Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time to create fun Halloween Cards with Banner Year Stamp Set and more

  • Stampin' Up! Banner Year Stamp Set for Halloween Cards
  • Squeaky Mouse from Special Someone Stamp Set
  • Perfect time to use your Cat Punch
  • Use Your Bonus Days Coupons by 31 August 2020
With all the new stamp sets and new products sitting on my desk, I love pairing images from different sets together to create fun cards.  And we can easily do that with Stampin' Up! products.  Today's card paired three stamp sets:  Banner Year, Special Someone, and Festive Post Stamp Sets.  I used the cute squeaky mouse from Special Someone Stamp Set along with a Black Cat from the Cat Punch to crate a scene where they are looking at a harvest moon together.  The Cajun Craze background is embossed with cobwebs, and a few bats circle near the moon.  You'll love putting together your own scenes based on the stamp sets you have in your collection.     

Cat and mouse looking at the moon with a Halloween theme

The basecard for this card is Basic Black Cardstock.  Then, a layer of Very Vanilla, and next, a layer of Cajun Craze dry embossed using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  The image layer is Very Vanilla with a Basic Black mat.  I created a window sill from a small strip of one of the designs from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  We used to have a die that punched something similar, but with a few snips of my paper snip, I was able to fashion a seat for my black cat and his squeaky friend.           

Halloween card with a cat and mouse in silhouette looking at the moon

I used the second to the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to create a moon out of Tangerine Tango--a scrap I found and used before I remembered that  this color is a retired color ... (sigh), but it was so perfect with this card that I just decided to use it.  I will probably use Mango Melody when I remake this card.  


Halloween card showing mouse and cat in silhouette looking at the moon

I punched the black cat out of Basic Black Cardstock and popped it up on Dimensionals.  I stamped the mouse from Special Someone Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the Tangerine Tango circle, and filled in the image with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to turn it into a silhouette.  

I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set and the bats from the Festive Post Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black.  Then I used the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends to color three Metallic Pearls and added them to the outside of the moon. 

Stamp Sets used to create Halloween card with cat and mouse looking at moon

You'll enjoy creating your own unique scenes with the Halloween images in your stamp collection.  Or order one of the new sets from the Stampin' Up! August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday catalog), and get an early start on your Halloween cards today.   Add these stamp sets and products to your Shopping List today.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or a copy of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, contact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


  • Stamps: Banner Year, Special Someone, Festive Post
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Black Stampin' Blends, Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
  • Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango (Retired) Magic In The Night Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Cat Punch, Metallic Pearls, Stitched Shapes, Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals,  Dimensionals, Seal

To learn more about any of these items, click the item below to visit my online store.

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August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit video

I love watching the monthly unboxing video for my Paper Pumpkin Kits.  This month is no different.  These quick peeks at the contents of the kits plus how to use all of the die cut pieces, embellishments and ideas for using the stamp set always speeds up my assembly when I start putting my kit together.

Here a quick video on this months kit.  If your browser doesn't show the video below, use this link

You'll recall that the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit provides you with everything you need to craft on your own to make cards for the Heros in our lives today.  Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members who have gone above and beyond to enrich our lives.  

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with your August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Watch the video above and get started on your kit today.  To make your kit even more valuable, search Pinterest and Instagram for Paper Pumpkin August 2020 Kit alternatives for even more ideas for using your kit.

Be sure not to miss next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Order your monthly kit today.

Click the subscription item you want to order, below, today and you'll be taken to my online store to complete your order.   Or include the item number below as part of your larger order.

Final Week to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons

You earned them in July and early August.  Now its time to redeem them.   Look through your emails for your Stampin' Up! email with your coupon codes earned on orders placed during July  and early August 2020. Then select items you want from my Stampin' Up! Online store.  When you check out, you'll see a box for entering your coupon codes.  You can cut and paste from your email into the coupon box.  You must include the dash in the code for them to work.  Then, enjoy your new items!!  Be sure to redeem your coupons online by 11:50 PM (MT) 31 August 2020. 

 Redeem your Bonus Days Coupons by 31 August 2020


 Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

Visit the new Stampin' Up! Online Store to check out the new August-December Mini Catalog items.  The new Stampin' Up Online store has more ways to search, and larger images making it easier to find and see close ups of new products.  If you haven't visited the store since the launch, you will need to enter your password as the new Online Store also has a new location.  Just once; then you're all set.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes. 

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