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How to Make Ghosts Out of Hearts for Halloween


I made this Halloween card to show you how to make ghosts out of hearts because it reminds me of when I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

I was first introduced to Stampin’ Up! when I went to my friend’s house, probably over fifteen years ago, to go to a wedding shower for a mutual friend. She only had time to tell me she had signed up to be a Demonstrator and showed me some projects she had made at a stamp camp. I didn’t really know much at all about rubber stamping but I was surprised how cute her little projects were! Later on that summer we were back in town for the wedding and I got to spend several days with my friend, and all I wanted to do was stamp with her and look at all her samples! I was mesmerized! Sometime later she suggested I sign up so we could go to the Stampin’ Up! Convention together. It took me awhile to be convinced, even though I did think it would be great to go to the next convention with her. I think it was yet another visit that I went with her to a group meeting of Demonstrators in her upline and sideline that I saw so many cute ideas on display of cards and other projects. One that I really fell in love with was a card something like the one I made above. The person made a ghost by cutting a punched heart in half, and I thought it was one of the most clever ideas I’d ever seen!

It has now been fourteen years since I bought my Starter Kit (don’t think we had any choice of products back then!) and I have loved every minute of it! Customers couldn’t even order online themselves back then, only through a Demonstrator and I don’t think any (or certainly not many) people had blogs or social media. Our Demonstrator websites were new sometime after I joined.  Lots of changes in catalogs, products, ink pads, types of stamps over the years!

If you would like to be a part of this great company, Stampin’ Up!, now is a great time to join! Someday you might be saying “I joined Stampin’ Up! 14 years ago!” I love that Stampin’ Up! values all Demonstrators, whether you want to work hard and turn this into a big business or whether you want to just get the discount and benefits for yourself, or something in between.

For an introduction, click HERE to find out about joining Stampin’ Up! All you need to do is purchase a “Starter Kit”, which means you choose $125 worth of current products (your choice) and only pay $99.  You also get about $50 in catalogs and business supplies to get your business started. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. When you feel ready to join, just read the Demonstrator Agreement, enter your information, choose your Starter Kit and submit.  Within minutes you will be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and have your Demo ID# and can start looking around on the Demo side of the website.


As for the Halloween card, I used Pumpkin Pie Cardstock for the card base and layered with a piece of paper from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series PaperFor the ghosts I just die cut some hearts of different sizes with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies out of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I cut each heart in half with a scissors and adhered them to the card front. Use a black marker or Sharpie to draw in some eyes on each ghost. The greeting is from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set and I added just one Halloween Night Enamel Dot. I love these enamel dots because they are cute and flat enough for mailing! For a little extra pizzazz I die cut a strip of stars from Gold Glimmer Paper with the stars die in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. Adhere a few of the stars with a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Maybe this card will inspire you to join the Stampin’ Up! family for lots more creative ideas! Look over the information on the Stampin’ Up! website and then email me at  if you would like more information or answers about your particular situation.

Foxy Friends Forest Animals on a Spooky Halloween Night

Foxy Friends Forest Animals on a Spooky Halloween Night

Here are a couple of Foxy Friends forest animals on a spooky Halloween night!  I saw a picture of one of our Stampin’ Up! foxes, and I thought “What if I put a mask on him for Halloween?” This is a Halloween card that I came up with as I went! These Foxy Friends in the forest have put on their masks, set out some pumpkins and went out trick-or-treating.

I stamped the animals from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and then filled in the rest from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set. I stamped the tree stump, some mushrooms, a green vine and colored in the sky with some Halloween colors with a sponge. I also used my trusty Aqua Painter to spread out the colors in the sky a little bit. I sponged the grass and used my Aqua Painter to try in some blades of grass. I stamped and cut out the moon, the pumpkins and the trick-or-treat bag. The masks are punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and then I cut off the bottom of the butterfly to make it look like a mask. I saw some technique like this online somewhere, but I think they did it differently. Maybe that was stuck in my mind and led me to making this card.

I hope you are making some fun Halloween cards to send to friends! Wouldn’t that brighten up their mailbox! Most days my mail isn’t even worth walking out the mailbox to get it, so much junk mail. What if you friend found a cute handmade Halloween card from you?!

