Alison Richmond - Stampin'Up Independent Demonstrator, North Wales.
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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Pinkies Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to our first ever Pinkies’ Blog Hop.  We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Our blog hop buttons will help guide you on your way. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

Hello..and an extra special welcome if you have joined me from Gill's blog x
 I have been busy crafting over the school holidays and have lots of lovely items to share with you in the next couple of weeks including Items I have made for selling at  local craft Fairs.....But first to the new Autumn Winter seasonal Catalogue ....have you had a chance to see it yet? You can view it by clicking on the link in the side bar.....enjoy!
The first project is a fun spooky Halloween card.
I have used 2 stamp sets from the new A/W seasonal catalogue.
"Googly Ghouls" and "Owl Occasions"
I created a card base from Early Espresso card stock and then coloured a Whisper White layer with daubers..I started at the bottom with Cajun Craze then gradually added Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and finally So Saffron I embossed  Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock in the fab new Woodgrain Textured Expressions Embossing Folder.

I trimmed the embossed layer following the lines to create spooky tree silhouettes ....I then stamped the bats, spider, cut out the owl popped it up on some dimensionals.
To add some extra "spooky" fun I punched several holes in the trees and before adding the layer to the card base marked the position of the holes with a pencil then added some SU "Googlies"!!! A creepy sign with the sentiment from Delightful Dozen( Current cat.) and a squirt of champagne glimmer mist and this is the finished Card!

Ha Ha Look at my cross eyed tree!
My little boy Olly loves this card......especially the scary "PIDER" (can't quite say the "s")

For my next item.....When is a card not a card?.......When it's a notebook!
I created a standard card base from Cajun Craze card stock secured approx 30cm of ribbon around the centre and added a Gumball Green and Early Espresso Core'dinations embossed layer...I sanded the embossing to really expose the white core. I then added a small layer of the lovely "Orchard Harvest" DSP and some Die cuts cut from "Autumn Accents Bigz Die" (I used More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock and inked up the edges with Cajun Craze/Early Espresso. I spritzed the Die cuts with water and crumpled them in my palm...once dry added them to the layer with a button from the Regals collection and a "Friend" sentiment from "For My Family"(current Cat.) stamp set.

For the pages I took 20 sheets of A5 copier paper trimmed the edges (so they fit neatly into the card cover), scored and folded them in half. I then punched 4 holes  along the crease and also the card cover and secured it all with linen thread.
A simple and Beautiful  little gift.

I hope you have enjoyed the Items I have shared with you today. Please feel free to leave a comment.

 I hope you will also find time to visit all of the other fabulous blogs in the Pinkies Blog Hop x

If you would like to see some wonderful inspiration using the New "Keepsake Ornament" stamp set and Framelits please click on the "Next" button to view the lovely Brenda's blog x


Please drop by again soon x



  1. Wow what an amazing card and notebook. Love what you have done with the woodgrain e/f to create your trees. Stunning

  2. Wow Alison! Your Halloween card is amazing! So creative. Gill x

  3. Love the Halloween card - what a clever way of using the folder! The Autumn Accents die is one of my new favourites as well!

  4. What an amazing Halloween card Alison - just love it! Nx

  5. Love these Alison...more to add to my order!xo

  6. Love these cards!!! Mmmmm maybe the owl stamps will be on my next order!

  7. Love the Halloween card, its too cute ! and the note book is wonderful too!

  8. Thank you for this lovely inspired me to make a card today using the woodgrain embossing folde, thanks again xx

  9. I adore Halloween and I love how you made the tree trunks from the woodgrain embossing folder, then added some eyes, so clever, well done x

  10. That Halloween card is genius. I absolutely love it. And your colour choices are so lovely too. Fantastic projects. Thank you for sharing ;0) xx