Hand Made Cards

Mummy, Frankie & Jack

I'm having so much fun playing with this stamp set.
Thank you again Becky Roberts for the inspiration -- I put a
couple of small twists to my card but I have her to thank.
I love these little guys -- Mummy, Frankie and Jack.
My card features the Jar of Haunts stamp set and
the Halloween Night designer paper.
It also had a little help from the
Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating
framelits - Everyday Jars.

Jar of Haunts Stamp SetCard Directions:
1.  Card Base -- Black -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -- score at 4 1/4"
2.  Pumpkin Pie -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
3.  Halloween Night designer paper -- 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
4.  Basic Gray -- 2 1/4" x 4 7/8"
5.  Halloween Night designer paper -- 2" x 4 7/8"
6.  Sahara Sand -- stamp mummy with Memento ink
a.  cut out with Everyday Jar framelit
7.  Old Olive -- cut out with Everyday Jar framelit
8.  Black scrap -- cut out with Everyday Jar framelit
you only need about 1 1/4" of the top of the jar for hair
cut zig zags to create Frankie's hair
9.  Halloween Night designer paper -- cut out with Everyday Jar framelit
stamp pumpkin face with Memento ink
10.  Whisper White scrap -- stamp jar lid with Memento
cut out with Everyday Jar framelit
11.  Pumpkin Pie scrap -- stamp words with Memento
punch out with Classic Label Punch
12.  Tie a double bow with the Halloween Night Baker's Twine
attach with a Glue Dot
13.  Frankie's googly eyes are from a craft store
14.  Draw Frankie's scar with a Black Marker

Have Some Spooky Fun

Yesterday I showed you the Jar of Haunts framed art
I did for our Girls Getaway weekend. 
Here's a card I made you that same stamp set.
The possibilities are endless when you start playing
with this set -- so much fun!!!

Mummy Jar
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- Pumpkin Pie -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -- score 4 1/4"
2.  Black -- 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Whisper White -- 3 3/4" x 5"
a.  stamp brick from Ghoulish Grunge with Smoky Slate ink
b.  stamp "have some spooky fun" with Memento ink
4.  Black -- 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
5.  Halloween Night designer paper -- 1 1/2" x 5"
6.  Black scrap -- cut out scallop oval with the Layering Ovals Framelits
7.  Pumpkin Pie scrap -- cut out oval with Layering Ovals Framelits
8.  Whisper White scrap -- stamp mummy with Memento ink
a.  stamp "gauze" from Ghoulish Grunge with Smoky Slate ink
b.  cut out using the Everyday Jars framelits

This card is so adorable -- you have to make one.

Grinch Pumpkin

Who doesn't love the Grinch!!!
I saw a card by Connie Bappert and she turned the pumpkin from the Jar of Haunts stamp set in the Grinch.  What, a pumpkin Grinch!!
I put my little twist to it and here's my card.  
I used Ghoulish Grunge stamp set for the spider web, Suite Seasons stamp set and of course Jar of Haunts.
It also features the Halloween Nights designer paper.
This was a favorite at class.

Hang Your Stocking

Hang Your Stockings is another great stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.
My color combination came from the Presents & Pinecones designer paper.
I used the Holly embossing folder for the background -- what a beautiful design.

Hang Your Stocking
Card Directions:
1.  Emerald Envy -- 4 1/4" x 11" -- score at 5 1/2"
2.  Whisper White -- 4" x 5 1/4"
embossing with the Holly embossing folder
3.  Presents & Pinecones designer paper -- 2 1/4" x 4"
a. stamp greeting with Emerald Envy ink
b. attach to Whisper White Holly piece
4.  3/8" Silky Taffety Combo Ribbon -- Emerald Envy -- 2 pieces 5" long
a. wrap one piece around Whisper White/designer paper piece
b. slip other ribbon under and tie in a knot
4.  Cherry Cobbler -- 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
5.  Whisper White -- 2 1/4" x 3
stamp stocking with Emerald Envy ink
color lines on stocking with Cherry Cobbler marker
add Rhinestones to center of flowers

This card would be easy to produce a bunch to send out to your family and friends.

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Santa Ho Ho Ho

I know Fall just "officially" started but I am working on and planning for Christmas card classes and events.  When you are hand making things you have to start early to be sure you have enough time.
Today's card was inspired by Erica Cerwin.

