Friday, October 31, 2014

Bring on the Boos!


Last week at Casing the Catalog we challenge everyone to case their favorite Christmas card from the holiday mini.   I decided to take the opportunity and case my favorite Halloween card today!   On page 48, I drew inspiration from the great Boos card.

Happy Halloween Everyone!   Hope everyone has an amazing day of tricks and treats and maybe a little boos!!

We are extending the Casing the catty challenge from one week to two.  To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.   

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Tools:  Spiderweb Textured Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Sizzex

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Giving Thanks!

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.    I have been busy making Halloween Making Spirits Brights cards, I decided to make a Thanksgiving one this time!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive
Paper:  White Whisper, Crumb Cake,  Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper,  Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Candy Dots, Doilies
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hello Friend


This week's Stampin' Royalty brings us a sketch challenge.   I love this week's sketch, so much fun!   I love the Perfect Blend stamp set works perfectly with this sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Perfect Blend, Peachy Keen
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack, Flashback Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Button and Baker's Twine, Whisper White Brads
Tools:  Circle Framelits




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Eat Drink & Be Scary

Are you looking for a last minute scary idea to dress up your home for Halloween or just looking for inspiration for a last minute project.    Here is a super simple project.    The hardest part was tying the bows on the wire hanging!

Just a couple days left to Halloween!

Ingredients to make the wall hanging: 
Stamp Sets:   Halloween Hello
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Tools:   Bat Punch, Paper Piercer
Misc:  Wire
Font:  CK Green Tea, SU KP Quick

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween is on it's way



Halloween is on it's way.   So here are two super simple tags you can make!   This is why I love the Tasteful Trim Sizzex.   Stampin' Up! please bring it back or make another trim Sizzex board!    The best part of the Sizzex was that because of the big die you could lay 3 strip of 12 inch strips and then die cut.    That gave you borders for at least 9 cards.   So here I used it make a chevron border for my tags.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more spooky fun.
Ingredients to make the tags:
Stamp Sets:   Halloween Hello, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:   Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Pearls, Hemp Twine
Tools:   Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, 3/4" Square Punch, Crop-a-dile, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Hexagon Hive Thinlits
Misc:  Black Sharpie, Gift Bag and Crinkle Paper
 



Friday, October 24, 2014

Casing the Catty - Cards


This week we are Casing the Holiday Mini and casing our favorite Christmas Cards.    When I saw the sample made with the Festival of Trees stamp set.   It sold me on the stamp set!    Just so simple and beautiful!

We are extending the Casing the catty challenge from one week to two.   So here is the card from page 24 of the holiday mini.   Click here to join in the fun!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festival of Trees
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories:   Linen Thread

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist and Wild Wasabi.    I decided to pair up this weeks' color combo with a little gold!   

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Flower Patch, Remembering Your Birthday, Work of Art
Ink:   Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist and Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White
Accessories:   Pearls, Whisper White Button and Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Anything Goes

This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a the best challenge, Anything Goes!!!  So start follow the link and post your beautiful creations for this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge.

I love my coffee cards and I have to credit Brian King for pairing up the Brew up a little fun sentiment from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp with the Perfect Blend.   I saw his card and knew I had to make my own Halloweeny coffee cup!

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) October 27th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee, Perfect Blend, Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist Patterns Designer Series Paper, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Pearls, Rhinestones
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Bat Punch, Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Large Gift Box

So here's the biggest gift box you can make with the gift box punch board.   Super cute!   I can see so many great gift boxes in my future!   Quick and easy and they look fabulous!   My favorite part of the gift box was my black Sharpie colored pearls.   It was the perfect touch to the project.

Ingredients to make the gift box:
Stamp Sets:   Tee-Hee-Hee
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:   Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine and Button,  Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Doily, Pearls
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Gift Box Punch Board

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boo!

Halloween is on it's way!   Here is an old favorite Halloween Hello.   I just love all the cute little images in this retired stamp set.   I heat emboss those skulls and I love how they pop on the Old Olive card stock

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Halloween Hello, Making Spirits Bright, Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Flashblack Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots from a local craft store, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Word Bubble Framelits, Circle Framelit, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lovin' the Gift Box Punch Board

I am lovin' the new gift box punch board.   Here is one of the smallest boxes you can make with the gift boxes.   Just like with any punch board, the visual of what the box should look like after all the punching and scoring is on the punch board.   The one thing I missed after doing the box was the additional punch that needed to make.   Once I saw that the box came together easily.

How cute is the little treat box for Halloween goodies.    Just add ribbon and a tag and you are on your way.

We are extending the Casing the catty challenge from one week to two.   So here is a small gift box for last week's CTC gift bag and tag challenge. 

Ingredients to make the gift box:
Stamp Sets:   Merry Everything
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories:   Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, Basic Black Button and Baker's Twine
Tools:   Gift Box Punch Board, Note Tag Punch, Crop-a-dile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thank You ... You're the Best

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Baked Brown Sugar.   Fall is here and so are amazing fall color combinations.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Perfect Blend, Hello, Lovely, For All Things
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:   Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar Patterns Designer Series paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stamping Royalty Photo Inspiration

 

This week Stamping Royalty brings us a beautiful fall photo for inspiration.   I decided to make a simple card made with beautiful For All Things stamp set.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) October 20th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   For All Things,  Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:   Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso
Paper:   Whisper White
Accessories:  Gold Sequins

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's Not to Love

What can I say, what is not to love with this sketch!  This week's My Favorite Things sketch is just amazing!    I decided to pair it up with the Fesitival Trees and so many fun tools from the Holiday Mini!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:   Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Tree Punch, Star Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder, Confetti Stars Punch


Monday, October 13, 2014

Here comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus..   Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketches.   I decided to add a Santa belt buckle with the Merry Everything stamp set and the card was complete.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Merry Everything
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Neutral Candy Dots, Black Embossing Powder
Tools:  Note Tage Punch,  1 3/8" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy