Box of Boo!


I’m trying to use up as much of my stash as I can before my new order comes from the Annual Inspirations.  I decided to control my urges, but I still must use up my retired product to make room for the new!  One of the fantastic benefits of being a Close to My Heart Consultant is the ability to order new product one month early, if you’d like this same benefit please contact me and I’ll tell you about the other wonderful benefits of belonging to one of the greatest sisterhoods in paper crafting!

My neighbor recently discovered box cards online and after a couple of unsuccessful attempts called for some help.  We set a date to stamp and I turned to my favorite tutorial website for instruction.  I knew that she was wanting to make these for Halloween so I sorted through my stash to see what I had in the Halloween department!  I came up with a few scraps from the Mischief (now retired) paper pack and used the Creepy Creatures C1522 and Magic Potions C1509 both still available.


This is the box closed – as it will be mailed.  The fence and moon are cut from the Artbooking Cartridge.  The fence is on three sides of the box and have been layered 4 times to give it depth.


This is the box opened.  I used cuts from the Artbooking, Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges.  The bats and “boo” are mounted on strips of acetate which gave them some extra height.  I also added stamped images to the B & T paper.


I can’t wait to try a few more of these fun boxes!

Happy Stamping!


Up to a Little “Mischief”

I will admit that I have always been a huge Halloween fan – some people are, some people aren’t.  My influence could be an  Uncle that was very fond of telling “Annie Witch” stories (so wish he would write a book) and a mom that dressed like a witch (only on Halloween).  I will never forget the year that she scared my baby brother.

When “J”  was growing up – Halloween was fun.  My mom always helped with the costumes and I had great pictures to scrapbook.  As soon as I saw this years Halloween themed papers “Mischief”; I knew exactly which pictures I was going to use.  So quickly grabbing a layout idea from the book “Magic” by Jeanette Lynton and the “Mischief” papers I had a two page layout done in about 10 minutes which included embellishments (a few buttons and some brads and a little stamping).  My journalling is yet to come (I guess I need to practice what I preach).

If you would like to get caught up on your scrapbooking how about joining one of my workshops?  We will do a two page layout monthly and you will have enough supplies to complete a second set at home.  There is no better way to catch up on scrapbooking than doing it with friends.