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 ♥ 

Halloween Banner Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This morning I was looking around on Pinterest and noticed one of my cards from 2013 was still getting hits … Yes!! That is cool, makes me happy that my card inspires people. Here it is ….

You can see the original post HERE. Today I have taken the same layout I used on the original card and updated it using the Magic in this Night Suite.

I chose 3 patterns from the Magic in this Night Designer Series paper creating my Halloween Banners …. One strip is 1″ … then 3/4″ and the last is 1/2″ wide. I used the Triple Banner punch to punch the ends … then I layered them as shown on the card.

I started with a Basic Black base and then Cajun Craze which I ran through the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Die machine (man, does that work nice!!) using the Cobweb 3-D embossing folder. This was then layered onto a piece of Old Olive… just to add a pop of color.

For my greeting, I chose the pretty frame from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set which I stamped with the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and then colored with the Stampin’ Write markers. The “Happy Halloween” was stamped with Cajun Craze and the entire piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I must say … I love this Halloween suite, one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Did you ever think Halloween to be …. pretty?!

Thank you for hanging out and waiting for today’s post! Much appreciated.

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 ♥ 

Festive “Halloween” Corners …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I had so much fun making yesterday’s “So Very Merry” card that I thought I would make another … Halloween. The Festive Corners stamp set is filled with fun holiday sentiments. I bought it to decorate my envelopes but found it to be so much more ….

Today’s card started out as a simple Halloween card … I used my Stampartus to ensure the correct placement of my greeting to my spider web. Then I thought it needed a bit more … so I moved my stamped cardstock “ever so slightly” and stamped again!! Now I got a shadowy effect … how cool is that!

I used the hauntingly real spider from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp set … I wanted that “spooky” effect! To make it even more spooky … I used the Wink of Stella between the webs and in the open areas (very small) between the double stamped “spooky”.

I wish the Wink of Stella showed up in the pictures … but the Cobwebs from the Cobwebs 3-D embossing folder show up perfectly and adds some fun texture to this card. This was such a fun and easy card to make.

To finish off the card, I popped up the layered stamped images up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The color pallet I used today was …

Are YOU ready for Halloween? Autumn is my favorite season … the warm days and cool crisp nights, and the smell in the air. Love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … if so, please feel free to LIKE my post or comment below.

Thank you and have a wonderful 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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Cat’s Magic

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a little Black Magic with you … in the form of a kitty! I have another sweet -n- simple Halloween card created with the “Magic in the Night” product suite.

I’m using yet another pattern from the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper …

This card is layered with magical delights! The base is Cajun Craze and coordinates with the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper pattern I chose and the Black Glitter paper.

The Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper is layered to create an mystical focal point … our Black Cat! Basic crating at it’s best, punches! The cat punch exposes the Black Glitter paper beneath …

The greeting was stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and punched out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and then tucked under the Metallic Mesh Ribbon… the sparkle from the ribbon dances with the glittering of our Black Cat.

All of the elements from the Magic in this Night Suite Collection are coordinated perfectly to add a touch of spooky elegance to all our project. My card today was completed by adorning it with the Iridescent Pearls … oooh they are striking!

You can check out all the Magic in the Night Designer Paper HERE along with my first card with this suite… OR my Gothic Halloween card in Pretty Peacock which you can find by clicking HERE!

Thank you for joining me today on a spooky trail of Halloween Haunts and a little Black Magic from our pretty little kitty!

Have a great day ~

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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: Open if you Dare

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A sunny Sunday here today paired with one more card share from the amazing “Magic in this Night” suite. I’m beginning by simply flipping over the designer series pattern from yesterday to a floral surprise.

I’m also going back to more traditional Halloween colors by using Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green … these layers of color are sure to make the Magic in this Night designer paper stand out.

A band of color across the front was used to also highlight the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. A big bow was created to nest my greeting on and make it pop! I stamped the “Open if you Dare” from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set on Granny Apple Green and backed with Pumpkin pie. You can use any combination of punches or layer with any one of our beautiful layering dies.

Today’s Simply Sunday card was completed with the Iridescent Pearls … they are so cool, and fit in with this product suite perfectly. This is the last of my Magic in the Night series of cards for a bit, but I’ll be back with more as time get closer to Halloween.

I also want to let you know that my OnLine store is getting a “facelift” and should be easier to use. I’m so excited! This covid has tied my hands to in-home classes but I’ll keep sharing here, on my facebook page and more …

I’ll be back tomorrow with another great project. Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me today.

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 ♥ 

W-Fold Card: Open If You Dare …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the “To Every Season” Bundle with you, today I’m pairing it with the “Spooktacular Bash” Bundle and delivering it to you on a spooky little card featuring the W-Fold!!  Are you ready??  Open if you dare ….

The background is Gorgeous Grape and stamped with Gorgeous Grape using both the “To Every Season” and “Spooktacular Bash” stamp sets, which is then layered over Pumpkin Pie over a Basic Black base.

The coffin was cut from a template I made from the cute little Coffin Treat Boxes also found in the Monster Bash product suite. I embossed it with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and with a light dragging of the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink Pad across the raised image you create some added dimension and sparkle!

The greeting is from the Spooktacular Bash bundle and die cut with the coordinating (and layering) dies… and lets not forget about those cute little bats which were punched from the To Every Season punch pack .  Notice the sparkle … you guessed it, Wink of Stella!!

NOW IT’S TIME TO OPEN …

The “W-Fold” is created to POP out your images! This is the fold that our September Club members learned this month. Can you tell that the center 2 images are popping right out of your card? Keep opening ….

I tucked some fun little creatures inside the card to wish you a Happy Halloween! We layered the inside the same as the outside of the card, but instead of stamping on the grape … we embossed it just like we did to the coffin lid!

Now it’s fully open so you can see how nicely the card lays down. and a better look at our stamped images.  The were all colored in the grape and then Wink of Stella was added over them.  The inside band is what makes the W and our images pop.

I love that I can use the “To Every Season” Bundle with the “Spooktacular Bash” Bundle and then take it onto the next holiday! I’m all about purchasing products that I can use throughout the year … maximizing my money!! If you have to have the products you saw today … just click on the images below and it will take you to my on-line store.

Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how I take both of these bundles onto the next holiday!!

Thank you for checking out my blog … have a wonderful day!!

Today’s stamping supply list … 

 

Simply Sunday: Spooktacular Dracula!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card share from the Monster Bash Suite bundle … this includes all of the coordinating products.  This is actually a step up from my usual Simply Sunday as we will be using the beautiful dies that are included in this suite. I try to stay away from die cutting on my Simply Sunday posts but this suite is too cute and easy to play with.

This card was not part of my Halloween Bash class … two of the cards we made included a fun fold and a shaker card!  In fact, I have had additional interest in this class; I will be hosting another Here is the information …

Today’s card was created by me and my 4 year old Great Grandson … he loves using the Bigshot!!  His GG (me) shows him how to layer and he makes it go. lol  He cut both of the delicate frames out for me.  The large is cut from Lovely Lipstick and the small is cut from Basic Black … both of these ornate frames are included in the die set that comes in the bundle.

We stamped Dracula and also die cut him from a coordinating die. Love how these layer…

We colored the background of Dracula’s picture in Lovely Lipstick and then added Wink of Stella to it. It really adds dimension to the picture.  The frame was colored with Soft Suede and then was layered onto our ornate frame.

Our second ornate frame showcases our greeting which comes from the coordinating stamp set; Spooktacular Bash Cling Stamp Set.  I’ve also added “Wink of Stella” to the frame which coordinates with the background we created behind Dracula.  A touch of ribbon behind our greeting and black enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.

Junior likes Stampin’ Dimensionals as well so he helped me pop up the greeting and Dracula.  We added a strip of this pretty Monster Bash Designer Series Paper pattern to the inside of the card to coordinate with the front and our card is done!

I hope you enjoyed our card today … Junior and I sure had fun making it!  I might have to invite him over to help me bigshot all the pieces for our upcoming Halloween Bash class.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me.

Enjoy your day ~

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No Toil … No Trouble … Just treats!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

To the catalog went LIVE yesterday and of course I had to put another order in (you know, things I didn’t pick up on the pre-order) lol.  Truth is, is buy in stages … my Halloween and Fall first, with a touch of Christmas. Yesterday, a few more Christmas items for my upcoming Holiday Stamping Retreat. (Which is Sold Out) Thank you ladies!!

Today however, I’m focusing on Halloween … before you know it, those little ghouls and goblins will be ringing our doorbells in celebration of the holiday.  I like to make special little treats for my grandkids and this year decided not to recreate the wheel but copy the cute projects in the catalog!!

My Bakers Boxes should be arriving tomorrow! I’m going to create the cute little green box with the spider webs.  So easy to color … just fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol, then add a few drops of the ink refill. The alcohol allows your ink to dry much quicker than if you would use water.

The tag is quick -n- easy to make with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper! There are so many cute patterns, I don’t know which one I like best (but that little ghost does pull at my heart strings).

Here is my little ghost card …

And since we are having fun with the Designer paper, what do you think about the “bat” pattern?  I took this paper and sponged on some fun color effects and this is what I ended up with …

You can get full details … just CLICK HERE.  And while I’m bragging about this amazing designer paper, lets talk about how it coordinates so nicely with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and Cauldron dies.  Some of the dies actually cut images from the Toil & Trouble designer paper!!

There’s my little ghost again! He just seems to keep turning up throughout this entire blog post! This entire product suite will make your card and gift making as easy as a ghost floating through air.  A totally versatile product suite… so stop back tomorrow because I have another cute project for you to “gift” your little ghouls and goblins!

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your Friday with me! I’ve listed the products used for the projects I shared today. Click on any item for more details or to begin your shopping.  Don’t forget I’m tracking your Virtual Rewards Points … I will be sending out more on Monday!!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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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 ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … For more information on an item used today, just click on the product picture below, it will take you to my website. Thanks

 

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 ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: Just Click on any item for more information or to begin your shopping experience …