Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hocus Pocus

 A quick stop by to share a Halloween Card.  Just one week from today the big day will be here. For this card I used dies, paper and glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  You will find all the links below.

 This is a slimline card so it measures 9"X4".  It's hard to see in the photo but I have covered this spiderweb with Black Microfine Glitter to give this card a little extra sparkle.  You can see how I did it below.

I covered my paper with Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Adhesive before cutting it out.

After removing the tape liner I covered the spiderweb with Black Microfine Glitter and then burnished it.

I attached the glittered web to the cards front panel.

I didn't have black rindstones in my stash so I colored some red ones with a black Copic Marker.  Hocus Pocus was added and then the banner was topped off with a witches hat.

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting,

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Come In For A Bite

 Hi Friends,

I have been working on Halloween cards, which I love making, and want to share this fun Bitty Ball Vampire with you.   He is so handsome and cool popping up to welcome you to his home.  

For the envelope or box I began by cutting the paper where the white lines are on the photo.  I wanted to use all of the graphic.  After cutting the paper down, I scored it on three sides 1/2" and then 3/4" shown with the white arrows.  After folding on the score lines it will look like a box on three sides  I cut a back panel the same size as the front and them assembled it like a box leaving the right side open.

I used some light weight chipboard to reinforce the paper on the edges and the front and back.  With the double Bitty Ball there is more pressure in the front and back.  For the final step of the envelope I cut a notch so the vampire would go in and out easier. For the notch I used a die from the Triple Flip.

The instructions for both the Bitty Ball and the Character Add Ons is below so if you need a refresher, just take a look.  

For the "Come In For A Bite" I printed on orange paper from my computer using the Chiller font.  I cut it out using a circle.  Then cut another circle that is bigger using black paper. You could cut it out using any circle die or as I did, on my Scan N Cut.

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Haunting,


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Feelin' Witchy

 Hello Friends,

Just wanted to share a fun little slimline with you today.  This cute card was made with Elizabeth Craft Designs products that are linked below.  Look for me on the ECD Blog this Sunday when I will have another festive Halloween card to share.

See you soon and stay creative,

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October Designer Challenge - Haunted

 Hello friends and welcome back, 

Today is the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and this month we are challenged to make a card that has a haunted theme.  I decided to go with a Haunted Farm where everything is spooky with the farm animals dressed up to go Trick or Treating.

The adorable little ghost has taken over the barn and as you can see - the weather vane has been captured by a black spider.
The cow is all dressed up in his cape and mask and that cute horse is disguised as a cowboy. 

The front is simple with another ghost and Happy Halloween Greeting.

Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to stop by the Karen Burniston Pop Up Peeps FB page for lots more inspiration.

Have a creative week,


Friday, October 1, 2021

Steampunk Phone Stand

 Hello Friends,

 I have a fun and easy project to share with you today.  We all know how hard it is to make or buy gifts for the guys in our life so this project is perfect for gift giving or stocking stuffers with it's masculine elements.  Any guy would love having this Phone Stand on their desk for easy viewing and charging.

Clear Scraps has these great Phone Stands in many different shapes.  I used wood for mine but you can also find them in acrylic on the Clear Scraps website.

The rectangular wood shape is used here.  All products are linked below.

I have always loved Steampunk so like to use it in my projects whenever possible.  For this one I used real copper sheeting, that has started to tarnish, but a heavy weight cardstock would work as well.  I simply traced around the Phone Stand and cut the copper in the same shape using scissors.  I then used an embossing folder to add a pattern.  In this case it is gears and cogs.

The entire front of the Phone Stand was covered with double sided adhesive, any brand of wide adhesive will work as well as glue (be sure you select a glue that is for nonporous surfaces).  I like the double sided adhesive because it is strong and there is no mess.

After removing the protective backing from the adhesive - the embossed piece was added.  I burnished the sides down with a bone folder to make sure there were no sharp edges.  For the final touch, some gears will be added leaving some hanging a little off the edge for a fun effect.  E6000 was used for this part because it works great for gluing two nonporous surfaces together. 

Thanks for joining me today, 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

It's Stamptember with Riley and Company

Hello friends,
It's an exciting day around here because we are celebrating Simon Says Stamptember with Riley and Company.  This is an exclusive release for a special event.  Be sure to click on the links below so you can get in on this adorable stamp set, only available while supplies last.

I made two cards using this darling stamp set and have plans for many more.

I think any one of Karen Burniston's (in cahoots with Riley and Company) die sets would work with this fun set of stamps so I used the Fancy Label Accordion and the Fancy Flourish Frames to create a fun scene.  Riley is simply being awesome with his friend Simon. 

Riley is always sporting a stylish look with the sunglasses, I added a few extra pair just for kicks.  I used the Frame Pull Pop Up to animate Riley on this one.

If you would like to see more of this cute moose, just click on the names below for more inspiration.

Once this stamp set is gone, it's gone so don't wait! Order yours now.
See you soon,

Friday, September 24, 2021

Paper Flower Friday

 Hi again friends,  it has been a busy time around the Diller house lately so for todays PFF I'm reaching back into the older files to pull out a card made for a challenge.  I still like it an hope you do as well.  There are plenty of paper flowers.  You can check the links below to see all the products I used.

Have a great and creative weekend and I will see you on Sunday with a Stamptember reveal from Riley and Company!