Monday, October 30, 2017

Jennifers Birthday Card

Well, it's a little hectic around here between Halloween and Jennifer's birthday.  Hard to believe our little pumpkin will be four years old tomorrow.  It seems like yesterday that we were all rushing to the hospital for the emergency C-section on our daughter.  She is growing by leaps and bounds.  I usually make Jennifer a recordable card for her birthday.  SU doesn't sell them anymore, and I have one more left in my stockpile.  She loves them and has them in her room.  For some reason, this year's card was hard to make.  I had a lot of ideas but nothing that I was happy about.  I had to get down to business this weekend as time was running out.  I started out with the base card in Pretty N' Pink.  It is a retired SU color but I have a few sheets left.  I used my # of Years framelits to cut out the number four in some pretty glimmer paper I had on hand and then mounted it on two cutouts of cardboard to make it stand out. 

I used the # of Years stamp set for my sentiment a well.  I had such a wonderful surprise last week.  My friend Martha from Florida sent me a surprise package - it was a misti!!  I have been thinking about it since a lot of my friends use it but it was not top on my list.  Well, this is the first card I used with it and what a pleasure!  I ended up having to restamp my sentiment and it was so clean and neat!   Loved it!!  I used the framelits from the Birthday Delivery set on the DSP for the presents and party hats.  I then decided to add some ribbon I had in my stash on the front to finish it off. 

For the inside I used the framelits again for the cake and ribbons.  I thought it was pretty neat that the one of the cakes had 4 candles on it.  I used one of my Action Wobbles for the cake and twine for the balloon strings.  I was happy how it turned out.  Well, I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful Halloween!!

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Goodies

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Fall is definitely in the air around here.  I guess I'm going to have to get out some jackets to wear!  Today's post is one of the trays I made up for my daughter to take to the nurses at the hospital in her unit.  I have been making these cute ghost lollipops for years and the kids always ask for them again and again  They are just lollipops wrapped in a coffee filter which has been stamped with a face and then a little bow tied around them.

The cats are made from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  These little guys are filled with a Hershey kiss.  They are all over the blogs.  The holder is made with a piece of paper 4" x 1" and scored at 1", 2", and 3" and folded into a triangle and glued in place.  I stamped a piece of paper with the cat stamp and punched it out with the cat punch.  Then punch out another plain cat for the back.  I glued in the front piece first to the triangle and then the back.  The best part is to place a Hershey kiss in the triangle.

Of course, you must taste a few to make sure the candy is fresh!!

Come back later this week to see the birthday card that I'm making Jennifer. 

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Spooky Halloween Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  The weather was so beautiful here.  We had Jennifer for a sleepover and it was so nice to spend time outside.  After she left, I put together her Halloween card.  I saw it on Pinterest and knew she would love it.  She has 2 cats at home along with her faithful companion dog Willow.  My daughter has instilled the love of all God's creatures to her - with the exception of the occasional bear that wonders through their yard! 

I loved how this card came together.  I used several dies, paper and accessories which I will list in the recipe below.  I decided to decorate the inside as well along with the envelop.

I love how the dies cut out the DSP images.  I think Jennifer will love it!

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Paper - Black, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Basic Black
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Accessories - Top Note Die, Patterned Pumpkin Framelits Dies, Cat Punch, Twine

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Card - Pumpkins

Well, another Friday is here!  I have been working on my goodies and hope to get them done in time.  I needed to make some more Halloween cards and came across this cutie on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit and loved how it turned out.

It was a pretty simple card to put together.  I used SU's Large Polka Dots embossing folder and stamped the circles with a small pumpkin face I had.  I used SU's Chalk Talk framelits die and stamped it with the pumpkin and face from the Fall Fest stamp set.

The Spooky sentiment is from a stamp set I had won from Cardz TV - More Spooky Sayings.  It is such a great Halloween set.  On the inside, I used the stamp from the Halloween Treat stamp set.

I love that little spider!  I have used this stamp set so often.  Then I just tied some black and white twine down the side and it was complete.  Don't you just love it!  I love the cute little faces!  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It is suppose to be a warm one here, so we intend to be outside!!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Cards - Cats

I have been working all week on some Halloween goodies for Jennifer's class and the Wellness Center and the week got away from me.  When Martha was here we wanted to make some Halloween cards, and we decided to make some from the Spooky DSP and stamp set that we saw in a - VIDEO -  on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts Blog. 

We were so happy how they turned out.  We decided to drag our stamp pad over the base card and loved the texture it gave the card.  We used my Spellbinders oval frames and eliminated the ribbon which I didn't have.

I used my cat punch on the DSP for the cats and colored my doily black.  Here is the single cat card.

I had to laugh when I was listening to her video, as she kept calling the little creature a mouse!  You can tell she is not from the city - I think they are definately rats!  Here is what we did with the inside of the card.

The sentiment is from Michael's $1 bin.  I've had it for years and love it!  Well, hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Owl Halloween Card

Well, it's Friday!!  We had a great week!  We were gone for a few days.  We went up to Lake George, NY and then onto Vermont.  We love it up there and hope to resettle there someday.  The weather was absolutely beautiful - warm and clear.  We were surprised though that the foliage wasn't along more.  We have more color here on our leaves in PA. then up north.  Before I left, I started making some Halloween cards.  I love this year's Halloween stamps from SU.  I made these cards from the Spooky Cat set and the Spooky Night DSP.  They are all over the blogs. 


Card Base - Black - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Pumpin Pie Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
Spooky Night DSP - 5 1/4" x 2"
Black CS - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Owl DSP - 3" x 3"
Very Vanilla Inside - 5 1/4" x 4" stamped with the Magic Potions from the Spooky Cat
Sentiment stamped in Basic Black from the Spooky Cat punched out and sponged

These cards came together so quick and easy!!  The only stamping I did was the owl on the DSP and the sentiments.  Here is the inside that I used one of my favorite stamps from Michael's and the Potion stamp which I colored in and sponged.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Thinking of You Card

Here is the other card that my friend Martha and I made with the Colorful Season and Dies from SU.  I think I fell in love with the colors on this card.  We made the base card in Black CS, and I found some DSP I had laying around that matched the Lemon Lime Twist CS perfectly.  That was our next layer.

The layer of our Lemon Lime Twist is 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".  We stamped our sentiment in Basic Black on a clear piece of vellum 4 1/4" x 3" and adhered it to the layer.  We used Black CS for our chairs.  The leaves were also cut out in vellum as well.  It's hard to see, but one of the leaves is cut with gold going through the vellum. 

We loved how it turned out.  I had not used vellum for awhile and it was difficult to glue it down.  I used small glue dots and tried to hide them under the chairs and leaves.  It is a beautiful day here in PA. and the week is supposed to be warm as well.  Have a great week.

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