Purrfect Halloween

After a break from Halloween cards to participate in the Pals Blog Hop yesterday, I have a fun Cat Halloween to share.  If you missed the blog hop, you can start with my card by clicking HERE and then following the lineup.

Stampin' Up!, Clever Cat, Black & white gingham, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

I know you have seen me use this Clever Cats stamp set a few times, or more!  The cats are just adorable and I love cats.  And especially Black Cats.  They are always the sweetest.  This guy fits perfectly to sit on just about anything.  So today he is sitting on the pumpkin.  All of these images are included in the stamp set.  The sentiment is included as well, along with some other precious ones.  This is one stamp set that will reside with me for quite a while.

Colors

To go along with the Halloween theme, as well as the Black Cat, I went with the traditional Orange and Black as my color pallet.   The cat and pumpkin were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.  For the sentiment I wanted a bit more orange, so stamped it using Pumpkin Pie Ink.  The final touch is the Black & White Gingham Ribbon.  Just to be different I did a double loop bow and am happy with how it turned out.

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Banner Halloween

It is the best time of year.  The beginning of Fall and the upcoming Fun Holidays makes me a happy person.  I have been playing with a variety of holiday cards the last week.  Today I have a Halloween one to share.

 

 

Stamp Set

The stamp set I used, for the little bit of stamping on this card, is the Banner Year stamp set.  It is a carryover from a Mini Catalog.  And I am so happy it is still with us.  The images and sentiments cover most of the year for holidays.  I have chosen to simply go with the Boo sentiment.  It is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then Smoky Slate for the second part.  A little bit of paper trimming and that is all the sentiment needed.

Paper

This gorgeous and Fun paper is from the Cute Halloween 6X6 paper pack.  I really do love the colors used here.  They are soft and fun and definitely Not Scary!  No scary stuff for me.  I will also add that I am not a fan of bats.  We had one that liked to hang out on one of the eave vents on our house.  Yikes!!!  These fun smiling bats along with the sweet colors makes me smile!

Embellishments

To go along with the great Designer Series Paper, I added the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  This ribbon is so sparkly and a perfect compliment to the paper.  It is a bit stiff, but still makes a great bow.  The other bit of shiny bling I added is to the sentiment.  It needed a touch of something to keep it from being boring.  A Rhinestone is always a pick me up, and it did it’s job on the sentiment.  A really simple card that with the paper, ribbon, and bling becomes a really cute card.  I hope you like it!

 

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Sweet Trick or Treat

I am one of those folks that as I have gotten older I do not like scary.  That said, I have a Cute, and Not Scary, Halloween card to share with you today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Little Delights, Halloween Punch, Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon, Cute Halloween DSP, Hippo & Friends Dies, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps, Punch, Dies

I started this card with the Little Delights stamp set on my desk.   The matching image to the Trick or Treat is the bat stamp.  I could not envision that on the card with the paper I had pulled.  Hippo & Friends Dies were chosen for the sentiment ,as this one fit the sentiment better than any of the punches.

After deciding against the bats, I looked to the Cutest Halloween stamp set.  When I saw the ghosts, I knew that was perfect.  But instead of stamping the image, I went back to the paper and the Halloween Punch!  The Halloween Punch is great with the three different images.  It cuts the stamped images as well as the images from the DSP.  A Win / Win for my images!

Paper and Embellishments

The paper the ghosts came from is included in the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  I also chose the two other DSP pieces from that pack.   As it turned out, they were not quite large enough.  So I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock to the center of a 5 X 3 3/4 piece of Basic White cardstock.  Then layered the two DSP pieces on each side totally covering the White layer.

The shiny and beautiful ribbon down the center of the black is the Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.    A bow was not necessary as the sentiment layer fills that purpose.  The ghosts are layered around the card while they float to the next Trick or Treat location.  The finishing touch is a couple of the Black Dots to give the sentiment a bit of bling.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Treats for InKing Royalty September Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. We are excited to share our creations with you today! 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 card is not exactly treats, but a pocket card that has sweet images!  Here is my card.

 

 

And here is the pull out from the pocket.

 

 

Paper

The star of this show, in my opinion, is the DSP.  This is my favorite sheet from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  I love black cats so that is probably why it is a favorite.  I made the pocket out of the DSP and then cut the “V” to look like a shirt.  All of the directions are lower down on the post.

Stamps

The stamp set I used is the Cutest Halloween Bundle.  It is a Punch Bundle so you know I had to have it.  I love my punches.  The “Pumpkin necklace” is stamped and punched.  The “Smile” is part of another saying.  I only colored in the Smile and stamped it in the center of the pumpkin.  That smile goes along with the cat and pumpkins that are smiling on the paper.

The pull out card is also made using stamps from the stamp set.

Extra Touches

I adore the Black and White Gingham Ribbon.  It is so easy to work with.  For the necklace, I cut two strips and adhered each end with a glue dot. Then added the pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A little Black Matte Dot on the pumpkin was the finishing touch for it.

The hole at the top of the pull out card was made using the Detailed Trio Punch.  That punch is a definite must have in my opinion. Making a little ribbon pull with the Black and White Gingham Ribbon was the final touch to the card.

The card is still a Full card.  The pocket is attached to a regular size top fold card.  There is another stamped white layer on the inside of it as well.

Measurements and Directions

  • Basic Black card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • A White layer cut 4 X 5 1/4 is placed on the inside of the card
  • The DSP is cut 5 X 6 ( 5 is the width and 6 is height)
  • Score the DSP at 1/2 on each of the 5″ sides and 3/4 across the bottom
  • Put a mark at the center of the 5″ top and cut down 1 1/2″.
  • Fold and burnish the score lines and fold underneath.  Trim the corners at the bottom for a less bulky fold
  • Adhere the pocket to the front of the card.
  • Fold the sides of the V back and adhere with a glue dot under each point.
  • The pull out pocket card is 3 3/4 X 5 with the hole at the top from the Detailed Trio Punch

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

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

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

 

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Hinged Pumpkin Box

One of my favorite sweet treats is anything with White Chocolate.  I am always on the lookout for the White Chocolate Reeses’s.  I found the Pumpkins at the store the other day and new I had to find a treat holder it would fit.  I found one of The Paper Pixie boxes that I had to resize just a bit, but it is wonderful.  Julie is a dear friend and I always look to her projects when I need a box.

 

 

I took a side view picture so you could see the Diagonal of the lid.  Here is an open view.

 

 

And here is a link to The Paper Pixie’s video and directions for the box.  Mine is a bit longer.  It is easy to adjust the size to what you need.  Click HERE for The Paper Pixie Video.

 

Paper

The paper I used for this great little box is the Cute Halloween 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  For the base I chose Pumpkin Pie to match the candy wrapping.  The layer of the tag is Old Olive from the polka dots of the DSP.  I love all of the possibilities with the colors in the DSP piece.

Stamps

The stamp set I used is the Cutest Halloween from page 51 of the Mini Catalog.  The entire Suite is on those pages.  A great thing about this stamp set is that the images are not scary.  I do not do scary!!  Which is another reason that I show a cat face to go with the Trick Or Treat!

Finishing Touches

To make the tag a little special, I used the Essential Tag Punch.  It adds just enough detail to keep the tag from being a bit plain.  The gorgeous ribbon is part of the Suite as well.  It is Black & White 1/4″ Gingham ribbon and is a dream to work with.

Don’t forget to check out The Paper Pixie video and see how easy this project is.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Woven Pumpkin

I love card challenges as a way to begin creating a card.  Sometimes just one idea is enough to get things to fall into place.  Today I am playing along with a “Case The Designer” challenge.  I hope you like my case..

 

Stampin' Up!, Cutest Halloween, Cute Halloween, Detailed Pumpkin, Brights DSP, Jackie Beers

Challenge

The Challenge of Case The Designer is from the Global Design Project.  Here is the card I am casing.

This card is “cleaner” than mine, with it having a lot of White space.  I generally don’t do that, so went with my normal backgrounds.  However, I had to do the “woven” focal point.  This paper weaving has been around forever, and I haven’t used it in about that long!

My weaving was done using Gorgeous Grape and Mango Medley from the Brights 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  The pumpkin was then cut using the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.

Stamp Set

To continue on with the pumpkin, I decided on a Halloween card.  The Purple and Orange are my favorite Halloween colors.  The stamp set I used is the Cutest Halloween set.  I much prefer funny Halloween than scary.

The sentiment is one single stamp.  It is stamped and then cut apart and trimmed with my Paper Snips.  The ghost is a sweet ghost and is cut from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  Fussy Cutting the ghost was really simple.

Finishing

The background DSP is also from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  It is a little on the soft side so it does not overpower the woven pumpkin and ghost.  The sentiment and ghost are raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A small bow made from the Black and White Gingham Ribbon is the final touch.  The Black and White seems to bring all of the colors together.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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