Penny Black October 31

Eek! It’s just two days from Halloween! I made one more Halloween card with Penny Black stamps and dies.

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The card design is from Scrapbook & Cards Today CardMaps Today Volume 4 and is a good one for using patterned paper.

Penny Black Supplies: 51-074 Encircled; 30-249 Spooky Spheres; 51-075 Boo Crew

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guest-designer-jeanI’m delighted to be over at the Penny Black blog all this week with Halloween-themed cards and projects. Head on over to check out the Day 1 and Day 2 projects.

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In Detail: Distress Ink Spray Stains

I’m over in the CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson’s with a review of the newly released Distress Ink Spray Stains.

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Trendy Holiday 2.0 Winner

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The winner of the seat in A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is:

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bunnyfreak who says: “Love the glitter trend.”

Thanks to all of you for your comments! Hope to see you in class!

The Cutting Edge Challenge #13

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Kay Miller.

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After staring at Kay’s lovely creation and realizing that there was nothing I could do to improve upon her design, I decided to create a card with a fall/autumn theme using the Paper Smooches Seasonal Tree die set.

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I adhered the tree to the light blue panel and popped the leaves up with dimensional adhesive.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die set; dimensional adhesive; Stampin’ Up sentiment


Trendy Holiday 2.0

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is now open to everyone. StampNation members save $10 on the registration fee, but you don’t need to be a member to enroll in the class. Not a member yet? Click here to get started now.

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Here’s a peek at a few of the cards I contributed to the class:

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There’s still time to comment for the giveaway. Just leave a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday card trend is this year to enter to win a seat in the class. A winner will be chosen at 9 pm PDT on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Trendy Holiday 2.0 Registration + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be one of the contributors to A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 – the newest online card class with Catherine Pooler and 9 other amazing designers.

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The doors to A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 are open to StampNation Members with a $10 off coupon code.  Not a member yet? Click here to get started now.

And as of today, AVTH 2.0 is open to non-members as well. Here’s a peek of some of the beautiful creations:

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Through video tutorials, written tutorials, and more than 50 samples to inspire you, you’ll learn: creative uses for dies, faux watercoloring with Distress Markers, inlaid die cutting techniques, advanced stenciling techniques and more!

I’ve got one FREE CLASS REGISTRATION to giveaway! Just leave a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday card trend is this year. A winner will be chosen at 9 pm PDT on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Penny Black CAS Halloween

Playing along with colourQ #264 challenge which is another perfect color combination for a Halloween card.

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I combined die cuts from the Penny Blacks sets – 51-077 eeek! (the sentiment), 51-073 haunted hollow (the house) and 51-076 spider’s internet (the spider webs) for my CAS card.

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Penny Black Inlaid Word Art

Today, I’m sharing a holiday card using the Penny Black 51-089 Tree of Joy word art die.

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I cut the Tree of Joy out of a brushed silver cardstock and inlaid it into a square red cardstock panel. I secured the inlaid pieces on the back with tape. The panel was adhered to a white cardstock panel that I had misted with silver spray using the Penny Black  25-009 Snow Dance stencil. The card base, measuring 5 1/4″ is also brushed silver cardstock.

Coming Soon: Trendy Holiday 2.0

I am thrilled to be one of the contributors to A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 – the newest online card class with Catherine Pooler and 9 other amazing designers.

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With this class you can get ready for your holidays. Here are a few details:

  • The doors to A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 open Wednesday, October 22nd to StampNation Members with a $10 off coupon code.  Not a member yet?  Click here to get started now.
  • AVTH 2.0 opens its doors wide on Thursday, October 23 at 1 pm EDT.

With FIFTEEN video tutorials, written tutorials and more than 50 samples to inspire you, this class will have you running to grab your ink and stamps and get started right now on this year’s holiday cards.

Thanks for visiting.