Friday, October 31, 2008

Spooky Spider Treat Jar

I created this treat jar using Stampin' Up!'s new Decor Elements. The jar is from Target. I put those darling little mint spiders inside! The inside was lined with DSP - I think it helped the spooky spider stand out. I was thrilled with how easy it was to put this together (well, the filled jar of spiders took a while).

I can't wait to use more of the Decor Elements! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stamper's 8 Group Project-Just Jawing Tote & Spider

This is the project my Stamper's 8 Group did last week. It is an adorable tote, and it held one of the cutest spider treats! (See below)

Project Materials-Tote
brown or white bag (size is up to you) I used a 4" wide bag (smaller than a lunchbag)
Just Jawing/Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Stamp Sets
Basic Black/Old Olive/Glossy White (see sizes below)
Whisper White cardstock
VersaMark Pad
Spritzer Tool
Basic Black Marker
Going Gray inkpad
Old Olive inkpad
Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Crystal Effects
Rubber Brayer
Black Hemp
Word Window Punch
Sticky Strip
Tag Punches
1/8" Punch
paper towel

Stamp skull on 4" x 4" piece of glossy cardstock with VersaMark. Set aside to dry.

Stamp tag on Whisper White and punch out with small tag punch. Punch out Old Olive large tag. Mount pieces, punch hole, and run hemp through hole. Set aside.

Ink brayer with Going Gray. Brayer over skull. Once it is colored to your liking, take paper towel and rub off excess ink from skull. This step really helps make the image POP!

Using Spritzer tool and Basic Black marker, spritz over skull piece to the desired look. Set aside to dry - the marker stays wet on the glossy cardstock for a bit!

To make the bag - my bags were 4" wide
Cut 2 pieces of 5.5" x 4.5" Basic Black cardstock
4" wide white bag - cut top off for a 4.5" tall bag
Put sticky strip on bag front and back
Peel off redline tape and mount to back cardstock and then attach front piece to bag.
Punch Word Window punch on top for handle
Attach skull piece to front of bag

Insert spider goody!

Tie with ribbon and attach a spider if you have one with Crystal Effects and the tag

Project Materials-Spider Goody
2 Punched out Basic Black Scallop Circles
2 Punched out 1/2" Whisper White Circles
2 Punched out 1/4" Basic Black Circles
1 Punched out 1/4" Real Red Circles
4 Punched out Basic Black Photo Corners (large)
4 Punched out Old Olive Photo Corners (small)
York Peppermint Patty-Patty goes in between scallop circles
Photo corners should be mounted inside front and inside back scallops.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stamper's 8 Group

This month's Stamper's 8 Group met this week. Here is the hostess goody bag I mimicked the project we did. My hostess, Lisa, had several requests and wanted me to show a resist technique, use Crystal Effects, and use the spritzer tool. For the project, we used smaller bags and also created the little York mint spider that is sweeping the web! (No pun intended but hopefully appreciated!) For the project, I also had mini plastic spiders my customers glued on the ribbon with Crystal Effects! We also used the spritzer all over the skull from Just Jawing. I love this spider tag too!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card-Making Day Specials

Stampin' Up! is excited to celebrate this holiday with you the week of October 4-11. During this week, Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off Simply Sent Card Kits and Simply Sent Card Elements. Both of these kits make it easy as pie to create fabulous cards in a jiffy! Really and truly - I used the Flower Power Simply Sent Card Element Kit and made 9 cards in about 10 minutes! Plus, there is still some extra pieces left to make other cards!

Want to see the cards? Here they are!

When you purchase any one of the Simply Sent Card Elements Kits, you will also receive a 10% discount on the coordinating stamp set when you make the purchase through me!

Rock Star Card Elements - ($15.95) SALE $12.76 Starring You Stamp Set ($13.95) SALE $12.56
Flower Power Card Elements ($15.95) SALE $12.76 Wow Flowers Stamp Set ($12.95) SALE $11.66
Handmade Holiday Card Elements ($17.95) SALE $14.36 To You & Yours Stamp Set ($18.95) SALE $17.06

Contact me by noon on Friday, October 10th to place your order!