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!


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Halloween Goody Box using the Toil & Trouble Suite!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am back again with more Halloween goodness to share with you!  This time I decided to make my own little goody box!


I decided to use more of the cute ghost paper I used for the card I made.  The witches hat, cauldron, and black cat were all cut directly from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper.  Isn’t it awesome that Stampin’ Up! made sure the Cauldron Framelits fit the images in the paper as well as the stamps?  The spider webs are also part of the Cauldron Framelits.  I made the Lolly or Accordion paper decoration by cutting a strip of Highland Heather card stock at 1 1/4 by 11.  I then scored it every 1/4 inch.  I adhered the ends together and pushed it all together to make the lolly.  I have found the best way to keep it together is with a glue gun.  I made a belly band out of the Highland Heather paper as well. This was cut at 1 1/2 x 11.  It was just a little short going around so I added a patch of paper that you can’t see under the lolly to keep it all together. I have the Lolly popped up with dimensionals and also added some off the black 1/8 cord to finish things off.  To make the bottom of the box I started with a piece of Basic Black Card Stock cut to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. I then scored this paper on all 4 sides at 2 inches. For the top of the box I cut out a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square of the Toil & Trouble DSP.  This was scored on all 4 sides at 1 inch.  To make it into a box you need to cut flaps on each end so you can fold it into a box.

Now I am ready to give someone an extra special treat this Halloween.  Will you be making any special treat for your favorite ghouls and goblins?

Remember you will be able to order these wonderful new items as of September 5th!  Still need a catalog?  Let me know and I will send you one!


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Black Cats and Pumpkins make the perfect Halloween Card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am so excited to get to work on Halloween cards!  It is my favorite holiday so any chance I get to play with Halloween goodies is a treat!  The card I am sharing today is extra special because it is both a card and a Tealight Holder!

Isn’t this fun?  This card is full of new items from the Holiday catalog.  To make this card I started by cutting a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I scored that at 4 inches and 8 inches.  When you make those folds you get a little tent structure that allows you to add a tealight inside.  This card requires that you cut through three layers of paper and that is a little too thick for the bigshot to do all at once. The best way to do this is to start with the top layer (patterned paper in this example) and also cut the base layer at the same time (pumpkin pie). Once you run that through you then put the black paper on you cutting mat and add the patterned paper back on top.  Then you put the die in the already cut hole so that it cuts the black in just the right place for you. The adorable pumpkin die used here is from the new Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies.  I added a layer of vellum on the back of the black card stock and then I took the Pumpkin die cutout and adhered that to the vellum.  The black cat was punched out with the awesome new Cat Punch from the fun Spooky Night Designer Series paper.  Stampin’ Up! is so smart to make paper that coordinates with their punches! I then added some of the adorable new Vintage Crochet Trim and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  The finishing touch is the new Black Rhinestones Jewels.  I think I need lots of these because I really like them!

This card is great for double duty as home decor and maybe even a table place setting!

I hope this has inspired you to start making your spooky creations.  Are you a maker of Halloween cards?


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Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Trick or Treat!

Hi my Crafty Friends,

I am back with more Halloween fun!  I can’t let myself pass up the chance to make as many Halloween cards as possible. I only get my favorite holiday once a year you know!

This cards shows of sooo many Halloween goodies, I hope you like it!


To make this card I used multiple stamp sets and supplies.  I started with a Basic Black Card Base.  Then I cut a smaller layer in Smokey Slate.  I used the Halloween Scene Edgelits Tree to make my big hill. Then I cut a smaller hill out of Basic Gray to give it dimension and be a backdrop for the fence.  This tree is in Landscape position which is a little wider than what the tree and fence are meant to cut. No worries, jut make the hill your own where you need to! Once I had that laid out I stamped the moon from the Spooky Fun stamp set and fussy cut that out.  I sponged the moon with So Saffron Ink.  I then added a few bats in the sky. These were also from the Spooky fun Stamp set.  I also stamped the Jack-O-Lanterns from the same set and used the edgelits to cut them out.  The next step was to stamp and color in the cute mummy and vampire from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  I used some non-Stampin’ Up markers and some leftover blendabilities to do this.  I also stamped and colored the little trick-or-treat bags and then I fussy cut those out.  The last step was to stamp the greeting, give it a layer behind it, and turn it into a banner. I topped it off with a Pumpkin Pie Halloween Night Enamel Dot.

There is still more Halloween fun to come from me so I hope I am giving you some inspiration!


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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek #1 – Sweet Hauntings!!

You read that right!! It is time for me to start showing you some sneak peeks because the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog is coming your way soon!  I can’t show anything from inside the catalog yet, but here is the beautiful cover:


SU Holiday catalog cover 2015

Those of you who know me realize that most of my sneak peeks will be all about Halloween at first. That is because it is my favorite holiday! Don’t worry though, I will try to share some other holiday goodies as well.  Items from this catalog can be ordered as of September 1.  So let me show you a few things so you can starting making a small wish list for when the catalog is available!

Here is my first sneak peek card:

Stampin Up Sweet Hauntings

SO SPOOKY, RIGHT?  Oh I love this set.  The new set I used is called Happy Hauntings and it includes the cute witches bottles you see here. It also includes some adorable tags that match the note tag punch. I will post a picture of the set at the end of the blog so you can see all of it.

To make this card I stamped the hardwood stamp in Tip Top Taupe onto Crumb Cake paper measured to 5 1/4 X 4 inches.  Then I stamped the hardwood stamp again on another piece of Crumb Cake and cut 1/2 inch stripes of the stamped image to make my shelves.  I adhered the shelves at an angle to give the cupboard a worn out look.  I stamped the bottles in memento black and I colored them a little different than normal.  I actually did try to use the blender pens and the aqua painter, but neither looked right to me.  Instead, I pressed the ink pad into the top of the container so a small amount of ink was on it. Then I added just two drops of water into that ink and I used a VERY fine tipped paint brush to brush in the color on each bottles.  This allowed me to have good precision with my coloring and it almost looks like I used a marker.  I then fussy cut each bottle.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie to color in the bottles.  You might notice the bottle colored with Pumpkin Pie has a open area in it.  When I stamped it I did so on Very Vanilla Paper so the open area looked vanilla. I wanted it to appear to mesh with the back ground so I fussy cut the little area in the handle of the bottle with the stamped hardwood paper. I think it turned out great! The sentiment used is also part of this stamp set so it coordinates perfectly. To make the card even more spooky, I sponged the edges with Tip Taupe Top and distressed and ripped the edges with my scissors.

There are a few other stamps sets used on this card.  You see the cute little bones?  Those are from a new stamp set called Howl-o-ween Treat. I will be sharing projects from that set sometime soon.  There were two more new sets used to get all my spiders you see on the card.  I will share more about those another day with another project.

Here is what the whole stamp set looks like:

SU Sweet Hauntings

I sure hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!! Please check back soon as I will try to keep sharing goodies from the catalog so you can see all the new stuff that is coming!

I am entering this card in the challenge over at Left Of Center. The current theme is Inspired by a Movie. My inspiration for this card is Hocus Pocus!!


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