Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pals Fall Blog Hop 2011 - Halloween Goodies and Packaging with Frightful Sight

Welcome to the September Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Fall and Halloween inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from the talented Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach . I'm stop number 5 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Fall and Halloween paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

Here are some ideas for packaging Halloween Candy that would be great for family, friends, and co-workers
These are super easy and quick to make especially with punches 
This little package is fun to make - Cut cardstock 3 1/2" x 11" and score at 1 1/2", 5 1/2", and at 7 1/4". Add any DSP paper to the section measuring 4". Than punch the front with the decorative Label and or any punch will work. 

Stuff some candy (your choice) into a little clear bag. Attach the top of the clear bag to the cardstock. This is the last portion of the strip, measuring 3 5/8" by using a staple. Fold over the 1 1/2" scored section to close the package. Poke a couple of holes on top of package to add ribbon and decorate. The ghost was made using the Owl Punch and a couple of eyes and the sentiment comes from the stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes along with the Word Window Punch.
Side View

Petal Punch Candy Box
Here I used the Petal Card Punch, which I cut 4 of them and combined them to create a little box and than used the 1" square punch to decorate the sides and for the top, I used a 1" circle punch and cut in half. DSP used is Frightful Sight.

This is the top view of the little box

Side View - Perfect fit for 3 little mini chocolates

Last but not least, here is another little packaging that you can make using the treat cups and the 1 3/4" circle punch. Cardstock is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and folded in half. Than I cut whisper white 2 1/2" x 4" and DSP with the same measurements since I wanted the top to be more sturdy.

I than used the 1 3/4" circle punch thru the DSP/whisper white card stock and than again with the concord crush cardstock. A sliding door was made so the person could get to the candy. Sliding door measures 2 1/2" x 2". I used the Tab Punch for the side of the door to slide back and forth. Separate post to come with pictures.
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room stop number 6 on the September Pals Hop ! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  4. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach 
  5. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  6. Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  8. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  9. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Joan Norris at Clearly Creative
  13. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  14. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  15. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  16. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  17. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  18. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  19. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts
  20. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  21. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paper Players PP62 - Birthday with Petite Pairs & Just Add Cake

Another week at the The Paper Players. The Challenge is Birthdays, keyword PP62 with guest designer Sandra Corner and they are welcoming 2 new members Julie Marshall and Tara Bilbao to the team. The design team has created some beautiful cards to get everyone started. To join, click here to go directly to the challenge.

Here is mine

Enjoying my Owl punch, I decided to use DSP Just Add Cake and combined it with Wild Wasabi as the main standard card size, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Whipser White for the center. The sentiment comes from the stamp set: Petite Pairs and is so versatile along with Marina Mist ink.

For the little hat on the Owl, I punched it out using the star punch which is now retired and glued it on top of Wild Wasabi, than cut enough around it to use as a mat for the little hat. I used the same Owl punch for the 4 circles in 4 different colors Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, and Calypso Coral.

I took a black marker and ruler to draw a stitch look around the whisper white cardstock to make the Owl the focus and used stampin up dimensionals to pop the card up under the Poppy Parade square and under the owl itself. Hope you Enjoy!!!

Petite Pairs

Owl Punch

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank-You with Just Believe and Timeless Portrait; Winner Announced

Needed to come up with a thank-you card and decided to use DSP Timeless Portait along with the stamp set: Just Believe. I love this set!! It has such a variety of stamp images and sentiments.

I've been having contractions throughout the day and sitting was not an option, so I'm just now getting around to selecting the winner as mentioned in the previous post for today's Sunday Winner.

Card Winner

According to Random.org, the lucky recipient of the revised Circle Posy Punch card goes to #4

Robin S. said...
     "I love this card! The colors are really nice together and I really like the paper piercing. Changing the opening also made a huge difference. I really like your new blog too. Thanks for sharing! "

Thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment and as always I do appreciate the feedback.

Robin, just email your address to me and I will drop the winning card in the mail Tuesday, since tommorrow is Labor Day and post offices are closed, but excited to get it to you. Again, a big thanks to all that participated.

