October 5, 2011

Whimsical Wizards Posts

October is finally upon us and with the first Wednesday of month, comes our challenge reveal for Whimsical Wednesdays.. This time out challenge is called "Whimsical Wizards!" cause we are to share a Halloween or Autumn themed layout, plus a mini tutorial on a technique we used on the layout..
My mini tutorial will be the punched photo corners.. (which I was first introduced to by a very lovely lady named Sandy Windsor and you can check out her blog by clicking HERE)..but don't go just yet..LOL

here is my project for out challenge:

We don't celebrate Halloween here in Finland, but its one of my all time favorite holidays from when we lived in the States.. I had so much fun putting this two pager (yes, two pager..LOL) together..  One of the items we were to use on this layout was some amazing Shabby Crinkle Ribbon by Patsy, do stop by her Etsy store by clicking HERE.  I used the ribbon on the corners of the photo mats..looks pretty cute doesn't it?..LOL
and here are a few close ups of the layout:

This layout was Highlighted in the Cricut Chirp Newsletter October 25, 2011..

and now to share with you the technique I used to make the photo corners.. super quick and simple!!
first of all what you will need is:

cardstock or printed paper
edge punch
paper trimmer
pop dots or glue
Ink if you want to ink the edges

take a piece of cardstock and trim with you paper trimmer to the size of your liking..
I cut mine 2 1/4 " x 2 1/4"

Next you want to turn the paper so that you will cut it in half, corner to corner..giving you two triangles..
Then grab your favorite edge punch b(mine are the Martha Stewart ones) and place the triangle in the middle as pictured and punch down..
This is what you will have after you edge punch it..
Then, I take my scissors and trim the extra off as pictured!

Here I have a picture of two different edge punches and what the photo corners will end up looking like..
Pretty cool don't ya think and its really up to you what you want it to look like.. anything goes!!
So now, all you have to do to enter this weeks challenge is to
make a Halloween or Fall Themed Scrapbook LO and use one of the techniques you have learned from the Whimsical Wizards at Whimsical Wednesdays Blog...

and do come back Friday the 7th of October for our blog hop..
lots of goodies to win tomorrow and lots of amazing projects to see..

 I want to thank everyone for stopping by today and taking a look at my take on our challenge and a quick technique to get you creating..  
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..


  1. Awesome job on your LO!! love all the fun paper and all the awesome cuts! TFS your technique!!

  2. Nanne, this is just the cutest Halloween Layout ever!!!! I love the ribbon and the corners are great!! Thanks for sharing!!! I may have to lift this one for my little grand kids this year!!! Have a great day!!!! Hugs!!!

  3. nanne this is just awesome.. i dont even know what to say except i wish i was such a talented scrapbooker. mine always look like a kid has done them lol. awesome tutorial on the photo corners thanks for sharing the simple yet gorgeous technique. have a fun crafty day :)xxshelly

  4. Oh Nanne! You never fail to amaze me! This layout is STUNNING! I love the whole scene you created and the cute trick or treaters! Great job on your tutorial too!

  5. OMG Nanne...you did an awesome job..love the kids dressed up like a pumpkin and a skeleton....the thing that most popped out for me was the haunted mansion...love it. I also love the clouds, bats, leaves...everything about it. Beautiful corner punches.TFS

  6. Awesome job on this layout! Your corners are great as are all of the other details you added! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  7. Nanne, this is so awesome. LOVE the tonne of detail and extras that make it such a treat to look at. I haven't pulled out my border punches in ages, so thanks for the reminder. The scene you have created is just fantastic. x

  8. Oh Nanne! I LOVE this layout! That title is priceless and this would be so cute with the kids' pics! I might have to lift this when I get around to doing Halloween layouts. Hope you don't mind. Now, I never use corners on my layouts, but these are so darn cute I might have to start! In fact, maybe I will lift your Layout this week :) I wish - probably not going to have time but maybe... Thanks for sharing this great technique!

  9. Wow, wonderful layout!
    Your scene is just amazing, so much stunning detail!
    Love it!!!

  10. Nanne, you create such spectacular layouts with so much detail!!! I love this layout and I love your work. Your technique is great! I love my punches and you have given me a great idea for using them! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I will most definitely give it a try!

  11. Hello Nanne~ this is just "spooktacular"!
    Love all your details as usual.
    You are amazing!

  12. Especially like the detail in your layout. I used your wonderful punched corner technique and entered Whimsical Wednesday challenge. Indicated the Whimsical Wednesday challenge blog post, your name, that I used your punched corner technique & link to your blog post.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Nanne your LO came out amazing. It is such a wonderful halloween scene! Fabulous details! I totally love your technique and I will for sure be using it. Great job:)

  14. wow, what an amazing LO!!! All those details are fabulous!! I absolutely love the haunted house and the font you used on your title. actually I really love everything about your LO. Great job!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  15. This is an awesome layout!!!! Love the house, and the fence and all the little spooky details...looks so fabulous!!! I love that you used the ribbon on the corners of the photo mats...looks great! Awesome job my friend!!!

  16. Oh gosh...look how long all the comments are...that must mean this is REALLY good! LOL!
    I love this though, love the scene...love the pumpkins and tombstones, all the small extra's you've added in!
    Its totally ready for my kids halloween photos! thanks!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous LO! The details here are amazing. And I just love your tip, those are SO pretty!!!! Hugs- Glora

  18. Fabulous layout...so detailed,I love it.Great tutorial too.
    Jayne x

  19. Nanne, your work is always absolutely fabulous! Love this layout!

  20. Bummer, no Halloween in Finland! this layout is so totally amzing (well, all of yours are.) Still, I love seeing all the different cuts and carts you use to put your fabulous creations together. xxD

  21. I'm new to scrapbooking and using the cricut. LOVE your layouts! What carts did you use for the Halloween Oct 5 post? Didn't see them listed, but as I say I'm new to your site. Thanks. Your work is BEAUTIFUL!

  22. carts I used were:
    Pooh and Friends: grass, pumpkins and clouds
    October 31st: haunted house, bats, fence, trees and tombstones
    Mini Monsters: Characters
    George and Basic Shapes: Big circle

    I normally always post carts used, but this was such a long post I just forgot :)