Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Super Easy Christmas Slimline Shaker Card featuring the Catherine Pooler Candy Cane Slimline Die

Hello everybody! I don’t know about you but I love a good shaker card and when it’s easy to make I’m all for it! I also love slimline cards so I decided to combine the two. This new Candy Cane Slimline Die from Catherine Pooler is perfect for all kinds of backgrounds You can layer it, inlay the pieces or do a tone on tone like I did here. The other die that I am loving from the Jolly Holiday release is the Peppermint Twist Cover Plate Die. You will see how I used it for this card.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/3″ for my card base. next I used the Candy Cane Slimline Die to cut the front panel and adhered it to the card base. I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Scallop Frames (I think this is no longer available but you can achieve the same look with a scallop circle die or punch and a smaller circle for the inside) to cut out a frame from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I stamped the sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set onto another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler’s Cranberry Fizz Ink and used a 2-1/4″ punch to cut it out.

I put together my shaker element by adding acetate to the back of the frame, using a punch to cut it out, some foam tape behind that and adding some Queen and Company Topping Pastel Diamonds in red, green and clear. I adhered the circle with the sentiment and adhered the whole thing to the card.

To make it more festive, I used Catherine Pooler’s Cranberry Fizz Ink and a direct-to-paper technique to color some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ then diecut it using the Peppermint Twist Cover Plate Die. I adhered several of the peppermints around the card front and added some Bottle Green and Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops to the peppermints for some dimension.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Catherine Pooler’s Nice List Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler’s Eucalyptus Ink and some more peppermints. And that completes this card.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Combining Pattern Paper and Dies to Create Faux Embossed Background – Halloween Cards

The flower die in the Halloween Magic Dies included in Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Night Suite reminds me of images you would see for the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations or a black rose found in a spooky haunted mansion. I decided to have some fun with it and create an “embossed” background. This suite can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog on page 52.

I started by cutting a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and two pieces of Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series to 4 x 5-1/4″ and 3-3/4 x 5 and adhered them to the card base. I chose an orange pattern and a black and gray harlequin pattern. I diecut many flowers and leaves from Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and adhered them to the top panel.

I stamped the label border from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink and a sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I diecut two flowers from Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series and inlaid them into an outline of the flower and adhered it to the label. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the label and added it to the card.

On the inside of this card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and added two pieces of Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 5-1/2” and 1-1/4 x 5-1/2”. I stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and added another flower.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this Halloween card for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Using Metallic Mesh Ribbon to Create Halloween Card Background

The Stampin’ Up!’s Magic in This Night Suite has this very cool looking Metallic Mesh Ribbon. I wasn’t sure how to use it at first but then started playing with it to see how it reacted to stretching etc and my brain immediately saw a web! It also adds some sparkle to your card because it glistens in the light. It’s just Stunning! This suite can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog on page 52.

For my first card I used the ribbon as a background. I cut a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and one piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the top and bottom of the back of the panel and wrapped the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around it. Then added more tape to the rest of the card to adhere it to the card base.

I used the border die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut a border from the Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I die it two so it was long enough. I also cut a piece of 8-1/2 x 11” Vellum Cardstock with the label die for the same dieset and ‘Happy Halloween’ with the Word Wishes Dies from Black Glitter Paper.

I stamped three spiders from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I adhered all the diecuts and images to the card and finished by adding some of the Iridescent Pearls.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Cajun Craze Ink and spiders with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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For my second card, I cut a piece of Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and one piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the top and bottom of the back of the panel and wrapped a piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around it.

Again I diecut a border using the border die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut a border from the Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the card panel. I added some Black Twine (from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit) and adhered the card panel to the card base. I also cut a piece of 8-1/2 x 11” Vellum Cardstock with the label die for the same dieset and ‘Happy Halloween’ with the Word Wishes Dies from Black Glitter Paper.

I stamped two bats from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Blackberry Bliss Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I adhered all the diecuts and images to the card and finished by adding some of the Iridescent Pearls.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Blackberry Bliss Ink and bats with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these Halloween cards for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! News

November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Jolly Gingerbread

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!!

Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe to the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 October to 10 November at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.
Cards, Fall, Stampin' Up!, Thank Yous

3 Easy Thank You Cards and Using Leftover Scraps featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Guilded Autumn Suite

Hello friends. Need some quick thank you cards for Fall or Thanksgiving? Normally I would say these would be great to give a host after attending their dinner party. But since this year’s celebrations will look very different and we may not be gathering with friend and family, you can send these after receiving a gift or to a teacher for all the hard work they have had to do during these uncertain times. I made 3 cards and then found myself with extra leaf pieces from the squares I punched out so I made a fourth card.

I started by cutting a piece of Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create 3 card bases. I diecut three panels using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used two pieces of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and one from Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper. You can use any stitched rectangle die you may have in your stash.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock. I used Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Inks and adhered the stitched strips of Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper to the card base. I used my Stamparatus to stamp them in the same exact spot on all the cards. I also stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset in Early Espresso Ink on the Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze cards and heat embossed with Versamark Ink and Gold Emboss Powder on the Early Espresso card.

I die cut three 1-3/16” squares from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Layering Squares Dies, punched out the leaves with the Autumn Punch Pack, and adhered those to three 1-7/16” squares in Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper, respectively. On the Cajun Craze card, I backed the images with Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and then the Copper Foil 12 x 12 Paper, and on the Early Espresso card, I back the images with Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, respectively and adhered them to the stitched panels. I added some Linen Thread to each and adhered them to the card bases. And that completes the front of the cards.

On the inside of the cards, I added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper to each. One I cut to 1 x 5-1/2” and another to 1-3/16 x 5-1/2” and adhered them to the cards. I cut two pieces of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” for the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso cards before adhering the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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So after punching out all the leaves from the Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, I had a bunch of patterned leaves, so I made another card! I started again by cutting a piece of Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base. Then diecut a panel using the smallest rectangle from Lawn Fawn’s Large Slimline with Sliders Die Cuts and trimmed them down to 5-1/2 in length each. I used Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper this time. I diecut three 1-7/16″square windows in the panel.

I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset on the card base in the same ink as the Cardstock, making sure not to stamp the leaves in the windows. I used Early Espresso Ink for this one. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stampset with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder.

I added 3M Foam Tape to the back of the stitched gold foil piece and adhered it to the card base. I diecut three 1-3/16″ squares from Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Layering Squares Dies, adhered the leftover leaf images to each one, and adhered them inside the windows. And this completed this card.

On the inside of this card, again I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4” and added two pieces of Guilded Autumn 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, measuring to 1 x 5-1/2” and 1-3/16 x 5-1/2”.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these very quick and beautiful thank you cards for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Card Kits, Cards, Christmas

Window Card Using a Laminator featuring Simon Says Stamp

Happy Monday friends! Hope you are safe and had a good weekend. Today I am bringing you this card featuring a faux shaker. I saw this technique used by Jennifer McGuire and I decided to try it. I made it simpler by using pattern paper and some stamped snowflakes.

I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue 100lb Card Stock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, to create a card base. I cut out a strip from the front of the card base, measuring 1-1/4” in height and then two strips of the stories from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”.

I took some sequins and added them inside a laminating pouch and ran that through a lamination machine. I trimmed it down to approximately 3 x 5-1/2” and adhered it between the card base pieces and the pattern pieces using 1/4” double sided tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. Then cut it down to 3/8 x 2-3/4” and adhered it to the card. I also stamped some snowflakes with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink, fussycut them out and adhered them to the card.

On the inside of the card, I adhered two strips of another pattern paper from the Carta Bella Santa’s Workshop 6 x 6 Designer Papers (discontinued), each measuring 1-1/2 x 5-1/2”, to the back of the front panel. Then I stamped another greeting from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stamps with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this technique a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Card Kits, Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Using Stickers to Create a Slimline Christmas Card

Stickers are a great way to create quick cards and who doesn’t like quick cards for the holidays, right?!? I had some leftover stickers from the Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers featured in the Says Stamp December 2018 Card Kit, Holiday Cheer (sold out) so I decided to use them on a slimline card. The larger sticker like the Santa and reindeer one are great fro slimline cards!

