Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween Treat Bags with Peek A Boo Shaker

Halloween is around the corner, so I wanted to share a quick and easy way to create some Halloween Treat Bags which have a surprise element using the Peekaboo Windows and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

My main goal was to create something fast and easy to add to the Halloween treat bags which I filled with some candy and thought these cute little tags would be perfect for family and friends at work. 

Here, I pulled out the Stitched Essentials 1 and used all three tags from the collection using some white card stock. Keep in mind, I die cut the tags as a solid piece. Next, I grabbed the new Peekaboo Windows and placed them on top of the tags where I wanted the windows. Added some acetate behind it.

For the base of the tag, I die cut three more solid tags and stamped inside using the new Halloween Friends set along with the Coordinating Dies which makes it easy to cut them out. Plus, this set has so many cute images that I love. 

For me, I love using fun foam to create shakers, so I ran all three tag dies again, but with the white fun foam. Once again, I placed the Peekaboo Windows on top of the foam to run them through the die cutting machine. I love how it cuts out beautifully. You can use foam mount tape as well to create the shaker.

Since the Peekaboo Windows create a score line on top, I used a craft knife to cut out the remainder leaving me with a view. At this point, I decided to use several sequin colors starting with 4mm Tangerine4mm Sugar Plum Mix, 4mm Mossy Green, and a touch of 4mm Sparkling clear sequins.

As I was playing around, I thought these Autumn Seed Beads would be great to add as a shaker element since I love the way they shake inside. Added some twine in various colors to each tag to add some more details.

To add these little tags, I pulled out the Stitched Labels 1 and cut it in half to glue on top and bottom of the shaker. This way, I could place the tag onto the treat with some mini cloth pins.

Since I was opening and closing these Peekaboo WindowsI wanted a way to keep the panel closed until the person received it. Therefore, I added some foam mount tape under the center of the bat and under the left wing only. 

This way, the right wing is used to keep the window closed until the party opens up for a little surprise. 

Again, these were fast and easy to make and can't wait until they receive their Halloween treat bags along with their little surprise element and help from these Stitched Essentials 1 die and Peekaboo Windows from Pretty Pink Posh


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Days using Camping Friends

Back today with another birthday card. This one was created for my grandson who I can't believe turned 5 years old. Over the years, I've been teaching him how to stamp and he seems to love sequins, so when he saw the card, he said to add some sequins inside the tent so the critters have some light as it sparkles.  

He loved the scene with the critters from the Camping Friends set along with the butterflies from the Blissful Butterflies from Pretty Pink Posh. In fact, he asked me to add more butterflies and in different colors. 

Here is my card: 
To create this card, I started off by doing some ink blending for the sky directly onto the base using Salty Ocean distress ink. From there, I used the large scallop from the Stitched Borders 2 collection and did some ink blending on top of the scallops, but than decided I may want them just in white, so I die cut two more scallops. 

When putting the scallops side by side, I thought it had a nice contrast, so I used all four scallops to create the clouds. What do you think?  
Can you tell I love these Scallop Borders since I keep creating hills with them and using on several cards. Since I couldn't find my green cardstock, I figured to do some ink blending along with some Jelly bean ink from SSS. Added some fun foam underneath the top hill to give it some dimension.

Than I had some fun coloring in all of these cute little images using my copic markers along with the Coordinating die which makes it fast and easy to cut out. To add a little more detail to the butterflies, I added some dots using a white sharpie onto the wings of the butterfly.

The final touch was to add some Sparkling Clear Sequins in both 4mm and 6mm along with the sentiment which I embossed using some white embossing powder from Ranger.

Will be back with some Halloween ideas


Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Time with Friends

Halloween is such a fun and exciting time, so I decided to create a Halloween scene using this adorable new Halloween Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh and play around with some distress ink along with some other favorite dies of mine. 

For the background, I did some ink blending using Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves distress ink and thought to add a little more shimmer and splatters by spritzing a mixture of water and perfect pearls. 

Next, I added the Picket Fence to the base card using some Grout Gray card stock before adding the hills. To create the hills, I used the Scallop Borders and die cut two pieces using black card stock to overlap them together and added some foam mount underneath the top one to give it some dimension.

Right before I glued down the top hill, I realized I didn't have a sentiment, so I looked at the different sentiments and thought this one would be perfect for this card, so I heat embossed it using some white fine powder from Ranger.

From there, I had some fun coloring these adorable little images using my Copic markers, especially the little critters who have their costumes on. I thought to myself.....they are ready to go trick or treat. Also, the Halloween Friends Coordinating die helped me cut them out easy and fast. To complete the scene, I added these fabulous new Gold Star Confetti  which I love and have been using on every card so far.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the blog hop showcasing Pretty Pink Posh's latest release filled with exciting new stamp sets, sequins, and dies.  Plus, there is a free gift offer you don't want to miss. Details are below. 

You should have arrived from the talented Kelly Latevola, but if you get lost, no worries, there is a complete line up list below so you can stay on track during the blog hop.   
I'm excited and thrilled to share these two cards with you today, so let's get started.

It's so much fun to create shaker cards so I couldn't resist but to use this wonderful new Stitched Pieces die from Pretty Pink Posh to create one. I love the three window frames down the center panel along with the rounded corners and stitching detail.  

I'm having so much fun playing with this new Halloween Friends set since all of the images are so cute, so I decided to stamp several of them onto black cardstock and heat emboss using some white powder.  

From there, I stamped this spooky spider directly on the top and bottom white panels and selected one of the many sentiments for the center. 

Who could resist stars? I think it's perfect for Halloween and many other occasions, so I added several new Gold Star Confetti and mixed it with the new Iridescent Star Confetti. I love how they sparkle combined together....don't you? 

Next, I colored in these adorable little critters all dressed up in their costumes and used the Halloween Friends Coordinating die to help me cut them out.  Popped them up using some foam mount and it's ready to go. 

Moving onto the second card.....

I must say, this new Stitched Stars die is wonderful, so I decided to create another shaker card again along with using the cute images from the new Halloween Friends set.  
For the background, I did some ink blending using Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire distress ink. Also, to add a little more shimmer and splatters, I spritzed a mixture of water and perfect pearls. 

I love the new Autumn Seed Beads collection as there are 5 colors to choose from and all of them have such a wonderful sparkle, so I pulled out the purple and orange ones to add inside the shaker, but before doing so, I stamped the spooky (cute) little spider in the center.

From there, I colored these adorable little ghosts, pumpkins, bat, and moon using my Copic markers along with using the Halloween Friends Coordinating die to help me cut them out.  To complete the scene, I added these fabulous new Silver Star Confetti 

Let's continue celebrating with your next stop with the talented Nina-Marie Trapani 

GIVEAWAY! During this 2 day blog hop event, there will be (4) $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs (2 winners on each day) to shop at Pretty Pink Posh 

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59PM PDT on 10/20/16), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog 

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Participants:

Make sure to take advantage of the Free Gift Offer as this stamp set is amazing in person!