Friday, September 22, 2017

Kids' Halloween Fun with Oriental Trading

Hello everyone!  Halloween will be here before we know it, so I got started on some fun Halloween crafting with my kids.  In our house, we love fun Halloween things, not creepy, so this is what we made.  These products that Oriental Trading sent me were absolutely perfect!
 First up the GOODIES!  What is Halloween without these?!  I love the selection of Halloween Candy that OT offers.  For this grouping, I chose an allergy friendly Chewy Candy Assortment, Peanuts Halloween stickersLarge Beam Flashlight Keychains and Toy Filled Jack-O'-Lanterns.
The Peanuts Halloween Bowl was perfect to hold it all.  This is a closer look at what is inside the Toy Filled Jack-O'-Lanterns.  They each hold a spider ring and one other assorted toy.
Next up, my boys and I did a little Halloween crafting! Oriental Trading has several things that fall into that category, but we chose to decorate with fun foam faces Pumpkin Decorating Kit.

My youngest son wanted to decorate the foam pumpkin and chose such a happy face to put on it!
My two older boys decorated White Mini Pails.  The foam faces were a little large for them, but we just didn't use all of the foam elements that were included in each set.  They enjoyed making them look goofy!
These buckets held LOTS of candy!
All in all, it was a great evening spent having lots of Halloween fun!  A huge thank you to Oriental Trading for sending us these wonderful items to create with.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

The review of this product is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product above. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Mini Fall Treat Box

Happy Thursday! I am sharing this sweet fall treat box on the Trendy Twine blog today.
Fall is definitely in the air so this sweet little 2x2" Kraft Box is decorated accordingly!  I added paper from DCWV's Sweater Weather stack on the outside then I jazzed it up.  First thing was to use a Sky Tag-Its and use stamps from the Hello Fall Planner Stamp set on it.  I stamped them with a dark brown ink.  The images were cut around and I also added a shadow layer behind them.  A few Autumn Sequins and the tag was complete!
The front of the box has a small die cut doily, a leaf from the Hello Fall Planner Stamp, and Autumn Sequins.  Last, but certainly not least, I wrapped the whole box with Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and tied it in a bow on the top.
Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hope Has Wings Card

Hello all!  Happy Wednesday. Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals blog with this card.
I started by stamping the wings from the VO Wings stamp set on vellum, heat embossing it and fussy cutting around them.  The card base uses paper from DCWV's Minty Lace and Paper Lace 6x6" stacks.  I used white satin ribbon along the top and double sided pink satin ribbon to make the breast cancer ribbon between the wings.
To finish off the card, I added a tag with a sentiment from the VO Wings stamp set and put a tie of Pink Midnight Trendy Twine on it.   A few dots of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and it was done!
Here is a look at the stamps I used:

Remember, we have our Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fishing Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday!  I have a masculine birthday card to share with you that uses a stamp set from Gina Marie Stamps called Fishing Stamps.
I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped images and a sentiment from that stamp set on it using Versafine Onyx Black ink and my Stamp Perfect tool.  I die cut a square around the focal images with the GMD Up & Down In & Out Cut Square die set.  I then colored the fish with colored pencils and inked up water using a torn piece of paper and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
The whole white area was cut with a GMD Stitched Rectangle die.  The square with the fish was popped up with scotch foam tape for extra dimension.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

The World Is Your Oyster Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I have another card to share with you that uses Gina Marie Designs dies from Scrapbook Outlet.  

I used the GMD Spring Flower Arrangements Dies cut from white cardstock.  I also embossed them using a rubber embossing mat in my Big Shot.  They were the perfect accent to the saying and papers from DCWV's Blue China stack.
A silver doily, blue crinkled seam binding, and enamel dots from GMD Iris Sparkle and GMD Sophisticated sets were the finishing touches!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge ~ Mood Board #11

