August 24, 2010

Is Fall here yet? Good Gravy!!! It's been with the heat index 107 in OK and I'm ready for Fall! LOL

Here is a non-cricut/paper piecing Halloween Card. My 9 yr old had the idea so I helped her go with the thought!

*A2 card
*Black jack-o-lantern paper is by and was 2 sided Creative Imaginations/Danielle Johnson
*Purple and green paper was from H/L and I think Paper Studio
*Ribbon is sheer and from H/L
*Paper is the reverse side of paper
*Stickers inside ?can't remember
*My daughter inked the inside of the card with Tim Holtz
distress ink pad in Orange Marmalade, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint

August 23, 2010

Christmas Paper Piecing

I decided to get started on some Christmas cards. This one is paper piecing/non-cricut.

This is an A7 tri-fold card.
*The paper pack is My Mind's Eye "O Christmas Tree."
*I just cut the blue snowflake paper with my CM wavy cutting tool.
*Cut striped paper to fit the entire front of the card and then glued down.
*Then glued the blue snowflake on top of that. Wanted to give the effect
of a snowy sky.
*Found some trees that were cute and with my tweezer bee scissors, cut those out
and arranged/glued down.
*Measured with ruler & marked where to set my 1/8 in. antique silver eyelets with my crop-a-dile.
*Ribbon was from Joann's and was cut and taped inside the flaps of the card and then pushed to the front of the eyelet so it could be tied.
* Took a coordinating paper and cut to fit the inside of the card and also to cover up the ribbon taped inside. Cut more trees to add to inside of card. Used white flocking at the bottom to look like snow. Used Memento die ink pad in black and clear stamp from...?? to Stamp sentiment inside.
*Used Tim Holtz distress ink pad in walnut to ink edges. Then used diamond stickles to add extra glitz.

August 2, 2010

Well, it is hot, HoT hOT her in OK at 105. So ready for Fall and a cool breeze! Thinking about it got me in the mood to do Halloween cards.

5 x 7 premade white card. Used Gypsy, Cricut and WIMG for the sign (3.25), fence (3.25), PDDU for ghost(2.50) tree(4.50) and pumpkin (at 5.5), Doodlecharm for the spider (.90)

Papers--CM Blue with stars, Paper Studio green, Bazzil Golden yellow for moon and browns for fence, tree, sign & pumpkin. Inside card the jack-o-lantern paper is Creative Imaginations.
I cut and glued CM blue start paper down, then used a fiskars zigzag tearing tool to tear the green for the grass. Glued that down. With a black pen, I detailed lines onto the tree & fence. Then used colorbox chalk inks in dk browns and chestnut and beige to do distressing. For the moon, I used MS chalk ink in orange to add some extra color.

Can I tell you how many times I had to cut the blooming ghost
4 TIMES!! Somehow I kept washing my hands because I would somehow get black ink on the ghost. I couldn't figure out where the black ink was coming from. So, I glued one ghost down and it had black ink on it. Rather than pull it off with UNDO, I decided to leave it there and go for a shadow effect and apply another ghost on top with pop dots.

Inside the card: I cut the cute Jack-o-Lantern paper and glued down. Then I distressed the brown sign and glued onto the black sign shadow. Stamped "BOO" with black Stampabilities ink and a rubber stamp. The pumpkin was cut out 3 times--once with all details in orange, next in black and used hide/contour on Gypsy to hide the features. Then in green with hide/contour feature. Orange glued onto the black and then cut the green stem and leaves off and placed on top of pumpkin.

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