Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop WINNERS!

Friday, September 30, 2011

We have the winners for September 27th and September 29th!
September 27th's question was: What is your favorite technique you saw used in today's projects? 

Linda Carson said...
Each one was quite unique, creative & inspirational! I liked Jennifer's use of the templates w/spray for a soft background. Also, her inside pages gave the album the perfect touch! (
September 29th's question was: Which designer used your favorites colors in their project?

Cindy Rippe said...
Loved Melony's colors and project but I also REALLY liked Ken Oliver's.

Linda & Cindy, please send your shipping information to to claim your prize! Make sure to check back each Tuesday and Thursday for more chances to win! Remember, the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop runs until November 3rd!

Happy crafting!

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop - September 29th!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage
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Featured on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop today is the Flower, 3D Fringed die! Click on the link above to view the designs.
After you check out the different projects, make sure to answer the question below for a chance to win the Flower, Layer #9 die from the Fresh Vintage collection!

 Today's question is:

Which designer used your favorites colors in their project?

Make sure to include the link back to the blog you visited. 

Happy blogging!

Fall Thank You Card Made with Vinyl!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Thank You Card Created by OMC Designer Machelle

Supplies Used:
Bazzill 12" x 12" Cardstock : White, Classic Orange
QuicKutz : Leaves Embossing Folder
Oh My Vinyl : Grape, Walnut, Transfer tape
Bo Bunny : Vicki B Paper Pack
7gypsies : Conservatory 6" x 6" Paper Pad
Prima : Alchemy Flowers
Clearsnap : ColorBox Archival Ink Dye - Mudslide

1. Cut the white cardstock 10" x 9" and fold in half. Cut the paper 5½" x 4¼" and attach to one side of white card. Ink the edges. Cut the green paper 5" x 3¾” from 6" x 6" paper stack. Ink the edges and attach to the brown paper.
2. Using grape vinyl, emboss using the QuicKutz leaves embossing folder. Cut the vinyl you embossed 4¾" x 3½" and then peel and attach to the center of the green paper.
3. Cut the orange cardstock 1" x 5½" and ink the edges. Attach to the card about two inches from the bottom.
4. Cut "Thank You" using the Lucida Bright font W.34 H.66 out of walnut vinyl. Use transfer tape to attach to the orange cardstock. Attach leaves and Prima flower as shown.

Happy crafting!

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop - September 27th!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage
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Featured on the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop today is the ScoreBoard Album die! Click on the link above to view the designs.

After you check out the different projects, make sure to answer the question below for a chance to win the Flower, Layer #9 die from the Fresh Vintage collection! 

 Today's question is:

What is your favorite technique you saw used in today's projects?

Make sure to include the link back to the blog you visited. 

Happy blogging!

Sizzix Fresh Vintage BLOG HOP!

Introducing the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop! 

Sizzix Fresh Vintage
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Another fun and idea filled Sizzix blog hop begins TODAY!

Every Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks, Eileen Hull will be featuring one of her twelve
Fresh Vintage dies: a collection of three dimensional flowers and signature ScoreBoard dies, including a bird, butterfly, suitcase, album, vase and caddy. ScoreBoards are unique to Sizzix and specially designed to cut and score matboard and thicker materials. Fresh Vintage dies were created to be used with recycled and vintage materials, fabric, fleece, felt, packaging materials, old patterns, ledger sheets, tissue paper and coffee filters. And of course, paper :-)

In addition to Eileen's favorite designers from past hops, she'll be joined by supporting manufacturers and their talented design teams, showing how well their products enhance and are used to embellish the dies.

12 dies...
6 weeks...
prepare to be
inspired, amazed, blown away 
and asking yourself,
"How did they ever THINK of that?"

The Fresh Vintage Blog hop starts Tuesday, September 27 and runs until Thursday, November 3. Every Tuesday and Thursday they will be featuring one of the 12 dies in the Fresh Vintage collection. There will be 6-7 designers posting projects using each die. Right now there are 70 designers involved in the hop!

