Punch Bat Card

This cut Happy Halloween Bat Card is easy to make.  You even get to use real Punches!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Basic Black
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle  #138299
3/4″ Circle  #119873
Embellishments:  Rhinestones  #144220
Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon  #144129
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots (optional)

1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on the lower right corner about 1/2″ above the bottom edge.
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 1″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach it to the card front about 1″ from the bottom.  Tie your ribbon around the card front and tie in a knot.  Position as desired.  Use a Glue Dot or two to hold it in place if necessary.
4.  Punch the Bat and attach to your card front as shown in the video.
5.  Attach the card front to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Stamp Happy Halloween on you envelope flap if desired.

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Halloween Jack O’ Lantern Card

Make this quick and easy Halloween Jack O’Lantern card using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper or stamp your own pumpkins or Jack O’Lanterns on Very Vanilla cardstock.
Halloween Jack O'Lantern Card

Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Jack O’Lantern paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tie Copper Trim around it and tie a knot.  Keep in place with a Glue Dot under the knot.  Attach to card base.
Variation:  Cut Very Vanilla card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp pumpkins in a variety of orange inks randomly over the Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp or draw faces on them if desired.  Wrap with ribbon, tie a knot, and attach to your card front.
3.  Stamp the Yummy Treat in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then stam Trick or Treat in Pumpkin Pie ink as shown in photo.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut out the next size larger scallop oval from Pumpkin Pie card stock and sponge edges with Cajun Craze ink.  Layer the two ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Trick or Treat on you envelope flap OR cut a piece of patterned paper and attach to your envelope flap if desired.

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Punched Pumpkin Card

This cute Punch Art Pumpkin Card can be made with either or both Punches or Framelits.  Change the sentiment to use for ANY Fall occasion.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Layering Oval Framelits #141706
Punch:  1-1/2″ Circle Punch  #138299
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144116
Tools:  Fringe Scissors (retired) OR Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

1.  Cut & Prep:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Early Espress card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sponge all over with Crushed Curry ink.  Then sponge with a pouncing motion in random spots to get the effect you want.
~Cut out 3 of the smaller ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock with your Big Shot.
~Punch out 3 1-1/2″ circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock wity Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval slightly larger from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer together with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Cut Old Olive at 1-1/4″ x 5″.  Put some Tear & Tape along one of the long edges.  Now cut your grass blades to the Tear & Tape.
2. Assemble:
~Attach your Grass with the Tear and Tape to the bottom edge of your sponged Whisper White.
~Cut your Ribbon about 16″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back leaving 3″ at each end without tape on.  Wrap the ribbon around the grass.  Tie a knot on the left side.  Trim ends.
~Lay out the Oval and Circle Pumpkins and the sentiment.
~Attach two Ovals to the sponged layer, slightly overlapping with Fast Fuse.  Attach the last Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the other Ovals.  Repeat with the Circles.  Cut stems with Paper Snips from Old Olive cardstock.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope.  Sponge the edges and flap if desired.

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Halloween Cat Banner Card

Here is another Halloween Cat Card made by Kiev.  This time with a Banner and some Copper Trim and on a background of Witch’s Hats.  You can just punch the Cat from the patterned paper as shown OR stamp the face on cardstock and punch it out.  Have fun making this card for family, friends, or just yourself!
Spooky Cat Banner Halloween Card

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666
Ribbon:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Witch’s Hat paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie card stock at 1-1/4″ x  4″.   Notch the ends by cutting in the center of each end about 3/4″.  Cut from the edge corners to the end of your cut line on all four corners to make your notches.  Attach to card front 1-1/2″ down from top edge.
4.  Punch out your Cat from the Designer Series Paper.  Watch the Cat Punch Video for more detailed instructions.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Cat.  Remove backing and set down sticky side up.  Wrap some Copper Trim over the Banner for form an Oval.  Stick your Cat on top of the Copper Trim making sure at least 1-2 Dimensionals are touching the Copper Trim.
You are finished!
6.  Decorate your envelope flap with a matching piece of Designer Series Paper if you want.

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Happy Spooky Fun Halloween Card

Happy Halloween!  I hope you and all your little Trick or Treaters have a wonderful time!  Here is a Halloween Card to celebrate.

Bundle:  Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Framelits  #144437
Home Sweet Home Bundle #143516
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with scissors or your Paper Trimmer.
4.  Stamp your Ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the large Ghost with the Framelit.  Hand cut the 3 small ghosts.
5.  Cut your Witch, small and large bats from Basic Black card stock using the Framelits and Thinlit.
6.  Lay all the pieces on your card front.  Once you are happy with the positioning, attach everything but the small bat with Stampin’ Dimensionals halves.  Attach the small bat with Tombow Glue.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Baker’s Box

This week’s projects focus on the Baker’s Box Thinlits.  Today it is decorated for Halloween, Wednesday is Fall, and Friday is Christmas.  Hope you enjoy having fun making and decorating your own Baker’s Boxes!
Halloween Bakers Treat Box

Halloween Bakers Treat BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:   Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits  #143516  Ghost, Small Bat
 Memento Black
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Baker’s Box Thinlits #138279
Halloween Scenes Edgelits #141842  Tree, large bat
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Other:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262

Watch This Video for Basic Baker’s Box instructions.
1.  Cut your Baker’s Box Thinlit twice from Tip Top Taupe card stock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Fold all score lines so each piece looks the same.
~Add your Tear & Tape to the side tabs and the bottom flaps.
~~Side Flaps (smaller):  With the outside facing up, put Tear & Tape on the outside edge and the bottom on both pieces.
~~Front and Back Flaps (larger with V in the center. I leave this part flat):
~~~Front: Put Tear & Tape on the INSIDE of both sides of the V.
~~~Back:  Put Tear & Tape on the OUTSIDE of both sides of the V.
2. Cut:
~Cut two Trees from Chocolate Chip card stock.  The bottom and sides of the “ground” don’t cut.  Cut them straight so the ground will wrap around the bottom of your box.
~Cut two large bats and two small bats from Basic Black card stock.
~Stamp two ghosts in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
3.  Assemble your Box:  Attach the side Tabs.  Now for the bottom flaps:  sides first, then the Back Flap, and the Front Flap is last.
4.  Decorate:
~Choose the front of your Box.  Glue the Tree to the center front wrapping the ground around to the left side.  Cut it off at the right side, depending on how you cut the ground on your trees.
~Hold up your second tree so it shows about half the branches sticking out from the side.  Add Glue to the half of the tree that will be glued to the Baker’s Box.  Attach making sure the Glue is all on the box and the unglued branches are sticking out the side.  Now attach and trim your ground around the bottom of the box.
~Glue on your ghosts and bats.
~Tie closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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Have fun making your own Halloween Baker’s Box.  Come back Wednesday for a Fall Version perfect for Guys and Nature Lovers.

Spooky Halloween Card

The Houses on this card are cut from a strip of the Halloween Night Designer Series Paper.  The stamped Moon and the die cut images are from the Spooky Fun Bundle.  This was a really fun card to make.  This card was also part of the September Stamp Class.  Everyone loved it!
Halloween Night CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Spooky Fun photopolymer stamps + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
Ink:  Memento Black
Whisper White
Card Stock:  Basic Gray
Basic Black
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Tools:  Big Shot
Sponge Wedge
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Cut your Basic Gray card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your House strip about 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ – along the outside of the strip.  Attach leaving about 3/4″ of your card base showing at the bottom.
3.  Cut your Tree (the sides and bottom are not cut by the Edgelit.  You will need to cut them yourself.), the witch, and two bats from Basic Black card stock with your Big Shot and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  Lay out on your card front to help you decide where to stamp your moon.
4.  Stamp your Moon in Memento Black ink.  Sponge with Whisper White ink in a swirling motion making sure to go outside the lines so it looks more like moonlight.
5.  Glue on all your pieces.  NOTE:  I trimmed the left side of the “ground” by the tree so it looked more like a small hill.
6.  You can stamp a sentiment on the card front if desired.

Glimmer Pumpkin Card

We made this Sparkly Pumpkin Punch Art Card at my September Stamp Class.  This “Punch Art” card uses Framelits and your Big Shot.  It is a pretty quick card to make and can be used for any Fall Occasion.
Glimmer Punch Art Pumpkin CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Memento Black or other black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029
Halloween Night Designer Series Paper #142022
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals #141706
Paisley Framelits #141849
Other:  Sponge Wedge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Hold folded card base and sponge Tangerine Tango around the outside edges.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge around the edges.
3.  Cut your Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper  with the Layering Ovals of your choice.  I used D3 Framelit.  Cut three of the same size Oval.
4.  Glue two Ovals onto your card front overlapping them by about 1/4″.  Add your last Oval to the center with at least 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Cut your Leaf from Old Olive card stock.  Glue onto your Pumpkin.  Some customers added a 2nd Leaf to the lower left corner and stamped their sentiment higher.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
7.  You can sponge around your envelope edges and flap with the Tangerine Tango if desired.

Happy Halloween Treat Bag

Use the Petite Cafe Gift Bags to make this Happy Halloween Treat Bag for your Halloween Treat and Gift Giving.
Happy Halloween Treat BagSUPPLIES
Bags:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags (10 bagw) #135826
Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set + Halloween Scenes Edgelits #144437
 Halloween Treat Wood #142429
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tools:  Big Shot
Paper Snips
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue (SNAIL does not stick well enough to the bag)

1.  Stamp your Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
2.  Stamp your Pumpkin group in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color with your Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Stamp a Pumpkin face on each pumpkin in Memento Black ink.  Cut out with coordinating Framelit and Big Shot.
3.  Attach to Petite Cafe Gift Bag with your favorite adhesive.
4.  Fill with treats or gift.  Fold top over twice and bend tabs to hold closed.

Happy Halloween Treat Giving!

Seasonal Thinlits Ghost Card

This was a fun Halloween Ghost card to make.  It did take a little longer than most cards because of the sponging technique, but it turned out cute.  Try making one for a spooky little someone.
Halloween Ghost cardSUPPLIES:
Inks:  Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Tangelo Twist
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangelo Twist
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Seasonal Thinlits #139658
Punches:  1-3/8″ Circle
1/4″ Handheld Circle
Other:  5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon #134549
4 Stampin’ Sponge wedges (1/2 Stamping Sponge)
Fast Fuse
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Sponge your Woodland embossing folder on the inside of the part that has the Sizzix label.
NOTE:  Pay attention to the direction your folder faces.  The “Bottom” of the embossing folder image is at the fold.  The “Top” of the image is at the upper open edge.
~Chocolate Chip ink = Tree Stripes & Tree edges including branches
~Daffodil Delight ink = Top of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Pumpkin Pie ink = Center of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Tangelo Twist = Bottom of scene on the flat part between the trees
~Take some time and blend where the colors overlap.
4.  Remoisten the sponged side of the embossing folder with your breath.  Place your Whisper White card front inside the folder on the uninked side so you can line it up so the trees are straight.  Run through your Big Shot.  Oooh and Aaaaw at how nice it turned out.  Glue to your card base.
5.  Ghost.  Cut your Whisper White card stock into a triangle with the bottom edge being 2-1/2″ wide and the top point being over 3″ tall.  Stick the top point into a circle punch from the outside so only the point gets punched off to form the rounded top of the Ghost.  Run Fast Fuse down the outside edges and cover with the Satin Ribbon.  Run Fast Fuse over the center parts and cover with two more strips of Satin Ribbon.  Trim the rounded top and flat bottom with your scissors.  Add two 1/4″ Basic Black punched circles for eyes.  Add Dimensionals to the back of your Ghost.
6.  Cut your Spooky with the Seasonal Thinlit and Tangelo Twist card stock.  I used the Precision Plate and also put Parchment Paper in between the  card stock and the Thinlit.
7.  Lay out the Ghost and the Spooky in the desired positions.  Attach the Ghost with Dimensionals and the Spooky with either Tombow Glue or the Fine Tipped Glue Pen.
8. Add a fun Halloween sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.
9.  You can also emboss the back flap of your envelope if desired.  Watch this Video for instructions.

Happy Halloween Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

File Tab Candy Holder

Do you need a quick and easy candy holder for Halloween?  This one uses the File Tab Edgelits to make the candy holder.  Try making one for a special Trick or Treater!
Hershey's Miniature Candy Bar HolderSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Big Shot:  File Tabs Edgelits #133729
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots
3 Hershey Miniature Candy Bars

1.  Cut your paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Score at 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ along the 5-1/2″ side.
2.  Cut the 4″ sides with your File Tab Edgelits & Big Shot.  I put a Tab on each side.
3.  Stamp Trick or Treat in Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Punch a 203/8″ Basic Black Scallop Circle.  Layer together with Dimensionals.  Tie a bow with Baker’s Twine and attach it with a Glue Dot.
4. Attach three Hershey’s Miniature Candy Bars to the inside above the score line with Glue Dots.
5.  Use Washi Tape to hold the sides closed.
6.  Attach the Scallop Circles to one side with Dimensionals.
7.  Give to a special Trick or Treater.  You can also make more for your Halloween party.

