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Not too early for Halloween

For this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a vintage theme challenge.  Vintage is not difficult to accomplish.  Distressing and sponging paper are two ways to age your project.  I created this Halloween tag to put around a bottle of wine.  Perfect for a hostess gift.

Halloween Stampin' Up! toxic treat tag

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Try adding some vintage techniques to your project.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the wonderful projects from our design team.  I know you’ll be inspired.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Halloween Toxic Treat Tag

Approx. Size:  2-5/8″ W x 5.25″ H

Stamp sets:  Toxic Treats, Memorable Moments

Paper: Card Stock:    Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink:   Basic Black,  Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Glimmer Brads, Vintage Faceted buttons, Scallop Dots Black ribbon, Taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon, sponge dauber

A Happy Birthday Haunted House!

How time flies!  My dad is celebrating his 75th birthday today, October 31st.  I created this haunted house birthday card complete with ghosts and bats.  The card is based on the gate fold card.  I cut the top of the card to look like roofs and shingled them using my Scallop border punch.  I used the 1-1/4 inch Square Punch for the window and added the strips for window panes.  The shingles I created with Basic Black and layered with a smaller piece of Whisper White and drew the shutters with a black marker.  It was a lot of fun creating this card.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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For the inside of the card I decorated it with a ghost, spider webs and a lollie.  I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment then punched it out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Haunted House Card

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; DSP Cast a Spell

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Decorative Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, retired Bat Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with purple Sharpie), Simply Scored, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dazzling Details, MS Spiderweb border punch, MS Goo punch, non-Stampin’ Up! black polka dot ribbon

Stamp Camp Recap

What a great time we had on Saturday! We had lots of giveaways, food and of course stamping!  We’re already planning on doing a spring camp.

Each attendee made a set of 5 Christmas tags, Fall Wine Bottle Tag (great for a hostess gift), Christmas Card & Candy Wrapper box, Fall Sour Cream Treat Holder, Halloween Treat Sticks, Witches Treat Hat, Halloween Easel Card, Turkey Poop Treat, Turkey Chocolate Treat Gift.  You still have a chance to make these for yourself… details below.

 Stamp Camp Projects

Holiday Stamp Camp 2011

Here are closer pics of the projects courtesy of my fellow demo friend Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Design.

This tag slips over a bottle of wine. Perfect for a hostess gift.

Super cute as a place card for Thanksgiving.

Another cute treat for Thanksgiving.

Gorgeous embossed card and candy wrapper.

I contributed these projects to the stamp camp therefore the more detailed pics. The witch hat treat box would be great for a dinner party place card. The easel card is perfect for a Halloween invitation or greeting.

Easy Halloween Treats!

Cute Christmas Tags! You can't have too many.

~Stamp Camp Project Kits $40.00~
Wish you could have come to spend the day crafting, chatting, winning and more? Well definitely register for next year’s Stamp Camp but if you would like to at least make the projects from this amazing day you are in luck!!! There are 4 to-go-kits available. Each kit has ALL the consumable supplies you need to make these projects. You will get a list of tools you need to complete these projects AND you will get private access to the tutorial videos for each project. You will be able to pause, rewind, or even stop and replay them as your schedule permits. Simply purchase the kit through the PayPal link below. If you are local we can arrange pickup, and if you are not then click on Option 2 Long Distance Mail to add $4.95 for shipping and I’ll mail it to you.

Stamp Camp Project Kit - Local

Option 2 Project Kit - Long Distance

If the Shoe Fits…Wear it for Halloween

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Halloween!  I love this holiday and this year Stampin’ Up! has some very fun and spooky stamp sets.  Check them out in the holiday mini.

Since I love shaped cards I made a template of a witch’s boot.  I based it on the boot in the Spooky Bingo Bits  stamp set.  See card recipe below for template. I cut the boot out then embossed it with the Spider Web Embossing Folder then Smooched it.  I laced it up with Lucky Limeade ribbon and embellished with a fan fold.  I then  stamped the head of the witch in the Howl-O-Ween Creeps set on watercolor paper, with a blender pen I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade classic ink then used the Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.  Finished off the boot with Black Satin ribbon, taffeta orange ribbon and Rich Razzleberry button.

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Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and take the challenge.  We’d love to see your projects.

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Witch Boot Card

Template:  Click here for template.

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Howl-O-Ween Creeps, Tiny Tags, Wicked Cool

Paper: Basic Black, Digital DSP Frightful Sight Spiders, Watercolor paper, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Taffetta ribbon, Rick Razzleberry button, Jewelry Punch, Scallop edge punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dazzling Details, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details, Silver Foil Smooch Crop-a-dile

Playing with Pennants and Banners

This week Hand Stamped Sentiments is having a Banner Bash!  Create any paper craft project using banners or pennants.  I’ve been wanting to use my new Halloween stamp set Howl-o-Ween Creeps so here’s a sneak peek of one of the monster images and sentiments.  This set is so much fun!  I can’t wait to create more Halloween items with this set.  I stamped the Frankenstein image on water color paper then used a blender pen and ink pads to color him.  I punched him out with 1-3/4 inch circle punch and sponged the edges with Basic Black ink.  Since the theme for the challenge is pennants I decided to create one large pennant using the Perfect Pennants die for the front of my card.  I then printed with My Digital Studio the DSP layers.  I used Cast a Spell and the Night Owl Digital kit.  I hope you’re inspired to start thinking about your fall and Halloween projects.  The Howl-o-Ween Creeps stamp set will be available on September 1st.

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Inside of card

Join us Hand Stamped Sentiments for our Banner Bash Theme Challenge!

Banner Bash #81

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Happy Howl-O-Ween Card

Size:  5.50” H x 4.25” W

Stamp sets: Howl-o-ween Creeps, Wicked Cool

Paper: Card base:  Pumpkin Pie, Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry; DSP; Digital Paper Cast a Spell and Night Owl Digital kit, Watercolor paper

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1-1/4” Square Punch, 1-3/8” Circle Punch,1-3/4” Circle Punch, Retired Bat Punch, 1/8” Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Blender Pen

Creating Wicked Cool Halloween Memories

I’ve recently started to get back to my scrap booking.  I created these Halloween layouts for my last workshop’s make and take projects and my guests had a lot of fun creating them.  I had them create the SPOOKY page and I showed the BOO! page as a companion page.  These were a lot of fun create so maybe now I can print all those great Halloween pictures of my friends and complete my Halloween scrap books.  LOL

 

Halloween 6x6 srap book pages

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I used the Wicked Cool Halloween stamp set.  The images are perfect for creating cards, scrap book pages and gift items.

 

Wicked Cool Stamp set – clear mount #120600 $14.95                     wood mount #118738 $19.95

 

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Wicked Cool 6″ x 6″ scrap book pages

Finished size: 6.00″ w x 6.00″h

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Rick Razzleberry, Crazy Cajun, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Crazy Cajun

Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Stampin’ Up! Sizzlits Die, Two-Step Owl Punch (ghost), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, 5/8″ black grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ dimensionals

Techniques: Stamping

A Halloween Treat

I created this box for my make and take for my September workshops.  Using the Matchbox die made this project super easy!  My guests loved using the Big Shot to create this box.

I first had them cut the box bottom from Pumpkin Pie and the top out of Basic Black card stock.  I had them fold the crease lines to the top then they ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  They assembled the top then smooched it with Silver Smooch.  The tag is cut from the same die.  You get three different tags along with this die.  So versatile.

They stamped the spider web on the tag then stamped ‘have a Wicked halloween’ on Pumpkin Pie then punched with the 1″ circle.  To pop up the sentiment they used a Stampin’ Dimensional and adhered off center so you could see the spider web.

For an extra elegant touch I had them add the Black Satin ribbon with mini glue dots and voila! An easy treat box.  My workshop guests then filled it with Hershey kisses.  The box is so elegant you can give them to Halloween dinner guests.  Of course the possibilities are endless for this box and can be made to fit the different holidays.  Have fun creating these boxes.

I have also submitted my treat box for the Challenge #10 Halloween Theme challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings blog.  So much fun!

Halloween Treat box

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Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die

Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die, item #114890

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Halloween Treat Box

Finished size: 2 11/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 1/2″

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Matchbox die, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, Stampin’ dimensionals, Silver Smooch Spritz

Techniques: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

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