Halloween Framed Shadow Box Sampler

At our Labor Day Retreat, I designed this Halloween framed shadow box sampler to show off the Magic in This Night Suite.  I bought the frame in May, to do a Spring sampler, but didn’t get to it yet.  So, I decided to make it a Halloween one.  I’m in love with the Magic in This Night designer series paper in the current mini catalog since it’s so stylish and diverse.  Most of the sheets are Halloween designs on one side and generic designs for any season on the other side.

Halloween Framed Shadow Box Sampler

Since it’s such pretty paper, I used the designer paper in all the sections except the silver spider web which is silver foil embossed with the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder.  Also, I’m also loving the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, and have used it on several Christmas cards.

Halloween Framed Shadow Box SamplerAnd, here’s another close up.  Since I used black and darker card stock, I also used Black Dimensionals which are perfect for all these bats and spiders because the dimensionals are less visible from an angle.

Halloween Framed Shadow Box Sampler

Also, I used Wink of Stella on the “Halloween” word to make it sparkle since so many of the elements are shiny and glittery.  Something else cool about this frame is that it’s magnetic!  So, I can pull these out and create a sampler for every holiday or season…how cool is that?

Halloween Framed Shadow Box Sampler

Therefore, I taped some magnets on the back side so they’re easy to pull on and off.  These are business card magnets (just because I had some on hand), but you could also cut up the magnets meant for the back of 4×6 photos.

Halloween Framed Shadow Box Sampler

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Basic Black, Silver, Whisper White


Just a note, if you have black embossing powder (retired), use that or you can stamp in black using the stamparatus and then stamp again in VersaMark right on top of it to emboss with clear embossing powder for the same effect.

Since I know you’re going to ask, I got the frame on Amazon.  It was called Foundations Decor Shadow Box Magnetic by Foundations Decor.

Happy Stampin’


Witching Decor Class Photos – the Witch Hat Kit

I had a fun, small get together on Sunday to make the Witching Decor Project.  When my get together is smaller, I sit and make the project too…’cause you know I always have spare kits.  I already made one of these witch hats at my downline retreat in August, so now I have 2.  That’s exciting because now I can bring one to work to decorate my office!

I can’t wait for my next class.  It’s one of my most popular ones…my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack class on Sunday, October 25th.  I will have a second one of these in November with different designs on the 15th.

Happy Stampin’

Fall is in the Air

I decorated these cafe gift bags and filled them with Stampin’ Up! products and candies for a recent home party.  They are poly-lined so you could fill them with baked items like corn muffins for Fall or cookies for Christmas.


Forgot to list the Burlap Ribbon in the table!

I’ve got lots of Christmas cards to upload.  October was super busy for me with craft shows and my daughter’s annual Halloween party, so I’m trying to catch up…stay tuned.  I’m also looking forward to my kit class on Sunday: The Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.

Happy Stampin’


Create a Fright! – Frightful Wreath Kit & Class

I love these wreaths!  I changed mine a little from the directions in the kit.  I love using purples for Halloween, so I just had to switch out some of the orange with Blackberry Bliss, my current favorite purple…plus it matches the spider this way!

I’m having a class to make these on Sunday, September 28th at 2pm.  The class cost is just the price of the kit ($32.10 with ship/tax).  I’m ordering them this Wednesday.  If you’re in North Dallas area and want to come, just RSVP here by noon on Wednesday.

Here’s a close up of the wreath:

And here’s a close up of the amazing beaded spider:

If you can’t make the class, you can always order a couple of kits and invite a friend over to make them together.  Get your kits here.

Happy crafting!

Halloween Treat Bags – My Paper Pumpkin Style

Wednesday, the 10th is the last day to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin kits at half off for your first 2 months.  This is for new subscribers only.  Don’t wait…click this link now (you know you’ll forget to do it later).  Use promo code HALFOFF2 to get your first 2 months for half off (just $9.98 a month)!  Here’s a sneak peek at the treat bags in the September kit.

It comes with 3 striped burlap bags and 3 polka dot burlap bags and an awesome Halloween stamp set.  I can’t remember how many stamps, but several greetings and several little ones like a crow, a bat, a skull, and a tree (I think).  I saw the set at convention when I made my sample above, but didn’t take a photo of the set (what was I thinking?).

Let me know if you have any trouble signing up.  I don’t want anyone to miss out on this amazingly cute kit.

Happy Stampin’

Card Box Using Envelope Punch Board

I thought I’d try out this card box I’ve seen using the Envelope Punch Board for one of my Stamp Night projects, so this was the technique and one of the projects in April.

I made some of these creped filter paper flowers at our craft retreat in March, and I just can’t get enough of them…so fun and easy!  I knew that’s what I wanted on the flap.  Just cut 8 layers at the same time using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits (all one size), put a brad in the center, fluff, spritz with color, and fluff again when dry.

The Natural Composition Specialty paper is perfect for these since its extra sturdy and already decorated with clear embossing…yay!  Here’s a close up of the 9 1/2″ by 9 1/2″ paper and the card instructions I did in My Digital Studio to give everyone for their technique book.  The red lines are the “cut” lines.  The pen marked lines are the score lines.

One of the tips I read on this was to put a package of our medium envelopes inside to form the box around.  This works great to keep your box squared off when sticking down the Sticky Strip.  This box will hold a dozen cards and envelopes or more depending on the embellishments.

Happy Stampin’


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