Halloween Cards

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Now that Halloween is just a day away, this is ridiculously late to be posting Halloween cards.  My apologies...I have been having camera issues.  I have a $1200 camera, and I do not know a thing about it.  I cannot for the life of me get it to focus clearly...will have to get my oldest son to check it out.  My 14 yr. old just got a smart phone last week, so out of desperation I got her to take pics for me with her phone.  Not the best quality, but better than nothing I guess.  Here are the cards I made featuring several new Halloween dies ... I will list the products used in case you may want to order any of them for next year's cards.



This card features the Impression Obsession Trick or Treaters die.  So cute!  You can't see the sprinkling of "fairy dust", but I used Diamond Dust and it added a nice touch to the card.  I layered orange cardstock over the black card backing and popped the trick or treaters up with foam squares...love the way it created shadows on the card.  Embellished with a spider web border on top and the square cut out border on the bottom.  The little Trick or Treat stamp from Impression Obsession was a perfect addition to this card.  I especially love the scared cat die - this is just one cat from the Ten Fun Felines die set (all cats used on these cards are from that die set)

Products Used:
Impression Obsession die 231-O Trick or Treaters - $10.00
Impression Obsession die 172-I Square Cut Border - $7.99
Impression Obsession Stamp A5131 Trick or Treat - $5.50
PoppyStamp die 1085 Spider Web Border - $12.00
Memory Box die 98704 Scary Spiders - $4.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
Twinklets Diamond Dust (3 oz) - $3.05

This card is busy, I know, but I just loved all these Halloween dies together!
The background paper is from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper collection...I love every single page in this paper pad...the vibrant orange, greens, and purples and the fairy tale artwork are absolutely captivating!  I sponged the layered panel with Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold Distress Ink Pads.  The bright orange panel is cut with the Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame.  I love this die because it has several coordinating overlay frames that go with it.  I started with the Memory Box Harvest Moon Tree.  I traced and cut out a background circle for the moon and sponged it with Mustard Seed Distressed Ink Pad.  Then added the cute CottageCutz Haunted House and popped up the Witch Riding Broom (love the shadow effect it gives).  The little cat in the corner is from the Ten Fun Felines die set.  Embellished the corners with Memory Box Haunted Webs which I cut apart.  Unfortunately, the Gothic Happy Halloween stamp is now discontinued by Memory Box :(
The tiny black crow is from a Silhouette Birds stamp set.

Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame - $20.99
Memory Box die 99029 Harvest Moon Tree - $13.99
Memory Box die 99007 Haunted Webs - $13.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9233 Witch Riding Broom - $7.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
CottageCutz Petites die CCP 038 Haunted House - $5.95
Joy Clear Stamp Set 64100067 Silhouette Birds - $13.99
Distress Ink Pads - $5.99 ea.


I really like the Scary Words, the creepy tree from Cheery Lynn and the way the Memory Box Manor House looks like it is lit up and how the door actually opens! I just discovered that this house die is now Discontinued. Sorry - Rats!  I hate how they get rid of such great dies!  This as well as some of their other house dies were classics!

Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9234 Scary Words - $8.99
Cheery Lynn die B191 Spooky Tree - $9.95
Memory Box die 98705 Manor House - DISC.
Impression Obsession die 121-E Ghosts - $6.00 



Products Used:
Memory Box die 98297 Debutante Frame - $20.99
Memory Box Web Frame - DISC. $20.99 (I have a few)
Memory Box die 98376 Ghost Trio - $7.99
Memory Box die 98704 Scary Spiders - $4.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9234 Scary Words - $8.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50


Products Used:
G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Frantic Stamper die FRA9237 Dem Bones Skeleton - $10.00
Frantic Stamper die FRA9100 Ten Fun Felines - $24.50
Memory Box die 98376 Ghost Trio - $7.99
Lg. Pumpkin is from the Impression Obsession die 094-U Pumpkin - $12.99
(It comes with 4 different cut out faces for the pumpkin)
Sm. Pumpkins are from the Impression Obsession die 202-G Pumpkin Patch - $7.00
HA207D No Bones Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - $5.90

I used several different components from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper collection on this card.  Unfortunately, you can not see the true purples and oranges because of the lighting.  This paper is just so beautiful!  I loved the way the little roses turned out... this was the first time I used this Cheery Lynn die and they were very easy to assemble.  They match the paper perfectly and just added a little dimension.  The Impression Obsession Leafy Branch is one of my favorites.

Products Used:
 G4500944 Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper pad - $19.99
Cheery Lynn die B154 Medium Rose - $11.95
Impression Obsession die 055-N Leafy Branch - $9.50 

If you would like to order any of these products you can call me at 574-784-9050 or send an e-mail to: myjoansgardens@yahoo.com

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NEW - Tattered Lace Christmas Magazine...and a couple new dies

Monday, October 27, 2014
Tattered Lace has an exclusive "Christmas Special" magazine that I am thrilled to see my supplier has on his website!  I have had so many inquiries about this magazine and I can see why...lots of great tutorials on Christmas cards and the free die is absolutely gorgeous!  I am assuming this is just a limited time item....so get your orders in soon before the supply runs out.  I do not know how easy or hard it will be for the supplier to get more once they are gone.  There were also a few new dies added also.  If you would like to place an order, you can call me at 574-784-9050 or send an e-mail to me at:
myjoansgardens@yahoo.com

 
Tattered Lace Christmas Special Magazine
TTLMAGSX
 $19.99 plus shipping
Welcome and a big hello to this Special Christmas issue. So what can you expect? Well, first of all, you probably have realized by now that you are getting a FREE, brand new, completely exclusive die in the shape of the Christmas Rose. This is a fabulous die that will allow you to make the most beautiful projects, whether it is cards, gifts or home decor. Plus, if you trim away the holly and mistletoe, you can use the flower all year long!

There are 28 projects that range from traditional to fun, from classic to sweet and stylish to magical, all designed to inform and inspire. The center of the magazine contains 12 FREE papers which have been designed especially for this magazine and are perfect to work with the featured projects.

Also included is a very special template to photocopy, trace or just cut out the pieces to make a wonderful gift box, or perhaps a decoration for the house or dining table.



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Trellis Border
TTLD472
4-15/16" x 7/8"
$24.50 plus shipping


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Robin
TTLD551
2-15/16" x 2-1/4"
$24.50 plus shipping
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NEW Embossing Folders from Couture Creations

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Couture Creations has come out with some great new Christmas Embossing Folders!  Now you can have even more great embossed backgrounds for your Christmas cards this season.  If you would like to order any of these embossing folders to add to your collection, you can call me at 574-784-9050 or send an e-mail to me at: myjoansgardens@yahoo.com

These Embossing Folders are all 4" x 6" 
and $6.50 plus shipping

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Candy Stripe

 
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Mini Poinsettia

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Christmas Vineyard

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Merry Little Christmas

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Twiggy Christmas

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Bouncing Baubles

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Fancy Tree

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Christmas Quilt

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Snowflake Curtain

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Reindeer Joy
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Tattered Lace - New dies and Embossing Folders

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Are you ready for this?  Tattered Lace has created some pretty awesome and unique embossing folders to add to their impressive line of products!  Embossing Folder Sets have 4 separate embossing folders that will give you borders and corners options.  And if that wasn't clever enough....how about Interchangeable Embossing Folder Sets that give you the option to interchange/mix and match a variety of sentiment frames with any of the folders. I'm sure these embossing folders will be all the rave and just as wonderful as their quality and detailed dies.  If you would like to try any of these new items, you can call me at 574-784-9050 or e-mail me at:  myjoansgardens@yahoo.com

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Leaping Reindeer
TTLD107
2-15/16" x 2-3/4"
$17.50 plus shipping

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Oriental Panda
TTLD152
4-7/16" x 3-3/16"
$24.50 plus shipping

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Christmas Florals Holly
TTLD437
1-7/8" x 2-1/16"
$14.50 plus shipping


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George
TTLD514
1-9/16" x 4-13/16"
$24.50 plus shipping 


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Doily Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF001
 4 Embossing Folders 
Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping
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Butterfly Garden Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF002
 4 Embossing Folders 

Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping 
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Chains Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF003
4 Embossing Folders 
Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping 
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Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF004
4 Embossing Folders 
Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping 
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Fretwork Lace Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF005
4 Embossing Folders 
Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping 
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Rose Garden Embossing Folder Set
TTLEF006
4 Embossing Folders 

Square: 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Border 1: 1 1/16" x 8 1/4"
Border 2: 11/16" x 8 1/4"
Corner: 4 5/16" x 4 5/16"
$18.99 plus shipping

 Tattered Lace Interchangeable Embossing Folders mean for the first time ever you can interchange a range of sentiment embossing frames into any of the embossing folders creating a multitude of options.

