It’s a Monster Bash!

Since Labor Day has come and gone, it signals the transition from summer into fall celebrations.  So despite having temperatures near 100 this week, the monthly card class theme was projects focusing on Fall and Halloween.  One such project is a Halloween card.  It features products from the Monster Bash product bundle.  The Monster Bash Suite is full of coordinating products that will help you prepare for fun Halloween festivities.  Today’s card features the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set, the Ornate Frames Dies, the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  You can purchase the entire Monster Bash Suite (Item #153485).   It includes all the materials on the featured card plus the Coffin Treat Boxes, Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  Or if you prefer, the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornate Frames can be purchased in the Spooktacular Bash Bundle

Monster Bash Card Card Details:
  • To form card base, cut Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  • The next layer is Crushed Curry cardstock (5-1/4″x 4″).  To texture emboss the panel, use the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment and the vampire using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  TIP: Use the Stamparatus when stamping (especially for the vampire) so you can double stamp to get a complete stamped image.  After stamping, cut the shapes using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, cut a scroll frame from Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Attach the vampire to the scroll using Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 2-7/8″x 2-7/8″ square of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Attach it to a 3″ x 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Wrap black ribbon around the square and tie into a knotted bow.  Adhere to the card front using adhesive.  
  • Finish card front by adding the vampire scroll and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the look, stamp the envelope and the card interior with some of the fun stamps from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set! 

You’ll have lots of fun creating Halloween projects with the Monster Bash Suite of products!  

Reminder: You can place your order by clicking on the items under Project Materials.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Halloween Fun!

Tomorrow is the last day to subscribe for the September Paper Pumpkin kit.   It is full of Halloween fun!  Paper Pumpkin thought you may want a “hand” with your Halloween festivities and designed the “Bone Appetit” kit to assist.  This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box.  The great thing about Paper Pumpkin is the kits are simple and fast to make so you’ll have your treat boxes created without a lot of fuss.  Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors are: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. 

Oh wait, don’t trash the special Paper Pumpkin box.  Look at the Halloween decor project you can create with the box…

Recycled Paper Pumpkin Box

What a fun way to recycle the box!!!  The Paper Pumpkin team will be supplying tips and instructions once the Bone Appetit kit arrives in your hands.  If you love Halloween, this is definitely the perfect kit for you!  You’ll have lots of Halloween fun with this September’s Paper Pumpkin.

Subscribe here to get your Bone Appetit kit before September 10.  

You can subscribe for one month or for multiple months.  Once you receive this month’s kit, you’ll not want to miss out on the upcoming Holiday kits.  As an added bonus, Paper Pumpkin gift subscriptions make perfect gifts for family or friends that enjoy crafting.  Everything needed to complete the projects is included in the monthly kits.  

REMINDER: In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday for more project ideas.  Happy Crafting!  

Challenging Frights & Delights

Challenging Frights & Delights is my theme for today.  Even though the Paper Pumpkin kits come with instructions and pictures, it’s still fun to take to it another level.  Do something different with the products that they give you.  Maybe you can even add a few other products.  I challenged myself to create something out of the box besides what they designed for us.  So in honor of today – Halloween, I wanted to create something different.  I’m happy how it turned out.

MPP September

For this card, all the elements except the card base (Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White cardstock) are from the September Paper Pumpkin “Frights & Delights” project kit box. I Challenged myself to use the extra elements in the kit to create a Halloween card.  I would love to see what you can do with some additional products and the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  How can you start challenging Frights and Delights with your monthly kit?

I loved that little orange pumpkin the moment I saw it so my mind went to work immediately.  There are other words you can use besides the eeeek.  Halloween cards are always so fun to make because you can really go crazy.  I thought about changing the colors of the bats but preferred them all black.  

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to start, you can sign up here and get your first monthly kit by November 20th.  But you have to sign up by November 10th.  If you sign up after November 10th then December will be your first kit. November will be the last Christmas themed project kit for the year.

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Halloween Hand Sanitizer Holders

This week in lieu of CASE the Catalog, I am sharing a project that it being made at my Stampin’ Bingo Event – Halloween Hand Sanitizer Holders.  While I am a huge fan of the pocket size hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works, the official terminology is Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels.  It’s much easier to call them Hand Sanitizers. It probably simplifies it for all of us.  It is wonderful that they “theme” the products for the different holidays.   

