Spooky Cat Full Moon Halloween Card

Today’s Halloween project is a card that features a black cat silhouetted against a full moon.  This card was super easy to make!  I simply cut my layers, cut a yellow full moon using the Layering Circle Framelits dies and then cut the cat right out of the moon using the Cat Punch.  Since the top layer of the card is black, once the moon was adhered, it looks like you’ve got a black cat with the moon as a backdrop.  I just added a few simple embellishments and greeting and it’s done!  I also sponged a bit of Crushed Curry ink on the moon to give it a bit of a shadowed look!

This card was inspired by fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Mary Deatherage.  Her original card is identical in layout to this one, just in different colors. The colors I chose for this version are Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, and Tangerine Tango.

Please check back tomorrow for another fun Halloween project!

Nicolle

You can find all of the products I used to make this card below:

 

Halloween Nugget Tin

Nugget Tins are always a huge hit at any craft fair or vendor fair that I’ve done!  They’re just simply twelve Hershey’s Nuggets, each wrapped in a 1 x 3 inch strip of Designer Series Paper, and placed in a small, rectangular tin.  Since most of Stampin’ Up’s DSP has twelve different designs, you can do a whole set without any duplicates!  For this one, I used the Spooky Night DSP on the nuggets, as well as on the tag.  Once the nuggets were in the tin, I wrapped a 1-1/4 inch strip of DSP around it, as well as some ribbon, and the tag.

I used two stamps from the Spooky Cat stamp set to make the tag.  The background is one stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black ink and the Happy Halloween is a different stamp, which I stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink.  The Spooky Cat set is a photopolymer set, which makes it really easy to align different stamps perfectly without using a stamp positioner, as the stamps are completely clear!  I then cut the front layer, as well as the back with cutting dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits, and adhered them using Snail adhesive.  Then I just punched a hole, attached it to the tin with some coordinating ribbon, and embellished with a Black Rhinestone.  And the completed tin is good to go!

I’ve already had multiple requests to make these for Christmas!  While Stampin’ Up! does not sell the tins, they can be found on ebay (which is where I got these).  Time to stock up on more before my next fair!

Thank you or stopping by today!  Please check back tomorrow for another Halloween themed project!

Nicolle

 

Spooky Night Halloween Card #1

Here’s one of the cards I made for my vendor event!  Spooky Night Designer Series Paper is the basis of the design, with five different patterns used.  The only actual stamping on this card is the sentiment and the rat on the tree branch, which both come from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  The card is embellished with some Black Rhinestone Jewels under the sentiment, as well as a die cut bat on the piece with the tree branch and moon.  The bat is from the Seasonal Tags Framelits cutting dies set.

I’ll post another fun Halloween project tomorrow!  Hope you’ll stop by to check it out!

Nicolle

 

Halloween Clear Tiny Treats Boxes

I am participating in a Halloween Bingo event tonight as a Stampin’ Up! vendor!  It’s going to be a blast!  Although I will be there to promote Stampin’ Up!, I have been feverishly working to create some cute things to sell as well.  Since it is a Halloween themed event, I focused mainly on making Halloween items, though I did do a few Fall themed ones too!  I have a total of twelve different projects that I created over the past week or so.  And it just so happens that there are twelve days left until Halloween.  So my plan is to share one project per day with you from now until Halloween!

The first project is an assortment of tiny boxes filled with mini chocolate bars!  I used the Clear Tiny Treats boxes, decorated with a one inch strip of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, as well as a coordinating bow made with the Bow Builder Punch.  This punch makes an absolutely PERFECT sized bow for these boxes!

The boxes themselves measure 2 x 2 x 2 inches, and perfectly fit ten mini chocolate bars.  (For these I used Hershey’s Miniatures.)  I used a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP and wrapped it around the box and secured with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I then made the bow with the Bow Builder Punch and attached it to the top of the box with Mini Glue Dots.  The sentiment on the tag comes from the Spooky Cat stamp set, and the tag itself was cut with a die from the Wood Crate Framelits cutting dies.

Is it bad that I hope they all don’t sell so I can keep a couple for myself?  🙂

Thanks for checking in today!  Please check back tomorrow for another fun Halloween project!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies to make these little boxes below:

Stampin’ Blends Available November 1st!

