Two last minute Halloween crafts for children

Last week-end I held a Halloween theme party for my daughter’s birthday. We started the party with 2 Halloween crafts. The first one is a Bat with moving wings.


I started by cutting 2 Basic Black card stock circles (2 per bat) with the biggest Circle Framelits and Big Shot. Then, one circle makes the head/body and the second circle makes the 2 wings. (See template.)

Chauve-souris template

After cutting each part, we assembled the 2 wings with little brads, so you could move the wings up and down! The eyes were made of 3/4″ and 1/2″ Circles. The rest was simply hand cut.

Every child also made their own “Owl Loot bag” with a Brown Lunch bag. (It was perfect to carry all their little surprises and candies that they had at the party!) Simply cut the top of the bag in a point and fold.

hibou sac

The eyes are made with 2-1/2″, 1-3/4″ and 1″ Circle punch.  We emboss the body with the “Arrows” embossing folder. Children loved it!


CS and paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red (For the bat); Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black (for the owl)

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Framelits collection, Arrows embossing folder, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-3/4″, 2-1/2″ Circle punches, Piercing tool and mat

Accessories: Neutral brads (retired item)



Festival of Trees in White and Silver

A promise, I have a second card for you today made with Festival of Trees and coordinating Tree punch. (Buy them as a bundle and save!) This card has a different color scheme with White, Silver and Smoky Slate. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make the tag. The tree is heat embossed with Silver embossing powder, with s glimmer silver paper little star at the top.  The row of little trees at the bottom is from a set called “Cheerful Tag“.

Festival of Trees Silver


Stamp set: Cheerful Tags, Festival of Trees

CS and paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark, Silver embossing powder

Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, Tree punch,

Accessories: 1/8″ Silver ribbon

Festival of Trees in Traditional Holiday colors

This new set called “Festival of Trees” that has a matching Tree punch, was the first on my list when I saw the Holiday mini-catalogue! Today’s card is really traditionnal with Dark Red (Cherry Cobbler) and green (Garden Green). (Check back tomorrow for another card with this set, but with very different color!)

Festival of Tree Deco Framelits

You can buy the stamp set with the matching punch as a bundle and save 15% on both items!

Festival of trees bundle

Item #137640 $36.25 for both (Photopolymer Stamp set and punch)!


Stamp set: Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags, Du Coq à l’âne (And Many More stamp set English version)

CS and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold Metallic Ink

Tools: Big Shot, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Accessories: Gold and White Baker’s Twine


1. Cut half a sheet of Garden Green Cardstock. Fold in half to form the card base. Stamp the front with the snowflake from “Cheerful Tags” set in Garden Green ink.

2. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Christmas tree in Garden Green. Stamp the Christmas balls in Cherry Cobbler. Stamp the bird also in Cherry Cobbler. Cut with the Circle Framelits and Big Shot.

3. With the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, cut a small star in Gold Glimmer paper. Glue in place on top of the tree with a glue dot. Make a bow with the Gold and White Baker’s twine and attach with a glue dot on the tree.

4. Cut a Cherry Cobbler card stock  with the Deco Label Framelits and Big Shot. Adhere the stamped circle on top. Stamp “Merry Christmas” in Gold ink. Adhere on the card front.

Gift Class coming up: Card set and Box

Do you have people on your list that you always struggle to find the perfect gift? Like your mother-in-law who has already everything or a neighbor that you don’t really know what she likes?  I have the perfect solution for you! A beautiful set of handmade cards, store nicely in a matching box!  And all the preparation work done for you!!! So register for my Gift set Card class today! There’s only 2 more days to register and space is limited!

Gift Class: Card set and a Box

When: Sunday November 2, 2:00pm

Cost: Free with a minimum $25 order or $20 flat fee for one set of cards (4 cards and a box)

or $minimum $35 order or $30 flat fee for 2 sets (8 cards total and 2 boxes).

Register by email at  Please specify if you want to make one or 2 sets.

Flower shop card kit

Part 2: Make and Takes from Montreal Stampin’up Conference

For the Saturday’s Make and Takes, I was given the “Ornamental Pine” stamp set to use as the main stamp set. I was really happy because I love this set! Here’s the projects that I designed for the other demonstrators to make: one card, 2 mini-cards and a box (the cards fit in the box) and a Gift Card holder.