I started by cutting a piece of Says Stamp Green Leaf Card Stock 100# 8.5 x 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create a slimline card base and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4” for the top panel. I also cut another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 1-1/2 x 8-1/2” and used the Lawn Fawn Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders Die Cuts to diecut a snowy hillside.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the snowflake pattern from the Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset all over the background and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder. I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Oxide Ink to ink blend the background and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the snowy hillside to the card as well, leaving the top edge without glue. I adhered the Christmas tree from Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers behind the hillside and the Santa on his sleigh on top of the hillside.

I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Clear CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink, cut it to 1-3/16 x 2-1/8 and adhered it to the card. I finished it off by adding Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Simon Says Clear CHRISTMAS CHEER Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink and added a reindeer from the Carta Bella Paper – Santa’s Workshop Collection, Christmas, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Card Kits, Cards, Christmas, Slimline

Slider Slimline Card featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps ‘Gnome for the Holidays’

Happy Wednesday friends! I thought I would revisit an old Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. The ‘Gnome for the Holidays’ Card Kit was released in December 2019 and features the cute 6 x 8″ Gnome for the Holidays stampset. I thought it might be fun to make a slimline slider card with the little gnomes. It was fairly easy to make and can be even more simplified by skipping th eheat embossing and doing simple coloring on the images.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/3″ for the card base and diecut another piec with the smallest of two stitched rectangels from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the snowflake from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder. I used Tim Holtz SPECKLED EGG Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend the background.

I set that aside and stamped the gift stack and two of the gnomes from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used a mask (stamp onto a post it note) to mask out the top bow while stamping the gifts.

I colored the image with COPIC markers. I used YG05 + G07 (body), R20 (cheeks), R14 + R27 (gloves and socks), C3 + C5 (shoes) and C1 (arms) for the tree gnome; R14 + R27 (body), YG05 + G07 (hat), C1 + 0 (beard), R00 + R01 (face), R81+ R27 (socks), R81+ R85 (hat dots and sleeves), and C1 + C3 (gloves) for the second gnome; and R14, R27, R81, R85, YG05, G07, C1, C3, and C5 for the gifts.

I fussycut the images out and decided where they would go on my card. Then diecut the slider with the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I added Foam Tape and a penny for the slider element and adhered it to the card base.

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset and heat embossed it with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100lb Schoolhouse Red. And then diecut it out with the smallest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn Large Slimline With Sliders Die Cuts. I added a strip of Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Cardstock, measuring 3/8 x 2-1/2″ to the back of that piece and adhered it to the card panel.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Gnome for the Holidays stampset with Simon Says Stamp SCHOOLHOUSE RED Ink and added the tree gnome I colored earlier. And that completes this card.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Fall, Halloween

Halloween House Cards featuring Honey Bee Stamps Haunted House Add-on Dies

I’m back with another adorable card featuring the House Builder Card Base Dies from Honey Bee Stamps!!! This time I created Halloween houses which was so much fun! I love Halloween (always been my favorite holiday since I was a kid) so I have to make as many cards as possible! And yes I DO send out Halloween cards to family and friends, whether they have kids or not. Adults are entitled to some Halloween magic too, am I right?!? But this year especially I am making a point of sending out as many holiday cards as possible.

For the first card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x, chimney (from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on), and one gable from Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired), the roof and stairs from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Green Apple, and the gable roof from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card with the House Builder Card Base Dies and Honey Cuts Haunted House Add-on.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. I adhered the roof and diecut out the windows from the front piece then added Tim Holtz Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink to everything. I also added Tim Holtz Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink. In fact everything except the ghosts and pumpkins had Tim Holtz Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink added to them to age them.

I used Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card for the door and the bats, Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the door gable, and fence, Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the door handle, grave stones and webs (from Papertrey Ink – Tiny Town: Spookville Die), Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White for the ghosts, Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the wood and tree, and Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for the pumpkins. I backed all the windows with Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. TIP: To hide the cardstock pieces behind the windows, I diecut another house from Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) and adhered it to back of the card front. I added some shimmer to the bats and the ghosts with a Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pens.

On the inside of the card, I diecut another house from Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White, trimmed it down and adhered it to the card base. Then stamped the sentiment from the Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla stampset with Simon Says Stamp GREEN APPLE Ink. I added a web, diecut from Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a pumpkin.


For the second card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x, chimney (from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on), and one gable from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card, the roof, window shutters and stairs from Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) and the gable roof from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Green Apple with the House Builder Card Base Dies and Honey Cuts Haunted House Add-on.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. I adhered the roof and diecut out the windows from the front piece then added Tim Holtz Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink to everything. In fact everything except the ghosts and webs had Tim Holtz Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink added to them to age them.

I used Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Green Apple for the door, Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the door gable, the wood planks and the cross gravestone, Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the door handle, grave stones, and fence, Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White for the ghosts and webs (from Papertrey Ink – Tiny Town: Spookville Die), Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card for the bats and Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for the pumpkins. I backed all the windows with Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and the pumpkins with Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card. I added some shimmer to the bats and the ghosts with a Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pens and some Wiggly Eyes inside the windows.

I diecut another house from Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Card and adhered it to back of the card front.

On the inside of the card, I diecut another house from Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White, trimmed it down and adhered it to the card base. Then stamped the sentiment from the Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla stampset with Memento Black Ink. I added a web, diecut from Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White,and three grave stones die cut from Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock.


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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try out these adorable House Builder dies and make some fun cards and gift boxes! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! News

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. 

With October’s magical kit, you can create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!

Coordinating colors this month are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe to the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 1 September to 10 October at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.
Card Kits, Cards, Christmas, Fall

Queen and Company’s North Pole Kit

I love most of their shaker kits, but this one by far, the North Pole Kit, is my favorite Queen and Company Card Kit. It pairs great with their Glitter Foam (I used some for the hat card). The kit Includes: 25 steel dies, 6×6 paper pad, 4×6 stamp set, 11 custom toppings and 21 foam and acetate shakers. Tons of goodies to make tons of cards and they sell refills for the paper pad, shaker foam, acetate and toppings!

I started these cards by cutting some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. I cut three of those to create my card bases. For this first card, I diecut another piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Holly and Berries Coverplate and adhered it to the card. (Tip: Save the outer border that is cut with this die to use later under the pattern paper. It will even out the papers so there’s no drooping.) I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-3/16 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to 2/16 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card.

I assembled the tree shaker and added the toppings inside. I used the paper from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad for the tree and the trunk (saved the inside (solid) piece of the tree frame). I added some left over foam from the shakers to the tree trunk. I save all the extra foam from the shakers because they can be used on other cards.

I used the Queen and Company Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 and the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to diecut “Merry & Bright” and some Vellum for the shadow, adhered them together and to the card. I added the tree and trunk to the card and finished it off by adding some Nuvo – Crystal Drops in Autumn Red to the tree.

On the inside of the card, I added a red piece of North Pole Solids Paper Pad, measuring 1-1/8 x 4-1/4″and a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 1″x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Daydream Ink. I added the solid inside piece of the tree frame to the bottom of the card.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-7/8 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to 2/16 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card base. I also used the die for the santa hat’s pom pom and diecut 7 from some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to create a cute border. I thought they looked like puffy clouds and just adds some more whimsy to the card.

I assembled the hat shaker and added the toppings inside. I used red and green glitter foam from Queen and Company’s Glitter Fun Foam – Rainbow Pack to turn this santa hat into an elf hat. I saw Kristie Marcotte do this last year and thought it was adorable so I created my own. I added some left over foam from the shakers to the pom pom and edges of the hat trim once I adhered them together. this ensures that all of the hat is the same height.

I used the Catherine Pooler Happy Holidays Die and the North Pole Solids Paper Pad to diecut a sentiment and adhered to the card. I added the cute hat to the card, and finished it by adding some shimmer to the sentiment with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pens. Look how sparkly that hat is!

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 9/16″ x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey Ink.

Dimensions


For the third card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad (included in the kit) to 2-11/16 x 4-1/4″ and a red strip from the North Pole Solids Paper Pad using the scallop border die from the Honeybee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-on and adhered them to the card. This die is meant for the roof of the house but I though it made a great border!

I assembled the wreath shaker and added the toppings inside (saved the inside (solid) piece of the tree frame). I used green and red pattern paper from the North Pole Paper Pad for the wreath and bow.

I used the Queen and Company Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 and red glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Assortment Glitter 6×6 Pack to diecut a sentiment and Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ for the shadow, adhered them together and to the card. I added the wreath to the card, and finished it off by adding Christmas Red Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue for berries. I find this also balances the glitter in the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I added a green piece of North Pole Solids Paper Pad, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″and a piece of North Pole Paper Pad, measuring 7/8″x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from the stampset included in the kit and Catherine Pooler Rockin Red Ink. I added the solid inside piece of the wreath frame to the top of the card.

Dimensions


Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try out these adorable House Builder dies and make some fun cards and gift boxes! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

Quick Christmas Cards featuring Word Wishes Dies by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

One tiny stamp, pattern paper and a sentiment die is all it takes to make these cards. Can’t get any easier, right?!?. They are found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. This set of cards is good for last minute Christmas cards.

Both cards were created the same way, but just by changing the paper and ink colors you can achieve different looks. I started by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo for the first and Crumb Cake for the second) to 2-1/4 x 4-1/4”. I then cut a strip of plain card stock, measuring 1/8 x 4-1/4” ( I used Basic Gray for the first card and Melon Mambo for the second card).

Before adhering the papers to the card base, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a border using the trio ornament stamp from the Tree Angle Stampset. I used Basic Gray Ink for the first card and Melon Mambo Ink for the second.

I adhered the papers to the card and then die cut a sentiment with the Word Wishes Dies from Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Melon Mambo Cardstock. I diecut three of each and stacked them and adhered them to the card. This gave a nice dimensional look. I finished it off by adding some sparkle with a Wink if Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1/2 x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment and the ornaments from the Tree Angle Stampset (I used Melon Mambo Ink and Basic Gray Ink on the first card and Crumb Cake Ink and Melon Mambo Ink on the second one).

Dimensions

Supplies


Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these easy and quick cards for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!

Easy Christmas Card with Tree Angle Stampset by Stampin’ Up (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

Here is a quick card that can be easily mass produced for the holidays! I used the Tree Angle Stampset by Stampin’ Up which can be found on page 22 of the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. This stampset coordinates with the Stitched Triangles Dies (pg 179 of the Annual Catalog).

I started this card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″, which I adhered directly to the card base and a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/8 x 4-5/8″.

I stamped the tree and star topper from the Tree Angle Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Granny Apple Green and Basic Gray and fussycut it out.

I figured out where my tree was going to sit and stamped a sentiment below that from the Tree Angle Stampset with Basic Gray. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to teh back of the tree and added it to the white card panel. I added some Silver Twine from my stash and adhered the panel to the card.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 3/4 x 4-1/4″.

Dimensions

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this very quick holiday card using this stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!, Tags

Quick Christmas Cards and Tags Using Wonder of the Season Paper by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

As someone who loves to use old book pages in my junk journals, when I saw Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin’ Up! Aug-Dec Mini Catalog, I knew I had to have it! It’s has pages with Christmas stories, recipes and holiday news stories, and there are pages with red foil on one side and black and white print on the other side and also gold foil pages. It can be found on page 31 of the catalog and is part of the Wonder of the Season Suite. I was able to make 2 cards and tags in a short amount of time.

I started the first card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 5 x 5-1/2″, ripped approximately 3/8″ from the top and bottom of it and adhered it on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I cut a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 5 x 4-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom again so it is shorter than the pattern piece.

I fussycut the ornaments found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and diecut “Merry Christmas” from Red Foil Sheets with the Word Wishes Dies. I adhered the sentiment and the ornaments to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the card, only adding glue behind the diecut and image and trimming off any excess from the sides. I finished it off by adding Pearls (discontinued). I colored some of them with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

I left the inside of the card blank and just stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset with Real Red Stampin’ Ink.

Dimensions

I also made a cute tag to match this card. I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 2 x 3-5/8″ then using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to make it into a pretty tag. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 2-1/2 x 2-3/4″and a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom of both pieces and adhered the pattern piece on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I added a piece of Red Foil Sheets, measuring 3/16 x 2-1/16″.

I fussycut a tree found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the tag, only adding glue behind the image and trimming off any excess from the sides. I finished it off by adding Pearls (discontinued) and stamping “TO” and “FROM” from the Make A Difference Stampset with Memento Black Ink. I added a piece of red and white twine as well.


Since I loved this paper so much I had to make more cards. I made one with the gold foil paper too.

I started the second card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 5 x 5-1/2″, ripped approximately 3/8″ from the top and bottom of it and adhered it on a diagonal to the card base, trimming off any excess. I cut a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Vellum to 5 x 4-3/4 and ripped the top and bottom again so it is shorter than the pattern piece.

I fussycut the ornaments found on one of the red foil pages of the Wonder of the Season 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper and diecut “Merry Christmas” from Gold Foil Sheets with the Word Wishes Dies. I adhered the sentiment and the ornaments to the vellum piece and adhered the vellum to the card, only adding glue behind the diecut and image and trimming off any excess from. the sides. I finished it off by adding dots with a Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

I left the inside of the card blank and just stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset with Versamark Ink and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

Dimensions

I also made a cute tag to for this card. I did the same exact thing except I used I added a piece of Gold Foil Sheets to the bottom, measuring 3/16 x 2-1/16″. I also I fussycut a gold tree and again made dots used the Tsukineko Versamark Versamarker and added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed and stamped “TO” and “FROM” from the Make A Difference Stampset with Memento Black Ink. I added a piece of Gold Metallic Trim as well.


Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these easy cards and tags using this beautiful paper for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Christmas, Fall, Holidays 2020, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Life Is Beautiful by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

The Life Is Beautiful stampset by Stampin’ Up! at first glance looks like a very simple stampset but once you stamp the images you will notice the details in the images which give them dimension. It reminds me of another Stampin’ Up! (retired) stampset, Sheltering Tree, which I have loved for many years. Anyone else remember that stampset? I love this one sooo much more though–and I think it’s because of all the details. This lovely stampset can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog which has a ton of awesome goodies for the holidays. I will definitely be making more cards with this stampset!

I started the first card by cutting a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel, a piece of Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5 1/16″, and a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-7/8″. I adhered the plaid paper to the card base and the Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock panel to the plaid paper.

I stamped the tree trunk from the Life Is Beautiful stampset to the white panel with Crumb Cake Ink, I layered the leaves by stamping them several times with Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler inks, and used Early Espresso and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the little bird house.

For the background I used a American Crafts Heidi Swapp Stencil 6 X6 Polka Dot with Pool Party Ink then inked around the background to give it some more color. I adhered that to the Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and then stamped a sentiment from the same stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink. I cut it down to 1 x 3-3/4″, added Stampin’ Dimensionals behind it and added it to the card. I finished it off by adding a piece of 3/8″ chocolate brown satin ribbon.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″.

Dimensions


I went with a winter/Christmas theme for the second card; I just really wanted to heat emboss the snowflakes from the Life Is Beautiful stampset. This card features the Tree Angle stampset as well.

I started the second card by cutting a piece of Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ for the top panel, a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-7/8 x 5 1/16″, and another piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-7/8″. I adhered the plaid paper to the card base and the Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock panel to the plaid paper.

I stamped the tree trunk from the Life Is Beautiful stampset to the white panel with Basic Gray Ink, then stamped the whole image with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I stamped the ornaments from the Tree Angle stampset with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce inks, and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the string on the ornaments. I used an Sponge Dauber to apply the ink to each of the ornaments since there were two coors involved. I then stamped the whole image with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tip: Use a stamping platform such as the Stamparatus to do this so it’s in the same spot.

I used the snowflakes stamp from the Life Is Beautiful stampset with Versamark Ink and stamped it several times over the tree, then added White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I did some ink blending in the background with Balmy Blue Ink, and adhered the panel to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from the Tree Angle stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Cherry Cobbler Ink and cut it down to 3/4 x 4” and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off I added tiny Stampin’ Up! Pearls (retired) to the snowflakes and colored two large ones with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, measuring 1 x 4-1/4″ and stamped the sentiment and ornaments from the Tree Angle stampset with Shaded Spruce Ink.

Dimensions


Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try these cards using this beautiful stampset for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Cards, Fall, Fall

Fall House Card and How to Make It Into A Box featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Ok, let’s talk about how much I love the House Builder Card Base Dies from Honey Bee Stamps!!! It is sooo much fun making houses and decorating them. There are probably a million combinations you can use with these dies. The add-on dies also allow you to expand you creativity; more on those later.

For the first card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x, chimney, and 2 gables from Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and the roof, gable roof and stairs from Simon Says Stamp Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the dieset to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart.

