Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This cute little treat box was so easy to create with my Big Shot and the Matchbox BigZ XL die. It's not my idea, but was cased from a website; not sure whose. I'll be more than happy to give credit to that person if you know who it is.
First I stamped the Boo onto a piece of vellum in Basic Black ink and set it aside to dry, this took longer than making the whole project. I made the matchbox using the tangerine Tango from last year's In-Colors collection, then I punched a 1 3/8" circle from the front of the cover. Next take a scrap of basic Black cardstock and punch a 1 3/8" circle from it, then use the scalloped circle punch to punch around the circle cut-out creating a scalloped frame in black. This you adhere to the front of the matchbox cover to fit around the hole you've already punched. When the ink is dry adhere the vellum to the backside of the matchbox cover so it can be seen in the hole on the front. Complete the assembly of the cover and fill with goodies.
I sent this one to my granddaughter Mia with nuggets in it.

Hope you don't get too spooked tonoght!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tags, Tags, Tags....

I had a great time stamping and punching these tags; there must be 50+ in this little box. The box I made following this tutorial: I used Chocolate Chip SU cardstock. It went together very easily. I then stamped and punched and stamped and punched...tied it up with a bright red ribbon and ... Voila! it'll make a lovely gift for someone.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mia's Punch Buggy

This was a Father's day card my 4 year old grand daughter made for her Grampie, when she was visiting in June.
I was going through some things the other day and came across it, so I thought I would share. She has a game she plays with Volkswagon Beetles, she punches you in the arm when she sees one and yells "Punch Buggy", she giggled the whole time we were making this. She chose the colors and paper from my scraps and stash. We used SU circle punches as well as misc punches I have in my craft area.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Thin Tin and Decor Elements

I was looking for a way to show off the Decor Elements when my order from Stampin'Up arrived with the Sale/retired items. This tin seemed to fit the bill. I used the elements from the Demo's bulk buy program and applied them to the thin tin. I then used the Whisper White Rub-ons(Autumn Harvest) and placed them on the tin.......worked wonderfully. H!ope you like it
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nugget Purse

This little purse with a Hershey's Nugget in it was a favor I had done for my class participants. I cased it from Dawn5377 on YouTube....

I used the Christmas Cocoa DSP, it was really cute to see them all around the tables. The flap of the purse is made with the Tag punch, the 1/2 inch circle punch and a silver brad.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Name tags

I had a Christmas Card bonanza; card making class just before we left on our trip and we had a great time creating 30 cards and envelopes as well as a box to store them in. These were created from one half of the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrapping kit in the 2009-2010 Idea book from Stampin'Up. This was totally cased from a fellow demonstrator Blaise Hoopes. I had 11 ladies and we had a great time. I created a nametag for each lady who was coming,,,,,,,they were thrilled to be able to keep them.I used name tags from a local dollar store for the base, inserted a piece of striped DSP( Autumn Meadows from the holiday mini catalogue) for a background then created pumpkins from Stampin'Up Oval punches. I used my Big Shot Naturally Serif die to cut the letters for their names, punched a small leaf/fern shape from my collection of punches for the stem and then curled a couple of thin strips of card stock around a paint brush handle for the vines. This one was mine....
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Home Again and finally caught up....somewhat.

Well we got home last Sunday afternoon but have spent the last week just catching up with work and everything else that needed attention. We had a great "drive to nowhere"....we get in the car and just drive until we decide to stop. We don't make any concrete plans and stay off the highways as much as possible. We headed south to the North Eastern US and had a great scenic drive along the coast of Maine and Massachusetts. We did some shopping but mostly just driving and seeing the lovely leaves and small towns. We have decided that every town in these areas have a town square/rotary and a town dam.

Now, over the next few days, I've got some pictures of some projects that I had done before we left but never got them posted.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Behind/on Vacation!

I've fallen behind with my posting this week as I got ready for my Christmas card bonanza class. It was last night ans we had a great time......11 ladies, 3 of them crafting virgins(lol) I'm off tomorrow on vacation so will not be posting for a week or so but will get back to things as soon as I'm home.
Thanks for visiting, see you soon. Sharri