Simple Stamping Sunday – Halloween Edition -Clever Cats

Simple Stamping Sunday

So excited to bring the Clever Cats Stamp Set to you for this entire week. I blog every day and I have had so much fun doing it! Blessed to love what I do, bringing you great projects every day. Sundays are the days that start with a new stamp set or bundle. I call Sunday’s Simple Stamping Sunday. 

Not being a simple stamper, I like lots of layers, bling, ink colors, die cuts, and ribbons. You get the idea! I have been stamping for over 20 years, and I sometimes forget what it was like when I first began. And because it is Simple Stamping Sunday, that means I am posting a simple stamping project using only stamps, ink, and paper. Basic projects that anyone can do. You won’t have to own half the Stampin’ Up! catalog to make them! LOL! Sometimes it is nice to go back to how you began.

Beginner Stamping Clever Cats Card
Card stamped with Clever Cats Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Main image is a Black Cat in a tiny cardboard box. Sentiment  stamped over and over again on the left side of the card reads, "Hey Crazy Cat!".

This card is a Simple Stamped card. Let’s call it a Beginner Card. It uses only stamps, ink, and paper. I used the Clever Cats Stamp Set, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock for the base, and accented with Basic White and Basic Gray Cardstock. The inks I used were Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Crumb Cake Classic Ink. This stamp set is just the cutest. I just love the funny little cat. He is such a character. Check out the close-ups.

Taking a closer view of the card. You can see that even though I used mostly Black Ink, the results are a precious Halloween card. If you choose to buy this stamp set in the new mini catalog, you will love it. This week I will show you so many cute Halloween ideas for it. I hope you will see how truly adorable it is because it would make a great addition to your collection or a great first stamp set. This entire week, I will be sharing ideas daily. By Saturday, there will be quite a few projects for my efforts. Come back to my blog daily to see them all.

Casual Stamping Clever Cats Card
Card stamped with Clever Cats Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Main image is a Black Cat in a tiny cardboard box. Sentiment reads, "Hey Crazy Cat!".

That first card was a Simple Stamping card, and this one is simple too just uses a few extra products. This second card represents one created by a Casual Stamper, someone who has been stamping for a while and has collected more products. It uses a few more supplies.

The background layer is essentially the same as the first card but uses Cutest Halloween DSP instead of the Basic Gray strip of cardstock. An additional color of cardstock, Fresh Freesia, was used on this card as well for a place to stamp the sentiment. The pouncing cat was stamped into a circle cut from the Layering Circle Dies and matted with a slightly larger Basic Gray circle. A spider was stamped down the right side of the card to give that Crazy Cat something to pounce at. Linen Thread was used at the top of the card and tied into a bow. Because a Casual Stamper has a few more products at their disposal than a Beginner, the results are similar but just a step up.

Check out the close-ups below.

One additional thing to note is that it is also SALE-a-bration! That means with a qualifying purchase from my online store, you can pick free things! Look for the SALE-a-bration Brochure on the right sidebar to see what is available or choose SALE-a-bration in my online store to see what is available.

Now that you have seen the Beginner card, and the card of a Casual Stamper, next, I will show you the card of an Avid Stamper. An Avid stamper is someone who has been crafting for quite a while and has acquired more than your average amount of supplies. They like to try new things and make unique cards using lots of extras.

Avid Stamping Clever Cats Card
Card stamped with Clever Cats Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Main image is a Black Cat in a tiny cardboard box. Sentiment stamped on a cute die-cut tag reads, "Hey Crazy Cat!".

The Avid Stamper likes to add even more to a card. They not only have purchased the stamp set but also the matching dies. Ribbon and embellishments are almost always used. They own plenty of ink colors, additional die-cut sets, punches, and even Stampin’ Blends Markers. All those things when added to a card help it achieve a more “professional” look. On this card, the Clever Cats Stamp Set, Layering Circle Dies, Frightful Tags Dies, and Tailor Made Tags Dies. Also added was the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper (DSP). Lastly, added was the Black & White Gingham Ribbon which was colored with the Granny Apple Green Blends Marker. It turned out so cute! Down below are the close-ups.

I hope that you enjoyed this Simple Stamping Sunday blog post using the Clever Cats Stamp Set. Every Sunday pop back in so that I can share more projects with you. I will leave you with images of all three cards. If you want to see last week’s Simple Stamping post, click here. 

The links below show the products used to create the three cards: Beginner, Casual, Avid. You can click the links to be taken to my online store to purchase the items you would like. Thank you for supporting my small business, and helping me to bring you more blog content with your support.

Beginning Stamping Card Product List

Casual Stamping Card Product List

Avid Stamping Card Product List

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