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Sat 24

Circle Bump Borders, Halloween Sideshow and the Swirly Ghost Circle
by Jean Okimoto



The new Circle Bump Borders set creates a great frame for the Swirly Ghost Circle - and a few of his Swirling Ghost buddies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here this fall weekend.  I was inspired by Melissa's great Blog Blitz card and decided to give you not one - but TWO reasons to add this versatile new border set to your collection. 


Everything was going fine...until I realized that the white-side-out Graphite Notecard I used on my first card is no longer available.  On to Plan B - re-doing the card using a "back-in-stock" Licorice Notecard.  Licorice is the obvious choice for Halloween cards - stock up on them now.  This explains why the pic above shows a gray notecard.  You'll want to use Licorice instead!


Open the notecard and attach the largest Circle Bump Border and Swirling Ghost Circle to the white side of the card.  Have both short edges of the die extend over the edge of the notecard for a complete trim. (I had to trim it a bit...live and learn!)  It's easy to position the ghost circle - the two tiny holes at the top indicate the eyes.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from orange cardstock.  Attach a scrap of black cardstock behind the ghost on the bottom left corner for ghostly eyes.  Attach them to the card - use foam dots at the top of the ghost at the bottom left.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Sideshow Clear Stamps - with Imagine Crafts Habenero VersaFine.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Add green and violet sequins.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to add your comments to all of the Design Team's blog blitz posts from September 19th through the 23rd for a chance to win a great new die from our September Release!  The entry deadline is 11:00 PM EST tomorrow night - September 25th.  Good Luck - I hope you're a winner!





Love the circle bump borders!!! I don't do Halloween cards but this one sure looks great and I love the placement of the ghosts!

Cutest Halloween card ever! Love it!

The card is so cute. That circle bump die is awesome.

Cute - thanks for showing how they work.

Great card. Very interesting dies.

Cute, cute cards! The circle bump dies have so many possibilities. And the Halloween items are so cute.

I wondered what you would use the circle bump die and now I know! Such a cute card, perfect for Halloween.

Thanks Charity! Circle Bump Borders would work with snowflakes, stars, butterflies or flowers too!

Thanks Denise - hope it made you smile!

Thanks Jean...it's an awesome die set and a soon-to-be favorite!

Thanks Susan - there are so many ways to use the borders - more ideas coming soon!

Thanks Alison - I started off with the circles, the Square Bump Borders are great too!

Thanks Di Di - tons of possibilities for holiday and everyday cards!

Thanks Cynthia! I wondered too...and now we both know!

What a striking card! It really caught my eye over on your Facebook page. I love the die, so unusual. xx

What a totally cue Halloween card. I really like how the cute ghosts peek around the corner of the circle bump die.

love the new circle bump borders die...you use it well in this card

Those peek a boo ghosts are wonderful. Totally love this card! :)

Great card ! So many possibilities with these unique circle dies!

A stunning eyecatching and fun card love the shape and colors and a pity we don't celebrate halloween quite so much here in the UK, thanks for sharing.

What a fun card. I am not a Halloween fan but this card is so cute! Thank you for sharing this idea

The Circle Bump Border dies are so awesome! They are tops on my wish list!!! This is such an adorable ghost card!! Spookarific! TFS!

Very cool design with the circle bump border.

Great card, Jean. Love that circle bump border. My head is spinning with great ideas to use it for! Thanks for sharing.

Oh Jean, your card is simply adorable, such a fun card!

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