Batty Peek-a-Boo Halloween Card

We are making this cute Bats About You Peek-a-b00 Halloween Card at my Stamp Class tomorrow.  It is another quick and easy card!  There are a variety of stamps in the Halloween Hello stamp set you can use instead of the Bat if you don’t like Bats.
Batty Peekaboo Halloween Card

Stamps:  Halloween Hello  w#131716  c#131721
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Whisper White
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die  #124587
Punch:  Large Oval  #119855
Other:  Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
SNAIL or Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  My card base is Tangerine Tango, though you can use Basic Black.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Black card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Witches Brew DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Adhere to card front.
4.  Cut a 1-7/8″ square of Whisper White card stock and stamp your bat in Black StayzOn ink in the center.  Stamp 3 more bats on a scrap of Whisper White.  Punch out the last 3 bats with your Large Oval Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back of each oval.
5.  Use Tangerine Tango card stock and your Peekaboo Frames die to cut out eh Scallop Square using your Big Shot.  Adhere your Whisper White square with the bat to the back of your Scallop Square trying to center your bat inside the window.  I used a thin line of Tombow Glue.
6.  Position the Scallop Square and the three Oval Bats as desired.  Glue your Scallop Square in place.  Remove Dimensional backs from Ovals.
7.  Use a 2-3″ piece of the Washi Tape to make a pull so your window opens more easily.
8.  Admire your cute Halloween Card.  Make more versions using using other stamps from this Halloween Hello stamp set.

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Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI haven’t used the Peekaboo Frames die yet this Fall.  I decided to make a Christmas Card with it.  It was pretty quick and easy to make which is just what I need during this busy time of year.
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Closed
Peekaboo Frames Christmas Card-Open

Stamps:  More Merry Messages w#126400  c#126402
Greeting Card Kids  w#119887  c#120633
Ink:  VersaMark
StayzOn Black
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red
Wild Wasabi
Whisper White
scrap of green DSP
Scrap of Champaign Glimmer paper
Big Shot:  Peekabook Frames Bigz L Die #124587
Punch:  Star (retired-sorry)
Make a Mitten #127824  (Holiday 2012-not being carried over)
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854
Blender Pen
1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

1.  Cut the Peekaboo Frames from Riding Hood Red card stock using your Big Shot.
2.  Stamp the Greeting Card girl with the Christmas Tree onto Whisper White card stock using StayzOn Black Ink.  Color using Ink Pads and a Blender Pen.  I twirled off some of the color onto a scratch paper to get a lighter color.  I used Cherry Cobbler for all the reds.  I went over the darker parts 2-3 times.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 2-3/16″ square, centering the image. Adhere to the back of the large Curly Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
3.  Stamp the sentiment (after making sure it will fit in the opening) using VersaMark Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Then use Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Trim the Whisper White card stock to 1-7/8″ square centering the image.  Adhere to the back of the Scalloped Square Peekaboo Frame centering the image.
4.  Lay out the Peekaboo Frames in the desired positions on the Wild Wasabi card front.  Choose your Sentiment.  Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and your Heat Tool.
5.  Adhere Peekaboo Frames in desired positions.
6.  Decorate the Front of the Curly Peekaboo Frame with a punched 1-3/4″ Whisper White Scallop Circle.  Punch one mitten with the desired DSP pattern.  Flip the DSP over and punch another mitten.  Adhere to the Curly Peekaboo Frame Flap making sure to stay below the score/fold line.  Yes, one of my mittens does hangout over the edge of the flap.  Just make sure you don’t have adhesive on the part that hangs over.
7.  Punch a star or other shape out of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Adhere to front making sure the top tip of the star has adhesive so it will stay down as the flap folds up and down.  It will cross over the score/fold line slightly.
8.  Tie a small bow and adhere it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
9.  Open and close your Peekaboo flaps and admire your fun card!

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Happy Christmas Crafting!

Hello Doily and a little Peekaboo

I received this Sunflower card as a Convention Swap from Lorraine Papirny.  She used the Sunflower stamp and the bee from Nature Walk.  I don’t have either of those, so as usual, I substituted.  I think it turned out nicely.  Some of my customers made a “Favorite Swaps” list of cards they wanted to make.  The Sunflower card was on the list so we will be making my Hello Doily version in class on Friday.

Original Sunflower Card Swap
Peekaboo Sunflower
My Hello Doily Version
Peekaboo Hello DoilyPeekaboo Window open
Peekaboo Hello Doily-Open

Stamps:  Hello Doily w#122845 c#122847
Circle Circus w#115778  c#127784
Tiny Tags  w#118091  c#118592
Card Stock:  Whisper White  3-3/4″ x 5″ and 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base plus scrap
Cherry Cobbler 4″ x 5-1/4″ plus scrap
Midnight Muse 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″ plus scrap
Ink:  Marina Mist
Midnight Muse
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames L Bigz Die  #124587
Square Lattice embossing folder #119976
Punches: 1-3/8″ Square  #119877
1-3/4″ Circle (use as a corner rounder) #119850
Jewelry Tag Punch  #117190
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine  #123125
Crystal Effects  #101055
Paper Snips  #103579
SNAIL  #104322
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue  #110755
Glue Dots  #103683

1.  Stamp the Circle Circus stamp in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with Paper Snips.  Spread with an extra thin layer of Crystal Effects, if desired.  (My Crystal Effects is thick enough to make the Peekaboo stay open.  You don’t want this.  Plus I folded the score line on the Peekaboo window.  Don’t do that either.  Learn from my mistakes/experiments. )  Set aside to dry for at least 30 minutes.
2.  Adhere the Midnight Muse card layer to the Whisper White card base.  Run your Cherry Cobbler card stock through your Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Set aside.
3.  Stamp Hello Doily in desired position on Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist ink.   I find it easier to use large stamps with the wood touching the table and the rubber facing up.  Lay card stock in desired position.  Rub either a clear mount block or wood block over the paper while holding it in place with your fingers.
4.  Punch out area for the Peekaboo Window with 1-3/8″ Square Punch.  Line this up in the Peekaboo frame die over the small square Peekaboo Frame.  Make sure your pattern is facing the proper direction for the opening.  Run through your Big Shot.  Do NOT crease score line!
5.  Round the lower right corner if desired using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Use the Tombow Glue to glue your large Hello Doily layer to the Cherry Cobbler layer.  Glue around the edges of your Peekaboo and position in the punched out area.  It looks like you are magic!
6.  Wrap your Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around your card twice in the desired position.  It will make indents in the Cherry Cobbler card stock so make sure it is where you want it.  Tie in a knot.  Adhere these layers to Midnight Muse card layer.
7.  Stamp a sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set in Midnight Muse on a Whisper  White card stock scrap.  Position stamped sentiment in Jewelry Punch and hold in position without punching yet.  Take your Paper Piercing Tool and punch the hole for the Baker’s Twine in the desired position.  Now punch out your sentiment.  Punch scraps of Cherry Cobbler and Midnight Muse using same piercing technique.  Put these colored punched pieces in the Square Lattice embossing folder and run through your Big Shot.  Enlarge your pierced holes with your Paper Piercing Tool.  Thread both ends of the Baker’s Twine through your Jewelry Punched tags-first the Cherry Cobbler, then the Midnight Muse, then the Whisper White sentiment.  Tie the Baker’s Twine in a knot.  Use Glue Dots to hold the punched tags in place if desired.
8.  After the cut out with Crystal Effects has dried you can glue it inside the Peekaboo hole.
9.  Admire your “Magic Peekaboo” card!

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P.S. I Love You Valentine

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is only a month away?  Here is a fun little Peekaboo card for Valentine’s Day.  We will be making this at my class next week.

PS I Love You Valentine!

  P.S. I Love You (Occasions Mini) page 8  w#125460  c#125462
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Real Red
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (still available)  #124587
Punches:  Modern Label  page 209  #119849
Word Window  page 209  #119857
Ink:  VersaMark
Real Red
Markers:  Real Red
Garden Green
Chocolate Chip
Other:  White Embossing Powder page 201  #109132
Heat Tool  page 201  #100005

  Cut 2 Curly Label Peekaboo Frames out of Real Red card stock using your Peekaboo Frames die and Big Shot.  Stamp desired image on each flap with VersaMark, then add white embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.  Adhere Curly Label Peekaboo Frames to front of Blushing Bride card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored & folded at 4-1/4″)
2.  Stamp Hearts Circle and then Love you (inside Hearts Circle) behind one Curly Label Peekaboo flap using Real Red ink and Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Color strawberry stamp with markers and stamp behind other Curly Label Peekaboo flap using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.
3.  Stamp “Be my Valentine” in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock scrap.  Stamp row of Hearts in Real Red ink on Blushing Bride card stock-twice.
4.  Punch a Real Red card stock label using the Modern Label punch.  Punch out “Be my Valentine” and both rows of Hearts with the Word Window Punch.  Adhere “Be my Valentine” to Real Red Modern Label.  Adhere Modern Label to card base with Dimensionals.  Adhere rows of Hearts to card base at desired angle using Snail.
5.  Who will you surprise with this fun Valentine?

Peekaboo Jolly Bingo Bits

This is a fun little card I made while playing around trying out ideas for my Stamp Class.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
  Jolly Bingo Bits  page 41  w#120857  c#121187
Hand Penned Holidays (Holiday Mini) page 15  w#124310  c#124312
Card Stock:  Garden Green 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front
Whisper White card base & 3-1/2″ square & scraps for stamping and punching
Real Red for Peekaboo Frames
Ink:  Whisper White
Markers:  as desired depending on what stamps you choose.  Here is what I used:
Ornament:  Garden Green, Real Red
Christmas Tree (under window): More Mustard-star, Garden Green-tree, Chocolate Chip-tree trunk
Santa Hat:  Real Red, Basic Gray for around the white parts
Santa (under window):  Same as Santa Hat plus Chocolate Chip-eyes, Real Red-mouth
Jingle Bell-Basic Gray, Bravo Burgundy
Reindeer (under window):  Chocolate Chip
Candle: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Gray
Christmas Light (under window): Real Red, Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames die (Holiday Mini) page 36  #124587
Punches:  1″ Square  (Holiday Mini) page 36  #124094
1-1/4″ Square  page 212  #119865
1.  Cut out 4 Real Red Square Peekaboo Frames.  Because there is a score line, just cut one at a time for best results.
2.  Color 8 different Jolly Bingo Bits stamps and stamp them on the Whisper White card stock.  Punch the ones that show with the 1″ Square punch.  Adhere by putting adhesive on the Peekaboo window.  The stamped and punched edges will hang over the window a little.  I just tried to center them so they hung over the sides evenly.
3.  Punch stamped images that go on the inside of the windows with the 1-1/4″ punch.  Put adhesive on the back of the Peekaboo Frame.  Center image while looking through the window.
4.  Adhere decorated Peekaboo Frames to Whisper White 3-1/2″ Square.  Adhere this square to Garden Green Card Front.
5.  Stamp sentiment in Whisper White craft ink.  (Optional:  you can use white embossing powder).
6.  Adhere to Whisper White card base and have fun peeking in the windows!Have a sneak peek!Happy Stamping!

Peekaboo Frames Advent Calendar

We will be making this Advent Calendar next week on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.  The designing has been quite an adventure!!
UPDATE:  I now have an Advent Calendar tutorial for sale!

If you are local and want to sign up for this class, HERE are the details.

I used the Peekaboo Frames Bigz die, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Regals Buttons and Brads, Mini Jingle Bells, several other dies, and embellishments.  The whole process is far too detailed for a blog post.  It has been fun though.Smile

Happy Creating!

Peekaboo Trendy Trees

I have enjoyed this versatile tree set and decided to combine it with the new Peekaboo Frames die.
Trendy Trees, Peekaboo Frames die
Peekaboo Frame is Open :)SUPPLIES:
  Trendy Trees  page 108  w#113258
Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
Certainly Celery 3″ x 3-1/2″
River Rock  3-1/4″ x 4-3/8″
Whisper White  2″ x 2-1/8″
Inks & Markers:  Wild Wasabi
Garden Green
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Big Shot:
  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die  (Holiday Mini) page 36  #124587
Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Frame  page 219  #116824
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig  page 207  #101049

  Run River Rock card stock through Big Shot using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder.  Run the Certainly Celery card stock through the Big Shot using the Peekaboo Frames die.
2.  Adhere River Rock embossed card stock to card front using Snail or mini glue dots. 
  White card stock.  Stamp leaves using Wild Wasabi ink.  Use Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the trunk which is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  Position sentiment using Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Adhere in center of River Rock with mini glue dots or Snail.
4.  Peekaboo Frame.  Stamp tree using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The leaves are Garden Green, the trunk is Early Espresso.  Use your Early Espresso marker to make the tree trunk longer.  Run your Garden Green marker along the inside & outside edges of the Peekaboo part of the frame.  Adhere Peekaboo Frame over Whisper White card stock.  Use mini glue dots or Snail to adhere.  You can use a little Dotto Removable adhesive to hold your Peekaboo Frame closed, if desired.
5.  Admire your fun card!