Happy Halloween

I hope you have time for one more Halloween card idea.   This one is not scary and could actually be used for Thanksgiving and Fall as well as Halloween.  I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set and Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies.  Unfortunately they are not a bundle any longer, but I am thrilled that they carried over.


Seasonal Chums and Seasonal Tags Framelits


Depending on the size of your viewing device, you may not be able to easily read the sentiment.  I LOVE this one.  It says Being Your Friend Is A Real Treat!  I just love that!  I believe I could get by with using that year round on little gift boxes/3D items.

I mentioned in the beginning that you could use this for other than Halloween.  Just change the colors a bit and do three of the back side of the pumpkin instead of the center carved pumpkin.  I used these as place card holders previously.  I did the same panel size and used a strip with the name raised up from the pumpkins.  Quick and easy as always!

If you are not familiar with this stamp set, it is intended as little gift tags.  The front and back of the pumpkin are attached at the top with a tiny strip and have an included ribbon hole.  All I did was use my paper snips to cut around the top and cut away that joining piece.  (This set includes a reindeer and a snowman, as well as that adorable sentiment)

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  I promise I will show a few of my favorite vacation in France pictures soon.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom the page.  I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween !!





Price: $110.00




Hello Everyone !!

I hope I still have my loyal followers here today.  I had an awesome two week vacation in France, but now I am back to share new projects with you.

The weather in France was warmer than expected and I came home to a bit cooler temperatures.  That was an unexpected pleasure.  This put me in the holiday spirits, plus realizing that Halloween is in two days!  Yikes!!!  So I covered all of the upcoming holidays in one project for you.  And it is a quick one as well.


Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Pillow Boxes, Kraft Pillow Boxes, Takeout Treats, Many Blessings, Trick or Tweet

Kraft Pillow Boxes, 147018


I created treat boxes for each of the upcoming holidays.  All of these were really quick.  I could have kept going on each one of the themes.  With the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and great seasonal stamp sets, the ideas are just endless for decorating these little boxes.

The great part of these boxes are the price.  You get 10 boxes for $5.00.  That is an awesome deal!  They are large enough to hold a variety of candies or small gifts.  These are fairly basic in the designs.  I can see the beauty in coming up with a theme and creating a basket of these to have by your door for holiday guests or to take to a gathering.

Thank you for visiting today.  I really appreciate you hanging around for my return from vacation.  The supplies I used on the boxes are all listed at the bottom of the post.







You Are Spooktacular

I have a Halloween card for you that I made using the Sketch Challenge for Global Design Project #158.  It is an awesome layout that I believe I will be using quite often.  I tweeked it just a bit, and love both of the layouts.


Trick or Tweet, 147722


Nothing is sweeter than dogs and cats together, unless it is them Trick or Treating!  Instead of the center animal, I chose to show the love and added a heart.  It is from the Takeout Thinlits Dies.  I really love this die set.  I will share the little box I made at a later date.


This is the sketch from GDP.


The gorgeous purple designer series paper is from the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.   I paired it with Blackberry Bliss card stock and Whisper White to bring out the bright colors.  The animals are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  I do LOVE the Stampin’ Blends!!

I have the measurements listed below, as well as the complete supply list at the bottom of the page.  Thank you very much for visiting today.  I do very much appreciate you checking on my projects.


  • Base card of Blackberry Bliss is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in half
  • Whisper White layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Large Blackberry layer is 4 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Large Whisper White is 4 5/8 X 2 1/8
  • Small Blackberry layer is 2 5/8 X 7/8
  • Small Whisper White layer is 2 1/2 X 3/4




Price: $110.00




A Happy Halloween

I am not the big Halloween person I was in my younger days, but I am a huge fan of cats!!  And I love Black Cats.  So I have made a cutesy Halloween card featuring a Black Cat and his unexpected little friend.


Cauldron Bubble, 147710


Aren’t these little guys just precious?  I based my colors from the Call Me Clover green eyes of the cat.  Then I colored his little froggy friend with both shades of the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends.  Of course I now had to use the green instead of yellow on the hat.  But that’s OK.  We get to use whatever color we want to use!!  LOL!!

I do apologize for the shadows of the ribbon on the card.  They did not show up as much until I put the photo into the post.  But then you know I am not an expert on the photography!!

There are two things I did a little differently on this card.  I masked the hat so that the broom in laying underneath it.  I did this by stamping on a post it note (the sticky section beneath the rim of the hat) and cutting it out just inside the lines.    The second is that I fussy cut the frog and raised him up with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I especially love that he is looking towards his friend Mr. Cat.

Just to add a little sparkle, I cut three small sections of the Glitter Organdy Ribbon.  I wrapped them around a wooden skewer that is one of my pointy tools in my craft space.  It gave the ribbon just a little shape.


  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in half
  • Basic Black is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • DSP is 5 X 3 3/4
  • Basic Black is 2 3/8 X 3 3/8
  • Whisper White is 2 1/4 X 3 1/4



Thank you once again for visiting my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my whimsical Halloween card.  I have listed all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the post.







Scare Up Some Fun

I have broken out the Halloween set today.  I am not a “scary” Halloween type, so I chose the Trick or Tweet stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  It contains CUTE characters for Halloween.  The catalog goes live on September 5th!   You do not have too much longer to wait.  Hopefully you have already seen the catalog and have a long Wish List made out.  Here is my cute and fairly bright card.


Trick or Tweet, 147722


Do you recognize the Designer Series Paper I have used?  If you guessed “Best Route”, then you are correct.  I have used this paper for everything but the travel it is inspired by.  This is one of the reverse sides and I believe it fits perfectly with the Fall/Halloween time of year.

The sparkly black ribbon is one of my favorites in the new Halloween products.  There are sparkles in the ribbon.  They even show in the photograph a little bit.  It also makes a beautiful bow, but I did not think my little mummy cat needed a bow.  I just looped it back and forth behind the layer.  It might be a tad difficult to mail due to the thickness.  It would not add weight though.

The cat is my favorite animal from the set.  I gave his mummy wrappings a little sparkle as well.  I used the Clear Wink of Stella on all of the wrapping.  And what little mummy cat could go trick or treating without his pumpkin for the candy!  This is included in the set.  I stamped it on scrap Whisper White and fussy cut it out, then used a mini dimensional to popped it up a bit.  No real extra time and it does add a little pop to the card.

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  I have listed all of the supplies used at the bottom of the post.






Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop!  Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween.  We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My project for today’s hop is a Test Tube Treat Holder and a 4 X 4 Card to accompany it.  The Spooky Cat Bundle has taken me back to my childhood of looking forward to Halloween!  I love this entire Suite, but especially the Cat Punch.  I have used pretty much the entire suite of products!!


Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Treat Tubes, stampinup spooky cat, test tube, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Spooky Cat Bundle, 146014


I wanted a holder for Stampin’ Up!s new Treat Tubes and found a similar holder on a Pinterest link.  Then I saw several more!  Oh my,  So I took them all and made my own.

There is not anything new or unusual to the Treat Holder layers or the card.  But I will give you the measurements and my directions for the Treat Holder .  It might save you from having to go through so many to  find one with  measurements.


  • The Base is card stock cut to 2 X 9 3/4, and scored at: 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2.
  • Fold and burnish on all of the score lines
  • Punch the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Punch the 2nd score section (next to the smallest one) by centering the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It is long enough to  reach over the 1/2″ scored section.
  • Place Tear n Tap on the 1/2″ scored section so that it tucks under against the back flap.
  • NOTE:  If you fold the 1/2″ section under against the back, the other sections will lay flat for easy and straight adherence.
  • ****If this doesn’t make any sense????? Contact me, I am happy to assist you.
  • Treat Layers: Front – 1 7/8 X 1 7/8, 1 3/4 X 1 3/4,  Back – 1 7/8 X 2 1/2, 1 3/4 X 2 3/8
  • Card Layers:  Card – 8 X 4, folded in half, 3 7/8 X 3 7/8, 3 3/4 X 3/34



Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Karen Browning at https://karenzbrowning.com/

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  The supplies I used are listed below the Blog List.



Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy