When You Got It, Haunt it!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only six weeks before Halloween I couldn’t resist sharing this cute card with you. Created with the Best Witches stamp set … I think this card is perfect for a Friday and a little Fri-YAY attitude!! lol Because on a good day … When you got it, Haunt it!!

It was created by one of my friends and fellow demonstrators that belong to the same Design group I’m in.

Measurements:

  • Cardstock #1: Card Base- Thick Basic White- 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White- 3” x 4-1/4”
  • Cardstock #3: Parakeet Party 2” x 4” for die cut label.
  • Designer Paper: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Ribbon: 6”

The card base is scored in half  at 4-1/4” … give a good crease with Bone Folder. Adhere the designer paper to card base front. About 1” to 1-1/2” from bottom, stamp little witch on Basic White with Memento ink and color image with Stampin’ Blends.

Apply 3 strips of Glitter Washi Tape below witch and adhere to card front about 1” from left edge. Stamp sentiment on Parakeet Party CS and die cut with label from Stylish Labels. Attach sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown and tie the ribbon into a small bow and adhere as shown with a glue dot.

Thank you for joining me this Friday … I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Here is a list of the products used to create this card ….

Quick & Easy Halloween Color Blocking Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share today’s card with you … a Halloween card with a mash up of the Scary Cute and the Kindest Gnomes bundles, using the “Color Block” Technique!

You’ll be able to watch the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE which includes the card making, two fun stamping events, and an awesome SALE that starts TOMORROW!! Let’s begin with that sale …

You can CLICK HERE to download the list of discounted stamp sets!

Join me in watching the replay and see how to create the color block technique … it’s so simple and fun! You’ll also hear the class announcements and more.

That was easy (except maybe that washi tape I could not find the end to – LOL) However, the gnome was super simple to put together … I love how the die cut beard is embossed not only to show texture in the beard, but to help you place the nose and hat perfectly!!

Now let’s take a closer look at this cute card.

The washi tape in addition to the Adhesive Stars really adds some fun sparkle to the card, as if the bold colors weren’t enough! lol I just love how “playful” it turned out. You can use this same pattern for any style card …. Birthday, Christmas, Baby Shower, Anniversary … and the list goes on!

Here are the measurements for the “color blocks” …

  • Gorgeous Grape: 3″ Width x 4″ Length
  • Pumpkin Pie: 2″ Width x 2-1/8″ Length
  • Granny Apple Green: 2″ Width x 1-1/2″ Length

Now I would like to invite you to my Virtual WORLD CARDMAKING DAY Party ….

And while we are at it, and I announced it in the video, here is the invitation to join my “Stampin’ with my Gnomies” Class!! We’ll be making cards with the fun and festive Kindest Gnomes Bundle ….

Thank you for joining me today!! There was a lot to share. Have a great day!!

Here is a list of the ingredients I used for my Halloween Mash Up card today ….

Using Scraps for a Halloween Scottie!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE where we used scraps to create a fun and easy card. The Scary Cute bundle meets Christmas Scottie … that little dog is way too cute to be scary!

I’ll share some tips for creating this card so sit back and enjoy ….

Don’t you just love that Scottie Dog … heck with Christmas, he is an all occasion pup!! The banners or flags as some people call them, create so much fun on a card, they’re just happy.

Here are the measurements for today’s card …

  • Card Base:  Thick Basic White: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; score at 4-1/4”
  • Layer #1: Parakeet Party: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Layer #2: Basic White: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Layer #3:  Basic Black: 3/4” x 4
  • Assorted Colors / Sizes of Designer paper and Cardstock to create banners

Don’t you think this would make the perfect birthday card? How about celebrating a new job, a promotion or a graduation? Today we did Hallowen … I think it would be perfect for Christmas too. The layout works for any occasion and is fun to make … I hope you enjoy creating many of these simple cards.

I want to thank you for joining me today for this replay.

Enjoy and have a wonderful day ~

Here are the ingredients I used for this card. You can click on any one of them for more information, or to begin shopping.

Halloween Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Today I have some “Halloween Happiness” for you, one of the cards we made last night in my Hooray for Halloween class. The class featured the Scary Cute bundle and the different ways you can use it.

This was our fourth card and it introduces the Aspen Tree dies from the Perched in a Tree bundle … it is stunning with the Hues of Happiness Designer Series paper. The brush strokes in the designer paper add such an eerie touch to the card.

The moon shining brightly behind the trees, lights the way for our little Halloween Fairy … so cute she is! She’s bedazzled with Wink of Stella on her wings, wand and crown. She walks fearless into the forest in search for her treasure … Halloween candy!

Thanks for dropping by and checking out my card, have a great weekend.

Scary Cute Halloween Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. I featured the Scary Cute bundle using the Corner Fold Fun Fold but with a twist. I’ll be showing you a different layout to this common fun fold then give you some ideas on how to use the dies.

Grab a coffee and sit back and relax while I show you this scary cute card ….

This fun fold is easy to do and as you’ve seen, you can either use the horizontal / landscape layout or the vertical / portrait style and any occasion works with this layout… so have fun! I absolutely love the different looks you can create with this bundle … a touch scary and a whole lot of cute.

I’ll start with today’s card and then share some of the cards I have presented before …

Halloween is only 8 weeks away so if I’ve inspired you with this bundle, I have added the links below for your shopping convenience. Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.

Stop back tomorrow to see the new promotions Stampin’ Up! has announced. BUT … Don’t forget that today is the last day to enjoy the Sale-a-bration FREE Products.

Have a good day ~

Here is my list of ingredients for today’s card ….

Halloween Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you know that today is National Frankenstein day?

So … I couldn’t resist and made a fun Halloween card using the Scary Cute bundle and the “Frankenstein” in the stamp set. I also used a couple of the dies from the bundle to spook it up a bit!

I used Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy along with the Blending Brushes to create Frankenstein’s backdrop. The banner, house and moon were all die cut from the coordinating dies. A bit of Washi Tape to add some sparkle.

We have  eight weeks before Halloween … what better way to celebrate than to make cute cards of the monster himself? Better yet, find a friend and create together… Isn’t that what Frankenstein and Igor did? The two months of prep will give you plenty of time to design the perfect cards and decorations for your Ghouls and Goblins at your Halloween event.

I’ll be sharing more Halloween inspiration throughout those eight weeks, till then have a great day.

A Dazzling Halloween …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to bewitch you with a Dazzling Halloween Card! From a simple Black & White pattern from the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper to a fun and colorful card that’s a treat for any of your ghouls and goblins.

Now that you’ve seen the card, I invite you to sit back and join me for a quick video … it is a replay of my Summer Sale-a-bration / Mini Catalog Celebration Party. Enjoy!!

Now … wasn’t that easy? The Glitter Washi Tape fits nicely between the lines and goes down easily. The Scary Cute Bundle creates a hauntingly inviting image that sits on a piece of die cut vellum to really make it pop. If you’ve watched the video to the end … you got to see two of the cards that I had showcase on my blog earlier.

I thank you for joining me today. Hope you have a good day!

Here are the links to the products that I used in today’s card ….

Opps! Halloween?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you’re staying cool, because we have a heat wave out there! With that thought the images of the Wicked Witch of the West comes to mind … “I’m melting”! lol And if we are thinking about witches, well … Halloween! And I have a cute card to share with you today, along with the instructions!! Ya hooo 🙂

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic White 4.25″ x 11″ folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Layer #2: Fluid 100 Watercolor paper 3” x 4”

Instructions:

