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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Happy Halloween Decorating!

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!

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!

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!


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.

Fall & Halloween Card & Project IdeasI have been busy getting ready for my Treat & Gift Holders Class which is Friday.  I will have a Tutorial up for sale next week some time.  I also hope to have a Fancy Favor Video Class up some time next week.  Also remember the Back to Spool offer ends September 30th.

So, now on to today’s projects.  I haven’t used the Mini Milk Carton for a while.  The Tricky Treats and Monster Munchies  stamp sets seemed just the perfect size to use.

Halloween Milk CartonsHalloween Milk Cartons

Stamps:  Tricky Treats w#126325 c#126327
Monster Munchies w#127904 c#127907
Got Treats w#119114 c#120627
Ink & Markers:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die #117310
Other:  Sticky Strip
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

1.  Use Sticky Strip on the Side Tab of the Mini Milk Carton.  Put Glue on three of the bottom flaps, front side of Mini Milk Carton facing up.  Close the bottom tab with no Glue last.

You can purchase all the supplies to make these Halloween Mini Milk Cartons at My Online Store.

Happy Halloween Prep!

This cute little Frightening Feline has all sorts of “scary” words composing it’s body.  This is a quick and simple Halloween card to make.  The Frightening Feline stamp is a single stamp in the Holiday Catalog.  I did use Black Embossing Powder to get the clean, crisp image.  A Spider web embossing folder is the background for the Window Frames Framelits.  Rhinestone eyes look at you and make you wonder “What is this cat up to?”
Frightening Feline Halloween Card

Stamps:   Frightening Feline  w#128105
Wicked Cool (Spooky)  w#118738  c#120600  (You could also use Spooky Bingo Bits w#123944 c#123946)
Ink:  VersaMark
StazOn Black
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Window Frames Framelits #129021
Spider Web Embossing Folder #120889
Other:  Black Embossing Powder #109133
Heat Tool #129053
Embossing Buddy #103083
Rhinestones #119246
SNAIL Adhesive

1.  Stamp the word “Spooky” before you run the card stock through the Big Shot.
2.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over the card stock.  Stamp the Frightening Feline in VersaMark, sprinkle Black Embossing Powder over the stamped image.  Return excess Embossing Powder to container.  Flick any extra off by flicking your fingers against the back of the card stock.  Melt Embossing Powder with Heat Tool.  (I LOVE how quiet it is!!!!)

You can get all the products to make this card from My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!

Today is Halloween….. The day for little Trick or Treaters to dress up and get far too much candy!  Here are some Treats for you!

Stampin’ Up! has extended the “Join Stampin’ Up! and get either a Free Big Shot or $100 worth of merchandise” deal until November 11th!  Now that is a great “Treat”!

Happy Halloween!SUPPLIES:
  Spooky Bingo Bits  page 25  w#123944  c#123946
Warmest of Wishes  (Holiday Mini Hostess)  page 5  w#122670  c#122572
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Daffodil Delight
Whisper White
Inks:  Basic Black
Early Espresso
Punches:  Owl Builder  page 213  #118074
1-1/4″ Circle  page 212  #119861
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #118872
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #119854
Other:  1″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (50)  (Holiday Mini) page 11 #124134
Mini Glue Dots

  Stamp images and punch as desired.
2.  To fill bags:  Cut a 1″ x 11″ piece of computer paper and fold in half lengthwise.  Slide inside bag.  Add candy using a chopstick or something similar to help slide the candy to the bottom ot the bag.  Adhere flap.  Attach toppers with Mini Glue Dots.
3.  Enjoy!

As a special treat today, I also have a card for you.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!SUPPLIES:
  Scaredy Cat  page 23  w#122555  c#122557
Inks:  Basic Black
Tangerine Tango
Papers:  Old Olive card base, rectangle under “Happy Halloween”
Basic Black 5-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White
Frightful Sight DSP  page 22  #122351  5″ x 3-3/4″
Glimmer Brads page 199:  Basics (Black)  #121003
Brights (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie)  #121006
Punches:  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle  page 210  #119854
1-3/8″ Circle  page 212  #119860
Tools:  Mat Pack  page 207  #105826
Paper Piercing Tool  page 207  #116631

  Adhere DSP to Basic Black Card Layer.  Adhere to card base.
Stamp Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango onto Whisper White card stock.  Trim around as desired.  Place onto scrap of Old Olive and trim Old Olive as desired.  Using the Mat Pack hole grid, line up small holes in area where brads are.  The second row of holes is where you want the brads so place as desired.  Go in 6 holes from the right side and pierce hole.  Then count over 5 more holes going to the left and pierce.  Move over 5 more holes to the left and pierce last hole.  Remove hole grid.  Widen holes with piercing tool.  Check to see if brad tabs separate.  If they don’t use piercing tool to help spread the tabs apart by placing the pointy part under the tabs and slide it up to separate tabs.  Be careful of the point!  Insert brads.  Place Dimensionals on the back and adhere to front of DSP.
2.  Color Cat with Basic Black marker and stamp onto Whisper White card stock.  Punch with circle punch.  Punch Scallop Circle from Basic Black.  Adhere Cat to Scallop Circle.  Place Dimensionals on back and adhere to card front.
3.  Have a Happy Halloween!

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I love the variety of things you can use this cute, little mini Milk Carton die for.  This time it will be nice for Halloween Treats.
Got Treats?SUPPLIES:
  Got Treats  page 65  w#119114  c#120627
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze  8-1/2″ x 6″
Whisper White  1-5/16″ square  (2 squares)
Ink:  Basic Black
Markers:  Always Artichoke
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die  page 221  #117310
  Clips Assortment  page 197  #112580
Other:  Sticky Strip
Bone Folder

  Cut out Mini Milk Carton with Big Shot.
2.  Fold on all score lines with your Bone Folder
3.  Stamp “To Open” on top of carton inside wide triangle sections towards center section.
4.  Stamp sentiment in center section under “To Open” so it will be on opposite sides.
5.  Color the “Got Treats pumpkin” with markers and stamp on both Whisper White Squares using a Stamp-a-ma-jig if desired.
6.  Attach to milk carton.
7.  Lay milk carton with stamped images facing up.  Put Sticky Strip on side tab.  Turn milk carton over so stamped images are facing down.  Place sticky strip on 3 of the bottom tabs.  I usually put Sticky Strip around all the edges of one of the side tabs and a diagonal piece of Sticky Strip on the 2 tabs next to it, leaving the other end tab clean.  The clean tab will be the first tab folded up.  But before you do that…….
8.  Fold part of the Milk Carton over so the side tab is in the center.  Remove the red part of the Sticky Strip.  Fold the other half so the tab is slightly covered by the edge to form a box shape.  Move it to a square position.  Remove the red parts of the Sticky Strip from the bottom tabs.  Fold up the “Clean” bottom tab, then the two center tabs-one at a time, then the very bottom one that has more Sticky Strip on it.  Use you bone folder to press the bottom from the inside of the box to help your Sticky Strip adhere well.
9.  Fill with treats of your choice.  Hold the top closed with the Clip.
10.  Admire your Halloween Candy Carton before you give it to some lucky person.