Fall Thanks A Bunch Card

Now that Fall is in the air, I thought it would be a good time to create some fall-themed thank you cards using the September Harvest and Fallen Leaves dies and my favorite colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.


Supplies Used:

To begin, cut the base of the cards from Kraft cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold in half.  To help create a stash of cards, I create two cards everytime I create.  That way you can use one now and save one for another day!  Cut 2 pieces of kraft cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″ for the card fronts.

Die cut leaves from the Fallen Leaves and September Leaves die sets from white cardstock.  I left the detail portion of these die out for this project.


Once the leaves are die cut, use either your fingers or the mini blenders brushes to apply the embellishment mousse.  I used my fingers because I wanted a thicker coat of the mousse on my leaves.

Now it is time to get out your stamp platform!


Line up the stamps right where you want them on the card front.  I am using a clear set of stamps so I turned my stamp platform to the clear side.


I stamped once but felt like the sentiment could be darker so I inked up the stamps and stamped it again.  That is the beauty of the stamp platform!


Here are my two card fronts.  I then wrapped the twine around my card three times and adhered the leaves into place.  Once the card front was adhered to the base, these cards were complete!


I think one of these cards is headed to a teacher at my daughter’s school.  This teacher has really helped my daughter and deserves alittle thanks!

Glad you stopped by today!

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Spooky Haunted House

Now that school is back in session, it is time to start thinking and planning for Halloween.  Here is a quick and easy card that is perfect for a Halloween party invite!


Supplies Used:

Die cut the Haunted House die from black cardstock using the Tangerine.  Using a piece of low-tack tape to keep the die in place can really make die cutting this fast and easy.

Before die cutting this sentiment, adhere an adhesive sheet onto the cardstock.  Make sure the adhesive will be on the front of the die cut.  Remove the release paper and die the die cut into the glitter.  The best part about apply the glitter this way is that it stays where you put it.  There will be no flying glitter when it comes out of the envelope!

Die cut a few more of the sentiment out of just plain cardstock.  Adhere these layers together so that the sparkly sentiment has a bit of dimension on the card.  Adhere the haunted house into place using the Nuvo glue pen.  Here is the card all put together!


I love this sparkly “Spooky” card!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Boo Tag Idea

Hello crafters! It’s Smitha here with a fun sparkling tag idea! I will show you how I created this die cut inlay with glitter today!

Supplies Used:


I die cut the word BOO from a piece of black cardstock and also from a shipping tag. You want to make sure to keep all the pieces from your die cuts, you can mix and match papers if you want later.

Apply glue all over a small piece of orange cardstock, it needs to be small enough to fit behind the word BOO that’s it. Then place the black die cut “BOO” and nudge it into place. The die cut word will fit into place very easily, like a puzzle.

Now, the insides of the alphabets have exposed glue, so pour a generous amount of the Nuvo glitter onto it, and burnish the glitter into the area nicely. This glitter will basically fit into the nooks and crannies and form one smooth layer with the die cut.

This glitter is simply beautiful and it looks almost like tiny mirrors are trapped in there!

Clean off all the excess glitter to reveal a perfectly inlayed diecut with glitter! It is really hard to capture all that shine from the glitter, but in real life it is perfect for Halloween!

What are you crafting for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!


Fall gift box

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to add a seasonal touch to your gifts! This Fall Gift box would be perfect for any celebration!

Supplies used:

To start, die cut a bunch of the fall leaves and flower shapes from a few different shades of cardstock. I used an ochre, orange and brown color scheme here today. I tend to die cut more than I need. I believe that when I have my die cut machine out one should put it to good use.

Also, how realistic and beautiful is this fall leaf die?? Perfect for September crafts!

Adhere leaves onto the gift box lid. You can glue them down to be symmetrical or do a random bunching and layering arrangement.

Glue down more leaves and fillers till you have a happy looking arrangement.

I then hand cut and doodled a simple banner to add the recipients name onto.

Then glue the little banner onto the box! That’s it!

I love how pretty this turned out!

I think this would make the perfect gift for a teacher, hostess or friend.

Thank you for crafting with me today friends!


