I adore Halloween for one reason – the excitement of young children using their imaginations to create characters in fun costumes. It’s the most community-supported dress-up time of the year. I’ll be honest – I’ve never been a fan of the spooky, ghoulish side of Halloween (I don’t like to be surprised, so I refuse to scare others), but “spook” can be fun when it’s playful and light. Today’s card mixes two Halloween stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog to make a spooky & sweet card. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Spoo-o-o-oky Sets. My card is adorned with two fun stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog – two of three sets in the book that are specifically themed for Halloween. When I received the Bat Punch as a gift on the Alaskan Incentive Trip in July, I quickly created this card with the punch. I love the punch that gets a workout today, too, but is used with the coordinating Spooky Sweets stamp set. Here’s a look at the Spooky Sweets Bundle: The moon is punched with the Twinkle Builder punch. The sentiment is pulled from a second Halloween stamp set (I shared this card earlier this week with a fun character from the set). Here’s a look at the Trick or Tweet stamp set:
- Gorgeous Landscape. Two Designer Series Papers give these bats and fun sentiment a gorgeous backdrop on which to shine. The bats are flying across a gorgeous panel of watercolored Night of Navy from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I LOVE this gorgeous piece of paper – it makes a gorgeous, smoky night sky for Halloween and would just as beautiful on a Christmas card. Here’s a look at the colors and papers in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog: The Lemon Lime background panel is pulled from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper that I also love. Here’s a look at Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (also available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog):
- Unconventional Halloween Color Combination. To create a sweet, imaginative Halloween card with spooky bats, I reached for unconventional colors for a Halloween card. The combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy, though, works well here. Do you agree? If you like this combination of colors as much as I do, please save this:
Bundles: Spooky Sweets Stamp Sets: Trick or Tweet, Spooky Sweets Papers: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Animal Expedition, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Basic Black Accessories: Bat Punch, Twinkle Builder Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Yay! Product Shares & Swatch Books
I’ll be sharing my 2018 Holiday Catalog Product Shares next week – how exciting to share these awesome, new products with you. I’m also making Designer Series Paper Swatch Books (I’ll be sharing more about those next week, too). If you have recently purchased shares from me, you’re on my email distribution list. If you want to be on my list, I’ll send you an email as soon as they are post – email me here.
Stampin’ Up! is hosting two amazing promotions in August.
For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will earn a $5 coupon to be redeemed in September. How fun is that? To learn more, click on the image below: