Saturday, August 22, 2009

Halloween Swap Card

I went grocery shopping this afternoon (oh, joy!) and guess what they had out?! Halloween candy! I found the candy corn and bought a bag so I could finally finish my team Halloween swap (ok, and to have a little for snack for myself, too). It's hard to see in the picture, but the black card stock was actually embossed with black embossing powder to give it a shine and make it pop a little bit. The paper is Cast a Spell DSP, Basic Black (embossed using VersaMark ink and black EP), Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie card stocks. The Pumpkin Pie CS is stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Pumpkin Pie ink (love that stamp set). The sentiment and main image where both stamped on Whisper White in VersaMark ink and embossed with black EP. I punched out the sentiment (from the great level 1 hostess set called Holiday Best) with the key tag punch and put it on a piece of striped orange ribbon. The image surrounding the treat cup is from Sweet Centers, a new stamp set that utilizes these cute treat cups. You'll find it in the new Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin' Up! that starts on September 1, along with the treat cups, available in a pack of 12 for $2.95. There are also padded envelopes for the treat cups that would fit the standard-sized card that I made above (3 for $2.95). The 1 3/4 inch circle punch does a perfect job making the opening for the treat cup to fit into. I hadn't planned on getting the Sweet Centers stamp set, but SU! made a great promotion - if you spent $75 in stamps from the Holiday Mini, you could get Sweet Centers for $5! Well, I'd already picked out $84 in stamps from the Mini, so there you go! The Sweet Centers stamp set comes with a petal stamp and leaves so you can create cute flowers with treats in the center, as well as a heart image for Valentine's Day, a hot air balloon, and an ornament topper. The set regularly sells for $29.95 - so glad I picked it up for $5!

1 comment:

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

LOVE this card! I will have to case it for my halloween class!