A Little Treat

Hi! Welcome to the Team Stamp It September Blog Hop!   This month we are featuring Halloween projects!  I am excited to share this little treat with you featuring products from the August-Dec Mini Catalog.

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I know, you were probably expecting a candy holder, but I decided to go with something a little different.  I’ll still be packaging up candy for the little ones, but thought some of my friends would appreciate these.

We’ll start with the Chapstick holder – this is a take on the one shown in August-December Mini Catalog on page 52.   Since I didn’t have the Magic in the Night bundle, I changed it up a bit.  My die cut is made using Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The Designer Series Paper is Magic in the Night.  I only made one slit in the middle to hold the Chapstick since my die is a bit smaller than the one used in the catalog.  The sentiment, tag and spider come from the Little Treats Bundle in the August-December Catalog.  I used Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry Markers to color the sentiment.  I did use the 1 1/2″ Mesh Ribbon to tie around the Chapstick – I love this ribbon – so fun and perfect for that spidery web.  For the tag, tho, I went with the 3/8″ Glittered Organdy ribbon from the Annual Catalog.

Now, what is hiding inside the box on the left?  Well, let’s open it and see!

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Yes, tucked inside is a Pocket Bac hand sanitizer!  How cute is this?  And, let me tell you, very easy to make.

The box is Rich Razzleberry measuring 2 1/4″ by 10 1/2″.  Score on the 10 1/2″ side at 2″, 3″, 6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″.  Using the smallest Oval in the Stitched Shapes die set, cut a hole in between the 9″ and 10″ score lines.

It should look like this:

PocketBac Template

Fold on all the score lines with a bone folder to get crisp edges and then lay flat.  Fold up on the 10″ score line (so it is covering part of the oval) and place a piece of Tear and Tape on this 1/2″ edge.  Keeping this edge folded, fold up on the 7″ score line and adhere the tab to the back of the box.  That’s all there is to it.  Decorate the front as desired.  You’ll  slide the PocketBac in through the side and pop the top of it through the Oval.  The two pieces of Designer Series paper covering the top and bottom measure 2″ x 1 3/4″.  I used the same spider, tag and ribbon from the Chapstick to decorate the box.  The tag is  attached by placing dimensionals on the bottom of the box right below the lid – allowing you to tuck the lid behind the tag to keep it closed.

What do you think?  I hope my friends like them!

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Congratulations to our winner from August’s Blog Hop:

Make sure to check out the rest of the projects for more inspiration:

 

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Life is Better

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the Beautiful Autumn Bundle!

Beautiful Autumn, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini

I love the colors for this card – Misty Moonlight and Just Jade.  Two of my favorite of the new 2020-2022 In Colors.  You also catch a glimpse of Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.   It is always fun to change up the traditional fall colors for a different look.

Another sweet touch is the use of White Embossing powder on the Misty Moonlight background.  I do not always think to emboss my sentiments on dark colored cardstock, and I love the look – so time to do that a little more often.

And do you see the scallop under the Whisper White panel?  Those are punched circles cut in half!  Great way to get the look if you don’t have a scallop border punch or die.

I hope you’ll consider looking at your Fall stamps and changing them up with a non-fall color palette.

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Boo!

Hi!  Was having some fun with my little owl in the tree and the angle cut DSP technique to come up with this card:

Have a Hoot, Halloween, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini

The Magic In the Night Designer Series Paper makes a great background for this owl who is spooked by the spider.  Easy and cute Halloween card if you are looking to mass produce.  The Stitched Shapes and Layering Oval dies are used to highlight the owl.

The main image is stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.

The base is Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

If you haven’t checked out the Easy Cut corner Designer Series Paper technique, you’ll find it showcased in this post.

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Circle of Life

Hi!  Welcome to the Stamp It Group August Blog Hop featuring Fall!!  I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Hop this month as it has been a while since I’ve been able to participate.  I have a little different spin for you today featuring the Life is Beautiful Stamp set from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

Hello, Friendship, Fall, Life is Beautiful, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini, #StampItBlogHop

 

So, my twist on this card – there are two.  First, I used the tree image as a branch – I love to do this – so many fun things to do when turned sideways.  The second – I didn’t have a circle die large enough to create a mat for the stamped image so instead I die cut 3 smaller circles from various cardstock and used them to create a mat.  I love how it turned out!  Oh and 3rd, I used my Stampin’ Blend – Cajun Craze – color the rhinestones on the card.

Here’s a video showing how I made the card (it is the second card in the video):

Leave a comment below and you will be entered into a drawing to win this fabulous card kit!  Make sure to include #stampitcontest with the comment.

Make sure you check out all the fall projects created just for you:

 

Just a reminder for those of you who live in Massachusetts – it is TAX FREE WEEKEND!!  That means you can get your Stampin’ Up! goodies TAX FREE this weekend ONLY!!  And, if you haven’t used those Bonus Day coupons – do that, too, for extra savings – they expire on Aug 31 – so don’t wait any longer!

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Then And Now

Hi!  I realized recently that I had started my Facebook Business Page ten years ago back in July.  I went looking through some of those projects from then and came across this card:

House of Haunts, Halloween, Stampin' Up!, SU!,

This features the House of Haunts Halloween set, Old Olive cardstock – I think Daffodil Delight -but not sure, and of course Basic Black.   This was the age before I learned how to improve my photos – so this is an as is picture – I think I used a scanner.

Apparently, I still have a thing for Owls and Trees for Halloween, as I recently made this card during a Facebook Live:

Have a Hoot, Halloween, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDec2020Mini

I guess in 10 years I have stepped up my game a little with card making – a few more layers, die cuts, Designer Series Paper.  Tho still using masking to create my moon for the owl.

Here’s the video showcasing this card (and a quick little treat holder, too):

I truly enjoy taking a trip down memory lane and hope you do, too.   While I cannot supply you with the products used to make the card 10 years ago, below you will find the list of products for my most recent Owl in a Tree.

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Autumn Harvest

Hi!  Today I have a card using the new Autumn Goodness bundle from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.   What says fall more than this autumn harvest?

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I love coloring with our Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen – so fun and easy to do.  The harvest image is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  You could also go with a lighter ink color for a softer look.  I used a mix of both the Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.

The Wheelbarrow is stamped with Early Espresso ink and then I used a blender pen to color in the image – this allowed me to pull the ink from the stamped image giving it a deeper wood grain look.

For the background, I just dragged an Old Olive and Balmy Blue ink pad over the cardstock.  A very quick way to produce a background.  The fence is die cut from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The base is Crumb Cake cardstock – measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and folded in half.  The image panel is Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ mounted on an Early Espresso mat measuring 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

If you want to see how I colored and created the background, check out this video:

We are winding down the month of August, which means there isn’t much time left to redeem those Bonus Day Coupons.  Shop my on-line store by clicking on the Shop button to the right or any of the product images below.

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