Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!  If you didn't get around to decorating your pumpkins, here is a super quick way to decorate them!  I just ran the dies from the My Creative Time What's Growing On stamp and die set through my Cuttlebug with some Cricut vinyl.  Isn't this the cutest?

I live in a duplex and have the best neighbors ever!  We like to occasionally play tricks on each other, so early Sunday morning, I snagged one of the pumpkins from their cute display and gave it sunglasses and a mustache too!  They got a big kick out of it!  I told them they could easily take it off since it was vinyl, but they liked it so much that it's still there!

For this pumpkin, I cut a cute 4" cat from the Cricut Chic & Scary cartridge.  Love it!

Today is 3-D Wednesday at My Creative Time.  Be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the design team have created for you!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Witch's Hat Treat Box

My brother and sister-in-law had a Halloween party over the weekend, and at the last minute I decided to make this cute witch's hat for them, as a fun decoration.  I used a Snapdragon Snippets cut file that I bought in the Silhouette store.  I then enlarged it to the biggest size that I could cut on a 12 x 12 mat. 

The fun thing about this witch's hat is that it's actually a treat box!  I filled it with some yummy Halloween candy.  Very easy!

Today is a "Show Me Your Technique" day with My Creative Time!  You are not going to want to miss the awesome tutorials by Glora, Jeanne, and Kim, so click on the link below to get started!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Jinger Adams Featured Designer

Today I am the featured designer for Jinger Adams, and I have another project using the gorgeous  Gypsy Queen collection for you today.  Don't you just love the rich colors in these patterned papers?

The crowns in the patterned paper inspired me to make a "princess" birthday card, so I used the My Creative Time Scallop & Stitched Circle Die and stamped "Happy Birthday Princess" from the MCT All Around Birthdays stamp set.  Then I used the stitched circle die from MCT's Build a Banner to cut out one of the flowers from the pretty crown paper to put in the center.

The white card base is one of Jinger's fun Pop-Out Window Cards.  I used Silhouette Studio to create a layer, which I cut out of the heart patterned paper.  I then hand cut the little crown and attached it to the card with some embroidery thread.

Here's another look, and below you can see the full paper line.  It will be available soon when Jinger Adams' new website launches!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Card Redo

Have you ever made a card, and something about it just bugged you?  Well, that's what happened with the card below, which I shared a few weeks ago.  My center element was a chipboard piece from the My Mind's Eye Mischievous collection, and it was really bothering me how the circle in it isn't centered!  After making the circle swing card that I posted on Tuesday, I realized that the cut I used for the circle would replace the chipboard piece perfectly.

I did like the sunburst pattern that I made, so I didn't want to trash the card completely.  Luckily, I was able to get the sticky chipboard piece off without destroying the card.  Click here for a link to my tutorial on making a sunburst pattern in Silhouette Studio.

To make my new element, I used Silhouette Studio to cut a 2 1/4" scalloped circle in black and a 2" circle out of patterned paper from the Mischievous collection.  I used the same cat and fence cut from Kerri Bradford's This & That:  All Hallow's Eve kit that I used on Tuesday, but this time added a sentiment from My Creative Time's Treats for My Sweet stamp set.  I think it is a huge improvement!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for the October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge!  This month we are being challenged to create a holiday card in non-traditional colors, and I chose the hawaiian shores, aqua mist, simply chartreuse, and new leaf color combination.  I've been wanting to try using some of the hexagons from the Hexagon Die Cover Plate as ground cover, and this was a great opportunity.  After running the cover plate through my Vagabond, I used a craft knife to trim out a bunch of the hexagons, leaving the border.

Next I stamped each hexagon piece with a pattern from Happy Hexagons, using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I love the look it created!  I also tried out an awesome embossing technique I learned from Heather Nichols.  Did you know that you can take a stamp and press it first into your Versamark pad and then any ink that you choose?  When you cover it with clear embossing powder and heat it, you end up with an embossed image in the color of the ink!  No need to buy any colors of embossing powder!!!  I used hawaiian shores ink and clear embossing powder for the hat and gloves on this snowman, and I used new leaf ink on simply chartreuse cardstock for the scarf.

For this little guy I used new leaf ink with clear embossing powder on the hat cut from new leaf cardstock and the scarf cut from hawaiian shores cardstock.  The sentiment is from On Ice.

Be sure to stop by Nichole Heady's blog for more non-traditional colored holiday inspiration!

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