Halloween Week: Technique Tuesday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have kicked off a good week! Today I’d like to invite you to my Technique Tuesday being held during my Halloween Week!

Our technique today is masking … but I have a special stampin’ tip to share with you that will make masking with the Seasonal Chums stamp set possible.

Because the stamps are created as “tags” … they are placed “head to head” so when folded, you can die cut a cute little tag that has a front and back … you can see this on my blog yesterday.

You can see the lines that I’ve drawn on my stamp … that is where I’ll cut them apart. I call the cut a “Puzzle Cut” so that the two pieces can be put together tightly and will then work properly with the it’s coordinating dies.

Now you are ready to stamp as your single stamp has now turned into two!!

When doing the masking technique, I stamp my image on a scrap piece of paper (not cardstock) and then cut inside the line. This way you don’t get the “unstamped” space or gap.

Stamp your Jack-O-Lantern in the center of your cardstock, then place the paper pumpkin (mask) over the top. Now you can stamp your plain (back) pumpkins … remove your mask and your plain pumpkins will appear as if they are behind the Jack-o-Lantern!

Color your desired way …. Watercolor pencils, Aqua Painters or you can use markers like I did here.  I matted my artwork on Basic Black cardstock and then onto two different patterns from the Spooky Nights Designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the left over Bakers twine from my September Paper Pumpkin kit. I like the orange bling on it … lol.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, tips … and card. I would appreciate if you could like my post (bottom left hand corner) or drop me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you join me for my Wednesday … WOW!!

Have a great day ~

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Simply Sunday: Trick or Treat

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m so excited to kick off “Halloween Week” … All week long I’ll be sharing Halloween cards, projects and more with you! Can’t believe that Halloween is just around the corner, so here we go!

Today’s card is super simple!! I began with the “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper. The piece I’m using was designed to stamp on … Isn’t that cool!!

Can you see the one in the center with the moon and tree branch?

That’s what I used. It cuts to a perfect 3 x 3 square, or you could trim it a little smaller to add a mat behind it … which is what I did. I also used what I call the “fun dots” designer paper as my background!

Super cute … Super easy! Take your 3 x 3 moon with branch designer paper and stamp your owl directly onto the designer paper!! I used the Archival Black ink and the owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set!

Our Trick or Treat greeting also comes from the “Spooky Cat” stamp set and then was cut out with the single banner from the “Bunch of Banners” framelits dies.

Did you notice the Lemon Lime In-Color cardstock behind the owl and greeting? I just wanted a pop of color and this did the trick!

I want to Thank You for stopping by today. I hope you hang with me all week to see all the fun and creative Halloween projects I have in store for you!

On that note … I wish you a good day!

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Simply Sunday: Halloween Haunts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I’m having fun creating in my Stampin’ Studio for the upcoming Holiday Retreat! Still have a few spots open … if you’d like to join in the fun.

We celebrated our 10th Annual Retreat this past Spring, so this Holiday will kick-off our next 10!! It’s going to be jam packed full of great projects and surprises!! Message me if interested!

 

Today’s card will showcase yet another pattern from our Spooky Night Designer Series paper (actually 2 patterns!) and the new Labels to Love stamp set found on page 45 of the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set coordinates with the Everyday Label Punch found on page 12.

I couldn’t resist using this fun polka dot pattern … but don’t just keep it for Halloween, this paper can be used for any occasion. The cute little pumpkins are actually from the flip side of the polka dot paper.

The greeting was stamped with Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I punched it out and then trimmed it down. I punched 2 more labels from Paper Pumpkin cardstock… one to mat the greeting and the second I flipped vertical and attached 2 black rhinestones to it.

With the help of the Everyday Label punch, Labels to Love stamp set and the cute Spooky Night Designer Series paper, it was easy to create this quick -n- cute card!

Thanks so much for sharing your Sunday with me.

Take time to relax this weekend ~

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Spooky Halloween Cat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video that showed the new Designer Papers from the Holiday Catalog … Nice, right!  We’ll today I want to share one of those designer papers with you …

Potions, pumpkins, witches’ hats, cats, and eerie trees; this Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper has it all!

Spooky Nights Designer Series paper is the heart of this card.  Let’s start with the fun background … this cute paper sure lets you know what holiday it’s trying to get across!  We’ll the other side has a nice stripped pattern and was used as the small banner that has our greeting.

The spooky little kitty is actually designer paper too! And has a coordinating punch!!  And, of course the stamp set was designed to coordinate as well!! WOW!!! Oh yes, and our larger banner is the backside of the kitty!

I did use the Spooky Cat Bundle to help me create this card – so easy and fun! You can either stamp a cat image or punch it right from the designer paper. The cat punch so far is a BIG hit!

I used the 2″ Circle Punch and So Saffron cardstock to create my moon, which really creates a focal point for my cat.  I added a sassy little hat to my kitty which is also another pattern from the designer paper.

To finish it off… I added a Black Rhinestone to anchor my banners and one to the hat to add a bit more sass! A few dimensionals to pop up my kitty and the card is complete.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween card as much as I enjoyed making it. I being sharing more from this spooky little in the future!

Today’s Color Pallet …

Thank you so much for joining me today on this holiday weekend.

Stay safe and have fun ~

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Parade in Review …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today before I share the card parade in review … I’d like to ask if you would join me in a prayer for one of my stampin’ friends from my Thursday Night stamp club. She is going into surgery today … we hope she comes out with good news, that there is no cancer but we fear she is headed for the fight of her life.

I use the power of positive energy and prayer all the time, for all my friends and family. My niece came out of her double lung transplant earlier this week, and is now breathing on her own. There are miracles all around us.

I thank you now for your prayers and support … we are a real power together.

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Here is a review of the cards that I have made this past week with the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set …

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Again, thank you and take good care.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Jar of Haunts Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last of my Jar of Haunts card parade. I noticed that there was one little stamp that I hadn’t used yet … the spider! Makes sense because I do not like spiders and I pretty much stay away from them.

It appears that the little spider that is coming down from the ceiling has tipped over the jar so his friends could all escape! Yikes!

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Simple card highlighted with a little sparkle … the Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper & Halloween Night Specialty Designer paper. I cut my circles wit the “Layering Circles” Framelits.

I thank you for following along with my parade of cards, I’ll be back tomorrow with my “Friday Frights” cards.

Let me know what stamp set you would like to see featured in my next “Parade of Cards”.

Thank you and have a great day!

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Card Parade Day 4 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hoping your having a wonderful Wednesday! I must say, I’m having quite a bit of fun creating all of these different Halloween cards with the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set. I know my grandkids are going to love them!! I’m thinking my grandson Aaron will like this one … green slime will make him smile (he’s such a boy!)

There was your warning message … I went on the scary side today. My card features green slime, eyeballs and tombstones!

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For the green slime I actually mixed the Cucumber Crush ink with my Wink of Stella and painted the slime in the jar and on the pumpkin. The eyeballs come in blue, brown and green and are very bloodshot!

Sorry I used a discontinued punch for my tombstone but it really worked out well. Then I sponged it a little to create an aged look.

The background is the silver webbed specialty paper from the Halloween Nights Designer Specialty paper. I admit that I “fussy cut” the pumpkin and the stem … but other than that the card went together quickly.

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If you think it looks creepy here … you should see it in person, the flash makes it sparkle a bit too much, it really looks errie – I just love it!! lol

Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll be back tomorrow with day 5 (the last day) of my Jar of Haunts card parade.

Thanks for following along ~

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