Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Sadly, my Halloween Sampler will be the last of my 2018 Halloween projects.  It’s time to move on to Fall and Christmas.  Where in the world is 2018 going?  One of my wonderful club members asked that I design a Halloween Sampler using the Cauldron Bubbles bundle.  I jumped at that opportunity because the bundle is just so cute and easy to work with.

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And this year we have a second Halloween bundle, Spooky Sweets.  That bundle includes our Spooky Bats punch. 

The color combination for our Halloween Sampler is Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White and Basic Black.  Lots of those colors can be found in the Toil and Trouble DSP.  That’s one of the cutest Halloween paper lines we’ve had.  Lots of the images coordinate with the dies, making creating a piece like this super quick and easy.

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Instead of stamping and coloring the witch and the cat, I just cut it from the DSP with the coordinating dies.  I just love all the texture in the piece.  And that was created with our fabulous collection of embossing folders.

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Have you used our new Copper Shimmer Paint? If not, I’ve got a great technique that was used on all the large Gorgeous Grape elements.  I created my own custom Copper Shimmer mist.  I hope you can see the color and shine on those pieces.

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The pumpkins too, came from the DSP.  I just drew a little jack-o-lantern face on one of the pumpkins with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you know that this is one of the markers that is sold separately?

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I know bats aren’t really cute, but I have to say these make me smile.  I stamped them in Memento Black and punched them out with the Spooky Bats punch.  I’ve got a tip for you in my video tutorial that will help line up that stamp and punch every time, quick and easy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Large Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – 12” x 12”
  • Medium Mat – Mango Melody CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½” – stamp the star image from Cauldron Bubbles in Mango Melody on each of the four points of the mat. Measure 1 ¾” from the point and mark with a light pencil line.
  • Medium Mat – Basic Black CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½”

Block #1

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Thick Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”,  emboss with the Swirls and Curls EF
  • Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3” x 4”, cut with the Layering Ovals framelit, spritz with Copper Mist.
  • Witch – Toil & Trouble DSP – fussy cut one of the witches, highlight sections with the clear wink of stella pen
  • Cat – Toil & Trouble DSP – cut one of the cats with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Banner – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ½” x 3 ¼”, cut with the die from Farmhouse set.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¼” x 2 ½”, cut with the die from Layering Ovals framelits and Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 1 ¾”, stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.

Block #2

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Woodland EF.  Stamp off Memento Black ink twice, using the grunge stamp from the Spooky Sweets set.
  • Ghosts – Whisper White CS – 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”, stamp the ghost image 3x in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Lightly wash gorgeous grape color onto the ghosts with an aqua painter.  Cut with the die from Cauldron framelits. Apply clear ink of stella on each.
  • Moon – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from the Spooky Sweets set in Mango Melody, punch with the Twinkle Builder punch.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2” x 2” punch with the 1 1/8” scallop circle punch and Whisper White CS – 2” x 2” stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, punch with the 1” circle punch.
  • Stars – Mango Melody – 1” x 2”, cut with the die from Cauldron Bubble.

Block #3

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Softly Falling EF.
  • Cauldron – Toil & Trouble DSP – Cut using the coordinating die from the Cauldron set. Highlight the liquid and fire with clear wink of stella
  • Frog – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the frog from Cauldron Bubbles in Granny Apple Green CS.  Blend the color with a blender pen.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp with the die from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape.  Fussy cut, separating the words into two sections.

Block #4

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Seaside EF.
  • Starburst – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one starburst, spritz with copper mist.
  • Hat – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut one hat, highlight with clear wink of stella pen.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.

Block #5

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF
  • Pumpkins – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut three pumpkins.  Chose one to draw on a jack-o-lantern face with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – cut with the die from Layering Squares framelits, spritz with copper mist.  Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the die from Layering Squares.
  • Ribbon – Black Glitter Organdy – 12”

Block #6

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile EF
  • Bats – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, stamp the images in Memento Black with the image from Spooky Sweets.  Punch the images with the Spooky Bats punch.  Apply clear wink of stella to each.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut the word “spooky”.

All supplies for the Halloween Sampler can be found on in my online store.  I would appreciate your business.

Big Shot

$110.00
Blender Pens

$12.00

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Trick or Treat time is just around the corner.  Today, I would like to share with you two super quick and easy Halloween Treats.  Any little ghoul or goblin will be thrilled to receive either one of these.  

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First up, did you know we now have those super cute Baker’s boxes in the Holiday Catalog?  WOW, and they every super easy to put together.  They already have the acetate window and all the scoreline you’ll need.  And they are food safe.  That is the perfect box for your Halloween Treats, whether they are cookies, candies or donuts.  

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To create the spider web doily, for this Halloween Treat, I cut four of the spider webs with the die from the Cauldron set.  Be sure to back your cardstock with our multipurpose adhesive sheets before die cutting.  In that way, you will be creating a sticker that will be very easy to attach to the acetate.  

