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Posted on October 6, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

12 Weeks Of Halloween – Week Seven – Hometown Halloween. Purple is my favorite color and I've always thought purple is a great “add-in” for Halloween themed cards. The gold on this card adds just enough “bling”.

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

The black neighborhood scene on this card is done with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits. These versatile dies can also be used on Christmas cards so that makes them a “more for your money” type of product! 🙂

12 Weeks Of Halloween - Week Seven - Hometown Halloween

I think this would also be perfect for making a “welcome to the neighborhood” card; I'll have to try that next!

Here are the instructions for the Halloween card and, of course, you can order any supplies at my online store.


  • Stamp SetSpooky Cat (144749p)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Fresh Fig (144243); Basic Black (121045); Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931)
  • Misc. Gold Glimmer Paper (133719); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861); Popcorn Box Thinlits (141473); Hometown Greetings Edgelits (144671); Big Shot (143263); Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (144174); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


  • Fresh Fig: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Pumpkin Pie: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Basic Black – 2-1/4″ x 4″


  • Slide the 1-1/4″ circle punch into the edge of the Gold Glimmer Paper and punch. Slide it in again in the same spot and crop out a moon.
  • Use the row of stars framelit from the Popcorn Box dies and crop five stars from Gold Glimmer Paper.
  • Run the black layer through the Big Shot with the row of houses edgelit and add to the bottom of the Pumpkin Pie layer. Trim to fit.
  • Ink greeting in black and stamp where shown. Add the moon and stars where shown.
  • Add this layer to the white mat.
  • Wrap a strip of ribbon around this layer and adhere to the back. Tie a bow with same ribbon and add it to the front with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Add this layer to the card base with dimensionals.
  • We do have a couple of specials going on right now, so you might want to check them out!

We do have a couple of great specials going on right now, so please do check them out!

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Posted on August 29, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat

Hey stampers! My project for you today is a cute little treat holder that uses the new Stampin' Up! Cat Punch, available on September 1st; that's only 3 days from today!

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat

Whether you are making treats for neighbors, co-workers or children's classmates, this one is sure to please! One of the best things about this project? There is no stamping! The cat image comes from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and is simply punched out with the cat punch. Of course, if you'd like to have a sentiment on your treat, just pick one of these three from the coordinating Spooky Cat Stamp set.

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 2 Spooky Cat

The Cat Punch and Spooky Cat Stamp Set will be offered as a bundle in the Holiday Catalog, saving you 10%…woo hoo!

Instructions, including measurements and supplies follow below. If you need any help making these products, please give me a shout. Oh, one more thing. you'll save some time on September 1 if you bookmark this page. My online store, where all the new Stampin' Up! products will be available, is only a click away.


  • Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie cardstock (105117)
  • Misc. – Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) (144610); Cat Punch (144666); Vintage Crochet Trim (144611); Some Framelit (111112); Dimensionals (104430)


  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock: 8-1/2” x 2-3/4”
  • DSP: 2” x 7” plus scrap for cat
  • Trim: 12”


Score Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 5/8”, 4-3/8”, and 4-7/8” and fold into matchbook shape. Staple flap close to folded edge.

Wrap trim around flap and tie in a knot.

Insert Ghirardelli candy and gift card (optional) inside.

Wrap with strip of Designer Paper and adhere shut just loose enough so that it can be removed by recipient.

Punch one black cat from DSP and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Repeat as needed for your “Trick or Treat” needs.

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Posted on August 28, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Masking Technique

Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Spooky Cat Halloween Masking Technique

Hey stampers! Today I have a fun Halloween card to show you.  I'll be teaching you a masking technique that lets your Designer Series Paper do all the work.

Spooky Cat Halloween Masking Technique

On page 53 in the new Holiday Catalog going live on Friday, you'll find the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. The sheet I used for this card has 16 3″ x 3″ squares with a tree branch and a circle that is perfect for a moon. All it needs is an owl perched on the branch. The Spooky Cat Stamp set, also on page 53, contains the perfect owl image.

In order to properly position the owl on the branch, the masking technique is used. I used my Paper Snips to cut out a portion of the tree that I could use to “mask” the branch where I would be stamping. This way, the owl really looks like he is sitting on the branch.

I chose the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder from our 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and used some Gold Metallic Thread. Finally, I added a small piece of Gold Edged Ribbon to jazz up my card just a bit.

If you'd like to see a short video of this technique, click here and you can see a Facebook Live post I did yesterday. If you don't already follow me on Facebook, please do! I jump on FB Live a lot to offer little tips and techniques as I'm creating in my stamp room.

Be sure to visit my blog tomorrow and I'll have my “official “12 Weeks of Halloween Week 2 Halloween project”. Today's Spooky Cat Halloween Masking Technique Card was just a little Halloween extra! 🙂

If you are not already working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I'd love to mail you the new Holiday Catalog. There are so many fun new stamp sets, paper, die-cuts, embellishments, and more. Just give me a shout!

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Posted on October 13, 2016

Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Holidays / Special Days

Hello stampers! Have to be honest today. With all the Halloween posts and costume advertising, I'm a bit sad that we no longer have young ones in the house! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I miss our church harvest festivals where the kids dressed up, played games, got lots of candy, and, our Children's Pastor made sure to end the evening with a good message!

We are all kind of like pumpkins you know…tough on the outside but a bit messy inside! Today I wanted to share a fun project that is a bit messy but makes a fabulous decoration; I just might have my grand cherubs over to help me make a couple of these…isn't it cool?


For this project you will need:

  • White pumpkin
  • Crayons
  • Glue (like Elmer's or school glue)
  • Hair dryer

If you can't find a “real” white pumpkin, grab one from your local craft store. I would pick crayon colors that are bright so they will really stand out.

Take the paper off each crayon and glue your crayons to the top of the pumpkin. After they are all arranged and you're happy with the pattern,  start heating with your hair dryer (a heat tool will also work but will take longer). It's fun to rotate the dryer as you're melting the crayons so they will drip in different ways, and might even splatter a bit.


Speaking of splattering; be sure to have an old sheet or lots of newspapers under your pumpkin so you don't end up with wax all over!

Your kids can definitely help with this…maybe include neighbor or church friends and have a contest…most colorful pumpkin wins!!


I hope you enjoyed my melted crayon pumpkin project! Stop by tomorrow and I'll be sharing lots of Halloween papercrafting ideas; it's not too late to start!

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Posted on October 4, 2016

Halloween Tri-Fold Shutter Card – ala Rebecca

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Tuesday Tips/ Videos

Hey stampers, so glad you popped in today! Today's project is a Halloween tri-fold shutter card made by one of my friends and customer, Rebecca. Actually, she made several so I asked her if I could show you pictures and she graciously said yes:


If you've never made one of these cards, they are easier than they look! Watch this short video I did a few years ago that will show you how in easy to follow, step by step instructions!

If you haven't yet subscribed to my You Tube Channel, please do! I have lots of great tutorials and other info: subscribe now

I'd love to see your tri-fold shutter cards! Email pics to me and yours might end up here, too (with your permission, of course)!

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