I diecut all the window frames, window boxes, shutters (from the Gingerbread House add-on) and fence from Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White. I used aqua cardstock from my stash for the door and a silver cardstock for the door handle, yellows and oranges for all the bushes and dark orange, yellow, orange and aqua for the flowers in the flower pots. I backed all the windows with a light aqua cardstock and used Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Fall Petite Paper Pack to diecut curtains for the bottom windows. I created the wreath by diecutting several of the leaf vine and stacking them on top of the wreath from the Gingerbread House add-on. I also diecut a pumpkin from the Haunted House Add-on.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the “Happy” sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Happy Fall Y’all 4×6 Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Black Jack Ink and diecut the “Fall” from Happy Fall Y’all Honey Cuts with orange cardstock from my stash and adhered it under the “Happy”. Love this card!


Next, I wanted to see if I could turn this card into a box easily because it could house some fun gifts for the holidays or just anytime really. And it turns out you can. I’m sure there are some other ways to do this but I chose the simplest with the least amount of cutting. The process is exactly the same as the card except, you need to decorate 2x and add the sides and bottom piece.

I started by diecutting the house card base 2x again, 2 chimneys, and 2 gables from Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and 2 roofs, 2 gable roofs and 2 stairs from Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. I decorated the two houses before I adhered them to the side pieces for the box. This one was decorated much like the previous card, with the following exceptions: I used a red cardstock for the door, a different pattern for the curtains from Lawn Fawn’s 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Fall Petite Paper Pack, diecut the tree from the Haunted House Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and added several pumpkins, diecut from the same set. I did the same thing to both houses.

Ok, let’s turn these into a box! This will require just one piece of letter or A4 cardstock. First, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (same as the houses) to 3 x 9-7/8″and one to 3 x 4-1/4″. Then scored both pieces 1/2″ in from each side on the short side (holding your paper vertically) and 1-1/2″ (only scored the first section of the longer piece) and diagonal score lines from the 1-1/2″ score line to the left and right corners (see diagram below). I turned the longer (9-7/8″ long) piece 90 degrees and scored at 4-1/4″, and 9-3/8″. Folded and burnished all the scorelines and to make it easier to assemble, making sure to fold the center and diagonal score lines in both directions. This will allow the box to fold in on each side like an accordian.

I cut a little triangle 1/2″ in on the flaps where the score lines fall and the end flaps as well but only on the longer piece. I’ve included a PDF of the below diagram that you can download and print.

I used double-sided tape to adhere the sides and bottom of the box together and to the cards. I folded up all the tabs and adhered the two pieces together. You will want to adhere the second side piece to the side of the longer piece that has a 1/2″ tab (labeled bottom on diagram) then adhere your houses on either side of the box (you can see on the first of four images below how it sits against the side piece. Once the box was assembled, I used an 1/8″ punch to punch a hole in the top center of the two sides of the box and tied it with some 1/4″ red satin ribbon.

I also made a cute tag to go with it. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 2 x 3-1/2″ and use the Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on one end. I diecut a fence and one bush from House Builder Card Base Dies and adhered it to the tag. I stamped the “Happy” sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Happy Fall Y’all 4×6 Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Black Jack Ink and diecut the “Fall” from Happy Fall Y’all Honey Cuts with red cardstock from my stash and adhered it under the “Happy”. I love how this came out!

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try out these adorable House Builder dies and make some fun cards and gift boxes! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Fall, Halloween, Stampin' Up!

Magic in This Night Suite by Stampin’ Up! (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

Halloween is my favorite holiday so when I saw this suite I had to get it. It has an embossing folder, stampset, dies, gorgeous paper and beautiful shimmery ribbon. What I love most is that the colors are dark. I like my Halloween cards to be distressed and spooky where possible. I like cute happy ones too but prefer gloomy and dark cards. But you can easily pair this suite with some brighter colors like gorgeous grape, pumpkin pie and granny apple green and it would be awesome too! And can we talk about the sparkle on this black glitter cardstock?!? I will definitely be using this suite again and again this year! You can find this awesome suite in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.

