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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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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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Howl-O-Ween Treat Card

Can you take one more Howl-O-Ween Treat card?  I absolutely love that owl!  Here is a card I created using up some of my Happy Haunting DSP and some of the little gems.  I colored them black with a Sharpie marker and centered them in the polka dots.

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Fall Fest Work of Art Card

Happy October!  I’m getting my pumpkin on!

Work of Art Fall Fest Pumpkin

A quick and easy card using Work of Art and Fall Fest stamp sets.  The leaf accent is one of our new wooden accents sponged with an ink pad!

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Happy Halloween! Toil & Trouble Z Fold Shaving Cream Card

Happy Halloween!  May you receive more treats than tricks!  Here’s a treat – a technique mash-up card!  The shaving cream is the background of the focal image (one of my favorite techniques of all time), and it is also a Z Fold card (well, upside down).

Plus, I colored my large gem with a sharpie!

Toil & Trouble Z Fold Shaving Cream Card

There’s also a secret spook inside when you flip it open!

Toil & Trouble Z Fold Inside

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Halloween Hello Top Note Card

This halloween combination of Washi Tape, Top Note Die, glitter, candy dots, and Stampin’ Dimensionals is an example of why I love Stampin’ Up! products.  We have so many fabulous options in gorgeous colors that coordinate with our product line.

Halloween Hello Washi Tape Top Note

Hope you have some friendly “monsters” stopping by your house for a Halloween Hello!

 

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Fall Scarecrow Punch Card

I think my customers (many who have become some of my best friends) know how much I love punch art stamping.  Besides Christmas cards, it is probably my favorite thing to create in my stamp room.  With all the resources out in the world wide web, our creativity is certainly boosted by other stampers sharing their works of art.  I based this card on another one I saw a while ago and just changed a few things.  Even after “professionally” stamping for 13 years, I rely on CASEing (copy and share everything) for some projects.

Scarecrow Punch Card

 

Scarecrow Punch Card-Close Up

 

I’m asking anyone who reads this blog over the weekend to share where they find their inspiration.  I’m going to do a drawing for a free package of Basic Pearls on Sunday evening.  Just leave your name, email, and one place your crafting muse comes alive.

And to my faithful customers, thank you for your support and friendship over the last 13 years!

 

 

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Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

Well, today is my official 13th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I truly do LOVE being a demonstrator and sharing my knowledge of and passion for stamping.  I started teaching Technique Classes in August of 2007.  To date, I have taught 66 classes (next Tuesday it will be #67) – meaning I’ve shared over 198 techniques (201 next Tuesday) over the years.

This card features the Viewmaster Card Technique – a technique I learned at a regional event.  My customers made this card at August’s Technique Tuesday event!  It is a perfect card for those smaller stamp images.

Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

I’d like to know what is your favorite stamping technique!  Share your name, email, and favorite technique, and I’ll put you in the drawing for a FREE TECHNIQUE CLASS FEE!

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Dracula Top Note Punch Halloween Card

If I could only have ONE Big Shot Die, I know which one I’d choose…TOP NOTE DIE!  You can create so many lovely and FUN projects with this die!

Here’s one of the punch cards my stampers made at my recent Fall and Winter Holiday Cards Stamp Camp.

Dracula Punch Card Top Note

Dracula’s eyes and nose are made from circle punches – 1″ and 3/4″.  Eyelids and nose are sponged in Wisteria Wonder.  Dracula’s teeth are made from our Pennant Punch (trimmed down) and sponged in red.

Please, Stampin’ Up!, don’t EVER retire our Top Note Die!

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