Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Paint Can!

Happy Halloween!

I found these cute little clear paint cans at a store near my home called "Beverley's." It is a great craft store! Personally, I like it better than Michael's. They were on sale for under $2.00 a piece. I used the Spellbound papers made by Making Memories. The patterns are: Glitter dot black, Polka dot stripe, Argyle and Glitter Crow. You can see them here:
The ribbons I used for my can are here:
and also I used some that I had already had on hand. I cut the bird's tail end out with an X-Acto knife so it pop's off the can and crafted a tag behind him. We had some Halloween candy that had bones for the sticks of the Lollipop's. The packages they were in matched the papers. When you are doing a project like this always pull colors from the packaging. It just makes everything look more professional. I believe the monogram metal "H" is also Making Memories. It was something I had already laying around and placed it over the first H on the clear acetate tag that said Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Daddy's Card

I'm ba-aaaaack!! I finally went through my stamping boxes and unpacked them. I still do not know where I will put everything but I usually wind up on the floor stamping anyway. Until I get some shelves and a desk that is were I will be for now:o)

My father is turning 73 this month! He loves the fall so I wanted to make him a card that reflects the season. He is not a cutsie birthday card kind of guy:o) Daddy I hope you do not peek! I usually make Halloween cards with this set but wanted to see it in a different way. This is one of my favorite sets! I used iridescent ice on the background paper and the face of the card which I would normally use on winter cards. I really liked it on the fall card. I used chocolate chip and naturals Ivory card stock. Also, a Basic Grey green paper in my stash. I used the water color crayons and colored the pumpkins then glassy glazed them. The little metal leaves I had found at the 100 Yen store while I was living in Japan.