Card Parade with Last Chance for Holiday Supplies

If you really loved something from the mini catalog now is the time to order. Things are flying off the shelves so to speak. Quite a few things are gone forever. Almost all the ribbon & embellishments are out. Once the current inventory is depleted, it’s gone forever. 😦

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When I checked last night these favorites were still left. Prices are examples & are not guaranteed.

This was my go to last year & it carried over.

Have a wonderful day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Fall Thanks- InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! November is a time of gratitude and thanksgiving, and we’ve made projects that say “thanks!” to special people in our lives. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Sometimes all you need is pretty paper & an awesome sentiment to make a great card. That’s one of the things I love about Stampin’ Up- the gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)! This paper is called Rustic Harvest. It has wonderful fall colors and designs on one side and black/white designs on the other side. I used one of the black and white design with yesterday’s cards.

I often cut my DSP so that I can make multiples of the same card. This works well for my card class too. And this is a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making at class on Friday. *

*If you’re in the St. Louis area, we’d love for you to join in for a fun Friday afternoon or night out. We make 3 cards. Everything is provided, so all you need to do is bring YOU & a beverage.

…Back to the blog post… The card base is Crushed Curry. Then a layer of Basic Black cardstock. A piece of 3.5 x 5″ piece of Merry Merlot was embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder & Adhered to the lower part of the card. The 3 x 4 piece of DSP was mounted on Crushed Curry. That panel was mounted with dimensionals to the card.

A close up

The “thanks” sentiment from the Amazing Thanks dies (a must have {in my humble opinion}). The shadow is in Basic Black & the “thanks” in Crushed Curry. Three gold sequins from our Seasonal Sequins were added to give it a pop.

One of the things I do with my card class is create a more intricate card & then two easier cards. This is one of the easier cards. Since I cut everything, the participants only need to assemble. The card is seasonally appropriate & I know they will be able to use it soon, perhaps a thanks for including me at your Thanksgiving table.

One last look

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Witchy Hat in Parakeet Party

Are you counting down the days until Halloween? We make it fun & not scary. This year we be joining family at our adult nephew, & his charming wife”s home for a bonfire. The littles will be in costume. Can’t wait!!

I’m finishing up my cards; & getting them ready to mail. I don’t make many Halloween cards so my friend & fellow demonstrator, Sally, graciously allowed me to borrow her Bewitched bundle. Thanks, Sally!

My card base is the fun Parakeet Party. I added a layer of Crushed Curry & topped it with DSP from the host pack, Celebrate Everything. A strip of Old Olive Glitter Washi tape was added on the left side.

Next & center stage is the witch’s hat stamped in Parakeet Party & punched out. It was mounted on Basic Black & a star pattern DSP from the same host pack. Last, in-color Decorative Matte dots were added.

Have a great Friday & weekend, friends. Enjoy the fall activities! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’Up
  • Stamps & Punch: Bewitching Bundle # 159857
  • Paper: Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Basic White
  • DSP: Celebrate Everything
  • Ink: Parakeet Party
  • Embellishments: Glitter Washi Tape & in Color Decorative Matte Dots

Halloween – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! Boo! Today we are sharing scary and sweet projects perfect for Halloween. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Isn’t this little silhouette image the cutest?! I just love it. I stamped the fairy princess image in Momento Black on Basic White card stock & added a layer of Pear Pizzazz across the bottom. Then I layered the “spooky” frame on top. I intentionally placed the frame with the branches on the bottom so it would appear like a thorny bush that the princess was walking by.

When I’m not sure of my placement, I use non- Stampin’ Up removable tape. Then when I have is right, I use our all purpose liquid glue to make it secure.

Next I cut the Basic White & Pear Pizzazz using my little guillotine trimmer (a SU! promotional item from years ago). I wish we had these in the catalog but you can find a non-SU!guillotine trimmer at your local craft store.

I colored the Pear Pizzazz card-stock with my Pear Pizzazz marker to make it a little darker. I created a rectangular panel using In-Color 6×6 DSP in Orchid Oasis on Orchid Oasis card stock. Also in Orchid Oasis, I stamped a sentiment from the September “Spooky Treats” Paper Pumpkin. This panel was adhered to the Tahitian Tide card base & then the silhouette scene was popped up with dimensionals.

Extra black stars from the Paper Pumpkin kit were added. Black Bakers Twine was wrapped & tied in a knot plus extra pieces were added to mimic a spider. Its hard to see but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her wings, crown & wand.

This is definitely a different layout for me. What do you think?

A special Thank You to my fellow demonstrator & friend, Sally Nusbaum from The Gathering Place for letting me use her stamps & dies.

Thank you for hopping along with us. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Basic Black, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, Pear Pizzazz
  • DSP: In-Color 6×6 in Orchid Oasis
  • Stamps: Scary Cute & September Paper Pumpkin
  • Ink: Momento Black, Orchid Oasis, Pear Pizzazz marker
  • Dies: Scary Silhouette
  • Accessories: Baker’s Twine Essential Pack (black) & leftover Black stars from September Paper Pumpkin, Wink of Stella.

Have a great Wednesday, friends! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Witch Hat Fun

Hi & Happy Friday, friends! Do you enjoy Halloween as much as I do? First, there’s candy; second, there’s fun decorations; but my most favorite is seeing the kiddos in costume. In St. Louis, the trick-or-treaters tell jokes before candy is exchanged. Hearing a five (5) year old recite a joke is priceless. My card today is all about Halloween.

Don’t you just love this witch’s hat & boots? I used my favorite in-color, Starry Sky, as the card base & stamped the little stars in Starry Sky.

The Black & Crushed Curry star DSP is from the Host Pack called Celebrate Everything.

I stamped the boots in Starry Sky directly on a Basic White panel. On a scrap of Basic White I stamped the hat in Starry Sky & punched it out with the Witch Hat Builder punch. The hat was popped up with dimensionals.

Across the bottom of the white panel I put a strip of the black washi tape. The entire white panel was mounted on a piece of Starry Sky.

Last, I added sequined from the Sparkle & Shine sequins to add to the glitz. The stamped stars were repeated on inside corners & the sentiment is from the Scary Cute stamp set.

Have a great Friday & weekend! Marilyn (aka MJ)

# 159857
Celebrate Everything
# 158137

Pumpkin Spice Everything?

My card today was inspired by pumpkins. I love the taste of pumpkin, (especially pumpkin pie); it always reminds me of fall. But in a effort to be health conscious, I try to get the pumpkin taste in a lower fat calorie way.

Are you a Pumpkin Spice lover? Me- that’s a yes! As long as it’s not too sweet. I ran across a recipe for homemade low-fat, low-sugar PS coffee creamer using pumpkin purée (aka canned pumpkin). I’ve modified it to fit my tastes & it’s super easy & delicious! I’ll be “over PS” thing by Halloween or Thanksgiving but it sure is good now. Then bring on Peppermint & Mocha. Hello Christmas! But let’s not get ahead of the seasons…

My card today features (again) the Rustic Harvest DSP. So pretty. See Wednesday’s post for another card & link to two more cards with this DSP.

I used the Stylish Shapes dies to create the stitched rectangles and frame. I LOVE these dies… I use them quite frequently.

See the picture below for how I made the Crushed Curry Frame. The smaller rectangle was centered inside the larger frame. Then I fit the pumpkin die cut rectangle right into the frame. If you’re worried about slipping, you can use Scotch tape on the back to adhere the two pieces together after cutting & before putting it on your card.

Yes I’m still using my Big Shot! I hope to get the newer Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine soon with some reward points… stay tuned:)

I use 3M Low Tack artist’s tape to hold it in place. Post-it note tape is similar. I find my “older & less pretty” non-SU washi tapes get gummy & tends to peel a layer off the card stock. I’m done with that hassle especially after ruining several die cut pieces. YKWIM? Below is another closeup of the card.

I added a bow made from the fun Silver-threaded twine; quite a bit thicker than our regular twine as you can see, but oh-so- fall!!

Item # 159662

Lastly, the frame embellishment are Brushed metallic dots. Perfect for fall or Guy cards- don’t you think?

Item # 156506

Here’s one last look at my no Stamp pumpkin fall card. I hope you like it.

I’d love to hear your opinion on Pumpkin Spice flavoring, your favorite recipe or this card. Happy weekend, MJ (aka Marilyn)