Cards - Halloween & Fall

Sneak Peek- Holiday Gift Packaging Class

I thought I'd share a quick peek at the Stampin' Up treat tubes from the Holiday Catalog, that we will be making at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

We are making 10 projects all together. I think the treat tubes are fabulous and so fun! Fill them will all sorts of candy or treats.

I matched the candy to the stamped image theme: red hots for Rudophs "nose" and Reeses's pieces to match the pumpkin pie pumpkin!

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I got the cute idea for the reindeer on a toothpick from my friend Cindy. She always has fun ideas to share! See her blog here.

I'm looking forward to sharing the other amazing holiday projects with my attendees this Wednesday.

Thanks for taking a "peek" at my blog today!

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Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Z Card Fold

I've got another triple Z fold card to share with you today. I posted one last week made with a birthday stamp set, and today I'm using the Colorful Seasons Bundle to make a fall card.

I used the beautiful leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This stamp set is a two step stamp set- which means the stamps are layered on top of each other in different colors to create shading and dimension.

If you'd like the measurements and a quick tutorial on how to make this fold- refer back to the card from last week - click here

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 A tip when stamping the large leaves- stamp the outline image first and then the solid image. I used pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and pear pizzaz inks on this card.

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I added some fun embellishments too! Gold faceted gems, enamel shapes and gold metallic shapes.

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 I wanted to give the card the look of tree bark, so I added the Pinewood Plank emboss folder to add some detailed woodgrain dimesion to the top flap of the card. I love how it turned out.

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Its officially fall and I think this card is a perfect greeting for the season.

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Happy Fall y'all and thanks for stopping by!

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Cute Halloween Greeting Cards

Falls here and halloween is just around the corner. If you've never sent halloween cards in the past, maybe this year you can start a new tradition and surprise your friends and family with cute cards in the mail!

I used the ever so cute pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog. There is an optional "face" for the pumpkins just for halloween. Or you can leave the pumpkin faceless :)

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I'm loving the combination of basic black with the lemon lime twist cardstock. The black and white ribbon is so awesome, I want to use it on everything! It has a shiny coating and thick stitching on the edges.. so gorgeous. I just realized this is a different card from above... almost exactly the same except I used perfect plum as the card base and trim. The greeting is on a wisteria wonder circle instead of pumpkin pie cardstock. Oh my... I guess I was having too much fun playing with this set!

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Here we go.. here's a photo of both cards.

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I made a big bunch of them to send out to my stampin' friends.

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I made this one too. I am smitten with this ribbon.. can't use it enough, that's for sure. And just how cute is that tiny spider web from the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit set??

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 I hope you decide to send some fun halloween or fall pumpkin cards out this year. I bet it will be a fun and welcome surprise to your friends and family.

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Pumpkins A Plenty and an Embossing Technique

Well, I mentioned that I love pumpkins, and now you know that I wasn't kidding. Here's a couple more pumpkin cards from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit dies.

One card we made at Kim's Card Class last week and the other is a variation of that. Both in similar color and design.

This one is from card class. The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn paper pack.

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Notice the background? Its the Garden Trellis emboss folder. What I did here, was to stamp the pumpkin and the greeting first and then emboss over it. I kind of am in love with this technique.. and the emboss folder.

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This one is a little different - no embossing but a couple more die cuts.

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I've added some wooden, Hearts and Stars Elements to this cheerful pumpkin card. The colors are mostly the same, but I used soft sky as the card base instead of cajun craze.

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I've attached the elements with mini glue dots and multi purpose glue. The greeting on this card is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the birthday greeting on the card above is from the Special Delivery stamp set. Don't you just love the colors of fall? Me too!

Which one is your favorite?  I can never choose - I love any kind of pumpkin card!

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How To Card Fold with Seasonal Chums

One of the cutest stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog is the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits.

I used the pumpkin stamp as a single image instead of a tag, which is what the stamp was designed to be. Check the images in the set, below, listed after this post. You will see what I mean.

For this special fold, I cut a 4 1/4" x 11 " piece of wisteria wonder cardstock. Then I cut a 2 3/4" in piece off of the front flap of the card. The basic black square is 1 3/4", the so saffron is 1 1/2" and the lemon lime twist is 1 1/4".

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I stamped the pumpkin in basic black archival ink and colored it in with the wink of stella clear brush dipped in the lids of the inkpads. The inks I used were pumpkin pie, tangerine tango and garden green.

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Using the wink of stella brush is like using a blender pen, only its shimmery!

Here's an inside view:

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Here's an inside view.

I also used the new Quilt Top embossing folder for the background on the lemon lime twist cardstock as well as the new Black Rhinestone Jewels and the Painted Autumn designer series paper. The bats, web and pumpkin were all die cut with the Seasonal Tag framelits of course.

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That's another cute pumpkin card and unique, fun fold to add to your idea box!

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Feeling like Fall- So lets Pick a Pumpkin!

Well, the weather around here has been on the cool side lately and its not even fall yet. Tomorrow will warm up a bit and I'm hoping it stays that way for at least the remainder of September.

I love to just walk outside without a coat, boots and scarf and jump in my car and go. So, I'm not looking forward to the cold. I do, however,  like the crisp air of fall and all the pretty leaves. I also love pumpkins and the warm colors of autumn.

So, today I'll share a card made with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set. I've used the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelits previously, but haven't actually shown a card using the stamps. Well, here it is. Quick and simple. I actually did use the framelits a bit as well.

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That pumpkin face is so stinkin' cute. I like that I have the option to add a face or not, with this pumpkin set. A bunch of gourds were stamped in crushed curry for a fun background.

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Have you noticed the Glitter Acrylic Shapes in the Stampin' Up catalog? I used one on the knot of the ribbon on this card. They come in several fun shapes, like hearts, stars and flowers as well. Plus they have glitter on them! How fun is that?

I appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday. Remember to thank a veteran today!

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