Sunday, October 29, 2023

Share it Sunday! Free tutorial - Bag of Bones

It's Sunday - and time to share another great card and free tutorial!   Only two days to Halloween - and I just had to share this adorable Halloween card.  The Bag of Bones set is nothing but fun - so how about a bit of spooky fun!

Bag of Bones Bundle - #162219 $51.25


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Bag of Bones

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·       Stamp Sets: Bag of Bones Stamp Set (162216); Bag of Bones Bundle (162219)

·       Card Stock and Paper: Basic Black (121045); Basic Gray (121044); Old Olive (100702); Crumb Cake (120953); Gray Granite (146983); Basic White (159276); Glow-In-The-Dark Specialty Paper (162221); Them Bones Designer Series Paper (162215)

·       Stamp Pads: Versamark Ink (102283); Old Olive (147090); Crumb Cake (147116); Misty Moonlight (153118); Cajun Craze (147085); Basic Gray (149165);

·       Tools: Bag of Bones Dies (162218); Deckled Circles (162286); Heat Tool (129053); Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder (162189)

·       Miscellaneous: Glow-In-The-Dark Bats & Ghosts (162220); Stampin’ Emboss Powders – Basics (155554); Embossing Additions Tool Kit (159971); Blending Brushes (153611); Stampin’ Write Markers Assortment – Neutrals (161697);  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal Adhesive (152813)


·       Basic Gray Card Stock: 8 ½” x 5 ½”; 5 ¼” x 4”

·       Basic Black Card Stock: 5 ¼” x 4”; 4 ½” x 2”; 4 ½” x 4 ½” (to die cut deckled circle)

·       Old Olive Card Stock: 8 ½” x ½”

·       Crumb Cake Card Stock: 8 ½” x ½”

·       Basic White Card Stock: 5 ¼” x 4”; 4” x 4” (to die cut deckled circle)

·       Gray Granite Card Stock:  5” x 1 ½” (1)

·       Glow-In-The-Dark Specialty Paper: 6” x 1 ½”

·       Them Bones DSP: 4” x 3”  (enough to fussy cut 4 graves)


1.    Score and fold Basic Gray cardstock in half to form card base.

2.    Emboss Basic Gray 5 ¼” x 4” with Distressed Tile 3D folder.

3.    Die cut two fence pieces from the Basic Black cardstock.

4.    Using Blending Brushes, add ink to the die cut Basic White Deckled Circle to create a night time scene.  Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the ground, Cajun Craze for the middle, Misty Moonlight for the night sky. 

5.    Using the Embossing Buddy, brush it over the Glow in the Dark Specialty Paper to get off any extra static.  Stamp the bones using Versamark and add Black embossing powder.  Shake off or brush off any excess powder and heat it with the Heat Tool.  Die cut. 

6.    Add the fence pieces to the scene.  Fussy cut out 4 tombstones to add to either side of your gravesite.   Using the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker, run it around the edges of each tombstone so there is no white or border around them.

7.    Die cut the grass out of the Old Olive and Crumb Cake cardstock.  Using the Blending Brushes, add some additional shading to the grass to give it more color and depth.  Adhere the grass to the scene starting at the fence line and working your way down the circle.  You can turn over and cut of excess as needed.

8.    Tuck in your skeleton limbs coming out of the grave. Adhere the entire scene to the die cut Basic Black deckled circle.  You may have extra on the left side that you can trim once you add it to the Distressed Tiled embossed piece.  Adhere this all to the front of the card base.

9.    Stamp greeting of your choice on the Gray Granite cardstock using Basic Gray ink and trim out either with scissors or with a paper trimmer.  Add the greeting to the front.   

10. Add ghosts or bats as wanted.



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Bundle Bonus for October/November 2023

Merry & Bright #161951 $47.50*


Product available at time of offering.

Cost shown is in the U.S. Market for October 2023 – Price will vary in other Stampin’ Up! markets.

Order the above bundle in the month of September, and all of my profits from the sale will go to support Doors of Hope ministry in Murfreesboro, TN – see more about this incredible ministry here –

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Plus - you will receive a special full bundle tutorial of additional card ideas – that you can use to create wonderful projects.  Tutorial bundle will be sent out as soon as possible – usually the Sunday after your purchase.


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Always Stamping, Maureen - the Crazy Stamping Lady!

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