Friday, August 29, 2014

Spellbinder Candy Corn shaped cards

These were even more addicting to make than eating candy corn ......................the colors of the candy corn make such an easy background to work with.  I cut out the largest of the Spellbinder candy corn dies in the 3 individual pieces then glued them onto a white background paper and cut it out.  Then I traced that onto a second piece of white cardstock, cut it out and adhered the two together at the top so the card is a candy corn shaped card.  I used a combination of Martha Stewart and Fiskar punches and Memory Box dies.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Witch's Hat Halloween card

Another jpeg that I made into a cut file.  I think the hat is the one on the Cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings.

If you have Sure Cuts a Lot and want any of the files that you see on my cards, send me an email and I will
send you the cut file in svg format.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Martha Stewart witch punch cards

I got the idea of using the birch tree die with the witch punch from a pin on Pinterest at

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pumpkin Cards

I wanted to make a card for one of my sisters who is moving from one state to another............and since the weather has been a little cooler than normal here in Maryland, fall pumpkins came to mind.

The bottom card was the first one I made using a stamp for the dried arrangement part of the pumpkin, but then I thought of an arrangement I used to have for my house which was cattails in a pumpkin, thus the first card shown below.

The cattails were made using a retired slot punch by Stampin' Up for the brown part and a tall grass die by Impression Obsession.  The pumpkins were made using several different sized oval punches made by Stampin' Up:

I got the idea for the pumpkin and leaves from this card on pinterest by Georgia Manning:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Witch silhouette Halloween card

This is another photo I found on Google Images and transferred it into a cut file for my Cricut using Sure Cuts a Lot.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black Cat Halloween Cards

I finally figured out how to convert jpeg's into a cut file for my Cricut.  I had tried this for many years but never had much luck with it until now.  It is easiest (for me) to do it with silhouette pictures.  I cut a cat out and put him on a Halloween card:

The triangle on the hat is supposed to be the cat's ear; I also did the whiskers wrong.  Can you tell I don't have a cat?  The hat is the Martha Stewart witch hat punch.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Floral Halloween card

I put the Jolee's skull on a flower die by PaperTrey Ink in my final attempt to make a floral Halloween card.
The background paper comes in a pack by Teresa Collins and was purchased at Hobby Lobby year's ago so I don't know if they still carry it.  I like the floral lace background and was looking for a stamp to create the same effect.  Stampin' Up has one that is similar called I Love Lace and Stampendous Stamps also has one that is similar but not quite the same.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Birthday cards for my nieces

My niece in NY  is turning 13 this year.............a new teenager in the family.  The last time I saw her I believe she was wearing nail polish.  She is such a girly girl, so I made the card below for her.  I got the idea from
Rhonda Fawcett on her blog here: and on Pinterest here:

The bottles are made using the Modern Label punch and Owl builder punch from Stampin' Up.

My other niece in CT  is turning 16 this year and loves photography.  She is also very good at it, so I thought I would glam up a camera stamp and put it on a card as shown below:

I actually put Glossy Accents on the lens but it doesn't show in the photo.  The stamp is one by Stampin' Up.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ribbon Loom / Martha Stewart PATP cards

The bows on these cards were made using a ribbon loom like the one Becca Feeken has on her website.  I had a class on how to make both the loom itself and the bows.  The punches around the edge on most of the cards are the Martha Stewart punch around the page punches; other are EK Success punches such as the ghost and BOO ones.  (I have since sold these punches but I am almost sure they were EK Success ones).

Friday, August 8, 2014

Finally, A Halloween Card

After much debate on whether to make Halloween cards this year or not, I dragged out all my Halloween dies, stamps and punches and made the following card:

This card is not at all like the Halloween cards I made last year.  Notice the watermark?
Martha Stewart iron fence punch (I punched it once then flipped it over, put it back in the punch and punched again to make it twice as tall)

Memory Box ghosts trio

Poppy Stamps fresh cut grass die

Spellbinder's pumpkins

Tim Holtz Lamp Post die

Impression Obsession crackle background stamp

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

All That Glitters Simon Says Stamp challenge

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge for All That Glitters.  I used Memory Box and Poppy Stamp dies for the window, tree (upside down leaf with glitter on top), and bells.

Poppy Stamps  Grand Madison Window

Poppy Stamps Gentle Leaf

Memory Box Bells Are Ringing die

Floral Halloween cards

I'm still trying to make some Halloween cards with flowers on them, if that's possible.  The flower die is the Beautiful Blooms II, #1 from Papertrey Ink.  These cards can be used during the Halloween season as thank you cards or birthday cards:

Happy Fall Y'all

Two cards that were originally going to be Halloween cards but then just didn't look right with the flowers on them, so I turned them into Fall greeting cards:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Gothic Halloween cards???

I haven't been in the mood to make the typical Halloween cards with ghosts and bats this year; maybe it's still too early for me to get in to Halloween.  I went into Hobby Lobby the other day to buy some glue dots and saw how they had all the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stock out already.  I don't know about you, but that makes me feel rushed into getting some cards made for those holidays.

I have a bunch of these skull embellishments from Jolee's left over from years ago when I was making a Halloween mini album so I figured I would use them but not in the orange and black Halloween colors.
I like to use flowers a lot on my cards and tried to figure out how I could make flowers work for Halloween.
Here are some cards made using floral background paper in my attempt to give the cards a Gothic look.

The last three cards have mirrorboard behind the skull.  I used StazOn white ink on a crackle stamp to give the mirror a cracked look but it's hard to see in the photos.