Thursday, October 23, 2014

Snowy Scene

Another fun winter scene using various products.  

Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Cozy Christmas
Cardstock:  Amuse Studio Sugar, Cherry & Saffron, Papertrey Ink Spring Rain
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts, Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth Die set, Taylored Expressions Snowfall Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella, 3D Adhesive Dots

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Winter Scene

I was so excited to get my Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth dies designed by Julie Ebersole in the mail last week.  They coordinate well with my stitched snow drifts dies and my Amuse Studio sentiment.  

Various Companies Products:  

Stamps:  Amuse Studio Holiday Hoopla 2014 Limited Edition (sentiment)
Cardstock:  Amuse Studio French Roast, Lemon Whip & Sugar, Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy 6x6 Patterned Paper
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts, Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set, The Twinery Maraschino Baker's Twine, Clear Wink of Stella for trees, Copic Markers 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ghostly Greetings Treat Box

A fun little Halloween treat will that fit two Ghirardelli chocolates.  I used my Envelope Punch board to create the box.  

Start with a piece of 5"X5" Pumpkin cardstock.  On your punch board line the edge with your 2" mark, punch and score.  Then slide it over to the 2 5/8" mark and punch and score.  Then follow around counter clockwise matching both of the score lines on each side and punching and scoring until you have each side punched and scored.  Then take your scissors and cut out each of the small squares formed, round your corners using the reverse punch on your Punch Board.  Take a glue dot to the point of one of the box folds and attach it to the opposing fold to start to form your box.  Then put another glue dot on each side of your bottom fold and bring it up to close the bottom of your box.  

I decorated using the pumpkin stamp & sentiment from Amuse Studio's Ghostly Greetings and the web paper from Amuse Studio's Mysterious Manor Patterned paper.  
Monday, October 20, 2014

Amuse Studio Nine Lives Kitty

A spooky kitty cat card.

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Stamps:  That's The Ticket, Haunted Mansion Background
Cardstock:  Margarita, Onyx, Sugar, Pebble
Ink:  Margarita, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Lime Sequins, Onyx organdy ribbon, Nine Lives Die set, 3D foam adhesive

Score Margarita cardstock at 3 ½" to make a 4-bar size card base.  Apply Margarita ink to part of the Haunted Mansion background stamp.  Stamp in the lower right corner of the Sugar layer.  

Die cut the cat shape using the Nine Lives die set out of a small piece of Pebble and Onyx card stock.  Cut one Lime sequin in half and adhere to Onyx cat shape as eyes.

Stamp sentiment in Onyx Versafine ink on the Sugar layer.  Adhere Pebble cat shape to the Sugar layer to the right of the stamped sentiment.  Using 3D foam adhesive, adhere the Onyx cat on Pebble cat shape, slightly off-center to create a drop-shadow effect.  Adhere the Sugar layer to Onyx layer.  Tie and knot the Onyx organdy ribbon around card layers.  Adhere layers to Margarita card base.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Invitation & Treat!

A fun pocket invitation along with a Halloween nugget treat are perfect for your next party!  

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Stamps:  Halloween Newspaper BG, Ghostly Greetings, Mini Blooms, Showered With Love
Cardstock:  Onyx, Pumpkin, Vanilla, Sugar, Mysterious Manor Patterned Paper
Ink:  Jet Black Archival, Pumpkin, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Onyx Organdy Ribbon, Black & Orange Halloween Baker's Cording, Copic Markers, Nestabilities Labels 1 (2nd smallest), Cellophane Gusset Bags

Pocket Invitation - Onyx 3 ½" x 10 ½" scored at 1 ½" and 5 ½"
                           Vanilla 3" x 4 ¾" for invitation insert

Party Favor Nugget Treats Measurements and Instructions:

Cut patterned paper 1 ¼" x 3" to wrap around nuggets.  Secure with tape runner.  For nugget tray cut Onyx card stock 1 ¾" x 3", scoring at ¼" on both long ends to form the tray.  Die cut the Labels 1 with pumpkin card stock.  Use Versamark ink to stamp Boo to You on the pumpkin card stock.  Heat emboss the sentiment with White Embossing Powder.  Score down the middle of the tag and fold over the cellophane treat bag.  Punch a hole thru the tag at the top and put a strand of Halloween Baker's cording thru the opening to secure the topper to the cellophane bag.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Amuse Studio In the Shadows

The gals at Amuse Studio created this clever card using the die to cut the spooky ghost and then used Pearl Stickers for his eyes.  
Amuse Studio's Mysterious Manor paper is perfect to wrap up some mini candy bars.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Amuse Studio Thank You

A couple of quick Fall thank you cards!

