Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I Love You More Than Candy Corn...

Hello everybody and Happy Halloween!!! Today I am stopping in to share a quick "Treat" I whipped up just for the occasion. 

This card turned out super cute and was so very fun to create.  

To begin, I started off with creating my Candy Corn paper piecing. KaDoodle Bug Designs has the cutest file, "Shoptastic Cuties - Pumpkin & Candy Corn Cuties". I knew the Candy Corn from this file would be perfect for what I wanted to create. I uploaded the file to my Cricut Design Space, resized the image and cut out all of the pieces using my Cricut Explore.  I then inked and chalked each piece before adhering them together to create my finished Candy Corn Cutie.

As I set my Candy Corn off to the side to ensure it dries, I moved on to my card base. My card base is a standard A2 sized card created with Kraft Cardstock.  For the mat of the card, I cut it down 1/4" smaller than the base and used Neenah Cardstock.  I had the perfect stamp in my stash from Lawn Fawn, entitled, "How You Bean? Candy Corn Add-On. With my Misti and a bit of masking, I stamped several layers of this yummy candy corn stamp down onto the bottom half of my cardstock. 

With the masking adjusted and on the top layers of my stamp, I then used some of my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to blend out some of the candy corn colors towards the top of the card.

I colored the candy corn images using my Copics.  I also stamped the top of the card with the sentiments that came in the Lawn Fawn stamp set.

Once everything was dried, I added some foam mounting tape to the back of my adorable candy corn to allow him to "pop-up" a bit and adhered him onto the card.

I am super happy with how this sweet Halloween treat card turned out. 
Below is a complete list of the supplies and materials I used to create this card:

Bazzill Cardstock

ReCollections Kraft Cardstock

Neenah Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Broken China

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, N0

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad

Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

I hope that you enjoyed today's treat!! 
I wish you all a very Safe & Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fall Themed Deco Mesh Bow

Good morning crafty friends!! Today I am stopping in to share a Deco Mesh Bow that I created.  How super cute is this ?!?!

I have always struggled with trying to create bows with ribbon.  Usually, my bows turn out looking like a jumbled mess or just don't seem to stay together very well, lol. But my bow making worries are now over......YAY!!!!  I decided that I was going to use Deco Mesh (and a small amount of ribbon along with some other goodies) to make this Fall themed bow that you see here. I have a complete tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube Channel, which I will link below if you would like to stop by and check it out.  And what better way is there to complete and finish off this super cute bow than by adding an adorable Cutie KaToodle from KaDoodle Bug Designs as my center embellishment.

I just love this Scarecrow Bear and he screams Fall, so he was perfect for this project.  He is made using Bazzill Cardstock. All pieces were cut using my Cricut Explore. I also added my sentiment, "Happy Fall Ya'll", to the center piece of the pumpkin, by using the writing feature in Cricut Design Space.  Below are all the products I used to create my paper piecing:

Bazzill Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks - Shimmer Shades

Art Glitter Glue

Uni-ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Pigma Micron Pen 01 - Black

The tutorial for creating the Deco Mesh Bow can be found on my YouTube Channel here:  https://youtu.be/xeBwMn6F0oY
I hope you will stop by and check it out. If you enjoy my video, please give me a thumbs up and also feel free to share it as well.

Thank you for stopping by and as always, 
Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall Season Crows Scrapbook Layout

Good afternoon everybody! Today I am stopping in to share a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I created using the new Cutie KaToodles Fall Season Crows file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I just love the new Fall files that KBD has been releasing and I saw this one and knew that I had to create with it.

Are these crows not the cutest?!?!  I kept this layout very simple to begin. I figured I wanted to decide which pictures I wanted to add to it later and then I can add some more embellishments afterwards. Maybe some pumpkins or fall leaves added to the corners of the picture frames would look cute.

I also kept my paper piecing simple as well. I wanted just a touch of glitter, so I added a bit to the leaves of the pumpkins, just for that little bit of pop and texture, without going completely overboard. 

Below is a complete list of the products and supplies I used to create this simple scrapbook layout:

Bazzill Cardstock

American Crafts: Boo! Paper Pad

ReCollections: Orange Small Dots Scrapbook Paper

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Black Soot

Art Glitter Glue

Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk Inks: Shimmer Shades

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White

Stickles: Firefly

Craftin Desert Divas: Inside Scalloped Squares Dies

I hope that you enjoyed today's project! Make sure you stop back again soon for more project ideas and inspiration! 
And as always, Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Themed Waterfall Folios & Tutorial

Hello crafty friends!! Today I am stopping in to share a Halloween themed Waterfall Folio I created for a few swaps that I am in this month.  This was super fun to create and I hope that my swap partners love them.  Below is a complete list of supplies and materials I used to create these folios:

12 x 12 Chipboard
American Crafts "Boo!" Paper Pad
The Paper Studio "Spooky Fun" Papercrafting Kit
ReCollections 65lb. Black Cardstock
ReCollections Envelope
Adhesives: ScorTape & Art Glitter Glue
Inkadinkadoo Flocking Powder
Boo Stamp (May be from Inkadinkadoo, but am not 100% certain)
Hero Arts - Intense Black Ink Pad
Craftin Desert Divas - Fancy Stitched Labels Die (Large Oval)

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial and will return soon for more inspiration and ideas. 
As always, Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!