Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Scrapbook Club Layout

This is the layout my Scrapbook Club ladies will be making tomorrow! I love this colour combination for Halloween (Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black).

I thought it would be fun to use an assortment of 4 x 4 square mats on this one.  I sponged Basic Black ink around all the solid colour pieces.  The spider web is made with black waffle paper and the spider web embossing folder (with the Big Shot, of course!).  I also added some little bats from the Bitty Bat punch.  The tag has a piece of Raven lace ribbon attached.  I think in hindsight the the pumpkin piece should be angled as well, so I think I'll change that for the class!

I did CASE it from someone - I actually saw it on Kijiji from someone who was selling a kit to make a similar page, but I'm not sure who (no name on the image). 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Blessings to you,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I loved the layout of the card on page 10 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue, so I CASEd it!  

I embossed the black waffle paper and Old Olive card with the new Spider Web textured impressions folder using my Big Shot.  I love how the waffle paper looks!  It's layered on Rich Razzleberry and edged with Raven lace trim.  
I stamped the pumpkins from Autumn Harvest in Basic Black on Pumpkin Pie cardstock (I masked the little pumpkin to get the big one to overlap).  Then I used my blender pen to add some Pumpkin Pie ink to the lines on the pumpkins for more texture before cutting them out.
To finish, I added a few bats from my Bitty Bat punch and a Halloween greeting.  My Stamp Club will be making this card this month, along with a couple other cute projects!

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bells & Boughs

This is a card I made for a swap I'm participating in featuring new accessories.

I am so loving this new Deck the Halls designer series paper from the Holiday Mini Catalogue!  I pulled colours out of the paper to complete this card - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake.  I started by sponging all the layers with Crumb Cake ink to add texture.  The Crumb Cake layer is punched with the Scallop Border punch.

I stamped the bells from Bells & Boughs in Crumb Cake ink, then used my blender pens to lightly colour it in with Artichoke, Cherry and Crumb Cake before punching it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. 

I tied some Cherry Cobbler seam binding around the whole thing and threaded it through a jumbo button (these are fantastic!) before tying a big bow.  To finish, I added a Merry Christmas (from Teeny Tiny Wishes), punched it out with the Word Window punch and layered it on a piece of Always Artichoke punched from the Modern Label punch.

I think I'll be using a lot of Cherry Cobbler in my Christmas cards this year! It's gorgeous!

Blessings to you,