Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Pumpkins

It's the last week of the Monthly Dreamweaver Challenges for October.

Happy HallowThanksMas! 

It's that time of year where we are all busy making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas whatever you are working on will probably work for this months challenge.
As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! 
However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Here's my creation for today:

I stenciled the LJ816 Spider Web stencil with black embossing paste on an orange panel to create the background.

The image panel was created with LL515 Pumpkins stencil.
I used the double glitter technique with this stencil.
The sentiment is from Stampendous Stamps.

The final touch is the cute little pumpkin brad from

I hope you enjoyed my project today.
Check out what the rest of the team came up with for our final week of Hallowthankmas!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TSOL Royal2Stamp

The Stamps of Life released the Royal2stamp set a couple of weeks ago but this is the first chance that I have had to share some of my samples with you.

I paired Royal2stamp with the Sizzix Framelit Royal Flip it die for this card.

I used the Sizzix Royal Stand Ups die for this one.

Here it is when it's Standing up!

Here's another one using the Royal2stamp set and the Sizzix Royal Stand Ups die.

Here it is standing up!

These stamps and dies are so versatile and quick and easy to use!
I hope you enjoyed my samples.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seasons Greetings!

This weeks High Hopes Blog challenge is easy peasy!

Use a decorative edge!

Here is my card for the challenge featuring Christmas Bear
 from High Hopes Stamps.

I kept it simple with a Martha Stewart border punch for my decorative edge.
My image was colored with Copic markers.

Make sure you stop by the High hopes Blog to learn more about this weeks challenge and to see the rest of the creations by the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 27, 2014

PenPattern Owl

Happy Monday!

The Stampendous team are showing off their OWL images this week!
This is a fun one to play with, PenPattern Owl.


Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers (YR00-YR02-YR02-BG10-BG11-BG13-G12-G14-G17-Y08)
Bubble wrap packaging plastic
Deco Art Acrylic Paint (Lemon Zest, Apple Green, Peacock Pearl)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Heat Tool


  1. Squeeze paint drops on to the Creative Palette and spread with Brayer
  2. Press Bubble Wrap onto palette and lift off paint to create design
  3. lay white panel of cardstock on palette and press to create monoprint
  4. Lift and allow to dry
  5. Adhere yellow panel and monoprinted panel to a green card base
  6. Stamp PenPattern Owl on a white panel with black ink and color with markers
  7. Back Owl panel with a slightly larger black panel and adhere to card
  8. Stamp sentiment on a white die cut panel and back with other die cut panels before adhering to card
  9. Sprinkle embossing enamel on card and heat from underneath to melt
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christmas Flip Flop Card

Happy Sunday!

Today I have my final card that I made with supplies from the October Rubber Cafe' Creative Card Kit to share with you.

This is a fun flip it card that I created.

Here is what the inside looks like.

Hopefully, my tutorial will make sense....

Start with an 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of green cardstock.

Fold the panel in half to create a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" side folding card base.
Then fold the front of the card backwards in half to create a fold line down the middle of the card.
Unfold the card.
Lay a die on the front part of the card base centered over the front fold line as shown in the picture below.

Run the panel through the cutting machine only going to the halfway point.

You will end up with a panel that looks like this.

Fold the card up so it looks like this.

Decorate the inside panel.

Create a panel for the front fold by cutting a panel of patterned paper to 2"x 5 1/4".
Use the same die to cut a half shape out of the panel as shown.

Adhere panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the left side of the open card.  Adhere a 2" x 5 1/4" panel of patterned paper to the remaining blank panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

Die cut a white panel with the same die and adhere to the panel as shown.
Stamp image and sentiment on the panel and color.

Fold the card as shown.
Now you will finish the front of the card.

Die Cut another white panel and adhere to the flip panel.
Stamp with the elf image and color.

Tie the three colors of twine around the front left edge.
Finish off the card with the sentiment and tree embellishment as shown.

That's it!  I hope you you enjoyed today's "Flip it" tutorial and that you will give it a try! 

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes" and the add on set.
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: The three colored twines are from the October Kit of the Month, "Christmas behind the scenes"
Other: Spellbinders dies

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crazy4Challenges Inspiration

Saturday means that it's time for another Crazy4challenges Blog Challenge!

This week Helen gave us a fun inspiration picture for our challenge and it inspired this card!

The image is a Shady Tree Studio digital image that I had colored a long time ago and grabbed it off my desk because I knew it would be perfect for this inspiration challenge!

That cool ribbon is May Arts.
The sentiment is from High Hopes.

Make sure you stop by the Crazy4challenges Blog so you can check out the inspiration picture, learn more about the challenge, and see more inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Last day of the Pumpkin Parade

The Stampendous Team has been sharing lots of Pumpkin inspiration all week long and today is the final day.

I have a fun card using the Pumpkin Ride image from Stampendous to share with you.


Copic® Markers (Y35-Y38-YR00-YR02-YR04-C5-C3-C1-E50-E51-E93-YR24-YR23-YR21-)
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
The Paper Studio® Patterned Paper
Eyelet Outlet® Brads
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Adhere paper panels to a black A2 card base
  2. Stamp image on a white panel with black ink and color with markers
  3. Sprinkle embossing powder on the bottom of the image panel and heat to melt
  4. Back panel with a slightly larger black panel and adhere to card
  5. Install 2 pumpkin brads
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a terrific weekend!