Boo Crew Halloween Swap

I love Halloween! I love costumes, candles and candy. It is just so much fun!  I signed up for the Halloween Swap over at Pocket Letter Pals and here is what I created. I hope you like it. I had a blast handmaking flowers and altering the clothespin on this one!

Panel one:  Victor the Vampire was created and drawn by my daughter. She turned it into a digital stamp which we printed onto cardstock.  I used Copic markers to color him in.

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Panel 2: Mereth the Young Reaper was also created and drawn by my daughter. I used Copics for him as well.  I love the idea she had for a young reaper–so sweet!

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Panel 3:  I used strips of paper, inked them up and made a mummy with googliy eyes! So much fun! The stamped tag, I believe, is from an older Stampin Up Halloween set.

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Here are some of the goodies I am including in the Pocket letter for my Pocket Pal. It’s like a pen pal, but with crafty bits and pieces involved. You create 9 pieces of art in the front, add a letter and presents in the back. The handmade flowers won’t actually fit in their pocket, so I will be wrapping them in seperately with some die cuts pieces I cut out.  I decorated the envelope too. So excited to mail this out!

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Thanks so much to my artistic teen–she did a great job creating “cute monsters” for me! I can’t wait to use the others she drew for me. A special thanks to my husband for taking photos for me!

Keep On Crafting!!!

~A

Under the Sea

I am excited to share my Under the Sea themed pocket letter for a swap over at Pocket Letter Pals.  I really enjoyed making the altered clothespin for this one. I wanted to make it like coral and underwater plant life. How did I do?

I used Stampin Up’s Land to Sea stamp set for the jellyfish, swordfish and sea turtles with their white embossing powder. I used the Map stamp and silver embossing powder.  The fish and “coral” in panel 3 are from spellbinders dies.

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I was thrilled with how my anchors turned out. I purchased silver postcards years ago and finally had another reason to use them! I love this Spellbinders Inspire die that cut and embossed the anchor. (I put some in the back as goodies for my partner, they are so cool!).IMG_20150809_142154922
“Flowers are made using McGill punches (center blue), a Tim Holtz Tattered Flower (orange), and pieces of a flower cut from shimmery white vellum.IMG_20150809_142126155I added some Distress Stickles in the center of the main flower in the color Marigold, just to give a little extra fun to the flower. I wrapped the entire letter in blue tulle and added navy blue ribbon with anchors on it….I hope my partner enjoys!

Alice in Wonderland

This week I have been working on a Pocket Letter Swap for Pocket Letter Pals with the Theme of Alice in Wonderland. I had some of the Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland paper and used that for the base of my pocket letter.  Here is how it turned out:

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Then I created a “Painting the Roses Red” altered clothespin with handmade roses!

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I used Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock to make the flowers. I have to say I am impressed at how white this paper is compared to what I used to use. It holds up well to glue, paint, glitter glue and all the manipulation I put it through to make the petals.

I hope you enjoy my pocket letter…and I really hope my swap partner will enjoy it as well!