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.

Amazing Scottie Dog Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was a stormy Saturday by me, but my craft room is in the basement … so I was safe! lol Hope you were too.

I’m thrilled to share today’s card with you. If you are a puppy lover … then you are going to love this simple, fun Amazing Scottie Card! It was created by one of the design team members in the group that I belong to and I just fell in love with it …

We start with our cardbase in the landscape / horizontal position. You’ll attach the Gingham Cottage Designer Series paper onto the black mat, and then secure that to your cardbase. Using the “Deckle Rectangle” die, cut out a piece in Basic White for our greeting.

Stamp the sentiment from the Amazing Phrasing stamp set on the rectangle using Calypso Coral ink. Bend the stamp so that it curves before adding it to the clear block. Then, add the white rectangle to the card front as shown …

Punch a dog using the black cardstock scrap and the Scottie Dog Punch. Cut a small piece of gingham ribbon and add it to the dog’s neck using mini glue dots to hold it on the back. Add the dog to the card using black Stampin’ Dimensionals, and one little gem to the collar for our scottie dog!

You can find the Christmas Scottie Bundle in the July – December Mini Catalog and the Amazing Phrasing stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog. See … just because it’s in the mini doesn’t mean it’s just for Christmas! It’s a mission to show you how to maximize the value of your stamping supplies!

Thank you for stopping by this Monday. Have a wonderful week.

Here is a list of the products that were used to create the card. Don’t forget … It’s Sale-a-bration, and you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases.

Free Tutorial Friday: Amazing Phrasing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Welcome back for another Free Tutorial Friday. Today we’re showcasing the Amazing Phrases stamp set and Rings of Love Designer paper … both are FREE items in our Sale-a-bration Catalog! This simply cute card was created by one of the fabulous artists from the design team that I belong to. Enjoy!

Your list of ingredients are found below … you can click on them for more information or to begin purchasing the items you will need to make this card.

Measurements: 

  • Starry Sky
    • Card Base 4-1/4” x 11”, scored and folded to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
    • Punch: scrap
  • Poppy Parade
    • Punch: scrap
  • Basic White
    • Layer: 4” x 5-1/4”
    • Sentiment: Scrap
  • Rings of Love
    • Layer 1: 4” x 5-1/4”
    • Accent Strip: ½” x 4”

Instructions:

  • Adhere the Rings of Love accent strip to the Basic White Layer with Multipurpose Glue.  Then, adhere the Basic White layer to the inside of the card base with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Adhere the Rings of Love layer to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp the Amazing Phrases sentiment in Starry Sky on a scrap of Basic White and cut out with the plain oval from the Double Oval Punch.
  • Use the Double Oval Punch scallop to cut Starry Sky. Adhere the sentiment to the scalloped oval with Dimensionals.
  • Use the Bough Punch to cut two sets of leaves from Starry Sky and one bud from Poppy Parade.  Then adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut a 4” strip of Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon and double it over.  Add it to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.  Then, fray the ends.
  • Adhere the sentiment with Dimensionals.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS ….

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you were inspired to make some quick & easy cards this weekend with some adorable designer paper.

Enjoy your weekend ~