13 Days of Halloween, Day 7


Welcome to day 7 of 13 Days of Halloween. Today we are making a watercolor card. It’s spooky and cool, all at the same time!

First start with Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock cut to 11” x 4 1/4”, scored at 5 1/2”. Fold along the score line. Fill your Aqua painter with water. We will use it with ink to watercolor. Start with the Marina Mist Classic Stamp Pad. Squeeze the stamp so when you open it, there is ink in the top. This is the ink you will use to watercolor from the stamp pads. Using the ink with your Aqua Painter, paint the base blue as pictured below.


Next, paint your sky with Fresh Fig Classic Stamp Pad. Go back and paint an area again with more Fresh Fig, leaving a circular space free for the setting sun you are going to paint, see photo below for reference.


Using the Crushed Curry Classic Stamp Pad, paint your sun. Using a small amount of Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad, paint just a small amount around the outside to give it depth. 

You will now Stamp the gravestones from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set using Smoky Slate Classic Stamp Pad. Using your Aqua Painter, run it along the bottom of the gravestones  dragging the gray ink out on each side.


Using some more Smoky Slate Classic Stamp Pad Ink, darken the gray area. Then clean the ink off your Aqua Painter and run it along the gravestones, blending out the lines as pictured below.


Stamp bats from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad Ink in the sky.


To finish off the card stamp the saying “Have a haunted Halloween” in the upper left hand corner in Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad. Last, cut out a gate using the Detailed Gate Thinket Die with Basic Black Card stock. Adhere the gate to your card front using Liquid Multipurpose Adhesive. Voila! It’s done!


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13 Days of Halloween, Day 6

Welcome to day 6 of my 13 Days of Halloween. This card is just so cute!  I made my own deaigner series paper by stamping out a pattern on it. It was super easy to do.

First cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card stock to 11” x 4 1/4”,score at 5 1/2”. Next cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to 3 3/4” x 5”, a piece of Basic Black Card stock to 4 1/2” x 3 1/2” and a piece of Whisper White Thick Card stock to 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”. One the Whisper White Thick Card stock Stamp the images from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set as pictured. This is your very designer series paper now! I used Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Pad, Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stamp Pad. 


Using the Layering Circle Framelit Dies, Punch out a 2 1/2” scallop circle in Basic Black Card stock and a 2 3/8” circle in Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock. Adhere all the layers together as pictured using Snail Adhesive.  Easy peasy, Lemon squeasy!!

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13 Days of Halloween, Day 5

Welcome to day 5 of 13 Days of Halloween! Today I have a 12×12 scrapbook page for you.


Start with a 12×12 sheet of Smoky Slate Cardstock. Cut two photo mats out of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. Adhere downusing Snail Adhesive. On a scrap of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock stamp the greeting “Have a haunted Halloween” from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink.  Adhere down using two Stampin Dimensionals. I put the Dimensionals down in between the two mats so I could slip photos down under it later. 

Next you will need to cut out 3 Detailed Gate Thinlet Die. There is a secret to cutting this due out. I found if I used a shim of an extra bit of Cardstock when I run it through it cuts better. This is a very detailed die so you will need to keep running itthrough until it cuts completely through all of it. It took me 4 or 5 times Running it through for each gate. After you have the gates cut you will need to trim off the top of two gates and then lay them out at the bottom of the page to see where else you need to trim to make it fit your page. 

Next trim excess bits off, die cut the lock and the key using Silver Foil Sheets. Cut the lock at the top and slip it around the gate. Adhere gates down to make the fence then tuck the key under before it dries. I used Liquid Multipurpose Glue to adhere everything down as pictured below.


And to complete your page, cut out some pumpkins from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. Glue the taller pumpkin down with Snail Adhesive and pop up the shorter pumpkin with Dimensionals. If you want to change it up a bit, you could may your photo mats with Basic Black Cardstock cut to 6 3/4” x 4 3/4”. Hope you liked today’s project!


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13 Days of Halloween, Day 4


Today is Day 4 of my 13 Days of Halloween. Today we are making this adorable treat box. The inside is filled with Rolos.


This is very easy to make and will make a cute Halloween goodie for the ghouls you know. First put together one of the Clear Tiny Treat Box. Set the box aside.  Next cut the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 6” x 6”, then score it at 2” and 4”.  Be careful not to score too hard or you may tear your paper. Turn your paper once and score  again at 2” and 4”. Fold and burnish your paper. Cut the outside squares at the four corners so it looks like the picture below.


Place the paper inside your box and fill it wth candy. Close the box. To decorate the outside use your Cat Punch to punch out one orange cat from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. Stamp “Trick or Treat” from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut it out as desired. Adhere the cat to the box with Glue Dots and the saying to the cat using Dimensionals.

I hope you are enjoying my 13 Days of Halloween!

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13 Days of Halloween, Day 3


Today is Day 3 of my 13 Days of Halloween. Today I have a Halloween card for you. This black cat card is sure to be a hit to whoever you send it to.

To make this card you will need the following:

Cut Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 11” x 4 1/4” scored at 5 1/2” for the card base. Then cut Basic Black Cardstock at 3 3/4” x 5” and 2 3/4” x 4”.  From the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper cut the witch hat paper to 3 1/2” x 4 3/4” and then cut the orange pattern paper pictured above to 2 1/2” x 3 3/4”. Using the Cat Punch Punch out a black cat from the Designer series paper pack. Cut Basic Gray Cardstock to 3/8” x 2 1/4”. Stamp Happy Halloween from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Tuxedo Momento Ink and Stamp bats on the orange designer series paper. Put the card together as pictures adhering everything down using Snail Adhesive. Place two Black Rhinestones next to Hapoy Halloween.

Easy peasy Halloween Card. See you tomorrow for Day 4!

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13 Days of Halloween, Day 2

Welcome back to my 13 days of Halloween. Today is day 2 and I have made a candy test tube. I filled it with plain m-n-m’s. If you want a more fall look, you could fill yours with Reese’s Pieces.

Here’s how I made the decorated candy tube. I stamped the “Pick your Potion” image from the Festive Phrases Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink on Whisper White Thick Cardstock. I then used my aqua painter and a dash of Pumpkin Pie Ink to color in the bubbles on the cauldron. Next I punched out the stamped image using the Everyday Label Punch.


I then made the orange tag out of a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I stamped the images from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.


I stamped the potion bottle contents using VersaMark Ink. This way it had a tone on tone look. I love it! Punch out the tag using the Everyday Tag Punch again. Tie both tags onto the top of the tube with Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine and fill with candy. Cork it and you are ready to go!


See you tomorrow for Day 3 of my 13 Days of Halloween!
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13 Days of Halloween, Day 1


Today is the first day of the 13 Days of Halloween on my blog. This decorated pizza box holds 3 Twix fun size candy bars. It’s just the perfect little gift to give to one of your co-workers or a teacher or anyone for that matter!

To make this treat box, assemble one of the mini pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog.  Cut a piece of designer series paper and adhere to the top of the closed box. Wrap black bakers twine around it 4 times. Tie the ends together on the top. Using your circle dies, cut out a scalloped circle from Black Card stock and a circle from Pumpkin Pie Card stock. Adhere them together using Snail.

Using the label punch, punch out one label in Black Card stock. Cut the label in half to adhere to the back of the white label when ready. Stamp image on Whisper White Card stock then punch out. Adhere black black to backside of white stamped label. Use picture for placement. Using dimensionals, pop up on top of bakers twine on top of box.

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