Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Heidi, Unedited, Day 4

You know how much I love interactive elements on my cards...and you know after my post from Day 3 that I was disappointed in being unsuccessful creating the interactive element on that day's card. I was so bummed (the moon was supposed to have a window in it with a spinner that revealed different Halloween elements as it turned), but yay for Day 4, a simple pocket card with a pull out that turned out so cute. Hope you like my Halloween joke! 

Products by Heidi Swapp. Halloween joke provided by Mr. Google.

Heidi Swapp, Unedited

This awesome project is Day 2 of the Unedited class. Talk about fun! To get a better idea of how fun this was, this card is about 7 1/2 x3 1/2 inches. and the door opens! So very cool. Check it out.

Heidi used papers from her Haunting collection which came out for Halloween. However, thankfully, she included a printable of the door in the class - I don't have the Haunting paper collection or I would have had to flunk this lesson. So happy I got to complete it!! I did not have vellum for the ghost, so I used a piece of project protector envelope thingy that had ripped and cut a couple of ghosts with a die.
The papers I used (because I don't have the Haunting collection as I mentioned) were random Halloween papers from previous years that I've had in my stash for ages. They fit beautifully!

And look....the door opens (insert creaky haunted house door sounds here)
Fun message inside.

Products by Heidi Swapp.

Unedited, with Heidi Swapp

Another one from Heidi's Unedited class. For the last five days of October, she did one project, filmed and completely unedited, start to finish. This was day 3. Now, this was supposed to have an interactive element, however, after three failed attempts, I was unable to improvise with the products I have on hand so I opted to leave off that part of the tag. I still love it, but it would have been super extra if I'd had the spinner die from Heidi Swapp. Oh well. 

Products by Heidi Swapp. 

Poison Apothecary

I LOOOOOVE this one (but truly, I love them all. LOL)! This was such fun using two of my most favorite Heidi Swapp releases together on one project. Another design by Lindsay Bateman, Potions videos.

Products for this project by Heidi Swapp.

Halloween inspiration continued

More from Lindsay's Potions class. I'm sad that October is over to be honest! Until I get fully engrossed in Christmas projects, of course. Haha! 

Again, products for this project by Heidi Swapp. Please feel free to contact me (comment here, email, facebook, or Instagram) if you have specific questions and I'll be happy to answer. 

Happy Halloween!

Halloween may be over for 2023, but I have yet to share some of the projects I made for the season. I love Halloween for all the fun projects and the decorating, but that's the only reason. I don't pass out candy anymore as there are no littles on our street now - they've all grown up! And with all the schools and kids' groups doing 'trunk or treat' type activities we juts don't get trick or treaters. It's ok We're old now too. Besides, if I buy a big bunch of candy in anticipation, Randy turns the porch light off and claims it for his own! Hahaha!! P.S. not a single trick or treater tonight. 

This one is from an awesome free class by Lindsay Bateman called Potions. There was one each week of October, plus a bonus video. FUN! You can follow her fabulousness on Instagram. Isn't this a great design. I love everything about it!!!

Products used for this project by Heidi Swapp.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Pop up surprise Halloween card

This one is an amazing design by Heidi Swapp. I loved taking this class. Believe it or not, this is not as difficult as it may first seem. But it packs a punch, wouldn't you say?! 

Day 1 of 5

Pull up the tab at the top and SURPRISE! 
It's really hard to see in my poor photos, but the slider pop up is acetate. Because it's clear, you can barely tell it's there when it's up like this. 

Before I go, I want to mention this class has a bonus video as well. You will learn how to make the DIY Custom Blend Distress Oxide ink pad we used in this class. I used it on my pumpkins and trees. Isn't it perfect for a spooky vibe?! I've named it Haunting, as that is the collection we used for this project. And to be clear, this is a color photo - it's just the colors are spooky grays and black shades. LOL

November tag

We are almost there. I can't believe the entire year is nearly over already!! It's been quite a non-traditional one for the Hoff household. If you have followed my blog at all, you know what I'm talking about. But crafting has been a lifesaver for me and I will continue to do it until my hands no longer function. :) 

Today I'm sharing my first tag using the Heidi Swapp November Agenda stamp set (December is due to release any time now as well.) Ack! Bye, bye 2023 - and GOOD RIDDANCE. LOL 

Mini tags. I love using mini tags. I fussy cut the mixer and colored it with copics, the added it with the 'good food, good mood' mini tag. So cute!
I love using staples but usually forget about them. This needed a little something, and it worked out perfectly to staple my little tag there.

Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Jumbo tag book, white
Heidi Swapp, mini tag book, white
Heidi Swapp, November agenda stamps
Heidi Swapp, November captions stamps
Heidi Swapp, Agenda numbers stamps
Heidi Swapp, Agenda numbers outline stamps
Heidi Swapp, Destination alpha 3x4
Heidi Swapp, Destination alpha outline 3x4
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" sour apple ribbon
Heidi Swapp, 3x4 icon stamps (pie, cutlery on mini tag)
Distress Oxide inks, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, DIY custom blend
Hemptique twine, copic markers (for mixer), stapler

Friday, October 27, 2023

Welcome... or not

This one is another design brought to you by Lindsay Bateman's Potions videos. (Have you followed her on Instagram yet?) Simple design, but very impactful. I love the look of it!

Foam tape to lift the skull because why not!?? He's so cool.
The wreath is made from several Halloween-ish looking papers I had in my stash, and cut from the Hometown Holidays Wreath die by Heidi Swapp. I love wreaths, whether on paper or hanging on my front door!

Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Jumbo Tag book, white
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamps
Heidi Swapp, August stamp society alphabet (textures)
Heidi Swapp, Hometown Holiday wreath die
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" cream ribbon
Heidi Swapp, 1/2" black ribbon
Heidi Swapp, reinforcer stickers
Kerry Bradford Studio, Wicked stamp set (sentiment)
Tim Holtz, Tangled Webs cling stamps
Distress inks, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide ink, Pumice Stone
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, foam tape, various pattern paper scraps

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Where is Miss Muffet...

...all of her spiders seem to have gathered on my tag!! 

Today I have a tag designed by Lindsay Bateman from her Potions class. Love love love! Be sure to follow her on Instagram if you want to see more of her wonderful ideas. 

Can you stand it?? PINK spiders!? So cute. I  had to bring even more attention to their cuteness by adding glossy accents. Keeping in mind, of course, that these are PAPER spiders, not the real deal. 

Product List:
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23
Heidi Swapp, Haunting Captions
Heidi Swapp, Hallows 22
Heidi Swapp, Jumbo tag book
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" pink ribbon
Heidi Swapp, reinforcer stickers
Tim Holtz, Tangled Webs cling stamp set
Whimsy Stamps, Spider die
Distress Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Glossy Accents, foam tape, sheer black dot ribbon