Luv2Stamp Blog Hop September 2021


Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Halloween!

The best part of Halloween is getting together with friends for tricks and treats.  The same is true for stamping!! I recently visited by friend Leticia, aka DIY Diva, for a day of treats and swapping stamping tricks. Ever notice how your creativity flows when you get together with others? This happens every time she and I stamp together.  Be sure to follow her – you will definitely be inspired.

She was the inspiration behind the card I am sharing today. In my usual way, I forgot to bring something.  This time it was colored cardstock. Leticia has bunches of card bases pre-made and some are even in a different fold. She handed me three bases and challenged me to create a card with one. I accepted the challenge!

Here are some basic instructions to recreate the card:

  • Festive & Bright Bundle
  • Label Me Lovely Punch
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Gray Granite Card Base – 5 ½” x 7 ¾”, scored on the 7 ¾” side at 1 ¾” and 6”
  • Basic White Cardstock – 4” x 6” (for stamping and die cutting), 4” x 5 ¼” insert
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – 3” x 3”
  • Patterned Party Host DSP – 2 pieces Black with white dots cut at 1 ½” x 5 ¼”
  • Cute Halloween DSP – Strip of Orange and Black stripe cut at 3” x 2”
  • Scrap of Vellum Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Blends – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink
Stamping & Coloring:
  • Stamp two of the Halloween border images in Momento ink, leaving about half an inch or so between the images so you can die cut them
  • Stamp the word Spooky in Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Color one border using the blends listed or choose your own colors and color a broom and hat image from the other border
  • Die cut the two border strips and the sentiment

  • Fussy cut the hat and boom from the second border piece
  • Fold card base so the flaps on either side fold to the middle as you would for a gate fold (this will leave a ¾” gap)
  • Adhere insert to inside of card base
  • Adhere the black and white dotted DSP strips to outer side of each flap
  • Adhere the fully colored border to the inside edge of the right flap
  • Die cut two ghosts in vellum using the dies in the bundle
  • Use the Label Me Lovely punch to punch a label die from Rich Razzle Berry

  • Use the Every Day Label punch to punch a label from the orange and black striped DSP
  • Adhere only the left edge of the black and orange striped label to the left flap of the card, making sure to center the label
  • Center and addhere Rich Razzleberry label to over the striped label
  • Use Dimensionals to pop up the Spooky sentiment centering it over the layered labels
  • Attach vellum ghosts to the label as shown
  • Adhere fussy cut hat and broom image to left side of Spooky sentiment

I love layering label punches to create emphasis on the sentiment or image on a card. I love how that you can cut the border die apart to create accents for the card and it worked perfectly for the layers! The only thing I would change is to use Basic White Cardstock for the ghosts since I was not able to attach them without the adhesive showing.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Tammy is up next and I know you will love what she has to share!! You can click the next picture below or click on her name in the list below

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  1. Cute! I don’t know how I missed this border.

  2. Great challenge! I like that you get together with Letty and are inspired to create cute cards!

  3. Ok, pulling this boarder off my shelf now. so adorable

  4. You definitely stepped up to the challenge! What a great technique with the punch! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Wow! So funny how you don't 'see' a stamp until you come across a great project like this. So cute! And I love how you pulled in the Rich Razzleberry.

  6. Love that line of witches hats. Great cards.