Aloha, all! This is the third in a series about layering techniques. We began with some basic concepts in calculating the size of layers as you build a card (click here). Then last week I offered some hints on getting ideas for layered layouts from both the Internet and the Stampin' Up! Catalog (click here). Today I'll go over how to take one layout and rearrange its elements to three different … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s Tips: Move Those Layers Around!
Handmade Halloween Cards
Aloha, all! As I've mentioned before, this is a week I'm making Halloween Cards. But, when I went to look for Halloween Cards that I've posted in years past, I stumbled upon a really old Christmas Card. As I looked at it, I realized that it's a card made with the old Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio app. Hmmm. The Era of My Digital Studio It wasn't until after I worked on my 2020 CASEd … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Halloween from a Christmas Layout
Aloha, all! This week we're continuing with my Tuesday's Techniques theme for September - Fun Folds. As a refresher, I decided that the folds for September are going to be easy to construct and are also folds that allow a card to stand up on a table or shelf. I love showing off a card that a friend sends me. And I'm so disappointed when I have to lay it down because there's no way it can stand … [Read more...] about It’s a Halloween Fun Fold!
Aloha, all! When I'm searching for something for my Throwback Thursday posts, I try to find something that I posted in a blog at about the same time of the year as I'm posting the update. While today's original project was posted in October rather than September, it caught my eye because I realized the moment that I looked at the picture that it was a slimline card, made to fit a #10 envelope. … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Yes, a Slimline Card!
Aloha, all! And Happy Halloween to all of you who enjoy this fun, but sometimes spooky, celebration. Yesterday's card featured the Stampin' Up! Cat Punch, and so does today's! But the background for this card is somewhat different from yesterday's, especially in that … [Read more...] about Happy Halloween – Part 2!
Aloha, all! As Halloween has approached, I haven't done much in the way of card-making because I'm still dealing with the repercussions of having a broken foot. That means that I've pretty much been concentrating on making my Christmas Cards because I may be out of commission for a while in late Fall if I have to have surgery. And Christmas cards HAVE … [Read more...] about Happy Halloween – Part 1!
Aloha, all! I cannot begin to tell you how busy I've been the past week or so - and it's going to continue into this coming week. After that I do believe that life should slow down a bit. I had a summer-long commitment with one volunteer organization and an early fall commitment with one another, and wouldn't you know they overlapped during the first … [Read more...] about Autumn Colors!
Aloha, all! Whew, I made it with all my Halloween Cards this year! This was not the last of the cards that I made. But I thought I'd share it with you today as it would also made a fun Thanksgiving, or just a fall-themed, card! I had a lot of fun making this card. In fact, this little scarecrow was the ONLY reason I … [Read more...] about And Finally – Happy Halloween!
Aloha, all! There's one more day until Halloween, and this is the very last of this year's last minute Halloween cards! But there's actually no reason at all that you can't use this design for just about any holiday or event - or even just for a note card with your favorite papers! All I did for this card … [Read more...] about Happy Halloween Eve!
Aloha, all! Last week a friend and I got together to design and make some Halloween cards that we could show others almost right up to the time of the holiday. I searched the Internet for ideas, and found a Christmas card design that I thought could be a lot of fun for Halloween as well - and it was quick and easy! This was so easy, in fact, that I made a bunch of … [Read more...] about Quick & Easy Last Minute Halloween Cards!
Aloha, all! I suppose I could have limited myself to just one stamp set for this Halloween and have been just as happy as if I'd brought 3 or 4 if I'd known how much I loved working with the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set! As it is, it turns out that this is really the set that I used through most of my Halloween card making, … [Read more...] about Halloween Fun with Jar of Haunts Stamp Set – Part 3!