Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet stamp set is so cute!!

Hi there creative friends!

I am not quite finished with my Halloween cards yet so I have more to share with you!  The Stampin’ Up! Trick or Tweet stamp set is one of the cutest sets!!  This would be an especially good set to have so you can create with your kids.

This card is full of so many fun goodies from the holiday catalog!  I started with Basic Black card stock for my card base.  I then chose to use some of the pretty Toil and Trouble DSP that has the Gorgeous Grape color in it.  I decided to add it to a layer of Gorgeous Grape Card stock so it would pop nicely.  The stamp images are all from the Trick or Tweet stamp set.  The cute little puppy was colored in using the Light Highland Heather Blends marker, the Light Crumb Cake Blends Marker, the Ivory Blends Marker (for the nose), and the Light Basic Black Blends Marker.  I cut out the bats with my handy Spooky Bats punch. I cut out the colored puppy using my Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and my Layering Oval dies.  I cut out the sentiment using the Tailored Tag punch. I also used my Sponge Dauber to color the edges of the punched sentiment with Black Memento ink.  I used the Tailored Tag punch with Basic Black card stock to make an offset layer for the sentiment.  I then added some of the pretty 1/2 inch Black Satin Ribbon behind the image and finished it off by adding some of the spooky Spider Trinkets tied on with the Whisper White Solid Baker’s twine.

This stamp set has many funny sentiments and I will have a few more samples to share in the coming week.

Are you getting all your spooky cards and treats ready Halloween?

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure Bundle

Hello Creative Friends!

It is time for me to share some more lovely Christmas goodies from the Holiday catalog!  Have you seen the Alpine Adventure Bundle yet?  The bundle I used is so cute!  It could work for a lovely winter scene or a Christmas card.

Isn’t this adorable?  This Bundle has some other super cute items you could use to make lots of winter scenes or Christmas themed cards.  Check out the whole stamp set and Thinlit Dies below:

To make this card I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cherry Cobbler card stock.  This was scored at 5 1/2 inches.  The pretty DSP  you see is part of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Pack.  This was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. There is a very skinny layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the DSP cut to 3 11/16 x 5 1/16 (Honestly, I just move my paper one tiny mark past the 3/4 inch and the 5 inch mark if that makes it easier!)  😉   The  Crumb Cake Layer of paper was embossed with the awesome new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  This cut is a little tricky.  The Corrugated Folder has some deep folds so it shrinks up the paper. You have to prepare for that a little when you are making the cut you want.  I actually over estimated and ended up cutting my paper back some.  Currently the cut is 4 1/8 x 5 5/16 inches.  I would say you could cut this layer at 4  1/8 x 5 1/4 and it should work out well.  I really just wanted the Corrugated part to show a little.  The snow you see was made by cutting two random hills with the pretty Shimmery White Cardstock.

To make the rest of the card it was all stamping and cutting using the stamp set and dies you see above.  One additional stamp set and dies set was used though.  It is the Winter Woods Bundle.  I will have more cards to share with that bundle soon! The ink colors used are Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.  I finished things off by adding the Metallic Pearls in Gold.

So what do you think?  This one takes a bit of time to create but it is very worth it to send to someone special. Especially if they love snow sports!

Stop back by soon!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up Merry Christmas to All Stamp set is a must have set!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a beautiful holiday card to share with you today using the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set!  It is full of sparkle and shimmer because that is the perfect thing to have for a Christmas card!

Isn’t the copper beautiful? The Copper Foil was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder. It such a versatile embossing folder I highly recommend you get it.  The pretty Designer Series Paper is the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and it has hints of Copper Foil throughout the pages.  The pretty ribbon used is the Merry Merlot/Copper Reversible Ribbon.  How awesome to have more than one option in the same ribbon, right? The stamp set is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. This is not a stamp set to miss as it gives you the ability to put together many holiday wording combinations!

Check out the full stamp set below:

Have you started working on your Christmas Cards?  If not it is time to start buying the supplies so you can get done on time!

You can head over to my website by clicking here and start shopping!

Come back soon for more inspiration!

~Kristal

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Quick and Easy Halloween card with the Making Every Day Bright stamp set

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a super easy Halloween card to share with you.  Don’t let the word easy fool you, this card still has some wow factor!

I made this card using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set.  You might have missed this one, but it is a great set that gives you the opportunity to make cards for all the holidays.  It also coordinates with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  To make the card I stamped the spider web light bulbs in Memento Black ink.  I then colored them in using my Dark Pumpkin Pie blends marker.  Be sure you let the ink dry well before coloring!  I also stamped the bottom of the light bulb in Memento Black ink.  Next it was time to cut these out which is super easy since there is a matching punch!  This is the Christmas Bulb punch.  Once I had them all punched out I grabbed my 1/8 inch black cord and laid it on the card in a way that I thought looks like a curled out light string.  I used dimensionals and glue dots to put the bulbs in place.  I finished the card with a sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set.  I wanted to keep this card clean and simple so I only used Whisper White and Black cardstock.

What do you think?  This card could easily be made in under 10 minutes and you can use the same template for any of the holidays in the stamp set.  Check out all the stamps that are part of the set below:

I hope enjoyed another Halloween card to get your creative juices flowing.  I am just getting started on Christmas cards and will have lots to share with you soon!

~Kristal

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Spectacular Stampin’ Up! Autumn Card using Falling for Leaves and Colorful Seasons stamp sets

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am have been busy in my craft room coming up with more ideas to share with you!  Today’s card is a wonderful fall themed thank you card.  I always seem to be low on thank you cards.  I guess that means I am sending out plenty!

This card reminds me a bit of a double ended cornucopia!   To make this started by stamping and cutting out the leaves.  I used the Falling for Leaves Stamp set and colorful Seasons stamp set.  The dies used are the Detailed Leaves Thinlits and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The card stock colors used are Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand and Copper Foil.  The stamped leaves on the Sahara Sand paper are part of the Falling for Leaves set. I also added in some little dots that came from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I went over part of those leaves with some Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle!  The copper leaves that have been die cut were also embossed with my Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. Always remember when both die cut and emboss something to do the die cut first!  This way you don’t smooth out the embossing you just did.  🙂  The Thankful sentiment is part of the Falling for Leaves stamp set and was stamped in blackberry ink.  The circle is part of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  To finish things off I wrapped some Copper Metallic Thread around my circle and added some Gold Metallic Pearls.  Even though I used more copper the gold pearls are so close you can’t tell the difference!

Now that we have officially entered Autumn in the USA I am ready to make even more fall and Halloween themed cards.  How about you? Leave me a comment letting me know what current project your working on.  🙂

~Kristal

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