A Spooky Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is my last Halloween post for this year...another card for the little ones...

And once again, yep, I am using Spooky Bingo Bits! This stamp set is retired but a good alternative would be the current stamp set, Halloween Hello.

A layout on CAS(E) This Sketch, CTS#37, inspired this card. Isn't it fun?!? A few spooky images from Spooky Bingo Bits paired with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, add in some super cute paper from the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper pack and there you have a super easy, super fun card!

I hope everyone has a safe and not-too-spooky Halloween! My babies are all grown so I will be relegated to handing out candy (sigh) but at least it will be cutely packaged candy! lol

Stampin Supplies: 

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802), Spooky Bingo Bits (retired) Halloween Hello (131721) would be an alternative set

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045) Cardstock; Witches Brew (132185) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pumpkin Pie (126945) Classic Stampin' Pad; Black (101406) StazOn Ink Pad

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Hexagon Punch (130919); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: None

Thanks for stopping by!

Witches' Brew Meets The Best of Halloween

I finally decided to get into the Halloween spirit and whip up a few cards! And since I was diving in, why not break out the Circle Thinlit Card Dies that have been sitting abandoned on my craft table while I decide whether or not to take the plunge and try something new...

And I decided...I like them!! Since I haven't used much DSP (Designer Series Paper) in awhile, I decided to throw that in the mix too...

I think for me the issue with using the Thinlit Card Dies has been not having a place to write a greeting. I just have not been able to wrap my head around that. I finally did some poking around on the internet and found some videos that actually extended the card to create another fold, thereby adding enough room to write a message. Perfect!!

Isn't the back just darling? And look! A place to write a message...how awesome is that!! There are some VERY creative people out there working hard for us and I thank them!

Here's another view...

This card looks like it took a lot of time but honestly, the die does all the work for you. I just trimmed the DSP to 1/4" smaller than the card base, centered each, and adhered. EZ Peasy! The sentiment is from the Best of Halloween 25th Anniversay Stamp Set and it is my FAVORITE...I just LOVE the images! I used one stamp and using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, lined it up and repeated.

Isn't this haunted house fabulously creepy? It makes me think of the house in the Stephen King novel 'Salem's Lot...I'm just sayin! I embossed the image using black embossing powder and colored in the windows and the moon with a Blender Pen and my Summer Starfruit Stampin' Marker. It's really very easy to use a blender pen. Using the broad tip of the Stampin' Marker I scribbled some ink onto a Clear Mount Block (really). Then I just used my Blender Pen to pick up some of the ink and applied it to my card. That's it! The trick is to use a little bit of ink at first and add until you are satisfied. I also sponged black ink aound the edges of my scallop, which happens to be one of the dies included in the Circle Card Thinlits Dies, and done!

I hope you enjoyed today's post, I will be posting more Halloween cards so please stop back soon!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Halloween (134381)

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045), Cardstock; Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink: Versamark (102283) Pad; Jet Black (101406) StazOn Ink Pad; Pumpkin Pie (126945) Classic Stampin' Pad; 2012-2014 (126856) Stampin' Write Markers

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Circle Card Thinlits Dies (133480), Black (109133) Stampin' Emboss Powder; Heat Tool (129053); Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Blender Pen (102845); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: None

Thanks for stopping by!


Tags 4 You - Halloween

Hello there and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was feeling crafty this weekend and I am excited to share my creations with you! I recently purchased the Tags 4 You stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and decided to create four cards with it, which I will share with you over the next four days.

Here's the first one!

Do you like it?!? This was super fun to put together so let me share some of the details...

  •  I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch and then used the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to snip off just a bit of the bottom butterfly wings to turn it into a bat (thank you Jason Loucks for the idea) 
  • I covered the bat with 2-Way Glue and then sprinkled liberally with Black Stampin' Glitter (which can be found on pg 20 of the Holiday Catalog)
  • Stampin' Up! doesn't carry orange glimmer paper so I made my own using adhesive sheets and Orange Stampin' Glitter (sold as a set along with the Black Stampin' Glitter)
  • The wavy line on the piece of black cardstock peeking out from underneath the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper was created using the new Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Arm and Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade. I love the understated effect. 


How fun and easy is that! I hope you liked this first card...please be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the next card in this series! Here is a sneak peek of tomorrow's project:

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Tags 4 You (131820)

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045) Cardstock; Witches' Brew (132185) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (101406) Ink Pad

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition (129407), Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade (129410), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter (132206), Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261)