Quick & Easy Witches Broom Treat

Take Two!!

Yes I wrote this whole blog post was at the very end and apparently pushed something that made the whole thing disappeared!  I couldn’t even find it saved as a draft.  GRRR!  So I’m writing again.  Which means I will probably not give as much detail as I did the first time.  Anyway the project I wanted to share was this cute Witches Broom Treat.  It is really easy to make using our Fringe Scissors!

witch-broom EI used individually wrapped twizzlers – the red ones because those are the ones I like to eat.  You just need a strip of the Happy Haunting Designer Paper.  I put a score line across it where the “bend” is between the top fringe and the bottom fringe of the broom.  Along that score line on the back of the paper put a piece of Tear & Tape.  Then use the fringe scissors to fringe both sides – but DON”T cut through the tape – just up to it.  Then take of the backing on the tape and wrap it around the twizzler sticking it to itself as you go around – wrap as tight as you can.  Fluff out the fringe.  For me these actually stand up!

I finished with a tag made from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set and the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I tied my tag on with a strand from the thick Baker’s Twine – the whole thing was too thick for my liking so I pulled it apart – just untwist it.

Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! Supplies that I used:

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“Reclaimed Wood” Skinny Frankenstein

Are you ready to see one of the Scarecrow’s friends?  Yep – yesterday’s scarecrow has a friend already.  I made this one for my Happy Haunting Hands On class that I had earlier this month.  Here is Frankenstein!

wood-franky2 EThis guy is made from Old Olive card stock – the card base is 3″ wide leaving space for his bolts to stick out the side and still fit in the envelope.  The Woodgrain stamp is stamped with Old Olive Ink – this time the planks are 3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  His hair is a piece of black card stock and again I used the Tree punch – just the tip – to cut his hair.

Then I needed to add all his parts –

wood-franky EThe eyes of course are punched circles – white and BLACK GLIMMER paper!  His bolts and his nose are actually from the Boo to You framelits.  The bone cut in half created the bolts – I used the Silver Foil for those.  The nose is the pumpkin pail with the handle cut off – it makes a funky shaped nose – I did sponge the edges with Old Olive ink and put it on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  His mouth is a strip of black and then another piece that I snipped with the Fringe Scissors so the pieces were all a bit different. Finish with the black marker for some scars on his face.

I hope you like him!  I’ve already completed another card for this series and have ideas for several more.  I’ll be working on those soon.

Here are all the supplies for Frankenstein. (I’ll go back and add them for the Scarecrow).

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“Reclaimed Wood” Skinny Scarecrow

I’m really excited about this card – I love how it turned out.  And after creating this one I decided I want to work on a whole series!  I’ve actually made 3 of them already.  But this is my first one and it is so stinkin’ cute!!

wood-scarecrow EThis card came about after I saw a reclaimed wood project on Pinterest and thought that I could take the idea and create a card.  I liked how the brim of the hat went outside the base of the wood so I wanted to incorporate that into my card AND still have it fit inside the envelope.  So I went with a skinny card!  The card base is 3″ wide instead of the normal 4-1/4″.  The brim of the hat is 4-1/4″ wide – so once you add that piece it’s the perfect width for the envelope.

I wanted the look of real wood planks so I cut my strips and stamped them with the Woodgrain background stamp.  My card base is actually Early Espresso.  I attached the “wood planks” to the card base and left just a hair of a gap like you would see with real wood.

Here is more detail on the wood planks – they are 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ – the hat pieces are Soft Suede and the face is Crumb Cake.  Both are stamped with Soft Suede ink.

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The candy corn nose is just strips glued on a piece of Whisper White card stock – I used Hello Honey and Pumpkin Pie.  Then punched them out with the Tree Punch – just the top of it.  I decided to go around it with a Black marker to give it a finished edge.  The nose is added on with a dimensional.

For the eyes you can use different things for the white – I used Candy Dots on this one – from the Neutrals set.  There are also the white Epoxy dots, or punch card stock – but I like the dimension of the dots.

