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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Boo to You, Monster Bash, Halloween Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Late yesterday my order arrived and today I get to play with it.  Usually UPS delivers in the afternoon, around 3 or so.  Yesterday I was out shopping and I got a message on my phone that there was motion detected at my door. I looked and a package was delivered. I was excited because I thought my Stampin' Up! order had arrived.  But I was out shopping and I kept getting messages on my phone that there was movement at the door. I'd check but all it turned out to be was cars going by on the wet street.  The sensitivity is a bit high on the motion/sound part.  But that's okay and my package was safe. Though you'd think that these delivery people would try to put the package where it wasn't so noticeable, like the opposite side of our door.  It's more difficult to see anything there.  And I love the delivery drivers that set the package right in front of the door. One time the package was SO heavy that I could hardly get the door open to get at it.  What if there had been a fire?  I often wonder how these people are trained.  Anyway, my order came later that afternoon and I opened it last night and sorted out everything.  Today I looked for something fun on the net to make with the "Boo to You" set and this is what I found.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And on top of that is two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Monster Bash" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut the spider web piece 3-7/8" x 3" and the bottom books piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 2".  I turned the DSP over and using my grid paper I placed them so they measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I used scotch tape to hold the two pieces together on the backside.  The bottom piece was just long enough to allow for the overlap.  I took a piece of black ribbon that I had and wrapped it around the front on the seam and taped the ends on the backside.  Then I taped that piece to the Basic Black piece.  And then that piece was added to the card base using Dimensionals.

I stamped the cute monster from the "Boo to You" set using black Memento ink. I die cut him using the largest Stitched Circle die. I colored him using the light Highland Heather Blends pen.  Then I used the dark pen to color the darker areas and inside the mouth.  I came back with the light pen and blended the edges of the dark so they didn't look so hard and sharp.  I colored the toenails and the dots in the horns using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  And the rest of the horn and eyes were colored in using the dark Granny Apple Green Blends pen.  I colored in the eyes because I could see white on the original card and I thought if I colored in the eyes it would blend in better.  It does and I like the look.  I set the circle in place on the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the same set. I stamped them using black Memento ink and I used a 3/4" circle punch and punched them out.  I added a dimensional to the right side and snail tape on the left and then I set the words in place on the front of the card.

The original card had some spiders she said she die cut from the "Wicked" set. I didn't have that set but I did have some spiders that I had laying around in my stash so I used them.  I was going to use the new cute bat punch but bats and spiderwebs don't really go together as well as spiderwebs and spiders.  I had added the spiders using a small Dimensional under each one and that was it, the card was done.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I LOVE the monster and I can see myself playing with him a lot (but not too much) from now until Halloween.  The sad thing about all these new items is that my other new stuff will now be just sitting there being ignored.  LOL  I will try to play with them too but it's always more fun to play with the new stuff!!!  And once again I learned a lesson and that's to not go so overboard on the new stuff from the big catalog when it comes out.  Will I ever learn???

Anyway, I can see myself making more fun cards with this guy and the other two images in the set, a wolfman and a zombie.  SO fun!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

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