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Saturday, October 20, 2012

OWH Card Sketch Challenge- Halloween Style

Welcome everyone! Today's challenge was to make a card based on Missy's card for the OWH Card Sketch Challenge:

Here is the sketch to inspire all!
After seeing the card, I had a ton of ideas floating around in my head.  Its a very simple design which can easily be adapted for any occassion.
Since Halloween is just around the corner and I had just gotten some fun new Doodlebug supplies,I decided to do a Halloween card.
The hardest part to making this card was to decide what fun pattern papers to choose and what to use as my embellishment.

Here is the list of supplies you will need to make my card:

1- 5x7- Kraft Card
1- 4.75x6.75 piece of white cardstock
4-Coordinating pattern papers
4- Fun embellishments that relate to your theme
Some Bakers twine
Adhesive, Paper Trimmer, a Paper Piercer, and a border or strip punch

How To Instructions:

First I started by cutting my white piece of cardstock. I then found some coordinating papers to use as my strips along the card. I used a 6x6 paper pad so I then cut 4- 1.5 inch strips of pattern papers.

I then took my  Tonic Simplicity Border Punch – Scalloped Arc Border 

 Punch along both sides of your strips to create this design for the card. I then lined them up on the white piece of cardstock and trimmed off any excess paper that overhung the edges. This made for a precise edge with out any guessing or measuring on how long the strip needed to be exactly.

After the strips were in place I then placed my spider embellishments!

 I then used a paper piercer to pierce a hole in the paper right above each spider this way I could thread the twine through the hole and adhere it to the back of the white with some adhesive. I then traveled the twine to the top of the card and folded it over the edge and then tucked that end down with some adhesive as well on the back. After everything was in place I took my sticker Happy Halloween and placed that down and then adhered the white cardstock to the kraft base card.

That is all that is to it, Very Easy which is nice for cards. I  look forward to making other cards in different themes based on the sketch, I can easily see a nice winter one with snowflakes as the embellishment, or a baby card with stars as the embellishment.... so many choices!

 I hope this has inspired you to make a card or two!

Happy Creating!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fun with Burlap- Fall Wreath!

I was in a crafty mood and I went to pinterest to check out my boards for some inspiration. After a spell of time, I decided we needed a fall wreath for our front door. Once I unglued myself from the computer I came up with my shopping list. Its always fun to go on a crafty shopping spree, but without a list it can get dangerous... going up and down the aisles getting anything that appeals to you... You know how it is! If you have a list you have a path of where to go which then cuts down on the aimless wandering and some of those not so necessary purchases!

With my dusty burlap in hand, a straw wreath, some t-stick pins, and some fall picks and leaves I was on my way! This was way easier then I thought it would be. I have a natural burlap and a black burlap that I used to make the cones for the wreath. I cut squares that were 6x6 for the natural burlap and the black were about 3x3.. Doesn't need to be exact either! You then take the squares and roll them into a cone, take a pin and stick it into the wreath! Easy Peasy!!! After I had the burlap all in place I had to decide how to decorate it. That was tough since I had a lot of cute ideas. I finally settled on one and went and got the hot glue gun! Added a few leaves and a fall pick and Voila! We have a pretty fun front door wreath that will be used until I break out our Christmas decorations!!

Without further ado here is the wreath! I hope you enjoy it. If you need any wreath ideas, just check out my wreath idea board on pinterest.  Here is the link to my wreath board!

Our new wreath

Wreath Close Up

Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Cards

I had some fun playing with my Tonic punches and with some of my long lost stash of halloween scrappy goodies! I love digging though my seasonal stash of things and forgetting what I have and making things work together! Don't get me wrong I have new halloween goodies, but I felt compelled to use some of my older stuff first!

For these cards I used for pattern papers Authentique Glowing and embellishments are Authentique Glowing and Making Memories. As for punches I used the Scalloped Arc Border simplicity punch and the Tag and ticket Duo punch. I had a lot of fun playing with all the pattern papers and the fun little diecuts from the collection. I love that this has a vintage feel to it as well.

Here is the whole collection of them. 

Here is a close up of two tiny cards I did. 

This is one of my favorites since it has all the fun pattern papers!!

Another fun one that I used just the scalloped border punch.

This one I used the big die cut for the saying and I used the border punch just on the tips of the strips. 
I hope this gave you some ideas on what to do with some of your stash! I hope to have some more halloween projects yet this month so stay tuned!
Happy Haunting!!