CTC: Skulls & Scraps meets pg. 86 (AC)

I know it’s not Sunday, but since we’re doing a blog a day this week to help celebrate Halloween, I thought I’d be fun to do two Case the Catalog posts this week. This project cases a card on page 86 of the Annual Catalog and uses the skulls from the Cutest Halloween stamp set and scraps from the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 designer series paper.

and here’s my project:

Isn’t this cute!? Love love love it. And this kind of design uses up a bunch of your little scraps of DSP.

Happy stamping! Kelly

Cutest Halloween – Fun Fold Friday

Happy Friday! Day 5 of our countdown to Halloween and it’s also Fun Fold Friday! Today’s project is a Gate Fold horizontal card. I loved this fold when I first made it because you usually see gate folds vertical and switching it up like this adds a little interest. Of course, paired with the Cutest Halloween suite, you can’t go wrong!

Darling! I added a belly band to help keep it closed, and like how it allows for a little “reveal” of the characters underneath that are cute out using the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 DSP from the Cutest Halloween suite.


Colored Card Stock:
– 4-1/4 x 11 (Base)
– 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
– 3 x 3
– 1 x 11 (Optional)

Designer Series Paper:
– 2 each @ 1-3/4 x 4
– 2 each @ 3/4 x 4 (can be same or coordinating)

– 3-1/4 x 4
– 2-3/4 x 2-3/4


  • SCORE Base: 2 + 3-3/4 + 7-1/4 + 9 . Fold as shown.
  • Fold into a Gate Fold card and attach to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 layer lining it up in the middle.
  • For the belly band: 1″ x 11″ strip of CS, score at 2-3/4″ on one end. Fold at one side of your finished design; gently fold the other end around and press lightly… it will not meet/cross ends. So cover that with DSP to join it and then the cute jack o’lantern on top.

Here’s another card I made with this fold with no belly band:

Fun folds are really the best. Try them out if you haven’t already!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Clever Cats, or Crazy?

The countdown continues. If you’ve been watching my Countdown to Halloween series, you would have noticed I post two projects on Tuesday. The 2nd project was supposed to post yesterday – whoops! So maybe this Halloween week is making ME the crazy cat!

Today’s project features the Clever Cat stamp set, and some fun accessories.

Inspiration for this card was a card challenge I signed up for. Here’s the card sketch:

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Do you use card sketches ever to get some inspiration? I love them. Mojo Monday is a good one, but there are many online–simply head over to Pinterest and search Stampin Up card Sketches! I challenge you to try it out!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Supplies Used

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A Halloween Smile!

Here we are with the Cute Halloween Suite again–this time to send a Halloween Smile! Simple card layout, but stunning product.

I love layering paper like this, and the without a ton of layers (except the ribbon), it’s easier to go through the mail.

Enjoy, and thank you for putting a Halloween Smile on my face this week!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Sending Spooky Greetings

Our countdown to Halloween continues! The projects I’m featuring today use the Festive & Bright Bundle to offer some “spooky” greetings!

The Festive & Bright Bundle is perfect for all things September – December: apples, ghosts, evergreen, and Christmas bulbs. The stamps combined with the dies create a funky border that you can use as an accent, or to make a border on your paper. The bundle includes the Festive & Bright stamp set and the Festive Finishes Dies.


The stamps combined with the dies create a funky border that you can use as an accent, or to make a border on your paper. I’m using the border dies and stamps as accents on my spooky greeting cards.

See bottom of the post for full supply list, but I used Stampin’ Blends to color, and the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. I love LOVE the label die that comes in the Festive Finishes Dies – perfect to send some Spooky Greetings!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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Countdown to the Cutest Halloween

I absolutely love the Cutest Halloween Bundle (featuring Cutest Halloween Stamp set, and the Halloween punch). The whole suite, called Cute Halloween, is just adorable. A star of the suite is the 6 x 6 designer series paper!

My project today features the little ghost in the bundle.

I stamped the ghost in black ink and then punched him out with the Halloween punch. I took strips of DSP, added a spider and a tag and of course my new favorite SU ribbon of all time–the black and white gingham!

