Festive Post for Halloween

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today’s card features the Festive Post stamp set. This is a versatile set because it has images for Halloween, Christmas and Valentines Day and they can be punched out with either the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch or other punches and dies you might have in your collection. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • Select two different pieces of Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper. Cut one piece at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and another at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere both pieces to the Cajun Craze piece.
  • Cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 1 1/4″ x 1 7/8″. Stamp the three images from the Festive Post stamp set. Stamp the October 31 image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Stamp the brooms with Cajun Craze ink. Stamp the greeting with Blackberry Bliss ink. Stamp the small spider from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set under the greeting.
  • Punch three of the Rectangular Postage Stamps from scrap pieces of Basic Black cardstock. Adhere to the stamped images.
  • Wrap a piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon twice around the Cajun Craze/DSP piece and tape on the back. Adhere this piece to the card front. Use Tear and Tape or Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere the postage stamp pieces to the card front so that they stick well to the ribbon
  • Adhere five rhinestone basic jewels all around the card for some extra bling.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a greeting from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Stamp large and small spider images from the set with Blackberry Bliss ink. Adhere to inside of card.

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Hallows Night Magic – Another Card Idea

Hello! Here’s another card I created with the Hallows Night Magic Bundle. It was fun and easy to put it together. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 5″.
  • Select three different papers from the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper and cut at 1 1/2″ x 3″. Adhere to Whisper White cardstock and adhere piece to card front.
  • Stamp label image from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color the flowers with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends and color the leaves with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Stamp greeting with black ink. Run through die cutting machine with the smaller label die from the Halloween Magic dies.
  • Die cut larger label from scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhere to stamped label piece.
  • Cut piece of Glittered Organdy Ribbon at 6″, trim ends at an angle and adhere across the center of the card front. I used Scotch Tape to hold it down in the center. Adhere label over the ribbon.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with black ink. Cut strip of Basic Black cardstock at 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and run it through the die cutting machine using the filigree edge die. Adhere to bottom of the cardstock. Adhere piece to inside of card.

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Hallows Night Magic

Today’s card features products from the Magic in this Night suite. When I saw this suite in the August-December 2020 mini catalog I knew right away that I would purchase some of the products because as much as I enjoy the more traditional Halloween stamps and papers, the ones this year are more sophisticated or elegant and it is a nice change of pace! I decided to showcase the die cut labels by making a gatefold card. It is one of the cards we made in my stamping club this month.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 2 1/8″ on both ends, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut four strips of Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper at 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere two of the strips to the front flaps and the remaining two strips to the inside flaps.
  • Stamp “Happy Halloween” greeting from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set with Cajun Craze ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Run through die cutting machine with the smaller label die from the Halloween Magic dies.
  • Cut piece of Black Glitter paper with the larger die from the Halloween Magic dies. Adhere the stamped greeting to this piece with either Tear and Tape or Stampin’ Seal+. Adhere entire label piece to the left flap on the card front. Make sure that you only apply glue to the left part of the label so that the card can be opened!
  • From the sheet of Magic in the Night DSP with the bats, cut out both the large and small bats with the coordinating die from the Halloween Magic dies. Both shapes are included on the one die. Adhere bats to label.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp another greeting from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set with Cajun Craze ink. Stamp small bat images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in opposite corners. Adhere to inside of card.
  • Cut length of Metallic Mesh ribbon, tie into a bow and adhere to corner of label with a glue dot.

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Happy Halloween!

Hello! Today I’m sharing my last Halloween project with you, featuring the adorable Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I attended an American Business Women’s Association local chapter mixer last evening and rather than bring a bottle of wine, I thought it would be a nice touch to bring treat boxes filled with candies for all of the attendees. They looked very nice placed on either side of the table centerpiece. Everyone oohed and aahed and were delighted when I told them they each got to take one home!

I ended up using mostly retired products because they worked really well and it was an opportunity for me to continue to use them up. I used some of the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers in the current Holiday catalog a as well as papers from Halloween DSP from previous years that had more small-scale prints. I also used Basic Black Bakers Twine and the pumpkin on the tag came from a very old set, Halloween Frights. I tend to keep many holiday sets after they retire.

