Trick-or-Treat! It’s time for some fun and festive crafting with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! You’ve probably hopped over from Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts, I’m stop number 16 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! Halloween projects along with some tricks and treats along the way! 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.
The Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die was practically made for 25 & Counting, a Christmas stamp set. While designing a Christmas project with this die over the weekend and simultaneously trying to create a project for this Trick or Treat Blog Hop, I had a revelation that rivals the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials — my two worlds collided, and I was left saying, “Hey! Somebody put these Christmas Peekaboo Frames in my Halloween Project?!” (just so you can accurately picture this event, I also had my right hand on my hip and tilted my head to the left after I uttered the exclamation). I realized I was seriosuly limiting the potential of the die. While it pairs nicely with 25 & Counting, there are so many other ways to use these frames. Here’s my project:
You’ve been TRICKED! Lucky you! I’m sharing a great trick that you can use on your next project.
As I contemplated the sentiment on the outside of my flip frame, I realized I didn’t have any stamps that gave me exactly what I wanted. Since the Peekaboo frame has a similar (although larger) shape as the Curly Label punch, I knew I wanted to cut out my sentiment with this punch. Without hesitation, I turned to MDS.
THE TRICK: Did you know that the punches used in MDS2 (lots and lots of punches come with your download of MDS2+) are true to size? Inside the program, I created a punch with the Curly Label punch and then sized up my words to fit inside.
Once I was happy with the font type and noted that the sentiment fit nicely inside the punch shape, I deleted the punch from the MDS project and printed the words. Fresh from the printer, I carried the printed words to my craft room and punched a perfectly sized sentiment for the front of my card.
Stamps: Googly Ghouls Papers: Basic Black, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Inks: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango Accessories: Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die, Stampin’ Dimensionals, MDS2+
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Now hop along for more tricks and treats and some spooky ideas from Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach, stop number 17 on the Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!
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- Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
- Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
- Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
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- Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
- Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamppaperscissors
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
- Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
- Shannon Hokanson at My Stampin Blog
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space