Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Card - SNR Inspiration

Today I made a 5x7 card today using the Haunted Hallows Chandelier Crows paper and distressed it with Tim Holtz Wild Honey, Dusty Concord, and Barn Door Distress Ink. I think it turned out pretty cool distressing the paper. I also fussy cut the border from the paper and added it to my card base.  My spider webs are stamped from the Heidi Graces Halloween Clear Stamp. I inked my stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink stamped it once and then again, this will give you a shadow effect. My skull is from the Haunted Hallows sticker sheet, I placed it on with pop dots and made sure that it was nice and level. I then made a dome using Glossy Accent, make sure you set your card to one side until the Glossy Accent is dry. 
I love the idea of taking a spring photo and being inspired to do a Halloween project with it, so here is your challenge and to get more inspiration you need to head over to the Scrapbook News and Review Blog and see what others have made. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Candy Box with One Sheet of Paper

Get your Score Pal or other scoreboard out, a piece of double sided paper and let's make a fast and easy candy box. Take your paper and score on the 4" and 8" score lines of your scoreboard. Turn the paper and score again so you form intersections on your paper. On each corner, score diagonally to the corner of the center square. Fold sides in to form a triangle shape toward the center of the paper, do all four corners. Finally, punch two holes on each corner so you will be able to tie them together after you have your box decorated.     
 Once this is done, lay the card stock down flat and decorate the inside square, it will be a fun surprise when you candy is all gone.
I also took 1'' strips of paper and added to the top of my paper to form a border. Decorate each side with your favorite papers, stickers and embellishments.

 I used Bo Bunny Halloween and My Mind's Eye paper, stickers, and embellishments to decorate my box.
 Don't forget to maybe added a few buttons, brads and epoxy  pieces to your box.
 Maybe even a bit of bling and place some of your pieces up on pop dots. Lastly, remember to tie it together with some fun ribbon and add your candy. I hope you give it a try and make yourself or someone else a fun Halloween candy box. Remember you can make these boxes for any holiday and because we have tied them at the top, after the holiday just untie them and store them in a page protector to keep them clean and fresh until the next year. Hugs Pammejo.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Boo To You Layout with Doodlebug Designs Haunted Manor

 What fun paper Doodlebug Haunted Manor Collection has. I knew right away that I would have to use it with the photo of two of my grand kids from last years Halloween photos. I love lots of layers, textures and embellishments on my layouts, don't you
 I stitched with the Doodlebug Tangerine Twine and my Sew Easy Tool from We R Memory Keepers, along with tying bows in my Spooky Town Buttons. I placed my Trick or Treat sticker and a few of the stars on pop dots.
 I added a bit of black bling to the owl sticker that I placed on pop dots. The fun flower ribbon is from Maya Road and I stained it with a bit of the Shabby Shutters Distress stains to get it to the color that I needed to go with my layout.
 With my scraps I made a fun card. I did corner punch on my orange card base and black mat using EK Success Deco Corner Chopper and the Scalloped Punch to form the border for my card which I layered on black card stock. I added the Halloween and "happy" sticker from the Doodlebug Haunted Manon sticker sheet to the front of my card. Again I tied a bit of the Tangerine Twine to my button and to my little ghost tag that I placed on with pop dots.
Remember to decorate the inside of your card, it will always give it a more finished look and yet it another way to use your scraps. Remember if you get to large of a card collection going Operation Write Home is a wonderful place to send them so don't be scared to make a few cards from your scraps. I hope you try a bit of layering, more embellishments, and textures on your layouts and cards. Hugs Pammejo.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooky Night Candy Pail

I love these short pails from Stampendous, they make fabulous candy containers. I used My Mind's Eye Blackbird papers and die cuts to make my pail with. I first cut a strip of paper that would fit inside the pail, added a border to the top and fussy cut the border of children in costumes for the bottom before I placed it into my pail.
 To give dimension I placed a fussy cut "Spooky Night" to the top of my can which I added a small piece of paper to the back that had a fold at the bottom to glue to the circles I had placed on the lid. I added a few of the funny costume children to the the sentiment.
I wrapped the handle with some fun ribbon and tulle to the handle, adding a tag to the bow with a "get candy" sentiment from SRM Stickers. Try finding you a few pails and make them up, they are really a fun gift giving idea not just for Halloween but for other holidays. Hugs Pammejo

My Minds Eye Blackbird Collection
Stampendous Short Pail
SRM Sticker Get Candy
Green Tulle and Black sheer ribbon

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank You Card and Tag with Graphic 45 Birdsong

 My Thanks A Bunch Card is made from some of the scraps I found laying on my desk from when I made layouts that I shared on Oct 16th. It is always fun to be able to use your leftover paper scraps up. I made and accordion folded flower from one of the strips from the Enlightenment paper and scoreboard, then I placed an Epiphany scallop epoxy in the center of the flower. I fussy cut a butterfly out and placed it on pop dots along with the piece that the flower is attached to. If you have never used SRM Stickers they come in handy to give a fast and easy sentiment to all of your projects.
Again, my tag is from the scraps of the card I made above. This time I fussy cut lanterns, placing some directly to the tag and others on pop dots. My sentiment is another of the SRM Sentiment stickers. So my challenge is for you to look around round your scrapping area, see what scraps you have a make something lovely. Hugs Pammejo

Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection and Olde Curiosity Shoppe
SRM Stickers Thanks Sentiment
Epiphany Scallop Punch and Epoxy
Tiny Attacher
Sheer Ribbon
Chestnut Roan Ink
Distress Tool

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thank You Card

I make a Thank You card using the color palette that is on Scrapbook News and Review today.  I made it using Bo Bunny Timepiece papers, distressed the edges with Chestnut Roan ink.  I made a boarder using the EK Success Abstract Border Punch, I must say it is fast becoming one of my favorites. I wrapped my Lifestyle Nesting Frames that I stamped with some tan twine and placed it on pop dots. Added some Graphic 45 Chipboard buttons and a fabulous burlap rose flower from Maya Road to the front of my card. (Don't you just love it). I can't thank you enough for always stopping by and hope you will stop by over at Scrapbook News and Review to see the other projects that are being shared, love you all. Hugs Pammejo

Bo Bunny Timepiece Paper Pad
Unity Stamps Noteworthy
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons
Lifestyle Nesting Frame 3
EK Success Abstract Border Punch
Baskic Grey Clipping Button
Maya Road Burlap Rose

Monday, October 15, 2012

Graphic 45 Birdsong Layouts with Hidden Tag - October Challenge

 I love the Birdsong Collection and thought it was perfect for the pictures I took at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens this summer.  The building had the most amazing architectural details etched into the roof. It easily makes one stand and dream of happiness, love and harmony.
 The papers from the Birdsong Collection were so easy to use for embellishments. I cut some of the lanterns from one of the pieces of paper, punched a hole at the top and added black twine to make them look like they were hanging in front of the building. Covering some of the chipboard buttons that Graphic 45 has makes a coordinating embellishment for my layout.
 Behind the photo I added a hidden tag with a poem that was on a plaque in front of the structure. I just loved what it said and wanted to keep it with the photo so I made a tag using it.  Before you place your layout in the page protector remove the tag, once in the page protector cut with a sharp pair of scissors or and xacto knife right on the edge of the photo and just wide enough to place the tag back in behind the photo mat. I love hidden pieces that become interactive, don't you?
 I wanted to give you a closer look at the tag and of course the poem that was shared on the sculpture.
 My companion layout is made using the same papers and continuing the lanterns cutouts being hug by the twine and placed on pop dots.
 Did you notice the paper doilies and butterflies on each page. The doilies are found in your cake decorating section of your favorite craft store and my butterflies are cut from The Old Curiosity Shoppe Butterflies Specifics paper, folded at the wings and added to both pages so that they look like they are flying. I inked all of the pieces including the doilies with Chestnut Roan Ink from Colorbox.
I hope you enjoyed the layouts and try your had at adding hidden elements to your pages. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Altered Painter Tray

 Have you seen these Painters Trays around, they are everywhere....your local scrapbook stores, favorite craft stores, heck you might even find them at the Good will or at a yard sale. The best thing is if you can't find one - just use a window or a picture frame and make yourself something fabulous like I did. I used a Halloween Collection from Fancy Pants with mine.
 I will give you a bit of a close up of each pane, this one I added an die cut, place a witch hat on pop dots after I tie a bow around it and added a Tim Holtz metal to the front.
 This pane has s great spider that I picked up from my local Michaels, added a Tim Holtz pen nib, ric rac border sticker from Little Yellow Bicycle and a vial that I placed in side of a metal frame.
 Love the clips that you can find today, so I used mine to hold my Maya Road tickets and months to.
 Notice the fun acrylic ghost in the corner. I inked the edges with White Stazon so it would be noticed a bit better along with some rub ons to the bottom, adding a fun Halloween spider from Tim Holtz.
 I used a die cut from the collection, cut it in half and placed it on glue dots at the bottom of last two openings with pop dots. My little witches hats are cut from a sheet of paper and placed on pop dots. I added some black twine so it would look like they were hanging from it. Don't forget to notice the little dolly in the corner of the tray, it is also from Tim Holtz.
 Here is another acrylic piece only this one is a ghost and I hung it on the handle of the tray along with the some great ribbon.
 My vial is full of Glossy Accent that I added some red ink refills to, so it would like blood. Gross huh.
I hope I have inspired you to go and get a tray, find a frame or pick up a window at your local thrift shop and try making yourself a fun tray for your holiday decorating. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, October 12, 2012

"Stuck" Layout with Remininsce

Today on Scrapbook News and Review you will find this fabulous sketch that is being shared. If you never tried a sketch this one is a very easy one to get started with and I am sure you will love your layout when it is completed.

This is my take on the layout. I used Reminisce Autumn Harvest for my project.  I punched an edge on the left using an EK Inch Punch, then laced brown sheer ribbon through it and added a Vintag metal with one of the leaves to the top of the triangle shape. I used burlap to give the image of the semi-circle that is shown on the sketch. Added some of the words to the matted photo along with Want2Scrap gemstones to finish the layout. Again I hope you try out the sketch and check on Scrapbook News and Review.

But you know when you make one layout you have to make a layout to go along with it. This is my companion layout showing a few more pictures of my husband and brother-in-law trying to figure out how to get it out of the mud and leaves. Don't you love how I tipped the bottom right corner up and stapled it, I think it is a cool little focal point. My letters are from Creative Imaginations that I stained with Marmalade stain. I added a small piece of burlap and a button to the top of the page, I always like using some of same or similar items on both pages.
Reminisce Autumn Harvest
EK Inch Punch
Want2Scrap Gemstones
Tim Holtz Marmalade Stain
Creative Imaginations Narrative Letters
Tiny Attacher
Chestnut Roan Ink
Brown Sheer Ribbon
Vintag Metal

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nevermore Card with Stampendous

Love, Love this Nevermore Stamp from Stampendous and it made a fabulous card using My Minds Eye Lost and Found Halloween Paper Pad. I distressed all of the edges and added some waded up gauze that I stained underneath the stamped image. I think it gives it a really cool look on top of the chipboard buttons from Graphic 45. So tried  getting some gauze, tea dye, ink, spray, etc and just have fun with it. Hugs Pammejo

Nevermore Card with Stampendous

Love, Love this Nevermore Stamp from Stampendous and it made a fabulous card using My Minds Eye Lost and Found Halloween Paper Pad. I distressed all of the edges and added some waded up gauze that I stained underneath the stamped image. I think it gives it a really cool look on top of the chipboard buttons from Graphic 45. So tried  getting some gauze, tea dye, ink, spray, etc and just have fun with it. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, October 8, 2012

Toil and Trouble Layout/Sketch using Echo Park Chillingsworth

I found a fabulous layout that was being shared over at Paper Patch Crafts and decided I just had to do it. Here is my take on the sketch, I used Echo Park Chillingsworth Paper collection and it cacam together very quick and easy. I added a border piece of paper that I punched using an EK Success Border Punch.
I love paper collection because all of your papers and more importantly the embellishments are in the pack. I like to place some of the sticker on pop dots and to keep them from folding over I use my static bag for my embossing to make the sticker not a sticker.  
Hint: place your pop dots on your sticker, don't remove the paper from the stop side of pop dot and rub your static bag over the sticker, this will cover up the adhesive on the sticker
Here is the sketch from Paper Patch Crafts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, October 6, 2012

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY - Sizziz Borders and Hydrageas Die

I have fell in love with this new die that Designer Eileen Hull has designed for Sizzix. All I can say it is amazing and super easy to use. Not only that but the bonus is you get not only the flower but both borders on the same day. How cool is that!!!!! AND what a fabulous day to share but for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!!! For my first card I used the ric rac border from the die on my Kraft card that I stamped with Technique Tuesdays Ali Edwards stamps and black ink.

 Here is a  closer look at the flowers, the centers are from Prima's Say It with Crystals. I think it gave a fabulous center to the flowers.
 My With Sympathy Card is made with the other border that is on the die. The stamp comes from Paper Smooches, I also embossed the image so it would pop off the the My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing paper.
 Again, here is a closer look at the the flowers. I also did paint on Glimmer Glaze on the flowers, this will allow them to be stiff but not change the dimension of the flowers. I also did a bit of inking on the petals. My leaves I hand tore tear drop shapes, misted them lightly, crushed them up, shaped them and aloud them to dry before placing them on my card. I bit of bling from Prima never hurt anything. I hope you look and get the die from Sizzix because I am sure you will love it as much as I do. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Maple Leaves Frame - SNR

I love finding great buys and that is exactly what I discovered at the dollar store with this $1.00 frame. Of course it was a different color when I started and I painted it black to go along with the inspiration piece that is being shared with you at Scrapbook News and Review today.
 I decided to use the Maple Leaf stamp and Halloween Paper Collection from Memory Box to capture my project from. I think that it worked well with the saying, colors and portrait that I envision in my mind.
I love metals so I want to give you a bit of a close up on the frame that I placed in the upper left corner. the bird is from one of the pieces of papaer. I hope you are inspired and try making a frame or other project from the Inspirational piece that is being shared today. Hugs Pammejo