Sunday, October 24, 2021

Friendly Ghost and Spiders Halloween Card

Halloween is a week away now. This is the last Halloween card I'm sharing for this year. It's another easy one to put together. 

When I saw this darling layout idea I cased it from I knew I had to try it with the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper. I changed it up a bit to make it my own.

Sizes to cut from the Cute Halloween DSP
Left piece - 1" x 5"
Top Right Piece - 2-7/16" x 2-5/8"
Lower Right Piece - 2-7/16" x 2-5/8" and colored with the Stampin' Blends (Super fun technique you can do with any black and white paper, talk about customizing!)

Products used to Create this Card and 
some are available to order from my online store link below:

Pumpkin Pie cardstock for card base and die cut tag
Basic Black cardstock layer
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends alcohol marker
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Spider stamp from retired Googly Ghouls stamp set
Boo! is from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit stamp set
Basic White for inner card layer
Pumpkin Pie ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Retired - Harvest Hellos stamp set for card inside
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker for tag edge treatment inside card
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Paper Snips for fussy cutting images

Have a great time celebrating Halloween however you do it! Boo!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencards 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Treat Yourself Easy Sliced Card Front

Halloween is coming really soon, so here's a super easy card you can make multiples of in short order! Check it out!

My dear demo friend Lori P designed a similar card (Thanks Lori!), but I created a "peek a boo" version by only using one piece of Designer Series Paper and flipping over the top section before adhering to the card base.

With your paper trimmer slice diagonally across your piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Cute Halloween DSP wherever you would like. Then flip the top piece over so you'll be creating a little "peek a boo window" on the card base.  Adhere the lower piece of DSP first and then line up the top piece so right edge lines up well.

Decorate the inside of the card with the 3/4" piece of DSP that was left over and add a fussy cut ghost image for extra cuteness.

Products Used in Creating this Card and available to order at the link below:
Basic Black cardstock  for card base
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Layering Circles Dies
Basic White cardstock for die cut circle
Pumpkin Pie cardstock for scalloped circle
Greeting stamp from Sweet Ice Cream stamp set
Basic White for inner card layer
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Paper Snips for fussy cutting images

Even though Halloween is just a week away, it's not too late to use some of your paper stash to whip up some similar cards for family and friends! Have a fun time doing that!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencards 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Darling Halloween Card You Can Make

 Here's an original for you! I had fun playing with patterns from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper collection. Let me know if you love the patterns in the comments, please.

Easy Cutting Directions:
Pumpkin Pie card base - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic Gray cardstock cut at 3-3/4" x 5"
Striped layer cut at 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Cut four 1-1/4" squares of the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

A peek inside!

Products used to Create this Card and most are available to order at the link below:

Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the card base
Basic Gray cardstock layer
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Basic White for inner card layer and tag scrap
Pumpkin Pie ink
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker for tag edge treatment
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Retired - Harvest Hellos stamp set
Retired - Tags 4 You stamp set for card inside
Playful Pets Combo Trim Pack
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Glue Dots and Black Dimensionals

It's not too late to make a few Halloween cards to share with your neighbors and co-workers. Use whatever Designer Paper you have on hand to help cheer people up this season.

Happy Creating!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencards

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Very Very Bright Merriest Frames Card

This was actually the first sample card I made using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and Die Set when I was designing for my October Stamp and Chat Class. I decided the Real Red was too bright so I went with the second card I designed that you can view at the link below.

Here's my other card design using the Merriest Frames Hybrid, click here to view.

What do you think about this card? Too bright?

You can really see the texture of the embossing folder in these photos. So beautiful!

Products used to create this Card and available at the link below my name:

Evening Evergreen cardstock card base

Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper

Real Red cardstock 

Basic White for tag and inner card layer

Christmas to Remember stamp set 

Evening Evergreen ink

Retired 3/8' Real Red Sheer Ribbon

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Whether you give this card layout or the previous one a try, I really encourage you to check out this set. It is truly amazing! I can't wait to play more!

Have a lovely day!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo 
#stampinup #holidaycard

Monday, October 18, 2021

Herringbone Paper Strip Pattern to Try

Since I've been so carried away with Christmas cards, here's another design for you!

The Christmas to Remember stamp set and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) make a beautiful card using 3/4" strips in a Herringbone pattern. I cased the layout from Teresa Leggo but used a different set of products.

The Herringbone Paper Strip Technique is a wonderful one to try when you have lots of strips hanging around your scrap bin. It is so easy to cut your strips in 3/4" widths. Length doesn't matter. You can decide where you want the starting diagonal strip to go and continue from there. 

On this card, my starting diagonal was at 1" on the left side of the Basic White piece you will build on, and 3-1/4" on the right side. Make small tick marks so you can cover them when you place the first strip. Glue down the strips in the herringbone pattern and trim the excess paper that hangs over the edge off with your paper snips. 

Add the ribbon and scotch tape on the backside. Adhere the strip layer to the Crumb Cake and Card base. Add the inner Basic White layer. Add a sponge dauber edge to the tag after stamping the greeting. Add some holly and berries (you will only need 3 of the 4 berries) stamped and die cut out. Finish with your pearl embellishment. Don't forget to do your envelope flap too!

Products used in this Card:

Soft Sea Foam card base
Crumb Cake Layer
Basic White Layer that strips will attach to and for the card interior
Basic White cardstock for the tag, holly, and 3 of the 4 berries on the die
Christmas to Remember stamp set 
Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper
Seasonal Labels  Dies
Sponge Dauber
Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, and Real Red Ink
Stampin' Write Garden Green marker
Retired 1/8" All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack - Real Red roll
Gold Metallic Pearls
These products are available at my online store at the link below. Stock up before they go on backorder due to supply chain problems. If you don't have your own demonstrator I'd love to be yours! Sign up for my email list and free tutorial under the Welcome tab.

Happy stamping!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #christmascards

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bring on Winter with this Snowflake Ornament Card

Christmas card sending season is coming quickly. Here’s another easy idea to make with similar supplies you may have in your collection, if you don’t already have the Textures and Frames Sale-A-Bration stamp set or Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  You may find people selling these items on Etsy or Ebay as two places to check.

Ornament portion of card cased from Kathryn Brown. Rest is my design.

Products Used in creating this Card:

Basic Black cardstock cardbase
Bsaic White cardstock layer
Recently Retired - Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper layer 
Black and White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon
Basic Black cardstock layer
Bsaic White cardstock layer
Recently Retired - Textures and Frames Sale-a-Bration stamp set - 
Circle image stamped in Real Red ink
Gold heat embossed Ornament Hanger comes from Retired Embellished Ornaments stamp set
White heat embossed Snowflake comes from  Retired Stitched with Cheer stamp set
Christmas Wishes greeting comes from Banner Year stamp set
Gold Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Versamark ink
Heat Tool
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Retired Fine Gold Braid Thread

Here’s a close up of the fun stamped and embossed "Ornament.". If you don’t have the stamp set, but have similar materials, one trick you could try is take some scrap cardstock, then punch or die cut a similar size circle in it and use it as a stencil to sponge dauber your ink through to create a round ornament. Any snowflake stamp you own that would fit inside your circle would be just fine to heat emboss with the white embossing powder. Try some different combinations for yourself! That’s the fun of being creative. Seeing what results from the ideas you have in your head!

Thanks for stopping by!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #christmascard

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and Die are Amazing

My original design using the Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and dies turned out just how I imagined! What do you think? I’d love to hear in the comments.

The Merriest Frames Hybrid is quite amazing! You can just emboss. You can just die cut. You can do both at the same time!!! My mind is blown! Kudos to the person who came up with this invention!

