Saturday, September 29, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone!  I have another Halloween card to share with you.

To see how  the details on my card, please stop by my blog, Cindy's Creations.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see what Kelly George has to inspire you. Don't forget to enter the challenge for an awesome prize.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Coffin Fun

So....I try to participate in recipe swaps, and this is one that I changed the "card" by adding it onto a 6x6 background and making it into a recipe page for an exchange!

I cut the coffin, letters, and pop out bat on my cutting machine.

The background paper of the 6x6, I used that webbing paint spray, that comes of of the can in a web of paint.  I used a gold web spray, and sprayed it on black.

Then, I used a paper with the words "boo" printed all over it.

On top, I attached the coffin card. For the Base of the card, I stamped a spider stamp with versamark ink, then used the powdered pearls over the top, to make it glimmer.

I outlined the letter cutouts with a glitter pen, to add a little dimension.

Instead of a greeting inside, I have a recipe printed...but you could just have your spooky greeting there instead!

Hope you enjoyed, you can visit my blog for other ideas, though I haven't been able to post much lately!

Michelle Hessler

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scaredy Cat & Pumpkin, Too!

Hello, everyone,
Vicki from Paper Squirrel here today to continue our Halloween theme.  I just love this time of year!  Isn't this just the cutest vintage Halloween image?  When I saw it, I knew that I had to make it the centerpiece of my card.  Please visit PAPER SQUIRREL for card details and the link to this adorable image.

I hope you join in with our frightfully fun challenge!  Be sure to visit again tomorrow when designer Michelle Hessler brings us more Halloween inspiration.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Hello Card A Day Blog visitors. Today the theme is still Halloween....

I wanted to share this card sent to me by Kristen B. using one of my files. It could be a very simple card with the one cut on the front, but I think the ribbon on top just makes it frilly and fun. Hope you like and it makes you smile.

Thank you Kristin B. for sharing this with me!!

Chris Durnan

Come back tomorrow to see another card by Vicki

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Yes, it's time to start preparing for all those ghosts and goblins to come creeping in from their hiding places.  Halloween is such a fun holiday, especially when the little ones arrive and proudly show off their costumes.  I hope you like the Halloween treat I've prepared for you.  Please creep on over to Creative Genie-ous to see more photos and details on how this card was made.

 It's almost month's end, but you still have time to enter your cards for our challenge prizes, and do be sure to sneak in on Chris Durnan tomorrow to see her Halloween creation.

Trick or Treat!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone, I hope your all having a wonderful weekend so far. It's me Jill here, starting off our Halloween week. Here is the card I made for the occasion.

If you would like to see how I made my card, please click on over to my blog, Created By Jill, and check it out. Make sure to come back and see what Shirly Ross has for us to enjoy. Be sure to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a prize!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A pirate's Birthday for Me

Hello, Patricia here, and today I made for you a Pirate card for your little guy (or girl) who is into pirates.   I feel we do not give pirates much credit sometime.  After all, they do provide our children with a sense of adventure and wonder about new places to explore.  I especially love this card, because I got to use my favorite tool, my cricut machine, but if you do not have one, do not worry.  There are plenty of die cut machines to use, and if you do not have one at home, there are plenty of embellishments for you to use by the major brands out there.  There are plenty of pirates to go around.  This would also make a great Halloween card for a child who is not into the scary monsters.  The figure reminds me of Captain Hook from the Peter Pan storybook by Disney, and the story never gets old, just plotted on You tube.
Anyway, to see how to make this card, and how to change it up to fit a little girl (unless your little sweetheart is into pirates), come on over to MDN Creates.  I will promise that you will not walk the plank on this card, and you will receive lots of crocodile smiles (and a couple of "You Go Mom") when you little one receives this card, made with love by you.
Come back tomorrow to see Jill has for you with a new theme, Halloween.   I will see you later.

Friday, September 21, 2012


When thinking of kid friendly cards, I typically seem to make more for my nieces and little girls and not so much for boys!  I really need to change that thought process!!

Here's one that was a just because, this I sent off to my niece:

I used coordinations card stock and an embossing folder for the green paper, then lightly sanded it down.  I used nesties for the stamped image and oval scallop.  For the stamped image, I used my nestie and the out of bound technique, which is one of my favorite techniques to use, and I did a you tube video showing how it was done, if you check my channel out at you tube, my user id is Paperthreads.


Michelle Hessler

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dive Right In ...

