Monday, October 3, 2022

Too Cute To Spook Cards with Cathy and Bobbi

Hey friends! Cathy here today with the cutest little trick-or-treaters all set for Halloween!

Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Cathy Chapdelaine (featuring Autumn Tree Dies, Fall Scenes, Slimline Dies, Frilly Frame Dies)

To make this card, I started by die-cutting a piece of black cardstock using the frame portion of the Frilly Frames Chevron Dies and adhered it to a lavender A2 card base. For the background of my scene, I cut a piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest solar white cardstock 3 1/2“ x 4 3/4". Before inking the sky, I masked a large moon by die-cutting a piece of eclipse masking tape using a Stitched Circle Small Die. Starting with gentle pressure from the masked moon working outwards, I inked with Milled Lavender followed by Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and a touch of Hickory Smoke Distress inks on the top half of the cardstock. On the bottom half I inked with Milled Lavender into Saltwater Taffy. I added craters to the moon using a B60 Copic marker. Once the inks were dry, I heat embossed the sentiment using citron embossing powder.

For the ground, I cut a piece of white cardstock 2” x 4 3/4" and die-cut the top edge using a Slimline Nature Borders Die. I inked the piece with Hickory Smoke Distress ink and adhered it to the bottom of my background piece. I stamped a small tree from the Fall Scenes Stamps on the right side of the panel in gray ink to make it appear off in the distance and inked the ground under it with an N4 Copic marker. To add a little more pop of green, I cut a strip of paper from the Critter Country Paper Pack 1/2" x 4 3/4" and adhered it to the bottom of the scene.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Cathy Chapdelaine (featuring Autumn Tree Dies, Fall Scenes, Slimline Dies, Frilly Frame Dies)

The Autumn Tree Dies make such a great spooky tree cut from black cardstock, so I added that to the left side and used precision tip scissors to carefully cut the excess around the edges of the cardstock panel. I then adhered the panel to the card front. To finish, I stamped all the images from the Too Cute to Spook Stamps on Neenah 80lb Classic Crest solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by today! For more inspiration, please visit my blog www.inkredibleadventures.com and you can also find me on Instagram as @cathy.chapdelaine.

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Hello friends! It’s Bobbi sharing a fun style card referred to as a zigzag card or stretch card. While this card requires a number of score lines and a few slits, it is really easy to make. I am using the Too Cute to Spook stamp and dies as well as the Autumn Tree dies and the Fall Scene Stamps.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)
 

This card folds flat for mailing (see below), but when removed from the envelope, it can be stretched out to be a free-standing card to enjoy through the holiday. I used one piece of 8-1/2″ X 11″ black cardstock to create the card base. That’s it! I have complete instructions on making the card base below so check it out if you would like to give this card idea a try.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)


Once my black zigzag card base was ready (see the card base instructions below), I stamped, colored and die cut the characters and pumpkins from the Too Cute to Spook stamp and dies as well as two black trees using the Autumn Tree dies and the fencing and smaller pumpkins from the Fall Scene Stamps. I arranged the fencing on the layered edges of the base, gluing each section. Since the fencing images stick up above the card base top edges, I added black cardstock to the backs of each fence strip to cover any color bleeding for a clean finish. 


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)

I also added a 1/2″ strip of black cardstock inside the two diamond openings of the card base to center the house and the characters in those areas. This is easy to do. You can either attach the strips to the inside of the base (folding 1/4″ on each end to create glue flaps) or run them through the card base slits and secure them from behind. The images can also be attached directly to the card base avoiding the need to use any strips.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)
 

I added one tree in the back at the top of the hill, behind the house, and felt it needed more branches so I added one more to make the backdrop. Extra large pumpkins and the small tree from the Fall Scene Stamps set were added to the ground area. Next, came fencing from the Fall Scene Stamps and the the haunted house and characters from the Too Cute to Spook stamp and die sets.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)

I finished the front with some larger pumpkins and the “Trick or Treat” stamp from 
Too Cute to Spook stamp and die sets. I hand cut the phrase out and attached it to the front panel. I added some black leaves around it that I had die cut by accident when I cut out the autumn tree.  I added the cute bat in the tree, too.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)


This card folds flat to mail. I may have to trim my trees a bit for this one to fit inside my A7 envelope. 
 I could also fit this inside a longer business-size envelope or create a custom size envelope to fit my tall trees. I hope you give this idea a try.  Directions and measurements for the base are right below.


How to Make the Zig Zag Card Base:

Here’s some measurements and steps I followed to make my card base above. Note: I’m using white cardstock to show how to make the base. For my featured card above, I used a piece of black cardstock.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)

I cut  1/2″ off the 11″ length of a letter-size piece of cardstock, making it 10-1/2″ X 8-1/2″. I marked 5″ and 2″ on opposite sides and cut diagonally. I rotated to the other side of the remaining cardstock and did the same, thereby creating two matching panels. I threw away the odd-shaped scrap piece from the middle.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)


On both pieces, I scored at 3-1/2″ and 7″ from the left side creating three equal sized 3-1/2″ sections on each panel. I scored from the top to the bottom. I also measured and cut slits at 1-3/4″ in from each section (which is the middle of each section). One one panel, I cut from the top to the middle and on the other piece, from the bottom to middle. To determined the middle point, by placing my ruler at 1″ from the 2″ side and 2-1/2′ on the 5″ side (i.e., the center points on each side edge) and made a mark at the middle of each section so I knew where to stop cutting.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)

I placed one panel on top of the other panel and slid it down. When the pieces are intertwined, they should fit perfectly, assuming all the slits line up!


Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Halloween Card by Bobbi Lemanski (featuring Fall Scenes, Autumn Tree Dies)

After connecting the two pieces at each slit point, this is how the card base looks from the top down. I ended up with two open diamonds in the middle. Now it’s ready to add the fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you want to see more ideas and inspiration from me, subscribe to my blog, BobbiHartDesign.com. I’ll send you updates on new posts! You can also find me on Instagram as @BobbiHartDesign and on Facebook as BobbiHartDesign.

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Frilly Frames Chevron Die
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Slimline Nature Borders
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Stitched Circle Large Dies
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Fall Scenes Stamps
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Fall Scenes Dies
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Too Cute To Spook Stamps
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Too Cute To Spook Dies
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Autumn Tree Die
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Critter Country Paper
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Guest Designer Spotlight: Too Cute To Spook Card & Tags with Rachel Alvarado

Hello crafty friends! It's Rachel Alvarado here and I have some inspiration to share with you today featuring the new Too Cute To Spook Stamp Set.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Card by Rachel Alvarado

For my first project, I made an interactive 3D shadow box card. When you move the card, the spider swings back and forth. When folded, this card fits perfectly into a 5.25" square envelope.

Shadowbox Card Measurements:

  • Cut 2 pieces of card stock to 5" x 6.25" and score along the long side at 1.25" x 5"
  • Cut your window into one of your pieces (I used a standard stitched rectangle die)
  • Cut the inside strips to 4 3/8" long and however high they need to be (I varied mine so that you could see each grassy hill layer). Score these pieces at 3/8" and 4”
Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Card by Rachel Alvarado

I stamped all of my images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating 
Too Cute To Spook Die Set to cut them out. For my background, I blended a mix of Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Candied Apple Distress Inks for my background.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Tags by Rachel Alvarado (featuring Mini Mat & Tag Dies)

For my second project, I made a trio of tags also featuring the Too Cute To Spook Stamp Set. I used the Mini Mat & Tag 3 Die Set to create the base of my tags. I die cut each tag base from a piece of purple card stock and then die cut my inside layering piece from some white card stock. On each of these pieces, I blended some Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot Distress Inks. I stamped my "Trick or Treat!" sentiment as well the tree and spider directly onto these pieces with black ink after the ink blending had dried.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Too Cute To Spook Tags by Rachel Alvarado (featuring Mini Mat & Tag Dies)

Here's a look at one way to use these tags. I placed some Halloween-themed pencils inside of a pretzel gift bag and added my tags to create some fun trick-or-treat favors. For candy lovers, you could also put candy bars or Halloween candy inside the treat bags instead. These tags are super easy and lots of fun!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

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Too Cute To Spook Stamps
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Too Cute To Spook Dies
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Mini Mat & Tag 3 Dies
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Friday, September 30, 2022

Autumn Greenery Die Focused Cards with Tina and Vanessa

Hello crafty friends, Tina here with a card that features the amazing new Autumn Greenery Dies! Such a versatile die set to have in your stash. It’s fun to combine a pile of leaves with some cute critters. I usually go for bright deep colors but today I wanted to achieve a more pastel look.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greenery Card by Tina (featuring Fall Friends, Chloe Alphabet Dies, Scalloped Oval Mat Dies)

First, I die cut a bunch of different shaped leaves from the set and started ink blending them with Distress Oxides, I used Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade and Vintage Photo.

Next, I stamped and die cut my adorable critters from the sets Fall Friends and Beach Buddies. The little acorns are also from that first set. All the coloring was done with Copic markers, and I used my trusty white gel pen for some highlights on the images. For my background panel, I selected a beautiful blue gingham paper from the new Joyful Holiday paper pad.

Next, I die cut an oval from Neenah Solar White card stock with the Scalloped Oval Mat 1 set. This will be the base for my little Autumn scene. I wanted to create a huge pile of leaves for the critters to play hide and seek in. After adhering the leaves to the oval, I added the critters and the little acorns.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greenery Card by Tina (featuring Fall Friends, Chloe Alphabet Dies, Scalloped Oval Mat Dies)

The Chloe Alphabet Dies are perfect to customize your sentiments. To give the letters some dimension I die cut them 3 times from Neenah White card stock and once from the gingham paper. I stacked the letters using liquid glue and added them to the card.

Finally, I stamped the word ‘Happy’ from the Fall Friends set and mounted it with foam tape onto the oval frame. As embellishment I put in two extra acorns left and right of the sentiment. I added foam tape to the blue background panel and mounted it to an orangey brown card base.