I thought he turned out really cute!  My Stamp Club members and my KSU club got to make this card and it was very popular with everyone.  I also brought it as a swap for the Getaway Trip this past weekend.  Greg and I had a wonderful time on the trip and we wanted to Thank You for the support this past year.  I’ll post more about the trip on another day.

Come back again to see another card in the series.  I’m hoping to create more.


Howl-o-ween Treat Bags

At Stampin’ Up! events one of the best parts aside from seeing all our friends and making new ones is the ideas that are shared.  This idea was one that was shown on stage this year at convention.  I came home and tried this idea and it is super easy – you could whip up a whole stack of these in no time using some great new products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.

  • Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set & Boo to You Framelits bundle (I LOVE THE BUNDLES!)
  • Spider Web Doilies
  • Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Black Archival Ink

You’ll also want the Sketched Dots bags and ink from the regular catalog.  I used Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist ink.

To create the bag cut a mask from the cardboard backing from the Designer Paper so that you can cover a section of the bag.  Use your ink pad to pull ink across the bag, buff off the excess with a tissue.  Move the mask and do the next color.

Stamp and cut your images and then decorate the bag.  Fill with something yummy!

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I’m busy preparing for my Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat which is this weekend.  Lot’s to do – I hope to add some more posts over the next few days but we shall see how much time I have.


Watercolor Wings Tea Set

I saw this idea for a tea bag holder and I wanted to recreate it using Stampin’ Up! products.  I do love how it turned out.  It was one of the projects for my Time to Fly class.  This project is for us moms when our kids leave the nest – take a few minutes and have a cup of tea. Of course you can always give this as a sweet gift to someone else that needs a little calming tea.

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I stamped the Watercolor Wings butterfly on one side of a piece of white card stock.  Then cut it out with the framelits.  Then I used the stamps again to stamp the other side – good thing this is a photopolymer stamp set – it makes it so much easier to do this.  I folded the butterfly in half and added a notch in the center – that’s where you slide it onto the mug over the string of the tea bag.  I found the perfect little die to cut that notch – it is the handle end of the shovel in the Handpicked framelits set.  It’s the perfect width and is nice and rounded at the end.

After I cut out the center notch I unfolded the butterfly and decided to cover it with some self-adhesive laminating film that I had.  That way it would be a little protected in case it fell inside the cut of tea!  I just used my paper snips to trim around the butterfly and trim out the notch again.  I tried to cut with the framelits but they didn’t do so well on two layers of film and the card stock.

Once I made the little butterfly holder I decided I wanted a little envelope to hold it along with a tea bag.  So I used the Gift Card Envelope die set and cut one from some of the matching Envelope Paper.  I stamped another butterfly to decorate the envelope.

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It sure does make a nice little gift to give someone – maybe buy them a special mug and then just slide the envelope with the tea bag and holder inside it – or even add a gift card if you want.

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Timeless Elegance

Timeless Elegance

The new Timeless Elegance Designer Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog is really beautiful in person.  The colors are Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla – and the designs are elegant enough for a wedding and soft enough for a sympathy card.  If you want to add a pop of color use a sponge and sponge over the designs in your desired color.

Here is a card that I created –

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If you need something more masculine there are plenty of prints in the pack that work.

For this card I used Sahara Sand card stock, a square piece of the designer paper and the Sahara Sand Lace Ribbon – it is so soft and easy to use.  Stamp a greeting on the bottom – here I used one from A Dozen Thoughts.  Another stamp set that works perfect for this card is the Chalk it Up to Love Photopolymer set that came in the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  The words and the swirls are perfect for this card too.

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What a pretty stamp set from last months Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Don’t forget today is the last day to get halfof – f your first two months of a new subscription – JOIN HERE.

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Here is a look at the kit we got in August.


Paper Pumpkin is a fun crafting kit that comes to your door each month.  I saw a sneak peek of the September kit and it is one of the cutest ones and perfect for the fall – don’t miss it!!


After you join I’ll add you to my Paper Pumpkin Club Facebook Group and if you are local you can join me for my Paper Pumpkin Craft nights each month.  Plus my subscribers get to make a bonus card at my monthly Card Maker’s class.

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