Spooky Fun Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  Time for fun. Let’s start with a Spooky Fun Holiday Catalog sneak peek.

Spooky Fun at WildWestPaperArts.com


Are you scared yet?  Not from the card, silly.  Scared that you’ll want everything in the new holiday catalog?  I’ve seen some great samples around the internet.  As they say, you can run, but you can’t hide.

Spooky Fun and it’s companion, Halloween Scenes Edgelits are one of the bundles you’ll see in the catalog.  You’ll find it on page 52 of the Holiday Catalog along with another set I’ve used, Ghoulish Grunge.  Now that one is truly spooky.

Bits & Pieces is what you’ll find in the Spooky Fun Bundle.  Nineteen stamps include the pieces you see here plus…

  • Five phrases
  • Trio of ghosts
  • Jack-o-lantern faces that fit in the pumpkin trio featured on this card
  • Spider web and dangling spider
  • Three bats
  • Two flying witches
  • Trio of headstones (see the inside of this card)


Edgelits and Framelits that cut a bat, a flying witch, pumpkin trio, headstone trio the wickedly spooky tree shown below and a picket fence. Six dies in all.  Wouldn’t this wicked bundle be great for Scrapbooking?  The pieces are just the right size to include on a Project Life page too. Love that!

Spooky Fun Sneak Peek at WildWestPaperArts.com

Shimmer & Shine. Clear Wink of Stella brings each element to lie.  You can barely see it here but it really shimmers in the light of a full moon.  Don’t forget a few black sequins scattered here and there.  Secure them using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and they won’t go anywhere.

Set the Mood by inking up the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder with Smoky Slate Classic Ink. Distress the edges of a not so Delicate White Doily also with Smokey Slate. Accidental rips and tear only add to the haunting look.  Add a little purple blood from the new Ghoulish Grunge Stamp Set (also on page 52 of the 2016 Holiday Catalog) for some real “Ghoul appeal”.

Focus on Foreground by using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies to cut a piece from the background panel before you adhere it.  Don’t forget to swipe the edges with more Smokey Slate and rough up the edges with the blade of your Paper Snips.

Spooky Fun Sneak Peek at WildWestPaperArts.com

The Inside Scoop. Pretty straight forward. Here’s an example of the headstone trio stamped and die-cut with the bundle along with one of the cute phrases.

Have I completely scared you now? No?  Here are a few more samples to haunt, I mean taunt you while you’re waiting for September 1st.  Take a look.  Need a closer look?  Click on each photo for a larger picture

Spooky Fun Sneak Peek Sample at WildWestPaperArts.com Spooky Fun Sneak Peek Sample at WildWestPaperArts.com
Spooky Fun Sneak Peek Sample at WildWestPaperArts.com Spooky Fun Sneak Peek Sample at WildWestPaperArts.com


Speaking of holiday catalogs, do you have your 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! yet?  If you’re a current customer of mine, you’ll be receiving one directly from Stampin’ Up!  If not, you can still get a free catalog from me.  Contact me to find out how – rae@wildwestpaperarts.com

Customer Bonus! Already a customer?  Earn a free gift when you let me know you’ve received your catalog through the mail. Send me an email (rae@wildwestpaperarts.com) telling me about when the post office delivered your catalog.  That’s it!


Have a Spooky Fun Friday &

Wildly Creative Day!

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Spooky Fun Sneak Peek Product Roundup:


Birthday Banners for PPA314

Welcome back to another Sketch Challenge from Pals Paper Arts. Pull out your stamps, ink, paper and tools to create your masterpiece this weeks sketch from designer, Amy Lazell. Let’s start with Birthday Banners for PPA314, my take on this week’s challenge.

Birthday Banners for PPA314 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Who came up with this weeks sketch?  Our featured designer, Amy Lazzell of Cards By Amy.  Thank you Amy!

Birthday Banners for PPA-314-Aug18 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Now, on to Birthday Banners for PPA314.

You’re probably seeing a lot of holiday stamping products all ready this year.  Not today!

Festive Birthday DSP 141630 at WildWestPaperArts.com

Festive Birthday DSP
Item 141630

Paper:  Bright, cheerful birthday cards are on the agenda for this challenge and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper is the perfect place to start.The fiesta theme and vibrant colors of this paper make it a great choice for birthday celebrations or any happy celebration.


Birthday Banners 141506 PPA314 at WildWestPaperArts.com

The Stamp Set Wondering where the Birthday Banners Stamp set was used?

Birthday Banners for PPA314 at WildestPaperArts.com

Bonus! This set pairs perfectly with the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies and the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

Hiccup!  Looks like the three little embellishments in the upper right corner are missing (see the sketch).  Is it me or did the little Enamel Stars have a mind of their own?  I’ll never tell.  I have seen Gremlins around here lately.

Ok, it’s your turn… who knows, you could be our Pals Paper Arts pick of the week!

Rules for the Gallery:

  • We invite you to use any brand of products to create your card or papercraft project.
  • Your entry should be new and inspired (totally or partially) by this challenge.
  • Please link to the blog post where your project is posted.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Pals Picks, and may be deleted.
  • Please use keyword PPA314 when uploading to public galleries.  We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able the respond on your submission. Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. Thank you!!
  • Inlinkz will close at Noon (EST) Tuesday, August 23rd.
  • We’ll announce our Pals Paper Artist Picks on Wednesday, August 24th.


Ready to play?  Click here for more inspiration and your chance to shine.


Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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Remember, you can only get your hands on the Thoughtful Branches Bundle during August, 2016, while supplies last!  Don’t miss out on Thoughtful Branches. Click on the links below.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set #143539

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies #143538

Thoughtful Branches Bundle #144328


Birthday Banners for PPA314 Product Round-up:

Weekly Updates August 17, 2016

Weekly Updates at WildWestPaperArts.com

Weekly Updates August 17, 2016 are here!

In this Issue:

  • Paper Pumpkin BOGO Special!
  • 2016 Holiday Catalog Open House Update & Sneak Peek Video
  • Stampin’Up! Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Information
  • Pals Paper Arts Previous Week Challenge Winners – Artist Picks!
  • August Host Code & Rewards
  • Current Backorder List

Paper Pumpkin BOGO Special

Paper Pumpkin BOGO at WildWestPaperArts.com

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For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Details: When you sign up and use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month FREE!


  1. Subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you’ll pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free.
  2. Subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit.  You’ll get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.

2016 Holiday Catalog Open House

2016 Holiday Open House Save the Date at WildWestPaperArts.com

Mark your calendars for a Wild West Holiday Open House and Customer Appreciation on September 17, 2016. The venue has been set for the Holiday Inn Express on Market Street in Reno, Nevada.  Customers, watch for your invitation via Email.

Speaking of the 2016 Holiday Catalog… here’s a video using some new goodies.

Bonus Days Redemption at WildWestPaperArts.com

It’s time to redeem the Bonus Days Coupons you’ve earned!  Need help?  We’ve got that covered with a handy PDF Tutorial to walk you through the process.  Click Here or on the graphic below.

Bonus Days PDF Page 1 Image at WildWestPaperArts.com

Click Here for PDF Tutorial

PPA 313 – Paper Artist Picks!


This week’s Pals Paper Arts Picks can be are:







Wild West Host Code Rewards

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You’ll see this code displayed in the sidebar the entire month of June.  But don’t wait!  Benefits will change as the month goes by.

Wild West Host Code Benefit July 2016

Place an order of $50.00 or more (before sales tax and shipping) through my Stampin’ Up! online store, using the May Host Code H29GGMNY to receive:

Free Shipping in September

Free Shipping Offer applies to one of your orders placed through me in September 2016.  One per customer.

Current Backorder List

Item #: 141684
Baker’s Twine Solid Night of Navy
Estimated Availability:

August 29, 2016



Item #: 141489
Big Shot Thinlits Sunshine Wishes

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August 22, 2016

Weekly Updates August 17, 2016

Have a Wildly Creative Day!

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