Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope you're staying warm where you are. With fall officially here, the temps have dropped considerably here in the high desert of Eastern Washington and I'm even wearing slippers in the house! GASP! It may not sound like a big deal, but I'm a year-round barefoot kinda gal and my feet have been freezing the past few days on these hardwood floors! But I digress... the reason for my fall lead-in is this card :)

I've used the Cottage Cutz pumpkin trio, minus their face stamps, for this glittery fall card. For the pretty corner flourishes, I used the vine stamp that comes with the trio die.

I added vines and leaves from the Cottage Cutz pumpkin patch die and the grass from the Cottage Cutz spooky fence. Cute, huh!

And another treat container! If I had a whole house for a storage unit, I could fill it with containers! I love containers!! This one, as you can see, is Queen and Co. I don't remember what came inside, I've had it for a few years.

I took it apart to make a template...
...and traced it onto my double-sided paper
On the inside, I made my score lines and marked where my tabs and slots would be.
Fold, adhere and punch holes in the sides for my ribbon handle, and now I'm ready to embellish.
Cottage Cutz adorable little witch on her broom makes a super cute little treat sweetie, doesn't she!
Add stickles - cuz everyone loves bling, even witches, don't you know....

...and a tag for giving. Here I used one of the pumpkins from the Cottage Cutz pumpkin trio and slipped the ribbon handle through one of the slots.

You still have a few days yet till Halloween if you still want to make treat bags or favors for a party. You can use most any container as a template to make your own, or just grab a lunch bag and start embellishing! Pretty much anything will long as it's got candy in it, that's the important thing, right!? :) Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Love potion #9

I love the Cottage Cutz eeeker beaker but instead of making it creepy, I used it instead to hold a love potion on this anniversary card!! If you like the cool font, you can download it free here.

I cut the beaker from clear plastic, the cork from cork paper, and the tiny hearts are the sprinkles from the Cottage Cutz cupcake-2 die. The mat behind the beaker is Spellbinders nesting ovals and nesting scallop ovals. I totally love how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by the studio today. Happy Tuesday!

Fall colors

Have the leaves turned where you are? Finally I'm seeing fall colors in the trees around the neighborhood, the weather has cooled considerably and dark comes sooner. I love fall! And I love leaves and this week's project is inspired by all of the above!

Alphabet is English Rose and dies used are Quickutz Rev-0128, Rev-0247 and Rev-0248.

Stickles colors are cinnamon, orange peel, and lime green.

Enjoy fall while it lasts. Winter isn't that far away!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shake it, baby, shake it!

I love making shakers. It's been a while since I've done many of them but this is one of my favorites from the old days. :) I've punched it up a bit by adding shading and hinges, but the coffin is my same old design.

The cute faces stamped on the background are Peachy Keen stamps from the Cottage Cutz Halloween release. Check them out here.

For filler, I used QuicKutz Halloween dies - ghost, bats, cauldron, tombstone, and the bone is from the fossil die - cut from shrink plastic. I love that stuff!!! Doesn't it make super cutie-poo bitsy shapes?? When using shrink plastic, remember your finished charm will be approximately one-third the size of the original. I've also added black and orange seed beeds.

If you can't tell, I'm having a blast with all the super cutie Halloweenie dies out there this year! Thanks for checking out my blog today. Have a crafty week!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

link has been fixed

Sorry for the inoperable link in the previous post. And thanks to Connie for bringing it to my attention so I could fix it! :)

The door hanger pillow box link works now! Have fun decorating!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween treat boxes and cards, oh my!

This pillow box door hanger was so easy to do. Click here to download the template. I simply printed the template onto my cardstock and cut it out then embellished with the Cottage Cutz tear kitty die/stamp set. This is such a fun way to leave a surprise treat for someone on any occasion!

For this project, I used a french fry box template and double sided Halloween paper (Basic Grey Eerie) embellished with the Cottage Cutz sweet little candy monsters (minus arms and legs - they aren't going anywhere! LOL) You can use the pattern in the link provided or do like I did and ask for an empty french fry box and take it apart.

I love making Halloween projects and cards in case you couldn't tell! For this one, I used the Cottage Cutz loopy edger with the image of the Mad Hatter from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland collection. Love these papers. I've embellished using stickles. Can you see the Cheshire cat's eyes in the tree?

On the inside message I've used the witches brew cauldron and frog for my "go mad on Halloween" sentiment, adding stickles for the brew bubbles. Font is QK Haunted, 4x8.

For this card, I wanted to do something a little different. I heat embossed my cardstock with clear embossing powder before cutting the Cottage Cutz chandelier.....

...and added silver stickles to the spider webs and bat eyes.
To make the chain, I used jump rings "hanging" the chandelier from the brad. The diamond is a QK nesting die.

For the inside message I've used the cutest little bat and ghost on foam tape (gotta have foam tape on everything!), and ornate border rubon from my stash, printed on an oval from the Spellbinders nesting ovals. Need a Halloween font?? You can snag this one here It's a freebie!

If you have any questions about any my projects or products used, please leave a comment and I'll be happy to answer. Thanks for coming by today.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baby shower gift

I made these framed poems for a friend. I've done this for her before for other babies but never got pictures of the finished projects. Which is fine because these two are my favorite anyway. :) I think they turned out so cute and will look great in the baby nurseries. One is for her newest grandson, born this morning, and the other is a shower gift for a girl where she works.

I used lots of QuicKutz dies for this jungle themed frame.

For this cowboy theme, I used jute for rope and printed the poem in a western style font.
I printed the desert scene background all in black to give it a silhouette-look. The horse is an exclusive Quickutz die by Shop Remember When.

Fun projects. I love using my crafty supplies for things like this. Hope you've enjoyed these and will be inspired to create your own home dec projects. Thanks for coming by the studio today.

More cupcake deliciousness

I am so loving the Build-a-Cupcake die. I have so many ideas in my head I can't make them fast enough. This week I have two more to share with you.

A quick card using Pink Paislee papers

The little strawberries from the build a cupcake die are so cute and just enough to give this card a little extra oomph.

Inside I've used the cupcake minus the icing to make a bon-bon. The swoop on the top of the chocolate is a slightly modified "S" from the Studio classic alphabet. I've used the Spellbinders scallops and ovals for the background.

When I think cupcakes, I think party. And when I think party, I think cupcakes. How perfect to use the cupcakes to make a cute party banner!!

Each cupcake is decorated differently to show some of the variety with this die. Again I've used the Spellbinders scallop ovals as well as the Quickutz nesting circles for the background. Everything else is from the cupcake die.

I hope you're enjoying the projects we've shared with the first Buggy Designs die. This is not a limited edition, so don't panic, there will be more in stock shortly. Order soon, you won't be disappointed!