Halloween Z-Fold Cards

In my last post, the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper was being highlighted on a non-Halloween card.  Today, it is front and center again on two Halloween Z-fold cards.  One of the cards features spiders and the other features bats. Even with creepy crawlies and things that fly in the night, the cards aren’t too spooky!  Since the cards are part of the September To-Go Kit featuring the stamp set, A Wish For Everything, the front sentiment and inside greeting fit perfectly on the Z-Fold cards.

Halloween Z-Fold Card

Notice the little spiders? They are cut using the Little Treat Box dies.  The spiders are the perfect size for this project. 

Halloween Z-Fold Card

What fun with the bats!  The bats are cut from a piece of the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  The Halloween Magic Dies coordinate with designer series paper to cut the bats.  Plus there’s a die with the three small flying bats that add the perfect touch to the back panel.

Materials:
  • Card base: Cajun Craze or Black Berry Bliss cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, score on 11” side at 2-3/4” & 5-1/2”
  • Z-Fold layer – Basic Black Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 9-3/4”, score at 2-3/4” & 5-1/2”
  • Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper
    • Panels for card base: 4” x 5-1/4”; 2 pcs – 4” x 2-1/2”
    • Panels for inside z-fold: 4” x 3”, 2-1/2” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock panel: 2-1/2” x 3” and 2-1/4” square scrap piece for sentiment
  • Stamp Set: A Wish For Everything
  • Ink: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad 
  • Dies: Halloween Magic, Little Treat Box and Stitched Shapes
  • Embellishments: bats cut from the Designer Series Paper & the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins or the spiders (die cut using the Little Treat Box dies), Basic Rhinestone Jewels & 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Assembly Directions:
  1. First, fold and burnish the score lines on both cards.  For the base panel, the small fold is the card front.  The card folds into a “z”.
  2. Add the Magic In This Night designer series paper panels to the card base and to the Basic Black cardstock z-fold layer.
  3. Using a strong adhesive,  attach the z-fold layer to the card base. Note: the large side panel of the z-fold layer is added to the 2-3/4” front panel of the base.
  4. Next, stamp the inside sentiment with Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the Whisper White panel.  Then, attach to the last panel of the z-fold.
  5. For the front sentiment, stamp Happy Halloween onto a 2-1/2” square of Whisper White cardstock. For the circle shape, use the Stitched Shapes Die. If adding sentiment to the spider card, add the metallic mesh ribbon beneath the sentiment.  (As an added touch on the spider sentiment, stamp the webs from the Banner Year Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink)
  6. Refer to photos for each card for placement of spiders and bats.  Embellish with adhesive-backed sequins on the bat card and rhinestones on the spider card.

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

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Not Just for Halloween

When designing cards for the recent To-Go class, the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper was front and center on two card designs.  It is not just for Halloween but can be used for various occasions.  For the card in class, it is featured on a Thanksgiving Wishes card. While several of the designs in the designer series paper are Halloween themed, most are generic designs.  On today’s card, the Pretty Peacock design offers a beautiful background.  It coordinates wonderfully with silver foil texture embossed elements.  

Thanksgiving Wishes

Materials:
  • Cardstocks:
    • Pretty Peacock card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”; 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” for leaf
    • Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4” (for Layer 1); 1-1/4” x 2-1/4” (for sentiment) 
  • Layer 2:
    • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper: 5” x 3-3/4”
  • Silver Foil Sheets: 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • Stamp Set
    • A Wish for Everything Stamp Set
  • Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Dies:
    • Gathered Leaves
    • Stitched Shapes

• Embellishment: 1-1/2” Metallic Mesh Ribbon (approx. 8”)
• Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Glue Dots

To assemble the card, attach the Whisper White cardstock and the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper to the card base using Stampin’ Seal. With the small, veined leaves dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies, cut two leaves from the Silver Foil Sheet and one leaf from the Pretty Peacock scrap. Next, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad and add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then, add the cut embossed leaves to the label and card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere. Complete the card by adding a Metallic Mesh Ribbon bow to card.

Be sure to look at both sides of your Designer Series Papers when designing cards.  Often, themed papers offer prints that are appropriate to use for other occasions.  Remember, Magic in This Night is not just for Halloween!

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

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Autumn Theme Bag Topper

Since transitioning to virtual card classes due to the pandemic, registrants receive a “little something” extra with the kits.  This month, an autumn theme bag topper added to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag was perfect for the special treat.  Even better, the bag topper is quick to make using the Celebration Labels Dies.  The dies and Celebration Tidings Stamp Set are available together in the Celebration Tidings Bundle. For an autumn theme, the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper is ideal.

Treat Bag with Topper

Bag Topper Tips:

For creating a bag topper, the Celebration Labels Dies offer a range of sizes so you can create toppers for a variety of bag sizes. Just lay a die across the top of the bag to determine the size needed.  After die cutting your designer series paper or cardstock, place the label on your scoring board aligning the notches on the label and score to create the fold line. To seal bag top, use Stampin’ Seal+ on the label and fold across the bag opening. As noted, I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper for my project bag toppers.  The designer series paper is perfect for an autumn theme bag topper.

For the autumn theme treat bag, a coordinating gift tag is added to the bag topper.  Cut one end of a 3-1/4″x 3/4″  piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Then, stamp the “just for you” from the Celebration Tidings Stamp Set onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using the Autumn Punch Pack, cut leaves and acorns from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Add the leaves to the tag with glue dots and use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the acorn.  Next, add a small bow to the gift tag.   To finish, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the gift tag.  

Creating bag toppers using the Celebration Labels Dies is quick and easy!  Adding this special touch to a cellophane bag elevates the simplest treat.  With upcoming holidays, consider ordering the Celebration Tidings Bundles so you can quickly turn a “little something” into “something special”!

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

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