Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am was having technical difficulties … stinkin’ computer would not let me access my files, who knows! But I got it all back this morning so just a quick post to share my favorite Halloween goodies on the Clearance Rack.  I will be back tomorrow this my “Magnolia” Class pics.  You’re going to love this card … even more when you find out how easy it is to do.

Cauldron Bubble Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147710) Price: $21.00 $15.75

Here are some cute samples of what you can create with this stamp set … and the framelits dies are also ON SALE and available!!

Cauldron Framelits Dies (147914) Price: $28.00 $16.80

What do you think?  Are you a Halloween fan? If so, you can now get this cute stamp set and coordinating dies On Sale!

Thank  you for hanging out with me today. I’ll see you tomorrow with the Magnolia Lane suite …

Have a good day ~


A Spooky Little Peek into the Holiday Catalog …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today a I have a spooky little Halloween card from the Holiday Catalog. I’m featuring the Toil & Trouble Product Suite on pages 48 and 49. Today’s card highlights the Cauldron Bubbles Designer Series paper and the “Sponging” technique and has a fun little twist!

First … let’s start with our designer paper, grab the pattern with the bats on, bring over the Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, and Night of Navy ink pads and some sponges.  Wait … I have another technique for you! Masking!! You will need your 1-1/4″ Circle punch.

First you will use the paper that you punched the hole from and align it onto your cardstock so you can sponge yourself a moon.  Now take the circle you punched out, add a touch of removable adhesive (so your mask comes back off) and place it over you moon on your batty paper.

Once your moon is done and you have placed your mask over the top … you can begin sponging your Gorgeous Grape around the sky.  The fun part is … your bats are already there.  Now I added some Night of Navy to create a deeper nighttime color.  I also sponged a little color over the moon to create a spooky little effect.

Now I’m sure you noticed that the bats were flying high about the houses … I love the silhouette look that using the die cuts from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  Who said it just had to be used on Christmas cards! I like to cross-over a lot of my stamping supplies – gives me the best value for my buck!

Sponging creates so much dimension on your card and it’s so simple to create. The greeting comes from the Cauldron Bubbles stamp set and was cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Wow … that at that, you just created this really cute card in minutes.

Thank you for hanging out and stamping with me today.

Make today a good one … enjoy.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … Don’t forget Bonus Days. I appreciate your order and choosing me as your demonstrator.  Thank you.


Technique Tuesday: Embossing Paste

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute little Halloween card for you, and it has a technique the was requested by Olivia. She wanted to learn more about the Embossing Paste … and that was a good choice, because I’ve had it for some time now, but never used it!!  Thanks Olivia for challenging me to use the stuff I bought!! lol  I think we all have a tendency to do that once in a while.

First; What is Embossing Paste? It’s a product that is super easy to use and adds great texture to your projects! Apply it over decorative masks, then let dry for easy texture. This paste can be changed to any color you desire with a drop or two of your ink refill! In fact, this paste is so fun and can be used in so many ways … I have decided to host a class!

Now you are ready to create your textured backgrounds on scrapbook pages, cards and more. You see that I am mixing the paste with a drop of my ink refill, with one of the 3 pallet knifes that we offer.  They are plastic with no sharp edges and the work well for applying and scrapping off the excess paste.  It’s also a good idea to have some warm soapy water near so you can clean up right away … before it dries onto your tools.  I use an old cake pan and towel … they work great!

There are 4 masks included in the decorative mask package offered by Stampin’ Up! I will be using the brick pattern in the project today and will be doing just partial texturing verses adding the paste over the entire project …

The three different pallet knifes make it easy to apply the paste where you want it, others work great for taking off the excess paste.  Once it’s applied you can take off your mask and allow it to dry. (Clean off your supplies in the warm soapy water) It doesn’t take too long to dry … depends on how thick it is, humidity, etc. You can use your heat gun, although that may “puff” it up a bit.

Here is the card I created using my paste … I am using the Cauldron Bubble Stamp set, the Cauldron Framelits Dies, and the Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper… just too cute!!

I actually colored my paste Smoky Slate, same as my card front … the texture is so cool on the card!! There are actually several techniques used on todays card! Besides the Embossing Paste, did you know that the dies in our bundle coordinate with some of the images in our Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper!! Only the broom is stamped and colored … the cat and witch are from the designer paper.

I also brought back “sponging” … I’ve sponged the punched moon to create a dimensional effect. I did coloring on my broom and finally I did a “double stamp” on my greeting… I stamped my greeting and then stamped again but slightly off because I wanted to create a “shadow” effect. Looks great for Halloween.

My spider web was created with the new Black Foil Sheets in the Holiday Catalog and the Cauldron Framelits Dies. Well … I couldn’t let the spider web outshine my stars to I added a touch of the Wink of Stella on each star and around the edge of the moon.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how the Embossing paste is used, I’m sure I’ll be making many more cards with this now that I found out how easy it is to use!

Watch for an upcoming class on the Embossing paste … my guess I’ll schedule it sometime in September or October.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, and I hope I inspired you to pull out something in your stamp room that you haven’t used yet.

Have an awesome day.