Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Leaves Window Card...

So, I totally screwed up my first shaker card, lol. I had it all cut and all the foam tape applied to the back and then realized I'd never put the acetate on to keep the shaker bits in! 

But I didn't want to pitch it without trying to salvage it. So, I picked out some patterned papers that were very fallish in color and texture. I cut them to fit behind each window. 
I then tied some brown hemp cord around and tied a bow.

 I added a few sequins and used a bit of chocolate brown Stickles. Also, I gold embossed a piece of cardstock large enough to die cut a few smaller leaves.

Autumn is my absolute fave time of the year! I LOVE everything about it....colors, temps, smells, sounds...all of it!!!

So these types of cards are so fun to make!

 I used my Sizzix Eclips2 to cut this card. I created a shadow layer for each leaf, but I changed the cut line to a score line. I love that look of stitching left on the negative space. It's faint in the pics, but really looks nice in real. My Sizzix Eclips1 got pushed aside for awhile since using my Cameo. But been very frustrated with it of late. So, I got it out and realized I wanted the Eclips2...and I ordered one. I love the machine and I love the Ecal software! Now the Cameo is pushed aside and the frustrations with it! This is by far, my go to machine. It's awesome!

Don't pitch something just cause it might not have worked as planned. See what you can do with it and come up with a whole new idea. I'm glad this didn't make it to the trash can!

Get out your toys and get to crafting!

Fall Leaves Shaker Card...

I have had this idea for awhile now and wanted to try it out. I love my dies that have the stitched edging that shows up on the negative space. So I decided to try it with my cutting machine. So I picked out a leaf shape I liked and sized them to fit a 4 x 5.25 inch card front.

I then added a shadow layer but changed it from a cut line to a score line. It's faint in the photos, but you can deff see it's there when you actually hold the card in your hand.

I had recently bought a huge pack of seed beads from Michael's that has every color you could possibly need. And I have a lot of sequins and micro beads as well. So I created my own mixes. I chose three different color schemes and used one in each window.

I wrapped some twine along with some metallic threads...copper and gold...and tied a bow. The sentiment is gold embossed and cut into a flag end. I glued the left edge direct to paper and put a foam square under the right edge.

I scattered around some sequins and had gold embossed an area of cardstock to get a few leaves die cut out. I than placed those slightly over the windows on the card front.
I mounted the front panel to some chocolate brown card stock and then that was placed on a white card base. 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you were inspired. Get out your supplies and do some crafting!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Candy Corn Shaker...

I had an idea one night lying in bed about how to make a candy corn shaker card.
So, for my DT project this week, I set out to see if I could make it work.
I opened the candy corn file from Fleurette Bloom and used my software to get the "parts" I wanted.

I opened it a couple times cause I needed a couple. I layered the the orange middle section on top of the yellow bottom layer and did a "back minus front" to get the bottom yellow piece I needed. Then, using a second orange layer, I layered the white layer on top of that, and again did a "back minus front". This gives you the three pieces you'll need to make your sections.

Next, with each piece, I created an inset shadow layer.... .017. Making it in far enough to give a decent size frame piece. Center those two pieces over each other and go up to Object on the toolbar and select Merge. This will give you your little frame for each color. White, orange, and yellow.

Cut several of these little frames. I think I cut six or eight of each. Glue them all together and you get yourself these little framed pieces, deep enough to hold a good amount of these tiny seed beads. Save one of each color that will be glued on top of the acetate piece.

I then glued all those "frames" in position, on top of a patterned paper. Now you can carefully add your beads, go all around the outside edge with some liquid glue and glue on your clear acetate. 
Then glue on another frame of each of the colors to finish off the top to look nice.
 I layered all of that on top of a black shadow layer.

Embellish as you'd like and you have yourself a candy corn shaker card!

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Happy Crafting!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds...

