Friday, September 21, 2012

Super Simple Halloween Tags

Wouldn't these tags be perfect tied around your halloween goody bags and party favor bags?  They're super cute and super simple!  Just cut out the tag shape with either your Big Shot or Sizzix, stamp on the greeting and tie on the ribbon!

  • Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen (122652)
  • Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (126980)
  • Other:  1/4" Black Ribbon, Big Shot (113439) & Sizzix Tags, Scallop Combo #2 or Cricut George and Basic Shapes

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Halloween with Wacky Wishes

This cute Halloween card uses the Greeting Card Kids and Wacky Wishes stamp sets.  The Wacky Wishes set is so fun!  It's only available to hostess to if you want it...BOOK A WORKSHOP!!!

I also love the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and you don't need to be a hostess to buy this one.  I like to stamp the images in Basic Black ink and then color them in with my Stampin' Write Markers.  This way they always go with whatever designer paper I choose to use.

Tip of the Day:
Many people say you need to use Stazon ink when you watercolor or use markers to color in an image.  I find that if you heat set Basic Black ink it works great and doesn't smear or run.  I also like to heat set my image in between colors when I'm coloring it in.  This way I don't end up accidently smearing my me...experience is talking about the accidental smears!


  • Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids (120633), Wacky Wishes (126412 - Hostess only)
  • Ink:  Basic Black (126980), Elegant Eggplant (126969)
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Old Olive (100702)
  • Designer Paper:  Elegant Eggplant from the Regals Collection Designer Paper Stacks (117154)
  • Accessories:  Glimmer Brads (121006 - Brights)  I used some retired glimmer brads but the brads from the current brights collection could easily be substituted.
  • Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Love Fall...

I love fall! I think it's probably my favorite time of year.  With the holidays just around the corner, it's the ultimate time for decorating and crafting.

Right now I'm working on my Halloween crafts.  Party favors, decorations and trick or treating items. These Halloween tags are perfect for attaching to favor bags or trick or treat goody bags.  I used my cricut machine to cut out the tag shape then I stamped on the Halloween greeting, distressed them with black Stampin' pastels, attached the cute little bat punch-out and threaded them with 1/4" black ribbon.

Tip of the Day:
The Bitty Bat punch is on the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack for only $9.95 while supplies last.


  • Card Stock: Kraft and Basic Black (121045)
  • Ink:  Basic Black (126980)
  • Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes - (126412 - Hostess Only)
  • Punches:  Bitty Bat Punch (119279) (on SU Clearance Rack)
  • Other Supplies:  1/4 Black Satin Ribbon, Cricut Die Cut Machine

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Card Making Night Part 2

Here is the second card we made Friday night.  If you missed it, the next card making night will be on Friday, October 12th at 7:30pm.

This pretty floral card is made with one of the patterns from the aptly named Floral District designer paper pack.  All of the papers in this pack are just gorgeous!

We also used the Delightful Dozen stamp set.  This is a perfect stamp set for card makers. Just as the name implies there are stamps for 12 different occasions.
Floral District Designer Series Paper
Floral District Designer Paper (126919)
Delightful Dozen - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Delightful Dozen (122652 - clear mount)

  • Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Designer Paper:  Floral District (126919)
  • Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen (122652)
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad (126950)
  • Accessories:  Pool Party Seam Binding (125582)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Card Making Night - (Part 1)

This past Friday was our monthly card making get together.  If you weren't there, you missed a good time!  A couple of new faces joined our usual crowd and we all had a lot of fun laughing, eating and making cards.

This is one of our beautiful creations. It's bright and cheerful, made with Lucky Limeade designer paper from the Summer Smooches pack. Notice how well the color of the ink, card stock and designer paper match.  This is one of the great things about Stampin' Up!. You always know that your ink, papers and accessories will match.

I also love stamping tone on tone.  The flower image was stamped with Lucky Limeade ink on Lucky Limeade  paper for this pretty, almost dimensional effect.

  • Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Lucky Limeade (122926)
  • Designer Paper:  Summer Smooches (125409)
  • Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake (greeting) (121958) and Mixed Bunch (125537)
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pad (126984)
  • Tools:  3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Blossom Punch (125603)

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