Happy Spooky Fun Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!  I hope you and all your little Trick or Treaters have a wonderful time!  Here is a Halloween Card to celebrate.
happy-sparkly-halloween-001

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Framelits  #144437
Home Sweet Home Bundle #143516
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Stamp your Ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the large Ghost with the Framelit.  Hand cut the 3 small ghosts.
5.  Cut your Witch, small and large bats from Basic Black card stock using the Framelits and Thinlit.
6.  Lay all the pieces on your card front.  Once you are happy with the positioning, attach everything but the small bat with Stampin’ Dimensionals halves.  Attach the small bat with Tombow Glue.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Hershey Nugget Treat Bag

Halloween is the perfect time to use the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags.  You can use these for a variety of treats and make a topper to match the occasion.
Hershey Ghostly Halloween Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Spooky Fun  Photopolymer #142236
Ink:  Memento Black
Basic Black Marker
Card Stock: Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Punches:  Owl Builder  #118074
Blossom Builder #141469
Bags:  2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags #141703
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape
Candy:  6 Hershey Nuggets-any variety or other candy that measures about 1-1/4″ wide from your local store or candy stash  😉

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Candy.
~Cut your Patterned paper at 3/4″ x 3″ for each candy.  You can get 4 strips from a 3/4″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper.  I used both sides of the paper and alternated which side was up.
~Put a Glue Dot on each end of the back side and wrap around the candy.
~Repeat, alternating which pattern is up.  Put in the bag.
2. Bag Topper.
~Cut your Pumpkin Pie card stock at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score and fold at 2-3/4″.
Ghosts.  Punch from Whisper White card stock:
~1 Owl,  Trim off the pointy ears and cut the bottom curvy.  You can either use the Owl Punch to punch out two Basic Black eyes and glue them on or just draw them on with your Black Marker.
~Use the Blossom Builder Punch to punch 1 Large Petal, 1 Smaller Petal for Ghosts.  Draw on the eyes with your Black Marker.
3.  Assembly
~Lay out your Ghosts.  Decide where to stamp the bats and the Trick or Treat.
~Stamp the bats and Trick or Treat in Black ink on the Topper.
~Attach your Ghosts.  I attached the Owl Ghost with Dimensionals and the other two with Glue Dots.
4.  Attach Topper.
~Put your candy in the 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag.  Flatten out the top of the bag.
~Put a strip of Tear & Tape on each side of the bag back.  Remove tape backing.
~Hold Topper and center over bag top with bottom of Topper above the candy.   Press to attach to Tear & Tape.
~Put 4 Glue Dots on the front of the Bag.  Press down the front of the Topper.
5.  Make more for your Halloween Treats.  You can even have your kids help you with these!  They may not turn out perfect, but you will all have fun crafting together!

Happy Halloween Crafting! 

Happy Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

You can use either the Glassine Gift Bags, the Kraft Tag a Bags, or the 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags to make this Halloween Treat Bag.
Whate Halloween Treat Bag

SUPPLIES:
Bags-your choice of:  Glassine Gift Bags  (10 pack)  #141700
Kraft Tag a Bags  (10 pack)  #138315
6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (50 pack) #102210
Stamp: Halloween Treat  Wood #142249
Inks:  Always Artichoke
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Other:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  You can leave your bag flat if desired.  If you want it as shown:
~Score both sides at 1/2″.  Score the Bottom at 1″.
~Fold the side score lines so the center score lines go toward the inside of the bag, and the outside lines are out – like a “V”.  Doing this will form a “V” that sticks out on the bottom.
~Flatten out the bottom by folding the score lines.
~Attach the “V” that sticks out to the bottom with Glue Dots.  You now have a bag!
halloween-white-treat-bag-0022.  Stamp the Halloween Treat stamp twice on Whisper White card stock:  once in Always Artichoke ink, once in Tangerine Tango ink.
~Cut around the outside edges of the Always Artichoke image.
~Cut out the Happy Halloween, the row of pumpkins, and the Trick or Treat.  Attach to the Always Artichoke image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Tear & Tape around the edges on the back.  Attach to your Bag.
3.  Fill your bag with treats or a small Halloween gift.

Happy Halloween Crafting!

Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
Ink:
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

Spooky Halloween Card

The Houses on this card are cut from a strip of the Halloween Night Designer Series Paper.  The stamped Moon and the die cut images are from the Spooky Fun Bundle.  This was a really fun card to make.  This card was also part of the September Stamp Class.  Everyone loved it!
Halloween Night CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Ink:  Memento Black
Whisper White
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Tools:  Big Shot
Sponge Wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Gray card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your House strip about 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ – along the outside of the strip.  Attach leaving about 3/4″ of your card base showing at the bottom.
3.  Cut your Tree (the sides and bottom are not cut by the Edgelit.  You will need to cut them yourself.), the witch, and two bats from Basic Black card stock with your Big Shot and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  Lay out on your card front to help you decide where to stamp your moon.
4.  Stamp your Moon in Memento Black ink.  Sponge with Whisper White ink in a swirling motion making sure to go outside the lines so it looks more like moonlight.
5.  Glue on all your pieces.  NOTE:  I trimmed the left side of the “ground” by the tree so it looked more like a small hill.
6.  You can stamp a sentiment on the card front if desired.

Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Bundle:
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Stamps:
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder

Need a last minute Halloween Treat Holder?  Make this Halloween Pumpkin Treat Holder in just a few minutes.  Put your treats in a cello bag and attach it inside this Jack O’Lantern.
Halloween Pumpkin Treat HolderSUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Garden Green
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906 (for smile)
Tree #135859 (for eyes and nose)  You can also just hand cut the eyes and nose.
Banner #133519 (for stem)
Bird Builder #117191 (for Vine)
1/8″ Handheld Circle #134365
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags #102757
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card stock at 3-1/4″ x 7″ and 3-1/4″ x 9″.  Score the 7″ piece at 2″ on one end.  Score the 9″ piece at 2″ on both ends.  Fold Score Lines.  Glue together a 2″ section of each piece together to form the bottom of your Treat Holder.  Fold the top 2″ tab over to the Back.  Hold the top pieces together and punch two 1/8″ holes through all layers for your Baker’s Twine.  Now thread your Baker’s Twine through.  You have the hard part done.
2.  Punch:
~three Festive Trees from Basic Black card stock.  Trim two down to size for the eyes and the last one even shorter for the nose.
~half of a  2-1/2″ Circle from Basic Black card stock.  Cut notches as desired for teeth.
~Banner  from Garden Green for stem
~Leaves from the Bird Builder punch for the vine from Garden Green card stock.
3.  Glue all your punched pieces on.
4.  Fill your Cellophane Bag with Treats and close.  Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to hold the bag inside your Jack O’Lantern.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

Seasonal Thinlits Ghost Card

This was a fun Halloween Ghost card to make.  It did take a little longer than most cards because of the sponging technique, but it turned out cute.  Try making one for a spooky little someone.
Halloween Ghost cardSUPPLIES:
Inks:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Tangelo Twist
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Seasonal Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1-3/8″ Circle
1/4″ Handheld Circle
Other:  5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon #134549
4 Stampin’ Sponge wedges (1/2 Stamping Sponge)
Fast Fuse
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Sponge your Woodland embossing folder on the inside of the part that has the Sizzix label.
NOTE:  Pay attention to the direction your folder faces.  The “Bottom” of the embossing folder image is at the fold.  The “Top” of the image is at the upper open edge.
~Chocolate Chip ink = Tree Stripes & Tree edges including branches
~Daffodil Delight ink = Top of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Pumpkin Pie ink = Center of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Tangelo Twist = Bottom of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Take some time and blend where the colors overlap.
4.  Remoisten the sponged side of the embossing folder with your breath.  Place your Whisper White card front inside the folder on the uninked side so you can line it up so the trees are straight.  Run through your Big Shot.  Oooh and Aaaaw at how nice it turned out.  Glue to your card base.
5.  Ghost.  Cut your Whisper White card stock into a triangle with the bottom edge being 2-1/2″ wide and the top point being over 3″ tall.  Stick the top point into a circle punch from the outside so only the point gets punched off to form the rounded top of the Ghost.  Run Fast Fuse down the outside edges and cover with the Satin Ribbon.  Run Fast Fuse over the center parts and cover with two more strips of Satin Ribbon.  Trim the rounded top and flat bottom with your scissors.  Add two 1/4″ Basic Black punched circles for eyes.  Add Dimensionals to the back of your Ghost.
6.  Cut your Spooky with the Seasonal Thinlit and Tangelo Twist card stock.  I used the Precision Plate and also put Parchment Paper in between the  card stock and the Thinlit.
7.  Lay out the Ghost and the Spooky in the desired positions.  Attach the Ghost with Dimensionals and the Spooky with either Tombow Glue or the Fine Tipped Glue Pen.
8. Add a fun Halloween sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.
9.  You can also emboss the back flap of your envelope if desired.  Watch this Video for instructions.

