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Four Halloween Products- Which Are Your Favorites?

Halloween Favorites

Halloween is around the corner and I’m sharing my favorites today!

From years past if you look around this time of year on my blog you will see Halloween gets a heavy dose of love.

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for me to create.


Why Halloween?

Of course when I tell people that Halloween is one of my favorites some people look at me like I’m crazy.

Why in the world?

Halloween is perfectly inline with my beliefs about creativity.  I love watching little ones creatively use their minds to dress up and  use their imagination. That’s it.  Nothing spooky about it… just pure CREATIVITY.

It’s exactly what I do when I create with paper.  I get to dress the card up and use my imagination.

Halloween images are cute, even though they have the spooky tendency.  Personally I do not see anything FOR REALZ spooky in a Halloween stamp.

Truthfully, they are spooky adorable.    The spooky tree is not going to give me any nightmares and though I’m not a fan of any bat, the bat images are SO adorable.


Four Favorite Halloween Products

Below are four of my favorite Halloween products this year.

You will notice that one is not considered a Halloween product.  It’s an everyday (all kinds of uses) product, however its PERFECT for Halloween.


Halloween Favorites, Stampin' Up!


I’ve placed all of my favorites on this one Halloween card to show you how quick and easy you can create a fun Halloween scene.


In general, these are my four favorite Halloween products today…. tomorrow is a different story.

  • Halloween Scares stamp set
  • Spooky Fun Photopolymer stamp set
  • Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies
  • Lots of Labels Framelits Dies


Halloween Favorites, Stampin' Up!


The Halloween Scares stamp set let’s you create a fun halloween scene.  When paired with the Spooky Fun stamp set, you not only have fun Halloween images, but now you can use the Halloween greetings.

The Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies create a fun addition to your Halloween card and the not so spooky tree is one of my favorite.s


Halloween Favorites, Stampin' Up!


The true favorite and most widely used of the Halloween favorite bunch is not even a Halloween related product.

The Lots of Labels Framelits Dies creates the perfect tombstone.  You could make your own graveyard with all the different sizes available.

I loved how I could die cut the smallest framelit to create a tiny tombstone for this card.


Halloween Favorites, Stampin' Up!


Another favorite about the Spooky Fun Halloween stamp set is the fonts used.  I love how slender they are.  Making it easy to add the greeting to a banner.

Let’s not forget the cutest one of all… “eek!” That little greeting cracks me up!!


Quick Tips: 

  • The splatter was created using an Aqua Painter and Perfect Plum Ink.  Simply load the Aqua Painter with ink, tap over images using bone folder.
  • The moon was stamped and then gently sponged over the image using a sponge dauber and Delightful Dijon ink.
  • Attach the tree die cut image using Mini Glue Dots.


Which are Your Favorites? 

I realize this holiday (if we can even call it that) is not a fan favorite for all, but I hope I could give you a little inspiration on a few favorites of my own and why this spooky celebration ignites my imagination and creativity.

What are your favorite Halloween images? Do you have a favorite product this year? OR… do you think I’ve fallen off the pumpkin truck?

Regardless, I would love to hear from you.


Creative Housekeeping 

No, I don’t have anything creative to keeping a good clean house… but I do have some great deals and of course some promotions I don’t want you to miss out on.


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Here is a sneak peek!

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Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Sunshine is what ya’ll bring to my life.

As I read many of your comments and emails from yesterday’s post I sit and smile because you truly bring a ray of sunshine to my life.  I can’t thank you enough for 1. reading my mayhem, and 2. being so kind!  I’m blessed and grateful.


Ray of Sunshine

Stampin’ Up!’s Ray of Sunshine stamp set has been one of my favorites since it arrived and I’m sad to see this set go.  Living in the sunshine state I’ve found many uses for this stamp set.  Plus, who doesn’t like a little sunshine sent to them in the mail?


Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!


Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!


You know how much I love fonts and this set stood out from the beginning because of the fonts used in this set.  They are different and have a little sassiness to them.  I love that.

Create It!

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is not hard at all.  There are a few layers and some created with ink.

  1. Fold a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half. (4-1/4 x 11). Tip: I use Whisper White Thick cardstock for all of my card bases.  Love how sturdy this cardstock is.
  2. Adhere a piece of Basic Black cardstock to the card base using Fast Fuse.  Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 x 5-1/4″) to the Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals.
  3. Die cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock (4 x 4-1/4″) using the Sunburst Thinlits Die.  Adhere this over the Whisper White cardstock using Fast Fuse adhesive.
  4. Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Lots of Labels Framelits (2-1/2 x 4-1/8).  Punch a piece of scrap cardstock using a 2″ Circle punch.  Lay this piece down onto the Whisper White die cut to use as a template to create the sun rays.  Using Tangelo Twist ink (retiring) stamp the largest sun ray image around the template.  Using Hello Honey ink, stamp the smallest sun ray in between the large sun ray.  Remove template.
  5. Punch a 2″ Circle from Tangelo Twist cardstock.  Stamp the circle image using Hello Honey ink onto a scrap piece of Hello Honey cardstock.  Stamp the face into the center using Basic Black. Punch image out using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere over the Tangelo Twist circle punch using dimensionals.  Poke holes around the Tangelo Twist circle punch using a Paper Piercing Tool.  Attach this piece over the sun rays.
  6. Splatter Tangelo Twist ink over image using an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp Happy Birthday Sunshine onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.  Trim very close to each of the words.  Attach to the label die cut.  Attach a small piece of a Tea Lace Doily to the back left side of the label die cut.  Swirl Gold Thread behind the label die cut and attach to the card front using dimensionals.
  8. Enjoy!


I love to hear from you if you re-create this or use this stamp set.  Share with me what you are creating.  If anything, I hope this helps to inspire you to bring a ray of sunshine in someones life.  Lord knows we can all use it.

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Color Inspiration 
This color combination might look as if Halloween is around the corner… but it’s not.  Try this color combination today using the Ray of Sunshine stamp set.
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