134 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/30/2017

Mon 30

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have my final Halloween card for the 2017 season. 

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I was playing with alcohol ink backgrounds, and thought this one looked like a great Halloween background.  

To create this background I took Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Lettuce, Purple Twillight and Gold Metallic Mixative alcohol inks and added drops of each ink onto Yupo paper.  Then I brushed across the paper with rubbing alcohol and dried it with my heat tool. To add a little more interest to the background I spattered it with rubbing alcohol and dried it once again with the heat tool.  

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I die cut the spider web in the top right hand corner of the card and mounted this to a white cardstock layer.  The word "Greetings" was die cut and embossed with gold embossing powder and then glued to a strip of vellum paper.  I adhered this to the card front and then stamped and embossed the word "Halloween" to the card front. 

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To finish the card, I glued a spider to the web and mounted my card front to a Licorice cardstock layer, which I then adhered to a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and have a Happy Halloween!

Donnasignature

 

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10/21/2017

Sat 21

Curved Picket Fence, Playful Boo, Tall Fern Left Corner, Swirling Ghosts and Seaweed Stalks by Jean Okimoto

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Swirling Ghosts are working overtime this fall - here they are again with the new Curved Picket Fence and Playful Boo.  Tall Fern Left Corner and Seaweed Stalks add a bright touch to a spooky card - it's OK to be orange today.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - I was inspired by Donna's great card and couldn't resist making just one more Halloween card for you.  

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper.  Give the two larger ghosts some eyes with scraps of black cardstock.  

Cut Tall Fern Left Corner with dark orange cardstock.  

Cut two of the dotty Seaweed Stalks from orange cardstock.  Trim one of them so it's a bit shorter, and has just two branches.  This is such a versatile die set - it doesn't have to be seaweed!  

Cut Curved Picket Fence from dark kraft cardstock.

Cut Playful Boo from green cardstock.

Attach everything to a Licorice Notecard - use foam dots for the tops of the two larger ghosts.

The tiny Not So Heavy Metal Sequins from Birch Press are attached upside-down here.  I thought they looked sparkly-er on the Licorice Notecard that way.  Have you seen this new collection of beautiful sequins and shimmery accents?  

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Thanks for stopping by!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

10/20/2017

Fri 20

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a great Halloween card for you, which mixes new with old.  The Halloween Sideshow stamp set is one of my favorite Halloween sets.

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To create this card use the smallest rectangle from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set to cut three rectangles from white cardstock, save the cardstock for a card layer. Ink the cut rectangles using Twisted Citron distress ink. Mist them with water and let dry.  Using the Circle Web Collage die, cut two webs from Licorice cardstock, cut them apart and glue onto the sponged rectangle pieces.  

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Using foam tape I adhered the saved white die cut card layer to a Licorice cardstock layer, which is glued to a white card base.  I spattered the card with black ink.  

I inserted the rectangles back into place on the card front.  Because the white cardstock layer is popped up and the rectangles are glued flat to the Licorice cardstock layer, they create a window.  In the window I placed the stamped and colored Halloween images and the sentiments,  which were stamped on Licorice cardstock strips and embossed using white embossing powder. 

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To finish the card I added some orange Nuvo Dots, and that's it!

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

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10/15/2017

Sun 15

Double Decker BOO
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello Memory Box fans. Penny here today with  Double Decker die sporting a few friends along for the ride. I know you will find this particular die useful when you have different critters traveling. So fun to maybe add a snowman, Santa, a fox or hedgehog...so many possibilities!

For my rambling friends:

 

Start with a sturdy cardstock base.

 

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For purposes of time, I eBrushed all the elements of this card, but using watercolors or pencils would be adorable also.

Die cut the Double Decker, Whimsy Bat, Whimsy Ghost, Stitched Farm Pumpkins and Playful Boo.

Color each die cut as desired and shade where you find appropriate.

For the bus, I trimmed a small piece of Black cardstock making the inside of the Double Decker look dark.

 

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Adhere to card front as shown. Obviously I die cut the Stitched Farm Pumpkins twice to give a super sized amount for the top of the bus.

Which die cut would use use for the top of the Double Decker?

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

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10/14/2017

Sat 14

A Spooky Box
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Weekend Friends! Today I have a fun Halloween pop up box card to share with you, let's get started. 

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For the box I used a tutorial I found online, there are so many ways to make this type of card. I found some directions and then cut and scored the black card stock to make the box. Then I used some of the fun Memory Box papers to decorate the sides of the box.

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I cut the Whimsy Bat three times in black paper and then used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to give the bats some sparkle. Googly eyes make them extra fun. For the pumpkins I used an orange velvet paper and put them inside the box. To finish it off I added the Whimsy Ghost to the back with some more fun googly eyes. This type of card is so fun to make and it doubles as a cute decoration for your home. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

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10/11/2017

Wed 11

Whimsy Cat, Circle Web Collage, and Wrapped Stitch Rectangles by Jean Okimoto


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Concord Grape, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet don't sound very Halloween-ish - but combine them with Whimsy Cats and the Circle Web Collage and they will be!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a few more Halloween tricks and techniques.

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Cut the 3.5" x 4.75" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from white cardstock.  Cut the rectangle with the new Circle Web Collage.  Press a piece of blue painters tape lightly against the backside of the collage to remove any wispy little cardstock remnants that would show up against the dark purple Concord Grape Notecard.  

Stamp the triangles from the Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamps Set with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.  Stamp the dots (from the same stamp set) with Twisted Citron.  I love the bonus circles, triangles and diamond shapes that are included in this great stamp set.  

Cut Whimsy Cat twice from orange and black cardstock.  Layer them - a bit offset - for a shadowy effect and to add even more personality to their friendly faces.

Stamp the spiders from the Halloween Sideshow Clear Stamps Set with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Color the centers with a black marker.  Matching black inks can be challenging - a black Sharpie is a perfect match for Onyx Black

Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam dots for the black cat.  Add green gem stickers.

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There's a lot happening on this card - but I hope the repetition of circles, ovals and triangles  makes it look cohesive.  What do you think?

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the BOO! class at Impress on October 14th.  We're making 5 cards and a little treat wrapper for your favorite kids (or adults!).  We'll combine great dies from the stash with some of the latest designs from the Fall 2017 Collection.  See the Impress collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and stamps here.

Thanks for stopping by...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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10/08/2017

Sun 08

Whimsy Bat
by Penny Ward

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Hello Memory Box friends. I am back................... Penny here today after a forced break from crafting due to hurricane Irma. Six days with no electricity and 11 days with no cable or internet. Let's face it...I was miserable because I could not do much crafting. But once the power was back on and the laundry was done.....everyone knew where to find me...in my Happy Place!

Let's put this sweet card together:

 

Start with a White base card, eBrush the left side with a bit of Gray Copic marker.

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Cut a Black cardstock panel 4.25 x 5.50 inches, then die cut using Circle Web Collage and adhere to card front.

 

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Die cut Happy Halloween Channel from Orange cardstock, trimming top and bottom for desired height. Adhere to card front, then color pumpkin and add foam adhesive to back.

 

Finish the card by die cutting Whimsy Bat (is he too adorable or what?), Color him gray, then add him to card front with one of his wings poking into the web.

 

Have you started your holiday cardmaking? This is a great card to make multiples of because it is strictly die cutting. 

Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!!!

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

 

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10/07/2017

Sat 07

Stitched Farm Pumpkins, Grassland Collage and Swirling Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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A snowman-style stack of the new Stitched Farm Pumpkins meets the Swirling Ghosts here today.  Have you noticed a lot of triple-stacked pumpkin displays lately?  I have - and although the laws of gravity (and cardmaking) would have them layered in front of the pumpkins below, I wanted the stems to show.  So here they are!

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another matchup of old and new design elements from several releases.  A googly-eyed pumpkin cut from a portion of a Persimmon Notecard adds a bright dash of color that every Halloween card needs.  

Cut Grassland Collage from orange cardstock and trim around it with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Trim the right edge.  The Rectangle Basics and Square Basics sets are great trimmers when your design requires straight edges and uniform borders.  Using a rectangle or square die guarantees at least three straight, accurate edges - then just cut one remaining edge for a perfect frame!

Cut Mango Distressed Dots with the 1-1/4" Circle Basics Die.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper.  

Cut Stitched Farm Pumpkins from a portion of a  Persimmon notecard,  green cardstock and Licorice Distressed Dots.  

Attach the diecuts to a black A-6 (4-5/8" x 6-1/4") card - use foamdots for the two ghosts in the collage.   Add green gem stickers.

