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Frankenstein Fry Boxes and Paper Pumpkin Goodie Bags!

Frankenstein Fry Boxes and Paper Pumpkin Goodie Bags were my projects of choice this year for the 3 Grandchildren’s Halloween goodies for the classmates.

My Paper Pumkpkin is a great gift idea for Birthday's and Christmas that keeps on giving.
My Paper Pumkpkin is a great gift idea for Birthday’s and Christmas that keeps on giving.

What was especially fun for me was that my 7 year old grand-daughter Kenzie used  our sleep-over to make her bags. She picked the candy, assembled the bags and stamped her tags.

Kenzie using Paper Pumpkin kit to make her classmates  goodie bags




We got a space ready for Kenzie to do her magic and she had the best time assembling her bags

Halloween Frankenstein boxes






For her 2 younger Brothers, I assembled the Fry Box Frankensteins and stuffed them ready for the boys to take to school.The center box was made for the teacher to enjoy!

Here are some of the products used in these projects. Hope you have been inspired to shop and create!


Witches’ Brew Designer Paper, It’s All About the Candy! Throw Back Thursday!

Witches’ Brew Designer Paper and more is on the clearance rack right now! Don’t forget as we near October, it will be time to start decorating the house for Halloween. What better way to  use some of the paper on clearance to  help spruce up your decor. Continue reading Witches’ Brew Designer Paper, It’s All About the Candy! Throw Back Thursday!

Technique Tuesday: The Ultimate Paper Pumpkin Experience!

We are lovin’ Paper Pumpkin and  Technique Tuesday: The Ultimate Paper Pumpkin Experience! Don’t miss out on the fun. We’re throwing together a little Paper Pumpkin Party on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 at 3333 Viewpoint Dr in Medford. (Take Delta Waters to Leonard and left on Viewpoint.

A Frightfully Fun Night Out!
Sept paper pumpkin

Enjoy a spooky good time and leave with Halloween Goodie Bags ready for display or sharing with your favorite little monster friend! An evening no good ghost or goblin will want to miss!The projects are too cute to Spook!
 Bring your September Paper Pumpkin Kit. Don’t have one?   Ask me how to get one.Bring your scissors and adhesives.

Cost is $5

Additional materials and instructions will be provided to created Altered Projects and enjoy the company of other Pumpkins in our elite Pumpkin Club

Of course, we will serve drinks and snacks.  Let me know soon.  Space is limited.  In case you are unable to access my contact information through my website, you can reach me at gigidesigns007@yahoo.com or my  phone, 541-664-3744.


Thanks for stopping by,

Making an impression one stamp at a time!



Another Brayered Haunted Holiday Home

I am having so much fun creating these brayered Holiday homes. By using the Bundle of Holiday Home and the Homemade  Holiday Framelits, I was able to create this vignette of a haunted home on a brayered background.

stacked houses

  1. Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time.
Cut circle for the moon
  3.  Ink brayer with the lightest color of  ink: Wysteria Wonder by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller.
  4. Roll some more to blend it further.
Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of ink Perfect Plum.
  6. Repeat previous step with the darkest color Elegant Eggplant  covering only part of the previously inked area.
  7. Using the Lovley As A Tree Stamp Set take large oak tree and Mossy Meadow ink to create shrubs in front of where your houses will be placed. Wipe your stamp clean and stamp again using Cajun Craze over the green schrubs.
Cut out 3 houses and color with blendabilities to your liking. 
 Add any pumpkins, spiders, bats etc
  9. Stamp images with Black Momento Ink.

 Place the holiday homes on your card and add some spookyness to it using your imagination and stamps from Holiday Cheer and Gratitude for Days. Add some new Natural and Old Olive two-toned Trim  and finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Making an impression one stamp at a time!



Toil and trouble waterfall card


Stampin ‘UP Supplies

PAPERS: Basic Black Cardstock(121045), Very Vanilla Cardstock(101650),Witches’ Brew DSP(132340), Tangerine Tango Cardstock(111349)

INKS: White Craft Ink

ACCESSORIES: Candy Dot Brad Bases(132293) Basic Jewels Rhinestones(119246), 1/8th” Taffetta Ribbon(119261)

Step 1 
Cut your Basic Black Cardstock in the following measurements: 5¼” x 8″ (1), 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ (4).

Cut your Cardstock in the following measurements: 2″ x 2″ (4), 5½” x 4¼” (1), 9″ x 2″ (1), ¾” x 4″ (1).

Step 2 
Fold the largest piece of Basic black colored cardstock in half, and add some Witches’ Brew Designer Paper that is cut at 5 ¼” x 4” and adhere to the front of the black cardstock card. Also stamp the four black-colored squares.

Step 3 (Optional) 
Depending on the style of stamps you’ve selected, color your stamped images with any method you prefer. I chose White craft ink.

Step 4 
Attach your stamped squares to the slightly larger colored cardstock squares with your adhesive.

Step 5 
Next you will need to score your 9 x 2 strip of Tangerine Tango cardstock. Starting at end of strip, score 2″, 2¾”, 3 ½”, and 4 ¼” from the end.

 You can then fold along the scored lines and you should have a strip let’s call this Piece A).

Step 6 
Attach the vertical strip (the one which measures ¾” x 4″) to front of card with adhesive.

Note: it is very important that you do not use any adhesive in the middle of this piece!

Step 7 
Next, attach piece A to the vertical strip you just attached to the card front. To do this, slide the longest section of piece A between the vertical strip and the card, making sure to center it in the middle of your card. Line up the very edge of the scored end of piece A with bottom of the horizontal strip and attach with adhesive.

Note: the adhesive placement is very important you do not want to attach the scored side and the longest section of piece A together!

Step 8 
Attach your first stamped image to the bottom 2″ x 2″ space at the scored end of piece A.

Step 9 
Apply adhesive to the scored sections of piece A only, and attach remaining stamped pieces.

 Once you’ve attached these pieces, you should be able to gently pull the bottom of the longest section of piece A directly down and watch the stamped images flip one at a time and then slide behind piece A.

Step 10 
Attach brad and ribbon to the bottom of piece A. To do this, simply mark where you want to place your brad with card in the closed position. Then pull the longest section of piece A until it is fully extended. Punch a hole and place brad. Attach brad to ribbon through and tie. Trim ends with scissors. You’re done!

Make and impression one stamp at a time!
Gail Etchie for GigiDesigns



I have always thought how great it is to learn a new technique to make your cards look look theymade by  a master! In this case, the Starburst gives a lot of bang for the buck. The triangular cuts of paper give your card a rich pattern that just draws in the recipient. Here are the easy directions on how to achieve this technique:

*Cut four pieces of Witches’ Brew (132185) DSP at 1 1/2” x 4”

*Cut each of these pieces from corner to corner so that you end up with 8 triangles.

*Starting in the middle of your cardstock just adhere the triangles (all with the pointed end down) side by side and you have a beautiful starburst pattern.  Leaving enough room for your sentiment and DSP strip, scalloped edging and ribbon on your cardstock.

*Trim to your starburst pattern to fit your Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650) cut at 51/4″  x4″

*Place starburst in embossing folderof choice and run partially through the Big Shot. How about using the houndstooth folder(123134)?

*Add 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta  Ribbon (119261), scalloped trim (118402) made with the Scallop Edge Punch and  a 5’1/4×4′ DSP strip on card

*Create pumpkins with the 1″ Circle Punch (119868) and Large Oval Punch (119855), distress with Cajun Craze ink) (126965)  along edges and add bows and leaves to your card.