Archive | October, 2009

One-Eyed Monster Card

31 Oct

Created by Kathy Alt

This is a fun and easy card to create.


  • Big Shot
  • Scallop Circle Bigz Die
  • 1 3/8″ Circle Punch
  • 1″ Circle Punch
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate
  • White gel Pen
  • Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Smarty Pants stamp set
  • Modern Label punch
  1. To create the body, cut the scallop circle using your Big Shot.
  2. Now place the scallop circle back on the die so that it’s in-between the scallops and cut again.P1016826
  3. Punch out a white 1 3/8″ circle, a melon mambo 1 3/8″ circle, and a black 1″ circle for the eye.
  4. Cut the melon mambo circle in half to create the lid and sponge using melon mambo.
  5. Legs are created using 2: X 5/8″ strips of melon mambo.
  6. Create the shoes using the large oval punch and cutting off a small section.
  7. Place on your texturz background.
  8. Add your saying, ribbon and and white highlights, and there you have it!

Top Note Witch

27 Oct


Isn’t this an adorable witch?  Wish I could take the credit for the idea.  I received the idea in a swap at convention this summer from Maria Lema and just added a couple of my own ideas.

Supplies needed:

  • Top Note Die
  • Big Shot
  • Punches:  1 ¼-inch circle, 1-inch circle, small oval, ¼-inch circle, horizontal slot, ¾-inch square
  1. To create the card, fold the 4 1/4″ X 11″ sheet olive CS in half.  Place on the Top Note die so that the crease is slightly below the cut line.  Place on the Big Shot as follows:  clear cutting mat, die, CS, clear cutting mat.
  2. To create the hair, place 2 pieces of 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ only orange CS on the same Top Note die and run through the Big Shot.  Note: you can cut both orange pieces at one time.
  3. Cut one of the pieces in half lengthwise with your scissors and cut the ends of each half to make the long hair.  Cut the bangs out of the other half top note.
  4. Place inside the card as shown.  P1016816
  5. To create the hat,cut out a typical witches hat.
  6. To make the buckle,  punch 2 parallel slots on a scrap of summer sun and then punch around the slots with the ¾-inch square. run a strip of lovely lilac through the buckle and attach to the hat. Place a 4 1/4″ X 1″ black strip on top of the bangs for the hat brim.
  7. Cut two 1-1/4″ white eyes, two 1-1/4″ olive eyes, and two 1-inch black eyes with your punches.
  8. For the nose, you’ll need a small olive oval and 1/4″ circle punched.
  9. Be sure to sponge the face and the face pieces.
  10. Add a mouth and some white for the eyes and voila!
  11. I used the saying from the set Smarty Pants for the inside.P1016817

Halloween Build-a-Bear

26 Oct


Created by Kathy Alt

I love this bear!

Big Shot Die:  Stampin’ Up! Bear

Stamps:  Crazy Cool #115211

Be Sure to Check…

25 Oct

Be sure to check the new deals of the week today!  They’ve been fabulous so far, you don’t want to miss them.  Also, check back tomorrow, I have vowed to post at least 4 times this week…I won’t let you down!

Spooky Use of Bigz XL Christmas Tree

12 Oct

This incredible XL Big Shot die isn’t just for Christmas.  I had fun creating a Halloween card using the tree too.

Created by Kathy Alt

Created by Kathy Alt


  • Frightful Fence Jumbo Wheel #113632
  • Halloween Frights #111766


  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2″ X 11″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Glossy White – 5″ X 5″



  1. When cutting a tree, you will need 2 large trees, 4 small trees, 4 connectors, one base
  2. Assemble tree as shown on the directions that comes with the die.
  3. Place tree in card on fold.  Use sticky strip.
  4. To create the front, punch a 1 ¾” circle and place where you’d like the moon.
  5. Use the brayer with summer sun first, then brayer over with pumpkin pie.
  6. Sponge card with black as desired.
  7. Stamp images.
  8. Add eyes and cobwebs to the tree.

Sweet Centers Spider Treat

10 Oct

Here’s another Halloween idea for all of you who love this holiday!  Every year I find myself drawn to the Halloween ideas and sets.  I just can’t seem to get enough of the cute ghosts and goblins.  Funny thing is…I really don’t like the night of Halloween…go figure!

Created by Kathy Alt

Created by Kathy Alt


To create the background…use the direct-to-paper technique.  This is done by simply pressing the ink pad right onto the paper.

To create the spider…

Punches:  1 ¾-inch circle, 1 ¼-inch circle, ¾-inch circle, photo corners

To create the spider legs, punch the small photo corner and move it over to get corner sliver.

To create the rest of the card…

  1. Stamp the Halloween image from the Sweet Treats stamp set and punch out the center.
  2. Add color with markers as desired.
  3. Trim the image so that only a small amount of white around the edge is showing.
  4. Apply adhesive around the center of the hole on the back of the image and insert cup.
  5. Add lemon heads candy and take off adhesive ring on cup.
  6. Put adhesive on the square of the black CS and apply to the opening of the cup.

Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

7 Oct

I’m excited to announce a new class listing…A Holiday Stamp-a-Stack!  In addition to needed holiday cards, we’ll also be creating some gift tags.  What’s even better is that the class is on Veteran’s Day so that I can offer both and evening and daytime class.  Check out all the details on my Upcoming Classes Page.