Halloween

Boo to You Pop-Up Monster Card and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Boo to You stamp set with the Hammered Metal embossing folder and Monster Bash designer paper from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

I love Fall! 

 

It brings so many things which I enjoy:  crisp cool air (which means warm cozy clothes), apples & pumpkins, and the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  And although the crisp cool air and cozy clothes part just isn't happening (yet), I have discovered the first of the fall apples are awesome, and so is this!!

 

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Introducing: the amazing new 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

 

It is packed with awesomeness!  From stamps, punches, paper and embellishments, I love far to much of it!  And than I saw this, the Boo to You stamp set.  I have been wanting a monster stamp set for awhile, so this made me very happy!

 

As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a pop up card!  This gem is the result. 

 

 

Check out this guy!  He lives in the Boo To You stamp set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

 

The card base was created by tracing the outside of a Coffin Treat Box lid on a folded piece of Basic Black cardstock, than adding texture with the new Hammered Metal embossing folder.  Wait......coffin treat box?  Yup!  Those are in there too!  And this embossing folder will be used a ton!

 

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Okay -- let's talk about something that is genius......Coffin treat boxes!  They are awesome!  They are pre-cut and scored, making them a snap to assemble and fill with your favorite Halloween treat!  I have a cool treat in mind, and may just have to show you in an upcoming post! 

 

And did you see the coffin wreath posted on my Facebook page?  Check it out if you haven't!  Grab some of these cool treat containers while you can, because I have a feeling they won't last long!!  Ordering starts September 4th.

 

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Back to the monsters!  I started by creating a zombie for the front.  He was colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  I also used Monster Bash designer paper for some contrast.  The interesting background piece is the web patterned paper from the same collection cut with the Under the Sea dies, and Monster Bash Enamel Shapes for the eyes.

 

 

Boo To You stamp set, Monster Bash designer paper and hammered metal embossing folder from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog

 

The pop-up monster on the inside was also colored with a variety of Stampin' Blends, than fussy cut.  A strip of window sheet works perfectly to make him pop!

 

 

Attach your monster to the inside on a strip of window sheet to allow him to pop up.

 

I thought he would be extra cute holding a sign, so I punched a little hole through the monster's paws, and tied a piece of the Granny Apple Green twine from the Tags & More kit through the holes.   I added a strip of cardstock over the twine for the sign.

 

Stampin' Tips:

  • The twine is white with 1 ply of color.  Unraveled the plys to pull the colored ply out to use as a solid color twine.  

 

 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Trace the coffin treat box lid onto a Basic Black card base cut 11" x 4", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut the designer paper strip for the front 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Cut a strip of window sheet 1/2" x 4", scored at 1/2", 2", and 3 1/2"

 

The net die from the Under the Sea dies works perfectly to create a wicked web layer behind the zombie.  Repeatedly stamp the Boo to You sentiment on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Versamark ink, before punching out with the Starburst punch to layer on the front.  The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes have little dots that work perfectly for dimensional eyes.

 

So what do you think? Are you excited to get your copy of the Holiday catalog?  If you don't have a demonstrator, and live in the US, I would love to provide a copy to you!  Just send me an email with your request, and I will get one on it's way.

 

Ordering starts September 4th!
Remember:  
Ordering starts September 4th in my online store!

 

 

Do you have a long wish list?  Check out the Extra, Extra! promotion!  From now until August 31st, you can get a starter kit with $165 in products of your choice for only $99 with free shipping! Along with this awesome deal, you become part of my team, which includes an exclusive Facebook group, give-a-ways, free tutorials, and more!  Does this mean you have to have a blog and host events?  Nope!  You may simply enjoy discounted shopping if you choose, or enjoy extra income.  The choice is yours!  Details here

 

Do you love to have a little of it all? 

 

Than try my paper and ribbon share!  For a limited time prior to each catalog launch, I take preorders for a sampler of the designer papers and ribbons in the new catalog.

 

Click here for all the details!

 

Click here for all the details!

 

 

 

 


Ready for Christmas bundle meets Halloween

Mr. Spider created with the Ready for Christmas stamp set and Christmas Staircase die set.

 

The first time I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set, I saw the garland stamp as a hairy spider leg.  Please don't ask why.  I don't know why.  But I ordered this bundle because I had to make today's card!

 

It came out just as I envisioned!  That is not always the case!  Often those crazy visions turn into epic fails.  But I love how he turned out!  And now that I have that hairy spider leg out of my mind, I can move forward, and create some Christmas cards with this bundle, because it is amazing!!

 

Mr. Spider's details.  He is made with the Ready for Christmas bundle.

 

Tips to Recreate this Card:

  • the Pumpkin Pie card base is cut 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • the background is Spooky Night designer series paper cut 5" x 3 3/4", on a layer of 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Basic Black cardstock.

 

For the spider, I stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so he had texture, and stood out better on the basic black cardstock.  

 

To make the Legs

  • stamp and heat emboss 4 pieces of garland, than die cut using the coordinating Christmas Staircase die set
  • embossed 4 more legs using the mirror-image stamping technique, and die cut those as well (the die does not cut mirror images, so line up as best you can) 

To make the Body:

  • stamp and heat emboss the large christmas tree
  • using the Starburst punch, punch one piece
  • glue him all together using glue dots and mini dimensionals to make him look 3-D
  • using the size of your choice, add 2 googlie eyes

 

What do you think?  Can you make a fall or Halloween card using this bundle?  

 

Ready for Christmas Bundle ©Stampin' Up!

 

Click on any of products below or use my Shop Now tab in my sidebar to order it. Than show me what you create!

 

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Price: $110.00


Sparkly Halloween Wreath

Decorating for the season is always fun, but I find I don't usually decorate much for Halloween.  I am not sure why, as it makes things much more festive.  Plus, the products Stampin' Up! offers makes it easier than ever to create some great décor pieces, and making home décor is always something I enjoy. This wreath was no exception.  And the shimmer to it is simply gorgeous!

 

Sparkly Halloween Wreath made with Halloween Night Washi Tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Burlap Ribbon and Silver Glitter Ribbon
Halloween Night Washi Tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Burlap Ribbon, and Silver Glitter Ribbon

 

 

Using Halloween Night washi tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and some ribbon, this came together in a little over an hour.  It is simple enough to do with kids, and makes a great gift, as it is affordable to make.  You could actually make several wreaths from one set of supplies, making it ideal for gifting!  Christmas wreaths for teachers and neighbors would make fulfilling your gift list a snap.

 

Speaking of washi tape, have you tried Stampin' Up! washi tape?  It is an incredible value.  Packaged 5 rolls to a set for most collections, they are about $1.50 a roll.  And they adhere really well, making them ideal for multiple uses, not just paper crafting.

 

Now, back to the wreath.  To make your wreath, choose your favorite 4 washi tapes from the Halloween Night washi tape collection featured in the Holiday Catalog (page 51).  Some may require a little trimming, but most of our washi is the perfect width--bonus!  Using standard clip clothespins (60 total), I covered 10 each in the 4 washi tapes, 10 with Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and the last 10 in the fabulous Silver Glitter Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog (page 37).  This ribbon is beyond gorgeous, and actually comes as a combo pack, paired with a roll of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon (ready for Valentine's Day?).  What I love about this ribbon, is it is not actually glitter, so it is clean and smooth....no sparkly mess!  I adhered it to the clothespins using Tear & Tape adhesive, which worked perfectly.  Clip the clothespins to a 12" metal wreath form, than hot glue them into place.  Make a gift-style bow using 5/8" Burlap ribbon.  This burlap ribbon was so easy to work with, and has just the right amount of body to make the perfect bow!  I used 3 yards for my bow, and I think it had the exact amount of fullness I was looking for.  Tie it to the wreath form.  Add a piece of ribbon for a hanger, and enjoy!  Since almost all of our washi tape collections contain 5 rolls, any of them would make a great choice for your wreath.

 

Here are the colors I worked with, and added some silver shimmer for good measure.

 
Now, head on over to my store, and grab your wreath supplies.  There is still time! And while you're there, grab some Christmas washi tape as well, and pair it with Red Glimmer Paper for a beautifully festive look! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!