Ghostly Haunts at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share an adorably spooky card I created with adorable Halloween stamps from the Fun Stampers Journey Ghostly Haunts set and one of the ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.

First, I stamped the largest pumpkin onto Copic paper and then masked it off.  I then stamped the small pumpkin over the large one, so that when I removed the mask it was behind it.  I then masked the large pumpkin again and stamped the large ghost over it, so when the mask was removed it looks like it is floating behind the pumpkin.  I then stamped the small Ghost separately.  I stamped the funny faces onto each ghost.  I colored all of the images with my Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.

I cut a rectangle out of Canson Watercolor Cardstock with one of my Cross Stitch Die-Namics.  I blended several distress inks onto the cardstock (Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss, and Black Soot) and sprayed it with a mini mister filled with water.  This helped even out and blend the colors even more.  I adhered the large ghost and pumpkins down to the dry background.  I then popped up the small ghost with foam tape and adhered that next to the large ghost.  I die cut a rickety fence in Black Licorice cardstock and adhered that in front of the pumpkins.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto the same Black Licorice cardstock with White embossing powder and fussy cut it out.  I popped the sentiment up with foam tape and adhered it in the middle of the panel.

I then created an A2 sized card base with Black Licorice cardstock and patterned paper from the FSJ Treat Time Prints pack.  I then wrapped Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon and Celery Chevron Twill Ribbon around the middle of the card base.  I popped the focal panel up with foam tape and adhered it slightly off to the left center of the card base.  I then created a quadruple loop bow with my Bow-It-All tool and the same twill ribbon from the band.  I adhered that to the middle right side of the card with my hot glue gun.  I adhered the entire card to a Whip Cream A2 side folded card.  As a final accent I covered both ghosts and the fence with Journey Glaze.

I hope you enjoy this cute but spooky card for Halloween.  Thanks for joining me today, and make sure to head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store for all of your Halloween and Fall themed ribbons.  Have a wonderful day!

Orange You Glad It's Autumn?

It is time for a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  We are challenging you to create something Orange and Fall themed with ribbon or trim.  Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year.  I love the colors, the crisp weather, apple picking, pumpkin carving, hot apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything and all the other delights that come with the season.

I made my card with papers from Polly's Paper Fall Harvest Creativity Kit on Etsy.  I layered all of the papers and focal image on Bazzil Candy Bar cardstock.  I added large flat backed brown pearls to the edges of the frame paper.  I created a triple loop bow with my Bow-It-All tool and Shimmer Tangerine with Gold ribbon. I then created a double loop bow with Ruby Satin Ribbon.  I placed them both together on the card.  I added some Mulberry flowers in pretty fall colors around the bows.  All of these items can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I hope you enjoy my orange Autumn themed card and come join us for this challenge by linking your projects.  I would love to see what you create!  Have a wonderful day.

U-Pick Pumpkins

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a cute little fall greeting card with you. I started with an adorable stamp from Whipper Snapper Stamps called "U-Pick Farm".  I stamped it onto my Canson watercolor paper with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I then watercolored it with my Distress Makers.  I then cut the image out with an MFT Oval STAX die.

I adhered a few pieces of fall patterned paper from my stash to an A2 piece of mustard colored cardstock.  I wrapped Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edges Ribbon and Sunflowers on Kiwi Grosgrain Ribbon around the card.  I created a triple loop bow with the same Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edges Ribbon and my Bow-It-All tool.  I adhered that to the card.  I finished it with three golden yellow pearls.  I hope you enjoy this adorable fall card.  Make sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store for all of your Fall themed ribbons.  Have a wonderful day!

September Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the September Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have cooked up some beautiful projects with the new Haunted Halloween Mix ribbon club assortment.

If you are following along you should have come here from Ginny's Blog.  If not, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

I dug into my overly large collection of stamps for this challenge.  One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, so I collect a lot of Halloween themed stamp sets.  For this card I decided to use Darcie's Halloween Owl set.  I stamped the images onto Copic cardstock and then colored them with a variety of my Copic Markers.  I fussy cut them out and then adhered them to an eerie background I created by blending Tim Holtz Distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, and Squeezed Lemonade.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with my WOW bright white embossing powder.  I layered it onto black cardstock with some Halloween patterned paper from my stash.

I created a band with two of the ribbons from the assortment; Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon and Pumpkins on White Grosgrain ribbon.  I also created a small single loop bow with the same Pumpkins on White Grosgrain ribbon.  Finally, I added a few Halloween green sparkly enamel dots to the sentiment strip as an accent.

I hope you enjoy this Halloween themed card I created with the beautiful new ribbons from the September Ribbon Assortment.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

September Hoarders Hop

Welcome to the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Glenda Brooks blog. After visiting me, hop over to Tracey Sabella's blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

I have had the Graphic 45 "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection stored in my craft room for quite some time now.  I had this plan of making a mini album of our 3 cats and new as soon as I saw this collection it would be perfect!  I bought almost the entire set including all of the elements and then it sat and sat...  Until this week!  I finally took it all out and made a mini box and album from it along with a hoarded black 5x5 mixed media box from the Graphic 45 Staples collection.

I measured all of the sides on the box and cut out patterned paper to match.  I inked all of the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and adhered them down.  I fussy cut out the cat and flowers image for the front and adhered that popping up the large flower on foam dots.  I made the corner bouquet with several coordinating Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers.  After they were adhered, I sprayed them with some Lindy's Stamp Gang in Clam Bake Beige to create some shimmer and darken the white flowers a bit.  I framed the edges of the front with black rhinestones. 

Below are the pictures of how I designed the sides of the box including the opening flap.  I used a Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull from my stash for the opening.

After I finished the box, I then got to work on the actual mini album to fit inside the box.  The box came with 6 black cardstock pieces that I used to create the pages of my album.  I covered each side with patterned paper and several elements from the collection.  All of it was inked again with the Black Soot ink.   After I was finished with the pages, I punched a hole in each upper left corner with my Cropadile puncher.  I had a silver binding ring in my stash which I covered in black patterned Washi tape to make it blend in with the book more.

The backs of each page (not pictured) were left unembellished with only a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch black mat for my pictures when I get them developed.  I am really pleased with how this album turned out.  I hope you have enjoyed it and are enjoying the hop.  Have a wonderful day!

Vintage Halloween Banner

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a banner I made with ribbons from the new September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Vintage Inspired Halloween Creativity Kit from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy shop.  I have to start out by explaining that Halloween is my favorite holiday after Christmas.  I just love the crisp fall weather, the pumpkins, the candy, and the fun spookiness of it all.  I was so excited to be able to create a banner to decorate with!


I cut out the banner shapes with the Stitched Party Banners Die by Lawn Fawn in black cardstock and then layered the patterned papers and cute images from the kit on top.  I inked all of the edges with Black Soot Distress ink.  I added pearls and Rhinestones in black and orange to add a bit of sparkle.  I then threaded the banners onto Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon.  I created two double layer triple loop bows with my Bow-It-All tool and some Orange Sheer Organza with Satin Edges ribbon.  I finished it off with White Gypsophilia Flowers by each hole and on the orange bows.

I hope you enjoy this banner as much as I enjoyed making it.  Make sure to head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store for all of your Halloween themed ribbons.  Have a wonderful day!