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Wow! Save 25% on the Label Card Thinlits Die!

Wow! If you ever thought you wanted to order the Stampin’ Up! Card Thinlits Die but put it on the back burner, now is time to order!  Through Monday, September 22, you’ll save 25%  with the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com

It’s highly unusual to see stamp sets on the Weekly Deals.  If you’ve been eyeing either or both Happy Hour or Yippee Skippee! in wood mount, this is your chance to save!  Remember the savings on all the Stampin’ Up! products shown above and linked into my online store are only through Monday, September 22!

 

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Stepping it up with Stampin’ Up! Halloween Street

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street simpleMy handmade Halloween card started with stamping the Stampin’ Up! Halloween Street Stamp on Whisper White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Every handmade card has to start somewhere.  I never intended to stop here, but you must admit, you could.  The Halloween Street Stamp is large and full of personality.  It’s much more than a greeting stamp.  There’s an elegance in the card’s simplicity.  It takes a moment before you think, “Hey, it’s only stamped in black on white cardstock.”

Want a bit more?  Want to see how I stepped up my Halloween Street card?  Keep reading.

 A quick way to dress up a plain card is with one of the Stampin’ Up! background papers.  My card has all sorts of creatures trick-or-treating along Halloween Street from the Stampin’ Up! Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street and Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper

Cute!  If you have not followed my stamping blog for very long, you may not know I don’t like naked edges.  Abrupt might be politically correct, but sometimes you have to call it like you see it.  The edge of the Motley Monsters Paper sitting there naked doesn’t let the look of the card flow.  Honestly, I’d rather have just the Happy Halloween stamped in black on the white cardstock then to stop here.  So, on we go.

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The simple touch of adding a 3/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip of complimentary candy corn paper from the same pack of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper did two things.  The first is it covered the naked edge.  The second is it provided contrast in a coordinating design for a finished look.

You could stop right there and have an attractive handmade Halloween card.  I just can’t help but look for the little extras I can add to take my greeting cards from attractive to really attractive.  As I did in a Halloween Street card I posted recently, I stamped the “Happy” ribbon in a coordinating color and cut it out.

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Now we’re talking!  The black ink underneath provides a nice shadow for the ribbon.  You could absolutely stop right here.  It just wasn’t quite done, for me, yet.  I wanted to add a little balance.  Here’s how I finished off my Halloween Street card.

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street Card

A small strip of Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, Basic Black Cardstock punched with the Banner Punch and a pumpkin cut out from another of the patterns from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  Now it’s done.

Every handmade card I create has a lot of thought put into it.  It’s been requested I show my cards before they are stepped up.  That isn’t so easy for me, and here’s why.  My card designs are not complete until the final added touch.  It just isn’t done until I’m pleased with it.

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Make Halloween cards on the cheap

Stampin' Up! Witches' Brew Designer Series PaperMake handmade Halloween cards with quality Stampin’ Up! products on the cheap when you shop in the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!  Look at the Stampin’ Up! Halloween products I found for you discounted 60% off!  Both the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper and Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape have been retired.  So, the savings are only while supplies last!

Found more than the retired Witches’ Brew products in the Clearance Rack for you.  If you get to my online store www.shopwithshelly.com before they sell out, you’ll also find the Nite Owl Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit and Raven 1/2″ Lace Trim!

Retired Stampin' Up! Halloween Products

You’ll find more, too, such as the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit, Candy Wrapper Bigz Die, and Basic Gray/Basic Black 1-1/4″ Two-Tone Ribbon.

 

The retired Stampin’ Up! Halloween accessories and much more to make handmade cards on the cheap are only while supplies last.  Order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

(Stampin’ Up!) Halloween Street is open for trick-or-treaters

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street www.stampingsmiles.comTrick-or-treaters would clean up on candy from the houses on the Stampin’ Up! Halloween Street.  Can you image what hand decorated Halloween treats would be in their bags if is was a street lined with homes of Stampin’ Up! stampers?  You wouldn’t be able to resist donning a costume and joining in!

It’s the houses sitting on top of the “Happy” ribbon that grabs you with the Halloween Street Stamp.  My preference for Halloween stamps and cards are cute ones as opposed to the downright dark and scary ones.  The houses look like a street you’d happily let your children go trick-or-treating on.  

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street www.stampingsmiles.com

Adding some dimension to your handmade cards is always an easy way to step them up.  Look at how the ribbon cut out and placed with Stampin’ Dimensionals did just that on my handmade Halloween card.  An easy task with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips.  If you do not yet own at least one pair of Paper Snips, give yourself a no-calorie Halloween treat and add them to your next Stampin’ Up! order.  Everyone who has listened to this advice has been very happy with their purchase.

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The pumpkin is from the Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set.  I could have used my Paper Snips to cut it out too, but I didn’t have to.   Fall Fest has coordinating Fun Fall Framelits.  Stamp then die-cut in your Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Fast and easy, especially when you also have the Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot.  The metal dies stay in place for you to get that white border fully around the pumpkins.  You could do it by hand, but why would you when there are Framelits?  Want an even better reason?  When you purchase the Fall Fest Stamp Set and Fun Fall Framelits in the Fall Fest Bundle, you’ll save 15% on both!  Easier and save money.  Only a pumpkin head would pass that up.  :)

Stampin' Up! Halloween Street and Fall Fest www.stampingsmiles.com

Tying the card together is the Stampin’ Up! Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper. The wonderful way Stampin’ Up! products coordinate truly make it quite easy to quickly make great looking cards.  Using the colors Crushed Curry, Tangering Tango and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers for the Halloween Street Stamp make it coordinate as well as the pumpkin that is part of the background paper does.  Did you know Stampin’ Up! prints on the cardboard backing of each pack of Designer Paper the colors in the paper?  That sure makes life a lot easier.  Gone are days of going through your stash of Stampin’ Up! Catalogs to find out.

 Want to make my Halloween Street card?  You’ll find all the supplies pictured below and linked into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com so can purchase any you’ll need.

Halloween Street Card Product List

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Make handmade Halloween cards with Stampin’ Up! Halloween Street!

Make an autumn windy day card with Stampin’ Up! White Christmas

Do you remember the video that I showed you how to have fun with the flexible rubber of the Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Stamp Set?  The windy trees cracked me up.  A handmade card using the trees leaning to the right since then has been on my mind.  Today I’m demonstrating for you how to make my autumn windy day card with the Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Stamp Set and Holiday Home Stamp Set

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my windy autumn day card video here.
Stampin' Up! Autumn Windy Day Card www.stampingsmiles.comHow great is it the Holiday Home Stamp Set works so well with the White Christmas set? I see many more pairings of the two for future cards.

I was thinking how this would be a great card for my older brother’s birthday.  But, I do prefer a snarky card for him.  My dad’s birthday is coming up too.  Nothing rude or snarky, just perfect for an October birthday.  Just a quick change of the greeting to a birthday wish from the Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.

There wasn’t time in the video demonstration of my White Christmas autumn card to share all the stamping supplies I used.  But, they all are pictured and listed below in case you’d like to make this card too.  Not just pictured, but pictured and linked into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com for the easiest possible shopping.  Your shopping needs to be easy to give you as much as possible to stamp.

Autumn Windy Day Card Supplies List

 

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 Use the Stampin’ Up! White Christmas and Holiday Home Stamp Sets together to make an autumn windy day card too!

 

It’s a Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Halloween Card

Stampin' Up! Fall Fest Halloween Stamping SmilesThe Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is perfect for adorable handmade Halloween greeting cards.  What makes the Fall Fest Stamp Set extra special is you have a choice.  You have three pumpkins of different sized that you can use as is or add the faces for too cute jack-o-lanterns.  That choice with this stamp set will take you from Halloween into Thanksgiving.  It’s sure nice to have a stamp set that doesn’t lock you into just one holiday or season.

Not for just one holiday or season is true of a couple more Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Stamp Sets.  The first to come to mind is the Holiday Home Stamp Set I borrowed the “Happy Halloween” greeting from to use as a label for my file folder.  I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be let loose in an office supply store than a candy store any day.  Candy is good, office supplies is the best. 

How in the world did I make the file folder?  It was easy with the File Tab Edgelits Die in my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  A must-have for office supply store junkies.  I am far from alone. :)

 

Stampin' Up! Fall Fest Halloween Card www.stampingsmiles.com

Before going off about my office supply fix my handmade Halloween card gave me, I was sharing with you multi-season/holiday stamp sets from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The second one that comes to mind immediately is the White Christmas Stamp Set.  Holiday Home, sure.  But, White Christmas?  Absolutely!  I made a pretty fall card with it the last week or so.  Tomorrow I’ll be sharing another fall card idea.

Both of the background papers are from the Stampin’ Up! Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, also from the Holiday Catalog.   There are some fun patterns.  The favorite among my customers seems to be the candy corn.  It’s good enough to eat.  Sugar free and full of fiber. :)  Although, I recommend you use it for cardmaking or as a Halloween treat for other cardmaking junkies.  

Stampin' Up! Fall Fest Halloween Card

My handmade Fall Fest card is pretty easy to make.  It’s easy when you have the proper tools.  The coordinating Fun Fall Framelits are a must unless you like cutting out pumpkins by hand.  Did you know when you purchase the Fall Fest Stamp Set and Fall Fun Framelits in the Fall Fest Bundle you’ll save 15%?!  The savings will leave some cash for candy corn that is full of sugar.

The Fall Fest Bundle and other goodies to make my Fall Fest card are pictured below and linked into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  Add the bundle to your shopping cart.


Fall Fest Card Supplies

 

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Make handmade Halloween, fall and Thanksgiving cards with the Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set!

2 New 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Punches on Sale This Week!

Stampin' Up! 2" Circle PunchIt’s always a pleasant surprise to find new Stampin’ Up! products in the Weekly Deals.  My favorite of the 2 new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog punches on sale for 25% off this week is the 2″ Circle Punch.   You find yourself grabbing for a circle punch probably more than any other punch.  Having a new size to use for our cardmaking is fantastic.  Even more fantastic is the savings.  But, the 25% savings on the 2″ Circle Punch and the other Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals is only through Monday, September 15 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

 

The Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Punch is on sale too!  It and the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set are quite popular.  Along with a holiday favorite – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  So very fine!  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and the 2-Way Glue Pen were part of my very first Stampin’ Up! order many moons ago.  Had to have with my new Christmas stamp set. :)

Remember, the Stampin’ Up! products pictured above and linked into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com are 25% off only through Monday, September 15!
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Order the Stampin’ Up! 2″ Circle Punch, What’s Up Punch and Hexagon Punch and enjoy significant savings with the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

I’m batty for the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Home Stamp Set!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Halloween Card www.stampingsmiles.comI’m absolutely batty for the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Home Stamp Set!  It’s like playing dress up dolls except with houses!  Three houses to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall, winter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and new home.   If there’s a stamp set from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog to make you feel like a kid again, it’s the Holiday Home Stamp Set!

 

Holiday Home is a photopolymer (clear stamps) set.  Because it is, it’s easy to turn the pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.  Also makes it easy to put the spider web with a spider hanging off of it on the window and “happy halloween” greeting.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Halloween Card

 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Halloween Card

The plan was to use the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, also from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The plan was set aside in favor of creating my own batty design on Night of Navy and Pool Party Cardstock.

Every last stamp used on my handmade Halloween card came from the Holiday Home Stamp Set.  There are many more to play with for more holidays and seasons!  There are 24 stamps in all.  All for only $15.95!  Be sure to also get the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies.  You’ll then be able to quickly die-cut the houses.  The quicker, my dear, to get you to the decorating. :)  When you use the Holiday Home Bundle item #137631, you’ll save 15% over purchasing them separately!  Decorating and saving.  Does it get any better?

Let the playing dress up houses begin by ordering the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Home Bundle in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!  Just in case you want to know the colors I used and/or need to order some of the stamping products used to make my Halloween greeting card, they’re all pictured below and linked directly into my online store.


Holiday Home Halloween Card Product List

Aqua Painter

$16.95

 

If you have any questions or comments about my Halloween Holiday Home card, please leave them below.
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You can go batty, too, for the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Home Stamp Set!

Retired Stampin’ Up! Wood Mount Stamp Sets for Sale

Once upon a time, wood mount Stampin’ Up! stamp sets were the only option.  You do have the option of converting these retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I have for sale.  These sets have been retired for over six years and hard to find!

Instead of high priced flat rate shipping charges , please email me with your zip code and the retired  stamp sets you’d like to purchase to [email protected]  so I can calculate the best price option for you.

For my stamping friends that live outside the U.S., the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Agreement prohibits me from mailing any Stampin’ Up! product, current or retired, outside of the U.S. 

For a complete list of retired Stampin’ Up! stamps that are for sale, click here.  That list will be kept up-to-date.

 

 Big Pieces  $10

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Flower Filled  $10

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 Little Layers  $5

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 Little Pieces $7

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Looks Like Spring  $10

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 Mixed Bouquet  $10

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 Well Worn Alphabet  $10

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Great prices on retired Stampin’ Up! wood mount stamp sets!

 

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