Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a wide variety of halloween greetings starring all the usual suspects: Frank(enstein), mummies, ghosts, bats, haunted houses, spooky trees, black cats, spiders and their webs and many more ...
Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a wide variety of halloween greetings starring all the usual suspects: Frank(enstein), mummies, ghosts, bats, haunted houses, spooky trees, black cats, spiders and their webs and many more iconic symbols of Halloween. I am using Taylored Expressions stamps and dies and they are soooo cute and spooky! I know you will love them -- well if you can love scary Halloween characters! You can see all the products I used at the end of this blog.
We have Coffin Boxes (black cardstock) that coordinate perfectly with the Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 11 and From the Crypt -- Haunted dies. For instance, in the photo below, the ghost coffin box (left) is topped with a purple mat cut with the second largest of the Labels 11 dies. The black mat is cut with a smaller die from that set. For the Mummy Coffin Box (center) I topped it with a light purple mat cut with the largest die then again cut the black mat with a smaller die in the set. For the Haunted House Coffin Box (on the right) I cut the From the Crypt -- Haunted die from purple cardstock and glued it to the top of the coffin box.
The Coffin Boxes come in a package of 5 for $4.99 and includes the top and the bottom of the box. They will hold lots of treats for your trick-or-treaters! The assembled box measures 2" wide by 4" long by 1" high. They are easy to assemble with tape, glue or glue dots.
Coffin Box Ghost – Taylored Expressions die cut Coffin Box; TE dies Label Stacklets 11 and Little Bits Ghosts; TE stamp set Simply Said Halloween (inside sentiments shown below); TE Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set
Coffin Box Zombie – Taylored Expressions die cut Coffin Box; TE dies Label Stacklets 11; TE Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set; TE stamp set Simply Said Halloween (inside sentiments shown below); design inspired by Jen Shults
Coffin Box Haunted House – Taylored Expressions die cut Coffin Box; TE dies Label Stacklets 11, Haunted Accessories and From the Crypt -- Haunted; TE stamp set Simply Said Halloween (inside sentiments shown below); design inspired by Kerri Michaud
How cute is Frank? Coffin Box Frankenstein – Taylored Expressions die cut Coffin Box; TE dies Label Stacklets 11; TE Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set; TE stamp set Simply Said Halloween (inside sentiments shown above); design inspired by Jen Shults
You can use the Label Stacklets 11 die cuts on cards too. For this card I cut layers from black and white cardstock then cut the cat layer (From the Crypt -- Haunted) from black glitter paper. I adhered these together on top of a stitched circle cut from orange cardstock. The layers open up to reveal our friend the Mummy! Note: Use a photo turn to hold the layers shut. Open if You Dare Cat – Taylored Expressions dies Label Stacklets 11 and From the Crypt – Haunted; TE Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set; design inspired by Melody RupplE
This next card features the Ghost Town Border which is an exclusive to brick and mortar stores like The Stamp Act. I like using a variety of colors in the windows to brighten up the card.Ghostly Greetings – Taylored Expressions dies Ghost Town Border and Haunted Accessories; TE stamp set Boo to You; design inspired by Jean Manis
The new Skinny Mini Borders Halloween includes 4 borders: spider web, bats, trick or treat and birds on a wire. In this card I used the bats as a background motif for the Haunted House. It opens up too.
Open if You Dare Haunted House – Taylored Expressions dies Label Stacklets 11, From the Crypt – Haunted and Skinny Mini Borders Halloween; TE Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set; design inspired by Melody Rupple
On this next card, the Ghost Town Border fills the bottom border and the spider web border spreads across the top. I love how the spooky clouds fill the sky.Ghost Town Haunted House – Taylored Expressions dies Label Stacklets 11, From the Crypt – Haunted, Haunted Accessories, Spooky Clouds and Skinny Mini Borders Halloween
This is my favorite card! The mummies are so scary yet their greeting is so funny! I colored it with Copic markers (green) and Zig Clean Color Brush markers on the bandages.
Mum’s the Word – Taylored Expressions Mum’s the Word stamp and die combo set; design inspired by Michele Boyer
Here's another card made with the Labels 11 and From the Crypt-Haunted dies. Black glitter paper adds the perfect shine to the black cat.Happy Halloween Cat – Taylored Expressions die From the Crypt – Haunted and Label Stacklets 11; TE stamp set Simply Said – Halloween; TE stamp set with matching dies Peek a Boo Pumpkins
The ghosts on this card are sequins!
Eek Tag – Taylored Expressions die From the Crypt – Haunted and Label Stacklets 11; TE stamp set Boo to You; TE Halloween sequins (ghosts)
The Sitting Pretty series of dies are just wonderful if you love making scenes. The orginal set includes lots of tiny picture frames and the shelf shown below. The subsequently released Halloween Accessories set includes a variety of Halloween icons like a skull, spider, spider web, witch's boots, etc. This card stars the shelf embellished with the spider web, a black cat and a candelabra. The Ornate Frame is another new die just released.You’re Spectacular – TE stamp set Simply Said – Halloween; TE die Sitting Pretty and Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories; TE Little Bits dies Cat, Ornate Frame and Candelabra; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Jean Manis
These ghosts are floating above the Ghost Town Border in a sky created with the new Twinkle Twinkle Bakground stamp. I stamped it in Versamark on white cardstock, embossed it in gold then blended the background using Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet). If you haven't bought the Oxide inks you are really missing out. They blend so easily and quickly plus you can stamp with them too! I love them.Haunt It – Taylored Expressions stamp/die combo Be Somebody; TE stamp Twinkle Twinkle Background; TE dies Ghost Town Border (exclusive to brick and mortar stores like The Stamp Act) and Build A Scene – Grassy Hills; Distress Oxide inks Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet; design inspired by Melody Rupple
Here's a very colorful card starring several of the dies from the new Sitting Pretty Halloween set as well as the Candelabra and the Ornate Frame. Love the colorful paper across the bottom the card.
Happy Halloween Mantle – Taylored Expressions stamp set Simply Said – Halloween; TE dies Sitting Pretty Accessories – Halloween; Little Bits dies Ornate Frame and Candlelabra
Isn't this sentiment so clever?
One More Boo –Taylored Expressions stamp/die combo Be Somebody; TE stamp Twinkle Twinkle Background; TE dies Spider Web Background; Memory Box die Stitched Circles; Distress Oxide inks Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet; design inspired by Keia Shipp-Smith
The next two cards are typical Halloween scenes using the Fireside die set.Trick or Treat Fireside – TE dies By the Fireside, By the Fireside Holidays, Sitting Pretty Accessories – Halloween and Skinny Mini Borders – Halloween; TE Little Bits dies Broom, Cat, Ornate Frame and Spider and Web; TE stamp Woodgrain Background; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Melody RuppleOpen if you Dare Fireside – TE dies By the Fireside and Sitting Pretty; TE Little Bits dies Cat, Candelabra and Spider and Web; TE stamp/die combo set Mum’s the Word; design inspired by Michele Boyer
Hey Ghoulfriend! Hey Ghoulfriend – TE dies Picture Window, Arbor Sign, Sitting Pretty Accessories – Halloween; TE Little Bits dies Cat, Spider and Web; TE stamp set Toil and Trouble; design inspired by Kim Sindahlsen
I love how the Birch Tree Background makes a great background for the jack-o-lanterns created with the new Simply Stamped Pumpkins stamp set (with coordinating dies). The pumpkins are stamped with three colors of ink (start with light then medium and dark) using the Stamp Perfect stamp positioning tool. Then I added the stems and leaves (also die cut) and stamped the faces in black ink.
Boo To You on Birch Trees – Taylored Expressions stamp set with coordinating dies Simply Stamped Pumpkins; TE stamp Birch Tree Background; TE dies Haunted Accessories and Ghost Town Border; Memory Box die Stitched Circle; design inspired by Melody Rupple
I love this scene! I created the background for the Candelabra with Distress Oxide inks. I added a little orange glitter glue to the tip of the candles.Happy Halloween Candelabra – Taylored Expressions stamp set with coordinating dies Simply Stamped Pumpkins; TE stamp Simply Said Halloween; TE dies Little Bits-Candelabra, Spooky Arbor Accessories and Haunted Accessories; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Keia Shipp-Smith
My final card features the Fireside die set along with lots of other stamps and dies from the new Halloween release.Trick or Treat Fireside – Taylored Expressions stamp set with coordinating dies Simply Stamped Pumpkins; TE dies Skinny Mini Halloween Borders, Sitting Pretty Accessories Halloween, Spooky Arbor Accessories, By the Fireside and Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Keia Shipp-SmithTaylored Expressions Little Bits die Ornate Frame, $6.69
Taylored Expressions die Skinny Mini Halloween Borders, $19.99
Taylored Expressions die Label Stacklets 11, $29.99
Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo Mum’s the Word, $19.99 Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped Pumpkins dies, $26.59
Taylored Expressions die Ghost Town Border, $19.99 Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped Pumpkins stamps, $19.99
Taylored Expressions die From the Crypt-Haunted, $24.99
Taylored Expressions Little Bits die Candelabra, $6.69
Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo Be Somebody, $17.99
Taylored Expressions die Sitting Pretty Halloween Accessories, $19.99
Taylored Expressions Little Bits die Black Cat, $6.69Taylored Expressions stamp Twinkle Twinkle Background, $16.59
Taylored Expressions die By The Fireside, $26.49
Taylored Expressions die Simply Said Halloween, $8.99
Please stop in The Stamp Act soon to get all your scary halloween stamps, dies and papers! I "vant" to see you! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Hello friends and welcome to another blog post featuring the wonderful, whimsical stamps of Laurel Burch. For these cards I colored all the dogs channeling LB by juxtaposing bright colors on all the dogs. You have to let yourself go and just have fun coloring.
My first card is a pop-up card. On the outside of the card I used a wonderful pice of decorative paper with a very collage feel. I added another piece of black and white polka dot paper for the dog to stand on, stamped and embossed the greeting in white and added some whimsical motif stamps from another LB set in black.
Pop-Up Card – Stampendous Laurel Burch stamp and die set Dog Park and clear stamp set Fish Wishes; Stampendous die Pop-Up Stages; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles
Inside of the card is a pop-up! I used a set of pop up dies from Stampendous and they made it super easy.
Close up of the three colorful dogs. Aren't they just darling?
My next card features another dog in the set, standing in the grass created with a new die from TE called grassy Hills. There are three dies in the set and they make it easy to cut and layer grassy hills. Happy Heart – Stampendous Laurel Burch stamp and die set Dog Park and clear stamp set Fish Wishes; Avery Elle die Wonky Rectangles; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; Taylored Expressions die Grassy Hills
My next card is an easel card with the dogs standing in front of a sun rise background. The butterfly is from the LB set called Indigo Cats. Easel Card – Stampendous Laurel Burch stamp and die sets Dog Park and Indigo Cats and clear stamp set Fish Wishes; Impression Obsession dies Sunburst Background and Sun and Moon; Taylored Expressions dies Grassy Hills and Label Stacklets 2
Lots of color on this cute card. Passion – Stampendous Laurel Burch stamp and die set Dog Park and clear stamp set Floral Reflections; Memory Box die Tailored Stitches
Just sneaking in 2 more LB samples. This first one features the ever popular Giraffes stamp on an oxide ink background.Giraffes – Stampendous Laurel Burch stamp Giraffes; Distress Oxide ink background; paper by Graphic 45 Safari Adventure
And this next sample proves you can keep it simple and still have a cool card! I stamped the Zig Zag Cats in black and added a little color with black, grey, red and blue.
I just ordered more Laurel Burch stamps and dies so stop in soon to see our complete inventory.
Everyone loves the funny ladies and men of Art Impressions so today I will share some new samples I recently made as well as some samples from the Archives. They are hilarious!
Live Laugh Love
Live Laugh Love set
Live Laugh Love – Art Impressions clear stamp set Live Laugh Love; My Favorite Things die 4 Circles in Square; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; Penny Black paper pad Painted Blooms; design inspired by Cheri Burry
Live Laugh Love – Art Impressions clear stamp set Live Laugh Love
Out To Lunch
Weight Watcher Points – Art Impressions cling-mount stamps Out to Lunch and Weight Watcher Points
Beauty in Progress
I made an easel card with this fun set. The first photo shows the outside of the card; the second photo shows it standing open with the front of the card held up by the sentiment. The third photo shows the card all the way open exposing the second sentiment inside the card.
Hot Java Mama
New Stamps Coming
Party Girls Set
Giant Cake Set
Teacher's Rule Set
Feel Better Soon
Mini Cake Spinner Set Chocolate Therapy
We are back from vacation and eager to see you. Stop in soon and see these stamps and samples for yourself. Make a funny card for your BFF!
Hello Friends. Well, my vacation to Port Aransas on the Texas Gulf Coast was interupted by Hurricane Harvey so I quickly retreated to Dallas to visit my sister. Great timing right? My dear friend and my niece evacuated to Fredricksburg in the Texas hill country. My friend's house was flooded so she will have clean up when she returns. My niece's house is OK thank goodness. Meantime, my brother, who is a doctor at the medical center in Houston, was camping out at the hospital because all the streets to his house were flooded.
I hope if you have friends or family on the coast or in Houston that they are well and safe. I am sure you join me in praying for all the people affected by the storms.
I am sending this card to my friends and family to let them know I am thinking of them. I used Taylored Expressions Sunny Days stamp and die combo set.
The Stamp Act is gearing up for all the fall holidays including Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Day of the Dead stamps and dies are really hot this year so grab yours now! Plus we have lots of other wonderful stamps, dies and papers so there's something for everyone!
Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and stamps are perineal favorites and today's samples will hopefully show you why. I used my Oxide inks to make several of the backgrounds including on this first card. Please be sure to click on the photos to see the backgrounds up close.
I used the direct-to-paper technique with several colors of ink, blending the colors with a blending tool then sprinkling a little water on the background to "oxidize" the ink. I used the new Pinpoint Circle Frame to die cut the circle. I created the gold background by die cutting some cardstock with the Penny Black Dots die and sponging on the Delicata ink.Dragonfly Corner – Memory Box dies Pinpoint Circle Frame, Dragonfly Stems Left Corner and Beautiful Day; Penny Black die Dots and Swirls; oxide inks and Delicata Golden Glitz ink; design inspired by Jean Okimoto
Another background created with Oxide inks. I sponged several colors on a craft mat then spritzed them with water and dragged (Tim Holtz) watercolor paper through the inks. I dried the cardstock with a heat tool and repeated layering the inks one more time. I love the "wishing you a " die -- the inside of the card is the next photo.
Wishing You A Beautiful Day – Memory Box dies Pinpoint Circle Frame, Wishing You Manuscript, Antilles Floral Bouquet and Beautiful Day; oxide inks
Oxide ink background 101 -- use direct-to-paper-technique to apply ink to watercolor paper. The sprinkle with water to "oxidize" ink (see spots?). Pinpoint Circle Frame – Memory Box dies Pinpoint Circle Frame, Antilles Floral Bouquet, Tall Cattails, Swirling Stitches and Pointed Leaf; Fired Brick Oxide ink; Memory Box Perky Thank You die and coordinating Thank You Sentiments clear mini stamp set; design inspired by Penny Ward
I die cut the mums then spoged each flower and the stem with different dye inks. Magnificent Mums – Memory Box die Magnificent Mum Bouquet; Memory Box Perky Thank You die and coordinating Thank You Sentiments clear mini stamp set; design inspired by Lindsay Amrhein
You can see Dave Brethauer's video where he makes this card here. I made 6 cards fast by die cutting the 6 borders, three from each set, from 6 colors of cardstock and glueing the borders to a white top folded card. The Taylored Expressions sentiment is perfect!
Stitched Borders – Poppystamps dies Tailored Stitches and Pretty Stitches; Taylored Expressions stamp set A Life She Loved; design inspired by Dave Brethauer
OK, I am slipping in one sample using a new Impression Obsession die called Abstract Florals. I made a background using Oxide inks then die cut the three flowers from it. Abstract Florals – Impression Obsession dies Abstract Florals, Rectangles Frame in Frame 2 and Typewriter Alphabet Upper Case; oxide inks; design inspired by Jenny Gropp
I hope you enjoyed these cards. Stop by The Stamp Act after we return from vacation on Tuesday, September 5 and see all the beautiful Memory Box and Poppystamps die for yourself.