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Jar of Haunts Tiny Halloween Cards

Jar of Haunts Tiny Halloween Cards

Would you like to make some tiny Halloween cards with the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set? Aren’t they cute being so little?! Somehow I got the idea to stamp the jar image right up against the fold at the top of the card and then cut out the jar image leaving the fold at the top so it could stamp up.  These jars are only about two inches wide and about three inches tall – actually a little less than that after I cut them out. I colored in the images with my Stampin’ Write Markers and tied some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine around the top.

The three jars with the candy corn and eyes inside are stamped with the outline of the jar image and then the contents are stamped separately inside the jar image. The mummy jar I did differently. I first inked up just the lid of the jar outline stamp with the Black Marker and stamped that as close to the top fold of the card as I could.  Then I stamped the mummy image right under the lid image. That’s why the mummy jar looks a little taller. You also get a “Happy Halloween” greeting in this stamp set so you can stamp that inside the little card if you like.

You could send these cute little Halloween cards to some friends or stick them in your child’s lunchbox. Give them out with some treat at Halloween! Lots of choices and creative ideas with this stamp set!

Jar of Haunts Photopolymer Stamp Set

Images (c) Stampin’ Up! 2016

There’s still time to order supplies for Halloween cards and projects if you do it soon! Put the Jar of Haunts Stamp Set on your list if you’d like to make some tiny Halloween cards like these!

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Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag

Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products in the catalog are the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  I just think the little bags you can make for treats, for money, for gift cards, and used as envelopes are the cutest things and so versatile.

On this Halloween mini treat bag, I used a piece of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for the bag.  You could really use either side of the paper for this project! I also stamped the skeleton in the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  So easy!  Then I stuck him on the front of the bag for decoration as well as tying around some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  The greeting is stamped from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set and made into a little banner.  The ghost I thought would be cute, from the same stamp set!

Just put a candy treat inside or a Halloween note card or whatever you like!  Just be sure it is spooky when you make this Halloween Night Mini Treat Bag!

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Make a Spooky Halloween Card

Spooky Halloween Card

Make a spooky Halloween card with the Halloween NIght Specialty Designer Series Paper! This is a great set of papers for Halloween, with five papers with designs on both sides and then one each of two different designed sheets with silver foil.

To begin the card, I wanted to use the patterned paper with the spooky houses on it. I cut a strip which you see at the bottom of the card. Then I played around with the spider web silver foil paper and added that at the top.  Finally I decided I might as well use a narrow strip of the other foil design paper with the silver dots. Since I had the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set handy, I stamped the three ghosts and just cut them out quickly by hand with my Paper Snips scissors. I don’t think I could stamp and craft without my Paper Snips!  I think the three little ghosts, popped up on tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals, are really fun!

For the greeting, I used two of the stamps in the Spooky Fun stamp set and die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies using the Silver Glimmer Paper for a layer behind the greeting.

And that’s how you make a fun, spooky Halloween card for Halloween night! Make some Halloween cards and send them to you friends!

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Paper Pumpkin Halloween Test Tube Candy Treats

Paper Pumpkin Halloween Test Tubes Candy Treat

Yesterday I got around to playing with my September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit and here is what I made!  I still have some extra tags and banners that I can use to make some other cards. Lucky for me that I had enough CANDY to fill all these test tubes!!! As I worked on these test tube treats, I started thinking of people I could give them to besides my kids, so don’t worry that maybe you don’t have children, grandchildren or trick-or-treaters to pass them out to! Think about taking one or a few along to a doctor appointment, or give to a couple of your neighbors, or take along to a restaurant and give to a good server in addition to a tip, or the drive-thru window at a coffee or fast-food place, there are just all kinds of ways to pass them out to people!

This was such a cute project and so easy to make! I know in the past Demonstrators have loved getting their hands on these fun test tubes to make various treats, so how great to just get them delivered in a Paper Pumpkin Kit!


Lucky for new subscribers, Stampin’ Up! has a deal for you!  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now (by October 10th) which pays for the October kit and you will receive the November kit FREE! Just use Promo Code:  BOGO

ALSO:  Once you subscribe, you can go to the Stampin’ Up! Online Store, click on Paper Pumpkin and then Past Kits. These are only available to subscribers. A “Kit” means you get the full kit including stamp set. A “Refill” means you get the supplies but not the ink spot or stamp set. But you can still substitute with stamps you have in many cases and still make cute projects with the supplies! The cute Paper Pumpkin Kit from last year with the Halloween treat bags is available as I write this! So subscribe and then grab the past kits or refills that you missed!

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How to Make a Halloween Small Hexagon Box

Halloween Small Hexagon Box

You may be surprised to know that this Halloween Small Hexagon Box is actually very simple to make! I saw a lot of these boxes being made and found some directions to try!

The base of the hexagon box is made with Basic Black cardstock. The lid is made with a piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The top circles are punched with the     1 1/4″ Circle Punch, the 1 3/8″ Circle Punchand the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  The greeting on the lid is from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set. And the cute little bat I found on my table already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. Of course the Halloween monster on the side of the box is from the popular Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set.

Here’s a funny story!  After I stamped and colored in the little Halloween guy, I went to my Big Shot to cut him out. I happened to have several different framelit packages out on the table already but couldn’t find these Cookie Cutter framelits.  I looked through the box where I keep them, no luck.  I looked on my kitchen table where I stamp and on the desk, couldn’t find them. Looked by the Big Shot again, no sign of the framelits to cut out this Cookie Cutter Halloween guy! So frustrating!  I finally decided there was nothing hard about cutting this guy out with my Paper Snips, it would take less time than tearing the house apart looking for the framelits!  I was pretty sure I’d bought the framelits to match this stamp set and the Christmas one!  But maybe I hadn’t! When I sat down to write this blog post I decided to look up these framelits to try and jog my memory about whether or not I’d bought them! WELL……..crazy me!!!! There are not matching framelits!!  There is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch!!!  I don’t know why I wasn’t thinking of that punch except that we have so many framelit dies now!

So for some directions for the box! Start with a piece of paper for the base (box) that is 7″ x         3 3/4″. Put the paper lengthwise in the Simply Scored board and score at 1 1/4″ on just one side.  Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/8″,  4 1/2″, 5 5/8″ and 6 3/4″. Now looking at the paper the same way (landscape) cut on all the short score lines from the bottom up to the one sideways score line. The very shortest little tab on the right, cut off. Crease all the score lines. Put adhesive on the very narrow tab above the one that was just cut off and adhere that tab to the other side of the paper to form the hexagon box. All the short tabs are going to be the bottom of the box. Turn the box upside down so that the short tabs are at the top for you to adhere, but place something inside the box, like a stack of washi tape inside, to help hold ,the shape of the box. I adhered opposite tabs to each other making sure they were straight to each other to form the hexagon shape of the box.

The lid goes pretty much the same way! Start with the paper 7 1/4″ x 2″. Turning the paper lengthwise, score at 1 1/4″ on one side.  Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 5/8″, 5 3/4″ and 7″.  Crease all the score lines. Turn the paper sideways like you did the box piece except instead of cutting the short score lines, this time you are going to cut on the longer score lines down to that one lengthwise score line.  Cut off the very narrow long tab above the score line plus all the other long score lines.  Adhere the narrow short tab to the other side to form the lid. Place the lid onto the box so that you can adhere the flaps in the same manner as you did for the box. If you make the lid while on the box you can be assured it will fit properly.

For a little extra strength, punch a piece of cardstock with the 1 3/4″ inch Circle Punch to adhere to the bottom of the box and then decorate the top of the lid and the rest of the  box however you like.

For a link to the blog and tutorial where I found the directions, click here.

Try making your own small hexagon box and see how easy it is!  Make them for any occasion for small gifts or treats for a holiday or party favor!  Endless opportunities!

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Bargains!! Stampin’ Up! Bargains on the Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner 2016

Wow! This is how to start off your day!! Tons of Stampin’ Up! products added to the Clearance Rack today!

RUN, don’t walk to check them out and don’t hesitate to order if you see things you want! Products only available while supplies last. Lots of ribbon! Designer Papers! The Black Spider Web Doilies from last year! Punches! Lots of things!

Shop the Clearance Rack NOW!  Don’t delay!

Also:  Special Offers available today and tomorrow!

Thoughtful Branches still available, too!

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card

I’ve been playing with the pile of extra stamped or cut out pieces on my table and this Swirly Bird Pumpkins Halloween Card is one card I’ve come up with! Sometimes when I am die-cutting pieces with my Big Shot, I cut extra pieces while I am at it and/or sometimes I just change my mind about what I am doing and don’t use the pieces I cut out.  Instead of throwing them all out, save the decent ones (in a pile on your table!) and if they don’t collect too much dust, get them out one day and see what you can make with them!

On this card, I had extra Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies pieces plus used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set to stamp the solid pumpkin image in Peekaboo Peach, one of the new In Colors and the little vines on the pumpkins. The pumpkin stems are pieces cut from leaves made with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The colorful moon is a Swirly Scribbles die cut sponged with some Pumpkin Pie ink.  The tiny little bats are die cuts from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits DiesI was trying out those new dies and since I had black cardstock I just cut a bunch of bats! They are perfect on this card!

For the background sky of the card, I used my Aqua Painter and various ink colors to make a colorful, spooky night sky! You could also sponge colors on with Stamping Sponges or Sponge Daubers.

While I don’t necessarily think this is my best card ever, it was fun playing with the pieces and coming up with a Halloween card! Even though the sky isn’t the best I’ve ever done, it’s okay because it is for Halloween and why couldn’t a fall sky look like this?! Not everything has to be a masterpiece! (I should use that for a quote!)

Look at your scraps (I know you have them!!) and see what you can make! We need to use up those scraps every now and then. They don’t do anyone any good just being in a pile or bag or box.  Use them!  Create something! Mail the card!

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Halloween Night Candy Bars

Halloween Night Candy Bars

The other day I posted the first candy bar I made, but it was so fun I had to make some more Halloween Night Candy Bars with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set plus Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Depending on the kind and size of candy bar you use, just wrap designer paper, or even card stock around the candy bar and secure with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.  Stamp the Cookie Cutter characters, color in and punch out. Add a few other stamps for embellishments or whatever else you come up with!  So fun and easy!

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This week my September newsletter will come out with several stamping projects and all the latest Stampin’ Up! news!  PLUS it won’t be long until I begin my 12 Weeks of Christmas email with a new idea and full directions each week for cards, bags and tags, and gifts. This is a special gift for my newsletter subscribers so be sure you are one of them!  Sign up in the box in the upper right of my blog!

Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Special Offers!

Just like the old Weekly Deals, here are the current Special Offers which have been out since last Tuesday and will end tonight. Tomorrow there will be new ones and one more week of special offers the following week.  Add them to your order!  If you like the Enamel Shapes or haven’t tried them yet, this is your chance to get them at a 25% discount – or a punch, ribbon or embossing folder!

Stampin' Up! Special Offers Week 1

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The Gnomes Sneaking a Peek at Stampin’ Up!

For your weekend viewing pleasure, I hope you will enjoy these Stampin’ Up! videos about the sneaky gnomes trying to get a peek at the new Holiday Catalog products at the Stampin’ Up! Home Office!  You’ll also get to see some sample projects!  We Demonstrators got to see these videos as our sneak peek at the new products right before we got to preorder and now they are available for our customers to watch!  Enjoy!!

And after you are dying to get your hands on some of these new Holiday Catalog products, just click HERE to shop!

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

When we think of Halloween we think of candy, so why not decorate a chocolate bar for Halloween like this Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar?! It’s so fun to make stamping projects for Halloween!

First I just wrapped the chocolate bar (with almonds!) in a piece of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The size depends on your candy bar, just overlap it a bit in the back and make sure it’s a fairly tight fit. I just used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The mummy is stamped from Cookie Cutter Halloween and colored lightly with a little Sahara Sand ink and my Aqua Painter.  The little ghost I had already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  The greeting is stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Such a fun and easy treat or favor to make just for fun or for a party!  Check your pantry or grocery store and see what you come up with!

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The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Is Ready For You!

Holiday Catalog 2016 Banner

Today is the day!  It’s September 1st (can you believe it?!) and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!



Special Offers Week 1

AND Special Offers September 1-7! (Kind of like the old Weekly Deals!) Add these to your order!

New offers Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 also. Don’t know what they are yet, though!  You will love the Enamel Shapes!  Think about the Metallic Enamel Shapes, the star shapes, for the tops of Christmas trees!Stampin' Up! Holiday Houses

Go check out the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog now!  Let me know what you think! If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you are working with currently, contact me and I would be happy to mail you a catalog!

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Home Sweet Home Halloween House

Home Sweet Home Halloween House

It’s so fun to play with the Sweet Home Stamp Set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies to make all kinds of little houses for holiday home decor, party favors, treat holders or gift box like my Home Sweet Home Halloween House.  You can make these as simple or as involved as you like.  Cut two pieces with the dies to make a house, then stamp or add additional die cuts, like for windows perhaps, and then glue it all together!  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog gives you photos of three types of houses – Halloween, Christmas, and a regular house. There are plenty of stamps and dies to embellish your houses for whatever occasion you like!

Purchase the Sweet Home Stamp Set and Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies in a Bundle and save 10%!  #143516

For my Halloween house, I stamped the lines to look like the wood siding and die cut all the rest of the pieces. I put a gray ghost up in the top window! For the windows I just cut the black frames and cut pieces of Daffodil Delight yellow for the “light” behind them, sponged with a little Pumpkin Pie to look spooky for Halloween. I also sponged the house with Crumb Cake ink to look spooky.  The roof shingles are all die cut, plus I sponged those with Craft White ink. The little doorknob is one of the new self-adhesive Brights Enamel Shapes.

Home Sweet Home Halloween House Side

Home Sweet Home Halloween House Back

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes LIVE in just a few days, on September 1st! You will be overwhelmed with fantastic choices for all the holidays coming up! If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! products and would like a catalog, just email me with your contact information and I would be happy to send you a complimentary catalog.


And don’t forget to order your Thoughtful Branches Bundle by August 31! This stamp set and dies has been extremely popular and you can make beautiful cards for all seasons with this set! You can even make a pumpkin out of the flower/tree top in orange!

Thoughtful Branches Samples

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Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Mini Treat Bag for Halloween

Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Mini Treat Bag for Halloween

Here’s something fun to make with the Cookie Cutter scarecrow on a Mini Treat Bag all ready for Halloween!  The Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set is coming soon (September 1st!) in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and coordinates with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (and there is a Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set too that you won’t want to miss!).

I had already stamped and punched out the scarecrow another day and he was right there on my table so I colored him in with Stampin’ Write Markers and mounted him on a layer of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Basic Black.

You already know how much I love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!  When I got the idea to make a treat bag, I grabbed a piece of the new Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper toward the back of the Holiday Catalog.  I think the little pumpkin pattern looks so cute with the scarecrow! I decided to fold over the top of the treat bag and tie closed with the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.

Don’t forget to put the candy or treat in the bag before you tie it shut!  You could also make it like a little envelope with a greeting or gift card inside. So many uses for the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!

Holiday Catalogs are starting to arrive in mailboxes so be sure to watch for yours if you have been a regular customer of mine! Sometimes they get lost along the way, so let me know if yours doesn’t arrive by September 1st.  If you are new and would like a catalog, just let me know and I can send one to you.

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Cookie Cutter Skeleton Halloween Card

Cookie Cutter Skeleton Halloween Card

Oh it does my heart good to make a Halloween card!  I love Halloween and the feeling and colors of fall! On my first Halloween card with the skeleton from the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set I used several of the new products in the Holiday Catalog!  The card base is Pumpkin Pie cardstock with a layer of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s a trick! The bottom portion of the card is not striped Pumpkin Pie cardstock, it’s the opposite side of the designer paper you see on the top.  I just made the designer papers the full width and height of the card so you will only see the Pumpkin Pie cardstock on the inside.

Right where the two pieces of paper met, I covered the seam with the Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape instead of ribbon. For a little accent, I tied a bow with the Halloween NIght Baker’s Twine. (There are two rolls of twine in the package!)

The Halloween skeleton is really easy.  Just stamp with black or dark gray ink (I used Stazon) and punch out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch! You’ll find that punch in the Christmas section of the catalog. So great that it can be used for Christmas and Halloween both!! I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I could have used another new stamp set with a Halloween greeting in it, but when in doubt, grab the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set! There’s bound to be some words you can use on any card in there!  And sure enough, there was a “Happy Halloween” stamp! I stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White and punched with the new Classic Label PunchI trimmed off the pointy ends but realized I also had to make it skinnier to fit on a Basic Black layer also punched with the Classic Label Punch. I think it all fit perfectly and was just the right size for this card!

Hard to believe we are more than halfway through August already so Halloween can’t be far behind! There will be so many cute cards, candy treats, and other projects to make for Halloween! It’s almost time to get started!

New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog comes out September 1st!

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For Your Viewing Pleasure: Holiday Catalog Videos by Stampin’ Up!

What could be more fun that watching videos using some of the new products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?!  Usually these are saved until after the catalog goes live, but this year Stampin’ Up! has released them early for all of you!

This new Holiday Catalog is so full of new products that 10 videos don’t even cover everything! But you will get a good idea while you wait for your catalog to arrive! One of my customers told me she received her catalog today so they must be on their way!

Once you watch the video above, the next one will appear.  But if you want to see the page where all the videos are or choose which ones you want to watch, just click HERE.

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1, 2016. Amazingly, August is half over so September is not far behind! It won’t be long!

If you are new to me and aren’t working with a Demonstrator currently, just email me with your contact information and I would be happy to mail you a catalog when they come out. Email me at  You will love this catalog!!  It will be online Sept. 1st as well.

If you can’t wait until September 1st to order, you may want to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself!  We Demonstrators have been able to do a pre-order and you could too!  It only takes minutes to sign up!  Join the Stampin’ Up! family!  Let me know if you have any questions I can answer for you!

Enjoy the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog videos!!

Halloween Pumpkin RMHC Card

Halloween Pumpkin RMHC Card

I almost surprised myself one day, in the middle of this summer heat wave, to realize that Halloween would indeed be here some time not too far off so I thought I would get in the mood by stamping this card with the Stampin’ Up! Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp setMy Hero. Every year Stampin’ Up! makes one stamp set to benefit the RMHC which helps families dealing with their children’s illnesses.  When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to the charity!  You can stamp and know that you are helping someone at the same time!

This stamp set has stamps for many occasions you need during the year:  Get well, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and more! I’m really not sure what the little stubby stamp is for but I used it for the stem on my pumpkin! I stamped the pumpkin (or should I say Jack-o-lantern) randomly on the card, then colored in the face with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.    The little stem is stamped with Old Olive.

The “Celebrate” banner comes in the set so that was perfect!  I stamped that in black and then colored in with my Pumpkin Pie marker.  For a little pizzazz I added two of the stars in the Metallic Enamel Shapes!  So cute! The banner is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Such and fun and easy card and I know I’ve helped the Ronald McDonald House Charities a tiny bit by purchasing the My Hero Stamp Set.

Remember, this weekend (and other dates) are Sales Tax Holidays for certain states. After you get finished shopping at the mall, come home and check the list for Stampin’ Up! products that qualify for the tax free days!  Here is the chart with the details.

And if you earned any Bonus Coupons in July, remember to use them in August! Enter the codes on your next order!

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween Cards

I can’t believe Halloween is finally here!  I still have Halloween projects I would like to make! As I was beginning to mail out some cards the other day, I just grabbed a bunch and took a photo. You will probably find most of these on other blog posts.  And now that Halloween is here, it is on to the other holidays!  Have fun tonight!  Watch out for the ghosts and goblins!

Happy Halloween!


Halloween Mini Treat Bag

Halloween Mini Treat Bag

One more day until Halloween so here is a Halloween Mini Treat Bag for holding some treats! If you have the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, you can make your own treat bag.  If you don’t, maybe this will give you an idea for decorating whatever little bags you have or can buy at the craft store if you are needing some last minute treat bag ideas!  I couldn’t even find my Spider Web Doilies but I did have two halves laying on my table so I used those!  The tag is from the Merry Everything Stamp Set.  I colored in the little vampire with a Pear Pizzazz marker.

For a layer behind the tag I just punched 4 pieces from the Note Tag Punch,  cut off the bottom portions, and adhered them behind the tag, just for a different look!  The spider web paper from Happy Haunting was perfect for this.

I hope you are ready for a fun Halloween! And I hope the weather cooperates for all the little trick-or-treaters, wherever you live!