Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Z Fold Card

A Z-Fold Card was the card sketch over at Paper Crafting Mania today.  My Pink Stamper's challenge for today was to do something Halloween or Fall.  I decided to combine the two and make a Halloween z-fold card.  I had never made one of these before, but it looked really cool.  I just used some scrap black cardstock in case it didn't work.  I used my SU Spider Web embossing folder and then I glimmered misted the front and back fold.  (I made my own glimmer mist using SU's Frost White glimmer paint and alcohol.)  I cut my spider at 2 1/2" from Doodlecharms.  After I got the card together, I decided that the spider needed to be a little more sturdy, so I cut another one and then glued it on top.  The Happy Halloween came from a piece of paper that I had; I cut the words out.  Added some string and googly eyes and I was done!
I used a library clip to keep the card closed while I took the picture!
The card unfolded.
Standing up on my table.

I'm a Winner!

I was doing my normal blog hopping routine this morning and when I clicked on the Fantabulous Cricut blog, I saw that I was a winner!  YAY!  I've never won before on any of the blogs that I enter!  I won a $20 gift certificate to Stamping Boutique. Thanks to all the fantabulous ladies over there that give me inspiration every week! 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Snowman Christmas Card

I made this card for the challenge on My Pink Stamper.  For this challenge we were to do something winter related.  Now, I live in Texas so snow is a rare thing here, but he made for a great Christmas card!  I used Doodlecharms for the snowman.  The stamp and ink are SU.  The glitter is Crystal Snow that I got at Michael's.  All the paper is from my scraps.

Gingerbread Man Card

I made this card for the challenge over on Fantabulous Cricut.  It's National Baking Month and you were to make a project with something to do with baking.  I choose to make a Christmas card.  I just love the look of gingerbread men.  I used From My Kitchen for the gingerbread man.  He was cut at 3".  All the paper came from my scraps and I hand drew the white lines on.  I used my Spellbinders to make the tag.  It's a CTMH stamp with SU ink.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cars Layout

Let me jsut say that this layout hates me!  I had an awful time trying to get the layers to cut and not tear.  I cut Lightening McQueen about 8-10 times, Mater and the Cars emblem twice.  Then the lighting was not right in my scrap room and it took all day to be able to take the picture and then I could not get the page straight in the picture!  After 12-15 takes, this is as good as it is going to get!  After all the frustration with the cuts, I have no idea what paper I used!  It took 3 sheets of red before I got one to cut and 2 for the brown in Mater.  The black and white are just 2" squares cut with my trimmer and the road was cut using my CM decorative trimmer.  Mater and LM were cut at the same size 3 1/2".

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Card

It's swap time over at Paper Crafting Mania!  I made this card for the swap and also for Paper Playtime's Challenge!  (I like doing two things at once!)  I found a lady who was clearing out some of her extra stamp sets.  I bought this CTMH set for $7!  (I love a deal!)  I just had to play with it.  The ink is SU.  I used the rock and roll method for the leaves, which was quite a challenge because I mostly have Stampin' Spots.  The pattern paper is Recollections and the ribbon is Offray.  The buttons are from my stash.