Monday, October 22, 2012

An Autumn BOO

I saw this cool technique that I had never tried, or even heard of while I was visiting Nichole Heady's fabulous Papertrey Ink Challenge Blog yesterday; only to learn that it was LAST WEEK'S tutorial so I can't enter the challenge. . . .BOO is right.  What an innovative and fun idea to use Die-Cuts to create alphabet stamps.  Once I had my letters ready, I dipped them into some black Martha Stewart paint, and stamped them onto some deep pumpkin orange Bazzill.  This is a really cool technique that helps you to stretch the products you already own.
Here is my complete supply list:
PTI Die-Cut Alphabet Tutorial - BOO
Patterned Papers - by The Paper Studio
Tim Holtz mini stapler
Tim Holtz mini rustic paper clip
Vintage Black Button with Diamond Center
Wooden "Autumn" sign by Go West Studios
Making Memories Orange Ribbon
Papertrey Ink Wool Felt (two colors) - hard to see the black felt on the bottom
Papertrey Ink Flower Die-Cuts (three different flower shaped die-cuts)
Freckled Fawn washi tapes
Machine Stitching
Challenges I'm entering with this card include: - Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Joy's Eerie Inspirational Photo Board - Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #183 - Halloween/Spooky Inspired Photo - Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #76 - Halloween - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Fortnightly Challenge #47 - Halloween - All Sorts Challenges - Week #177 - Autumn Colors - Crafty Mess Challenge Blog - Challenge #20 - Halloween - Pile it On Challenges - Challenge #43 - Holiday, Any Holiday - I Chose Halloween - Create-a-Licious Challenges - Challenge #39 - Halloween - Anything Challenge Blog - Challenge #78 - Make Your Own Embellishments - I made this flower out of layers of paper and wool felt cut from a PTI die-cut and embellished with a vintage button. - Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Boo, It's Halloween at Sweet Stampin' - Through The Craftroom Door - Blog Hop and Anything Goes Challenge - Stampin' For The Weekend - Challenge #19 - Something Spooky - Simon Says Stamp & Show Vintage Blog - Challenge Inspired by Wendy Vecchi - My card was inspired by the rich autumn colors used in her products, and the overall feel of the project.
I was really excited about how this card turned out.  I've been saying for a long time that I needed to learn and try some new techniques, so THANK YOU, Papertrey Ink for inspiring me.  I hope that you will stop back later today to see my blog post for Mark's Finest Papers which will also give you a sneak peek for one of my DT cards that's for Wednesday's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  I've been busy, and didn't get ANY homeschooling done today, but I did get my house cleaned, got groceries, made a delicious dinner, and did some crafting.  Tomorrow. . . . .we hit the books for sure.  (After my blog posts have been made, of course).  By the way, I'm speaking this way because I'm typing/preparing this Monday night and will post it tomorrow morning (Tuesday morning) when I can get a photo of my card.
Thanks for stopping by today, and please know that I appreciate your visit.  It's always a blessing to have you visit.    By the way, did you catch the Presidential debate?  Go Romey/Ryan. . . .I know that as a country, we don't deserve it, but I believe that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote towards restoring America to its original Christian morals. . . .or at least a step in the right direction.  Thanks for stopping by and letting me bend your ear.  God bless America.
My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. nice one thanks for joining us at craftymess xx

  2. amazing owls...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. What a fabulous card -- I'm usually really excited about Haloween, but not so much for whatever reason this year -- guess I have the 2 DDs' weddings on my mind -- YIKES -- now that's 'scary'!!! LOL!!!

  4. What a cute card! I love the papers you have used, especially the owls.
    Thanks for playing along with Creatalicious challenges!

    Creatalicious DT

  5. As usual another stunning creation! wonderful
    thanks for taking part in the Cards Galore chellenge with us.


  6. Love the papers, great card, thanks for joining us at craftymess.

  7. Fab. Thank you for showing us over at Sweet Stampin'. Dx

  8. Fabulous card - the owl DP is lush!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. This is gorgeous, love the flower and the gorgeous colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor x

  10. Lovely card love the owl papers.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  11. Beautiful Halloween/Autumn coloured card. Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Halloween/Autumn' challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. Diane x

  12. So beautiful card. Creative design. I like the colors you have used and love the papers you have used, especially the owls. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is so beautiful. Love the Owl paper and the colors are great. Fab card.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  14. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Holiday and Holiday Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  15. Lovely, vintagey halloween card - this looks fab! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  16. Visiting from Cupcake Insp where I saw you won with this wonderful card. I may have to CASE your card. My daughter likes Owls & I have the Owl paper you used & some Chevron paper as well.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. love the owls!!
    thanks for joining us this week for our holiday challenge at Pile it on - i hope to see you again this week! Kimberly DT

  18. Oh - your owl Boo card is so cute Karen -you did a great job on this card! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Gail