Curvy Box Pumpkins, Monsters & Mummy’s oh my…

I have several very talented team members.  Today’s blog post I am sharing all of Dreamia Toloso’s fabulous hand made pumpkins, monsters & mummys.  She teaches classes in Louisiana, if you live in that area and would like to attend classes please look her up here: DREAMIA’s CREATIONS.  You can also follow her Facebook page HERE.


You haven’t even seen the cutest part yet.  Check out the mummy’s and the monster.  You can see my Tips & Tricks below for how to make some of these items.


Tips & Tricks:
  • Curvy Box:  The Curvy Box Framelit can be found in the 2014 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog.  It’s fantastic for making all kinds of cute things. 
  • The Mummy:  Dreamia created the mummy wraps by cutting several strips of curvy paper and then inking the edges and adhering them down to the box.  The eyes where punched using the circle punches and neatly tucked under the strips to give the appearance they are peeking out.
  • The Pumpkins:  Dreamia used the Work of Art stamp set to stamp the lines on the pumpkin.  She used Pumpkin Pie card stock and pumpkin pie ink, because what else would you use on a pumpkin, right!?  The leaves are cut and stamped using the Flower Patch Bundle.  The strips of curly paper were most likely wrapped around a pencil to be given a curl.  The adorable acorn was cut from the Autumn Accents die and the top was probably colored with blendabilities to be made darker.
  • The Monster:  Using Basic Black and Old Olive card stock to create these adorable monsters was the perfect idea.  She used fringe scissors one one of the monsters to create his hair and hand cut the points on the other monster.  These monsters are created from the Fry Box Die.
Great job Dreamia.  You can place orders in Dreamias online store.

Monster Supplies:

Mummy Supplies:

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Wowza Wednesday #6 You Little Turkey

Back by popular demand.  Another treat holder creature.  This time I went with Turkey.  Since you know, we are about two months from the Thanksgiving Holiday.  These would make really cute favors to have on the table for everyone.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Heat Embossing:  I did not favor the heat embossing in Gold on this card.  I ended up settling on Crushed Curry for my embossing because it really popped so much better.
  • Products:  I realized when I was creating this blog post that there are lots of different products used on this card.  I want to share that if you need to simplify it you could make the feathers by cutting ovals and folding them in half and then snipping in close to the fold line in order to make a fringe.  
  • Sleepy eyes:  There is just something about cutting those top punches on the eyes in half and layering them on that makes your turkey look sleepy or lazy.

Here is my video on how to put this little turkey together.

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Wowza Wednesday #5 Founders Circle Swap Cards

Welp here they are.  These are my 2014 Founders Circle Swaps.  I really think they turned out great.  I absolutely love the Holiday Home stamp set and Framelits.  They are adorable.  I’ve seen so many cute things done with this stamp set.  I am really hoping to do a few of them in the coming weeks.  


I will be traveling to Founders Circle today! YAY!  I am so excited.  This is the second year I have earned this achievement but was unable to attend the retreat last year.  It feels like my first time earning in a way.  I will be keeping you posted on how it’s going this week 🙂

Here is my video.

Tips & Tricks

  • Sponging:  I don’t show it in the video but using a sponge in a swirling motion is a great way to add texture and color to white card stock. Or even color card stock.  You just dip the sponge directly into your ink pad and then use a swirling motion over your card stock.
  • Gold Encore Ink:  I would suggest using your heat tool on the Gold Encore Ink and the Silver for that matter.  They don’t set up very well on their own and need a little help.
  • Make a Scene:  No, don’t throw a fit. I mean, make a scene with our cards.  sometimes when I am creating a card I am not always trying to convey something visual, sometimes I am trying to convey a feeling.  That is what I was trying to do with this card.  You know at the beginning of fall when it is still warm out, but not hot, and the leaves have fallen and the world seems still and quiet in the mornings and the air is crisp.  I love that time of year.  I tried to make this card feel like that time of year.  Sometimes when you are creating close your eyes and think about how something feels and then try to convey that through your work.  It’s fun to do.  Takes some practice but you’ll get there.

Here is my list of supplies.  Click on any of the images below to order in my online store. 


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Freebie Friday #32 Gratitude for Days

Welcome to Freebie Friday.  I have Gratitude for Days so I am doing a $45 giveaway this week.  I LOVE this kit.  It’s so amazing and simple.  Every year during the holidays I like to do 30 days of thanks, and this is the perfect solution.  Check out the video below and see details below on how to get in on the $45 product giveaway!
Last weeks Freebie Friday Winner is: Marie Smith

Samples of how to use this amazing kit in alternative ways.  These are from the Stampin UP! corporate blog.

You can order your Gratitude Kit in my online store HERE.
Here’s the video I made for you.  Listen at the end to find out how to be entered to win a $45 Shopping Spree free from me.
Freebie Friday Giveaway Details from Sept 12:
  • Anyone can win
  • Leave a comment on my you tube video or blog post to get 1 ticket in the drawing *1 ticket*
  • Order $25 in product (before tax and shipping) and get 2 tickets in plus 1 for commenting *3 tickets total*
  • Order $50 in product (before tax and shipping) and get 4 tickets in the drawing plus 1 for commenting.  *5 tickets total*
  • You must check back here next week on Sept 19th to see if you won.  Then email me at wendy.cranford@live.com
  • If one week goes by with no claim to the prize I will choose another winner from that week.
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Thank You Cards – EASY PEASY

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I made these SUPER EASY Thank You Cards using the TableScape pack from the Holiday Catalog.  I received the pack for free as a perk of being a demonstrator and had no idea what to do with it.  We aren’t exactly the “PLACE SETTING” types.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that *seinfeld*… however, I just knew I wouldn’t use it for it’s intended purpose.  Here is what I came up with instead.

Halloween and Harvest Cards

Stamp Kit of the Month – Check it out!
Don’t forget to use the hostess code!  Learn more about it here.
October’s Hostess Code: ZABM4MP4

Today I have a few card shares I’ve been working on.  The first one I used the Harvest of Thanks stamp set for.

It’s kind of a fun fold card.  I really love how it turned out.





I made few fun Halloween Cards that were SUPER EASY, using the Witches Brew Designer Paper.  The first group here I just cut the paper at 
5 1/4″ x 4″ and then colored some of the lines in using my Stampin’ Write Markers.

This one I used the Owl Punch to make the cute ghosts!

And here I used my 1″ Square punch to create all the squares.

 

Harvest of Thanks

Stamp Kit of the Month – Check it out!
Don’t forget to use the hostess code!  Learn more about it here.
October’s Hostess Code: ZABM4MP4

I got this stamp set, Harvest of Thanks, from my wonderful upline Patty Bennett.  THANK YOU PATTY!  I decided to make a bunch of cards with it over the weekend.  Here’s what I came up with 🙂