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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
- 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.
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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.