Saturday, October 30, 2021

Haunted Halloween Flower Wreath

 I love this wreath! 

I love making these paper flowers! 
Using the Concord and 9th floral wreath dies from C9 Summer Camp and another flower die set from C9 I cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves from some purple, black, grey, and vellum papers. I used a variety of inks to give some depth and shading to the flowers and leaves. 

After all the pieces were shaded, I used the Tim Holtz shaping kit and the Sizzix fold and form-making tool to shape all of the flowers and leaves. Once shaped I glued the flower layers together and then using a hot glue gun adhered them all to the grapevine wreath that I bought at a local craft store. 

Can you spot the spiders? I also glued on some plastic spiders and used the hot glue to make some spider webs. 

 I was going with a more Haunted Mansion feel to this wreath and I love the way it turned out! 

Thank you for visiting and sharing my love of paper crafting! 
Have a Spooktacular day! 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Scared Silly Pumpkins Halloween Purse

 You know how much I love to make fun gift bags and boxes right?

Well, I have some new die sets from Concord and 9th that make the cutest purses! Once I got this set I couldn't wait to use it!

I used the Everyday Purse builder die set to make this adorable little Halloween purse. It's perfect to put some treats and goodies in for your family, neighbors, and friends!

Thanks for visiting, have a spooktacular day!!

Hocus Pocus Haunted House treat box

Isn't this little haunted house box so cute?!

I love making things like this out of paper. It's the perfect size to share a few goodies in with your friends, neighbors, kids, grandkids, etc...

Have a spooky day!

Halloween Polka Dot Bat Pillow Box

 These little bat pillow boxes are so fun to make and this one turned out pretty cute!

I love the patterned paper I used from "The Little Yellow Bicycle".

The pillow boxes were cut out using a die from Lawn Fawn.

Thank you for stopping by have a fun and creative day!

Cute & Spooky Halloween Flower Wreath.

 I absolutely love how this turned out!

The bright colors of the flowers against the white wreath really stand out

All of the flowers, leaves, and bats are made out of paper!

I used some die sets from Concord and 9th to cut out all of the flowers and leaves, then I added some shading to them using various inks.
I then used the Tim Holtz shaping kit and the Sizzix fold and form-making tool to shape all of the flowers.

The little bats were cut out from the Lawn Fawn Haunted House add-on die set for the scalloped treat box die.

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you have a fun and crafty day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hugs, Kisses and Get Well Wishes!

Good morning! 
When I came across this image from an old retired Stampin Up set I had to use it, to make some fun Get Well soon cards for my card swap group.  
 Because I was making 8 cards total, I ended up using two different patterned papers for the background. 

I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and stamped a bunch of images, and colored them in using my Prismacolor pencils. 
I used the Lawn Fawn outside-in stitched square dies to cut them out and also used a fun stitched scalloped rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut out the white panel.
I shaded around the edges of the paper using a Picket Fence Blending brush and Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone ink. 
 For the finishing touch, I tied some twine around the panel with a bow. 

I kept them pretty clean and simple, don't you think they 
turned out super cute! 
Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day! 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

You're Fintastic! Mermaid card for my daughter

My daughter, who is a freshman, recently had the opportunity to participate in her first overnight trip for the High School Swim Team! I was so excited and nervous for her because I had never missed a swim meet up until then. I wasn't able to travel to Moab, Ut for this particular swim meet and I wanted my daughter to know how much I was thinking about her and wanted to give her lots of love and encouragement, so I put together a little bag full of her favorite swim meet snacks and this super cute card.

I have always called my daughter My Little Mermaid and felt that it was fitting to make her a mermaid card. 
Not too long ago I started trying to create scenes on my cards and now I have fallen in love with that style. I had soooo much fun creating this underwater scene of encouragement! 

I used Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock and blended together Distress Oxide Inks of Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon with my Picket Fence Lifechanging Blending brushes. I splattered some water on the ink and blotted it off to give it a cool water effect.

I used my MISTI with some Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the mermaid and all of the sea life and other sea creatures. I mainly used the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp but some of the fish and also the sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set. 
I colored in all of my images using Prismacolor pencils. I used the coordinating dies from the mermaid set and my Cuttlebug to cut out those images and had to fussy cut the Lawn Fawn images because I don't have the dies for those. 

I adhered the images onto the water background using Tombow Mono Multi Glue and used Scotch foam tape to pop up the Mermaid. 
Some clear Wink of Stella was used on the Mermaid tail, seashells, and headband, then I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for a little more sparkle and I think they also look like bubbles! 

Thank you for visiting with me today, happy crafting!  
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