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Halloween Collage

In the last few weeks I have been very busy making all kinds of cards for the holidays, to sell at our local Farmer’s Market. As I have been making these cards I have been taking pictures so that I can post and share them with all of you on a daily basis, but I got behind because of computer issues. Now we are back on track so I am going to share some of the Halloween ones with you in a collage and then there will be a separate post with all the Christmas ones I have made so far. Enjoy!

There will be more pictures to share later just wanted to give you a little to hold you over until then.

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Create something wonderful today!


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Kids Halloween Box Cards

Here are the Kids Halloween Box Cards that I made on Saturday, September 17, 2016. I had a lot of fun making these. Thinking like a kid and trying to remember what I liked as a kid is how I put these cards together. Take a look and let me know what you think. Oh, and all these cards fold flat so that you can put them in an envelope and send through the mail with regular postage.

Sorry, it was sort of overcast outside when I took these so the pictures didn’t come out quite as crisp and clear as usual.

Well it is time for me to get some shut eye, I am exhausted. I will post tomorrow pictures of what I have been doing today.



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Spooky Halloween Box Card

This is one of the box cards that I completed over the weekend and will be posting for sale in my shop.

These little picture frames have those skeleton pictures in them that change from a regular picture of a person to the skeleton version of them. They are actually stickers that I got at Micheal’s and they are all on sale right now along with most of their other Halloween stuff. The paper I got a couple years ago and I am not sure where or the brand, I’m sorry. The little medallion’s on the outside of the box are stickers that I got at Micheal’s as well. The flower on the front is two different sized paper flowers I had and glued them together and glued a black rhinestone in the center. The black string is the new Stampin’ Up – Black Metalic Thread. Then I used some Halloween decorating spider webbing, you can purchase just about anywhere this time of year, to web around the picture frames and a little on the flaps just to give it more of a spooking old feel.

Go buy some of these fun skeleton stickers and make your own Spooky Halloween card, post them and send me a link I would love to see what you come up with.

Have a spooktacular day!


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Halloween Box Card

Thank you to everyone that stopped by the Farmer’s Market in old town Casa Grande yesterday. It was fun talking to everyone and meeting so many wonderful people. I didn’t sell one thing, but I had a great time and am looking forward to next Tuesday’s Farmer’s Market. If you get a chance come down and say “Hi”, and bring a friend. It is really small right now because it is inside Herbalicious, but in October it will be held outside and it will be much bigger. I forgot to take pictures so I will post some of next weeks event.

Wow, it is still sprinkling outside, the sky is all grey, the air is still and looks like it should be cool outside but it is very humid and hot. I wonder if it will be like this all day? I wish, I love days like this, because for some reason I am so much more productive.

Now down to business…lol.

Here is one of the Halloween box cards that I made and the step by step process in pictures.


These are all the base pieces cut out. The box (the solid grey, scored cardstock at the top of the picture) is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score length wise down the middle at 2 1/2″, then score width wise at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. The pattern for the box will be posted under this tutorial. The back panels (the long brick looking pieces) are 5 2/8″ x 1 4/8″. The bottom panels are 2 4/8″ x 1 4/8″. The top panels are 2 2/8″ x 1 4/8″.


When you glue the pieces on this is what it should look like for the outside.


These are the only panels that you will put on the opposite/front side.


Take the little 3″ x 1 1/8″ strips, these are going to be the center pieces to hold your display/decorations. Fold them on 1/2″ score lines just like shown in the pictures above and below.



This is how it should look when you have all the pieces glued in place.


Then you will glue your front panel on the inside of the back flap like in the above picture.


Here are a couple of the stamps and edgelits in the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog, from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies bundle, that I used.


Here they are all cut out.


Here are a couple more of the Edgelits from the same bundle that I used for this card.

Here is the final product.

Let me know if you would like me to post more step by step picture tutorials. Be sure to contact me if you would like a Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog (only available from September 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017) or the Annual Catalog.

box card template


Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog – Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper – 142022

Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog – Halloween Night Card Stock 12″ x 12″- 142023

Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog – Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies                                                                    Bundle – 144437

Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog – Window Sheets – 142314

Micheal’s – Halloween Greeting Stickers

Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Glue Dots

Hope you have a great day creating something wonderful.



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Halloween Exploding Box Card

This week I have been working on Halloween cards, my boho scarves/scoodies, and my crochet tote bags for the up coming Farmer’s Market next Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. If you are in town stop by and say hi, I will be there from 9 am to 1 pm.

So for a sneak peak at what I have been up to, here is one of the Halloween Exploding Box Card’s I have made.

I think I still want to add some cob webs to the sides of the skull but other than that it is done. Wouldn’t this make the perfect desk top Halloween decoration?! I am going to make another one just like this, but I think I am going to try and find a skull that lights up and that is lite weight to put in the middle, wouldn’t that look awesome?

The paper is from the New Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog, it’s called:

Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper 142022 and

Halloween Night 12″x 12″ Cardstock Pack 142023

The skull and 3D sticker’s I got at Micheal’s  and the ink I used to age the paper was Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad.

To make the box base use the same pattern I used for the Vintage Exploding Box card.

Happy Halloween.


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Birthday Cards

Just wanted to share with you a couple custom cards I made last week. I will be posting a tutorial on how to make the Gift Card holder birthday card next week so be sure to check back for step by step instructions, materials list, and measurements.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of these cards.

Yes, I know that this post is short today but I have a couple other post’s I wanted to share with you today as well, and I think sometimes pictures speak louder than words anyway.


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Fall Cards From Class

Well as promised here are the cards that we made in class yesterday, let me know what you think.

You can go to my Store and purchase Fall Cards that I have made. There will also be some Halloween Cards in there later this week so be sure to check back often.

Hope that everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


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The Pick

This has been a very challenging week for me but it has also made me aware of what I need to work on as far as being more efficient in every aspect of my life. I love that we can always learn something new about ourselves no matter how old or young we are!

Thank you everyone that helped me pick out the cards for the card class tomorrow, 8-26-2016. All of your comments and opinions were greatly appreciated and have helped me out tremendously, I think that we should do this again sometime, it was fun. Now for the big reveal here are the cards that we are making tomorrow.


We will also be making two more that I have not posted up here, because I wanted it to be a surprise for the class, but I will post pictures of all the projects we make tomorrow.

Once again, thank you everyone for your input.



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Last set of Fall Card ideas

Well here we are, the last set of Fall Card ideas you get to help me pick from for the class this Saturday, August 27, 2016. Take a look and let me know which one you like by commenting below.

I hope that you have enjoyed this weeks Fall Card ideas preview, it has been a lot of fun for me making them. These are all quick cards to make so if you need to make a card fast any one of these cards that I have demonstrated here will fit the bill.

If you would like the measurements, products that I used, or if you have any questions please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Now go to the comments section of this page and leave me a message as to which one of these cards you like best and think that I should teach how to make in class this up coming Saturday, August 27, 20016.

Have a great day!


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Fall Card Ideas

Here are the next three Fall card ideas I have for this Saturdays card class. Remember I need your help picking out four cards out of these three, the three I posted on August 21, 2016 and the three that I am going to post tomorrow August 24,2016.

Please leave a comment below and let me know which one or one’s you like best out of this set.

If there are any that you would like measurements for please let me know and I will send them to you along with all the materials I used and where to purchase them.

To purchase any of these Fall Cards, they will be available in the Ginger Street Boutique Store on September 1, 2016.

Have a great day,


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The Livingroom

I just wanted to share with you my work in progress, the livingroom/service area. I am not done yet, we have a lot more painting and decorating to do but I will share with you our progress as we go. Here are some before pictures and the after pictures so far.

This first photo is from the day before we moved in last year. The second picture is from this morning after painting yesterday and putting everything back today. We still have the baseboards and some touch up to do on this wall but it will have to wait until this weekend.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions.


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Boys Life-Box Card

This is the cutest box card, it reminds me of a little boys toy box and that is exactly what I was trying to create. I custom made the envelope to match. This card will be available to purchase on my Etsy Shop within in the next few days.

For material’s and pattern please refer to my Circus Box Card. The embellishments used on this card I got from Goodwill a couple years ago in a bag of craft items. See, you never know, maybe you have an old set of stickers or scrap book items that you could use to make a little box card out of.

Happy Card Crafting!  Sheila