Stampin’ Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all! Hope your week is going well as we head down the hill to the weekend!  The man and I will be headed to his doctor today for shots – and to see what he’s done to his hip!  At 7 – it’s not unlikely that we’ve got some arthritis starting to set in, so we’ll see what Dr. Chris can come up with to help!  He moves pretty sound, but he’s having some difficulty getting on the sofa and we can’t have that, now can we?

Before we get too far into things – I wanted to let you know that I have an Opening in my Host Club that is starting on 1 November!

What’s a Host Club?  Glad you asked!

Here’s how it works.

– A club consists of three people – and six months total commitment.
– Each month, you’ll place an order using the special host club code that I give you.  The order minimum is $50 before shipping and tax.
– Each month – one of the people in the club is the “host”.  With three people and six months – everyone gets to be the “host” twice.  It looks like this:

– In your host months – you place your order with me (e-mail or a phone chat) – and then you spend your Stampin’ Rewards!  You’re guaranteed $15 and it’s usually a bit more than that!
– For those two months that you’re the host – your order gets free shipping from me. 😎
– AND – you get double peppermints with your Host Orders, Zoom the Craftroom for the each month, all the tutorials, any catalogs that come out.   And a free stamp set up to $25 twice during the clubs.

Get ALL the deets right here – and then let me know ASAPly if you want that spot, okay?  We’re getting close to the 1 November start date!

Okay – so that was something fun!  Now – how’s about one last SPOOOKY card for 2023?!?  I think I’ve maybe said that before but – there was a fun challenge and so…I HAD to do it!

I pulled out my Tricks & Treats Bundle, some Them Bones DSP and the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks – plus a few “staples” (die sets that EVERYONE just needs to have on their shelf – Deckled Rectangles, Nested Essentials and Basic Borders!).  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

The layout for this one was inspired by the Sketch Saturday challenge (turned on its side).

And here’s that challenge – from Festive Friday – that inspired the Halloween/spooky theme! I used Black, Silver, Metallic Thread, Stencil, Spooky Sentiment, Moon and Ghosts! 🙂

I started by securing a panel of Basic White onto my work surface and then placing the Abundant Beauty Decorative Mask (the one that looks like bats.  Or cats.  Or houndstooth.  All depends on your perspective!) over the top.

Using Blending Brushes, I added Crushed Curry and then Cajun Craze ink to make the design.  Then I matted the panel on Basic Black cardstock to make the card front.

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used the fourth-from-largest Deckled Rectangle to cut out a piece of Starry Sky Them Bones DSP and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used a Basic Border die to cut a banner in a strip of another design from Them Bones – see the “moon”?? – and adhered THAT with Liquid Glue as well.

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used my fave die in…ever??…to cut out three adorable Tricks & Treats ghosts from Basic White cardstock.  I adhered two of them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the next-to-largest Nested Essentials rectangle die, I cut out the BOO sentiment from some Them Bones DSP (this paper is SO fun!) and popped it over the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I tied a small bow from some Silver 1/8″ Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I used double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the third little ghostie over the bow.  LOL – looks like THAT little ghost got his wings!

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I added a few black and a few silver/clear gems from the Adhesive-backed Sparkle Gems and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the little bats from Tricks & Treats in Starry Sky on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  And I stamped one, tiny, adorable ghost in Pumpkin Pie ink! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the bats and ghost on the front…

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and more Them Bones DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

Et Voila!  I really AM going to put the Halloween goodies away – but I just couldn’t resist the chance to make a few more Tricks & Treats ghosts – both die cut and stamped!  And I love all the possibilities in the Them Bones DSP, don’t you?!

Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings! - Stamps-N-Lingers

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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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 Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The October Tutorial features the beautiful Merriest Trees Bundle!  


Starter Kit Promotion

3 – 31 October 2023

We’re celebrating our 35th Anniversary IN STYLE – with an amazing Starter Kit joining Special!

Here’s the deets!

Thru 31 October, anyone who joins our fun crafting community as a new demonstrator can choose EITHER 35% OFF the cost of their Starter Kit OR get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit!


Here’s the deets!

Promotion Period: 3–31 October

Signing Deadline: 31 October 2023; 11:59 PM (MT)

New demonstrators can choose one of the following options for their Starter Kit:

Select Option 1 – save on your Starter Kit Purchase! – Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will still receive $125 worth of SU product but will only pay $64.35 plus tax.  And – shipping of the kit is FREE!


Select Option 2 – pick MORE fun Stampin’ Up! Product! – Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit. Those who select this option will pay the usual $99 plus tax – but will get to select $168.75 worth of product!  And – shipping of the kit is FREE!!

BUT WAIT!  There’s MORE!!

You’ll ALSO get FREE OnStage@Home Registration!

Those who sign up for a Starter Kit during this offer will also be automatically registered for FREE* to our virtual OnStage event on 11 November – that’s a $77 value!  And – you don’t even have to travel – just do it from home.  In your jammies, if you like!

  • Those who sign up for this offer have the opportunity to watch the event independently, gathered together with other demonstrators, or with their Team Leader.
  • Demonstrators who join during this promotion will be automatically added to the OnStage attendees; you won’t even need to register separately.
  • Demonstrators who join during this promotion will also receive an email with all the information about this event.

Whether you’d like to start a little side hustle or simply take advantage of the awesome 20-25% discount, I would very much love for you to join my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team! We have a great time together – even though we live all over the country!

Check right here to get more info about joining Stampin’ Up! and why being a “Critter” is a great idea! I mean – look at those faces! 😎

And – you can click the flyer below and print it out if you like.  You can scan the QR Code to get started! Yes – I AM that hip! 😎

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Tricks & Treats die cut ghosts (x3)

Them Bones DSP:  Fourth-from-Largest Deckled Rectangle (blue die cut rectangle on front); Next-to-Largest Nested Essentials Rectangle (sentiment); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (banner on front);  2 1/4″ x 6″  (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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 


Sometimes, waiting for Mom to come back up from the mailbox just makes a dog…so…tired.


I’ll just rest it right here on the gate.

He’s no dummy!




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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tricks & Treats Ghosties & Them Bones Card and Host Club Openings!

  1. Amy Koenders

    Such a cute card! Love the fun ghost die cuts, perfect layering too! Poor Finn…it is hard to hold your head up when you’re waiting so long. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Heads ARE notoriously HEAVY – ‘specially the ones holding big ole Aussie brains!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Kate

    Cute spooks!
    Hmmm…best luck at Dr. Chris’ today. 🤗

  3. Diane Hover

    Fabulously fun BOO card!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
    Diane SS DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Sketch Saturday}

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Diane – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  4. Faboolous take on our sketch Mary. Awesome spooky card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Tristan – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  5. Such a darling card! I LOVE the matching inside! Sending crafty HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  6. Diane Evans

    Mary, I love this card and what you did with those masks. Very clever with this theme. Thanks for playing along in the Festive Friday Challenge

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Diane – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Mary, the touch of blue lifts all othe other colors. Fabulous card and I just love how you used the houndstooth stencil for the background. So glad you shared this with us at Festive Friday this week

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