Cards: Fall & Halloween

Halloween Spooky-ness!

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Yes, it's Halloween, let's sing!

There’s nothing quite as cute as a spooky lil’ witch! Make some frightful fun with perfectly adorable treat bags and boxes.  Use our Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (146961), our 6" x 8" Cellophane Bags (102210), or our Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) to create great Halloween treat holders.

Toil & Trouble Pics

The adorable Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (147531) makes it simple for you to make lots of treats for those little princesses, scarecrows, and goblins that will be visiting your home soon.

Toil & Trouble DSP 2018

The Cauldron Bubble Bundle on page 49 in the Holiday Catalog helps you cut out the hat, witch, broom, ghost, cat, frog, and cauldron that is part of the paper...easy!

Here is a picture of the Cauldron Bundle
(Wood-149930; Clear-149931).

Cauldron Bubble Bundle

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Ultimate Holiday Stamping Event!

This is my first ever stamping event of this magnitude and I hope you can join me. 

You can pick and choose between 7 projects. 

You can make one project on Friday, November 2nd and/or as many projects as you want to make on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

11-18 Holiday Stamping Event

There is a half-day special project class from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (see below) on Friday, November 2, 2018.

11-18 All-Day WS-Purse w-cards

You will make this cute purse along with 5 cards using the Time for Tea Bundle (148410), the Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack (147035), and several embellishments.  The cost is $20.00.  What an adorable gift to give to that special friend.

Then on Saturday, November 3rd, there will be 6 more projects you can choose to make.  We start at 10:00 a.m. and
will stamp until 6:00 p.m.

Here are the projects you can make:

11-18 All-Day WS-Timeless Tidings Kit

The above project is a Christmas Card Kit.  We will use the Timeless Tidings Project Kit (148028) and you will make 20 cards.  The cost for this project is $25.


11-18 All-Day WS-Tag Kit

The above project is a Christmas Tag Kit using the Sincerely Santa Project Kit (148029).   You will make 30 tags so you will have plenty of gift tags to add to all your Christmas gifts.  The cost for this project is $25.


11-18 All-Day WS-Fall Frame

This beautiful 8" x 8" fall frame is made using the Country Home Stamp Set (147678), the Tin Tile Embossing Folder (147906), the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (147804), and many more embellishments.  The cost to make this frame is $15.


11-18 All-Day WS-Baker's Box

This cute box holds 4 cards using the Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The cost to make this project is $8.


11-18 All-Day WS-Lantern

This Christmas Project will light up any room.  The Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies (147915) along with the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (147816) will be used to make this cute lantern.  You can make one for $3.50 or make two for the special price of $6.00.


11-18 All-Day WS-Pillow Box

Do you need gift cards or treat holders for Christmas?  These will do the trick.  You will make 3 Gift Card Holders for the cost of $5.00.

Here is how this fun day works!

You choose any or all the projects you want to make and send me an email by Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

If you sign up for $35 in projects, you will receive a goody bag filled with a free item and lots of tasty treats.

If you sign up for $60 in projects, you will receive two free items and lots of tasty treats.

And, if you sign up for at least $90 in projects, you will receive three free items and lots of tasty treats.

Please contact me no later than Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to let me know what projects and how many you want to make.
(The Tea Room Purse with 5 cards is the only project you will make on Friday.)  I will also provide snacks both days along with lunch on Saturday.

What a great weekend to get started on all your holiday projects.

Contact me at if you want to sign up or have any questions.
Or you can sign up on my website here,

2018 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper!


The paper in the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog is beautiful.  Here is a video showcasing all the new papers.


Here is a list of all the new designer series papers:

All is Bright DSP (147892)

Festive Farmhouse DSP (147820)

Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP (147809)

Joyous Noel Specialty DSP (147816)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP (147800)

Country Lane DSP (147804)

Toil & Trouble DSP (147531)

Don't overlook three new items (not shown in the video):

Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (147817), page 29

Galvanized Metallic Paper (147805), page 43

Black Foil Sheets (147898), page 49


All of these great papers will help you prepare for the upcoming holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas)!

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Make More than just Cards!

Did you know that stamps, ink, and paper are versatile enough to create not only beautiful cards, but also unique home décor pieces?
Wall art like the one I'm showing you today —whether you keep them for your own home or gift them away—can be saved and treasured for years to come. Just imagine what you could create for your own home!


Halloween Wall Decor

Take a look at the two new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog that make up this cute wall art.

Spooky Cat Stamp Set
Spooky Cat Stamp Set

Graveyard Gate Stamp Set

Graeyard Gate SS

Here are some of the products used to make this cute Halloween Frame:

  • Graveyard Gate Bundle (Wood-146017; Clear-146018)
  • Large Letters Framelits (141712)
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)
  • Banner Triple Punch (138292)
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639)
  • Basic Black Baker's Twine (141682)
  • Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Thank you for joining me today and happy halloween!






Frankenstein is not so Scrary!

I wanted to make a card that was a little different for the Team Meeting I had last Monday.  So I needed to think outside the box to create this cute Halloween card:

10-17 Frankenstein Card

Earlier in the day, I worked on another card using the Lovely Words Dies.  The negative piece was still on my work table and I noticed that it looked like hair. 

Then it clicked...I could make hair for Frankenstien using the Lovely Words Thinlits.  Here is a picture of the cut out piece of Perfect Plum Cardstock.

Lovely Words Die-Hugs-Hair

I cut out the word 'hugs' using Perfect Plum.  I took the negative piece from the 'hugs' die, flipped it over and cut out the hair using the 2" Circle Punch.  Then I cut out a second circle with Old Olive Cardstock. 

How I made the ears was cleaver also.  I used the "E" and the "F" from Large Letters Framelits and cut out the center part of each letter. 

Frankenstein-Lrge Lttrs

I'm not usually that clever, so when I created my Frankenstein, I was pretty happy.  I hope you have time to play and make creative projects using Stampin' Up! product. 

Products Used:

  • Spooky Cat Stamp Set (144749)
  • Large Letters Framelits (141712)
  • Lovely Words Thinlits (143733)
  • 2" Circle Punch (133782)
  • 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)
  • Cardstock:  Old Olive (100702); Perfect Plum (101889); Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045)
  • Ink:  Old Olive (126953); Perfect Plum (126963)

I can't wait to send each of my grand kids one of these cards.  They will love it!











Create Cheer, Any Time of Year!

Use the versatile Merry Café Stamp Set to create festive cider or peppermint cocoa images to invoke cozy warmth during the holiday season. Perfectly paired with the Coffee Café Stamp Set, Merry Café can be used to make heartfelt gestures year-round, as there is no seasons’ end to the joy of reaching out and sharing a cup to reconnect and renew friendships.

Merry Cafe SS

What's nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, this set has it all!  Below is the Merry Café Stamp Set that has Fall, Christmas, and generic stamps.

Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

Some people firmly believe that coffee is life. And whether that's you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that's your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.  Pair the Merry Café Stamp Set with the Coffee Café Stamp Set and use it all year long. 

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

The best thing about the above stamp set is that it's part of the Coffee Café Bundle (bundle and save 10%).  Here are the dies:

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

I have fallen in love with both the Merry Café and the Coffee Café Stamp set and love creating with them.  Here is the card I created for you today that uses both the Merry Café and the the Coffee Cups Framelits.

10-19-17 Merry Cafe Card

Products Used:

  • Merry Café Stamp Set (HC-144965)
  • Coffee Café Bundle (AC-145331)
  • Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (HC-144613)
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine (AC-144354)
  • Burlap Ribbon 5/8" (AC-141487)
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650); Cajun Craze (119684); Crushed Curry (131199); Crumb Cake (120953); Early Expresso (119686)

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Fall is coming!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons (next to Spring).  I think I like fall so much because the weather starts cooling down and the leaves start changing colors that make the scenery so beautiful. 

I wanted to copy the changing colors that will happen soon in the card I made today.

Eclipse Fall Card

I've been seeing the Eclipse Technique on Pinterest and have wanted to try it.  I think it turned out great in this fall card...don't you?

Here is how to create an Eclipse Card:

  • Stamp your background design on cardstock of your choosing.  I choose Whisper White and used the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I created the different colors by adding reinkers to a baby wipe (I used Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist).
  • Stamp the leaves on the baby wipe and then stamp them all over the Whisper White cardstock.  You can use the baby wipe over and over several times.
  • Then using the letters from the Large Letters Framelits, I cut out the word FALL.  I added a slightly smaller piece of Tangerine Tango to the back of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Using our new Mini Dimensionals, add several to each of the back of each of the letters you just cut out.
  • Fit them back into place on the Whisper White cardstock to create the look above.

Product used:

  • Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (143726)
  • Large Letters Framelits (141712)
  • Ink Refills: Tangerine Tango (111841), Lemon Lime Twist (144092), Garden Green (102059), Crushed Curry (131158).
  • Mini Dimensionals (144108)

I hope you enjoyed the Eclipse Card I created. 

Thank you for joining me today.

Creep It Real!

With so many exciting holidays represented in the Holiday Catalog, there’s only a short amount of time to create fun Halloween projects—and that time is now!

Capture the spirit(s) of Halloween with the Creep It Real Stamp Set and create terrific treats for all the monsters, vampires, skeletons, and little monsters in your life!

Creep it Real Halloween Treat Items

Creep it Real Halloween Treat Bags

Try making any one of these treat items.  To keep it quick and simple, just add your treats to a clear cellophane bag and add a tag.

Here are some of the products used for the above projects:

  • Creep It Real Stamp Set (144768-Wood; 144780-Clear)
  • Treat Tubes (144612)
  • Black Rhinestones (144639)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
  • Layering Ovals Framelits (141706)
  • Basic Black Baker's Twine (134576)
  • 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704)

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Halloween Treat Tote!

Summer is winding down so my mind switches to fall and, of course, Halloween.  I thought I would share a cute Halloween Treat Tote (cased from Dawn Griffith), that will hold lots of different candies of your choice. 

Here is the tote:

Halloween Tote-1 Spooky Night DSP

For this Halloween Treat Tote, I used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Spooky Cat Stamp Set (144749)

Halloween Tote-Spooky Night DSP

Here are the dimensions for this tote:

  • Cut a piece of the Spooky Night DSP 2 3/4" x 9".  Add Tear and Tape to the top and bottom of this DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of cardstock 1/2" x 9 1/4" and add this to where you put the Tear and Tape.
  • Cut one piece of cardstock 1/2" x 8" for the handle.
  • Cut one piece of cardstock at 3" x 4" for the base and score at 3/4" on each side.  Clip the ends and use Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape to form the base.  Add Tear and Tape around the base and add the DSP piece around the base to form the purse.  You will need to add another piece of Tear and Tape on the 2 3/4" side to close the end.
  • You can use Fast Fuse or Glue Dots to adhere the handle.
  • Decorate as you wish!

This treat box could be used for any holiday.

Contact me if you want to learn more about projects like this one.


Push Your Crafting to the Limits!

Sometimes you just need some projects that when you see them, you go WOW!

Well get ready for a creative challenge?  The projects below are designed for the avid stampers and crafters.  Don’t let the pictures intimidate you, newer crafters! You can make these great projects by pushing yourself outside your artistic comfort zone.  You can easily create a watercolor look by using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper which has that hand-painted look.

Painted Autumn-Avid Stamper

Sometimes fussy cutting is needed and I know anyone can create projects like these and with the help of great product in the Painted Autumn Suite on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog.

Stay tuned for another treat holder coming soon.