The Holiday Catalog is so inspirational! If you have flipped through it (or seen samples with products from it), then you are likely as excited about this book as I am. One of the standouts is the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle – super-cute characters who pair perfectly with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set with equally cute characters for Halloween. Here’s a fun card I made with these new products:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Cookie Cutter Builder & Coordinating Sets. As I mentioned above, these characters are cropped out with a new builder punch in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog. While the punch is sold with a bundle of the Cookie Cutter Christmas set (so cute!), it also coordinates with these adorable images from Cookie Cutter Halloween. Here’s my advice – get the bundle and the additional set (I always give very sound advice). Although these items aren’t available for purchase until September 1, you can see them now in my online store (along with some great samples with the product):
- Gray on Gray. These adorable characters are stamped with Archival Basic Gray on Thick Whisper White and then colored with Smoky Slate ink. I used a blender pen to pick up a little Smoky Slate ink and slather it onto the mummy’s bandages. After the light shade dried, I added a little bit more ink to the base of each bandage to add a little depth. For Mr. Skeleton, I did the opposite. Still using only Smoky Slate ink, I colored the background of this little cutout to allow his no-muscles-attached bones to shine.
- Color Combination. This card is not rich with vibrant colors, but the characters still shine. While they are colored with Smoky Slate, the rest of the card is Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie. The background of this card features Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. While the paper features Basic Gray, the shading of these bricks varies from light to dark, so it plays well with Smoky Slate, too.
Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun Papers: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Gray, Smoky Slate Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
How adorable are these little guys? Do you love them!? I can’t wait to share more great projects with my new supplies!
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Thoughtful Branches. For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it. To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.
2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta). For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends. This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day. We’d love for you to join us! To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.