Halloween Weekend #4 – I couldn’t resist one more!

Halloween Weekend #4 – I couldn’t resist one more post with a card and a treat box idea.  (I’m not ready for Monday anyway so why not post a “Weekend” post.)

Not all Halloween cards need to use the Spooky Cat, Graveyard Gate or Creep It Real Halloween stamp sets. I opted for a cute theme and used the Foxy Friends stamp set.  I used the pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin bundle. The Happy Halloween is an old Stampin’Up! stamp but so darn cute, I had to use it with the fox peeking in to say Happy Halloween!

Halloween Treat Box 

I used the new little pizza boxes in Holiday Catalog to create a couple of treat boxes for Halloween treats. They don’t have to have black cats and use scary themes to be adorable for Halloween. One of the boxes has a circle trim from the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper and a sweet orange cat instead of (my favorite) black cat punch. For the second treat box I created a border trim from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. I decorated with burlap ribbon, a foil pumpkin and branch stem made with gold and copper foil paper. The foil gold leaf in the back on the window sheet is one of the leaves from the September Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Paper Pumpkin Reminder

Don’t forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by end of day (11:50 MT) October 10 to receive this month’s kit. There still haven’t been any new clues except that October and November will be a coordinating theme for card and gift giving. This picture was provided on the marketing flyer. Of course you don’t have to purchase October and November to have a complete project. They are stand alone kits. If you subscribe and are busy a month, you can hold a month at any time by logging in to the Paper Pumpkin site and placing the project for that month on hold. The deadline to join or change is always the 10th of each month. (The problem is I am always afraid I will miss a good month so I just save the kit if I don’t have time for it the month it arrives!)

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Something to make you smile…

Thanks for joining our Halloween weekend fun, Butters wanted to drop by and say Hi!

The leaves are just beginning to change here in Illinois so I think I might work with fall leaves and trees for this week’s theme. Let’s see what I come up with!

Create joy! Deena

Halloween Weekend #3

My post for Halloween Weekend #3 is an idea that I took from our Holiday catalog but changed it up a bit.  These cute acrylic boxes are in the Holiday and the Annual Catalog.  Stampin’Up! used the black cat punch (yes, I was tempted to use it again!), the witches hat and a sentiment. 

I used the new black/white ribbon from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, a pumpkin from Pick A Pumpkin bundle and the sentiment from Spooky Cat stamp set.

I found the cute little orange jelly pumpkins at a discount store in our area (Big Lots).  They are so adorable!


Did you make or send a card for World Card Making Day? World Card Making Day might be over but don’t forget that the specials continue until Tuesday, Oct. 10.  Check out my post on Sept 30 for all the details.  Remember that the Fast Fuse was removed from the specials due to inventory and the large number of orders that were placed!

Another Halloween Treat

Another Halloween Treat was one that I saw on a Facebook Live by another demonstrator.  I didn’t write down the dimensions but I remembered that she used the Scalloped Tag Topper which has a 2 inch opening for cardstock and I assumed I needed a 1 inch score on the bottom to make the base.  Then I just created a belly band to wrap around the candies and hold the candy in the mini treat pouch.  It turned out cute.

I hope your Sunday is a wonderful one!

Create joy! Deena



Halloween Weekend #2 and World Card Making Day

It’s Halloween Weekend #2 and World Card Making Day!  What a great day to make a card and send to someone you’ve been meaning to send a note or just to say Hello.  Sending a handmade card lets people know you care enough to put thought and energy into the card you are sending.  They can be simple and sweet. It will be appreciated regardless of the complexity of the card details.

I mentioned in my Facebook Live, Stamping – Short and Sweet a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to order the Large Letter stamps and framelits.  I love the Eclipse technique I demonstrated and decided they were an investment I wanted to make. While planning for my Halloween Weekend posts I spotted a card similar to this one on our Demonstrator Planning Facebook group.  It is an awesome group to share ideas and ask for advice. I can’t recall who it was that posted it but I am definitely admitting to CASE’g (copy and share everything) the card. It’s an awesome idea and I am glad that my Large Letters arrived. I used the Swirly Scribbles framelits and created the “O” in the Boo with black cardstock . 

As you can see I also used my favorite Cat Punch. I also stamped a little pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and cut it out with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  The Trick or Treat sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper I featured yesterday.

An Adult Size Treat

Another idea that I saw online was a cute candy wrapper and decorations using the Spooky Night Designers Series Paper, Cat Punch and Pick A Pumpkin bundle. We made some of these at Stamp Night last week, super cute!

(Are you getting the idea – not every idea that you come up with as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has to be an original one! We share a lot!)

World Card Making Day

So, what will you create today? I’ll share some of my ideas tomorrow.

Something to make you smile…

Create joy! Deena


Wednesday – What’s Up?!

Wednesday – What’s Up?! A lot, that’s what!  September is zooming by, I can’t believe there is only a week left to the month and then we are really in the holiday season whether it is just enjoying Fall, getting spooky for Halloween, decorating with mums and pumpkins, taking at least one day (hopefully you are doing daily, it does wonders for the soul!) to be thankful for the gifts and graces we have received throughout the year and then remembering the gift of Jesus in our world and sharing that love and light with others!  I love each and every part of this time of year but want to savor each day and want to remember not to rush through it.

Monday Night Stamp Night

Monday night I will host another stamp night, 6 – 9 p.m. (That is the time frame if you need that long, but if you don’t, you can leave when finished. We will stop on time!).  Last month was so much fun and for September I will follow a similar format – 4 cards for $10 but about 6 choices, one a project, to choose from.  If you want to make all 6, $12.  PLEASE RSVP to [email protected] and let me know you are coming so I can make sure to have enough supplies.  Please bring your adhesive and snips (i.e. scissors).  

Have you seen the Eclipse Card?

I was so curious about the Eclipse card samples I have seen on demonstrator pages and Pinterest. So, I decided to try it. Watch my video on my Facebook Page to see the process. As I mentioned there, I don’t have the Large Letter Stamps and Framelits in the annual catalog so I decided to try it with the Large Number Stamps and Framelits, just to see if I like the technique. I LOVE IT! And I will be ordering the large letters!  So we might make this as one of the card techniques in October.

Something to make you smile

That cute meme was from my friends at Stamp-n-Storage (love love love my storage bins in my craft area!).

Create joy! Deena

Blog update – Get ready for October!

I really hope you enjoyed last week’s blog hop as much as I did. It was fun to create each project and even more fun to wait for 5 p.m. to see all the projects that everyone else created.  There will be more of that to come, I love blog hops!  One of the other things I have wanted to do is change the format of my blog, to be more like a blog than a newsletter (which was a great way to get started!).  So my Blog Update – Get ready for October!

I will be posting every day. It will be a lot (a challenge for me!) but a great way for me to build the habit and create some momentum in the new Stampin’ Up! year in October.  They will be shorter and single updates on a card, a project or just something fun.  Then once or twice a month I’ll do a longer newsletter format.  If you are too busy to follow and read each day, no worries, just scroll and read the days you missed when you access the site.

Paper Pumpkin

September Paper Pumpkin was home waiting for me when I got home from retreat yesterday. AHHH So Cute!

I’ll post a card on my Facebook page later.  But here’s a scoop, inside the box was a teaser about October and November kits, they are going to match.  Then Stampin’ Up! provided this marketing flyer.  Of course this is a great add on to our plaid or checks in the Designer Series Papers in the Holiday catalog – gold and white in the Year of Cheer pack, fun green, green and black plaid in the Christmas Around the World pack and the Black/White and Old Olive/Black in the Merry Little Christmas.

Love it!  Don’t forget you can join in the monthly Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin fun by signing up before October 10.  Go to my website and look for Paper Pumpkin under Product Lines or www.PaperPumpkin.com and don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator (THANK YOU!!).


Create fun! Deena

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Product Spotlight – Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Welcome to a special week of Holiday Product Spotlights. During the week of 9/10 I will be participating in a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! Holiday Products.  The blog hop will be each evening so feel free to hop on over evenings at 6 p.m. EST (5 CST) to see if I am participating that night.  My blog posts do get sent to those of you on my email list the following morning at 6 a.m. CST but if you just can’t wait to see the new product, hop along with us!

Haven’t made up your mind regarding products to purchase? A blog hop is a great way to see multiple ideas using one product! So be sure to scroll down and click on the link for the next demonstrator!

Tonight is the last night of the hop and features the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets.

My product sample using the Pick a Pumpkin bundle has a bit of glam using our copper foil sheets and copper embossing powder on the leaf background.

Next – Hop on over to Cheri’s post and see what she created!  Click here to see her project!

You came here from Christy’s blog, if you would like to go back and see her post again, click here!

We hope you have enjoyed the Holiday Product Spotlight this week. You can stop back at any time to visit the blogs and view the projects again.

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Create joy, Deena