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”katie
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Vellum vs. Whisper White

Are you familiar withVellum Paper?  Vellum is a translucent parchment paper. I made similar cards with the ghost framelit from Stampin'UP!'s Fall Fest Bundle. 

I like how the white ghosts on the second card really "pop" off the gray background.  White was a good choice for that card.

On the first card I used Vellum because I wanted the ghosts to be translucent so you could see the details of the wood grain through them.



Vellum has lots of other uses too.  Its translucent properties make it a good material for LED "candle" projects.  And it give a very formal look to invitations and announcements.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
and I hope you have some "spook"tacular plans for the day. Happy Halloween.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Going "Batty" for Halloween

Looking for some ideas for a Halloween project.  Do you have a butterfly punch?  
Here's a quick tip for how to use your butterfly punch to make a bat.

Stampin'UP! makes 2 different butterfly punches 
and either size works fine to make the bats


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Bootiful Halloween Card - Its All About the Shoes!

The images and colors associated with Halloween don't offer too many options for "bootiful" projects. But here is one you can definitely call beautiful.  Made with the witches boot from a set called Bootiful Occasions.

Halloween Card made with the Witches Boot from Stampin'UP!'s Bootiful Occasions stamp set

How's this for a "bootiful" Halloween Color combination?
Black - Pumpkin Pie (orange) - Elegant Eggplant (purple) - Hello Honey (yellow)

Add a few rhinestones to dress it up and our witch is ready to step out in style
Halloween Card made with the Witches Boot from Stampin'UP!'s Bootiful Occasions stamp set


Stampin'UP!'s Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set

The Bootiful Occasions stamp set 
has some really cute images for a variety of occasions
 
     **Stylish rubber Rain Boot    
     **Fashionable fuzzy Winter Boot     
     **Kick up your heels Cowgirl Boot 
     **and this charming Wicked Witch boot


Clear Mount  #126597 $17.95  
or Wood Mount #131967 $24.95


I usually don't mix images from different stamp sets, but this combination was just too perfect.  
The inside of the card has images from a set called Tee Hee

Halloween Card made with images from Stampin'UP!'s Tee Hee stamp set

This "bootiful" Halloween card was one of 5 that we  made at yesterday's Halloween Stamp Camp.


Want to join us next time? 
Check out my events calendar to see what's next.

I'm located in rural Stoughton, just a short half hour drive from most places in the Madison area.

We'd love to have you join us.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Children's Stamp Sets Make Great Gifts

See what's on sale this week! The items on this week's Sale of the Week are very timely if you're activated on Christmas shopping already. Many of the items are small enough to fit in a stocking.

Items on Stampin'UP!'s Sale of the Week starting 10/21/2014

How fun! There's a kids set on sale this week.  Its the wood mount version - which is perfect for little hands just learning how to stamp.  

A stamp set is a great gift to keep the kids active, creative and off the electronics. Remember to include paper and ink too.

And while you're checking out the Sale of the Week, be sure to check the Clearance Rack, there's more great deals on retired product there.

Thanks for stopping by
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions



Monday, October 20, 2014

Oh My Mustache!

How do you decorate a paper pumpkin?  
There's no innards to scoop and no place for a candle. 
Solution?  Just add a mustache.

Halloween Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Mustache Die

This classy fellow looks great in his 'stache'.
The shape was cut with Stampin'UP!'s Mustache Framelit Die
Normally $7.95 and on sale now for only $5.96 (sale ends today!)
Check out the other items on sale this week HERE

 
Not to be outdone by a fruit -  I'm sharing a photo of myself sporting a version of the same festive look. This was me at a recent demonstrator event.  Its hard to escape the ubiquitous cellphone camera.

Look what else you can do with the mustache die.
Turn it upside down and add a few holes - Voila! a mask.

Halloween Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Mustache Die used as a mask Halloween Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Mustache Die used as a mask

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Fest Duo

There are so many wonderful images associated with fall. And Stampin'UP! brings them all together in the Fall Fest Stamp Set and its matching Framelits the Fun Fall Framelits

Here are a pair of cards we're doing in classes this month. People attending the class have the choice of making the Thank-you card with the pumpkins or of adding the ghost and turning the card into a Halloween card.

Fall card made with pumpkins die cut using Stampin'UP!'s Fun Fall Framelits.


Halloween card made with pumpkins and a ghost die cut using Stampin'UP!'s Fun Fall Framelits.

If you're looking for a fun fall stamp set and matching set of framelit dies 
then be sure to check out these products


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions