Posts Tagged With: Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Cat-oween for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Halloween!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see who went spooky and who went nice, okay?  

I decided to use the Cat Punch and a few pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to make a sorta sweet and not-at-all spooky card.  Take a look-see:  

I played along with a couple of sketches on this one.  

The first, from Sunday Stamps, kind of loosely inspired my color choices:  

My layout comes from the folks at the TGIF Challenge.  

I started with a piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat.  Then I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving space between the halves so the doilies would peek out from my center panel.  

Next up,  I cut the little cross-shapes out of the corner of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  To make my background, I used some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks to stamp the leaves images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and added the sentiment from Spooky Cat in Night of Navy.  The little speckles and splotches around the sentiment are actually the bubbles rising from the Spooky Cat beakers – stamped in Soft Sky!  Then I Fast Fuse’d it onto a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now the cat.  When I first started making a card for the hop, I thought I wanted to play with the Just Us Girls challenge which asked for Watercolor Block stamping.  So I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with Pumpkin Pie ink, spritzed it with water using my Mister, and stamped it down on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

And then I changed my mind and went another direction.  Specifically in the direction of this card!  

But I had that paper…and I needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch and all of a sudden – calico kitty!  I added a Night of Navy face with the little stamp in the Spooky Cat stamp set and adhered her to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then is was time for the pumpkins.  I cut a large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie – and adhered it to some Peekaboo Peach card stock then fussy cut the excess – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a star-strewn Cajun Craze pumpkin and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I stamped a Soft Sky pumpkin on Very Vanilla, added a Jack O’Lantern face in Night of Navy and cut it out with the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  He’s added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue – and finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf from Pick a Pumpkin on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP which I’d matted on Night of Navy.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelop got a Soft Sky Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin – complete with Night of Navy face.  Then I cut a quick sticky note mask and covered the pumpkin, then stamped a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf over the top…

…and I added another piece of Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not sure, but…this may be a personal record for me for making Halloween Cards!  But – if you’re going to make them, then it makes sense to use uber-cute stamp sets and Thinlits like you’ll find in the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  And don’t even get me started on the Spooky Cat bundle – love love love!!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been doing!  

NOTE:  Several of us had Irma roll through our areas and knock out power so there may be a few links that aren’t working quite right if you run through the hop early. Hopefully there won’t be any hiccups, but please be patient with us if there are. We’ll get them fixed just as quickly as we can! 🙂

Linda Richenberg
Sue Prather
Jaimie Babarczy 
Jari Francis 
Julie Johnston
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Karen Finkle
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



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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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″(mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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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No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Halloween Moon

Happy Friday, y’all.  If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you.  My friends in Florida…stay safe!

My card today is simple and fast.

My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.

I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today.  I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version.  So – this seemed like the day to do it.  I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!

I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.

Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.

I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together).  Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip.  I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry 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 another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…

…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own.  And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner!  I hope you like.

TTFN

Mary  



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MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
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  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
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  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

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PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

 

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  

I’m just going to share a cute picture of the man.

From soon after he came to live with us, he’s liked getting under my chair.

Recently he’s started really GETTING UNDER my chair – and adopted the “leg hug”.

I have no clue.  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! At Home With You in the City!

Happy post-Eclipse Day!  I hope you enjoyed the event yesterday, wherever you were.  We pretty much watched it on television – cuz they were showing some pretty spectacular images!  Pretty cool.

My card today is the one that I gave to Matt on Sunday – with a couple of gift cards in it – Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Both seemed appropriate for setting up a new house!  I used the In the City host-exclusive set, and a bunch of elements from the At Home With You bundle.  On the inside is a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I designed the card based on the FabFriday challenge – making a pocket for the gift cards.  

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If you look – the gift cards are the “embellishment” on the right side. 🙂

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, and stamped a couple of the images from the In The City stamp set in Crumb Cake across the front.

The angled panel is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then added some faux stitches with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

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I stamped the door from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso onto a piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut it out with the die in the matching At Home Framelits.  

I popped the Crushed Curry panel onto the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips (I only used the foam on the top, bottom and left side – leaving the right side open for my gift cards) and then adhered the cut door with Liquid Glue.

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Then I got busy decorating my front door.  I stamped all the images from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I pulled out a plethora of Stampin’ Write Markers to color everything:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pear Wild Wasabi, and Tangerine Tango.

Once everything was colored and cut out with their matching dies in the At Home Framelits, I adhered everything with Liquid Glue and some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut the word using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – cutting three of them from Cajun Craze and stacking them with Liquid Glue.  I brushed it with my Clear Wink of Stella and adhered it to the front with Liquid Glue.