Happy Halloween Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

File Tab Candy Holder

Do you need a quick and easy candy holder for Halloween?  This one uses the File Tab Edgelits to make the candy holder.  Try making one for a special Trick or Treater!
Hershey's Miniature Candy Bar HolderSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Big Shot:  File Tabs Edgelits #133729
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots
Dimenensionals
3 Hershey Miniature Candy Bars

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Score at 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side.
2.  Cut the 4″ sides with your File Tab Edgelits & Big Shot.  I put a Tab on each side.
3.  Stamp Trick or Treat in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Punch a 203/8″ Basic Black Scallop Circle.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Baker’s Twine and attach it with a Glue Dot.
4. Attach three Hershey’s Miniature Candy Bars to the inside above the score line with Glue Dots.
5.  Use Washi Tape to hold the sides closed.
6.  Attach the Scallop Circles to one side with Dimensionals.
7.  Give to a special Trick or Treater.  You can also make more for your Halloween party.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

What is in YOUR Spider Web? Halloween Card

Oh my, what fun things are caught in this Spider Web!  Lots of Halloween things, that is for sure.  Enjoy catching things in your own Halloween Spider Web!
Howl-O-Ween Spider Web cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle: Howl-O-Ween Treat stamps + Boo to You Framelits   Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Chocolate Chip
Delightful Dijon
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Boo to You Framelits (in Bundle above)
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Other:  Spider Web Doilies #139622
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use your Big Shot and the Woodgrain embossing folder to give it some texture.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Attach your Spider Web Doily to your embossed card front with several Glue Dots.  I think I used 9 – one in the center, and one on each of the larger tips.
4.  Now for the fun!  Stamp the images you want caught in your Spider Web, then cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
~Witch Hat – Blackberry Bliss ink
~Pumpkin – Pumpkin Pie ink
~Star Wand – Delightful Dijon
~Owl – Chocolate Chip
5.  Attach stamped and cut out items to the Spider Web Doily with Dimensionals.  Your card is finished.

Happy Halloween card making!
Nendy Kerr

Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat Bag

Have fun making this Spooky Halloween Treat Bag with a Punch Art Spider.  It is pretty quick and easy to make.  Check back Monday for a video on making the Mini Treat Bag.
Spooky Spider Halloween Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  And Many More  Wood #134273, Clear #134276
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss
Tangelo Twist
Blackberry Bliss
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits v#137547
Seasonal Frame Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1/2″ Circle
3/4″ Circle
Word Window
Other:  Spider Web Doilies  #139622
Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut out Mini Treat Bag from a 6″ x 12″ piece of Happy Haunting paper.  Assemble with the Tear & Tape Adhesive.
2.  Attach the Spider Web Doily with a few Glue Dots.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Put half Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Cut the Spooky out of Tangelo Twist card stock with your Big Shot and the Seasonal Frame Framelits.
5.  Spider from Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Use Tombow to glue parts together.
~Head= 1/2″ Circle Punch
~Body= 3/4″ Circle Punch
~8 Legs = sliver of 3/4″ Circle Punch.
6.  Lay out the pieces on top of the Spider Web Doily.  Attach Happy Halloween and Spider with Dimensionals.  Attach Spooky with Tombow Glue.
7.  Put in a treat for someone special.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Boo Box

Make this cute Halloween Version of the Baker’s Box using the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle.  It is quick and easy.  Let your children try decorating one for themselves!
Boo! Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set + Boo To You Framelits  Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Markers for Owl:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Into the Woods 3/6″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon #139612
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Watch this video for instructions on making the Baker’s Box.
2.  Wrap Washi Tape around the lower edge of the box about 1/8″ above the bottom.
3.  Stamp the Witch’s Hat in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the BOO! out of Basic Black card stock with the Framelit and your Big Shot and Glue onto the top front of your BOO! Box.
5.  Color your Owl stamp with Markers:  Black for the eye centers, Tangerine Tango for the claws/feet (and color in the beak after you stamp), Chocolate Chip for the owl body and wings.  Remember to open your mouth wide and breathe moist air onto your stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Stamp.  Then cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  I used Tombow to glue the body to the box front.  I did NOT put Tombow on the Owl head above the black eye dots!
6.  Fill with treats or a small gift and tie closed with about 10″ of ribbon.

Happy Halloween Treats!
Nendy Kerr

Stamping on Glimmer Paper Video

I wanted to make a Purple Glimmer Paper Witch’s hat and so I tried stamping on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I LOVE the results!  I hope you try this and enjoy the results too.  Please leave your comments and let me know how you like this technique.

