Thursday, October 29, 2015

Gobblers Diamond Fold Card

Hi! Today I am sharing a Diamond fold card I made using the "Gobblers" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

I used the "Diamond Fold Card" free download from Scrappy Dew for my card, but you could easily make your own file in design space as follows:

To make the card base, Fold the 5" x 12" piece in half for the card base. Add a decorative edge to the bottom of the card and to the 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" pieces, if desired. Add one to the front and the others to the inside panels. Add them securely since the rest of the card will be secured to these pieces. 

Fold the 7" X 7" piece as shown above, for the inside. Add the diamond accents, the sentiment and any other decorations at this time.  Glue this piece securely to the inside so it's pushed to the back with one square section secured to the front and one to the back. Put it under a heavy object to dry.

I made a 5 inch paper pieced pumpkin turkey from the "Gobblers" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I made one set of orange feathers and one of brown. I put the orange feathers down first and added the brown ones staggered on top and slightly raised at the outside using foam tape.I also used foam tape on the beak. I then  made a 3 inch print then cut "Gobble Til Ya Wobble" sentiment for the inside. This is how your card should look from the side.

 I hope you enjoyed this project! ~ Shirley

Friday, October 23, 2015

Scarecrow Girl Harvest Treat Box

Today I am sharing a quick, easy project I whipped up in one afternoon. It's a perfect way to present those Halloween treats to a special someone or use it as a way to present a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. For this project you will need the following supplies:

Materials List

Scarecrow Girl Harvest Treat Box pattern from My Scrap Chick

The following papers from Doodlebug Paper Inc.
Broomsticks from Ghouls and Goodies
Midnight Magic from Ghouls and Goodies
Woodland Berries from Friendly Forest
Fall Forest from Friendly Forest
Forest Friends from Friendly Forest
Flock of Friends from Friendly Forest
Campground Critters from Happy Camper

Cardstock in flesh,  and scraps of green, pink and brown

Glue, tape runner, glue dots, pop dots and double stick tape

Purple buttons, two - 1/4 inch, and two - 1/2 inch


Colorbox inks in colors to match papers

.001 black pen

I cut the box out at the size indicated in it's title, and put it together according to the directions, using double stick tape. I traced the shirt onto the mushroom and flowers print ( Campground Critters) and cut it out. After I cut out all the pieces at the size indicated in the pattern, I inked them all in coordinating colors and assembled the scarecrow using glue, tape runner and pop dots for dimension. I gave the scarecrow two 1/2 inch button eyes and two 1/4 inch shirt buttons. I added stitch lines around the nose with a black pen.  I then wrapped twine twice around each wrist and around the neck, then tied the twine into a bow,  I wrapped the twine three times around the box and tied it on the left side. As a final touch I cut out by hand a pumpkin for the front of the box . 

This was such a quick easy project that looks great. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! ~ Shirley

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Witchy Owls Shadow Box

I just love Halloween! Today I am sharing a cute shadow box I made using a $.25 ten inch shadow box frame I bought at a thrift store.

Materials List:

1 -  ten inch shadow box frame
2 - Midnight Magic from Ghouls and Goodies Collection by Doodlebug Paper Inc.
cardstock in bright green, orange, black, gray, purple, lilac, yellow, fushia and white
10 x 10 piece of chipboard
glue, double sided tape, dot runner tape

Pattern List

CK Witchy Owls from KaDoodlebug Designs
Spiderweb Corners from My Scrap Chick
Halloween Tree from Celebrate With Flourish by Cricut
Scalloped frame from Design Space
Title is from my system fonts

I first made a scalloped frame with scrap paper using a pattern from design space. I made it as large as would fit on the mat. When I placed it on the frame it was slightly small so I traced it about a 1/4 inch larger onto one of the Midnight Magic papers and cut it out by hand. This was attached to the front of the frame with double stick tape. I then traced the back panel onto the other piece of Midnight Magic paper, cut it out and attached it to the panel. This will be used as the base on which the scene will be built. 

I cut out the patterns in the colors shown. The owls range in size from 3 1/4 inches to 3 3/4 inches. The tree is 7 1/2 inches tall and I cut off the crow that is part of the pattern. The webs are about 2 1/2 inches and the title letters are 1 inch tall. The patterns were inked and attached to the back in this way:

The tree was attached directly to the center of the back.
The owl on the broom was attached using two layers of foam tape.
The pumpkin with the hat was attached with two layers of foam tape.
The owl with pumpkin was attached with five layers of foam tape.
The owl with cauldron was attached with five layers of foam tape.
The spider webs were attached directly to the inside of the glass with dot runner tape applied to the very outside of the webs where it would be hidden by the frame.
The title was run through a xyron and attached to the frame front centered at the top.

After all the patterns were securely attached to the background, I attached the background to the 10x10 inch piece of chipboard. I attached the glass to the frame using picture clips.( I bent mine so they wouldn't show from the front.) Then I attached the chipboard to the back of the frame using double stick tape.

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it! ~ Shirley

Monday, October 19, 2015

Got Candy Layout

Today I am sharing a two page Halloween layout I made using the following files from KaDoodle Bug Designs:

    Charmkin Cuties Got Candy Ghost
    Charmkin Cuties Peek-A-Boo Ghost
    I also used Sweet Treats Borders from Too Cute By Jessica and Scalloped Shapes from Little   Scraps of Heaven Designs

You will also need the following papers:

2 - 12x12 black cardstock for the base
3 -  8 1/2x11 bright green cardstock
1 -  8 1/2x11 orange cardstock
1 -  8 1/2x11 lilac cardstock
scraps of white and blue cardstock and green and pink vellum
1 -  12x12 Broomsticks from the Ghouls and Goodies Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.
1 -  12x12 Punkin Party from Ghouls and Goodies Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.
1 -  12x12 Wacky Waves from Ghouls and Goodies Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc
1 -  12x12 Midnight Magic from Ghouls and Goodies Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc..
1 -  12x12 Flock of Friends from Friendly Forest Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.
glitter paper in white, red, blue, green, orange and yellow
glossy paper in black, purple, fushia and yellow

I used the two pieces of black cardstock as the base of my layout. I added a 4 inch strip of the candy corn print from Wacky Waves from Ghouls and Goodies to the bottom of each page. I then added a 6 inch strip of  pumpkin print from the Punkin Party paper to the middle, and a 2 inch strip of  Broomsticks to the top.Finally, I added a 1/2 inch strip of the striped paper from Broomsticks 2 inches down from the top.  All these papers for the background are from the Ghouls and Goodies Collection.

I then made two borders using Sweet Treats from TCBJ. I used the purple print from Flock of Friends from the Friendly Forest Collection for the background, and glitter paper in various colors for the pops.

I made two 4 1/2 inch scalloped mats using bright green, the purple print and lilac, and two mats using bright green, the stripe and orange.


The ghosts were made from white glitter paper and are about 5 1/2 inches tall. The pumpkins are made using the orange print from Midnight Magic.

The title is about 5 1/4 inches long. The lettering is cut from black glossy paper and the background is the purple print. I added the candies from the file around it.  

The ghost peeker is about 3 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

I hope you enjoyed my project! I had so much fun playing with so many wonderful prints that mix and match so well! ~ Shirley


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Get Your Pie On Box Card

Hi! Today I am sharing a cute little box card using the Print Then Cut feature on my Cricut Explore and the JPEG files from the following patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs:
     Get Your Pie On
     Pumpkin Cookie Moose
     Pumpkin Moose Peeker.

