Floating Ghost Card

 
Today I bring you yet another cute, fun Halloween card.  This little cutie is another of the little ghosties from the Boo Halloween file from Marjorie Ann Designs. 
 
Last week Jen Collins shared a card she created in one of my Facebook groups featuring a ghost on the spinner card.  This made me think about how I haven't made a spinner card in forever so I had to sit down and play. 
 
For the base of the card I used one of the penny slide card bases from SVG Cutting Files.  The great thing about this file set is that it comes with five different variations - all of which look like fun.
 
And here's my ghost as he was spinning.....
 

The stamped sentiment on my card is from the Cardz TV Stamps titled Trick or Treat.

Mad Hatter Layer Card

Today I'm sharing one of the layer style cards I created using the Mad Hatter A2 Card Layers file from SVG Cutting Files.
 
This was a fairly straight forward and easy card to assemble.  My only issue was cutting the 10/6 in the sign that goes on the hat.  Even with a new mat it wouldn't cut that piece of the file cleanly so I finally said forget it and used my white gel pen to fill in the 'holes'.
 
At first I thought about trying to stamp a sentiment on the front of the card but decided against it since I didn't want to detract from the overall look.

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Have you ever had one of those days where it just felt like everything went wrong?  Well I had a moment of that while creating the card I'm sharing with you today.  I had everything all put together, just stamped the sentiment on the outside of the card, and opened the card to stamp the inside sentiment when Bam!  It happened.  I had opened my card right onto my ink pad, causing this to happen.....
 
 
 
I was so upset that I had to just walk away for a bit.  But then I came back, peeled away the messed up layers very carefully and reconstructed my character.  Now my card is good as new and you'd never know what happened.
 
For this card I used the Alice in Wonderland file from Marjorie Ann Designs and the Sassy Pants stamp set from Jaded Blossom.  After all Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum were to crazy, sassy characters.
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the following challenge:
 
DL Art - August Linky Challenge - Ends August 31st

Unbirthday Treat Set

Today I'd like to share a fun unbirthday treat set I created.  With the recently released Wonderland stamp sets from Jaded Blossom and the Alice in Wonderland files from Marjorie Ann Designs this was a perfect pairing.
 
To create the coffee treat holder I used these cute little 4oz coffee cups and matching lids that I purchased here.  The templates for the cup wrappers can be printed  from here.  
 
To cover the lid I cut 2" circles using the Cricut cartridge George, but obviously anything that cuts a 2" circle will work.  
 
For the carrier use a sturdy piece of 12" x 12" paper. 
  • Cut one piece 4" x 6 3/4"  Score all 4 sides at 1"
  • Cut along two opposite sides of the score lines up to where they intersect and then snip the corners diagonally.
  • Now assemble the box.
  • To add more stability cut a piece of chipboard 2" x 4 1/2" and set aside
To create the handle, using that same 12" x 12" paper:
  • Cut a 1 7/8" x 11" piece.  Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/2" and 9 1/2" 
  • Fold in half and glue together down to the score lines for the 'flaps'
  • Use an oval or circle punch to make a hole for carrying
  • Set aside
Use remaining paper to cover the piece of chipboard you cut.  Glue the chipboard to the bottom of the box.  Then glue the handle to the piece of chipboard. 
 
For the potion bottle tag, I used a scalloped circle frame from the Cricut Cartridge Wild Card.  I hide the interior circle contour and then cut the size needed to fig the potion.  The potion bottle, cupcake and the two print n cut images on the top of the cups are all from the Alice in Wonderland file from Marjorie Ann Designs.
 
My card was made using the same cut file.  To add a bit of shimmer to the card I cut the crown from a gold metallic paper.  I also decided to use some glossy accents on the whites of the eyes and the heart on the lips.
 
And now I'm off to enter this project into the following challenges:

Jaded Blossom Crafter's Choice challenge - Ends August 1st

DoubleClick Connections Disney Theme - Ends August 4th

DL Art August Linky Party - Ends August 31st

Jaded Blossom Customer Blog Hop

Happy Friday! And welcome to the Jaded Blossom Customer Blog Hop! If you are here from Jaded Blossom then you are in the right place! If not click on the logo below to go back to the Jaded Blossom blog to find the line up and check out all the details!

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There are a ton of amazing crafters in this line up, please make sure to check them all out. There are some PRIZES up for grabs as well! All you need to do is comment on all the blog for your chance to win!

Now on to my project!! Here is what I made..


 
I wanted to have some creative fun while showcasing the Science Candies and Science Matters stamp sets - both from Jaded Blossom of course.

My microscope treat tube holder is a cutting file that I purchased from SVG Cutting Files.
 
The card is one that I scraplifted from Luv Scrapping Together.  I first saw this cute scientist on pintrest and fell in love with him.  He's created using a couple of different files from My Scrap Chick.
 
Thanks so much for checking out my project! Make sure to go back to the Jaded Blossom Blog to see who is next in the line up!

Terror-ific

Today I have another cute little Halloween card to share with you.  The scene for this card was created using another set of SVGs included in the Boo file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  Just look at the expression on that ghost's face.  Isn't that just the cutest ever?  I love that little mouth looking like he's the one who's been spooked by something.
 
But, I digress.....
 
This  file does include the letters RIP for the tombstone but I wanted to be able to stamp something instead so I chose to leave those out.  Initially I was hoping for more of a cute little saying but the one I liked mentioned witches flying and since this scene didn't have witches I decided not to use it.  Instead I chose this cute, little, one word sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas.  This sentiment is from the stamp set Ghostly Greetings.
 
And there you have it.  Another terror-ific - ally cute Halloween card.

Beary Cute Hot Chocolate Holders

 
Today I'm fast forwarding on to another holiday.  This time my absolute favorite holiday - Christmas.  I imagine that in about another month or so I'll be in full swing with my Christmas cards and other projects.  Until then though I have this one project.  After it's still July and I couldn't let it go by without one little Christmas in July project.
 
I love giving away treats and one of the ones that I like to give are hot chocolate packs.  I'll add in a candy cane and create a tag with a poem on it then package it all up and give it away. 
 
So to create my holders I used the following cuts from my Cricut cartridges:
 
  • the cup (#M4715A) from Everyday Pop Up Cards.  I scaled the cup to 5.24" in height, copied a second one on to the mat, flipped the image, lined them up and then welded the two shapes together.
  • and a circle from George.  For this one I unlocked the shape so that I could scale the shape to .17" high and 3.72" wide.  I then placed this up towards the top right of my design and attached the shape so that when it cuts that portion is cut out thus creating a slit for the packet of hot chocolate.
I also used the Marshmallow Loves Cocoa file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  That's where all my cute bears come from.  Using the print and cut feature I cut out each of the five bears that come with this file and used them to 'decorate' the front of my mugs.
 
The stamped sentiments that are on some of my mugs are from the Jaded Blossom stamp set Hot Cocoa.