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

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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

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





Halloween Squares

As I typed my title I laughed!  I typed Halloween Squares, and I know I am showing my age, I remembered the old television show: Hollywood Squares.  It’s early !!

I seem to be switching back and forth with Halloween and Christmas cards.  I hope you do not mind.  Today’s card is an oldy but goody type layout.  Here it is:


Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat, stampinup spooky cat, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Spooky Cat Bundle, 146014


I have not done one of these little squares cards in a while.  My idea came from deciding which of this super cute Spooky Night Designer Series Paper I wanted to use.  The answer was, a lot of it!!  Or in this case a little of several.  I do believe this is a great example of a little still packs a punch.  I love the different papers showing.

There isn’t much to say about the card.  I will list the measurements and supplies below.  I did use the Cat punch and punched the cats from the DSP sheet that is all cats.  The Vintage Crochet Trim is just the right amount of accessory.  And the sentiment is from the very old, but still super, stamp set of Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I hope that set never retires!!

Thank you for visiting today!  If you have any questions please contact me.  The supplies I used are listed below and clicking on any item will take you directly to my online store.  I hope you have a super day!!.



  • card base is Thick Very Vanilla cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and folded in half
  • Basic Black layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Regular Very Vanilla layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Pumpkin Pie layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Black squares are 1 3/4 X 1 3/4
  • DSP squares are 1 5/8 X 1 5/8