Halloween cards and treats!

Halloween cards and treats!

Do you need some ideas for your Halloween cards and treats?  Check out these samples using the newest products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!   This card was a project for my stamp camps last week and was cased with a few changes from the sample on page 39 of the Holiday Catalog.  I used Perfect Plum cardstock and embossed it with the new Woodland Embossing Folder (#139673 $8.50).  It is also available as a bundle with the Among the Branches stamp set (for the greeting, birds and spooky eyes) for a savings of 15% (bundle #140872 $21.50).  The greeting was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and die-cut with the Circles Framelits and Big Shot.   This card is going to be a project for my October stamp camp and uses the adorable Halloween Treat stamp set (also available as a bundle option with the Boo to You Framelits – #140840 $38.25 clear mount).  The background is sponged with Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzzleberry and Pumpkin Pie inks.   This little Halloween Treat uses the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper die-cut with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (#137547 $40).  That girly skull is also from the Halloween Treat stamp set Below are some of the swaps I received from the Stampin’ Up! Founders Circle event.  I wasn’t able to attend but a sweet friend swapped for me – thank you Lori Heiling!  These are some really awesome Halloween cards and treats:   Don’t you love how the “BOO!” belly band slips off and reveals the treat inside?   I really like the crisp, white background and the use of Washi Tape and the new Black Glimmer Paper.   You can see this card inspired my Halloween card with the sponged background   This card opens and then the greeting tucks just behind the “BOO” for a fun display.  I think this is also called an Easel card.   I’m going to have to try to figure this card out for my customers.  I’m pretty sure the background is sponged first (with the moon being masked) and then embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder and the raised edges are ink with a brayer.  I think the birds are stamped last. I received over 100 swaps so I’ll have a lot more ideas to share with you over the next few months 😀 You can view the 2015 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! by clicking the link in the right side bar of my blog.  Orders can be placed at my online store or you can contact me and I’d be happy to place your order for you. Thank you so much for stopping by   I hope you enjoyed these...

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New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog coming soon!!!

New Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog coming soon!!!

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is going live on September 1st and this is a sneak peek of my pre-order: Demonstrators are able to order products from upcoming catalogs a month early.  If you cannot wait till September 1st to place your order, you can sign up as a Demonstrator and choose $125 in products from the new Holiday Catalog for your $99 Starter Kit!!!  and the shipping is FREE! You can find more details at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendakeenan/jointhefun or contact me with any questions My customers should be receiving their Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog in the next week or so and if you are interested in placing an order, I’d be happy to send you one as well.  Leave me a comment below or email me directly at brenda@keenankreations.com Here are a few holiday cards recently created with some of my favorite supplies: Isn’t he ADORABLE?!  This card uses the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set and matching Boo to You framelits which is available as a bundle (#140840 $38.25) beginning September 1st.  It also uses the “Happy Haunting” Designer Series Paper.  That “BOO!” greeting is part of the framelit set too   I used a color combination of Rich Razzleberry, Black and Pumpkin Pie (I should have used Tangerine Tango to better match the paper!). How gorgeous is that embossed background?!  This card uses the new “Woodland” Embossing Folder (#139673 $8.50) and Soft Suede ink is sponged across the raised images.  That embossing folder is part of a bundle that includes the Among the Branches stamp set (#140872 $21.50) beginning September 1st.  The stamp set has 3 greetings (fall, Halloween and Christmas) and coordinating images (spooky eyes and raven, leaves, ornaments and snowflakes) making it a MUST have for the holiday season 😀  I used the following colors:  Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey and Old Olive. My last card uses the new Snow Place stamp set which is available as a bundle with the matching “Snow Friends” Framelits (#140844 $45) beginning September 1st.  The background is embossed with the “Softly Falling” Embossing Folder.  I kept this color combination pretty simple with Bermuda Bay, White and Black (Pumpkin Pie for the feet and nose   Not sure if my snow is falling correctly or if it’s upside down! I will be sharing more projects using Holiday Catalog products over the next few months.  Please leave me a comment below and let me know what types of projects you’d like to see:  gift card holders, treat bags or boxes, cards, etc… Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed these projects using new products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that begins September...

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Quick and Easy Halloween Card

Quick and Easy Halloween Card

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween card?  How about this one using the Fall Fest stamp set and matching framelits?     This adorable ghost is popped up with Dimensionals as well as the greeting.  The little strip of paper (1-1/2″ x 4″) is from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper which also coordinates with the images from the Fall Fest stamp set.  Don’t you just love that Stampin’ Up! coordinates so much of there products? I added the Crushed Curry Taffeta ribbon in 2 pieces.  One piece goes across the front and the ends are glued to the back of the Basic Black cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and a separate piece is tied in a knot and added with a  Glue Dot.  This will use less ribbon, is easier to tie and is not as lumpy so you won’t need additional postage Do you like the “boo to you” greeting?  It’s from the Good Greetings set and is free only to hostesses that have a workshop of $300 or more.  You can be your own party as long as your order is $300 before tax and shipping.  Hey, no judging – we’ve all been there 😉   You can also collect a few orders from your friends to get to the $300 level but you need to hurry as this promotion ends October 31st!  Remember that hostesses also get free product and the $300 level will get you $45 of your choice. Here’s the inside of this quick and easy Halloween card:   I stamped the Tangerine Tango pumpkin directly on the inside layer but popped up the Crushed Curry pumpkin.   Stamps:  Fall Fest, Holiday Invitation, Good Greetings, And Many More Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper Accessories:  Fun Fall Framelits (available as a bundle with Fall Fest stamp set), Dimensionals, Crushed Curry Taffeta Ribbon, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, 2-3/4″ Circle Punch   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Halloween card and will have time to create some of your own for your family and friends...

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Paper Pumpkins for fall decorating!

Paper Pumpkins for fall decorating!

It’s so simple to create these Paper Pumpkins – perfect for fall decorating!   I used the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 41) and cut the 12″ x 12″ paper into 1″ x 6″ strips.  Stack 6 strips at a time and punch a hole at each end (about 1/4″ from the edge) with the 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch.  Repeat for the other 6 strips (you’ll need 12 total for each pumpkin) and then stack all 12 strips and add a brad at each end.  Begin separating the strips until you have them all fanned out to create the pumpkin shape. I used some of the green paper (from the same Color Me Autumn DSP) and die-cut some leaves using the Autumn Accents die.  You can die-cut 3 pieces of the paper (2 if you’re using cardstock) at the same time too.  I folded the leaves in half to crease them down the middle for a little extra dimension and added them to the paper pumpkins with glue dots. I doubled up the Linen Thread and tie a bow and added it to the yellow paper pumpkin with a Glue Dot.  I used some thicker twine for the orange one.  If you want to see the other side of the designer series paper, just use less strips (6-8) and they will be spaced further apart. You can watch a video tutorial for these paper pumpkins at my Keenan Kreations YouTube channel: Here are the supplies I used:   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog   Contact me if you would like to order Stampin’ Up! products (Brenda@keenankreations.com) or click the “Shop Online” link to the right if you prefer to place your order directly at my online store Here’s another picture showing some of the other patterns from the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper:   Do you see the smaller one in the front?  I used 8 strips of the patterned paper (3/4″ x 4″ ). It’s also pretty easy to slide the strips open and close so you can add candies inside and give them as treats Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll create some of these paper pumpkins as gifts for family and friends or as decorations for the fall...

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Kits can make crafting easy!

Kits can make crafting fun and easy!  Especially the My Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin’ Up!  Check out the kit for September:   These little gift bags measure about 3″ x 5″ and are the perfect size for special trick-or-treaters, friends and co-workers Are you new to My Paper Pumpkin?  Here are the details: It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month! Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits! I’m Paper Pumpkin . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun. I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more! Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!   Get Started It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month! Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty: Each month Stampin’ Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (They’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!) Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. Each kit gives you a 30-minute fun and easy creativity escape. Your Paper Pumpkin kit will ship on or around the 15th of the month. You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10, we’ll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we’ll send your first kit around the June 15.) A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. Here’s another perk of being a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you’re able to purchase refill kits for past kits!  You can view all the past kits available now at my online store.  Here’s what you get for the Boo-tiful Bags refill kit: Boo-Tifull Bags Refill Kit #136920 Price: $7.95 (September 2014) Kit includes * 6 Printed burlap bags * 1 Sheet of die-cut tags * 3 Sheets of patterned die-cut tags * 1 Sheet of black stickers...

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Fun Halloween Projects!

I LOVE Halloween but it sure seems to go by fast!  I think I need to start decorating in September and make it last for two months instead of just October 😉  One of my customers, Cali, attends my classes on a regular basis and donates her cards to Chemo Angels.  This year, she also made Halloween wreaths for them and gave one to me too! I was inspired to create a similar one using the “Witches’s Brew” Designer Series Paper: I love how the wreaths are made exactly the same way and Cali’s wreath looks “naturally curly” and mine is more like a fresh perm!  I think my second one will be more relaxed   These wreaths are VERY easy to put together and I will post directions later this weekend.  Promise!   For now, here’s some Halloween cards from more really sweet stamperss:   from Marcia Bennett   (uses our Hexagon punch) from Marilyn Boro (love the sparkly black paper) from Frances Hale (cutest spiders ever!) from Pam McKell (love the non-traditional Halloween colors) from Chris Frazee (uses our White Chalk Marker) Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a 25% discount on 25 different stamp sets!  You can view the discounted sets at my online store (click the Order Online link to the right but remember that the sale ends October 28th!   You can also view some Pinterest finds using these sets at http://www.pinterest.com/keenankreations/samples-for-stampin-up-25-offf-stamp-sets/   Have a great day!...

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