Friday, August 24, 2018

Halloween Treats using Stampin' Up! Toil & Trouble Pumpkins

  • Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek with Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper
  • Halloween pumpkins and treats
  • Check out the new Take Your Pick Tool

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

I'm still on a Halloween kick with the Stampin' Up! Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, and the Cat Punch.  The Cat Punch is from the annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, and the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper is from the Holiday Catalog.  Today I'm using a print that includes these wonderful pumpkins.  Additionally, I'm using the Everyday Label Punch, which works with the Labels to Love stamp set.  I also made a Halloween treat bag with the 2" X 8" cellophane bags tied with the Black 1/8" Cord trim from the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  

I also used the 1/8" Black Cord trim and a Copper Brad to fashion a hanger for the tag on the card.  I used the 1/2" satin ribbon to create a bow running under the cat.     



The Metallic brads from the annual catalog include Copper, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver brads.I used the paper piercer from the new Take Your Pick tool to pierce a hole for the brad, and I used the putty end to easily pick up and position the Copper Brad.   

Directions for today's card:

  • Cajun Craze basecard  
  • Next layer is Basic Black and a print from the Toil & Trouble paper pack  
  • The cat is punch out of Pumpkin Pie using the Cat Punch
  • The black bow on the card is created using the 1/2" Black Satin Ribbon


  • The sentiment tag used on both the card and the treat bag is stamped twice on Whisper White.  Once using Pumpkin Pie and a second time using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The word "Halloween" is carefully cut from the Pumpkin Pie tag and used on the Basic Black Tag 
  • Tape the 1/8" Black Cord  to the back of the tag, pop the tag up on dimensionals, and center the cord on a Copper Brad.  Use the paper-piercer end on the Take Your Pick tool to make a hole for the brad
  • For the treat bag, make a second tag, fill the 2" X 8" Cellophane Bag with candy, tie the top of the bag with more of the 1/8" Black Cord, and attach the tag with glue dots.


Stamp: Labels To Love
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie 
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Cat Punch, 1/8" Black Cord, Everyday Label Punch, 1/2" Black Satin Ribbon,Metallic Brads, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin' Trimmer, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Take Your Pick  

To order current items, go directly to my Stampin' Up! store.  Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek Holiday catalog items will be available September 5.

Price: $18.00
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Price: $7.00

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New, Take Your Pick Tool

Another cool item from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog is the Take Your Pick multipurpose pickup and precision tool.  What do you mean by "multipurpose" tool?   It does a lot more than one thing!

This new tool has a tacky putty tip, which helps you easily pick up sequins, paper accents and other small objects.  Twist the dispenser and more putty appears.  But there's more to this new Stampin' Up! tool! 

The other end of this tool includes a mini spatula to help you lift small items like pearls and rhinestones.  This tip is removable and when you turn it around, it becomes a paper piercer.  You can remove and replace this end with another end which includes a small stylus on one end or a larger stylus on the other end.  In addition, the Take Your Pick tool comes with a second Take Your Pick Putty Refill.  And when that runs out, you can order additional Take Your Pick Putty Refills separately.  What an incredibly useful little tool!  Check it out on Page 30 of your new Holiday Catalog.   Just one more item you'll want to add to your Wish List from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't have one!  Need a Holiday catalog?  Contact me and I'll put one in the mail to you if you live in the US.

Limited-Time Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

You remember the first Watercolor Assortment introduced by Stampin' Up! last year that sold out almost immediately.  We waited a long time to get our back orders.  But they finally arrived, and we loved our new pencils!  

Do you know that Stampin' Up! introduced more Watercolor Pencil colors as part of the Blended Season Special announced August 1?  You can purchase the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 separate from the Blended Season Special.  However, this second assortment of Watercolor Pencils is only available to order until August 31.  Order these now using item #149014.  You'll receive 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors:  Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy.  There are several beautiful new fall stamp sets coming September 5 with the Holiday Catalog that are perfect for these new watercolor colors.  Don't miss these!

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 - 149014

If you also need to order the first Watercolor Pencil Assortment, use item number 141709.  The first assortment included 13 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White.  

You'll love having the additional option of using Watercolor Pencils to add color to your stamp images.  Be sure to add a set of Aqua Painters or Blender Pens to your Watercolor Pencil Assortment order to get the most out of your Watercolor Pencils investment.

Take a look at this video showing different techniques for using Watercolor Pencils and stamped images. If the video doesn't show up in your email client, view it here. Every Watercolor project is a unique work of art, as every watercolor project is different.  You'll enjoy seeing what you create with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils.

Visit my Stamped Sophisticates Blog for more ideas and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks.

To Order:   

1.  Orders over $150 (not including tax and shipping), qualify for shopping rewards. You select free merchandise from the current catalogs to add to your order.  You can also purchase hostess sets with a $150 order.

2.  If the purchases on your Wish List are over $100, the $99 Starter Kit is one way to save on your purchase today.  And save even more on future orders.  You can order $125 worth of product for your $99 starter kit.  After your initial $99 order for merchandise you select from anything in the current catalogs, place an order for the remainder of your Wish List as a demonstrator, and start saving 20% on your purchases.  Need help building your shopping list? Contact me, and we'll work through your starter kit order together. 

3.  Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you need an Annual Catalog or the upcoming Holiday Catalog. 

4.  Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.

5.  Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits.  If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, give the September kit a try.  It's a special Halloween treats kit.  Order by September 10.


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