All of the designers in the hop will have a blinkie (like the one above!) on their sidebar which will direct people to Eileen's blog where all of the links will be posted.

Here's the schedule:

ScoreBoard Album

Tuesday, September 27

Flower, 3D Fringed

Thursday, September 29

ScoreBoard Butterfly

Tuesday, October 4

Flower, Layers #9

Thursday, October 6

ScoreBoard Vase

Tuesday, October 11

Flower, 3D Wrapped

Thursday, October 13

ScoreBoard Bird

Tuesday,October 18


Thursday, October 20

ScoreBoard Suitcase
Tuesday,October 25

Flower, 3D #2

Thursday October 27

ScoreBoard Caddy

Tuesday, November 1

Flower, Petal Power

Thursday, November 3

Check out Eileen Hull's Blog for more information on the hops and how to get involved! There are some cool things going on, not to mention some prizes!

On another note, we here at OMC are also going to be doing a giveaway in support of the Blog Hop! For each day of the hop, we will have an Oh My Crafts blog post with a question about the Blog Hop.  Leave us a comment on our post that answers the question for a chance to win. Please include the link to the blog you visited. We'll have one winner for each of the twelve days. The winners will each receive a Flower, Layer #9 die from the Fresh Vintage collection!

Happy blogging!


Orange Table Display

Monday, September 26, 2011

Orange Table Display Created by OMC Designers Whitney, Machelle, and Lindsey!

Autumn Paper Pumpkin
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey! 
(Popular project from 2010!)

Supplies Used:
"The Spider's Web" Paper Pack by My Mind’s Eye (or any other paper kit)

Sizzix Bigz Die : Tattered Leaves by Tim Holtz
Paper Cutter
Tsukineko Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Tattered leather, Copper, Pumpkin Pie and Black Magic
Zip Dry Glue
Bazzill Cardstock : Cashmere


25 strips of paper (1" x 12")

     - 5 strips of each style of paper
1 Circle 3 ¾"
1 Circle 1 ¾"
10 leaves from Sizzix die
1 Cardstock strip: 2 ½" x 10"
3 Strips ¼" x 12" black/cream vine floral print


1. Separate the 1" x 12" paper strips into 5 piles (one pile for each paper design).
2. Starting with the first pattern, line up the strips along the edge of the 3 ¾" circle. The strips will overlap each other. Rotate through the piles to make the pattern of the pumpkin.
2. Staple the strips around the edge of the circle. When completed, it should look like a sun with beams.
3. Staple the other side of the strips together, three strips at a time. Staple them so that they have some give and curve in a “C” shape. Repeat around the entire pumpkin, then staple all stapled sections together. When finished, you should have the basic shape of a pumpkin.
4. Using all the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, mist the 1 ¾" circle and glue it to the top of the pumpkin. You want to cover the staples where the strips are joined.
5. Mist the 2 ½" x 10" cardstock strip in the following order: Pumpkin pie, Copper, Tattered Leather and Black Magic. When the strip is dry, twist it into a coil. Glue the paper to hold its coil shape, and staple it at the bottom. This will be the stem.
6. Glue the stem down in the center of the top of pumpkin, covering the staples.
7. Using all the Glimmer Mist colors, mist all 10 leaves.
8. Wrap the ¼" strips around a pen to make them coil. Next, glue a leaf to one end of each coil. Glue the other end of the strip to the base of stem.
9. Glue remaining leaves to the ¼" strips, and around the base of the stem to hide the glue circle.

Pumpkin Teeth Created by OMC designer Whitney

Supplies Used:
Stampendous: Pail
Bazzill Cardstock: Orange
Oh My Crafts Vinyl: Ebony (Black)
American Crafts: Nightfall Adhesive Chalk Labels
Candy Corn

1. Cut orange paper about 4” x 10” and insert into the pail.
2. Cut out a jack-o-lantern face with black vinyl and apply to the pail. This pumpkin face was made from the eclips cartridge: Halloween and Scaredy Cat.
3. Fill pail with Candy Corn
4. On the lid of the jar apply a chalk label with the words “pumpkin teeth” written on it.

Canvas Board Halloween House by OMC Designer Machelle
Supplies Used:

12"x16" Canvas Board
Oh My Crafts : My Color Paint - Carrot, Black
Oh My Vinyl : Ebony, Transfer Tape
Cricut : October 31 Cartridge
Jolees Boutique : Glitter Spiders Dimensional Stickers 

Bazzill Basics : Self Adhesive Jewels

1. Paint the canvas board using carrot paint. (I mixed a little black with the orange to and add a touch of black to the canvas.) Let it dry for several hours.

2. Use October 31st Cricut Cartridge cut the haunted house 9” from any vinyl you may have doesn’t matter the color. Weed out the center of the house leaving only the outline and removing small pieces to show all the details from the house. When finished apply transfer tape to the house. Remove backing from the house and then apply to the canvas board, Making sure to press firmly around all the edges of the house and all details. When finished remove the transfer tape from the vinyl leaving the outline of the house on the board.
3. Using the black paint, paint the inside area of the house. Make sure not to get paint in any area outside of the vinyl. Try not to brush too hard using more dabbing not brushing so you don’t get paint under the edges of the house. I used two coats of paint and then let it dry for several hours. After it is dry remove the vinyl and your haunted house will appear.

TIP: When applying the vinyl to the canvas I placed the canvas board on the table face down then used the squeegee and applied a lot of pressure to ensure that all the edges were firmly applied to the canvas board.

4. Cut Webs from October 31st cartridge small web 4” and large web 6 ½” follow the same process as you did for the house.
5. After completely dry add spiders and jewels as you desire.

Now it is ready to hang on your wall or use in any Halloween display. Enjoy!!!!

Happy crafting!


Halloween Shadow Box & Vinyl!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Halloween Shadow Box Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Supplies Used:

Silhouette SD (12”x12” machine coming soon to Oh My Crafts!)
Shadow Box: 20”x20” from Ikea or buy Doodlebug : 12X12 SHADOW BOX from Oh My Crafts
Oh My Vinyl: Persimmon (3 sheets), Transfer Tape (3 sheets)
2 Sheets of 12”x24” Black OMC Bazzill Cardstock



Step 1: Prepare Your Entire Image On Silhouette Studio
1. One of the great things about the Silhouette Machine is the ability to cut any font you have on your computer. For this project, I Google searched “Free Halloween Fonts” and installed the following fonts to my computer: Friday 13, FOO, Earwig Factory, Drips, Creeper, Bloodgutter, Badacid, Bones, Abaddon, and Trinigan. (Talk about gory names!)
2. Once you have installed a collection of spooky fonts, gather Halloween words and phrases. Here is a list of phrases I used:

A haunting we will go | Trick or Treat | Creepy | Toil and trouble, Boil and bubble | Enter if you dare | Very Scary | Eeek! | Fright Night | Ghosts & Goblins | Keep Out! | Beware | Happy Halloween | All hallow’s eve | Spooky | Boo | Haunt | Wicked | Bones | Thrills & Chills | Hocus Pocus | Wicked | Caution | October 31st

3. Type the phrases in spooky fonts using Silhouette Studio.
4. Enlarge the phrases you want to stand out and shrink other phrases.
5. Temporarily set the mat to 19” x19” so you know how big to make the phrases. Stretch, shorten, enlarge, and shrink the words to create a 19” square.

Step 2: Cut Vinyl.
1. When cutting a 19” square with the Silhouette, you will need to cut it in a few sections. I divided the 19” square into three 7”x19” strips.
2. Weed and apply transfer tape over the phrases (do not peel off the vinyl’s liner yet).

Step 3: Shadow Box
1. Prepare the shadow box.
     a. Adhere black 12”x24” paper to the back board.
     b. Clean the glass with window cleaner.
2. With scissors, cut out the phrases you want on the glass and set aside (keeping in mind their position).
3. Peel off liner from vinyl and apply phrases to black paper with transfer tape.
     a. TIP: Leave the transfer tape on until the end. By doing this it will help you line up the pieces on the glass like a puzzle.
4. Place the glass over the black paper and apply the rest of the phrases onto the glass using the background as a guide to help line up the words.

Step 4: Embellish
1. Embellish with Halloween spider web stamps and spiders onto the black paper to fill any empty spaces.

Step 5: Hang up on the wall and enjoy!

Happy crafting!  

Hocus Pocus Halloween Banner!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hocus Pocus Halloween Banner Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:

Lifestyle Crafts : Nesting Frame 4
Marvy Uchida : Embossing Heat Tool
American Crafts : Zing Embossing Power - Apricot, Black
Sizzix eclips : Decorate Your Life Cartridge
Echo Park : The Apothecary Emporium
Faber Castell : Mixed Media Aquarelle & Ink - Assorted Colors
EKSuccess : Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers - Poison Bottle Stickers
EKSuccess : Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers - Glitter Spider Stickers
EKSuccess : Ek Tools - Pumpkin Garland Punch
Martha Stewart : Deep Double Edge Punch : Spiderweb
Tattered Angels : Glimmer Mist - Assorted Colors
Tim Holtz : Mini Halloween Stamp Set
Sizzix : Textured Fades 2Pk - Halloween Words & Cobwebs by Tim Holtz
Sizzix : Textured Fades 2Pk - Halloween Night & Poison by Tim Holtz


1. Cut out all the pieces of the banner out of the Apothecary Emporium paper pack using the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 4 die.
2. Using the Zing Embossing Power, emboss the edges of each of the banner pieces with the embossing heat tool.
3. Cut the phrase, "HOCUS POCUS" using the Decorate Your Life eclips cartridge.
4. Stamp or ink each of the letters depending on what style you would like to create.
5. Attach the letters to the centers of each of the banner pieces.
6. Add embellishments to each of the banner pieces according to your style.
7. Punch holes into each of the banner pieces and string together using ribbon or yarn.

The EKSuccess Pumpkin Garland Punch creates adorable pumpkins!

This Martha Stewart punch and stamp set really make this "O" spooky!

Add sparkly spiders for some scary fun!

Experiment with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create unique patterns on simple sheets of paper.

The letter "O" was embossed using the Tim Holtz Cobwebs embossing folder.

The letter "C" was embossed using the Tim Holtz Poison embossing folder.

The smoke of the caldron was created by using the Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils!

Happy crafting!

Spiders made with the Eclips Pen Holder

Friday, September 23, 2011

Spiders made with the Eclips Pen Holder Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Specially designed for use with the Sizzix Eclips Machine, the Eclips Pen Holder replaces the standard Blade Holder to accommodate any felt tip or ball point pen to draw a shape. It is such a fun way to add that little extra something to your images.

Supplies Used:
Sizzix eclips Accessory : PEN HOLDER

Sizzix eclips Cartridge

Pen, Marker, or Glue Pen

Step 1: Cut out image with Eclips Machine
With Eclips press the Pop-up Menu and set to Center Point. 

     - TIP: The Center Point feature lets you cut an image and then takes the blade back to the “center point” so it will draw the image in the same position.
     - For a video describing the center point feature: click here

Press Cut.
     - This spider was cut out of heavy cardstock at 2 ½”.

Step 2: Draw
Replace the cutting blade housing with the pen holder.
     - For PDF Pen Holder Instructions click here

Set the Materials Option to Pen Holder and specify whether you’re using a marker, ball pt, or glue pen.  

    - Tip: You can also do this through the Pop-up Menu.
     - Warning: If you do not change this setting it may damage the tip of your pen because the settings for cutting apply more pressure than for drawing.
Keep the setting at Center Point.
Press “Cut” (and it will draw).
These spiders show two different ways to use the pen holder.
     1) With a marker. This spider was drawn with an American Crafts Metallic Silver Marker.
     2) With a glue pen. This spider was drawn with Quickie Glue Pen and then sprinkled with Elizabeth Craft Design Glitter.

Step 3: Apply
Peel off your spider from the mat and apply to a card or gift box.
     - The paper used in these projects is K & Company: KELLY PANACCI HALLOWEEN 12X12 SPECIALTY PAPER PAD

     - The trim was made from Martha Stewart’s: Punch Around The Page : SPIDERWEB

     - The gift box was made with Sizzix eclips Cartridge : ALBUMS, BAGS & BOXES

     - The spider is from Sizzix eclips Cartridge : HALLOWEEN & SCAREDY CAT

Happy crafting!


Halloween Treats and Party Favors

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Treats and Party Favors Created by OMC Designers Whitney & Lindsey
Mummy Party Favors

Supplies Used:
· Kit-Kat Bars (or Hershey’s)
· White Paper
· EKSuccess : Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers - Spooky Eyes Stickers
· Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool - Applicator Foam

· Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
· Scotch Tape

1. Cut 1” strips of white paper
2. Tape four 1” x 12” strips together
3. Ink the edges with brown ink and the blending tool
4. Tape one end of paper to the back of Kit-Kat
5. Wrap the paper around the Kit-Kat
6. When finished, tape the other end to the back of Kit-Kat
7. Apply spooky eyes



A simple and fun way to add finishing touches to your table is by making your own confetti! Sprinkled on this table and attached around the edges of the Mummy Plate is confetti made out of Elizabeth Craft Design : Shimmer Sheetz - White Iris and the New Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Dies including Candlelight Fright, Mini Bat & Skull, Mini Silly Jack-O-Lantern, Mini Scary Jack-O-Lantern, Pumpkin Jack, and Mini Acorn & Pumpkin. The Shimmer Sheetz work great for confetti because they not only shimmer, but they are also double-sided so you don’t have to worry about which side of the sheet is showing.

Trick or Treat Party Favors

Supplies Used:
Bazzill 12' x 12' Cardstock : Black
Martha Stewart : Classic Halloween Designer Paper Pad
Martha Stewart : Punch Around the Page : Spiderweb
Martha Stewart : Elegant Witch Paper Tape

Clear bags

1. Cut the black cardstock 4" x 7" and fold in half. Punch the edges of cardstock with the Spiderweb punch.
2. Stick the paper tape in the center of the fold, and cut out the decorative titles from the paper pack.
3. Fill bags with candy and staple the tags over the top of the bag. 

NOTE: These treat bags were intended for adult parties. For parties with children, use discretion with which decorative titles you use.

Spooky Water Bottles

Supplies Used:
Martha Stewart : Classic Halloween Designer Paper Pad

Tombow : Mono Multi Liquid Glue
QuicKutz : Border Embossing Folder : Spider Web

Water bottles 


1. Cut 2" x 10" strips out of the glitter paper from the Martha Stewart paper pack. Emboss the strips using the spider web embossing folder. Wrap the strips around the water bottles. Where they meet, glue a cut out figure head from the paper pack (there are several options to choose from).

Halloween Cupcakes

Supplies Used:
Echo Park : The Apothecary Emporium Paper Pack
Lifestyle Crafts : Crown Cupcake Liner

Tattered Angels : Glimmer Mist - Deep Plum, Black Magic
Martha Stewart : Large Craft Punch - Spider

Martha Stewart : Large Craft Punch - Witch Caldron

Martha Stewart : Large Craft Punch - Trick or Treat

Doodlebug : Sugar Coating Glitter - Black, Purple, Orange
Bazzill 12" x 12" Cardstock : Black
Xyron : 2.5 Create a Sticker

Crushed Oreos

1. Using the Echo Park paper, cut the Crown Cupcake Liners. Cut the balls off of the top of the crown points.  
2. Spray the cupcake liners with the Glimmer Mist, and put the wraps together.  
3. Punch out the different shapes using the various Martha Stewart Punches. Using the Xyron sticker machine, make stickers out of the different shapes, then sprinkle the Doodlebug glitter over the sticker to create sparkly embellishments.  
4. Place the cupcakes in the cupcake liners. Place the sparkly embellishments in the frosting. Sprinkle the crushed oreos over the frosting to make "black dust" on top of the cup cake.

Happy crafting!



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