You will also need the following supplies:

     Box card pattern
     Doodlebug Paper "Punkin Party" and sturdy orange cardstock
     Pop dots or foam tape
     Adhesives - double stick tape, clear liquid glue and/or glue tape runner
     Optional extra embellishments ( mine are from Cricut's "Enjoy the Seasons" )
     Sturdy clear plastic ( mine came from an old cricut cartridge wrapper )

First, I printed and cut out all of my pieces. The box card is 7 inches tall cut from the orange cardstock, and the panels are cut from the Doodlebug paper. The box was put together with double stick tape and the panels were attached with a tape runner and a little liquid glue. The pumpkin print was used on the flaps and the green dot pattern was used on the bottom sections of the box. The interior braces were made and attached as shown.

     The Print Then Cut moose range in size from 2 1/2 inches ( Pumpkin Moose Peekers and sitting moose from Get Your Pie On ) to 3 1/2 inches. I cut two of each and cut the second copy of each image apart so I could layer them using pop dots, to give each moose some dimension.

I cut a 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch strip of clear plastic from an old cricut cartridge wrapper, and attached each with glue tape runner to the bottom of each moose that was to be used for the inside the card. The moose were then attached to the braces in a staggered fashion.

The card can be folded flat for mailing.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thanks for looking!  ~ Shirley

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Acorn Box and Tag

Today I am sharing a cute acorn box and tag set. I made my tag using a 2 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 tag, and a 3 1/3 inch acorn tag from Cricut's "Create A Critter," that I ran through my embosser using Cuttlebug's "Give a Hoot" for the top and Darice's "Fall Leaf Swirl " for the bottom. The squirrel was made from KaDoodle Bug Design's "Nut'n Better Than Fall" made at 2 1/2 inches. The title is made with "Little Letters" from Making Memories.

The acorn is from My Scrap Chick. After I sized all the pieces to the sizes indicated in their titles, I grouped all the pieces together and made the largest piece about 11 inches. I used Doodlebug Paper's "Friendly Forest, Woodland Berries" for my acorn. I added a silky 1/2" ribbon around the lid and added the tag with a piece of decorative string.
Have a great week and thanks for looking! ~ Shirley

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hooked on You

Today I am sharing a two page layout I created to highlight some photos I have of my husband fishing with our granddaughters. For my project I used the file, "CK Hooked on You"


I started with a piece of pumpkin cardstock as a base for each page. I then cut a wavy mat from the center of two Doodlebug "Happy Campers, Campground Critters" papers using a free cricut image from, "Cricut Fonts & Basic Shapes, and mounted the created frames onto the pumpkin cardstock base. I then created a fish border in Design Space using a free file and a fish border from Animal Kingdom. If you would like the file, you can get it here: I added a 12 inch by  2 1/4 inch strip of "Summertime Stripe" to each border.

I used the other side of the "Campground Critters " paper to make two 4 inch by 6 inch, and two 4 inch by 4 1/2 inch mats, then mounted them on green cardstock. I then made a 1 1/2 inch border for the top of each mat with a Making Memories Maxicuts Scallop scissor, then mounted each on a brown layer.

I cut three moose using my cricut explore and inked the edges of all the pieces with colorbox inks before I assembled them. The moose are sized at 6 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 inches and 4 3/4 inches.I added camouflage to their hats using the new pattern fill feature on the explore and the "Camouflage" pattern from Prettygrafik.  I put the moose together with pop dots to give them some dimension


This was a really fun project to make and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting! ~ Shirley

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween Easel Card

For my first post on my blog I am sharing a Halloween easel card. The card base is a free download from Bird's Cards. The card is sized so the largest piece is 11.5 inches. The base is cut from sturdy black cardstock, the bottom mat and large circle from bright green, and the smaller circle from orange bat paper from the "Spooky Delight Stack" from DCWV. The web was cut from black glitter paper. 

The raccoon is the Cutie KaToodles Cauldron Raccoon from KaDoodle Bug Designs and was cut at 5 inches. He was given a green glitter paper hat. The title is from Cricut and is 5 1/2 inches long and made from a combination of orange glitter paper and purple glossy paper.The raccoon and title were added to the card with pop dots. As a final touch I added some candy corn bling.

Here is a side view showing how the card is put together. I hope you liked my project. ~ Shirley