Sunday, September 20, 2009

Halloween Scallop Square Treat Bags

Hi! I just received my new Scallop Square Big Clear Die, and I could not wait to play with.... Of course Halloween was on my mind (even though we're still a few weeks aways!). Lookie at my new goody bags. I simply ran a Pumpkin Pie cardstock thru my Big Shot and my Scallop Square Big Clear Die and I have a nice topper. The stamped pumpkin and sentiment came from SU's new Pumpkin Patch set - new from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The circular hole on the topper was punched using the 1 3/8" circle punch. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. The ribbon was from the Sale-a-bration promo early this year. Now I have a bag of M&Ms... you can also use chocolate balls (you can purchase a variety at Costco!), sweet tarts, candy corn or jelly beans!

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Pumpkin Patch

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Scallop Clear Die, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, Certain Celery ribbon, cello bag

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags

Hi there... Is it Halloween yet? I got inspired by an old post from Patty Bennett's blog here - it's a Top Note Die Goody Bag for Christmas. I changed the colors so that I can make some treat bags come Halloween time. Do you like it?

I started with "paper sacks" bought from Michaels that were trimmed to 3" high. I then covered them with 2 Top Note Die in pumpkin pie color. I punched out handles using SU's Word Window Punch. I also used my new SU stamp set called Pumpkin Patch. If you noticed, my ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration promo from February! The sentiment "from our patch to yours - happy halloween!" was punched out using the Modern Label Punch. I used a tiny hole puncher on my labels and some gold thread to hang my tag. And here we go... a nice looking Halloween treat bag! All I need now are candies and chocolates to fill it in!

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Pumpkin Patch
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Modern Label punch, SU Certain Celery ribbon from Sale-a-bration promo Feb 09; Word Window punch; paper sacks from Michaels; thin gold thread.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween "Boo" To You

Hello there! I was trying to make something different with an old SU set called Booglie Eyes. The thought occurred at the last minute when I wanted to put the greeting "Happy Boo To You" on ...and flat on the card just did not cut it. I then took a good length of bead wire, rolled it around a pencil and voila, I have a spring...and my greeting pops up and bounces like C-R-A-Z-Y! I thought it looked nice....

I have not decided yet if I'm gonna color the Dracula and Frankie images. The first picture above looks pretty normal huh. See below how the pop-up sentiment looks like:

First time I make this kind of card; please let me know what you think! Thanks for looking -

Stamps: SU Booglie Eyes (retired)

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White cardstock; Ghosts Greetings DSP (retired)

Accessories: SU 1 3/8" square punch; spiral punch; SU watercolor pencils; bead wire

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vampires Rule!

... and werewolves drool! LOL. I've been thinking of the movie New Moon and according to another blogger, it's only 76 more days before that movie is shown... In the meantime, I was inspired by Kay's vampire matchbox which can be found here. I CASE'd the matchbox, added/changed some things and made it into a card... And voila, here is my Edward! If you've read the Twilight Saga, you know that Edward sparkles..... so I used SU's Shimmery White cardstock. But I tell you, my camera doesn't do the card justice. Hahaha. I used different punches for the eyes and added an extra layer of Elegant Eggplant around his eyes to convey "dark shadows - purplish, bruiselike shadows" as the books describe them. His fangs have a hint of red in them.

Inside the card, I put the words "Bite Me" in Script font and stamped the apple image over it. The apple image comes from Stampin' Up's "Tart and Tangy" set. I hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by!

Stamp: Tart and Tangy
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Real Red, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, white gel pen, large star punch

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