Having recently downsized, my stamping room was the first to get packed and the last to get unpacked. I moved to my new space with a few favorite furniture pieces, and lots and lots of boxes, most of which were stamps, paper, ink and more stamps. I’m very comfortable here and ready to get back to my card making.
While preparing future blog posts, I’ve been popping in on both Stampin’ Up!’s and the Pals’ Facebook Chats to see what’s new. Yikes! Stampin’ Up! and the Pals are movin’ and shakin’, and I have a lot of wonderful’ creative new products to share. It’s been a fun week of preparation for me and I’m happy to be back in my creative space cutting paper and getting my fingers inky!
So, let’s get started with today’s post. This year’s Holiday Catalog is absolutely filled with one surprise after another. Last Friday I hosted my first card class in a long while. This was one of the projects we made and the ladies were so happy that it was quick and easy…. and, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Flo was so excited, she actually enjoyed tying the bow!
I was inspired by a project in the Holiday Catalog for this card… the “Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies” and “Spooky Fun” stamp set are perfect together.
For the cropped tree image, I cut the Basic Gray card stock 4 1/4″ wide by 5″ long;
The finished cropped tree image is attached with dimensionals; this made it easy to tuck the bakers twine under the image.
I hand cropped the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink.
The bats were cropped using one of the framelits and Basic Black card stock.
Because I wanted my card to look more “spooky” I stamped the moon image with Basic Gray ink. For a “happier” look, you could use a yellow.
A Basic Gray Candy Dot and some Basic Gray Bakers Twine finished the card nicely.
So, grab these fabulous framelits and some card stock; add a little sentiment and create something spooky!
I mixed some "spooky" patterns from "Happy Haunting" Designer Series Paper, added a few "spooky" eyes and punched a "spooky" circle. The "Spooky" Stamp is the perfect fit for your 2" Circle Punch, or match up a Circles Collection Framelit.
As they say… the eyes always tell the story. A few Pearl Basic Jewels make great eyes for this card's story, and Pearl Basic Jewels should be a staple at every stamper's table.
This card took but a few minutes to put together and will be on its way to one of my great nieces along with their Trick-Or-Treat surprise.
So, mix up some great patterns, add a sentiment, a few "eyes", and create something "spooky".
Today celebrates another Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and another one of "My Favorites" from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.
Here's another of "My Favorites" from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog. The stamp set, "Howl-o-ween Treat" and matching framelits, "Boo To You" are brilliantly bundled to save you 15%.
This is another set that you will use over and over again. Match it up with "Happy Haunting" Designer Series Paper and the "Happy Haunting" card stock pack and you're ready for all your Halloween cards and tags. This card was so quick and easy to put together.
I did take a little creative license today… with the sketch and with the sentiment. The sentiment is actually from last year's Holiday Catalog. It was the perfect size for this design, so I went with it.
With my witch's hat and magical wand, I wish you all Happy Haunting and lots of Halloween fun.
So, grab your favorite "bundle" and stamp and crop something fabulous.
Over the weekend I spoke with my sister who happened to be exhausted after a day of pumpkin picking with her grandchildren. Annie is a very "hands on" grandmother and I love to hear her stories about my great nieces.
So, I have to say, not only was I inspired by Debbie Carriere's latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I was inspired by my sister's story to create this card for the kids for Halloween. I really do enjoy sending hand made cards to all who are special to me and this one will be on its way very soon.
I really like this color combination. The Sahara Sand card base and accent layers gives a little bit of originality to the traditional Halloween orange and black.
With Stampin' Up!'s "Fall Fest" stamp set and matching "Fun Fall" framelits, I stamped and cropped the pumpkins in no time at all. "Motley Monsters" Designer Series Paper was my color inspiration.
Nothing makes your hand made card more of a "gift" than a matching lined envelope. The envelope liner is cropped with the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies, perfectly sized for the standard A-2 card.
A little Linen Thread and a Basic Black Candy Dot are just enough embellishment to balance the design.
So, stamp a few pumpkins and create something wonderful.
Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat.
You should have just left stop number 4 on the Pals Hop – Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
I enjoy making collage cards and by now you probably know that framelits are a definite staple for me. I always keep my circles and squares collections framelits very close by whenever I sit down to make a card.
There's lots of white space here so that the colors would pop and there's just a touch of Pool Party to soften the look.
This is a very Quick & Easy design with a Clean and Simple look.
Now for the Blog Candy!
Stampin' Up!'s new Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle
This bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five designs, 2 pages of each design) plus the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set.
Please leave me a comment no later than Thursday, October 10th by 8:00 p.m. East Coast Time. Each comment is numbered. I will randomly choose a number and if your comment matches the number, you're my Halloween Blog Candy Winner. I'll announce the winner on my Blog on Friday, October 11th and also send you an e-mail. I'll need your response to my e-mail no later than Sunday, October 13th so I can get your Blog Candy to you.
The next stop is Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts, stop number 6 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
My name is Debbie Crowley and I live in Central New Jersey. Although I very much enjoy card making, I am fond of cooking. I am "Mom" to two adult children, Alison and Denis and enjoy visiting with my two grand dogs, Buddy and Lucky.
It’s my pleasure to share my paper crafting with you for your enjoyment and inspiration.
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