Good morning! Hope your Tuesday is looking like it’ll be a good one. We’ve got the vet coming for the yearly shots and teeth exams and physicals for the horses. They love when the vet comes.
Sure – and little kids love going to the doctor! He uses lollipops (or – do they still do that or is everyone too afraid of sugar!?) and I use peppermints. Yes – they can all be bought with peppermints. I can call them up in the middle of the day and they’ll come a-runnin’. Cuz my policy is to always – ALWAYS – give them a peppermint when they come in. And I give them a peppermint when they’re all done!
Mary Poppins used a spoonful of sugar – it’s the same idea!
Bribery is a valid form of persuasion! 🙂
For today’s project, I decided this would be a good time for a Halloween card. I don’t know why – I just did! So I used a few new sets from the Holiday Catalog – Spooky Fun, Halloween Scares and the a la carte stamp called Halloween Treat – which is just the cutest image!
I started out with that Dapper Denim piece of paper from By The Shore. I inked up the haunted house image from the Halloween Scares stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it about where I figured it needed to be. Then I stamped it again on a sticky note and cut it out for a mask, which I placed over my stamped image. Using the long-strip-of-dots image in Halloween Scares and some of my Whisper White Craft Ink (I sort of got a little cocky after my successful foray with this ink the other day – you can see that one here, if you like) I stamped all the way down the panel, making “stars”
I used the tree and picket fence die from the Halloween Scenes Edgelits set and cut them from Basic Black and Basic Gray card stock. Then I adhered them to my panel with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue – trimming the excess from the side and bottom.
My flying witch is also in the Halloween Scenes Edgelits and I cut her from some Basic Black as well. Thanks to my friend and fellow SU! Demonstrator, Beth Hooper, I figured I could make a moon with the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. Using my 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, I punched the moon in the top corner of my card front.
I added the “boo” and “eeek” images (“boo” is from Suite Seasons and “eeek” is in the Spooky Fun stamp set) in Basic Black Archival ink.
For the main sentiment, I taped off everything but the main words and the spiders on the Halloween Treat stamp, inked it in Versamark and heat embossed it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Now. Glimmer Paper. We all know that it’s hard to adhere stuff to Glimmer Paper – the very thing that makes it such a fun design element – the glitter! – makes it hard to stick to. So, for my Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper mat, I first punched a bunch of 1 1/2″ Circle Punch holes in it – where they’d be hidden behind the card front. I almost screwed up and punched a hole where my moon-hole already was – but I stopped myself just in time! 😉
I popped the now-holey Glimmer Paper onto my Basic Black card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I put more Dimensionals on the card base – inside the holes I’d punched. I put Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue all over the back of my card front, laid it over the glimmer paper mat and gave it a good burnishing to help it all adhere.
Finally, I put some Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of my Basic Black witch, and added some Liquid Glue to the Dimensionals, then stuck her over the moon.
Ha – she was over the moon cuz the card front was done!
On the inside, I used a Whisper White panel and stamped a second sentiment from Spooky Fun in Basic Black Archival Ink. Then I pulled out the cute little spider from the same set and stamped him several times across the top in Basic Gray Archival ink. I used my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker to extend his little web up to the top of the panel. Then I colored him in with my Pumpkin Pie marker and stamped “eeek” a few times in Pumpkin Pie.
I punched holes in this panel of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and SNAILd it to the card base. Then I ran SNAIL inside all the circles (on the card base, not on the Glimmer Paper), and ran Liquid Glue on the Whisper White panel and stuck it down. And the card was done! 🙂
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Basic Black Archival Ink tree from the Halloween Scares stamp set, and a few more of the Spooky Fun spiders…
Et Voila! I just love these Edgelits – they make such fun little scenes. I’m particularly enamored of the grass under the tree! I don’t know why, but it just kind of tickles me when I see it! And all three of these Halloween sets are so cute – I think some of the best I’ve seen. Hope you’ll be snatching them up on 1 Sept for all your Halloween projects!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES
Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog. I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up. Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!
New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!
12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)
New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)
10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box
Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping
You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.
And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too. I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).
Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up! Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!
It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July! The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August. Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!
If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free! Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.
Enjoy your day and I’ll see y’all tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to these Halloween stamp sets and dies! And Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper!! Yowza!
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″); Halloween Scenes Edgelits die cut
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Seaside Shore DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Basic Gray Card Stock: Halloween Scenes Edgelits die cut
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!