Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fun with Halloween stickers!

I have found the coolest, scariest stickers at Michael's - hologram portrait stickers! Ok well they aren't that scary but they sure make you do a double take. :)  

Spooky Colored Soot Stamping!

Ooo I'm really enjoy getting ready for Fall. I've been dying to try Soot Stamping and thought it would fun to try this Halloween. Card ingredients - Purple card stock, glossy paper brayered with orange ink then sooted, orange paper w/Sizzix swirl texture plate, Cricut cartridge Pumpkin Carving, velvet 3D cat sticker from Michael's. Wanna try sooting? Check out -

Sunday, September 26, 2010

October - Halloween Swap

I recently joined Swap-Bot.  They have every kind of swap you can imagine.  Well I found a few that had to do with Halloween and I couldn't wait to jump in!  Here is a recent creation that one of my fellow swapper's is going to receive.  The idea actually came from an outside border of a sticker and turned into a spooky room with old wall paper peeling due to a fire.  I stamped the tree on transparency paper, and red fiber handmade paper behind it for the spooky fire look with gold shimmer paper for a sunset feel.  Then I used Martha Stewart clear sticker chair with her paper to match.  And walla One spooky mansion - I dare you to ring the doorbell!

Thank You's Taking Flight

A recent fundraiser prompted me to make Thank You cards for the teacher volunteers that helped out.  I could have bought some but what's the fun in that? LOL  To make them extra sweet I added little chocolate nuggets.  I found little library pouch style envelopes at the dollar store and used my new butterfly punch, n' stamps from Stampin Up.  I had a hard time making the body and antenna's so I tied jewelry necklace string/twine which made it quick and easy. :)

If you look close you can see the white twine tied around once makes a cute 3D embelishment!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Halloween Invite Ideas - Coffin Style

I found some photos of Halloween Invites I made a few years ago.  I love doing 3-D and stepping out of the box of ordinary.  The first one was for my Halloween party.  It included black roses on the top tied with a ribbon.  Inside - skeleton, moss, and the invite stamped with red wax to seal it. To see more Halloween ideas click on search my site, enter Halloween. :)

The one below was from my sister-in-law's Halloween wedding.  She wanted a coffin theme with a touch of Day Of The Dead as well.  So we made a coffin envelope with a Martha Stewart skull and cross bones punch on top.  The invite had vellum over the top of a skeleton bride & groom. :)

Black & White Polka Dots - Birthday Invite

My daughter wanted her birthday party fashioned around black and white polka dots.  And adding to the challenge she said we just had to incorporate the new owl punch from Stampin Up.  So after a few hours we finally came up with a card that she deemed perfect, topped with a smile. :)

Supplies used - Black & White Paper, glitter embossing powder,Sizzix embossed dots plate, SU owl punch, and the Cricut cartridge Wild Card for the You're Invited.

The polka dot cake designed by the birthday girl herself. :)