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World Card Making Day – Halloween Double Fun Fold

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Here’s a super fun card for any occasion. I got this idea from a great demo named Dawn Griffith. Of course, I put my own spin on it. This card has a double flip opening as the name implies. This is what it looks like out of the envelope.

Now, let’s open the first flap.

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A nice little surprise inside but wait…let’s open the black card.

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What fun!

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I love this technique and I’m sure I will use it over and over again with different themes. I seem to be into flip cards and different folded cards. Now when I do a regular card it seems so plain!

This card is not difficult…here are some simple directions:

Pumpkin Pie CS:  card – 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ on the 6 1/4″ side score at 2″;   (2)   3″ x 3 1/2″

Black CS – 5 1/4″ x 8″ score at 4″

Whisper White CS – (2)  2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″;  3 3/4″ x 5″ for inside

Use a 1 1/4″ circle punch to make a mask for the moons. Sponge on the small white pieces starting with Daffodil Delight and going over with Tangerine Tango

Tip:  place the second small piece first then line up the front piece so they match. VERY important…only put adhesive on one side of the front square 🙂

Since the Black card is a bit smaller you just center it onto the Pumpkin Pie card (opening backwards)

 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Halloween Treat, Spooky Fun

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Marker

Paper – Pumpkin Pie, Black, Whisper White

 

I did make a card today but I’m not ready to share it. I will shortly. I decided I’d finish up with Halloween Cards first.  I have a couple Thanksgiving cards to share then…CHRISTMAS! I love making Christmas cards. I also make a few Hanukkah cards but we don’t have any new sets so I’ll be using my old standby the retired set Jewish Celebrations.

I hope you were able to find some time today to make a card. If you did…please send a photo to me and I will post your card on my blog and choose one lucky stamper to win a nice Stampin’ Up! gift.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

 

 

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Halloween Treat

Hi fellow stampers! Sorry I’ve not posted in a week…been super busy with my mom, daughter and grandchildren. My poor husband has been neglected as well as my Blog. 😦

Today’s card was kind of a mistake…but it turned out fine. I started out making a Double Flip Card but when I was done I realized it couldn’t flip or the words would be sideways. So, since there are no mistakes in card making, I just adhered the flip part down and that was that. It will make more sense when I post the next card that is truly a Double Flip Card. 🙂

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I’m really crazy about the new set “Spooky Fun”. There are so many different ways to use the individual stamps. Of course, the Halloween Scenes Thinlits make awesome fences and trees. What a great bundle!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Spooky Fun, Halloween Treat

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Accessories – Halloween Scenes Thinlits, Stampin’ Write Marker-Pumpkin Pie

Hope you enjoyed another Halloween card. Many people do not send Halloween Cards but they are so much fun to create.

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Happy Stamping! See you in a few days! (Via this blog, not literally!)

Spooky Fun

It’s that time of the year for fall leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. I have always loved this time of year. Growing up in Western New York we certainly knew when the seasons changed and fall was the prettiest. I can still get the feeling living in San Diego because there is a change in the weather (slight) and some trees have leaves that change color and drop.

Here’s a Halloween card to start the season off. I’m waiting for my Paisley bundle to arrive to make some fall and Thanksgiving cards.

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Very colorful isn’t it? That Spooky Fun Bundle is great. I chose to use the window from Hearth & Home Thinlits because it is just so perfect for this card.

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I love the three little pumpkins but rather than stamping them and putting faces on them I decided to use them to send my greeting.

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The inside has a spider and ghosts. My spider got a bit messed up but I think it makes him look spookier. If you don’t have the Spooky Fun Bundle you should take a second look…it is very versatile and so cute.

Products Used:

Stamp Set – Spooky Fun

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede (sponge dauber)

Paper – Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight

Accessories – Elegant Dot Embossing Folder, Hearth & Home Thinlits, Halloween Scenes Thinlits.

 

More Halloween cards to come. Enjoy your time stamping…it is so relaxing!

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Happy Scenes Halloween

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This is one of the cards we made in my September classes. I really like the new stamp set Happy Scenes and the fact that it is bundled with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Die.  It is so versatile – fall, Halloween, Christmas and winter.

I used Early Espresso ink, Tangerine Tango cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock and Pretty Petals DSP Stack. The little label was cut out using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits and embellished with Candy Dots.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out – you will see more cards using this wonderful bundle.

Happy Stamping!

Trick or Treat Pillow Box

I am really loving the new Pillow Box Die…I can see so many uses for them. Halloween is a perfect time!

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I used Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped those cute spiders from A Little Something SS. Punched out a circle using the 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch in Tangerine Tango. I used A Little Something SS again for the sentiment, punched it out with the Label Bracket Punch and sponged the edges of both with Tip Top Taupe. You can fill this with Halloween candy or little notecards or whatever…hmmm, maybe even jewelry!

If you haven’t ordered the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die yet…you really need to consider it. The stamp set “A Little Something” is also a must! I think I’ll be making these for my grandchildren’s teachers for Halloween.

Happy Stamping!

Pumpkin Trick or Treat

Here is the third card we will make in our September card class. I love these little pumpkins from the Fall Fest Stamp Set in the new Holiday Catalog. The ghost is pretty cute too! You’ll see him on my treat packages in my next blog post.

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This card is black with Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Brights Collection. Once again…pretty clean and simple but it can be made into a WOW card with some extra embellishments. You might try using Stampin’ Markers to make the stems green and the pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie. Maybe some more Linen Thread looped behind the Apothecary framelit. I’m sure you can think of many other ways to make this card “pop”.

By the way…I fussy cut the pumpkins BUT there is a set of framelits to do the job for you…Fun Fall Framelits Dies 135856 in the Holiday Catalog. You can save 15% by ordering the Bundle and get both the stamp set and the framelits 137628.

My last order was kind of rushed and I forgot several items. My excuse is that we are moving on the 26th to a house a little more than half the size of our current home and packing is a nightmare! How do you decide what NOT to take! 🙂

My posts may become a bit more sporadic as we approach the “big day”.  My plan is to unpack my studio FIRST so that when I need down time from unpacking and arranging I can retreat to my own space.  I’ll let you know how that works!

The only retired stamp set I used on this one was the Tags 4 You and only the words inside the stamp. I used Old Olive marker for the words.

Since this card is black I put another Apothecary shape inside in Whisper White for the message.

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This is the kind of card you can make in mass if you want to make them for a child’s classmates or your co-workers. In my next post I’ll show you the little treat packages I’m making for two of my grandchildren to give to their classmates in First Grade and Pre-School.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  Fall Fest 135194; Retired Tags 4 You 131823

Cardstock:  Basic Black 121045; Brights Designer Series Paper Stack 130134; Whisper White 100730

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie 126945; Stampin’ Write Markers (Brights) 131259

Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003; Linen Thread 104199

If you like my card then leave me a message.  Also…I ALWAYS invite you to send me photos of your creations. With your permission I’ll post them on my blog.

 

Happy Stamping!  See you soon with a couple little treat packages.