Ornamental pine set1

Here’s the card, made with the Ornamental Pine stamp set. The little ink splatters are from a stamp in “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set and I used Gold Metallic ink. I also added Dazzling Diamond glitters on the pine cone, to mimic snow (use 2-Way glue to stick it, it dries instantly and hold well.) A 1/8″ Gold ribbon complete the card perfectly! This card has lots of “Bling” but the picture doesn’t really do justice…

Pine card

The 2 mini-cards were 3″ x 3″. The Designer Paper in the background is from the “Trim a Tree” Designer Series Paper stack. I wanted to make a poinsettia, so I used the Petite Petal punch (2 flowers, on top of each other) and I used the Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker (love that pen!) to make the flower center. The “Merry Christmas” is from “Merry Everything” stamp set, cut with the Note Tag punch. (Get these 2 items 15% off when you buy this bundle).


For this one, I used the words from Ornamental Pine, heat embossed in Gold on Early Espresso card stock. A little Gold Glimmer paper star complete the card.

mini-card embossed

The Gift Card holder was cut with the new Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies. I used Garden Green card stock that I embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. The Christmas ornament is also from the Ornamental Pine stamp set. I used the Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers to color it. The tag is from Merry Everything stamp set and cut with the matching Note Tag punch.

gift card back gift card front

blendabilities details

Finally, here’s the box made with the Gift Box Punch Board. I used the “Under the Tree Specialty Designer series paper . This is Cardstock-weight sheets with color print on one side and White printed patterns on the other. It’s perfect to make little cute boxes in no time! A Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen ribbon is tied to the box.

Gift Box


  • Ornamental Pine stamp set #135104
  • Merry Everything stamp sets # 135068
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets #130514
  • Gift Box Punch Board #135863
  • Big Shot #113439
  • Lucky Star Textured embossing folders #135817
  • Circle Collection Framelits dies #130911
  • Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies #135854
  • 1-3/4” Circle punch #119850
  • Note Tag punch #135860
  • 1/8” hole punch #134365
  • Petite Petals punch #133322
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 (star punch only)

    Momento Ink #132708

  • Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities #130995
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities #130998
  • Cherry Cobbler ink pads #126966
  • Garden Green ink pads #126973
  • Early Espresso ink pads #126974
  • Gold Metallic Encore ink pads #132141
  • Gold embossing powder #109129
  • Heat Tool #129053
  • Versamark #102283
  • Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker #133634
  • 2- Way glue pen #100425
  • Dazzling Diamond glitters #133751
  • 1/8” Gold ribbon #134583
  • Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon #135839
  • Linen Thread #104199
  • Cherry Cobbler and White Baker’s Twine
  • Gold glimmer Paper #133719
  • Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series paper #135825
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock #119685
  • 12” x 12” Crumb Cake card stock #124274
  • Crumb Cake card stock #120953
  • Garden Green Card stock #102584
  • Early Espresso card stock #102128
  • Trim the Tree Designer Series paper Stack
  • Sticky Strip
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail adhesives
  •  Simply Scored Scoring Tools #122334
  • Paper-Piercing Tools #126189
  • Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
  • 1/8″ Mini Silver Brads #122941
  • Bone folders
  • Glue dots
  • Paper Snips

A good news I can finally share!

Back in September, I was contacted by Stampin’up Canada to be one of the 4 designers for the Canadian Fall Conferences. I was really honored to be chosen to design the Make and Take projects for the Montreal and Abbotford Conferences. The 2 sets I had to use was the “Christmas Bauble” and the “Ornamental pine” sets.

The Montreal Conference was yesterday and Friday night (Oct.24-25). So the secret’s out! Here’s the Make and Take that they did on the Friday night. Come back tomorrow for the Make and Take they did on the Saturday!

Christmas Bauble projects1

I decided to go with a Silver and Night of Navy color theme. It’s a bit unconventional, but I thought it was different and elegant!

Here’s the card, featuring “Christmas Bauble” stamp, that I colored with the Smoky Slate and Night of Navy Blendabilities markers. In the center of the ornament, I glued a Silver Sequin (from Frosted Sequins) and a small rhinestone. I thought it really completed well the ornament. The Frosted Sequins also have some white beautiful snowflakes that I glued on the card. (Glue dots work best for those sequins!) Behind is a strip of the beautiful foil-embossed “All is Calm” Specialty Designer Series paper.

Christmas Bauble card Christmas Bauble card Blendabilities

Here’s the box and Star Decoration topper. The box is made with a 12″ x 12″ Night of Navy card stock, stamped with stars from “Be the Star” stamp set in Silver Metallic ink. The box was made with the new “Gift Box Punch Board“. The gift box band is made from “All is Calm” specialty Designer series paper.

Gift Box

The Star ornament is a Shaker “star” that acts as a Box topper as well as a tag. (Plus, you can keep it as a Christmas decoration!) I used Smoky Slate card stock embossed with the new “Lucky Stars” embossing folder and cut with the Star Framelits. The smaller star is made with Silver foil sheet. The star opening is also cut with the Star Framelits. I used a Shaker frame filled with “Frosted Sequins” and a silver ribbon.  At the back, I added a little tag stamped with “Merry Everything” set and cut with matching “Note tag” punch. (Buy those 2 items as a bundle and save 15% on each!!!)

Star Topper Star Topper back

Lastly is the Tag to complete this set. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the Merry Everything stamp set. The “Merry Christmas is heat embossed with Silver embossing powder, on Night of Navy card stock. It’s cut using the Note Tag Punch (but I simply cut the rounded part with scissors.) I used the little star from the “Star ornament” opening on the tag and a tiny piece of All is Calm DSP.



  • Christmas Bauble stamp set – Wood mount
  • Petite Pairs stamp set – Woodmount #128706
  • Merry Everything stamp sets # 135068
  •  Be the Star stamp sets – Woodmount #135731
  • Gift Box Punch Board #135863
  •  Big Shot #113439
  •  Stars Collection Framelits dies #133723
  •  Lucky Star Textured embossing folders #135817
  • Large Oval punch #119855
  • Scalloped Tag Topper punch #133324
  •  Note Tag punch #135860
  •  1-3/4” Circle punch #119861
  •  1/8” hole punch #134365
  • Momento Ink #132708
  •  Night of Navy Blendabilities #131001
  •  Smoky Slate Blendabilities #131005
  • Silver embossing powder #109131
  • Heat Tool #129053
  • Versamark #102283
  • Night of Navy ink pad #126970
  • Silver Metallic Encore ink pads #132142
  • Silver 1/8” ribbon #132137
  • Frosted Sequins #135835
  • Rhinestones Basic Jewels #119246 
  • Shaker Frames #124155
  • Window Sheet #114323
  • Night of Navy 12” x 12” Card stock #124282
  • Smoky Slate Cut and Ready card Bases #135807 
  • Whisper White card stock #100730 
  • Smoky Slate card stock #131202 
  • Night of Navy card stock #100867
  • Silver Foil Sheet #132178
  • All is Calm Specialty Designer Series paper #135823


Sunflower Rosette card

This is a card that we made at the Stamping club back in September. To learn more about the Stamping club and all its advantages, click here.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flower. To make the “sunflower” rosette on the card, I used the Simply Scored Scoring  board to score a strip of 1-1/4″ every 1/2 inch. It really helps to fold your accordion. (For a step by step tutorial on how to make a rosette, check this post.) The background was stamped with the “Hardwood” background stamp in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake card stock. The 2 leaves were stamped with “Flower Patch” stamp set and cut with matching framelits. Here’s a little trick for you how to make the veins on your leaves. Ink your leaf image with Old Olive ink (as usual) and before stamping it, use a “Always Artichoke” marker directly on the stamp and draw lines to make the veins (on the stamp). Then stamp on Old Olive card stock.

I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to texture the flower center.

Rosette sunflower

Here’s the directions to make the rosette:

  1. Start with 2 strips of 1-1/4” x 11”.
  2. Score at every 1/2” for the whole length. Repeat with the second strip.
  3. Fold like an accordion both strips.
  4. Attach the 2 strips together at one end. Join the 2 other ends together.
  5. Gently form a circle with the accordion, pushing one side together in the centre. Punch out 2 circles. Adhere one circle on top and one at the bottom (with multipurpose liquid glue or with sticky strips or sticky sheets) to hold your rosette in place.

Material used:

Stamp set: A Round Array, Hardwood, Flower Patch

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Early Espresso

Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke Marker

Tools: 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Flower Fair Framelits dies


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