In the close up photo below you can see the detail the Merriest Frames Hybrid gives. The Soft Succulent Layer is just embossed. The Evening Evergreen layer was embossed at the same time the detailed edge was cut, because the die just fits perfectly in a groove in the embossing folder. The last step was to place the intricate die on the cut out with the magnetic plate, so the connected leaves could have the detailed places cut out between them.

The embossing folder and die set also comes with an extra rectangular die with a stitched edge detail for the center recessed die cut. 

I thought using last year’s retired Peace and Joy Dies would make the perfect color balance with the three layers of Joy! Adding the fussy cut “to the World” just ties the design together!

Products Used in Creating this Card:

Basic White cardstock card base
Soft Succulent cardstock
Evening Evergreen cardstock
Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and Dies
Retired Joy Dies in Red Foil
Adhesive Sheets
Basic White cardstock scrap
Real Red cardstock scap
Retired Peace & Joy stamp set
Scrap of Basic White for tag which you will fussy cut around outer edge
Evening Evergreen ink
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Retired - Double Stitched Satin Ribbon

The majority of these products are available at my online store at the link below my name.

I encourage you to give Merriest Frames Hybrid Dies/Embossing Folder a try. This combo will become a “forever” product in your collection. There are so many possibilities to try! Vellum, Foil, Designer Series Paper and more I probably haven’t even thought of yet!

Have a wonderful day!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #holidaycards

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Extra Sweet Peppermint Gift Card Holder

Every holiday season there is always a need for a gift card holder for a last-minute gift to a friend or co-worker.  I think this design by Julie Gilson is absolutely darling. I did make mine a little different than hers by adding additional Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper on the backs of the center cardholder and the back of the "purse." Also added additional trim on the purse back too.

A few other tricks I did were: 1) I cut the purse handle hole from both layers at the same time ensuring they lined up precisely, right after I cut the two pillow box pieces out; 2) I used a very small piece of mini velcro to "close" the purse; 3) I used Adhesive sheets behind every intricate die I could; and 4) Use an extra tacky tape lint roller brush to pick up all the little pieces from the die-cuts. It works wonders!

Set of Gingerbread Dies

Products Used to Create this Gift Card Holder:

Pretty Pillowbox Die

Real Red Cardstock for gift card holder base

Gingerbread  Dies and Adhesive Sheets

Basic White Cardstock for snowflake, trim, and to/from tag

Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper

Retired Little Treat Label

Retired Candy Cane Christmas stamp set for To/From tag stamp

Real Red or Old Olive Ink for tag

Tear and Tape 1/8" width (not Stampin' Up! product) for assembling the gift card pocket

Liquid Glue

3/8" Ruffled Real Red Ribbon

Cut & Emboss Machine

Mini Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Retired - Fastener Tabs (Velcro) very small amount for closing the gift card holder.


Here's a couple other ideas from the Fall Mini Catalog.

This pillow box favor is made with the 6" x 6" Kraft paper. I tried one similar and I have to say, it is going to take some getting used to, as it is very stiff paper.

This one is made using the Gingerbread and Peppermint 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

Better start making your list of everyone who will be receiving Gift Cards during this Holiday season, then purchase these items at my online store (link below) so you can be the hit of the holidays with your creative packaging!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #giftcardholder #Christmas

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Give it a Whirl Fun Halloween Card

Here's the other Halloween card we made over the weekend in my Stamp & Chat classes. This card was so fun because we used the "Give it a Whirl" Dies. It took me a little figuring it out, but I think I've got it! 

You will have a lot of variety with these dies!

Products Used to Create this Card:

Pumpkin Pie cardstock card base

Basic Gray cardstock for mid-layer and scalloped circle

Retired Magic of the Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) for front of card

Give it a Whirl Dies

Use a piece of the Designer Series Paper White Firm Backing Paper Packaging for the wheel

Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper for the selected images that are die-cut out

Retired Black mini brads and two thin metal spacers so the wheel will turn easily (one space may need to be scotch-taped in place so it won't show when the wheel is turned.

