Well, I used Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is a Halloween themed paper but I instead made a card to express gratitude.  The great majority of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are dual sided and many of the designs and patterns on the back are neutral or of a general theme.  I loved the beautiful Crushed Curry scrolls on this “back side” and think it’s perfect to pair it with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I don’t think you’d know that there is a Halloween design on the other side of this paper.

Painted Harvest card using Monster Bash Designer Series Paper

Painted Harvest Fun Fold

I typically don’t make many Halloween Cards, it just seems that as soon as the 4th of July passes the retailers skip through Halloween, Thanksgiving and straight into Christmas so I had to find a creative use of my Monster Bash DSP.  Shhh, don’t tell my secret!

If you’d like to purchase any of the items to make this card, just click on any of the pictures in my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of my website and you’ll be redirected to my Online Store.

If you use the September Host Code: KJ33SJFV when placing your order, I’ll send you a surprise in October and if your order is a minimum $50* you will also receive a package of Basic Jewels Rhinestones inside your hand stamped thank you card.

*before sales tax/shipping – one gift per customer per month.  This offer can not be combined with any other offer I hold in September.  Your gift is subject to change based on product availability at Stampin’ Up!

IMPORTANT! If your order is over $150*, please don’t use the Host Code because your order qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards, by you will receive the free gift from me as well.

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  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 11″ X 4 1/4″ scored and folded at 5 1/2″, then cut off 2″ of the front of the card
  • Early Espresso Cardstock:  approx: 4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″  (use the Nested Stitched Labels to die cut out)
  • Monster Bash DSP: 4″ X 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: slightly larger than 3″ X 3″ and use the largest stitched circle die
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  Inside layer of card 5 1/4″ X 4″
  • Garden Green Cardstock scraps: use to stamp leaves
  1. Adhere the white card layer on the inside of the card
  2. Adhere the DSP to the card front
  3. Use the Nested Stitched Label Die to cut the Early Espresso cardstock and use the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp a desired number of leaves with Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock scraps and punch out with the Leaves punch
  5. Stamp the sunflower with Crushed Curry ink and then use the smaller sunflower image to stamp on top of the Crushed Curry sunflower with the Cajun Craze ink pad.
  6. Use Early Espresso Ink to stamp the center of the sunflower and to stamp the sentiment.  Refer to photo for placement.
  7. Use the largest Stitched Circle to die cut out the sunflower and sentiment.
  8. Add Stampin Dimensionals on the back of the stitched circle and adhere to the Early Espresso Nested Stitched Label.
  9. Adhere the punched leaves behind the circle.
  10. Embellish with Basic Jewels Pearls or Rhinestones. (Optional)


The Buy 3 Get ! FREE Designer Paper Series Paper Sale ends on Sept 30th.
The Clearance Rack has some items as much as 60% off.

Thanks for reading my blog today.  Have a wonderful week-end!  Do you make Halloween Cards?  I’ll share a couple I’ve made next week.

Inky hugs,



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