Monday, September 26, 2011

Would you like some candy?

This is one of my favorite Kraftin Kimmie stamps, Pick Your Poison.  I thought it would go perfect with this empty Crown bottle.  I dusted off my watercolor pencils and blender pen and colored her dress and hair.  I used Copics to color her flesh, as I like the way it looks better than with the pencils.  It has been a long time since I used the pencils, and I'm a little rusty, but I think she came out ok. 

The fence is from an old Sizzix die , the pumpkin, bat and moon are all from paper punches.  I sponged a little ink on the edges of the pumpkin and moon to give it a little dimension.  It took a little while to put all the candy corn in it, as the opening of the bottle is kind of small, so  I could only put one or two pieces in at a time.  I used some sticky strip to attach the base onto the bottle, but then used some foam tape to attach the moon, pumpkin, and my "Poisoner"!

Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie-Pick Your Poison
Ink:  Martha Stewart, Versa, Memento
Paper:  Martha Stewart, Recollections, Wasau, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Misc:  Empty Crown Royal Bottle, candy corn, paper shred, foam tape, paper punches, Sizzix Fence die, baker's twine, ribbon, Copics, Dove Blender pen, Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, white gel pen

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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Few More Luggage Tags

When I bought the little suitcase  for my Dad's birthday present, I picked up a couple of smaller ones, too.  This one is for my Mom, it has an assortment of some of my handmade cards in it.

This won is for my stepfather.  He loves mini doughnuts and honey buns, so I think I will put a variety of both in his.

Paper:  Bo Bunny, Recollections, Cosmo Cricket, Core-indations, Debbie Mumm
Ink:  Tim Holtz-Tea Dye
Misc:  Making Memories Metal Frame, K & Company Metal Key, Quickutz Train Die, Sticko Alphabet, Martha Stewart Punches, pop up dots, Nestabilities, half pearls, Shimmer Spritz, brads

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Toilet Paper!

Like the donuts, I think I may be taking the toilet paper thing too far!  In my defense, I love pumpkins and scarecrows go perfectly with pumpkins, so I HAD to make a scarecrow.

It was pretty easy to make.  I just use some unbleached muslin for the base.  Then, I hot glued some raffia for the hair.  The hat is made with some designer paper that I had bought last year.  It is only single sided, so I used two pieces back to back.  It took a few practice runs before I perfected it.  The edges of the hat are inked with some Tim Holtz Tea Dyed  Distress Ink.  To make his face, I used two buttons and some paper punches.  I very CAREFULLY used a Sharpie Pen to make his mouth.

This little embellishment on his hat was made using the Button Boutique Papertrey Ink Die.  A paper punched pumpkin and a Quickutz bird completed the patch.

Paper:  Debbie Mumm, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, Recollections, We R Memory Keepers
Ink:  Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Misc:  Toilet paper, fabric, crimping tool, buttons, black Sharpie pen, ribbon, raffia, Quickutz Bird die, paper punches, pop up dots, half pearl, Papertrey Ink Button Boutique die

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mint To Teach!

I had a few extra Altoid tins in my stash and decided to make some teacher appreciation gifts.  The sentiment is computer generated.  They are really simple to make, just a little ribbon, brad, and Nestabilities, and they are done.  I wish I could remember the name of the designer paper, but I only had a scrap of it left!  It's definitely only of my favorite papers.

Inside View

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge-3D TBB&M

I made the little spider from a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and some paper punches.  Using clear acetate, I cut the triangle box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge.  I added a some green paper shred and made a little "nest" with candy corn and pumpkins for the spider.  The top is held closed with a bow.    I used the Justrite set, "Witch Way To The Treats" set to make the medallion for the center of the bow.  It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but I added a little orange rhinestone on the spider.

