Sunday, October 16, 2011

Card Class - October 12, 2011

These are the cards that we made at my monthly Card-making Class on Wednesday, October 12.  I hold this class the 2nd Wednesday of every month, so mark your calenders!  The next class will be held on Wednesday, November 9.  You can make 4 cards for $12 or the class is FREE with a minimum $25 Stampin' Up order.

I saw this first card idea on a blog I just discovered (that I have since fallen in love with!).  Just go to to see all of Connie's awesome ideas!  We used a Tangerine Tango card base and layered it with Basic Gray and Old Olive.  The Old Olive layer is embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder and made to look "webby" by applying Platinum Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber.  The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen set, and the spiders are from the Scarey Cat set.  The sparkle on the card is provided by the new Silver Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Mini and the Basic Rhinestones (do you see them on the spider's bodies as well?).  We finished the card off with the new 1/2" Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon.  I just used this ribbon for the first time and have fallen in love with it.  I'm planning to do a ribbon share of the 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbons (in all 10 colors) - please let me know if you'd like to participate!

I found this card on the Connie's inkspiredtreasures blog as well!  This card features a Lucky Limeade card base and gets lots of fun colors from the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper.  The Halloween bandit/owl is from the Warmest Wishes Hostess Stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalog.  Just stamp him in Staz-on ink, punch him out and highlight his eyes with White Gel pen!  A few final touches include the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and the 1 1/4" Basic Black Striped Grograin Ribbon.

Robin Spinner (whom I learned sooo much from!) is blogging again!  I am so excited!  Check out her blog at to see her amazing new ideas!  She did not disappoint!  She featured this card recently on her blog.  The card starts with an Olive Olive base and is accented by the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper.  I loved her idea of adding another spider (one came on the page, but it really did need another one!).  Just stamp with Versamark and emboss with black embossing powder and the heat tool.  The same technique was used on the Happy Halloween sentiment (from the Scaredy Cat stamp set) and the little  white ghost - isn't he cute?  I even decided to emboss the envelope!  The front flap of the card is actually a book mark - how fun!  The look is completed with a folded circle of Cajun Craze. 5/8" Black Satin ribbon and a Wire Clip from the Clips Assortment.

This last idea came from Ronda Wade at a recent downline meeting she held.  We again used the Frightful Sight DSP - I loved working with this paper this month!  We tied a 5/8" Black satin bow around the Kit Kat that's inside the 6x6 paper - shhhh, don't tell!  Lilly decided it would be fun to send a few of these surprise treats to her grandparents for Halloween!  I know they'll love them!  We used the crimper on the ends of the paper to give them a finished look.  The stamp is from the Batty for You set, which I've actually had for years but have not tired of yet - the images in this set are too cute!

Well, I hope you enjoyed these fun Halloween ideas!  I sure had a blast working on them this month!


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