Friday, September 6, 2019

GSF Pick A Bundle Blog Hop

Welcome to the GSF Pick A Bundle Blog Hop as we feature Bundles from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog and 2019-2020 Annual Catalog to help provide you with ideas to create your own fun projects. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas to help inspire you.
 For my card design today, I thought I would share the wonderful Harvest Hellos Bundle (item #153037) which features the Harvest Hellos stamp set (item #150581) and coordinating Apple Builder Punch (item #150663). This bundle is great for creating Fall and Halloween projects and so much more. When you order the bundle you save 10%, which makes it very budget friendly. 
 Using this bundle I created a cute Halloween card design using Gorgeous Grape cardstock for the card base and I added a Basic Black cardstock frame that I die cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #148551) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I embossed the frame using the new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (item #150646) from the Holiday Catalog to add some wonderful texture. I sponged the embossed surface with Delicata Silvery Shimmer Pigment ink (item #150709) to create a distressed look to the frame.
To create the Jack o lantern, I stamped the image from the Harvest Hellos stamp set using Pumpkin Pie Classic ink and colored the image with a variety of Stampin' Blends Markers. To stamp the face image, I used the Stamparatus to line up the image on the pumpkin and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I punched out the image using the Apple Builder Punch and added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. For the leaves and the stem, I stamped the leaves using Old Olive Classic ink and the stem with Crumb Cake Classic ink. Then I colored them images with the Stampin' Blends Markers and fussy cut them with Paper Snips. I attached these pieces to the pumpkin image using Snail Adhesive. 
For the background inside the frame, I chose a piece of the Purple Posy Gingham paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Pack (item #149617), cut 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" and attached it to the card base with Snail Adhesive. I added the embossed Basic Black frame with Stampin' Dimensionals, making sure that the designer series paper was lined up inside the frame. For the sentiment, I stamped the image with Versamark ink onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed it using Shimmer Black Embossing powder (itme #149512) to add a little sparkle. I used the Ornate Frames Dies (item #150664) to cut out the sentiment with one of the label dies and I added it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. For added sparkle, I used Clear Wink of Stella to color over the face of the Jack o lantern. This is a fun, colorful alternative for a Halloween card that is sure to make people smile.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try the amazing bundles that Stampin' Up! has to offer in their catalogs. Remember that you can save 10% when you order a bundle. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Lisa's blog and see what bundle she has chosen to create with. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way along our blog hop. I hope that you enjoy our projects. 

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Love your Pumpkin! Great frame technique too. I will have to try this. Hope your husband is doing better now that he is home.

  2. Your card made me smile! Great idea to emboss the frame!

  3. What a great card - I love that Gorgeous Grape with the Basic Black and the Pumpkin Pie for a Halloween-themed card. And using that Hammered Metal Embossing Folder to make a frame around the jack o'lantern looks really cool. Thanks so much for sharing :-D

  4. Great idea! I never think to use coloured ink with the blends!

  5. Super card - I can almost hear that pumpkin laughing! So fun and the frame is perfect for Halloween! Thanks for sharing x