Friday, November 4, 2016

A simple Christmas card . . .


 

I love this pretty cut file from the Silhouette store!

 

I used stampin' up dimensionals to pop up all of the layers, then added my stamped sentiment. 

 

Have a happy day!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Halloween!


. . . .  in a few days!  

 

This cute little monster is from the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge.  I used a Peachy Keen face stamp for the face, colored the eyes with a white gel pen, then added glossy accents.  

 

 Everything piece of my monster is inked with a slightly darker shade than the colored piece.

 

 Have a happy day!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Snowman box in vintage tones


I decided to make the snowman box in brown tones this time. The snowman stands out a little better.  :)

 

Click here or scroll down to see this box in white.

 

I inked everything with Walnut distress ink.

 

I also added a piece of checkered ribbon all around the bottom.

 

This cute snowman box is from the Silhouette Design Store.

 

Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cute Snowman box


This is such a fun svg cut file!  I used a Peachy Keen face stamp, glossy accents for the eyes and ribbon for the scarf.  I also chalked the cheeks.

 

This cute snowman box is from the Silhouette Design Store

 

I'm going to make some more of these, for sure!

 

Have a happy day!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Haunted house treat boxes


Hello, my crafty friends!  Be ready for picture overload on this post!  I made these fun treat boxes using the 3D haunted house treat box from the Silhouette Design store. 

 

These were so fun and easy to make!  I might have to whip up a few more to give to fiends and my son's teacher.  

 

The bat, spider and fence are part of this cut file from silhouette, but the window frames I made in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition using rectangles.  I sized the outer rectangle so it was just slightly bigger than the window and the small inner rectangles slightly smaller so nothing would show from underneath.  It only took 2 minutes and was worth it.

 

This cute little ghost is from one of my retired metal die cut sets.  I put some dimensional foam behind the ghost and stuck him in the window frame.

 

I also used a hole punch to make the door knob.

 

I, of course, inked all of the edges of each piece on both boxes and I curled the roof pieces around a pencil.  The black and white stripe I curled just right and the green roof I had to flatten a little after the photos, but you get the idea.

 

The spider web under the roof is from one of my retired metal die sets,

 

Don't you love the crackly windows and the cat's eyes?!  They turned out better than I imagined, which is always fun.  I covered my window with Crackle Accents from Ranger and then glued the window frames on after it had dried.  I added green to the cat's eyes with a marker and then covered them with Crackle accents.  I used regular Glossy Accents for the door knob.

 

I cut the ghost from a slightly patterned paper and inked the edges with black ink.

 

The joy of creating is being able to share with someone!  These seem just the right size to hold a big handful of candy.  :)

 

Have a happy day!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Praying you 'heel' soon!


 Have you seen this fun card over at My Scrap Chick?!

 

 I needed a quick card for my nephew who injured his foot and I thought he would get a kick out of this one.  (No pun intended!)  I inked all of the pieces and added a little pen work and some dimensionals under the toes and tag.

 

The card comes with a print file containing three cute sentiments.

 

Saturday I picked all of this from my garden . . . lots of grapes to eat and juice, peppers, the last of the corn, squash, a few tomatoes and potatoes.

 

 . . . plus some cucumbers to pickle and my sister brought me 4 boxes of peaches from her tree.  Yum! I love having a garden  . . . and a sister with mature fruit trees.  Our baby fruit trees will get there someday.  :)

 

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Halloween potions book


It's almost time to get out the Halloween decorations.  I don't do spooky Halloween decor, just cute, so a potion book is a little edgy for me . . . ha ha ha.  I might add some little potion bottles from Hobby Lobby filled with colored water this year.   :)

 

I got an old book from a thrift store that already had a black cover so I wouldn't have to do anything to the cover.  This book stays open permanently. (You can't close it) I spent a lot of time crinkling every page and ripping pages out occasionally so the book would lay flat.  I put a little glue on some of the pages where it wanted to open so that the 'original plain white' pages wouldn't show.  Then, I glued the potion recipes on the 2 top pages.   I curled the edges around a pencil, then  sprayed the edges of the pages and the front with a Walnut spray.   I downloaded the open pages online, but I have searched and can't find the ones I used.  There are a lot out there to choose from.

 

I glued a piece of black crinkled ribbon inside the spine of the book and propped it up on a stand.

Have a happy day! 


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