  • Cut and score card base. Fold in half using a bone folder.
  • Stamp the star image from Bewitching in the bottom right and top left corners of the card base. Stamp three times to create a cluster of stars.
  • Cut a piece of Fluid 100 cardstock to 3”x5”. Create a watercolor wash and drop in Orchid Oasis color around the outside edges of the wash using a water brush. Set aside and let dry.  Once dry trim down to 2”x3”.
  • Stamp ‘OOPS’ from Amazing Phrasing in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper. Center and stamp on the top portion.
  • Stamp ‘I’m the worst’ from Amazing Phrasing in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper under the OOPS sentiment.
  • Stamp ‘spider image’ from Bewitching stamp set in Tuxedo black ink onto the Orchis Oasis watercolor fluid paper hanging from the M.
  • Mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals in top right corner of card approximately ¾” from top and side.
  • Stamp the witch hat from Bewitching stamp in Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock. Punch out using coordinating witch hat punch. Center and mount to watercolor piece on card front. See card photo for placement suggestion.
  • Using the witch hat punch out six stars from Crushed Curry cardstock. Adhere to card front around stamped stars. See card photo for placement suggestion.
  • Add dots of white Pearlized Enamel Effects to the negative spaces around the stamped stars.

I didn’t think you would mind if I shared another “watercolor” background. This is such an cute and simple card with a touch of humor!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Simply Sunday: Say BOO and Scary On!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are taking a bewitching turn, a peek into some Halloween fun. The Glitter Washi Tape was sitting in my newly opened box from my Mini Catalog order and it was “just calling my name”!! Grab your June – December Mini and open it to page 56 and check out this cute bundle … Scary Cute to be exact! These cute little trick or treaters are going to make such fun cards, gifts and scrapbook pages!

We’re starting with a card today as I create a little flying fairy ….

I began with my “Washi Tape” and used it as my color inspiration: Black, Highland Heather, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I opted for Gorgeous Grape cardstock and used my Blending Brush to add some color on color which creates that soft “spooky” kind of look. This technique of brushing on color is easy and adds no cost to your project!

Now it was time to add my Glitter Washi Tape!! I decided to use the Pumpkin, Olive and Black and a slight diagonal and trimmed the edges to soften the look. I gave myself plenty of room to stamp my image and greeting.

This is the second card I created with the bundle, my first card highlighted the dies. (See it here) So today, I knew I was going to stamp the little girl with the wings so I could turn her into a little fairy and let her fly! Of course she was going to by high on the card, so the greeting went in the lower right-hand corner.

It looked OK … but I knew I had the Adhesive Backed Stars that came from the “Santa Express Suite” and I thought they would look perfect with my little fairy … and well, what do you think?? Cute right? The cute iridescent stars worked perfectly with my brushed background, it truly looks like a spooky Halloween starry night!

I wanted to bring the colors of my Washi Tape into the rest of my card so I layered it onto Parakeet Party (instead of Olive) the Pumpkin Pie and then I mounted it onto the Black card base. I layered and glittered my inside too!!

If you are a Halloween fan like I am, I think this is the perfect fit for your stamp collection … it is different that what we’ve had before and the dies are so much fun too. You’ll see much more of this bundle from me, but don’t wait to get yours … you’ll want to start playing right away!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today, it’s appreciated.

Have a great Sunday!

Here are the links to the products I used on my card today. Adding the “Washi Tape” to your bundle will get you a FREE Sale-a-bration item! If you’re not sure what that is … message me.

Watercolor Background & Silhouettes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card highlighting the multicolored watercolor background I shared with you, but that’s not the best part … I’m going to pair it with a brand new bundle!! It’s also a great way to show you another use for those beautiful watercolor backgrounds you’ll be creating … because once you get started, you are going to create a lot of them because it’s so much fun.

Let’s take a good look at the new Scary Cute bundle and how it allows me to use my background in a new way ….

First, this cute bundle has this fun frame … I chose to “pop it up” with dimensionals. It is an open frame so you can put your scardy cat in it, the cute little house or stamp any one of the kids to fit inside (so many options!). I also have enough of my watercolor background left to die cut a moon and a greeting! Three different ways to use your creation … sweet!

You may also see a bit of tomorrows watercolor paper behind the windows of the house ….

All of these dies (except the moon) come in the bundle … I haven’t even played too much with the stamp set yet, just used it to stamp my greeting today. I hope that you liked the different ways to use your “watercolor background” and the first peek into the Scary Cute bundle. I have more Scary Cute to share with you in future posts.

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Have a great day ~

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!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

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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.