Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

It's time for another challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team...and a very timely one at that!

Are you all ready for Halloween? I'm so excited that it's on a Friday this year...I expect lots more little visitors this year! Here is my Halloween card for you all...

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

As my years progress, I find myself wanting Halloween to be more fun rather than scary so I wanted my Jack-o-Lanterns to welcome little hobgoblins to my door rather than make them afraid, I think these fit the bill!

And when I was done with my card, my pumpkins wanted some sparkle added I guess they are little girl pumpkins!! lol

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

We have added some new designers to the Can You Case It Design Team so I hope you will pop on over and see what the other designers have created to inspire you!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by!!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Fall Fest; Ghoulish Greetings

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Garden Green Classic Stampin Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tools: Big Shot, Fun Fall Framelit Dies

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

Welcome to a new challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team!


Clean and Quick? Hmmmm....that's a little outside my comfort zone....just kidding!! I LOVE  quick and clean!

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

I knew I wanted to showcase these awesome stamps from the Fall Fest Stamp Set and so I set out to pick the perfect colors...Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Pistachio Pudding. Only when I started stamping, they were wayyyyy too dark for the feel I wanted. So...I flipped the card stock over and tried again!

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

On my second try, I stamped the Pistachio Pudding at full strength but stamped off for all the other colors to create a nice soft design. How did I get everything stamped in a perfect square? Well, I cut a piece of regular paper to the same size, 3 3/4" x 5", pulled out my Squares Framelits, placed the Framelit where I wanted my image to be and then ran the whole thing through my Big Shot! Now I had a template to lay over my white cardstock to stamp on. I used Post-It Tape to tack everything down and ensure no movement.

Once I was done I added my sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set and three teeny tiny pearls colored with my darkest Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

And the envelope! Have you EVER seen anyone use the Whisper White Designer Series Paper? Me, either! Now we both have! I thought it was a nice neutral compliment to my soft colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will hop on over to the Can You Case It website to see what our other designers have in store for you! And we have some new, very talented designers on board so it should be fun! We'd love to see you play along!

Boo the Friendly Ghost - RS#135 & FabFri52

Boo the Friendly Ghost - RS#135 & FabFri52

Here I am beginning my weekend with two fabulous challenges! First I spotted this challenge over at Retro Sketches:

The challenge is that I get to look through ALL of their past sketches and pick whatever I want!!! Oh my gosh, I was like a kid in a candy many awesome choices! Ultimately, this one grabbed me:


Retro Sketch #9...a loonngggg rime ago but still relevant!! I paired the sketch with the color combo over at Fab Friday:

What a rough color combo...for me it only said Halloween but I wanted to make it a FUN Halloween, not scary. I think I succeeded :)

I used A LOT of supplies to make this fairly clean and simple card! lol. I'm not sure how that happens...

I knew where my ghostie needed to be immediately, but first I tried hexagons behind him. Ick. So I switched gears and pulled out Gorgeous Grunge and then stamped off with my colors before stamping onto my card. Perfect! Just a touch of Tangelo Twist :) Then a few randomly cut pieces of card stock with some Linen Thread to keep it fun. Add a bow, a not-so-scary "BOO" and there you go! Well, not quite. I had to go back and add some scary eyes (in place of my beloved Candy Dots) and NOW it's complete!

Did you spot my mistake? I kept looking at my card after I was done and realized that the set of eyes above Boo the Ghost should have been stamped black to keep my sets of three going...but I don't think your average 7 year old will notice :)

And now I'm inspired to pull out the Halloween decorations :)

Have a great day and I will be back tomorrow with another fun challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team :)

Hello Fall! - PPA219 and FMS153

Hello Fall! - PPA219 and FMS153

Hello there and Hello Fall!! Well, maybe Fall for y'all but not for us here in Southern California! It's supposed to get to 106 degrees this weekend! Yikes! We can pretend it's here though by decorating and tuning in to college football:)

Today's card was inspired by two challenges...the color challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts and the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out as I have been fussing to myself about this color combination all week. Fall colors just don't come easily to me. I just tried a few new techniques and found a way to make it all work for me!

Hello Fall! - PPA219 and FMS153

I started with a Cajun Craze base and built from there. I knew I wanted to die cut my leaf from the Fun Fall Framlits Dies set three times so I eyeballed their placement and tacked the die down with Post-It tape so it wouldn't move. Sometimes even with the magnetic base, smaller dies need a bit of extra help!

Once I had the dies all cut out, I laid a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock underneath the die cut openings and tacked everything down again so I could stamp right through the openings onto the cardstock below. EZ Peasy!

I wanted an aged look to my leaves from the Fall Fest Stamp Set (this stamp set coordinates with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies and you can purchase them together and save 15%!!) so I tried a technique I learned about over at Wild West Paper Adhesive Remover!

I inked up my stamp, stamped it directly onto the uneven surface of the Adhesive Remover (calling 'kissing') and then stamped it onto my card. Clean the stamp and the adhesive remover off and repeat! That's it! So easy and fun! Isn't the distressed look awesome?

I added layers of cardstock to set off the Very Vanilla card front, added some Linen Twine to continue the distressed look, and finished it off with a button in Cajun Craze. The ca-yoot sentiment is from the For All Things Stamp Set. So fun!

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop my card front layer off the card base and add dimension. I like to work in threes, so I had to add Candy Dots to my card to both balance out my layout as well as complete my sets of threes.

Hello Fall! - PPA219 and FMS153

I had fun adding decoration to the inside of the card as well and finished the card off by adding a coordinated pattern paper from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper as an envelope liner! What do you think??

I had a lot of fun with these challenges and just missed the deadline for adding it to the Paper Players Challenge this week which was a Fall card! I've not ever participated in three challenges at once...darn! I was so close! Oh time!

Have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge from the Can You Case It Challenge Blog :)