Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all!!! Here's the last Halloween project........another SVG cut file from collection called Haunted Hemlock Cards. There is a group of three cards - this one I like the best. They are sooooo easy to make. I ansolutely love shaped cards and this one is pretty cool. The most itme consuming? Curling the flower....after all, it has eight layers. Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 6"

The Flower is a massive arrangment with Black leaves (punch by SU Bird Punch).

The buckle is cut using silver foil paper stacked on top of 2 layers black CS. I'm lovin the purple glitter hat band.

Inside the card, a white rub on is used. Cool how it does match the paper with the birds.

Here's what the mat looks like when arranging to cut the SVG file on the computer. Note: 3 buckles were cut: one is silver color and the other 2 in Black CS so it would resemble chipboard.

To make the flowers pop a little: use the flower tool (the white plastic one) and a foam mat. The flowers were jsponged with Bllack ink and some "lines" were made using Purple Smooch. Layer each flower usng Tombow adhesive. I did find a black adhesive Rhinestone for the center.


  • CS: AC Black, Su Lovely Lilac, SU Almost Amethyst, SU More Mustard, SU Summer Sun, Core-dinations Lavender Glitter Paper, AC Silver Foil, Martha Stewart Halloween DSP

  • Accys: Haunted Hemlock Card Elegant Witches Hat cut file, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Black Adhesive Rhinestone, SU Halloween Rub-On, SU Bird Punch

Thank you for stopping by today and stay tuned for the Holidays.............................

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kyoto Kuties Ebellishment Gift

I'm late again! Urgh..........this is a birthday present sent off to a friend. Hopefully she would have received it by the time this is posted,otherwise the surprise will be spoiled. The packaging is recycled from Papertrey Inc. The belly band is paper from Fung Hosokawa Design which is exclusively available from Scrap-n-Stamp in Elk Grove, California. The belly band is cut at 1-3/4" wide and wrapped around the packaging. Excess scrap from trimming decorates each corner of the container.....why throw it away or save....right? Use it! A Spellbinder Nestibility is used for the label...............punch a 1/8" hole to secure the taffeta ribbon. Since my friendis so creative making cards, she can create any type of card using these embellishments.

Belly Band removed

Unwrap the pink tissue paper to reveal those SVG cut files called Kyoto Kuties from Jin Yong and a Bamboo embellishment, too.There are 3 of each embellishment in a plastic bag.

Here's a closer view of each embellishment. The Bamboo SVG cut file is from Lettering Delights: Asia cut at 4-3/4" and is meant to fit on a A2 card. Each Kyoto Kutie is cut at 4" high. This one has the dress (middle section) embossed using the Cuttlebug Asian folder. The flower in her hair is popped with dimensionals.

The left Kutie sleeves has embossed Swiss Dots texture and is popped with dimensionals. The right one originally had hair buns on the side which I cut off because they seemed a bit "large". The sleeve of the right Kutie is popped with dimensionals since the fan is made of 2 layers. The right sleeve is tucked underneath the fan.

This Kutie also has the Swiss Dot embossed sleeves popped with dimensionals. An embossed Asian folder for the dress. I love the umbrella she is holding.

  • Stamps: Happy Birthday from Rubbernecker Stamps

  • CS: AC Black, SU Blush Blossom, Joann Red, SU Pink Passion, Recollection White, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Ballet Blue, SU Bashful Blue, Core-dination Evergreen, Sakura Blossoms from Scrap-n-Stamp Nihongo Celebration Collection

  • Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown

  • Accys: Kyoto Kuties SVG Cut File, Bamboo DVG Cut File, Spellbinder's Labels Four Die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folders, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, SU Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Circle Punch, Papertrey Acetate Packaging recycled

Than you for stopping by today.............

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ayako Full Moon Card

I really like the Full Moon card Style so much I wanted to make an Asian one using the Sisters Stamps: Ayako. The Full Moon Card is a SVG cut file from - their Elmhurst Hollow Collection. Finished card measures 4-1/4" x 5-3/8".

Here is the original card style posted on 10/19/2011 Elmhurst Hollow Full Moon Card transformed into a Asian themed card:

Top part of the card:

Here's Ayako:

Side view:

Card inside:

The Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen is used to add some bling in the flower and dress. Copic colors used:Hair: W5, W10, W7, W6Face: R20, E21Dress and Umbrella: R46, R81, RV21, R85, Y26, R89

Here are the pieces used to make this card. Everything is in the cut file from except for the grass and clouds. Grass is a Martha Stewart punch. The clouds are made using a punch from EK Success. Ack - then I remembered the SCAL program already had a cloud design in the library that I could have used

Each of these pieces are sponged using a dauber

Use a tool to cup the flowers. Then use a white gel pen for the centers. Adhere to the branch using Tombow Adhesive.


  • Stamps: Ayako Sister Stamp

  • CS: SU Real red, SU So Saffron, Neenah White, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Old Olive, SU Naturals Ivory

  • Ink: Momento Black, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Bashful Blue, SU So Saffron, SU Old Olive

  • Accys: Full Moon Card SVG cut file from Elmhurst Hollow Collection, Cherry Blossom free SVG cut file from, Martha Stewart Grass Punch, Friskars Cloud Punch, Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Copic Pens colors as listed above, Stardust Clear Pen, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Tombow Adhesive, Sponge Dauber

Thank you for stopping by today................

