OSAT Blog Hop – Ghouls, Goblins, and Gourds

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It’s time for the One Stamp at a Time blog hop for October. We’re featuring Halloweeny projects this month. I used the In the Woods Framelits Dies and the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies to create the card, which happens to be the invitation to our Halloween party this year. The front of the card is a homey Christmas scene, and the inside is the same scene in the dark, when the frightful creatures come out to play. I used the In the Woods dies along with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to create the treat bag.

I used only one stamp on this invitation, the one for the garland, mainly because I didn’t have sentiment stamps that said exactly what I wanted it to say in the size I needed. So I printed the sentiments onto card stock (Whisper White and Smoky Slate) and cut them using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. I used two stamps on the treat bag, from two different stamp sets.

Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies © Stampin' Up!

Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

In the Woods Thinlits Dies © Stampin' Up!

In the Woods Thinlits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

 

My husband and I have a big Halloween party each year with lots of decorations, yummy food, and even a costume contest. As a matter of fact, right now our house is full of boxes of Halloween decorations, as well as Christmas decorations, because the theme of this year’s Halloween party is Christmas.

Most years, after the Halloween party, we just don’t have the energy to put up a Christmas tree. I was determined to have a tree this year, so that’s why the unusual Halloween theme. It’s been very interesting combining Christmas and Halloween. All the rats and bats will have red bows around their necks, or tiny Santa hats. And I was amazed to find so many Halloween ornaments, and even black trees!

If there are any days in October when I have no blog post, it’s because the Halloween party prep has taken its toll. I will attempt to post every day, but I know from past experience that sometimes I’m just too tired from hanging cobwebs and bats and such to concentrate on creating a post, or even a project to blog about. So please forgive any gaps in my posting in the next few weeks. Thank you!

Here’s what I made:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas treat bag, In the Woods dies, Toil & Trouble paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas treat bag, In the Woods dies, Toil & Trouble paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

This is a close up of the shiny red eyes peeking out from the tree.

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

I forgot to take more photos during the assembly line process, but here are a few. I made 100 invitations!

100 Whisper White staircases:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

With 200 hundred little stars to adhere with Mini Glue Dots (1 on the front and 1 on the inside of each card) I found it easier and quicker to attach the stars to the strip of Glue Dots, then pull them off one by one as I needed them.Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Ready to go in the envelopes:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Gray CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 8-1/4″ x 6″, then scored at 4″ and 8″, also scored 1/2″ from the top and bottom

Stamped with the Ready for Christmas stamp set:

  • garland in Garden Green ink onto Garden Green CS

Stamped with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set:

  • “Halloween” in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS *

Stamped with the Hung with Care stamp set:

  • “Merry” in Real Red ink above “Halloween” *

* NOTE: I inked up only the part of the stamp I needed. I used a Real Red ink pad, but you can also use a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

Cut using Circle Punches:

  • Merry Halloween sentiment using the 1-1/4″ punch
  • hole above the sentiment using the 1/8″ punch
  • hole in the top of the Whisper White CS tree, 1 larger and 1 smaller Garden Green trees using the 1/8″ punch

Die cut using the In the Woods Framelits: 

  • larger Christmas tree shape from Garden Green CS (2 pieces), Whisper White, and Basic Black CS
  • smaller Christmas tree shape from Garden Green CS (2 pieces) and Basic Black CS

Die cut using the Christmas Staircase Thinlits: 

  • staircase from Whisper White CS and Basic Black CS
  • garland from Garden Green CS and Basic Black CS
  • ornaments from Real Red CS and Basic Gray CS
  • star from Gold Foil Sheet and Black Foil Sheet

