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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Shaker Card

Pumpkin Shaker Card
The Design Team from The Cutting Cafe had a very fun assignment this time! Well, they are always fun, but this was a new kind of card for me - a shaker card. I actually used three of Regina's files for this. The main card is the Halloween and Fall Shaker Card set. It includes several different sentiments. You can purchase a set of 5 designs, or purchase them individually. They are all SO cute! The set is the way to go.
I printed cut the background using the EEK Background set.
The pumpkin face is from the Pumpkin Bag Template. I just cut the face from black vinyl and put it on my transparency. After everything was assembled I gently inked around my pumpkin with brown ink.
After I "fired" my cool temp glue gun and went back to my trusty ATG, this card flew together. So fun!

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, another sympathy card. This was a "Make It Now" project from the Design Space library. The images are on Anna Griffin carts. I was NOT impressed with the instructions, or should I say lack of instructions for this card. I've never made a Make It Now project - maybe they are all that way. or, maybe it is just me. I added a little bling and dot work, The edges are inked in lavender but it is hard to notice. I tried white, but didn't like it so I went back to lavender.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


A dozen little Ghosts all ready for giving. This was a free file courtesy of Omar Toro that can be found on his blog Awesome SVGs, along with many other styles, and may other designs. It went together really fast. Each ghost holds a good amount of candy - mine each have a full size Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, mini Rolos, and a mini bag of M&Ms stashed inside. I'll be sharing these with some co-workers.


Textured pumpkins!
Pumpkin Trio envelope
Three little textured pumpkins! Oh, and just a little spider. Aren't they cute? This file is from The Cutting Cafe (as all of the BEST files are . . .). I love them! I used my Cuttlebug to texture them up, and cut the smallest one out of burlap. I most likely won't to that again. Seems a little ragged on the edges to me, but oh well. Maybe I used the wrong settings? And yes, I know my card looks eerily similar to Regina's. What can I say, except that she has the best ideas, so how could I not copy?

The base of this card is brown craft card stock, and the envelope is made from it, too. I'm tying it closed with raffia and attaching a little pumpkin I created using the new Print Then Cut feature on my Cricut Explore. LOVE THAT! I used Print Then Cut for the little spider on the card, too. 

I'll be giving this little card to a friend at work, who has been going through some stressful times lately. Her dad called her "Pumpkin" as a little girl (maybe he still does), and once she let that slip out I've called her that, too. I think this will make her smile, since she isn't expecting it.

And HEY! Who's ready for the 24 hour craft day on HSN Tuesday? I already have the day off . . .