Holidays 2023, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background

Stenciled Background Using Shape Dies

Hello friends. I am in love with the Ranger Simon Hurley Lunar Pastes! So many beautiful colors and I love the metallic sheen too! Need to get more of them! I used it a stencil created from shaped dies. So much fun to use!

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and another piece to 4 x 5″. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Holographic Rainbows Cardstock to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″.

Next, I created a stencil out of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ ( 6 x 6″) by die cutting the clovers with the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers dies. I used Simon Hurley Minty Fresh and Later Gator Lunar Paste.

I die cut the main part of the sentiment from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Kraft Stock and 2x from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# 8-1/2 x 11″ Black Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Henry’s ABCs. I stacked them before adhering to the card. I added some clovers die cut from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Holographic Rainbows Cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Holographic Rainbows Cardstock to 1 x 4-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy add-on stamp set with Tim Holtz Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink.

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Holidays 2023, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Watercolor, Window Cards

Watercolored Shaped Card: St. Patrick’s Day

Hello friends. I’m bringing out an oldie but goodie from Honey Bee Stamps to make this fun St. Patrick’s Day card. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Frappe Shaker Card (which I’ve used a ton because I truly love it!) and combined it with the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers to make a quick card. Who doesn’t love a green drink?!

For this card, I die cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Honey Bee Stamps Frappe Shaker Card (I think it may discontinued) to create the card base. And a piece of Cold Press Watercolor Paper die for the top panel and the whip cream portion which I will be watercoloring.

I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Watercolor Paints and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor to color the two pieces. I used a light and dark green as well as a light gold for the cup. And a white gold with a light gold for the whip cream.

I colored the cup lid part of the card base with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then die cut the lid from Acetate and the straw from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Paper (discontinued). I die cut the clover from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK using the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers.

I finished off the card by adding some gold sequins from my stash.

On the inside of the card, I added clovers die cut from Authentique 6 x 6 Emerald Paper (discontinued) using the Lawn Fawn Lucky Clovers dies.

I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Drop in Bright Gold and Sunlit Meadow.

On the inside of the card, I stamped Happy Happy Happy Add-on using Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt Ink and added a gold clover.


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Christmas, Distress Ink Techniques, Embossed Background, Mini Slimline, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Window Cards

Embossed Resist Mini Slimline Card: More Holiday Cards

Hello friends. Want to make an impactful background with little effort. Try using an emboss resist technique. You can stamp or stencil the embossing. Either way the results are impressive!

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 6 x 6″ and scored at 3″ to create a card base. I cut a piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 2-1/8 x 5-1/8″ and die cut a scalloped border using Queen & Co Foundation 17 Dies.

I used Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Inks to color the background. I sprayed some water on it before adding the snowflakes. Next I used Simon Says Stamp’s Falling Snow Stencil with Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder to create the snow in the background.

I stamped the images from Stampin’ Up!’s Warm & Toasty Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG03, YG17 & YG67, C1, C3 & C5 for the sleigh; N1, N2 & N4, R20 & R46 for the bunnies; R46 & R32, C1 & C3, YG03 & YG17, R20 for the mice; and R17 & R46, Y06 & Y17 for the ornaments.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stampset onto the card with Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink and the mice from Stampin’ Up!’s Warm & Toasty Stamp Set (retired) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Christmas, Embossed Background, Faux Embossing, Shaker, Uncategorized, Window Cards

Stretch Your Dies: One Die Three Ways

Hello friends. Have you ever tried using your dies to emboss or stencil your backgrounds?!? It’s super easy and you can make quick cards using these techniques. I created three cards demonstrating these techniques using the Catherine Pooler Retro Ornament Dies. Let me show you how easy they are to make. For more stenciled backgrounds using dies check out my previous post.

For this first card, I created a tone-on-tone background with a little shimmer. I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base, piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock to 5-1/2 x 5-1/2″, a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panels. I also diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Queen and Company Foundation 18 Dies.

I die cut the ornaments from scrap cardstock with the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies. You can also use post it paper or masking paper. I pieced the negative and positive pieces to stencil the ornaments. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks for the left ornament. And Mowed Lawn and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks for the right one. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the ornament cap and stars.

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Joy to the World directly onto the card with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Queen & Company’s North Pole Kit Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red Ink.

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For this second card, I decided to try embossing with my dies. I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel.

I took the ornament dies from the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies and embossed the background panel. For my Sizzix Big Shot machine I used the following sandwich from the bottom up: 1.) Multipurpose Platform, 2.) Cutting Plate, 3.) Emboss mat, 4.) Paper. 5.) Die face down, and 6.) Cutting Plate. Check your machines guide for the proper snadwich. I also added additonal paper to deepen the embossing a bit.

I die cut the ornament cap from dark gray metallic cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock and the ornament centers from green and red metallic cardstock from the same collection.

Then die cut a sentiment from gold cardstock from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock using the Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Bright Baubles Stamp Set (discontinued) with Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red Ink.

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For this third card, I made a fun shaker pocket card. I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of patter paper from my stash to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the inside of the shaker panel.

I cut a piece Acetate slightly larger than my back panel. then used double sided tape to adhere three sides of the acetate to the back of the panel, creasing the edges. I filled the pocket with a variety of flat sequins and stars and sealed the last side of the pocket. I adhered the panel to the card and then die cut a frame from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Card Creator Dies Matting Basics A 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and 4-5/8 x 4-7/8″.

For the ornaments I used Altenew Glitter Gradient Cardstock Set in Pink Brilliance, Ocean Reflection, and Forest Canopy and the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies. I also used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the the ornament caps.

I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Bright and Baubles Stamp Set (retired) onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink, trimmed sentiment to 3/4 x 2″ thebefore adhering it flat.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and the same pattern paper from the front panel to 1 x 4″. Then stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

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Christmas, Distress Ink Techniques, Embossed Background, Faux Embossing, Stampin' Up!, Window Cards

Create Embossed Backgrounds Using Your Dies

Hello friends. It’s time to make some holiday cards. Starting things off with some super easy cards using dies to emboss backgrounds. It’s a super easy technique and produces some really cool results. You can use the embossed or debossed side as well.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background. I followed the sandwich for wafer dies on my diecut machine (Sizzix Big Shot) and added another piece of cardstock to get a deeper impression. Play around with your sandwich and add a shim if necessary to get the desired raised effect.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Inks as well as Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink to color the background. Then I cut out the window using the die in the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered behind the panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) using the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Gloss Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Tim Holtz Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink and added some silver snowflakes.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Uncharted Mariner, Kitsch Flamingo, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks to color the background. I used the ink smooshing technique this time instead of ink blending. It created a nice watercolor effect.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink, fussycut it, and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and added a Balmy Blue Glitter snowflake .

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-3/4 x 5” for the top panel. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 8-1/2 x 11″ Slate 100lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ to mat the top panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some pale and bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added a light pink and balmy blue snowflake.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Stampset (retired) directly onto the card with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL and Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added bright pink snowflakes.

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Birthdays, Distress Ink Techniques, Emboss Resist, Masculine, Stenciled Background, Techniques

Easy Masculine Birthday Card feat. Lawn Fawn’s Giant Happy Birthday

Hi friends. I needed a birthday card for my dad and even though my dad is completely fine with whatever type of card he receives I wanted to keep it kinda masculine bit modern. So I chose a geometric stencil, modeling paste and a few distress inks and made this easy background. Let me show you how easy it is to make!

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Blue Violet to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I colored it by ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, and Villainous Poison. I sprayed water on the background and wiped it off.

I added white Modeling Paste with a palette knife using the Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil. For the sentiment, I diecut Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday die. I diecut it 3x and stacked them for some dimension.

I finished the card by adding some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Young at Heart Stampset (Part of a Stamp of Approval Collection – discontinued), with Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress oxide Ink and added the same pattern to the bottom of the card using Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil and Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Villainous Poison Distress Oxide Inks.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this easy masculine birthday card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Gift Bags, Halloween, Halloween, Stenciled Background, Tags

3 Halloween Gift Bags featuring Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit

Hi friends. I made some cute gift bags with the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Haunted Home Halloween Card Kit. It comes with lots of goodies you can use to decorate the gift bags! These were all very easy to make. Here’s how I made them.

The Kit includes:

For the first bag, I stenciled the background with the NEW Exclusive Halloween Candy stencils set. I used Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire, Mowed Lawn, and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks and Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink.

Then added a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack measuring 2-1/2 tall x 7-1/2 wide” to the top of the bag. I added a trim with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Black Tinsel.

I used one of the cut aparts from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack on the front as well as die cut the witch hat from using Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock. I added some stitching to the hat with a White Gel Pen. I added one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Mini Flair buttons.

I covered one of the American Crafts 1.5 inch Kraft circle tags with a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack. I cut it using a 2-inch punch. Then stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I finished the bag by adding some shimmer to the hat with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and orange and white twine.


For the second bag, I stamped the images from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.

Then added Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fringe and a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack measuring 1/2 tall x 7-1/2 wide” to the top edge of the bag. I stamped a sentiment from NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto one of the round kraft tags and added some black twine.


For the third bag, I sprayed it with the Tim Holtz Ranger Mica Stain in Harvest Moon. Then added black splatters with Tim Holtz BLACK SOOT Distress Spray Stain. I cut out one of the cut aparts from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack then cut a mat for it from Simon Says Stamp Black Glitter Cardstock measuring 3-1/2 x 4-1/2″.

I added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fringe to the bottom edge of the bag. And then added Candy Corn Repeats Stickers all around the image.

I cut a 1.5 inch circle from the Simon Says Stamp 100lb Burnt Orange 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. And adhered it to one of the kraft tags. Finally I added some natural twine.

For all the above bags, you can just decorate one side or do both sides if you like. I added the trim all the way around on some of the bags.


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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these cute Halloween gift bags yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Embossed Background, Halloween, Shaker, Window Cards

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit – Home Sweet Haunted Home)

Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Haunted Home Halloween Card Kit is full of tons of goodies to make cute Halloween cards and gift bags. While the kit is now sold out, you can buy most of the items in the kit seperately. The list below has all the links. Stay tuned for the next post featuring the gift bags!

