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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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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A Spooky Theme For The Paper Players

Hello Friends! It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Players Challenge. This week, Laurie is challenging us with a “Spooky” Theme.

It’s great to be back to playing along with the rest of this fabulous Design Team.  I took some time away to do a little travelling. While I had a wonderful trip, it’s always good to be home.

My card today is a collage including everything “Spooky”.  For inspiration, I went straight to the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  I thought the haunted house pattern would be perfect for the Theme. To me, there’s nothing spookier than a haunted house!  The patterned paper also guided my color choice; Old Olive, Basic Black and Basic White.

A few die cuts and a bit of fussy cutting gave me the elements I wanted to use. They’re all from the Frightfully Cute stamp set and matching Frightful Tags Dies. The “Spooky” sentiment is a stamp from a long ago favorite set called Among The Branches. Yes, I went back in time for this one. It’s a perfect “spooky” fit for this design.

Today’s Card Layer Dimensions:

  • The Old Olive card base is a top fold A-2 base cut at 11″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black bottom layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3″ x 4 3/8″.
  • The Basic Black layer framing the patterned paper layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″.
  • Save these measurements. This card design is easy to duplicate with your favorite stamps, dies and patterned paper.

So, find the perfect “spooky” patterned paper, add some “spooky” die cuts and create something fun to link up with us over at the Paper Players this week.

…the only limitation is your imagination !

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FREE Treat Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends!

The weather is beautiful here in New Jersey and we’re being promised a great weather weekend.  It’s a much needed change for us. I hope you have some fun weekend plans and can also spend some time in your craft room!

One of my Mini Treat Bags is standing alone today.  This one happens to be my favorite and I thought I’d showcase it.  As promised, I put together a quick tutorial for the Mini Treat Bags.  The treat bag in the picture above is die cut from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  They are a favorite and served me well over the years getting treat bags ready for my daughter’s students. I have a few of those favorites that will remain in their designated space in my craft room!

You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and have fun designing your own treat bags.

So, grab your favorite DSP, make a few cuts, score a few lines and create something fun to fill and give!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

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More Frightfully Cute Cuteness!

Hello friends! It’s Friday and I’m sharing more cuteness from the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

I know I’ve said it in the past. I am probably the biggest fan of Designer Series Paper. It inspires me with great color combinations and card designs. The Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper is amazingly cute and inspired me to create a few treat bags and Halloween tags. These bags and tags are fun to put together. With both the DSP and the Frightfully Cute Bundle, your creativity will run high. That is my promise to you.

I took single pictures of each of my tags and I’ll give you a quick and easy how to after each one. Have fun adding your own twist.

The Basic Tag Recipe:

  • Each tag is die cut using the largest die in the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • The Basic Black tags measure 4″ x 1 3/4″ if you want to create your own tag.
  • The patterned paper  layer for each tag measures 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
  • The tag die cuts a small hole in the top for ribbon or twine.
  • Die cut a bunch of fun images with the Frightful Tags Dies matching the images and colors to your tag.
  • Attach the die cuts to your tags with Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals or whatever adhesive you prefer.
  • Most importantly… Have fun mixing and matching!

The Hiding Ghost Tag:

  • I cut the Designer Series Paper so the ghost would be hiding behind the tree in the image above.
  • The tree, fence and “orange” moon are all die cuts.

The Wise Owl Tag:

  • The fence, tree, “purple moon” and owl are all die cuts attached to the Haunted House DSP in the tag above.
  • When you die cut the owl, his eyes are open circles. I slipped a tiny scrap of white cardstock behind his eyes.

The Witch’s Hat And Web Tag:

  • The spider web, witch’s hat, owl and “white moon” are all die cuts.
  • I also slipped a scrap of white cardstock behind the owl’s eyes.
  • Notice the embossed detail in the die cut images.

I wanted a small treat bag for these tags and found an oldie but goodie in my die collection.  The Dies are called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  If you have them, they are a quick and easy way to create the treat bag I used today.

If you don’t have the Mini Treat Bag Dies, check in tomorrow for a quick PDF tutorial.

So, pick up the Frightfully Cute Bundle, die cut lots of fun images and create fun tags for your Halloween treats!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

The New Christmas Whimsy Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

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HAUNTS & HARVEST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
  • Today is the last day to order the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Haunts & Harvest Kit Details
    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
    • This month’s Kit has a unique offering:  The box turns into a wheelbarrow to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

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SALE-A-BRATION

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A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

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