Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Favors

I wanted to share with you today the Fall / Halloween treat bags that I made for my son's kindergarten class.  This simple topper is made with all Stampin Up products.  

I used the Top Note die and the retired "On the Spot" background and "Autumn Harvest" stamps.  I colored in the pumpkin with my AD markers from architecture school.  I was happy I found a good use for them.

For the teachers, I wanted to do something a little different.  I got this idea from my up line Brandy Cox at Brandy's Cards.  She has a great video tutorial on how to make these cute pumpkins.  They are great for Halloween, but also for Thanksgiving.

If you would like to check out my treats from last Fall / Halloween click here.

I hope everyone has a safe Halloween,


Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Everything Eleanor

What better excuse to get back into my craft room than to create a birthday card for a close friend.  I just got some new stamp sets from Stampin Up and wanted to try them out.  

For this card, I used the Everything Eleanor stamp set and Cafe Comfort Designer Series paper.  I actually had to break out my scissors to cut some of the pieces, which is new for me.  I usually like to go with punches or die cuts.  It was very easy, so I will be cutting embellishments more often.

I used the Friendly Phrases stamp set for the sentiment.  This is a new set for me and it has so many great sentiments to use for a variety of occasions.

Now no birthday isn't complete without a little gift, I used the Stampin Up's Fancy Favor die box to create this cute bag.  I didn't have any coordinating tissue paper, so I ran some card stock through my paper shredding to finish it off.
Happy crafting,