Welcome to Fall – NC Demos Blog Hop

Welcome to the September NC Demo blog hop.  I hope you have been inspired by the amazing projects that you have seen so far.  There are some very talented artists in our group!

I hope my project this month warms your heart.  It is a whimsical fall card that makes me so happy that we are getting to cooler months and closer to the holidays.  The layers of card stock with rounded corners and several fall colors give it a little different twist. The focal point of the card is the scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  He is just darn adorable!  And who would have thought that a scarecrow and pearls can actually work together?

I’m sure you have seen many ideas for Cookie Cutter cards since there are two stamp sets with cookie images – Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter Halloween – and a corresponding punch.  Trust me – You’re going to want to add them to your stamping stash.

Here is a picture of my card.  Below the picture are detailed directions.



Directions for the card:

  1. The base of this card is a Whisper White notecard.

2. Two layers of color are created with Pumpkin Pie and Dapper Denim. The first is cut to 3 ¼ x 4 ¾”. The second is cut to 3” x 4 ½”. Two corners on each piece are rounded, as pictured.

3. The primary piece of the card is Whisper White cut to 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”. Two corners on this piece are also rounded, as pictured.

4. In the bottom right section of the card front, “you warm my heart” from the Sheltering Tree set is stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink.

5. The upper left and center section of the card front is stamped using two stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge set and Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim inks. The intensity of each color is varied by stamping off the ink.

6. The scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink. The scarecrow is colored with markers in the following colors – Real Red, Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim.

7. The scarecrow is punched out using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

8. All layers of the card are adhered flush to the left side of the card base, as pictured.

9. The punched out scarecrow is adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

10. Pearls in varying sizes are added for accent.

Here are the products that I used to make the card:

Thanks so much for stopping by on your blog hop!

Be sure to continue the journey over to Sue Root’s project. Here are all the participants in this month’s blog hop.

Happy Stamping!


NC Demos September Blog Hop:

Elaine Brown-Pelletier

Tamra Davis –  http://wp.me/p2QFfC-Df

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier –> YOU ARE HERE

Sue Root



Cookie Cutter Halloween Treat Bag

Yesterday, I shared a really cute, easy Cookie Cutter Christmas card.  Today, I would like to show you a fun treat bag for you to make for Halloween.  You can add your own twist to the design to make an alternate Halloween bag, Christmas treat bag, a cute favor for a baby or wedding shower, or many other occasions.  Take a look at the picture below.  Full instructions follow the picture.




















Here are the directions for the bag.  Please note:  I used retired and non-SU! washi tape in my example.  There are many new washi tape colors and patterns that could be used to make the bag.

1. This quick Halloween treat bag features the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and corresponding builder punch.  The bag is from the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  The bag is scored at 3 ¾” from the bottom of the bag and folded to the back.

2. The cute monster image is stamped with Memento black ink onto Whisper White card stock.

3. The cute monster image is colored with markers in Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush, as pictured.

4. The Halloween bag is stamped with Memento black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  It is die cut using one of the framelits from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection.  The bag is colored with markers in Pumpkin Pie and Cucumer Crush, as pictured.

5. Happy Halloween, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, is stamped onto Pumpkin Pie card stock with Memento black ink.  The words are cut out separately and adhered to the die cut piece.

6. The cut out monster is adhered to the die cut piece using Dimensionals.  The combined die cut piece and cut out monster piece are adhered directly to the bag.

7.Bats from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set are stamped using Memento black ink.

8.The finishing touches to the bag include two strips of Pumpkin Pie card stock adhered, as pictured.  Halloween washi tape is layered onto the Pumpkin Pie card stock.

9.A clothespin is decorated using Washi tape and added as the final embellishment.

I hope you can use this design to make a treat bag to fit a special occasion for you or your family.  The products I used to make the bag are shown below.  Click on any picture and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy Stamping!

Cookie Cutter Christmas – Gingerbread Cookie Card

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is literally full of wonderful stamp sets, designer series papers, new embellishments, and pages of great ideas for the upcoming holidays.  You don’t have to turn very far into the catalog to find the wonderful Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, corresponding punch, designer series paper, and accessories.  If you’re like me, you’ll start thinking about all the cute cards and projects you can make with gingerbread cookies.

Pictured below is one idea of how to use this line of products.  It is a quick, cute, fun Christmas card.  Our card club made it a few weeks ago.  Trust me –  This set is just going to make you smile.   Full instructions are provided below the picture.




















Instructions for making this card:

  1. This card features the amazing Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and corresponding builder punch.

2. This base of this card is a Crumb Cake notecard.  Early Espresso, cut to 3 ¼ x 4 ¾” is the next layer (not yet adhered to the card base).

3. The primary layer for the card is a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP cut to 3” x 4”.  The DSP piece is then cut to 3” x 3”, taking 1” off the bottom of the piece.

4. One piece of Real Red card stock is cut to 4” x 1 ¼”  A piece of Whisper White card stock is cut to 4” x 7/8”   At the top of the Whisper White piece, “warm heartfelt greetings for a very merry Christmas” is stamped in Early Espresso.  Washi tape from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape collection is used to decorate the bottom of the Whisper White piece, as shown.  The finished Whisper White piece is adhered to the Real Red Piece.

5. The gingerbread cookie image is stamped onto Whisper White card stock using Crumb Cake ink.  It is punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Two hearts are punched out from Real Red card stock, using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, and adhered to the gingerbread cookie image, as shown.

6. Two gingerbread cookie shapes in Early Espresso are punched out and adhered to the back of the Crumb Cake gingerbread cookie cutout, as shown.

7. The card is assembled as follows:

a) The DSP is adhered to the Early Espresso piece with the 3” x 3” at the top and the 3” x 1” at the bottom.  There will be a gap in the DSP paper.  It will be covered by the Real Red piece.

b) Adhere the Real Red piece to cover the gap.  Trim the excess Real Red paper to make sure the edges are flush with the Early Espresso piece.

c) Adhere the Early Espresso to the card base.

d) Adhere the gingerbread cookie piece, as shown.

Products used to create this card are shown below.  Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!