Last weekend, I created a spooky-chic project for this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge to showcase some new Halloween items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog. Yippee Doodle Dee! Although I did not share this card with Mary Fish, my super-creative and respectably-ethical mentor, my card’s twin showed up in her MOJO Monday project earlier this week (I’m sharing her card below). We both created very similar cards that were designed for two different sketch challenges – and both cards were glued down and completed before either of us shared our card with the other. An eerie coincidence? Perhaps. How else can you explain the bold similarities between our two cards? Unless you conclude that rascally Mary traveled to Atlanta Saturday night, sneaked into The Fungeon and copied my card. That might be one way to look at it. 🙂 Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Cheer All Year Stamp Set. The Cheer All Year stamp set is one of my favorites in this Holiday Catalog. Filled with great sentiments and bold, seasonal shapes, this stamp set will serve you well from August through December. Here’s a sneak peek at this stamp set that will be available September 1 (the acorn has a matching punch, and the tree has a matching die – yippee!):
- Spider Web Doilies. While there are several new products showcased on this card, the new Spider Web Doily steals the show, don’t you think? I just love the intricate design of this beautiful embellishment. Sure, I’d love to have a die that cuts out the doily – BUT you get 24 of these beauties for just $4.50. That’s quite a great deal – and there are SO MANY great ways to use these fun and festive cutouts. I added a 2″ Circle punch of Tangelo Twist to the back of the doily to allow the center to shine – it doesn’t fit PERFECTLY behind the center of the doily, so I cheated a bit under the banner. 🙂
- Mary Fish’s card. I told you that Mary’s card is very similar – unless you saw her card already, you won’t believe how similar they are – same Designer Series Paper, same Spider Web Doily, same Cheer All Year stamp set, same banner across the middle. The similarities are quite eerie – which is appropriate for a Halloween card, don’t you think?
Stamp Sets: Cheer All Year Papers: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Spider Web Doilies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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