Monday, October 24, 2011

Elmhurst Hollow Coffin Box

Good morning all: here is the 4th and last project from the Elmhurst Hollow SVG Collection from It's a Coffin Box. I always wanted to make one of these and this cut file made it sooooo simple to do. I did adjust the box to be slightly larger but other than that, the box is the same as the cut file. This box top design is the same as the Coffin Card posted 10-21-11 on friday. I actually wanted to add a full moon so used a 2-3/4" circle to make it with SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot), then embossed it using Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder. By Adding SU More Mustard ink to sponge edges, and then popping it with dimensionals, the moon came "alive". Finished coffin size is 5" x 1-3/4" x 2-1/2".

Here is a better view of the moon and those bats.

Another view of the box:

The top of the lid is quite sturdy: it is re-enforced with a double layer in the cut file. There is also a lining for the top and bottom of the box.


  • Stamps: none

  • CS: Black, SU Old Olive, SU More Mustard, SU Halloween DSP (retired)

  • Ink: Craft White, SU Old Olive, SU More Mustard

  • Accys: Black Eylets, 1/4" Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gold Adhesive Rhinestone

Thank you for stopping by today................I hope you enjoyed the projects from the Elmhurst Hollow Collection.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Elmhurst Hollow Coffin Card

This is a Coffin card, third project from the Elmhurst Hollow Collection of SVG cut files by - finished size for this project is 3-1/2" x 5". left over Black & White DSP scraps cut in a circle, edges sponged with SU Cherry Cobbler ink is the background mat for the Bats.

Here are the bats, sponged using Craft White ink, popped with dimensionals, then adhesive rhinestones added for their eyes.

Corset is sponged with black ink. Black eyelets and 1/4" satin ribbon tightly tie up the corset:

Card inside: White card stock edges are sponged with SU Cherry Cobbler. Inside Black is sponged with Craft White ink.

This is what the screen for cutting this card looks like - simple and quick cutting:


  • Stamps: none

  • CS: Black, SU Cherry Cobbler, Scrap DSP

  • Ink: Craft White, SU Cherry Cobbler, Black

  • Accys: Coffin card from Elmhurst Hollow SVG Collection, Black Eyelets, 1/4" Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Red Adhesive Rhinestones, Sponge Daubers

Thank you for stopping by today................and have a great weekend..............stay tuned for one more (last) project from this collection on Monday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Elmhurst Hollow Full Moon Card

And, here is the 2nd project from the Elmhurst Hollow Collection from It's called a Full Moon Card. I love the style and shape of this card along with the 3-D aspect of the card. The tree was sponged, embossed, then added to the left side of this card. Tree is from another SVG cut file (Haunted Hemlock Cards) also from

Here's the layered flower with a glitter brad covering the pop-up mechanism. The flower is sponged using SU Old Olive and Craft White. A small patch of grass was added to the inside bottom of the card.

Bats have 2 layers: The dark grey and the light grey parts are sponged using black ink, popped with dimensionals and lastly, add red adhesive rhinestones for their eyes. I'm not sure where the printed words DSP originated from.......sponge the edges with SU More Mustard ink, spritz with Pearl Smooth for a shimmery the light of the shiny moon..right?

Shimmery effect:

Here's the inside of the card: Vanilla Card Stock with SU more Mustard sponged edges using that Inkssentials blending tool (you know the one: a wooden handle with removable foam pads). Message left blank for now.

Side view: The front gate is about 5/8" away from the main card. There is a small extension behind the gate to allow fold up/down.

This card can be folded flat to place in an envelope:


  • Stamps: None

  • CS: Black, Kraft, SU Old Olive, SU Grey, SU Light Grey

  • Ink: Craft White, SU Old Olive, SU More Mustard, Black, SU Close to Cocoa

  • Accys: Elmhurst Hollow SVG Collection, Haunted Hemlock Cards SVG Collection, Dimensionals, Gold Adhesive Rhinestones, Glitter Brad, Sizzix Woodgrain Texturz Plate, Vanilla Smooch Spray, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Martha Stewart Grass Punch.

Thank you for stopping by............................

Monday, October 17, 2011

Elmhurst Hollow Haunted House

This will be the only Halloween House I will make this year. Last year, I made a bunch of them in various themes. This year, I saw this house on designed by Mary - her Elmhurst Hollow Collection contains a Haunted House and other haunted projects which will be posted later this week. The house is embossed with a spider web embossing folder and all edges are sponged using Craft White ink. Printed paper: scraps I had from last year that worked really well. Finished house measures 8" x 5" x 8-1/4". This Haunted House is really special because it lights up through those vellum windows using those small LED candles.

See? Here's the house back opening to position the three candles
Here's the house with the candles during the day lit up:
With the lights shut off, the house looks great!!!! Love the spooky eyes on the roof.

In the house center, adhesive orange rhinestone eyes with vellum backs peer out from the roof:

In the right side roof, a small bat is attached to wires:

Left side has a larger bat attached with a wire:

House center window frames are in SU Green Galore CS and the boards are cut using SU Lavender Lace. The nail heads: Sukura Glaze Pen - love that pen!!!!

Of course, every house has to have a front porch with a pumpkin

Right house bottom has boards and also a pumpkin:

On the side of the house are additional vellum windows:

Left house bottom double multi windows with a pumpkin:


  • Stamps: None

  • CS: Black, SU Lavender lace, SU Glorious Green, Vellum Card Stock, Recollections Orange, Scrap DSP

  • Ink: SU Craft White, Black,

  • Accys: Elmhurst Hollow Collection, Gold Adhesive Rhinestones, Wet Adhesive, 3 LED lights, Sakura Glaze Black Pen, Wire, Sponge Daubers, Spider Web Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thank you and stay tuned for more from this collection.....................