I wanted to share two simple Halloween cards today using the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (DSP).

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For the Trick or Treat card, I used the ‘A Little Something’ stamp set and the pumpkin stamp from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit (more about that below). I stamped the spiders on a strip of 1 3/4 inch very vanilla card stock and then trimmed the ends using the Decorative Label punch, but only inserting each end in one at a time.

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I then stamped the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie ink on another piece of very vanilla and stamped the Trick or Treat on top of it with the Archival Basic Black ink then punching it out using the same label punch. I stamped two more pumpkins and fussy-cut them out and adhering all of them to the stamped spider piece with dimensions. I placed a piece of Tangelo Twist on top of the DSP and a Spider Web Doily between that and the very vanilla strip. Simple with a lot of punch.

The measurements are:

Basic Black card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/5 scored at 4 1/4

Happy Haunting Spider DSP: 5 1/2 x 3

Tangelo Twist: 5 1/2 x 1 7/8

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The Happy Haunting stamp along with the witch’s hat on the second card also came from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I added strips of the Black Glimmer paper to both sides of the very vanilla strip and then added a gold button with black and white baker’s twine. I cut a Spider Web Doily in half and placed it behind the DSP.

The measurements for this card are:

Tangelo Twist card base:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Ghost Happy Haunting DSP:  2 1/4 X 5 1/2

Very Vanilla strip 4 1/4 X 3/4

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All the supplies I used for both cards are listed below.

So, are you wondering what the Paper Pumpkin Kits are?

They are a fun-filled all-inclusive project kit that can arrive in your mailbox every month for just $19.95 (discounted even more if you purchase a 6 or 12-month subscription).

You can order them each month or you can get a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription. Everything you need to make the project is included in the kit, including an ink spot, stamp set, and clear mounting block. This is a great way to experiment with stamping if you aren’t sure. Experienced stampers love getting them as well because it is so much fun to be surprised as to the project you’ll get each month.

Also, for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness, the normal orange box these kits come in is turning pink!

Stampin’ UP! will be making a $1 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) for every active subscription and an additional $1 for every new subscription purchased before October 10.

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You can go here to find out more.

Until next time…keep on crafting!

Tammy