More pictures of today's card
Used Cherry Cobbler ink along with the Word Window Punch and Modern Label Punch.

For some reason, as much as I take a photo of this card, the Soft Suede ink is not showing up as well for the stamped image, so I apologize. I used the Top Note Die and cut it half using Island Indigo cardstock and placed 3 little punched flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack using Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Last but not least, added some basic pearls to finish it off. Hope you enjoy!! 

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

PPA109 & SSC#219 - Combo Challenge - Greeting Card Kids

This week the Pals Paper Arts is having a color challenge PPA109 with guest designer Iwona Palamountain. The Design Team has created some beautiful artwork to get everyone inspired. Click here to go directly to their challenge for this week.

I was having a hard time deciding what to do, so I went to the Stamping 411 website and joined the fun with this sketch design and selected to work with the Greeting Card Kids stamp set shown below and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

I used Basic Grey ink to stamp the image down and used a blender pen to color in the Riding Hood Red along with the Wasabi Marker to color in the Tree.

Added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to add some sparkle to her outfit, but left the Riding Hood Red section clear. For the sentiment, I used the stamp set called: Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out using the Modern Label Punch.

For the embellishments, I used up some retired Corduroy Buttons along with the Crochet Flower. Finally, I did use stampin dimensionals to pop up the circle and square.  Hope you Enjoy!!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

New Blog Design, Re-Design of Circle Card, Plus Free Card Give Away

I am so excited to share my new blog look with you! I absolutely love it!! The new look was created by the talented creative Lesley Croghan who recently launched a new business called Banners by Lesley, where she is selling pre-made blog banners using all Stampin' Up products!!!

In addition to the pre-made blog banners, she also offers custom blog banner with matching shop button, which is what I decided to go with. I must say she nailed it with the colors and graphics of what I was looking for and her response time is outstanding.

If you have been wanting to update your blog, you can click here to go directly to her site and check it out.

Now moving on to the re-design, I kept looking at one of my previous cards and decided to re-vamp it a little and to show you how you can take the same card and or layout and make some slight changes and convert it to another look.

To see the orginal card, you can click here

Let's see, what did I change (might be obvious, but I'll go over it). First, I changed how you opened the card, before you opened right to left, now you open it bottom to top with the straight edge on top versus on the left hand side.

Second, I added a sentiment, I felt it needed a purpose and the saying "Hello" is perfect for any day occassion and so pleased that this set came with it. Than I decided to sponge the circle using Chocolate Chip ink. Wow!! this made a difference, don't you think??

Last but not least, I changed the flower and leaves to be more on the right side of the focal point versus in the middle. Now there you go......slight changes, but it can make a difference on the look of the card.

Hope you enjoyed the redesign of the card and my new updated Blog.

This Card Can Be Yours

Please let me know what you think of the changes of the card and Blog by leaving a comment on this post. I will randomly select a winner using Random.org to receive this card from all the comments left on today's post. I will announce the winner on Sunday September 4th.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday - Mocha Morning Speciality

As I mentioned, more Mocha Morning Speciality to come. Yes, I can't seem to put this paper down. I love it. Here I made a Birthday card for someone special and hope they like it. 

I only wish I could sit down more and do more cards in one sitting, but having swollen feet and back pain is not helping me to much, but trying not to let that stop me from doing what I love, which is creating and sharing.

The 3 little flowers at the bottom were punched out using the Trio Flower punch now (retired) in Cherry Cobbler and added 3 little basic pearls. For the ribbon, I used Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon.

The stamp set I picked for this card was Perfect Punches and Cherry Cobbler ink. The Extra-Large Oval punch came in handy since it's the matching punch for this stamp image. Quick this way if you need to make a fast card. Stamp and punch. 

Since I wanted a mat behind the sentiment, I used the Decorative Label punch in Chocolate Chip cardstock, but it was kind of small for me so I made some adjustments by cutting it in half and snipping off the pointed edges that the middle has.

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Hope you Enjoy!!
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