Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time to Create!

I love it when I find some time to create. I woke up early this morning and since I couldn't sleep I made a couple of projects I had been thinking about.

First, I had bought some candy corn and made a skinny bag filled with it. I bought candy corn since I don't like it so I wouldn't eat it and then forgot that I wanted to get M&M's too. I decided on a mini candy corn card to go on the top of the skinny bag. The card opens up so you can write a little note to the lucky recipient. It was quick and easy with a 3" strip of white card stock and a 1" strip of Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight card stocks. The hardest thing was getting the candy corn in the bag. I ended up putting 2 at a time, facing opposite directions and pushing them down with the handle of a paint brush. It didn't take long once I figured that out though.

I changed the other 2 skinny bag toppers so I included them in the picture. I added wiggle eyes to the ghost and put some Daffodil Delight ink around the outside of the pumpkin with a marker. The close up shows how I sponged just a little bit of More Mustard ink around the edges to give it more depth.
I made a couple of cards for a no layer challenge on Late Night Stampers. I found that I can stand to do no layers if I use the embossing folders. This is the first card I made. I think the witch got caught in the spider web! The other card is a baby card, I'll post it later. I've got to make another 40 or 50 cards for a different baby shower this week so I'll be doing baby cards all week!


Jae said...

I especially love the no-layers card you did. I think it's quite cute! It's amazing what giving yourself some restrictions will do for your creativity.

Holly said...

I would like to make those for the kids classes. How much are the little bags for candy? So cute!

Dawn said...

I love how the spider web stood out on your no layer card! I guess I hadn't thought about how well that would work with this folder.