Happy Halloween!
Nendy Kerr

What is in YOUR Spider Web? Halloween Card

Oh my, what fun things are caught in this Spider Web!  Lots of Halloween things, that is for sure.  Enjoy catching things in your own Halloween Spider Web!
Howl-O-Ween Spider Web cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle: Howl-O-Ween Treat stamps + Boo to You Framelits   Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Chocolate Chip
Delightful Dijon
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Boo to You Framelits (in Bundle above)
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Other:  Spider Web Doilies #139622
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tangelo Twist card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Use your Big Shot and the Woodgrain embossing folder to give it some texture.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Attach your Spider Web Doily to your embossed card front with several Glue Dots.  I think I used 9 – one in the center, and one on each of the larger tips.
4.  Now for the fun!  Stamp the images you want caught in your Spider Web, then cut them out with the coordinating Framelit.
~Witch Hat – Blackberry Bliss ink
~Pumpkin – Pumpkin Pie ink
~Star Wand – Delightful Dijon
~Owl – Chocolate Chip
5.  Attach stamped and cut out items to the Spider Web Doily with Dimensionals.  Your card is finished.

Happy Halloween card making!
Nendy Kerr

Boo Box

Make this cute Halloween Version of the Baker’s Box using the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle.  It is quick and easy.  Let your children try decorating one for themselves!
Boo! Baker's BoxSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set + Boo To You Framelits  Wood #140839, Clear #140840
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Markers for Owl:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Happy Haunting Washi Tape #139608
Into the Woods 3/6″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon #139612
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

1.  Watch this video for instructions on making the Baker’s Box.
2.  Wrap Washi Tape around the lower edge of the box about 1/8″ above the bottom.
3.  Stamp the Witch’s Hat in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.
4.  Cut the BOO! out of Basic Black card stock with the Framelit and your Big Shot and Glue onto the top front of your BOO! Box.
5.  Color your Owl stamp with Markers:  Black for the eye centers, Tangerine Tango for the claws/feet (and color in the beak after you stamp), Chocolate Chip for the owl body and wings.  Remember to open your mouth wide and breathe moist air onto your stamp several times to remoisten the ink.  Stamp.  Then cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  I used Tombow to glue the body to the box front.  I did NOT put Tombow on the Owl head above the black eye dots!
6.  Fill with treats or a small gift and tie closed with about 10″ of ribbon.

Happy Halloween Treats!
Nendy Kerr

Last Bite Halloween Treat Bag

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween Treat Bag?  This will do the trick and is easy when you need to make a lot of treat bags.
Halloween Treat Bag 2014

Stamps:  Merry Everything w#135068  c#135071  (Bundle with Punch w#137635  c#137636)
Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper #135819
Punches:  Note Tag Punch #135860 (See Bundles above)
Scallop Tag Topper #
Corner Rounder #
Other:  White and Tangerine Two-Tone Trim #135838
Linen Thread
4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags  #102757

1.  Color your Stamp with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Punch out with Note Tag Punch.  Put Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Punch the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add the tag from Step 1 to this tag.  Put Linen Thread through the ribbon hole in the tag and tie to the Two-Toned Ribbon loose enough so you can adjust the position.
3.  Fill your Cello Bag with Treats.  Tie the Two-Toned Ribbon around the top.  Adjust the Tag position.  Your Treat Bag is now ready to give away!

Happy Halloween Treating!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits Box Basics Video

This video shows you how to make the Basic Curvy Keepsakes Box.  Now you will have the foundation to make all those cute critters you find on Pinterest!  A customer suggested making a “Jack ‘O Lantern from Vellum with a battery-operated tealight inside shown lighted in the picture with the dark background.  I did sponge the outside with Tangerine Tango ink and used a battery-operated tealight with an Orange base and flame which helps add more orange color to the Pumpkin.
Curvy Keepsakes Box Basics-Pumpkin, Purse

Video Time is about 9.5 minutes

Stamps:  Good Greetings (Limited Edition Hostess set with $300 Party or Order until October 31, 2014)
Card Stock:  
Coastal Cabana
Very Vanilla
Card Stock Vellum
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies #135853
Other:  Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine  #132976
1/8″ Hole Punch #134365
Punched Vellum Flower with Vintage Faceted Button

Note:  One of these little boxes can hold 8 Hershey Nuggets if you stack/cram them in properly.

1.  Use the Bone Folder to round the box sides BEFORE you attach the pieces together.
2.  Put the adhesive on the 2 sides connected to the rounded corner of each bottom piece.  I used Fast Fuse which is working well after a couple of weeks.

Happy Curvy Box Creating!
Nendy Kerr

Spooky Halloween Banner with Complete Instructions

Today is my Spooky Halloween Banner Class.  After some experimentation I figured out an easy way to make it.  It is so easy that I will also be making a red and green Christmas one and a Let it Snow one using the Christmas Accessory Kit.  I am so glad there are 18 pennants in both the Kit and the Refill Kit.  Enjoy making your own Banners!
Spooky Halloween Banner

Kits:  Build-a Banner Simply Created Kit  #133507
Halloween Accessory Kit #132698
Inks:  Tangerine Tango ink pad (freshly reinked)
StayzOn Black ink pad  (freshly reinked) OR Basic Black ink pad (freshly inked)
Card Stock:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Punches:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle
Other:  Sponge Daubers
Jumbo Sticky Rounds #127852  OR Glue Gun
Sticky Strip
Tombow Glue
Simply Scored Tool
StayzOn Cleaner if you used StayzOn ink

Decide on the word you want to use on your banner and how many of the banner pennants you want to use.  Lay out the pennants in the order you want.  I will give the instructions for the Spooky Banner I made.
1.  Choose and lay out the six pennants as shown.
2.  First and last pennants:  Use a sponge dauber, the Tangerine Tango ink pad, and your Chevron stencil.  Place the stencil with the open circle up at the top.  I put it as high as I could on all my stencils.  Gently rub your Sponge Dauber in your Tangerine Tango ink pad, then gently rub your inked Sponge Dauber in the open part of the Chevrons until they are the color you like.  Leave the circle part blank.  Set aside to dry.
3.  Fourth pennant:  Use the Stripe stencil and fill in the stripes using your Sponge Dauber and Tangerine Tango ink, as above.
4.  Clean your stencils by running water over them.  Lay them on a towel to dry.
5.  Assemble the Rosettes in your Halloween Accessory Kit by adding Sticky Strip to one end and attaching the ends.  Remove one side of the Jumbo Sticky Round (or use hot glue).  Flatten out your Rosette and make the center as small as possible.  Cover the center with the sticky round.  Turn it over and put another Sticky Round on the center.  This should keep them flat enough to easily add your decorations after all your rosettes are assembled.
6.  Make two card stock rosettes.  Cut four 2″ x 8-1/2″ Tangerine Tango strips.  Score each strip every 3/8″.  Fold accordion style.  Attach two strips together using Sticky Strip.  Attach to Jumbo Sticky Rounds as you did with the other rosettes.
7.  Letter Strips.  Cut one 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Tangerine Tango strip and one 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Crushed Curry strip.  Decide how you want the bottom cut and line them up with the corresponding pennant, centering the strip, and cut the very bottom off.  Decide which letters you want on them.  I did the first “o” and a “k”.  Adhere to those Pennants with Tombow glue.
8.  Now to sponge the letters on your pennants and strips.  You might want to lay out the rosettes on the pennants to help you position your letters.  Choose out the letters you want.  Make sure you get the “p”.  I realized later that I used the “d” instead of the “p”.  The “p” had a line on the bottom of the tail that extends on both sides of the tail.  I laid out the stencils on the pennants I wanted them on so I would get them in the order I wanted them.  Sponge on the letters.  If you use Black StayzOn Ink, please clean the stencils immediately after sponging all the letters.  Use StayzOn Cleaner, then rinse under running water.  Dry with paper towel or let air dry on a towel.
9.  Punch out 2 each Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry 2-3/8″ Scallop Circles and 1 Crushed Curry and 1 Basic Black 1-1/4″ Scallop Circles.  The smaller scallops are optional.
10.  Decorate your Rosettes.  Place your rosettes on the pennant you want them.  Now decorate them.  Here is what I did to mine:
~S.  Chevron Pennant, Black Rosette, 2-3/8″ Tangerine Tango Scallop Circle, Crushed Curry Circle from Kit, Black Button from Kit attached with Glue Dots.
~P.  Plain Pennant, Crushed Curry rosette, 2-3/8″ Basic Black Scallop Circle, Spider die cut from Halloween Kit (The Skull and Crossbones is shown in the Holiday Catalog.)
~O.  Plain Pennant with Crushed Curry strip, Tangerine Tango card stock rosette, Basic Black large Scallop Circle, Orange circle from Halloween Kit, Crushed Curry 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle, Black button from Kit attached with Glue Dots.
~O.  Striped Pennant, Black rosette, Crushed Curry large scallop circle, Orange circle from Kit, small Basic Black scallop circle, Yellow button from Kit attached with Glue Dots.
~K.  Plain Pennant with Tangerine Tango strip, Crushed Curry rosette, Tangerine Tango large scallop circle, Yellow circle from Kit, Black Button from Kit.
~Y.  Chevron Pennant, Orange card stock rosette, Crushed Curry large scallop circle, Bat die cut from Kit.  Add two Rhinestones for Bat’s eyes.
11.  String the Jute Twine from your Kit through the grommet holes in your pennants.  I had the longer part of the twine go behind the pennant.  Tie a loop at each end so you can hang it up.
12.  Now take the ribbons from your kit and tie them between the Pennants.  Here is what I used between each set of letters:
~S & P:  orange
~P & O:  Gray Striped
~O & O:  Basic Black 1/8″
~O & K:  Orange
~K & Y:  Gray Striped
13.  Now hang your Spooky Halloween Banner up.  Adjust the placement of the Pennants and the Ribbons.  Admire it.  Invite some friends over to enjoy your fun Spooky Halloween Banner!  You can also take pictures and email to others or Pin It to Pinterest!

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MDS Happy Halloween Card

What!  You didn’t make any Halloween cards?  Or you just thought of someone else you want to wish a Happy Halloween?  Make this cute Halloween card with My Digital Studio and email it to them!  You can make your own e-cards to send to family and friends.  If you don’t own My Digital Studio yet you can download the FREE 30-Day Trial, watch my MDS Lesson 1 video, and make a card today to email to your friends.  I have included the product numbers of the Downloads I used to make this card.  Or use the basics included in the Free Trial.  Either way, you can make someone’s day brighter because they know you were thinking about them when you made this card!

MDS Stamps:  Toxic Framable-bat 2  #128139
Delightful Dozen-Happy Halloween  #127597
MDS Papers:  Whisper White Textured Card Stock  #120168
Frightful Sight-7  #123144
Pumpkin Pie card stock  (comes with MDS)
MDS Other:  Pumpkin Pie Eyelet (comes with MDS)

1.  Choose Cards & Tags, then Greeting Card, then 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Landscape.
2.  Use Pumpkin Pie card stock as the background paper.
3.  Crop the Frightful Sight paper to 4? x 5-1/4″.  Move cropped area until you like it’s position.  Select OK and move into place against bleed area.  Choose Recolor and select either Concord Crush or Elegant Eggplant.  (I can’t remember which I used.)
4.  Select Textured White Card Stock as a paper layer.  Crop later.
5.  Select the Happy Halloween from Delightful Dozen.  Change color to Tangerine Tango.  Select Coloring Tool and color Pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie brush, stem with Old Olive, and shadow with Going Gray.  Select OK.  Now Select Drop Shadow and choose 52% Opacity and 7 Blur.  Select OK.
6.  Now resize Whisper White card stock to fit under Happy Halloween.  Now select Mat and choose the size as 8.  The color is Basic Black.  Select OK.
7.  Use the Global Search icon in the lower right corner and type in Bat.  Choose desired bat.  Select Drop Shadow as 75% Opacity and Medium Blur.   Click OK.
8.  Select DSP and then Drop Shadow.  Choose 75% Opacity and Medium Blur,  Select all on page.  Click OK (twice).
9.  Add 4 Pumpkin Pie Eyelets.   Select Drop Shadow and choose 75% Opacity and Medium Blur.  Select all on the page.  Click OK twice.
10.  (Optional)  I always delete the extra pages when I am going to email a digital card just to save room on my hard drive.  Select one of the empty pages.  Right Click and choose Delete Page.  Delete other pages as desired making sure the Blue Frame is around the one you want to delete.
.  Save.  Go to Share in Design Center.   Choose Export Pages.  Select Image Type as JPEG. Select desired pages to save if necessary.  Select Image Size-I usually choose Medium for email and to post on my blog.  I usually change the File Compression to 80% for email.  Choose the Folder to save your project in.  Click Finish.
12.  Write your email.  Add this card as an attachment.  Make someone happy!

You can find all the My Digital Studio downloads to make this Halloween Card at My Online Store.

Happy Digital Halloween!

Witch’s Boot Halloween Card

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasI received a swap of a cute Witch’s Boot card like this at Convention.  As usual, I changed the color scheme and added some Rhinestones for Bling.  I did keep the same layout.
Bootiful Occasions Witch's Boot Halloween Card

Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions w#126595 c#126597
Card Stock:  Basic Black  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Elegant Eggplant 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3″ Square for die cutting
Pumpkin Pie 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ for card base, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card layer
Whisper White 3″+ square for stamping & punching
Regals Designer Series Paper Stack #117154  1-1/2″ x 4″
Ink:  StayzOn Black #101406
Big Shot:  Spider Web embossing folder #120889
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die #123126
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Square (Optional)
Other:  Basic Rhinestones #119246
Piercing Tool #126189
Piercing Mat #126199 (Optional)
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187 (Optional)
Paper Snips or Scissors (Optional)
Small Post-It-Notes

1.  Cut papers as listed above in Supplies.  Score and fold Pumpkin Pie card base at 4-1/4″.  Adhere Basic Black layer to card front with SNAIL.
2.  Emboss your Elegant Eggplant layer with the Spider Web embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Put SNAIL on you Basic Black layer (so you don’t flatten out your embossing) and adhere embossed Elegant Eggplant layer to Basic Black layer.
3.  Put a small Post-It-Note on your Boot stamp so it covers the lower half or your Boot and all the words are visible.  Ink your sentiment with StayzOn ink.  Remove Post-It-Note and stamp sentiment in the lower corner of your Pumpkin Pie layer.  Clean stamp.
4.  Now place your Post-It-Note over your sentiment and leave all the Boot uncovered.  Ink with  StayzOn ink.  Remove Post-It-Note and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.
5.  Die cut your scallop circle to go under your Boot using the largest circle on the Perfect Pennants die and your Elegant Eggplant 3″ card stock Square.  Attach Boot image with SNAIL.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your Scallop Circle.  Do NOT remove the backings yet.
6.  Now for your Paper Stack DSP Banner.  There are TWO ways you can get the “V” in the bottom of your Banner.  First:  Use a Square Punch.  (Mine are always lopsided when I use a punch.)  Second:  Use your Piercing equipment.  Lay your banner on your Piercing Mat.  Take the Paper Piercing Template that has rows of piercing holes.  Line it up so one of the holes is in the center (7 in, if I remember correctly), and it is as high as you want your “V” to go.  Pierce a hole in that center hole.  Now use your paper snips or scissors to cut from each corner up to the center.  I like this version much better!  It does have more steps but I like the results better!  Adhere in desired position to the Pumpkin Pie layer using either SNAIL, Dimensionals, or both.
7.  Now remove the backings from the Dimensionals on your Boot layer and attach in desired position.
8.  Now for the Bling!  Attach 3 large Rhinestones to 3 of the large circles on the Boot.  Attach 1 large Rhinestone to each corner of the Elegant Eggplant layer.  Attach a strip of 5-7 Small Rhinestones to the lower corner of your Pumpkin Pie layer as desired.
9.  You now have a Fancy Witch’s Boot card to give someone for Halloween!

You can buy all the supplies to make this Witch’s Boot Halloween Card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Cute Petal Cone Bat

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasThis fun Bat is made using the Petal Cone die for the Bat body and the Perfect Pennants die for the Bat wings and Bat fangs.  It is a fairly quick project to make.  Make some Bats for your friends and the children in your life!  My grandson made one (with some help since he is just 4).  He enjoyed doing all the Big Shot work and punching.  I did the gluing and taping.  He did add a nose, ears and feet to his.  I should have taken a picture to show you.  I saw this on Heather Summer’s blog last year but there are no instructions.
Petal Cone Bat 2012

Stamps:  only if you want a tag or something
Ink:  same as above 🙂
Card Stock:  1 sheet Basic Black
Whisper White scraps
Big Shot:  Petal Cone Bigz L Die #121810
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die #123126
Large Scallop Edgelit #127019
Spider Web Folder #120889
Punches:  1/2″ Circle #119869
Petite Pennants Builder #122361
Other:  3/8″ Glimmer Brads of your choice  (I used Basics #121003, my class members chose Brights #121006)
Sticky Strip
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Paper Piercer
Crop-o-dile or hole punch
18″ Ribbon-I used Basic Black 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145

