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Wacky Wednesday Monster Punch Card

Punch classes are favorite events for my customers!  At my Holiday Cards Punch Class this month, here is the Halloween Punch Card we made:

I did base this off of another demo’s card, but added some of my own creativity too.

Here is what you need to make this card:

  • (2) 1-1/2″ circle punch pieces in Whisper White
  • (4) Tree Builder branches in Real Red
  • (2) 3/4″ circle punch pieces in Pacific Point
  • (2) 1/2″ circle punch pieces in Basic Black
  • (2) Fox Builder tails in Old Olive
  • (1) Fox Builder body in Old Olive (cut for nose)
  • (1) Classic Label punch piece in Whisper White (I punched out about 3/4 of it for the mouth)
  • (1) Star punch point in Whisper White

You do need to trim the branches for the bloodshot eyes.  I also used the chalk marker for the mouth.

The card comes together very quickly.  Don’t forget – how you place the eyes is how nice/wacky/mean a creature can look!

Hope you enjoyed this whimsical card – I think it is a perfect way to celebrate my 16 years as a demonstrator!


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Mixed Drinks Step It Up Saturday

I sound like a broken record.  Wish I could put more time into my blog, and I do have good intentions.  I certainly am stamping; in fact, October is my busiest month for stamping.  However, with my other jobs and family commitments and then my major vices Facebook and Pinterest, it is hard to focus on working this part of my business.

Today’s Step It Up card features the stamp set Mixed Drinks.  Love, love, love it for fun and whimsical cards.

Here is my first extremely simple card –

I transformed it into a Z Fold Card and added some DSP and card stock layers.



I should have colored in the umbrella and the straw.  You could add bling of course.

Hmm…is it too early for a cocktail?

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October is My Favorite Stamping Month

Why would I say that?

Well, for one thing, it is my favorite time of year anyways.  I love the fall colors, and in Wisconsin, we are oftentimes blessed with a gorgeous display.  The whole pumpkin spice craze can be linked to me personally; I am positive I started the trend.  Ok, maybe I am just one of those little branches on a big old pumpkin spice fall tree, but I respectfully do want to point out I was pumpkin crazed way before it was cool to be pumpkin crazed.




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Posted on : Oct 01 2016
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Totally Trees Step It Up Saturday

I knew I wanted to share this step-it-up set of cards on World Card-Making Day.

The first card was a simple but lovely card created for the Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp.  We used the Totally Trees stamp set and the Rose Wonder stamp set for the phrase.  Also used for this card was the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (sorry, not one on sale), Layering Squares Framelits, and the Ribbon Trio Pack. We did double dip the inking of leaves on this card – start with the lightest color and before stamping lightly restamp into a darker color.


But even though I liked this card, I knew it was a perfect card to step up.

I added another vertical layer behind the DSP, tied a knot with ribbon, added three copper circles, and embossed both the phrase and the leaves on the tree.  Some very simple changes, but they really make this card pop.

Show me some love and subscribe to my blog.  At the end of October, I will review all new subscribers, and if they have ordered from me, I will put them into a random door prize drawing for a $10 gift certificate.


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16th Anniversary Specials Plus Blog Giveaway

October 19th is my official anniversary with Stampin’ Up!  Every year, I celebrate it by giving my customers my anniversary percentage on selected items.  Here is what is on sale this month:



I will be running a contest through the month of October.  All of my Stampin’ Up! customers who subscribe to my blog will be put into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate!  So if you haven’t made a purchase with me before, you will have a chance to do so all month to get a chance at this gift certificate.

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Stampin’ Up! October Designer Series Paper Special

In addition to the World Card-Making Special, Stampin’ Up! has a monthly special in October featuring many of our lovely Designer Series Paper products.  Buy three packages, get one free!  I know I will be stocking up on my favorite Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  What is your favorite?


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Posted on : Oct 01 2016
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World Card-Making Day Special

October is a big month for crafters, and today is World Card-Making Day!  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating this special event with a FIVE-DAY SPECIAL!  You can order seven products at a discount!  I will be placing the order on Wednesday afternoon (October 5th) so be sure to place your order to score one of these deals!


I will be posting other fun ideas and specials throughout the day.  I’d love it if you subscribe to my blog!

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Posted on : Oct 01 2016
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Throwback Thursday – Embossed Foil Card

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday for quite a while.  Today’s card features a technique from October 2011 called Embossed Metal Technique.  The older card used Jack of All Trades stamp set and the web embossing folder plus some accent images from Spooky Bits stamp set.  The metal on this card was a thick and sturdy piece of craft metal.

For my new card, I wanted to feature more of the embossed piece, but didn’t have a thick piece of craft metal at the ready so I used aluminum foil instead.  You do need to be careful to not tear the larger piece, but it is quite economical and sure to be found in your cupboard.  I went to our lovely Woodlands embossing folder for this card plus I used the Peace This Christmas stamp set.

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Monochromatic Monday – Jar of Haunts

I’ve been a bit out of commission with the start of the school year and a rotten cold.  Don’t know why, but this year I have wanted to hang on to the last bits of summer (which is not usually me).  I’ve got to get my fall/winter mojo going because Stampin’ Up! has a gazillion new items to play with in the holiday catalog.

Monochromatic Monday – seems I really like this post day.  Today’s post features all of gray colors – Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, and Memento Black with a little Whisper White.  A little Old Olive is in the eyeball coloring.  I don’t usually color with blender pens, but that is how I colored the solution in the jar.

Jar of Haunts is a must-have item if you have the coordinating framelits.  So easy and fun to use – the jar stamp is the medium-sized jar in the framelit set.  I also used the Spooky Fun and the Hardwood background stamp set.

Our new label punch is easy to layer by just punching out a few extra pieces and cutting them and adhering them behind the saying.


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Monochromatic Monday – Sweet Sugarplum Butterflies

We are enjoying the last few days of summer here; in fact, school starts this week.  So before my blog goes all pumpkin spice and gingerbread cookie crazed, I thought I should put up one last summer card.

Today’s monochromatic color is Sweet Sugarplum.  Ok, whenever I look at this color all I can see is mauve.  So I challenged myself to create a card with it.

I did use the Fresh Fruits stamp set for the birthday phrase.  The butterfly punches, thinlits, and embossing folders coordinate nicely.  Love the rouched ribbon especially on this diagonal front.  And yes, pearls again.  I can’t help myself.

Hope you like it!

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