October 24, 2014

Halloween Treats Wrappers

I was busy wrapping some Halloween treats last night! In Japan it's not general that children visit neighbor's houses for trick or treating (some children do it as a part of Halloween party though). But I like exchanging tiny treats with my friends, and the best thing for me is that it's good cause for doing paper crafting.;)

I packed some candies in small plastic bags and wrapped them with these wrappers.
I stamped a striped pattern (Impression Obsession) onto the wrapper base in Versa Mark ink. Then I stamped the Halloween icons, which are from a TSG stamp set, in black.
For the flap I cut off the bottom edge with the Dripping Goo Edge Die-namics (MFT) and stamped a sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments set (MFT) in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed.

Here are the colors of cardstock and embossing powder I used.
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October 21, 2014

Christmas Stockings in Non-Traditional Colors

I cut out these stockings several days ago with trying to get rid of my OLD Christmas/winter themed papers. (I don't even remember where these papers are from.) Then I had neglected them because I didn't get a good idea for a layout. But this weeks Merry Monday Challenge gave me a cue to use them. The challenge theme is "Non-Traditional Christmas Colors"!:D

My card base is Peanut Cluster (Bazzill), which is also a non-traditional Christmas color.;) The main panel was stamped the Fresh Cut Pebble pattern (Hero Arts) in Soft Sand ink (Hero Arts) and was cut out with a Stitched Rectangle die (Lil' Inker Designs). The sentiment is from the Swanky Snowdudes set (Paper Smooches). The smaller rectangle panel was cut out from Hot Fudge CS (MFT).
I used the Stocking Dies (Paper Smooches) to cut out the stockings. Love the whimsical shape! I added a few sequins and rhinestones to embellish them.

I'm also entering this card to this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge (Anything Goes).

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October 19, 2014

Ombre Tree Card

Today I'd like to share a Christmas card I made using some Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember goodies.

First I created a piece of ombre paper by blending some peach inks (listed below) using an ink blending tool. Then I cut out a tree from it with the Deco Trees Craft Dies by SSS. I cut out two more trees from Insulation Pink CS (MFT) and layered them for a little thickness.

I daubed some Versa Mark ink onto the tree, added some Sticky embossing powder, and heat embossed. Then I coated it with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.
It looked so pretty, but I didn't like that some glitter flaked off.:( So I decided to coat the tree with Glossy Accents. I'm still not sure this was a good way, though.

The background panel was embossed with Zig Zag Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts) and the corners were rounded with a corner chomper. It was matted with Aqua Mist CS (PTI).

For the sentiment panel I die cut two rounded rectangles from Aqua Mist CS (PTI) and White CS using a die from the Blueprints 14 Die-namics (MFT). I cut off the bottom edge of the white panel using a edger punch. After I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment, which is from the Peace On Earth set (SSS), I glued those panels together.

I thought that this card needed one more accent of color, so I decided to add a circle panel, which was die cut from a wood grain patterned paper, behind the sentiment panel.
I added several rhinestones to finish off the card.

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