Monday, September 22, 2014

Skull mini cup

I was told that I needed a skull mini cup to go with all of the ones I did for Halloween. So, here is my version. Hope it meets the requirements. :)

I didn't have any DSP with skulls on it, so created my own. I used the skull and raven/crow stamps that came in the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit (interested in this monthly option? Click on the My Paper Pumpkin button in the right hand column.) I cut out my template for the cup from Whisper White cardstock and randomly stamped the images in black. The large skull is one that I carved with my Undefined stamp carving kit, again using black ink to stamp on whisper white cardstock, then cutting out.

The band around the cup and lid are from Basic Black cardstock. I added the large skull to the front with dimensionals.

HINT: When using cardstock to decorate these cups, use your bone folder to break down the fibers a bit, by curling the cardstock lightly over the bone folder. This will help them to wrap around the cup easier.

Did you miss my post with instructions and templates? You can review it HERE.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jack's Wreath

This idea came from a fellow demonstrator, Tracy Elsom. Isn't it a great one? She actually used the Wondrous Wreath Stamp set in the Holiday catalog. Thank you Tracy for your great inspiration!

I used some of my retired projects as well as current ones on this one. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango cardstock, matted with black cardstock then the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (available in the Holiday catalog). One of these sheets reminded me of a scrapbook page, so I chose the area that I wanted to use on my card.
I punched out a black background for my wreath with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. I stamped the wreath set from my retired set, Four Seasons, with black on Tangerine Tango, then used the same punch as before to punch it out. The center is punched out with the 7/8" scallop punch. I punched out 1/2" circles and hand drew faces with the basic black marker then using glue dots placed them on the wreath. (You want to do this step as soon as possible to give the ink plenty of time to dry.) I was given some of these little bows as a gift, so thought it went great with my wreath. You could use any 1/4" ribbon to tie a bow. Attach the wreath to the black scallop circle so that the scallops are aligned between the scallops of the wreath. I added dimensionals to the back of the wreath and attached it to my card.
The sentiment is from retired Wacky Wishes and stamped with black on Tangerine Tango, mounted on Basic Black cardstock, then taped to the card. The pumpkin is three of the Small Oval Punch shapes punched out of Tangerine Tango and sponged around with the same color of ink, then layered to form the pumpkin. The stem is from the Build A Bird punch with Old Olive cardstock. I also took the same color of marker and drew the veins on the leaves, then attached it to the pumpkin and used dimensionals to attach it to the card.
Now carefully add Crystal Effects to the Jack-O-Lanterns and set aside to dry.
The products to create this card can be purchased by clicking on the catalog to the right, titled SU Online. Remember that if your order is at least $150, you will also qualify for the FREE hostess benefits. Who doesn't like FREE?
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween mini cup

I still enjoy creating these mini cups. Good thing, too, cuz I have a lot more of these to make for a school party. Then it will be completing the ones needed for Christmas and yes, even have someone who wants some for St. Patrick's day! So, here is the one for the party:

This one was soooooo simple to make. I cut the cup template out of the new Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers from the new HOLIDAY CATALOG. You can cut four cups from one sheet, five if you don't use one with an upright image like this one. I used another pattern (candy corn) from the same package and a 2" circle punch for the top cover. Added a 1 1/2" black cardstock circle, then a
1 1/4" Natural's White circle with a jack-o-lantern stamped on it. To finish it off, I used orange yarn to wrap and tie around the lid ( wouldn't the orange and white baker's twine work great for this???? but I forgot to order it.....)

I plan to add some small gifts and/or treats to the inside, of course.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful crafting day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Special Ending

Have you tried My Paper Pumpkin yet? You have just a few more days to get in on two months half off! Before September 10, 2014 sign up HERE with the promo code HALFOFF2 and receive your first two monthly kits at half off! Remember you can skip or cancel at any time.

I can tell you that if you are a fan of Halloween, you won't want to miss this month's kit. Normally we don't know what is coming, but this month we were given a sneak peak.

Here's hoping you are having a great and crafty day! Thanks so much for stopping by!