1.  Cut your Basic Black card stock into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Now trim each piece into a 5-1/2″ x 5″ piece.  Save the extras for the wings.
2.  Cut the 5″ x 5-1/2″ pieces with the Petal Cone die.  You will be trimming off the half circles at the top.  Cut one sheet at a time with your Big Shot (because there are Score Lines).  Trim off the half circle parts with scissors.
3.  Cut the narrower pieces (you can do these at the same time-no score lines)-use the largest triangle shape.  These will become your wings.  Now use the Large Scallop Edgelit to shape the lower parts of your wings.  (Run it forward and then back again if you want to cut both wings at the same time.)
4.  Lay your wings out so the “shoulder” part of the wings is touching in the middle <| |> and the scallop part is lined up at the bottom.  Keeping the top side up, place the wing inside the Spider Web embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now keep your embossing folder in the same position and take the other wing with the top side up and place inside the embossing folder.  Run through your Big Shot.  Your wings should be just right.  (If not, do as I did and run one through the embossing folder again.)  Score the “shoulders” at 1/4″.
5.  You are now ready to start assembling your Bat.
6.  Put Sticky Strip on both Petal Cone tabs.  Remove red lining from ONE Sticky Strip and adhere.  You will assemble your Bat while it is flat.  (Believe me-it is SO much easier!)  Choose which side you will have your Bat’s face on.  This will be the “Front”.
7.  Punch two 1/2″ Whisper White circles for eyes.   Adhere to front.  You can punch two fangs out with the Pennant Builder punch OR Cut a 2″ square of Whisper White, fold it in half, and cut it out with the small triangle on the Perfect Pennant Die.  Glue onto front under eyes.  Poke a hole with the Paper Piercing Tool in the center of each eye.  Put in brads for eye balls. (Check your brad tabs to make sure they separate.  If they don’t, I usually put my old piercing tool at the base-next to the circle part-and run it up through the center to divide the tabs.)
8.  Take your “wings” and put Sticky Strip on the 1/4″ score line you made.  (Note:  Flatten out embossing first with your Bone Folder so the Sticky Strip will adhere better.)  Attach one wing to each side panel (panels next to face) with the tab facing away from the face panel and embossed side facing front.  I just centered them.  Take your Crop-o-dile or hole punch and punch a hole on the top portion of each wing tab.  Tie a knot in one end of your Ribbon.  Thread the unknotted end through the hole from the inside of one hole and through the outside of the other hole.  Tie a knot in the end you used to thread through the holes.  (I find it easier to trim a point on the end I will be threading through the holes.)
9.  Take the Sticky Strip liner off the last tab on your Petal Cone and adhere Bat together.  You are finished!  You can put treats in your Bat if you would like.  My grandson put a Hot Wheels car in.  Be creative if you want!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this Bat at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping….. er, Halloween Crafting!


Happy Googly Halloween!

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasI am really enjoying the Googly Ghouls stamp set and the Googly Eyes!  Here is a card that uses them and one of the stamps just made available as a Single Stamp!
Happy Googly Eyes Halloween

Stamps:   Googly Ghouls w#128060 c#128063
Seasonal Sayings w#128006 c#128009 Halloween single #132311
Papers:  Very Vanilla card stock
Cajun Craze card stock
Howlstooth & Scarringbone DSP #126906
Ink:  Black StayzOn
Certainly Celery (for coloring with Blender Pen)
Cajun Craze
Markers:  Pumpkin Pie
Rich Razzleberry
Cajun Craze
Daffodil Delight
Other:  Googlies (Eyes) #127539
Corner Rounder Punch #119871
Blender Pen #102845
Rhinestones #119246
Scissors or Paper Snips

1.  Cut Cajun Craze card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Cut Howlstooth DSP 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Adhere to card front. 
2.  Cut Very Vanilla 2″ x 3-1/4″.  Round corners with punch.  Stamp desired Googly Ghouls in Black StayzOn ink.  Color Frankenstein’s skin with a Blender Pen using Certainly Celery ink.  Use Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry Markers to color Witch.
3.  Color Happy Halloween stamp with Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Cajun Craze Markers.  I did the letters every other one, although it is hard to tell.  Stamp on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock.  Trim edges and round corners with punch.  Stamp Bat on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock with Black StayzOn ink.  Cut out.
4.  Scrape the edges of your two larger cut pieces across your Cajun Craze ink pad.  Place your 3 stamped Very Vanilla pieces on your  card front in desired positions.  Add Googly Eyes as desired.  Adhere stamped pieces with Dimensionals.
5.   You now have another cute Halloween card!

You can get all the supplies to make this Googly Halloween Card at My Online Store.