Stampin’ Up! Halloween Frights for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s time again for our monthly Joint Blog Hop.  Be sure to stop by to check out what all the talented bloggers in this Hop have shared.  We have a sketch challenge AND a color challenge this week and can choose to participate in either one or both – I chose both!  Here is my card for this week:

Here are the sketch and color challenges for this week:

           

My September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – called Frights & Delights – arrived just in time for me to use a couple of the stamps on this card.  How fun!

To make this card, adhere a panel of Mango Melody card stock to a Basic Black card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Tuxedo Black ink to stamp some spiders from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit randomly on a panel of Designer Series Paper (white with tiny black dots) from the Tropical Escape collection.  Then adhere the stamped panel to a Basic Black card stock mat.

Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper from the Toil & Trouble collection (green with larger white dots) and stamp the sentiment and one spider from the Paper Pumpkin kit on the strip with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Adhere the strip to a mat of Basic Black card stock.

Use Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped panel to the card front.  Then use Glue to adhere the stamped strip to across the upper portion of the card front. Fussy-cut a coordinating witch’s hat from the Toil & Trouble DSP collection and adhere to the strip to complete.

For the inside liner, stamp a few spiders with Tuxedo Black ink along the lower edge of a panel of Mango Melody card stock, then adhere to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather – You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Sandi MacIver
  10. Eva Dobilas

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for mat, 1″ x 4″ strip for mat
  • Mango Melody CS – (cut 2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels
  • Tropical Escape DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ panel for card front
  • Toil & Trouble DSP – 3/4″ x 4″ strip, scrap for fussy-cut image

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

The sentiment and spider stamps are from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights – that arrived this week – perfect timing!

Posted in 2018 Holiday Catalog, For You, Halloween, Paper Pumpkin, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Toil & Trouble Trick or Treat for Simply Stampin’ Sunday

Welcome to Simply Stampin’ Sunday – my weekly post of  Clean And Simple projects that can be made in minutes using Stampin’ Up! products.  This week’s project features the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper from the 2018 Holiday catalog which is perfect for this fun-fold card.

The Toil & Trouble DSP has some fun Halloween and graphic images printed in bright colors.  I love the little froggies frolicking and the expression on the face of the cat sitting by the cauldron – how cute is that?  The Designer Series Paper is doing all the work here.  Only the sentiment is stamped.  Quick and easy.

The front panel of the card base is cut off at the mid-way point so the flap only covers the left half.  The art piece panel is centered on the card front but adhered only to the flap.

Here’s a view of the card when it’s open, so you can see the shape of the card front.

The inside panel of card stock has a strip of the frog DSP adhered along the right edge.

One more view of the finished project.  Ready to make one yourself?

Here are the Simple Steps to make this card:

  1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ panel of Basic Black card stock, score at 5-1/2″ and fold for the card base.
  2. Cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel of the frog DSP and adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  3. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel of Whisper White card stock for the inside liner.
  4. Cut a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of the frog DSP and use Liquid Glue to adhere it to the right edge of the liner.
  5. Adhere the liner to the inside of the card with Glue.
  6. Cut an image of the cat and the cauldron from the Toil & Trouble DSP to a 2-1/2″ x 3″ panel.
  7. Adhere the DSP art piece to a panel of 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Basic Black card stock.
  8. Carefully apply Liquid Glue only to the portion of the art piece that will be adhered to the card front, center the panel on the card front and adhere.
  9. Stamp the sentiment from the Seasonal Buddies stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a scrap of Granny Apple Green card stock.
  10. Use the Classic Label punch to cut out the sentiment and adhere to the card front.
  11. Adhere a couple of the medium sized black gems from the Faceted Dots embellishments to either side of the sentiment label to complete.

 

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Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Posted in 2018 Holiday Catalog, For You, Fun Fold, Halloween, Simply Stampin Sunday, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightfully Detailed Heart is Full for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  I used the Delightfully Detailed Card Pack to create my card for today.  We have a sketch challenge this week – this is what I made:

And here is the sketch we are using.  I changed the orientation from horizontal to vertical:

The Delightfully Detailed Memories and More card pack has so many wonderful options for card making – 4 sticker sheets, 6 laser-cut sheets and 50 double-sided cards.  I love the colors and graphic designs in this pack – they make card making quick and easy.  Sometimes we need that…

Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a card panel to the front of a Basic Black card base.  Then adhere a second smaller panel to the card front with Liquid Glue, as well.  Adhere the sentiment card to a panel of Basic Black card stock and then adhere the layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment panel is embellished with a few Faceted Dots and Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  

Use the Detailed Trio Punch on the corners of a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere it to a panel of Grapefruit Grove card stock and then to the card interior with Liquid Glue.  Add some black Faceted Dots as the final details.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather – You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Julie Johnston

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How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Want information on Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel for mat
  • Grapefruit Grove CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for mat
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for inside
  • Delightfully Detailes Memories & More Card panel – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for card front, 3″ x 4″ sentiment panel, 3″ x 3/5/8″ panel for accent layer

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Posted in 2018-19 Annual Catalog, Floral, For You, Love, Notecard, Uncategorized, Valentine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Halloween Fun for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  Our theme this month is “Halloween Fun”.  My card features images from the colorful new Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper.  Here is what I created:

The Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper has so many cute images – hard to decide which ones to feature on my card today – but I went with a friendly witch and her friends – a cat and a frog.  I fussy-cut them with my Paper Snips and adhered them to a panel of Mango Melody card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, intentionally having them extend a bit over the edge.  I cut a mat from Gorgeous Grape and adhered it to the back with a slight twist, using Liquid Glue.

Adhere a panel of Toil & Trouble DSP to the Mango Melody card base with Liquid Glue.  Wrap a length of Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the card front and secure the ends with tape where they will be covered by the art piece.  Then adhere the art piece to the card front with Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Seasonal Chums stamp set on a scrap of Daffodil Delight card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Punch it out with the 1″ circle punch.  Adhere to the card front with a Dimensional.  Remove the ring from a Spider Trinket and use a pair of pliers to snap off the loop.  Adhere to the card front with a Glue Dot.  Tie a bow with the Black Organdy ribbon and adhere to the ribbon at the edge of the art piece with another Glue Dot.

Fussy-cut an image of a witch hat.  There are so many cute ones to pick from in this DSP pack!  Adhere to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.  Stamp the sentiment from the Seasonal Chums stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to the card interior.  It’s ready to share with a friend.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Connie Troyer’s  project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Amy Koenders created.

  1. Sue Prather – You are here!
  2. Connie Troyer
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Amy Koenders

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How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Mango Melody CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel for art piece
  • Gorgeous Grape CS – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel for mat
  • Daffodil Delight CS – scrap for sentiment
  • Toil & Trouble DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for card front, other pieces of the DSP to fussy-cut the witch, frog, cat and hat.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Posted in 2018 Holiday Catalog, For You, Halloween, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog Favorites

The Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is live – with so much fun inside!  Are you ready to start creating?  Check it out!

While it’s definitely hard to narrow it down, I’ll be back soon to share a list of a few of my favorites!

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How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Want information on Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Watercolor for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set to create my card for today.  We have a sketch challenge this week – this is what I made:

And here is the sketch we are using:

The Rooted in Nature stamp set has such a nice selection of botanical images plus some wonderful sentiments – offering so many options and possibilities.

My masculine sympathy/caring card puts the focus on a tall, lone tree, softened by a watercolored background using an aqua painter and ink.

Cut a panel of watercolor paper a bit oversize and gently tear about 1/4″ off one long edge.  Use an aqua painter and Mossy Meadow ink to paint the lower third of the panel.  When dry, wet the upper two-thirds of the panel with the aqua painter and add Balmy Blue ink for the sky.  Allow to dry.

