Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spooky Pinecone (Yes, that's what I said)

A pinecone and a spider walk in to a bar...Seriously, look how cool this spider is! I have been having an absolute blast using the  new Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines bundle (available September 1 from the new holiday catalog) to make all kinds of projects. I came up with this idea early this morning out of necessity. I realized I didn't really own any good Halloween stamps and needed a Halloween card. Unless otherwise noted, all products Stampin' Up!

Check out the stamps and dies from this bundle priced at only $54.75 (plus tax & shipping):

Yes, the body of the spider really is made from the large & small pinecone. I stamped the pinecone image with Versamark ink and embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. The head of the spider was selectively edited using the small pinecone die to make the shape work better. 

The legs of the spider were made using two each of the bows that come with this set. The antennae was made using a branch of one of the sprig die cuts. The base layer was stamped with speckles from Gorgeous Grunge and Touches of Textures using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and was embossed using the Woodland Embossing folder. The word was stamped using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. The cardstock colors are Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White. The messy threads are a piece of cheesecloth and a few pieces of the Black Metallic Thread available from Stampin' Up! 

In case you haven't seen my other projects using this set for non-holiday purposes, click on the image to take you to the original blog post. 

Just remember that you will be able to order this bundle on September 1. I would appreciate it more than you know, if you ordered it from my online store available by clicking on the link below. If you haven't signed up for my blog updates, please do so now. I will be sending a message just before September 1 with reminders about the new holiday catalog. 

I want to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, creative coach and inspiration. Want to earn free shipping during the month of August?? Simply place an order online with me using the hostess code above right for at least $50 before tax & shipping. (This is my promotion, not a Stampin' Up! promotion) Just after September 1, I will either mail you check or refund the shipping cost to your paypal account. Your choice. Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to reimburse you. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



  1. Ingenious! And definitely spooky.....

  2. *VERY* creative use of this bundle, Kim! The Halloween card *is* spooky, the foliage and pineapple cards are so pretty. and the reindeer is cute! I really admire your creative vision. Wow!

  3. You are SO creative! I'd like to tap into your creativity thought processes!

  4. I love your creativity using this set - I think I may have to order it now!


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