Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Happy Haunting Card

Isn't this the cutest Halloween card ever? So cheery for a child or fun-loving adult. This card is one of five I'll be offering at my next In-Home (with Covid Safety precautions in place, of course!) Card Class on October 17 and 18.

This card has a fun closure technique with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You also get to create your own Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the fun stamps from the Banner Year Stamp set in your choice of Halloween ink colors and arrangement. Go crazy with the stamps!

I cased most of the design from Lisa Curcio, but added my own touch with the Boo! stamp along the right border edge. The ribbon shown is retired but I have put a current ribbon in the shopping list below for you.

Let's Create This Card!

1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 3-1/2".

2. CLOSURE: After Basic Black is folded on the score line, mark 1" up from the lower right corner of the front and back with a pencil tick mark. Open the card base flat, insert the front section fully into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, aligning the pencil tick mark with the outer side edge of the punch. Punch to create scalloped tab. Repeat process with back section of card base, making sure you align the 1" pencil tick mark exactly the same way, so the two tabs will be level with each other. With your paper trimmer, using the cutting blade, carefully remove excess cardstock from both edges to leave only the tab showing. Then with the scoring blade on the trimmer, carefully score the back layer tab, so it will fold over to create the closure effect.

3. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 4" x 5-1/4" and adhere as shown. 

4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4" x 5". Stamp Boo! along the edge with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Adhere to Pumpkin Pie layer.

5, MAKE YOUR OWN DSP: Cut Whisper White 2-3/8" x 5-1/4", then proceed to stamp in the following order: (Refer to photo)
  • Stamp greeting "Happy Haunting" first with Memento Black ink
  • Pumpkin Bodies with Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Pumpkin  Stems with Garden Green ink
  • Bats and Pumpkin Faces with Memento Black ink
  • Cobwebs with Smokey Slate ink

6. Adhere finished DSP layer to card front. Thread ribbon through scalloped tabs and tie bow. All done!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Paper Pumpkin October Kit

Just a little while left to go to make sure you get this amazing Paper Pumpkin Kit in October.
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This monthly kit is full of fun every month and so easy to make beautiful cards. Give it a try!


Friday, September 25, 2020

Double Joy Card

Do you see the double joy in this card design? Sometimes its fun to imagine new ways to use your stamp sets. Just like you can imagine pictures in clouds, well I saw letters in these stamps. 

I was inspired by a design from Mikaela Titheridge, but I gave it a twist with the double joy using the Tag Buffet and Peace & Joy stamp sets. I hope you'll give this card design a try.

Let's Create This Card!
  • Cut Old Olive card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/2".
  • Affix Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Cut Soft Sea Foam card stock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies of the Scalloped Rectangles, then affix on card front as shown.
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock to 2-1/2" x 3-5/8" and dry emboss with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder on the Cut & Emboss Machine. Then affix as shown.
  • On Thick Whisper White cardstock stamp the stocking, holly, and ornament images with Tuxedo Black Ink. Fussy Cut out the stocking and ornament images. Color images as shown with Stampin' Blends.
  • On Old Olive cardstock, stamp 3 of the leaf branches and fussy cut them out. Assemble into "Y" as shown with glue dots.
  • On a small strip of Whisper White stamp the greeting in Real Red. Fussy cut out. Affix to DSP as shown.
  • Take a small piece of Red Foil and add a piece of the adhesive sheet to the back and then cut out the Joy word die on the Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Take a small piece of vellum cardstock and the next larger joy outline die and cut out that layer.
  • Peel the protective sheet from the adhesive on the red foil joy and affix to the vellum cardstock.
  • Add mini dimensionals to each of the 3 images and affix to Whisper White layer.
  • With Vellum adhesive (non SU product) affix Joy layer to ornament image.
  • Add Red Rhinestones to holly on stocking.
  • Add a Whisper White cardstock layer for the card lining. You did it!

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