Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Create with Care

If you've seen my previous blog post using the "hauntingly" fun Scaredy Cat paper collection, you know that even after doing TWO 2 page layouts from just the paper pack and the matching Complements, you still have leftover paper.  With my extras, I decided to make these two "boo-tiful" cards!  

Check out the photos and instructions for the layouts by clicking the following link:

Scaredy Cat Scrapbook Layouts

In addition to the scraps from the paper pack, I used these 3  items for the cards:

Create with Care
Happy Owl-oween!

·      Colonial White Cardstock
Cut 1 at 8 1/2 " x 5 ½”
Fold in half to make card base
·      Paper #3 (purple background with black quatrefoils)
Cut 1 at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
·      Thistle Cardstock
Cut 1 at 3” x 5”
·      Paper #1 (off white background with multi-colored squares and black circles)
Cut 1 at 2 ¾” x 4 ¾”
·      Cut black and white “zip strip” to 5 ½”
·      Tie a piece of Thistle Striped Ribbon around smaller rectangle
·      Stamp “Happy Halloween”, “trick or treat”, and “BOO!” on ½” strips of Colonial White Cardstock, then trim and dovetail
·    Adhere in fan pattern on right side of card Anchor with owl sticker from leftover Complements

Create with Care
Who's a Scaredy Cat?

·      Colonial White Cardstock
Cut 1 at 8 1/2” x 5 ½”
Fold in half to make card base
·      Black Cardstock
Cut 1 at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
·      Paper #2 (off white background with Halloween images)
Cut 1 at 4” x 5 ¼”
·      Cut Orange Bat “zip strip” to 4 ¼”
·      Colonial White Cardstock
·      Cut 1 at 3 ½” x 3 ½”
·      Paper #1 (Reverse side with Orange rectangles)
·      Cut 1 at 3” x 3”
·      Adhere 4 pennant shaped Complements, lining up towards bottom of card

·     Adhere “Scaredy Cat” Complement and olive stars

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September is National Stamping Month

Celebrate Stamping!!

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Happy stamping!!