September 28, 2016

10 Days of Halloween Projects Day #1!

I am so excited today because for the next 10 days, you'll be seeing my "10 Days Of Halloween Projects"! Yay! I will give step-by-step directions for ALL of my projects so you can replicate them.

Today is Day #1 and I used the Jar Of Haunts and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps sets. I will list all of the supplies I used today at the end of my post!

Notice how I highlighted the mummy jar with my Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad and Aqua Painter?
This really adds a colorful statement to the jar, don't you think?

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold in the center at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Halloween Night Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". Cut off 1-3/4" on the bottom and flip the paper over to side #2 and you now have two patterns. Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Halloween Night Designer Paper (the silver foil cobweb sheet) cut with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. This die measures 2-7/8" wide. Glue to card front about 1-1/2" from the top and 1/4" from the right-hand side.
  • Layer #4: Stamp the mummy image from the Jar Of Haunts stamp set using Basic Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. Using the Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad and a Aqua Painter, add highlights to the strips on the mummy image. Glue mummy to the center of the circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Basic Black Ink at the bottom right-hand corner of the card front.
  • Bow: Create a double-bow using the Organza Ribbon. Glue to card to the left of the mummy.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Jar Of Haunts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Designer Paper: Halloween Night
  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Organza Ribbon
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today and stay tuned for Day #2 tomorrow!

September 27, 2016


One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that we receive a quarterly publication called "Stampin' Success". In that publication we are given lots of inspiration and today's card is just that.....a card I cased (Copied and Shared Everything) and I will even show you the steps needed to complete one just like it. First off, take a peek at today's card:

Today's card uses the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, the Paisleys Framelits Dies
The Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Paper and the Copper Foil Sheets
How's that for a list of products from the Holiday Catalog?

Aren't the Copper Foil Sheet die-cuts just beautiful?

So let's get started:

Step 1:

Cut a piece of the Petals & Paisley's DSP to meaure 5" x 3-3/4". I used the very vanilla sheet with copper-embossed dots because we will be stamping on this layers. You'll also need the Paisleys & Posies stamp set:

Step 2:

Using Mint Macaron Ink and the paisley circle stamp image, stamp directly on the designer paper like this:

Step 3:

Now we are going to add in the 2nd color of Delightful Dijon Ink with a little smaller image that resembles a sun. Stamp as shown below:

Step 4:

Again we go to a smaller stamp and use Cajun Craze for the ink color this time. I added 3 of this stamped image:

Step 5:

For the final color we are adding a tiny circle here and there to fill in some gaps using Rich Razzleberry Ink:

Step 6:

Using the Copper Foil Sheets and die-cut, cut (3) of the die-cut you see on the card below. Cut one of them in half so you can add the two partial pieces on the right-hand and left-hand edge. Glue all (4) pieces in place. NOTE: The Die Brush worked so well to remove all the die-cut pieces. It's a must-have for delicate dies like this one:

Step 7:

Prepare the following layers:
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock base measuring 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold in the center at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". Glue to card base.

  • Layer #3: Designer Paper 3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • Layer #4: Copper Foil Sheet measuring 3-3/4" x 1/8". Trim the ends at an angle
  • Layer #5: Stamp the sentiment using Rich Razzleberry Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock measuring 3-1/4" x 1". Snip both ends into a "V"
Use the photo below to glue the layers in place. The sentiment layer is glued using Stampin' Dimensionals:

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. If you need any of the products I used, 
you can go to my Online Store to purchase them. I would appreciate it so much!

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Paisleys & Posies
  • Inks: Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets
  • DSP: Petals & Paisleys
  • Tools: Paisleys Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

September 26, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge #215!

I love the colors we are using today for our challenge at Merry Monday Kristie had  picked our challenge before we went on break for the summer so we decided to keep it and invite her to be our Guest Designer this week. We miss you Kristie!

So I started out with a Pink Pirouette Cardstock card base and then added the Melon Mambo Cardstock for layer #2 that I embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder. It looks exactly like a cable-knit sweater doesn't it?

All of my stamping was done in Smoky Slate Ink and I added one bell in the background cut using the Silver Foil Sheets. I blinged-out my bells with Brights Enamel Shapes. Fun, fun!

Be sure to visit Merry Monday to see some more great inspiration from every single one of my teammates. I promise you'll love what we have in the gallery this week!

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Seasonal Bells
  • Inks: Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories: Brights Enamel Shapes, Delicate White Doilies
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder, Bell Punch 

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

September 25, 2016

A Mummy Hershey's Chocolate Bar Wrap!!

Do you like my Mummy Wrap? It slides off to reveal a Hershey's chocolate bar. How neat! I've been working on some papercrafting items for a Christmas Craft Fair I will be participating in for the month of November. I had one chocolate bar left over (no I didn't eat it!) and decided to turn it into a Halloween item for my granddaughter Kaitlynn. I'll even show you how!

Step 1:
You'll need the following:

(1) Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5-1/2" x 6". Score at 2" & 4-1/2"
(1) Basic Black Cardstock 2" x 2-1/2"
(1) Hershey's Chocolate Bar

Step 2:

Glue the Basic Black Cardstock piece to the center of the Whisper White 
Cardstock layer. Glue about 1" from the top. It doesn't have to be exact.

Step 3:

Cut some strips of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 1/2" x 8-1/2". I used 
approximately 12. It will differ depending on how many you wrap around the chocolate bar. 
Sponge the edges using s Sponge and Smoky Slate Ink. Sponge around the edges of the
 large piece of Whisper White from Step 1 also.

Step 4:

Glue the large white piece together by wrapping around the chocolate bar. Make sure 
it is not too tight so it can slide off and on. 

Add adhesive to the back of your thin strips of white and start gluing 
them around the chocolate bar at an angle as show above. Make sure 
you keep a space on the Basic Black Cardstock for the eyes.

Step 5:

Keep wrapping strips of cardstock in every direction until the white piece is all covered. Once you have finished, sponge the sides of the wrap using the sponge and Smoky Slate Ink.

Step 6:

Using the 1/2" Circle Punch, cut (2) using Whisper White Cardstock and glue to the black cardstock.
Using the 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch, cut (2) using Basic Black Cardstock and glue to the white layer. Add squiggly lines to each eyeball using a white gel pen.

Step 7:

Stamp the sentiment from the Jar Of Haunts stamp set using White Ink on Basic Black Cardstock. Cut out using the die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Framelits Dies. Glue to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals and add a Halloween Night Enamel Dot to the top of the tag.

Voila, finished project for Kaitlynn!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

September 24, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

We are having lots of fun showing you "Shaped Cards" today during our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. My card fold was actually a photo sent to me from a local customer of mine (Hi Salli!) who spotted the photo, sent it to me and said she wanted to learn how to create this card. The photo had no name, no directions and no link to someone's blog so I got busy figuring it all out by myself. This is what I came up with:

And the two end pieces fold up accordion style to a flat card for mailing:

Here's another view from above so you can see the smaller folds in the center:

And finally, a side view:

I'm calling it a "5 Panel Fancy Fold Card Fold". I included lots of photo's to try to capture all the angles for you. I have the pattern at the bottom of my post that you can click on. Here are the steps and layers needed to create this card:

  1. Card Base: Cajun Craze Cardstock 10-1/2" x 5-1/2". Use the pattern below to create all of the fold lines and fold as shown in the photo's (accordion style).
  2. Designer Paper Layers:Cut 4 layers using the Halloween Night Designer Paper measuring 1-1/2" x 5-1/4". I used 2 different patterns. Cut  angles on two of the pieces using the pattern provided at the bottom of my post. Glue the designer paper layers to the card base as shown in the photo.
  3. Using Whisper White Cardstock, cut a piece for the center of the card using the pattern. Stamp the pine branches using the Christmas Pines stamp set using Cajun Craze Ink. Stamp twice without re-inking. Stamp the sentiment  from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set using Basic Black Ink at the bottom and glue to the center of the card base. Add a few Rhinestone Jewels to the background.
  4. Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from the Tin Of Cards stamp set on Cajun Craze Cardstock using Basic Black Ink. Cut out with the Decorative Label Punch. Cut out two labels using the Lots of Labels Dies. One in Cajun Craze using label #3  and one with the designer paper using label #4. Layer all three pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals and glue to card front by gluing half of the label to the left-hand flap.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Christmas Pines, Tin Of Cards, Thankful Thoughts
  • Inks: Basic Black, Cajun Craze
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:

Card Pattern:


Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

September 23, 2016

The September Paper Pumpkin Is Here!

The September Paper Pumpkin Kit is here! Oh what fun this one is going to be. Imagine the possibilities of filling the test tubes with treats! Not a Halloween fan? That's okay because there are blank tags that you can use and make them non-Halloween. Let me show you what arrived in my box this month:

Sixteen test tubes and stoppers! And an Old Olive Mini Ink Pad along with this stamp set:

And look at all of those tags, decorative strips, twine, glue dots and directions:

Click on the link below to watch Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin video:

The project below is a project from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus team that I belong to. This is our free Sneak Peek for the month of September. See what I mean about not being a Halloween fan? We filled this test tube with bath salts!

Who are the Paper Pumpkin Gurus? We are a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that come up with "Exclusive Projects" for our Paper Pumpkin Subscribers only each month. Each project comes with a direction sheet just like this one that you can download:


If you are a subscriber of mine, you'll be receiving 10-12 exclusive projects to your email address. Not a subscriber of mine yet? Sign up now until October 10th to receive our promotion "Buy One Get One Free":

Join Here: DEBBIE'S PAPER PUMPKIN STORE and don't forget to use the promotion code BOGO in the box when you check out!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!