Happy Halloween!

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Halloween card. I went super simple with my card today and decided to highlight the fun Halloween Night DSP. I love the fun mix of patterns and classic Halloween colors. I did add some silver foil washi tape to the one piece of paper and a little stamped sentiment to finish out the card. Now it’s time to go celebrate Halloween with massive amounts of candy!


  • Stamps: Labeler Alphabet
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Smoky Slate; Pumpkin Pie; Basic Gray; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Tools:

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SSINKTC38: Spooky Skeleton

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the technique below.


I decided to use my colored and embossed piece of cardstock to frame this little spooky skeleton. I’m especially fond of the polka dot pattern paper peeking through the oval and the edges. As a finishing touch, I added some Pumpkin Pie enamel dots to help “bling” up my card.


  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Labeler Alphabet
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Craft White
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie; Whisper White; Basic Black
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder; Ovals Framelits

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SSINKIC38: Jar of Bats

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

SSINKIC38I decided to make a Halloween card using the colors I found in the picture. I want to featured the great Halloween Night DSP and the Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. From there, I decided to add some Halloween stamps but didn’t want to just use one of the big images from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. Instead, I used the cute little bat in the set. Instead of just stamping the bat, I filled a jar full of bats and had them spill out. Such a fun card!10:17

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Labeler Alphabet; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Basic Gray
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

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Stacked Beasties

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using one of the awesome Halloween stamps in the Holiday Catalog. As soon as I saw the Cookie Cutter Halloween set, I knew I had to have it! I wanted to highlight the cute little beasties, so I decided to stack them in “windows” using some coordinating cardstock and the gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. Seriously, it is so sparkly! I love it! For my background, I doctored the dsp adding some pumpkin pie splatters and bats. I finished my card with a few strips of washi tape. With everything going on, I decided to forego a sentiment. I love this little card!


  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pumpkin Pie; Old Olive; Perfect Plum
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Old Olive; Perfect Plum; Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Square Framelits

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Holiday Catalog Swap Cards

I love participating in new catalog swaps. This time, I swapped with my lineage demos and the SSINK Design Team. Here are all the pretties:

Cheryl Hamilton @ Create with Cheryl


Darcy Johnson @ Dj’s Stampin’ Place


Jennifer Gregorsky @ Jenny G Paper CraftsIMG_4001

Diana Eichfeld @ Stampin’ Fun with DianaIMG_3995Christine Szekeres


Jennifer Blomquist @ Northwest StamperIMG_3987

Susan SchultzIMG_3984


Halloween Tree

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a tree card. The Sheltering Tree stamp set has so many different uses! For this card, I decided to leave my tree bare and make it a Halloween tree. A bit of washi (with silver foil) adds a bit of fun and dimension to the background. And of course I had to add a pumpkin somewhere. Here the pumpkin becomes my sun.



  • Stamps: Sheltering Tree; My Hero; Labeler Alphabet
  • Inks: Perfect Plum; Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Basic Gray; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Tools: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

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Spooky Jack-O-Lantern


Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Halloween card. I don’t make many Halloween cards, but I love the holiday. Thankfully I bought the great Sparkly Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Frames die that includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas images.

I also bought the beautiful new black glimmer paper. I had to include that paper into my card somehow. I stamped and die cut this cute jack-o-lantern and adhered it to a little rectangle of black glimmer paper. I thought it looked a little plain on the piece of Tangerine Tango, so I added some newly bought Timeless Elegance DSP. It still looked a little plain, so I added some washi tape on top of the Very Vanilla stripes. Much better! Now this is a Halloween card!



  • Stamps: Sparkly Seasons
  • Inks: Tangerine Tango, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Timeless Elegance DSP, Black Glimmer Paper, Tangering Tango, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
  • Accessories: Happy Haunting Wasi Tape
  • Tools: Seasonal Frames Thinlits


Motley Monsters Cards

I made these two cards to teach at my Halloween and Thanksgiving card class.  I tried to make them simple yet fun.

Card #1


The first card was all about featuring the Motley Monsters DSP. But I didn’t want the busy pattern to completely overwhelm the card.  Enter the small polka dot page and larger sentiment oval. As an alternative, I made another card with black CS and white craft ink for the sentiment.  I may just like the black better…

  • Stamps: Wacky Wishes
  • Inks: Bermuda Bay
  • Cardstock: Bermuda Bay; Crushed Curry; Tangerine Tango; Motley Monsters DSP
  • Accessories: Brights Candy Dots
  • Tools: Sponge daubers; Ovals framelits; Hexagon punch (banner ends)

Card #2


The card card was all about my new tag punch.  I saw a variation of this card on Pinterest, but wanted to add some more visual interest.  The inclusion of the pumpkin did just that!

  • Stamps: Halloween Street;
  • Inks: Tangerine Tango; Stazon Black
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry; Whisper White; Motley Monsters DSP
  • Accessories: Tangerine Trim
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Punch


October Month of Cards Week 2

For October’s big crafting goal, I am attempting to make a different designed card everyday.  Instead of flooding everyone’s feed with tons of posts, I am just going to do a weekly wrap-up post with my cards.  Apparently this week was all about Halloween and Thanksgiving cards.  Next week I’m going to break out into non-holiday cards.

Day #6


  • Stamps: Fall Fest; random Michael’s stamp
  • Inks: White Craft Ink; Tangerine Tango
  • Cardstock: Black; Tangerine Tango; Crushed Curry; Motley Monsters DSP; Frightful Night DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Circles Framelits

Day #7


A simple negative image to make a fun 3D ghost.

  • Stamps: September Paper Pumpkin (bats); Fall Fest (face)
  • Inks: Basic Black; Tangerine Tango
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Basic Black; Crushed Curry; Motley Monsters DSP
  • Accessories: Black and white twine (non-SU)
  • Tools: Fun Fall Framelits


October 2014 Paper Pumpkin

I’ll admit it, I hadn’t joined Paper Pumpkin because I thought it wasn’t a good deal.  After hearing more and more good things about the quality and quantity of products, I finally joined last month during the 1/2 off sale.  While SU had some delivery delays due to certain overseas supply delays, I received my project last week.  And boy was I pleasantly surprised!


The kit is a fun Halloween set of burlap bags and tags.  I immediately went to town stamping and embellishing my tags.  What surprised me was the quantity of embellishments.  Realistically, you can only put 2-3 stickers on each tag, but I received 2 sheets of stickers.  Even after I finished, I still have an entire sheet left for other projects!  Plus, the stamp set comes with the same images as the stickers.  I didn’t even use those stamps yet.  I started to put the bags together, but realized that I want to save them for the fall social.  I have an idea to use them for parent goody bags of candy.  Now I need to look at our number of RSVPs and possibly buy a refill kit.

Overall, I am really impressed with the new and improved Paper Pumpkin.  I have already bought next months kit, but I imagine that I will continue my subscription after that.

If you want to get in on the fun, please visit Paper Pumpkin to sign up.