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Halloween Treat Bags

Decorate your Halloween Treat Bags in a few easy steps to make them seasonal and perfect for halloween!

Supplies Used:

I started by die cutting a bunch of halloween dies from black, orange, green and kraft cardstocks. I cut way more than I needed and I often do that so that I can have an extra few on hand for crafts later.

Simply layer and adhere the die cuts onto the treat bags. This itself makes the bags looks so cute!!

To further decorate the bags, I adhered and stapled these beautiful tiny banners and pennants across the top of the bags.

Fill the bags up with candy and they are ready for your Halloween party!

In a similar fashion you can make easy halloween party decorations too!

Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Crafting!

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Back to School Cards

It’s back to school time and I thought I would show you how I made these two handmade cards perfect for the kids new teachers! Enjoy the tutorial.

Supplies:

First step- die cut black and kraft colored cardstocks using the Hello die. This die cuts out the most delicate “Hello” word and I am in love with it!

To create a pencil background, first trim cardstock strips of about 0.5 inches wide. Trim as many rectangles as you need pencils. Then using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut a small triangle piece from white cardstock and affix to the bottom of each pencil. Color in a black tip with an actual pencil.

Adhere all the pencils to your card front. Stagger them slightly to add some interest. Then trim off the excess hanging over the top.

Finally, adhere the “Hello” die cut onto the card and add in the pencil tips with some Nuvo drops of your choice. I chose to use Ebony Black color here.

For this next card, using the Tim Holtz cutter, cut out a paper chain of apple shapes.

Adhere apples onto the card front, add a stalk and leaf using Nuvo drops. Let the drops dry overnight for best results. Adhere the Hello die cut beneath to finish off the card!

I hope you are inspired to create something Back to school themed today! Happy Crafting!

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Hetty & Harry Hippo – One Die / Two Different Looks

I love all the Wild Buildables Collection of animal dies but I think the Hippo is my favorite. I wanted to show the versatility these dies offer by creating 2 cards with the same die sets. There are so many fun combinations if you use a little imagination.

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Here is what you will need to create the cards above:

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I don’t always know what the end result will be when I start creating my projects. I started by cutting all the main elements in dark gray and then again in light gray so I could mix them and create opposite colored animals. Tonic-Hetty-Hippo2

Cut eyelashes, eyes and flower centers in black and your choice of flower colors.

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Cut another foot, arm and nostril in each color and 2 teeth in white.

Cut another body piece in patterned paper to use as a dress.

Use Foam Adhesive to add dimension to nose and feet.

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TIP: Use the foot and hand dies as stencils to apply a little ink for “fingernail polish” and Hetty’s other accents.

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Cut the extra pieces needed again to assemble Harry.

TIP: Cut another eyelash to use for hair and 2 extra nostrils and flower stem for a pair of glasses.

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It’s hard to believe that these are the same die. A few Nuvo Crystal Drops are a great accent for Harry.

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I hope you enjoyed my take on the Wild Buildables Hetty/Harry Hippo Die Set.  Happy crafting!

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A card for just saying Hi!

I love simple and bright cards in the summer.  There is something about the summer colors that just make me smile and I love it when I have the opportunity to share that smile with someone that I care about.

This card is a simple way to do just that and it is a snap to create so it is the perfect balance of handmade and time-saving, married with the flair of summer.

Here’s what you will need to create your card:

Directions for putting it together:

1.Trim your kraft cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″ and fold it in half.  Use it to find two dies that will fit the way you like – one plain and one scalloped, with the scalloped one being smaller.

2.  Cut one of each out of the watercolor paper.

3.  Using a variety of colors of your aqua flow markers, begin adding color to the plain edged larger piece.  Dry between each layer.

4.  Using a third piece of watercolor paper, begin to create your flowers.  Start with the plain flower bases. Apply these stamps to the stamp platform.  Use the Aqua Flow pens to add color.  You might need to stamp it 2-3 times to get the color you are looking for.  Dry completely.

  

5.  Take the corresponding detailed stamp and use the alcohol markers to add the details.  Again you might need to stamp it 2-3 times.

6.  Using your snips, cut out your flower and petal shapes.  Run them through the Xyron.

7.   Adhere the desired flowers to the scalloped watercolor card.

8.  Add some subtle additional color to the cards by dripping on some of the Aqua Flow colors by tapping the pen against a finger.

9.  Add your ‘Hi” sentiment with your stickers.

10.  Use pop dots to add the layers together on the card.

Now you just need to grab an envelope, address it to the intended recipient and you are all set to go!

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Cupcake & Treat Box by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! This is such a cute box die set, very simple and fun project to make. I was able to fit 2 Nuvo Crystal Drops bottles in this box for a present for one of my friends.

 

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Teal Metallic Cardstock, White Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets, Pink Silk Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

Instructions:

1. Die cut Cupcake & Treat Box base from teal metallic cardstock. You need to die cut 2 pieces for the box base.

2. Die cut decorative pieces from white cardstock. Color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used 3 colors, Royal Aubergine, Pink Flambe and Orange Blush. I also used a sponge dauber to mix colors together.

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3. Die cut decorative background pieces from white cardstock and double adhesive sheet. Adhere colored decorative pieces to adhesive background pieces and then cover exposed sticky areas with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter.

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4. Adhere decorative pieces to box with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue. Assemble box by folding scored lines and gluing at the tabs.

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5. Die cut small tag from die set. Tie box together with a ribbon.

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Thanks for visiting!

Marisa 

 

 

 

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Happy 4th Of July Birthday

I have a friend who’s birthday is July 4th and I always enjoy making a red, white & blue themed card for her every year. So, when I received the Tonic Celebrations Cake die recently, I knew I would use it to make her card this year.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: Designer cardstock, white cardstock, paper doily, black ink.

Instructions:

1. Create a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” card base from white cardstock.

2. Cut the largest rectangle in Layering Basics – Mixed Edge Rectangles from designer cardstock, adhere to center of card.

3. Cut a coordinating cardstock piece at 4″ x 2-1/4″ and adhere across the lower center part of card front.

4. Cut Celebration Cake die in 3 colors of choice and piece together.Tonic-Celebration-Cake2

5. Color candle flames with Glitter Markers in Ember Glow.

6. Cut various sizes of Stars and layer.

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7. Add accents with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

8. Finish off with a stamped sentiment of choice.

Thanks for stopping by!

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