I started this card by cutting a piece of Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base and one piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ which I then embossed with the new Cobwebs Embossing Folder (part of the Magic in This Night Suite). I used Tim Holtz BLACK SOOT Distress Ink and inked all around the edges of the top panel and lightly over the top of the raised areas of the cobweb. I adhered that to the card base with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I diecut the large label from Halloween Magic Dies from the Black Glitter Paper included in the suite and the small label from Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock. Before diecutting the small label I stamped the sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Versarmark Ink and added White Emboss Powder and heat embossed. Make sure to use an antistatic powder before embossing. I then adhered both labels together.

I also heat embossed the large bats from the stampset onto the Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and then diecut them as well as the tiny bats with the coordinating dies from the Halloween Magic Dies. I cut a piece of the Pretty Peacock pattern paper from the Magic in the Night 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper to 3 x 3″. I adhered that to the card panel and diecut the border from the same dieset from another pattern paer, trimmed it down to 3″ long and adhered below the pretty peacock paper square. I adhered the labels and the bats to the card. I finished it by adding some of the Iridescent Pearls included in the suite.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ adn adhered it on the inside. I stamped a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic Stampset with Blackberry Bliss Ink and added three tiny bats.

Dimensions


Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to try this Halloween card using this beautiful suite for yourself! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me. If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. If you would like a Stampin’ Up! catalog, please email me as well. All current catalogs can be found on the right side of this post and the Stampin’ Up! page. All news and fun stuff happening at Stampin’ Up! are listed there!

Card Kits, Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up! News

September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Hello, Pumpkin

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

While this kit was designed to offer a unique treat packaging experience to subscribers, the supplies can easily be used to create cards for any autumn occasion. Don’t worry—we’ll be sure to provide plenty of project inspiration to spark your creativity! This month’s kit comes in a one-of-a-kind box which is a fun collectible for long-time subscribers and can also be used to send someone some Fall/Halloween goodies! Get yours today!

This month’s coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe to the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 August to 10 September at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.
Cards, Celebrations, Christmas, Fall, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Lots to Celebrate by Stampin’ Up (from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog)

I finally got to play with the new Lots to Celebrate Stampset by Stampin’ Up which is available in the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog. I love mason jars and mason jar stamps so it only made sense to buy this one. :). It’s really cute and has stamps for different occasions. It aso coordinates with the Jar of Flowers stampset. But wait there’s more…there’s a coordinating punch. No need to fussy cut it when there’s a punch! You also save 10% when you purchase the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

I started this card by cutting a piece of Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/42 x 4-1/4″” for the top panel and a piece of the Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper Pack to 2 x 4-1/4″. I stamped the background by using the leaf stamps from the Beautiful Autumn stampset and Crumb Cake Ink and adhered it to the card base. I also adhered the pattern paper strip to the card.

I stamped the mason jar from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the trail inside the jar with Crumb Cake Ink and the leaves with Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron Ink, Soft Suede Ink and Cherry Cobbler Ink. I stamped the lid with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss Powder and the doily with Soft Suede Ink. I used the Jar Punch to cut out the Mason Jar and fussycut the lid and doily and adhered them together. I added some Linen Thread and Acorn Trinket (from the Guilded Autumn Suite).

I punched a 2-1/4″ circle from Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a 2’1/2″ circle from Gold Foil and adhered them together. I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and cut it down to 3/4 x 1-1/2″. I adhered the circles, mason jar and sentiment to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″and a strip of Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper Pack to 5/8 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Mint Macaron Ink.

Dimensions


I made a second version of this card with a winter theme and simplified it a bit. I started card by cutting a piece of Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Then cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 2 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the background by using the the snowflakes from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset and Night Of Navy Ink. I adhered the pattern paper strip to the card.

I stamped the mason jar from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the trail inside the jar with Smoky Slate Ink and the snowflakes with Misty Moonlight Ink and Rich Razzleberry Ink. I stamped the lid with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder and the doily with Cherry Cobbler Ink. I used the Jar Punch to cut out the Mason Jar and fussycut the lid and doily and adhered them together. I added some white embroidery floss from my stash to the jar as well.

I punched a 2-1/4″ circle from Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and a 2’1/2″ circle from Silver Foil and adhered them together. I stamped a sentiment from the Lots to Celebrate Stampset with Rich Razzleberry Ink onto Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and cut it down to 7/8 x 1-5/8. I adhered the circles, mason jar and sentiment to the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″and a strip of Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 5/8 x 4-1/4″ and adhered them to the card.

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Supplies

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