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!
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
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!
Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Whisper White Cardstock
Spooky Tree Image
5 Bracket Label by Lori Whitlock
The Paper Cabana
Now that my daughter is heading back to school, I decided I needed something to do with myself! Last year, I wasn’t really an empty nester because I was so busy taking care of my dad, who passed away the end of January. But this year, my nest will truly be empty, just me, Stella and Lucy at home for 12 hours each day. If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you know how much I love a good challenge and my new Silhouette Cameo has reignited my love for electronic cutters. So I have decided to combine these two loves and start a weekly challenge blog for electronic cutters! The first challenge will begin on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:00am. You can do a card, a layout or any other project, as long as it has at least one SVG cut. The prize for the first challenge is a $10 Download Card for the Silhouette Online Store! I am also looking for a few guest designers for the first challenge, if anyone is interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, please visit The Paper Cabana
Scene at the Beach
This is another layout for my Summer Scrapbook class. I designed this layout for a class in 2009, but my dad got sick and the class got cancelled. The base is Sahara Sand with So Saffron and Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper in the background. The photo mats are Brocade Blue. The title was cut with the Cricut, as were the Palm Trees and beach pail. The flip flops and beach ball were stamped in So Saffron and Certainly Celery.
Games Wii Play
This is a layout I made for my Summer Scrapbooking class. You can have “Wii” spelled “We” as an option. I used Old Olive Textured Cardstock for the base, Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper for the background and Brilliant Blue for the photo mats. The titles were cut with the Cricut in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip for the shadow. The Wii controller was also cut with the Cricut using a cut file made with George and Basic Shapes.
Here is a layout I made for today’s Free for All Challenge F4A121 Red, White & Blue. Confession, all the elements were cut for this layout. I was going to do a class with this layout 3 years ago, but my dad got sick and I never did the class. I sold the original sample, but I had another kit ready to be assembled. When I saw this challenge, I dug out the kit and finally put it together! The title was cut with the Cricut and Uncle Sam was made with Stampin’ Up! punches. I think the stars are a Sizzix die, been so long I can’t remember!