Halloween Cards by Joyce Pacer



Let me share with you a few Halloween cards that I made in about two hours using the “Them Bones” designer paper, 162215 and the Glow in the Dark embellishments, 162220.  THEM BONES SUITE COLLECTION, page48, Mini.

Halloween Card 1

The tombstone was cut from one piece of paper and the Skeletons were fancy cut from a page with many dancing Skeletons. It was added to a black card base and a Pumpkin Pie card. Glow in the dark bats were added.

Halloween Card 2

The Cat on the tombstone is one of the pictures in the designer paper cut out, mounted on basic black cardstock and bats and ghost embellishments added. This was added to another piece of designer paper and added to a black card.

Halloween Card 3

The background was cut from one of the pictures in the designer paper. The skeleton is fancy cut and the ghost embellishments were added. Wink of Stella was added to the skeleton. A Basic Black background was added and this was mounted on a Pumpkin Pie background.

Halloween Card 4

I cut one of the pictures into three pieces and added to a Night of Navy layer. Then the skeletons were fancy cut. I stamped the “Boo” from and past Paper Pumpkin Kit and added to the card in the Right corner. Then the card front was added to a black card.

I went over all the skeletons with Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.

WARNING: WHEN YOU START PLAYING WITH THE “THEM BONES” DESIGNER PAPER IT IS HARD TO STOP!  This is only a sample of the ones I have made. It took about 15 minutes for each card. You could make at least thirty cards with the pictures on this paper.




Stepping Up Cards by Guest Artist, Kivonne Tucker




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When you hear stampers talking about “Stepping a Card UP”, stampers ask what does that mean? To me it means adding more layers. Stepping up your cards is a great way to get the most of your favorite card designs. The concept for stepping up cards is simple. Start with a basic card design and then build upon that design by adding layers or accents to change the look. You can also look at this with stampers who is new to stamping will create a card with one layer and is really focused on stamping. (This are also called Quick cards) A casual stamper will add a little more to their cards including layers, ribbon, and embellishments. An avid stamper will add fancy folds, technique, and more layers. As stampers you will learn to create all these cards.

The key to stepping up starts with a basic card design and build upon it by adding layers, embellishments, Embossing folders, to change the look/focus. Today I am going to start with Designer Series Paper and add on.

Today I am using the “All About Autumn” Suite from the new Mini Catalog. (September – December 2023)


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Stamps: All About Autumn

Ink: Copper Clay, Pretty Peacock

Paper: Very Vanilla (5-½” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, 1’ x 2-1/2”, 3-3/4” x 5” for inside), Mossy Meadow (4” x 5-1/4” cut 2), All About Autumn 6” x 6” DSP (2-1/2” x 4”)

Accents: Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals

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Stamps: All About Autumn

Ink: Copper Clay, Pretty Peacock

Paper: Very Vanilla (5-½” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, 1-1/2” x 3”, 3-3/4” x 5” for inside), Mossy Meadow (4” x 5-1/4”), All About Autumn 6” x 6” DSP (2-1/2” x 4”)

Accents: Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, All About Autumn Dies, Distressed Tilt 3D Embossing Folder, Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots, Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine

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Stamps: All About Autumn

Ink: Copper Clay, Pretty Peacock

Paper: Very Vanilla (5-½” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, 1-1/2” x 3”, 3-3/4” x 5” for inside), Mossy Meadow (3-1/2” x 4-3/4”), All About Autumn 6” x 6” DSP (2-1/2” x 3-1/2”), Pretty Peacock (4’ x 5-1/4”), Copper Clay (3-3/4” x 5”)

Accents: Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, All About Autumn Dies, Distressed Tilt 3D Embossing Folder, Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots, Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine, Copper and Natural Ribbon Combo, Glue Dots


No Bones About It...



Today's project uses the Them Bones Suite Collection on pages 48 & 49 in the new September - December 2023 Mini Catalog! So many fun products on these pages, including supplies to make this cute dancing skeleton card. What could make this card any better? How about Glow-in-the-dark Bats & Ghosts?!

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Them Bones Suite Collection

Them Bones Suite Collection includes so many fun coordinating products.... the Bag of Bones Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies bundle, Glow-in-the-Dark Bats and Ghosts, Glow-in-the-Dark Specialty Paper, and Them Bones Designer Series Paper.

Them Bones Suite

Instructions for Card

1. Score 5 ½” x 8 ½” Starry Sky cardstock at 4 ¼” on long side and fold for card base.

2. Cut 3 1/8” x 5” panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

3. Cut “spotlight” panel from Them Bones DSP. Adhere “spotlight” panel to Pumpkin Pie panel.

4. Stamp bats randomly on edges of card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Center and adhere Pumpkin Pie Panel to card base.

5. Use coordinating dies to cut skeleton from Them Bones DSP. Cut hat, shoes, and bowtie from Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and cut cane and bones from Basic White cardstock. Use black marker to add accents to hat band and shoes. Adhere skeleton in the spotlight and add hat, shoes, bowtie, cane and bones.

6. Stamp greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black on Pumpkin Pie scrap and roughly cut with paper snips. Adhere with Dimensionals.

7. Add glow-in-the-dark bats or ghosts for embellishments.  


Forever Friendship

I tried again to upload the picture of the card on this project sheet ~ with no luck today either.  I am so sorry but I hope that you will download the instructions to see for yourself.  I used the FOREVER FRIENDSHIP STAMP SET on page 66 in the Mini Catalog and the LEAF FALL 3D embossing folder on page 53.  The image is the sweater in Poppy Parade and the sentiment is "Time for a card-again" ~ so clever!  Print it off and enjoy!!!

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Project Sheet and an apology....

My apologies for not posting recently but I have not been able to post any pictures since last Thursday.  I have contacted Typepad over and over without results or, assistance.  So today, I am just posting the pdf for Project Sheet Tuesday ~ my picture of the card will not load.  So, print off the project sheet and enjoy the FOND OF AUTUMN card with the Fall Leaf embossing folder!


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Melissa & the Little Creek Church ladies group

Melissa has contributed her creative endeavors many times to my blog and she continues today with a recent event at her church.  I thought you would be interested.  She lives one of Stampin' Up's Goals ~ We will make a difference in the lives of others by sharing creativity and opportunities to enhance lives.  Thank you Melissa!

MnT sample

The DSP was called “Share What You Love” so I did!  Our Little Creek Church ladies group meets (almost) monthly for some activity.   For our October gathering we choose a craft day – some painting and some bracelet making; I came up with an easy Make n Take.  I even put out a bunch of Susan Elise’s business cards!


  • I cut up loads of Share What You Love DSP 3.875 x 5.125
  • I cut up loads of Basic Black CS 4 x 5.25 ( I wanted a very thin Basic Black and color backing)
  • I cut up loads of matching CS in several colors 4.125 x 5.375
  • I provided several pre-stamped sentiments, all in coordinating colors
  • I provided several styles of doilies, all in coordinating colors
  • I precut DSP banners, and provided lots of scrap DSP and CS from the trimmings above

MnT set-up

With a Basic White card, take one from each bowl and assemble.  Everything matched everything, so no one had to worry about style.  Some folks veered from the sample, by putting the banner in different directions (north/south) or making a starburst effect with several CS rays.  They went crazy, and had loads of fun.

MnT in action

Halloween ~ Scary Cute!

I received these two cards this week and wanted to share them with you ~ they are too cute ~ too scary cute!  The top card was created by Theresa Conley, a team member from Portsmouth.  I included the inside of the card so you can see the creative way that she has used her blending brushes!  The second card ~ Trick or treat you're so sweet ~ is from Susan Tran.  Love both these cards ~ thank you stamping friends!


The stamp set and dies, Scary Cute Bundle (#159852), are on page 56 in the Fall Mini Catalog.  There are 13 cling stamps in the set and 12 dies to make these cute cards.


Cottage Wreaths Bundle/Sweet Halloween Card

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Stamp sets that work for a variety of occasions are a great investment because they can be used time and again for a variety of seasons. A perfect example of this is the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreath dies on page 59 in the Mini Catalog. You can make wreaths for tags or put them on cards to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. The wreaths look lovely paired with the festive greetings in this set, or you can customize them for any occasion. The dies include wreaths and a variety of shapes like cutout leaves, bows, and more. Use this bundle throughout the year just by changing the color combinations.


Stamp set: Cottage Wreaths (159652, bundle and save: 159659)

Ink: VersaMark (102283); Pumpkin Pie (147086); Soft Suede (147115); Mango Melody (147093); Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)

Cardstock: Mango Melody (146989), Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045)

Paper and cutting dimensions:

Mango Melody: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Whisper White: 3” square, (2) 2” x 1 ¼”, scraps (leaves and acorns), 1 ¼” x ¾”

Basic Black: 1 ¼” x 1 ½”; (2) ¼” x 5 ½”

Misc.: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); Matte Black Dots (154284); Sponge Daubers (133733); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), black pen (optional)


1. Fold Mango Melody cardstock in half to create the card base.

2. Adhere 2 Black strips onto card base.

3. Using VersaMark, ink and stamp leaves up both sides of card front.

4. Ink leaves image using Soft Suede, stamp onto Basic White and die-cut.

5. Ink acorns using Soft Suede, stamp onto Basic White and die-cut.

6. Ink leaves using Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie ink, stamp onto Basic White and die-cut. 

7. Ink spider using Jet Black ink. Stamp onto Basic White and die-cut

8. Die-cut Basic Black bow. 

9. Ink wreath using Mango Melody ink and stamp onto Basic White. Daub Pumpkin Pie ink onto sections of the inked wreath, adding a second color. Die-cut. (card photo 1)

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10. Attach wreath to card front using Mini Dimensionals.

11. Add Acorns and leaves to wreath using Mini Dimensionals.

12. Attach bow using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

13. Add three leaves to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue

14. Ink phrase using Memento Tuxedo Black and stamp onto Basic White scrap. Using paper snips, trim around phrase. Attach to card front, inside the wreath using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

15. Using a black pen, draw line from top of card down to wreath and spider.

16. Add 3 Matte Black Dots to complete card.