Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

The big day is here so of course I have to share one last Halloween card for the season.  I have once again used the Trick or Tweet stamp set (because it has so many cute stamps!).

I created this card for my best friend. She loves Elephants and she loves Halloween just as much as me.  After 37 years of friendship I am still batty for her so it is the perfect card to give her!

I made this card using a 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic Black card base.  I then cut the bat paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  I also cut another layer of Smoky Slate paper to put behind the bat paper.I thought should help to make the DSP pop on the card. This layer is just 1/8 inch larger around than the DSP.  I stamped my cute elephant using Black Memento ink and then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut him out.  I added a Basic Black layer with the same framelits. I used my Light Basic Black  and Light Smoky Slate Blends markers to color in the elephant. I stamped the Batty for You Sentiment in memento ink  and used my Classic Label punch to punch it out.  I didn’t want the sentiment to blend into the paper so I cut out circles with my Layering Circles Framelits.  I even used the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the circle behind the sentiment.  To finish things off I added a bow using the 3/8 Inch Glittered Organdy Ribbon and some Black Metallic Sequins.

I hope you are getting to enjoy this spooky Halloween and get to see many cute little kids enjoying their trick or treating.  I don’t have many trick or treater’s come to my house, so I will likely be enjoying a spooky movie with my husband this evening.

Come back soon as I will be busy making many more Christmas Cards now that it is time to move on to the next holiday!

~Kristal

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A little more Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet with the pretty Buffalo Check Stamp!

Hi there creative friends!

I have another Halloween card to share today.  I am using the Trick or Tweet stamp once more, but also the super, awesome Buffalo Check stamp.  If you don’t have this one yet, you will want to get it!

This card features one of my favorite things in life, a cat!  The cute cat dressed as a mummy was one of the biggest reasons I had to have this set.  😉  To make this card I started with a Basic Black card base cut to size 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  I then used my Buffalo Check Background Stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink and stamped the image on Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I also used Whisper White to stamp my cat image and the sentiment.  This was cut out using the Layering Circle Framelits, including the scalloped background in Basic Black.  I colored in the cat using the Smoky Slate and Pumpkin Pie Blends Markers.  I used the 1/2 inch Black Satin Ribbon from the Annual catalog and added the little Spider Trinket with some of the 1/8 inch Black Cord.  The Black Satin Ribbon has a little shimmer to it!  I finished things off with some of the Black Faceted Dots in the annual catalog.

Have you sent out any Halloween cards?  Mine have all been sent but I still have one more creation to share with you.  Come back on the big day (Halloween) to see my last spooky card this year!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet stamp set is so cute!!

Hi there creative friends!

I am not quite finished with my Halloween cards yet so I have more to share with you!  The Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet stamp set is one of the cutest sets!!  This would be an especially good set to have so you can create with your kids.

This card is full of so many fun goodies from the holiday catalog!  I started with Basic Black card stock for my card base.  I then chose to use some of the pretty Toil and Trouble DSP that has the Gorgeous Grape color in it.  I decided to add it to a layer of Gorgeous Grape Card stock so it would pop nicely.  The stamp images are all from the Trick or Tweet stamp set.  The cute little puppy was colored in using the Light Highland Heather Blends marker, the Light Crumb Cake Blends Marker, the Ivory Blends Marker (for the nose), and the Light Basic Black Blends Marker.  I cut out the bats with my handy Spooky Bats punch. I cut out the colored puppy using my Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and my Layering Oval dies.  I cut out the sentiment using the Tailored Tag punch. I also used my Sponge Dauber to color the edges of the punched sentiment with Black Memento ink.  I used the Tailored Tag punch with Basic Black card stock to make an offset layer for the sentiment.  I then added some of the pretty 1/2 inch Black Satin Ribbon behind the image and finished it off by adding some of the spooky Spider Trinkets tied on with the Whisper White Solid Baker’s twine.

This stamp set has many funny sentiments and I will have a few more samples to share in the coming week.

Are you getting all your spooky cards and treats ready Halloween?

~Kristal

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