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • printed sentiments for card
  • frames from Soft Suede CS and Basic Black CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Crumb Cake CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White staircase, larger Garden Green tree, gold star, Whisper White sentiment, and Soft Suede frame glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layer
  • Garden Green garland adhered over the staircase using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • smaller Garden Green tree adhered over larger tree using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Real Red ornaments glued onto the smaller Garden Green tree
  • Basic Gray CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base
  • Basic Black staircase, larger Basic Black tree, black star, Smoky Slate sentiment, and Basic Black frame glued onto the Basic Gray CS layer
  • the Basic Black garland adhered over the staircase using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • smaller Basic Black tree glued onto the larger tree
  • Basic Gray ornaments glued onto the smaller Garden Green tree
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied to the tree, for the scary eyes peeking out from under a bough

All the information about the party (where, when, etc.) was printed on a separate piece of paper and enclosed in the envelope.

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Assembled the treat bag

  • burnished the folds in the DSP with a Bone Folder
  • cut away one of the tiny corner sections and the adjacent 1/2″ section using Paper Snips
  • put Tear & Tape along both of the tabs, one at the side and one at the bottom, and folded over to create the bag
  • put treat in the bag
  • folded over the top along the score lines and secured with a Galvanized Clip
  • Whisper White CS tree glued to the back of the larger Garden Green tree – this is where you can write the recipient’s name
  • smaller Garden Green tree adhered to the larger Garden Green tree using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied to the smaller Garden Green tree, for the scary eyes peeking out from under a bough
  • Basic Black twine run through the hole in the Merry Halloween tag and tied in a knot just above it, then run through the holes in the tree
  • the twine is held on to the bag using the Galvanized Clip

Here’s the OSAT Ghouls, Goblins, and Gourds Blog Hop:

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

You can now order individual accessories for your Stamparatus! (Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the future.)

 

Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)

Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

Stamparatus Magnets. These rare earth magnets are strong!  They’re also brittle by nature, so be careful not to let them slam together. (2 magnets)

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas to All Window Card

Today I’m sharing a window card I made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Merry Christmas to All bundle, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, and Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements. The key to this card is to cut through both layers of paper at the same time before you adhere them together. That way you can hang the snowflake with copper thread and hide where the thread is adhered to the card.

Here’s what I made:

Happy Holidays card made with Merry Christmas to All bundle, All is Bright DSP, snowflakes & stars wire elements, and Layering Cirlces Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Happy Holidays card made with Merry Christmas to All bundle, All is Bright DSP, snowflakes & stars wire elements, and Layering Cirlces Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Happy Holidays card made with Merry Christmas to All bundle, All is Bright DSP, snowflakes & stars wire elements, and Layering Cirlces Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • All Is Bright Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set:

  • inside sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto the inside of the card base

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • outside sentiment from a scrap of Copper Foil Sheet

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • circle from the DSP layer and the front of the card base
  • NOTE: I laid the card base on the Big Shot, positioned the DSP layer on the front, then cut through both layers. DO NOT adhere the DSP layer before cutting. The Magnetic Platform helps hold the die in place which keeps the paper in place.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • strung a piece of Copper Metallic Thread through a wire snowflake, positioned the snowflake so it would hang in the die cut hole, then adhered the thread to the front of the card base using Tear & Tape
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base, lining up the die cut holes
  • die cut sentiment glued onto the DSP layer
  • If you’d like, you can glue a piece of Whisper White CS onto the inside of the card base. I decided to write directly onto the Crumb Cake card base.

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

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Sparkly Beautiful Baubles

In yesterday’s post I said I saved all the little pieces when I die cut the two baubles. In today’s post I’ll show you how I used those pieces. I used the same Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies along with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Circle Punches, Feathers & Frost stamp set, Black Foil sheets, and Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper. 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles handmade Christmas card with glimmer paper by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles handmade Christmas card with glimmer paper by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Baubles handmade Christmas card with glimmer paper by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Tranquil Tide card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 2″ x 7/8″
  • DSP cut to 2″ x 3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Feathers & Frost stamp set:

  • sentiment in black ink onto the 2″ DSP strip

Cut using Circle Punches:

  • one end of the DSP strip using the 1″ punch
  • one end of the Basic Black CS strip using the 1-1/4″ punch
  • NOTE: I held the punch upside down, then inserted the paper down into the hole and out the side.

