Quick and Easy Halloween card with the Making Every Day Bright stamp set

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a super easy Halloween card to share with you.  Don’t let the word easy fool you, this card still has some wow factor!

I made this card using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set.  You might have missed this one, but it is a great set that gives you the opportunity to make cards for all the holidays.  It also coordinates with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  To make the card I stamped the spider web light bulbs in Memento Black ink.  I then colored them in using my Dark Pumpkin Pie blends marker.  Be sure you let the ink dry well before coloring!  I also stamped the bottom of the light bulb in Memento Black ink.  Next it was time to cut these out which is super easy since there is a matching punch!  This is the Christmas Bulb punch.  Once I had them all punched out I grabbed my 1/8 inch black cord and laid it on the card in a way that I thought looks like a curled out light string.  I used dimensionals and glue dots to put the bulbs in place.  I finished the card with a sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set.  I wanted to keep this card clean and simple so I only used Whisper White and Black cardstock.

What do you think?  This card could easily be made in under 10 minutes and you can use the same template for any of the holidays in the stamp set.  Check out all the stamps that are part of the set below:

I hope enjoyed another Halloween card to get your creative juices flowing.  I am just getting started on Christmas cards and will have lots to share with you soon!

~Kristal

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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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Farmhouse Christmas…er…Halloween? Yes!!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a fun card to share with you today!  This is one of those times I took a stamp set in a whole other direction and I am pretty happy with the outcome!

This is a great example of turning a Christmas set into Halloween!

I should be sure and mention that this card is not for individuals who want quick and easy.  There is fussy cutting, coloring, fussy placement and more, but it is a great card to give to someone special!  I know who I am sending it to because I am certain they will appreciate it!

To make this card I started with a Smoky Slate base cut at 5 x 4 inches.  I then stamped the house, and the tree from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set in memento ink. I colored these in with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight Blends.  I tried to make the windows look more spooky by using a mix of Smokey Slate and Daffodil Delight.  To make the hills I just randomly cut out pieces of crumb cake until I liked the shapes.  I wanted the house to appear to be further away from the fence. These multiple layers of card stock give the appearance of distance.  I then used my sponge dauber and smokey slate  ink and went over the house, the tree, the hills and the background.  To make the moon I punched out a Whisper White circle with my 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  I then used Daffodil Delight to light go over it in a circle.  I have to say the moon looks much brighter in this picture than it does in person.  Next, it was time for some fussy cutting.  Those tiny little ghosts are part of the Toil and Trouble DSP.  I just took my time to cut each one out.  They look so cute all over the house and tree! I then used the fence die, that is part of the Farmhouse Framelits, to cut out the fence.  After I cut it I carefully crunched up the fence so it looks more weathered.  Once I had it adhered to my card I also used my Take Your Pick tool to mess it up some. (By the way, if you don’t have this tool yet you need it!) The last thing I did is stamp the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and make it into a banner.

So what do you think?  Does this give you ideas of how to extend the use of your stamps?  We must always remember to get creative with our supplies.

~Kristal

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The Clearance Rack is updated!

HI Crafty Friends,

Just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know the Clearance rack has been updated!!There are some great items available, but all of it is while supplies last.  There is black and white Baker’s Twine for just $1.20!!  It is a great staple to have on hand as it will match so much.  There are also many of the retired colors and ink refills available, a bunch of Framelits and Thinlits to choose from and much, much more!  Just click on the banner below to start shopping!

 

 

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal