Monday, September 15, 2014

Create a Fright! - Frightful Wreath Kit & Class

I love these wreaths!  I changed mine a little from the directions in the kit.  I love using purples for Halloween, so I just had to switch out some of the orange with Blackberry Bliss, my current favorite purple...plus it matches the spider this way!


I'm having a class to make these on Sunday, September 28th at 2pm.  The class cost is just the price of the kit ($32.10 with ship/tax).  I'm ordering them this Wednesday.  If you're in North Dallas area and want to come, just RSVP here by noon on Wednesday.

Here's a close up of the wreath:


And here's a close up of the amazing beaded spider:


If you can't make the class, you can always order a couple of kits and invite a friend over to make them together.  Get your kits here.


Happy crafting!




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween Treat Bags - My Paper Pumpkin Style

Wednesday, the 10th is the last day to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin kits at half off for your first 2 months.  This is for new subscribers only.  Don't wait...click this link now (you know you'll forget to do it later).  Use promo code HALFOFF2 to get your first 2 months for half off (just $9.98 a month)!  Here's a sneak peek at the treat bags in the September kit.


It comes with 3 striped burlap bags and 3 polka dot burlap bags and an awesome Halloween stamp set.  I can't remember how many stamps, but several greetings and several little ones like a crow, a bat, a skull, and a tree (I think).  I saw the set at convention when I made my sample above, but didn't take a photo of the set (what was I thinking?).

Let me know if you have any trouble signing up.  I don't want anyone to miss out on this amazingly cute kit.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Frosted Image Technique

In July, I taught the Frosted Image Technique.  You don't need anything special for this one, just a Whisper White stamp pad and daubers.

Stamp Set:          Another Thank You, Summer Silhouettes
Colors:               Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Tools / Extras:    Craft Whisper White ink pad, daubers,
                          Vellum Card Stock, Elegant Butterfly punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

Here's the technique journal page I did.  My club members do one technique page every month for their journal.


Tip to lining up 2nd image on top of 1st:  If you're using clear mount, you can hover your stamp over the image already stamped so that you can see just the edge of the entire image peeking out to one side then shift to over the image keeping the orientation of how you were holding it, then stamp.  Since this technique doesn't have to be right on, this method is close enough.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Weddings are Coming!

I heard that here in Texas, we have a large Fall wedding season.  So, I thought it was a good time to do a wedding card.
Stamp Set:  Label Love
Colors: Silver, Whisper White, Basic Black
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Paper, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Punch: Artisan Label punch
Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace
Optional:  Some of my ladies added rhinestones to their labels above and below the "Mr. & Mrs."

I also used the Tiny Wave cartridge in my paper trimmer to fancy up the Basic Black strip border between the foil paper and the vellum paper.

Tips:  Just put adhesive (snail) on the embossed silver foil paper and let your vellum side be free of adhesive.  The foil side is wide enough to hold it in place.  Also, if you want more weight to the card, you can add another white layer inside for writing on.  This will help the Whisper White card stock be more like the regular heavy card stock you're used to.

Happy Stampin'