Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! You’ve probably hopped over from Naki Rager’s blog at My Stampin’ Blog. I’m stop number 18 on the Pals Hop, and I’m glad you hopped in! I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for Stampin’ Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.
After the long, hot summers in the South, I always look forward to the Autumn and Winter holidays – the crisp air, the beatiful colors of Fall and the delicious treats around every corner. Halloween kicks things off in October, Thanksgiving keeps the party going in November and then Christmas (the matriarch of all holidays) finishes the year on a high note! For today’s project, I have focused on the first of the holidays, Halloween.
No one who knows me would ever call me Halloween-crazy. I don’t decorate my yard with gobblins and tombstones, and I don’t wear a Spongebob Squarepants costume to the grocery store on October 31. When I first saw Googly Ghouls in the Holiday Catalog, though, I was in love. These adorable characters truly embrace a child’s view of this holiday:
I mounted the ghouls on a long, slender card that would easily fit in a standard business envelope – the Basic Black base measures 9″x7-1/2″ and is scored at 3-3/4″ to make a 9″x3-3/4″ card front. I quite like the line-up of these ghouls, dancing along the long-stretched Gumball Green stitched ribbon.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
Add a touch of color. While these characters would still be adorable in solid black, I wanted a pop of color for the witch and Frankenstein images. I stamped both characters in Basic Black and Gumball Green and then carefully snipped selected components out of the Gumball Green images to carefully glue atop the Basic Black images. A lot of snipping on this card, but a lot of fun!
- Set the mood. A simple orange moon accents the oh-so-spooky line dancers on this card, giving the characters a location and a perfect space to showcase the adorable…er, I mean…scary bat.
Come back tomorrow! To accompany the ghouls, I made an envelope with a Pumpkin Pie sheet of the Bold Designer Series Paper Stack that opens from the side. In tomorrow’s blog post, I will provide the step-by-step instructions for making this beautifully coordinated envelope that allows the ghouls to appear one-by-one as the card is removed from the side of the envelope.
Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls, Teeny Tiny Wishes Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Bold Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Basic Black, Gumball Green Accessories: Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 3/16″ Corner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kim Luithle’s blog at Kim’s Stampin Stuff, stop number 19 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!
- Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
- Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
- Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
- Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
- Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
- Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
- Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
- Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
- Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
- Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
- Naki Rager at My Stampin’ Blog
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin Stuff
- Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
- Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
- Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
- Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
- Angie Blake at Angies Musings
- Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
- Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
- Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee