Halloween

Jar of Haunts Halloween 4x4 cards, part 2

 

Too much fun!  More stamped Halloween cards!!!

Today I am again featuring the Jar of Haunts stamp set and the Halloween Night specialty paper!

 

Candy Corn Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

Ok seriously... AFTER I colored a bunch of the candy corn cards, I looked at some candy corn candies in the bag.... I colored them wrong!!!!  The Yellow is on the BOTTOM!!!!!  Did you know that!?

Depending on how you stamp the candy corn image, you can fill up your jar, or just have it a little bit filled, or you can have them pouring out of the jar!!  :)  I did all the stamping with the Archival Black ink pad from Stampin' Up! so that I could color them without worry of them bleeding. I used Stampin' Write markers for the coloring.

 

Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

The jars are so easy to die cut with the Everyday Jars framelit dies.. so no fussy cutting needed!

Did you see the fun tassel and smoky slate ribbon on the "angry bird" jar above?  I thought it was fun to dress him up a little since he seemed so angry!!  LOL

My 4x4 pieces of spider web paper from the Halloween Night specialty paper series are mounted on fun bright Stampin' Up! cardstock for a little extra "pow!"

 

Mummy Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

The mummies are colored with an aquapainter and reinker.. it's fun to give him a little shading  by adding more or less ink!

 

Candy Corn Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

I love using the Enamel Shapes to give a little extra pop of color and shine to my projects.  Above I use the Brights dots and then colored one of them with a black Sharpie marker since they don't come in black.

If you missed any of the cards from Part 1 of this Jar of Haunts collection, CLICK HERE to see my previous blog post.

 

Halloween card collection featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

Below.. this is the great Halloween Night Specialty paper.. I love all of these patterns!!!

You can purchase yours here online.

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

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Jar of Haunts Halloween 4x4 cards, part 1

 

When I saw the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog, I knew in an instant that one of my favorite sets would be the SUPER CUTE Jar of Haunts stamp set, and it coordinates with the Everyday Jars framelits, so no need to cut them out by hand!

 

Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

You'll find this adorable Jar of Haunts stamp set on page 55 of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog (item #142247).  You can see from this post I've used the floating eyeballs and the mummy images from this set.  I have another post for you in a couple days with more fun cards I created from this set!!

 

Floating Eyeballs... ok.. seriously.. this Stampin' Up! artwork is too cute.. it just makes me smile!  I stamped the floating eyeballs at an angle inside the jar so that it looks like it's pouring out, then stamped extra eyeballs to give the illusion of pouring eyeballs from one jar to another.. I mean.. TOO FUNNY, right!? :) 

 

Halloween cards featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

The mummies (and actually all of these images) were stamped with the Stampin' Up! Archival Black ink pad.  I colored the mummies with an AquaPainter and the Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate ink refills.

Each of my fun Halloween cards are mounted to a 4x4 piece of Halloween Night specialty spiderweb paper, and then mounted onto a 4-1/4" square folded card. 

For accents I used other pieces from the Halloween Night paper pack, and also In Color doilies.  The greetings are from the Jar of Haunts and Spooky Fun stamp sets.

 

Spilling eyeballs Halloween card featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Spider web paper from Halloween Night DSP pack. by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping the jars and eyeballs with Archival Black ink, and letting it dry, I watercolored the liquid with an AquaPainter and Cucumber Crush ink.  The extra eyeballs were punched out with a 1/2" punch for ease.

 

 Below is a close up view of the great Halloween Night specialty designer paper.  Click to order yours.

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper from Stampin Up

 

 

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Spooky Fun Stampin Up! Halloween Cards

 

One day I was crafting in my stamp loft and decided to turn on the camera and craft these cards live on Facebook!  Did you see it live?  If not, there is a link in this post to watch the video. I had so much fun sharing the creation of these Spooky Fun 4x4 Stampin' Up! Halloween cards with everyone!

 

Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I used the fun Halloween Night product suite on pages 51 and 52 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog for my fun little customer thank you cards!!! 

WATCH THE VIDEO below to see how much fun I had creating these!

