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Haunted Invitations

My friend and co-worker requested a set of custom invitations for her son’s upcoming birthday. They are going to celebrate at an indoor trampoline park. (I’ve never been to one but, they look like a lot of fun!)

I copied the logo for Reboounderz off of the company’s website. And then in a Word document I changed it over to a black and white version so that I could color it how I liked.  And I downloaded a spooky looking free font from In order to have the company logo and the sentiment match in color, I chose a bubble style font so that I could color the letters by hand.

Zombie card, Halloween birthday invitation, rebounderz invitation,

The zombies and tombstones are two separate dollar bin stamps from Michaels, that I bought a few years back. (Always check out the dollar bins in Michaels and JoAnns because, sometimes they have great buys.) The sky and laser lights are colored with Copic Markers and then dabbed with a rag that has Copic blending solution on it. The ink will move away from any area where the solution is placed and by using a terry cloth rag it gives the ink a stippled look.

And because the invitations were for a trampoline party I mounted the Rebounderz logo on a Action Wobble spring to make it interactive. My friend’s son really loved the design and he was happy that I had made an extra one just for him. Hopefully his friends liked the design too!

Stay tuned for my Thanksgiving cards in a just a few days.

Happy Stamping,


Frighteningly Adorable Halloween

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It’s that time of year again. These next few weeks are leading up to the most wonderful time of the year…Halloween! And I have been crack-a-lackin to get my cards done early this year.

Most of the cards that I made this year featured digital images from Pink Cat Studios. Some of the images were only available in a package purchase that I made a few years ago but, Melissa has a ton of cute digis for sale and it is still worth a look at her site.

The first two cards feature Action Wobbles by Hampton Arts. Action Wobbles have a heavy duty sticker on the top and the bottom with a spring sandwiched in the middle. In the video below you can see how well these work. They really create a fun, interactive feature in your cards.

Pink Cat Studios, Betty and Bobby in a Pumpkin, Adorable Halloween

I have made a card almost identical to this one in the past. The werewolf in the foreground is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles. This one happens to be a freebie but, there are a lot more for sale as well. The haunted house is a stamp and the pathway is just doodled by hand. There is a Action Wobble underneath this guy as well.

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This is a Stampin Up stamp called Haunted Forest. Sadly, I don’t think it is available any longer. I colored it with Copic Markers and added some glitter stars just for fun.

Stamping up Halloween

This is another Pink Cat Studios cutie. I used an embossing folder to texturize the card and several other folders to add texture the the mounting paper that this little vampire is adhered to. If you look closely you will see that I cut out the night sky in such a way that the bat’s wings seem to be flying off of the page. The bat’s wings are also heavily coated in Ranger’s Glossy Accents which give them a 3 dimensional effect.

Bobby Rides a Bat, Pink Cat Studio Stamps, Halloween digital stamps

I kept these photos grouped together so that you could see the way I was able to alter the digital image to make it larger or smaller depending on what I wanted to do with it. And also so that you can see that the same image can be used but, made to quite different based on the other elements used along with it.

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Below you can see that the  image  on the right is bigger than the one on the left. The ability to resize an image is one of the advantages of using digital image stamps. The other is advantage is that you can create a mirror image if for some reason you want the stamped character facing another direction. And of course the fact that your stored images only take up disc space and not desk space is nice too.

Pink Cat Studios, Witch Betty, Glossy Accents, Copic coloring technique

Happy Stamping,


Haunted Mansion

Last year I bought  two Martha Stewart  Halloween paper punches for 50% off in November. And this year I finally got around to using them.

This card features the Martha Stewart Iron Edge punch. I love the little bats on the posts of the fence. I also used some of my new distress inks to create  a spooky hill and twilight sky for my haunted mansion.

Rather than have the house seem abandoned I opted to color some lights in the windows.  When I was through it kind of reminded me of the Bates Motel. The sentiment is a rub on transfer that I have had for ages and ages.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies and/or Punches. Someday maybe I’ll get lucky and win the $50 gift card that is always the prize for their challenges. I could spend that real quick at Simon Say Stamp.

Happy Stamping,


Halloween Upcycled Card

I am a firm supporter of recycling. Whether that means donating items we don’t use anymore, recycling plastics and such or up-cycling objects into something new. For this Halloween card I used the back of a factory made birthday card I received last month. The color of the card inspired me to create the following Halloween card.

I used my skull and crossbones die to cut out my image from felt. The texture reminded me of the flocked cards and stickers I loved so much as a kid. I used Hero Arts, Clings Bat Background stamp with Versamark and dark blue embossing powder to create the background. The banner is from Recollections and I heat embossed it in green. I added the red gems for the eyes to give the skull a little more presence. Now the skull reminds me of something out of an Indiana Jones movie.

  The orange Ombre of the up-cycled card really did provide a great backdrop for my card and I saved it from a landfill!

 I am entering this card for the CAS-ual Fridays CRC69: Embossing challenge.

Happy Stamping,


Kraft Paper Creation

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It is still as hot as blazes here in Florida but I like to sit inside my air conditioned house and pretend that it is Fall outside. Making Halloween cards just helps to strengthen my illusion 😉

I used Kraft colored paper for this card and a diecut from K & Co. (the diecut is from  a Halloween package I bought 2 years ago) The sentiment is a stamp from the $1 bin at Michael’s that I bought last year. And the background cobwebs are a $1 stamp as well. The black dots are just hand doodled.

I am entering this card at A Blog Named Hero for their #10 Krafty Crafter Challenge.



Happy Stamping,


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