Monday, October 22, 2012

3D Pumpkins

I first saw this technique on Linda Kaiser's blog called The Paper Boutique.............the above pumpkins I made, you can see Linda's on her blog at

They look harder to make than they actually are.  If you put them in a bowl on a table, they look really nice as home decor.  Linda has a video on her blog showing how to make them.  You can make them in any size you want by just varying the paper strip sizes and spaces between the strips.  The key to holding them together is a brad and a piece of string.  Hope you give it a try.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween treat bag freebie

If you have ever taken any of my classes, you should know how to make these treat bags............we have made bags similar to these in different shapes -- for example, butterflies.

Simply cut out two of the treat bags below  (you will need to print them on colored 8.5 x 11 cardstock) score along the solid lines on the part that makes the box that holds the bags together, fold on the scores, use double sided tape and adhere the two box sides together.  It's that easy.  The bags themselves are 5 inches from base to top of handle.  If you want a smaller version, simply print off a copy and reduce it on your printer.  Use your imagination and decorate these any way you want, purple bats with wings, black cats, or see the Frankenstein one below that is made using the Stampin' Up Top Note die and various Stampin' Up punches:

Click on the image of the treat bag to enlarge, then print two copies on colored cardstock and cut out.

Here are some faces you can use if you don't want to bother making your own:

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.................

Hi Everyone,

My husband and I have recently moved and have been busy with the new house, so I have not been crafting or even sorted out the boxes of my craft supplies since the move.  All of my stuff is packed into a room with little space to walk around.  We are planning on expanding the room in the next few months which would mean having to pack up my stuff again for all the construction, so I think I am going to skip the holiday months of crafting, unfortunately, and leave all my stuff packed up.  Hopefully I will be back in business again around February or March.  There is plenty to do around this house in the meantime, believe me.

I hope you all have a blessed holiday season, and I look forward to making more cards soon.

Take care,