My Digital Studio makes it so easy to create any kind of cards or scrapbook pages! Here's an easy one I created in minutes in My Digital Studio by choosing a template in the program and just changing the background paper and colors. From any occasion to Halloween in minutes! And then if you like, you can make the same card the traditional way with paper and embellishments and punches!
Have a fun, happy and safe Halloween!!!
What a fun time to get to go with family to see the parade downtown for the St. Louis Cardinals, the new World Series Champions!! We got to our spot by Union Station just as the parade was starting. It was pretty hard to get good photos of the parade and players, but if you are a Cardinal fan, perhaps you will recognize some of them. At least I got a good picture of the Rally Squirrel! The Clydesdales led the parade with manager Tony LaRussa riding on the wagon. Don't think I got a picture of Lance Berkman but he rode by early on, a former Houston Astro. I even saved some of the red and white confetti for a souvenir!
Walking to the parade. You can see the crowds of Cardinal red along the curb up ahead. That's the old Union Station on the right with the red roof and of course the St. Louis Arch up ahead. You can just about see the Old Courthouse at the base of the arch by the flag.
You can barely see the Clydesdale horses pulling this wagon. Manager Tony LaRussa is the one in the red jacket with his back to the camera on the wagon.
What a view!
And then dinner on The Hill at Guido's with delicious St. Louis toasted ravioli (that nobody understands anywhere else!), a pizza, and a glass of chianti! Fabulous day!
It's fun to make a little album with the Top Note die , especially for Halloween. Here I used Halloween paper from last year to make a little album for my niece and her grandma to make a little Halloween scrapbook mini album. Just cut out your page shapes from chipboard and paper and decorate to your heart's content!
Love the new Peekaboo Frames die for making a Halloween card! Here is a card I copied from someone and then really had fun decorating the inside! Oops, guess I forgot to take a photo with the peekaboo frames open, to reveal eyeballs inside!
And here is the inside of the Halloween Peekaboo card with a greeting from Grateful Greetings and ghosts punched from hearts. I added some Dazzling Details to the spider web on the front, made from a textured embossing folder. My little niece loved it!
Don't try this when you're supposed to be getting ready for a trip….but be that as it may, I really like the new Stampin' Up! Cookie Stamps! There are recipes enclosed in the box. I'm just rolling the dough into balls, rolling in extra sugar, dipping the stamp into sugar, and then pressing into the ball of dough! The batter tastes good so I think the cookies will, too! Be sure to put these on your next order!
If you need a Halloween scrapbook page, here's one I made in My Digital Studio from a birthday-type template in the program. But if you don't have My Digital Studio, all you have to do is make it the traditional way with the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper #122351 and a few punches and embellishments.
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The Bigz Fancy Favor Die for the Big Shot is so useful for all sorts of projects. Here I have a made a cute little Halloween Fancy Favor Bag (or box). Just fill it with some crinkled paper and a Halloween treat and decorate the outside how you like.
Supplies I used:
Stamps: Wicked Cool, Sooky Bingo Bits
Ink: Stazon Black, Wisteria Wonder, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Fancy Favor Die, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Paper Snips, Paper Piercer
I crumbled and sponged the First Edition DSP with several colors of ink. For the pumpkin I punched the 1 3/4" circle and the placed the punched oval over the center. For the pumpkin vines, I cut slivers of card stock and curled around my paper piercer. Just stamp and cut out the witch's feet!
Just have fun with it! For stamping supplies, order here.
I got the idea for this Halloween card from a sample in a magazine. The Stampin' Up! set Spooky Bingo Bits is just perfect for this card design. I used Glossy White card stock #102599 for the card base and for the tag. The greeting is from Grateful Greetings. Love that set!
And here is the inside of the card, the greeting also from Grateful Greetings.
If you need to order either of these stamp sets or maybe some Glossy White card stock, just go to my website and place your order. Or email me at Karen@Karenstamps.com and I can help you. You will have so much fun with Spooky Bingo Bits!
Click on the photo above!
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The Petite Pocket Bigz Die is a new one this year, and now that I have finally played with it, I think I am loving it! You can make cute little gift card holders, cards, candy holders, treats for any occasion with it! Here is a Petite Pocket Halloween Treat that I just made.
I started by die-cutting a piece of Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper #124001. It's about 10 inches long.
Folded up and decorated, with a little pull-out card inside, this is what it looks like.
Do you know how I made the ghosts? I punched a heart and then cut it in half! The features are just colored in with a black marker. The Scallop Oval Punch #119856 is placed and glued so that it holds the flap shut behind it. Only put glue at the bottom of the oval. The letters are die cut with the Naturally Serif Decorative Strip Die #113453.
The little pull-out card you can either cut with the die cut and trim down a hair or just cut something narrow that will fit inside. It is stamped with images from Spooky Bingo Bits and the greeting from Grateful Greetings. For a little tab to pull out, I punched a 1" circle, folded in half and stapled on with a little bit of ribbon.
Try this Petite Pocket Die! It really holds lots of possibilities!