Fall Leaves Card

Inspired by Nature. This card is the quintessential Autumn card as if has every fall color that I love.

Supplies: orange cardstock, purple cardstock, white cardstock, olive ribbon, scallop border punch, purple marker, Stampin Up ink colors, and Stampin Up Paisley Print stamp set.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus


Spooktacular Halloween Banner

I’ve seen some amazing Halloween banners online lately and I was inspired to create my own. So I gathered my supplies and got into the spooky spirit! Here is how you can make your very own spooktacular bunting:

black crepe streamer paper
scrapbook paper (I used 6×6 pads of Apothecary Emporium & Mischievous)
white cardstock
orange cardstock
paper glaze or glitter glue
black glitter
black ribbon
2 3/8 Stampin Up scallop circle punch
3.5 inch scallop circle punch
1.5 inch circle punch
Black ink
hole punch
foam squares
Adhesive tape

Cut 12 banner pieces out of scrapbook paper. Then ink the edges with black for a vintage look.

Next, create crepe paper rosettes using your hands and a stapler: Basically you just fold the crepe paper in your left hand (if you’re right-handed) into small, angled pleats. Holding the pleats down, keep going until you have formed a circle, try to keep it even. Stop and trim extra crepe paper when you have a circle then staple the middle of the rosette so it doesn’t unravel…you may need to staple a few times. I stapled each one three times just to make sure! 

Next punch twelve 3.5 inch scallop circles out of white cardstock, then twelve out of orange cardstock using the smaller scallop punch.  Rub black ink on all the edges.

I made a template for the letters using Photoshop, I printed them on white cardstock, and punched them out using a 1.5 circle punch and then used paper glaze om each letter so that the black glitter would stick. I let those dry for about 30 minutes.  (See below for a free printable of the letters I created!)

To assemble: Use an adhesive roller to attach the orange scallop circle to the black crepe rosette to the white scallop circle and onto the banner. Use foam squares to attach the glitter letters to the top. Finish by punching holes in the top of each banner piece and string them together using ribbon.

Now sit back and enjoy the wicked view!

Free Printable: Spooktacular banner letters PDF File. Use a 1.5 circle punch for letters.

Blossoms and Butterfly Card

This card is simple and oh so girly. What little girl doesn’t like flowers and butterflies?

I took a pink card and rounded the corners. Then I took some blossom scrapbook paper and cut it a little smaller than the card and rounded its corners. I attached the chipboard flower (Cupcake Love Chipboard Shapes from Little Yellow Bicycle) to the middle of it. Next, I took my handy-dandy Martha Stewart butterfly punch and punched two different shades of butterflies and attached those using pop dots. Lastly, I applied little gems to the corners!

Thanks for looking!

Halloween is creeping up…

and that means Fall season is upon us and I’m so excited about Halloween! Not only is my son’s 1st birthday party theme ‘Spooktacular’ but its one of my favorite holidays….so fun and creative!

I found this tutorial on how to make your very own Creepy Halloween Specimen Art. Its pretty simple, you just need some punches, foam dots, a frame and maybe a ruler.

Such a great idea for some quick holiday art on the walls. To learn how you can make this, go to Tatertotsandjello.com




Cutie card

1st birthday card for a special cutie! Here is a little green/pink card I made recently.

I took a piece of pink and white polka dot cardstock I had and punched the corners of it, then applied a big sticker that read Cutie, I outlined it with a pink marker and stamped happy {birthday} right above it (i wasn’t showing up much so I went over it with the same pink marker). I took a premade 1 sticker, attached it to some green paper and cut around it then added st after it so it says 1st. I applied the whole pink piece to the card and then edged the bottom with a heart punch. I swiped the edge with some pink ink. It needed a little more jazz so I took my pink marker and made dots around the corners and used a white pen to create some curved lines. It was finished with pink bakers twine at the fold. The inside was given a girly look with a cute clothesline stamp in red ink.

Precious Little One Card

Here is the card I made for the baby shower I talked about in my last post. Its sweet, simple, and sparkly.

I used a pink card, applied a tiny heart border along the fold, then stamped the card with the saying “Precious Little One” and sprinkled glitter onto it. I scallop punched the bottom right corner of the card and since I love my Martha Stewart elephant punch….I decided to place a green elephant in the middle of it. (it was actually on the inside of the card)
Then I took some cute buttons and attached them to the card using glue dots. Such a quick yet sweet card.


Twins Baby card

The washcloth cupcakes was part of her gift (as seen in the previous post) but here is the card I made for my friend that’s expecting twin boys.

I started off with a green card from Paper Source. I punched out a 2.5 scallop circle of patterned cardstock and a smaller scallop of light blue cardstock. I needed a focal point so I took my Martha Stewart elephant punch and punched out two cute little elephants from teal and white polka dot paper. I then added a tiny heart to the two overlapping trunks with a foam dot. I punched the edge of the card and swiped some navy blue ink across it so it would pop. Then I cut some velvet scalloped ribbon as an embellishment for the card. I laid that down and then adhered the scalloped elephants on top. It was missing something so I took a pen and wrote out: GOOD THINGS come in multiples on the card. I added some glue and sprinkled some glitter on the Good Things to make it sparkle!

I added a punched out elephant to the envelope flap too! I think it turned out pretty good.