This month’s Karen Burniston’s Design Challenge is Celebrate – with Frame Edges! I chose the Katie Label Accordion Album with the matching Katie Stars Frame Edges – and it’s a shaker card! This “too cute to be scary” vampire is from the Haunt Ya Later set in the Holiday Mini. He’s surrounded by Black Glimmer paper stars – the same stars from the frame – sequins, and some long glitter. (I”m not really sure what to call it!) The vampire is colored with Copics. I used the retired SU bat punch with more Glimmer paper and a BIG jewel!
The colors are a bit muted in the pictures because of the glare from the window sheet on the shaker. The purple is Elegant Eggplant. I love how the space on the Katie Label die accommodates so many things! Check out Karen’s Facebook Page to see the rest of the team’s designs! Hugs, Fran
A spooky treat! This candy bar pull up is certainly looking more “cute” than “spook!” The Mummy is the easiest design to make – strips of card stock, sponge the edges, start layering! I stamped the sentiment from Haunt Ya Later and added to the front, added some 1″ eyes and little gogglie things – and it’s ready to scare and share 🙂
The Rubber Stamping and Scrapping Garage sale is this Friday and Saturday! If you’re in Lexington, Ky you need to come check it out!
And last but not least, my Halloween version of this bag! I used the Witch’s Night stamp set and Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper. The image and matting were cut with the Lots of Labels Framelit die. This one is my favorite 🙂 Hugs, Fran
A little Halloween Baker’s Box to fill with treats! The Baker’s Box is so easy to put together! The spider is an svg file from Miss Katie’s Cuttables with some extra circles added to the eyes – and some fun google eyes! On the bottom, I used the scallop border punch and added more eyes. The ribbon on the top is tied to one of the handles and the clothespin keeps the box shut. That way you can open it without having to untie the ribbon. Just something fun 🙂 Hugs, Fran
Is it too early for Halloween?
1. Cut a piece of black card stock 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 and fold it in half to create your base.
2. Cut 2 pieces of Happy Haunting DSP Halloween paper (Holiday Mini catalog!) 3 3/8 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the inside.
3. Place your Rectangular Pull Card die, matching the alignment tab, and cut out.
4. Die cut and assemble Poppy the Owl making him as cute or scary as you’d like. Die cut 2 All Seasons Trees from black card stock. Cut two 2″ circles from white or vanilla.
5. Trim off most of the branches from the trees (do them at the same time so they match) and adhere one to the front of the card to create a branch. Add the circle as the moon and place Poppy on the branch.
6. Make 5 “bats” from the bow tie die in Props 2. Die cut the bow ties and use a hand held punch to punch the bottom of the wings. Karen also has a little tutorial on creating bats from Cocoa the Horse’s hair!
7. Match up the second branch to the inside left of your card. Adhere a moon to the spinner on the inside and decorate with bats and die cut words using Alphabet 1 or Peel Off stickers!
Cute or scary, it’s fun! Hugs, Fran
Need a quick trick for Halloween festivities this week? How about a cute witch broom? I used a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Crushed Curry and cut the long edge with my fringed scissors. Wrap it around a 1 x 8 cello bag filled with treats and tie it up with Baked Brown Sugar twine. To keep the cello bag closed, stamp an image from Tee Hee Hee, punch it out and attach it over the closure of the bag.
Very cute, very fast – a perfect combo when you need something right now! Hugs, Fran
This little ghost is strolling through the pumpkin patch to wish you a Happy Halloween. The background is done with the double time technique using Mingle All The Way from the Holiday mini in White Craft ink. The ghost from Fall Fest is embossed with White embossing powder on Basic Black card stock and die cut using the matching dies. The pumpkins are stamped in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White card stock and die cut, along with a few leaves. More fun than spooky, but your trick or treaters will enjoy the fun look!
Stamp Sets – Mingle All the Way, Fall Fest
Card stock – Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink – White craft, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tux Black, Old Olive
Etc – Fall Fest Framelit dies, Flag Punch, Neutral Candy Dots
The weather is turning fall-ish here! It makes holiday crafting easier when the weather is inspiring too! Hugs, Fran
This Splitcoast Creative Crew Challenge is to make an ensemble using washi tape. I decide to continue on with Halloween and made a card and Gift Card Enclosure using Tee Hee Hee and Frightful Wreath along with the beautiful Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape. Here’s the card –
and here’s the Gift Card Enclosure –
The Gift Card Enclosures can be found in the main catalog and look like this on the other side –
You can find these projects, along with lots of other great ideas, in the Splitcoast Creative Crew gallery. Play along by creating a washi tape ensemble! Hugs, Fran
Happy October! One of the Creative Crew challenges at Splitcoast this month is a Halloween/Fall Focus. I did a Fry box created with the Motley Crew Designer Series paper and Ghoulish Greetings. The Fry Box die is one of the easiest dies out there – die cut, adhere on the sides and decorate. I embellished the sentiment with googlie eyes on the sides and decorated the polka dot cello bag with googlie eyes too.
Not much of a Halloween fan or need a Fall treat? I flipped the DSP so that the just the leaves on the trees were showing and made a Fall Fry box.
The sentiment is from Gratitude For Days and the embellishment on the top is 3 Autumn Wooden Embellishments colored with ink pads and glued together.
I hope you’ll take some time to hop over to the Creative Crew Gallery for October and see all the wonderful creations. Want to play along? Create a Halloween or Fall project and upload it using CCREW1014HF in the keyword section. Hugs, Fran
This little coffee cup is ready for Halloween! Wrapped in Motley Monster Designer Series Paper and decorated with Tee Hee Hee, this is a sweet treat for monsters and friends.
Stamp Set – Tee Hee Hee
Card stock – Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Black, Motley Monster
Ink – Tangerine Tango, Memento Tux Black
Etc – 4 oz coffee cup, Circle Framelits, coffee stirrer
Tee Hee Hee has some great sentiments for Halloween! Hugs, Fran