September 11, 2016
Here is a Clean and Simple Card I am sharing with Stamp Ink Paper # 64 this week.
Why do I consider this CAS? No stamping done at all! It is just punching and Big Shotting!
I wanted to do a Halloween card but did not have any of my Halloween stamps with me this week in Pittsburgh so I worked with what I had…I did use the retired Seasonal Framelits die SPOOKY because it is just so appropriate! The Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies are still around until supplies run out and then…it’s gone for good. I thought the Seaside embossing folder worked well to create a eerie feeling with the black tree that is inset on the Basic Gray embossed panel. The bat punch is a punch I have had forever…from Martha. And, of course, the clouds came from the Tree Builder punch.
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August 12, 2015
The cool August nights with the crickets chirping remind me that fall is quickly approaching. Last night my husband and I along with my daughter and her boyfriend went driving through the countryside with endless soybean and cornfields on both sides of us. The cornfields reminded me of the “corn mazes” that have become like mini fall fairs each year all around Western PA -actually across the USA. They usually have them with pumpkin patches around Halloween decorated with jack-o-lanterns on hay bails with the smell of warm apple cider in the air.
And…I have to say I was pretty spooked one year when I got lost in one!
I used the new SU Sparkly Seasons to create this fun Halloween card inspired by the new Holiday catalog. Since I used my 2” circle punch to create the hole for my pumpkin to peek through and my corner rounder punch to round the crumb cake panel, I thought I would share it with the gang at The Friday Mashup #220 this week.
You will LOVE this new set coming out- fun snow globe images of a ballerina, nutcrackers, snowmen, and pumpkins. You can also make a hanging ornament! I used the the new SU Seasonal Frame Thinlits to die cut the fun SPOOKY greetings out of new SU black glimmer paper!
The thinlits cut out the words spooky, snow, grateful, and falala along with other accessory pieces to match the stamp images.
The creepy little spiders and the inside sentiment come from the new SU A Little Something stamp set that has 9 stamp images covering the fall and winter holidays with Thinking of You, too.
It will be bundled with the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits die.
Yea! The die set has 8 dies that cut out the box and fun tags with little cut outs.
The new Holiday Catalog will be out on September 1st!
I will have some more sneak peeks coming up:)
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Jaydee at The Paper Players # 216 has a HALLOWEEN challenge this week.
I am sharing this fun Halloween card that I was inspired to create after seeing something similar in our demonstrator magazine Stampin’ Success. I changed it up with some other accents though. I love this stamp set with its coordinating framelits.
STAMPS: SU Holiday Home, SU Ghoulish Greetings
INK: SU Memento Black, SU Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder
PAPER: SU Old Olive, SU Crumb Cake, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Pattern Stack Tangelo Twist (In Colors 2014-16)
ACCESSORIES: SU Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Homemade Holiday Framelits, SU Finishing Touches Edgelits
I just love the SU Treat Cups- what a fun way to send a little treat to someone. I used the Cue Word at CASology # 66 this week to make my treat cup a PUMPKIN!
These little cups are inexpensive and have limitless possibilities. Have you used them yet? If you have, what have you done with them? I would love to have more ideas!
Amanda has a SPOOKY Sketch for us this week at the Friday Mashup # 131. You have to go check out what the Design Team has conjured up for this challenge.
I pulled out some retired Halloween DSP and used a spooky spider theme. I did not have any spider punches and at first put a bat on the circle but did not really like it. So while I was out running errands… I stopped in a craft store looking for a lil ol’ spider to adorn my card. Ha! I found a bunch in a pack (with a 50% off coupon) and popped one on my card. They are so cool- all furry and sparkly- not cheap plastic. I could not resist putting them on the wall behind my card. I am just waiting for my hubby to jump when he walks past the shelf on the way to his Man Cave…
STAMPS: SU Toxic Treats- frog & sentiment- (retired), SU Happy Hour
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Old Olive, SU Basic Gray for sponging
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla, SU Old Olive, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Frightful Sight DSP(retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, Random Spiders
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies, SU Lattice EF
I decided to submit this card to The Paper Players #166 too since it has a Halloween theme.