Happy Halloween!

I don’t usually make much for Halloween, but I have a friend who absolutely loves everything about it. I thought I’d put together a quick card to send to her. It was a really quick one – I didn’t even make a note of what I used.

Best Witches

Best Witches

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I can tell you that the bat is a punch by Martha Stewart, the twine is by My Mind’s Eye, and the sticky note is from a set I bought at my local bookstore. The “witches” flag was made from some cardstock I cut into a strip and then ran through my Dyno Label Buddy. After the letters had been embossed, I gently ran a black ink pad over the raised letters so they would stand out more. Some scraps of paper and washi tape, and it was all done.

Best witches everyone for a spooky Halloween!

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Let’s Eat Cake & Celebrate!

A couple months ago I found some cute little glassine air mail envelopes at Michael’s. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for, until it was time to make a birthday card for a friend who loves to travel. The card isn’t really travel themed, but sometimes all you need is the tiniest bit of inspiration to get an idea going.

Let's Eat Cake & Celebrate

Let’s Eat Cake & Celebrate

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I layered a 3×4 card and a piece of grey cardstock and slipped those into the envelope like they were a letter. I stapled a scrap of paper that had a birthday sentiment to the front of the envelope, and popped the whole thing off the card using foam dots. A strip of navy paper that I embellished, some die cuts of grey toned patterned paper, and embellishments in navy, red, and white complete the card.


Products:

  • white card base and envelope
  • DCWV, Air Mail, envelopes
  • DCWV, Air Mail, mini cards
  • Tim Holtz, idea-ology, Paperstash, 8×8 collage
  • My Mind’s Eye, Necessities, Black & Grey, 6×6 paper pad
  • American Crafts, denim blue patterned paper (unnamed collection)
  • Ranger, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
  • Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
  • Studio Calico, Mister Huey’s, Warm Calico
  • We R Memory Keepers, Evolution Advanced die cutting machine
  • Circuit, Cuttlebug, Love Triangle embossing folder
  • Imaginisce Heat Setting Tool
  • Imaginisce Heat Set Pearls
  • Tim Holtz, Tiny Attacher
  • Ranger, Glossy Accents; ATG; Tombow Mono-Multi
  • sequins, washi tape

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada, and that means a long weekend, more fall fairs, the leaves changing colours, and turkey. Lots of turkey. With stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, squash, and pie. Lots of pie. Pumpkin is the classic, but no one complains about apple, berry, pecan… Well, you get the idea.

Thanksgiving isn’t a big card-sending holiday. You might send one to family or close friends, but it’s not like at christmas. They do sell cards for it though, and I found one by a stationary by the name of Papyrus. It’s a beautiful card, but it sells for $7.95USD which would make it over $10CAD. A bit too pricey for just one card, but I knew it would be easy to get more out of it though.

So this is what the card looked like out of the package.

Purchased Card

Purchased Card

This is what it looked like when I scavenged it for ‘parts’. I cut around the pies, used a die to punch out the sentiment from the liner, and another die to cut flags out of the back of the card – which is a lovely heavy weight cardstock, that I stamped the “autumn greetings” sentiment on.

Card Taken Apart

Card Taken Apart

And here is an example of a finished card. A doily, some shimmer mist, and some washi, on a piece of kraft cardstock that I folded to make a 5″x5″ card. I was able to make six Thanksgiving pie cards from that one beautiful card, and they were quick and easy to assemble.

Autumn Greetings

Autumn Greetings

Whether you’re in Canada celebrating Thanksgiving or somewhere else in the world, lots of wishes for a wonderful weekend filled with reminders of all the good things in the world, and maybe a little bit of pie too!


Products:

  • Papyrus, Thanksgiving Pie card
  • Recollections, kraft cardstock
  • Inkadinkado, Autumn Foliage, clear stamp set
  • gold ink
  • Tsukineko, Dew Drop, Brilliance, Crimson Copper
  • We R Memory Keepers, Evolution die cutting machine
  • American Crafts, Shimelle, dies
  • Ranger, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
  • Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
  • Heidi Swapp, Color Shine Mist, Mustard and Gold
  • doily, washi tape