Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jar of Haunt square fold flat box

I love this treat box made with the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  I was inspired by a fold flat box video I watched from Sam Donald of Pootles Papercrafts.  I altered her 2x2 box to meet the measurements to fit the jar framelit.  My box is 2 1/4" square and also folds flat.  Thanks Sam!

The measurements to make this box are:
You'll need a 93/8 x 7 3/4 piece of cardstock.  Score on the 9 3/8" side at 2 1/4, 4 1/2, 6 3/4 and 9 inches.
On the 7 3/4 side score at 1/2" 2 3/4, 5 and 7 1/4".  Trim it out until yours looks like the photo below.

Supplies used:
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Jar of Haunts Stamp Set 142247
Everyday Jar Framelits 141490
Old Olive, Rose Red, Basic Gray, and Stazon black ink pads 
Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write markers
Aqua Painter

DSP from retired Brights collection paper stack (you could use any DSP you have on hand.). Dsp is cut at 2" square.  You will need 4 pieces.  I left mine plain on the back side and bottom.  
The jar and mummy are stamped in Stazon black ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I colored the liquid in with rose red ink using an aqua painter.  I filled the boxes with chocolate peanut butter "eyeballs".  I hope the recipients enjoy them.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Comments are appreciated. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Grateful Artistic Texture journal

I was inspired to make this journal for my friends after the idea on Pinterest by Sue Plote, This Pink Rooster.  She used the mini treat bag thinlets to cut the holes for binding the booklet together.  I used a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the cover and regular copy paper for the inside pages.  Stamp sets used are Touches of Texture (141934) and Awesomely Artistic (139950).  The outside images are stamped in cajun craze ink.  The dragonfly, flower and sentiment are stamped in basic black archival ink.  I colored the flowers with Stampin' Write markers in crushed curry, cajun craze and basic black.  The dragon fly is colored in rich razzleberry and island indigo inks and stamped with one of the Texture images from Touches of Texture.  The grateful sentiment comes from Endless Thanks (138796).  I made my bow from strands of a burlap ribbon I cut the edge off of and pulled the fibers apart.  The binding is stitched together with cajun craze baker's twine and a running stitch.                                                                                                


I love how these turned out and I hope my friends will too.  A very wise woman once told me to write down three things you are grateful for every day.  This journal is a great place to do that.  I hope you are inspired to creat one of your own.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm grateful for all of you and my place to share a little creativity with you.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rainbow of hope and love

This card was created for my husband.  I utilized the stamp set Over the Rainbow (138770) to make the rainbow and also for the sentiment.  The butterfly comes from the stamp set Grateful Bunch (140691) and the adorable hedgehogs from Love You Lots (141801).  I used real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, cucumber crush, pacific point, island indigo and elegant eggplant ink to make my rainbow and overlapped the images slightly to blend the colors.  The hedgehogs are colored in crumb cake and soft suede inks with an aqua painter.   The butterfly is colored with calypso coral ink.  I love how this card turned out.  The focal image is mounted on a piece of Serene Scenery Designer Series paper which is mounted on early espresso cardstock.

The lady bugs are also from the Love You Lots stamp set and the sentiment on the envelope comes from Over The Rainbow.  I hope you enjoyed looking.  Thanks for stopping by today and taking some time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog.  

Friday, October 14, 2016

Jar of Haunts Mummy treat holder

This little treat holder is so stinking cute!  He's made with the Jar of Haunts  (142247) stamp set and Everyday jar framelits (141490).  His hat is from Snow Place (139738) and cut with the matching framelits Snow Friends (139664). He's stamped on whisper white with archival basic black ink.  I used an aqua painter and a little smoky slate ink to "dirty" his bandages to give him a little character.  I stamped two mummies and two hats then created a box to hold the treats.   I added the hats and tied them together to hold the box closed with some Halloween Night baker's twine (142027).  The final detail was to add some googly eyes.  He holds two hershey nuggets.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you.  I hope you are inspired to stamp something for someone today.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fairly Celebration in the meadow

I created this card using In The Meadow (140754) , Jar of Love (141587) and Fairy Celebration (141554) stamps sets.  The fairy images and the jar are stamped in basic black archival ink on whisper white cardstock and watercolored with an aqua painter using very little water so as not to pill the paper.  Be sure to allow enough time for the archival black ink to thoroughly dry before water coloring.  I used the Everyday jar framelits to cut ou the jar and fussy cut the fairy image.  I was inspired by a card made by my upline Melissa Zessin, and then added in images from In the meadow to create this card.   I stamped the mountains, trees and butterflies in basic gray.

I hope you are inspired to create something whimsical today.  Please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fairy birthday celebration frame card

I was totally inspired by a video I saw on Youtube by Amanda Fowler with Inspiring Inkin on how to make this fairly celebration card.  This is my version.  I added a little more color but left it mostly the same.  I made this card for my granddaughter's 12th birthday.  She loved it!  It uses the Fairy Celebration (141554) stamp set.  I inked the focal image in stazon black ink on shimmery white cardstock.  I then watercolored the image using calypso coral for the flowers, watermelon wonder for the toadstool, garden green for the grass and stems, pool party for the shirt, island indigo for the skirt and pool party and island indigo on the fairy wings.  I then fussy cut out the image leaving a small area on the bottom below the grass.  I then scored at the bottom and folded the score line so I could easily adhere my image to the inside of the frame.  I stamped the wings a second time and fussy cut those out.  I put a very small amount of multipurpose liquid glue along the left side of the wings and adhered only the edge down.  I then folded up the wing for some added dimension.  The diecuts are from the Flourish Thinlets (141478) and cut in pool party and calypso coral cardstock.  I snipped the flower and berries from the calypso coral diecut and adhered with multipurpose liquid glue to the pool party diecut for some added color.  I used wink of stella to give some added shimmer on the fair wings, the calypso coral flower tips on the diecut and the spots on the toadstool.

For the inside, I stamped another fairy on whisper white, colored her in pool party and stamped the wings a second time.  I then punched those out with the bitty butterfly punch and adhered them down with a glue dot in the center which allowed me to fold the wings up for some added dimension.
I hope you are inspired to make one of your own.  It was a lot of fun to make and although the card looks difficult, it really isn't, especially with the wonderful directions provided by Amanda Fowler.  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today and happy stamping!