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Create your own Halloween DSP with the Silver and Gold Specialty Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super cute Halloween card featuring the Scary Cute Bundle and the (retired) Silver & Gold 6” x 6” Specialty Paper! If you were able to snag this specialty paper during SAB, I bet you’re like me and still have quite a bit left! I did purposely not use all the paper because I thought I could get some further use out of it for my Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards! So, I decided to get one of the sheets out, pick out three Stampin’ Blends colors, and make my own coordinating designer series paper! This is a great way to use your specialty paper up, especially if you only want to make a few cards or do not have any DSP that you can use for your card front!

For the base layer for the card front, I used the gold striped design from the Silver & Gold Specialty Paper, which I colored using a Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Highland Heather, and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. After coloring, I cut this down into a 4” x 5 ¼” base layer, ¾” x 4” strip for the inside, and 2” x 6” for the envelope flap:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Using the third smallest scalloped Layering Circle Die, die-cut one each from Pumpkin Pie, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green cardstocks.

2. Use your Stamparatus to stamp one of each character on Basic White cardstock with Early Espresso ink. I then used the second largest Layering Circle Die to partially die-cut out each character, which will be layered on top of the above scalloped circle die-cuts.

3. Use the half-moon die to die-cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.

4. From Basic Black cardstock, use the three small, one medium, and one large bat dies to die-cut out and stamp the sentiment with Versamark, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and use the smallest banner die from Stylish Shapes to die-cut out.

After adhering the layered die-cut circles, use dimensionals to adhere to the base layer, mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment, cut a mini dimensional in half to adhere the half-moon and liquid glue to adhere the die-cut bats as shown. 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, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the half-moon in Daffodil Delight ink, the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink, the bats in Early Espresso ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the half-moon in Daffodil Delight ink, the bats in Early Espresso ink, and adhere the 2” x 6” piece of DSP to the flap and use snips to trim down:

What a cute way to use your Silver & Gold DSP! Maybe you didn’t get this specialty paper, or you used it all, you can still make your own with a piece of Basic White or Very Vanilla cardstock, a ruler, and a pen! Simply create the lines with the ruler and a pen (any pen will work) and color in with the Stampin’ Blends. You could also do this “creatively free-handed” and use the brush tip end of the blends and make the stripes that way!

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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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