Thursday, October 18, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables Halloween Sucker Covers

Thanks for stopping by today!! I have a Miss Kate Cuttables Halloween goodie to share with you!

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I chose to do a simple PRINT AND CUT of my designs since I was doing so many. You can chose to actually cut each layer out and glue them together for an even more special treat, but that is a lot of work if you are doing more then one or two.

I purchased a bunch of fun Halloween Head files from Miss Kate Cuttables for this project. Just about any design will work for this. It just has to have enough image to cover your suckers. I liked the heads. There are MANY Halloween heads to choose from. Pick your favorites!! If you are like me, I loved them all so I had to BUY THEM ALL!!

I just laid them all out on my Cameo 3 digital cutting mat and used the "trace tool" to trace all images and "cut and detach" so I only had my images to work with and not the white around each. Then I selected them all again and used the "shadow" tool to make a shadow around each image. I like a little white around them, it looks cleaner.

I then printed the images with my home printer with photo glossy paper. When they came out of the printer, I adhered the sheet to my cutting mat and cut them images out with my Cameo 3. The rest is easy, just take your suckers and use tape to tape them over the suckers. I arranged mine on a box wrapped in paper so they stand up and the kids can choose what sucker head they want. It makes Halloween that much more special!!


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall in Love with Joy Clair Stamps

What a fun stamp set! This new release from Joy Clair Stamps has a great set called "Turkey Talk" that is just perfect for the project I was making. I made place cards for Thanksgiving! I love to make my table a bit personalized each year and making place cards is a fun way to add that handmade touch. They are easy to do and I also made them "reusable" by covering the turkey's sign with some packing tape. This way you can write the person's name with a dry marker or water color marker and just wipe it off to use it again next year with another person's name on it. (But if you are like me, it is the same people every year so it doesn't matter. I usually just make a different set each year!)

This is pretty easy and straight forward. Just stamp the turkey image onto some paper. I used Copic friendly paper since I colored them with my Copic markers. You can color them with anything. Let the kids color them for some family involvement!! I then just cut around them and mounted them on a piece of folded card stock. (The final measurements are 2 x 3.5 but you use a 4 x 3.5 piece of paper and fold on the 4 inch side to make it 2 x 3.5 inch) I thought the bottom corner needed a little something so I used one of the many sayings as my sentiment. That's it! It's done.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Pencil Boxes with Miss Kate Cuttables

I have a fun 3D project! These will be great items to give to your favorite "Trick or Treater" or for school party gifts. These can be used for any holiday. Pencils are very inexpensive and they come in all different holiday patterns. Check out your favorite dollar store for them. Not to mention it makes writing fun!!
Before we start, don't forget to get the "DAILY FREEBIE" over at Miss Kate Cuttables.

I used Miss Kate Cuttables Pattern Paper pack called "October 31st". There are a TON of papers to choose from. (Even digital ones so you can make as many as you want and never run out of paper. Just print and cut!) I have made the cut file following the instructions from the internet. (If you would like me to send you the svg cut file, please send me your email address in the comments below.)

I just mounted my favorite paper on the mat and used my file to cut the svg. This file makes 6 pencil cases on one 12x12 sheet of paper. You can modify the amount before you cut if you would like less boxes.

Add adhesive to the top of the decorative paper flap on the left and fold up to make a box. Add liquid adhesive to the flaps at the bottom to fold up to make a box. I folded the one long flap first added some glue on that flap as well as the two sides and folded them in and lastly folded the last long flap to seal it all together.

You are done with the box assembly, now on to the fun part......DECORATING!!

I cut some fun Halloween files from Miss Kate Cuttables to decorate the rest of my pencil boxes. I used "Stacked Jack-O-Lanterns" and "Green Halloween Monster".

Use what you have to add some fun: ribbons, bows, die cuts, glitter, flocking, stamping.....the ideas are unlimited!! Remember, you can make these for any holiday just by changing out the paper and decorations. (I plan on making a lot more!!)

 This is what the box looks like plain. You can leave it like this or add decorations.

This is the back and side of the box with the decorations on it.

Please leave me some pics of your projects when you finish them in the comments below!

Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"The Reason" New Release from Joy Clair Stamps

Let's make a Christmas card with water color and Joy Clair Stamps!


I stamped the image from "The Reason" stamp set from the new release on watercolor paper and Stazon ink. Then I proceeded to watercolor the image.

Next, I cut out some navy blue card stock to fit the card and then trimmed off the center section to mimic the raise of the star.  I lined the edges with some gold foil paper and stamped the angel from the set in VersaMark and used clear embossing powder on it to blend in the background a bit.

After that, I stamped in VersaMark the sentiment from the set in the lower bottom right hand of the blue paper then used black embossing powder on it to stand out a bit more then the angel.

