Stampin’ Up! Jar of Halloween Haunts and a Blog Candy Winner!

Mornin,’ y’all!  I hope this post finds you all well and safe.  If you’re on the southeast coast of our country and in the path of Hurricane Matthew, please take the very best of care and keep you and yours safe!

I know you’re all anxious to see who won the Blog Candy, so read on down and check it out! 🙂

My card today is another one for Halloween.  I played around with some of the images in Jar of Haunts – including my little spider who was released from his time out for the first time since “the incident” – and a few from Halloween Scares and Spooky Fun!  And – I combined it with….Petals & Paisleys?!?  Yep!  Take a look-see:

My design for this one stems from the sketch challenge #257 at Freshly Made Sketches:

The color palette hails from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #321:

And it also worked nicely into the theme challenge at The Paper Players, challenge #315:

I started with a Cajun Craze design from Petals & Paisleys, matting it on Crushed Curry.

The art panel is a plain piece of Very Vanilla, also matted on Crushed Curry.  I made my jar by first stamping, on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, the jar image from Jar of Haunts in Early Espresso.  Inside the jar, I stamped the candy corn image in Crushed Curry, then I colored the candies in with my Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers.  Finally, I stamped some Elegant Eggplant “ooze” at the top of the jar.  Then I cut it out with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

I love that Everyday Jars goes with three stamp sets, don’t you?  Jar of Love, Jar of Haunts and Jar of Cheer.  Handy! 🙂

I went over to my Jar of Love set, and stamped the lid image in Versamark on Very Vanilla.  Then I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heated it up and cut it with its matching die.

I released my tiny spider from his time-out and inked him in more Early Espresso and added him around the candy corn inside the jar.  Then I kept him at the ready (keeping my eye on him the whole time – he’s a sneaky little booger!).

I stamped a couple of spider webs from the Spooky Fun set in Elegant Eggplant in the corners of my Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, in Crushed Curry, I added the dots image from Halloween Scares.  Over that – the sentiment from Spooky Fun in Elegant Eggplant.

I popped the jar onto the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the lid at a spider-enticing open angle.  I added a few Elegant Eggplant “eek”‘s and then got busy again with my spider.

I used my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker to make a “web” down to the jar for one bold guy to get down…

Once I SNAILd the panel to the card front, I added even more Early Espresso spiders.  Where there’s one there’s a million, right?!? 🙂  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I repeated the Halloween Scares dots image in Crushed Curry across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel, then added Elegant Eggplant spider webs and Early Espresso spiders.

I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Spooky Fun spider webs in Elegant Eggplant and some Jar of Haunts spiders in Early Espresso across the front…

…and I added some more Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I don’t know about you, but I’m not all that interested in opening up a jar of candy corn and finding a gob of little tiny spiders in it, are you?  Unless, of course, it’s this cute card!  I love how all the elements came together and coordinate so well.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!


Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?


Thanks to all of you who left comments on my blog post the other day – including all the well wishes for earning that cruise! 🙂  Looks to me like the Cookie Cutter Christmas and Christmas Pines are pretty heavily favored!

I used the Random Number Generator and…the winner is…. Karen!  Congrats!!

Karen wrote:


My vote is for the cookie cutter bundle since it is such a fun set. Good luck earning the Alaskan cruise. My husband and I went to Alaska this summer. What an amazing trip! You will love it.

Karen – I’ll be sending an e-mail shortly and we’ll get your Blog Candy on its way!  Congratulations and thanks again to all who entered!

Have a great Friday, y’all, and I’ll see you tomorrow.





Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for front art)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Jar of Haunts/Everyday Jars die cut

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Jar of Halloween Haunts and a Blog Candy Winner!

  1. Awesome card Mary! Love that you were able to get 3 challenges in there too. 🙂 Glad that your spider is out of timeout. He’s too cute to be in trouble for long. 😉

  2. Elisha

    Great card! I especially love the tightrope walker! Too cute:-)

  3. Kay V.

    This is the cutest, creepy Halloween card I have ever seen. I HATE spiders but you have made them into a perfect card. Thank you for your daily inspiration.

  4. I’m not a huge fan of the real ones, either! Thanks so much, Kay! 🙂

  5. This is fantastic!! Love your little spiders in the jar. Thank you very much for including Pals Paper Arts this week!

  6. Thanks, Michelle! I always enjoy your challenges! 🙂

  7. Mom

    Too cute! I am sure your captive spider was happy to rejoin his 8-legged mates. And has no doubt advised them to take good care when they venture from the web at YOUR place. I know they all tremble and hold on tight when they hear the vacuum. 😃

  8. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I think your card is pure fun. Glad you survived “the incident!” – Ellie

  9. Spooky! Spiders are eating the candy corn! Such a fun and cute card. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  10. This is awesome, Mary! Love your loads of spiders creeping everywhere! Awesome to get in three challenges, too!

  11. Mary, this is such a spooky card! Love all the spiders creepy around! Thank you very much for joining my Halloween challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  12. Thanks much, Claire! 😊

  13. What a spooky card! I love all the spiders, but my favorite is the single one walking across the web to the jar – great idea!! And not only a great card – but 3 challenges, very impressive!

  14. Thanks, Jaime! I liked that one little guy, too! 🙂

  15. A cute card, even with spiders on it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  16. The little Ink Spiders are known to be completely harmless – and ridiculously cute! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  17. Mary, if there’s such a thing as Cute and Creepy, you nailed it. Thank you for playing with Pals Paper Arts for PPA221!

  18. That was the goal, Rae! Thanks so much! 🙂

  19. Spiders in my candy, Eeeekkkkkkk! Great scary card! Thanks for sharing it with us at PPA this week.

  20. Fairly awful thought, huh!? Thanks, Lynn! 🙂

  21. Such a cute and fun card Mary! You’ve got all the right elements: spiders, webs and ooze, even EEK!! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us this week at our Pals Paper Arts Color Color Challenge!

  22. Thanks so much, Peggy! 🙂

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