I'll try and post some more later this week. Tomorrow I'm volunteering in my son's class and Wednesday my son has a dr's appt. Have a great couple days.


Recipe: Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum; Ink: Old Olive; Accessories: Bitty Bat punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Cast a Spell DSP (retired), Uniball Signo gel pen, Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Sticky strip, dimensionals

September 13, 2010

Batty for Halloween

I'm trying to get my Halloween cards done early and not wait until the week before! Here's one I made using the Batty For You stamp set. I saw this layout in a Stamp and Scrap magazine and thought the Batty For You set would be perfect for it! I used some retired DSP called Cast A Spell for the background paper. I'm trying to use my retired paper and not hoard it. :) I ran the Perfect Plum paper through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. I used the scallop edge punch to add a little border to the embossed piece. Then I stamped the 3 images on Whisper White, stamped them again and cut them out. Whew! That was time consuming! I accidently cut off one of the spidey's legs, poor little guy! I glued it back on though - hope you can't tell. I put all 3 cutouts on dimensionals and put them over the stamped image of each. I added the wiggle eyes and like how they look. The Happy Halloween saying is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Modern Label punch. I added a couple black brads to hold it on. Hope you like it. I'm still new to all this photography stuff, so please don't gasp if some of my pictures aren't up to the par of some other blogs. I'm learning and hopefully getting better each time.
Card Recipe All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted: Stamp Sets: Batty For You, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Whisper White; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Modern Label punch, 1" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing folder, Cast A Spell DSP (retired), Basic Black brads, dimensionals, wiggle eyes (non SU!).

September 7, 2010

Dull Punches?

Are your punches dull and not punching well through your cardstock anymore? Or are they punching, but leaving frayed edges on your punched piece? It probably means your punch needs to be sharpened. To sharpen your punches simply punch several times through a piece of foil and wahlah! Your punch will be as sharp as ever. Simple as that. I'll have some pictures of some things I've been working on for an upcoming craft fair in the next couple days. Hope you all had a good Labor Day weekend!


September 5, 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my parent's anniversary. I used a layout I saw in a Papercrafts magazine and changed all the ingredients to SU! supplies. I used the Heart to Heart punch to punch the hearts out of various designer series papers. I sponged around each heart with Chocolate Chip ink so they would stand out a bit more. I put them on dimensionals and applied them to the card. I also sewed around the perimeter of the card - first time for that. It was alot of fun and I'll definitely be sewing on cards more! I added buttons on 2 of the hearts that I threaded with linen thread. I used the Scallop Ttrim Border punch for the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Love, love, love that set!! It's so versitle. You've got to love sets that can be used for more than one occasion! Thanks for looking!


Card Recipe: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Various DSP; Accessories: Soft Subtles button collection, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, sewing machin, linen thread, dimensionals

September 4, 2010

Picnic Parade Birthday

Well, I'm only 2 weeks late on my mom's birthday card, but better late than never right?! She knows her card is going to be late every year because her birthday is always the week school starts. If I were better, I'd have it made prior to her birthday, but that would be too easy! :) Anyway, I used the retired hostess set Picnic Parade for the animal images. I stamped them on WW paper, then again on watercolor paper. I colored them in with markers and the aqua painter and cut them out. I put them on with dimensionals over the first stamped image. I used a layout I saw on a card in a Papercrafts magazine and just SU! products. Hope my mom likes it, even if it's late.

Recipe: Stamps: Picnic Parade, On Your Birthday Confetti; Ink:Baja Breeze, Black Stazon; Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing folder, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, & Wild Wasabi markers; dimensionals, paper piercing tool and mat, white uni-ball signo pen, non SU! white organza ribbon, modern label punch.

August 11, 2010

Baby Shower Favors

Here are a few samples I made for baby shower samples for someone who emailed me. The sour cream container has a couple Hershey Kisses in it. The Fancy Favor bag has a cello bag full of Smarties candies. The person wanted simple favors. Hope she likes these.

Have a great day!


June 29, 2010

Anniversary CD holder

This is a CD holder I made to hold a CD my sister and I had made for our parent's 40th wedding anniversary. The CD was pictures of them from when they started dating to the present. I also made a spot inside the cover to hold a giftcard we gave them. The template for the CD holder is from Lauren Meader's timeless templates. I forgot to take a picture of the inside before we gave it to them. Oops! They really liked the gift!

June 23, 2010

Musical Thank You

Here is a thank you card I made for my son's piano teacher. All the parents donated money to buy her a gift card. I was asked to make the card. I used the retired stamp Musical Score from Stampin' Up! In the new catalog there is DSP that has music notes on it that would work too. Enjoy! I saw a similair card on SCS, but can't find it now to give credit. Sorry!

February 24, 2010

Welcome to my blog. I will be posting once a week a few projects I make throughout that week. I will also be posting some of my projects that will be for sale. I hope you enjoy the projects and get inspiration from them. I enjoy making them as well as sharing them! Bare with me as this is my first blog!