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the Victorine Originals blog with the theme of "Pearls and Lace". Here is what I created for inspiration!
This card uses the VO Wedding Couple Silhouette (or the Wedding Clear Polymer set) and VO Elegant Sayings stamp set.  I used a GMD stitched rectangle die for stamping the couple on and a GMD crochet lace oval die for the sentiment.
The pretty patterned papers are from DCWV's Fairytale Dreams stack.  I embellished with White Nuvo Crystal Drops, Totally Black Trendy Twine, and washi tape.
Here is the wonderful mood board for the current challenge:
Head on over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s.  We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board. With Lace, Pearls, Pinks, and Gold the possibilities are endless. Remember your project doesn't have to be Pearls and Lace only. You have three options Photo Inspiration, Color Palette, and/or Theme.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chandelier Card

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this simple yet elegant chandelier card.
I used the GMD Chandelier Flourish die and GMD Sophisticated enamel dots with papers from the DCWV Wedding stack.  I wrapped the patterned paper panel with black grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps' Everyday Greetings set.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pink and Gray Wedding Card

Today I am sharing a wedding card that I was requested to create.  The wedding colors were pink and gray and it was an outdoor wedding, so I ran with those ideas to create this card!
 The tree die cut file is from SVG Attic's SDS Flourished Spring set.  The wedding couple was an image from Google that I traced in my software.  I dressed the bride up with a veil using ribbon and pearls.  I added a heart die cut (unbranded die from eBay) with the couple's initials and a bow of Totally White Trendy Twine to the tree trunk.
 In the top corner, I added more pearls and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bubblegum Blush.  The double sided paper from DCWV's Fairytale Dreams stack was perfect for turning the corner over for a peek at the back side.
Here is what I did with the inside.  The sentiment is from Pink and Main's Wishes stamp set.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hummingbird Floral Card

Hello all, today I am sharing this lovely hummingbird card I created using dies from Gina Marie Designs.  
I used the GMD Flying Hummingbird die and inked it with Distress Inks.  I also did the same with the GMD Spring Flower Arrangement die that the hummingbird is "drinking" out of.
Other dies I used on this card include GMD Slash Stitched Oval die and GMD Crochet Lace Oval die.  The patterned papers are from DCWV's Watercolor Garden stack.
The sentiment is from CDD Simply Said and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  A double bow of Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine was the finishing touch!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Teddy Bear Baby Card

Hello all!  Today is my day to post on the SVG Attic blog.  I made this card for my newest niece!
I used the Teddy Bi-Fold card file from SVG Attic's JGW Beary Sweet set.  The papers are from DCWV's Minty Lace stack.  I embellished the card with GMD Watermelon enamel dots, and Tickled Pink Trendy Twine.
Here is what the card looks like all opened up...
The inside is even decorated!  I love this file!  It can work well for a boy or a girl.
Here is a look at the set I used from SVG Attic:
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Grandparent's Day Cards

Good morning!  Grandparent's Day is tomorrow and I always make sure that I send out cards for that occasion.  Here are the ones for this year. 
I used DCWV's Hello Darlin' stack for the patterned papers and the typewriters were fussy cut from those papers as well.  You can see the flip through video I made of that stack HERE.  I used a GMD Lacey Doily die cut underneath the typewriters.  The sentiment is from CDD Sending Love stamp set and I stamped it with Memento tuxedo black ink.  A few sequins and it was done!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, September 8, 2017

United States Card

Happy Friday!  We made it through another work week...whew!  This card is all about the USA Map Die set from Gina Marie Designs and Distress Inks.  I just love how it turned out!
I created the background by cutting a 4.75x6.75" piece of watercolor.  I added the following colors of Distress Inks on a 5"x7" acetate sheet:  Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Fired brick, Seedless preserves, Salty Ocean, and Mowed Lawn.  I spritzed the acetate sheet generously with water, flipped it on top of the watercolor paper, and put a heavy book on top for 5 minutes so the colors would be nice and vibrant.  When that was dry, I added white acrylic paint splatters to it.
The USA Map Die was cut out of black cardstock and adhered to the front of the watercolor paper.  I added a paper airplane using foam tape and an "airplane path" out of Cranberry Trendy Twine.  The sentiment is one that I created using A Gentle Touch font on my computer.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!