Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Spooky Fun for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


How about some Spooky Fun for today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop?  So glad you joined us today.  If you have followed us for long, you know that we alternate a color challenge one week and a sketch challenge the next week. This is the color challenge week:


Spooky Fun


Perfect colors for some Spooky Fun!  


Spooky Fun


I decided to make 3 treat bags for one installment of grandchildren- I need to make 5 more very soon!  I used my Mini Treat Bags Thinlets dies for the bags, the tree die from the Thoughtful Branches set (order soon before it is gone),  plus the Spooky Fun stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  

I think they are really cute, but kids will like them much more like this:


Spooky Fun


I’ll give more details plus products used at the end of my post


But now, time to hop on around to Kristi Gray’s blog.  A list of our team is just below the forward icon in case you want to hop around again.  

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy



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Pumpkin Pie Gift Bag:

Pumpkin Pie Card stock 6″ X 6″ for largest part of bag, 3″ X 5 3/4″ for smaller part; adhered with Fast Fuse

Basic Black Polka Dot is from the Neutrals DSP Stack, 1 3/4″ X 4 1/2″, punched with the Triple Banner Punch, strip for bottom of bag

Whisper White for the banners stamped in Basic Black with Spooky Fun stamp set, die cut with Bunch of Banners die

Circle under the witch is Pumpkin Pie stripe from the Brights DSP Stack, die cut with a Layering Circle Die

Witch and bats from Spooky Fun, are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black

The moon image from Spooky Fun,  is stamped in Pumpkin Pie onto a panel of Pumpkin Pie stock and die cut with a Layering Circle Die

Halloween Night Baker’s Twine is used for the double bow



Basic Black Gift Bag:

Basic Black card stock for the bag, see sizes above; panel 1 3/4″ X 4 1/2″ for banner, punched with Banner Triple Punch and stamped with Spooky Fun and sentiment from Suite Seasons in Versa Mark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder

Bag is stamped in Versa Mark ink with images from Spooky Fun, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed before adhering with Fast Fuse

Strip of Basic Gray Neutrals DSP Stack 1 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ added to front panel with Fast Fuse

Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Brights DSP banner 2″ X 5″ punched with Banner Triple Punch, banners attached with glue then popped onto bag front with dimensionals, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine “bow” added with a glue dot.


Basic Gray Gift Bag:

Basic Gray card stock, see the first set of instructions for sizes of panels; dry embossed with the Woodland TIEF before adhering with Fast Fuse Adhesive

Basic Black tree die cut from Beautiful Branches Thinlets dies and adhered with small strips of dimensionals

Pumpkins and moon from Spooky Fun, stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink onto Pumpkin Pie card stock , witch stamped onto moon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut out, adhered with Fast Fuse.  Pumpkins adhered with dimensionals

Whisper White banner stamped with sentiment from Spooky Fun; die cut with the smallest Banners Thinlets Dies, the words “BOO”, from Suite Seasons  stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black and fussy cut, then adhered with Fast Fuse.

Pumpkin Pie stripe Brights DSP stack banner cut from small Banners Thinlets Dies and glued to white banner before adding them to the front of the card with Fast Fuse adhesive.



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Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Mini Treat Bag and Weekly Deals

I made a quick treat bag to go along with the card I made in yesterday’s post.  Click here to see my card if you missed it.  I used the Stampin’ Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Die set to create my Halloween treat bag and the spider and web from the Happy Scenes stamp set.  The sentiment and Witch’s hat are from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  I am getting a lot of use of these stamps!



I also used the Square Pillow BoxThinlets Dies for the little banner of pumpkins and for the cut out the sentiment is stamped on. I used my Banner Triple punch for the longer banner.  My bag was cut from a retired piece of DSP:( that was just screaming for me to use it!

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes and September 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes and the September 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamp sets to create my card for today.

Halloween Happy Scenes for PP265 Card-iiology by Jari


I decided to play along with the Paper Players PPA265 theme challenge which is Halloween:




And, I was inspired by the sketch over at Retro Sketches #184



Make sure you stop by both of those Challenges to see all of the wonderful creations by the Team Members and players!

Halloween Happy Scenes Card-iology by Jari


Here is the inside:

Happy Scenes for RS184 Card-iology by Jari



This is a quick and easy card for those of you wanting to stamp, but do not have a lot of time!

  • Stamp the images on a Whisper White Strip in Basic Black Archival and Tangelo Twist inks
  • Layer the image on a strip of Tangelo Twist stripe DSP and adhere with snail, then snail the panel of Timeless Elegance DSP onto a panel of Tangelo Twist
  • Wrap a length of Basic Black baker’s twine around your layered piece 3 times and attach it to the back with glue
  • Stamp your sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White, use the smallest of the Banner Thinlets, and run it through the Big Shot. Then, using the same banner, cut a piece of Basic Black and Tangelo Twist. Layer these 3 with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and pop them up with Dimensionals to the front panel.  Add a bow with a glue dot.
  • Stamp the witch’s hat onto a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut with Paper Snips and pop on with a Dimensional
  •  Pop the card front onto your Basic Black card base with Dimensionals
  • Stamp the inside and layer your panels with snail or glue


Card cuts and supplies will be at the end of the post.



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Stamping Supplies used in making my card today:

Card Cuts are in inches:


  • Basic Black card base 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2, small strip for banner
  • Tangelo Twist panel for front of card is 4 X 5 1/4; the inside panel is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; small strip for banner
  • Timeless Elegance DSP for front panel 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Whisper White strip for images is 1 1/4 X 5 1/8; inside panel is 4 X 5 1/4: small strip for banner and witch hat
  • Tangelo Twist DSP stripe 1 1/2 X 5 1/8


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Monday and I hope to see you next time!

Stampin’ Up! September Paper Pumpkin

Have you seen the September Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up! ?  Every month, I am so excited to see what is in store for me.  This month’s kit is so cute. 


Sept Paper Pumpkin


This kit contains enough supplies for 8 treat bags and tags, and the stamps are very fun, too!


I have 8 grandchildren, so this kit is perfect for me for Halloween treats for them.  Just don’t tell my husband there wasn’t one for him ok? 😈 Here is one of the bags I made:

Paper Pumpkin Sept 2015 Card-iology by Jari



I decided I wanted to also make a Halloween card using some of the stamps from this set, so I began to pull together all of the stamps I thought I could combine to make a Halloween scene.  I pulled out Sheltering Tree, Happy Scenes and of course, the September Paper Pumpkin offerings.  Here is what I came up with:

Halloween Sheltering Tree and Happy Scenes Card-iology by Jari



First, I stamped the tree from the Sheltering Tree set in Memento Black ink onto a panel of Whisper White.  I decided it needed some spiders to make it a little more creepy, so I masked off the web part of the stamp with scotch tape and inked up the spider and its dragline from Happy Scenes in Memento Black ink and stamped it as if they were hanging  from the 3 branches. Then, I added the rake which was stamped in Memento Black.  The leaves were inked with Delightful Dijon and Tangelo Twist and stamped across the bottom of the card. 


The pumpkins were cut out with a die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlets Dies and decorated with a Black Stampin’ Write marker, and popped up with Dimensionals.  I stamped the Witch’s Hat from the Paper Pumpkin set in Memento Black right onto the Whisper White piece and added the Boo sentiment from the Happy Scenes set also in Memento Black.  Happy Haunting, also from September Paper Pumpkin, was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Tangelo Twist ink. I used the smallest banner from the Banners Framelits die set to cut it out and trimmed the left end a little so that I could frame it in a piece of Tangelo Twist that had also been cut out with the same banner.

Halloween Sheltering Tree



For the inside, I stamped a pumpkin from the Paper Pumpkin stamps and a sentiment from the Happy Scenes set in Tangelo Twist, and the Boo, also from Happy Scenes, in Memento Black.  I added a left over strip of the DSP  to the bottom with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.


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Card recipe: (all measurements in “)

  • Tangelo Twist base  5 1/2 x 8 12 scored at 4 1/4, panel 4 5/8 X 3 1/8, 3/4 X 1 3/4 for banner
  • Polka Dot panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 and strip for inside of card
  • Whisper White panel for outside4 1/2 X 3 , inside 5 1/4 X 4, 3/4 X 1 3/4 for banner, trimmed some on left

Have a great Saturday and I hope to see you next time!