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Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

For this week’s challenge I decided to play with My Digital Studio to create a Halloween card.  The colors were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Basic Black.  Don’t these colors just scream HALLOWEEN!  It was so much fun using the coloring tool to add different colors to the digital stamp images.  If you haven’t tried digital crafting, download the free trial version of MDS here.  You can create cards, scrap book pages and books, journals and whatever your paper crafting mind can conjure.

Halloween card-001

Create a scary or funny Halloween card, scrap book page or 3D item using these colors and upload your card to Hand Stamped Sentiments.   If you need more inspiration go to HSS and see what our very talented design team has created.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – designer series paper\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – 9

Embellishments
Scallop Dots Ribbon\Scallop Dots Ribbon – black
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
3 Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 5

Stamps
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 4
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 5
Spooky Things\Spooky Things – happy halloween
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 1 grunge
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 8 grunge

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Garden Green Small Polka Dot
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Frightful Sight – designer series paper\Frightful Sight – 2
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Tangerine Tango

Halloween tags

I created two hybrid Halloween tags using MDS2 .  I printed the tags on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut the tags with my paper trimmer then added the rhinestones and the ribbon.  The large bat I printed on Very Vanilla and cut it out with my sharp scissors.  I also added rhinestones then adhered it with dimensionals.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us tag projects.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Hybrid Halloween tags

Size:  5.00″ H x 2-7/8″ W

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things spider, From the Crypt bat, Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween definition

Ink:  Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Embellishments:  Digital punches:  1.25 Square Punch, Digital DSP: Vintage Overlays texture 2, Night Owl pattern 7,  Non-digital Basic rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ribbon, 3/8 Ruffled ribbon, Linen Thread

Halloween paper pumpkins and tutorial

My inspiration for my project comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments pumpkin challenge.  I love making these paper strip pumpkins.  Instead of fall I created these Halloween pumpkins using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  They are super easy to make and so much fun to decorate.  They would also be great to demo at a workshop.

This is a tutorial for making these cute paper strip pumpkins.  You can also make a fall pumpkin with the traditional colors of fall.  To download the tutorial click here.

Stampin' Up! Halloween paper strip pumpkins

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Stamp sets:  Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies, Wonderfall

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Silver Glitter paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents,  Antique brads, Silver brads, Googlies, Basic rhinestones, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers

Pumpkin tutorial

Paper Pumpkin strip tutorial

First cut 12 strips of paper 1″ x 6″.  The smaller pumpkin is made with ¾” x 4” strips.

At this point you can sponge the edges of your paper strips.  I chose not to for my pumpkins.  Stamp and sponge the tag. Cut your leaves.  Set these aside until you are ready to embellish your project.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Stack your paper strips then punch with the Crop-a-dile worked at both ends.  Insert your brads.  To help the pumpkin stand better I inserted the smaller brad with the prongs opposite the larger one.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Spread apart the strips. Bend the stack of papers back and forth to break down the fibers to make them more pliable.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

Now you are ready to decorate the top.  I added the curled strips of paper, glitter paper leaves and tag underneath the brad with a bit of adhesive.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

For the smaller pumpkin I decorated it with a leaf and sentiment from Googly Ghouls.  I also added the googly eyes.

I hope you’re inspired by these pumpkins and you’ll join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this week’s challenge.

Stampin' Up! Pumpkins Challenge

Haunted House Happy Birthday Halloween Card

This week’s color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Early Espresso at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make this birthday card for my father.  His birthday is on Halloween so every year I make card for him.  My card is based on the gate fold card.  I marked 1″ on the top and on the side then cut the top at an angle for the roof.  I used the Large Scallop Edgelits Die for the shingles and sponged around the edges of the card with Early Espresso to add some spooky shadowing.

To add dimension to the bat, booo, and sentiment I embossed them.

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Stampin' Up! Color Challenge Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Haunted House Birthday Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.5″ H (closed)

Stamp sets:  Toxic Treats, Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies

Ink:  Island Indigo, Early Espresso

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Early Espresso

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder , Chevron Textured Impressions folder, Peekaboo frames Bigz L Die, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, Clear Iridescent embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Googlies, Sponge Dauber, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpies), Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Brads, white Baker’s Twine (sponged with Early Espresso)

Another Halloween Toxic Treat Card

This week on HSS we have a technique challenge – Crayon Rubbed Embossing!  I had never done this technique before and decided to use a black crayon instead of white to create an eerie spooky background…kind of grungy and kind of vintage.  I love this technique!  I used sponge daubers to sponge Raspberry Ripple, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade to create an eerie background for my black embossed witch.

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See all the wonderful projects by our talented design team.  I hope you’re inspired by this very fun technique.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Toxic Treats – Crayon Rubbed Embossing Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamp sets:  Toxic Treats

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade

Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Embellishments:  Basic rhinestones, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions, Labels Collection Framelits dies, 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon Pumpkin Pie, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Brayer and Rubber Attachment, non-Stampin’ Up! black crayon

My Digital Studio Halloween Scrapbook page

This week I created a scrapbook page with MDS2.  It’s so easy to create with this digital software.  Since I am so behind on my scrap booking using MDS2 makes it easy and fast to create.  This week we have theme challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments – Alphabets.  I used the digital stamp brush set Letter It and the Type Junior Numbers punch.

Stampin' Up! Halloween scrap book page

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Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see all the wonderful projects from our design team.

Stampin' Up! challenge blog

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My Digital Studio 2 Halloween Scrapbook page

Size:  8.00″ W x 8.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Letter It digital stamp brush set, Spooky Things spider

Paper:  Background DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone #3, Digital DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone for banners, Nite Owl, Basic black, More Mustard

Digital Punches:  Decorative Label Punch, Flag Punch, Type Junior Numbers

Embellishments:  Antique Brad (brad 1), Basic Rhinestones, Black Brads

Herringbone Halloween Card

I recently purchased the MDS2 upgrade and I LOVE IT!  It’s so much easier to work with and so many new features.  I was so excited about it that I created this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge project using MDS2 to create the Herringbone technique.  I used the Houndstooth & Scaringbone digital DSP to create the background.  It was so easy to create digitally.  For a tutorial on how to create this technique go to SCS.  So easy!!

My digital Studio Halloween card

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Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the wonderful projects from our very talented design team.  I hope you’re inspired to give this technique a try.  It’s so much fun!

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

My Digital Studio 2 Halloween Herringbone Card

Approx. Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Digital Stamp sets:  Spooky Things, Splatters/Ink 4

Digital Paper: Card Stock:    Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Textured Tangerine Tango

Digital Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones large, Satin Basic Gray bow ribbon

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