Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Halloween Houses

Hi all! I am so excited to share my little Halloween Houses with you! Halloween is my favorite holiday; I love all the spookiness, the decor and costumes and since the weather is cooler, yet not that cold yet, it just can't get much better!  I think we should have Halloween at least once a month so everyone could dream up great costumes and buy candy without feeling guilty :)  These Halloween Houses are so easy to make and you can find all the dies you need at Dies R Us - truly one stop shopping with great prices! 

What I Used to Make my Houses:
I used the following on both houses;
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box, #LF1232
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box Halloween Add On Dies, #LF1487
Card in Black, Yellow, White, Orange, Brown and Grey

I am calling this house House #1.  In addition to the above products I used the following:
Lawn Fawn Spooky Village Stamp Set, #LF2014 {sentiment}
Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, #MFT-1123

 I cut the actual house out of heavy black card, as well as the the doorknob and one bat.  The roof, door and windows were cut out of grey card; yellow card was used to add a warm glow to the windows.  I added some spooky brown trees to each side of the house, the back has a window and a cute ghost.  Lastly, I added the sentiment.  These houses are so cute in person, they are small, the perfect size for  gift card and you can make them to match almost any occasion, including just because! You can make a beach house, a winter house, a spring themed house and even a dog house!  I am sure Lawn Fawn will continue making add on options for the treat box as it's a great seller and so adorable, even with no add on! 

On to House #2.  I used the products listed about as well as some orange card and the following:
Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch Stamp Set, #LF1754

Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch Die Set, #LF1755
Lawn Fawn Costume Party Stamp Set, #LF1458 {sentiment}
Embossing Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

 I constructed the little house using grey card, used a darker grey for the roof and black for the door and windows.  I backed the windows and door with yellow card and used some brown trees on each of the sides.  I also made a pumpkin and added it to one side along with a tree.  The back of the house has a black cat and a window.  This one is my favorite of the two houses because I also added 2 black bats "flying" above the house with the help of some acetate strips.  I love them!  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card and trimmed it to fit the spot on the roof.

These are perfect for a small, snack sized candy bar or a few truffles {dark chocolate, of course!} and if I don't give them away, I know they will come out to decorate for Halloween year after year.  They are easy enough to make using an assembly line, enlist some help from the kids or friend, and you can make a whole class worth in no time! And who knows, I may construct an entire village of spooky little treat boxes! I hope I have inspired you to dig out some dies and enter the Dies R Us monthly giveaway; just be sure you use products that Dies R Us carries and you could win!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'd love to know which house you like the best, just drop a note in the comments :) Thank you all for all your support during my Design Team time here at Dies R Us!  This is my last post and I had a lovely time.  Stay safe and see you soon! Oh and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  Christi

I am entering my Halloween Houses in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More, #415 - Use Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Lawn Fawnatics, #109 - Awesome Autumn
Paperminutes, # 711 - Happy Halloween
Everybody Art Challenge, #497 - Anything But a Card

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sue WIlson Shaker Card

 Hi Dies R Us friends!! Today I am sharing an easy shaker card featuring a Sue Wilson Die. I hope you like it!

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
KaiserCraft Paper Pad, Rose Avenue, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" {retired but available}
Sue Wilson Expressions Die, Hello, #CED5401 {out of stock, but this will work as well}
White Card
Foam Tape, doubled
Filler from Stash

This was an easy shaker card to make since the die I chose was rectangular; the hardest part

was cutting the foam tape!  I have a huge roll of foam tape I bought years ago at a convention and I consistently forget I have it; well, this time I remembered! Since the shaker fill has some little gems in it I doubled the foam tape, sticky side to sticky side, then cut it in about half to fit around the die thus allowing enough height for the fill to shake and not get stuck.  I chose sequins, gems and sparkly bits that didn't clash with the paper I covered the card base with. Once I made the shaker part of the card using the die cut, acetate, foam tape and the fill, I attached it to the base that I had covered with a pink paper with a geometric design lightly embossed on it, very pretty I think and the photos don't do it justice.

I certainly hope you enjoyed my card and that will encourage you to pull out some of your dies and make a card to join in on the monthly challenge; just be sure the die you use is from one of the companies Dies R Us carries {shouldn't be difficult, they carry everything!} and join in the fun!  Take care and stay safe! Until next time, Christi

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  

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As I am stamping away with the NEW Lawn Fawn release I realized I hadn't entered this card in any challenges!! If my card doesn't meet the timeline for entering your challenge, please accept my apologies and delete it ~ Thanks!!  So, without further ado, I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Cardz TV, #150 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies
Creations in Pink, #37 - Anything Goes in MAINLY Pink
Krafty Chicks, #578 - All Occasions
Creative Friday, #290 - Big Word as the Focus
A Place to Start, #9 - Patterned Paper
Creative Fingers, #215 - Anything Goes