Simple Halloween Card

Are you looking for a simple Halloween Card to make?  This card has you covered!  The beauty of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper are the wonderful designs to use on craft creations.  Notice the Designer Series Paper panel on the card below?  It’s a bookshelf with interesting book titles and is one of my favorite papers from the package.  With the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, you can easily take your card “up a notch” by adding texture to one of the card layers. 

Monster Bash Halloween Card

Card Details:
  • Card Base is Terracotta Tile cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the Terracotta Tile card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Using a  3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, texture embellish using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Attach a 5″ x 2″ piece of Monster Mash Designer Series Paper to the lower half of the texture embossed Crushed Curry cardstock.  Before adding to the Basic Black layer, wrap Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the card front where the Designer Series Paper and Crushed Curry cardstock meet.  (refer to photo)
  • Punch the girl ghoul image from the Monster Mash Designer Series Paper with the 2″ circle punch.  Add to top of the card using Snail Adhesive.
  • Complete the card front by stamping the  sentiment  from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set with Memento black onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies.  Attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a couple of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes as an embellishment around the sentiment.

See how simple it is to make this card!  The only stamping is for the sentiment.  

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Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

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Quick and Easy Gift Tag

It’s such fun to give small “thinking of you” gifts and the 3″ x 6″ gusseted cellophane bags from Stampin’ Up! are the perfect size for such purpose.  Naturally, the gift bag needs a gift tag and the one on the project below is quick and easy.  This project is perfect for using up scraps of cardstock.  Since we’re celebrating the arrival of Fall soon, leaves in Fall colors are used to embellish the tag.  The Gather Together Bundle includes the Gather Together Stamp Set and the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Can you see the dimension in the leaves?  The dies not only cut but emboss!  Details for creating the tag are listed below the project photo.

Treat Bag with Fall Leaves Tag

Card Details:
  • To create tag base, cut a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  On one end of the cardstock, use the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to create the tag.  Use the corner rounder section on the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges on the opposite end of the tag.
  • On the tag, stamp the large leaf from the Gather Together Stamp Set using Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad.  
  • Next, use the three leaves dies to cut a leaves from scraps of Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze cardstock.  One leaf in each color was cut.  TIP: By first lightly spritzing the cardstock with water and then cutting with the dies.   The embossed impression is much deeper.  Plus when the cardstock dries, the edges of the leaves curl just as Fall leaves curl.  
  • While the leaves are drying, stamp the sentiment from the Parcels and Petals Stamp Set (in the Annual Catalog) onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  • Once the cut leaves are dry, sponge Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink onto each leaf.  Layer the leaves onto the tag below the sentiment using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • After adding your treats to the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bag, fold top over approximately 3/4″ and secure with a staple.  Fold 3″ x 2″ piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper in half and secure to the bag by using Snail Adhesive on each side of fold.  (you are sandwiching the bag top inside the Designer Series Paper)
  • Finish by adding the gift tag to the bag with Mini Stampin Dimensionals and add a Cajun Craze Linen Thread bow using a mini glue dot.    
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.  Check back soon for more project ideas!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! 

 

Come to Gather

Today, I am showcasing one of the cards from the Holiday Catalog Shoebox swap from a couple of weeks ago.  The Gather Together bundle and other products from the Come to Gather Suite create a Fall themed card.  Yes, the calendar says Fall is right around the corner but the weather here in Georgia is hanging on to Summer!  Temperatures are forecast to reach near 100 this weekend!  I hope that you’re having more moderate weather.  Now back to the card.  Notice the Cajun Craze leaves?  The dies cut and emboss!  I share a tip below on using the dies.  The Gather Together card is a simple card that is perfect to send to family and friends. 

Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person that created the card design. We were all busy moving from station to station and neglected to gather names of each person with their creation!  Lesson learned!  We’ll put our names on our creations.

Gather Together

Card Materials:
  • Base: Early Espresso cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ for side fold card base)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 3″ x 3″ for large leaf, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior, 2″ x 1″ for sentiment on front of card
  • Cajun Craze cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3″ for cut & embossed leaves
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Classic Ink Pads: Cajun Craze & Pretty Peacock 
  • Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack
Details:
  • To create card base, fold the Early Espresso on the score line.
  • Adhere the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to the left side of the Early Espresso card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp the large maple leaf using Cajun Craze onto the 3″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating die.
  • Use the three embossed leaf dies to cut and emboss leaves from the strip of Cajun Craze cardstock.  TIP: spritz the paper lightly with water before using your die cutter – this helps the dies break the fibers in the paper, which gives a deeper embossed impression.  Plus the edges of the leaves curl slightly, just like a real leaf.
  • With the strip of Very Vanilla, stamp the sentiment with Pretty Peacock.  Trim to create the flag tail.
  • Using snail adhesive, attach the three Cajun Craze leaves to the card (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Add the large stamped leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Using adhesive, attach the sentiment to the lower portion of the card.  
  • With three strands of the Cajun Craze linen thread, tie a bow.  Attach to the card front above the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

See how simple it is to create a beautiful Fall card.  The embossed leaves dies add lots of dimension to projects with leaves.  Be sure to get the Gather Together Bundle – you’ll find that it’s great for more than just Fall themed projects. 

