BOO! And welcome to the first week of my 12 Weeks of Halloween blog and video series. Every Thursday until Halloween, I'll be featuring a not-so spooky project that you can use to decorate your home, office, or share with others.
Today, I make sparkly Jack O'Lanterns using the new Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies. And while these dies are part of the Let it Snow Suite, that doesn't mean you can't use them all year round. I also used two new Stamp sets, Boo to You and Harvest Hellos.
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Curvy Keepsake Box: Pumpkin Pie, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Tag: Whisper White Scrap
Products available beginning September 3:
Stamps: Boo To You, Harvest Hellos (Both available beginning September 3)
Tools: Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies
Embellishments: Basic Black 3/8" Scallop Edged Ribbon
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I couldn't resist sharing these Hoot Hoot Hooray cards we made at Sunday's Stamping Bee team meeting. Aren't the adorable? I wish you could have been here to hear the reaction of everyone when they walked in and saw them! Normally, we stamp after then end our our meeting, but they just couldn't wait and so we ended up stamping first.
I hadn't seen most of my team since June and it was so good to see them. There were 10 Bees at my house, and I did my first Facebook Live meeting since I have a growing number of team members who are not local. After we did our stamping, they wanted to hear all about my trip to Greece! It was fun to relive my favorite moments of the incentive trip with them. We celebrated summer with a summer-themed cards swap and I grilled burgers and we had a 'picnic'. Everyone brings something to share for our team dinners and we had potato salad, baked beans, and the most amazing ice cream sandwich cake for dessert. It was a great evening and the only thing that would have made it better would have been if you had been there, too.
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Base: Coastal Cabana 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/4” x 4
Layer 2: Coastal Cabana, 5” x 3 ¾”, embossed with Tufted Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Basic Gray, 5 ¼” x 1 ¼”
Layer 4: Brights Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper, 5” x 1”
Layer 5: Coastal Cabana Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 6: Whisper White Stitched Circle
Just 2 more days to register for August's Seaside Notions AND Christmas Card Club, featuring the Lots of Cheer Stamp Sets. Both clubs include the Stamp Set this month, too. Click on the photos to learn more, or email me to register.
All this week, I'm using the Follow Your Art Suite + Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set to make cards, notecards, and tags to fill a Back-to-School Stationery Box. It's perfect for teachers, librarians, administrators, or those new grads off to college or their first jobs. I made the box on my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live and the notecards were featured on the blog yesterday. Today's #CASEingTuesday card will fit in nicely as well! Plus, it's the perfect example of #SimpleStamping!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Medial. #CASEingTuesday211.
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I changed my card up a bit to add some layers today.
Base: Mint Macaron, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Gray, 3/4" x 3: Banner Triple Punched
Layer 4: Whisper White, 1/2" x 2 3/4", Banner Triple Punched
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Wait a minute? Isn't she supposed to be using the Heirloom Threads Suite this week? What's up with the cow? Surprise! I happen to have this little cow leftover from a previous design day and thought, hmmmmm, I wonder if she'd fit inside the Heirloom Frame? And you know what? She did!
The Heirloom Frames and Dies coordinate together. Simply cut out the frame with the die, then place it in the embossing folder to add the detailed embossing. I have a confession: the first time I used these I didn't realize there were dies and I fussy cut the oval. It wasn't difficult, but I found myself upset that there wasn't a die to not only cut out the frame, but the inside of the frame, too. Just as I finished, I glanced over and saw the package of dies, too. Obviously, I needed more coffee that morning.
I can see the Heirloom Frames and Dies working well with many of our stamped images and sentiments. And if you're a scrapbooker, won't these look awesome in your albums? I can't wait to see what you create.
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Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black,5 1/8" x 3 /7"
Layer 2: Flirty Flamingo, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Seaside Spray Heirloom Dies and Embossing Folder
Layer 4: Whisper White Layering Oval Die
Christmas Card Club starts this month! Why two clubs? It's twice the fun! When you register for both Christmas Card and my Monthly Card club, you'll not only get combined shipping, but a free Christmas Sampler tutorial. That's over a $25 value! Click on the photos below to learn more.
Mooooove over Monday, it's #CASEingTuesday! I love Tuesdays because all the design work is done for me. I just have to CASE (copy and share everything) the design right out of the catalog! I mean, why not? We oooh and ahhhh over the designs in there. Why not use the designs that are already done to expand our repertoire, and in my case, skills. Take today's card, for example...I was up at 6:30 am designing this (so maybe I procrastinate just a little!), and I had a heck of a time figuring out how to get the diagonal cut on the 4" square. Did I mention I was crafting PRE coffee??? That's so dangerous. Anyway...a couple sips of coffee and a single cut on my trimmer later and voila! Fun diagonal.
Have I mentioned that I'm Over the Moon for this stamp set? (Ok, maybe too much coffee this morning???) It's been sitting on my shelf for months, and I finally pulled it down this weekend. I LOVE IT! Totally adorable. After making my first card with it Saturday morning, I decided I'd use it for my August Sweet & Simple Class! And pairing it up with the dots from the Love What You Do stamp set makes it even cuter.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Medial. #CASEingTuesday210.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/4" x 4 :
Layer 2: Whisper White, 4" x 4", cut on the diagonal
Layer 4: Basic Black Layering Circle
Layer 5: Whisper White Stitched Shapes Circle
Scraps of Basic Black and Whisper White for Classic Label Punch
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