Happy Halloween, and I hope you have lots of your favorite candy to eat. I’ve been making my way through a huge, Costco, bag of candy!

I think my sugar overload contributed to the brightness of today’s card.

I began by cutting three, cute, tall, skinny, trees from Basic White Cardstock, using a Christmas Trees Die.

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Magenta & Trees


The background is where it gets bright, and pink, with gold veining. I’d like to take credit for designing this paper, but it’s Stampin’ Up’s Expressions In Ink Designer Paper. It’s cut 1/8″ smaller than the Magenta Madness Cardstock I used for backing, 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. This gives it a 1/16″ border, and I find the easiest way to measure, using my Paper Trimmer.

After gluing the three trees to the patterned paper, I attached the layer to a Thick Basic White card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) with Dimensionals.


The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set, stamped in Magenta Madness Ink, on a plain section of the designer paper, and cut with a Beautiful Trees Die. I attached it with two Mini Dimensionals, straddling the tree trunks.

I’ve used this sentiment and die on several cards, because I love the font, which fits perfectly in this label with the pretty edge. And, this alcohol blended paper is wondrous, isn’t it?


I was inspired by the sketch and alcohol blending technique at TGIF; a “MASH UP.”


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“Create quite the buzz when you finish off your paper crafting projects with these Bumblebee Trinkets. The matte gold finish makes for the perfect combination of elegant and adorable. Add them to your next handmade card or gift; your friends and family will “bee” delighted”.

20 pieces, 1/2″.


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