Stamps:  Justrite-Witch Way To The Treats
Paper:  K & Company, Recollections, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine, CTMH
Misc:  Green paper shred, paper punches, pop up dots, white gel pen, candy, Nestabilities, orange rhinestone, ribbon, Scor-Tape,  Cricut

After I finished taking pictures of this, I turned around and this is what I found laying on my bed.  I couldn't resist taking their picture.  They are so tired, probably because they spent the night (while I was trying to sleep) running around my bedroom with out touching the floor!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Pop! Pop! Fizz! Fizz!...

Good Morning!  Here is a great way let you know how much you appreciate your favorite teacher.  I printed the sentiment out on the computer.  Using the Cricut Preserves Cartridge, I cut the center of the apple out on clear acetate.  This way, I could put the clear part over my sentiment (so it's centered), traced it, and then cut it out.  It was pretty simple, except, I can't find the overlay for the Preserves Cartridge!   Dang it!  I looked in everywhere for it!  So, I had to keep referring back to the handbook to see what buttons to push.  This made it took a lot longer.   I cut each layer (except the sentiment) twice and sandwiched the layers with foam tape to give it a little extra dimension. Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched holes on either side of the apple stem to insert the ribbon.  This holds the tag onto the bottle, and the awesome teacher can easily remove the tag ( without ripping the paper) and enjoy the refreshing beverage.

Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Cricut Preserves Cartridge, ribbon, bottled soft drink/sparkling water, pop up dots, computer generated sentiment.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers

**Please note the link has been updated to Skip To My Lou's Blog**

I found the idea to make these candy bar wrappers in magazine while I was waiting to have a prescription filled.  For the last two weeks, I've been having a lot of dental work done including some oral surgery that I had on Monday.  I still can't eat solid food (so making these candy bars was complete torture!) and my face is swollen and bruised, but I'm on my way to having a beautiful smile!

You can the find template to make the wrappers here.  I used the template, but I made a few changes.  To make the faces, I used some paper punches and the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.  The candy bar is attached with some snail adhesive, but I had to tied a ribbon around to hold the sides down.  I added a simple stamped tag and I was done.  These are easy enough for the kids to make.

Inside view.

Stamps:  Studio G-Series 12 and Series 20
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  K & Company, Bazzill, Colorbok, Recollections
Misc:  Hershey Bars, Nestabilities, paper punches, pop up dots, sharpie pen, Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Luggage Tag

Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday, and I'm always looking for fun and new ways to package his gifts.  I found these little suitcases at a candy store near the movie theatre.  So, of course, I bought some and thought I could "trick" them up!  For Dad, I made a kind of vintage looking luggage tag.

It was pretty simple to make.  The tag is cut using the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge.   Using some pop up dots, I adhered some fun vintage looking embellishments.

Close up of luggage tag, click on picture for a larger view.

Ink:  Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill, Studio 112, Gartner Studios
Misc:  Cricut, Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge, K & Company Metal Art Keys, Sticko Nostalgiques Alphabet Stickers, baker's twine, brads, slot punch, pop up dots

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

American Flag Card

I'm groaning very loudly while I write this post!  I just got home from working a seven day (in a row) stretch at work.  Some of the days were 12 hours long, on my feet!  I'm exhausted.  I, at least, have tomorrow off, but...I have a dentist appointment!  What a way to spend my day off, yuck! 

I finished this card yesterday, but didn't have time to post it before I left for work.  It's a combination Labor Day Card and a 9/11 Commemorative Card. I cased it from this card I found blog surfing one night. 

Instead of using an edge puncher, I used my Die-Namics Scallop Ribbon Border and cut one of the scallop edges off.  Machine stitching was added on to the border strips before they were adhered  to the card base.  After I adhered the strips on, I machine stitched all around the the card base. 

I cut a square of blue cardstock and machine stitched around the edges.  Paper punched stars were added with matching ivory buttons glued to the centers.

I puffed up the scallop border a little, just to give it a little extra dimension.

Paper:  October Afternoon, Bazzill, Recollections
Ink:  Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Misc:  Star paper punch, sewing machine, Die-Namics Scallop Ribbon, pop up dots

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