Stampin’ Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card

Good morning – and Happy Monday! Hope you had a super weekend!  Finn and I did a little – training – on Sunday – so…it wasn’t ALL play!

Well – HE thought we were playing! 😉

My card today is a clean and simple Halloween card (I KNOW – what in the world?  TWO CAS cards in a row?!?).  BUT – it’s MADE with a Christmas stamp set!  And – since the Merry & Bright set HAS Christmas sentiments – you could make it into a Christmas card so easy that it’s ALSO PEASY!  I turned it into a Halloween card with my color choices and a sentiment from the Pick of the Patch set.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

And the Halloween-y colors are thanks to the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started by stamping the light string image from Merry & Bright across a Basic White panel in Mossy Meadow ink.

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Next up – I added the sockets in Mossy Meadow.  Angling the sockets is how you “drive” the direction that each light will go.

I stamped the bulbs in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Notice I changed up the order of the colors on this second card!

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

The filament image is also stamped in Mossy Meadow.

Then I added the sentiment from Pick of the Patch in Mossy Meadow.

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Using my Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – I colored four small and one large clear gem from the Adhesive-backed Sparkle Gems.  I added those colored gem – along with some not-colored clear gems to the card front.

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to a Crushed Curry mat – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Merry & Bright images in the top corner of a Basic White panel.

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry mat and then into my Pumpkin Pie card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Merry & Bright images on the front…

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and some Mossy Meadow paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Et Voila!  I love the idea of making bulbs from the Merry & Bright stamp set in different color palettes to suit any occasion!  For Christmas – consider Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry.  Maybe different greens – Granny Apple, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist at St. Patrick’s Day.  Pinks and reds at Valentines.  Need I go on?  For this one – with the Halloween theme – Pick of the Patch was a perfect choice for the sentiment!

Stampin' Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card - 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! And I made a short video for Instagram – you can check it out right here!

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:

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – bottom mat for card front and inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – middle mat for card front and inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5 ” (x2 – card front and inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Since our big truck is now my daily-driver – versus my nice, low van (RIP Odyssey) – getting in and out has become a little harder on the Man!

It’s a lot taller and there’s not a lot of room in the door so he has to go right to the seat instead of the – slightly! – lower floorboard.

So – I decided I’d best be investing in a ramp.

There was a video on how to teach him to use it – so I set it flat on the floor in the living room and – using pieces of treats – let him figure out how to walk across it.  Being very very smart – AND very very food motivated – he picked up on it in about….one nanosecond. 😂

Yesterday I raised one end up on a step – and we did it again.

That was WAY too easy!

Out we went to practice on progressively higher things – and he was like…this is too easy (but I’ll keep doing it for more cookies!).

So – time to fish or cut bait.


And down…

Did it a few times – with some stops on the way down.  Going SLOW is the goal.

Here’s a very-badly-made video – it’s hard to hold his collar (to encourage the SLOW) AND film – to show you what a smart boy he is! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️




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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! CAS Merry & Bright Pick of the Patch Halloween Card

  1. Amy Koenders

    I love your card!! Such a fun idea for Halloween. 🙂 And ramps are for old people mom…that’s why I fly up and down it. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – but…I have some bad news for him. According to his doctor – he IS a Senior Citizen! 🤷‍♀️. Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. What a good, smart, handsome Man! Loved the video. Oh, your card is pretty nice too…lol! Have a blessed week.

  3. Kate

    Yay – You and Finny got this!!! 😍🤗😍

  4. Stephanie

    Love the Halloween lights cards! What a neat idea for those who don’t really have Halloween sets! Finn is such a smart pup!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Stephanie! It’s a really versatile stamp set! 🙂

  5. JudiH

    Good idea on using M&B set string lights for other holidays or occasions! And thanks for sharing video…..I have watched it multiple times. Yes he is a smart furry four-legged!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yup – NOT just another pretty face! Thanks so much, Judi! 🙂

  6. I love that you used the Christmas lights for a Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week, Mary.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jacquie – it’s a really versatile set! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  7. Susie Moore

    What a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Color Throwdown Challenge.

    • stampsnlingers

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

  8. What a fabulous Halloween card! I love how the colors work on it! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

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

  9. Love how you used this Christmas set to create a fun Halloween card! Finn is just so smart! He’s got this ramp thing down pat!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes he does! He’s a smart boy! Thank you, Carol! 🙂

  10. Broni

    What a neat card! So glad you played along with us at the Color Throwdown!

    • stampsnlingers

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

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