Spooky Cat Halloween Card

This Spooky Cat Halloween Card uses White Shimmer Paint to highlight the tree trunks and the edges of the Black Cat.
Halloween Cat Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Trick or Tweet.  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147725, Clear-Mount #147722
Ink:  Night of Navy
Frosted White Shimmer Paint #147046
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Basic Black
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Woodland embossing folder #139673
Punches:  Cat #144666
1-1/2″ Circle #138299
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
1/4″ thin bristled paint brush
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Night of Navy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Punch one cat from Basic Black cardstock with the Cat Punch.
~Punch one Daffodil Delight Circle for the Moon.  Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink on your Moon.
2.  Run your Night of Navy card front through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder.
~Shake your Shimmer Paint bottle well.
~Use just a teeny amount of White Shimmer Paint from inside the lid to paint the Tree Trunks and Branches.
~Paint the edge of your Cat, again using just a teeny amount of paint on your brush.  Be careful not to smudge the paint.
3.  Add two Rhinestones to the cat for eyes.
4. Lay out your Cat and Moon where you want them.  Attach the Moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Cat with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use half Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Cat’s tail.
Your card is finished.

Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Foxy Raccoon in the Forest Card

I saw a similar card made with the Foxy Friends Bundle on Patty Bennett’s blog and decided to make one for my class.  It is a fun card to make with lots of different elements.  Enjoy making one for yourself or an animal lover friend.
Foxy Friends-RaccoonSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Foxy Friends  Photopolymer stamps + Fox Builder Punch #142326
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Tip Top Taupe
Soft Suede
Cucumber Crush
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Emerald Envy
Dapper Denim
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Perfect Pines Framelits #139665 (Optional to cut out pine trees.  I hand cut mine.)
Other:  Paper Snips for fussy cutting
Tombow Glue or other adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim 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″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  Make sure your trees are going the correct way before you emboss.  Add all the other pieces before attaching.
3.  Cut your Emerald Envy card stock at 2-1/4″ x 4″  and 3-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut your Flowered paper at 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Line up your Emerald Envy card stock pieces with the Flowered piece in between.  Cut a wavy line on the end where all 3 pieces are stacked together.  Arrange them so you like them.  I ended up flipping over my Emerald Envy pieces to get the “rolling hills” effect.  Attach the tallest Emerald Envy piece to your card front, lining it up with the bottom and both sides, with Tombow Glue.  Layer the Flowered piece next, then the short Emerald Envy.  Trim off any excess at the bottom.
4.  Now for the Stamping:
~Raccoon Body:  Smoky Slate
~Raccoon eye mask, ear tips, and tail stripes:  Tip Top Taupe
~Tree Stump:  Soft Suede
~Trees:  Cucumber Crush
Now cut out all the stamped pieces.
5.  Lay out the cut out pieces and attach with your favorite adhesives.  I just used Tombow Glue.
6.  Attach your finished card front to your card base with Tombow Glue.

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Have fun making different animals with the Foxy Friends Bundle!

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

INSTRUCTIONS:
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

Square Pillowbox Video

This fun Square Pillowbox Thinlit makes a great small gift or treat holder.  It will be available on September 1st, 2015 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.
Square Pillowbox ThinlitThis video is almost 9 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set:  A Little Something  Wood #139827, Clear #139830 (Bundle with Square Pillowbox Thinlit  Wood #140858, Clear #140859)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Cucumber Crush
Tangelo Twist
Big Shot:  Square Pillowbox Thinlit #139657 (Bundles – see Stamp Sets)
Woodland 6″ x 6″ embossing folder #139673
Other:  Glue Dots
Tear & Tape Adhesive  OR Fast Fuse OR Tombow Glue

Happy Pillowbox Making!
Nendy Kerr