Them Bones, TSOT 628 & Cardz 4 Guyz 333

Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Guyz biweekly challenge. Our host for challenge #333, Melanie, chose spooky, or scary, or birds for the theme. The sky is the limit with these three options! When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the rest of the projects from the other design team members. As always, I’m blown away by the creativity and individuality when interpreting the challenges. We’d love to have you play along, so please upload your creations to our gallery.

I combined some new and some retired products for my “spooky” card, although I don’t really think it is spooky or scary.

Here’s my card:

Honestly, I just kept staring at the papers I have left from my Them Bones paper share. I was completely lost until I started looking at sketch challenges and found the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s challenge # 628. Once I had that sketch, everything else just fell into place rather quickly. I always love to participate in the TSOT challenges, and have been honored to have been picked as one of the top three a number of times the latest of which you can find here.

Here’s the sketch:


  • The Starry Sky base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a piece of the Them Bones DSP (designer series paper) to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 1-1/4 by 5-3/8 inches for the left panel.
  • The mat for the rectangle DSP piece measures 2-3/8 by 4 inches.
  • I trimmed the smaller, matted DSP according to the section of the pattern on the DSP. See the image below:
  • I’ve already used the Trick or Treat panel, and you can see that card here
  • I cropped a deckled circle from white cardstock for stamping.
  • The sentiment banner is the smallest deckled rectangle die.
  • I punched a 1-inch circle from a piece of 6 x 6 InColor DSP for the envelope flap.

Stamping & Assembly:

  • Stamp the skeleton heads from Cutest Halloween on the white cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.
  • Stamp the face using Starry Sky ink.
  • Crop the deckled circle. Outline the circle with a Smoky Slate Stamping Write Marker.
  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the DSP pieces.
  • Wrap Starry Sky and white baker’s twine around the DSP and adhere in the back using tear & tape.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the circle and adhere to the front of the card.
  • After cleaning a piece of Starry Sky cardstock using your embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment, from a Banner Year stamp set, using VersaMark ink.
  • Cover with embossing powder and heat set using your heat tool.
  • Stamping a couple of cobwebs from the Banner Year stamp set in Starry Sky ink.
  • Crop using a deckled rectangle die.

Finishing the Inside and the Envelope:

  • I used the letters from the Letters for You retired stamp set in Starry Sky ink. There are some stamp and die sets with which I will not part, and this is one of them.
  • I stamped the spiders and webs from the Banner Year stamp set in Smoky Slate ink
  • Finally, I stamped more spiders and webs on the envelope flap and on the front of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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Three of Anything for MMM # 207

Welcome to the bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge. I’m the host for challenge # 207, and I chose three of anything as the theme.

When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the projects created by the rest of the design team. We would love to see your “three of anything” creations uploaded to our gallery!

Here’s my three of anything card:

I think I might have gone a little bit overboard with the groups of three. Three ladybugs, three white circles, three Sweet Sorbet circles, and three sets of googly-eyes. I. just can’t seem to put these ladybugs together without using googly eyes. Admit it – they are stinking cute with those eyes!

What You Need:

  • A Sweet Sorbet base trimmed to 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The background DSP (designer series paper) comes from the Zany Zoo suite. It measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I outlined it with a black Stamping Write Marker to give it some definition.
  • Trim another piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle of coordinating Sweet Sorbet 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Punch 3 black ladybug bodies and 3 Sweet Sorbet sets of wings.
  • I punched three vellum cardstock wings as well.
  • Those circles! Did you notice the deckled circles? They can be found in the new mini-catalog which goes live September 6, 2023. I cropped three white and three Sweet Sorbet deckled circles.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches for the inside of the card. I. don’t know the purpose of this all occasion card yet, so I didn’t stamp an inside sentiment.

Putting the Card Together:

  • I only added dimensionals to the bottom, right-hand ladybug and the sentiment. I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere everything else.
  • Wrap a piece of the metallic Sweet Sorbet ribbon around the DSP and tie it in a bow.
  • Glue the white circles to the Sweet Sorbet circles.
  • Stamp the Sweet Sorbet wings using the dots stamp from the Hello Ladybug stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Layer the Sweet Sorbet wings on the vellum wings so the vellum barely shows between the wings and the body of the ladybugs.
  • Then adhere the Sweet Sorbet circles to the DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the ladybugs to the circle mats.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black and crop using a label die.
  • Punch a tiny dot from the top of the label and thread a small piece of the metallic ribbon through the hole. I used a piece of tear & tape on the back to secure it in place.
  • Using dimensionals, adhere the sentiment to the front of the card under the bow.
  • Since the googly eyes are self-adhesive, I just needed to peel the backing off and apply to the ladybugs. So stinking cute!
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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