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Halloween just seems to say it's OK to switch colors around a bit, add a big dotty moon  - and a cross-eyed Jack o' Lantern. Have fun with your cards - and surprise the lucky recipients this fall!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10/05/2017

Thu 05

Halloween Treat Jars
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  To me, Halloween is all about the treats and making your own treat jars is something that is so easy to do. 

First, you need to use some old jars.  It is a great way to recycle those old containers.  Just make sure you wash them really well.  I used an old jar that had salt in it and two smaller containers that had embossing powder in them:

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Next I cut out some embellishments using some of the latest Memory Box Halloween dies.  The one I want to focus on to explain in a bit more detail is the web.  When you cut out the spider web, it will look like this:

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I wanted to show you how this die cuts so that you could picture how you would use it in your projects.  I put some strong double stick tape behind the web and sprinkled the whole thing with black glitter for sparkle.  I then cut it out with a circle die so that the web would fit onto my round jar lid.

Another thing I want to talk about is the new sequins from Birch Press Design.  I used some of the sequins in various ways to decorate my jars.

First was simply gluing stars from the Not So Heavy Metal collection onto the lid:

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Next was stacking two different sequins from the Festival of Lights collection on top of each other.  I started with the bigger silver stars and then offset the smaller blue stars and glued them on top of the silver.  After all, why not build your own sequin designs?

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Finally, this last technique needs a sequin for it, but it doesn't matter the color since you will be covering it.  I started with a sequin that was the size I wanted and glued it onto the web.  I then filled the "bowl" of the sequin with black Enamel Accents from Ranger.  I ended up with an enamel accent that looks like a mix between a black pearl and a really thick enamel dot.  Why not just use a pearl or a dot?  First, when I try to make my own pearls, they never come out round.  Filling a sequin made my accent a perfect circle.  Enamel dots are nice, but they can get expensive.  It was much more cost effective to make my own.  Plus, I like that my embellishment has more dimension than an enamel dot.  Here is the black filled-in sequin:

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I hope you try making your own treat jars.  They are a fun way to make an easy gift or home decoration.

Laurasignature

 

 

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10/04/2017

Wed 04

Cat Tail Sunrise, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles and Halloween Sideshow by Jean Okimoto

 

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Cat Tail Sunrise creates a sunset backdrop for a Challenge inspiration card  - and the Halloween Sideshow Clear Stamp Set and the Die Set has the perfect designs to complete the scene.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with a simple fall card for you.  It's really beginning to feel like fall in Seattle, spiders and all,

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Cut half of a Persimmon Notecard with the 3.5" x 4.75" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut Cat Tail Sunrise from black cardstock - leave about 1.5" of extra cardstock at the bottom.  Trim the bottom with the same Wrapped Stitch Rectangle

Cut Mango Distressed Dots cardstock with 1.5" Circle Basics die.  Stamp the spider - from the Halloween Sideshow Clear Stamp Set - at the "9:00 position" of the circle with Onyx Black VersaFine.  

Stamp the jolly pumpkin trio - also from the Halloween Sideshow set - on bright orange cardstock.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut them with the coordinating Halloween Sideshow dies.  Color the center with a marker.

Attach the diecuts to a Licorice Notecard - use foam dots for the pumpkins.  Add tiny copper sequins.

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I love to keep my Memory Box dies handy - and organized - with curtain rings. You already know they're great for the Circle, Square and Rectangle Basics - and the specialty sets like Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.  Use them for the "open" die sets like Halloween Sideshow too.  They're secure and won't fall off - and it's easy  to preview a diecut by keeping the die on the curtain ring and holding it over your stamped image or printed paper.  

I'm headed to Impress today - my little stay-cation is almost over and I "need" to pick up a few new items for my Fall Quarter classes there.  Here's a quick list of the new classes - join us if you're in the area.  We have a large class area, the biggest and latest collection of papercrafting supplies for your fall and holiday projects - and a creative store team to help you with product selection and designs.  (They sell those curtain rings too!)

        BOO!  -  October 14th

    Cool Winter Wishes from Seattle  -  October 28th

    Asian Holiday Greetings  -  November 4th

    Merry and Quick  -  November 10th and 25th

    Gift Tag Portfolio  -  November 25th

    Asian Inspiration (mini calendar and a New Year card)  -  December 9th

    Winter Bliss - December 16th

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Thanks for stopping by - hope you'll be inspired to enter the October Black and Orange Challenge.

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

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