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!

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!