Well, it’s Monday again, huh? Sitting and watching the Olympic gymnasts while typing this on Sunday night – really quite amazing what those young ladies can do. I mean, some of those back flips and double twister somersault twirly-doodles…crazy! Impressive. Hopefully they’re all drinking bottled water – and even brushing their teeth with it! Bleh…..
I think I just sprained my ankle watching Simone Biles do “The Biles” – a move so difficult and unique that they named it after her. She’s remarkable!
And – now we’re seeing a Russian woman (yes, woman – she’s 41!!) who is competing in her SEVENTH Olympics! Forty-one. That’s unheard of. That’s like…a 20 year old Thoroughbred running in the Breeder’s Cup. That’s like… a 60 year old Quarterback in the NFL. She’s got a kid the same age as the girls on the USA team. Good on ya, Oksana Chusovitina!
Well, since I for sure can’t do any of those things they’re doing (at 16 – 41 – or….yea), let’s move swiftly to something I can at least sort of do – make cards! This one is a Halloween card. I used the Spooky Fun bundle and added a little Ghoulish Grunge! My sentiment is from Suite Seasons. Take a look-see:
My layout for this one is inspired by the sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch – #184:
I started by SNAILing a piece of the Halloween Nights DSP to a Pumpkin Pie mat.
My central art is a Whisper White panel. Using the spider web from Ghoulish Grunge, I stamped it twice in the top corners in Smoky Slate ink – stamping it off once before stamping the card. Then I used the net (?) image and stamped it all over – also in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate. Then I tore all the edges.
I used a few images from Spooky Fun, stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink to mimic the players in the Suite Seasons sentiment I planned to use. Bats for the Vampires, the witch and the ghosts! Then I added the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink, and SNAILd the panel to the card front.
I pulled out the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies (the fence and the tree cut the card stock as edgelits – the remainder are framelits – and cut a Basic Black tree and a Smoky Slate fence. For the decorations, I stamped the gravestones in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and the pumpkin trio in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White and cut them both with their matching framelits.
I used Multi[Purpose Liquid Glue to layer on the pieces. The tree hung over the edge, so I trimmed it with my snips. I colored the pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I added the little faces – with stamps also in Spooky Fun – and popped them on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Before I called it “done”, I stamped the Ghoulish Grunge spider web again – this time in straight Smoky Slate – letting it got clear to the edge of the card front. I used my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in any gaps – and to “extend ” the web onto the Pumpkin Pie mat. Then I added some silver star sequins with my Fine Tip Glue Pen – I had those leftover from the Tin of Tags kit I put together over the weekend. You could for sure use the stars in the Metallic Sequins Assortment!
And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I stamped the Ghoulish Grunge web again in the top corner of a Whisper White panel, in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate. I added a Basic Black bat that I’d cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits die. And
Down in the bottom, I added some more of the pumpkins – cuz why the heck wouldn’t I?!? – then I SNAIL it to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Basic Black card base. I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a pumpkin boys again on the front…
…and more of the Halloween Nights DSP for a custom envelope flap.
Et Voila! Halloween hasn’t been my favorite of the holidays since I got to be too old to trick-or-treat (which has been a couple of years now)! But I do really like this bundle – Spooky Fun and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits really are a lot of fun! And Ghoulish Grunge. Yet another background/texture stamp set – that’s so darned perfect for Halloween cards that it’s crazy! I see many more cards between now and 31 Oct with this one. Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: 2WGEWYF6
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.
STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES
Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog. I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up. Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!
New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!
12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)
New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)
10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box
Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping
You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.
And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too. I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).
Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up! Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!
It’s Time to Start Spending Your Bonus Days Coupons!
It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July! The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August. Here are the details:
- There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
- Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
- All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
- Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
- During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
- Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.
Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
Redemption Deadlines: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Here’s how to redeem your coupons in my Online Store
when your order!
With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalog – don’t forget about Thoughtful Branches and the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits – they’re only available until the end of this month and only while supplies last!
Tomorrow is the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – we go live at 8 am EDT – so a little later than you’re used to seeing me in your Inbox. Our theme for this month is Last Blast of Summer! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Can’t show you the Spooky Fun, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Suite Seasons, Ghoulish Grunge or Halloween Nights DS here yet – September! 🙂
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Halloween Scenes die cut tree
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (sentiment panel – torn edges); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Halloween Nights DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap
Smoky Slate Card Stock: Halloween Scenes die cut fence
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!