‘Sup, y’all!? Happy Monday!
Sorry for the oxymoron.
Yesterday was a good day helping Mat and Chris and Courtney get moved into their new home. Always good to have the ‘rents come and help put things together. My Finn Fan Fix will share more.
If you were able to join me last night for my FB Live video – thanks so much for taking time out of your weekend and spending a little of it with me! If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube!
This is my first straight up Halloween card of the year – I don’t make a ton of Halloween cards, cuz I’m usually too enamored with Fall and Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I do make a few – and it’s even easier when SU provides us with super cute Halloween-y sets like the Spooky Cat and matching Cat Punch. And if you add in some Spooky Night DSP – well. Take a look-see:
This card uses both the color scheme and the layout from the latest Fusion challenge.
This was a fun, quick and easy card to make!
I started with a couple of fun Halloween patterns from the Spooky Night DSP and matted them both on Pumpkin Pie card stock.
The cat himself is layered over a square of Pumpkin Pie card stock that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and then cut with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die. Next is a circle of Very Vanilla – the moon – cut with a Circles Layering Framelits die!
I cut the cat with the Cat Punch from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP. How cool is that?
Using the branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I cut a Basic Black branch and adhered it to the bottom of my cat with a little Liquid Glue. Then I stuck it all on the moon panel.
My sentiment – which is from the Spooky Cat stamp set – is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I did each word separately and then fussy cut the little rectangles. I added some faux stitches with a White Gel Pen.
Using Liquid Glue, I added each sentiment word to the card.
I tied a bow with a strand of Very Vanilla and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue. The final touch is the addition of three Black Rhinestone Jewels.
On the inside, I stamped a bunch of the little owl eyes in Pumpkin Pie and the cat faces in Basic Black Memento Ink. I stamped them a lot on a Very Vanilla panel – cuz I really really like them!
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Spooky Cat owl eyes and cat faces across the front…
…and another piece of Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This set had me with the Cat Punch, y’all. I love it! And the fun Spooky Cat stamp set that goes along with it, plus the Spooky Night DSP – which coordinated perfectly – really makes it a must have for the upcoming Fall and Halloween seasons! And that cat punch will be good for occasions throughout the year. Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS
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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!
Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy! Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody! Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept! For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!
Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!
Here’s the Deets!
- Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
- To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
- The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
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- Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!
My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!! If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own. If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one. Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂
You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!
All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July! You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons. Get all the info you need right here!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch, along with the Spooky Night DSP and Black Rhinestone Jewels, will be available on 1 Sept!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″x 5 1/4″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 2 5/8″ (embossed cat panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (moon); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Basic Black Card Stock: Seasonal Layers Thinlits die cut branch
Spooky Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (vertical DSP panel); envelope flap
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!
Finn-Chewie spent the day in the kennel. Watching the Comedy Channel – all fun movies, all the time. With the fan on him.
We arrived home – all worried about him being there so long.
I hurried into the bedroom, to find him stretching luxuriously, yawning and shaking his head.
He’d had a horrible horrible day. 🙂
So I let him lick my yoghurt container…
While he was sleeping in cool comfort, we were helping the guys put up their television on the wall.
Probably good that Wayne was there helping. 😉
We had some help from father and son, Luke (on the left) and Jax…
…and they later gave their paw of approval on the new living room arrangement and area rug.
Next time, Finn gets to go! And play and play and play!
He might wish he’d gotten to stay home again in the air conditioning! 🙂