Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

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See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

Supply List for Window Box Treat:

Notice, no stamps!


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Make Me Smile with Colorful Seasons

Do you have any friends who make you smile? You know that when you get together with them, you are in for lots of laughs. I’m blessed to have a number of this type of friend. I’m sorry now that I made just one of these cards with the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I could send it to lots of people. Maybe I’d better get busy.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, sponging, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

This was the first time I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set. What was I waiting for?

Design Notes for Colorful Seasons card:

I have to confess, this was a pretty easy card, especially for someone like me who loves to sponge. After sponging with Crumb Cake (beach) Soft Sky (sky) and So Saffron (Sun) I stamped the beach chair frame. On a separate piece of paper I stamped the rest of the chair, cut it out and added it to the card. A couple of layers and some Linen Thread later, I was finished. Oh, yes, I stamped the sentiment, then I was done.


Supply List for Colorful Seasons Card:

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Hope you are having a great day.

Remember to come back on Sunday for my next video tutorial about CASEing cards.