Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Fall-idays-Halloween with Reverse Confetti

The confetti crew is so excited about this fun showcase we are sharing this week. We have three fun-filled days showcasing all the things you can create with your Reverse Confetti products, giving you lots of inspiration and  ideas for the upcoming holidays. Let's go!

My project all started with that striped jack o' lantern tin fro the Dollar bin at Target. I popped that in my cart and the wheels started spinning. Getting Boo'd is BIG in our neighborhood. If you don't know what it is, let me try to explain. It is a surprise little gift you leave on a neighbor's door and then they in turn pass it on, and go Boo someone else. You hang a little picture in your window to let everyone else know you have already been Boo'd! The boys love it! So for my project I created a handmade Boo Bucket. Here is everything I put inside the tin. 

I went online and Googled Booed. Lots of images came up with examples of the letter and image you include in the bucket to explain how it all works. I printed these off, trimmed them down and distressed the edges a bit. I also added a little black ink around the edges. I rolled up the papers and tied on a Trick or Treat tag. I cut the polka dotted paper with the Tag Me Confetti Cut, added a black raven from Cast a Spell Confetti Cuts and tied it all on with some of that yummy Charcoal solid twine, Jen just added to the shop. 

I had to add some candy! I found a back of mini Kit Kat bard and they fit perfectly folded up with the Folded Tag die. I did have to add a small glue dot to the inside of the flap to keep it closed. I topped it with the banner from Tag Me and stamped a sentiment from Spooky Sentiments in orange. I also added the adorable spidey from Too Cute to Spook and more of the charcoal twine. I unraveled the ends for more texture and interest. 

It's hard to see in this photo, but I filled one of the new Frosted Pillow Boxes. I love these. You can fill it with so many different things! Today I chose some candy corn M&M's. I wrapped a polka dotted doily around it and then tied on the stitched ribbon. I embellished this one with an orange moon (Circle 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts) and the word die from the Treat Tote. I added my favorite bat from Too Cute To Spook. He's adorbs!

Here is the back side. I love that you can see what's inside through the frosted box

My kids think soda is a great treat. I grabbed a can of non-caffeinated Orange Crush and wrapped it with some polka dotted designer paper from my stash. I trimmed it to size and secured it with some scor-tape. I tied on purple stitched ribbon and added a Square Tag. I stamped some great images from Spooky Sentiments and Spooky Cuties. This would be super easy to do if you were serving soda's at a Halloween party, or just as part of a goody bag. Love it!

The final touches to my Boo Bucket is the paper straws with the sentiment flags. I just think these are so festive to add to any gift bag, or gift box.  I stamped the word "boo" with the Lighthearted Letters stamp set. The other one I used the spider web and sentiment from Too Cute to Spook. I cut them with the one of the Stitched Flag Trio dies and added a bit of Star Garland to them. Scor-tape works great here, too for adhering them to the tops of my straws. 

Here is another look at the completed Boo Bucket. You really can add anything to it. Grab a couple things, add some handmade touches to it, and BAM! It's super cute. 

Here is the list of crew members that created some Halloween treats for you!
Don't miss a single one of them. 
They rock!

Come back tomorrow. We are showcasing Thanksgiving!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 290 {joy to the world}

It's been a beautiful fall weekend here in the Midwest. I am thankful the rain has held off, especially since we have a new puppy. It sure makes house breaking a little easier. We have spent a lot of time outside with the new boy. 

 I am back with another card for the newest Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. It's a nice simple sketch with  loads of possibilities. I was still in holiday mode from the Reverse Confetti October Release, so I used some of those goodies on my card today. 

I just adore those quick card panels. This one is from Tis' The Season QCP and I stamped a holiday greeting from Winter Word Coordinates. I then cut out the word "joy" from Winter Words Confetti Cuts and added the large wreath from the Wreaths dies. I added a touch of color to the Joy die cut with some simple ink blending. 

Here is the sketch. 

Hop on over to the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the challenge details, more inspiration from the fabulous DT and of course the linky!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. 


Saturday, October 10, 2015

LID October Release Day 3!

It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs October Release blog hop! I hope you have had a the time to hop with us each day. There sure is a lot to see . You Should have arrived here from Chrissy's Blog, if not be sure to hop on over to the LID Blog for all the release details. Laura is giving away 3 LID gift certificates!! 

First up a taste of fall. I LOVE, love, LOOOOVE the new Leaf Love Dies and the fact that there are sweet sentiments to stamp inside the leaves (Leafy Greetings Stamps) just makes it that much sweeter!!! I started with a fall color scheme on a watercolored background. Some ink smooshing and splattering of color on a panel of Tim Holtz water color paper and then I set it aside to dry. After it was all dry I ran it through my Vagabond with the Stitched Mats Dual Rectangle

I cut out my leaf and then embossed the Leafy Greetings in white emobossing powder so it would really pop against that darker paver red card stock. Here is a closer look. 

Changing gears to holiday time, I just had to use the Triangle Treat Box and the new Make a Santa stamp & die bundle set to create a little peppermint gifty. We always do a little secret santa at work during the holiday time. Love that I already have 1 item checked off my list. 

Santa isn't complete with out a few jingle bells, so I tied on a few with the sentiment stamped onto a Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag

One last card from me, to wrap up this release blog hop. I used the Merry & Bright Holiday Greeting die combined with the Stitched Mats-Dual stitched Square die to make a festive polka dotted panel for my card. 

I kept it simple and mounted it on a red card stock panel and then added the pretty Seasonal Stars in silver  glitter paper. 

Now off you go. Heather is up next. Don't forget to leave comments at all the DT Blogs. 


Friday, October 9, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs Oct. Release Day 2

It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs October release and I am back with more goodies to share. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's projects. Don't forget to stop by all the designer's blogs and leave comments for a Chance to win 1 of 3 LID gift certificates. You should have arrived here from the LID Blog for all the release details. 
I have more holiday goodies today. First up is the Ornamental Christmas stamp set and Ornamental Christmas dies. I love how versatile these dies are. You can create little tags, ornaments, or just use them on a card like I did here. I hung my stocking from some twine. 

Here is a close up. I used one of the Border Builder Dies for a soft, pillowey edge. I love the blue green colors I used here. 

My next card features the great new ornaments created with the Oh My Ornaments dies and sentiment from All The Christmas You'll ever Need

I love that the ornament toppers are a separate die, so I could add a realistic silver look to them. I used a white gel pen to add some white details. The Side Stitched Rectangles was a perfect accent for the frame I created . Here is a closer look. 

One last quick gift idea. I used the Christmas Word Die Trio for a tag on a little gifty for a friend.

 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought this was fitting. My friend has been battling breast cancer and I thought this little package might cheer her up.  Here is a close up of the tag.

The awesome and talented Amy Kolling is up next. Come follow me over there!