Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My Halloween Door for Pals Oct. Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October where we are celebrating an early Fall season by sharing Halloween and Autumn projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.  We hope you enjoy our creations!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sue Becker at RnR Stamping, number 5 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Welcome...come on in!  This is my front door on Halloween.  Not very spooky, but all kinds of cute!  

I created the "door" by cutting two panels of So Saffron at 1 1/2" x 2", and two panels at 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", then sponging around the edges with So Saffron ink and gluing them to the front of my 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.

For the wreath, I stamped the main image with Pumpkin Pie, then stamped the second leaf image first with So Saffron and again with Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the berries once with Cajun Craze and a second time with Chocolate Chip, then I lightly sponged around the outside and inside of the wreath with Cajun Craze to define the edges just a little.  I made several loops around my hand with the Linen Thread, tied it in the middle and secured it with a glue dot in the center of the wreath.  Then I tied a double bow with Pumpkin Pie ribbon and secured it with a glue dot.

The pumpkin is just three ovals punched out of Pumpkin Pie, edges sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink and held together with a Dimensional.  The tiny black eyes came from the Cupcake Builder Punch and the mouth is the 1/2" circle punch.  I free hand cut the stem from Pear Pizzazz and the door handle from Chocolate Chip.

"Happy Halloween!" is stamped with Cajun Craze onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with the Word Window Punch.

I never like to waste paper!  I found this little piece of "old school" DSP Stack in Pumpkin Pie.  It was just the perfect size for the back flap of my envelope, so on it went!  The newer paper would look just as good, but I really like to use up all of my old supply :-)

I hope you enjoy my card and I hope you are having fun looking at all the entries in our October Pals Blog Hop!  If you would like to order any of the items I have used on my card, please scroll down to the bottom and click on the pictures.  It will take you directly to my online store.  Thanks for hopping with us today!


The next stop is Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn, number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:
  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Ronna Butt at
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  16. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  19. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  21. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

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  1. I wish that wreath was on my door (much larger of course, LOL)...

  2. Good Morning and this is just adorable! I wish I could knock on your door as this is over the top a SMILE card! Super job....I feel a case coming on!

  3. What a fabulous door with it's great wreath and pumpkin.

  4. Karen -- this is an ADORABLE idea!!! I am going to have to CASE this for sure :-)

    1. Please do! I'm using it for one of my classes too. It has been a hit. Thanks!

  5. Karen, I'm in love with your card. I can never make that door! LoL...thank you so much for sharing your awesome card-making skills.