Wicked Cute Monster Bash Cased Halloween Card

Hey Everyone!

Today’s card is a Halloween card I ‘cased’ featuring the spooky Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and our Wicked Dies from the 2019 Holiday catalog. I love how I could just cut one of the framed pictures in the Monster Bash paper and use it as my focal point.

These are the cards I ‘cased’ (copy and share everything). Every quarter as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I receive a fun and inspiring magazine that has a page dedicated to casing and these were the projects in the last one. If you are a ‘newbie’ to card making casing cards is a great way to learn and get your feet wet.

These cards use a simple card base with a large banner, focal square for your stamping and a sentiment. So easy, yet so cute! And you can use a paper trimmer and stamps you already own to make cards for all occasions.

If you love creating for Halloween make sure you check out all the products in the Monster Bash Suite. They’re “Spooktacular”!

 

I used the Wicked Dies for the fun cute spider and my sentiment.  Beware though…If you cut too many spiders, the way I did, they make you jump when you come across them unexpectedly!

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Fable Friends – Bunny Cards – Fun and Fancy

Today I wanted to share one of my all time favorite Easter and spring stamp sets…Fable Friends.  I’m so excited that this set will be carried over to the new catalog.  First I did a quick fun card for one of my classes and then used a fun technique on another card for my stamp club.

This cute bunny card was done in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Have you purchased this awesome paper yet? If not, you need to get some.  I have to confess I have purchased more then my share because it just makes me smile when I use it.  If you want some…go order it now because it will be retiring, is on back order and I don’t know how long it will last when it comes in!


The Layering Ovals are a staple in my craft studio.  Lots of choices for sizes and they have both straight edged ovals and scalloped ones.  Measurements for this card can be found at the bottom of the page.

The bunny in the Fable Friends stamp set is adorable. Use him for Easter and spring but know that he will be great for baby cards. Check out all the cut images and sentiments in this set that can be used all year round.
Here I used resist heat embossing as our technique for Stamp Club and fancied up the card with the pretty 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  I’m so glad this ribbon is sticking around in the new catalog…It’s just pretty and fun!  If you have heat embossed before then resist embossing will be easy.

  • First I stamped the leaves (from the Rooted in Nature stamp set) in VersaMark ink (a clear slow drying ink) and then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over the images and used my Heat Tool (on high) to emboss.
  • Next I used Sponge Brayers to sponge Sea Foam Ink over the entire card.  Make sure you start with a light pressure…because you can always add ink but you can never take it away.
  • Then take a paper towel or soft cloth to wipe over the card to remove the ink from the leaves.  This will make them pop and shine!
  • I also used the brayer on a scrap piece of whisper white cardstock so that the leaves I punched with the Leaf Punch looked the same as the background.

The bunny in the Fable Friends stamp set is adorable. Use him for Easter and spring but know that he will be great for baby cards. Check out all the cut images and sentiments in this set that can be used all year round.
Here’s a little closer look at the embossing.

Make sure you check out all the cute images and sentiments because I will be using this set long after Easter for baby cards and just fun thinking of you cards for friends.

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Measurements:

First Card:
Card base (Gorgeous Grape) 7-1/2″x5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″
White embossed layer (Subtle embossing folder) 2-7/8″x5-1/4
Scrapes o fWhisper White and Gorgeous Grape for the ovals and circle
1″ x 5-1/4″ of Gingham Gala paper
Whisper White inside 4″ x 5-14″

 

Second Card:
Car Base (Smoky Slate) 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and folded
Whispe White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scrapes of Whisper White for oval, circle and leaves
Scrape of Smoky Slate for scalloped oval

Products for First Card:

 

The New Cat Punch…Meow!

When you’re making out your wish list make sure the new Cat Punch is on that list!  You’re going to ‘Love It’ even if you aren’t a cat lover.  And if you are a cat lover…you’ll have a difficult time putting it down!  Let’s have some fun…if you’re a cat lover, like I am, comment at least a meow in the comments and if you are a dog lover give me a bark.  On Friday morning I will draw a random name and send a few little samples out to the lucky winner!

The Spooky Cat Punch is for Halloween and all year round!

And don’t forget to add the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to the list.  Why…because the cat can be punched out of the coordinating paper.  Here’s a cute Halloween card I used using both the paper and the punch.

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The Spooky Night Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Stampin' Up! cat punch making your card making easy and fun!

The paper is a fun pack for all you Halloween lovers out there!  You can punch the cats with the new cat punch and fussy cut the hats like I did.  There are pumpkins to cut and an owl in the stamp set that can be stamped right on the tree branch.  The black polka dots are for all year round…I just love this paper…can you tell!

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The sentiment on my card is from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set.  Save 10% when you purchase as a bundle with the Cat Punch.

A little black bling with our new Black Rhinestones!  And a tiny Linen Thread bow around her neck.  How do I know she’s a girl…because she’s sweet.  Come back tomorrow to see how sweet she is.

Measurements, Supplies and Directions below.

I’m So Close!

So close to earning this year’s Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Alaska!
I need to do it by the end of this month (September)

This July I went on my first Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip and it was amazing!  So I’ve been working all year to earn the next one…an Alaskan Cruise.  I really want to earn this trip for my husband, Jeff.  He was unable to go to Thailand with me on my first earned incentive trip because he needs his hip replaced which will hopefully be done after the first of the year.  Alaska is a dream destination for him and every day or so now he wants to know if I have earned it yet!  Like maybe I wouldn’t shout it to the roof tops when I do!  LOL

I have to the end of this month (Sept) to earn this trip but after crunching the numbers it looks like, after my normal monthly sales, I’ll be about $2,000 in sales short. That’s 40 orders of $50!  I now have 7 orders placed or promised which now leaves me at 33 – $50 orders!  So I’m asking my friends, family, customers and those that follow me to help me reach my goal this year.  Everyone that places a $50 order or greater will receive a handmade gift and thank you card to let you know how much I appreciate you.  You can place an order online using this hostess code when checking out QPGANYKA.  Do not check the box that says you don’t want to be contacted or I won’t know who you are to thank you.  If you would like me to place your order for you I would be happy to do that.  Just call or email me your order (both are at the top of the page.)

Help me color in my ship!

I appreciate your support and encouragement!

 

Today’s Project:
Measurements:
Basic Black Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11 Folded in half plus scrap for oval
Pumpkin Pie – 4 x 5-1/4
Very Vanilla – 1 x 4 plus scrap for oval
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper 3 x 4 plus another piece 1 x 3-3/4 plus scraps to punch the cat and fussy cut the hat

Directions:
Fold Basic Black card stock in half for card base
Adhere Pumpkin Pie layer to card base
Stamp Happy Halloween on the Very Vanilla strip with Archival Basic Black Ink and banner the 1” wide strip of DSP with your snips. Then adhere and layer as in picture.
Cut the two ovals and adhere together.
Punch the black cat from the Spooky Night DSP and and adhere to ovals.
Fussy cut the hat from the Spooky Night DSP and adhere with dimensionals and add a black rhinestone to the hat. Tie a small bow with Linen Thread and adhere to the cat with a rolled glue dot.
Adhere the finished ovals to the card base

Copper and Gold Foil Fall Card

Fall in north Georgia can be the prettiest time of the year. This year however, with no rain and it staying warm the colors are a bit disappointing.  But leaves cut from Stampin’ Up!’s Copper and Gold Foil certainly don’t disappoint!

Copper and gold foil makes for a simple but beautiful leaf card.

  • I cut two leaves using the Leaflets Framelits from the annual catalog…the larger one in Copper Foil and the smaller in Gold Foil.
  • To keep the leaves from looking like they were just floating around on the card front I embossed the Crumb Cake layer with the Pretty Paisley’s Embossing Folder. I sure hope this folder doesn’t retire anytime soon.
  • Add just a simple Basic Black solid twine to the top of the leaves and your’e done
  • I decided it was too simple and pretty to add a sentiment on the outside.  So this card will be stamped on the inside when it’s ready to be sent

Lovin' the Stampin' Up! Copper Foil

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Products used in today’s card:

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Today I want to share with you the Detailed Santa Thinlit Dies.  The die makes the cutest Santa cards EVER!  His beard is a mass of cut out swirls and if you love shaker cards he’s a must.  Add the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and you have everything you need to make fun Christmas cards for all the special people on your Christmas list.  You can even add me to the list if you would like.

 

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  • The stars and the border at the bottom of the card are an added bonus in the die set.  They can be used on projects throughout this year making this die not just for Christmas.
  • And what a perfect sentiment for a Santa card.  Purchase the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies as a Bundle and save 10%.

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  • Add a window wheet and Adhesive Foam Strips and you can easily make this fun Shaker Card.
  • Here you see the second boarder in the die set used on both the top and bottom of this card.

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  • You can also use this set to make your Christmas tags.  Simple or elaborate…your choice.
  • The stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood mount.

 

Blog Candy Giveaway – Last Day To Enter!

Time for a little blog candy...black and white with a pop of color!

Last day to enter to win this fun paper, ribbon and button blog candy.  Leave a comment on the original post.  Just comment what your favorite pop of color is when using black and white. I will be announcing the winner on Monday’s blog post.   Good luck everyone.

Speaking of candy…do you have your treats made for Halloween?  If not I thought I would show you two that my team made at our September gathering. Both are quick and easy and they would be perfect to give to teachers, co-workers, trick or treaters, and maybe even the UPS guy when he delivers my order next week. 🙂

Cookie Cutter Skeleton makes this package of bones the perfect Halloween treat. www.stampandembellish.com

  • Saw these adorable candy bones at the dollar store and knew I needed to design a treat holder just for them.
  • You know me…it has to be quick and cute,  It’s made with a folded piece of card stock with a hole cut in the center of the front side.  I used one of the scalloped ovals from the Layering Oval Framelits.
  • The Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and Coordinating punch make decorating a snap.
  • I used the Hand Held Stapler to close the top making sure the treat was stapled along with the card stock.  This product is only available while supplies last.  So if you’ve been meaning to purchase one…now is the time.

Cookie Cutter Halloween clear box of chocolate

  • Now for really quick!  Put together a Clear Tiny Treat Box, fill with candy and decorate!
  • This time I used the vampire, colored him with a Pumpkin Pie Marker.
  • Use the Halloween Night Washi Tape around the bottom of the box
  • Tie with some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine and add a little tag if so desired.

With A Happy Heart
Diane

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The How – Trick or Treat Bones Candy Holder:

  • Cut a a 2-1/2 x 7-1/2 piece of Cumber Crush card stock, score and fold in half at 3-3/4.
  • Die cut a scalloped oval on the front side with the Layering Ovals Dies.
  • Place the candy package inside the treat holder and staple closed making sure the candy package is stapled inside.
  • Cute a 1-1/2 piece of Basic Black card stock, score at 3/4 and fold in half for the topper.  Glue in place with Face Fuse.
  • Cut a 2-1/4 x 1/2 Whisper White piece, stamp ‘trick or treat’ and adhere to the topper.  Add rhinestones
  • Stamp the Skeleton in Basic Black and punch him out using the Cookie Cutter Punch.
  • Add glue to the eyes using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, wait for it to dry and add it to the project with

The What: Trick or Treat bones Candy Holder