Looking for a not so scary decorations for your Halloween festivities? How about this lovely fall witch’s hat?
Leafy Witch Hat Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Glitter Silk 6×6 Cardstock
- Core’dinations Sand it Gadget
- Foamies Black Witch Dress Up Hat
- Darice wired 7/8 inch Wired Metallic Copper Ribbon
- 4 inch Burlap Flower
- Leaf Die Cut and Embossing Folder
- Die Cut Machine
- Hot Glue
Step 1. Die cut, emboss, and sand leaves. I made a total of 12 leaves, 4 of each color: No. 6, No. 7, and No. 20; yellow, orange and brown. After sanding wipe each down with your Sand-it Gadget.
Step 2. This step is not necessary, but for added interest and depth, you can ink the edges of the leaves.
Step 3. To create spiral flower, begin by drawing a spiral on the back of the copper Glitter Silk sheet.
Step 4. Cut along drawn line.
Step 5. Roll flower from outside edge and adhere to center when complete. I like to step on the flower a bit to add more dimension.
Step 6. Adhere burlap flower and metallic ribbon to hat.
Step 7. Attach leaves behind burlap flower.
Step 8. Finish by adding rolled flower to center of burlap flower.
Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!
Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:
- Black Magic
- Glitter Silk
- Core Basics White A2 Cardbases
- Dust Buddy
- Sand it Gadget
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress embossing powder
- Tim Holtz & Ranger clear ink pad
- Heat Gun and embossing tools
- May Arts Ribbon
- Xyron adhesive
- Stampin’ Up! border punch
- Scor Pal
- Gina K Stamps
Step 1. Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.
Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.
Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.
Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and 110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping. And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!
Core Basics Cards Supplies:
- Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
- Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
- David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
- Fiskars Punch
- Memento Ink
- May Arts twine
- Misc button
- Darice embossing folder
- Papertrey Ink dies
- MyStampBox Stamps
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Happy Day Card
Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.
Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.
Step 3. Adhere with embellishments.
Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.
Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.
Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.
Framed Halloween Decor Supplies:
- Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white
- Tillie Dot – Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock - Orange & Mantis
- Sand It Gadget
- Darice Polka Dot Embossing Folder
- Embossing Die Cutting Machine
- String or Twine
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
- Dimensional Foam Squares
Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.
Step 2. Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.
Step 3. Run through an embossing machine.
Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.
Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.
Step 6. Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.
Step 7. Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.
Step 8. Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)
Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.
It’s fall! I can’t help but decorate my little heart out when it comes to fall. I love fall colors but I always seem to add a little twist to it. A heathery aqua mixed in with all the other fall colors just speaks perfection to me, so when I started designing this wreath, it ended up with a mix of non-traditional aqua and tried-and-true yellow. And the juxtaposition doesn’t end there. A mix of somewhat predictable leaves combined with stylish medallions makes this wreath modern and straighforward–my favorite look. No matter what colors you choose for your wreath, you’ll love how easy it is to create.
Fall Medallion Wreath Supplies
- Darice 8″ Wreath
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock
- Darice Burlap Ribbon
- Autumn Leaves
- Straight Pins
Step 1: Wrap burlap ribbon around wreath form, securing the beginning and ends with straight pins.
Step 2: To make medallions, cut strips of card stock 1.5″ x 12″ and score every 1/2″.
Step 3: Fold the card stock accordion style, and sand the edges of the folded card stock.
Step 4: Adhere ends of each card stock strip together to form a ring, and let dry. With the ring on a flat surface, press the top edges inward to create a medallion, and glue the medallion to a scrap of card stock to secure.
Step 5: Secure leaves and medallions to the wreath using straight pins.
Step 6: Secure a piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath using straight pins as a hanger.
And just like that you have a striking wreath. Hang it up and enjoy your creation.
It’s time for falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and sweaters. It’s AUTUMN! And to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, I created this awesome bunting using the White Chalkboard card stock, which I am loving.
Autumn Bunting Supplies:
- White Chalk Core Cardstock
- Burlap Ribbon
- Suede Cord in Ivory
- Darice Autumn Leaves
- Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Hole Punch
- Alphabet Stamps
- VersaMark Watermark Pad
- Embossing Powder - White
- Heat Gun or Hairdryer
Step 1: Cut your Chalk Core card stock into six 4″ x 6″ pieces. Then cut a notch out of the bottom of each piece.
Step 2: Lightly sand the surface of each piece for a scratched appearance and more heavily sand the edges.
Step 3: Stamp the letters to spell “Autumn” on each of the card stock pieces using VersaMark ink, and emboss using an Ivory embossing powder.
Step 4: Punch holes in the upper corners of all the card stock pieces. Also punch a hole in the center of six leaves.
Step 5: Glue a length of burlap ribbon to the back of each card stock piece using Zip Dry, and let dry.
Step 6: Add your card stock pennants to about 6′ of Ivory suede cord.
Now just hang it up and enjoy!