Monday, August 21, 2017

Halloween Pizza Box

Happy Monday!  I ordered some of the new little pizza boxes which are in the Holiday mini.  I knew I could do something with them~~just not sure what.  I thought one of the haunted houses I cut out on the Explore (posted on a card last week) would be cute.  So I sponged the edges of the pizza box, put the little house together and glued it to the top of the pizza box.  I added a few bats, a "boo" and tied it up with black twine.  The box measures approximately 3-1/2" square.  I am looking forward to seeing how others use the pizza boxes.  They are adorable and I am sure there are/will be many ideas on Pinterest soon!  Have a great day and remember it is "Eclipse Day"! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cute Haunted House

I have been having fun getting reacquainted with my Cricut Explore.  Today's card is another project I created with the help of my Explore.  This particular house cuts in three layers/colors and is pieced together.  (It is very easy to line up and put together.)  The "boo" was also cut on the Cricut.  I did not use Stampin' Up cardstock as even with the multiple settings on the Cricut, things seem to cut cleaner using a less heavy cardstock.   That being said,  I do use Stampin' Up cardstock for card bases.  Also, I still only use solid core cardstock when using my Cricut.  I do not like the white edges that can be seen if it is not solid core, nor do I want to sponge everything I cut out to hide the white core. 

Tomorrow I will be out of the house early, so there will be no Friday post.  I will be window shopping at the Scrapbook Expo!  Hopefully, next week I will be posting projects created with great finds at the Expo.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

When You're Feeling Down

I haven't created a card using Bella and Friends for quite some time.  As I was thinking about a Stampin' Up card to create, Bellla jumped off the shelf.  I sponged the background layer using Bermuda Bay ink.  When I was happy with the background, I used a little cloud shape and Marina Mist ink to lightly sponge little puffs of clouds.  After stamping, coloring and adhering Bella to the card and the layers, I wanted to do one more thing~~add a border on the Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The scoreboard is great for creating a design and adding a little texture to your project.  As a reminder, just be sure you have the cardstock face down so that  whatever you "score" is embossed and not debossed.  The final touch is the little Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I have played with them before and the dots turned out perfect.  Next time I will make the dots bigger.  Have  a great day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wood Words Border

I used a color combination of Lost Lagoon and Old Olive on today's card.  I initially was going for a Fall color combination, but somehow I ended up with these colors.  I guess I just can't get into Autumn yet!  Anyway, I used the flower stamp from the Wood Words stamp set to create the border on the left side in Olive Green.  I added Lost Lagoon ribbon (retired) and layered that on layers of Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and the white card base.  The sentiment is from the retired Wetlands set and the punches used are also retired.  Basically, everything on this card is no longer available with the exception of the Wood Words stamp set and Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock!  Have a great day!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Black Cat Treats

This treat box idea is in the Holiday catalog.  I used orange Jelly Belly beans to fill the clear tiny treat boxes that are in Stampin' Up's Annual Catalog.  After adhering the punched cat to the box, I wrapped the box with Halloween twine I had in my collection.  This box is 2" square and took quite a few Jelly Bellies to fill it.  So I decided to try and resize the cat using my Cricut to fit 1" boxes I have from Clear Bags.  I uploaded a punched cat to my Design Space and made a variety of sizes of cats.  I chose the size that fit the smaller box.  The eyes were added using a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen.  Cute idea and when Halloween candy is on the shelves, I will be making more of these.  Maybe orange cats with black jelly beans?  Have a great day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Crate of Flowers

Today is the last day of Jar of Love week.  I got the idea for today's card from Pinterest, of course!  The wood crate is the front
section of Stampin' Up's Wood Crate framelit.  I used one of the patterns in the Wood Textures DSP stack to make the crate. After stamping it with the "Market Fresh" stamp, the front of the crate was adhered to the cardstock.  I had stamped and die cut a bunch of flowers and played for quite some time deciding how to arrange everything.  Today's card is the finished product.  Have a great day and weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jar of Love Day 4

Today's card was quite easy to create.  I stamped the flowers in Pumpkin Pie and then Tangerine Tango (stamping off once).  I stamped the leaves directly on the white cardstock in Old Olive ink and only had to die cut three flowers.  Wanting something a little different for today's card, a square card would different.  The background paper is from the retired Fruit Stand DSP collection.  There are no sequins on the card, but I am missing a little bling.  Maybe a rhinestone or two will be added!  The card is 5-1/4" square and it will require extra postage if mailed.  Have a great day!