Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Stampendous recently added new holiday stamps to their online store. Have you seen them yet? It’s ok. I won’t be offended. Stop reading this and go check them out. They are amazing. As soon as I saw these adorable yet mischievous pumpkins, I knew I had to have them. Even their names are cute: Pumpkinstein, Count Jack and my favorite…Mumpkin. The mailman hadn’t left my cul-de-sac and I was ripping open my Stampendous package. Shortly thereafter I came up with this card and I must say I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Credit needs to be given to my son. While I was coloring, he walked by and in a voice only a 9 year old boy could have, he said “FREAKY.” This triggered an idea. I jumped up and started rummaging soon to find a set of Stampendous Class a Peel stickers. Did you know Class a Peels make fabulous masks? The adhesive on them is magical, they really do stay put but are easy to peel up and reposition. Because they are a sticker, you can rub an ink blending tool over them to create custom backgrounds. Please check out the inside of my card and you’ll see the masked impressions of the words freaky, scary & spooky.

I think I’ll send this card to Operation Write Home. Their deadline for Halloween Cards is September 16th. If you are interested in learning more about this great charity please click the badge on the right of my post. But remember, when sending cards to our troops, absolutely no glitter. If you are in the Columbus area, newly re-opened Scrapbook Art will be holding an Operation Write Home card making gathering on Sunday August 21st from 1:30-4:00. For more information, please contact Scrapbook Art at:

Stampendous Products:
Cling Count Jack CRH279 (image)
Cling Mumpkin CRH280 (image)
Cling Pumpkinstein CRV223 (image)
Costume Kids SSC263 (sentiment on inside of card)
Class a Peel Scary Spiders Black AC1038K (as a mask & sentiment on front of card)

Other Products:
Copics: E53/E55/E57/E59/YR000/YR12/YR14/YR16/YR18/YG11/YG91/YG97/BV000/
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Ranger Pumice Stone Distress
Paper: Echo Park the Apothecary Emporium patterned paper, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, cardstock unknown
Miscellaneous: Glossy Accents; Tonic Distress Tool; Ranger Ink Blending Tool

Card Notes:

1. Create a card base using an 11” x 4.25” piece of white cardstock. Cut two mats to be mounted on the card base, one from green cardstock and the other from patterned paper.
2. Cut X-Press It Blending Card to a 4” x 3” panel. Stamp two of the images on the panel using Memento ink. Color images.
3. Using the blending tool, ink the edges of the mats and the front panel with Pumice Stone ink. Distress the image panel further by using a distressing tool along all sides.
4. Assemble the front of the card by adhering everything to the card base.
5. To create the inside of the card, cut another mat from the patterned paper and another panel from X-Press It Blending Card.
6. Stamp remaining image on the panel and color using Copics.
7. Select desired images from the Class a Peel sticker sheet (I used the three sentiments) and place them on the inside image panel.
8. Gently ink over the stickers using the blending tool and Pumice Stone ink. Also, ink the edges of this panel and the mat.
9. Carefully peel off the stickers and set aside. Do Not discard.
10. Stamp the sentiment using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. Distress the panel further by using a distressing tool.
11. Assemble the inside of the card.
12. Place one of the used Class a Peel stickers on the card front.

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  1. I absolutely love your Halloween card! Those 3 pumpkins are adorable. Love your coloring and the decorated inside of your card.

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog and flickr, they always make me smile!

  2. Wow, there is a LOT of work that goes into these cards. You are so talented with endless knowledge of materials and tricks.

    Thank you for sharing your techniques! I am a newbie, so I am going to have to sit down and figure out a lot of what you said, but will be smarter for it!

    Thanks for the smiles!!!!!!!!

  3. Amazing! These are both spooky and cute. Fabulous instructions and great technique.