Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! Halloween Card using Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper

  • Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek with Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper
  • Stampin' Up! Treat Time Stamp Set
  • Do you have your Second Assortment of watercolor pencils?

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Some days' I'm just too lazy to stamp and color images, although I really love the new Stampin' Blends colors in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, which I just received with my pre-order. Instead, I looked at the images in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and decided that cutting images from this Designer Series Paper was more in line what I wanted to do today for the card I had in my mind.  I also couldn't believe how cute the frogs in one of the prints in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper Pack were, and I just had to find a way to use them on my card. One side of this Toil & Trouble paper set includes darling images, and the reverse sides are coordinating prints.

It always seems like Halloween comes up so fast that I only have time to make a few Halloween items.  This year I hope I'm starting early enough to do a few more projects than usual using the cute Halloween items from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog coming to customers September 5.    



I laugh every time I look at this card and see the frogs hopping out of the cauldron.  The look on the cat's face is also priceless.  

Directions for today's card:

  • Basic Black basecard  
  • Next layer is Gorgeous Grape  
  • Then the Granny Apple Green Layer
  • The image layer includes a print from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper with Lemon Lime and White dots.  
  • Then the witch image, cauldron, cat and frogs are fussy cut from other prints included in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper pack   
  • The fence is die cut from Basic Black cardstock using a die from the Farmhouse Framelit Dies.  The Basic Black cardstock was backed with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets before die cutting to avoid getting glue on the front of the fence when adhering
  • I purchased this die set because I wanted this fence.  Then when I received the Farmhouse Framelit Dies set I was so disappointed that the fence seemed to be missing.  However, once I opened the package, I realized that this set of dies included so many dies that the fence was on the backside of the side with the house, truck and tree.  It also includes dies for two different tags and a die for six cute little bows to use as embellishments.  Sooo cute!


  • The Everyday Label Punch was used to punch out the label used for the sentiment.  I trimmed the bottom bump off the tag, and I used the Detailed Trio punch to create the hole in the top of the tag for the ribbon.
  • The ribbon is the new Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog
  • The sentiment was created with 3 different stamps.  The line at the top and the bottom was created with a stamp from Make A Difference.  The Trick or Treat is from Itty Bitty Greetings.  The Thank You for Being so Sweet is from the Treat Time set.  The sentiments are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink


Stamp: Treat Time, Itty Bitty Greetings, Make A Difference
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento 
Paper:  Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper 
Accessories:  Everyday Label Punch, Farmhouse Framelits Die, Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Big Shot, Big Shot Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin' Trimmer, Mini Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

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

Price: $110.00
Price: $10.00
Price: $7.00

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Limited-time Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

You probably have the first Watercolor Assortment introduced by Stampin' Up! last year.  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.  But 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.

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.

Here's a quick video showing how to use your Watercolor Pencils using different techniques with your 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.

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, you can try it now for $50% off your first month. 


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