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I added a little Linen Thread Bow and a Touches of Nature Element with Liquid Glue.  Sticking my gift cards in completed the card!  

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla mat.  Over the sentiment, I added more images from In the City in Crumb Cake.

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I added some more faux stitches in Cajun Craze, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and then into the card base, and that was it for the card.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more In the City Crumb Cake images across the front.

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…and then I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  There’s more than one way to give someone some gift cards, yes?  And it seemed awfully appropriate to use the At Home With You bundle, Home Life and the In the City host-set.  I know Matt liked the card – it even got a spot on the refrigerator in his new house!  Hope you like, too!

TTFN

Mary  



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.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • 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 are getting their catalogs in their mailboxes – do you have one yet?!!  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!  

You’ve Only Got 10 Day Left!

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:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed card front); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); At Home Framelits die cuts

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Sunshine Wishes sentiment (x3)

Wood Textures DSP: At Home door die cut; 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  

So, today, while Wayne and I were looking thru a double-filtered welding helmet watching the not-to-be-seen-again-for-7-years eclipse, Finn was…bored.

I mean – nothing was happening.  It wasn’t particularly dark.

No aliens showed up.

No angels sang – no power went out.

Pretty nondescript kind of day.  

This is how his sister dealt with the event.

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Wishful thinking.  We were hoping to see this…

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What we really saw was….dim.

Just…dimness everywhere for about 2 minutes.  Even looking at the sun – we saw no corona.  No “diamond ring”.  Just a sliver of sun.

Kind of a let-down.

Finn’s response?

Let’s pull something out of the garden and see if anyone notices…

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TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Spooky Cat Punch Halloween

‘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:

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This card uses both the color scheme and the layout from the latest Fusion challenge.  

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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…

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…and another piece of Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

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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!

TTFN

Mary  



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.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • 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!


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  

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…

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While he was sleeping in cool comfort, we were helping the guys put up their television on the wall.

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Probably good that Wayne was there helping. 😉

We had some help from father and son, Luke (on the left) and Jax…

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…and they later gave their paw of approval on the new living room arrangement and area rug.

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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! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Treat to Wish You a Happy Halloween!

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again – and Finn and I were both tired yesterday!  I did something to my neck last week and it sort of went crazy yesterday.  Better this morning, thank goodness!

Finn was…well, let’s just say…sort of down for the count yesterday.  While on most days he comes in from feeding the horses, eats his breakfast and then checks in with Dad to see if it’s time to go to work, on Sunday he…well….a picture’s worth a thousand words.  I call this picture “The Day After”.

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He spent about 20 minutes just like that – the only movement was the chasing of dream chipmunks!  And some fluffing of flews….

It took me a long time to get the right meds and ice pack combo to reduce my neck pain to a dull roar, so it was much later in the day than I’d planned to make my card for today!  I’d been sort of designing in my head all day, but around 2 in the afternoon I had a bit of a “duh” moment!  My planned card was a Christmas theme.  And then I realized…uhm, doofus, it’s coming out on Halloween!  A Christmas card on Halloween might be kind of – odd?  So…I modified my design for Halloween, using the fun Halloween Treat a la carte stamp and some Halloween Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Chevron Jar of Haunts

Good morning!  We’re half way thru the weekend and I have a tired puppy!

We had our playdate with his Aunt Scout and Aunt Maggie yesterday.

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Maggie’s the non-Aussie there in the middle.  She was the calming influence.  Scout and Finn….not calm.  At least not at first.  They ran and ran and chased a bumper and rolled each other around in the grass.  There was a lot of body blocking going on.  Scout outweighs Finn by a bit right now – she won’t for long! – so he did a lot of the rolling!  Give him a minute, though, and he’ll be giving as good as he gets!

They finally had to take a break.

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Apparently his feet were hot! 🙂

By the end of the playdate, we were able to get them to hold still together.  Check this.

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That’s Scout on the left.  Don’t they look practically like twins? 🙂

We had such a good time – it was a gorgeous day and a lot of fun.  I hope – and I know Finn does, too – that we’ll be doing that on a regular basis!

When we got home, the puppy crashed.   Hard.  For about an hour.  During which time, I made y’all a card!  This one used the Jar of Haunts stamp set and some Brights Designer Paper.  Take a look-see:

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My layout was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Challenge #259:

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And I used the inspiration photo from The Card Concept challenge #60:

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I made the chevron card front by cutting strips of Old Olive paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack.  Each strip is one inch wide.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to my card front size of 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the strips to the panel.  I left a slight gap between each strip to mimic the ribs in the pumpkin.  I have no idea what the gap is – I used the highly scientific TLAR method.  TLAR – That Looks About Right.  Y’all need to add that technique to your kitbag if you haven’t already! 🙂

Once all the strips were in place, I trimmed the excess and then SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat.

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My horizontal elements are made from 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and Kraft Rope Trim.  I used Liquid Glue to add the three pieces to the card front.

For my art and sentiment, I went to the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  I stamped the wonderful pumpkin image in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card stock, and added the stem in Soft Suede.  Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the ink pad lids, I colored the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie, the stem in Soft Suede and the leaf in Old Olive.  Then I cut the pumpkin using a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits die set.

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The sentiment, also from Jar of Haunts, is stamped in Cajun Craze.  I adhered the sentiment circle to a Crushed Curry scalloped circle mat and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the Kraft Rope Trim.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I used another couple of strips – thinner this time – of the Old Olive Designer Series Paper and adhered them (with that TLAR gap again!) to a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another of the Jar of Haunts pumpkins…

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…and used some Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper to cover the envelope flap (yes, I ran out of Old Olive paper!).

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Et Voila!  I think I captured the chevrons and the pumpkin theme of the concept card – and I kind of like how my card front turned out.  Of course the Jar of Haunts pumpkin remains one of my very favorite pumpkin images!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


TODAY is the last day to take advantage of my ordering special and get stocked up on envelopes for the holidays!  

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For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me thru Sunday, 23 October – You’ll get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!

Here’s the Deets:

For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of envelopes or note cards & envelopes of your choice!  This is on top of the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add my Host Code (if your order is under $150 then add the code, but if your order is over $150 don’t add the code…but you’ll still get the gifts!).  The Host Code for this event is: PXSUUPGV.  You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards Points! 
How to get your free envelopes or note cards & envelopes:
Simply place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order the envelopes or note cards & envelopes when I place my Host Order on November 1 and I’ll send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.

Here are your choices! 


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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Don’t miss your chance to get some extra envelopes on hand for all your card giving coming up in the next few months – this is the last day!

I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow… 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ Circle (sentiment)

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack: 1″ x 5 1/8″ (Old Olive x 4 – card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (Old Olive x 2 – inner liner strip); envelope flap (Pumpkin Pie)

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Halloween Treat!

Good Tuesday!  Hope you’re having a good week so far!

So…y’all know the problem with having a new puppy?  Yep.  That’s all you want to do – play with the puppy, pet the puppy, watch the puppy, take the puppy for walks, laugh at the puppy playing, kiss the puppy nose, yada yada yada.  Makes it extremely hard to do anything else – there just isn’t time! 🙂

Finn – yes, we settled on that, and even used that name at the vet today.  Went to get some flea medicine.  Found out my little puppy weighs 34 pounds!  At 4 months!  I think we settled on Finn too quickly – maybe needs to be Bruno.  Bruiser.  Rocky Balboa.  The Rock!  He’s gonna be huge!

But, for now…he maintains his puppy cute…

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That’s his new favorite spot – curled right up against the water dish – usually with his ear draped over the edge.  Makes it easy to get a little slurp whenever the mood strikes, doncha know? 🙂

So, in between puppy lovin’s today, I made y’all a quick Halloween card!  This one is one layer.  Almost literally!  Totally a one-postage-stamp card for sure!  It uses the a la carte stamp called Halloween Treat and some pumpkins from Spooky Fun.  Take a look-see:

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This one works with the Global Design Project challenge #058:

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For the card front, I stamped my design directly to the front of my Crumb Cake card base.  Using the trio-of-pumpkins image from Spooky Fun, I stamped it across the panel in Pumpkin Pie ink.

I colored the pumpkins using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, picking ink up from the lid of my stamp pads.  I colored the middle pumpkin in Calypso Coral, the one on the left (as you look at the card) in Pumpkin Pie, and the other one in Tangerine Tango.  Then I colored the stems in Old Olive with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  For fun, I added faces to a few of the pumpkins, using the images from Spooky Fun, stamping them in Basic Black Archival Ink.

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For the center art, I used a plain piece of Crumb Cake, and stamped the Halloween Treat image in Early Espresso ink.  I lightly colored the pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.  I SNAILd the panel directly to the card front and then adhered two strips of Halloween Night Washi Tape across the top and bottom of the panel.

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I added a little bow, tied with two strands of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Baker’s Twine from the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine combo.  I adhered it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I repeated the Spooky Fun trio of pumpkins, stamping them in Pumpkin Pie and coloring them with the Wink brush, using Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango.  I finished the stems with the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, and added Spooky Fun faces in Basic Black Archival Ink.

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And that was it!  Told ya!

