Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2016 is a very Sweet ’16 for all of you!  I’m getting some crafting time in my room with my daughter today and am playing with some new goodies from MFT.  I have been trying to have a bit more willpower in buying new supplies, but did make a purchase on the last MFT 25% off sale.  I picked up some discontinued inks and some card stock, as well as the Paris and New York Skyline Border dies.  I’ve had them on my wish list since they came out and I’m so happy to have them in my hands!

During the winter months, I can see parts of the NYC skyline {a bit obstructed, mind you} from our house.  The sunrises over the city are frequently quite stunning and that was my inspiration for this card.  I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White cut with Blueprints 13, of course.  I then blended inks from Amuse {Blush, Berry, Bellini and Sky} and Mama Elephant Orangeade.  After letting that dry a bit, I stamped Happy New Year from Jaded Blossom  Happy New Year in Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I added in my skyline, which was cut from Black Licorice card stock.  To complete the front, I added in some small star rhinestones for a bit of twinkle.  Inside is another panel of Solar White cut with Blueprints 13 and I stamped an additional sentiment from the same Jaded Blossom set.

Challenge Submissions
Little Red Wagon — Happy New Year
Scrapy Land Challenges — Holidays {using MFT die-namics)
Crafty Sentiments — Happy New Year

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Zombie Happy Meal

Hi all!  I’m here to sneak in one last Halloween project.  As I mentioned, I have been teaching a class at my kiddos’ school for the PTA enrichment program after school.  I based my class in paper crafting, obviously, and used the Envelope Punch Board as an additional basis.  This was a super fun project we made.  I found this awesome tutorial for a Happy Meal Box on youtube.

So I created my Happy Meal with some old Stampin’ Up paper. You’d want a decent weight paper to create a sturdy box.

After creating my box, I stamped a panel with Sweet Stamp Shop Zombies.  I kept the panel simple because it was going to be the inspiration for 9 year olds.  I colored my zombies with Copics and then sponged some Distress ink over the top to dirty them up.  My zombie girl has a spider on her head, which is quite fancy with a rhinestone body.

Inside the box, the zombie fingers and cracker fit quite nicely.  I had intended to put in a hamburger box with something, but it didn’t fit, amongst other issues (what to put in the box, box construction).

The “fries” are zombie fingers, which I cut with my Cameo.  I used different colors of Bazzill papers from Michaels for the fingers — they had the nice texture to them, which added to the fingers.

The fingers had a box to hold them up and we put a roll of Smarties in each finger.

Finally, the cracker was filled with Zombie Kisses.  I recently discovered Jaded Blossom stamps and absolutely love the candy stamps.  Super fun!

Challenge Submissions
Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog — #2 Halloween theme 
The Crafting Cafe — Not a Card

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