 

Video tutorial for Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

Watch my video HERE .. I was crafting live on Facebook one day!

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Supplies for Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

Above: these are the supplies I cut and had at my desk to create the 24 cards I made.  I find it easiest to get all the supplies ready and on my desk.. then I can assemble the cards quicker.  If you are constantly getting up to go get something else or die cut 2 more things, etc., it will be a frustrating experience.. it's so much nicer to have it all ready to assemble when creating multiples.

 

 Supplies for my 4x4 Halloween Cards:

  • Halloween Scenes tree die cut - Basic Gray cardstock and Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies (from the Halloween Night cardstock pack)
  • 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie cardstock - scored in 1/2 (from the Halloween Night cardstock pack)
  • Halloween Night DSP "haunted house" strips cut to 4" wide
  • Halloween Night "bat" paper cut to 1-1/4" x 4"
  • Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Halloween Night Baker's Twine
  • Duet Banner punch pieces
  • Halloween Night enamel dots

 

Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

Aren't they cute!? :) 

Watch the video to see how I curved the greeting on the clear blog so that it matches the fun Duet Banner punch!

AND .. don't forget the money-saving bundle.. when you order the stamp set and edgelit dies together (#141842) you enjoy a 10% savings!! yay!!

 

Washi Tape and Enamel Dots for Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I love the entire Halloween Night suite of products.. the Washi Tape and Enamel Dots are so fun!

Find all of these great products on pages 51 - 55 in the 2016 Holiday catalog, or, click on the photos at the bottom of this post to see them in my online store.

 

Stampin UP! Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards featuring Halloween Scenes die cut tree by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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September Paper Pumpkin refill kits available

 

I have had more requests for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit refill than any other kit so far.. and NOW it's available!!

CLICK HERE to order the refill kits if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (add #143411 to your order!)!!

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin kit subscriber, you can JOIN HERE and get your November kit for free! You'll pay full price (only $19.95 which includes shipping!) for the Oct. kit and get a BOGO (buy one get one) free kit in November!!  Use BOGO at check out in the promo code box!

 

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This kit makes the cutest little Halloween treats!!  Fill them up for the kids, co-workers, friends, neighbors... so much fun!

 

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Only Subscribers can buy refill kits... see them all HERE!

 

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Fall Scarecrow Card Ideas

 

I did a quick tally and the #1 best seller from my Stampin' Up! Customer Orders so far this month is definitely the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, so I thought you might like to see a couple more ideas featuring my cute little Cookie Cutter Halloween Scarecrows!

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Each of my fun fall note cards features a colored and punched out scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in the 2016 Holiday Catalog!

Stampin' Tip:  always stamp your image first, then turn the punch upside down to punch out the image!

 

Stampin' Tip: Always stamp your image first, then turn your punch upside down to punch out the image!  Stampin UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow image. Tip from Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

See THIS POST for more info about stamping, coloring and punching the scarecrows.

 

You'll find these new Holiday Catalog products on the following pages:

  • Halloween Night designer paper, #142022, page 51
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, #142252 or #142255, page 53
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, page 6
  • Suite Seasons (give thanks), #142206 or #142209, page 43

and from the Annual Catalog:

  • 2015-2017 In Color Doilies #141674, page 175
  • Whisper White Note Cards, #131527, page 176
  • Crumb Cake Note Cards, #133766, page 176
  • Badges & Banners set (a little hello), #141605 or #141610, page 89
  • Duet Banner Punch, # 141483, page 186

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I started with a Whisper White or Crumb Cake note card for all of these cards, and added pieces of the Halloween Night designer paper to them.   I also added some 2015-2017 In Color Doilies to most of the cards.. the colors went really well!! 

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I didn't really want to make Halloween cards quite yet, so I created cards that can be used all fall and autumn, and for giving thanks.  I love the Give Thanks sentiment in the Suite Seasons set, and also the fun happy hello banner - quick and easy to stamp and punch out!

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 I hope these give you some inspiration for fall cards this year!

 

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 3

 

We just bought some Halloween Candy at Sam's Club... do you do this too?  Pick out the kind that you will eat "just in case" we don't have a lot of trick or treaters??  Well, we did.. LOL  :) 

Today I have some more ideas for you to package up those fun Halloween candy treats for someone special, and today's post features the skinny 2" x 8" cello treat bags from Stampin' Up!.

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 This is part 3 in a 3 part series.. I hope you've enjoyed the ideas for fancying up your Halloween treats!

After filling the bags with candy, I die cut a different topper for each one and tied it onto the bag.

You'll find the supplies for these bags here:

  •  2" x 8" cello bags, pg 176 annual catalog #141703
  • Halloween Night paper, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142022
  • Halloween Night baker's twine, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142027
  • Halloween Night Washi tape, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142026
  • Jar of Haunts stamp set, pg 55 Holiday catalog, #142247
  • Cheerful Tags Framlits, pg 39 Holiday catalog, #141838
  • Merry Tags framliets, pg 21 Holiday catalog, #141835

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

For the tag on the bag on the left, I die cut a tag using the Merry Tags framelits and the Halloween Night designer paper.  I punched a 2" circle in Pumpkin Pie to put behind it, and a 1-1/4" circle for the Happy Halloween stamped sentiment.

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper:  Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After creating the tag, I tied it to the bag with the Halloween Night baker's twine.  Simple, and cute, but with a little wow factor, don't you think?

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above and Below:  for the other tag in today's project, I die cut a piece of Halloween Night paper with the Cheerful Tags framliet and then decorated it with a stamped pumpkin and some Halloween Night washi tape.

The pumpkin is stamped in Archival Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and cut out with Paper Snips.  I love the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts stamp set because you can stamp it with or without the face.. so you can either create fall pumpkins, or jack-o-lanterns! 

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I love this fun 2" x 8" size cello.. just lends itself to some fun treats and doesn't cost a fortune to fill the bag!
 

If you missed the previous posts in this Halloween Treat Bag series:

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 1

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 2

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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Cutest Halloween Card EVER!

 

Trick or Treat!!!

Today I'm excited to share the Cutest Stampin' Up! Halloween Card ever, and a great MUMMY tip!! :)

 

Halloween Trick or Treat card featuring Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy, dracula and skeleton.  Halloween Scenes die cut background tree and fence create the perfect backdrop. by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When I stamped with my friend Cindee a couple weeks ago, I brought the "fixins" for this card and we both made it.. it's SOOOO cute and super easy with the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies for the tree and fence, and the Cookie Cutter Halloween guys for the rest of the card!

Patty's Halloween Card Tips:

  • Little Dracula: be sure your black pad is well inked for this image.. I used my Archival Black ink pad and then colored in the vest and shirt with Stampin' Write markers
  • Mummy:  see my tip below for adding subtle coloring/shading to the mummy using the "wash" stamp from the Perpetual Birthday set
  • Fence:  the fence die cut is not quite long enough to go across a 5-1/4" card, so I matched it up in the big shot and cut it twice
  • Moon:  sponge some Calypso Coral, or Pumpkin Pie ink onto Daffodil Delight yellow cardstock then punch with your circle punch for a perfect moon!
  • Punch them!  Never fear.. you don't need to fussy cut the cute little characters.. just use the Cookie Cutter Builder punch found on page 6 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.

 

Shading Tip for Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy - stamp edges with a "wash" image stamp like this one from the Perpetual Birthday calendar set!  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Always stamp first, then turn your punch over and punch out your image for perfect placement!

Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy punch tip: always stamp your image first, then flip the punch over to punch out a perfectly aligned image.

 

Tip to make your fence longer for a wider card:

Halloween Scenes fence die cutting tip: Cut image once, then realign the die and cut again to extend the fence for a wider card.

 

Bundle & Save!  Enjoy a 10% savings when you purchase both the Halloween Scenes Edgelit die cut set and the Spooky Fun stamp set, both featured here on this card!  enter #144437 on your order online. See page 52 in the Holiday catalog for all the details!

 

Halloween Trick or Treat card featuring Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy, dracula and skeleton.  Halloween Scenes die cut background tree and fence create the perfect backdrop. by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin' UP! colors used on my Halloween Card:

  • Tree and tombstones: Basic Gray
  • Fence: Cajun Craze
  • Moon: Daffodil Delight sponged with Calypso Coral ink
  • Stamped images: Basic Black Archival ink pad
  • Folded card: Crushed Curry
  • Background dotted paper: Halloween Night specialty paper

 

And on the inside... we added the cute Skeleton from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set along with a greeting from the Spooky Fun stamp set!

Stampin UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween skeleton and Spooky Fun stamp images inside this fun Halloween card by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 1

 

Here's the deal... I stopped in Walgreen's and found myself in the Halloween Candy Aisle.. and I couldn't resist.. so I picked up an armful of all different cute candy to wrap up and share ideas for Halloween Candy Treat Bags!

I'll have 3 posts over the coming week or so to share with you .. this is PART 1, featuring Halloween Night designer paper, Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, and the Spooky Fun stamp set and framelit bundle!!  You'll find those items on pages 51 and 52 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  I also added some Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper and the ADORABLE mini tassels from page 55!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bags - Russel Stover candies in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Both of these fun Russell Stover candies are placed inside a 3"x6" Gusseted Cello bag (page 176 annual catalog) and then decorated with Halloween Night paper and some of the accessories listed above.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wrapped a strip of the Halloween Night paper around the cello bag after slipping the candy inside, then wrapped the Halloween Baker's twine around that.  The excess part of the bag is just folded over and secured in the back. 

Before tying the bow, I added the mini tassel!  :)

The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer bats are die cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies (page 52 Holiday Catalog).

Excuse me.. but these tassels are WAY Too fun!!  Don't they just add the cutest touch to this package!?  It really shows that you care about someone when you take a moment to add a little extra somethin' to their Halloween Treat!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The 3x6 cello bag below has a 2-7/8"x7" piece of Halloween Night paper slipped inside along with the candy, then the top 1" of the paper is folded forward and stapled.

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To decorate this fun Halloween candy treat, I die cut the pumpkins and fence pieces from the Halloween Scenes Edgelit die pack and added them to a "flag" and onto the bag topper.  I also die cut a black bat, and added a little stamped banner with Halloween Night enamel shapes.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

If you want a closer look at the Halloween Night designer paper found on page 51 in the 2016 Holiday catalog, just check it out below.. I tried to give you a better look at all the fun pieces!  Add #142022 to your shopping list to grab this in time for Halloween treat making!

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

Do you dress up your Halloween candy treats before handing them out?  I hope this gave you 2 new ideas.. and I'll have more ideas in part 2 and part 3 of my creative Halloween Treat post coming up in the next few days!

 

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Patty's Blast from the Past Pumpkin Card

 

You may be thinking... WHAT blast from the past?  This Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin is BRAND NEW!?  Well, yes, you are right... but I got out my Prismacolor Pencils from my 1979 college art class to color them... now THAT'S a Blast from the Past, don't you think!? (contrary to popular belief, the world was not black and white back then... we did have color :)

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I found my Prismacolor pencil set recently and thought... hmmm I really want to use these on something.. so I looked for an outline image and whohoooo! This fun new pumpkin was perfect!  It's in the Jar of Haunts stamp set, on page 55 of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!  You can order this beginning Sept. 1st.  #142247.  Be sure to put it on your Shopping List!  Download 2016 Holiday Catalog Wish List

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I stamped and colored 2 of the pumpkins on the Whisper White card front and left them as is, with the stamped stem/leaves on top, and the 3rd pumpkin was stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out, and I stamped the Jack o Lantern face and add it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, and then added the Halloween greeting.

The cute polkadot paper behind the pumpkin piece is from the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper pack, found on page 51 of the new Holiday catalog.  #142022

Did you notice the pretty background?  It's the new Cable Knit embossing folder.. Oh my.. it's gorgeous!  Did you see it in my Holiday catalog product review video??  You can CLICK HERE to see that part of the video!   After that video I discovered that it's REALLY pretty to use the new sponge brayer on the embossed cardstock.. look a the beautiful dimension... actually, it's great with or without the brayered ink!

 

Stampin' Up! Cable Knit embossing folder - add dimension with the sponge brayer and ink! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You'll find the Cable Knit embossing folder on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  #143537.

TIP:  when adhering an embossed piece of cardstock, I highly recommend the Multipurpose glue.

Find the new Sponge Brayer is in the annual catalog, page 180, #141714.

I felt really rusty trying to remember how to use and blend the colored pencils.. but if you want to know how I colored the pumpkins, here is my step by step tutorial:

How to color the Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

I really loved that wash background stamp 'behind' the pumpkins.. you'll find that stamp in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. It's on page 134 in the annual catalog, #137167.  Before stamping it, I masked the pumpkins, and also stamped off the Cajun Craze ink so that it wouldn't be too dark.

 

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Halloween Sneak Peek - Holiday Catalog 2016

 

When I opened my Bold Botanicals August Paper Pumpkin kit, the first thing I thought of was a spooky sky!!  Did you think of that, too?

So I created some Halloween cards using the backgrounds and folded cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and my brand new Spooky Fun stamp set, and Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies!!  This stamp set and edgelit die combo is actually a money-saving bundle on page 52 of the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!

 

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Seriously.. don't you just see that spooky sky??  I love it!  I also used the circle from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and die cut the scalloped border with the Layering Circles framelits from a piece in the August kit.

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I die cut the tree, fence, pumpkins, bats, flying witch and tombstones with the Halloween Scenes edgelit dies .. you'll find these on page 52 in the new Holiday catalog.  Don't have a catalog?  Let me know.. I'll make sure you are on my list to receive one!

 

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Above.. I added some new Delightful Dijon grosgrain ribbon and Halloween Night Bakers Twine (pages 47 and 51) to the edge of this card.  I also added polkadot patterned paper from the Halloween Night Designer Series paper pack!

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So be sure to get this great Spooky Fun / Halloween Scenes bundle on your Holiday catalog wish list!!

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Thoughtful Branches Halloween Treat Box

 

Wow, what a great response to the August release of the Thoughtful Branches bundle!! Thank you to everyone who has purchased it in my online Stampin' Up! store!

I know it's early but I really wanted to show you more versatility using the Thoughtful Branches bundle, so, let's chat about this cute little 2" square clear Halloween Treat Box!!!!

 

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After stamping a 2" x 10" strip of Whisper White cardstock with the trees from the Thoughtful Branches set using Memento black ink, I brayered the paper with some Smoky Slate ink and the Sponge brayer.  I added the stamped pumpkin from the Every Occasion stamp set found on page 110 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog.  I thought it needed a spooky little moon, so I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on a scrap and punched out a 1" circle to add to the box.

 

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The tag is a scrap of Whisper White with just the top die cut with the Layering Ovals dies (a scallop), and stamped with For You from the Thoughtful Branches set, and then more pumpkins added and a strip of smoky slate striped paper from the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack (pg 174, #138435). 

I tied a piece of Cucumber Crush striped ribbon just around the lid and through the punched hole in the tag.  The recipient can get the treats out without untying it! :) yay!

 

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Revisiting some Fun Halloween DIY projects

 

As you are crafting your DIY Halloween treats this week (or maybe you are done and you are light years ahead of me)... I thought you might like a recap of some of my Halloween projects.. enjoy!

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ABOVE: Pillow Box Thinlit Die Halloween Treat Boxes - CLICK to View

 

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ABOVE: 1/2 size Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die Halloween Treat Boxes - CLICK to View

 

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ABOVE: Double French Fry Box Die Halloween Treat Boxes - CLICK to View

 

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 ABOVE: Glimmer Witch Hat Pumpkin Halloween Card - CLICK to View

 

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ABOVE: Baker's Box Thinlit Die Halloween Treat Boxes - CLICK to View

 

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ABOVE: Trick or Treat Spider Web Halloween Card - CLICK to View

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Cutest Little Witches Hat Ever!