The official release date has been announced!  Stampin’ Blends will be available to everyone beginning November 1st!  I have had my markers for a couple of weeks now and I LOVE them!  They color so beautifully, and blend great!

Stampin’ Blends Features:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

The initial release includes twelve exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  Each one is available in a light and dark shade, and can be purchased individually or as a combo pack.  There is also an Ivory and Bronze marker available, and a Color Lifter.

These markers are also best used with the Memento Black Ink pad, available separately in the online store.  Using the Memento pad will insure that your stamped images don’t smudge when colored with Stampin’ Blends!

I will be sharing more information as we get closer to the release date!  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with questions!

Nicolle

Halloween Vendor Event Sneak Peek

On October 20th, I will be participating in a Halloween Vendor Bingo!  It’s my first time attending as a vendor, although I have been as a guest, and it is a BLAST!  Guests pay $20 for a ticket and they get ten games of Bingo, dinner, and dessert.  There is also a cash bar available.  The bingo prizes are supplied by the vendors.  There are also raffle prizes and lots of SHOPPING!  I am super excited!

Although I will be there promoting Stampin’ Up!, I am also making some Halloween themed goodies to sell as well, so that everyone can see what can be done with Stampin’ Up’s products!

Here’s a sneak peek of a few things that I am working on.  I will share more in detail as the week goes on!  I’ve got a lot to do!  🙂

Nicolle

Another Daisy Delight Thank You

Here is another card we made last weekend at my World Card Making Day event!  This one has the same layout as the one I made for my customer thank yous for September.  You can take a peek at that card here.  For this one, I just switched up the colors and materials a bit!  This one features Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist as the main colors, along with Whisper White and a touch of Daffodil Delight.  I used the Daisy Punch to make the daisy, but on this card, I left the petals completely white.  The Daisy Delight stamp set has a stamp that you can use to stamp lines on the petals to give them a bit of a textured look, but for this card, I chose to leave them plain. The background of the card was made with the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The thank you sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, which can be purchased as a bundle with the Daisy Punch for a savings of 10%!

Thanks for checking in today!  Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

Designer Series Paper Sale is in Full Swing

Even though the World Card Making Day sale has come and gone, you can still get some great deals on Designer Series Paper until October 31st!  Buy three select Designer Series Papers and get one FREE!  No special promo code needed!  Please note that not all DSP is included in this sale.  For a complete list of all the papers that are, please see below:

Click here to shop the Designer Series Paper sale.

Please contact me with questions!   Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Sending Love and Hugs to You

Earlier this year, I did an “In Color Week” where I posted a new card each day on my Facebook page that featured one of the 2017-2019 In Colors.  I modified the one I made back then for Fresh Fig for my World Card Making Event and came up with this!  I simply added an extra Lemon Lime Twist layer behind the sentiment, and changed the sentiment as well. I love this sentiment because it can be used for so many different occasions.  It is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, which is one of my favorite new sets from the Annual Catalog!  Don’t forget, during the month of October, I will donate $5 for each Ribbon of Courage Bundle purchased through me to Breast Cancer Research!

Click here for more information regarding the Ribbon of Courage Bundle.

Hope you like this card! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies I used to make this card below:
 

Bold and Bright Dragonfly Birthday Card

This week I will be featuring some of the cards that I made with my World Cardmaking Day event guests!  Most of the cards were already made and posted on my blog and Facebook page over the past couple of months.  But I did come up with a few new ones just for the occasion!  This first one was hands down the most popular card at my event.  Pretty much everyone who attended made at least one of these!  It was actually one of the more simple cards to make too!  It features a silver dragonfly, set against a background of bold blocks of color, and finished with a soft, shimmery, Pool Party ribbon and knot.  The layer behind the dragonfly was embossed using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for a little extra added detail.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The color combo for this card was chosen from one I found on Pinterest that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile!  I added the silver myself, but here are all of the colors that were used (besides the silver):

I do tend to gravitate toward neutrals and subtles, but every once in awhile I want to experiment with other colors! I love, love , LOVE these colors together, and I love how the silver adds just a bit of contrast and shine to this card as well!

I hope you like this card as much as I do! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

For a complete list of all of the products used on this card, please see below: