Happy Halloween

by ktstamps, 9:00 AM
Happy Halloween!   Today is full of wonder, excitement, and anticipation.  It is the one time of the year we can get our exercise and eat candy.  

Today I am sharing with you a wonderful idea from Kimberly Smith.   (A little side story...)  Stampin'Up! offers us the opportunity to buy these kits that come once a month.   They are called Paper Pumpkins.  The kits contain cards, 3D items,  tags, etc.   You pay $22.99 a month and that includes shipping.   It's a nice way to create once a month in your PJs.   

This month we got little candy, treat holders.   They are so cute.   

Box comes with all the supplies you need...including stamps, ink, adhesive, and directions.   You can follow the instructions and create wonderful candy holders for trick or treaters.   AND, you can also use those supplies to create things "OUTSIDE THE BOX!"

Here is a card I made.  I just used the black cat, witches hat, and pumpkin.   I stamped the sentiment.   I Added rhinestone basic jewels and colored them with a Stampin' Blend Dark Blackberry Bliss marker.  This was really easy to do.  

This is the 'Trick or Treat' gift I will give the kids who knock on my door.  

I used the outside candy wrapper as the front part of the box.   I folded the score marks closest to the waves/riffles.  I also folded the score lines after the diamond shape side.   I added a piece of window sheet that was 2 1/2" x 5".   (Make sure it only goes from score line to score line.)

The sides look like this.

Here is what I am giving the kids.  

The bottom of the box is Mossy Meadow and it measures 7 3/8" x 4 7/8".   I scored at 1 1/4" on all 4 sides.   I cut on the score line of the long side of the box.   When you have 4 cut corners, you may want to mitre the edges.   Use tear tape or a strong adhesive to put the box together.   Make sure the box can slide in and out of the top.  Stamp your sentiment and put it on the box with a dimenstional.   

Any questions, please let me know!

Thank you for stopping by and please be safe, wear a mask, and have fun!

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Last day to order

by ktstamps, 8:52 PM

I have been thinking about how to let you know that DSP is a wonderful way to create cards.   The DSP will give you a little texture to your cards.   I like Stampin' Up! because they give you a color palette to choose from - you don't have to think so much about "Does this color match?"  All the DSP packages have those colors listed for you and they have a design on each side.  

In this card, I have the original side of the plaid in orange and the small red leaf is the other side of the DSP.   I used a Gathered Leaves Die on the Night of Navy cardstock.   I also used my small leaf from the same die on the other side of the Plaid Tidings DSP.   (This was to use as much of the DSP as I could.   This is a great way to save paper.   If you pulled up the Night of Navy c/s, you would see a hole where I cut out a leaf and the word thanks.   I had to be strategic about where I placed them.)   I die cut the small leaf in Shaded Spruce c/s.   I used the well-written die cuts for the sentiment.  I tied a bow with Cinnamon Cider and put on 3 elegant facet gems. 

The card went together quickly and I feel it's a wonderful fall card.   

Thank you for stopping by.

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Getting Ready for Halloween

by ktstamps, 12:43 PM
Today is a Sunny Day where you can feel the chilly fall air through your clothes.   The sky is so blue and the temperatures are very low.   The trees are starting to lose their leaves and the leaves are turning those beautiful fall colors of red, orange, yellow, light red, and a light shade of green.   Next weekend is Halloween...how do you handling "Trick or Treaters" on Halloween?   Please leave your suggestions in the comment area...I need some help.   

I wanted to make a fun Halloween card from Designer Series Paper.  (Remember DSP is 15% off!)   I wanted to share how easy it is to create a card that uses DSP a little differently.   Here's what I came up with.

I have three cats and only one cat looks like this one in the card.   The base of the card is Cajan Craze CardStock.  I layered on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and then I added my favorite DSP called Magic in the Night.  (I love this designer series paper!  OH MY!)  On a piece of scratch paper, I stamped the sentiment from Celebration Tidings stamp set in black memento ink.  I used my Big Shot and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to cut the square from Stitched Shapes and adhered the cat using dimensionals.  I die cut the sentiment using Layering Ovals.   These are great because it has ovals and then a set of ribbed ovals to add a layered look. I put Black 3/8" Glitter Organdy Ribbon to cover the seam and I used the Cat punch on another sheet of that Magic in Night DSP.  I loved the ribbon called Metallic Mesh - I cut it in half so if fit around the cat's neck.  I took out a black sharpie and colored the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.   I randomly placed the rhinestones on the card.   

Here is a close up of my cat.

The cat is sooo sweet!

Thank you for stopping by today.   Have a great day!

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These are the Moments

by ktstamps, 4:48 PM
I found this tutorial in my files and wanted to share it with you.   I had to create a couple of different cards using current supplies.   I thought it was a good way to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) and show you how easy it is to create a couple of quick cards.  Now it's your turn to create cards using this tutorial.  

Stampin' Up! Supplies:


    • Mint Macaron - Cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4"
    • Early Espresso - 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"
    • Designer Series Paper - 3" x 3 1/4"
    • Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card, scrap piece to punch 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" (roughly)
    • Suede Trim - enough to make a small bow

    • In Early Espresso ink, stamp "These are the moments we'll look back on with joy" on a piece of Whisper White c/s.   Center and punch with the Everyday Label Punch.
    • Layer and adhere to the DSP on the Early Espresso c/s.  Adhere both the front of the card, entering it at the top and sides.
    • Add 4 Stampin Dimensionals to the sentiment and adhere.  (slightly overlapping focal point.)
    • Tie the bow and adhere to the top or bottom of the sentiment with a glue dot.
    • Adhere the 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White to the inside of the card.   (stamp as desired)

Thank you for stopping by!