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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First Frost Baker’s Box

Happy Friday!  This week I am sharing another of the recent class projects, a First Frost Baker’s Box.  The Baker’s Boxes are a great size for adding a treats or other small gifts.  One of my favorite embellishments for boxes is to make a belly band and add embellishments so naturally, I decided to use one for this project.  For embellishment, the First Frost Bundle coordinates beautifully with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

To decorate the Baker’s Box, cut a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the belly band.  Since the DSP will not fit completely around the box, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the large Layering Ovals Framelit to connect the DSP and to act as a base for the embellishments.  

The stamped floral uses the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Markers to color the stamp, then “huff” by blowing your breath over the inked stamp to keep the ink moist and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Cut using the Floral Bouquet Framelits.  Also use the Framelits to cut Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Vellum images.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Stamp “enjoy” (from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set) using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad on the right side of the oval.  Attach to the Blackberry Bliss oval on the baker’s box belly band.  Layer the cut embellishments onto the left side of the oval.  Finish by adding a doubled Linen Thread bow and scattering Basic Rhinestone Jewels around the paper.


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Spooky Anticipation

It’s Time to end the Spooky Anticipation

Last month Paper Pumpkin subscribers received a very special delivery.  The September subscriber kit is so much fun.  The kit was an exclusive kit with a coordinating box.  It’s full of a bunch of adorable treat bags you can create for Halloween.  They are perfect for a class event or giving to the special children in your family.  Take a look at the video below from Stampin’ Up! and see what you think.

I told you it was great and was worth the spooky anticipation.  How adorable are those little treat bags?  You can sign up and subscriber to Paper Pumpkin and get in on the holiday fun for the October kit.  If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service.  Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month.  You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions.  If  you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order.  You can register here to start your subscription today. 

Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit.  

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CASE the Catalog – Country Lane Suite

Happy Monday and time for CASE the Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 42-43).  The suite of products offers lots of options using the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set, the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), as well as, the different embellishments.  The project that I recreated uses the Chicken Wire Elements and the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to add an extra touch to the card.  There are so many wonderful suites in the Holiday Catalog, it’s hard to select which is my favorite but this suite is one that will definitely get lots of use! 

CASE the Catalog - Country Lane Suite

  • Mint Macaron card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (score at 4-1/4″)
  • Country Lane DSP: 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White:  3″ x 4-1/4″ for front, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior, small scrap for stamping Hello
  • Chicken Wire Elements: 4-1/2″ x 2″  – NOTE: cut in 1/2 before attaching to card front
  • Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Everyday Label Punch (to cut notches on edges of the Whisper White front piece)
CASE the Catalog Steps:
  1. Use the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss the card front and then using Sponge Dauber lightly sponge the front using Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Stamp the milk can image and the floral spray onto the Whisper White card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – NOTE: stamp off center toward right as shown on sample.
  3. Color the image using the blends.  Swish Crumb Cake below the milk can. You may spritz color below the milk can or add dots  (as I did) using the tip end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend.  Stamp sentiment and color with Cajun Craze stampin’ blend, then fussy cut to add to front of milk can.
  4. Assemble card by layering the Country Lane DSP and adding the Chicken Wire Element pieces at an angle ensuring that pieces will extend past the stamped image layer.
  5. Add the stamped image layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
12 Weeks of Christmas…coming soon!

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Holiday Inspiration

Yes, that’s right.  Holiday Inspiration just for you.

12 Weeks of ChristmasI’m so excited to bring you The 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Starting in October, I will be sending a mini newsletter each week to bring you some holiday creativity and maybe a little inspiration.   I want to provide you with an array of projects to help you on your holiday crafting journey this season.  The newsletters will start on October 3rd and be sent out every Wednesday for 12 weeks.  

The projects will include holiday cards, gift ideas, tags and packaging.  Another great benefit is that these projects will not be available anywhere else.  Therefore, you must be on my mailing list to have access to them.  It’s a special perk for being a newsletter subscriber.  All for you!  Each newsletter will only contain the weekly project, recipe to re-create it and instructions on how to put it all together.  The rest is up to you. 

You must however, be signed up to receive my newsletters.  These projects will only be available for a limited time through my newsletter.  To sign up for this weekly newsletter, simply sign up on the newsletter link on the right side bar of my blog, or click here and add your email address. 

It’s that easy.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the 12 Weeks of Christmas program.


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Yummy Holiday Products

Yes, so many yummy holiday products from the new catalog.  Have you had time to look through your catalog?  I am so excited to share a few quick videos from Stampin’ Up! that also give you an up close look at three bundles.  Just another great feature from Stampin’ Up!

The Merry Christmas to All bundle is definitely a favorite.  Just watch how quickly this little tag (or card front) comes together and think about how fast you can create a bunch. 

Take a look at the beauful tag created with the Peaceful Noel Bundle.


The Falling for Leaves bundle makes me want to get out that warm winter quilt and sip some hot chocolate next to the fire while working. 

 All these bundles, along with many others from the Holiday Catalog are available in my online store here. If you are still in need of a catalog, contact me and we can get one sent out to you. 

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to subscribe to the 12 Weeks of Christmas coming in October!!  You won’t want to miss the 12 weeks of Holiday magic coming your way.

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