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I used our gorgeous Swirls and Curls embossing folder on the Gorgeous Grape mats that cover each side of my Halloween Treat.  Our Pearlized Doilies are mat white on one side and very easy to color with any of our inks.  On this one I used Granny Apple Green and voila, a Halloween doily.  I think this Halloween Treat would be perfect for a teacher, your nail technician, hairdresser or postman.  

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I thought while I was designing that I would also design a Halloween Treat perfect for all the kiddos to bring to their classmates.  Or, if you have a neighborhood block party, these would make you look like super Halloween crafter!  But, they are so quick and easy, you’ll whip them out in no time at all.

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I used the Toil and Trouble DSP to dress up the front of the treat holder.  The cut little detail on the top edge of the Halloween Treat holder was created with our Tag Topper Punch. And did you notice that Spider Trinket on the bow?  Yes, we sell those.  Would you like to see how easy these are to create.  I would love to share my FREE video tutorial with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Baker’s Box Halloween Treat Holder 

  • Mats – Basic Black CS – 4″ x 1 3/4″ and Gorgeous Grape CS – 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut four of each.  Run the Gorgeous Grape mats through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Spider Webs – Basic Black CS – 3″ x 6″, back with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and die cut four with the die from the cauldron set.
  • Accent Piece – Punch one 1 3/4″ circle from Gorgeous Grape CS.  Granny Apple Green CS – 2″ x 2″, die cut the circle with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″ – stamp the Trick or Treat from the Cauldron Bubbles set in Gorgeous Grape and punch with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.
  • Bat – Basic Black CS – punch one bat using the Spooky Bats punch. Apply Wink of Stella.
  • Embellishments – 10″ Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, one Pearlized Doily, two black Faceted Dots, one clear Epoxy Droplet and one Baker’s Box

Tag Topper Halloween Treat Holder

  • Wrap – Basic Black CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″ and 4 3/4″, punch both ends with the Tag Topper Punch.
  • Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and Toil and Trouble DSP – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, ink the edges in Memento Black ink.
  • Scallop Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ – cut with the Layering Oval Die.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ – cut with the Layering Oval Die. Stamp the Happy Halloween in Gorgeous Grape with the stamp from Cauldron Bubbles.
  • Bat – Basic Black CS – punch one bat using the Spooky Bats punch. Apply Wink of Stella.
  • Embellishments – 4″ Granny Apple Green Ribbon, 10″ Basic Black Baker’s Twine, one Spider Trinket.

Shopping my online store 24/7 is quick and easy.  I’ve got all the supplies you’ll need to complete your Halloween Treats. I would appreciate your business.

 

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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Cauldron Bubble Fancy Fold

Cauldron Bubble Fancy Fold

Cauldrons Bubble, broomsticks twitch; what a night to be a witch. Rusty Rischer It’s almost Happy Halloween time.  I thought we could create this Cauldron Bubble fancy fold together.  A big shout out to fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith, for highlighting this double flap fun fold in a recent YouTube video.  When I saw the video, I knew I wanted to put my spin on it and use the new Halloween bundle, Cauldron Bubble.

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I’m about as happy as a witch in a broom factory with the way this card turned out.  Love all the coordinating products Stampin’ Up! included in this suite.  The Toil & Trouble DSP has 6 designs in the package. But beware, it will hard for you to decide which side of the paper to use. So why not, put two packages in your cart! I did think those super cute ghosts were a great choice for this cute card though.

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I colored all the images with our fantastic Stampin’ Blends.  In the “here’s how the magic happens” section at the bottom of this post, I’ll have a coloring legend for you.  That’s just in case you would like to use all my coloring choices.  

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter, untying the bow reveals the little cauldron bubble scene inside the first fold. Don’t you just love that new Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder?  I even stepped it up a notch with our Champagne Shimmer Mist.  I placed a few drops in a Stampin’ Mister, filled it with 70% rubbing alcohol, gave it a shake and spritzed away.  Instant shimmer and shine on both of the embossed panels.

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I think the best way to attach the cute spider web is to back your cardstock, prior to die cutting, with the multipurpose adhesive sheet.  Then when you die cut, you’ve created a spider web sticker.  So much easier to attach to your card, no glue needed, hooray!

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When you open the main panel of the card, it reveals your sentiment and lots of space for you to write a special message to your sweet little ghoul or goblin.

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Stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink insures no bleeding when you color with the Stampin’ Blends. Just be sure to let everything dry throughly and have a silicone craft mat under your card stock to protect your work surface.  

