Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fast and Easy Halloween Cards with Glitz Design

Hi again dear friends!! It's time for another Glitz Design post!!  I don't know about you, but I have a few  Glitz Design patterned paper scraps that need to be used up.  This month's challenge is to make Halloween goodies and I want to take the challenge a step further and encourage you to use your scraps!

In my first card for today I found some of my favorite Afternoon Muse and Laced with Grace papers and made a sweet little Jack O Lantern with them:
I die cut the pumpkin sections and cut around the edge of the negative image.  I layered the negative image over the Afternoon Muse Polka paper and I love how it looks!  Polka Dot pumpkins totally make me smile!!  I adhered the eyes and mouth with dimensional adhesive to give his face a little pop!  I used some leaf stamps and a Tim Holtz Bird stamp to add some dimension and variety to the card!! Don't you just love the music notes on the bird?  Sigh....so perfect!!
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Afternoon Music Polka Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Polka Patterned Paper
Other Supplies:  PTI Rustic Cream and True Black Cardstock; PTI Leaf Prints Stamps; PTI On the Farm Stamps; Tim Holtz Artful Flight Stamps; PTI Orange Zest Ribbon

In the next card I used an acrylic card base.  I love creating layers with acrylic card bases!!  The dimension you can achieve is absolutely amazing!!
I layered a rustic cream panel on top of a black panel and adhered the layered panels to the inside of the card.  I cut a slightly smaller Vintage Blue Floral Panel and adhered a circle punched from Dance in Sunshine Polka paper, stamped the sentiment, and adhered them to the inside of the card front along with a scary punched fence and pumpkin.  The layered effect is fabulous!!!

On the face of the card I adhered a die cut tree, a bird and pumpkin that were painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I added a bow just for fun.  Such a quick and easy card and so very effective!!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Dance In Sunshine Polka Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Floral Patterned Paper
Glitz Design Love Games Polka Paper
Other Supplies: Clear Acrylic; Tim Holtz Branch Tree; Tim Holtz Artful Flight Stamps; PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Stamps; Prickley Pear Leaf die; Martha Stewart Fence Punch; PTI Rustic Cream and True Black Paper; PTI Simply Chartreuse Felt;

I hope I've encouraged you to get creative with your card scraps.  Mix and Match them and have some fun!!!

Wishing you a Glitzy Day,

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Whooo's ready to Party with Glitz Design

Happy October sweet friends!!!  I am having a hard time believing October is here with the warm temperatures we've been experiencing in southwestern Montana!  Good thing the challenge this month is to create Halloween goodies with Glitz Design!!!  Halloween will be here before we know it!!  I really don't have much in the way of Halloween supplies, so I had to get really creative with this month's projects!!  I grabbed some of Glitz Designs Love Games papers, Hoopla Digital Elements, and Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon Stamps and had a blast!!  Whooo's ready to party??
I made a fun little card and goodie pocket using some hexagon dies, leaf dies and a cute little owl from Pink Paislee that I've had in my stash for years.

I die cut the pocket out of patterned paper and decorated a label tag with the owl and some die cut leaves and a scary little spider:
I filled the little pocket with some Reeses pieces for fun:
I decorated another tag and layered it onto a card base filled with hexagon die cuts:
I stamped the orange panel with a background stamp from the Laced with Grace clear stamps and I also stamped a ticket from the same set of stamps and layered the owl on top.
Three of the hexagons are layered with dimensional adhesive to add visual interest.
I'm most excited about the wall art I created for this project!!! I used a little tag from the Hoopla Digital Element Kit, resized it, and colored it in Photoshop Elements, and came up with this:
Way fun and oh so easy!!!  It's so fun, it makes me wanna do a little dance!!! I die cut the bat and numbers and added the little flower and banner I created in PSE.  Last but certainly not least, every party needs a little food and I found this cute little cupcake idea on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect addition to my little party!!
Aren't they the cutest little owls.  All you need is oreo cookies, Reeses Pieces, and frosted cupcakes!

I hope you enjoyed my little party and I hope this post inspires you to create a fun little get together with all the trimmings!!!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design  Love Games Patterned Paper:  Stripe, Polka, Score Card, Damask
Glitz Design Laced with Grace Stamps
Glitz Designs Hoopla Digital Kit
Other Supplies:  PTI Rustic Cream and True Black Cardstock and ribbon; PTI Happy Hexagon, By the Numbers and Seed Packet Dies; PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers Stamps; Prickley Pear Leaf Die; Pink Paislee Vintage Moon Clear Stamps; Scrap Casual and tXT Abrasive fonts from dafont;

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Wishing you a very Glitzy Day,