It’s a Party |Trick or Treat

Seems like more and more folks are having Halloween get together were a group of kids will go Trick or Treating and the parents get to catch-up with each other.  I thought this was a fun way to invite folks over.

I took a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock and embossed it using the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder (EF-0017).  I then took the Widow’s Web (SS-0222) stamp and stamped it in Buttercream (IP-0031) and onto the cardstock.  I did the same thing again with the Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.  I applied Orange Rave (IP-0118) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and then ripped the corner and then ripped up the middle a little bit and used the Journey Days Stapler (TO-0118) to add Silver Staples (TO-0120) (they come in gold as well).  This was adhered to Citrus Cooler (CS-0089) cardstock before being adhered to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

Its a Party 1
I love this little guy!!!

I stamped the Lil’ Monster (BD-0080) stamp in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) onto Electric Lime (CS-0123) cardstock and cut it out with the matching die.  I popped him up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085).  And then added Candy Minis (AC-0135) and Sweet Candy Drops (AC-0275) all over him.  This gives him great dimension.

I stamped It’s a Party from the Party Reminders (AT-0187) (there is a coordinating die for and it also comes in a bundle) in Black Licorice ink in the corner of the card front.  I felt something was missing, I wanted it to look more like he was at a party, so the Summer Play Sparkles (AC-0280) totally fit the bill for this.  I think it looks like he is at a disco party!!  LOVE IT!!!  (LOL).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Let the Trick or Treating Halloween Party begin!!!



Big News!!!

Oh my gosh, I am having a ball with this month’s Bloom Box – Pop Art!!!  It is such a fun stamp set and exclusive to Bloom Box Subscribers.  As I was working on my Bloom Box I was thinking about my son’s birthday party invitations that I needed to make.  He doesn’t want a theme but wanted tacos!  So I thought hey, we’ll have a taco bar.

Well one creative thing led to another and this is what I came up with using one of the layout designs from the bloom box.

Party 1
August 2018 – Bloom Box (Pop Art)

I loved learning the background technique on this card.  At first I was like oh no, it doesn’t look good and then as soon as I put it on the Black Licorice cardstock, I was like WOW, it looks AMAZING!!!!

Since this is a party invitation, I paired the stamp set with the free ATS’s from my most recent product order that I got in the other day.  The ATS’s that I used are Party Reminders (AT-0187) and Fiesta Clips (AT-0248).  (Note:  there are dies available for the Fiesta Clips ATS).

Party 2
I’ll hand write the party details as soon as I figure that out.

The August 2017 – Bloom Box (Pop Art) would make a great party invite for a significant birthday for anyone but especially those from the comic book era!!!  I will definitely have to keep that in mind!!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy crafting!!!