Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Cupcakes

When I got the October die cuts in the mail from The Die Cut Club, I knew right away that I wanted to use some of them as cupcake picks.

Below is a picture using most of the Trick-or-Treater die cuts from October's kit:

The kits and other items can be purchased from the Die Cut Club's Etsy shop also.

To get other ideas on how to use these die cuts on your cards and scrapbook pages, check out the Die Cut Club Facebook page.

I hope I have enough will-power to not eat all of these cupcakes before my husband gets home from work.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ghostly Trick or Treaters

Ann here with my last Halloween card for the year.  

This card is one of those cards that you make by using up die cuts that didn't make it on other cards, for the most part anyways.  I had the Sunburst Background rays left over from another card and couldn't bear throwing them away.  I also had the yellow circle and spider lying around.

Once I had the sun and rays on the card front, the rest was easy.  I cut the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Border dies for the grassy hill and used the reverse cut that was left over as the bottom row of grass.
The bat, ghosts and bow tie are from the Cute Halloween Icons and the boots and hat are from the Witch Legs die set.  The final step was to add the Trick or Treat word.

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Witch Legs               Frantic Stamper - Dies - Cute Halloween Icons

Impression Obsession - Dies - Spider Web                      Impression Obsession - Dies - Sunburst Background

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Holiday Thank You Card

After making cards with the Marianne Design Pine Tree Branches stamp, I wanted to try heat embossing with it.  The detail is amazing, even though my embossing powder seems to have been a little "stale".  

I paired the branches with the Frantic Stamper Pine Cone die and Sue Wilson's Scripted Thank You.

This card will go in a box of thank you cards that I'm sending to my nephew to send to the businesses that gave him scholarships for college.

Thanks for stopping by -- Ann

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Scrapbook Page

This is a Halloween scrapbook page* I made for my nephew using die cuts from the October kit at The Die Cut Club.

This is what the entire October kit contains:

Each die cut is made using 100 lb card stock.  The printing on them is amazingly detailed and some are even embellished with glitter.

*The words Happy Halloween and the grassy edger that I used on my page do not come with the kit.

Details on how to purchase the monthly kits can be found on their Etsy page here:

Tomorrow I will show you other ways to use the die cuts.  In the meantime, you can see what the other Design Team members made using these die cuts:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cute Trick or Treater Card

Isn't that trick-or-treater the cutest?  This card, along with the other two below, was made using die cuts from The Die Cut Club by Green Duck Sales.

To make my cards, I simply arranged the pre-made die cuts where I wanted them, either on a tag or an oval, and that was it.  The die cuts are so dimensional looking and excellent quality.  If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make cards or scrapbook pages, these die cuts work great and look great.

Check back tomorrow for a scrapbook page I made using die cuts from this October kit.

Stop on over to The Die Cut Club or their Etsy shop to see all the details on how to purchase the die cuts.

A Halloween Step Card

Hi Everyone!

I was recently notified by Green Duck Sales that I was chosen to be a member of their Design Team.  So now you are asking yourself, "What is Green Duck Sales and what do they make", right?

Green Duck Sales has both an Etsy shop and an online store where you can purchase die cut kits, either by signing up for a recurring monthly kit or a one time kit.  Each month is a different theme.  Each die cut is homemade on a machine with 100 lb. card stock; some of the die cuts have glitter and other have different personal embellishments on them.

You can use the die cuts on your scrapbook pages, on your cards or on household items such as calendars.  

Here is a step card that I made with some die cuts from the Green Duck Sales store:

This is a 6"x 6" step card where you can remove the witch, cauldron and spider  and put a photo in it's place.

Here's how to make the card:

Start off with a piece of card stock that measures 12" x 6".  Place the 6" side across the top of your paper trimmer at the 3" mark.  Make tiny tick marks where the 2" and 10" spots are on the VERTICAL part of the paper trimmer (on my paper trimmer, it's the white ruler going up and down).
Cut only between the 2" and 10" marks.  Don't go beyond the 10" mark.

Place your paper horizontally on a scoring board and score at  2", 4", 6" , 8" and 10" but only score down to the 3" horizontal cut line you made, except for the 6" score line, make it go all the way to the bottom of your paper.

Fold the paper with mountain and valley folds.  This is what it will look like on one side:

If you want your tallest step to be on the right instead of the left, simply turn your paper over and make the folds go the opposite direction; mountains will become valleys and vice-versa.

Place your dies however you want them.  There are even more dies from October's kit that you can use:

The "trick or treat" die on the front is by Impression Obsession and is not included in the monthly package of die cuts.

I think these die cuts are adorable and can't wait to start using them on the scrapbook pages that I am making for my 2 year old nephew, Ronan.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

An Early Christmas Card

I'm still in the Fall / Halloween card making mode so switching gears to make Christmas cards is confusing, especially since I haven't cleaned off my desk after making Halloween cards yet.

I got this new Marianne Design Pine Tree Branches stamp and wanted to see what it looked like so I stamped it with distress ink but it came out very light.  Then I decided to color right on the stamp with a distress marker and it came out showing every single branch.  I actually can't wait to try this stamp with some embossing powders to see how it works.  It should be beautiful.

For today's card I also used Dee's Distinctively Classic Merry Christmas die.  I needed a big word die to fit between the upper and lower branches and this one worked out great, plus I really like the font on it.

The snowflakes were cut from the Lattice Snowflake die by Sue Wilson.  I adhered some tiny gems to the snowflakes with some Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue since I thought the card needed a little more red on it.

I really like this glue because it has such a fine tip nozzle which allows you to get the smallest dots of glue where you need them, it dries clear and is super strong.

All of these products are available at Ecstasy Crafts.  Did you know Ecstasy Crafts is having a Canadian Thanksgiving Sale?  Everything in the store is 15% off and free shipping on orders over $50.  Offer expires Oct. 11 at Noon (EST).  Use code GOBBLE.

It's a great time to pick up your adhesives, sanding blocks, gilding waxes, as well as dies and stamps.