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If the Broom Fits…

23 Oct

If you’re looking for a little last minute Halloween inspiration…here you go.  And as a special treat today, I have a detailed instruction sheet that you can download.  If you need some more Halloween inspiration, check out SSInkspiration today to see what the other designers have created.

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 If the Broom Fits


Halloween, Here I Come!

8 Aug

I couldn’t resist playing with some of the new Halloween stuff in the Holiday Catalog.  I never really thought of using gray with orange and black, but it definitely works!  Of course, I have to thank the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper for the idea.

Stamp Sets:  Frightening Feline (individual stamp) #128105
Delightful Dozen #122652
Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Vanilla, Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Stripes Embossing Folder
Designer Series Paper:  Howlstooth and Scaringbone

Jack of All Trades Halloween Scrapbook Page

28 Sep

This is a simple scrapbook page that packs a lot of punch.

Stamp Set:  Jack of All Trade, Sweet for the Sweets
Big Shot Die:  Alphabet Simple Letters
Colors:  Rich Razzelberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Punches:  1-inch circle (for candy), 1/16″ circle (for brads)
Accessories:  Gold Brads, Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper from the Bold Brights DSP Pack

Rich Razzelberry Dimensions:  5-1/4″ X 7-1/4″ (for mounting 5 X 7 photograph)

Fancy Favor Box Scarecrow

27 Sep

Here’s a simple project that would make a great treat box for someone special.

Big Shot Die:  Fancy Favor Box, Lattice Embossing Folder
Punches:  Eyes – 1-inch circle, 3/4″ circle, 1/2″ circle
Mouth – 1-3/4 ” circle, small heart
Nose – point from petite pennants builder

The hair was created by fringing a piece of the packing paper that comes in your Stampin’ Up! shipping boxes!  Waste-not, Want-not!!!!

Boo Candy Holder

7 Oct


Created by Kathy Alt


Big Shot Die: Alphabet Simple Letters
Punches: Bitty Bat, 2-1/2″ Circle, 3/4″ circle, 1/4″ circle

1.  To create the envelope, use a 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ piece of cardstock and fold it so that it overlaps in the back.  Use sticky strip to adhere it shut.
2.  Punch the moon from Glossy White CS and use sponge daubers and pumpkin pie and daffodil delight ink to create the moon’s glow.
3.  Punch a hole through both the front and back of the holder and place your ribbon through the hole.
4.  After finishing the bag, push it down on top of the ribbon and down into the holder.  Tie the ribbon at the top.

Two Tags Bookmark

6 Oct

Die:  Two Tags Big Shot Die                                            #115954 (p. 206)
Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool
Punches:  Scallop Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1-1/4″ circle

Tip: When cutting out the tag, you want to fold the CS in half and place the fold on the die so that it is just under the actual cutting line on the die.

Letterpress Trick or Treat Card

5 Oct

Created by Kathy Alt

These new letterpress plates hold a lot of possibilities.  Used with the big shot and craft ink, they are really simple to use once you know a few secrets.

Secret #1:  I prefer to use the premium crease pad as my top layer on the Big Shot sandwich rather than the cutting mat as stated on the directions, it give a deeper impression.

Secret #2:  Always use a removable adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the premium crease pad so that it doesn’t move when making the impression.

Dies: Trick or Treat Letterpress plate                  #120980 (mini catalog, p. 42)    Square lattice Embossing Folder                             #119976 (p. 214)

  • For this card, I chose to use versamark ink and emboss with silver.
  • The black cardstock was embossed with the square lattice embossing folder and then the bats were punched out with the Bitty Bat punch.

For more tips on using the Letterpress plates, check out the Stampin’ Up! video.