Vintage Halloween…

Love the set Greeting Card Kids! It just says “vintage”…and that’s the treatment this card got.


This card started with the Halloween image from Greeting Card Kids. I stamped it in Black Staz-On onto our awesome watercolor paper (item¬†122959). I then colored it with Stampin’ Up! Write Markers (I used Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight). I then aged it by sponging Early Espresso on the edges and surface (my FAVORITE color to age cards). I also “doodled” some grass under the pumpkin, so it doesn’t appear she’s floating. ūüôā

Then the building began! The middle layer is made of Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. I used the distressing tool on the edges of both, before sponging with more Early Espresso. The paper layer is from the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper pack (item 124003). I aged it, using our new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (item 122334 Рa MUST have!). I folded the score lines back and forth a little, to distress the paper and make the lines a little more pronounced, before sponging. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner punch and the card stock layers were dressed with some Antique Brads.

The card base is Crumb Cake. I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool again, this time to give the base a ‘frame’. This was then sponged with more Early Espresso.

The sentiment is from the Hostess set “Tagtastic”. Each sentiment is designed to coordinate with one of our punches! I thought the “Just for You” really had that vintage look I was going for, especially when stamped in Wild Wasabi onto Very Vanilla. I used the Extra Large Oval punch to cut out the sentiment, then aged with with more Early Espresso. This was mounted onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, punched with the Decorative Label punch (and sponged, of course!)

So, a lot of steps to this one. However, with all the great tools we have – like the scoring tool and the punches – it made this card quicker to put together!



Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Tagtastic (Hostess)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, SU! Watercolor Paper
DSP: Spice Cake (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Black Staz-On
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Punches: Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Ticket Corner
Big Shot: Circles #2
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Accessories: Antique Brads, Dimensionals


Sweet Treats….

For an upcoming Stamp Camp, we are making these adorable matchboxes, filled with decorated Hershey Nuggets.

This sweet box is made using the Matchbox Bigz Die for the Big Shot. Super easy to make, thanks to this easy die. It’s decorated with images from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set (see yesterday’s post for more of these cute images!)

The “Boo!” is also from Spooky Bingo Bits and was punched out using the new 1 inch square punch and layered on Basic Black that was punched with the Postage Stamp ¬†punch. I love how these punches look together!

Some Natural Hemp twine completes the look and gives it a fall feel.

Inside the box, the Hershey’s Nuggets are decorated with the It’s a Wrap Holidays set. These are perfect for any holiday. If you have this set, and the It’s a Wrap Occasions set, you are ready for any celebration! The stamps fit onto a standard Avery address label perfectly, but I didn’t tell you that. (Note: Hershey’s does not allow the labels to be stuck directly to their product.)



Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits (wood:¬†123944, clear:¬†123946), It’s a Wrap Holidays (wood:¬†122770, clear:¬†122772)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: 1″ square punch, Postage Stamp punch
Big Shot: Matchbox Bigz XL Die (item 114890)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, Hershey’s Nuggets (not sold by Stampin’ Up!)

 Spooky Bingo Bits (wood: 123944, clear: 123946)


For an upcoming Stamp Camp, some Halloween fun!

This card uses the super-versatile Spooky Bingo Bits set. I know this set was created with Bingo in mind, but the little stamps make for a FANTASTIC, versatile set. A MUST-HAVE for Halloween. While I love Halloween, I don’t invest much in sets for it, since it’s not a huge card-making holiday for me. However, I love using these little images to embellish my treat bags! They also make for a sweet seasonal card!!

Watch for upcoming projects featuring this set. For the price, it provides a LOT of bang for the buck! $27.95 (for clear-mount) for 25 adorable images is a bargain!! You can also find a similar set of “Bingo bits” for Christmas. I have both and LOVE them!!


Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits (123944 , wood; 123946, clear)
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch, 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Scallop Border punch, dimensionals