Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #30

Happy Halloween Again!
Wow, this is my second post today! If you are just stopping in, don't forget to see my earlier post.
I made three 3 x 3 gift cards that were inspired by those yummy looking candies pictured in Rachel's cupcake challenge this week. The Happy Halloween image is from a Studio G clear $1.00 pack. I punched and layered using three different circle punches and the scalloped circle punch. I also used the ticket corner punch. The To/From is a SU stamp.
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to check-out my Exploding Brides of Frankie that I posted earlier.

Exploding Brides of Frankies

Happy Halloween!
Well, I wanted to post the exploding boxes today even though I didn't get the all the pictures cropped and printed! I will be giving my nieces their gift bags tonight, but I'll have to finish and add the pictures at a later date.
The first picture shows the gift bags and the exploding brides of frankie boxes closed. Amanda's is the one with purple hair and Samantha's is the one with blue hair.
The second picture shows Amanda's box open. On one of the first flaps is a door that opens with a ghost peeking out and on another flap is a candy corn that opens.
The third picture shows Samantha's box open. On one of the first flaps I made a coffin that opens with a skeleton inside and bats flying out (I originally got the idea for the flying bats from Raissa's pop-up drink card). On the opposite flap I made a 'scary' scene with a witch, a bare tree (I hand-cut it) with falling leaves, and a fence (Sizzix die).
Both boxes have mini stand-up brides of frankie in the middle. I used various Halloween papers, ribbons, and borders to embellish the flaps. All I need now are the pictures! I will be using pictures of the girls in their different costumes through the years.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween Chloe & Katie

Hey, Happy Thursday Everyone!
I made these Halloween Name Albums for the two little girls that live behind mother.
These are very simple to make. Just cut your card board and paper for each 'letter' page, and glue them together. Punch two holes in each page and set the eyelets with your CAD. Embellish and, voila, you have a cute, personalized gift.
The letters for the gift bags were cut with a Coluzzle template. I also used MS Spider Web and Drippy Goo border punches to embellish the bags.
Well, Halloween is Saturday and I still haven't printed all the pictures for my nieces' Exploding Boxes! So, I better get busy. Hopefully I'll have them finished (and posted) by Saturday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Welcome Dylan

Happy Saturday!
This card and frame are for my friend Stacey, her husband Brian, and their new little bundle of joy, Dylan.
I got the idea for the cradle card from Melanie's blog. This card is super cute--it rocks like a cradle! You can view Mel's card rocking here. I used lace rather than a scallop card stock border and added a Sizzix Teddy Bear. Besides the teddy bear looking cute, it balanced out the weight so the card rocked better.
The frame was so much fun to make. I got the idea for the frame from Anne. She owns the Compendium and I go there every summer when I am in Germany. The base of the frame is a 12 x 12 artist's canvas that is decorated on the back side. The patterned papers are Bo Bunny. I cut Dylan's name with a Colluzzle template. The teddy bears were made with a Sizzix die. The ones on the inside of the frame are card stock and I attached them with pop dots. The teddy bears on the outside border of the frame are sticky-back felt. How about that adorable onesie??? Lauren had the tutorial posted on her blog for a onsie card. I printed Dylan's info on card stock using Word. I followed Lauren's tutorial for the measurements, but my onesie is made with card board and card stock glued to both sides of it (it's not a card). The little teddy bear on the onsie is a mini punch.
So, what do you think? Stacey was thrilled!
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, happy crafting!
Note: I always buy sticky-back felt at Michael's. I went to three Michael's and one ACMoore looking for brown and/or tan sticky-back felt, and had no luck. I finally found brown at Joann's. But, I will never buy their brand again. It is very flimsy compared to what Michael's has.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Raissa!

Happy Wednesday Everyone and Happy Birthday Raissa!

Today is Raissa's birthday and I sent her a Bikini Card and Top Note Purse in a Halloween theme (her favorite holiday!).

Raissa has a fabulous blog with a great variety of projects and cards posted. You should definitely check out this post of her Halloween Countdown Calendar--it is awesome! While you are 'visiting' Raissa, don't forget to wish her a Happy Birthday. If you don't have a SU demo and are looking for one, I highly recommend Raissa--she is very helpful and always available for questions and crafting advice.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #27 Meets Magical Monday

Happy Saturday!
I combined this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge with the Magical Monday Color Challenge. Rachel (Hope Stamps Eternal) posted these awesome cupcakes and I was drawn to the pumpkins and stars. Nina (There's Magic in the Air) posted this adorable digi image along with a color challenge which was to use orange, black, and one other color. Being a bit pressed for time, I decided to combine the two challenges.
I colored the image with pencils and sponged green and grey ink around it to give it a slightly eerie look. The candy corn are from a $1 Michael's stamp. I cut each one and attached them using pop dots. The frame on the front and the Boo on the inside are from a Sizzix die. The yellow, black, and orange are all Bazzill card stock. The patterned paper was in my stash from last Halloween. I thought with the trick or treat and stars it was perfect for these challenges.
Rachel posts a yummy cupcake every Sunday and Nina posts a free digi image every Monday. If you haven't yet, check them out.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the long weekend.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Frankie & His Brides

Happy Friday Everyone!
So, how do you like today's title?!?!? I made the Top Note Frankie box for my brother and the Brides of Frankie candy wrappers for my nieces.
The card stock for the box I created for the Top Note Frankie measured 4 3/4 x 9 1/2. With the 4 3/4 side along the top of my paper cutter, I scored at 1 inch on both sides. With the 9 1/2 side on top, I scored at 4 inches on both sides. Snip along the 4 inch scores up to the 1 inch scores and use red sticky tape to assemble. I attached the box to the Top Note dies just above the bottom perforation on the die cuts and then snipped the points off so Frankie would stand straight. The arrows were cut from silver card stock using a Cuttlebug die.
The card stock for the Brides of Frankie candy wrappers was cut at 4 1/4 x 6. With the 6 inch side along the top, I scored at 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 on one side, and 1 3/4 and 2 on the other side. This wrapper is for the small Milka chocolate bars. One bride has purple hair and the other blue hair (I made matching exploding boxes which will be posted at a later date--I still have to add the pictures). How about those eyelashes?!?!? Wish mine looked like that! Hope you can see the tulle veils in the picture. They wouldn't be brides without their veils!
Thanks for visiting today.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #26

Happy Friday Everyone!
When I saw the cupcakes that Rachel posted this week, the flowers immediately made me think of Fall. And, when I think of Fall, I think of Halloween.
As I set out to make a Halloween shaker card, I noticed the package of Sticky Tape that was sitting on my table. As I looked at it, I thought of the new Treat Cups that SU has in the Holiday Mini. So, the idea was born to make a snowglobe shaker.
The card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I used Black Staz-On and SU Pumpkin Pie for the pumpkins, then sponged some green and blue around them. The 'shaker pumpkins' were punched from various pieces of card stock scrap. The Halloween paper was in my stash from last year. I hand-cut the base for the snowglobe from black card stock and added the flower embellishment.
After I shook the card I few times, I noticed there was some static cling inside. So, note to myself, next time wash the plastic first to eliminate cling.
Do you have any big crafting plans for World Card Making Day tomorrow? I'll be attending an all-weekend crop! Speaking of which, I better start getting my tools and supplies packed.
Thanks for stopping by, and until next time, happy crafting!