I love this Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. 
They are both MUST HAVES!!!
My color combo this time is Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Santa Ho Ho Ho

Card Directions
1.  Case Base -- Real Red -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Crumb Cake -- 4" x 5 1/4"
stamp "ho ho ho" from Greetings from Santa with Black ink
3.  Candy Cane Lane designer paper -- 2" x 5 1/4"
I love the look of this diagonal stripe paper
4.  Whisper White -- cut out with Layering Circles framelits
5.  Real Red -- cut out with Layering Circles framelits
I love these framelits.
6.  Whisper White scrap -- stamp Santa and hat pom pom with Black ink
color Santa with Real Red and Black Markers
color face with Blender Pen and Blushing Bride ink
7.  Punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

8.  Wrap White Baker's Twine -- tie knot -- add Jingle Bell
Oh, don't forget to add Gold Wink of Stella for the belt buckle and
Clear Wink of Stella on all the fur.

Fall Give Thanks

I love the openness of this card.
My sister, Tina, designed a card like this for a demo event we held earlier this month.  I liked the design, the Petals & Paisleys designer paper and the foil paper so I changed out the stamp set (I used Suite Seasons) and colors to fit a fall theme.  I think this card would be perfect for sending Thanksgiving wishes but would also be great for an every day THANK YOU!
I love receiving a card to just say thanks for being you.

Give Thanks
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- Cajun Craze -- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" -- score at 4 1/4"
second piece of Cajun Craze - 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"
2.  Very Vanilla (card inside) -- 4" x 5 1/4"
stamp greeting from Suite Seasons with Cajun Craze ink
3.  Petals & Paisleys designer paper -- 1" x 5 1/4" (2 pieces
4.  Cajun Craze -- 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"
5.  Very Vanilla -- 2" x 2 1/2"
6.  Copper Foil Sheet -- cut out using the Cheerful Tags Thinlits
7.  Tie bow from Very Vanilla ribbon -- attach with Glue Dot
8. Lay 1 1/4" strip of Cajun Craze that has designer paper attached
at the bottom of the card -- line up edges and attach Cajun Craze layers with dimensionals (be careful to keep dimensionals on the 1 1/4" strips only or your card won't open)

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Trick or Treat!!

I love the colors of Halloween -- Black, Grey and Orange (or better yet Pumpkin Pie).  Today's card covers all that with a little cute and a little scary.
The main focus is the fabulous Halloween Night designer paper.
Then I pulled the Spooky Fun stamp set and a bit of Halloween Night Baker's Twine and a couple of the fun Halloween Night Enamel Dots and viola -- your card is finished.

Trick or Treat
Card Directions:
1.  Card Base -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Basic Grey - 4" x 5 1/4"
stamp spider web all over with Basic Grey ink stamped off
3.  Halloween Nights designer paper
a.  Black Dots - 1 1/2" x 4"
b.  Orange Diagonal Stripe - 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"
c. Orange checked - 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"
All three designer papers are punched with the Triple Banner Punch
4. Basic Black scraps -- use Layering Circles Framelits
5.  Pumpkin Pie scraps -- use Layering Circles Framelits
6. Whisper White scraps -- use Layering Circles Framelits
7.  Wrap Baker's Twine around Basic Grey piece twice, knot and tie in a bow
8.  Add two Halloween Night Enamel Dots

Mummy Halloween

Your Halloween cards can be fun and happy
or creepy and scary.
Today's card has some creepy to it but the Pumpkin Pie colors
bring it back into a happier feel.
I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set,
Ghoulish Grunge stamp set and Timeless Textures stamp set
to give all the different dimensions to this card.

Mummy Halloween
Card Directions:
1. Card Base -- Basic Black -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Pumpkin Pie -- 4" x 5 1/4"
3.  Whisper White -- 3 3/4" x 5"
4.  Halloween Nights designer paper
a.  Orange check -- 1 1/2" x 4 -- punch with Triple Banner punch
b. Black dot -- 1" x 4" -- punch with Triple Banner punch
5.  Black -- Layering Circles framelits
6.  Whisper White -- Layering Circles framelits
a.  stamp dots from Timeless Textures with Old Olive ink
7.  Lay circle on White background and stamp Old Olive dots scattered.
8.  With Pumpkin Pie ink, stamp mesh stamp from Ghoulish Grunge
9.  Stamp spiders from Jar of Haunts with Black ink
10.  Stamp Happy Halloween in upper right corner with Black ink
11.  Watercolor Paper -- stamp Mummy with Black ink
a.  stamp gauze stamp with Smoky Slate ink over the mummy to fill in white spaces

I can't wait to make more of these Halloween cards for my grandkids.
b.  Cut out Mummy jar with Everyday Jars framelits