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Stamps:  Thankful for You, Showered With Love
Cardstock:  French Roast, Vanilla, French Roast Woodgrain, Squash, Nutmeg
Ink:  French Roast, Pumpkin
Other:  Vanilla Twine, French Roast Twine

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Halloween Banner

What a cute Halloween Banner using the Amuse Studio Fishtail Banner Die Set and a few Halloween Stamp sets.  Linda at Amuse Studio created this darling banner - love it!  
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Amuse Studio Calendar!

Have you checked out the Free Calendar downloads from Amuse Studio?  There are all kinds of options for different sizes.  I picked the 4" square Black & White and printed it on Seattle Pinstripe card stock.  I kept the decorating pretty simple and on several of the months I used die cuts.  

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January: Snowflakes, Vanilla Pearl Stickers
February:  All For Love, Essential Sentiments Too
March:  Calendar Fun
April:  Easter Basket Die Set
May:  Mini Blooms Stamp Set & Dies
June:  Hipster Icons
July:  Essential Sentiments Too, Lots of Dots
August:  Bee Happy
September:  Hello Fall stamp set & Dies
October:  Peculiar Potions stamp set and Dies
November:  Calendar Fun, Let Us Be Thankful
December:  Not A Creature Was Stirring & Dies

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trick or Treat Bag

A great little trick or treat bag by Amuse Studio.

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Stamps:  Carve On
Cardstock:  Onyx
Ink:  Versamark with White Embossing Powder
Other:  Medium Orange Polka Dot Treat Bag, Small Orange diagonal stripe treat bag, ½" super stick tape, Detail scissors, Nestabilities Circles Large Die Set, Die cutting machine, Static Magic pouch, Heat Tool

Cutting Instructions:  
Onyx Cardstock:  3" x 3" (for circle die cut)
Onyx Cardstock 1" x 8 ½" (for bag handle)

Use scissors to cut approximately 1 ¼" slit in sides of medium treat bag from the top.  Fold over the top of the bag to end of the slits.  Use the scissors to cut ¼" fringe around the top of the bag.  Trim the top off of a small stripe treat bag to 3" height.  Adhere the small stripe treat bag to the front of the medium polka dot bag as a pocket.  

Die cut medium sized circle (2 ⅜" circle) from the Nestatabilities circle die set with Onyx card stock.  Prep Onyx circle using the static magic.  Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink in the center of the die cut Onyx circle.  Emboss using white embossing powder.  Adhere the Onyx circle to the front of the treat bag.  Adhere Onyx card stock strip to inside of the bag top using super stick tape to create the handle.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Amuse Studio Bat Treat Bag

A quick and easy treat bag for your Trick or Treaters!  

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Stamps:  In The Shadows
Cardstock:  Habanero, Onyx
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Onyx Organdy Ribbon, Cello Gusset Bags, Bat trio Die Set, Die Cutting Machine, Detail Scissors, Mini glue dots

Cutting Instructions:  

Habanero cardstock ½" x 2 ¾"
Small piece of Onyx card stock for small bat dies

Stamp the sentiment in the center of the Habanero card stock strip using Onyx Versafine ink.  Trim the edges of the Habanero card stock strip with detail scissors.  Die cut bats from a small piece of Onyx card stock.  

Adhere the largest bat die cut to the right side of the Habanero card stock strip. Use scissors to trim sealed end off of the gusset bag.  Cinch the ends of bag closed with Onyx organdy ribbon.  Tie in a knot and trim the ends.  

Fill bag with small candies and cinch other end of the bag closed with Onyx organdy ribbon.  Adhere Habanero card stock strip to the front of the treat using mini glue dots.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Spider Web Treat Bag

Spider web treat bag by Amuse Studio!

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Stamps:  That's the Ticket, In the Shadows, Wicked Web
Cardstock:  Margarita
Ink: Versamark, Mushroom, Onyx
Other:  Medium Glassine Bag, White Embossing Powder, Onyx Baker's Twine, Washi Tape to seal bag, Ticket Die, Die Cutting Machine, Static Magic, Heat Tool

Cutting Instructions:  

Margarita cardstock 1 ½" x 7" (for ticket die, will create 3 ticket shapes)

Prep the front of the medium glassine bag with static magic.  Carefully stamp the spider web image in Versamark ink on the glassine bag 3 times.  Cover the stamped images in white embossing powder and tap off the excess.  Heat emboss.  

Fill bag with dark chocolate candies/chocolates and fold over to create pouch.  Seal with washi tape on the back.  

Die cut the tickets from Margarita card stock.  Tear apart ticket shapes.  Stamp ticket border from That's the Ticket in Mushroom ink on the die cut shape.  Carefully rub the edges of the ticket shape with Mushroom ink to create an aged look.  Stamp the sentiment in the center of the Margarita ticket shape using Mushroom Ink.  Stamp the spiders from Wicked Web on the edges of the ticket shape in Onyx Ink.  Adhere ticket shape to the front of the glassine bag.  Tie Onyx Baker's twine around the corners of the glassine bag.