Die cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies:

  • pine sprigs (3 each of the longest and middle size in the die set) from a scrap of Tranquil Tide CS

Die cut using the Detailed Baubles Thinlit Dies:

  • 2 ornaments from a scrap of a Black Foil Sheet
  • 1 ornament from a scrap of Tranquil Tide glimmer paper*
  • 1 ornament from a scrap of Merry Merlot glimmer paper *
  • * I used the 2 glimmer paper ornament outlines on yesterday’s card, which you can see here, and saved all the little pieces for today’s card.
  • NOTE: I find it easier to die cut glimmer paper with the glitter side down. If you do that, be sure to cut the black foil ornaments face down as well, so all the pieces will line up correctly.

Assembled the Beautiful Baubles card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • two black foil ornament outlines glued onto the DSP layer
  • black foil ornaments filled using the glimmer paper die cut pieces, gluing each piece in place
  • sentiment glued onto the Basic Black CS strip, lining up the punched ends, then glued onto the DSP layer
  • die cut pine sprigs glued onto the DSP layer over the tops of the ornaments
  • DSP layer glued onto the Basic Black CS layer
  • Basic Black CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

Only 5 days left!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.
Dashing Along DSP © Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP © Stampin’ Up!

 

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Dashing Along with Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies

Stampin’ Up! has a new exciting promotion this month. When you place an order of $250 (it can be an individual order, or you can be the host of a party/workshop) you will receive a pack of the new exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. There are more details about this promotion at the bottom of this post. I paired this DSP with the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies to create a CAS (Clean & Simple) Happy Holidays card.

Here’s what I made:

Christmas Holidays card, Dashing Along DSP promotion, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Christmas Holidays card, Dashing Along DSP promotion, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (newsprint)
  • Garden Green CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • DSP cut to 3″ x 4-1/4″ (stars)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • “Happy” and “Holidays” from Garden Green CS and from Whisper White Thick CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • smaller DSP layer glued onto the small Whisper White CS layer
  • small Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Garden Green CS layer
  • Garden Green CS layer glued onto the larger DSP layer
  • larger DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White words glued on top of Garden Green words, slightly offset
  • CS words glued onto the front of the card layers
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

Here’s some more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

So Santa Sugar & Spice Card

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the So Santa stamp set. You can see the first one I made (with Santa on a scooter) HERE.I just love this stamp set with fun images and fun sentiments. Today Santa is baking cookies for a sweet Christmas. I’ve combined it with the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper, and a few sets of dies.

I didn’t do a very good job of capturing it in the photos, but this Designer Series Paper is flocked. Wait, stay with me! It isn’t that messy flocking that comes off and gets everywhere. This is neat and easy to cut and work with, just like regular paper. It adds texture in a very easy and neat way. You really need to touch it to appreciate it.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set, Santa's Signpost Thinlit Dies, Santa's Workshop DSP were used to make this handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! So Santa stamp set, Santa's Signpost Thinlit Dies, Santa's Workshop DSP were used to make this handmade Christmas Card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Call Me Clover card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4″ x 3/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)

Stamped with the So Santa stamp set:

  • Santa image in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Crumb Cake ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits:

  • star shapes from scraps of Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, and Crumb Cake CS

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • sentiment

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • Santa image

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • Santa image in Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Basic Black, Ivory, and Crumb Cake

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP strips glued onto the top and bottom edges of one of the Whisper White CS pieces
  • die cut stars glued onto the same Whisper White CS layer, between the DSP strips
  • Santa and sentiment adhered onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the Call Me Clover card base
  • the other Whisper White CS piece glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

Supply List

Here’s the new Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

Here’s some more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!