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!

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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!

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.

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.

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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!

Cards, Halloween, Holidays 2019

Halloween Cards Day #6

Happy almost Halloween everyone!! Halloween is just around the corner so here is one last card to wrap up this series. Hope you’ve enjoyed and got some inspiration. So I’m rounding off this series with some more Lawn Fawny goodness. I’m sure by now you’ve figured out that I love Lawn Fawn stamps.😀😀

This one features the Lawn Fawn’s Happy Haunting and Pick of the Patch stampsets. I began by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″ to create a card base and a piece to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel.

I stamped and heat embossed the house, tree, moon, bats from the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stampset with Versamark and Wow White Embossing Powder onto the black panel and colored the windows of the house with a yellow Prismacolor Pencil. I stamped several of the pumpkins from the Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch and the small and medium ghosts from the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stampsets with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5″X11″. I colored the pumpkins with Copics in YR04, YR09, YG25, G94 and R81 (for cheeks) and the ghosts with C1, R20 and colorless I diecut them with their coordinating dies and then added some highlights with a Uni-ball Signo white Gel Pen.

I used some white acrylic paint to add some splatters to the black panel to give the sky some dimension. I diecut the Spooky Fence Border from Lawn Fawn from some black DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock and the “grassy” area I used Stampin’ Up! Brights Designer Series Paper 12 x 12 (discontinued) and cut it down to 1-1/2 x 5-1/4”.

I adhered the green polka dot cardstock to the bottom portion of the card panel and then the spooky fence right above that. I adhered the ghost flat on to the card and some of the pumpkins are adhered flat and a couple I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch stampset with Catherine Pooler Orange Twist Ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5″X11″ and cut it down to 3/8 x 4-3/4. I adhered it to a piece of Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock and trimmed it down to 1 x 4-13/16”. I popped up the sentiment using some 3M Foam Tape. To complete the card front I added some sparkle to the pumpkins with a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen.

For the inside of the card (I can’t leave it blank, of course!), I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5″X11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the medium ghost from the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stampset in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Pick of the Patch stampset with Catherine Pooler Orange Twist Ink to match the sentiment on the front of the card. And that completed this card.

This was a super fun and as always cute card with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. All supplies are listed and linked below as well.

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Thanks for reading stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to go make some Halloween cards of your own. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Holidays 2019

Halloween Cards Day #5: Emboss Resist Background

This card came together fairly quick with the use of a distress resist technique. I began by cutting a card base to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″ from Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock. Then I cut a panel of Canson XL Coldpress Watercolor Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the Halloween word background from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Archival Jet Black Ink. I prepped the surface of the watercolor panel with the Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH and heat embossed using the same background stamp, Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.

Next I took Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, and Black Soot Distress Ink and applied it over the embossed background. I added some white acrylic paint splatters and set it aside to dry. Using Versamark Ink, I heat embossed the spiderweb from the Trick-or-Treat Tim Holtz Cling Mount and the skeleton from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Embossing Powder SUPER FINE

I adhered that completed panel to the card base using liquid glue. I stamped the “31” from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Ranger Archival Ink Pad BRIGHT TANGELO and added it in the same spot it appears on the background stamp. I popped it up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some glossy accents over the numbers and some Nuvo drops in Ripened Pumpkin and Purple Rain onto the card to complete it.

On the inside of the card I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5″X11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″. I stamped the spiderweb from the Trick-or-Treat Tim Holtz Cling Mount stamp in Ranger Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink and the sentiment from the Halloween Silhouettes Tim Holtz Cling Mount in Ranger Archival Ink Pad BRIGHT TANGELO. I paired this card with a black envelope and it is complete.

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Thanks for reading this post and I hope I’ve inspired you to make this fun spooky Halloween card. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.