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For “next year’s” inspiration I have two super cute Halloween cards designed for the October Shoebox by Jo Brooks.
Check out the details! The little spider trinket on the first one and the bat punch used, or the smiley bat stamp, all on a spider web background!
And the corner stamp with ‘trick or treat’ and ‘happy Halloween’. It was one stamp so very easy for us to stamp. The inside greeting went perfect with the flying characters!
Thank you, Jo! Your collection of Halloween stamps is amazing. The Halloween sets I had, sold out quickly. Be sure and check out the stamp sets still in the Bake Sale. Click on the bake sale tab.
SAL, Shoebox Swap A Lot
I have so much to show you today, so grab a cuppa and a pencil to take notes about the products in the awesome cards that we did at Sharon’s Shoebox Event.
- Garden Green cardstock, Pearlescent paper and gold foil paper
- Merriest Moments bundle with a stamp set, a set of dies and a hybrid embossing folder
- Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set (outside greeting) & Dies, Ornate Layers Dies
- Farmhouse Christmas (inside greeting)
- Pearl bling and gold cord bow
Delighted, Sal!! And she had another Christmas card for us to make!
Just awesome! Thank you, Sharon.
- Navy Blue and Gold Foil paper, Gold Glimmer Paper for the star and brown for the stable scene
- Night in Bethlehem Edgelits Dies
- Candy Canes Die Set for the front greeting piece which has the ribbon run through each side
- Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies for the inside white background layer
- Star Of Light stamp set
Sure does, Sal! And Sharon had more for us. Check out the Halloween card kit she had for all of us:
So cute! I can’t help you with the products on this one. I loved that paper and needed a fall card before Halloween so I saved her cat for another card and made this one:
I used the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set. The funky cut out for the front greeting is the fence post in the Grace’s Garden die set!
Well, so many of the dies were too big and this one fits the words nicely.
Sharon’s birthday was in September so I made her this birthday card:
Sharon gave us a set of the flower blings you see in the card and I wanted to use them on her card so I used the die set I recently bought from Inlovearts and some fun fall designer series paper. The greeting is from the Pretty Petities stamp set with a matching punch. This hasn’t sold from the Bake Sale products so I pulled it out to use it.
I know, Sal; call it sellers remorse but I have run out of room and need to purge.
Then Sharon sent me a thank you card! She loves bees and I found this die set at Simple Pleasures in Colorado Springs and I knew Sharon just ‘had to have it’!! It is a die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Hmmm……… that could be interesting.
Happy fall everyone! I hope you enjoyed the cards and they ..
SAL, Shoebox A Love of crafting
Hello Stamping Friends,
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Hostess Code Through October 25 with Sharon as our hostess: H6TRE77D
Club is October 12th at 9:30 and 12:30 with a potluck at noon. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee, or a $25 order, but please RSVP by Oct. 7th. By popular vote we will begin our Christmas card making at this club.
If you would really like to get a head start on Christmas cards, consider the October Paper Pumpkin for 10 cards with matching envelopes:
That’s for sure, Sal, I always subscribe for the September, October, and November kits and they just keep getting better each year.
Refills are available for the September Paper Pumpkin. The little pumpkin sandwiched nicely in the dash of my car and made little Emma in the back carseat giggle as we headed to Steamboat Springs. She helped with the construction!
Pinwheel Tower Card
These cards are the new rage on social media so I had an open house crafting day to gather together and make one. There were so many different versions online that I sent out three videos and the stampers picked the style of their choice and brought the kit components to the house. It was a fun morning!
This is how my work table looked to start:
The card cuts here are those used by Meg Loven though all the colors are different:
- Tower Base: Granny Apple Green, 4 1/4 X 4 1/4; Score at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″. This leaves a little 1/4″ tab on which you will put a piece of tear and tape, then lay it flat on your work surface and bring the opposite side over and press it down on the tab. This works so much better than trying to hold it in your hands and match the sides.
- Panels (X4): Granny Apple Green, 4 1/4 X 2 3/4
- Borders (X4): Basic Black, 4 X 2 1/2
- Borders (X4): Basic Black, 4 X 1 1/2
- Layers for stamping (X4): Basic White, 3 3/4 X 2 1/4
- Layers for pretty (X4): Pattern Party DSP, 3 3/4 X 1 1/4
That’s really all there is for pieces and now comes the fun part of decorating! I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Dies, (each are free during Sale A Bration (ends September 30) with a $50 order). Emma’s birthday is this month and she turns 3, so the three sheep were perfect! I used the streamers and bow tie from the Birthday Chick Dies and stamps from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.
The sheep are all stamped directly on the Basic White, however, by outlining the image with a Light Smoky Slate Blend and then using the Color Lifter to soften the shadow you create a look of a whiter white. The candles are from a retired punch and the frosting is a piece of doily. The flames are made real with a drop of our Shimmery Crystal Effects.
Even if you don’t need the sheep, the sheep dies have this cool pennant, the sun, the balloon, clouds and the birthday hat. The grass, the greeting and the birthday hat come from the Counting Sheep stamp set. The streamers are in the Birthday Chick die set.
On this side I used a number 3 from the Playful Alphabet set, more Hey Chick streamers, a doily and a cute bow tie from the Birthday Chick Dies.
The Happy Birthday is another die in the Birthday Chick die set and the balloons are in the Sheep Dies. I cut the words once in basic black and once in the Pattern Party paper with horizontal stripes for a different look.
This is what the work table looks like at the end of making the card:
A normal day in the life of a crafter!
Let’s look at the cards made by the others. Thank you Stampers for your amazing creations and letting me share them!
Sharon Fincham’s Christmas Card:
Joy Meadows also made a Christmas card and used the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Paper and the Christmas Trees Dies. The sparkly gold is the Sale A Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper:
Heather Guitreau- for a friend using the Pierced Blooms Dies:
Heather Guitreau- for Halloween using the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, the Cutest Halloween Stamp set and the Frightful Tags dies with the Black Glitter Paper from Stampin’ Up! and other fun Halloween sets. Those ghosts are upside down tulip punches.
Heather Guitreau- for her Mother
Ann Hausmann made a Halloween card as well! I must say, the Black Glitter Paper just makes the card awesome as does the Designer Series Paper with bats and cute little ghosts. Of course without the dies to cut the glimmer paper into owls and spider webs, and a witch hat and a tree and a fence, well — yes, my pretty, we must have dies! (she says in a witch’s voice!)
Did those wonderful cards inspire you to make your own Pinwheel Tower Card? When it is a very special occasion, it is worth taking time for a very special card!
Would you like to join us for other fun crafting events? Club is on the second Tuesday of the month and we Zoom together on the fourth Tuesday to share swaps and take on a Mystery Card Challenge – I give you directions for cuts to make and then you have the surprise when I show you how all the pieces go together! It is fun. Call or text 303-815-0838. I would love to be your creative coach and bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!
If you are thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! for the sake of the 20% discount or to be a part of a community of crafters, I would love to have you on my Carin’ Crafters team! Join by September 30 and get the Sale A Bration special of a free bundle along with $125 of products for $99. Call or text 303-815-0838.
Hostess Code Through October 25 H6TRE77D
SAL, Smile A Little as you stamp your way to Christmas- only 87 days away
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