Halloween Happiness Sneak Peek Plus an Ordering Special!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Demonstrator Convention is starting tomorrow and many of the Demonstrators are leaving today.  Since I’m missing out on the convention (silly move across the country won out over my trip to Salt Lake City!!), rather than pouting about it I thought I’d offer you all a Wish I Were At Convention Ordering Special!!  Check out the details at the bottom of my posting today.

I used the new Halloween Happiness stamp from the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog for my card share today.  I’ve been having all sorts-of fun playing with the fall stamps and papers!  I also used a piece of the Modern Medley DSP for the background on this card.  Don’t forget about the Buy 3 DSP Get 1 Free Promotion from Stampin’ Up! that is going on now through July 31.  Click here or on my Promotion tab above to read more about it.

My card design was inspired by the Sketch Frenzy Friday SFF070513 and the CAS-ual Fridays CFC 109 Polka Dots Challenges.

Halloween Happiness

Halloween Happiness 3

I started by coloring the Vanilla Polka Dots on a panel of the Modern Medley DSP with my Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I adhered the colored panel to a panel of Tangerine Tango card stock with SNAIL, then to a Basic Black card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Halloween Happiness 1

I stamped the Halloween Happiness image on a Basic Black panel in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Tangerine Tango card stock with SNAIL.  Then I adhered the layered panel to a die cut chalkboard label (from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit) with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then to the card front with SNAIL.

Here is a quick tutorial for how I made the little DSP bow:

Paperclip Bow

I started by adding a little Sticky Strip to the center of a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of DSP belly band (from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit) and I rolled one end of the DSP around a Stampin’ Write Marker, adhering the end to the Sticky Strip.  **Note, I had to remove the cap to slide my marker out of the loop.

Paperclip Bow 1

Then I repeated that process with the other side of the DSP Strip.

Paperclip Bow 2

Then I made a little mark on the DSP at approximately the middle of the loop on both sides and I used my 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch a small notch.

Paperclip Bow 3

I repeated the punch process on the top half of the DSP strip.  Then I cut a 1/4″ x 1″ strip from the same DSP and I wrapped it around the center, securing it to the back of the bow with Sticky Strip.  Then I adhered the bow to a Hardware Clips Essentials paper clip with a Glue Dot.  I slid the clip over the upper right corner of the sentiment to finish the card front.

Halloween Happiness 2

I added a panel of Tangerine Tango card stock that I’d stamped with the pumpkin image using StazOn Jet Black ink inside the card.  **Note, when you’re inking up only part of a stamp with an ink pad, put a Post-It Note over the part that you don’t want inked, leave the stamp facing up on your table and ink up the image as you normally would, then remove the Post-It Note and stamp your image.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Halloween Happiness  (available August 1 – 131859 wood)

Punches: 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869)

Embellishments:  Hardware Clips Essentials (129964); Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123106); Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (Available Aug. 1 – 133463) – DSP Belly Band cut to 1/2″ x 4″ and 1/4″ x 1″

Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283)

Tools:  Heat Tool (129053)

Card Stock  & Cuts: Basic Black (121045) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/8″ x 3″ panel; Tangerine Tango (111349 – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots Glue Dots (103683); Sticky Strip (104294)


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Vote between July 16-31, 2013 for your chance to win!


Stamp With Amy K Wish I Were At Convention Ordering Special!!

Instead of pouting about not going to convention, lets shop!!  For every $50 in Stampin’ Up! product that you purchase from my online store between now and Sunday, July 21 at midnight MST, you’ll get your choice of free Candy Dots and double Running Shoe Rewards points!

For every $50 in product that you order through my online store you can choose one of the following items:

  • Brights Candy Dots (130931)
  • Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)
  • Subtles Candy Dots (130933)
  • Regals Candy Dots (130932)

Plus you’ll get double Rewards points!  To get your free Candy Dots and double rewards points, simply place a product order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) through my online store, then send me an email with your choice of Candy Dots.  I’ll send your free item out to you with your thank you note in about 10 days.  Simple as that!

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun shopping!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Don’t forget about the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Promotion and the Pick a Kit Offer for New Demonstrators from Stampin’ Up!  Click on my Promotions tab above to read all of the details. 

Check out my 2013 Holiday Catalog Share by clicking here or on the Share tab above.

Plus I’ve got a July ordering special where you could win one of two $25 gift certificates!  Click on my Rewards tab above to read all about it.

Happy Stamping!


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10 thoughts on “Halloween Happiness Sneak Peek Plus an Ordering Special!!

  1. Super cute card, and coloring the polka dots? Absolutely brilliant!! What a great way to use that paper! (Sorry you aren’t at convention. Me neither. Sigh.)

  2. Oh my goodness! This is so super cute! And how clever to color the dsp to coordinate with the card! Love everything about this! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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