Halloween Pudding Cups

Its always a struggle at Halloween for the kids to not get so much candy. Patti Scanlan had this idea to make these great covers for pudding cups. So I thought this would be perfect for my granddaughters to take to pre-school. They are really easy to do, heres how:

Cut card stock to 9 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and score on 3 1/4″ from both sides. For the center I took one of the pudding cups and traced around it.
TIP: I really didn’t want to hand cut all the centers out (for the pudding to fit) so I took my 1 3/4″ circle punch and punched on each corner (for the cut out). And if you look at mine, its not a perfect whole, but what I found was that it kept the pudding cup in the hole better. Click on the photos to see it better. And besides you don’t see the cut out until the pudding comes out.
Then you just decorate as you want. I used some retired Designer papers from last year and also the Cast a Spell Designer papers from this year. Added a little ribbon and stamped something simple for the front and the inside.
Pretty cute isn’t it? Thanks Patti for sharing this with all of us on Sudsol.

Autumn Splendor Card

I’ve been really busy this week making Halloween gifts for my granddaughters to take to pre-school. But yesterday I took a break and made this beautiful card using the Autumn Splendor stamp set and the Autumn Meadows Designer papers. I wasn’t going to get this stamp set, but after seeing Andrea Walford’s video on how she did these leaves, it took me over edge and the man in the brown truck brought these yesterday afternoon. I stamped the leaves in Gold Encore and embossed them with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then using re-inkers and my aqua painter I started adding color. After they were all dry I wiped away any color on the embossed area with a paper towel, cut them out and mounted them on Chocolate Chip card stock that I also stamped the leaves in gold & mounted them with dimensionals. I also used the distressing tool in the cutter kit (page 191) on the Chocolate Chip and the Autumn Meadows Designer papers and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. I added a small piece of Dusty Duringo Grosgrain ribbon. The acorns are mounted on a piece of More Mustard cut out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch & Chocolate Chip cut out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. This was such an easy card, but you get such a WOW! with the leaves. Don’t forget you can click on the photos to see them better.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I’m sure you all know that October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. I wanted to pass out little reminders for all woman to get their mammogram and do self breast exams. (Sorry about the poor photo, couldn’t get the lighting right). My Mom beat Breast Cancer with early detection, but then lost the fight several years later to Ovarian Cancer because she didn’t go to the Dr. when she wasn’t feeling good. Its been 6 years since my Mom’s death and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her.

The cello topper is the Top Note die folded in half and cut out in Whisper White card stock. I stamped, “Thinking of You” from Teen Tiny Wishes in Pretty in Pink and also stamped the Ribbon of Hope in Pretty in Pink and cut it out. Ran Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon through the Ribbon of Hope stamp. Also added a silver brad in the center of the stamp. Sponged the edges in Pretty in Pink. Inside the bag I added one piece of Ghirardelli Chocolate with a simple message to get your mammogram and do your self breast exams & added a bit of pink shreds.