Ink the tree stamp by coloring it with Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write markers.  Breathe on the stamp to moisten and stamp over the painted background.

Use the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to add texture to a panel of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the embossed piece to a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with Mutipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Glue to adhere the art piece to this layer and then wrap it with a length of 1/4″ Copper Trim and tie a knot.  Stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede ink.  Adhere the completed layer to a card base of Mossy Meadow card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.                                                                                                                            

Use the markers to ink the tree stamp one more time.  Breathe on the stamp to moisten, stamp off twice, breathe on it again and stamp on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather – You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston

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Bonus Days are back again this year!  If you are unfamiliar with this event, every $50 that you spend between August 1 and August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.  Yippee!!  Click HERE for  more information

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How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Very Vanilla CS – (cut 2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels
  • Wood Textures DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – cut 3-3/8″ x 4-3-4″ panel (tear edge so final width is approx 3-1/8″)

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

Posted in For You, Masculine, Sympathy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! First Frost Best Wishes for Simply Stampin’ Sunday

Welcome to Simply Stampin’ Sunday – my weekly post of  Clean And Simple projects that can be made in minutes using Stampin’ Up! products.  This week’s project is a Sneak Peek of the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.

I  am playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches #351 sketch challenge this week:

The new First Frost stamp set has the perfect elements for this Sketch.  I had a couple flowers “left over” from a couple days ago when I was designing this card,  so I decided to put them to good use.  I also chose to use the same colors.

All of the elements used on this card are stamped on Whisper White card stock and then cut out with the matching dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Die set.  So simple.

The sentiment is stamped on a panel of Whisper White card stock, which is then embossed with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder and adhered to a Berry Burst mat.

The smaller rose and the thistle are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And a couple Clear Rhinestones and Pearls add a little bling.

For the inside, add a stamped and die cut leafy branch to a Whisper White panel, mat with a panel of Berry Burst card stock.  Ready for your handwritten note.

Here are the Simple Steps to make this project:

  1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel of Pool Party card stock, score at 4-1/4″ and fold for the card base.
  2.  Ink the large and small rose image stamps from the First Frost stamp set with Berry Burst ink, stamp on Whisper White card stock and cut out with the coordinating dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.
  3. Ink the leafy branch image with Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamp twice on a Whisper White card stock and cut out with the coordinating die. (One is for the inside.)
  4. Ink the thistle image using sponge daubers – use Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stem and Pool Party ink for the thistle – then cut out with the coordinating die.
  5. Place the die cut elements on a 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel of Whisper White card stock to determine the placement and then use Pool Party ink to stamp the sentiment.
  6. Use the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder and Big Shot to add texture to the stamped panel.
  7. Adhere the leafy branch and large rose to the sentiment panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to adhere the small rose and thistle elements to the sentiment panel.
  9. Adhere the embossed panel to a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel of Berry Burst card stock.
  10. Adhere the completed layer to the card front with Liquid Glue.
  11. Adhere the second leafy branch to a 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel of Whisper White card stock for the card liner
  12. Use Liquid Glue to adhere the liner to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel of Berry Burst card stock and then to the inside of the card.
  13. Embellish the card front with a couple Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a couple Pearl Basic Jewels.

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The new 2018 Holiday Catalog will be here soon and it’s full of amazing new products!

I am offering product Shares for the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  If you want a sampling of everything without buying the whole package – check them out!  Click HERE to learn the details, see the different options and check out the list of products included.  The I WANT IT ALL option includes a special gift.  Anyone can participate, including demonstrators, but I can only ship to addresses in the US.

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Bonus Days are back again this year!  If you are unfamiliar with this event, every $50 that you spend between August 1 and August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.  Yippee!!  Click HERE for  more information

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How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Want information on Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.
  • Interested in participating in my Shares?  Click HERE

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

Posted in 2018 Holiday Catalog, For You, Friends, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments