Wicked Spooky Halloween Treats with Sizzix

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a wickedly spooky Halloween sweet treat idea to share, made for the Sizzix blog featuring favorite new Alterations dies and Idea-ology bits and bobs from Tim Holtz’s amazing 2016 Halloween release.

There are a couple of seasonal treats that we look forward to each year. For me, it’s candy corn. And pumpkin spice lattes. For my Missy Nik, it’s pumpkin cookies by Little Debbie. Usually they are in all the stores at this time of year, but for some reason, this year they are like gold. A perfect candidate for some special treats to tuck into her work lunchboxes.

I love packaging ideas like this for their ease and simplicity. These matchbook-style pocket sleeves come together really quickly, and are a great idea for making in bulk. Better yet, they can be made in many sizes to fit any number of sweets or small gifts you have on hand.

I really love peek-a-boo packaging. And these adorable new Halloween Mixed Media dies by Tim Holtz are so perfect for creating cut-away windows, giving just a hint at the goodies inside. I dressed my containers up with a bit of twine and new Idea-ology spider charms and Curiosities ephemera cards, and topped them off with sentiment banners made with the new Halloween Words Thinlits.

Quick and easy, and oh-so spooky cute! I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very spook-tacular day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA HALLOWEEN Thinlits Die 661588Tim Holtz Sizzix HALLOWEEN WORDS THIN Thinlits Die 661587Tim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Ephemera TH93306Tim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHADED LILAC Ranger Spring TIM34957Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Baker’s Twine: The Twinery


Spooky Town Pumpkin Stacks with Therm O Web

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

It’s a happy week when the team at Therm O Web gets to swap products with some of our favorite fabric companies. This week, I am super excited that we have joined forces with the gang at Blend Fabrics. If you’re looking for sewing, quilting, or home decor ideas, be sure to stop by. The designers have lots of fun fabric projects and tutorials to share with you.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstackBlend Fabrics has an amazing new line up of fall and holiday fabric collections. But you all know me. I couldn’t resist this adorable Halloween Spooky Town line by one of my favorite artists, Cori Dantini. No big surprise there, right?

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack2When I was at the Rusty Bucket last week, I noticed they had some prim pumpkin stacks for sale that really caught my eye. So for my project, I decided to try my hand at some of my own.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack3I have a wee bit of a “thing” for pumpkins, so these plushie towers really make me smile. Such bright, happy fabric.  And of course I threw in my own rustic touches. Stick stems and wool felt leaves. And torn fabric strips in a big puffy bow.

I could see these stacked into even taller towers. Or they would be sweet individually, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And you can find these cutie pie pumpkin stacks listed in my Fall Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hello Fall with Therm O Web

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday!

It’s not often that I could say I have a CAS card to share, but that’s just what I have today. A very simple card with a simple fall motif. Made some time ago for Therm O Web, featuring their trendy deco foil.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-hellocardThese days, there are over 30 colors and patterns of deco foil to choose from. But my favorite is still one of the original colors, lime. Paired here with touches of gold for a very simple, yet elegant design.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-hellocard2There are many ways of applying deco foil, but I personally love the striated effect you get using the liquid adhesive with an old paintbrush. Just look at that great texture. I added foil to the bottom of my leaf die cut, and then along the edge of my envelope, too. Followed up with a bit of gold embossing and gold enamel dots. And lots of crisp white on white with a pop of black, for a bold graphic finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a fantastic day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSizzix - Bigz L Die - LeavesiCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1ozSimple Stories I AM Enamel Dots 4531Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Gold

Hello Stamp: Vap! Scrap



Pumpkin Parts Pillow Tucks with Sizzix- a Tutorial

Hello, Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

It’s still awfully hot outside, but I am in full-on fall crafting mode here at my house. Once school starts, it seems rather official…. summer is over, and fall has begun. Regardless of the temperatures outside.😀

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As hard as it is to see summer come to an end, I always welcome the arrival of fall. My most favorite season of all. I love everything about the fall, from the holidays to the leaves and colors and crisp air. And pumpkins… ohmyword, how I love pumpkins.

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Some of my happiest memories involve going to the pumpkin patch in my small rural town when I was a child. Yes, a real pumpkin patch, several acres wide, filled with pumpkins as far as the eye could see. Picking the right pumpkin was a serious process in my family. No hasty choices were allowed. You had to survey the field, narrow down the possibilities, and then make the final decision. My mom always wanted us to pick the oddballs, the weird, and the unusual. But me, I always wanted the perfect round orange beauty.

This weekend, I crafted up some sweet little pillow tucks, topped with the most perfect round orange pumpkin of them all. Such an easy process when you have a die to do all the work for you. I’ve got a quick tutorial to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.

AudreyPettit Sizzix PumpkinPartsPillowTucksTut11. Gather your supplies. You’ll need fabrics for the pillow backing, as well as the pumpkin, and the Pumpkin Parts Bigz die by Sizzix and Tim Holtz.

2. Die cut the pumpkin shape from orange and green fabrics. I used my favorite fabric from the Crossroads Denim collection by Indygo Junction. Since the Pumpkin Parts die is a Bigz steel-rule die, it cuts through heavier materials, like fabric, like a dream. Simply place your fabric pieces on top of the die, sandwich the die between two Standard Cutting Plates, and run the die through your die cutting machine.

3. Here are all the individual pieces from the die. The stem from green fabric, and the body and sections of the pumpkin from orange.

4. Assemble the individual pieces. I like to place a small amount of tacky glue on the back of the pieces to hold them in place.

AudreyPettit Sizzix PumpkinPartsPillowTucks Tut21. Fold the pillow backing fabric in half, with the right sides facing. Pin pillow pattern to the fabric. I created a simple rectangular pattern that was slightly larger than the size of the pumpkin from a piece of copy paper. Cut out the pattern.

2. Adhere or pin the pumpkin to the center of the front of the pillow backing. Blanket stitch around the edges of each section of the pumpkin.

3. Using the pillow pattern, cut two pieces of Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. Put the pillow front and pillow back together, with right sides facing. Sandwich the pillow pieces between the two pieces of fleece, and pin together. Machine stitch around the edges of the pillow, leaving an opening ~ 2″ wide for turning.

4. Turn the pillows right side out. Add a button and a small piece of curly-q twine to the top of the pumpkin. (To get your twine to curl, dip a length of twine in tacky glue and then wrap it around a straw or skewer. Once the glue dries, the twine can easily be removed, yet retains its shape.) Stuff the pillows with poly-fill fiber, and whip stitch the openings closed.

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Happy Monday, Friends!

P.S.-   my Fall Shop opens this Thursday, September 1st at 12:00 noon EST.
I’m sharing sneak peeks all week on my AudOnes Prims Facebook Page! Hope you’ll come join in on the fun!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die PUMPKIN PARTS Bigz 660031*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapStitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack) pictureSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Fabric for pumpkins: Crossroads Denim Collection by Indygo Junction
Floss: DMC
Other: Buttons, Burlap Fabric, Poly-fill Fiber Stuffing, Tacky Glue

Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags

I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

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My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093


Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad



Endless Summer Days with Photo Play Paper

 Happy Friday!

We are down to the last days of battle in the 2016 International Dota 2 championship, and my friends, the competition has been intense. Clear underdogs have risen up to wipe out favored teams, and champions expected to move on have already been sent packing. One thing is clear, with only a few teams remaining, it’s anybody’s ball game. I’m rooting heavily for the last North American team standing, EG, who will battle in the upper bracket finals this afternoon. But truly, any one of these final teams can walk away with the title.
Pretty exciting times for this first time TI viewer.


So far, I’ve managed to impress my boy with my gaming stamina. I don’t think he truly believed that I would stick with it for this long, but I wouldn’t miss this for the world. The time I’ve been able to spend with Pete this summer is absolutely priceless to me. Next week, he’ll be back at school, starting up his senior year in college. So for now, I’m absorbing every moment that I can.

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Of course, with the tournament going on, I haven’t spent a single moment in my scrap room this week. But I do have a card to share with you today. A happy summertime card I made recently for Photo Play Paper using their adorable pool-side collection, Summer Daydreams.

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What says summer more than bright blue skies and a pair of flip-flops?  Wish I had a pair of polka dotty flops like these for myself.

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I used the smaller scale prints from the 6×6 paper pad to contrast with the larger chipboard shapes, and layered the papers with nice crisp white to make everything pop. The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers. Then a simple twine bow to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Unplug 3 x 4 CardsNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets

Twine: The Twinery

For My Sweet Friend with Therm O Web

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!

This week, I’ve found myself immersed in the world of competitive online gaming. We’re talking the main event of the biggest e-sports competition of the year, as 16 teams battle for a prize pool of more than $20 million in The 2016 International Dota 2 Championships at Seattle’s Key Arena.

After several days of group stages, the main event kicked off Monday with teams fighting in a double-elimination bracket to determine who gets to keep the lion’s share of the prize pool. This is the largest prize pool in e-sports history, and excitement is riding high. And yes friends, you can catch all the action live-stream on Steam.

As you can imagine, this is the highlight of the year for my own online gamer. So if a mom has any desire to spend even a single moment of her summer with said gamer, there’s only one thing to do. Become a Dota2 fan. And watch TI6…. every single minute of it.

And that’s what she will do.

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Of course that much gaming leaves little time for anything else, but I do have a card to share with you today. A sweet and girly friendship card I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun new product to the Therm O Web line-up, Mixed Media Sheets.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard2These new MM sheets can be inked, stamped, dyed, or painted, die cut, trimmed, torn, or punched for a huge variety of mixed media looks on any project. For my card, I inked the sheet with Distress Inks before die cutting and stamping. Love the extra texture it adds to my flower tower.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard3I’m still working on my scrap pile. This is Little Yellow Bicycle’s Fern Girl collection again. And if you’d like to learn more about these Mixed Media Sheets, I’ve got a full tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog.

Sorry if I’m slow getting around to visit this week, but I’ll be by soon!
Until then, Gyrocopter and I hope you all have a wonderful day!