Stamp It Group – Halloween Themed Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the Stamp It Group Blog Hop and Giveaway for September! This month you will find lots of Halloween card ideas to inspire you to start making some fabulous handmade spooky cards. As a bonus we are giving away the vibrant Oh Happy Day card kit to one lucky winner. So read through to the end of this post to see who won the giveaway from August and to find out how to enter this month. Don’t forget to visit each of the other blogs participating in the hop to get more entries!

This month I made two cards highlighting the cute black cat from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. Here is my first card:

Halloween Card Ideas | Pick a Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper | Labeler Alphabet | Rubber Stamping | Handmade Cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia

I love that Stampin’ Up! started creating images on their DSP that can be cut out with a punch or die. I combined the punched out cat with images from the Pick a Pumpkin set, and greenery cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies. The colors I used for the pumpkins are Berry Burst and Pumpkin Pie, which are stamped on both its matching color cardstock as well as Whisper White.

Halloween Card Ideas | Pick a Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper | Labeler Alphabet | Rubber Stamping | Handmade Cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia

I know the little dots left by the Big Shot are not always desirable, and sometimes I will try to flatten them out. However, on this card I have a little bit of a polka dot theme going on and thought the raised dots tied into that theme. I finished the card with a short sentiment made with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. This is definitely not a spooky card, but a great card for a friend who you would like to send a note to around pumpkin season!

Tip: Use a bone folder to press out the dots left by the Big Shot on cardstock if you don’t want them to show.

My next card uses the popular Painted Harvest stamp set. I didn’t originally intend for it to have a cat on the card front. But as I was laying the pieces out I added a stray cat from my worktop and thought it looked pretty good.

Halloween Card Ideas | Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up! with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper | Cat Punch | Rubber Stamping | Handmade Cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia

The main colors on this card are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight for the flowers, and Always Artichoke for the leaves. The cat seemed to be floating when I first positioned everything, so I added the thin strip of Cajun Craze cardstock to give the little guy a place to rest.

Halloween Card Ideas | Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up! with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper | Cat Punch | Rubber Stamping | Handmade Cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia

This is actually a fairly simple card to put together. The back two sun flowers are stamped directly on the Whisper White cardstock along with a few leaves. The top sunflower and the sentiment are fussy cut, which is a lot easier than it looks with our amazing Paper Snips. With the coordinating Leaf Punch and Cat Punch the rest of the cutting was a piece of cake!

Tip: Stamp some images directly on the card and then punch or fussy cut other images to give the card more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and are inspired to go create your own Halloween and Fall themed cards!

Congratulations to Donna Sicafuse for winning the A Little Wild Stamp Set from the August Stamp It Blog Hop!

Now onto the giveaway for this month. Follow the instructions on the graphic below for a chance to win the Oh Happy Day card kit. Don’t forget to include #stampitcontest when leaving your comment. Good luck!

Make sure to hop around to the other blogs. Check out all the great projects featuring fall card ideas, and leave more comment love!


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  1. #stampitcontest
    Love your cards and the cat!?

  2. Maggie Little says:

    Love Halloween, it’s my favorite. Thank you for your ideas!
    Lost everything in Hurricane Harvey, this giveaway would be a great start to rebuilding. lol

  3. Barbara Abke says:

    #stampitcontest. Loved both cards.

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love that cat!

  5. OMGosh I love your cards they are beautiful. #stampincontest

  6. Both cards are awesome but the flowers with the cat is my favorite.#stampitcontest

  7. #stampitcontest Great cards, love them.

  8. Stacy Misura says:

    The cat punch is my favorite, TFS!

  9. Breina Burgin says:

    I haven’t seen a Big Shot in person yet, so I’m a bit confused as to what you mean with the first card and the dots. Do you mean the little dots on the green leaves? Is it from the little holes that allow you to push the die cut cardstock out of the die?


    • Julie DeGuia says:

      Yes Breina, I was referring to the dots on the green leaves and it is from the holes on the dies. It works here but a lot of times it is an annoying side effect of how the dies are constructed! 🙂

  10. Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas. #stampitcontest

  11. Diana Hernandez says:

    Great cards, tfs

  12. #stampitcontest
    Oh, my! I love your cards! I hope you don’t mind if I case them. TFS!

  13. Kathe Navarro says:

    My favorite! #stampitcontest

  14. Sharon Perehudoff says:


    Cute Kitty!

  15. #stampitcontest

    Love the sweet kitty on both projects!

  16. #stampitcontest
    The flowers look beautiful

  17. Love both of your cards, Julie!! Great fussy cutting with the ‘thankful’ sentiment…it really adds to the dynamic of the card. 🙂

    • Julie DeGuia says:

      Thanks Lori! This wasn’t actually the card I was planning on using the sentiment for but you know how that goes with ideas flying around the craft room! 🙂

  18. Karen Piermarini says:

    Can’t truly appreciate Autumn Harvest until you see it in person

  19. Spooky! #stampitcontest

  20. #stampitcontest

    Love these. Have to try them.

  21. #stampitcontest

    I love both these cards! The polka-dotted one is adorable, and such a great idea to use the cat with the Painted Harvest set.

  22. Teresa Hemingway says:

    I love it

  23. Adorable cat card..


  24. #stampitcontest
    Love both cards, especially the cat on the paited harvest card., very cute

  25. Elizabeth A Setzler says:

    Cutie cards #stampitcontest

  26. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very cute cards!!

  27. Heather Robinson says:

    Love both cards! #stampitcontest

  28. #stampitcontest
    Beautiful cards!

  29. Vickie Miller says:


  30. Love this card!

  31. I too am thrilled that some of the new DSP coordinates with punches or dies. I really like the cat mixed with the Painted Harvest set. Very nice projects. TFS #stampitcontest

  32. Awesome Falloween cards! Fantastic!

  33. Julie Grassel says:

    Oh I love your cards!!! I’m going to have to get that cat set!!! #stampitcontest

  34. Beautiful cards. I just love the Painted Harvest stamp set and the cat punch even though I’m a dog person at heart.? #stampitcontest

  35. Dolores Ingraham says:

    Great ideas, love the polka dots. #stampitcontest

  36. Eileen McClean says:

    Love them both but really love the painted harvest one with the cat, #stampitcontest.
    Thanks for sharing

  37. Jeannine Garner says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards!! #stampitcontest

  38. Linda Robertson says:

    Love both your cards!! #stampitcontest

  39. Diana Durst says:

    Love the cards especially the sunflower one!

  40. Sheila Lane says:

    #stampitcontest. Love the cat with the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Love both cards Julie and how you incorporated the cat into both. Awesome inspiration!

  42. Kathy Beemer says:


  43. Great cards.

  44. #stampitcontest very cute

  45. Amazing cards! TFS

  46. Barbara Brennan says:

    Two super duper cute cards! The black and sunflowers are my fav!

  47. Wanda Bailie says:

    I love these cards, they are so cute and I love that you put in the non traditional Berry Burst pumpins. #stampitcontest

  48. jan lamoreaux says:

    Love the polka dots! So cute! #stampitcontest

  49. Debra Schuh says:

    Awesome! #stampitcontest

  50. Deborah Rusignuolo says:

    Cute card thank you for sharing #stampitcontest.

  51. Love the Painted Harvest card!! #stampitcontest

  52. Eileen Thompson says:


  53. Virginia Fox says:

    #stampitcontest…love the great ideas

  54. pauline vaughan says:

    Great Cards

  55. Sandy Berghuis says:

    Love your cards! TFS

  56. Both are very nicely put together! #stampitcontest

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