Stampin’ Up! Spooky

Stampin up chills and thrills

Not a stamp or ink pad in sight!  Today's card relied exclusively on images from Stampin' Up!'s Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons, applied crisply and precisely in just seconds.  Stampin' Up! offers such a wonderful variety of quality rub-ons that add versatility to every stamper's tool kit.  Wouldn't it be fabulous if Stampin' Up! offered a 20% off promotion on all their rub-ons starting November 10 (hint, hint–mark your calendar)?

This rub-on spider has been the darling of the Halloween season.  He hopped onto the Pumpkin Pie card stock circle without a struggle.  Love this spider?  Check out the options for a larger version of him from Stampin' Up!'s D?cor Elements home d?cor line by clicking here. 

All circles were cropped using Nestabilities Circle dies and a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  The spider circle was layered on Basic Black.  Peeking behind is a layer of Kiwi Kiss, textured using Cuttlebug's Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black.

The card base is 4.25 x 5.5, in Pumpkin Pie.  Layers of Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper and Basic Black land on top. TIP:  This fun layout is from Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Sketch Challenge, SC198.  All daily challenges are listed on my left side bar along with many other resources.

The horizontal panel grabs two more "spooktacular" rub-on from Chills and Thrills (the sentiment and web), applied to a wee polka dot pattern from Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper.  It's layered on a scalloped rectangle (Nestabilities Long Rectangles) of Basic Black and a snippet of Black Gingham Ribbon jazzes up the top edge.

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THE PERFECT TOUCH:  Stampin' Up!'s perfectly coordinating buttons!  Old Olive Buttons from the Earth Elements Collection work fine and dandy with Kiwi Kiss.  TIP:  I used a skinny shred of Basic Black card stock to "thread" the button.  TIP:  Mini Glue Dots keep buttons in place with no mess!

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Paper:  Ghostly Greetings Designer Series, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Nestabilities Circles and Long Rectangles, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Up!'s Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons, Earth Elements Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Black Gingham Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals

Chills and thrills


  1. You make such beautiful cards! I would have to say my favorite new products would be all the great die cuts for the big shot!
    If I had to choose one, it would be the bag topper!

  2. This is the most awesome Halloween card I’ve seen all season! Kudos!

  3. This card rocks! Love the colors and the texture. Thanks so much Mary of the visit and comment on my blog “Stamp & Smile”… it really means a lot! (I need to post tonight!) Have a super weekend… Michelle 🙂

  4. Mary…I just love it when you use the cuttlebug embossing. It looks so awesome. And specially when you use it on the kiwi. Delicious! 🙂

    I have almost saved enough to buy the cuttlebug. I am super excited!

  5. Great job, Mary! I love what you’ve done with the rub ons and buttons. I’m always wanting to give buttons a try, but never sure how to incorporate them. You did a fantastic job!

  6. Mary, I love this design!!!! Thanks for the great tip of using a sliver of cardstock to thread the button! Awesome idea!

  7. You worked the sketch beautifully, Mary! It was quite an usual one. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out myself when I gave this one a try. (You can see my version of it on my blog.)


  8. Mary I love this card!!!

  9. Love your take on the sketch! Now you’ve given and itch to really try it out! Love everything about it! The buttons really set it off!~Hugs, Monica

  10. This is one of the greatest sketches Splitcoast has come up with…all the cards are beautiful and creative, especially this one…Love this Mary. HINT HINT HINT , I love that. Spooky Hugs Sam

  11. You do incredible work Mary. When I first viewed this sketch challenge I couldn’t figure out how I could make this work. You seemed to not have a problem with it at all! I love it!

  12. super cute!! i so love those colors!!

  13. Nicely done Mary. I like this alot especially how you incoporated the use of the circles. Wonderful.

  14. Beautiful card! The rub ons are beautiful.

  15. All I can say is that card is awesome. I love the rub-ons and all the texture. Good job! Even though you were sick, I bet the creative juices were still flowing. Welcome back.

  16. Fabulous Halloween card Mary! Great job with the challenge too.

  17. This is gorgeous! I saw the sketch too and decided not to even try it!

  18. SHUT UP! This is FANTASTIC! I saw that sketch challenge and thought what the crap am I going to do with that?? 🙂

    You prove that there is always a way to make something that looks impossible… look Amazing!

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