Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

Everywhere I look I see PUMPKINS!
Pumpkin this, pumpkin that - I LOVE IT!

Just last week I had some pumpkin ice cream!
I even bought a pumpkin pie at Sam's club and
it was fabulous!  So it only makes sense that
today is the 3D challenge at Cardztv and we
are using pumpkins!

I found this little box on someone's Stampin Up
page and I knew I had to try and recreate it.

Even though you see my Cricut in the background,
I only used dies to create this pumpkin box.
After making a box out of yardstick
to hold the candy, I cut out two scalloped
circles and put them on the front
of my box after running them
through a cuttle bug folder and inking over
the raised edges for some depth.
I added various leaves cut from dies, some twine
and a button.  The "stem" of the pumpkin is
a scrap of sheer ribbon.

My sentiment comes from Cardztv Fall Fun!

Join the rest of the Design Team in
our fun challenge and post your
entry on Cardztv!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Cardztv 3D Candy Challenge

I can't believe but in just
a couple of weeks it will be

Mary from Cardztv Stamps challenge
her team to come up with a candy
wrapper or holder for Halloween!

This is my most favorite treat holder from
the Silhouette shop.  Search for "3D Candy bar holder"
and several will pop up!  It cuts the tray and the
wrap around part and even the extra piece that
layers over the holder.  You can use this for ANY occasion
by just changing your paper and decorations.

I wrapped little chocolate nuggets with a 1x3 inch
piece of decorator paper.  This box will also
hold a full size Snickers or any candy bar
in that shape.
The picture below shows you the 5 nuggets all tucked
in ready for a great gift.

On this treat box I started with a spooky fence
punch from Martha Stewart.  I love this punch!

Then I used my oval die set and cut out three ovals,
sponged the edges and layered them together
to form a pumpkin.  I HAD to use
Cardztv new set "LET'S FACE IT"
for the fun face on the pumpkin.  I added glossy
accents to his glasses, eyes and nose.  They totally 
look like they are 3D.
The sentiment HEY PUMPKIN comes from

The next box uses the same background but
I added a couple of witch's legs left over
from last year's Halloween!
The sentiment is from

This was a fun, fun challenge.  I can't
wait to see what you whip up!
This challenge runs from October 16-29th.

Make sure you link up your project 
on Cardztv page for a chance to win
a set of Cardztv stamps!

Happy Haunting!


Friday, October 2, 2015

A Cardztv Home Decor Challenge!

Hi, it's Cathy here with another
fun challenge from Mary at Cardztvstamps!

As a Designer for the 3D team I was
really excited for this challenge.  I love to use
my crafts and think outside the box and
this challenge was to create a fall home decor
project. is what I created.

This is my centerpiece that I made in early summer.
I used a tray from Target and added in a couple
of succulents, some battery operated "jar"
candles and a couple of tapers.  I loved this
all summer long.

Here's another close up!

I loved the purple ribbons on the tops of my jars!

Now here is my centerpiece for Halloween!

I lost internet service when I was creating this project
so I went back to my little metal dies and cut out
various shapes for Halloween.

Some cut outs were left over from last Halloween.

I love cutting out "extras" because I can always use
them for a quick project.

I have a box of various sized tags I cut with my Cricut
about 6 months ago.  I love having little tags I can
grab and add to a project.

All the sentiments are from Cardztv stamp sets

After Halloween I can remove all these
tags and put them on a card and BAM -
my Halloween cards are ready to send!

Okay, now it's your turn to create!
You have from October 2-15 to add
your project to the Cardztv site.

I can't wait to see what you create!
If you haven't seen the rest of my Design
Team Sisters projects - head over to 

Have a great fun fall day!

Cathy aka Mimi!