Christmas Already!

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Hello! Well Halloween has been over for a few days now and I am already in the Christmas spirit! Yes, I am one of those annoying Christmas people who LOVES cheesy holiday movies, puts my decorations up early, and listens to Christmas music until January is over. So naturally, I have a couple of holiday themed cards to show you today!! I will be breaking down the card I posted yesterday as well as one more card I made with the same theme. Now I am typically a mass photo card person around this time of year so any Christmas cards I make, I will be using alongside of hostess gifts, etc. Let’s dive in! Here’s numero uno: >>

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To make this card, I first embossed a tag from a past Studio Calico card kit with brown powder and a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp. I attached a paper pieced holly leaf to it with a bit of twine and set them aside. I used dimensional adhesive to attach a trimmed slice of green textured cardstock to the kraft card base (from Papertrey Ink) and adhered the tag and holly on top of it. I finished it off with a red die cut ornament on the left side and I was finished! I love how this card turned out, I think it is so fun! Onto numero dos! >>

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This is a SUPER simple card! To make it I embossed gold woodgrain on the entire PTI kraft card base first. I cut and adhered pieces of solar white cardstock (also from Papertrey Ink) and green textured cardstock together and then onto the card base. And finally, I attached the die cut “JOY” on top with dimensional adhesive. Anddddd… done! SO simple, right?

Well, that’s all I have for you today! Have a wonderful week and I will see you next Tuesday! Happy creating!

Stephanie

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Papercraft Star Challenge

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Here’s a quickie before tomorrow’s post where I will go into more detail for the card I am about to show you! This card will be entered into a challenge at Papercraft Star! I made this based on Papercraft Star’s tag inspiration and I am all about Christmas coming so I made a Christmas card! Here’s a detailed photo >>

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…and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more information on this card as well as one more fun card I will have for you! See you then!

Stephanie

Happy Halloween

Happy Tuesday all! This is the last week for Halloween posts and I can’t wait for Thursday! My daughter decided she wants to be a cat and she is just the cutest little cat there is! (Of course, I am a bit biased!) My son may or may not be dressing up… he is still a baby so we will see if he’s up for it 🙂 Now onto the cards!

The first card I have for you is a scary pumpkin silhouette card. It’s really fun in person because when you walk past it, the metallic orange under the pumpkin follows you a bit. My daughter loves this one. 🙂 >>

I made this card by first die cutting the pumpkin from chalkboard black paper (from one of the past Studio Calico card kits) and rounding out the corners of the negative piece. I adhered a piece of the metallic orange paper behind the black and adhered the whole thing to the card base. I attached the actual pumpkin that got cut out with dimensional adhesive and a bit off center to where it was originally cut. Next, I attached a trimmed piece of the “+” patterned paper (also from a past Studio Calico card kit) as well as a trimmed and rounded piece of gray paper. My sentiment sticker is placed on top and I finished the card off with some clear gems that I tinted orange a bit with ink. What do you think?

Here is the next one >>

I wanted this one to be a little more cute than scary so I picked out some fun patterned papers in orange and black and die cut the letters for “Happy Halloween.” I adhered them to my kraft card base with a glue pen and then wrapped twine with a piece of star ribbon on the opposite end. That’s it!

Halloween can be such a fun holiday and I hope you have been able to create some great cards, crafts, and memories this year! Have a safe night trick-or-treating!

Stephanie 🙂

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Halloween Tags & Bookmarks

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Hi and welcome! It’s week 2 for crafty Halloween festivities here and today I have some fun tags and bookmarks for goodie bags.

Each year I make a few goodies for my daughter to give to her friends and this year I’m putting them in brown paper bags and using Halloween tags and bookmarks to decorate them. I ordered some mini frosted bags as well for a different look.

Here is a close up on the tags and bookmarks… which I phrased “boo!-kmarks” for the holiday. 😉

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To make the bookmarks, I cut out the bookmark shape in thick cardstock first, and then cut the bookmark shape in patterned paper as well and adhered it on top of the cardstock. I wanted to make sure it was nice and thick so it held up for a while. I typed up and printed out “Trick-or-treat Have a boo!!-kmark,” trimmed it and adhered it to black cardstock and then to the bookmark. Finally, I cut out a ghost shape and attached it to the bottom.

I made the tags in a very similar way. I first cut out the tag in thick cardstock and then in patterned paper and adhered them together. I typed up and printed out the Halloween sentiment, trimmed it out and attached it to cardstock. I attached it to the tag and finished it off with a Halloween sticker, and a cutout bat shape at the bottom.

I tied both the tag and the bookmark to the paper bags with Sew Easy orange floss twine after filling them with goodies. My little one really loved how they turned out and I hope her friends do too! This great little craft came from inspiration I got from the Papercraft Star web site.

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Have fun continuing your Halloween celebrations and I will be back next Tuesday! Happy creating 🙂

Stephanie

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Double Double Toil & Trouble

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week I am getting into the Halloween spirit and showing off 2 cards I made for the holiday. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (and my little girl’s!) and we just LOVE dressing up & decorating! First, a little photo cred for the festive Halloween photo from above >> see where this image came from here.

And now onto the cards! The first was made based on inspiration from PaperCraft Star. >>

This card was so fun to put together. I found the “double, double” quote on a sticker sheet from Echo Park and I thought it would be such a cute focal sentiment for the card! First I attached a trimmed piece of black cardstock to my card base and added the green patterned paper on top. I cut orange patterned paper to more black cardstock and adhered them in the middle of the card with 3D dots. I attached the black cat and the pumpkin stickers to black and orange cardstock and rough cut around them. I adhered them to the card with dimensional adhesive and embellished the card with a few gold glitter dots (love those – they are from Studio Calico card kits). I think it turned about pretty cute! What do you think?

Here is the next one: >>

Now to me, nothing says Halloween than the ever-creepy Edgar Allen Poe. So when I saw a quote from his infamous poem “The Raven” I knew I had to use it! For this card, I made a bat stamp with the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit and stamped black bats all over the card base in a pattern. I, then, attached the creepy sentiment to orange cardstock and roughly cut around it. I wrapped the card base with black ribbon and adhered the sentiment on top with 3D dots. I finished off the card with vellum bats that I cut with my Silhouette as well. And there you have it! 2 cards ready for Halloween fun this October! I hope you like them and I will be back next week with a little more Halloween holiday fun. See you then! 🙂

Steph

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