The sentiment was stamped in Highland Heather and I didn’t have a label that fit it *just* right, and then I remembered the Messages Die. Have you seen this Die!? There are two large stamps that fit perfectly.

The specific label I used is circled in Coral above.

It’s a carryover from last year’s spring mini catalog, and I have NOT played with this enough. Maybe after Halloween week I’ll do a blog post exploring this a bit more.

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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CTCS: Glittery Cat Punch meets page 52 (Mini)

Happy Sunday! For today’s edition of Case the Catalog Sunday, I’m actually playing along (for once) with the weekly Case the Catalog Sunday Challenge: CTC341 – Case Glittery/Sparkly Project and decided to make a glittery black cat using the cat punch and Stampin’ Up!®’s black glitter paper.

CTCS is a facebook group I belong to, and I usually just do my own case-ing of the catalog (close my eyes, open the book and point), but I think I’ll try to align with these folks. They issue a new challenge each week and give you the theme / page / point you in the direction of what to CASE so everyone’s on the same page. Love it!

Here’s the project I CASE’d – on page 52 of the July-Dec Mini Catalog:

I love this little tag, so I made it into a card! Here’s my Glittery Cat Punch Card:

The camera does not do the glitter paper justice–it is so shimmery!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

PS – Today I’m kicking off a week of Halloween cards…tune in each day to see them all.

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Harvest Meadow Suite – Fun Fold Friday

I’ve been participating in a weekly mystery stamping group and each week we learn a new fun fold. This card features a fun fold that I learned a few months ago stamping with this group, featuring the Harvest Meadow Suite of products. It’s not really a traditional “fun fold” but boy is it gorgeous–and a great way to use up scraps of designer series paper (DSP)!

The “fold” part create the chevron pattern using the DSP. Cut 5 strips of DSP each measuring 1″ x 2.5″. Fold each corner of the strips. THREE of the strips fold by taking the bottom corner to the opposite side on the RIGHT, turn the strip around and fold the same way. TWO of the strips fold by taking the bottom corner and folding to the LEFT. So your strips look like this:

Decorate your card front as you like, then you’re going to adhere these strips in a chevron style to the front of the card. Here’s an image of these strips laid out in a chevron pattern:

When you glue them, the ends are going to meet up, and it will fit across a layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ – perfect for an A2 sized-card!

Here’s a similar card made vertically:

Can’t wait to see what you do with this layout–I bet it would make some beautiful holiday cards too. Use up your DSP!!

Shop supplies used:

Happy Stamping! Kelly

CTCS: Pretty Pumpkins meets page 114 (AC)

It’s CTCS! (Case the Catalog Sunday, if you’re new to my blog) Every Sunday I post a new card made fresh today that “CASEs” a sample project from a Stampin’ Up!® Catalog. [and if you’re not sure what CASE stands for: Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Slightly Edit] Today’s project features Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.

Today’s project was inspired by the card on page 114 of the AC (Annual Catalog…you’ll get used to these acronyms, I promise!) Here’s the card:

And here’s my version using the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.

A few edits to the original (links to shop products in text below):

Here’s a close-up of those pumpkins:

I used non-traditional pumpkin colors…guess they could be gourds…and colored with Blends? Calypso Coral even made it’s way in here. I love Calypso with the Soft Succulent – great combo!

And, let’s not forget about the inside! I decided to jazz it up and use the Rose paper on the inside (note: you need something on the inside to adhere the cutout from the front to).

For today’s card, I literally picked up the Annual Catalog, closed my eyes, opened it at random and pointed. What fun! Give it a try…I hope it sparks your creativity!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Let’s talk Halloween!

I’m not really a huge Halloween person. It was really fun when my kids were little, but we don’t deck out the house wildly, or get super into it now. I do like to put a few decorations around the house, and my 12 x 12 sampler in the foyer was a perfect spot to add a little Halloween fun.

Have you ever done a sampler? As my mom would say, it’s like 9 little card fronts. I have one for almost every holiday/season, but didn’t have one for Halloween (and believe it or not, I don’t have one for Christmas…stay tuned!) This sampler does include some retired Stampin’ Up® products, but I also used some current Halloween products including:

Here’s a close up of the squares:

Love it, and it was so much fun to make. Get out your stamps, paper, and ink and great creative today!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

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