Halloween Surprise!

I was THRILLED when my box of new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog arrived, as I had this card idea in my mind and couldn’t wait to get it created.  I have really enjoyed using this easel style card layout.  Here is, yet, another take on my original “Cut It Up” card from the August 2016 Pals Blog Hop.  Click here to view this card and post.

BLOG CANDY:  For a chance to receive one of these three cards, answer the question, “What is your favorite Halloween treat?” by leaving a comment below.  Your response must be posted by 11:59 PM (CDT) on Monday, August 29.  One winner will be randomly drawn from those that answer the Blog Candy question in their comment.  The lucky winner will be posted on my blog next week and will get to pick which card they receive.

As I usually do, I created a couple versions with slight changes.  Just imagine receiving this card and the wonderful surprise when you open it up.

StampinUp Fun Fold Easel Halloween Card made with Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper (DSP), Halloween Scares Stamp Set, Spooky Fun Stamp Set, and Halloween Scares Edgelits Dies, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Here is the card when it is opened:

StampinUp Fun Fold Easel Halloween Card made with Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper (DSP), Halloween Scares Stamp Set, Spooky Fun Stamp Set, and Halloween Scares Edgelits Dies, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Supplies used to create this card include:

  • Patterned paper from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper pack
  • Halloween Scares stamp set and coordinating Halloween Scares Edgelits Dies which can be purchased as a bundle which means greater savings for you
  • Spooky Fun stamp set
  • Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie ink (Pumpkin Pie is lightly sponged onto the moon)
  • Rose Garden Thinlits (from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog) orange frame with Halloween sentiment on inside of card

Here are the two other versions I created.  Notice one version does not contain the spooky tree.  Which version do you like best, with or without the tree?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  I love reading your stories and feedback.

StampinUp Fun Fold Easel Halloween Card made with Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper (DSP), Halloween Scares Stamp Set, Spooky Fun Stamp Set, and Halloween Scares Edgelits Dies, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Hope you enjoyed today’s card inspiration.  Can you think of a few really cool possibilities for holiday scenes.  You’ll come up with all sorts of creative ideas once you see the new 2016 Holiday Catalog, there are soooooooooo many possibilities!!  There are also many other great possibilities using products in the Annual Catalog.  Who knows, maybe I’ll have another one to share down the road.  These cards are just plain fun to make and easier to put together than you might think.  Give one a try!

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Blessings,

Lynn

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Halloween Sneak Peek (PPA314)

Oh, the fun memories I have of dressing up for Halloween and then going out Trick or Treating with my friends.  In our community, we’d have to do a trick or tell a joke or riddle in order to receive a treat.  In the community where my husband grew up, they’d just knock on the door, greet the person who answered and get a treat.  Really?  No joke, riddle or trick – what fun is that?

I also mentioned in an earlier post about spending time with my great grandmother on weekends growing up.  The weekend before Beggar’s Night, we’d sit at her small kitchen table in her very tiny house and fill sandwich size baggies with fun size candy bars.  I remember there being anywhere from six to ten treats in each bag.

The first year we filled about 50 treat bags because Grandma didn’t get many Trick or Treaters.  When Beggar’s Night arrived that first year, to her surprise she had more children stop by her home than she had anticipated (I think word got out quickly that evening about the “old lady in the little house” giving out great treats.  The next year, we filled 100 bags.  The year after that even more.

Each year, stopping by her tiny little house for her wonderful Halloween treat bags became more and more popular among the Trick or Treaters.  Our parents would always drive us over to her house to make our visit, but we’d usually go early or wait until Beggar’s Night ended.  The last time I remember filling treat bags, we filled over 300 of them!  It brought such delight to my Grandmother to have so many children come by her house.

My card today follows the format of the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #314 and features products from our new 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Here is the challenge format for this card.  You can visit PalsPaperArts.com each week and check out the card inspiration.  You can even participate and share your cards with others.

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Beginning September 1, you can begin ordering and enjoying the many wonderful products from our 2016 Holiday Catalog.  There are so many awesome new products in this seasonal catalog, you will love it!  I used the following supplies to create today’s Halloween-inspired card:

  • Patterned paper from the new Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper pack
  • Scarecrow is from the Cookie Cutters Halloween stamp set which coordinates with the new Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
  • Orange dots are from the Halloween Night Enamel Dots pack
  • Orange and black twine bow from the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

StampinUp CAS Halloween Card made with Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper (DSP), Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #PPA314

This next card I just switched up the patterned paper used to trim the sides of the patterned pumpkin paper.  The Burlap ribbon reminded me of the straw used to stuff scarecrows, so thought it would tie in nicely with the Scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter-Halloween stamp.

StampinUp CAS Halloween Card made with Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper (DSP), Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #PPA314

So, which card is your favorite?  They are very similar.  Do you like the black patterned paper or the orange patterned paper as the trim?  Which do you think makes the scarecrow pop?

BLOG CANDY:  Want a chance to receive one of these Halloween cards?  Leave a comment below telling us about a Halloween tradition or share something about a favorite costume you’ve worn.  I look forward to reading your comments and learning more about you.  Leave your feedback by 11:59 CDT on Sunday, August 28.  One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from those who leave a comment answering the Blog Candy question.

I’ll have another fun Halloween-inspired card to share with you tomorrow featuring other great products from our new 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Click on the Follow Me Now button to the right to make sure you don’t miss any of my blog posts.  Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Lynn

 

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Let’s Cut It Up! One Last Time

Happy Saturday!  Today, I am posting my third and final “Cut It Up” easel card idea.  The original card was shared in my August 2016 Pals Blog Hop Post.  The second variation was shared yesterday.

This next card takes a more abstract or artsy approach and was created using paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, in colors of Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Very Vanilla.  No shaker this time.  However, I did use the flowers from the Botanical Builders Framelits, and again finished them off with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

You’ll also notice I used the DSP to cut out the pieces for the flowers.  I used Dimensionals to pop-up the “Just For You” sentiment on the front of the card, for those who might find this simpler and quicker than the shaker.

StampinUp CAS Birthday Card made with Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (DSP), Botanical Builder Framelits, You're So Sweet stamp set, and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

There are so many colors to chose from within the Playful Palette patterned papers, I chose to go with the Sweet Sugarplum for the border and the stamping work.  The Peakaboo Peach cardstock would be a nice alternative to the speckled black DSP for the flowers, may have a greater contract based on the placement of the black patches within the pattern.

One the inside, I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and cut the frame from the Rose Garden Thinlits.

StampinUp CAS Birthday Card made with Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (DSP), Botanical Builder Framelits, You're So Sweet stamp set, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Rose Wonder stamp set, and Rose Garden Thinlits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Ok, you’ve now viewed all three variations of this card design.  What do you think of this Playful Palette version?  Which of the three versions is your favorite?  Leave me some feedback below and let me know your favorite.  I always appreciate your feedback and comments.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in this card include:

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Let’s Cut It Up! Again

The monthly Pals Blog Hop is overflowing with great inspiration for those of us in the card-making craft, as well as inspiration to those who may be thinking about beginning to dabble in papercrafting.  There are so many blogs to visit, I chose to keep my Pals Blog Hop Post shorter this month.  However, that didn’t stop me from creating a couple different versions of the same design layout to share with you.  I just decided to save those versions for another post.

I have to admit, it wasn’t too many years ago I looked forward to the Pals Blog Hop each month admiring all the beautiful and inspiring cards.  There was a period of about a year where I took my employer up on the opportunity to ride the metro transit bus to work.  While riding to and from work on the bus, I visited so many stamping blogs via my smartphone.  All the while thinking, I wish I could do that.  And, years later, here I am giving it a go!

Now, about those other versions.  This next easel card was created using paper from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, in colors of Night of Navy and Whisper White.  I embellished the shaker with flowers from the Botanical Builders Framelits, and finished them off with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

StampinUp CAS Thank You Card made with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP), Botanical Builder Framelits, You're So Sweet stamp set, and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

One the inside, I used the “Thank You” sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and cut the frame from the Rose Garden Thinlits.

StampinUp CAS Thank You Card made with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP), Botanical Builder Framelits, You're So Sweet stamp set, Rose Wonder stamp set, and Rose Garden Thinlits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I’ve enjoyed hearing from so many of you and thank you for taking time to leave your comments.  What do you think of this version?  Which one is your favorite version so far?  Leave me some feedback below and let me know.  Then, stay tuned, tomorrow I’ll share the third and final version of this card with you.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used in this card include:

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Don’t Miss Out – Incredible BOGO Special on Paper Pumpkin

Have you ever thought about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! or giving a Paper Pumpkin gift subscription to a special someone?  This is a great way to enjoy thirty minutes of card-making or a papercraft project each month without having to purchase a great deal of papercrafting supplies.  All you need is some adhesive, the rest of the supplies are delivered right to your mailbox in the recognizable orange Paper Pumpkin box.

What is this deal, you ask?  Beginning today, for the FIRST-time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month of Paper Pumpkin and get their second month FREE!  Who doesn’t LOVE something free?  This makes it a GREAT time to give our Paper Pumpkin kit a try for two months for the price of one month.

StampinUp Paper Pumpkin Promotion BOGO Details at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #beyondbeachesandblessings

Offer Dates:  August 11 thru October 10, 2016

Offer Details:  Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get the second month for FREE!  If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay regular full price for September kit and get the October kit FREE.  If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit FREE.

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or canceled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during the first two months – if they do cancel or suspend, the offer is void.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping is included) unless canceled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to FIRST-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Offer ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe in time to receive the October Paper Pumpkin kit).

Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin kits of papercrafting creativity (one of my MOST favorite Stampin’ Up! products and a GREAT way to get started in card-making and papercrafting).  And feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Are you on Facebook?  Join the “Paper Pumpkin Fan Club” public group to see what others are making with their Paper Pumpkin kit contents, as you can use your own creativity to create something entirely different with the contents of your kit.

When you choose to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, I hope you will designate me, Lynn Tague, as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  You can search for me by my name and state during the subscription process.  I live in Iowa, not far from the famous Chow’s Gymnastics (for those of you who may be watching Olympic Gymnastics).

As an added bonus, I’ll mail a Snail Adhesive to the FIRST, FIRST-time Paper Pumpkin subscriber to subscribe during this special promotion and designates me as your personal Demonstrator.  Will you be the lucky winner?

If you arrived here seeking my Pals August Blog Hop “Cut It Up!” posting, continue on to my next post and keep reading.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Blessings,

Lynn Tague

 

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Cut It Up!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

StampinUp CAS All Occassion Card made with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP), Butterflies Thinlits, andYou're So Sweet and Rose Wonder stamp sets , designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #PalsBlogHop

We have so many great punches, thinlits, framelits, and edgelits it’s difficult to choose just one!  This card is a diagonal easel-style card on a base of Whisper White cardstock; a design inspired by a homemade card I received last week from my mother.

To create this card, I used paper from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper pack along with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Don’t let this card fool you!  It was quick and easy to make.  For the sentiment and shaker, I used the You’re So Sweet and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  For the butterfly embelishment, I used the Watercolor Wings stamp sets along with the Butterflies thinlits, using Rich Razzellberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pads.  For the shaker material I used Clear Mica Flakes, which I am pleased to share will be returning in the new Holiday catalog (a little sneak peek, for you).

When you open this card, it folds into an easel as shown in the picture below.

StampinUp CAS All Occassion Card made with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP), You're So Sweet and Rose Wonder stamp sets, along with Rose Garden thinlits and Butterflies thinlits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #PalsBlogHop

The Rich Razzleberry sentiment on the inside of the card and the outline around the sentiment are from the Rose Wonder stamp set and the frame was cut from the Rose Garden Thinlits.  If you don’t have the Rose Wonder stamp set, I encourage you to add it to your collection of card-making supplies; this set has many great sentiments in beautiful fonts.

Well, what do you think of today’s “Cut It Up!” card?  Please leave me some feedback.  If you liked this card, wait until you see the alternate versions I created using this same design to show off some of our other SU! Designer Series Papers.  Follow my blog by clicking on the Follow Me Now button to the right, so you don’t miss out on my future posts.  Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Thanks for visiting today.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.  We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

Supplies used for making this card:

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Butterfly Inspiration (PPA312)

Growing up I spent many weekends with my Great Grandmother.  I have fond memories of baking homemade cookies while eating nearly half of the dough, enjoying her delicious homemade soup, and annually assembling goodie bags for Halloween beggers.

Among all these wonderful memories of my time spent with her, I also remember her love of butterflies and her beautiful butterfly brooch collection.  Inspired by her love of butterflies and the beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, I created this card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge (PPA312).

StampinUp CAS All Occassion Card made with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP), Layering Circles Thinlits, Fluttering TIEF and Elegant Butterfly Punch, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #PPA312

To created this card I used paper from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper Pack along with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I embossed the front of the card using the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The three circles were cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  The butterfly was made using the Elegant Buterfly Punch and punching two butterflies and adhereing them together to make it 3-Dimensional, as though fluttering through the air.  Lastly, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card and then tied off with a bow.  Very quick and simple card.

Remember to let me know what you think of this card by leaving a comment below.  Also, share a special memory of time spent with a grandparent while you were growing up.  I would love to hear your stories and learn more about you.  Please click on the Follow Me Now button to the right to subscibe to my blog.  You won’t want to miss another verson of my butterfly card which I’ll be sharing with you on Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies use to creat this card and matching envelope:

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