It's my day and I had a card ready to post that was cute and kiddy, but I saw this one in the VDBC gallery and it just needed a nod toward its awesomeness. Created by SongbirdVB with one of my files. I love the angles of this card and the way it opens. Every kid loves textures and new shapes and different. This card has it all down to the way it opens! Thank you SongbirdVB. Love it! Hope you like it to and it inspires you for an angled card! This card just made me happy!

More about this card on my blog. Enjoy!
Chris Durnan 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday on Halloween

Hello Card Makers! I'm so glad you stopped by today to check out this Kids  Birthday..... on Halloween card.
I got this idea when I saw a T-shirt at Walmart that had a ghost on the front with the words Boo-Ya. I thought it was so cute. I just knew it would be a great card front. So I set out to make a card for a kid, who's birthday was on Halloween. I used a banner, some bats and a few ghost. I liked the black and white color scheme but lots of colors would work.

I will have all the directions on how I made this card over on my blog. Its pretty simple and a small list of instructions. I think this card would work for an adult too.

 I hope you stop by my blog and get the direction. Make a card or two for someone you want to bring a smile to. The inside message doesn't have to say HB. Missing you, love you, Thank you...all would be good for the sentiment too.

Be sure and stop by tomorrow and check out the fantastic card Chris has for you! We also have a challenge going on.. check it out!!!
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting in 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's Your Day! - Kiddie Card

Thanks for joining us today on the Card A Day Blog for another Kiddie Card.  I have a cute pop up card for the theme this week.  Stop by my blog Cindy's Creations to see how I made this card.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see what Terri Wright has in store for you.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Mickey Mouse for the Kids

Hi all, theme this week is kiddie card, most of my kiddie cards are for my grand children's birthdays. I'm your designer for the day, Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner. So this was one of the ones I recently did:
Mickey Mouse is a favorite among my younger grandchildren. But then Mickey Mouse seems to bring out the kid in any of us (you should have seen my husband the first time he was at Disney). To find out how this card was made stopped by my corner at Tina's Scrap Corner.
Join us tomorrow and see what Cindy Foster has for you and don't forget about the challenge.
Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Card A Day - Kiddie Cards

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. It is time for Kiddie Card theme week and I have a little spooky card to share. It is Shirley Ross, from Mom 'n Me Scrap here again to share a little creation.

I know it is not October, however I love to work a month ahead (otherwise I would be working a month behind).

If you would like to see more about this card, hop on over to my blog.

REMEMBER to join us by sharing your kiddie card creation.

I am toooo excited to see what Tina Campbell has in store for us, tomorrow.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving continues today. Hi, it is Shirley Ross, sharing my Canadian creation. It was interesting to see how closely our Thanksgiving cards were. I hope I did it justice.

 Please check out my blog, Mom 'n Me Scrap to learn more about this card.

And don't forget to share your creation with us, check it out below.

I am looking forward to sharing a cute kiddie card tomorrow.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Harvest Time

If you've been following the blog this week, you know that we're offering designs for our northern neighbors in Canada for Thanksgiving.  Being largely a celebration of the harvest, that is the theme I've used for my card.

Please join me, Christine, at the Creative Genie-ous for the details on this card.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow and visit with Shirley for awhile.  She's sure to have something lovely for you.

Don't forget we have prizes awaiting someone who joins in our monthly challenge!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gratitude-Canadian Thanksgiving

Good Morning and I'm in awe of all the cards made this week they have been fabulous! Hi I'm your designer of the day, Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner. My card was made during a local Close to my Heart class.
Canadian Thanksgiving from what I read is thanking God for the harvest. The colors of this card are perfect for autumn and the stamp set is perfect for this theme. All pieces of this card is from Close to My Heart product line. To find out the recipe and the inside sentiment you'll have to go over to my blog. Have a fantastic day and stop tomorrow and see Christine has in store for you.
Make sure to join us through the challenge.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Wednesday everyone! It is the middle of the week and I am glad to see this week getting along. Today here at Card A Day blog our theme is Canadian Thanksgiving.
My card will be for whomever holds Thanksgiving in my family....check out my blog for more details...

Check out tomorrow when Tina will be here to share her stuff!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving

Hello!  I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of this wonderful crafty group of ladies.  My first project for this group is a card to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving.

Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October to give thanks to the close of the harvest season.  They have been celebrating this holiday since 1957, when the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:

"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

If you would like to learn a little more about Canadian Thanksgiving, click on this link here.

My in-laws are actually from Canada so it was interesting to learn a little about this  holiday from their country.

Here are two cards I made in celebration of this holiday:

If you would like to learn more about how I made these cards, you can check out my post on my blog Love 2 Create.

I'm really looking forward to being a part of this crafty team of ladies.  

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



Just interrupting the regular schedule of postings to give a little remembrance to the families of 9/11, and all those that have been profoundly affected by the events of that day.

I'm sure we can all remember what we were doing when the news came through, it was a day that had a large impact on my life, as I knew people the worked in the towers, as well as several people that worked in the Pentagon, as we had just moved from Washington DC, where my daughter attended the Pentagon daycare and preschool center and my husband worked.

Since then, being a military family, we have continued to experience events that all came from that one day....even now, all these years later.

Prayers to all....

ATC card below cut with my electronic die cutting machine.....picture shows front and back.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Here is another Thank You card. Hi, it is Shirley Ross, sharing another sweet card.

If you would like to see how this card is made, check out Mom 'n Me Scrap.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Give Thanks"

Hello!  Cindy here from THE CREATIVE POINTE with a card to kick off this week's theme:  Canadian Thanksgiving.  This card features a digital stamp that I colored using the colored pencil and gamsol technique.  Click over to my blog for details on this as well as the rest of the details on this colorful card.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Autumn

Patricia here, and I am thinking of Autumn.  As summer comes to a close in less than a couple of weeks, I cannot help but to think of fallen leaves, and the thoughts of me and my siblings running and jumping into the leaves (hey, you would surprised of the tom boyish things I can do in a dress, LOL.)  With that in mind, let me point your attention to the card.  As you have read for some time now, I like to keep things simple and light, even when the card looks complicated. It takes just three items to make this card.  I had in mind of kids and leaves when I made this card.   If you want to learn how I made this card, come on over to my blog, MDN Creates, and I promise not to throw leaves. What I am going to throw to you some instructions on how to make this card
Well this is the last day for the Autumn theme.  Tomorrow starts a new theme: Canadian Thanksgiving, which is celebrated at a different time of year than the United States.  So come back tomorrow to see what the card looks like.  Until then, have a great day.

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Friday, September 7, 2012


While this is not Thanksgiving, it is always fun to learn a new technique. Hi, it is Shirley Ross, sharing another card with you.

Here is a ghost image using a base and shade stamp and clear embossing. Hop on over to Mom 'n Me Scrap to learn how this card was made.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Autumn Blessings

I love Autumn!  I think I will especially love Autumn this year after the oh-so-HOT Summer we've had.

I hope you like step cards; I do.  There are so many different ways to cut them, and the ideas for design are unlimited.  For details on this card come visit me, Christine, at Creative Genie-ous.  I'd love to see you there.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to say hello to our newest designer, Lucy Kelleher.  I can't wait to see what she has done for us.

When you're designing your cards keep our challenges in mind.  Remember, you can enter one card for every theme throughout the month.  The more you play, the better your chance to win some prizes!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

An Autumn Birthday

Hello Card Markers!!

I'm so glad you stopped by today. I want to share with you a card I made using the OVER THE HILL cartridge from Cricut. I was so happy to find this cart at for $11.99

Come on over to my blog
I will have all the information on how to make this card posted there.  Once your there take a few minutes and look around my blog.

Be sure and stop by tomorrow for another great card from Christine. We have a challenge going on too. So be sure and check that out.
Thanks for taking a look at my card.
Happy Crafting in 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn: Card/Tag

Hi everyone, it's Jill Figley again here with my entry for today, continuing the theme of "Autumn". My card is actually a combination between a card and a tag that I made for a swap I was in. If you would like to see the rest of this card/tag, and see how I made it, please pop on over to my blog, Created By Jill, and check it out.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow, and check out what Terry Wright has for us to enjoy. Don't forget we have our monthly challenge, where you could have a chance to win a wonderful prize!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pumpkin Seeds

Hello all!
Vicki from Paper Squirrel here, continuing this week's "Autumn" theme.  I love fall and there were just so many possibilities when I sat down to create today's card.  While keeping to the fall theme, I wanted to keep this card generic enough that it can work for many different occasions...fall birthday, thinking of you, thank you, etc.  Visit PAPER SQUIRREL for details and links to the vintage images I used.

Hope you enjoyed today's sure to stop back tomorrow for more Autumn inspiration from designer, Jill Figley.