Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Halloween Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Summer Halloween blog hop! If you've come from Tricia's blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning click here

I love Halloween. It's my favorite holiday to create items for. I decided to create some little treats that can be given away to co-workers/friends/kids.. Inside these are a mini bag of M&M's. I cut the pumpkin out using spellbinders and a martha stewart branch punch for the leaf. The face is from Peachy Keen and the sentiment is from Pink by Design. 

Here are a couple variations I made using different patten papers :) 

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween project! Here is the line up for the hop in case you get lost. Your next stop is Dawn!! 















Thursday, August 18, 2011

Car Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! I have a new technique that I've recently discovered and LOVE so I decided to share with you all :) 

For this card I used Pink by Design "Birthday Birthday" stamp set for the sentiment and "Ahooga" for the car stamp. Maybe this technique will be old to you but it's new to me! I've recently discovered colorless stamping! This is where you stamp on a piece of subtle patterned paper. I also LOVE to ink so I inked in a light brown around the car and around "Happy Birthday". 

Thanks for checking out my post today! I can't wait to see your colorless stamping projects!! :) 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Challenges

So I've become obsessed with these cuties!! I've recently started participating in The Greeting Farm challenges.. love them!!

This sympathy card I made for their Mystery Monday challenge. The sentiment is from Pink by Design "scripted year" and this is Angel Anya.

This next card I made for the favorite color challenge.. my current favorite color is Purple but i'm sure by next week it will change again :)

Thanks for checking out my blog! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I Love My Teacher Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the "I Love My Teacher Blog Hop". If you came from Ashley's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please go to Abby's blog

I have titled my card "Trendy Teacher". I decided to go outside the normal "teacher colors" (red, green, yellow/black) and do something fun.

This teacher stamp is from The Greeting Farm. "Thank You" is from Pink by Design.   

I also made this for The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Up next on the blog hop is Carley!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TGF - Farm Fresh Friday challenge

Hi Everyone!! Here is my easel card for the Farm Fresh Friday throwback challenge over at The Greeting Farm. Rules were to use an older greeting farm stamp and a "fancy fold" card. 

This is Cheeky Glamour from The Greeting Farm. "Glamourous" is from Pink by Design "Rock On" stamp set (one of my favorites!). 

Thanks for visiting! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

No Tricks... Only Treats

Hi Everyone! Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace here. It's my Pink by Design DT day again and I'm here with a Halloween project! Yes yes I know I'm like 2 1/2 months early BUT when the mood strikes you just have to go with it! :) After making the three halloween cards that I posted yesterday, I decided that I had to make a cute little box to go with them. Good thing about this box, A2 cards fit perfectly inside!! I decided to put some goodies and tissue paper inside though to use as a present for a co-worker or friend. 

The monster is cut from Bump in the Night cricut lite cartridge. I used my Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch and "No Tricks... only treats" is from Pink by Design "A Haunting we will go". 

Now for the tutorial :)

Supplies Needed: 
Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Tacky Tape, Scorepal, Hot Glue, Ribbon, Embellishments of your choice

Cardstock Dimensions: 
1 Cardstock 5 3/4 x 11 (my black) 
2 Cardstocks 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 (my green) 
2 Cardstocks 1/2 x 4 3/4 (my green on the sides)
2 Patterned cardstocks 4 x 4 5/8 (my orange) 
2 Pattened cardstocks 3/8 x 4 5/8 (my orange on the sides)

First Step: Score your 5 3/4 x 11 piece of cardstock at 3/4, 5.25, 6 and 10.5 inches. 

Second Step: rotate the cardstock and score at 5 inches 

Step 3: Fold all score lines and cut the bottom lines as shown below. Please note, you are not cutting any paper off, just cutting tabs for the bottom. 

Step 4: Decorate your box! I like to lay everything out before gluing to ensure I like the placement. 

Step 5: Glue all your pieces together and put your box together. You can see in the picture below all my items are glued (except those that I will use a hot glue gun for). I apply tacky tape to the strip on the right, all small tabs on the bottom and only the big tab on the bottom on the left. 

Step 6: Start removing your tabs one at a time and slowly start piecing your box together. Here is what my box looked like after gluing it together. 

Step 7: Finish but adding the rest of your embellishments and some ribbon for the handles. I hot glued my flower, flower center and the ribbon to ensure they would not come off easy. 

Thanks for checking out my tutorial. Just think how cute this would look decorated for Christmas as well! :) 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Halloween already!!!

Yes yes I know I'm crazy but I am just LOVING the halloween paper and colors right now! So much that over the weekend I created three Halloween cards with my FAVORITE stamps- The Greeting Farm and Pink by Design!! 

Thanks for visiting! Make sure to come back Thursday for another Halloween item! :)