Harvest & Haunts Paper Pumpkin stamp set for greeting on a scrap 
of Basic White using Pumpkin Pie Ink

Banner Year stamp set for the inside of card - I used Happy Haunting and Boo stamps on the inside

Very retired Halloween Night enamel dots embellishments

The Give It a Whirl Dies that you will need for this card:

This large rectangular die is shown with the cutting side up. 
(The smaller pieces I couldn't remove from the photo easily.) Notice the crossbar with the tiny bump in the middle of the die that will be where you connect this circular die (shown below,) to create the window where the images will pass by when you turn the wheel.
This circular die will need to be rotated 180 degrees so the window shape is above the crossbar on the rectangular die above. It will actually slip onto the "hole" bump so you can position it well before you die cut the front DSP.

Use this three-section die to cut the piece of the Designer Series Paper White Firm Backing Paper Packaging to create the wheel. (The triangular wheel sections do not get cut out.)

Use the circular die again to die cut out your chosen images from the Cute Halloween DSP

Use the Scalloped Circle Die to cut the Basic Gray cardstock that will frame your opening.

Use the small banner die for your greeting that you have stamped on Basic White with Pumpkin Pie ink.

HOT TIP # 2:
Here's the assembly order of the card layers:

A small brad goes through the tiny hole that was die cut with the Give it a Whirl dies on the front Magic of the Night DSP 

 On the reverse side add a spacer and tape down if necessary. 

Add the thick wheel

Place the other spacer and open the brad tips to secure flat.

Next, you will adhere the three circular die-cut DSP images through the opening of the die-cut circle one at a time, being careful not to glue anything to the DSP layer, just to the wheel. I used skeleton, pumpkin, and ghost images. Your three images need to be spacely evenly around the wheel in one-third increments. Check that the wheel will turn freely.

Then add dimensionals on the back edges of the DSP and near the wheel, but not to obstruct the wheel's movement.

Peel the covers from the dimensionals and secure to the Basic Gray Layer.

Then secure that "sandwich" to the Pumpkin Pie card base front.

Adhere your Scalloped Circle to the front of the window on the card front. You will have a little bump from the brad head but don't let that bother you.

Finish up with the Basic White stamped tag and adhere it to a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, then fussy cut about 1/8'" away from the white tag all the way around. Adhere both layers together and use mini dimensionals to raise off of the card front.

Finish with embellishments.

So there you have another fun Halloween card idea you can make.  These Give it a Whirl Dies are available at my online store with the link below.

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#halloweencard #stampinup

Monday, October 11, 2021

Treat Yourself to a Sweet Halloween Card

It's that time of the month again to share the cards that we made in our monthly Stamp & Chat classes in my home. Here is the first to enjoy:

Do you have a friendly Halloween Goblin or Ghoul that could use a sweet treat of a Halloween Card? If so make them this card and include a gift card for a favorite sweet treat place they can enjoy!

This card's layout was inspired by Julie Petrie.

Products used to create this card:

Some items are available to order here by clicking the words "Shop Now" 

or check out Etsy or Ebay for some great deals.

Thick Basic White card base
Basic White layer embossed with retired Brick Wall embossing folder
Pattern Party Designer Series Paper for canopy and envelope flap
Retired Large Scallop Edgelit Die
Very retired Spider Web Doilies
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, fussy cut-out pumpkin
Retired Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper for ice cream cone
Ice Cream Builder Punch
Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Old Olive cardstock scraps for punched scoops
Scrap of Basic White for tag that will be fussy cut
Sweet Ice Cream stamp set
Celebration Tiding stamp set for spider
Basic Black Stampin Write marker for the drawn line
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Matte Black Dots
Basic White Envelopes
Stamp and Emboss Machine
Adhesives and Dimensionsals

Halloween will be here before we know it, so I hope this card idea will help you create your Halloween cards. 

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencard