Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mother & Daughter Class

We had another Mother & Daughter class last weekend where we made some fun Halloween projects I wanted to share!

First is a cute treat basket box I made to take to friends for Halloween. It's made with the Sizzix Big Shot envelope die, cut out four times. It's so fun! Thanks to Patty Bennett for the idea! You can click on the photo to see the picture better.

Next is the Frankenstein bags we made at the class using punches and the top note Sizzix die. Thanks to Cambria Turnbow's blog for this cute idea!

Lastly we used the Chills and Thrills rub-ons on these cute pails from the dollar spot at Target. We added ribbons, M&M's and crinkly paper for a really cute gift!
The kids enjoyed using the liquid applique to make Halloween cards, that's always a hit. Then, thanks to an idea from Dawn Reilly's blog, we made these coaster frames, which is a bi-fold frame that stands up and you put Halloween photos on it. (Mine doesn't have photos yet!) It's made using coasters. So cute! Then the kids did these cute skeleton cards (this one is Kaylie's) using skeleton paper and stamps! Use a sponge dauber on white ink on the skeleton to omit the words!! You get a whole new use for the stamp!
Sunday Kaylie and I did another card challenge...this time it was to use pink pirouette paper and the Top Note Sizzix Die. Here are our cards:

Mine: Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Sweet Always DSPaper, Birthday Stamp Set, Silver Brads
Kaylies: Scallop punch, Happy Hearts Set, Background Basics and Chocolate Chip Marker
And from our challenge 3 weeks ago....any card using the square scallop punch and pretty in pink and chocolate chip and white color scheme!

Kaylie: Scalloped edge punch, scallop square punch, designer label punch, flower punch, circle punches, family greetings and hostess set
Mine:Punches Three set, All in the Family set, Neighborhood Wheel, Scallop square punch
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Recycled Swap Cards!

Well over the past few years I've done A LOT of card swapping! Last weekend I went through and took some of my swap cards that were retired and made them into cards! As many of you know the swap cards I use are just card fronts. So instead I re-layered them and made them complete cards!! Now I have another dozen or so cards in my card file. I need to do this every month or so and I'd really add a lot to my collection! So there you have your tip of the day!
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Friday, October 3, 2008

October Stamping...

I taught stamping in Kaylie's 4th grade class yesterday! The kids had a great time.

*Happy Boo cards using Booglie Eyes (retired) set, puffy paints and the embossing tool, the kids had a great time with this!! Look at his big eyes!!
*Then cased from SCS is the cute spider idea with the punches and york peppermint patties! Kaylie ran this station for her class...they had a great time!
*I took my new Top Note Bigz Die and let the kids stamp and cut out their own topper for their candy bag. Then they used the Halloween stamps to cover up the staple. They loved this!!

Last night I had Stampin' Club too so I used my new Scallop Envelope Die and the new Green Tea paper to make this fun card. It's a 5 by 5 card that has a little thank you card in the pocket...
Then the inside of the card has some more DSP and another area to write. I just loved using the new Sixxiz Die!! Thanks to Patty Bennett for the inspiration for this card!
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