 

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You probably remember my recent trip to St. George, UT for the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle trip... well, while I was there I was thrilled to be invited to stamp with Susan Adams and Janet Baker at Susan's home!  It was so much fun!  Here is a photo of us stamping up a storm!  It was super fun to spend the day with several of my demonstrator friends!!

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They had 4 super fabulous projects for us to make while we were there (click to see one of them) and today I'm sharing the 2nd project with you.. a darling pumpkin with a witches hat! The pumpkin is easily made with the Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake box die, and the hat is made up of only 3 different punches with Black Glimmer Paper!

 

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After punching and die cutting the pieces shown above, you'll need to stamp your Pumpkin Pie Curvy Keepsake box pieces with a fun background stamp.. I used the Chalk Lines image shown above.  Then stamp a face on your pumpkin - the one above is from the Sparkly Seasons set on pg 40 in the Holiday catalog.

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The had it so simple yet just BEYOND adorable!!  It uses the 2-1/2" circle punch, and the Tree punch (using the Black Glimmer Paper) and the Word Window punch punched in the center of the circle.  It's decorated with a Bow Builder punch.

Watch Janet's fabulous video tutorial here!

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Just cut a slit in the center of the Spider Web Doily and it will slip right over the handles of the Curvy Keepsake box.. umm.. how CLEVER is that!?  Thank you, Janet for an adorable project!

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 Are you going to make these for Halloween!?  They are SO CUTE and really pretty easy!

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DIY Halloween Home Decor Project

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When our son Jason was little, we loved Halloween.. it was so exciting letting him select a costume, go trick or treating in the neighborhood, participate in the school Halloween parties and the parade... I always decorated our home for Halloween and fall, bought WAY too much candy (on purpose!?).. but now that he's 24, I don't do as much decorating and we hardly have any trick or treaters anymore, so I don't do as much for Halloween as I used to.

I do love all of the fun memories thought... Do you think he was just too cute?? I do!

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Did you have a favorite Halloween costume as a kid? or a favorite that your kids or grandkids wore?  Leave me a comment :)  I'd love to hear about it.

My favorite costume as a child was a wedding dress that my mom made for me and she would cut me a bouquet of mums from her garden and I would carry that with me - I felt SO SPECIAL!!!!  I still associate the smell of mums with that beautiful bridal costume, with Halloween and my mom :) 

I found a picture of a scrapbook page I made with that costume... wow.. that was Halloween 50 years ago!

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Well, I got a little side-tracked with a walk down memory lane there, but what I was going to share with you is the really cute Halloween Stampin' UP! Witching Decor Hat Project Kit!

This is the perfect kit for a quick and easy but STUNNING hat centerpiece that you can leave up for the whole month of October!! Order yours now so that you have time to make it and display it!

You'll need the kit and the extra supplies listed below.. have fun!

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Spooky Spider Web Doily Halloween Card

 

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Did you see the Baker's Box treat with the Spider Web Doily center? Did you wonder what I did with the outside of the doily!  I did NOT toss it... I used it on this card!

Here is a reminder of what I did with the inside of the doily.

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Did you see this STUNNING black glimmer paper??   I love this paper!  It's really easy to miss (pg 47 in the Holiday catalog or here online).  I cut the circle and the extra strip of paper using the Black Glimmer paper!

Other glitzy touches to my card:  Iced Rhinestone embellishments (pg 24 Holiday catalog), and green striped "Color me Irresistible" paper from pg 142 of the annual catalog #138439.  I punched the corners using the new Curvy Trio Corner punch... love that contrast of the Cucumber Crush paper against the Basic Black card!

I thought that the Trick or Treat greeting needed a background, so I used the line stamp from the  Stamp a Bag set and Pumpkin Pie ink to make my own background!

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Now I think you've seen some of the recent Halloween projects I've created so far.. if you missed them, see them here:

BOO! Pumpkin Card & Spooky Pumpkin Card

Baker's Box Halloween Treat

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