Friday, October 28, 2011

Coffin Treat Boxes

Every year I create some kind of treat box or make goodie bags for my niece and nephew for Halloween.  Although I don't get to spend it with them, I've always made the effort to send them something.  The sad part is that they are almost getting to that age in which they no longer want to dress up for Halloween, they grow up so quickly.  So this is what I made for each of them along with the test tubes and other goodies.

It's difficult to think of coffins as cute, I know, but let's face it, aren't these cute?  I used a Martha Stewart template found here.   The stamps are from the Hauntingly Delightful set by There She Goes. I know, I know, I couldn't help myself, but this set has so much to offer.  The designer paper is from a stash of Halloween paper that I have had that keeps growing every year, for some reason I keep thinking I need more, I really don't!  I've also used the Martha Stewart deep edger spider web punch, cut it in half, then glued it to the sides of each of the lids.  Each of the images were stamped onto Copic X-press it blending card paper using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.  I colored the images using Copic markers, added some shading around the images, cut them using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Circles Large and layered them onto black cardstock that I cut out using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Large Pinking Circles.  I free handed the tags onto which I stamped the sentiments, that are also from the same stamp set.  I purple/black ribbon is from the Celebrate it Halloween collection from Michaels, the orange/black is from The Ribbon Boutique from Hobby Lobby.

With Halloween just around the corner, I think I am all done with Halloween cards.  I'm ready to move onto Winter/Christmas cards.  Even though it's difficult to get into that mode living here in Arizona, where our winter weather is like Spring weather.  Oh well!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Test Tube Treat Holders


Aren't these cute?  Not an idea of mine of course, I followed the instructions from a tutorial I found here.  I had purchased these Marthat Stewart test tubes from Joanns, but wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them at the time, it was one of those "better get them, until I think of something" kind of purchases. 

The designer paper I used was from a Cloud 9 photo mat stack that I purchased at Joanns last year called Harvest Holiday.  The stamp set is from one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets called Booglie Eyes.  I thought I'd bring out my Prismacolor pencils out and give my Copic markers a rest.....I forgot how easy and fun it was to color with Gamsol and colored pencils.  Hope you liked them, I had so much fun creating them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Materials/Supplies used:  Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Booglie Eyes set of 8; Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink - True Black; Designer paper: Cloud 9 - Harvest Holiday; Spellbinder Nestabilities: Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles & Large Pinking Circles; Punches: Martha Stewart Scalloped Tag; Ribbon from Misc stash; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol; Ink: Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black & Grape Jelly, Jenni Bowlin-Chicken feed.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I can't seem to get enough of this cute, cute set of stamps by There She Goes called Hauntingly Delightful.  My last two post have been cards that I made using this same set.....and I can't say it will be my last.  I promise, this is my last week of posting Halloween cards, I'm going to start with my Christmas cards really soon.

I'm really not one to create scenes on my cards, so I thought I'd give it a try, and this is what I came up with.  To start off, I stamped three adorable ghosts onto Copic X-press it blending card paper using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, colored the pumpkins on each of the images using Copic markers, then covered the ghosts with glitter using Stampin' Up! Dazzling diamonds.  I cut out each image individually as well as the speech bubbles (I also used Copic markers to color in the candy corn and candy, then added glossy accents).  Using one of my "old" tree Sizzix die cuts, I cut out the spooky tree,  to add texture to it, I ran it thru the Big Shot using the Sizzix embossing folder Distressed stripes, then placed it onto my card with dimensionals.  Using the Martha Stewart scary fence edge punch,  I cut out a strip then placed the scary fence in front of the tree, using dimensionals as well.  The pattern paper used was from the 12 x 12 DCWV The Ghost & Ghoblins stack.  The final card size is 5" x 5". 

Materials/supplies used:  Stamps:  Hauntingly Delightful by There She Goes; Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!/Papertrey Ink; Pattern Paper: DCWV The Ghost & Ghoblin stack; Copic markers; Sizzix Die cut - Tree; Cuttlebug embossing folder - distressed stripes; Spellbinders Nestabilities - small circles; Martha Stewart - scary fence edge punch; Glitter: Stampin' Up! - Dazzling Diamonds;  Glossy Accents; Copic Markers; Copic X-press it blending card paper, Memento Ink -Tuxedo Black

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Have a Very Spooky....Halloween!

Today I want to share another Halloween card with you using the same stamp set as in yesterdays post, Hauntingly Delightful by There She Goes stamps.  I used the three different sizes of the mummy's that the set has to offer and tried to space them evenly on my acrylic block.

Using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, I stamped them onto Copic X-press it Blending card paper then colored them using Copic markers.  I stamped them again onto Inkadinkado stamping mask paper and cut them out individually so that I can mask each image to add the purple shading around them using a dauber and Memento Ink in Grape Jelly.  I then proceeded to stamp another set of mummys, but only cut out the head out of each of the stamped images so that I may add dimension to the original stamped image (hope all that made some sense....LOL!)

The designer paper used for this card was from the K&Company Kelly Panacci 12 x 12 Halloween paper pad I purchased from Michaels.  I also used the Martha Stewart Spiderweb edge punch to add a border to the top and bottom of my image. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Clings set called Halloween messages. 

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!  Have a wonderful day!

Materials/Supplies used:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up-Going Grey & Bazzill Basics Paper - Blackbird, Stamps:  Hauntingly Delightful by There She Goes & Halloween Messages by Hero Arts, Punches:  Martha Stewart - Spiderweb punch around the page punch set, Designer Paper: K&Company - Kelly Panacci 12 x 12 Halloween paper stack, Rhinestones: Black rhinestone stickers by Recollections, Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, Ink:  Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch Markers

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Some mummy loves you!

Wow!  It's been a while since I've posted on my blog....I sincerely apologize for being absent so long, it was quite the Summer for me, and I'm just glad it's finally over! 

It's finally that time of the year, my favorite time of the year.....when Halloween is approaching us.  I can't say it's officially Fall here in Arizona, because it still feels like Summer.   We are in the middle of October with temperatures between 95 - 100 degrees.  Although I will admit, the weather is quite nice, compared to what it had been, I'm not complaining.  Now on to the card..... 
For the image, I used a stamp from the Hauntingly Delightful set by There She Goes stamps.  I colored it lightly using Copic markers.  The designer paper is from My Minds Eye called Boo to you, it's an old collection.  The sentiment is also from the same set of stamps Hauntingly Delightful.  I stitched around the edge of my first layer of designer paper using the sewing machine.  I also incorporated the Martha Stewart edge punch Drippy Goo to the black layer.  I cut out my image using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and layered onto black cardstock that I cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles.

I want to thank all of my followers for continuing to follow my blog, I will make an effort to post more often.  Thank you all for your support!  Blog Candy coming soon!!

Material/Supplies used:  Cardstock  (black)- Papertrey Ink, Designer Paper - My Minds Eye ~ Boo to You!, Stamps - There She Goes, Martha Stewart edge Punch - Drippy Goo, Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Large Circles & Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (W0, W2, W3, W4), Sewing machine, Buttons

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