Here is how I made the boxes.

  • Cut your selected Designer Series Papers into 6″ squares. Cut box shape with die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies by running through your die cutting machine. Fold box on all of the score lines.
  • Place candies in open box before closing it up. The box holds 4-5 Hershey Kisses or 2-3 Miniatures or other similar-sized candies.
  • Die cut tags using the oval-shaped die in the set. Stamp a greeting or image on scraps of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the pumpkin image with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • Thread bakers twine or other ribbon through the tag and then thread it through the box handles and tie in a bow.

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Monster Bash Triangle Cards

Today I have two fun triangle fold cards using the Monster Bash Designer Series Papers. I was going through some back issues of stamping magazines and came across this idea for Halloween cards in the Autumn 2017 issue of CardMaker magazine. The samples were really cute so I thought I’d give it a try.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Cut two pieces of cardstock into 5″ squares and score each of them on the diagonal. I used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for both cards. Place one square with the score line going vertically. Align one side of the other square along the score line on the first square and align the points at the top.
  • Fold along the score lines on both pieces, make sharp crease with bone folder and turn card over.
  • Cut a 4 3/4″square from a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and cut in half diagonally. Adhere to card front. Note: if you are using a paper with a directional pattern make sure it will be positioned properly.
  • For this card punch the cat from a piece of black foil paper with the cat punch and adhere it to the bottom of the front triangle. Stamp “Beware” from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black ink on scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. Adhere to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. On Pumpkin Pie bottom point stamp part of the tree branch from The Raven stamp set with Memento Black Ink. Adhere the left front flap to the right flap using a thin line of liquid glue.
  • For this card fussy cut a few of the framed characters from the sheet of Designer Series Papers. Stamp greeting, “It’s Halloween” with Pumpkin Pie ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and trim down. Adhere bottom of the skeleton & pumpkin characters to the greeting and adhere to card. Adhere vampire character to card. Adhere small character to right bottom point. Adhere left front flap to right flap with thin line of liquid glue.

There is enough space for you to write a greeting and sign the card on the flip side. The card stands like an easel.

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The Raven – Another Idea

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card using the awesome The Raven stamp set. This was another one of the cards that we made recently in my Halloween card class. It is a gatefold and features the Monster Bash Designer Series papers and the new Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″ on the long edge. Fold on both score lines and run bone folder along both edges.
  • Cut two pieces of DSP at 3″ x 4″ and two pieces at 2″ x 4″. Adhere to front and inner flaps of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set With Memento black ink. Stamp tree branch with black ink in corner. Adhere to center of the card.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. When I looked at the raven and branch stamps I thought that the shimmer embossing powder would work great on these images and I love how it it looks! Run the Embossing Buddy over the cardstock and then stamp the raven and branch with Versamark. Pour the embossing powder over the stamped images, shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to emboss. Use the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Use the 6th largest Stitched Rectangle die and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to embossed piece. Apply glue to the left side only on this piece and adhere to left front card flap.
  • Stamp “Beware” greeting with Memento black ink on scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Select one of the dies from the Ornate Frame Dies set and run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the embossed piece.

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The Raven

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I created with The Raven, my favorite Halloween stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalog. This is a DistINKtive photo-realistic set so when stamped, the raven image is amazing! This is one of the cards we will be making in my upcoming Halloween classes.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Emboss piece with the Woodland Embossing Folder. Highlight the tree branches by sponging Delicata Celestsial Copper Ink on with a Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber. You can also apply the ink by brayering the inside of the embossing folder and then running your cardstock through your embossing machine.
  • Tie piece of Copper Trim around embossed piece and attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Stamp branch with the Delicata Celestial Copper ink. Stamp raven on branch with Memento Black Ink. Stamp “It’s Halloween” underneath the branch. Cut out with the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes die set. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For added bling I colored three rhinestones with a Sharpie Bronze Metallic marker and adhered them to the image.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp feather image with Memento Black Ink in bottom corner of card. Stamp “Haunted Night” greeting with the Delicata ink.

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