Monthly Archives: September 2012

Glitter Fun Ornament Tutorial


Santa Glitter Ornament

I had some fun yesterday playing with glitter and here is the result!  I think these glitter ornaments are so cute and they are so easy and fun to make.  I bought my large clear glass ornaments at Michael’s, 4 to a pack for $4.49.  And I am happy to say I actually used a coupon, now that I have the coupons on my phone, I always have one!  I added a little grosgrain ribbon and ribbon slider to make this one a santa.  These ornaments are really easy to make, so if you have never made one of these, you should give it a try!

Materials List

Clear ornament, can be glass or acrylic

Floor Wax, I used Pledge Future Shine.  You can use the wood or tile and vinyl finish, just make sure it is a finish, not a cleaner.

Glitter, I used ultra-fine

Stampin’ Up! 1/4 inch Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Stampin’ Up! Ribbon Slider (I only had a white one on hand, a gold or bronze one that is not a flower would probably look better!)


1.  Remove the hanger cap from the ornament, add a little of the floor wax and swirl to coat the entire inside of the ornament.  Try not to get too many bubbles, because this can leave a bare spot.  Drain the excess back into the bottle.

2.  Add the glitter.  I used a small funnel which I wiped with a dryer sheet to keep the glitter from sticking.  You can also use a paper funnel.  Gently turn the glitter inside the ornament to coat the inside, you may need to add more glitter.  Empty the excess glitter back into the container.

3.  Decorate as desired or leave them as is, they are gorgeous even without any decoration!  Let the ornament dry overnight before inserting the hanger back in and you are done.  See, I told you it was easy!


Witch Hat Treat Box


Witch Hat Treat Box

Witch Hat Treat Box Top


Isn’t this Witch Hat Treat Box adorable!  I love that it is actually a little box, useful and so cute!  It is from the new SVG cuts set Gimme Candy, which was released last night.  The set is free with purchase until next Thursday.  The hat box was so easy and went together very quickly.  I cut a second hat, cut the panels apart and embossed them to add a little dimension.  I also inked the embossed panels with Whisper White.  This was a quick project, but so much fun!  I will definitely be making more of these!

Materials List

Gimme Candy by SVG cuts

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White and Summer Sun Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Creep Crawly Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and Basic Black Ink

Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Ounch

Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine

The Twinery Orange Baker’s Twine

Monogram Background Cut



Monogram Background Cut

This design is my sample for The Paper Cabana Challenge #4:  Backgrounds.  This was designed to go on a glass block which unfortunately did not arrive in time for the challenge, so plan B was this card.  I used part of the Curve Screen  background by Jennifer Wambach and then welded it to a frame.  I then made the circle frame and welded the letter M inside the frame.  I made an offset of the circle frame to cut out the center of the background and then welded the monogram to the background.  I can’t wait for my glass blocks to get here so I can finish my real project!

Materials List 

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango Cardstock

Curve Screen by Jennifer Wambach Cut File

Comic Sans TTF

Halloween Lantern


Halloween Lantern


I am on a Halloween roll!  I had this lantern template in my stash and decided to recreate it in Silhouettes Studio.  I added the cobweb, spider and spooky cat to make it a Halloween Lantern.  I think I will make a few more of these to line my walkway on Halloween, just need to add a little orange tissue paper and some battery-powered tea lights!


Materials List

Halloween Lantern Cut File

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango Cardstock and Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink

Chipboard from back of paper pad


Halloween Apothecary Jar


Halloween Apothecary Jar

Halloween Apothecary Jar Top

I love this cute apothecary jar cut file from the SVG cuts set Toil and Trouble and the tall version is the perfect size to hold two layers of Smarties, my daughter’s favorite candy!  I decided to make it out of acetate so that she could see the candy inside.  It went together pretty easily, I just hate using glue because I am so messy!  The tabs on the lid are pretty small and you shape it as you go, so there was no way to use my ATG gun, so I had to use my Stampin’ Up! 2-Way Glue.  I am going to make another one for my son also.  He is not a big candy eater, so I’m not sure what I will put in it, but it is just too cute not to make him one!

Materials List

Acetate:  GBC Clear Presentation Covers

Stampin’ Up! Only Orange, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! 2-Way Glue

Stampin’ Up! Great Friend Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine

The Twinery Orange Baker’s Twine

Stampin’ Up! Black Wide Stripe Ribbon

Stampin’ Up! Curly Label, Small and Large Oval Punches

Stampin’ Up! Labels Collection Framelits

Ghost from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge

Spooky Tree with Googlie Eyes



Googly-eyed Spooky Tree

My card today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge F4A135…The eyes have it! The challenge is to use googly eyes on your card, with brownie points for using them on an inanimate object. I knew I wanted to use a spooky tree for my card, but could not find one that I liked. I searched the web for spooky tree coloring pages, and finally found an image that I liked and traced it in my Silhouette Studio software. I am also submitting this card to the Out of a Hat Creations Challenge: Halloween. This fun card is heading to my son for Halloween!

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Whisper White Cardstock

Spooky Tree Image

Chiller Font

5 Bracket Label by Lori Whitlock

Boo Y’All Halloween Teepee Card


Side 1 Boo Y’All

Side 2 If the Shoe Fits

Side 3 Spooky Gate

I have not done a challenge on Splitcoaststampers in a couple of weeks, so I decided to do today’s Ways to Use It Challenge WT393 Fancy Folds. I wanted to make a halloween decoration to send to my daughter and I thought a Teepee Card would be fun. It is a really easy card to make and you get a lot of bang for the buck! I had so much fun decorating the sides and I am so impressed with how well the Gothic Gate freebie from SVGcuts cut even in that small size. I did a bit of slicing and dicing, this month’s challenge on the Silhouette Plus forum, to create the fence on either side of the gate. And look how thin the spooky font is, the Cameo cut it perfectly! I am also submitting my Teepee card to the Out of a Hat Challenge: Halloween.

The Teepee card is really easy to make, cut 3 sheets of 6 x 6 cardstock, score diagonally, then adhere the cardstock back to back to create a tripod. I will post pictures tomorrow, with more detail, but now it’s time for dinner!

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tango Tangerine, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade Cardstock and an old Designer Series Paper Pack

Gothic Gate Freebie by SVGcuts

Cuddly Ghost Freebie by SVGcuts

Candy Corn from Party on Elm Street by by SVGcuts

Witch Legs by Echo Park

Witch Hat and Stars by Lettering Delights

Spooky Cat Coloring Page

Bats by Hero Arts

Inspired Koi Friend


Koi Friend

Today’s challenge at The Paper Cabana is an Inspiration Challenge: Bright Wishes Kanzashi Studio.  While browsing on Etsy one day, I ran across this little shop that carries the prettiest fabric hair clips.  I loved all the beautiful flowers, colors and fabrics used to make these handmade hair ornaments.  The hand-dyed silks are my favorite, the colors and shading are just exquisite.  I chose this Summer Goldfish Hair Clip as the inspiration for my card.  I just love the beautiful shading on the goldfish!

Materials List 

Koi Carp Fish by Sarah Bailey Cut File

3d Flower – Water Lily by A Little Hut Cut File

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Basic Black, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Green Galore and Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple Ink

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Marker and Signo White Gel Pen

Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Spring Bouquet, Modern Label, Word Window and Hand Held Circle Punches

Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

Hanging Element Christmas Card




While surfing the Internet, I saw a darling baby card that was a mobile. Try as I might, I could not find it when I searches for it, so I decided to try an recreate it. The card I saw featured 4 frames that stood like an X, with several hanging elements. I designed my card so that the frames attached to a card base. For this version, I only used 3 frames, creating a flat front. I created a cut file for the Hanging Elements Card, but I cut this one by hand for a Stampin’ Up! Only challenge.

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! festival of Prints Paper Pack
Stampin’ Up! Ornament, Curly Label and Decorative Label Punch
Stampin’ Up! Greetings of the Season Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Basic Black Ink
Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die
Stampin’ Up! Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin’ Up! Winter Wishes Stitched Felt
Stampin’ Up! Argyle Embossing Folder

Happy Halloween Frankie



It is swap time again for my Stampin’ Up! Demo Group, Pineapple Inkers! This month we are doing 3D projects and this little acetate box is my first project. This little box goes together quickly and easily, perfect for a last minute gift!

Materials List

Acetate Treat Box Cut File

Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Word Window, Modern Label, Curvy Label, Scallop Circle, Circle and Handheld Circle Punches
Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon