Bewitched And Bewildered

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I’m back in my craft room today and happy to be here. Yay!

I titled today’s post ” Bewitched And Bewildered”, and I am bewildered. You’ll see why. I’m showcasing both the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper and the Bewitching stamp and punch Bundle. Both the patterned paper and stamp set are simple and easy to combine. The Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper is easy to combine with just about anything and for any occasion or holiday. So, let’s get right to my card.

Today’s Card Parts And Pieces

  • I cut the Basic Black card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I added a Basic White card front layer that measures 4′ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black mat layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • The patterned paper top layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I stamped the witch’s hats with Tuxedo Black Memento and Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • I added some color to the hats with Parakeet Party and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.
  • The Blend coloring process is simple and quick.
  • The Witch’s Hat Punch made creating these hats quick as well.
  • I cut a strip of Basic White cardstock for the sentiment (which is from a retired stamp set called Spooky Cat).
  • Tailor your sentiment strip or label to the sentiment you choose.
  • The circle is the largest in the Stitched Shapes Dies. I die cut it in Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Put It All Together

  • Attach the layers to the card base front as shown.
  • Add the circle to the center of the card with the bottom of the circle about 1 1/2″ inches from the bottom of the card front.
  • Attach the white hat first as shown, then add the black hat. I attach both of these with glue.
  • I attached the polka dot hat with Dimensionals.
  • I punched the star embellishments with the Witch’s Hat Builder Punch.
  • The Basic White inside writing layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I stamped the witch’s shoes with Parakeet Party ink and the stars with Daffodil Delight ink.

Are you wondering why I am so bewildered? I’ll tell you now. I couldn’t decide which patterned paper to use. Look at the possibilities below and decide which you like. Maybe a few Gorgeous Grape or Pumpkin Pie stars with this pattern.

For the choice below, I would add Basic White or Gorgeous Grape stars.

So, have some fun with the Bewitching Bundle. It’s great for making multiples. Cut some layers, punch a few witch’s hats and create fun Halloween greetings!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Hello Harvest

Today’s post is a soft, subtle, and happy hello card showcasing the Hello Harvest Bundle along with the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper.

It’s quick and easy to put together and is the perfect way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I cut a Basic White card base 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper is die cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies.
  • The smaller Gingham patterned layer measures about 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.
  • The larger Gingham patterned layer measures about 3″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Stamp the large pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Shade the pumpkin with a Blender Pen and Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Stamp the sunflower cluster with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Add color to the sunflower cluster with your Blender Pen. I used Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • The shading with your Blender Pen goes quickly.
  • Add color only to the lines in the stamp.
  • The shading in the sunflower cluster is done with a small bit of ink on the tip of the Blender Pen.
  • Be sure to clean your Blender Pen by running the sides along a scrap of paper until it’s clean. Lightly touch the tip of the brush to the scrap paper to clean it.
  • Now you can go to your second color.
  • I used Crushed Curry first, Pumpkin Pie, then Granny Apple Green.
  • Die cut the pumpkin and sunflower cluster with the matching dies.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Crushed Curry ink onto a small piece of Basic White cardstock.
  • Using the smallest Deckled Edge Die, die cut the sentiment layer. The layer measures about 1″ x 2 1/4″.

Assemble The Card

  • Attach the larger layer to the card base front as shown, then attach the smaller layer as shown. I offset both layers on the card front.
  • Attach the pumpkin with Dimensionals.
  • Add two Dimensionals to the top portion of the sunflower cluster and a line of glue to the bottom.
  • Attach the flower cluster to the top of the pumpkin, as shown.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • Add your embellishment. I used one of the Amber Gems from the Rustic Harvest Suire.

The Inside

  • The Basic White layer is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • I cut two strips from scraps of DSP to create a bottom border.
  • They both measure 4 1/4″ long. One strip is 3/4″ wide, and the other is 1/4″ wide.
  • I stamped the small sunflower stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink.

So, “deckle” the edges of Gingham Cottage DSP, stamp a pumpkin and some sunflowers, blend in some color, add a bold sentiment, and create a card to say hello.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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A Bewitching Bundle of Hats, Shoes And Stars

Today’s post showcases the Bewitching Bundle. The Bundle includes the Bewitching Stamp Set and the Witch Hat Builder Punch.

The Bewitching stamp set includes six cling stamps. Three of the stamps are witch’s hats. There’s a great pair of shoes, a scary spider and an adorable star cluster. The Witch Hat Builder Punch is perfect to quickly and easily punch out your stamped images or design your own special hats. Stampin’ Up! perfectly sized the images for Halloween tags, gift bag toppers and fun cards.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • Cut a Basic Black card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″.
  • The black and white pumpkin patterned paper (from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper) layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • Attach this layer to the Basic Black card base front.
  • The Crushed Curry star patterned paper (also from Celebrate Everything) layer is 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Under the star patterned paper layer is a small Basic White layer cut 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.
  • Attach the Basic White layer under the star patterned paper layer leaving about 1/8″ showing on the right side of the panel.
  • Attach this panel to the card front with Dimensionals as shown.
  • I die cut the Pumpkin Pie circle frame with two stitched circle dies.
  • Choose two dies, one smaller than the other. Place the smaller die inside the larger die, making sure they’re evenly spaced. I use low tack tape to secure the dies to the cardstock. Run the dies through your cutting machine to create the frame.
  • Stamp the witch’s hat and shoes with Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • Punch the hat with the Witch Hat Builder Punch and fussy cut the shoes. They’re easy to fussy cut!
  • Punch five Granny Apple Green cardstock stars using the Punch.
  • Attach the elements to the card as shown.

The Sentiment

  • This stamp set does not have sentiments. I used sentiments from a retired stamp set called Tee-Hee-Hee and cut a sentiment strip to the size of the sentiment.
  • You can use any Halloween themed sentiment and do the same.
  • The Basic White writing layer on the inside of the card is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Stamp the witch’s shoes and star cluster in the bottom corner of the layer.

So, find some fun, spooky Halloween patterned paper, cut a few layers, stamp a hat and shoes, add a few green stars, and create something fun!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Make A Card With Design A Treat

Today’s post is showcasing the Design A Treat Bundle. This little trinket or treat box can hold a pretty charm or a dark chocolate truffle! Whichever you prefer! I put it together in less than a minute with the treat box die, my bone folder, and two small pieces of Tear & Tape. I also “designed” a matching card using the Dies and the Design A Treat stamp set.

My inspiration for both the card and treat box came from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. This Bundle is on page 61. With the Dies, you can easily create a bunch of bats for Halloween treats, lots of reindeer for Christmas and Holiday goodies, a bunny for an Easter celebration, and all year flowers just to say “thinking of you!” I decided on the flowers today. You can easily duplicate this card in a Fall theme by creating Crushed Curry flowers with Soft Suede in the center. Fun, right?

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • It looks busy, but once you get the cuts done, putting it together is fast.
  • Cut the Basic White card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the longer side.
  • The Crushed Curry card layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Attach the card layers to the card base, as shown.

Die Cuts

  • Here’s a die cutting tip for this card. I used my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and scraps of Crushed Curry, Carden Green, Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade cardstock.
  • In one sweep, I die cut the Poppy Parade flower, Crushed Curry stitched Circle and Garden Green reindeer antlers (these became my floral sprigs).
  • My second sweep through the die cutting machine included the Bermuda Bay and Basic White cardstock flowers.

Assembling the Elements

  • Run a thin line of glue along the straight side of one of the half flowers. Attach both flower sides together.
  • I punched the flower center circles with my 1/2″ circle punch. (That was quick and easy).
  • I cut 3/4″ strips of Bermuda Bay and Basic White cardstock to create my sentiment banner layers.
  • The Poppy Parade cardstock strip is 3/8″ x 3 1/4″.
  • The Bermuda Bay cardstock strip is 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  • Stamp the Basic White strip with the lined stamp from the Design A Treat stamp set and Poppy Parade ink. Cut this strip the length of the stamped image.
  • Wrap some Linen Thread around four of your fingers a few times, remove from your fingers and crunch the center to create the bow. I adhered mine in the center with a large glue dot.
  • Assemble the sentiment banner layers as shown below.

  • Start with the Poppy Parade strip, add a line of liquid glue along the top, attach the Bermuda Bay strip.
  • Add a thin line of glue along the top of the Bermuda Bay strip, then attach the stamped strip.
  • Stamp your favorite sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a Basic White strip cut 1/2″ x 2″ and attach the strip on top of the Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade strips as shown.
  • Attach the Linen Thread bow to the back of this sentiment panel you just created.
  • Adhere the sentiment strip to the card front as shown with Dimensionals.

The Big Finish

  • Attach the die cut circle to the card front as shown.
  • Attach the flowers to the circle as shown, then cut the antler flower sprigs and slide them under the flowers as shown.
  • Attach the assembled sentiment layers along with the Linen Thread bow, as shown.

Soooo, cut some layers, put your cutting machine into high gear, add some Linen Thread and create something cute and fun.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Time for another Mini Slimline design. I so enjoy creating a Slimline card. The card measures 7″ x 3 1/2″ and is so easy to create.

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Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • I love this color combination – Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sorbet and Coastal Cabana. Three vibrant colors that work beautifully together to create a “happy” and fun design.
  • The Daffodil Delight card base is a 7″ square, scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The plaid patterned paper covers the front of the card base. It measures 3 1/2″ x 7″. It’s from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack. There are 48 sheets of amazing Designer Series Paper in the pack with designs for all occasions, including fun holiday patterns.
  • Click on the button below to download and print the Tutorial. The measurements and a “how to” are there.

So, download the PDF, pull out your Hippest Hippos stamps and Hippo Dies, and create something fun and “On Pont”!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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