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Halloween Trick

Stampin up holiday best halloween card

Have you ever considered layering like colored card stock?  This Very Vanilla on Very Vanilla sentiment offers a soft look that mimics embossing with minimal effort.  What a delightful Halloween trick (or any time)! 

  • Stampin up holiday best pumpkin card My card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The dimensions of the sentiment are 2 1/8" x 1".  The layers progressively are 1/4" bigger each direction.
  • Using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin' Up! Markers directly on the pumpkin, I stamped the sentiment a second time, snipped out the pumpkin and adhered for a snappy color contrast.
  • Isn't Little Boo Sweet?  Check out p. 208 of the catalog for more single stamps for under $10.  Need a Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog or Free Holiday Mini Catalog?  Click here.
  • Shhh . . . the Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper has Whisper White in the pattern not Very Vanilla.  My advice?  Don't sweat a perfect match. 
  • A few score lines and a lined (Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper) envelope give this simple card a dash of elegance.

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Stampin up halloween card score Stamp Sets:  Holiday Best (115364, Hostess Level 1), Little Boo (115558)

Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper (112159), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (102851)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), Stampin' Up! Markers:  Pumpkin Pie (105115), Old Olive (100079)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" (104401) Circle Punches, Scoring Tool (not Stampin' Up!), Crop-a-dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (115605), Silver Elastic Cord (109866, Holiday Mini Catalog), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Envelope:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300), Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper (115677)

Holiday best

27 thoughts on “Halloween Trick”

  1. wow, I’ve never thought of layering the two together like that ~ looks fantastic!! You have such a lovely, clean style of cardmaking Mary, I just love it!

  2. Layering like-colored cardstock is such a good, simple idea that never would have occurred to me. Thanks for another great idea!

  3. Very nice little layering tip – one of those duh why didn’t I ever think of that moments – I will try it for sure – thank you!

  4. I just love Little Boo here! Not that I’m biased because one of our 2 new kittens is named Boo (the other is named Punkin’). And the envelope is such a nice touch, too.


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