Lastly, I cut out a black and a gold star using my Cameo 3 (you can hand cut one if you don't have a cutting machine). I glued them together for more stability and mounted it on a foam adhesive square. Mount the card front on an A2 card base and you are done! If you want to fit this card into an envelope either make a larger envelope or cut down your card before you glue on the star and make sure it will fit in your envelope before you glue on the star or Move the star down into the card a bit.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Faux Halloween Chalkboard with Miss Kate Cuttables Challenge

I am doing a Challenge for Miss Kate Cuttables. The Challenge for this month is "Halloween". I LOVE Halloween decorating!! The spookier the better. But in this case, I decided to make a cute table decoration for my Halloween parties.

Don't forget to go to Miss Kate Cuttables(MKC) to get your daily FREEBIE before starting this project!!


This is a faux chalkboard sign. Chalkboards are all the rage right now. This is an easy one to make and looks like you spent HOURS making it.

First, go and get your favorite MKC design. It doesn't have to be Halloween, this will work with ANY MKC design. I just decided to make a cute Halloween sign to place on my haunted food table this year.( I used Ghost and Goblins Chalkboard Design for my project today)

Load your die cutting machine, mine is a Cameo 3 by Silhouette, with a white gel pen instead of the cutting blade. You really don't have to mess with any of the settings to change the blade out but if you want to chose the "pen" option you can do that too.

Load black card stock into your mat and proceeded like you are cutting out your design. Instead of the blade cutting the design out, it will draw it out with your white gel pen. When it is complete, just color in the design with a chalk pencil, chalk sticks or pastels. Make sure you blur some of the dust around to look like a used chalkboard!

That's it. Just place it in a picture frame with or without the glass and it will look like a chalkboard masterpiece!!

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Holidays Are Better In Flip Flops!!

In honor of World Card Making Day, I joined up with Joy Clair Stamps to make this fun holiday card from Joy Clair's new release. Don't forget to scroll all the way down this post to continue on the Around the World Blog Hop!!

The stamp set is called, "Penguins Tropical Christmas". There are a lot of fun stamps in this set. I decided to use the penguin and the bikini!!

I used the new stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps called, "Penguins Tropical Christmas". I stamped the penguin over and over, starting with the front row and then covering them with a mask as I continued to stamp up towards the top. I used the MISTI to help me keep them all in a row.

When I was finished I stamped a pink bikini on one of the penguins and colored all the beaks. For some added dimension I added Crystal Effects to the bathing suit to make it shinny and stand out a bit more.

Lastly, I stamped the one of the sentiments from the set onto some bright cardstock and used a die that look like a sun and mounted it on some foam adhesive dots. Mounted the card on pink then black card stock and added my card front to an A2 card base.

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My Crafting Space

Hi everyone!! I am here to give you all a preview of my crafting space. It is never this clean. I had to do some tidying up before I took this pic. I hope you have some time to check out all the fun activities over at Joy Clair's Blog celebrating 2018 World Card Making Day. 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps New Release Blog Hop

It's New Release Blog Hop Day!!

I am excited with this new release from Joy Clair Stamps. I made my card for the hop with 2 sets from the release. I used "Vintage Ornaments" and "Christmas Lights". I love both of these sets for the versatility.

I stamped the branch from "Vintage Ornaments" with my Tombow water color markers onto water color paper. I then moved my stamp and only colored a few branches of the stamp to extend my branch a bit more.

I then used some water to bleed out the branches a bit. After I stamped my ornament and then the hook that came in the set to hang my ornament. I love that little hook!! So cute! Next, I stamped my sentiment into the ornament. There are many sentiments and images you can stamp inside the bulb or use them separately. That is what  makes this set so versatile.

I used StazOn ink since it is water proof. I painted all elements with some water color paints. When it was dry, I cut out a mask of the ornament (stamping the ornament on sticky note paper and cutting it out to cover the image to protect from other techniques) and covered the ornament. I also ripped some scrap paper to cover my branches and then "FLICKED" some metallic silver, metallic gold and some black paint to form my background.

For the fun bulbs I used the "Christmas Lights" background stamp. I stamped the image on some card stock and added some Deco Foil adhesive to all the light bulbs and let it dry. Then I added some Deco Foil from the rainbow foil paper to make my lights shinny. (Click HERE to read more about this technique) I then cut out each light bulb to adhere to my Christmas tree that my ornament is hanging from. I glued them on with some white glue. Lastly, I matted my card front on some gold and then black card stock and mounted it on an A2 card base.

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To celebrate this release, Joy Clair is giving away a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! Please leave a comment on the Joy Clair Blog and ALL Designers Blog by Sunday, October 7th, for a chance to win.

The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on 10/31/2018.

Our new products are now available in Joy Clair Store! We hope you find something you like!


Ready for more inspiration? Here is the list of design team members hopping…

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Angie Cimbalo

Lindsay Adreon

Andrea Bjork

Jenny Fruchey YOU ARE HERE

Ceal Pritchett

Monica Maier

Donna Idlet

Nicole Winslow

Hellen Gullett

Kerry Urbatch

Jen's Crafty Place