Mixed Media cardmaking

Fall is in the air and I made this Mixed Media pumpkin themed card, perfect for the season. Enjoy the tutorial.

Supplies Used:

First, place your stencil onto the cardstock. I have the cardstock trimmed to fit my card front here. Center the design and then apply a coat of the Nuvo glimmer paste. I apply a generous coat to evenly cover the stencil, but you can apply as thin or thick a layer you would like.

Carefully lift the stencil to reveal the pattern beneath! This is always a wow moment! Let this dry for a few minutes now. It’s a good idea to quickly wash your stencil and tools in this time 😉

Die cut a pumpkin shape, from a patterned paper next. Stamp or hand letter your sentiment of choice onto it.

Once the glimmer paste had dried, adhere some old book paper, a hand made paper strip and the pumpkin onto the card front. To add more interest and a pop of color, add a few small areas of Nuvo crystal drops.

I simply love the dimension and shine the glimmer paste adds to this card! I kept the rest of the card pretty simple in order to focus on that.

Happy crafting friends!



Sparkly Trick or Treat Box with Unique Embossing Technique-Karen Hasheck

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Fall and Halloween will be here before we know it and so now is the time to make trick or treat boxes for the special children in our lives. Tonic Studio’s new line of Halloween dies make creating cute or scary Halloween treats easy and fun. Here are the supplies and steps I used to create this sparkly trick or treat box:

Other: two sided tape in sheets and rolls, heat tool, candy

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Die cut the primary box piece and the bat and spider from the Spooktacular Coffin Treat or Treat Box set out of black cardstock. Die cut “trick or treat” and “happy haunting” out of black cardstock. Die cut the top of the coffin treat box out of gold cardstock and the back of the “happy haunting” die out of two sided tape on a scrap of white cardstock.

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Apply small pieces of strong two sided tape to the places on the primary coffin box as shown and score and fold on all scored lines. Remove the top of the tape strips and form the bottom and top of the coffin box. Many of the tabs will not have tape on them, but will fold in to form the coffin treat box so the box can be opened to store the Halloween candy.

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There are three options to choose from for the side pieces in this Spooktacular Coffin Trick or Treat Box so each box you make can be unique. I chose to use the stitched side piece options and to create the sides with a fun embossing technique I discovered a while back. Here is a link to a tutorial I did explaining the technique and the Kensington Handbag I made with it. This time I added glitter to the embossing powder mix because we all love sparkle, right? I sprinkled Nuvo Spiced Apricot Pure Sheen glitter onto a sheet of two sided tape attached to a piece of white cardstock. Then I sprinkled on Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder and filled in the rest of the sticky tape piece with Nuvo Jet Black Embossing Powder. After burnishing the glitter and embossing powders down, I melted the embossing powder with my heat tool and the result is this bumpy textured glittery piece.

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The next step is to die cut the side and bottom stitched pieces from the completed embossed glittery piece and attach to the coffin treat box. Attach the gold piece to the top of the coffin.

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Attach the black “happy haunting” die cut to the two sided taped back piece and sprinkle on Spiced Apricot glitter. Attach that to the coffin top. Glue on the spider, bat and “trick or treat” with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

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The last and most important step is to fill the sparkly trick or treat box with candy and give it to a special child on Halloween.

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Halloween Mini Album

Sure it’s still August, but my kids have been talking and planning about Halloween non stop already. I thought it was a great time to put together a small Mini Album showcasing some of our favorite Halloween Memories.

Supplies used:

I selected a few of my favorite Halloween Dies to work with today and since I had them all out I die cut each of them from multiple colored cardstocks.

For the front of my album, I painted some glimmer paste to add a nice shimmery gold color.

I used a dry brush, and simple applied the glimmer paste all over. This dries almost instantly and gives a great soft shimmery finish.

I then layered and adhered my die cuts onto album front. I also added a black edging to make it look more halloween-ish.

For this page, I wanted the photo to be the main focus, so I just adhered the diecuts around it, in a manner as to draw more attention to the photo.

On this page, I first applied a coat of chalk paint and then onto that I adhered my white spider web die cuts. The black and white contrasts so beautifully!

I hope you enjoyed watching my album come together. Happy Crating friends!