Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween Cuties

CreateFA15HopWelcomeAnd now it’s time for another fun Halloween challenge for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  This week we are doing cute or cuddly Halloween ideas.

As soon as I saw CUTE for the theme…I thought about this ADORABLE little mummy.  Nothing says CUTE like him in a bowtie!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolored dotted – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to right side of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add three 3/4″ multicolored dotted circles, add three 1/2″ pumpkin glimmer circles, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp mummy using Momento Black, add some color using Smoky Slate marker, punch out and add using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie striped print – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into banner on both ends, add using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to left side of Whisper White panel
  • Pumpkin Glimmer – punch out bowtie and add to mummy

CUTE!!!!  Looking for some cute Holiday ideas?  The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session is open  and it features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe and to check out all the fun cards from the design team!

Set(s): Cookie Cutter Christmas, Spooky fun
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Nights dsp, Pumpkin Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

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Cookie Cutter Halloween

ccmc429Have some spooky fun! That is just such a fun greeting and it was perfect for my little card that I made for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a fun little sketch for you!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Cookie Cutter Halloween set.  This little mummy is just the CUTEST!  I knew the card would be the mummy and bats…LOVE the bats!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pumpkin print (Halloween Nights dsp) – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Grid print – 2 3/8 x 3 3/8, layer onto Basic Black 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp mummy using Momento Black, punch out , add some Smoky Slate accents, add using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 3/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Momento Black, add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out 3 bats, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer – punch out bow and 3 of the larger circles from that punch, add all to card front.

Oh what fun!

The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session is now open  and it features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe and to check out all the fun cards from the design team!

 Set(s): Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Halloween Nights dsp, Pumpkin Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Halloween Scenes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Spooky Fun

cas399I noticed that that CAS challenge over on SCS was ‘spooky’.  Well I love CAS and I have this really fun ‘Spooky Fun’ set…so you put the two together and you get a REALLY quick (like 5 min quick) and easy card!

Really…a little masking and some simple stamping and what can I say.  And I love the greeting on this…perfect for the challenge…

Have some spooky fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, punch out a 1 3/4″ circle then use the piece you punch out from as the mask. Sponge So Saffron and Crushed Curry in the circle
  • Stamp witch, bats and greeting using Momento Black
  • Layer white panel on Crushed Curry – 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone to finish off

Although Halloween is right around the corner I know many of you are thinking ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you are looking for some great ideas…now is a GREAT time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session!  The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session is now open  and it features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe!

 Set(s): Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Ink: Momento Black, Crushed Curry, So Saffron
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

fasig16

 

Smell My Feet Treats

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Are we having a great October yet?  I know that I am.  Yesterday I gave a presentation at a professional conference….that is always fun.  No…really it was!  But now for some more Halloween fun from the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop group!  This week we are doing Halloween packaging…tags, bags and boxes.

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So it’s been a really busy couple of weeks and I just came back from presenting at an educational conference – FUN!  I needed something quick and easy for my ‘treat’ so I start with on of the Kraft Bags and just decorated it a bit!

Here’s the details…

  • Kraft Bag – use one of the Seasonal Decorative Masks and Crumb Cake ink and sponge.
  • Black/Mulitcolored dot print – 4 3/4 x 1, cut out scallop using the scallop edge in the Popcorn Box framelit
  • Pumpkin Pie grid print – 1 1/2 x 4 3/4, add scallop edge behind it and add both the pumpkin/black and grey/black twine securing ends on back; add to bag front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 3/4, punch out top using scallop tag topper, add 1 3/8 Crushed Curry Circle, Basic Black Tree and Kraft fence.
  • Whisper White – stamp pumpkins and faces using Momento Black, color with Pumpkin Pie marker, cut out and add to tag
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting, cut into banner on both ends and add to tag.
  • Tie 4 layers of the twine (2 each pumpkin/black and grey/black) into a bow and add to tag using glue dot; add tag to bag using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out 2 bats and add to back.

Now your bag is decorated and ready for a treat!

The Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session is now open and it features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe!

Set(s): Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Kraft, Halloween Nights dsp
Ink: Momento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake
Other: Seasonal Decorative Masks, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Halloween Nights Twine, Kraft Bag, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Jar of Haunts

suo159Are you enjoying the Holiday Mini?  I know I am really enjoying it!  There is just so many fun things in there!  This time for the SUO challenge our theme is Holiday Papers.  For this challenge I decided to go with the Halloween Nights dsp.

I wanted to show the fun patterns that are in this pack and how nicely they go together.  The cut little ‘mummy in a jar’ I stamp with my friend Jo’s Jar of Haunt set…I did a couple of these so I could play with them whenever I wanted!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bat print – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Multi-color/black print – 3 1/2 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Pumpkin grid print – 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, add to card front on a diagonal
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut our Lots of Label framelit, add large Pumpkin Enamel Dots, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp mummy using Momento Black, color using Smoky Slate marker, cut out using medium jar framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 3/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
  • Black/pumpkin twine, tie into a bow and add to banner

Oh how fun! Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Lots of Labels Framelits, Everyday Jar Framelits, Halloween Nights Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

fasig16

Halloween Boo

CreateFA15HopWelcome

The Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog hop is continuing its Halloween fun with spooky & scary Halloween ideas).  What fun!  I can’t wait to see what the design team comes up with!

sathopspooky

A while back my friends Jo and Jackie came over to stamp and Jo brought her Jar of Haunts set.  I think these pumpkins are PERFECT for the spooky Halloween challenge!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Multicolored/black print (Halloween Nights dsp) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper white – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp spider web in Smoky Slate, spiders in Momento Black and color with Smoky Slate marker and greeting using Momento black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie – stamp pumpkins and eyes using Momento Black, cut out
  • Crushed Curry – stamp eyes using Momento Black, cut out and add to pumpkins
  • Whisper White – stamp stem/leaves using Momento Black color using Soft Suede and Garden Green markers, cut out and add behind pumpkins; add pumpkins to card front the one using dimensionals

We are gearing up the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session and guess what?  It features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe!

Set(s): Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Halloween Nights dsp
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Garden Green
Other: Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween

ccmc425Here it is another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week…oh boy…do we have a FUN sketch for you!

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I’d be using one of the new Cookie Cutter sets and I just LOVE the Halloween paper so Cookie Cutter Halloween won!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 x 5 1/2, run through the Woodland Embossing folder and add to the card front
  • Halloween Night dsp (diagonal stripes) – 4 1/2 x 2 1/4, add to card front
  • Halloween Night dsp ( multicolor dotted) – 4 1/4 x 2, add to card front
  • Silver glimmer – 1/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Stamp mummy on Whisper White using Momento Black, punch out, add some color using Smoky Slate Marker, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Glimmer – punch out bow, add to card mummy
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into banner add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp bats on Whisper White using Momento Black, cut out and add to card front.

Such a fun Halloween card!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the fun cards from the design team!

 Set(s): Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Halloween Night dsp, Silver Glimmer, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder,  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Jar of Haunts

img_3338Yesterday my friends Jo and Jackie came over to stamp – oh what fun we had!  It is always such a good time!  Although I was mostly working on a project for an upcoming Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session, Jo had brought the Jar of Haunts set with her.  I just LOVE the cute little mummy jar and had to make a card with it (and I did a couple other cards with this set that I will share).  Isn’t he just ADORABLE?  I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp eek! (from Spooky Fun) using Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Momento Black
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 5, add Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Glimmer Paper – punch out 1 1/2″ Circle, add to card front
  • Black/multi color dot print (Halloween Night dsp) – punch out 1 3/4″ Circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp mummy using Momento Black, use Smoky Slate marker to do some light coloring, cut out using Jar framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3/8 x 3/4, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals

Well TODAY is the DAY!  The Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session IS NOW OPEN!  It features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

SeptLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two3D projects

* only $8.95

BUT…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you will get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe!

Set(s): Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night Specialty dsp, Pumpkin Glimmer Paper
Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Everyday Jars Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Among the Branches

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  The last two weeks the team has done Halloween cards and this week we each have a little Halloween Treat for you!  Fun, Fun, Fun!

HalloweenTreat2I have not used the Square Pillow Box Thinlit yet so when I knew this week was going to be a small Halloween Treat, I knew right away I would use that!  I also had not used my Among the Branches set much yet so I put those two things together for my treat for you!

Here’s the details…

  • Blackberry Bliss – cut out two of the Square Pillow Box thinlit, run through the Woodland embossing folder.
  • Next stamp the eyes using versamark and gold emboss.  Put box together
  • Wrap a piece of the absolutely YUMMY Very Vanilla 1 1/4 Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon, to using Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, trim ends.
  • Stamp Spooky circle image on Very Vanilla using Tangelo Twist, color in eyes using Basic Black Marker, cut out using Circle Framelit.
  • Gold Foil – punch out 2″ circle, layer under the spooky circle leaving more gold showing at the gop.
  • Black Glimmer – punch out 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, layer spooky in this than add to pillow box using dimensionals.

No THAT is easy!  And you know what else is easy?  Signing up for the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session!

Sept bonusWe have 3 cool card sets and 2 AWESOME 3D projects (and a bonus card set still to come) for the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session.

2 of the card sets are Halloween as is one of the 3D projects.  WELL…we know that not everyone is into Halloween (although…have to say…REALLY cool Halloween ‘stuff’ this year) so we (Connie and I) decided to remake some of the Halloween into Christmas…JUST FOR OUR SUBSCRIBERS!  So if you weren’t sure you want to subscribe this month (September) because of all the Halloween ‘stuff’…you are getting two BONUS projects as we remade Debbie’s cool Table Top decor and two of Deb’s Haunt Ya Later cards into Christmas AND is giving all the details on not just the original project but also these new ones.  COOL!!!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You
    • AND a bonus project from Connie remaking Debbie Henderson’s ADORABLE Halloween Table Top Decor into an ADORABLE Snow Place Table to Decor
    • AND my two Jolly Christmas Cards

The session opened September 13th!

Set(s): Among the Branches
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Gold Foil, Black Glimmer
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Versamark
Other: Square Pillow Box Thinlits, Circle Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla 1 1/4″ Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Wood Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Howl-o-ween Treat

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  Do you LOVE our new look?  WE DO!!!  We are gearing up for the Holiday Mini and FABULOUS FALL!!!  This week we are doing Halloween again!   Oh the fun!

Howl-o-ween Sat HopI decided for my card this week I wanted to go really simple.  At first I was going to do just white, black and silver and then I decided for just that little pop of orange.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Silver Glimmer – 2 1/2″ circle – add to panel
  • Everyday Chic dsp – 2 prints 1/2 x 4, layer onto Whisper White on an angle and trim off ends.  Add to card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp hat using Archival Basic Black, cut out and add to card front.
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out BOO! and add to card front.
  • Punch out 3 small stars from Basic Black and add to card.

And it’s Halloween ‘funtastic!”.  What can I say…it was late when I was typing it and ALL I’ve been doing for the past week is grading!  LOL!!!

September Mini Session Collage smallBut you know what it’s NOT too late for?  Well NOW is the PERFECT time to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session…not really it IS perfect…we release our project TOMORROW (Sunday!).

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Howl-o-ween Treat
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Everyday Chic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Other: Boo to You Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN!

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