Monthly Archives: October 2012

I Vant You

Here is the 2nd post for Halloween and boy does it scream Halloween and is Fang-tastic.  Cammie made this spooky card for her Halloween cards this year.  She thought it was a simple concept until she had to punch, then shape and stain 12 teeth per card but oh is it worth the effort.  The fangs were punched using the Blossom Builder  #121808 and the Bird Builder #117191 punches from the Stampin Up Annual catalog.  Each tooth was meticulously cut to form the tooth and then stained with cherry cobbler ink.  The I Vant was done in MDS and the U was stamped using the Morning Post Alphabet stamp set #126592.

So we vant you to have a happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Today is my all time favorite Holiday and so I want to treat you all to 2 posts today.  Yes 2 spectacular punch art cards- Mine and then later today Cammie’s devine Halloween card will be sure to delight you.

But until then I would like to introduce you to Jack.  I love how he turned out and continue to amaze myself with how a simple stamp- free card can have such an impact.  When I created my Jack from punches I  knew this would be my favorite of the bunch until I got Cammie’s Halloween card in the mail.  Stay tuned later today for another post.  I promise it is not a trick!

 

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Faux Paint Chip Frankie

Just to add more stress to my life, and 4 card designs were not enough I decided to create a new design just for Cammie.  I was inspired by paint chips and made my own out of 3 shades of green to create this cute little monster complete with a rick rack mouth!  I think Cammie will like it since the card matches her Halloween Monster Munchie treats.

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Bootie Call

By now my friends and family should be receiving their Halloween cards.  I think I get worse every year and send out so many Halloween cards.  This year I mailed 48 cards.  Today’s card is one of my 4 major designs and it features the Bootiful Occasions stamp set #126597 from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.  When I first saw the Bootiful stampset I knew I had to order and knew I would be using it for Halloween.  I layered the boot on the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet #126999 die.  Background was created with various colors and sizes  of circles to match the polka dots in the boot.

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SPOOKTACULAR SAVINGS

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular is TODAY

For one day only, SU is offering  15 percent off almost every stamp they sell! The goal is to sell more stamps in a single day -Today, October 29 is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Make your list out now because the offer is for just 24 hours.
  • Contact me with your stamp list at cathymorgan@wideopenwest.com   Spread the word to all your friends and receive all the great hostess benefits.

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You ARRRH treasured

 I saw this card on a blog and sketched it out and knew I wanted to recreate it for my dear friend Ken for his birthday.  The sentiment inside (non- Stampin Up) says Ahoy Matey… Your ARRRH treasured.  This expression truly fits the friendship that I have with Ken and his lovely wife Sue so I created this card just for him.  The pirates head and mustache is cut from the top note die #113463.  The eye patch, his eye and the earring are cut from various circle punches, the nose is from the Owl builder punch #118074.  I used the 3 1/2 inch circle to get the general shape of the head scarf and then fussy cut it from a piece of scrap retired Under the Big Top DSP.  I added a piece of bakers twine to attach the patch and finished it with a piece of bling for the earring.

This card could also be used as a cute Halloween card or an invite to a come as you aren’t party!  I hope Ken likes this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  If he does not, he’ll just have to walk the plank!

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Frightening Feline

 Today’s second  post is one of my 4 designs of Halloween cards.  This card features all things Halloween from the Stampin Up Holiday catalog.  The DSP is from the fabulous Howlstooth & Scaringbone Collection #126906.  I am a sucker for Halloween DSP but seriously this year Stampin Up came up with a collection that rocks.  Love the stripes, chevrons, plaids and polka dots in one collection.  The stamped image is from the single stamp Frightening Feline #128105,  the bow is from the 1/2 ” Striped Satin Ribbon #127837 and the eyes are rhinestones .  The details on this card are what I think makes this card.  I embossed the Feline in Tangerine Tango embossing powder on black card stock that was cut out from the Window Frames Framelits #129021 and then finished it by using the coordinating piercing templates from the Festive Piercing Pack #127857.    This card turned out so cute and I can contribute that to how all the  Stampin Up products work together.

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Love watercolor

Happy 22nd wedding anniversary to me and my husband Brad.  Can’t believe it has been that long.  To commemorate the day, this card started out as a Simply Sent kit from Stampin Up and then I stepped it up with a watercolor technique on vellum and place behind the intricate heart center.  I used some of the pleated satin ribbon (no longer available) and matching seam binding ribbon.

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Grab Your Broom

Grab your broom and Fly away!  I went into production making these cute broom treats.  I tucked a piece of black licorice (my favorite candy in the whole world) into a 1″ x 5″ cellophane treat bag #124134.  I then made the broom whisks by cutting a strip of cardstock ( I used creamy caramel-retired) and fringed the top and bottom and put a piece of sticky tape the whole length and the wrapped it tightly.  I secured the whisks with a piece of twine wrapped several times around the middle.  I finished it off with an accent from the Mixed Medley Hostess set #128057 from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog.

Look the brooms stand up on their own! I love how these turned out and found that treats like this make adult women so happy and it is a great way to get rid of retired cardstock.  Funny thing though is that my older brother thought it was a lot of work for 1 piece of licorice.  That is definately a guy for you!

 

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Single Stamps are here

Have you ever wanted just one or two stamps from a larger set?  Stampin’ Up! is trying out something new! You can now buy single pieces from these select Stampin’ Up! stamp sets:  Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings and TWO NEW ASSORTMENTS. The offer will be  available now through January 2, 2013.  Assortment #2 has 3 never before seen images.

Flyers

Single Stamps:  Word Play

Single Stamps:  Perfectly Penned

Single Stamps:  Seasonal Sayings

Single Stamps:  Assortment #1.  NEW!

Single Stamps:  Assortment #2.  NEW!

Details

  • You can find the single stamp item numbers on the flyers (see above Links).
  • Important:  These single stamps won’t be sent to you in the Stampin’ Up! typical cases or packaging;  they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp,  you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to  buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended  block sizes can be found on the flyers.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

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