Halloween & Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Halloween Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For me, Halloween is the kick off for Holiday cards and crafts! This year’s Holiday Catalog has some super cool products that are just perfect for Halloween! I chose to use The Raven stamp set, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, and the Stylish Scroll Embossing folder for my card that I’m sharing with you today.

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder:

I wanted to give the embossed cardstock an “aged” look, so I lightly took my Versamark pad across the raised side of the cardstock and then sprinkled Gold Emboss Powder across. Before I heat set it, I took a small paint brush that I have a went around brushing off any embossing powder that was in the middle of the scrolls, I then heat set the powder, and lightly used a small nail buffer block to buff down the embossing powder so it was not so shiny and ruffed up the edges with my Paper Snips:

To create the “spooky sky”:

1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 ¼” x 5”.

2. Create a mask for the moon with the 2” Circle Punch and color lightly in with a Sponge Dauber and Pineapple Punch ink:

3. I used my Stampartus to stamp the tree branch with Memento Ink twice so I would have a good stamped image.

4. I used the negative mask from the punch to cover the moon and then used a Sponge Dauber with Gray Granite ink to color in the sky, dark around the edges and lighter in the middle.

5. Create another mask with the Pretty Label Punch to create the clouds and then remove the mask over the moon, using any ink already on the Sponge Dauber lightly around the moon.

To complete the “spooky sky”, the sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder and then I added three of the crows from the enamel shapes to the tree branch:

I used my snips to rough up the edges of this piece, adhered with black dimensionals to the embossed base layer, and then adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and feathers are both heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder. Then use a Stampin’ Sponge with Gray Granite ink around the edges:

So, are you spooked?? Lol The Raven stamp set and Wonderfully Wicked Bundle are both a must for my Halloween cards and crafts, what are you most excited to create with?

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with the #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White – USA  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Tina Wardell  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Pam Nichols  
7. Gianna Melone  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Karen Page  
10. Danette Herrera  
11. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
12. Rachael Rife

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Wonderfully Wicked Halloween!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first Halloween card of the year featuring the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle! I just love Halloween and for me, Halloween is the kick off to the holiday season! When I saw this bundle in the holiday catalog, I thought it was super cute and couldn’t wait to use it for this year’s Halloween cards!

The base layer is this design from the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (don’t forget to remove the protective film from the back):

For the card front you will need two of the branches from Seasonal Layers Dies and three of the spiders from the Wicked Dies in Black Foil Sheets:

For the wicked die, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 5” and use Dark Mango Melody, Light Granny Apple Green, and Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends to color the cardstock and then cut out with the die. I then spritzed the cut out with a spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint:

To assemble:

1. Cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere the wicked to the acetate sheet.

2. Adhere the branches with a Fine Tip Glue Pen to the acetate sheet, trimming off any excess from the ends. I placed clear blocks on top to secure the branches in place while they dried.

3. The spiders are adhered to the branches with Black Mini Dimensionals.

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, stamp the spider web in Smoky Slate ink, stamp the spider in Memento Ink, use a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to connect the web to the spider, and stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink:

Wasn’t this a super cute and easy card to make?? If you do not have the Seasonal Layers Dies for the branch, you could easily cut a couple more spiders and make it look like they are crawling across the acetate! I did use Snail to adhere the acetate, put a small strip in each corner and then a strip in the middle behind the design, can’t even see it!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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One last Halloween card for the road!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last Halloween card to share with you! As I was gathering my Halloween cards together for mailing, I discovered I needed a few more and came up with this cute card that is easy for making multiples of and using up Designer Series Paper. Did you notice the little googly eyes? I bought these years ago at a craft store and completely forgot about them, so I dug them out and thought these would be a cute little add-on to the card. Who doesn’t love googly eyes on a card?? Lol

To create this card, start with the card base in Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The next two layers are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3 ¾”x 5”:

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The final two layers are Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3” x 3”:

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For the front of the card sentiment, you will need some Whisper White cardstock, Black Foil Sheet, Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon, and googly eyes:

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The sentiment is from the Warm Hearted stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and Black inks (Tip-this is a two-step stamp and I find it easier to first stamp the shadow stamp (in black) and then the other (in highland heather). Then I stamped the background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink twice so it looked like it was going around the sentiment. This is cut out with the 5thlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, then use the 4thlargest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles to cut out the Black Foil Sheet. The googly eyes are adhered to the o’s of the boo and then layered to the scalloped circle:

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I cut a small piece of ribbon, flagged the ends, folded in half, and then adhered to the back of the layered circles:

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The first two layers of cardstock and DSP are adhered to the card base, then the next two layers are adhered together, and then adhered along the righthand side of the DSP. Finally, the front sentiment is adhered using dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, use the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Highland Heather ink, the skulls from Warm Hearted are stamped in Black and Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the background stamp is stamped in Highland Heather ink. While cutting the DSP, I had a ½” strip left, so I trimmed it down to 4” and adhered to the bottom:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I was able to make for of these cards to add to my card collection! Another tip that I thought of after the fact, instead of using a scrap of Whisper White cardstock for the front sentiment, you could easily use the Whisper White base layer since the DSP and other cardstock will cover this!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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A starry night for Halloween

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to create a starry night sky! This is a fun and easy card to make with the Spooky Sweets Bundle and the Twinkle Twinkle Builder Punch. Even if you only have this DSP, you can create your own version with supplies you already have on hand!

