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Halloween Cards

Halloween Cards

Supplies


Halloween Card #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel like I am already behind on my Halloween cards. I am trying to keep them simple, cause I need to make a lot of cards. I am so happy with how the first couple turned out. I was so worried the Martha Stewart Paper and K and Company Accents wouldn’t  coordinate, but they look great together. Before I started making my Halloween cards, I got out my limited Halloween supplies, and  gathered purple, green, black, and orange embellishments. Anyways,  I hope you enjoying looking at my handmade Halloween card ideas.

Halloween Card #2

 

 

 

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Witch Designer Mat Stack, Martha Stewart Crafts Classic Halloween Designer Mat Stack

Die Cuts and Dry Embossing: Tim Coffey Halloween Bones and Bats Layered Accents, Cuttlebug 5-Inch-by-7-Inch Embossing Folder, Polka Dots

Embellishments: Recollections pearls, Ribbon, buttons, Hemp, Recollections Eyelets

Stamping & Inking: Studio G Halloween Stamps, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Ebony Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Halloween Card #3


Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

Two Birthday Make a Wish Cards

 

Supplies

Cupcake Make a Wish

To make the first card, I started with A2 kraft card base and a three inch circle. Then I punched out cupcake tops and bottoms with my EK Success small punches. I then adhering the cupcakes to the circle overlapping and layering. After finishing the circle, I punched a medium cupcake, and candles out of kraft cardstock and adhered them to the center of the circle. I used pop dots to adhere the circle focal image. For the sentiment, I used pale pink sticko letters to spell out “Make a Wish.” For finishing touches, I made some dotted lines and added a pink pearl. For my next card, I started out by punching out several candles using scrapes of patterned paper from the same stack. Then I adhered my candles in a wavy pattern across my kraft A2 size card. I arranged the candles on the card before gluing the down. After I adhered all the candles, I drew a dashed line long the bottom of the candles. For the sentiment, I cut out “Make a” and the stars ” from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. After adhered the first part of sentiment, i wrote out “wish” with a white gel pen.  I hope you like both of these Birthday Cards.

Candle Make a Wish

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Martha Stewart Punch Med Cupcake, Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Punch Medium Birthday Candles, Mini Paper Punch 2-Pack: Cupcake

Embellishments: Recollections pearls, Sticko Alpha Stickers in Pale Pink

Writing: Sakura Souffle Gel Pen White

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), 3-D Dots

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

 

Supplies

Handmade Heart Card

This card started out as an A2 card, but I ended up cutting it down two around 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. To make the focal image, I placed a 4 inch square piece of card stock on my cricut mat and cut out a 2 1/2 inch heart in the corner. Then I wrote my sentiment around the heart, and added some dash lines. I used my ATG to attach some pattern paper to my card base. I used pop dots to attach the heart cut out piece. After trimming down the card, I tied a bow and a added some pink pearls. I made two versions of this card. I hope you like it.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, DCWV The Mod-Retro Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Recollections Ribbon

Pens: Sakura White Souffle Gel Pen

Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)


Handmade Heart Card

Peacock Encouragement Card

Peacock Encouragement Card

Handmade Peacock Encouragement Card


I often like to start with a sentiment, when making cards. I started this card with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What lies behind us and lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To get the beautiful coloring on the peacock, I inked up her body with Victorian Velvet and then a little tea dye.  I hope you love this card, and that it inspires to you to create.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Recollections Pearls, Ribbon, Recollections Eyelets

Stamping & Inking: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Tea dye, and Victorian Velvet, Ink Blending Tools

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

Adhesive: 3D-Dots from EK tools, Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Happy Bird Day Handmade Card

Happy Bird Day Handmade Card
Handmade Happy Bird Day Card

Happy Bird Day

I made this super cute Birthday card for one of my coworkers. Her favorite colors are brown and pink, so I wanted to feature those colors her card.

Card base: 5 1/2″ x 10″ piece of pale pink cardstock folded in half to make a 5 1/2″ square

Cardbase: 5″ square Bazzill Basics Texture cardstock in bitter chocolate

Paper Layers: 3″ x 5″ carnation pink cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, and a 5″ border cut from the DCWV Garden party stack.

Diecut: The birdie is cut from the Birthday Bash Cartridge at 2 1/2″ and embellished with a teal Sakura Gel pen and a pink pearl.


To make this card I started with my base layer, and then adheared the pink happy brithday cardstock with my ATG. Then I adhered the super cute pink and brown houndstooth. Then I taped my brown ribbon down. Then adhered on care base to the pale pink card base. After assembling my cute little bird with my Zig two way glue pen, I used some pop dots to place him on card. For the sentiment,  I used some sticko letter stickers to spell out “Happy Bird Day.” Now time to embellish. I used my gel pen to do some stitching on base layer. Then I used my aqua gel pen to do some dots on the balloon and birds chest. I added a pearl by sentiment and on the birdie, and then tied a bow. I hope you like this birthday card.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Bazzill Basics Cardstock (Bitter Chocolate)
  • DCWV Garden Party Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing:

  • Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder

Embellishments:

  • Sticko Pale Pink Letters
  • Recollections Pearls
  • Ribbon

Adhesive:

  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Zig two Way Glue Pen
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)

Like the Flower and the Bee Great Friends are We

Like the Flower and the Bee Great Friends are We

Handmade Bee and Flower Card


To make this adorable friendship card, I started with a piece of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 piece of craft cardstock. I folded it in half to make a standard A2 size card.  For the first layer I used a piece of  4″ x  5″ Bazzill Basics Lime Crush card stock. Then I layer on a 3″ x 5″ piece of pattern paper from the Sweet Nectar stack . The paper was a pale blue and cream  background with big red flowers in the corners. I used a center piece without any flowers. Before attaching the background layer to the card, I added some green ribbon and a bow. The tulip garden was cut from the freshly picked cartridge. I used distress ink on both layers of the wooden flower pot. After attaching the flower bed, I adhered my bee from the Give a Hoot Cartridge with some pop dots.  For my sentiment I used the Niki Riki thickers to spell out Bee, then I wrote out the rest of my sentiment with a felt tip marker. Hope you love this cute friendship card.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Recollection Cardstock
  • Bazzill Basics Cardstock
  • K & Company Sweet Nectar Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing:

  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge

Embellishments:

  • American Crafts Thickers Niki Riki
  • Recollections Pearls
  • Ribbon

Adhesive:

  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Zig two Way Glue Pen
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)