Stampin’ Up! Everything Essential Celebration Halloween


How goes the week, my friends?  Well, I hope!  Do you realize that it’s almost September?  I know that wouldn’t normally mean anything – but…you MIGHT want to read down after the card section (on your way to the FFF – yes, I know).  We’ve got an AMAZEBALLS joining special coming up on 1 Sept – and you’re going to WANT TO CHECK IT OUT!!

I made a fun Halloween card for you today – using a couple of bundles in the Aug – Dec Mini!  The Everything Essential AND the Celebration Tidings bundle!  Plus…a little Plaid Tidings DSP… take a look-see:

Yea – I’m sorta on a roll with the Playful Alphabet dies!! ROFL!

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

I started by once again embossing a card-front-sized panel of cardstock – this one is Basic Black. I embossed it in the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I ran my Whisper White Craft Ink Pad over the top to highlight the raised cobwebs – and adhered it to the front of my Basic Black card base.

Next up, I matted a piece of Halloween-y Plaid Tidings DSP on a double mat of Blackberry Bliss and Pumpkin Pie.

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Square Vellum Doily.

I cut a Celebration Dies label from Pumpkin Pie – embossed it in the Cobwebs folder – and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the pumpkin image from the Everything Essential stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and punched it with the bundled Essential Tag Punch. I colored him with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo and added faux stitches with my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then, using a regular ole school paper punch from the grocery store – I punched a hole in the top of the tag and looped a short piece of 1 1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon thru it.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stuck some Black Glitter Paper onto a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut the letters and punctuation from it using the Playful Alphabet Dies.   I stuck the words on… ever so whimsically!  In fact, it was SO whimsical that…I punched two circles of Bumble Bee (same grocery store punch) and popped them into the two O’s with small pieces of Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Celebration Tidings stamp set in Tuxedo Black.  Then I stamped a veritable, Congress-Avenue-Bridge-Worthy swarm of bats from Everything Essential, in Blackberry Bliss.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss and Pumpkin Pie mat and into the Basic Black card base – popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more bat-swarm on the front…

…and more of that pretty Plaid Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think I can safely say this is a TOTALLY not-scary Halloween card!  I mean – that grinning Everything Essential jack-o-lantern is too cute!  And it’s just one of the fun holiday-images in the set – and they all punch with the cool, bundled Essential Tag Punch!

And I think the Celebration Tidings Bundle contains tons of “go-to’s!” – stamped images and that incredible die set!

I hope you like!

And – don’t forget that this is the last day to cash in on my Special Bundles.  Like…Bundle #3 – The Holiday Bundle – that contains BOTH these bundles AND the Plaid Tidings DSP AND much more!!  Check it – and all the other bundles! – out and getcha some!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!

Today’s the LAST DAY!

Aug – Dec 2020 Special Bundles

If you’re like me, there’s a lot in the new catalog that you want NEED!  Your best bet, of course – is to join my team and cash in on that 20-25% discount on EVERYTHING you want to buy!  Just saying – it really IS the very best deal going. 🙂

Barring that – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money AND fill out that wish list a little faster!

As I’ve been doing for the past few catalogs, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and well beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

Head over to my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundle Sale Page to check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!


Watch for more details – but…here’s the gist! 🙂

  • New demonstrators who join before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit – pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products! – you’ll ALSO receive…
    • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • The So Much Love stamp set
    • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
  • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” you’ll ALSO get!) – hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’s lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!  See all the bennies here – and watch for more details as we get closer to September!  If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂


YOU earned them – now….you get to redeem them for awesome Stampin’ Up! Products – just in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
  • New PREPAID Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes WILL REDUCE the retail amount of an order – and might affect your Stampin’ Rewards (which are based on the AFTER-COUPON amount!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed card front)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 4″ Celebration Labels Die cut

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (second mat for card front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (second mat for inner liner)

Bumble Bee Card Stock: Punched “eye balls”

Black Glitter Paper:  Playful Alphabet die cut sentiment

Plaid Tidings DSP: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (card front); 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!

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Finn Fan Fix 

We have a sorta spoiled farm dog…

When there are three of us on the golf cart – and HE is on the seat…

…then one of us is sitting on a bucket on the floorboard.

Seems about right, yes? 😉


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9 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Everything Essential Celebration Halloween

  1. Whoever came up with the idea that people owned animals. We all know it’s the other way around! What a fun and cute card. Gotta love that plaid. It’s a really cute set.

  2. Sweet card Mary! Love the fun design and the colors are perfect! Hahahaha…how does Finn stay sitting on top of that bucket so nicely??? 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Exactly – it’s WAY more dad-sized than Finn-sized! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Pam

    What a fun card!! I love it😊. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Susan K

    Love the plaid on this. Such a cute card with your humor added in. TFS.
    This photo of Finn made me think of the Alan Jackson song Ride “When Daddy let me drive…” Finn looks like he’s taking notes for when Dad lets him drive. You might be glad you’re on the back when that happens! 😂🤣

    • stampsnlingers

      I think maybe I’ll WALK when that happens! 😂😂😂 Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  5. Karen L

    Yes, we know exactly who RULES!! But, whatcha’ gonna’ do?? You wouldn’t want to NOT have them in your life!! Good thing someone’s agile enough to sit on a bucket in that little area!!!!! Just love those plaids in that paper pack!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it made my hind-end hurt just WATCHING him perched there. But – Finn was comfy, so that’s the important thing! And yes – I can’t even imagine not having him around! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

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