Monday, October 9, 2017

31 Days of Halloween - Day 9

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies.

Hey there everyone! I'm back this week with another project in the 31 Days of Halloween Hop with Stampendous

Last week I used this stamp set to create a background card with a hint of Halloween -- check it out here. It was so subtle if you didn't read between the roses you wouldn't know it was a Halloween themed card! Hint - this set can be used any time of the year!

This week I have a Stampendous Sugar Skull treat bag to share! I'm also using Whisker Graphics products from my wonderful stash that was given to the Stampendous design team on our last collaboration with them (here and here).

Once I was done putting together the sugar skull focal piece I did giggle a bit as it reminded me of a Shakespearean ruff, so I affectionately call this a Spookespeare Treat Bag!

Hop along with Stampendous today for more inspiration!

Here's how I made this project!

Supplies: (Links provided are affiliate links with Amazon, they send a few pennies my way at no cost to you. Some company links are provided as a non-affiliate option.)

  • Sugar Skulls Clear Stamp and Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Dot Sparklers Class A Peel Stickers (AZ, STM)
  • Spring Micro Glitter Kit (Lavender) (AZ, STM)
Whisker Graphics:
  • Lime and Purple Color Cardstock (AZ)
  • Lime Tissue Paper (AZ, company website)
  • Copic Markers - B24, BV20, BV31, R37, Y17, YG07, YR09
  • Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZEH)
  • Shredding Scissors (AZ) or Fringe Edge Punch (AZ)

  1. Stamp with black in onto Mixed Media White Paper the skull and on lime cardstock with black ink a ribbon banner and sentiment. Die cut with coordinating dies and color.
  2. Create a purple rosette with 1-1/2 x 11-inch cardstock scored every 1/4-inch. Accordion fold and glue short ends together, press down and glue a scrap of paper to middle holding down until dry. Add glitter around the outer edge with liquid glue and lavender glitter from the Spring Micro Glitter Kit.
  3. Glue the sugar skull to the rosette and glue onto treat bag. Glue on the lime banner.
  4. Cut a lime cardstock to fit inside the bag about 2-5/8 x 4 inches and attach fringed lime tissue paper to the back of it, cover with more lime cardstock if desired.
  5. Wrap with black licorice twine and tie in a bow.
  6. Add Dot Sparklers around rosette.
  7. Fill with goodies and enjoy!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

31 Days of Halloween - Day 2

It's back! Stampendous is frolicking in the month of October for a daily blog hop that is all things Halloween.

If you're a fan of the spooky, creepy and sometimes cute images of Halloween by Stampendous and more then be sure to stop by a special page on the Stampendous blog DAILY so you don't miss out on inspiration and PRIZES. There are details that you'll want to read that were shared on the first day here.

Now here's a project for the hop!

  • Sugar Skulls Clear Stamp and Die Set (AZSTM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Color Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Plum
  • Alcohol Markers by Copic - R22, R24, R37, V15, V17, V95, Y11, Y15, Y26YG05, YG25, YG45, YR04, YR24, YR28
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  1. Fold 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch Plum cardstock in half for card base.
  2. Stamp banner from Sugar Skulls with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper.
  3. Die cut banner through a few sheets of sticky notes and cover banners.
  4. Stamp flowers all around banners then remove masks and color.
  5. Glue to card base.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

A Sneaky Peek Card with double the FUN!

It's a sneaky peek Friday! I'm hosting the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge this week with a card that I warned myself of a potential die cut mistake, but when I thought of how I'd fix it I decided to do it anyway!

Yes, I talked myself into a mistake on this card. I'll tell you about it, but first I want to get to the challenge.

Shaker cards are trendy, window cards are the rage too so why not add in mixed media twist for a wide-open challenge. Stop by the forum and play along in the challenge!

There is one more sneak peek on my card, but it's not for the challenge. There's a new Stampendous stamp set I used that is releasing in October and available NOW on their website.  You'll find yoga frogs, border dies and more!

Here are details about my card for today and as always thanks for stopping by!


  • *NEW* - Brushed Script Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Clear Acetate, Wax Paper and book page
  • Distress Crayons or Water soluble oil pastels or crayons
  • Matte Medium by DecoArt
  • White Gesso by DecoArt
  • Permanent Marker
  • Nesting Dies
  • Embossing Folder
  • Natural Twine
  • Mini Stapler (I used Swingline)


  1. Fold kraft cardstock to make a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base and die cut window through both layers.
  2. Insert front of the card into the embossing folder and run through a die cutting machine.
  3. Unfold and tape down onto a craft mat and brush white gesso over the front. Color with a combination of crayons.
  4. Die cut clear window sheet in a slightly larger size and glue to inside front of the card with matte medium and add torn book page pieces around the front of the window.
  5. Stamp flower icon with black ink onto card front and doodle frame with a permanent marker.
  6. Add cross stitch and running stitch elements to card corners with natural twine and needle. Use a grid paper or template with a paper piercer for a pattern.
  7. Rub crayons onto wax paper, fold paper in half and iron or heat with embossing tool smearing colors around. Let cool and die cut larger than the window inside the card. Glue with matte medium or white liquid glue.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto a strip of white gesso book page and cut one end into a tail. Color and staple to card front with a loop of twine.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Spring Break in Autumn!

Join Stampendous and the team this week as we sneak peek some of our favorite new images coming out in the October catalog!



The leaves are changing on our trees and the brisk morning air is leading us into fall, eventually winter, so wouldn't it be perfect to have a look forward with a little spring time fun!

Stampendous is releasing spring theme products in October and OH are they fun! I had my eye on this happy little House-Mouse Designs Lucky Clover image to share ever since I saw it. But what I also couldn't wait to do was add in a border with the new Spring Borders Die Set and a sweet Mandala Bloom embossed background.

Remember, you will be able to see these and more on the Stampendous website in October. Find out as soon as they go live by getting the Stampendous Newsletter (scroll down the main page of their website to sign up) or subscribe to the Stampendous blog.

Now here's how I made my project for today!

  • Lucky Clover Rubber Stamp (links coming soon)
  • Mandala Bloom Rubber Stamp (links coming soon)
  • Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set (links coming soon)
  • Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit Purple (AZ
    • or Vintage Lilac Embossing Powder (STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • HT400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Wildflower, Parrot (company website)
  • Cream Cardstock
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - B21, B23, BG96, E21, E23, E25, E30, E50, G07, G14, G20, G21, G24, G46, RV10, RV13, RV23, RV34, V06, YG67
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Ribbon by May Arts

  1. Fold 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches Parrot cardstock in half for card base.
  2. Stamp Mandala Bloom with Versamark Watermark ink onto the front of the card base and heat emboss with Vintage Lilac Tinsel.
  3. Stamp Lucky Clover with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  4. Trim and adhere to cream cardstock and add Wildflower cardstock die cut with Spring Border scallop die.
  5. Tie ribbon in a knot around the colored image and pop up onto the card base with foam squares.

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