Wicked Halloween Card for PP463

Ready to create a WICKED Halloween card? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Wicked Halloween cardLaurie has a fun color challenge on store for us this week.  Because I needed a few more Halloween cards, I opted to create one using Stampin’ Up!’s  Wonderfully Wicked bundle. Enjoy!

Wicked Halloween cardYou would think that a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator would have had all of these colors.  Guess who didn’t.  I substituted Cajun Craze for Tangelo Twist and Gorgeous Grape for Elegant Eggplant.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I’ll admit it.  Spiders are not my favorite creatures, unless they are on a wicked Halloween card and hanging from a rhinestone thread.  This arachnid has a sparkly body because she’s been heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder.

wicked Halloween card

Of course, in my playbook, you can never have too much sparkle.  A trio of rhinestones accent the corner of the Smoky Slate panel, while a single one dots the “i”.

Wicked Halloween cardReady to make your own Wicked Halloween card?  Download the tutorial. Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!
Wicked Halloween CardFor more inspiration, please be sure to visit The Paper Player team members.
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Brody

Brody is resting quietly after giving me quite the scare Wednesday morning. While I was out raking leaves, he collapsed in the yard.  One moment he had been playing with GQ, and then in the blink of an eye, he was down.  His breathing was shallow, his eyes were unfocused, and he was not responding to me.  It was so reminiscent of what I experienced when Missy the Boxer passed away almost a decade ago.  Sobbing, I called for my husband to come out.  Kim performed what we can best describe as canine CPR, while I ran inside to grab my keys and cell phone.  Kim carried him to the van, and as he drove,  I called the vet to tell them we were on the way.  I continued to talk to Brody,  telling him that if he needed to leave us, it was OK.  I told him we loved him, and that he had been such a good boy.  However, Brody decided that today was not the day!  By the time we arrived at the vet, he was responsive, and was able to walk, albeit wobbly, on his own. After blood tests, a chest  X-ray, and multiple vets listening to his heart, it was decided that he had probably had a mild cardiac episode.  His heart rate had returned to normal, gums were pink, lungs were filling fine, and the X-ray showed no signs of enlargement.  For the next two weeks, he is on meds while we wait to see if anything else happens.  In the meantime,  he is getting lots of hugs and snuggles.

Reduced Prices on My Retired Stamp Sets

I have reduced prices on many of the items on my Retired List. Check it out HERE, and email me at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing anything.

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October Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

October Code: UX3ETERC 
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Halloween Pillow Box

Looking for a wicked cool Halloween pillow box to fill with treats? Look no more! It’s time for another edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

Monster Treat Bags

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner Nicole is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Wicked Halloween Pillow Box
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Halloween Pillow Box

Colors of the Day

Halloween Pillow Box

Stamp:  Wonderfully Wicked
Paper:  Basic Black cardstock (1/2″ x 1-1/4″, 1/2″ x 1-3/4″), Silver Glimmer Paper (5″ x 2″), Kraft PillowBox
Inks: Blackberry Bliss reinker, Versamark
Other:   Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Wicked Dies,  Stampin’ Spritzer, Snowflake Sequins, Silver Metallic Thread, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,  SNAIL, Black Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Fill a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol. Add a few drops of Blackberry Bliss reinker.  Add more drops, if necessary, to reach the intensity of color you would like. Spritz the Kraft Pillow box until covered. Set aside and allow to dry completely.

2.  Ink the “Have a” sentiment with Versamark and stamp onto Basic Black cardstock. Repeat with the “Happy Halloween” sentiment, selectively inking only the word “Halloween”.  Heat emboss with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tip:  Dust the cardstock lightly with an embossing buddy to prevent speckling.

3.  Ink the spider web image with Versamark, and stamp in the upper left corner of the dry pillow box.  Heat emboss with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Halloween Pillow Box4.  Die cut the word “Wicked” from Silver Glimmer Paper.

5.  Add a few loops of Silver Metallic Thread behind “Have a” and adhere to the pillow box as shown. Next adhere the word “Wicked” and the other half of the sentiment.

6.  Accent with 5 silver sequins.

Halloween Pillow Box

Ready to make your own Wicked Halloween pillow box?  Download the tutorial. Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

monster treat bags

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Reduced Prices on My Retired Stamp Sets

I have reduced prices on many of the items on my Retired List. Check it out HERE, and email me at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing anything.

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October Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

October Code: UX3ETERC
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Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.  You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals.  You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.

If you have questions about joining, I am only an email away at [email protected]  If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

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Grateful for You Card for PP462

Do you have someone in your life for whom you are truly grateful? Why not let them know with a “Grateful for You” card, such as this one? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Grateful for You cardThis week it is the lovely Joanne’s turn to host our monthly Theme Challenge.  She has selected a theme so appropriate for this time of year: Grateful, Thankful for You.  I hope you enjoy the “Grateful for You” card I have created.

grateful for you cardColors of the Day
Grateful for You cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is a confection of leaves created with the Gathered Leaves dies.  The sentiment, which was inked in Pretty Peacock and stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock,  is from the Country Home stamp set.  It seemed perfect for this week’s challenge.  Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock card stock, as well as Copper Foil, were used to make the different styles and sizes of leaves which were arranged on either side of the sentiment.

grateful for you cardThe background was created by washing Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze inks over the surface of water color paper.  It’s so easy, and creates a soft and pretty backdrop for the leaves.  A trio of Pretty Peacock rhinestones and a bow created from Copper Trim were all that were needed as embellishments.

Grateful for You Download the FREE tutorial!  If you would like a printable copy of the details on how to create this fall card with pumpkins and leaves,  just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.   For more step-by-step tutorials, please visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

For more inspiration, please be sure to visit The Paper Player team members.

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Reduced Prices on My Retired Stamp Sets

I have reduced prices on many of the items on my Retired List. Check it out HERE, and email me at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing anything.

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October Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

October Code: UX3ETERC
_______________________________
Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.  You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals.  You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.

If you have questions about joining, I am only an email away at [email protected]  If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

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