Halloween Hand Sanitizer

Product labels are designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP).  SO, as you notice in the photos, the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper works perfectly with the different Halloween themed hand sanizitizers.  Also, the box design comes from a post from a couple of years ago by Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo Designs.  It’s perfect for showcasing the DSP and the boxes can be assembled quickly.

Halloween Hand Sanitizer Holder

Below you can see how well the Bath & Body Works product coordinates!

Halloween Hand Saniziter Holder

Basic Black cardstock is used for the box base and DSP that coordinates with the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer.  Therefore, it was used to decorate the box base.  In addition, the black bat was cut using the Spooky Bats Punch.   The cat, from the Toil & Trouble DSP, and a stamped ghost were cut using the Cauldron Framelits Dies.  Stamp and cut the ghost and sponge around the edge using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink Pad.  Cut your sentiment with the 1 1/4″ punch. 

Black Cardstock works well considering the Black Glimmer Paper is discontinued. 

Additionally, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels become the bat’s eyes while Clear Basic Rhinestonse  are colored to add a finishing touch to the box featuring the cat.  Color clear rhinestones with Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.  Also, be sure to let it dry for a minute before transferring to the project.  Ask me how I know!!! 

Finally, Black 1/8″ Cord finishes off the sentiment featuring the ghost. 

CASE the Catalog will return but that I have lots of other projects to share but if you have questions regarding a specific project in either the Annual or the Holiday Catalog, don’t hesitate to contact me for details.

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Holiday Helpers Are Here

When I prepare for holidays and gift giving, I always appreciate holiday helpers.  That is exactly what My Paper Pumpkin is.  Sometimes they are cards, other times they are project ideas.  Either way, to have something come to your door once a month and be your salvation is always a good thing. Because the holidays are so close, Stampin’ Up! is offereing a great deal on two great MPP kits, 15% off while supplies last.  The Frights and Delights from last month and 2017’s November Back in Plaid are available for purchase at the discounted price, if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. 

I know Halloween is next week, but it’s a great sale to pick them up for next year or a last minute option. Here is the Frights and Delights subscription kit, and refill option. 

Here is the Back in Plaid kit from November, 2017.  I really think the little stockings are so adorable and you can decorate them any way you like.  Here is the kit and refill option.

Both these kits will make gift giving easy. 

So get your holiday helpers and be the envy of your friends through Halloween and Christmas. 

Treats are always welcome and the packaging just kicks it up a notch.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe here now and be able to purchase these kits as well.   One great benefit of the Paper Pumpkin subscription is having it delivered right to your door.  No muss, no fuss.  Another benefit is the “all in one” feature of the products and directions.  Open the box and go.  The kids love them because they can make projects for their class.  The instructions have step by step instructions and pictures to make it easy for the kids to participate.  Get either of these kits from my online store. 

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Halloween Treat Idea

With Halloween just around the corner, I would like to share this adorable Halloween treat idea. It’s great to create fun treats to take to your co-workers, neighbors or even for the kids to take to school.  I have always loved creating Halloween goodies for family and friends. You will be the hit of all the Halloween festivities.  Let the children share with their friends.  Anyone will be the star of the show with this treat and even love to eat what’s inside..

Halloween Treat

Notice the bats from the Spooky Sweets stamp set.  I cut them all out with the Spooky Bats Punch (all from the Holiday Catalog).  You can get those products as a bundle from my online store.  I think the Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie really are great colors, but you can use any cardstock you have on hand.  Embellish with any accessories you like as I did and you are ready to fill it with love (or chocolate!!!).

Stay tuned for lots of holiday inspiration as we move through Fall and winter.  There are going to be so many weeks of holiday magic coming your way.  Speaking of the holidays, are you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas.  It started last week but it’s not too late to join.  Just subscribe to my newsletter here and become a part of all the creativity.  Each week I send out a new holiday project newsletter.  All the ingredients, instructions and pictures you need to create a card, gift or packaging idea for all your family and friends.  It’s only for my newsletters subscribers so sign up today. 

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
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10% Off Coordinating Product Bundles