Outlined Witch

This featured stamp set, Greeting Card Kids, is one of my favorites in this Idea Book & Catalog.  There is a darling image for back to school, Halloween, Christmas and a little girl for any occasion.  And I must say, it does bring back some nostalgic memories.  This artwork is labeled "vintage" now, but I remember the originals!  I began with Tangerine Tango card stock and an addition piece run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Next came two different prints from Nite Owl Designer Series Paper pack.  This darling Halloween image looks great either colored in or not.  (Stay tuned for a card showing her using a special coloring technique!)  Here it's stamped on a circle I created with the Circle Scissors Plus.  Don't forget your Dimensionals and a black Mini Library Clip for some added interest!  The sentiment is from Wicked Cool stamp set, another great choice for Halloween.  I'll be posting more cards using this terrific stamp set.  Create multi-colored sentiments by just inking up various parts of the stamp with different color Stampin' Write markers and punch out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  To show off the Basic Gray button from the Neutrals Designer Buttons pack, I ran some Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon through the center and mounted it on an image I cut from one of the pieces of the designer paper, also from the Nite Owl pack.

Item No. 119887 Greeting Card Kids wood mount $20.95 OR
Item No. 120633 Greeting Card Kids clear mount $15.95
Item No. 118738 Wicked Cool wood mount $19.95 OR
Item No. 120600 Wicked Cool clear mount $14.95
Item No. 123012 Nite Owl Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119743 Neutrals Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 109857 Mini Library Clips (48) $12.95
Item No. 119261 Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (10 yds.) $5.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95
Item No. 112531 Glass Mat $19.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

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Posted on : Sep 14 2010
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Halloween Build-A-Bear


Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring you an exciting and exclusive collection of products?  Click on my right sidebar to view the Holiday Mini Catalog where you’ll find this wonderful new product line on pages 34-37.

For this 5-1/4"x5-1/4" card, I used the Big Shot die-cut machine along with the Bigz Die Stampin’ Up! Bear.  I used the Originals Die Stampin’ Up! Kooky Spooky to cut out all of the rest of the pieces to accessorize my bear for Halloween.  There’s a piece of Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon separating the Basic Black background from the tone-on-tone Old Olive designer paper from the Cast A Spell paper pack, and the designer paper for the hat also comes from Cast A Spell.  I tied a piece of Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grostrain Ribbon around the broom handle and used lots of Dimensionals throughout the card for added interest.  The Halloween definition comes from Eat, Drink & Be Scary stamp set and is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.

  • Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Item No. 117977 Stampin’ Up! Bear Bigz Die   $23.95
  • Item No. 117979 Stampin’ Up! Kooky Spooky   $18.95
  • Item No. 111764 Eat, Drink & Be Scary   $18.95
  • Item No. 115677 Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper   $9.95

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Halloween Treat Jar


Here’s a quick little treat jar for a Halloween celebration.  I began by using this darling pumpkin stamp from Batty For You stamp set and inked it up with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Basic Black markers, then stamped on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  I punched another piece using Basic Black card stock and the Scallop Circle Punch, then paper pierced the scallops.  Next is a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock cut to fit the lid of the jar with the Circle Scissors Plus.  This handy tool allowed me to cut precisely the size circle I needed.  I tied a piece of Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the neck of the jar and added a tag cut from the Big Shot die cut machine using the Stampin’ Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die.  I outlined the tag using a Pumpkin Pie marker and stamped "Yum-Yum" from the Tasty Sweet stamp set.  A finishing touch was to stamp the small pumpkin image from Holiday Blitz in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock, cut the image out and popped it up using a Dimensional.  I punched a hole with my 1/16" Circle Punch and to tied it onto the ribbon with a piece of white cotton crochet thread.  And, of course, I had to add some gourmet jelly beans in orange and black!  Nothing like color coordinating your candy to your design!

Here’s a close-up picture of the design of the lid:

  • Item No. 116576 Batty For You stamp set   $23.95
  • Item No. 114982 Holiday Blitz stamp set   $38.95
  • Item No. 111698 Tasty Sweet stamp set   $19.95
  • Item No. 114508 Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die   $21.95
  • Item No. 115616 Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon-10 yds.   $8.95
  • Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus   $29.95


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Posted on : Oct 13 2009
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Sweet Centers Halloween Card


I can’t get enough of this fabulous new stamp set!  Sweet Centers with the Sweet Treat Cups is the cutest idea yet!  Here I’ve created a Halloween card using the color scheme that Stampin’ Up! features in their Halloween collection on pages 22 and 23 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  Whenever I want a fresh, new color palette, I turn to Stampin’ Up!’s fantastic color choices and the Catalog helps me so much!

The card base is Basic Black, with the 8-1/2"x11" paper cut lengthwise to 4-1/4"x11".  This allows me to wrap that gorgeous Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon around the end of the card.  I used the pretty flourish stamp from Friends 24/7 to stamp on the Old Olive card stock in two of the corners, then tore the opposite edge.  Next comes a piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  I stamped my Halloween image in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink on Whisper White card stock, punched out the center with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, then filled my Sweet Treat Cup with gourmet lemon jelly beans–the perfect color!

I didn’t want to waste that cute little saying that I punched out of the main image, so I adhered it to the inside of the card, then drew a line with my White Gel Pen to "hang" the spider from the card.

  • Item No. 116521 Sweet Centers stamp set   $29.95
  • Item No. 113218 Friends 24/7   $25.95
  • Item No. 116602 Sweet Treat Cups (12) $2.95
  • Item No. 116911 Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (3)   $2.95
  • Item No. 115614 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon–Crushed Curry (15 yds.)   $9.95
  • Item No. 112004 1-3/4" Circle Punch   $15.95

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Posted on : Sep 26 2009
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Posted under Halloween |