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Flourish Border Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF011 
Design: 4 -15/16" x 6 -7/8"
Sentiment: 2 -7/8" x 1 -11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping

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Flourish Swirls Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF012
Design: 4- 15/16" x 6 -7/8"
Sentiment: 2- 7/8" x 1- 11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping
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Lacy Grid Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF013
Design: 4 -15/16" x 6- 7/8"
Sentiment: 2 -7/8" x 1 -11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping
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Linked Circles Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF014

Design: 4 -15/16" x 6- 7/8"
Sentiment: 2 -7/8" x 1 -11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping 


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Roses Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF015
Design: 4 -15/16" x 6- 7/8"
Sentiment: 2 -7/8" x 1 -11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping 

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Spots Interchangeable Embossing Folder
TTLEF016
Design: 4 -15/16" x 6- 7/8"
Sentiment: 2 -7/8" x 1 -11/16"
$28.99 plus shipping


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Ditsy Florals C6 Embossing Folder
TTLEF022
 4- 1/8" x 5- 13/16"
$7.50 plus shipping 



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Fern Patterns C6 Embossing Folder
TTLEF023
 4- 1/8" x 5- 13/16"
$7.50 plus shipping

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Swirls C6 Embossing Folder
TTLEF024
 4- 1/8" x 5- 13/16"
$7.50 plus shipping 
 
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Trellis C6 Embossing Folder
TTLEF025
 4- 1/8" x 5- 13/16"
$7.50 plus shipping


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Tattered Lace Magazine Issue #10
TTLMAG10
 This issue may feel a bit thicker and that is because there are 4 extra backing papers in this issue! They are so pretty and have been especially designed to compliment your FREE die. This issue actually gives you 4 free dies. One ever-so-popular and useful sentiment die, a leaf die and 2 sizes of petal dies that you can turn into fabulous flowers.
The phrase die which is included: "May your Birthday be filled with Love and Laughter"
$19.99 plus shipping
 
 
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Frantic Stamper - New Dies

Frantic Stamper has some new dies out and they are awesome!  Something different..Fairy tale themed dies that get the imagination going...think of all the cute card ideas!  The holiday themed card panels are spectacular and make fast and easy unique cards. The ornament dies are beautiful and very affordably priced.  If there is anything you would like, you can call me at 574-784-9050 or e-mail your order to me at: myjoansgardens@yahoo.com


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Wood Grain Card Panel
FRA9288
5" x 3.75"
$24.99 plus shipping

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Holly Card Panel
FRA9289
5" x 3.75"
$24.99 plus shipping

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Christmas Light Card Panel
FRA9290
5" x 3.75"
$24.99 plus shipping

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Scallop Borders (Set of 3)
FRA9291
Each 5.5" long
$12.00 plus shipping

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Christmas Light Swag
FRA9292
4.25" x 1.5"
$8.00 plus shipping

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Happy Holidays
FRA9293
2-3/4"wide x  1-3/8" tall
$7.00 plus shipping

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Teardrop Christmas Bauble Background
FRA9294
1-13/16" x 2-1/8"
$6.00 plus shipping

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Deer Christmas Bauble
FRA9295
1-13/16" x 2-1/8"
*Can be used with background FRA9294 or alone
$6.00 plus shipping

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Nativity Christmas Bauble
FRA9296
1-13/16" x 2-1/8"
 *Can be used with background FRA9294 or alone 
$6.00 plus shipping


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Mermaid
FRA9297
2" x 2.75"
$6.00 plus shipping

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Humpty Dumpty and Wall
FRA9298
Humpty: 1.75" x 2.25"
Wall: 2.1" x 1.5"
$15.99 plus shipping

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Puss in Boots
FRA9299
2.75" x 2.25"
$8.00 plus shipping

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Fairytale Icons - Set of 5
FRA9300
** use with Rope Banner (FRA9209) to create a cute baby mobile
$12.99 plus shipping


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Frog Prince
FRA9301
Frog: 2" x 2"
Lilypad: 3" x 1.3"
$14.99 plus shipping  


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Prince Valiant
FRA9302
2.2" tall
*made to match Princess and Shoe FRA9184
$6.00 plus shipping


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Happily Ever After
FRA9303
2.25" x 2.75"
$18.99 plus shipping 


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Standing Fairy
FRA9304
2.25" x 1.25"
$6.00 plus shipping

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Majestic Crowns
FRA9305
Lg. crown: 3" x 2.5"
Sm. crown: 2.5" x 1"
$17.99 plus shipping

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Elementals #1 - Basic Shapes
FRA9306
 "Elementals #1" is a 9 pc. die set that creates:
 a 3.75" x 5" frame with 3.25" x 4.5" opening
 a 3.25" x 4.5" stitched rectangular panel
 a 1.5" stitched square and 1" stitched square
 a 1.5" scalloped lace square and a 7/16" scalloped lace square
 a 2" x 0.75" stitched word rectangle with rounded corners
 a 1.5" x 0.375" slot
 a 7/16" scalloped circle and a 1/2" x 7/8" triangle banner.
$28.99 plus shipping

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Reverse Snowflakes Card Panel
FRA9307
5" x 3.75"
  NOTE: This is a REVERSE CUT die, meaning it will cut the snowflakes OUT of a card front.
$24.99 plus shipping

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