Hey, y’all! How goes the week? Did you have yesterday off? Indigenous Peoples Day nee Columbus Day – sort of an odd holiday – in that it’s hard to say who IS working (the trash collection) and who is NOT (the Post Office). Kind of a crap shoot! I hope your dice came up with a DAY OFF!
I’ve added a little blurb down below about a new stamp set that’s available right now for customers – it’s a New Year Celebration set – with cool Japanese images and sentiments. Do be sure to take a peek before you get gone today, okay?
Since there’s only a couple more weeks until Halloween – I’ve done another quick Halloween card for you! I pulled out the Everything Festive stamp set and combined it with the Spooktacular Bash bundle and Monster Bash DSP. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the FUSION challenge this week – obviously I only used the sketch side!
And the color scheme is from the FabFriday challenge (and it WAS a challenge for me!!)…
I started with some Monster Bash DSP and matted it on Melon Mambo for the card front.
Then I cut Count Dracula from one of the DSP designs with an Ornate Frames Die. I also cut a Melon Mambo “mat” with another of the dies in the set.
I colored the frame around Drac with my Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Markers.
I made the sentiment, using my Stamparatus, inking the big Everything Festive sentiment and stamping it on Whisper White. I inked the image with my Pumpkin Pie ink pad – then wiped the ink off the web and the bats. With the words stamped, I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the web and bats, then stamped them.
I positioned the die cut Count D over the stamped sentiment, lining up the spider and web – and stamped it again. That gave me a spider getting ready to land on his shoulder!
I layered up the images next. First – I adhered a large Pumpkin Pie scalloped circle to the card front with Liquid Glue. Then I added the Melon Mambo frame with Liquid Glue. Finally – I added the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and carefully lined Count Dracula up (making sure the web was all where it was supposed to be) and stuck it on with Liquid Glue – and a Dimensional.
I added a Melon Mambo gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Spooktacular Bash in Pumpkin Pie on a Whisper White panel. Then I inked the bats on the Everything Festive sentiment with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and added them.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Everything Festive bats on the front…
…and more of the Monster Bash DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love the Everything Festive stamp set – it gives us options for so many occasions!
And when paired with the uber-fun Spooktacular Bash bundle and Monster Bash DSP – it’s pretty perfect for Halloween! I hope you like!
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New Year Celebration Stamp Set
Previously, the New Year Celebration Stamp Set was available exclusively for Japanese customers to order from the 2019–2020 annual catalog. But Stampin’ Up! has some great news! From 1 October 19 until 31 January 20, this stamp set will be available to purchase in North America!
This beautiful stamp set is only available for a limited time, so get yours soon!
The Japanese sentiments in Hiragana and Kanji translate to “Happy New Year,” and will make beautiful cards to bring in the New Year.
Click either image above to open a full-size PDF flyer with more details. Or click here to head over to my online store to order it now!
Coming on 1 November!
Christmastime Is Here Product Suite!
Stampin’ Up! has a new limited time product suite called Christmastime Is Here that will be available for customers to purchase soon!
This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.
Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available beginning 1 November and only while supplies last.
Click this image to open up a full size PDF flyer with all of the details for this beautiful new product suite! The colors in the Designer Series Paper are: Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade and Early Espresso!
If you’d like to get this beautiful product suite early, join now and you can get yours too! Any or all of the items from this product suite CAN be added as to your Starter Kit!!
Drop me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about joining. I’d love to have you on the team – and am ready to answer any questions you’ve got! 🙂
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Ornate Frames die cut mat
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock; 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat behind sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Die Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Monster Bash DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Ornate Frames die cut Dracula; 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 Fan Fix
Even with the doors wide open on Monday – Finny-win snoozed right thru this guy’s visit.
He was right behind the kitchen – and I’m quite certain HE knew that I knew that he was there.
And he didn’t give two darneds that I was taking his picture! In fact, he posed!
He stuck around for a minute – and I “got” to observe him giving a field mouse a pretty bad day.
But – a guy’s gotta eat, right?
Nature’s perfect hunter.