Simply Sunday: Autumn Smiles

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I am busy in my crafting room preparing for my upcoming Holiday Retreat … can’t wait!

Yesterday I shared with you a simple card layout using the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a such a kit! Today I want to share a quick and easy card I created with the Accessory Pack!

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Look at all the fun and amazing accessories included in this packet! I really do need to get back to scrapbooking!! These kits make it so easy … but I keep sneaking it for my cards! lol

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I took the jack-o-lantern lazer cut wood piece (popped out the face to save for another card) and then sponged the Pumpkin Pie color onto it.  It’s so easy to dye these wood pieces with your ink and a sponge!

And what else would I back it with but the fabulous Black Shimmer Paper! Love it, Love it, Love it!!

WOW, how simple was that!! And … you have the coolest card on the block!! I finished off the inside with a strip of Washi Tape that is included in your Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Kit.

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I hope your Sunday brings you a smile as wide as my jack-o-lanterns face!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Halloween Treats For You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I made you a cute little treat bag from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits that are currently on Sale during our Weekly Deals (ends Monday).

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to team up the Treat Bag Thinlits Dies with the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and the beautiful Black Glimmer paper! When cutting out your bag … you want to make sure the pattern is going in the same direction. Easiest way is to keep the “zigzag or pinking” edge up when placing your dies onto the paper.

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Don’t you think this designer paper is cute? If you look closely … you will see that those crows are actually sitting on gravestones! And the other side of this paper? Well take another close look … you will see little jack-o-lantern faces! Too cute.

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I cut the banner (which is included with the dies) out of the left over piece of designer paper. The “For You” (also included) I cut from a 1-1/2″ wide strip of Black Glimmer paper. I kept it in the center so I could put the banner over the top ( No Waste! ) then I simply trimmed the ends to match the banner.

How simple was that!? I used Fast Fuse to adhere my edges because it’s a bit stronger than the Snail and much easier that the old sticky strip. Then a few dimensionals to pop up my words and I was done!

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I like it because it fits a Gift Card in … but a candy bar would be good too! Oh yes, and you could give them a sneak peek by cutting a window into your treat bag. Would you like to see a sample of that tomorrow?

Hope you enjoyed my little project today! And don’t just think of Halloween … You could use these as a table dressing for Thanksgiving or to tuck the gift cards in for a Tree of Giving at Christmas. The possibilities and gift giving opportunities are endless!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me!

Hope your today is wonderful ~

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