So...I had my eye an a stamp set for ages and just couldn't get myself to spend that much on one! We were in a local store this weekend and they have tons of Tim Holtz products. And they had the Crazy Bird stamp set. My hubby said get it and I wasn't about to argue! I LOVE them and boy are they fun to play with.

I have neglected my Copic markers lately and really wanted to use them with these. So, since I've never colored these stamps before, I launched Pinterest for some ideas. I found this layout, loved it, and totally lifted it! 

Hope you like my card. I don't usually acknowledge my stuff as any good....I know, everyone tells me....but I will admit on this one, it came out pretty nice!

I am totally in love with wood grain papers right now! Any color any style. these looked cute against that paler color. I mounted them with foam squares.

This is the first time I've ever done any masking as well. I stamped each bird on a separate mask and fussy cut them out. So, first I stamped the front bird. Added the mask over it and stamped the one on the left. Add the mask to that one and stamped the red bird. Applied the mask over that and then stamped the last bird. How fun when you pull off all the masks! It's like Christmas fun! Then I set about to color each of them. I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and a few sequins. 
Stamped and embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder. One foam square on the right side and the left side is direct to paper.

Love these little guys and will deff be using them much more! I ordered the coordinating "things" set that goes with them. Then can make them for any occasion.

There you have it. A fun card and I learned...well, tried....a new technique for the first time. So fun, now I want to mask off everything! 

Get out your supplies and have fun! Go for something new. Stretch yourself. Learn something new.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Funky Fall Pumpkin Boxes...

Hey guys, I've got a post today for Fleurette Bloom Design Team. Last year Fleurette designed these cute funky style pumpkin boxes. Never got to make them, so pulled up the file this year. I think they are pretty cool...something different!

I pulled out some patterned papers from my stash, it is last years, at least! Anyway, I liked the kind of grungy look of the oranges and purples. I used foam dimension tape to add the panels to the boxes. My only regret, looking at it now, is that the white foam tape shows...sad face. Wish I had had black on hand, but I don't. 

Here's a pic of all three boxes together. I pulled out some Halloween stamp sets I have and thought this big "BOO" would look cute. Then I cut some bats from a Fleurette file and used other bling, twine, and sequins.

I like the bit of sparkle from the sequins and hard to see, but added black liquid pearls for the eyes on the bats.

If you look close, you might see the eyes on these bats. Glued on a flair button on top of the twine ribbon.

I kept the tops to black papers so the stems and leaves would show off nicely. I tied twine around all the stems and crinkled up the leaves and rubbed ink on them. I curled up the tiny strips and glued those as well. Ugh....that white foam...I think I'll try to see if I can get the tiny tip of a black marker in there to hide it better. Why do we find these things after we're all done and taking the pics?! Learn from my error...have black and white foam adhesives, lol.

Anyway, these were fun to make. Here's what I used on these boxes.

So, there you have it. Something a little different for your fall season. Get out your toys and make up something fun! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cutest Wooden Paper Pumpkin Ever....

I totally LOVE Autumn!!! Fave time of year ever. And I love to make paper projects for the seasons as they change. So, I found this adorable pumpkin and new I had to make it! It is super fun, super easy, and you can customize it to be your own with your paper choices and added extras.
 I also LOVE to print my own digital paper. I don't have to store it, won't ever run out, and print it as needed. LOVE doing that. So, the papers for this project were purchased over at
I used The Story of Fall by Echo Park and the teal colored paper I purchased over at Etsy, here.

Now come cute is this???!!! I'm telling you, that paper looks so much like real have to look twice!
And not to mention....I'm totally in love with teal!

I used a couple of dies from My Creative Time, but it might have been retired or revised cause I can't find it. But any leaves you have would work just as well. I also gathered up some twine to wrap around and tie a bow.

So, there you have it! A super fun and super cute light up pumpkin! Get over to SVGCuts to pick up this super cute kit.

So...get out your supplies and get to crafting some super cute Autumn projects! 
Thanks for stopping by, and have fun!