Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin' Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

I wanted to share this super fun Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card I made!  This was a color challenge which fit perfectly for the fall season!

I have been having fun with all our color challenges and we would love to have you all submit cards each week.  For now just send the challenge # and your photo with name to admin@creatingforgrace.com

For this card simply start with an A2 card base in Early Espresso cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Add a layer of DSP cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Espresso strip is 5″ x 2.5″.  And the So Saffron square is 3.25″ x 3.25″.  Cut the tree DSP and stamp the owl in Early Espresso.  Fussy cut the pumpkins and add the stems in Pear Pizzazz.  Finally add the sentiment.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

I just love this Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  The layers are so easy to create and there are so many ways to use this set!  I simply can’t wait to play more!

Life is starting to calm down a bit from my unusually busy summer and I am so looking forward to some really relaxed creative time.  As much as I love summer, the fall and winter days seem to run by at a more relaxing pace, and I am thankful for that!

Although there is die cutting on this card I went ahead and added it to the quick & easy card category.  Because, really it’s only a few cuts and one stamp!

The base is 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored and folded at 4.25″.  The Early espresso layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  and the top white layer is 5″ x 3.75″.  

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:  Our cat Teddy makes several appearances in this video, she needed attention today and if I closed her out she meowed…lol… We love her!

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Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin'Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

This Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card was one of our color challenges.  I loved how it turned out so different from the the traditional blacks, purples, oranges, etc…

The color palette I had to work with was Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  But… I really wanted to use that beautiful new detailed gate thinlet die from the 2017 Holiday catalog!  I made it work… lol …

Start with an A2 card base of early espresso cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The top sponged layer is sahara sand cardstock cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  I used the Big Shot die cutter to to cut out the detailed gate in early espresso cardstock.  

Next, use a 1″ circle punch on the sticky part of a post it note to create a resist spot for sponging the sky.  I sponged lightly in crumb cake and then added a few streaks of early espresso lightly to the sky.  When you lift away the post it note circle you leave a clean spot ( voila moon!) 

I very carefully cut out the center of the gate.  Then I attached each side to the base and used foam adhesive strips to pop up the center.  Add the lock, key, and sentiment and that’s it!  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Love my simple Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card.  Other than some easy sponging this Christmas card is very quick. Notice the small “flame” inside the light? It’s the little things!

Start with an A2 card base in Whisper White cardstock.  The dimensions are 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Cherry Cobbler layer is 5.25″ x 4″, and the top white layer is cut at 5″ x 3.75″.  Emboss this top layer with the Falling Snow embossing folder.

Cut out the lamppost pieces in black cardstock, and remember to cut a small top in crushed curry to make the “flame”.  Cut the banner and stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Attach the lightpost using the fine tip glue pen.  Add a small silver bow, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Witch Hat Halloween card

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Witch Hat Halloween card

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Witch Hat Halloween card

Here’s my Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Witch Hat Halloween card.  This was a fun color challenge that stretched my creativity. Crushed curry, Perfect Plum, and Cherry cobbler, lol… Hmmmm… Ended up loving the Halloween card I came up with!

It unfortunately doesn’t show up very well, but the Wink of Stella adds just the right touch of shimmer to the potion bottles.  And I also used a black stampin write marker to deepen the color of the witches hat since it was directly against the black cardstock.

For this card start with an A2 card base in black cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  The Crushed Curry layer is 5.25″ x 4″, the Black layer is cut at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, and the white top stamped layer is cut at 5″ x 3.75″

Scatter the potion bottles across the white layer (remember to leave room for your bubbles!) I did fussy cut the hat, but it’s very easy!  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here’s the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card

Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest card

Have to love the simplicity of this Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest card, stamping only anyone?  This card has been so popular on my YouTube channel, and I suspect it’s because of the ease of the design.

I created this card for one of our weekly color challenges and even though I had seen many cards made with the traditional sunflower colors I hadn’t seen any brightness.  Not to say it wasn’t out there… lol … I just knew I wanted color!

I started with an A2 base in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  The stamped  Very Vanilla layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  After that all that’s left is stamping.  I will say I did quite a bit of “stamping off” before stamping on the final layer.  That way I could create depth of color with the same inks.  Remember to make your envelopes pretty!

And here is the video:

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Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin' Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card.  Simple, elegant, easy to reproduce! Yay!  I love the pine branch framelits, they look so real!

I started with an A2 card base of Very Vanilla cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Then score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The second Old Olive layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the top Basic Black layer is 5″ x 3.75″.

Attach the Basic Black layer to the Old Olive layer.  Then run adhesive around the back and attach the ribbon.  After that attack to the Very Vanilla base.

Stamp the Christmas tree on very vanilla cardstock with Old Olive ink.  Then use the big shot to die cut that tree and one more in Old Olive cardstock.  Cut the Old Olive tree in half and attach to stamped tree.  Die cut 3 branches and a star in gold glimmer paper.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

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