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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Shimmer nighttime card with Waterfront stamp set

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful friendship card featuring the Waterfront stamp set! Shimmer White Emboss Powder is one of the new embossing powders added to the annual catalog this year and I wanted to try it out to see how it would look creating a night sky! The best way to describe the powder is that it has a “hint of glitter”, but also gives your embossed image a bit of texture. This is sure to come in handy for Christmas cards and I can’t wait to use the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder for Halloween cards!

The base layer for this card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the mountains three times each in Night of Navy ink. I positioned the mountains just slightly lower than half way down the cardstock:

First start with a sponge brayer and Balmy Blue ink right across the mountains:

Use a second sponge brayer with Pacific Point ink above and below the mountains:

Use a third sponge brayer with Blueberry Bushel ink to cover the top and bottom of the cardstock:

I then used a sponge dauber with Night of Navy ink around the edges and a sponge dauber with Pacific Point ink to blend in the already inked area:

I first used the splatter or dotted stamp to stamp stars along the top in and the sun/moon in Craft White ink. I then heat embossed Shimmer White Embossing Powder:

You will also need a 4” piece of White Flax Ribbon, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, cut out with the smallest Stitched Shapes Die, and then use the third smallest Layering Squares Die to cut out a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to layer under the sentiment:

The base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, the flax ribbon is adhered with Tear & Tape, and then the layered sentiment is adhered over the ribbon with mini dimensionals in each corner:

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, use a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink, stamp the ground in Sahara Sand ink, the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Old Olive inks, and the house in Night of Navy ink:

Isn’t this an awesome card to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them? The Waterfront stamp set has been one of my favorites, there are so many possible sceneries that you can create with 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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Give your embossed cardstock some heat and shine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which not only features the Country Home stamp set, but one of the new embossing folders from the Holiday Catalog, Stylish Scroll! I just love this embossing folder and I will be using it for my Halloween cards, but I thought today I would not only combine it with a stamp set you may already have and give the embossed cardstock a different look with heat embossing!

The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll EF. I just “dragged” my Versamark pad across the embossed cardstock, sprinkled Silver Emboss Powder, and set with my heat tool:

You will also need this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP in Purple Posy cut at 2” x 5 ¼” (this was left over from another card I made, ready to use!), the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite ink on a ½” scrap of Whisper White (you know those leftover strips when you cut your WWCS down to 4” x 5 ¼”), used the Banner Triple Punch on the end, stamp the jug in Memento ink, color along the edge and bottom with Light Smoky Slate, the next layer in with Dark Gray Granite, and the middle the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, I used Light Purple Posy just a little in the middle, and then blended with the Color Lifter, the top piece is stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Dark Gray Granite, Light Granny Apple, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, fussy cutting both pieces:

The DSP is adhered to the embossed base layer, the top flower piece is adhered to the jug, the sentiment is adhered behind the jug, and this completed piece is adhered to the DSP with dimensionals:

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

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the flowers from the card front are stamped twice along the bottom in Memento ink and colored in with the same Stampin’ Blends:

Super cute card!! You can easily make this more of a “fall theme” by just changing the colors. What do you think of the new embossing folder?? This really is versatile, I see it being used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! And them some!! Don’t forget the new Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4, 2019!!

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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The focus is all on you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Capture the Good stamp set! I recently purchase some of the new Shimmer Black Emboss Powder and thought it would be fun to give the camera from this stamp set a little sparkle! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the new embossing powder, but I really like how the shimmer is very subtle and you can really see it from an angle, which is nice and unlike glitter, if you were thinking that this embossing powder may be similar to.

The base layer is Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

You will also need a 1 ½” x 3 ¾” piece of Seaside Spray DSP from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, stamp the camera in Versamark on Basic Gray cardstock, heat emboss with the Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, and fussy cut out:

I stamped the sentiment on the Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink (stamping off once first) and then adhere to the Seaside Spray cardstock:

The sentiment is stamped on the DSP in Basic Gray ink several times, using my Stamparatus, to make sure the image is dark enough on the DSP, and then adhere the DSP onto the cardstock:

The base layer is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the camera is adhered with dimensionals, and I added one of the large Seaside Spray Faceted Dot to the middle of the camera lens:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the accent stamp is stamped in Seaside Spray ink and the sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray ink:

Very quick and easy card, right?? Adding simple cardstock layers and creating your own “DSP” with a stamp is a quick and easy way to give your card that little extra! Add some heat embossing and some embellishments and you have a super cute card that will sure to brighten someone’s day!!

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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Versamark Pad

 

 

Embossing Buddy

 

 

Stamparatus

 

 

Snail Adhesive

 

 

Sending you well wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card to send when someone you know needs a little pick-me-up! This card has lots of textures and layers, but is so very easy to make! If you haven’t checked out the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets and Rhinestones, you should! The colors for both of these are just stunning and coordinate beautifully!

To start, your base layer is Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Subtle 3D Emboss Folder:

I used this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, first cut the bottom piece at ¾” x 6” and then cut at 2” so you will have one piece 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. For this card you will need the ¾” x 6” and 2” x 5 ¼”:

You will layer the DSP on a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the embossed cardstock base layer:

Cut another piece of Pool Party cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” and a piece of Pretty Peacock foil sheet at 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. Heat emboss the dandelion image on the foil sheet in White Embossing Powder, keeping the heat on low or being very careful not to heat too much as the foil will start to melt. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, ink the sentiment first in Versamark ink and then Pretty Peacock ink, stamp on the cardstock, and heat emboss using Clear Embossing Powder, cutting out with the 5thfrom the larges scalloped Layering Circle Die:

The embossed foil sheet is layered on top of the Pool Party cardstock and adhered to the base layer. To adhere the sentiment, apply adhesive to the top half (to adhere to the foil) and use a couple of dimensionals on the bottom half to adhere to the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I added a rhinestone in Pretty Peacock to the middle of each dandelion:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess, stamp the dandelion seeds in Pool Party ink, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Pretty Peacock ink:

Don’t you just love pairing Pool Party with Pretty Peacock? The layout of this card is very easy to replicate with any stamp set, DSP, and color combo!

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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Versamark Pad

 

 

Embossing Buddy

 

 

Snail Adhesive

 

 

Add a little sparkle to Floral Essence!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features soft colors and a little added sparkle! There are so many ways to add a little sparkle to your cards and crafts, but using glimmer paper is the easiest no matter if you use a punch or a die! I paired the Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Perennial Essence Suite to create this easy card for any occasion.

The base layer is this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front elements, you will need a Pearlized Doily, 12” of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, enough of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to punch out the Starburst Punch and the ½” Circle Punch, and 3 of the Perennial Flower Punch from the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock with the flower heat embossed in White Emboss Powder, coloring the back with the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend:

To create the flower, stamp and heat emboss in white the flower stamp on the smooth side of the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, then punch out with the coordinating punch. I used the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends to color in the flower petals a little bit and punched the center out of one with the ½” Circle Punch. I adhered the first two flower petals together with liquid glue and then used glue dots to adhere the single petals around the back. This will give your flower a fuller look without the bulk:

Arrange the organdy ribbon across the base layer DSP, adhering with liquid glue across the middle of the ribbon to the DSP:

Adhere the punched glimmer paper to the doily and then use liquid glue to adhere to the middle of the ribbon, adhere the ½” circle to the flower, and the completed flower to the glimmer paper:

This completed piece is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”, and I decided to add three of the silver metallic pearls to the flower middle:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and flower are stamped in Rococo Rose ink, the flower center is stamped in Petal Pink with a little Wink of Stella added, and the flower is colored in with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a sweet and sparkle card?? There is enough room on the card front to add a sentiment if you want to change it up a bit to make it a little more personal! While the coordinating colors for DSP is listed on the back, don’t be afraid to find another coordinating color, like I did with Rococo Rose!!

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!

Floral Essence, Vellum Cardstock, and Watercolor Pencils

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made from the Perennial Essence Suite! Sometimes a card starts with just a piece of designer series paper and what better DSP than the Perennial Essence DSP? When I first received this DSP, I cut some of it up so I would have 4” x 5 ¼” pieces ready to go. Even though this DSP looks more like it was painted on, I thought I would try to incorporate making a watercolor flower. Remember last fall SU! introduced Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2? They were a “special purchase” and I thought for sure they would wind up in a catalog, but then they just disappeared….Well, they are back in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I used a couple of these to color in the vellum flower on the card front!

I used Vellum cardstock to heat emboss the flower from Floral Essence in gold, colored the center of the flower with Crushed Curry and the outer petals with Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil, using my Blender Pen to fill in the coloring. (I put a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the flower so you could see it a little better):

For the card front, I fussy cut the flower out of the vellum, used this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle die to cut out of the So Saffron Vellum, and stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, cutting out with the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle die (the sentiment should be in the bottom right side):

There’s a couple ways to adhere the vellum to the DSP, you can use liquid glue and a sponge to spread on the backside or you can hide snail behind the sentiment piece and use glue dots in the corners (I have embellishments that I’m using that will hide these) or if you have the adhesive sheets left over from the previous catalog, you can cut a piece and use that. I adhered the vellum to the DSP, aligning to the left bottom corner, and then adhered the sentiment across, close to the bottom of the vellum:

The base layer is adhered to a So Saffron card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum flower to the sentiment piece and placed a Perennial Essence Flower Center in the center. In three of the corners of the vellum piece, I used the gold Designer Elements:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the flowers are in So Saffron ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? As I was putting the card together, the vellum flower started to curl (from the blender pen), so I just used my finger to flatten it out a bit. I was so happy that SU! brought the second assortment of watercolor pencils back! Now you have more core colors to choose from, including some from the color revamp!

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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