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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!

 

 

 

 


Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2019

Ombre embossing paste background card

 

Hello again!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate.  This month feels like spring!

 

Color Fusers April 2019:  Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Very Vanilla

 

I thought these colors would work great to create an ombre background, so I am sharing a fun technique using Embossing Paste.  It's so easy to use, and can add huge wow factor!

 

Beautiful shimmery ombre embossing paste background

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

 

First, I created the ombre background on Very Vanilla cardstock.  While it dried, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Waterfront stamp set, in Melon Mambo ink on a 2" vanilla circle and added some layers for interest.  A little gold thread (-LOVE- this stuff) and Pineapple Punch ribbon behind it worked perfectly to help it all pop.  I added a Mango Melody layer behind the ombre background before adhering it to the card base, than attached the sentiment with some dimensionals.  Finally, I finished it off with a few gold sequins.

 

Let's talk embossing paste! 

 

Have you worked with it before?  It is such a fun product and really is easy to use!  It comes in plain White, Shimmery White, and gorgeous Silver.  I used Shimmery White for this project.  It is beautiful

 

For the embossing paste design, I used a stencil.  The Pattern Party Decorative Masks set contains 4 cool stencil patterns.  Here are some of the other designs I created at the same time.  I will save these to make more cards.

 

Ombre backgrounds using Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 

And here is how I created the ombre background.

 

How to make an ombre background using Embossing Paste

 

See how easy?  Why don't you try it!  All the supplies can be purchased in my online store, head on over and grab them now!  Click on any of the products below to take you there.  And while you are there, check out the new Storage by Stampin' Up! products which are launching today!  Use the host code below when placing your order, and receive a gift from me!Use this April 2019 host code with your order and receive a gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop is Bonnie O'Neill, and she is sure to have something you want to see!

 

Go to Bonnie O'Neill

Or head back to Paola Phillips.

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And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop.

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Paola Phillips

Melanie Hockin (you are here)

Bonnie O'Neill

Kelly Acheson

Barb Mullikin

Sarah Wills

 

 

 


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!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Price: $110.00


Endless possibilities with In the City Host set

Welcome to the block card made with In the City host set from Stampin' Up!

I finally pulled out this stamp set and I am in love!  I will admit, at first all those little stamps where intimidating, but once I got going, the possibilities were endless! 

 

This was my first go.  I made the same basic card, with changes in the details, for 2 separate purposes.  The first was to welcome a friend into her brand new home, and the second, to help a friend welcome a beautiful baby girl.  I was able to customize the house to look like the real deal, and if you look closely on the second card, I swapped out the sun for a stork, delivering a baby girl.

  In the City host set makes the perfect baby card

 

 This set makes customizing a card, right down to the little details, a snap! 

 

In the City stamp set has all the little details, including a moving van!

 

Both cards were made using our convenient whisper white notecards & envelopes, and the background was made quick and easy with a layer of Pick a Pattern designer series paper layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Once I created my mini scene, I used the 2" circle punch for the perfect sized circle to coordinate with the Starburst punch, which made the Real Red layer beneath it (Melon Mambo for the baby card).  The beautiful 3/8" shimmer ribbon in black was the perfect accent to finish it up, when layered with the sentiment. 

 

What is a host set you may ask?  It is an exclusive stamp set only available to customers who host a workshop, or place an order of $150 or more.  This entitles you to host rewards, AKA FREE stuff!  You may choose to spend your host dollars however you choose, which includes purchasing these exclusive stamp sets.  And this set is included.  It is an amazing deal for 60 stamps!  And I promise, it will not disappoint!

 

In the City Host set

 

 In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE with any $300 order until October 31st!  Time to gather friends, or treat yourself, to get some amazing Stampin' Up! deals!  Let me help you!  Click on any of the products below to start shopping.

 

Merry Patterns stamp set, FREE with a $300 or more workshop or order!

 

Want either of these sets?  Contact me so I may help you be a host!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Hello There with Delightful Daisy

Welcome back!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP with Pieces & Patterns stamp set

 

Today I am featuring a card using the very popular designer series paper pack, Delightful Daisy.  It coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch, however, today I have paired it with the adorable stamp set, Pieces & Patterns, which has this fun circle sentiment stamp.  

Next time you you need a quick card, this is a good one to choose!  I love when I find a great stand-alone dsp.  One that carries a card.  It makes it so easy to create something beautiful, which needs minimal fuss to look great!  And although I am not a big flower crafter, this dsp is beautiful!

 

The colors for this card are simple:

 

 

To recreate this project, cut an Old Olive card base of  4 1/4" x 11", and score at 5 1/2".  Than cut a piece of dsp to 3 3/4" x 5", and adhere to the card front.  Stamp the sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Punch out one piece of Old Olive cardstock using the new Starburst punch, and adhere to the card front.  This is one of my new favorite punches, and is a must-have!  Fold a small piece of Double-Stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon in half, and adhere to the back of the sentiment circle, than adhere on top of the starburst using dimensionals.  To finish it nicely, scatter a few Glitter Enamel Dots across the front, and it's done!

 

Hope you enjoyed this card!  To make one of your own, pick up the supplies in my store by using the Shop Now tab in the sidebar, or by clicking on any of the items listed below.  

 

But before you go, what is your favorite pack of designer series paper?  I would love to know!