Monday, October 19, 2009

Witches Hats!

I am so excited to share with everyone what I have been working on all month! I wanted to do a fun project that I could give to all the nieces and nephews for Halloween. I just couldn't think of anything I wanted to do. I was reading along on Carrie's Blog one day and found this great post! She does a photo tutorial on how she created this adorable witches hat!
If you would like to know how click HERE!
Well I started working on this project at the beginning of the month. I spent one Saturday morning cutting everything out and scoring all my hats. I have 9 that I wanted to make so I had a lot to cut. Carrie used this great punch for the buckle and it looks so cute! Unfortunately I do not have that punch so I had to cut all of mine out by hand. This was probably what took the longest out of everything.
I started with a plain black hat. Then I stamped Candy Corn on the green paper and punched out stars from that. They turned out so cute! Next I added the belt and buckle. I punched a hole using my cropadile in the top to thread the ribbon through. Then it was time to fill them!
I filled them with Starbursts, Dum Dums, Chrunch Bars and Twix! MMMMMMM
After all the candy was in I got this great purple and green ribbon to close them with! The boys got the Green and the girls got Purple ribbon. Then I realized I needed a tag so I stamped my saying on white paper. Then stamped the spider web over the top as a background.
They turned out super cute! The boys were mounted on Green paper and then purple. The girls were mounted on Purple and then Green. They all turned out so cute!! The color in the picture is a little distorted, the ribbon really is purple, not blue :)
They look so much better in real life! After they were all completed it was time for shipping!! 4 of the kids do not live in our area so I got to send them in the mail!
I was told they would arrive today!! We will see! I got to give out 3 of them yesterday and everyone was so excited! I'm so happy with how they all turned out! I love Halloween and I hope everyone enjoys theirs!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hello! I had some time today for some crafting! This time I wanted to make a couple of Christmas cards. For inspiration I decided to try out the 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge.
Today's sketch:
And this is what I came up with. This is the first white card I have ever made and I love the way it turned out. Yay!
I love the brown ribbon! I had taken this off a project I did a long time ago and I was pleasantly surprised that it is the perfect length. I couldn't decide if I wanted a dark design on the green background or the light design, so I went with both. I couldn't really loose, it turned out beautiful.
Here is a close up of the sweet little tree. I roughed up the edges to add a little dimension and inked them with the golden ink to match the star.
I wanted to try the same design using the little flower that I love so much. This is how that one turned out:
I switched the colors on this one using the red as a background instead of green. I still inked the edges of the flower with the golden color. I used a strip of paper instead of ribbon on this one as well. I don't love it as much as the first card but it's still cute.
I had some fun with this part! The lines from Christmas were a little too long so after I inked the stamp I had to wipe off part of the stamp to make it fit. After I did the red I thought it would be fun to put a green shadow on it. The first time I did this I inked the whole stamp, wiped off the ends, stamped it once on scratch paper then again on my card. It was pretty but I thought it would look a lot better if just Christmas had the shadow and not the rest. Good thing there are 2 sides to the paper! I redid it and this is how it turned out. I love it! That's all I had time to make today, come back soon for more fun stuff!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Party Projects

Hello again!
It's my favorite time of the year, FALL! I love everything about this season. The smells are so wonderful and the colors are gorgeous! Best of all, Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the fun things about Halloween, the fun decorations all the cute kids in stinkin cute costumes! It's so much fun!
This year I helped my cousin make invites for a party we are planning to have. Just a simple invite that was easy to make a lot of. This is how it turned out!
As an added touch I punched 2 holes in the top and threaded it with an orange ribbon. These were very fun to make and it only took us about an hour to make all that we needed!
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Also at the party we wanted to have a fun jar full of candy corn. We are going to have people guess how many pieces are in the jar to win a prize. I have a few mason jars I thought I could tie a ribbon around and that would be cute but when I stumbled across this jar I just had to get it!
<//insert><//insert>I love apothecary jars, they are so cute! I took my new jar and added a rub on to the lid (Ghouls just want to have fun) and tied a ribbon around the top. It's super cute! I can't wait to add the candy corn!

And when I saw this jar I needed it too! I added the BOO! rub on. This is where the slips of paper with the guess will go! Happy Halloween! Come back soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cards

Hello everyone! This is my first post on this blog! I would like to share a few cards that I have made recently.
This first one is a Birthday Card I made for my cousin.

I love it! I'm so happy with how it tured out! And she liked it too, I'm so glad!

This was my first time playing with the bicycle stamp set, I really loved it!

This one I think is my favorite. I absolutly love this old truck and there are so many add ons. I decided to go with the hearts this time around. I can't wait to do another one with the truck... maybe Christmas cards... we will see....
Thanks for stoping by check back soon!