Holiday Mini Sneak Peek Halloween

Stampin up scary halloween

I expedited my pre-order of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini because I couldn't wait to show you all the cool new stuff.  Today's focus is on Halloween.  However, upcoming posts will include fabulous Fall and Christmas ideas.  The customer sales period for the Holiday Mini begins October 1

In the spotlight is a new holiday stamp set entitled "Eat, Drink and Be Scary."  My card base of Basic Black measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.  It's topped with Stampin' Up!'s Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper (a versatile Kiwi Kiss stripe) followed by Whisper White.  The rear pumpkin panel also is from Ghostly Greetings DP and is matted on Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black. 

I stamped the "Be Scary" witch's hat in Basic Black ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  It takes shape with some Paper Snips and is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on another luscious Basic Gray pattern from Ghostly Greetings.  TIP:  A couple fun Pumpkin Pie buttons (Earth Elements Collection) dolled up with Linen Thread balance the open space and the hat.  Layers of Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black card stock ramp up the framing.

The "boo" sentiment and spider in the bottom left corner and the 3 skull and bones heads in the top right are from Stampin' Up!'s Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons.  The skulls were rubbed onto 1/4" and 1/2" circles of Pumpkin Pie.  TIP:  The beauty of rub-ons is that they allow quick and perfect placement and offer opaque coverage.  My orange heads are backed up by a Whisper White Small Oval and a Basic Black Large Oval.  The middle "guy" is popped up on a dimensional.

Stampin up scary halloween pillow box
The pillow box is the speedy result of some more Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper encountering my Big Shot and Pillow Box Bigz Die.  For more details on how to use the Big Shot and Bigz Dies, please click here.  I slipped a little pumpkin pie around the box along with Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain. 

The tag is delightful . . . another stamp from the Holiday Mini's "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" dipped in Versamark, heat embossed in white and snapped out with a small tag punch. Isn't the tiny spider sweet?   The final touch is a green Rhinestone Circle Brad (Ice Collection).

Stampin up scary halloween card
I just couldn't put the Ghostly Greetings paper away.  TIP:  For a special touch, I lined a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White envelope (Stampin' Up!) with more designer paper, to coordinate with the card. 

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Eat, Drink and Be Scary
Paper:  Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Cool Tools:  Small and Large Oval Punches, Tag Punch, Big Shot, Pillow Box Bigz Die, 1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches.

The Perfect Touch:  Chills and Thrills Rub-On's, Pumpkin Pie Buttons (Earth Elements), Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Circle Brads (Ice)


  1. I’m like you, I love to line envelopes. I should have had my stuff overnighted, I can hardly wait to try that pillow die. Thanks for all your ideas. You do the hard work and the rest of us copy. I know you love to do it and we’re all happy you do.

  2. Marie Donnelly

    Oh Mary, you’ve outdone yourself on this!! I just love ’em! How can you not love Halloween colors?

  3. how cute!!! love the lined envelope!!! can’t wait til October!!!

  4. OMG!!!!!!

  5. super cugte m!!! love the pillow box…yea for the big shot!!

  6. Cute and fun, fun, fun! Love the pillow box. How did you line the envelope? That’s a real personal touch to a card!

    Hi Donna:

    I cut the paper to fit the width of the envelope, leaving plenty to hang past the flap. I then cut the designer paper around the flap (just flip it over, flap side up, and it’s easy to see where to cut). You could stop right there with a nice fit. However, I liked the idea of a little of the white showing so I recropped (with snips) the sides. It’s a little bit of guess work but not too bad.

    I welcome any ideas of ways to do this more easily! Hugs, M

  7. Fabulous stuff!

  8. Colleen Kramer

    Fun! Fun! Fun! Love that Ghostly greetings dp. Thanks for the sneaky peeks!

  9. Super cute – love the pillow box!!! I just received my DP too – isn’t it darling???

  10. Love the pillow box – I am definitely ordering the die. I love the way you lined the envelopes – do you have tips on how to do it so neatly? It takes me forever to do it and I’m never happy with my results. Thanks!

  11. I knew you’d blow the sneak peeks out of the water!

    What a great little set you’ve created.

    And that lined envelope is to die for. Freakishly fabulous!

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