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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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Fall 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 side, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

So, what comes to mind when you think of fall? Is it the crisp, fresh air? Is it the warm spices and fall scents? How about sitting around a fire with friends and family and enjoying time together? All of the above?? Me, too!! My original card that I was creating for today started off completely different with the sunflower stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set. While I stamped the outer layer in Crusted Curry ink, the inner layer in Terracotta Tile ink, and the center in Soft Suede ink, the Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile combo looked like a “fire” to me, so then I thought about how I could create a “fire pit”? After some experimenting I created today’s card, which I hope you will enjoy!

To create the “fire pit”, start my cutting a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. I used the largest Layering Oval Dies to cut out the middle of the cardstock (I just “eyed it” till it looked right”, embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, and then added Gray Granite and Merry Merlot ink with a sponge dauber to give the fire pit some distressing:

Stamp the outer layer of the sunflower in Crushed Curry ink and the inner layer and the center in Terracotta Tile ink. I fussy cut these out and then added some more Crushed Curry ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Cut the flowers in half and use three of the pieces with liquid glue to create the fire. Trim off any excess piece of the flower that may be sticking out of the sides and then “round off” the pointed corners:

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trees several times in Early Espresso ink, I wanted extra dark, but not black:

To create the ground, I masked just above the tree trunks and used a sponge dauber with Old Olive ink to color in. I then placed the mask over the ground and colored in the sky with sponge daubers using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot inks. After removing the mask, I blended the line using what ink was left on the Old Olive sponge dauber:

I cut out two Adirondack chairs out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then embossed them with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Before adhering anything down, I first lined everything up on the base layer. I used liquid glue to adhere the sides of the chairs to the fire pit, cut up six mini dimensionals to use on the back of the chairs, and used more liquid glue on the back of the fire pit to adhere to the base layer:

The base layer is adhered to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used part of the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (you can use either a Stampin’ Write Marker or mask part of the sentiment and ink with the stamp pad), and stamp the pinecones in the corners with Early Espresso ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? It really is a great “all occasion” card that you can send to anyone! I just love it when you can create a completely “outside of the box” cards, just use your imagination!!

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 the New Catalog 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  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Christina Miller  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Linda Cullen  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Pam Nichols  
11. Danette Herrera  
12. Karen Page  
13. Gigi Melone  
14. Oksana Semenska

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CASEing the catalog with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card that I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog using the High Tide stamp set! I know we get all excited about new products from the Annual Catalog and with the Holiday Catalog right around the corner, I thought about creating a card that has a little of the old (carried over stamp set) and a little new (embossing folder from the Annual Catalog) and what better way to get inspiration and ideas than fromthe Annual Catalog. For me, the word CASE means to Copy And Share Everything and also Copy And Selectively Edit, so I edited this card to create my version. The card on page 153 in the Annual Catalog is made with watercolor paper and colored with the aqua painters and since I’m waiting on my watercolor paper to arrive, I thought I would recreate it with stamping and sponging!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. I placed a mask over the bottom half, at 2 ¾” from the bottom, and used a sponge brayer with Daffodil Delight ink to start creating the sky:

I used the 1 ½” Circle Punch to create a mask for the sun, coloring the sun in with Crushed Curry ink and a sponge dauber. I then used the half circle punch out to mask the sun and created the “sun rays” with the light stamp in Crushed Curry ink. I did have to stamp each ray twice, this was very easy to do since this is a photopolymer stamp set:

I removed the masks and then used the sponge dauber with the leftover Crushed Curry ink to color in a little bit more around the sun. I placed the mask over the sun, leaving the yellow line just slightly showing for better color blending, and then used another sponge brayer with Balmy Blue ink:

I removed that mask layer and then used the wave stamp in Seaside Spray ink, full strength across at the line, and stamping off once across under that. I used the small little reflection line stamp randomly around the bottom in Seaside Spray ink, stamping off once first. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the birds in Gray Granite ink, inking and stamping three times:

Additionally, you will use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the High Seas 3D embossing folder (a piece of cardstock is underneath so you can see the embossing), enough linen thread to wrap around the stamped cardstock twice and tie into a bow, and stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting out with the second from the smallest mat die from Stitched Rectangle Dies, tearing the paper along the bottom:

I wrapped the linen thread around the cardstock at the water/sun line twice, tied into a bow, and then adhered the sentiment:

I adhered the cardstock with dimensionals to the Vellum and then placed adhesive behind that to adhere to a Balmy Blue cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, used the end of the sand (or ground cover) stamp for the lighthouse in Sahara Sand ink, stamped the birds in Gray Granite ink, and the waves in Seaside Spray ink:

Wasn’t that a fun card?? Have you ever saw a card or project thought, “How’d they do that?”? It can be very easy to CASE, even if you have to improvise as I did! Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the annual catalog and create those beautiful projects!!

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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Stormy seas with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to make with the High Tide stamp set when you want to send words of encouragement. High Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets, not only does it have great sentiments, but I just love the lighthouse. I really wanted to create a card that was fairly muted or monochromatic and that the lighthouse would be the focal point. To create the monochromatic effect, Gray Granite ink is a great color to use, and I chose Poppy Parade ink for the lighthouse because I just loved how the color popped against the Gray Granite.

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp ground under the lighthouse and the detailed lighthouse stamp in Gray Granite ink and then the second lighthouse stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

I then used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge Gray Granite ink all around, going not quite to the lighthouse:

The wave stamp and the small “sand like” stamp are both stamped in Gray Granite ink. The small stamp is similar to the ground stamp for the lighthouse and that is used to fill in the ground:

I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the grass and the birds in Gray Granite ink three times each. I wanted them slightly darker, but still a bit muted:

This card front is then adhered to a Gray Granite card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, use another piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and then use the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “hope”. The birds in the water are stamped in Gray Granite ink in the bottom right corner. **TIP-If you do not have a Stampin’ Write Marker, place the stamp on your Stamparatus and then mask the word(s) that you don’t want inked**:

So, what do you think? I just love how the Poppy Parade makes the lighthouse so striking against the Gray Granite! 

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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Sunset Sailing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another inspiration from a local paint pub! When I saw this painting, I just knew I wanted to CASE it! Starting was a bit challenging, my first attempt on watercolor paper and watercolor pencils was a little scary and my second attempt on cardstock with a little stamping and using Blender Pens to color the sky and water was a little closer and not quite as scary (lol). So, for my third and final try, I used Sponge Daubers for the coloring and turned out pretty darn close!!

First, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the mountain stamp from the Waterfront stamp set and stamped them in Blueberry Bushel in, about in the middle of the paper. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with black ink (you can use whatever you have, but Memento and StazOn are the only two black ink pads we currently sell, so Memento would be best) to create the bank along the bottom:

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I used Sponge Daubers with Balmy Blue ink around the mountains and then with Petal Pink ink for the sky and the water:

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Then I added Poppy Parade ink and Melon Mambo ink with Sponge Daubers for the sky and water:

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I used the small sea grass stamp from the High Tide stamp set along the water bank and then used the triple tree stamp from the Waterfront stamp set, using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color one of the tree’s, stamping it twice to create a tall tree, and then using the fine tip to color the rest of the tree trunk:

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For in front of the mountains, I used the small little line stamp from High Tide and stamped in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. The sun is from the Waterfront stamp set in Craft Whisper White ink. The reflection is the wave stamp from High Tide, which I used just the middle of the stamp in Craft Whisper White ink. I used a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock to cut out the sailboat from Lakeside Framelits Dies :

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The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Wood Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The base layer and the card front are adhered together and then adhered to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is from Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since I had a piece of ¾” x 4” DSP, I adhered that along the bottom:

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So, what do you think?? I love how this third version came out and getting creative with stamps to create my version of this painting! So, if you are every feeling bummed that what you are trying to create doesn’t quite look right, then try, try again! Here is the painting, courtesy of Pinot’s Palette:

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

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!

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, or joining my team!

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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