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


  1. What an awesome Halloween card! I would *never* have thought to mat with the same color of cardstock, but it looks fantastic!!

  2. The layering looks awesome. Very striking card!

  3. Great card! I love the layering and would not have thought it that.

  4. Don’t ya love to emboss that way. I did my entire wedding scrapbook that way… it was so fun and easy. Mary you card is wonderful! Hugs,

  5. Lord, this is the classiest Halloween card I’ve ever seen! Only you Mary…I love it. xox

  6. What a great tip on layering! Cute card.

  7. Every detail, color, and stamp is absolutely perfect on this card! STUNNING! I love it.

  8. Love the card. Great idea on layering. Thanks.

  9. Love the card. Great idea on layering. Thanks.

  10. Genius! Your cards are the best. I feel a “case” coming on…

  11. Nice idea, Mary. The possibilities are endless!

  12. Cute card! Great tip!

  13. Oh. How. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  14. adorable – I love the clean and simple approach to this card!!

  15. that is nice!!

  16. Great card, Mary! Thanks for the tip on layering same color cardstock – I love it!

  17. Mary, great card – love the sentiments!

  18. Oh I love this idea of layering same colored cardstock.

    Super cute card!!

  19. 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!

  20. Colleen Kramer

    love it!

  21. This card isn’t a trick, it’s a treat! I love it!

  22. Michelle M. (mcstamperNE)

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

  23. Love the little Boo! This is elegant and cute at the same time…a hard combination to achieve!

  24. This is too cute! I love the layering of the same colours – I can’t believe I never thought to do that!

  25. Linda Callahan

    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!

  26. 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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