Halloween Card 2012

I made this card using some spiderweb cardstock from the 2011 DCWV "Ghost & Goblins" 12x12 stack (which has been renamed to "Witches Brew" for 2012.

I use the Sizzix Bigz die to cut the spiral spiderweb (as seen in the center of the card) using one of the pages from the DCWV stack, and I used a separate die for the spider, also from Sizzix, an Originals Spider #2 die cut out with patterned paper from DCWV the Natural Stack. I embellished my spider with two red rhinestones at the bottom and attached to the web (as seen in the center).

I embellished the card with some K&Company Halloween-themed diecuts.

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"Exploding" birthday gift box

I created an Explosion box to hold a gift for a birthday.
This is how the box looks after cutting and decorating.

In order to get your box made, take a 12x12 piece of cardstock (I used a page that had brown shimmery-patterned rectangles) from the DCWV The Natural stack Measure 4" in from each corner and 4" up. Each corner should have a 4" square cut out. Then score and fold your corners upright. This will be your base. See instructions below. 

I used another piece from the same stack to make the top. The top is made using a piece cut at 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" with cut marks 1" in from each corner. It should fit nicely over the box once you cut, score, fold and glue the corners in place. Below is the video that goes over instructions for this box.

I decorated my box with K&Company die cuts with a Birthday theme called "Confetti."

My gift was a store-bought jar of a hair product to which I adhered some home-made labels with a vintage graphic I found on the internet.
The small orange flowers on the box top and the jar were cut from Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Floral Doily Motifs" using the two small inner circles dies.

So there you have your finished product. Imagine the possibilities for other occasions, and how surprised and happy the recipient will be to receive this lovely and thoughtful gift.

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Spellbinders Christmas ornament

I purchased the 2011 Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament, and started experimenting. This is what I came up with.

Here is the 2011 Heirloom Ornament die from Spellbinders. I cut 5 ornaments using the 3rd inner die and scored them down the middle. I then stamped them with the product mentioned below.

I used the JustRite Christmas Miracle Ornament set from Spellbinders to stamp my die cuts with embossing glue and sprinkled it with red glitter. You'll notice the ornament stamp, and the small insert stamp (which is circled in red) stamps the word "NOEL" which fits in the center of the ornament stamp; however, I stamped it separately with blank ink after glittering.
These are the materials used for making of this ornament; glue pad, stamp pad, score board, gold trim and red glitter from Hampton Art.
This was a very easy project to create, and for next time, I'm going to try the 2nd larger die-cut and use another set of stamps I have from Inkadinkado the Bold Damask set!

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