Halloween Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Halloween Theme Blog Hop! For me, Halloween is the “kick-off” for my holiday card making season. Today’s card is a combination of products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and September’s Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights and nothing says Halloween more than creepy, crawly spiders!

To create this card, start with the card base in Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Designer Series Paper from Toil & Trouble, 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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To create the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, use a Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to create the moon. I then used my Stamparatus to position the triple tree trunk stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, stamping in Versamark ink, and using the Hinge Step Technique, which stamps them perfectly across the cardstock. Then the trees are heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder:

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I used the side of the Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to fill in the tree trunks, to make it look like they are glowing from the moon and used another Sponge Dauber with Night of Navy ink to fill in the rest of the cardstock. TIP-if you use the side with Night of Navy ink it will fill in-between the trees easily:

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Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1 ½” x 5” and use the “hill” framelit from the In the Wood Framelits (the cardstock is a little longer than the framelit, so you will have to cut the ends). I then used the two different sized spider stamps from September’s Paper Pumpkin, stamping them in Versamark ink, and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. The hill is then attached with dimensionals:

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To make the spiders look like they are falling from the trees, I removed the jump ring from two of the Spider Trinkets and then used Silver Metallic Thread to tie a knot to the ring, leaving enough thread that can be adhered to the back of the cardstock. I used a Glue Dot on the back of the spider to adhere it to the front:

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To complete the front of the card, adhere the cardstock to the base layer, and then adhere this to the card base:

For the inside sentiment from September’s Paper Pumpkin,  I stamped both spider stamps in Memento ink, starting at the bottom right corner and worked my way around and up to the upper left corner. The sentiments are in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy inks and the pumpkin is in Mango Melody ink, using the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the eyes, nose, and mouth:

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So did all those spiders freak you out?? I hope not! Lol Didn’t get this month’s Paper Pumpkin? No worries, you can always stamp the hill with Whisper White Craft Ink to make it look like a “fog is rolling in”! That would be super cute too!!

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!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White
2. Julie DeGuia
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Christina Miller
6. Rachael Rife
7. Luly Gonzalez
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Kathi Desmarais
10. Linda Cullen
11. Tina Wardell
12. Oksana Semenska
13. Teresa Howe
14. Kim McPeek
15. Dawn Seelhoff
16. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 

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Witch hat is witch??

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to be creative by using two different designs from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! One sheet of the Toil & Trouble DSP is of witch’s hats, which are pretty easy to fussy cut out, and the other sheet is of broomsticks, so I combined the two for this super cute card.

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Pumpkin Pie cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is the broomstick design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I fussy cut four of the witch’s hats from the DSP and cut enough of the Braided Linen Trim to tie in a bow around the front of the card:

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Adhere the DSP to the base layer cardstock, choose three of the hats to adhere with dimensionals, and tie the Braided Linen Trim in a bow towards the bottom:

Adhere this to the Early Espresso base layer:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is made using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink, and the fourth hat is adhered to the bottom left-hand corner:

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Wasn’t that easy?? This is another great way to make your Designer Series Paper work for you! No matter if you are limited with your craft supply, you can easily substitute the Braided Linen Trim and the sentiment for what you have.

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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Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is created using two of the designs from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper! While I may have decided not to get the Cauldron Bubble stamp set or the coordinating framelits for my Halloween cards this year, I could not not get the Toil & Trouble DSP! So, I decided that I would cut out some of the images from the DSP to create a card with! Make the DSP work for you, right??

To create this card, first start with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” 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 second layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ¾” x 5” and I created the background using this design from the Gallery Grunge stamp set in Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gorgeous Grape inks:

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From the Toil & Trouble DSP, I cut the witches out from that sheet and then for the cauldron sheet, I cut the spiders and stripes into a strip and the dots into a strip, then cut out the cauldrons individually. The spider strip is cut at 3 ¾” and I added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles and fire on the cauldron:

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I adhered the striped DSP across the stamped cardstock, adhered the witches around the cauldron, and then adhered the cauldron with dimensionals in the middle of the witches:

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This is then adhered to the Basic Black base layer and then adhered to the card base:

For the inside sentiment, I used a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, adhered another cauldron cut out in the corner, and then stamped the image stamp from Warm Hearted in Lemon Lime Twist ink to make it look like it was rising out of the cauldron:

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Fussy cutting is not quick and easy, however, being able to create with what you have cut out is! I almost did not get this DSP, however, I decided that I would try and be creative with some of the sheets that I was not to enthused about. We’ve all been there, right??

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 Warm Hearted Boo!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy Halloween card featuring the Warm Hearted Hostess Set and Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper! Did you notice that one of those cute little Spider Trinkets is “hanging” around?? Lol In case you missed them, there are two hostess stamp sets from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, Warm Hearted and Hung with Care, which you can earn for FREE if you have a qualifying product purchase or host a workshop totaling $150 or more! I chose the Warm Hearted stamp set because it has sentiments for all the upcoming holiday occasions! I just absolutely love the “Boo” sentiment, which is a two-step stamp!

To create this card, first start with a Lemon Lime Twist card base cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The Toil and Trouble DSP design that I used is the same sheet, front and back, the base layer is cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the second layer is cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the front of the card, you will need to use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch to cut out a piece from the Black Foil Sheet and then emboss using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The sentiment is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape inks, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch, and I used a Sponge Dauber with black ink to sponge around the edges. I cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon long enough to go across the card front, cutting the ends. The Spider Trinket has a piece of Silver Metallic Thread tied in a knot through the jump ring and cut long enough to wrap around the punched circle piece from the spool:

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To put the front of the card together, adhere the two layers of DSP together and then adhere to the card base:

I adhered the ribbon across the middle of the card and then to make the spider dangle, I used two glue dots on the back, placed the thread on the glue dots and then placed two more glue dots on top of those to secure the thread:

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I placed the thread in one of the grooves of the embossed foil sheet and then adhered the sentiment on top, this will keep the spider in place. This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the skull is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape inks, the sentiment from Spooky Sweets is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and I adhered the scrap piece of DSP along the bottom:

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Isn’t that quick and easy?? I just love how the Spider Trinkets add the little extra touch to the card! This is great if you are making Halloween Cards because you can use any of the Toil and Trouble DSP and create multiple cards!!

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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Something Spooky this way comes…

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Spooky Sweets Bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! While Halloween is not for everyone, I however, LOVE Halloween, scary movies, and yes, Stephen King is my favorite author! Lol For me, making Halloween cards is the “kickoff” for the holiday seasons and the trick I learned a long time ago so that I would not get overwhelmed by the seasons, is to tackle one at a time. Since Halloween is first on the list, what made the Spooky Sweets Bundle a must is the Spooky Bats Punch. I just thought it was so stinking cute, especially if you punch them out using Black Foil Sheets!! Which brings us back to today’s card, which will show you how to create a super cute and “spooky” card!

You will need to first start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. For the moon, use a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink where you want the moon to be in your scene. I used the Twinkle Builder Punch (also coordinates with this bundle) and created a mask for the moon:

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To start creating the sky, use black ink (Archival, Memento) with a sponge dauber across the top, being careful to not fully ink around the moon:

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I repeated the process with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green inks and a sponge dauber across the cardstock, mixing the colors to blend so it looks like the sky is swirling with the colors:

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After coloring, you can remove the mask over the moon and by not coloring completely around the moon, it now looks like it’s “glowing”. The tree tops where created using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Memento Black ink. Stamping the trees in the middle will leave you enough room to stamp another tree on each side to make it look like a complete scene:

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The ”spooky clouds” are created with the background stamp from Spooky Sweets in Whisper White Craft ink. The bats are punched out in Black Foil and two of the bats are adhered to the front with mini dimensionals:

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This is then layered on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Gorgeous Grape DSP from the Brights 6’”x 6” Designer Series Paper and then adhered to a Basic Black card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the moon is stamped in Pineapple Punch, the cloud is stamped in Gray Granite ink, the sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, and the remaining bat is adhered with a mini dimensional:

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Wasn’t that fun and easy?? If you don’t have the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, you can always use a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock instead! On a side note, the sky reminds me of the movie “Maximum Overdrive”, which is based off the book by Stephen King! lol

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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