That finishes my pastel Autumn card, thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Hello to you! Vanessa here with a slimline fall card using the Autumn Greenery Dies.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greenery Card by Vanessa Menhorn (featuring Slimline Dies, Everyday Greetings, Pumpkin Patch Dies)

I first created my leaves, starting with a panel of watercolor paper. I smeared the Distress Oxide inks Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemonade, Preserved Seeds and Kitsch Flamingo onto an acrylic block, spritzed this with water and applied the ink to the paper with a freeze bag. You can find a little video about that process here.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greenery Card by Vanessa Menhorn (featuring Slimline Dies, Everyday Greetings, Pumpkin Patch Dies)

After I had dried the colors, I die-cut the leaves from the panel. Next, I die-cut the rectangle from white cardstock, using the Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies and inked the panel with Wilted Violet and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide inks. Then I adhered the leaves and trimmed off the edges. Now I applied violet and gold ink droplets all over the front and stamped the sentiment from Everyday Greetings. After adhering the panel to the card, I die-cut the small swirls from the Pumpkin Patch dies from gold cardstock and added them to the card.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting today!

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Beach Buddies Stamps
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Beach Buddies Dies
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Chloe Alphabet Dies
Chloe Alphabet Dies
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Fall Friends Stamps
Fall Friends Stamps
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Fall Friends Dies
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Everyday Greetings Stamps
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
Slimline Scalloped Frame
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Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
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Autumn Greenery Dies
Autumn Greenery Dies
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Pumpkin Patch Dies
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Joyful Holiday Paper
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fall Scenes Cards with Marine and Waleska

Hey crafty friends, Marine here, back with a new pop-up card featuring the beautiful Fall Scenes stamp set, so perfect to set a cute autumn scene or a Halloween scene with a spooky house. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Scenes Cards by Marine Simon (featuring Fall Kiddos, Seasonal Trees, Happy Harvest)

As always I livened the scene up with additional images from different sets: 
Fall Kiddos for four characters
Fall Friends for the acorn nut
Happy Harvest for the tree trunk
Spring Showers for the kite
Farm Fresh for the crows
Seasonal Trees for the tree trunk & bird in the nest

I first started by stamping all the images using an alcohol marker friendly black ink, I cut them all using the coordinating dies and then colored everything using my alcohol markers with brown, yellow, orange, turquoise and burgundy shades.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Scenes Cards by Marine Simon (featuring Fall Kiddos, Seasonal Trees, Happy Harvest)

Next I built the pop-up card base. I cut the main pieces out of kraft cardstock, and picked three different pattern papers from the Critter Country paper pack to cut the decorative pieces and grass insert pieces as well. And I also white heat embossed my "Leaves are falling, autumn is coming" sentiment from Happy Harvest on the long rectangle that goes on the front.

Once the pop-up card base was done, I attached the images inside the box: the Fall Scenes image on the back panel using foam squares, and all the other images on the grass borders using 3mm glue dots. And to attach the kite and give the illusion that it's floating in the air, I simply used a thin strip of clear acetate.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Scenes Cards by Marine Simon (featuring Fall Kiddos, Seasonal Trees, Happy Harvest)

And that's it, super cute and colorful with beautiful autumn shades. Don't hesitate to check the process video (click on the image above) for more details and information. Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next time!

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Hello Friends, Waleska here with you. I am sharing a card today celebrating Fall, I have to admit that Fall is one of my favorite seasons, the pumpkin and spice smell, the leaves changing color and cooler temperatures are the best! This card features the new Fall Scenes  stamp set and the cute Fall Kiddos stamp set - this two sets are perfect for each other.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Scenes Card by Waleska Galindo (featuring Fall Kiddos)

I stamped the tree from the Fall Scenes stamp leaving space at the bottom of the panel, I then masked the tree and grass and used Oxide inks Tumbled Glass for the sky and Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover for the grass.  I then started coloring all the images with Copic markers for the tree I used: E29/E27/E15/E13 and for the leaves Y19/Y08/YR18. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fall Scenes Card by Waleska Galindo (featuring Fall Kiddos)

I stamped more leaves around the tree and stamped and color one of the cute kids enjoying the fall weather.  I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink and adhered this panel to an orange piece and then to a brown card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you can be inspired to create more cards to celebrate this beautiful fall season. Remember to stay crafty because today is only lived once, do what you love and enjoy it!!!

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Fall Friends Stamps
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Fall Friends Dies
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Fall Kiddos Stamps
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Fall Kiddos Dies
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Happy Harvest Stamps
Happy Harvest Stamps
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Happy Harvest Dies
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Seasonal Trees Stamps
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Seaonal Trees Dies
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Spring Showers Stamps
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Spring Showers Dies
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Farm Fresh Stamps
Farm Fresh Stamps
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Farm Fresh Dies
Farm Fresh Dies
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Fall Scenes Stamps
Fall Scenes Stamps
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Fall Scenes Dies
Fall Scenes Dies
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Critter Country Paper
Critter Country Paper
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