Friday, September 19, 2014

Arrrggghh Mini Pirate Blog Hop!

Ahoy and Avast for our Talk Like a Pirate Mini Blog hop!

Me name be Pirate Alena the Sword Test Dummy.
Make sure you sign the itinerary (comment) with your Official Pirate name for a chance to win a $10 Jaded Blossom Gift Certificate

Ye are welcome, if you dare, to join our Talk Like A Pirate Mini Hop.
There best be 'no fooling around here, or ye will be forced to walk the plank!

Now  ye don't want to miss any stops along the way, saavy?
Make sure you started with Candace and follow The CODE of the pirates below
(shiver me timbers, dont be talking about "the code")
Pirates follow it but don't talk 'bout it...

The Code
1- Follow each of the blogs on this mini hop --there be 9 in total mate!
2- Leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop - watch yer bones about ya, if you cant say something nice, we will make ya walk the plank!
3- Submit your form to receive your free files -- if ye don't follow the screen prompts, don't be a scalleywag and say ye never got your files.  
Real Pirates follow the rules and abide by The Code at all times...
 only bilge rats try to steal!
**Terms and Conditions apply, so fill out ye form and be patient will ya?
Lets all be smartly about the hop and have a beauty of a time!

Aye Aye and now for the projects!!

So I am going to give you a little background on what my project is about. If you're familiar with Pirates of The Caribbean The Black Pearl, you probably know this already. For those of you who do not, this is for you :)
Captain Barbossa is obsessed with apples. Why? Because he can't eat them because he's technically dead or zombie like if you prefer. He wants to taste an apple so bad, it about drives him crazy! LOL! Soooo, that is how I came up with this project.

I started this project with the Candy Caddy Die. I embossed the front panel with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder and then inked over the surface. I used a black marker and traced around the outer edge to outline it.
I stamped and heat embossed the pirate symbol using the Jaded Blossom Pirate Candies and added it to a black flag cut using the Treat Flag Dies. I attached it to a toothpick that I colored with a marker and punched holes into the top of the Candy Caddy to slide into. I also punched holes in each side around the toothpick and tied it closed with some twine. 
I cut out Captain Barbossa and stamped his eyes with a Peachy Keen Make A Monster face stamp. I inked all the edges of him and added doodling to him with a white gel pen.
The boxes were cut using the Card Mat Dies and I stamped the Apple sentiment from the Harvest Signs set and the Take A Bite from the Villains set.
I created the candy wraps using the Candy Wrap Dies and stamped them with the Halloween Candy Wrap stamps. I also added the apples and "take a bite" from the Villains Candies set. 

I hope ye enjoyed me project! Click the picture to continue on ye quest!
Pirate Alena the Sword Test Dummy

Got ye self lost eh?
Take a look at this here line up then....
Candace (Swabbin' Marcy Cutler)
Annie ( Disembowlin' Gertude Grimm)
Gwen (Cap'n Julia Slashface)
Crystal (Hobblin' Velma Dawkins)
Gigi (Pirate Alena the Sword Test Dummy)
Mel (Cap'n Aurora Graybeard)
Barb (Pirate Darby the Pale)
Michelle (Pirate Mary the Back-Stabber)
Jaded  Blossom (Almost Blind Rachel)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Matchbook Halloween Treats-Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's my day to post at Jaded Blossom and I am sharing some fun Halloween treats along with a short tutorial. These are super easy to make using the Jaded Blossom Dies and they would be so cool to hand out to kids.

I kept the design simple so you can whip these up in no time. You can also change up the colors and add any kind of candy packets you wanted such as M&M's or Reeces Pieces. I chose to work with Skittles.

Cut black cardstock at 3 X 7 1/2 inches
Score at 3 inches and 6 1/2 inches
Place your candy in the cover tucking it under the 1 inch flap. Then you will staple the flap closed catching the candy wrapper in between. Make sure to staple towards the bottom so you are able to tuck your flap in, but also make sure it's high enough so your mat piece covers the staple.

Now you are going to cut your mat pieces and add the decorations.
This turned out to be the PERFECT size to use with the Card Mat Dies.

Cut white with Card Mat Die
Cut second mat at 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches. 
(I wanted the stitching from the Card Mat Die to show, so I cut mine slightly smaller than the 2 1/2)
For flap cut a 3/4 X 2 3/4 inch

Next I cut out the spiders and webs using the Halloween Dies and glued them on.
The sentiment mat was cut using the Mini Tag Dies 2 and it was matted in black with a
3/4 X 2 3/4 inch piece of black. The sentiment is stamped from the Halloween Candy Wraps.
To finish, I added a punched web to the inside of the cover. I glued it to the candy wrapper (this way it will fit under the flap) placing it under the flap.

And there you have it!
I hope you all liked my project and have inspired you to try  these for yourself!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Witchy Matchbox Treat Box

Hello everyone! It's my day to post at Digi My World and I am sharing this fun treat box using an image from the Eye Of Newt digital stamp file.

I started by cutting the box from the SVG Cutting Files Nugget Matchbox Base file. Then I printed and cut out the witch from the Eye Of Newt digital stamp set and colored her with Copic markers. I heat embossed the sentiment banner that was cut using the Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies 2 and the Halloween Candy Wrap stamp set. 
I added Hersheys Nuggets to the inside that were covered using the Candy Wrap Dies. I stamped the bat background onto them using the Halloween Candy Wraps and stamped the centers using the Spooky Labels

I hope you all liked my project and thanks for visiting!
Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Smartie Pants


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at SVG Cutting Files. This month the challenge is 

I created this fun card using a new file called Chibi Nerdy Girl Hoodie. She is so stinkin cute, don't you think? I just LOVE her eyes!

I cut the card base and layers using the Wavy Card Base file. When I saw this fun glasses paper, I knew I had to use it in this card! LOL!
I added a banner on it's side to the bottom and layered the Chibi Nery Girl Hoodie on top. The sentiment banner was cut using Jaded Blossom's Candy Charms and Banner Dies and I stamped the sentiment using the Science Candies

I hope you all liked my card and will play along in the challenge!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gimme Some Skin!

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps. Here is the 2 inspiration photo's we are working with this month. 
Remember, you can use one or the other or even combine the 2. Just make sure you explain in your post how you used the inspiration pics.

And here is what I created using the sketch and I also pulled some of the colors and patterns from the color inspiration pic.

This card was so fun to create and I just love how it came out! 
I started by stamping the Zombie girl from the Faceless Zombie Kids 1 set and colored her with Copic markers. I stamped her face using the Zombie Face Assortment and I added her to a circle and scallop circle mat that I cut using my Cameo. I stamped and glittered the bats from the Cranky Franky set and added them on pop dots.
The sentiment mat was created by stamping the flourishes from the Cranky Franky set and then I hand cut the layers around the flourishes. The center sentiment is stamped from the PKSC-32 August  2014 SOTM set.
To finish, I tied some twine around the bottom, added a button to the side of the sentiment, and added stars that were cut using the Jaded Blossom Star Dies

I hope you will all play along in the challenge and thanks for visiting!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Tu-Tu Bear

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that I made using the new Ballet Bear stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps. These little bear is so stinkin cute!

I cut the center mat using the Jaded Blossom Layered Frame and Journal Die. I stamped the bear using the Ballet Bear stamp set and colored her with Copic markers. I used chalk on her cheek and a white gel pen for the accents. 
I stamped the sentiment to the side and added a ribbon with bow.
To finish, I added stars to the side using the Jaded Blossom Star Dies.

You can get these stamps at a great price right now too!

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I hope you liked my card and thanks for visiting!
Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOO Treat Box

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a project that I made using the NEW Not Squared Of Boo Squaredy Cat. These Halloween themed SC's are SO CUTE!!!!

I cut the box from the SVG Cutting File Elongated Gable Box in black and hand cut decorative mats.
I cut Not Squared Of BOO from glitter paper and inked all the edges adding him on pop dots. 
I cut out the tag at the top using the Jaded Blossom Halloween Dies and the bats on the sides. I stamped the sentiment from the Halloween Candy Wraps and attached the tag with crinkle ribbon.
I added the BOO sentiment to the side by stamping the letters from the Jaded Blossom Bingo stamp set onto punched circles. I matted them in black and added them on pop dots.

Did you know that you can get all of these adorable Squaredy Cats in plush form? You can check out all the amazingly cute Squaredy Cats HERE!
I hope you all enjoyed seeing my project and thanks for visiting!
Have a great day!