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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


Embossed Butterfly Thanks Card

Embossed Butterfly Thanks Card

Handmade Embossed Butterfly Card

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I started with a standard A2 kraft card base, except this one was going long ways. Then I layered on two sheets of coordinating cardstock from the Abrianna paper stack. I am not sure the exact dimensions, because I just cut down to what I though looked good. To make the focal image, I cut a scallop at 3 inches in yellow patterned paper and a circle at 2 1/2 inches in cream. On the circle, I embossed two golden butterflies. Then I inked up the edges with Tim Distress Ink in tea dye. Then I used some gold embossing power to emboss the edges. Then inked the entire circle with Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet. Then adhered the circle to the scallop and attached it to the card with pop dots. I used my porcelain alphabet letters to spell out thanks, and then attached some ribbon and bow to finish off the card. I listed my supplies below and I hope you enjoy this card.

Supplies:

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

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

Embellishments:  Ribbon, BasicGrey Porcelain Collection Letter Sheet

Stamping & Inking: Martha Stewart Clear Butterfly Stamp, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Gold Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet

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

Dapper Owl Handmade Card

Dapper Owl Handmade Card

Handmade Top Hat Owl Card


I have been wanting the Billionaire Cartridge for a long time. I’ve been holding out since it was mostly a font cartridge, and cost so much. At my Walmart, the price went to $20, so a snatched this cartridge up. I love the mustaches, tops hats, monocle, and Victrola. My husband said I had to make an owl card with a monocle, and here he is.  I cut the owl from Create a Critter at 3.” I used three different shades of blue for owl. I used the darkest color for the base, the lightest color for the middle layer, and the middle color for the top layer. The monocle and hat both were cut out from the Billionare Cartridge at 2.” For the first layer, I used dark red that I inked up with Victoria Velvet. Then I layered on a piece of designer paper at an angle. The ribbon is white ribbon that I inked up with tea dye and vintage photo, and then taped it to the card. After adhering my owl, I tied a bow with my left over ribbon. The card base was adhered to a kraft card base that I inked up some distress ink in tea dye and vintage photo. In the inside of the card I wrote, “Hello Dear Friend.” Hope you like this new card, and it inspires you to use your cartridges together to make one image.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, Me and My Big Idea Renee Argyle Green, Colorbok Texture Cardstock

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, Cricut Lite Billionaire Cartridge

Embellishments: Ribbon

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

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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

Fox Card

Fox Card

Handmade Fox Card

I love foxes. I think they are so stinking cute. I think my dog Franklin kind of looks like a fox. I haven’t made a fox card earlier, because I didn’t have the right color orange. I couple weeks back, I bought some Bazzill Orange Marmalade Card stock, which is the perfect color for fox. I started this card by cutting out my fox on the Cricut. I cut the fox at 3″ in Orange Marmalade and gray blue for the shift layer. After I glued the layers together, I inked by the fox with some Tea Dye. Then I took my little fox, and held against various sheets of cardstock until I picked this red and gold pattern from the ancestry.com stack.


Then I cut my layers. I cut two pieces of Bazzill brown cardstock at 4 x 5 1/2″ and 2 x 5 1/2″. For the patterned paper, I cut at 3 1/2 x 5″ and 1 1/2 x 5″. Then I layered the patterned paper on the corresponding brown cardstock. Then I adhered the small layer towards the bottom of the larger layer. For the ribbon, I used a white piece of ribbon that I inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo. Once I had the color I desired, I taped the ribbon down.Then I adhered the fox down, before making  a bow. For the sentiment, I used a cardstock tag punch out from the Garden Party Stack. After the writing the sentiment:

Always do what you are Afraid to do ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I inked up the tag with tea dye, and vintage photo. Then I attached the tag with a brad. For my card base, I used a gray blue 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. After folding it, in half to make a A2 size card, I inked up the card base with broken china. Then attacked my layers to the card base. I hope you like this super cute fox card.

Supplies:

Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Ancestry.com Stack, Bazzill Basic Cardstock (Brown, Orange Marmalade), DCWC Garden Party Stack

Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge

Embellishments: Ribbon, Recollections Brad

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

Writing: Sakura Microperm Ultra-Fine Point Black

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

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)

Pace of Nature

Pace of Nature

Handmade Nature Card


Supplies:

  • Recollection Cardstock
  • Bazzill Basics Cardstock
  • Die Cuts With a View Garden Party Stack
  • Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge
  • Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge
  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Ribbon

Here is another pretty handmade card. This card is great to give to a close friend. It started with standard A2 card in craft cardstock. I cut the scallop shape out from Birthday Bash from a piece of designer paper from DCWV Garden Party stack. The flowers are from the Freshly Picked Cartridge. I used the shadow, so the flowers would stand out against the background. I printed the sentiment out on my printer, and then matted it on some blue card stock before adhering it to the card with some pop dots. To check out more cute sentiment to go with the Fresh Picked Cartridge read my post about it here. Then I punched some holes at the top and attached a ribbon bow. Hope you like this card and happy crafting.