Happy Halloween Girl…  Unknown-18


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself

than be crowded on a velvet cushion”
… -H. Thoreau


This is one card we made at World Card-Making Day. I think the girl on the plump pumpkin fits the above quote perfectly.  I don’t have time for a long post so I will make this one short and sweet.




How to make this card: (all products Stampin’ Up!)

1.    Out of Whisper White Card Stock  cut a 5″ x 10″ piece and scored it at 5″

2.    Cut a 4-1/2″x 3″ piece of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock

3.    Cut a 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ strip and a 4-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ piece out of the retired Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper

4.     Stamp in Basic Black Ink the “Girl Sitting on a Pumpkin” image from the Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set on to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  

5.     Color the girl witch with Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils  On her witches’ hat buckle and sash use Gold and Silver Smooch Paint.

6.     Using the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, punch out the girl image.

7.      Out of a piece of Basic Black Card Stock punch out a Large Scallop.

8.      On another piece of Whisper White Card Stock stamp “Happy Halloween” in Pumpkin Pie Ink. 

9.      Punch out the greeting with the Oval Punch. 

10.    Punch out a Scallop Oval in Pumpkin Pie. Adhere together with the Whisper White greeting and place a Black Brad on the top.

11.     Cut a piece of 1/4″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon to wrap around  the seam where the Designer Series Paper meets. 

12.     Layer the card as shown in photo. Adhere the Basic Black circle scallop and Pumpkin Pie scallop oval with Dimensionals.  


If you would like to order the supplies for this or any other card email me at or place an on-line order. 


Thanks for visiting! 


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2






Halloween Handouts…

This pencil box template is not mine but the design is. the template and measurement handout will be available at my next workshop on Friday, October 23. These can also be filled with Pixie Stixs.



Below are crayon boxes I design by  reconfiguring the measurements of the pencil box to fit crayons. These would make really great favors, Halloween hand outs, birthday, Valentine’s Day or Easter gifts. 

For those little four crayon boxes the measurements are as follows:

Cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of Card Stock. You get ten of these per 12″ x 12″ sheet of car d stock. 

Score at  3/8″ up the long sides.

Score up the 2-1/4″ side at 1-1/2″, 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″.

I didn’t make a sample of this box.

Here is a picture and directions for an six crayon box:

DSC_0055 I cut a 3″ x 6″ piece  of Melon Mambo Card Stock. If you use a 12″ x 12″ piece you will get 8 per sheet.

I then scored up the long sides at 3/8″ and along the 3″ side at 1-/1/2″, 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″.

I stamped in Melon Mambo Ink the little quail/bird from  the Happy Together Stamp Set on Whisper white Card Stock

Using my 1″ Circle Punch I punched out the bird image. I punched other circles using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch  on Melon Mambo Card Stock and 1-3/8″ Circle Punch on Whisper White Card Stock. On Bermuda Bay Card Stock I punched a  Scallop Circle.

I layered all the punched circles onto the scallop circle. I finished by wrapping a piece of  Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and adhering the layered scallop circle on top of the ribbon. 

Here is a picture and directions to the eight crayon box:

For this eight crayon box I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Pretty in Pink Card Stock

Again I scored up the 6″ sides at 3/8″ and along the 3-1/2″ side at 1-1/2″, 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″.

I stamped birthday bliss in Basic Black Ink from the Birthday Bliss Stamp Set and punched it out with the Designer Label Punch. Behind it I punched out a Scallop Circle in Melon Mambo Card Stock. I wrapped a piece of Green Galore Card Stock around the bottom of the box and on top of that I wrapped a piece of Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. I adhered the birthday bliss greeting on the scalloped circle and placed a Green Galore Brad on the top.


Here are the crayon box templates. I’m sorry this is a little light but if you click on the image it will enlarge the template. I will hand out dark copies at my workshop. For those of you who do not live local and would like a copy just e-mailme.DSC_0071 

Again thanks for stopping by and keep visiting as I have much to post.


HUGS & Stamps,








How Sweet It Is Bookmarks…

Here is the bookmarks I made for the Sweet Treat Cup Halloween card. I made lots for my daughter to pass out o Halloween. These are very easy and fast and any design, theme or holiday can be incorporated. I will be posting different ones soon. These make great party favors also.

Stamp Sets:  Halloween Hoot
                        Home is Where the Haunt Is (retired)
                        Little Boo

Paper:  Basic Black Card Stock ( 2″ x 4 1/4″) 
              Green Galore , Only Orange and Lavender Lace Card Stock  (1 1/2″ x 4″) 

This is one bookmark I made specifically for the halloween Sweet Centers card. I stamped the “Little Boo” ghost, punched him out and adhered him so that after the candy was removed, he would show up in the middle of the Clear Sweet Centers Cup



For this book mark I used the Scallop Circle Punch and adhered Snail Adhesive to only the sides so a lollipop could be inserted. I made these for my daughter Meg to hand out where she works for trick-or-treaters. After the lollipop is long gone they still have the bookmark to use.


Look for more bookmark designs in the future.


Thanks for visiting..

HUGS & Stamps,


Sweet Rewards……

This card was made using Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Center Cups from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I made the card with a movable bookmark so you could get at the without destroying the card. The bookmark simply pulls up to reveal the candy on the inside cover of the card. You can fill the cup with candy, confetti and even tiny trinkets. I saw only one other version of this card and I did not copy or case it. It’s just that great minds must truly think alike.



Here’s what I did:

I Cut a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock in half to measure 12″ x 6″. No need to score because when you run the Card Stock through The Big Shot using the Shapers and Movers Die it atomatically will cut your paper to 12″ x 4 1/4″ for the card and score it. It’s a wonderful feature and comes out perfect every time! 

Using the Sweet Centers Stampin Up Stamp Set I stamped the Halloween square in Lavender Lace Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I cut out the image adding a 1/4″ border all around the image. The size is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/8″. 

Then I cut a piece Basic Black Card Stock to measure 3 1/2″ x 3 3/8″.

I ran the Whisper White Card Stock through The Big Shot using the movable circle die. I cut a piece of the Stampin’ Up! Grid paper to help me line up the image with the circle die so the cut was exactly where the circle should be cut on the stamped image. It’s so simple and here’s what I did:




Once the circle was cut from the stamped image I adhered the Basic Black Card Stock to the back. I then, with the image side down lined up the cut out part over the circle die. It grips because you have it cut out with the Basic Black Card Stock as a backing. I ran both pieces the Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stock through The Big Shot again. Not moving the circle die I also ran the Pumpkin Pie piece of card stock through.

Here is a close up of the inside of the card with the bookmark pulled half way up to reveal the goodies inside the sweet centers.




Because the Sweet Treat Cups are clear I punched on Basic Black a circle with my 1 3/8″ Cirle Punch, lined up the Scallop Circle Punch over the 1 3/8″ inch hole, punched it and made the scalloped black border for the cup. Using the Photo Corners Punch I cut out two and adhered them to two corners of the card.

Look for the bookmark directions and more sweet rewards projects soon. “How Sweet It Is!”


HUGS & stamps,





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