Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Treat Bags

Since I'm sure most of you have seen one version or another of these bags, I won't go into a lot of detail on how I made them. If you haven't seen these yet or tried one yourself, I used Dianna Gibbs' tutorial. They are really easy to make.

For mine, the height of the bag is 4 1/2" and the bottom is 2 3/4" square. The bags are made from the Ghostly Greetings DSP, and I used Halloween Frights and Fancy Flexible Phrases to create the tags.

These are going to some friends and co-workers filled with some Halloween candy and a few small SU! embellishments for the stampers of the group.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Halloween Frights, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
DSP: Ghostly Greetings
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Basic Grey Taffeta, Whisper White Taffeta, Whisper White Grosgrain, Old Olive Twill & Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Silver Elastic Cord
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle Punches

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Frights

Just a quick and easy card with the Halloween Frights set from the Holiday mini. This card was CASED from one on SCS that used the Season of Friendship set.

The card base is Kiwi Kiss, and the DSP is from Ghostly Greetings. All of the images were punched with a 1" circle punch. Otherwise, it's a pretty straight-forward card - very easy!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Halloween Frights
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP: Ghostly Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: 1" Circle Punch

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spider Suspension Card

This was my first time trying a suspension card. If you haven't tried one, check out the tutorial on SCS - they are very easy!

The only thing not SU! on this card is the spider and the small web in the corner of the sentiment. They are both from a $1 stamp I got from Michael's last year. I don't have a SU! spider stamp, but I thought he was appropriate to hang in the web of the Ghostly Greetings DSP. The hardware is from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge collection, and the Happy Halloween sentiment is from the retired Fancy Flexible Phrases. I don't think you can tell from the picture, but the Pumpkin Pie cardstock in the middle of the card is wheeled with the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel (also retired) and sponged on the edges.

Here is a close-up view of the spider.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel, Spider & Web (Michael's $1 bin)
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Ghostly Greetings
Accessories: Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: 1 1/4" & 1" Circle Punches
Other: Dental Floss

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

The following cards are being offered as classes at the Norfolk, Nebraska Relay for Life Crop Day Saturday, November 1st. If you live in or around the area, join us for cropping from 8-8 at the Norfolk Middle School.

This first card is being offered at 11 am. Class participants will have the opportunity to make 10 cards of this design. It uses the Merry & Bright stamp set and Holidays & Wishes for the sentiment. The card base is Ruby Red, with a Basic Black mat, Whisper White and Always Artichoke designer series paper. The patterns for the cards will vary.

Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper: Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Various Markers
Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle Punches

The second card uses the new Season of Friendship stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog and the sentiment from To You & Yours from the Fall/Winter Stampin' Up! catalog. This card is being offered at 2 pm, and participants will also have the opportunity to make 10 of these cards to have ready for the holidays.

I have really enjoyed playing with this new set so far. In addition to the snowflakes, it also comes with a flower and leaves to allow you to create cards or scrapbook pages for all seasons.

Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Season of Friendship, To You & Yours
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Real Red
Ink: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blog Update

Since my posts have been pretty sporadic the last month or so, I just wanted to give you a quick update. I haven't stopped stamping all together and am not giving up on my blog. My reason for being MIA for awhile is actually a good one, no, I take that back, a great one. My husband and I are expecting our first! I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are!

So, for the last several weeks, I have been dealing with fatigue and nausea at various times of the day and night. Unfortunately, I haven't had the energy or motivation to do much stamping during that time. I'm a little behind now on Christmas cards and other holiday projects, but I'll sure I'll get caught up at some point!

I do have a few projects to share this week, so check back in the next day or so!