A Wicked Halloween Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick Halloween card! With less than 2 weeks till Halloween, I double checked my Halloween card stash (yes, I do send cards at Halloween!!) and surprise, surprise….I’m behind! So I came up with today’s card that is very easy to duplicate and make multiples of, I made four of these exact cards. Let’s face it, when it comes to holiday cards, we all want to make those super cute and fancy cards, but sometimes LIFE happens and then it’s crunch time! Lol

The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the spider web stamp in Memento Ink around the outer edges of the cardstock:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Basic Black Satin Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow.

2. Stamp the pumpkin from Gather Together on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Early Espresso ink, cutting out with coordinating die. Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the stem and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend around the shadows of the pumpkin.

3. Use the spider die to cut out from Black Foil Sheet.

4. One Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Dies. Use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges and then adhere the skull and crossbones enamel shape.

Tie the ribbon around the base layer into a bow:

Adhere the pumpkin, sentiment and spider with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals:

Adhere this completed piece to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, the bats are stamped in Memento ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges of the cardstock:

Fun and easy Halloween card, right?? When I was prepping this card, I found it easier to cut the Stitched Nested Die from the cardstock first and then I used one of the cut outline pieces as a base to place the cardstock in with my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. I find this process the easiest when I have multiple sentiments, no need to stamp and then try and make sure that it’s lined up for cutting with a punch or die.

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A Wicked Good Time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Halloween card featuring the Wonderfully Wicked and Gather Together Bundles! I recently purchased the new pigment sprinkles and I just love them! If you have the Brusho Crystal Colour, which I do, the new pigment sprinkles are completely different! Not only are they in 6 Stampin’ Up! colors, the jars feature a screw-top lid and a snap lid to close the opening for sprinkling these pretty little pigments! I wanted to use these pigment sprinkles with the watercolor paper to create the pumpkins for this card and just love how they turned out! 

The base layer is Old Olive cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the Buffalo Check Background stamp. I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image again if needed:

For the card front:

1. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the burlap ribbon, fraying the ends with your fingertips/nails.

2. Use wicked die to cut out of Black Foil Sheets.

3. To create the pumpkins, use a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper (or a big enough scrap piece), lightly spritz water on the paper, sprinkle Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight pigment sprinkles on the paper, and then spritz with water again. To speed up the drying process, I used my heat tool. I used a spritzer with rubbing alcohol and champagne mist shipper paint over the watercolor paper. I stamped two each of the pumpkin stamps in Early Espresso ink, cut out with the coordinating dies, and colored in the stem with Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker:

Adhere the burlap ribbon to the stamped base layer with Tear & Tape. The pumpkins are adhered together, the big pumpkin to the back of the two smaller ones, use glue dots to adhere the “wicked” to the pumpkins, and then use liquid glue to adhere this to the burlap ribbon:

On a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiments in White Emboss Powder, and trim down. These are adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals and I also added 6 of the black enamel dots. This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink and the cats are stamped in Memento ink:

Isn’t this a cute card?? Something a little different, using pumpkins to incorporate with the Halloween card! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing the pigment sprinkles, I say go for it! They are a little messy (to be expected), so you can use latex gloves and if not, the colors do rinse from your hands easily!

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! 

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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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Spooky graveyard Halloween card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and “spooky” graveyard Halloween card! Not only is this a quick and easy card to make, but another fun way to use the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes! I thought the trees from the Snow Front stamp set would be perfect to help create that spooky feeling for this graveyard card!

You will start with a 3” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamping the trees and ground cover stamps in Memento ink. I used my Stamparatus for the trees so that I could stamp them a couple of times to get a solid stamped image. I used the star stamp from Little Twinkle in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder:

Using sponge daubers, I first colored the ground with Basic Gray ink, the lower sky in Blueberry Bushel ink, and the upper sky in Night of Navy ink. After coloring with the sponge daubers, I used a towel to remove the Night of Navy ink off the embossed stars:

To complete the card front:

1. Adhere three of the gravestone enamel shapes.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink, use your Stamparatus in case you want to ink and stamp again for a brighter image. Use your Heat Tool to help dry the ink.

3. Cut a piece of the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet in the cracked design to 4” x 5 ¼” and scenery cardstock to the acetate sheet.

4. This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the tree and ground cover in Memento ink, and the sentiment in Night of Navy ink:

What a fun and easy Halloween card to make! It just goes to show you that you can combine different stamp sets to create a card for any occasion! The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes are a definite fun addition for your Halloween cards!!

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 Cat and the Moon

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card made with the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set! It wouldn’t be Halloween card making without a “cat and the moon” card with the nighttime sky in Halloween colors! Would you believe that I used the Birch background stamp to create the “spooky mist”?? That’s right, if you position the paper just right, you can get this effect with the Whisper White Craft Ink and your Stamparatus! Just another reason to get this background stamp if you don’t already have it!

Your base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch at the bottom of the cardstock to punch out the circle for the moon, and then you will need a 2 ½” x 4 piece of Basic Gray cardstock:

For the sky, use sponge brayers to color with Mango Melody, Granny Apply Green, and Gorgeous Grape inks.

For the moon, I simply pressed the circle cardstock directly onto my Pineapple Punch stamp pad and used my finger tips to press into the ink, which gives the illusion of texture on the moon.

For the brick wall, spritz the paper with water and emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder. I then used a sponge dauber with Basic Gray ink to give the embossed side depth.

I stamped the cat in Memento Ink on the moon, using my Stamparatus so I could ink the stamp repeatedly to get a very dark image (about 3 times). I laid the brick wall on the base layer to use as a guide to adhere the cat in the moon correctly:

If you look at the Birch background stamp, you will see that around the middle area that there a just lines and no wood detail and this is where I lined up the base layer to be stamped with Whisper White Craft ink. Use your Stamparatus for this step as well:

The brick wall is adhered to the base layer with black dimensionals:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, use the large gray enamel dots from Monster Bash on each side, adhere to the brick wall, and then this completed piece is adhered to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the bats in Memento ink, heat emboss the “wicked” with Shimmer Black Emboss Powder, and stamp the rest of the sentiments with Basic Gray ink:

Isn’t this a fun and cute card? This was really easy to make and I really liked the idea of creating a different colored sky, I almost started out making a typical nighttime colored sky!

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! 

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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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Beware of the Raven!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy Halloween card featuring The Raven stamp set and a whole lot of embossing!! Since the Jet Black Stazon pad was brought back this year in the annual catalog, this card is the perfect way to show you how to use this quick drying ink on foil sheets! For me, I prefer to use Stazon when stamping on foil or acetate sheets and don’t forget the special cleaner for this ink!

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first stamped the sentiment with Versamark at the bottom corner and heat embossed in gold:

I then stamped the feather stamp in Versamark randomly, heat embossed in gold, and then dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:

For the raven:

1. Cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheet at 3” x 3”.

2. Since the raven stamp is detailed, I used my Stamparatus to stamp on the foil sheet with Jet Black Stazon in case I missed a spot and needed to stamp again.

3. Emboss the stamped foil sheet with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then I “dragged” the stazon pad across the sheet. TIP-if you have a spot that needs to dry a little faster, lightly use your heat tool.

Adhere the stamped foil sheet to the base layer with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I added three small and three large black enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes:

The base layer is then adhered to a Mango Melody cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and both the sentiment and feathers are heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder:

Isn’t this a fun and easy Halloween card? I tried to make this card easy to replicate for making multiples of. If you don’t have the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, you can easily use the Gold Metallic Pearls!

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! 

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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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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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