To create the front of this card, I first started with a scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock to punch out the moon and stars with the Twinkle Twinkle Punch. I took that scrap piece, placed it in my Stamparatus, put the moon cut-out back in place, and then lined up the moon stamp from Spooky Sweets to stamp in Crushed Curry ink. You can do this trick with just about any punch or framelit, just cut your cardstock big enough so that you can use the magnets to hold the paper in place:

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You will also need use the Black Foil Sheet to punch out the bats and to cut out the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

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Cut the DSP to 3 ¾” x 5”, adhere the moon, two of the bats, and largest star with Mini Dimensionals and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the branch, smaller stars, and dots. For these smaller pieces, I used my Take Your Pick tool to first pick up the piece and then placed a small amount of glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. This helps place just where you want and eliminates making a mess with the glue:

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This is then adhered to the 4” x 5 ¼” Crushed Curry cardstock base layer and then adhered to the Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the moon and stars are stamped in Crushed Curry ink, the sentiment is in Memento ink, and I adhered the remaining bat with a Mini Dimensional:

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Another quick and easy card to make multiples of! Another great alternative for the front is to use the Still Night Bundle, the branch and owl thinlits! That would be a super fun “alternative” Halloween card!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Not so spooky Halloween card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! This is a fairly simple card that I created for Halloween and fussy cutting the pumpkins from one of the designs was very easy to do! To help blend the white edges along the pumpkins from cutting, simply sponge the edges with Cajun Craze ink.

To create this card, start with Pumpkin Pie cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut four of the pumpkins from the DSP, sponged the edges in Cajun Craze ink, cut the largest Stitched Labels Framelit from Black Foil Paper, and you will need some Gold Metallic Thread. I adhered three of the pumpkins to the Black Foil cut out, and then placed some adhesive on the back to adhere some of the Gold Metallic Thread:

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Adhere the DSP to the base layer, adhere that to the card base, and then used dimensionals to adhere the cut out to the card front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink and the remaining pumpkin is adhered to the bottom left corner:

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Pretty easy, right? This is a great card to make multiples of and using up that Designer Series Paper! I chose to use the pumpkins for the focal point of the card as kind of a “alternative” Halloween card!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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September Paper Pumpkin Alternative-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two alternative ideas for the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights! I have to say that this month’s kit has been so much fun! Whether you are a new stamper or have been stamping for years, this kit really makes it easy to get creative with the supplies you have on hand. For these two cards, I really tried to keep them simple and to keep the supplies used to what the kit provided.

To create the card on the right, start with a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first used the sentiment from the stamp set in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape ink randomly around the paper. Then use the two spider stamps from the kit and stamp those in Memento ink:

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I used the 2” Circle Punch to punch out from the Black Foil Sheet, cut a 1” x 4” piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch, stamp both spiders in Stazon ink, and applied the laser-cut adhesive backed sentiment. This is then adhered to the circle foil piece and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the sentiment and spiders are stamped in Memento ink and I created a “spider web” using the baker’s twine from the kit and the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

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The card on the left is a Z fold card, I first started making the scenery by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 10 ¼” and then used a Sponge Brayer with Gray Granite ink for the skyline and Memento for the ground:

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I used the moon stamp from the kit in Pineapple Punch ink (stamped several times and was easy to line up), stamped both star stamps in Whisper White Craft ink, then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder, and then used the tree from Sheltering Tree in Memento ink. The cardstock is then cut at 2 ½” and 5 ¼”:

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I cut one of the tag toppers to create the headstone, adhered that to the middle panel with Snail, and then adhered two of the pumpkins, a ghost, and a bat with dimensionals. The panels are then adhered to the 4 ¼” x 11” (scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”) Basic Black cardstock base and I added the silver foil sentiment to the right-hand corner:

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For the sentiment on the backside, I stamped the sentiments in Gray Granite and Pumpkin Pie inks and the moon and stars are stamped in Pineapple Punch ink:

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Fun and easy alternatives for you! Of course, you can always substitute any of the supplies for what you have on hand! If you are new to stamping, Paper Pumpkin is a great way to get started, contact me today to learn more!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!
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September Paper Pumpkin Alternative-Part 1

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two alternative ideas for the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights! I could not wait to get this Paper Pumpkin just so I could create some alternative Halloween cards! This kit is absolutely adorable and these first two alternatives are quick and easy!

To make the ghost card, start with Basic Black cardstock for the base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I used the “boo!” stamp from the PP kit on the Whisper White cardstock with my Stamparatus and the “hinge-step” technique in Gorgeous Grape, Lemon Lime Twist, Mango Melody, and Memento inks:

Cut a piece of the Black Satin Ribbon long enough to go around the front of the card and use one of the ghost die cuts, adhering the silver foil piece. Adhere the ribbon across the front and then use a dimensional to adhere the ghost to the ribbon:

Adhere the top cardstock to the DSP and then adhere to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the “spooky” is one of the laser-cut stickers, the moon and stars are in Pineapple Punch ink, the sentiment is in Gorgeous Grape ink, and I used the ghost outline from the die cut sheet and sponged Smoky Slate ink:

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To make the graveyard card, start with Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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To make the headstones, I cut three of the tags from the PP at the score line and used a Sponge Brayer with Smoky Slate ink, use the Spooky Bat Punch with the Black Foil Sheets to punch out the bats, and the hill is created with Basic Black cardstock using the die from the In the Woods Framelits Dies:

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The bats are adhered with Mini Dimensionals to the headstones and then I stamped the RIP in Basic Gray ink using letters from the Make a Difference stamp set. These are then adhered to the DSP and the hill is adhered on top:

The DSP is then adhered to the card base and I stamped the outside sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch, layered this on the Gorgeous Grape piece punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the bats from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Memento ink several times to make the bats very dark and then I used my Black Stampin’ Write Pen to color in the lines. The sentiment is also from this stamp set, stamped in Granny Apple Green ink:

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Aren’t those easy alternatives?? The idea for the headstones actually was inspired by a card that I saw on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page! If you missed this month’s kit and are a current subscriber, you can purchase the kit (and refills!) from my online store! Stay tuned for my next post for two more alternatives!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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