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got pumpkins on the front…

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…and on the back flap!

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Et Voila!  This is a perfectly simple little card – easy to make and easy to mail!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?


Keep this kind of card front background in mind as we move thru Fall.  Leave off the faces – and you’ve got pumpkins for a Thanksgiving card.  Very versatile! 🙂

See you tomorrow – on….Hawwmp Day! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (art panel on front)

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Ghoulishly Spooky Halloween Fun!

Happy Sunday, y’all!  When you read this – I should be on the road.  On my way to get my surprise!

Are you ready to know what it is?  Actually “it” is a “he”!

Here he is!

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This is…well, his name is TBD.  I have a few choices in my head and am hoping he’ll tell me what the right name is when I meet him!  He’s not a rescue – don’t judge me, please, I’m doing enough of that myself! – but…he’s from the same parents as my friend’s Aussie – and she’s a wonderful girl.  So, when he became available, I kind of jumped on him!

Life as we know it now is fixin’ to have a huge upheaval!  It’s been a while since we’ve had a dog in the house and even longer since we had a puppy!  And if I think my life is going to be different, I have a couple of kitties that I’m afraid are in for a bit of a shock when we get home.  Hopefully they’ll forgive me… 🙂

So there it is – the big surprise!  As I hinted, nothing to do with card making!  But, I did make a card for you today.  A Halloween card!  I used the  Spooky Fun stamp set and the matching Halloween Scenes Edgelits, and added in some texture from Ghoulish Grunge.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Halloween Cookie Cutter Mummy

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve had a good week – I have!  I have some exciting news (well, it is for me, at least!) but I’m going to wait to share it on Sunday!

What could it be….what could it be!?  You’ll just have to check back on Sunday!  🙂

My card today is a quick one to make – it really leans heavily on Halloween Night Designer Paper and the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and a sentiment from Spooky Fun.  Take a look-see:

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My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #258:

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And my color palette is from The Paper Players #316:

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I started by SNAILing a piece of Halloween Night DSP to a Wild Wasabi mat for the card front.  Then I did a second, smaller panel with a different design, and SNAILd it to the first panel.  The top panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I embossed in the Brick Wall TIEF, matted on Wild Wasabi and SNAILd it to the card front.

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I used yet another design of the Halloween Night paper to make the vertical banner strip.  I used my Paper Snips to cut the banner ends on the DSP and the Wild Wasabi mat and used some Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then to the Brick Wall-Embossed panel.  

The sentiment, from the Spooky Fun set, is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and matted on Wild Wasabi (can you see a Wild Wasabi trend here??).  Then I popped it over the other panels with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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My Cookie Cutter Halloween Mummy is stamped in Wild Wasabi on Whisper White.  Then I used a Blender Pen to add some more Wild Wasabi ink to shade his mummy wrappings.  I also added just a touch of Crumb Cake to “age” it a bit.  Then I punched him out with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and used some Liquid Glue to adhere him – sliding him under my popped-up sentiment.

The last piece is the bats.  I stamped them – they’re in the Cookie Cutter Halloween set – in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White.  Then I fussy cut them – yes, a little persnickety.  I adhered one to the end of the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue and the other two I popped on with little pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional.

Little.  Tiny.  Pieces!

And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped a few more Spooky Fun bats in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.

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Then I SNAILd the panel to a Wild Wasabi mat and into a Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Spooky Fun bats on the front…

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…and some of the black Halloween Night DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  I wasn’t sure about this color combination when I first started this card – I kept having flashbacks to some unfortunate plaid pants I wore in Junior High – but it turns out to be a suitably spooky and Halloween-y color scheme!  And how cute is that little Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy and his bats?  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: U9TFNQS2

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?


Enjoy the last day of the work week and get all ready for the weekend!  I’ll see you tomorrow…

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Wild Wasabi Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for small DSP panel on front); 2 3/4″ square (mat for embossed Whisper White panel); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for vertical banner); 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for sentiment banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ square (embossed front panel); 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner)

Halloween Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); (small DSP panel on front); (vertical banner); 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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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Halloween Haunts and a Blog Candy Winner!

Mornin,’ y’all!  I hope this post finds you all well and safe.  If you’re on the southeast coast of our country and in the path of Hurricane Matthew, please take the very best of care and keep you and yours safe!

I know you’re all anxious to see who won the Blog Candy, so read on down and check it out! 🙂

My card today is another one for Halloween.  I played around with some of the images in Jar of Haunts – including my little spider who was released from his time out for the first time since “the incident” – and a few from Halloween Scares and Spooky Fun!  And – I combined it with….Petals & Paisleys?!?  Yep!  Take a look-see:

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