Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin Frights and Delights!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have some spooky goodness to share with you today!  Have you heard of paper pumpkin?  If you not you are going to love this!  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription of creative goodness in a box it is designed to make creativity easy! Each month you’ll get a professionally designed kit filled with fun projects you can make and share with friends.  So check out the most recent Paper Pumpkin goodies!

Aren’t these goody bags the cutest!?!  I gave a one of these goody bags to all the ladies who attended my card class this week.

This Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to manage the hordes of ghosts and goblins knocking on
my door this Halloween. I am sad to report that now that this box has shipped, you can’t get these supplies now. But, you can sign up now and be sure to get the next one!  I can only guess that the October and November Paper Pumpkin will be the perfect thing to make your holiday parties even more festive!

Want to know more about the subscription?  Then check out this video!

Are you ready to sign up?  Then head over to my website by clicking here.  You need to be sure to sign up before October 10th to get the next box. You are have two options when you sign up: month to month or Pre-aid in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month increments.  Check out this flyer for more info:

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I hope you sign up today so you can make time for a quick but cute crafty every month no matter what!

~Kristal

Spectacular Stampin’ Up! Autumn Card using Falling for Leaves and Colorful Seasons stamp sets

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am have been busy in my craft room coming up with more ideas to share with you!  Today’s card is a wonderful fall themed thank you card.  I always seem to be low on thank you cards.  I guess that means I am sending out plenty!

This card reminds me a bit of a double ended cornucopia!   To make this started by stamping and cutting out the leaves.  I used the Falling for Leaves Stamp set and colorful Seasons stamp set.  The dies used are the Detailed Leaves Thinlits and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The card stock colors used are Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand and Copper Foil.  The stamped leaves on the Sahara Sand paper are part of the Falling for Leaves set. I also added in some little dots that came from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I went over part of those leaves with some Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle!  The copper leaves that have been die cut were also embossed with my Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Always remember when both die cut and emboss something to do the die cut first!  This way you don’t smooth out the embossing you just did.  🙂  The Thankful sentiment is part of the Falling for Leaves stamp set and was stamped in blackberry ink.  The circle is part of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  To finish things off I wrapped some Copper Metallic Thread around my circle and added some Gold Metallic Pearls.  Even though I used more copper the gold pearls are so close you can’t tell the difference!

Now that we have officially entered Autumn in the USA I am ready to make even more fall and Halloween themed cards.  How about you? Leave me a comment letting me know what current project your working on.  🙂

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Farmhouse Christmas mixed with Pretty Pines Thinlits makes a beautiful Christmas card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am taking another quick break from Halloween cards to jump into Christmas!  If you have looked at the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog then surely you have seen how many unbelievably adorable Christmas stamp set there are, right? I think the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set is one of them! Even though I love Halloween I am also a big fan of Christmas.  Check out this new card I made that mixes new stuff with an old favorite from last Christmas.

I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut out lots of branches with the super pretty Glimmer Paper.  I added in some green using the new Sprig punch.  It is really nice to have a punch that can make sprigs for all the different projects we make! The sentiment is from the new Farmhouse Christmas stamp set.  I will  have more to show on that set sometime soon because it is the cutest thing ever! That tiny little wreath you see in the sentiment was added in and the bow was colored using the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blends marker.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then loosely wrapped Silver Metallic Thread around the leaves and added in some Clear Epoxy Droplets here and there.  The paper I used is part of the All is Bright Designer Series Paper pack and has lots of versatility.  One side is photo-real scenes and the other is basic simple designs.  Stampin’ Up! always seems to make sure we have options!!  The card stock and ink color used is Shaded Spruce.  I believe it is one of my most favorite greens because it is so very rich.

Have you started thinking about your Christmas cards yet?  I will be sure to give you more ideas so hopefully you can find some inspiration here!  ♥

~Kristal

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The New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is Here!!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am very late in posting this information but the new Catalog is here!!  I have yet another Halloween creation to share with you. ( I promise I will be making a few other types of cards soon!)

I used a few of the new catalog sets to make this card. The swirling branch was cut out with the Night Owl Thinlit dies.  There is a great coordinating stamp set that goes with the dies and it could easily be used for more than Halloween! The bats were cut out using the new Spooky Bats punch. The Happy Halloween sentiment came from the Spooky Sweets stamp set.  This stamp set coordinates with the Spooky Bats punch. The make the gray appearance behind the sentiment I just may a few swooshes with my Light Smokey Slate Blends marker.  The background for the scene was made using a aqua painter, smokey slate ink and watercolor paper.  I took a acrylic block and stamped the ink pad directly on it.  This became my palette for picking up as much of the ink that I needed with the aqua painter.  To make the moon I punched out Whisper White with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch and then added Daffodil Delight until I liked the appearance. I finished things off by adding some of the Frosted Droplets that are also in the new catalog.

I hope this gives you some more ideas for making spooky cards!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Sneak Peek from the upcoming 2018 Holiday Catalog!

Hello Crafty Friends,

In just 11 days you will be able to purchase items from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog – woohoo!!!  If you have been following me, or know me well, then you know Halloween is my favorite holiday.  So, of course, I had to get pretty much all the Halloween stamp sets; and I have my first creation to share with you today!

This card is chalked full of spooky goodies from the new catalog!  The stamps are from the new Cauldron Bubble Stamp set.  It has all the things you need to make a cute, yet spooky, witch scene.  It also has matching Framelits. The name of the Framelit set is Cauldron Bubble and I used it to cut out the cauldron, the cat, the ghost and the spider web.  The fun ghost paper in the background is the new Toil & Trouble DSP that matches perfectly with this stamp set.  I used the black 1/8 inch cord that is in our current annual catalog to dress things up.  I colored in the cauldron, the cat, and the green slime and flame with Blends markers.  We will even have new Blends to choose from in the Holiday catalog! The background color was made using a dauber with Highland Heather and Smokey Slate ink.

I hope you enjoyed this little taste of the many fabulous items yet to come in just a few days from now.  You won’t want to miss this catalog because it truly has some of the best stamp sets I have seen since being a part of this company.  If you need a catalog, just let me know!

~Kristal

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