Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Projects

Here are some cute Halloween Tic Tac Holders I made using files from Shelly's Art. They were super quick and easy to assemble, and I had a lot of fun decorating them. For the ghost, I added some black Stickles to his eyes and used a shimmery paper from The Paper Temptress for his body. On the cat, I added some round silver stickers to look like bells on his collar and embossed the base with my Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug folder. The pumpkin one was also embossed, this time with the Textile embossing folder.

Shelly also created a great Halloween candy bar wrapper. I used some spider web patterned paper for the base. The pumpkin was again embossed with the textile folder and then I went over the raised areas with a dark orange inkpad. I embossed the witch's hat with the swiss dots folder and sanded it to reveal the core of the paper ( I had used Coredinations Black Magic paper which had an orange core).

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Handmade Christmas Cards

Christmas is just over 2 months away. Can you believe it? Both last year and the previous year, I made all the Christmas cards I sent out. I plan on sending out handmade cards again this year. So I need to get started. Here is one of them I made for this holiday season. The glittery green cardstock was embossed with my Cuttlebug, using the Baubles & Bows embossing folder. I sanded the embossed areas and then colored the strings and bows with a gold pen. I also inked the edges of the green and red paper with a gold inkpad. The adorable little reindeer came from FileKutz by LisaJane, which you can find HERE. The file was super quick to piece together. I added some Paper Glaze to his hooves to make them shiny and some Ruby Slippers Stickles to his nose to make it sparkle. Rudolph's nose needs to shine, right? I think he turned out really cute.

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest card. I have a couple more Halloween-related projects that I will post this weekend.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Final Halloween Card

Here is the last of my Halloween cards for this year. I typically only send a card to my parents, my husband's parents, and my sister. This Halloween card features 2 files from FileKutz by LisaJane. On the front, I have used the individual skeleton from the Skeleton Border 12 inch file (lk00072), which you can find HERE. I found the background paper in my stash and just added a spider die cut. The Trick or Treat greeting was cut from vinyl. On the inside, I have used Halloween Suckers (lk00184) attached to some green grosgrain ribbon. You can find this file HERE. Again the sentiment is cut from vinyl. I love using vinyl to cut words because it makes it so easy to apply them to my projects. You don't have to worry about applying glue to lots of little pieces or lining everything up. It is a definite time saver.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another Halloween Card

Here is another Halloween card I made for this year. The card base was embossed with the 5x7 Tartan Cuttlebug folder and then lightly sanded. The bottom border is a pumpkin grosgrain ribbon on top of a solid black grosgrain ribbon. The top border is Pumpkin Faces Border (lk00076) from FileKutz by LisaJane, which was originally intended as a 12-inch page border. It cuts beautifully at less than 7 inches as well. You can find the file HERE.

I am trying to decide on a Halloween costume for my son, Alex. He will only be 10 months old (so he certainly doesn't care), but I need to take some pictures of him for his first Halloween. My mother has a few costumes that she picked up at garage sales over the summer. I need to see if any of them will fit. He will look adorable no matter what, I am sure. Being his mother, I am a little biased. :-)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Card

I have been working on Halloween cards, trying to get them done so I can get started on my Christmas cards. I will show you one today and post the others over the next few days.

This first card features Halloween Spider Web Side Border from FileKutz by LisaJane (lk00183), which can be found HERE. I colored the card base using various shades of orange and brown inks. The spider webs were cut from grey cardstock and then I added stickles to make them sparkle. The Trick or Treat words were cut from Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock. I embossed them with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and sanded so the orange core would show (font used was Baby Kruffy).

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