Sunday, October 30, 2011

Witch's Hats

I made a bunch of these witch's hats using the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and Frightful Sights DSP. Aren't they cute?

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Have a great weekend!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fancy Halloween Favor Boxes

I made these Halloween Favors for my kid's basketball teammates. They had their first basketball game last Saturday and they won!!! We were so excited as it was my son's first game ever against another school! So today, they each will have a little treat!

I used various sizes of Circle, Bat, Bird, and Owl punches. The Bat Punch is still in the Clearance Rack. Click here to purchase it now before it's gone!

Good luck, boys!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Frankenstein and His Brother

I've made many different versions of Frankenstein for the last few years. Angie Juda totally inspired me when it comes to making Halloween treats (the box on the right). Last Friday, while I was getting dinner ready, my son, Jake showed me a piece of chocolate and this was how the conversation went.

Me: "Where did you get the chocolate, Jake?"
Jake: "From Frankenstein's brother!"
Me: "Who? Where? Can you show me?"
Jake: "Over there! That guy!" He was pointing to Dracula!!!

I made Dracula out of Top Note Die, totally CASEd from WunsaponaTime at YouTube. I love how she used the Round Tab Punch to make his nose. Since Jake mentioned that Dracula is Frankenstein's brother, I thought I should whip up Frankenstein from a Top Note Die as well.

I also noticed that my Frankenstein box was missing so I asked him.

Me: "So where is my Frankenstein, then?"
Jake: "He's scary so I cut him."

Does this ever happen to you?


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fun and Fast Christmas Card Class

Do you live around East Bay Area, near Hayward? Come and stamp with me! I am offering a Fun and Fast Christmas Card Class!

When: Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 10am - 1pm or
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @10am - 1pm

Class Fee: 3 cards for $10 or 5 cards for $15

I will post the other 2 cards once the classes are done. Please contact me for more details and to register.

Some of the ideas on these cards are from my fellow demonstrators on Stampin' Connection. Would you like to join my team to see more ideas from this exclusive website and the monthly Stampin' Success magazines? From now until the end of October, you can get a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 of product. Click below for more information and how to join.

Hope to see you at my class or become my team member!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Boo Gift Set

I got all the extra ovals that I punched out to make the pedestal for this post. I decided to make a card out of it. I use the Owl Punch to mimic the ghosts in the ovals. Ghirardelli chocolate treat is made with Scallop Circle Die.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Mummy card

Here is a Mummy card that I made to go with the Mummy treat. I sponge the card to add stripes and Twill Tape to tie the wrap of the Mummy.

Have fun sponging!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Skinny Cello Bag Treats

These skinny cello bags can turn an ordinary pieces/bags of candies into a piece of art! I saw the idea of the Toucan by Laura Haffke on Stampin' Connection, a website exclusive for demonstrators, so I decided to make one. Isn't she cute?

Here are other simple things that I made with the bags to give away. When you do hundreds of these, simple and cute will do. :)

I added the extra Halloween rings around the tube and it makes such a big difference! Of all the candies that I stuffed, I like the Sixlets the most.

Have fun creating with these cello bags!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Triangle Candy Corn Box

Here's a simple little treat box that can be made quickly. I cut a triangle based on the size of the box and mounted Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White card stock on it. I trim the edges, round the corners of the candy corn and add a sentiment before mounting it onto the triangle box. Now that I have the Pennant die, one of the triangle will work on this.

Have fun creating!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Small Talk, Big Ideas

My son, Ryan, who is 7 has lots of ideas for my paper crafts. He is also very creative and proud of me and his ideas, especially with Snoopy's House. When he was about 4 years old, I gave him a circle punch and asked him to explore what he can do. He came back showing me a circle, a moon, and a football all made out of one punch. Later, I show him, if we makes 2 football shapes, cut one in half, adhere point to point, we can get a fish out it.

As I was making the changes for the big Spider on the Fancy Favor Box, Ryan made a suggestion that the spider should have moveable legs. I use the Extra Large Tag Punch for the legs and added brads so they can move. Thanks Jackie Topa for the idea of the spider on the little candy holder -the Bat punch has been retired since I made this.

My younger son, Jake (4 years old), is in the Exploring stage. He loves to explore with my tools, especially punches, Simply Scored and the crimper. Awhile ago, he kept asking me for a cradle. It took me awhile to figure out he meant the crimper! I also got lots of card stock that have been scored for no reason! Now I got a box of scraps just for him.

How do you let your kids explore?


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CASE II: Changing Elements

I CASE these two cards from the catalogs(p.26). On the first one, I change only a couple of elements (the color/number of the brads and the baker twine). In the second card, I change the stamp, switch the placement of the First Edition DSP and card stock, change the color of the scallop circle, and the position of the brads (from vertical to horizontal). It's the same concept, but it really makes a big difference.

I made this card for my assignment last week. I was asked to change the color and the stamp. It's on p. 12 of the catalog. By these slight changes it gives the card a completely different feeling to it! I love it and it's quite easy to duplicate. I consider this to be like a sketch challenge. :)

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Have fun CASEing or creating with a kit! :)


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Feeling not creative or crafty? Then just CASE it! I was asked to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) something in the catalog last week. I like to share what I learn about CASE.

I CASE this project from my fabulous upline Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. The pedestal and the candy wrapper are completely CASE in every way. I change the stamp sets on the card and the cellophane gift bag and now they look a little bit different.

The mummy that was on this post was completely CASEd from Angie Juda. Like the zebra patterns, no two mummies are exactly the same due to the nature of tearing and sponging. So why I am telling you this? Because you can CASE some or all and it becomes uniquely your creation and that's creativity at work!

Have fun creating some CASES today! :)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

SpongeBog Party Favors

I had a workshop on Saturday and one of the little girls, kept asking me if I have anything with SpongeBob.

Well, Anna, you are lucky! I made these favors for my kids' Birthday Party a few months ago. The favor bag was altered to add felt eyes, cut out with Circle #2 and Daisy dies. The nose was hand stitched and red glitter was added for his freckles.

These are gum rolls with Gary, SpongeBob's pet, on them. The back has a magnet. I made the spots using left over rubbers with my Crop-A-Dile and mount them onto a clear block. That's why I get that consistency with the spots on his shell.

These are SpongeBob and Patrick Post-It Note key chains. The large star is retired since I made these, BUT it is now in the Clearance Rack for a steal! Click here to purchase it now before it's gone!

Have fun! TFL!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kids and Mummies

I invited the kids and their mothers, from my son's school, and a few other neighbors over to my house on Columbus Day. The kids get to make the Mummy (thanks Angie Juda for the idea) and the mothers get to choose one of the Two-tag die projects - a bookmark or candy holder. They love it!


Bird houses

How about the bird house that we mentioned? Mr. Stylish Owl is also visiting his friend. I made these into ornaments so that I can hang them up in my Christmas tree! These are also made from the mini Milk Carton die.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Snoopy's houses!

A couple of weeks ago, my upline Suzie sent me a picture of a Christmas house using the Milk Carton die. I broke mine out and created a bird house.

My son, Ryan, mentioned that he hasn't been to Great America Parkway (GAP) lately and then my younger son, Jake, said that he wanted to go see Snoopy (GAP). So we created the yellow snoopy house on a fly! Then I look it up. It looks like Snoopy's house is red. I also changed his head from the old small oval punch (retired) to the bird punch. I think they turned out really cute! Let me know if you like it!

Edit for update: I got requests for what I use to make Snoopy. Here are the punches.

Word Window (as an anchor for the rest of the body)
Bird Punch - the wing part/Small Oval (face)
1" Circle (body and 2 slivers for the hair and colar)
1/2" cut in halves (feet/hand)
Blossom Petals Builder (ear)
1/4" hand-held circle (retired) - of all the circles, this one seems to fit him the best :)
black marker

I also use Stampin' Dimensionals (in front of the body and hand) for the one on the red house so you it can be viewed better.

Have fun!



Thank you for visiting me today!

I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2007 and have enjoyed discovering my creativity through paper crafts. I really love punch arts and stamping! Now that the kids are in school, I get more time to create and share with you!

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