Saturday, August 22, 2009

Boo!



Happy Saturday! Ready for another Sketch For You To Try? Jen's got another fun one this week - check it out at i{heart}2stamp, where you'll also find Jen's sample and guest designer Megan Lock's sample. Be sure to hit the rest of the samples too: Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. Hope you can play along! Remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to Splitcoast.

I went for a scrappy look with my sample - no stamping at all in fact. Most of what I used for the card comes from the adorable new Boo To You Paper & Accessories Kit from My Mind's Eye. It has some of the cutest Halloween papers I think I've ever seen, as well as a coordinating sheet of die-cut accessories, which is where the owl in the tree, the orange label shape behind the owl, and one of the vertical strips came from. I couldn't wait to dig into it! I added some American Crafts vinyl alphabet stickers, a row of brads, some paper piercing, and some stitching and that was that. Super quick and easy :)

While the kit was still out, I made another super quick one:



See the adorable mummy brad up at the top? I made that with the new I-Top Brad Maker Tool from Imaginisce. You can totally customize your brads to whatever project you're making! How cool is that? The little mummy was part of one of the patterned papers in the MME kit. I just used traced the I-Top template onto the dp, and trimmed it out. It's see-through so you can see exactly what part of the patterned paper is going to show on the brad. Then I followed the directions that come with the tool (there's also an accompanying how-to DVD) to add the paper topper to a medium-size (22mm) I-Top Brad Daddy. Voila, in just two squeezes I had a custom brad. The tool works with fabric too! A little while back, Michelle posted an Imaginisce video on the I-Top - check it out for a great little introduction to this cool tool.

FYI ... Michelle has added tons of new paper collections and stamps to the Stamper's Dream store. The New Arrivals section is my favorite place to visit :)

So glad you stopped by today. I've received some of the nicest comments from readers this week, and I just want to let you all know how thankful I am!



"Boo" Card
Stamps: none
Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Black card stock, Prismatics white card stock,
My Mind's Eye "Boo To You" Paper and Accessories kit

Ink: none
Accessories: American Crafts vinyl alphabet stickers, Stampin' Up vintage brads, paper piercer, black embroidery floss


"Happy Halloween" Card
Stamps: none
Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Black card stock, My Mind's Eye "Boo To You" Paper and Accessories kit
Ink: none
Accesories: Imaginisce I-Top Brad Maker Tool, I-Top template, I-Top Brad Daddies (medium), corner rounder, SU black striped ribbon, Papertrey Summer Sunrise saddle-stitch ribbon, foam adhesive

23 comments:

Denise Young said...

Love both your Halloween cards!!!! I soooo want that Brad maker thingy. I have looked at it numerous times at Archivers. I am not sure about buying all the tools in order to make it work - seems pricey. Do you need all of them? Do you need the punch, templates and setter tool?

Kelly Lunceford said...

These are both adorable! I am so ready for fall! These are both inspiring and delightful as always!

Amy said...

You have made me a smitten kitten with these designs, Amy! I am sooo going shopping!!

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous designs and detailing, Amy!!! Cute and wonderfully done!!! I need to check out that brad maker!!! Love that!!!

Renée said...

these are both fabulous cards, Amy! Love the colours, love the layout!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh man both so cute Amy! You do scrappy so well! They are very fun and festive looking!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! How totally CUTE, Amy! Love your scrappy card! The ribbon treatment on your second piece of art, is awesome!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Amy these are so adorable, love them both!!

Patti Jo said...

What fun Halloween cards! Love your layouts and embellishments!

jen del muro said...

these are so cute! i love how you did the ribbon on the 2nd one!

Busym1 said...

So glad I stopped in today! I am in love with your cards! Thanks for making my day! Hugs, michelle

Gabriela said...

Amy your two Halloween cards are fabulous! I particularly adore the little mummy card. It just seems to be speaking to me.

Renee said...

These are both fabulous cards, Amy! Love the colours, love the layout!!!!Fabulous designs...thanks
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Reenee
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Marimer said...

Preciosos trabajos, me encanta la combinación de colores y detalles.
Saludos.

Michele Boyer said...

These are fabulous, Amy! Your homemade brad is adorable!

Kimberly Crawford said...

CUTE!! CUTE!! CUTE!! Isn't that line from MME the most darling? I cannot wait to do layouts from this coming Halloween with it!! I figure it is the last year that I will be able to get away with "cutsey" with the little man! :)
((((HUGS)))

jamie said...

love your halloween cards!

Lynn said...

http://croppinforourtroops.blogspot.com/
Can you please add the blog for
Cropping for our Troops on your blog? I can't wait to see what you are sending for the silent auction.
Hugs,
Lynn

Silke said...

Amy - this is toooo cute!!! What a fun Halloween project!!!

alienanessa said...

Oh my goodness golly, LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE CARDS!!! Halloween is the coolest! And you're the first person I know to have gotten that brad-making tool, I've been ogling it in mags for months!! The scrappy look to that top card is absolutely adorable, truly! =)

Debbie Olson said...

Everything you create is over-the-top gorgeous--TFS!

Custom Cards said...

Great to see the boo cards. The design for these cards are really appreciable. So hopefully your will continue working like this.

Plastic Card said...

C000l Really ! I simply love you Halloween cards. All the Best.

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