Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Creative Cards with Eileen Hull


Hello! All month long Eileen's Inspiration Team has been blowing us away with creative cards made with her dies. I'm finally getting in on the act with my October card using a die you would normally associate with three dimensional projects, the Caddy Die!


I wanted to think "out of the box" and I really like the shape of the cut for the back of the caddy. I thought that little curved part would be perfect for the sentiment label.

The first thing I did was cut a rectangle of manila folder that was roughly the size of the final card. After folding it in half, I embossed the front of the card using the Daisy Wreath folder. I colored the base using the same Distress Crayon technique that I shared in this post. I love those creamy crayons!

Once the base was done I cut it out. The trick is to put your card fold just inside the cutting blade of the die. (See the diagram below.) That way the fold stays intact and you have a perfectly cut card.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to Eileen's blog to check out all the ideas being shared this month. You'll find lots of inspiration! We'd love to have you share your projects on Eileen's Facebook page too. Have a great week… ;-)

The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)




Saturday, October 15, 2016

Join In the October Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


Welcome to mid-October! Can you believe it?? There is still time to join in our October Mood Board challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly blog. Our sponsor this month is Stampotique Originals and they are giving a $30 gift certificate to our random winner. You can see my first challenge project using their fab stamps HERE. I couldn't let them just sit on my desk unused so I also made a pair of fall ATCs.


I used the Kitty Squad, Waving Spotted Monster, Cocoa Bird and Stitched Houses stamps. Doesn't that parrot look like he is enjoying his Pumpkin Spice Latte? ;-)

Be sure to head on over to the MMM blog to see all the inspiration by the design team and our guest designer, Julie Steed. Join in our challenge and you will have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Stampotique!


The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly October Mood Board Challenge!


Welcome to October everyone. It's time for everything pumpkin spice and the new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly blog! This month our fabulous sponsor is Stampotique Originals and they are giving a $30 gift certificate to our random winner. You can’t miss out on this challenge; their stamps are so wonderful!

I used the Kitty Squad, Waving Spotted Monster, and Stitched Houses stamps to create this humorous Halloween treat holder:


Who wouldn’t want to receive this cute little box filled with chocolates? (or other candy I suppose if you’re into that sort of thing lol)



This was easy to put together (the hardest part is fussy cutting the stamped images.) I used the Flower Pocket die to cut the container out of Sizzix matboard (it takes ink and media so well!) I stamped the kitties and the monster with black archival ink and then used Distress Markers, Ink and water brushes to color them.


The houses I stamped directly onto the matboard with the archival ink and colored them as well with Distress. After fussy cutting the figures, I attached them to the assembled container and popped the kitties and grass out with foam tape to give them dimension. A diecut moon and few bats finished off my Halloween scene!

Be sure to head on over to the MMM blog to see all the inspiration by the design team and our guest designer, Julie Steed. Join in our challenge and you will have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Stampotique!


The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-)