Monday, October 9, 2017

Spooky Fun

This is the last Halloween card that I will share and I do believe I saved the best for last!

Last year Stampin' Up! came up with some Framelits called, Sliding Star, which you used two of the framelits for sliders.  I decided to keep them because I knew in the future I could use them.  I also kept the Halloween Scene Edgelits for cards for the future, so glad I did!

I found a card similar to this one on Pinterest, just changing it slightly, thanks Susan Best for sharing your creation.

I made two of these cards, one each for my two daughters.  I think they will like them!!

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Spooky Fun and Halloween Scene-both are retired
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
Glossy Card stock
Inks: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black

Now onto maybe some Fall cards or some more Christmas one, decisions decisions, lol!  

Have a wonderful day!  Mary

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cookie-Cutter Halloween

Well I'm still on a Halloween card making roll.  Yes, I know that this stamp set is retired, but this year  I decided that I was not going to buy any new Halloween stamp sets until I use some that I've had for years and haven't used that much, gotta watch the old budget ;).

My daughter texted me the other day that Wesley was going to be a Scarecrow for Halloween this year, so I pulled this stamp set out to make his Halloween card with!  This scarecrow is almost as cute as he will be!

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Cookie-Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun (both are retired), Woodgrain background and Painter's Palette (both are current)
Card stock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Black Staz-On
Ink: Crumb Cake
Varies Stampin' Write markers
Blender Pen
DSP-Motley Monsters and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper -- both retired

I think my daughter will be surprised when Wesley opens his card this year!  See you soon.  Mary

Monday, October 2, 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale

It's that time of year again when Stampin' Up! offers a buy 3 packages and get 1 package free of their Designer Series Paper.  Stock up while you can.  Sale good from October 1 to October 10.

Be back tomorrow with another Halloween card.  Mary

Friday, September 29, 2017

Spooky Bingo Bits with Ghoulish Grunge

Well today is the last, for this week, of Halloween cards.  I still need to make a couple for my daughters and grandson too!

I did use a long retired stamp set called, Spooky Bingo Bits, it has a lot of small cute images that you can use for a card.  At one time SU use to sell a stamp that looked like a Bingo card and they had this set and one for Christmas and one for Spring/Easter too.  I used the Ghoulish Grunge on the background to add some interest to it.  I sponged around the circles to add some color to them.  I cut the Spider Web doily in half and trimmed it just slightly to get the look I wanted to achieve.

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Black Star-on
Spider Web Doilies-retired
Triple Banner punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch

Thanks for coming by and have a great week-end too!  Mary

Thursday, September 28, 2017

World Card Making Day


Thanks for stopping by!  Mary

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jar of Haunts Meets Ghoulish Grunge

Well today I'm going to share my second Halloween card that I made.

For this one I used the Jars of Haunts, love all the cute things you can make with this set, sadly it is retired too.  I did use my Everyday Jars Framelits to cut the jar out with, easy peasy!  Oh and those framelits are a current item in the annual catalog.  What could be better than a jar full of eyes!?!

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Staz-On Black 
Marker: Old Olive
DSP: retired
Baker's Twine: retired
Candy Dots: retired

I hope the teachers think the cards are spooky and cute!  Have a great day.  Mary

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mr Funny Bones

Hey everyone, how are you all doing?  It's been awhile for me to be here, was very busy the last couple of weeks and have really missed creating and sharing with all of my crafty friends!

My daughter requested three Halloween cards for Wesley's daycare teachers, love that she gives me plenty of time to create them!  So I went in search of some Halloween stamp sets in my craft room.  Sorry to say that all of mine our retired, but I kept them knowing that I would need them someday with a grandchild, for teachers and such.

I followed a card that Amy K. made last year, but changed it up just a bit because I wanted to use the sentiment in the set, "Oh Snap".

I always but the Happy Halloween sentiment on the inside because you can usually tell from the front of the card what it's for!

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
DSP: is retired
Candy Dots: retired
Inks: Craft Whisper White and Black Memento

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Mary

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lovely As A Tree

Well today is the start of the long Labor weekend and the end to summer as most people view it.  I'm already for the cooler days and getting my jeans out of the closet too!

This is the last card that I made for the upcoming auction, which will be held this month at the Assisted Living Facility that my daughter works at.  I hope they do as well as they did last year!

Of course this card was made for a man, so I brought out my tried and true set, Lovely As A Tree!  This time I remember to take a picture of the inside of the card too!

I'm always so happy with how well the cards turn out when using this stamp set too.  I did use a retired embossing folder called Wood Grain, but I felt it would go better with the tree than the Hardwood background stamp.  I did light sponge it with ink the bring out the grains better.  Here is a picture of the inside.  I also stamped the envelope with this same image and colored it in too.

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree and Flourishing Phrases
Card stock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Soft Sky
Aqua Painter
Burlap Ribbon

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bear Hugs

I had a request from my daughter for a one year old birthday card with an outdoor theme.  So I put on my thinking cap and and scanned Pinterest too.  If you remember, last year I made my Dad's birthday card using this set, you can see it HERE.  I used the same colors on this card too!

I hurried to make this card for her because I will be out of town next week, visiting my daughter.  Hubby will be home and holding down the fort!  Anyway, I was just getting done and she called and said she was coming by to pick up some items we had for her, one hour early, so I didn't get a picture of the inside to share with you this time.  When I gave it to her, she loved it and said the parents would really like it too!

To get the background of the trees, I lightly dragged my Crumb Cake ink pad over the embossing folder, run through the Big Shot, and when done, rinse the embossing folder off with water and dry.

Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Number of Years and Bear Hugs-retired
Framelits: Large Number and Bear Hugs-retired
Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Inks: Craft Whisper White, Crumb Cake
SU Markers: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke
Linen Thread
Embossing Folder: Woodland

Thanks for coming by,  Mary

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Open Sea

I'm still busy making cards for the auction next month.  Today I'm sharing another card that is great to give to your favorite guy in your life.  This is another Pinterest find, with a few slight changes.

Here is what I used.

Stamp sets: Balloon Adventure-sentiment, The Open Sea-retired
Card stock: Midnight Muse-retired, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Midnight Muse-retired, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler
Stipped embossing folder-retired
Linen Thread

I love how this one turned out!  Thank you for coming by.  Mary