Bewitching Slimline Card

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today’s card features the Bewitching stamp set and coordinating Witches Hat Builder Punch. This is another one of the cards we made in my recent Halloween Card class and everyone loved making it! Sadly, the punch proved to be so popular that it is no longer available.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper with the diamonds at 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut three pieces of Basic Black cardstock at 3″ square and run them through a die cutting machine with the 3rd largest circle in the larger set of Layering Circles Dies. Adhere to card front as pictured.
  • Cut three pieces of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2″ and run through a die cutting machine with the 3rd largest circle in the smaller set of Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the spiderweb from the Bewitching stamp set on one of the circles. Adhere the circles to the Basic Black circles.
  • On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock stamp the spiderweb hat with Memento Black ink, color the spiderweb with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends and Basic Black Stampin’ Blends for the rest of the hat. Punch out the hat with the Witches Hat Builder Punch. Cut a scrap piece of Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper from the 2022-2024 In Color paper and punch out the hatband from the punch. Adhere to hat. Adhere hat to circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the hat with the polka dots with Pumpkin Pie ink. Color in the dots with a Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write marker. Color hatband with Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. Punch out hat and adhere to Basic White circle with Stamin’ Dimensionals.
  • On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp hat with buckle with Gorgeous Grape ink. Color buckle with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Punch out hat and adhere to Basic White Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Punch out the stars from the hat punch with a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock. I used a piece of retired Black Glimmer Paper for some extra bling. Adhere with either Mini Glue Dots or liquid glue.
  • Stamp greeting with Memento Black ink on a scrap piece of Parakeet Party cardstock and run through die cutting machine with the label die from the Scary Silhouettes Dies. Adhere to circle with the Pumpkin Pie hat.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Stamp spider and spiderweb with Memento Black ink. Stamp greeting with Gorgeous Grape ink. I used greetings for the front and inside of the card that are from retired Halloween stamp sets. The spiderweb is also from a retired set. I like to hold onto some of my favorite retired holiday stamp sets because they have some favorite images that I like to bring out from year to year to use on my personal cards.

Wishing you a frightfully, delightful Halloween!

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Scary Silhouettes Card

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Today’s card features the Scary Silhouettes Dies from the holiday mini catalog. I’ve loved celebrating Halloween ever since I was a small child. I have made Halloween cards for years, but hadn’t offered a class for several years because my customers didn’t seem interested. However, I decided to offer a class this year and I got a great response, so was able to hold two sessions last week. This one of the cards we made and everyone had fun playing with the die cuts!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Cut a piece of the Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper with the stars at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere to the Pumpkin Pie piece. Adhere to Rich Razzleberry piece and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″. Color the piece with blending brushes. Color the top of the piece with Pumpkin Pie ink. Color the middle with Rich Razzleberry and then color the bottom with Blackberry Bliss ink. Go over each color as many times as you need with the blending brushes until you get the depth of color that you like.
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ and run it through a die cutting & embossing machine with the tree branch die. Adhere to the piece colored with the blending brushes. Run a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock through the machine with the haunted house die. Adhere house to bottom of the tree branch piece. Adhere to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Run a scrap piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock through a die cutting machine with the second smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Stamp greeting with Memento Black ink. I used a greeting from Wicked Cool, a long-retired stamp set that I kept because it is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! Halloween stamp sets! Adhere to lower right corner of the tree branch piece with Stampin’ Dimenionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp with greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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Fond of Autumn Bouquet

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Today I’m featuring another one of the cards we recently made in my Fall Card class last month. This card uses the Fond of Autumn Stamp set and the Autumn Bouquet Dies. I decided to use Merry Merlot for the card base and detailed die cut layer. It is a color I love but don’t get to use often. I think it is a deep, rich color that goes well with many fall colors.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut another piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the detailed floral die. You will do this twice. First position the die at the top of the piece of cardstock. Once that is done, position the die at the bottom of the cardstock, and reverse the direction of the die. Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp full floral image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Color the image with these Stampin’ Blends using both dark and light: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green for the leaves; Blackberry Bliss for the large flowers; Cherry Cobbler for the berries; Natural Tones Medium & Medium Light for the acorns. Run through die cutting and embossing machine with the large open floral die.
  • Stamp banner image with Memento Black ink on piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 1″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the “happy thoughts of you” greeting inside the banner. In order to get the greeting to fit in the curves, because the stamp is photopolymer, you can slightly bend it on your acrylic block. Position greeting to make sure it fits and then ink up the stamp with Merry Merlot ink and stamp the greeting. Run through die cutting and embossing machine.
  • Adhere the floral piece to the card. Adhere the banner over the floral piece.
  • Embellish card with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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Apple Harvest Rosh Hashanah Card

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My card today features the Apple Harvest stamp set from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Apple Blossoms Dies, one of several sets in the Perfect Partners promotion that ends today. The minute I laid eyes on this stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to have it because it would be perfect for making cards for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that I celebrated earlier this week. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had any stamps specifically for Jewish holidays in many years, so each year I eagerly await the annual and holiday mini catalogs to see if there are any stamp sets that I can adapt. For the last few years there have been sets that include stamps with pomegranates, grapes and doves that are all images used in cards for this holiday. I lucked out again this year with the apples!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of one of the Petal Pink sheets in the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and run through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front. Please note that this embossing folder is retired. I love how the folder echos the scrolls in the Fancy Frame die, which is why I chose to use it.
  • Cut a piece of the Petal Pink and gold dot sheet of DSP at 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″. Cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet the same size and adhere to the paper. Run through a die cutting and embossing machine with the scroll die from the Fancy Frames Dies. Remove adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the Petal Pink DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ square and stamp apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set with Memento Ink on both pieces.
  • Color the blossoms with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Color the stem with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the inside of the apple with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I also colored some of them with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Color the outside of the apples using the Light Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend for the base, Dark Stampin’ Blend for the black artist markings and then go over the markings and outer side of the large apple with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin Blend. Run both pieces through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die from the Apple Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere both apple pieces over the gold frame with liquid glue. Adhere frame piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used a Jewish holiday stamp set from Papertrey Ink Stamps that I’ve had for years. L’Shanah Tovah translates to Happy New Year from the Hebrew. I used the smaller label die from the Sending Dies to cut it out. Adhere in the middle of the apples with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the criss-cross image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in the upper right and lower left corner with Soft Suede ink. Stamp greeting. Adhere to inside of card.

This card turned out totally different than the original idea I had and was twice as much work! I made twenty cards and spent every spare hour I had all of last week to get them finished. I’ve already received thank you messages from several recipients telling me how much they loved the card so it was worth the extra effort!

Final reminder that today is the last day the Apple Blossoms Dies will be available to order.

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Rustic Harvest Card

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Today’s card features the Rustic Harvest Suite in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. It is a quick and easy card and a nice way to use several different Designer Series Papers. This is one of four cards we made in my Fall Card class last week. I will be posting the rest of the cards in my next few blog posts.

Here is how I made the card.

When I was deciding on a layout for this card, I decided to go back to a box of past sample cards that I keep for inspiration and ended up casing this card. I made it in the fall of 2019 and I used the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper that was in the September 2019-January 2020 Mini Catalog.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score a 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Mossy Meadow paper from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper pack at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut one piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1 7/8″ x 5″ and another at 1 7/8″ x 4 1/2″. Cut two different pieces of DSP, one at 1 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ and one at 1 3/4″ X 4 3/8″ and adhere to the Basic Black strips. Adhere to card front as pictured.
  • Stamp greeting from the Hello Harvest stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Run through die cutting machine with coordinating die from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies.
  • Cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 2 3/4″ X 3 1/2″ to make the pumpkin. Run through die cutting machine with the two pumpkin die pieces. To make the stem, run a scrap piece of Soft Suede cardstock through the die cutting machine with the stem die.
  • Adhere stem to the smaller DSP strip. Adhere larger pumpkin piece, slightly overlapping the bottom of the stem. Adhere narrow pumpkin piece over the larger pumpkin piece. Adhere greeting over pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card.

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Ringed With Nature Fun Fold Card

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This is the last day for Sale-A-Bration! Today’s card is another one that features the Ringed With Love Designer Series Paper that is still available as a free gift with a $50 purchase. This card is a Z fun fold that I came across on Lisa Curcio’s blog and YouTube channel where she shows how to make it. I love this fold because it is a great way to show off any Designer Series Paper and while it looks difficult to make, it is actually very easy! This card also uses the Ringed With Nature Bundle that coordinates with the DSP.

Click on the blog link above to go to Lisa Curcio’s post for all of the cutting dimensions and instructions on how to put the card together. Here is how I made my card.

  • Card base – Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Parakeet Party cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Cut piece of Ringed With Love DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to cardstock. Adhere piece to card front.
  • Die cut and emboss one of the larger tree rings from the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Die cut several different leaves with scrap pieces of Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen and Parakeet Party cardstock. Adhere to tree ring with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Adhere two pieces of a contrasting piece of DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ to both sides of the inside of the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock for the inside Z fold as per Lisa Curcio’s instructions.
  • Cut strip of the tree trunk DSP and follow the instructions for cutting the strips before adding them to the fold.
  • Stamp the acorns from the Ringed With Nature stamp set. First stamp the bottom of the acorns with Poppy Parade ink and then stamp the acorn tops with Soft Suede ink. Stamp the greeting on the smallest panel with Soft Suede ink. Adhere to inside of card as instructed.
  • To finish off the card, adhere the tree ring to the card front with two Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and two at the bottom, leaving space in the middle of the tree ring. Cut a length of ribbon at 18″ and slide one end through the middle of the tree ring. I used some retired 1/2″ white ribbon from my stash. You can use one or two Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon at the back of the card in order to keep it in place. Tie ribbon into either a bow or a double knot, which is how I tied it.

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Rings of Love Card

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The month of August is flying by so quickly and it means that Sale-A-Bration will be coming to an end on August 31st. I’ve been so busy with in-person classes that I haven’t had time to post all of the cards I’ve made this month, so for the next few days I’ll be posting cards that use Sale-A-Bration products. Today’s card features the Ringed With Nature stamp set from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper that you can earn for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The Ringed With Nature bundle is such a fun bundle work with and the DSP works so beautifully with it. This card is quick and easy to put together.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Rings of Love DSP with the tree branches at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of the DSP with the birds at 2 1/2″ x 3″.
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the the scalloped frame from the Fabulous Frames dies. Adhere frame to card front. Adhere the piece of bird DSP to the inside of the frame. The top and bottom of the DSP will fit into the frame and the sides will slightly overlap the sides of the frame.
  • Run a scrap piece of Basic White cardstsock through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the label die from the Stylish Frames dies. Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink. I used one of the greetings from the Go To Greetings stamp set. This is such a wonderful set of greetings! I just love the mix of different type fonts, sizes and basic greetings that work for all occasions.
  • For a bit of embellishment, I cut two pieces of the Crumb Cake Bakers Twine from the Essentials Pack at 2 1/2″ and threaded each one through the holes on the sides of the tag, tied double knots and trimmed the ends. Adhere tag to card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the stem from the Ringed With Nature stamp set with Soft Suede ink in bottom left corner. Stamp the mushroom caps with Crushed Curry ink on top of the stems. Adhere to inside of card.
Rings of Love DSP

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Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Save the Date!

Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 adorable treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot. This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images. This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie. For further information and to subscribe to the August kit, visit my Paper Pumpkin website here.

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