This video is 4 minutes and 56 seconds.

SUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat  Wood #140839, Clear #140840  (Includes the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set and the Boo to You Framelits)
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood #
Ink:  Black StazOn
Blackberry Bliss
Elegant Eggplant Marker
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper #139584
Black Glimmer Paper #139605
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #
Big Shot:  Boo to You Framelits  (See Bundle above)
Punch:  Word Window #
Other:  Spider Web Doilies #139622
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your Happy Hauntings spiderweb paper at 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base about 1/8″ above the bottom edge of your card front.
~Cut your Black Glimmer Paper at 1/2″ x 6″.
2.  Cut your Spider Web Doily in half after deciding which part you want as the center.  I chose the part with the circle to be at the center.  Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the thicker parts of the doily and attach it close to the top of your card base.  Stamp your Spiders in Black StazOn ink remembering to press down firmly.  Now attach your Black Glimmer Paper strip to cover the gap between the Spider Web Doily and the Spider Web paper.
3.  Stamp, color, and Heat Set your Witch Hat as shown in the video.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Witch Hat Framelit.  Attach to your card with Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Happy Halloween in Black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
5.  Now you have a cute Halloween card to give someone special.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr

Holiday Catalog Goes Live Tomorrow!

We can order from the NEW 2015 Holiday Catalog TOMORROW!  Do you have a copy yet?  Have you made your Wish List yet?  Have you narrowed down your list so it fits your budget?  If you want your OWN Catalog paper copy, just place an order from me.  I will be posting the Holiday Catalog pdf on my website tomorrow along with a complete categorized list of everything in the catalog.

What have I bought from the Holiday Catalog so far?

Halloween 
page 49  Bundle:  Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set + Boo to You Framelits  Wood #140839 $45, Clear #140840 $38.25
page 47  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper139584 $11
~Happy Haunting Washi Tape  #139608  $5
~Spider Web Doilies (Black on one side, white on the other)  #139622 $4.50
~Black Glimmer Paper  #139605  $5
Autumn
page 44 Lighthearted Leaves stamp set  Photopolymer #139712 $26
page 43 Into the Woods Designer Series Paper  #139586  $11
~Into the Woods 3/8″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon  #139612  $6
~Into the Woods (Wooden) Elements #139636  $6.50
~Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309  $7
page 41 Bundle:  A Little Something stamp set + Square Pillowbos Thinlits Dies  Wood #140858  $47.50, Clear #140859 $42.50
page 39  Woodland Embossing folder  #139673  $8.50 (I did not get the Among the Branches stamp set that it was bundled with.)
Christmas and Winter
page 31  Bundle:  Reason for the Season stamp set + Festive Flower Builder Punch  Photopolymer #130847  $33
page 29 Gold and White 3/8″ Glitter Ribbons #139614  $10  (1 roll of each color in the package!)
page 37  Reindeer Paper Clips  #139643  $4.00
page 24  Softly Falling 6×6 embossing folder (snow falling) #139672  $8.50
page 23  Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper (gold foil, Basic Black, Whisper White)  #139599  $13
~Winter Wonderland 6×6 Designer Vellum Stack  #139594  $10
~Winter Wonderland Embellishments #139621  $7
page 20  All Ye Faithful stamp set Wood #139898 $21, Clear #139901  $17
page 18  Curvy Corner Trio Punch #139683  $20
page 15  Bundle:  Embellished Ornaments stamp set + Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies  Wood #140856  $48.25, Clear #140857  $41.50
page 14  Big Shot Precision Platform (to cut intricate Thinlits)  #139684  $25
page 9 Home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536  $4
~Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon #139616  $8
page 5 Kit:  Oh What Fun Tag Kit #139602  $21
~Oh What Fun stamp set Photopolymer #140386  $21
page 4  Kit:  To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit #139647  $24
~To You & Yours Too stamp set  Photopolymer #139819  $16

You can get all these items and more from My Online Store starting tomorrow, September 1st!

