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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Circle Punch Pumpkin

I actually made this pumpkin last year, but I don't think I ever shared it. It uses 11 1 3/4" punched circles of orange cardstock. I punched a small hole in the center of 1 circle, threaded some Old Olive grosgrain ribbon thru it and made a knot. Then I folded the other 10 circles in half and cut a slit about 2/3 of the way from the fold towards the rounded edge of each. They are then arranged around the reamining, uncut circle to make the pumpkin shape. I punched a piece of Old Olive cardstock with the 5 Petal Flower punch, punched a small hole in the center, threaded with the end of the ribbon that was thru the pumpkin, tied a knot to hold it all together, and trimmed it to look like a pumpkin stem. There is no adhesive on this at all!

That's it for my Halloween projects! I hope you have enjoyed seeing them! Please let me know if you have any questions about how I made any of them or if you would like to order any products to make them.

Now to decide on my Christmas cards...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Owl Punch Halloween Ideas!

Cute little bookmarks made with the owl punch!

Bat - owl body, owl body trimmed for the head, bat punch for the wings
Ghost- owl body with the feet trimmed off

Add some googlie eyes and draw in the mouth, attach to paperclips

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick & Easy Halloween Treat!

When I went to my upline's Stamp-A-Stack recently, she had made 1 of these for everyone who attended. Just a simple strip of cardstock with 3 scored lines in the middle to create the bottom, an oval punch to show off the candy, and staples to put it all together. Quick & easy! You could make these with any small stamps, any color of cardstock to match the occasion, and any candy! I must say the pumpkin shaped York Peppermint Patty with an orange filling was quite tasty!

PS. I just had a Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, but because I'm having one this Saturday with the same projects, you have to wait until next week to see them. Or sign up for the Stamp-A-Stack by Wednesday night and you can make them! $20 for 15 cards! I have everything all ready for you to just come and stamp!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Ghosts

I made this card at my upline's Stamp-A-Stack recently- hi Betty! I love how the white dots from a gel pen make it look like a starry night! The leaves for the pumpkins are from the bird punch.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upside Down Stamps!

I was putting some stamps away and happened to see the witches shoes from the Wicked Cool stamp set upside down and came up with this idea. The cauldron is actually the owl punch with the top part folded over to make the edge. Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Basic Black.

the inside

I don't know what has come over me! Normally I don't make much for Halloween but this year I can't stop! I have a few more things to share with you over the next few days...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Another Pumpkin Treat Box

This box is similar to the previous one, but each side is 2". It's 3 1/2" tall and I used the Curly Label punch on the top. I should have used the Bat punch!

Side 1- Pumpkin & Pumkin Faces Sizzix dies- I trimmed the pumkin so it would fit
Side 2- saying from Grateful Greetings, Curly Label punch

Side 3- Bat punch
Side 4- saying from Seasonal Sentiments (Holiday Mini), Curly Label punch

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Treat Box

Sharing some more Halloween projects I've made...this one is a little open top treat box for some candy. I made it similar to a 2-4-6-8 milk carton, but made 2 sides 1" and 2 sides 3 1/2". Then I used the Scalloped Edge Punch on the top and folded up the bottom to make a box.

 Side 1 has a pumpkin made from the large oval punch and the 1 3/4" circle punch. It's Pumkin Pie sponged with Tangerine Tango ink.The vine is Old Olive pieces from the Scribble Sizzix die and the stem is just a scrap of with lines drawn on with an Old Olive marker.

Side 2 is a stamped image from Sweet Centers in Old Olive and a smaller punched pumkin using the Medium Oval Punch in the Holiday Mini, 1" circle punch, and more pieces of  the vine from the Scribbles die.

Don't forget- today is the last die for the Clearance Rack Blitz and the Tote-ally Awesome Recruiting special!

Monday, October 4, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I made these cards for a Relay-For-Life Fundraiser this spring and saved the extras for October to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness. I have 2 boxes of 6 cards (with envelopes) each. They are for sale for $12 and $2 from each box will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. When these are sold, I will make more but they will be slightly different pinks since Stampin' Up! retired the ones I used for these.

   the front of the card (they are blank inside)

the boxed set- 6 cards and 6 plain white envelopes

Order anything PINK from Stampin' Up! during the month of October and I will donate 10% to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®!

Ink pads, ink refills, markers, cardstock, ribbon, and Decor Elements Sheets all come in shades of pink and qualify, as does the "Ribbon of Hope" single stamp on page 20 of the Idea Book & Catalog:

Ribbon of Hope - $7.95

You can place your order online thru my website: or call or e-mail me. This is not a special from Stampin' Up! - this is something that I am doing on my own.

Let's all help find a cure for Breast Cancer!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkins & Ghosts & Bats -oh my!

Project #6 - Halloween Stair Step Card

This is my favorite project from Stamp Camp! Kinda putzy with all the little steps to put it together, but very simple to make.

This is what it looks like open.

Here is how it's made:

1. Take a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, line it up in a paper cutter so you're cutting in the center (2 3/4") going the length of the piece. The actual cut is from 3" to 7 1/4". This makes the opening in the middle of the card to allow the steps to be folded on the right side. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees to the left so you can score the right side of that cut at 3", 6", and 7 1/4". Then score the bottom (or what will be the left side of the card) at 4 1/4" to fold the card in half.

2. The black background is actually 2 pieces of cardstock- 2 1/2 x 4" and 1 x 2 3/4". The seam is covered up by the large pumpkin.

3. The moon is a 1 3/8" circle of More Mustard. The bat is the new Bat punch from the big catalog.

4. The Ghost is actually the body of the Owl punch upside down! Add some googly eyes to finish him. Glue Dots were the perfect size to stick them on.

5. The pumpkins are Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Tangerine Tango sponged on the edges of each piece. The large one is the large (1 3/4" long) oval and 3 1 3/4" circles, the small one is the new oval punch in the Holiday Mini that is 15/16" long and 2 1" circles. The vines are from the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlet in Old Olive- I cut it up into pieces to be the vines and stems. I drew some lines on the stem of the larger pumpkin with an Old Olive marker.

6. The saying is from Grateful Greetings- I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Basic Black markers to ink it up. It's punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch, layered on a 2" circle I cut with the Circle Scissors, then layered on a piece of Old Olive punched with 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.

Lots of steps, but worth the work! I think it's cute!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the projects from the September Stamp Camp! If you need to order anything and don't have a demonstrator to work with, I would love to help you! Just send me an e-mail or you can place an order online thru my website: If you would like to attend one of my classes or events, check the "Dates To Remember" on the right side of my blog.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wicked Cool Shoes!

Project #5 - a Halloween card

I love the witches shoes in the stamp set Wicked Cool! These are cut out and then layered on a white 1 1/4" square to match the other images. I colored in the o's in Spooky to make them like eyes and then punched it out with the new Modern Label punch (Holiday Mini). Colors used are Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and Whisper White. The ribbon is discontinued- sorry! Did you notice the spider web embossing folder? It's in the Holiday Mini, too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Treats Are In The Bag!

Project #4 - Mini Lunch Sacks to hold your Halloween Treats!

These Mini Lunch Sacks are on page 13 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. They are so cute with their scalloped tops! I decided a Pumpkin Pie large square from the new Scallop Squares Duo Die (page 17 of the Holiday Mini) would be a perfect match for the bags. I stamped the Halloween stamp from Sweet Centers in Old Olive, punched out the center with the 1 1/4" Circle punch and added it to the center of another stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes through all the layers and tied it closed with a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon. All ready for trick-or-treaters!