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock measuring 3-3/4 x 5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Burnt Ember Mica Stain to color the background panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I die cut the witch hat from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Royal Purple 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Exclusive Sassy Witch Hat die set and added some dimension with Catherine Pooler Designs Grape Crush Ink. Then die cut the bow from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock and added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Black Tinsel to the hat brim.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I finished the card by adding some black and purple sequins from my stash.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Burnt Orange 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4″ and one to 4 x 4″.

I glued those together then cut out a shaker window using the Stampin’ Up! LAYERING CIRCLES DIES. It measures 1-7/8″. I also cut a frame from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock using a 2″ and 1-7/8″ circle die. I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of acetate with Tsukineko Stazon MIDI JET BLACK Ink before adhering it to the back of the panel. Then added foam tape to the panel, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Confections Candy Corn and a piece of white cardstock behind that to make the shaker.

I stamped the pumpkins from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG25 and YG67 for the stem; and YR09 and YR16 for the pumpkins. I also added a sentiment strip from the 6 x 6 pattern paper pad.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another to 3/4 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a pumpkin.

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Sunshine Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the candy corn border from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto the Sunshone panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.

I cut a strip of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1-1/4 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 4″.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and die cut it with the coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1/2 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 18 Dies. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-3/4″ and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3-1/2 x 4-1/2″.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Halloween Harvest Moon Mica Stain to color the top panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I cut a sentiment and image from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack cut apart pages as well as two strips measuring 1/2 x 3″ and 1 x 3″ to add to the top of the ghost panel.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1/4 x 4-1/4″ and another to 3/4 x 4-1/4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the fifth card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/4 x 10-1/2″ and scored at 5-1/4″ to create the card base then rounded the corners with a 1/2 inch corner punch. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square).

I stamped the starts from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink. I stamped the images from the same stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with copic markers. I used YR09, YR16 & YR27, YG03 & YG67 for the pumpkins; C00 & 0 for the clouds; Y000, Y00, & Y21 for the moon; C5 & C7 for the bats; YG03, YG67, Y000, Y00, & Y21, C5 & C7, and V05, V06, & V09 for the house; and W3 & W7 for the trees.

On the inside of the card, I die cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square). I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a bat and pumpkin.

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Distress Ink Techniques, Halloween, Techniques

Halloween Scene Card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin House

Hi friends. Here’s another adorable scene card using the Pumpkin House Die from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a fun die set. There are so many occasions for which it can be used, Maybe a winter pumpkin?? Christmas??

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock measuring 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Distress Oxide Inks to create the background on this panel.

I masked off the moon by punching out a 1-1/4″ circle from post it paper. I used Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks. Then removed the mask and added Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink around the moon which blended with the sky colors and created a cool spooky effect. This was totally unplanned but worked out in my favor. I also sprayed water on the panel to further distress it.

I die cut all the necessary images from the Lawn Fawn Pumpkin House Die from various cardstocks and colored them with ink to add dimension. I used Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock for the pumpkin house, cut two so I can pop up the center portion, added a spiderweb pattern using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Trick or Treat, Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder. Then added StampinI used Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie Ink to color the pumpkin. I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock which I colored with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock for the leaves; a pattern paper from the Honey Bee HALLOWEEN HARVEST 6 x 6 Paper Pad for the door which I colored with Catherine Pooler Designs Grape

Ink; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# SLATE Gray Cardstock for the window frames, fence shadow, and chimney shadow. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink to color the wndow frames then backed the windows and door with a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock which I colored with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink. I die cut the wood slats, ghosts, bats and spider using Lawn Fawn Build-A-House Halloween Add-on. I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the windows and colored them with Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede Ink; Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock for the ghosts; and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for the bats and spider. The fence is from Lawn Fawn’s Spooky Fence Border and was cut from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! stampset (included in the kit) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and fussycut it.

I finished the card by adding some white to the background with a White Signo Gel Pen and shimmer to the fence with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of Honey Bee HALLOWEEN HARVEST 6 x 6 Paper Pad to 1 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! stampset (included in the kit) with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a ghost and spiderweb.

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Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Techniques

Emboss Resist Technique: Making a Spooky Background

Hi friends. Using the emboss resist technique to create a background is super easy and creates a very high contrast, impactful visual. Let me show you how easy this was to create.

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Halloween Silhouettes. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the background, added WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun. Then colored it with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Remember to wipe off any excess ink with apaper towel or cloth to clean off the white embossed areas.

I stamped the truck and pumpkins from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate 6×6 Stamp Set and Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.

I used YR16, YR18, & YR09, N2, N6 & N8 for the pumpkins; G94 & G99 for the leaves; BV11, BV08, V25 & V28 for the truck bed; Y13 & Y17 for the truck head lights; C1, C3, C5, C7, & C9 for the metal on the truck; YG05, YG17 & YG67 for the license plate; and BG000 & 0 for the truck windows.

I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey ink Pumpkin Expressions Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I fussycut the sentiments since I don’t have dies for this stampset.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added additional pumpkin and leaf vine.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute Halloween card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.