Friday, September 7, 2012

Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Box and Card


Today begins the September Hopper's Blog Hop and our theme is Halloween.  Such a fun time of year...especially if you have children or grandchildren. There are cards and 3D projects to inspire you and get you thinking about the fact that Halloween is just around the corner.

There's also some blog candy for some lucky winner at the end of the month.  If you would like to play along, please leave an encouraging comment on each blog.  On September 28th a random winner will drawn from all those that have left comments.  Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you. You'll find the links for the rest of the hoppers at the bottom of this post. 

The blog candy is 30 - 6" x 6" sheets of retired Halloween Designer Series Paper and a roll of retired 5/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon!  

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My Halloween project is a little bit different in that it uses a non traditional orange - Calypso Coral!  I think it would be perfect for a girly Halloween...either big girls or little girls.  :)  

  • The card is a square 4" x 4" card. 
  • The spider web from the stamp set Wicked Cool has been stamped in black and then sponge lightly with Calypso Coral ink.
  • The spiders in the web and the cute little spider eyes are actually rhinestones.  All you need to do is color them with a black permanent marker.

  • The treat box is made with the Fancy Favor Die.  
  • It's so easy to construct the striped lollie with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • The strip is cut 1-1/8" x 12" and scored the length every 1/4".
  • I used a hot glue with the new Silicone Craft Mat to create the lolli.  You can use both hands and it's so easy to remove it from the mat.

Stamp Sets:  Wicked Cool (Clear 120600) (Wood 118738), Googly Ghouls (Clear 128063) (Wood 128060), Tiny Tiny Wishes (Clear 127802) (Wood 115370)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980), Calypso Coral (126983)
Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Calypso Coral (122925),  Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper (126906)
Accessories:  Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122976), Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)
Cool Tools:  1-3/4" Scallop Punch (119854), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Fancy Favor Die (115965), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), BigShot (113439)

Monday, September 3, 2012

When my children were young I was one to always make sure every holiday was special.  Our meals would have tables decked out with centerpieces and place cards even when it was just the four of us.  

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So this year I was thinking about having a pumpkin carving party and thought how cute it would be to have little ghosties for place cards.  I'll just write the guests name under the bakers twine.  I think I'll also use them as cards on the buffet table with the name of the dish written at the bottom.
  • The place card is 2" x 3" so the base is cut 2" by 6" and scored at 3".
  • The Stampin' Up! Googlies (eyes) are so easy to use since they are adhesive-backed.  No more looking all over the table and floor for missing eyes. :)
  • The 1 3/8" Circle Punch was used to round the top of the card. 
  • The White Baker's Twine was dyed with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • Scallop the bottom of the card with the Scallop Punch and sponge the card with Crumb Cake ink.

Good News!

Stampin' Up! has decided to extend the 31% OFF Digital Sale until September 14!  They realize how busy we've all been wrapping up summer stuff and getting everybody back to school.  So you still have time to design your Christmas cards and get a great price on the printing.  Also...don't forget about about the 31 digital content items on sale too.  Snatch up your favorites before September 14!

If you still haven't taken the plunge into the digital world of paper crafting then check it out now.  Download a 30-day FREE trial of My Digital Studio 2 and try it risk free.  And while your giving it a try...if you have questions...just pick up the phone and give me a call.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stampin' Up! Back to "Spool" Special

You've sent the kiddos off to school with their new clothes and school supplies and now it's time for YOU!  Take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Back to "Spool" special during the month of September!

Get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - an $8.95 value - with every $40 purchase.  Choose from any of the 2012-2014 In Colors...or spend $200 and get all five!  That will also qualify you for $30 in Stampin' Rewards and 4 Customer Loyalty Points.  This is the perfect time to order your supplies for the upcoming holidays!

    Gumball Green 126848
Midnight Muse 126847
Primrose Petals 126844
Raspberry Ripple 126845
Summer Starfruit 126846

If you're not sure what you'll do with all your free ribbon check out this cute quick video! 

Enjoy what's left of your Sunday!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Is this not the cutest nugget holder  you've ever seen! When I received it as a little gift the other day  from Gigi, one of my team members, all I could say was Awwww!  She saw it on Pinterest....don't you just love Pinterest?  

There's a tiny box, just the right size to hold four nuggets, glued between two die cut mason jars from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set.  The paper Gigi used I'm sorry to say is retired.  It's the Every Day Enchantment designer series paper from this year's Sale-a-bration catalog.  Truth be told I'm sure many of us still have some around just because we loved it so much we stocked up.  I'm sure I even have some of the retired ribbon.

It would be just as cute in the new Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper. about some of the new Christmas Designer Series paper. Cute little treats to pass out at the office.  Everyone loves chocolate.  Or is that just me! :)

The Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set was not on my original wish list but I certainly will be adding it. How about you?

Have a wonderful weekend!  Spend at least a little bit of it stamping.

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