Halloween Hand Sanitizer Gift Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I had a request to share my “Hand Sanitizer” Holder … I did not have time to re-create it, so I hope you don’t mind that I am sharing the original post.  It includes tips to make this cute Sanitizer Holder!!  Please not that the designer paper and stamp set are no longer available … however, the dies are!!

Let’s begin with the outer wrap.  Start with an 11″ x 3″ piece of cardstock.  Score the cardstock at 4-7/8″ and 6-1/8″ … these measurements will ensure the insert sits nicely in the wrap.  Then punch both ends, this will be used to for your ribbon and to close the top.

Attach a piece of 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ of designer paper… I used Monster Bash. We finished off the top edge of the designer paper by attaching a piece of ribbon over it and trimming off the edges.

Stamp your greeting and cut out with a favorite die or punch.  I used the coordinating die from the Spooktacular Bash Bundle and pop it up with the new black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Set your outer wrap aside for now … it’s time to create your inner (inset) piece.  Cardstock should measure 4-1/2 x 2-7/8″ … score at 1″ – 2″ – 3″ and 4″.  Using the smallest of the scallop ovals, place it between the the two score lines closest to the 1/2″ flap. (See photo below).

Once the whole is cut out, you will need to glue the 1/2″ flap to the opposite side to create a box.  The hole needs to be facing up … add glue to the bottom (opposite side with the hole) and set it into the outer wrap between the score lines.  Now you can tuck your Hand Sanitizer into the scallop oval hole.  The Bath & Body Works small hand sanitizers fit perfectly into the oval.

This would make a cute teachers gift, thank you gifts, get well ? Any reason … flu season is coming and why not be prepared and be the cool mom on the block!  This is also a great way to use up some of that designer paper you’ve been hording … lol.

Have some fun creating these cute Halloween gifts for your ghoul friends and then make some more for just for the fun of it … Christmas is coming too!

Thanks so much for joining me today … Let me know if you liked this project, I’d love to hear what you think … just message below.

I also have a supply list below to make your shopping easy, just click on any image for more information or to begin shopping with me.

Have a great day!

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Peaceful Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This still, silvery, and snowy kit is the nudge you need to get nutcrackin’ on your Christmas cardmaking. With a flocked and frosted forest feel, sprinkles of silver snow, and warm winter wishes, you’ll find enough festive elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes! And all your supplies will arrive in an enchanting evergreen box—a special addition for the spirit of the season.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting. 

Take a look at this months Paper Pumpkin and tomorrow I’ll share an alternative …

I hope this inspires you to try out some of our upcoming Paper Pumpkins! Here is a peek of our November Paper Pumpkin …

Stop back tomorrow to see my twist on the Peaceful Christmas Kit and how you can “stretch” your kit!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy your Friday!!

Quick & Easy Halloween Treat Holders!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share two different styles of Treat Holders for your little ghouls and goblins! If you’re like me, you like to create “special” little packages for those close to you. Whether the receivers are friends or family … they will be charmed by these little cuties!

I’m also sharing the my Facebook LIVE so you can see how to create these treat holders. Sit back and take a look … then I’ll share the pictures so you get an even closer look.

Did you like how easy these were to make … and NO Adhesive needed!! Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!!

Here is a closer look at the “Pillow Boxes” … these are so cute, and I think I’ll be trying out some of the suggestions I shared in the video. I’ll be sure to share those with you as well …

I hope this inspires you to try out either one of these cute patterns … the pouch (also called the Diaper Fold) need no special tools, dies or adhesive so you can try it right away.

Thank you for joining me today.

Hope your day is a good one!!

Friday Frights: Treat Pouches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I’m here but limping along on a not so stable laptop, so it’s going to be a quick post to share these cute little treat pouches that I made for you!

Each of these little cuties were make from the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and a few other accessories which I’ll share as I go.

This sheet of designer paper has the polka dots on one side and Pumpkin Pie and Black stripes on the other. I used the Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon and the “Little Delights” stamp set. I also used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on this one!

I actually used the “Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins” on all of my Halloween Pouches …

I used a more subtle pattern on this sheet of the “Cute Halloween” Designer paper … I then highlighted it with a cut out of another sheet of the designer paper. That little bat trick-or-treating is just too stinkin’ cute!! I will share more designs along with instructions as soon as I hunt down a new computer … I don’t know what happened 😦 But … I’ll be back!!

Thanks for hanging out with me as I limp through my “technology” issues!

Linda

Seasons of Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Pumpkins, leaves, and Christmas trees—this time of year is overflowing with fun! 🍁

The Seasons of Fun Stamp Set illustrates the fun-filled festivities that await in autumn and beyond—

Jumping into piles of leaves, trick-or-treating in a cute costume, picking the perfect Christmas tree, and “snow” much more are packed into one stamp set!

Falling for this set? Host a papercrafting party and get it for free! I can come to your home, or we can party “from anywhere” when I set up a special Facebook Party page for you and your guests … just message me and we’ll set something up.

Check out these additional cards created with this cute Host Stamp Set …

Here is the card celebrating the winter season and Christmas …

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, but before you go … Can we set up a date for your party? Message Me.

Halloween POP UP Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Enter if you Dare!! Today, I’m sharing the a Fun & Functional Halloween Card … The fun is the POP UP – inside the card a haunted cabin pops up to give you a 3-D effect complete with ghosts!! The functional is the my card serves as a “GIFT CARD” too!

Let’s start with the front of the card … I used the “Cute Halloween” Designer Series paper and Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyed with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Marker.

The inside of the card is created with the “Peaceful Cabin” bundle and the magic of our Blending Brushes … this is illustrated in the video below.

You’ll also see that I used another pattern of the Cute Halloween Designer Paper which creates the pocket you can put your Gift Card into.

In this photo, you will notice I “did not” line the back of my cabin as I showed in the video … I wanted you to see the difference. Here you can see the purples through the cabin … kind of spooky!

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

This fun card is very easy to make … three simple components, the front, the pop up & background and the base in which you can tuck in a Gift Card. Your ghouls and goblins are going to flip for this card!!

The dimensions for the “pop up” section of the card is 3″ by 2-1/4″ … score in 1/2″ incriminates: Score at 1/2″ – 1″ – 1-1/2″ and 2″ … then CUT at 2-1/4″. The 1/4″ edge will be your glue flap that secures the pop up together.

Here is the Fall Special I talked about in my video. Please message me if you have any question. Thank you!!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

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Hey Boooooo …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Check out this little cutie direct from Stampin’ Up ….

We know Halloween is on the way, but don’t be “afraid” to stray from a traditional color scheme. Combine our Cutest Halloween Bundle with soft, subtle shades for a happy and light-hearted Halloween card!This is so adorable!

I will be demonstrating “Halloween” tonight on my Facebook page LIVE!! Come join me – I begin at 6:30 pm Central. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you tonight at 6:30

My Top 3 Pinterest Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ready for some Friday Fun?? Last night I met with my Stamp Club and we were talking about “Pinterest” and I shared “what I thought” was my #1 “pinned” card … I was wrong, so I thought it would be cool to share my Top 3 with you today!! Let’s see if any of these are the ones YOU pinned!

Card #3 ….

It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog!

This card was featured on my Simply Sunday series of cards … and you can view the entire post by CLICKING HERE!

Card #2 ….

Well … this little cutie is going to look VERY familiar because it was just highlighted yesterday with the Penguin Playmates Designer Paper cards …

That Polar Bear is so cute and the card is so simple to make, (check out yesterday’s post for directions) it’s not a surprise this is in the Top 3, however … I thought it was the #1 Card!!

Hmmm … which one do you think it is?

CARD #1

This card BLEW all the others away with over 13K hits! Not bad considering it hasn’t been out there that long! Are you ready to see it??

It is the “Tidings of Christmas” in Misty Moonlight

A Merry & Bright card for sure coming from our Tidings of Christmas suite … these stocking are are quite lovely and the pretty paper makes this a perfect card to send to all your friends and family. To see the original post / how it was made just CLICK HERE.

I’ve put a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post so you can shop for what you need to make these popular cards! And you still have a little time left to grab those Sale-a-bration Freebies! Instructions can be found by clicking the links by the picture.

I thank you for following my blog and checking in today.

Have a nice weekend ~

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Flippin’ for Waterfall Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, I’m sharing the fabulous flippin’ Waterfall card with you … this fun is just that, FUN!! I have three cards and a short video for you today.

Let’s start with the first card I created using the Beautifully Penned Designer paper from our Sale-a-bration catalog (FREE with a $50 purchase / before Ship&Handling)

I gave the flowers a hint of color using my Flirty Flamingo ink pad and Sponge Daubers. I then went over the flowers with the Wink of Stella.

The second card was created with the Cute Halloween Designer paper … you can find this adorable paper in the Mini Catalog.

The background paper comes from the Pattern Party Designer paper which is one of our Hostess Gifts!! You’ll see in the video how I embellished the paper with a pop of color….

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

The crucial dimensions you need for your Waterfall card is the Waterfall itself: 9-1/4″ x 2″ … Punch one end and flip to score other side: Score at 2″ … 2-3/4″ … 3-1/2″ and 4-1/4″. Then you will need your “band” which hold down the sliding part of your card: 4-1/4″ x 3/4″.

The last card that I shared in the video was the Christmas Card that I created using the Penguin Pals designer paper … another Sale-a-bration item!! I want to remind you that our Sale-a-bration promotion ends in about 2 weeks … wow, that time sure flew by!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: So Spooky

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well … here we are and it’s Labor Day weekend already! The summer went by so fast, but I’m a fall girl and I love all the wonderful upcoming holidays, including Halloween. When I saw this designer paper I could not resist, I had to add it to my collection! It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog)

We begin with a simple layout to highlight 2 patterns from the designer paper …

I’m not much for raw edges so I brought the two patterns together by using the fun and amazing BeDazzling Specialty paper that is in our Sale-a-bration Catalog… FREE with a qualifying purchase. I used the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to color it to match my card!

My cute, or should I say “Spooky” greeting comes from the Festive & Bright bundle. You know me … I like to get my money’s worth so I like to choose stamp sets & bundles that I can use for more than just one season!

I fussy cut my pumpkin and kitty although there is a punch for them … I love it when we have punches and dies that coordinate with our designer paper.

Sometimes cute and simple is all you need to send a little Halloween Hello to someone you love. I’ve got lots of cute Halloween cards to make … it just makes life easier! lol

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is a good one ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: Spooky!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a fan of Halloween? Fun Halloween or Scary Halloween … some of us like to be scared but some of us can’t resist the cuteness overload of the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog) Yes .. that is what it’s called.

Last time I believe I share some sweet little ghosts with you, however today I’ve gone a bit batty! Really now … who would ever think bats are cute? But these little guys adorned with shades of Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather, well .. they are hard to resist!

I simply cut my bats and adjoining circles using the Layering Circle Dies … together they create a fun layout that is easy on they eyes and works well with out polka dot background, which by the way also comes from the Cute Halloween Designer paper.

My greeting comes from the Festive & Bright Bundle also from our Mini Catalog. I simply stamped it onto a piece of scrap and tucked it in between my circles (they also come from the designer paper …

There will be no toil & trouble creating this card because the fun patterns on the Cute Halloween Designer paper and this simple layout will have you making these quicker than a witches brew!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is peaceful~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Magic in this Night: A Reflection

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well … Yesterday I shared the Feels Like Frost Designer Paper which is on sale in the Clearance Rack … Well, while I was in there, I noticed that one of my favorite Halloween Designer papers is on sale too!! The Magic in this Night Designer paper is so pretty … it’s actually kind of sexy for a Halloween paper!

Today I’d like to invite you to take a walk back with me through the hauntingly tempting “Magic in this Night” product suite. Let’s see the many looks this one suite can create ….

Starting out super simple with the beautiful designer paper, a little pop of color and a couple of punches to highlight the greeting … oh yes, let’s not over look the stunning Metallic Mesh Ribbon! You can CLICK HERE to view the original post of this card.

Stepping it up a bit by introducing the Hallows Night Bundle dies …

In Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape added to the stunning designer paper, this Halloween card has gone Gothic with a flair! You can read how this card was HERE … just click that link. The patterned bats are beautiful and I added a few “glitter” bats to enhance it further.

This card uses some of the same dies but by switching out the designer paper pattern, it changes the entire look ….

I like all 5 of the cards I’m sharing with you today, however I think this one is my favorite … it’s kind of sexy for a Halloween card! I share the tips on creating this card – just CLICK HERE to view. I love this pattern in the Magic in the Night Designer paper, I believe it would be beautiful on other holidays as well as Halloween.

A Halloween Kitty for you ….

They tell us to watch out for black cats but how can you resist this cute little kitty. Yet another pattern from the Magic in the Night Designer paper sets the stage for our card (Read More Here) Fun and simple and perfect for your feline lovin’ friends.

Here’s the last one …. for today anyway!

I’ve gone a bit batty on this one … with the designer paper and the die cut bats this quick -n- easy card would be a treat for anyone who loves to celebrate Halloween. You can read the full details HERE.

I’m sure you could come up with some of your own amazing cards, I’m just here to share some inspiration. I love Halloween … it’s the fun holiday, and I love watching the kids get dressed up and trick or treating.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope yours is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Peaceful “Halloween” Place …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 more cards that highlight the beautiful Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Paper. These A2 size cards come from the extra piece that was cut off during my demonstration showing you how to cut the designer paper in yesterday’s video.

The first card you got a peek at in the video … it’s my Halloween Shaker Card. This may have little snowflakes on it but it fits perfectly for a Halloween card in Wisconsin! lol

We know the width of our designer paper was 3-3/4″ so to fit onto the card base with an even border … we need to cut it down to 5″. Then cut at 5″ again so you have 2 card fronts. Your mat will measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and your base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score at 4-1/4″. Your layers are ready … what colors did you pick? My card base is Basic Black and the mat is Highland Heather! Don’t forget your window sheet… you’ll need it for the Shaker Card.

I used the Cute Halloween Designer paper and fussy cut my skulls and tombstones, then added them to the Subtle Shimmer Sequins to create my shaker. I used the Layering Rectangle Frames to lock in my shaker.

I created a cute little bow to attach to my frame using the Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyes Highland Heather using the Stampin’ Blends. To finish off my card … I used the “Spooky” from the Festive & Bright Stamp set.

Isn’t this just the cutest Halloween card? If this excites you … imagine the look on your childs/grandchilds face when you give them this card!!

The second piece of designer paper will be used for a Christmas Card … I’ve decided to highlight the neutral colors in the designer paper. Now that I’m looking at it finished here, I think I would have like to add the silver foil behind me trees! Have you ever done that before? Well … I have another 12 x 12 inch sheet of this paper so I’ll add it to my next one.

The trees and the greeting come from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and works pretty good with the designer paper. I don’t have to coordinating cabin bundle yet … but you’ve convinced me that I want it … and that I will share plenty with you.

You’ll notice that I used the Subtle Shimmer Sequins on this card as well as the shaker! Might as well get as much use out of our products as we can … Right!

How could I forget … I couldn’t resist added some Wink of Stella on my trees. That little extra sparkle just fit in well with the designer paper.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed getting to see what you can do with the extra pieces of paper that was cut from our Peaceful Place 12 x 12 designer paper.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: Ghosts Near & Far …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

BOO! Today’s card is hauntingly cute and full of spirit … or should I say spirits! When I saw this designer paper I could not resist, I had to add it to my collection! It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog)

The attraction is these cute little apparitions …

You can’t help but want to go on a Ghost Hunt to find out what they are up to! One has a bowl of munchies, but as quick as it goes in, it comes out and he leaves a little trail as he goes. The other appears to be a trickster cast spells as the other one wants to go trick or treating!

I decided to use the Pumpkin Pie cardstock as my base as it pulls out the color out of the rest of the card. A black mat makes the designer paper pop. The “BOO” designer paper is the backside of our ghosts …

I tried to catch the glimmer of the Wink of Stella on my little ghost but the angle also shows how all the colors blend seamlessly together. I added a little bow with the Black Gingham ribbon.

Sometimes cute and simple is all you need to send a little Halloween Hello to someone you love. With 12 grandkids … it just makes life easier! lol

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is peaceful~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: The “Magic” of Designer Paper …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only a few more days before Halloween, I thought it would be fun to visit some of my favorite Halloween cards. Plus, we are celebrating one of my favorite sales of the year … the Designer Paper Sale.

I also have an “Invitation” to a very special party …

Today, I’d like to invite you to take a walk back with me through the hauntingly tempting “Magic in this Night” product suite. Let’s see the many looks this one suite can create ….

Above I have a simple layout that highlights 3 different patterns that are included in the designer paper pack. For a Halloween designer paper there is an ire of elegance with this paper. CLICK HERE to view the pattern and the all the details of creating this fun and simple card.

When you click on the link to view the banner card, you will also find another pattern and card that features the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper (also on sale).

Next, Pinwheel card …

The Pinwheel Technique is a fun and easy card to create. You can CLICK HERE to view the post on this card, or CLICK HERE to watch the video on how to make the PinWheel card!

Stepping it up a bit by introducing the Hallows Night Bundle dies …

In Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape added to the stunning designer paper, this Halloween card has gone Gothic with a flair! You can read how this card was HERE … just click that link. The patterned bats are beautiful and I added a few “glitter” bats to enhance it further.

This card uses some of the same dies but by switching out the designer paper pattern, it changes the entire look ….

I like all 5 of the cards I’m sharing with you today, however I think this one is my favorite … it’s kind of sexy for a Halloween card! I share the tips on creating this card – just CLICK HERE to view. I love this pattern in the Magic in the Night Designer paper, I believe it would be beautiful on other holidays as well as Halloween.

A Halloween Kitty for you ….

They tell us to watch out for black cats but how can you resist this cute little kitty. Yet another pattern from the Magic in the Night Designer paper sets the stage for our card (Read More Here) Fun and simple and perfect for your feline lovin’ friends.

Here’s the last one …. for today anyway!

I’ve gone a bit batty on this one … with the designer paper and the die cut bats this quick -n- easy card would be a treat for anyone who loves to celebrate Halloween. You can read the full details HERE.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought today would be the perfect day to share all these amazing cards. Tomorrow I will be sharing another of the designer papers on sale.

I would like to invite you to my FACEBOOK “Holiday Catalog Virtual Retreat Party” … You’ll get a sneak peek into my stamping retreats, celebrate the Holiday Catalog, plus there will be party promotions, games and LIVE Stamping Sessions and a lot of FUN!!

The party goes from Friday, 10/30 @ 8am to Sunday, 11/1 @ 10pm. (Central Time) I’m so excited to party with you all!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope yours is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