Halloween Card Parade 2….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend … well, here in Wisconsin anyway 🙂 I hear some of you out west are getting a blanket of white! I’m not ready … I’m ready for Halloween and I’ve got more cards to share with you today.

I’m going to continue with the Scary Cute Bundle …

I teamed this card up with the Aspen Tree die! I love the background … It’s designer paper so you can’t get easier than that. CLICK HERE to view the original post.

My Halloween Wizard via the Kindest Gnomes ….

This card uses the Scary Cute Bundle and Kindest Gnomes. It also features the Color Blocking technique.

If you are an old movie buff … especially Halloween Horror movies (Hammer Films) like the Mummy, then you will fall in love with this card.

This card uses the Linen Adhesive Backed paper to create a our mummies! We have to dirty up those bandages a bit so if you want to see more … CLICK HERE!

Here is a major mash up …. I have the dies from Sweet Candy Canes, the Scary Cute bundle and the Scottie Dog!

I have a lot of fun with that Scottie Dog … perfect all year long, and for any occasion.

Thank you for joining me again today, Have a great week!

Linen Mummy Card …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing the Linen Mummy Card that I made during my Facebook LIVE last night and his twin! I have included the card dimensions in the video so you can get started making yours right away. Grab a cup of coffee, relax and watch the replay of last nights LIVE.

Here is a close up of my Mummy ….

If you think this one is cute, take a look at his twin!! I changed up my assembly a bit … I laid down one strip of linen first, and “THEN” added my eyes on top because then I didn’t have to try a “wrap” around the eyes. You will also notice that his linen wrap is going in different directions to create more drama and texture. And I added designer paper for a different background.

I hope you enjoyed watching and feel inspired to create your own mummy … I think the kids would have a ball making these.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, hope yours is a good one!

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 ….

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 ….

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 ….

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.

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 ♥ 

“Joy to the World” Kit is Here!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Bells are ringing, angels are singing, and the new Joy to the world Paper Pumpkin Kit is here! And we have another amazing kit on the way … keep reading!

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! I will be sharing more from this kit, including alternative projects later this week.

I have a couple of the tote bags left if you’d like one … Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription (Just click the links below) and I will send one out to you!

Now it’s time to take a sneak peek …. We’ve baked up something special for your November Paper Pumpkin!

Make the Christmas season a little sweeter with the Jolly Gingerbread kit! This box is filled with peppermint candy embellishments, curly designs, and an exclusive stamp set you’ll love!

Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills will be available once again beginning 26 October… available products will include the September Refills and October Refills! These products will only be available while supplies last and require a Paper Pumpkin subscription to order.

Glad you stopped in today, this special offer is for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Don’t forget to join me tonight for another technique on my Facebook Live

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Don’t Miss the “Joy to the World” Kit!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Bells are ringing, angels are singing, and the new Joy to the world Paper Pumpkin Kit is coming soon! I’m here today with a friendly reminder that today is the last day to get in on the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! I think it’s going to be amazing! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, you can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

I have a couple of the tote bags left if you’d like one … Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription (Just click the links below) and I will send one out to you!

You’ve seen my “alternative” cards with the September kit … Here’s a reminder …

I cut apart one of the “cracker” wraps and used it to create my little flower pots … the flowers where there so I made little pots for them! Then I used the scalloped edge as a valance … it is secured directly to the top, and the bottom half is popped up.

Glad you stopped in today, this special offer is for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your weekend!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

To Halloween… and Beyond!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said a Halloween kit has to create Halloween cards? I’m still reeling from the excitement that I experienced on World Cardmaking Day with a group of wonderful stampers. We gathered from Wisconsin, Canada, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma and beyond!! It was awesome, and so were the projects we made with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Today I’d like to share the fun alternative Paper Pumpkin projects that I shared on Saturday. It’s amazing how the energy of others really can get the creative juices flowing. I thought this one turned out so cute … It goes beyond Halloween!

I cut apart one of the “cracker” wraps and used it to create my little flower pots … the flowers where there so I made little pots for them! Then I used the scalloped edge as a valance … it is secured directly to the top, and the bottom half is popped up.

The group decided that I should put the greeting onto the valance… I agree, I think it looks cute on there!

Our second card is all Halloween and also created from the cut pieces … actually the panels, and the cute embellishments enclosed in the kit.

This little cutie was quite simple and easy to create. I love playing and making alternatives to the Paper Pumpkin kit, just shows the versatility. The only thing I used that wasn’t in the kit for this card was the “Subtle” embossing folder … wanted a little texture (on both cards).

Glad you stopped in today, I have a special offer this month for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your week!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Have a Happy Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I’m a little late with my post today, I have my 16-month old Great Grandson here this weekend … and let’s just say, he’s a handful!! And this GG is not used to 24-7 chasing (my house is not Khari-proof) lol

So what is the quickest way to make a card? Grad a card kit or a Paper Pumpkin and your on your way. There are so many cute embellishments in the September Paper Pumpkin kit … I used the Pumpkin embellishments and the leaf and greeting stamps that are included.

I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze (Cajun Craze is included in the kit) to stamp my cute little leaf.

The jack-o-lantern face and greeting were both stamped in the Tuxedo Black Momento ink. The base and mat for my pumpkins are Pumpkin Pie … the perfect Halloween color!

I’m thinking I should have run this through the embossing machine with the “Subtle” embossing folder … this would have given the card some texture along with the dimension … just a thought. What do you think?

I appreciate you stopping back for the visit today….

Hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Frosted Impressions Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the coolest technique to share with you, and it is so simple you will ask yourself “why” you didn’t think of it myself? lol This technique is called Frosted Impressions.

You will need your window sheets, an embossing folder and an embossing machine, I tried out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss by Stampin’ Up! I love it’s size, the smooth roll and the fact that each plate is numbered (I’ll share more about that another time). I used the “Cobwebs” embossing folder …

I emboss your Window sheet with your favorite folder and then use sand paper to create the “frosted” look. Watch my short video to see exactly how I did this …

Wasn’t that simple? And it’s so cool … Emboss, sand, and you have a cool background!! I thought the spider webs were appropriate for upcoming holiday … but I truly believe those snowflakes in the mini catalog would be stunning.

I used the many of the components from the Magic in this Night Suite; I’ll have a list for you below.

Now … a quick reminder that today is our 24 hour Stamp Sale … you’ll want to stock up with this stellar price! For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets at a 15% discount.

Click on this image below for a PDF listing every stamp set that will be on sale … you can view or print off the list!

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (MT) … choose your favorites from the select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog that are available for purchase at a 15% discount.

You can place an order through me, or shop directly through my online store. The store will have a category entitled “Stamp Sale” that displays every stamp set on sale to ensure a quick and easy shopping experience.

Click Here to Visit My Store

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy technique …. give it a try. And let me know if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.

Thank you so much and enjoy your day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

No Tricks … just Treats Wreath!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a happy Saturday to you! I’m sharing a card with your today to illustrate what a difference a background can make! Then I will share the step by step process I used to create the background.

Here is a look back at yesterdays Happy Halloween card highlighting the Arrange a Wreath bundle …

Today we are going to use the very same layout as we did yesterday. Layouts are a great way to help you out when your stamping … it gives you a headstart on how to create your card, a pattern so to speak.

I wouldn’t sew a dress or make a quilt without a pattern so you can see how helpful it can be. You can use the simple layout for any holiday, occasion, and just because it shows a circle doesn’t mean you can’t use a square shape or even a star!

I have just started creating layouts … this one is quite colorful!! lol But it shows the “layering” … our weath, the banner for the greeting, and also shows a textured background.

Let’s see what it looks like in a real card ….

The background was fun and super easy to make …

  1. I began with the Smoky Slate Cardstock
  2. Emboss using the Old World Paper 3-D Embossing Folder
  3. Drag your Momento Black Ink Directly over the embossing
  4. Lightly Sponge some additional Black ink over cardstock to soften the harsh black lines.

I think this looks so cool and it really defines the dimension on the card! The wreath was made exactly like yesterday except, I layered my greeting this time to add even more color….

The “Trick or Treat” comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The I added the gorgeous Iridescent Pearls to both the banner and the wreath.

I want you to feel free to copy the card layout “pattern” … just right click on the image and “save” to your files. I’m hoping to make more but right now I’m focusing on “classes” 🙂

Thank you for today’s visit …. enjoy your Saturday. I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Halloween Wreath

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share my “Arrange a Wreath” card with you today as promised in yesterdays post… I had so much fun playing with this, and I have only begun! I’ll be posting the class details this weekend.

Today’s card uses the wreath dies as the focal point …

The Black Glitter paper and Pumpkin Pie cardstock were cut with the “elm” style leaf and the Granny Apple Green was cut with the “oak” style leaves (this is the best way I can describe them).

The “Happy Halloween” comes from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and was stamped on Granny Apple Green using my Stamparatus to double stamp it so it appears darker …

The background was fun and super easy to make … I began with the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and layered the fantastic Metallic Mesh Ribbon over the top … it creates a creepy web looking background.

It adds cool texture and a little sparkle, pairs so sweetly with the Black Glitter paper ….

My final step to the card is to attach the wreath. I used the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals so they would not show through the wreath. It adds another layer of dimension and completes the card …

I love the bright colors from the wreath against the Gorgeous Grape and Metallic Mesh Ribbon, it really does give you that Halloween feel.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed and had fun making it.

Have yourself a great day and enjoy the beginning of your weekend.

Thank you for joining me today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