Happy Shopping!
Nendy Kerr

Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Pumpkins are a symbol of Fall so here is a Punch Art Pumpkin Card for you to make.  It is pretty quick with just a little bit of sparkle from the Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine and the Gold Buttons.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  For All Things  w#135152  c#135155   French #136985   MDS Download #138114
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey
Tangelo Twist
Very Vanilla
scrap of Garden Green for Pumpkin stem
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819   MDS download #138119
Big Shot:  Argyle Embossing Folder #127750
Punches:  Extra Large Oval #119859
Decorative Label #120907
Other:  Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Basic Metal Buttons #133763
Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Hello Honey card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your candy corn Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse OR SNAIL Adhesive.
3.  Punch three Tangelo Twist Extra Large Ovals.  Run them through the Big Shot with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  Sponge around the edges if desired.  (I forgot.)  Attach the two side Ovals to the center Oval with Tombow Glue.  Add a 3/8″ x 1″ Garden Green stem to the top of your Pumpkin.  Attach to your card front with Dimensionals.  Thread your Gold Baker’s Twine through two button holes of your Gold Button.  Attach with Glue Dots to your Pumpkin.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock with Tangelo Twist ink.  Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Add a Gold Button attached with Glue Dots.  Attach your label with Dimensionals to your card front.
5.  You now have a nice Fall themed card to give to a special someone.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Fall Fry Box Video

Learn the basics for making your own Fry Boxes using the Fry Boxes Bigz die.  This version is for Autumn.
Fall Fry Boxes Video

Video is about 7 minutes long

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings  w#133182  c#133185  Dichos Explosivos #134498
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  So Saffron for Fry Box
Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Other:  Wooden Elements #132258
Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026

Happy Fry Box Making and Decorating!
N
endy Kerr

September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Video

The September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit is perfect for Halloween and Fall Treat Giving!  Fill with the treats or small gift of you choice.  As you can see, my treat is chocolate.

Video Time: less than 16 minutes

Paper Pumpkin Kits contain ALL the supplies to make the Project of the Month.  Each month’s kit will include Instructions (which I forgot to show you in the video.  The instructions are on the back of the picture.), Exclusive Stamps and at least 1 small ink pad.  Your first kit will include a stamp block.  You might need adhesive, scissors, and a bone folder to complete your projects.  You can also step it up by adding your own supplies if you want.  Some months I am really in the mood to do a lot with the Kits.  Other months I just enjoy making the projects using the supplies provided.  Take your pick or do some of each.  Some people stick dinner in the oven and escape to their craft room and complete their projects while dinner is cooking!

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Craft Kits to come to your mailbox?  You can sign up for a Monthly Subscription HERE or a Prepaid Subscription HERE for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.  If you sign up using these links, Email me your mailing address and after your subscription is confirmed I will send you a FREE Wood Mount Stamp case labeled to hold your Paper Pumpkin stamps and perhaps, your ink spots.

Enjoy your Paper Pumpkin Projects!
Nendy Kerr

Last Bite Halloween Treat Bag

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween Treat Bag?  This will do the trick and is easy when you need to make a lot of treat bags.
Halloween Treat Bag 2014

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Merry Everything w#135068  c#135071  (Bundle with Punch w#137635  c#137636)
Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Punches:  Note Tag Punch #135860 (See Bundles above)
Scallop Tag Topper #
Corner Rounder #
Other:  White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim #135838
Linen Thread
Dimensionals
Treats
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags  #102757

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Color your Stamp with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Punch out with Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add the tag from Step 1 to this tag.  Put Linen Thread through the ribbon hole in the tag and tie to the Two-Toned Ribbon loose enough so you can adjust the position.
3.  Fill your Cello Bag with Treats.  Tie the Two-Toned Ribbon around the top.  Adjust the Tag position.  Your Treat Bag is now ready to give away!

Happy Halloween Treating!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Box Basics Video

This video shows you how to make the Basic Curvy Keepsakes Box.  Now you will have the foundation to make all those cute critters you find on Pinterest!  A customer suggested making a “Jack ‘O Lantern from Vellum with a battery-operated tealight inside shown lighted in the picture with the dark background.  I did sponge the outside with Tangerine Tango ink and used a battery-operated tealight with an Orange base and flame which helps add more orange color to the Pumpkin.
Curvy Keepsakes Box Basics-Pumpkin, Purse

Video Time is about 9.5 minutes

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Good Greetings (Limited Edition Hostess set with $300 Party or Order until October 31, 2014)
Card Stock:  
Coastal Cabana
Very Vanilla
Card Stock Vellum
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies #135853
Other:  Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine  #132976
1/8″ Hole Punch #134365
Punched Vellum Flower with Vintage Faceted Button

Note:  One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.

Tip:
1.  Use the Bone Folder to round the box sides BEFORE you attach the pieces together.
2.  Put the adhesive on the 2 sides connected to the rounded corner of each bottom piece.  I used Fast Fuse which is working well after a couple of weeks.

Happy Curvy Box Creating!
Nendy Kerr