Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween treat bag, plus some great deals...

I just love this little fox stamp from Imaginisce. He's actually from the Twitterpated line, but I combined him with some papers and chipboard stickers from the Hallowhimsy line. I couldn't help dressing him up for Halloween!
To make the treat bag, start with a 4"X12" strip of double-sided patterned paper. I used Wicked Whimsy. Score at 4-3/4", 5-3/4", and 10-1/2"; fold. Trim the front flap with decorative scissors (or use a border punch.) Cut a 3"X3" square of harlequin patterned paper (I used Lollipop Lizzy); mat with black cardstock and adhere to front of treat bag. Stamp fox image onto orange orange patterned paper and again on a scrap of the Wicked Whimsy polka-dotted paper. Paper-piece the image and adhere to front of bag. Tie a small piece of white cotton thread around tip of witch's hat sticker; adhere to card front. Add a spider sticker and another scrap of thread for him to hang from. Adhere "sweets" sticker. Finally, punch two holes through all layers of the bag and tie on some lime grosgrain ribbon (mine is from American Crafts.) You can attach a little treat inside with a glue dot-perfect for your extra-special trick-or-treaters!
I also wanted to share some websites which offer "daily deals" on scrapbooking supplies. Check them out!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some Halloween treats...

that I've come across lately. I have today off from classes (Columbus Day) so hopefully I can squeeze in a little scrappy time before Ryan's football practice.
Check out these links for some cute, not-too-spooky projects:
"Sour Cream" treat holders by Imaginisce
Treat bag toppers by SEI (You can print them if you are a Club SEI member, or be inspired to create your own-I love the one with the leaf-perfect for any fall gathering, not just Halloween)
*NOTE-the treat bag toppers are the second project in this post-just scroll down a bit
Candy corn favor box by Katie Renz in the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery
Haunted House by Kelli Crowe in the 2Peas Gallery (read the directions-she talks about the horrors of dial-up internet-I can vouch for that. :) )---I have seen this chipboard house by Doodlebug done differently, kind of cutesy-this is a cute, kind of quirky, variation.
I'll be back later this week with some of my own creations. I'm off to work on those, plus my submission for the Imaginisce Design Team call. If you've ever taken one of my stamping classes, you already know how much I love their papers and stamps. This is the call I've been waiting for!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Candy Trifold Card

Thought I'd share another Halloween card today. This is based on the trifold, or backfold, design. To make the base of this card, start with a square or rectangular card (any size.) Fold the card front back, down the center, so that the inside of the card shows. It will look a bit like a lop-sided accordian fold. Now you are ready to embellish. I like to use the same paper on both the flap and the inside of the card, add a narrow strip along the fold (this hides any mismatches if you can't match your patterned paper design-like with this text), then embellish with an accent that is adhered to just the front flap.

This candy stamp is from Imaginisce, and the patterned paper is from Heidi Grace.

Also, I have just opened an online store at The name of the store is ShareCroppers and HERE is the link. You can also search Sherri Thompson and it will find my store. I'm adding cards each day (both new ones and ones you've seen on the blog) so keep checking back regularly for new cards and kits!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bewitching Halloween card

This card is very different from most that I make. First of all, I usually choose "open" image stamps-designs that can be colored in with pencils or stamped onto patterned paper. This image was my mom's, and I thought it looked very vintage. I stamped the image on the yellow circle to give the image of a full moon, but thought it still needed something more. I learned how to stamp on twill tape in my Technique Tuesday class at CKC-Manchester and had gotten a package of the twill tape at the vendor faire. Like so many of my purchases, the package was sitting, unopened, on a shelf. I decided to stamp "bewitching" repeatedly on the twill-and I loved the result. Very different from my usual "cutesy" cards, but still a great, simple card.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

As promised, here are two of my new Halloween cards. These are minis, made from my 3" scalloped circle punch. This is quite possibly one of my most-used tools. I combined stamps from a couple of different companies. First, I used my little fox from Imaginisce. He is one of my favorites. I love that I can dress him up in costumes by using other stamps with him. It really stretches my stamp dollar. The witch hat (by Studio G) is stamped on patterned paper, then cut out and adhered to the front. I also used Studio G sentiments on each card. The little ghost is from Hero Arts.
Don't forget to stop by the official World Cardmaking Day website-the link is over on the right. Just click on the icon and it will bring you there. There are lots of card ideas and tips, plus a great card contest. What a great activity for this rainy day! Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Some fun project links...

to share today. I haven't had a chance to do any papercrafting myself this week, but I did have a little bit of time in between classes to surf my favorite blogs. I found some adorable projects, and thought I would share some of them with you all.
Enjoy, and I hope to share my new Halloween cards with you next week!