Sit back and relax, while I teach you how to put this cutie together in my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Basic Black CS – 10″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the Happy Halloween and Gorgeous Grape and the stars in Granny Apple Green.
  • Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – one @4″ 5 1/4″ and one @ 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Toil & Trouble – one @ 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one @ 1″ x 5″, ink the edges of both in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  • Note Card – Thick Whisper White CS – 7″ x 3 1/2″, scored at 3 1/2″
  • Note Card Mats – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 3″ x 3″.  Emboss one of the 3 1/4″ x3 1/4″ and the 3″ x 3″ mat with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. Basic Black CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Spider Web – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, back with multipurpose adhesive sheet, die cut with the spider web die.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the witch, broom and cauldron in Memento Tuxedo Black, allow to dry.  Stamp the trick or treat and the Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Punch the trick or treat with the 1″ circle punch.  Hand cut and divide the other sentiment.
  • Scallop Circle – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle
  • Ribbon – 26″, one piece @ 11″ and the other @15″

Coloring Legend – Witch & Broom

  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – hair, band on hat and socks, and accents on apron. Straw on the broom.
  • Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – hat, cape and shoes. After coloring highlight with wink of stella
  • Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – dress
  • Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend – cuffs on dress
  • Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – band on socks and apron
  • Ivory Stampin’ Blend – hands and face
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – Broom Handle

Coloring Legend – Cauldron

  • Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – cauldron
  • Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend – bubbles
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire and handles on the cauldron
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend – parts of the fire
  • Wink of Stella on cauldron and bubbles

If you need any supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Spooky Sweets Halloween Candy Jar

Spooky Sweets Halloween Candy Jar

Boo, y’all, it’s Trick or Treat time!  It’s all about the candy. With this super cute Spooky Sweets Halloween candy jar you are going to look like a crafting genius.  How many little ghouls and goblins do you have on your treat list? You will want to be sure to create one of these for the prettiest pumpkin in your patch.

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I found the candy jars and candy at my local Dollar Tree.  Do you see a pattern here?  I think I need a 12-step program.  I’m addicted to Dollar Tree.  Can’t help it. There are so many items you can alter and create super cute gifts for the upcoming Halloween and holiday season. Everything is just too BOO-ti-ful to pass up.

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Because ghouls just want to have fun, you will want to put the Spooky Sweets bundle on your next order. Creating multiples is so much easier with a punch.

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I created the focal image on the candy jar with just a few pieces of card stock in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Basic Black. That geometric image is a die cut from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits set.  There’s more than one way to use a die!

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It’s tough to photograph all the sparkle. But, I promise, the bats and the moon are all sparkly thanks to our Champagne Shimmer Mist.  Just add a few drops in a Stampin’ Spritzer with 70% alcohol and spritz away.  Instant shimmer and shine, but beware, you will become addicted.

Would you like to see how I put this Halloween cutie together?  Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials to do just that.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Lid Band – Pumpkin Pie CS – 3/8″ x 11″
  • Circle – Basic Black CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the 2 7/8″ Layering Circle framelit
  • Focal – Pumpkin Pie CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Beautiful Layers
  • Moon – Crushed Curry CS – punch one 2″ circle, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, ink the edges heavily in Crushed Curry.
  • Bats – Basic Black – punch one of each size with the Spooky Bats punch, spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White scrap – stamp the sentiment from Spooky Sweets in Pumpkin Pie.  Fussy cut the image.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you may need for the project.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Halloween Card Toil & Trouble

Halloween Card Toil & Trouble

Hey Boo-tiful, time to get your Trick or Treat on!  This super cute Halloween card will get the party started. The new Toil & Trouble Halloween Suite of products in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog is filled with so many new goodies.  Treat yourself to some and create adorable Halloween treats and cards. This card features the Toil & Trouble Halloween DSP.  Can you say, super cute?

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I just couldn’t resist creating this card for a swap I’m participating in with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the U.S.  For my swap I chose the Cauldron Bubble Bundle. Not only can you stamp the images, color them and cut them out, but many of them are in the DSP.  And guess what?  The dies match the paper.  How quick and easy is that?

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Don’t say Witch like it’s a bad thing. Isn’t she just the sweetest and the star of this show.  The color palette for this card is Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.  I just love the new colors that Stampin’ Up! has added to our color families.

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It was sort of difficult to photograph the new Black Foil paper, but believe me it’s so shiny and makes a great impact.  The Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder was the perfect touch to bring in a little of a spooky feel.

I sure do hope that my video tutorials are helpful. I would love to hear your feedback. Come in for a spell, sit back, relax, I’m as happy as a witch in a broom factory to share this one with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Pumpin Pie CS – 4″ c 5 1/4″
  • Top Mat – Toil & Trouble DSP – 3 3/4″ x 3″, ink the edges in Memento Black ink.
  • Bottom Mat – Black Foil Sheet – 3 3/4″ x 2″, run through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
  • Scallop Oval – Granny Apple Green CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut the die from Layering Ovals.
  • Oval – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – cut with the die from Layering Ovals.  Stamp off in Gorgeous Grape the image from Spooky Sweets. Ink the edges in Gorgeous Grape. Spritz with the Champagne Shimmer Paint/Alcohol mixture.
  • Witch – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut or die cut one of the witches from the DSP.  Highlight areas with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  • Spider Web – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2″, cut with the die from Cauldron Framelits Dies.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the Halloween sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  Hinge stamp the Trick or Treat in Gorgeous Grape using the Stamparatus.
  • Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – about 16″

Lace up your boots, grab your broom, it’s time to fly to my online store to order your Halloween supplies.

Big Shot

$110.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Until next time, Create Something Boo-tiful!!