Hello September! First of all, I want to congratulate the winners of my drawing for 100 sheets of 6″ X 6″ retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper. Because I had more paper than I realized, I get to congratulate four customers: Doris P., Gretchen S., Rebecca S., and Wendy B. YAY! I’ll be mailing your paper along with your Host Code gifts, the Greenery Embossing Folders as soon as I receive my order. Plus, all of my customers, with qualifying orders, will be receiving the Greenery Embossing Folders.
Each stack has 100 sheets, so you can see there’ll be more winners in the future.
I thought it would be appropriate to create a Halloween card for the first day in September. We need to make these cards now, in order to have them ready to mail for Halloween. Besides, Spooky, the Halloween cat, was getting anxious to make an appearance. Can you guess where I found this crazy cat?
Spooky is from the Playful Pets Designer Paper, and I fussy cut him free from the “cute” pets. I don’t think they were sad to see him go. As expected, Spooky was opinionated, and said he had to have an orange and black theme.
I used the largest Rectangles Stitched Die to cut a layer from Basic Black Cardstock, and the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the next layer from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. These were glued on a Thick Whisper White card base, but not until everything else was complete.
After going through every single one of the Plaid Tidings patterns, Spooky found the perfect one. I admitted, it was perfect for our color scheme, and we used a smaller Stitched Rectangles Die (approx. 3 1/2″ X 2″) for cutting.
Spooky wanted his card to be scary, so, thanks to me, we found a spider and its web that would frighten anyone! Fortunately, I had ordered the Festive Corners Stamp Set, and this was the perfect opportunity to use these scary stamps. It’s pretty cool the way the web fits around the corner, don’t you think? And, can you believe, the stamp set has his name, SPOOKY! You can see the complete set in my Product List below.
I stamped everything in Memento Black Ink, and his name fit perfectly within another Stitched Rectangles Die (approx. 1″ X 2 3/4″). It was all glued flat, except Spooky and his name, because he wanted to be prominently elevated on Dimensionals, and I wasn’t about to argue.
Whew! I managed this card with only a few scratches. I’m not sure who the recipient will be, but I’m sure Spooky will let me know.
Now let’s see what my Host Code gift is for September.
My September Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.
My September Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner October 1st.
Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!
In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.
There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.
Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.
Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!