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Mon 25

Playful Boo, Swirling Ghosts and Grove Collage by Jean Okimoto


Swirling Ghosts are back again - floating through the Grove Collage this time.  Two Playful Boos create a drop-shadow effect - and snack-size Kit Kats make it officially Halloween.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here today, with another combo of iconic designs from several collections.  I love how everything works together, and gives a whole new look to something "old."  This fast-paced papercrafts industry considers something old after a year, or even just a few months.

Cut the 2.75" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from dark kraft cardstock.  Cut it again with the Grove Collage.  Cut a portion of a Persimmon Notecard with the 2.5" x 3.75" Rectangle Basics die.  These three dies are a perfect fit, there's no need to measure or trim anything - thanks Dave!  


Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper.  Save the big guy for another project. Wondering why the Clutch of Eggs set was included in the picture?  It's the easiest way to cut black cardstock to fit behind the ghosts for their eyes!  That's an extreme example of getting the most from your supplies - but it works perfectly.  


Cut Playful Boo from a scrap of Persimmon, and again from dark kraft cardstock.  Layer them for a cool effect.

Attach the diecuts  to a Licorice Notecard - use foam dots at the top of the ghosts so they'll look like they're floating out of the trees.  Add the tiny sequins from the Birch Press Not So Heavy Metal sequins set.  Birch Press Design is an online shop - owned by Memory Box owners Dave and Monica Brethauer - featuring upscale, trendy home products, gifts, stationary and craft products.  View their entire new Sequins Collection too!

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Sad news...couldn't find any snack-size Heath Bars for my Halloween posts this year.  Found these triple-chocolate Kit Kats instead.   Would you believe that I bought them only because they matched this card and looked pretty?  Oh, sure.  I'll also be using them for my treats wrapper in the BOO! class at Impress on October 14th.

Thanks for stopping by - see you again later this week!







Love those ghosts - and I'd never turn down a kit kat! Super cute.

Love this bright, cheerful card. It is a fun Halloween card but not scary. I love that Grove Collage die.

LOVE the ghosts and the Grove Collage! Fabulous Halloween scene! Love your card!

I so love that grove cottage die there - your card is super duper fun and ready for the season - TFS

I love this one. I will have to steal your ideas again!

Love this card!

Great card ! I love those ghosts so much !

How sweet Jean, love the colours and that Grove Collage die is beautiful.

This is the best card I've seen used with the Grove Collage. The orange background and swirling ghosts make the perfect Halloween card!

You show how a die can be used so many ways. Talent runs through your veins!

Great card Jean. Love the frame of trees with the ghosts peeking out.

Wonderful card!!

This is really cool. Love how the ghosts are hanging in the trees. Hugz

Those ghosts are adorable. They look like they are playing a game of trick or treat, hide and go seek. lol Love this card. :)

Thanks Heidi - or a snack size Heath Bar!

Thanks Brenda in IN...scary scares me, but these guys are cool!

Thanks Denise - try the Swirling Ghosts with our other collages too!

Thanks Gail - send Halloween cards instead of Christmas cards and beat the seasonal rush!

Thanks Jenny - flattered to hear that! I'll bring this to class for a closeup view.

Thanks Marjorie - these are my favorite ghosts!

Thanks Teresa - it's pretty simple, Grove Collage makes it speciall

Thanks Shelley - try Grove Collage with a snowman too!

Thanks Joni...I try to get the most use from all of my supplies, hope you do too!

Thanks Bonnie - these are the good ghosts, and there are so many ways to use them!

Thanks Maureen - these are wonderful dies!

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