Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Here's Stampin' Up!'s new "Fang-Tastic" stamp set.  It has 10 stamps in it and every one of them are cute as a button!

Using this stamp set; a few other supplies,

and some imagination,

 I created this cute Halloween card.

  I used Perfect Plum, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie papers; then used the Scallop Trim Border punch to make fancy corners.  Our wonderful Versamark ink was used to emboss the front. 

Close up of embossing.

It has a "Sweet Treat" cup in the center filled with candy corn.  The trick folks, was keeping my husband out of the bag of candy before I could finish the card!

 The inside of the card is stamped with the little witch, her cat, her broom, and some bats.  I used StazOn ink, then water colored the images using our aqua painter and classic ink.  Oh, and yes that's a secret door on the left.  That way you can get the candy out without mangling the card!  Also, you can eat the candy you put in there for someone, and then have the opportunity to replace it!

All supplies are available on my website:  Contact me for full list of supplies used  Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hi Stampers!

I love the Stampin' Up! embossing folders that are used in the Big Shot machine, and have learned a new technique recently.  It's called Embossing Folder Resist and it's a technique using a block in the center of the folder, so that the embossing is made on the card stock layer in a particular pattern.  Here is a picture of a thank you card I made, using the Petals Aplenty embossing folder,  Versamark, white embossing powder and one of our new corner punches, "Scallop Trim Corner".

I made a round template out of cardboard and placed in on the embossing folder.  As you can see, the template kept the folder from embossing in the center of the card stock.  I then placed the embossed layer on a 7" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock, scored in the middle at 3-1/2".

Here's a closer look at the embossing, as well as the corner trim.

It was fun trying different patterns, as well as corners. Below is one using gold embossing powder and the new corner punch, "Pinking Hearts Corner".

I think the gold is beautiful.

If you like this Elegant Thank You card, contact me on my website for a list of supplies, as well as detailed instructions on how to make.

Have a great day everyone!