This is Why I Shouldn’t Stamp on the Card

What’s wrong with this picture? Yup, you got it. I stamped my sentiment upside down and crooked! Ugh. This is exactly why I seldom stamp my sentiment on the card. Even if I stamp it right-side up, I am most likely going to stamp it crooked, so I usually stamp on scrap paper and either die cut or go with an easy rectangle. Most of the time, it takes two or three tries to get those sentiments right. I made a quick fix for this one though and created a cute little tag with a pop of color behind it and now you wouldn’t even know I made the mistake… except now you’re looking. LOL.


Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w scored and folded on the long-side at 4 1/4″ for the Card Base.

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 3 1/4″ h x 4 3/4″ w
  • scrap for tag
  • 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Basic Black Cardstock: scrap for haunted house and bats.

Parakeet Party Cardstock: 1/2″ h x 2 1/4″ w

Black & White Designs Designer Series Paper (DSP):

  • 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
  • Scrap for spooky frame

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w DSP to the Card Base with Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Lift some color off the Gorgeous Grape ink pad with an acrylic block. Then use a Blending Brush to pick up some ink from the blog and in a circular motion, apply some color to the bottom half of the 3 1/4″ h x 4 3/4″ w Basic White Cardstock.
  5. In the lower right corner stamp the three trick or treaters in Tuxedo Black ink.
  6. On scrap white cardstock, stamp the Sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.
  7. Die cut:
    1. The basic white sentiment frame.
    2. The spooky frame with the DSP.
    3. The bats and haunted house in Basic Black.
  8. Arrange the house, frame, and sentiment on the Card Base.
  9. First attach the spooky frame with Stampin Dimensionals. Then add some Stampin’ Seal to the back of the house and attach in inside the spooky frame.
  10. Next use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Parakeet Party strip to the back of the Sentiment Tag with Stampin’ Seal and attach both layers to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Use Multipurpose glue to add some bats.
  12. Sprinkle on the black Classic Matte Dots.
  13. Stamp and decorate the inside and attach with Stampin’ Seal.
  14. Decorate your envelope.
  15. So cute! Now send it to someone special.

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