Cards - Halloween & Fall

Quilt Builder Framelits Meets Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

For my card today, I used the Quilt Builder Framelits.  I paired them with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Quilt Builder Framelits

This makes a great fall and/or Thanksgiving card.

Start with a base of Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Early Espresso layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and the Very Vanilla layer is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.

Cut the quilt square from a 3 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  You'll also need to use the square framelit around the outside.  This can all be cut at one time.  Just make sure the inside piece is placed with all sides equal in the larger square.  I hope that makes sense.  

Cut the square from 2 different 3 inch pieces of the Painted Autumn patterned paper.  You will not need that outside square for this.

I hear that the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are perfect to use with this project.  I did not do that.  Glue the Lemon Lime Twist outline to the top portion of the vanilla paper.  Add some glue in each section of the quilt and place the pieces inside.  It's like completing a puzzle!  I did use the back of one of the papers also to get the three patterns.

Quilt Builder fall card inside

A small Early Espresso heart from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits is added to the center.

Along the bottom of the card, use several banners.  The patterned banners are 1/2 inch wide and notched on the ends.  The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso.  The espresso heart is from the Wood Crate Framelits.

Quilt Builder fall inside

The sentiment inside is also from Painted Harvest.  Tiny 1/4 inch banners are added to the bottom.  The small heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits.

Quilt builder painted autumn

Paper quilting is the only kind I can do, but this sure is fun!  You just might want to try it!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 481 Vintage Leaves

Good morning!  It's so good to have you visit my blog today.  It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today is a color challenge.


We are using Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry.  To me, these colors scream fall, so that's the theme of the card I chose to make.  I'm also going to revisit a technique that's been around for a while.

CCMC #481 Vintage Leaves

The card base is in Tranquil Tide.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Watercolor Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

I am using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  The leaves are in the three colors for our challenge.  For this technique, stamp one leaf at a time.  Stamp in the color of the leaf.  Then use the Aqua Painter to move the color inside the leaf.  I really did not add additional color for the inside of the leaf.  The color from the stamp will take care of that.  Be very careful to use the Aqua Painter just at the outside line and pull the color inside.  Work your way down the leaf filling in the center.

I stared with the Cajun Craze leaves.  Then I stamped the Crushed Curry ones and filled in with the Tranquil Tide smaller leaves.  

Run the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon across the card and add a bow made with the ribbon.

The tag is stamped in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White card stock from the stamp set Labels to Love.  Punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

Add a leaf in Cajun Craze to the tag.  It's stamped on Watercolor Paper and colored in the same way as on the card front.  Cut out the leaf with the Leaflets Framelits.  The banners are 1/2 inch wide.  The saying is from the  At Home with You stamp set.

CCMC# 481 Vintage Leaves inside

The inside sentiment for the card is from the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Stamp the words in Cajun Craze and add a few Tranquil Tide leaves.

CCMC#481 Vintage leaves

I hope you will try this technique.  It's really very easy!  Go ahead and give it a try! 

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Halloween Favs with the NC Demo Blog Hop

Welcome!  I'm so happy you have joined the NC Demo Blog Hop!  We are sharing some Halloween favorites with you today.  

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There are a lot of great projects so be sure you take the entire hop.  I'm going to share a few 3D items for Halloween.  Up first is my mummy Hershey bar.  This was inspired by Dawn Olchefske.

Hershey a

First of all, I buy my Hershey bars by the case at Sam's Club.  They are cheaper that way.

  • I made a sleeve for the candy bar.  My Whisper White card stock measures 5 1/2 x 6.  Score on the 5 1/2 inch side at 1, 1 1/4, 3 1/2, and 3 3/4.  I put a row of Tear & Tape along one of the sides, put my candy bar on the paper and wrapped the sleeve around it.  Make sure to match the paper up so it all looks neat an tidy.
  • My mummy wrap is white crepe paper.  I picked that up at the Dollar Tree.  I folded the crepe paper in half.  I just felt that it was too wide.  Adhere the end near the top with glue dots and wrap.  Once I got to the bottom I did a couple wraps back up the candy bar, but much wider.  Secure with glue dots.  I used a sponge dauber and rubbed Sahara Sand ink on the crepe paper.  I did this on all sides.  Mummies are not clean creatures, you know.
  • The eyes are made from Whisper White card stock, 3/4 inch circle punch, and Basic Black card stock, 1/2 inch circle punch.  Sponge around the white with Sahara Sand.
  • The bat decoration on the straw is cut using the Halloween Scenes Edgelits. Dies, of course in black.

Hershey b

  • We need a little decoration.  I wrapped both colors of the Halloween Night Baker's Twine around the candy bar and tied a bow.
  • Don't you love the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I stamped the mummy in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White.  Allow that to dry a minute or two and punch him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  I used the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker to color in some of the strips of bandage and a little down the left side of the mummy.  Adhere with dimensionals.  
  • The sign is stamped with the Spooky Fun stamp set.  I stamped in archival black on to Pumpkin Pie card stock that is 1/2 inch wide.  Notch the ends and adhere to the mummy.
  • Enjoy the look on someone's face when they receive your mummy!

My next project uses the mini coffee cups.  I wish I could tell you how to find these.  I bought them from a friend.  I'm sure you can google them.  I will tell you that you have to buy the lids separately from the cups.  I took one of the cups apart to make a pattern for my designer paper.  The paper I used is called Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Mini 1

  • Trace around your pattern and cut your patterned paper.  Adhere to the cup.  I used Fast Fuse.  The straws were purchased from the Dollar Tree.  I did cut them down.  The signs were made by stamping in archival black ink on Whisper White that is 1/4 inch wide.  Put Fast Fuse down the back and then loop it on the straw.  Be careful so that you match the front to the back.  Notch the ends.
  • I used the Layering Circles Framelits for each circle and scalloped circle using Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock.
  • The characters were stamped in archival black and punched out.  The mummy was colored as above.  I added a red bow tie for Dracula.  The skeleton got a bow, too.  I added the Trick or Treat bags.  I colored the objects in the bag with markers.  You will have to cut out the bags with snips, but they are easy.
  • Adhere everything with dimensionals.
  • Fill with little chocolate candies.  Yes, it must be chocolate!

Mini 2


Mini 3


Mini 4

These items were so much fun to make.  You are ready to move on to the next hop.  My product list will follow the list of blog participants.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Cookie Cutter Scarecrow is Too Cute!

Don't you just love the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I do.  I think my favorite is that adorable scarecrow.  

  Scarecrow 1

It begs to be colored, but it's just enough to keep you happy, not overpowering and super time consuming.  I like using the Aqua Painter tool for this.  You just press the closed ink pad to get some ink in the lid.  It's quick and easy.  Be sure to clean the brush between colors by stroking it on paper until it runs clean.  Also, be sure to use the Basic Black Archival ink if you plan on using water.

There's also something about the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  I love everything about it.  Some of the papers definitely scream fall to me.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  I'm really looking forward to some cooler temps.  Here in NC, it looks like we will be out of the 90's next week!

  • The card base is Cajun Craze cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4.  I cut the vanilla oval I would need later out of the center.  I adhered the patterned paper to the rectangle left.  No one will see the hole in the middle.  This way, I can trim my paper so everything will be even.  I can't do that if I put the paper directly on the card base.  I try to measure acurately, but sometimes things are just a tiny bit off.  My papers measure, 1 1/2, 1, and 1 3/4.  They are all 5 1/4 inches long.  I placed the two end pieces and then the middle piece on top.  Before you adhere place your Thick Very Vanilla Twine around the center of the card.  A bow was added later using a glue dot.
  • The oval and the scalloped oval are cut using the Layered Ovals Framelits.  I cut the scallop oval from Cajun Craze.  I stamped the spots on the vanilla using Gorgeous Grunge and Cajun Craze ink.  Adhere the two and then put it on dimensionals for the card.
  • Stamp the scarecrow in archival black.  Allow that to dry.  I painted in the scarecrow using my Aqua Painter.  Be careful not to get too much water.  I used Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, and Sahara Sand.  Punch him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Scarecrow 6

  • The sentiment comes from the Crazy About You stamp set.  There is no A.  I simply stamped a word with an A in it and cut that out.  These words also have dimensionals on the back.

Scarecrow 4


I used two stamp sets for the inside of the card.  The sentiment comes from Bunch of Blossoms and the plant is from A Gift from the Garden.  I thought that went with the scarecrow.

Scarecrow 2


It is a perfect day to be happy.  Isn't every day?  I just love that saying.  Thanks for spending some of your day with me.  I'm honored!  My list of supplies follow.  Need something?

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A Cute, Quick Halloween Treat

Need a quick and easy treat for Halloween?  Here's just what you need.  I adapted this treat holder from one that I saw on Pinterest.

Matchbox #2

And when you open it ....


Matchbox #1

I started with a piece of Basic Black Card Stock cut at 5 X 2 1/2.  I scored at 2, 2 1/4, and 4 1/2.  Use a bone folder to crease your folds.  I used the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper cut at 2 3/8 X 1 7/8 for the front.  The Happy Halloween sentiment came from the And Many More stamp set and punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  I used Pumpkin Pie Card Stock.  The spider was stamped with the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set and cut out with the Boo to You framelits.  Pop up the sentiment and spider using Dimentionals.  On the inside use some snail and place your two Lifesavers.  You can then fold up the half inch and secure it using the Handheld Stapler.  Don't you just love that stapler!  The eye balls use the 1/2 inch circle punch.  Use the White Stampin' Chalk Marker to put that spark in the eyes.  The top has another spider and the Boo! from the Boo to You framelits  in Pumpkin Pie.  And there you have it, all ready to give.  Who wouldn't want to get this cute little Boo!





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