 

When ready, you can place your order here.  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.  Have a great weekend!

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! 

 

 

Bird Ballad Congratulations

Looking for a quick card?  Today’s card highlights the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and is a card that can be made quickly.  Earlier in the month, I needed cards to send to the Playtime with Paper team members in recognition of their July achievements.  This Bird Ballad Congratulations card was the result.  You’ll notice the card is not the standard rectangular shape.  Instead, the card features a square base which works perfectly with the design.  Notice too there’s very little stamping.  It’s only on the sentiment.  The beautiful prints of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper help create the card.  What’s wonderful with Stampin’ Up! designer series paper are the coordinating prints on the reversible papers. Read on for details on recreating this beautiful card.

Bird Ballad Congratulations card details:
  • Card Base: cut a 8″ x 4″ Thick Whisper White cardstock, score and fold at 4″ to create a 4″ x 4″ base.
  • Cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  
  • Using the Layering Squares Dies, position the square on the center of the designer series paper to cut the frame.  The middle of the paper cut from the frame is used for the card front.  
  • Lay the frame atop the card base – TIP:  DO NOT ADHERE YET.  
  • For the card center, carefully adhere center piece of the designer series paper so that it’s inside the frame.  
  • Lift frame piece and use stampin’ dimensionals to add it to the card front.
  • Stamp the Congratulations from the Here’s A Card stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch.
  • Fussy cut flower pieces from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Attach the sentiment piece and the floral pieces to the frame using mini glue dots.  
  • Finish by embellishing the flower centers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

NOTE:  If you have the retired Envelope Punch Board, you can make an envelope.  Or just pop the card in a Stampin’ Up! Medium envelope, it works great too!

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! highlighting the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper:

Isn’t the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper gorgeous?!

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Rare Blessings

Can you believe it’s August already!  Where is time going?  Currently here in middle Georgia, we’re experiencing the hot, humid days of summer.  So, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and craft!

Today’s card features the Rare Blessings Stamp Set and if you’re looking for a simple card to create, this one has you covered.  Recently, a friend had asked if I could make a simple, blank card (no sentiment) for them to use.  The Rare Blessings set was on my desk, so I thought it would be perfect to use.  Since the flower in the stamp set is delicate in appearance, I decided to use a soft color scheme of Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  The flower image was first stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using the Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Sets.  The Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends highlights the center stamen petals of the flower.  Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, a frame is created from the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to highlight the flower image.

A Rare Blessing

The interior of the card could not be completely blank!  So, the small flower from the stamp set was stamped and colored to add an extra touch.

Add a comment and let me know what color scheme you’d like to see used with this stamp set.  I’ll use it on a future post.

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Another Christmas in July Project

Yay! The Hallmark Christmas in July movies kickoff this Friday so I’m celebrating with another Christmas in July project.  Since the heat definitely makes it the dog days of summer, it’s wishful thinking that thoughts of Christmas in July will make it seem cooler (yes, wishful thinking!)  Today’s project again uses the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set.  Since my first Christmas in July project was a card, I decided on a small gift packaging project.  An oval label stamped with the Lots of Cheer snowman packages embellishes the Kraft Pillow Box.  The pillow boxes make great gift packaging.  They are 5″ x 3″ and a package contains 10 boxes to use for gifts and goodies.

Christmas in July gift package

Below are the steps to create this quick and simple project.
  1. Use Real Red Classic Ink Pad and a Sponge Brayer to color the Kraft pillow box.  TIP: take the ink pad and pat it directly onto the pillow box.  Then use the sponge brayer to evenly distribute the ink on the pillow box.  Allow the ink to dry on the pillow box.
  2. While the pillow box dries, make the label.  Stamp the stack of presents onto a 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Cut the shape using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend adds a hint of color along the outline edges of the presents.  Additional Stampin’ Blends colors on the project includes Call Me Clover (light & dark), Daffodil Delight (light & dark), Real Red (light & dark), Smoky Slate (light & dark) and Pumpkin Pie (dark).  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten the center area of the hat.
  4. With the Layering Ovals Dies, cut an oval from a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the stamped image onto the oval using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Use the Banner Triple Punch to cut an angles tail on a 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Attach to the back of the oval label using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Open pillow box and add gift or treats.  Close ends and wrap a piece of Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon around the box.  TIP: wrap so that the ends meet under where the label is to be placed.  Use Snail Adhesive to hold the attach the end of the ribbon to the pillow box.  
  7. Add the oval label to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP:  Due to the curvature of the box, it’s best to add the dimensionals to the center area of the box and add the label to the dimensionals versus adding the dimensionals directly to label before adding to the pillow box. 
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and add to top with mini-glue dot.
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WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?

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