30 posts categorized "ghosts"

09/11/2022

Sun 11

Halloween Easel
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I can’t get enough of these adorable ghosts, so I had to use them again but this time for a Halloween easel card.


Started by die cutting a moon mask with a Circle Basics die and attached it to an A2 size Bristol panel.  Using blender brushes, ink blended Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks for the sky.  Splattered with diluted black and white gouache paints for some texture.

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The Fancy Gate Globe was then die cut twice from black cardstock.  Trimmed off the arches on both; on one of them, cut in half and cut away the gate details.  Adhered them together like so to create a fence with the gate.  Great way to stretch your supplies. 😉

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Next, die cut the Woodgrain Tree Trunk from black cardstock and the ghosts from white.  Added shading to the moon and ghosts with Copic Sketch markers, then assemble the scene onto the panel.  The right ghost was popped up with foam adhesive for dimension.  Spritz the entire panel with a shimmer spray for some sparkle (sorry couldn’t capture it in the photos).

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To create the easel base, scored the front of an A2 size top folding card base at 2.75” and adhered the panel to the bottom half below the scored line.  The Happy Halloween Posh Script sentiment with shadow was then die cut from white and navy cardstock to be used as the stopper.  Here’s a side view of it all propped up.

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And here’s the view from the front.

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And that is it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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09/10/2022

Sat 10

Ghostly Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Transition from late summer to fall - and Halloween - with ghosts and the new Creepy Cabin.  The floral background from the Garland 6x6 set is perfect for summer, fall and winter projects.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another idea featuring a die from our Fall '22 Collection.

Cut the Garland 6x6 floral print with the largest Nested Globe die.  

Cut the Creepy Cabin die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper - leave an extra ⅓" above and below the bottom of the design.  Cut it with a portion of the 3" wide Nested Globe die.  Attach a scrap of the yellow Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet behind the house to illuminate the windows and double-door.

The ghosts and bats are from the popular Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - a favorite for Halloween cards.  Cut them from heavy white cardstock and Black Glossy Paper (it's very sturdy cardstock that's great for scored and embossed designs).

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded green A2 card.  Add the large Clear Fairy Drops.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the Fairy Drops and card for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!

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09/08/2022

Thu 08

Boo to You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you featuring new products from the fall release.

I die cut the ghosts from white cardstock and randomly glued them to a black cardstock panel.

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Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the overhanging ghosts from the background and glued it to to a orange cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

I die cut the shadow from the "Boo to You" die from orange cardstock and the words from white cardstock.  I glued the words to the orange shadow die cut, then glued it to a vellum die cut circle.  Next, I glued this to my card and that's it!  Cutting all the ghosts was probably the most time consuming part of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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94622 Ghosts in the Forest Craft Die

94587 Boo Posh Script Die

 

 

09/02/2022

Fri 02

Location, Location, Location by Jean Okimoto

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Congrats to the winners of the August Yellow Card Challenge!  Here's some inspiration for September's Falling for Fall Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more new designs from our Fall '22 Collection.

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It's like a Halloween Street of Dreams here  - with a trio of home designs to chose from.  Cut the new Rickety House and fence from the pale gray Earth Neutrals 6x6 Collection.  Cut just the house portion from the Creepy Cabin die from black cardstock.  Cut the house and part of the ground of the Haunted House Dome Layer from the brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutrals Collection.

Attach little pieces of the cream 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  behind the doors and windows of the three houses.

Cut the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a brown Earth Neutrals 6x6.

The Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die set includes great holiday icons.  Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the bats from a Black Glossy 8.5x11 sheet.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

It's always fun to mix and match old and new items.  There are so many ways to combine classic favorite Halloween designs - have fun designing your Halloween cards, tags, treat wrappers,  layouts and  deccor.  

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again next week!

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08/29/2022

Mon 29

Boo to You Tags for Halloween Goodie Bags
by Anne Thompson

Did you see Jean's post yesterday?  I hadn't looked at hers until after I had made these tags for my post today.

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We both used these same three dies:

  •  WILD SPIRAL 94629
  • GHOSTS IN THE FOREST 94622
  • BOO POSH SCRIPT 94587

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to make my tags

  • cut the Wild Spiral from BLACK GLOSSY PAPER SH44004
  • cut the ghosts with the two ghosts die in the Ghosts in the Forest set using a white glitter paper from MAJESTIC HUES GLITTER PAD GP1008
  • cut the background for the Boo Posh Script using a bright orange from the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002
  • cut the detailed letters for the Boo Posh Script from scraps of the Black Glossy Paper

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  • Assemble the tags by securing the ghosts to the spiral with Glue Dots, making sure that their features line up with the black of the spiral.
  • Add the detailed lettering on top of the orange background using a Glue Pen and use Glue dots to add it to the spiral.
  • Punch a hole near the top of the spiral (I used the smallest setting on my Cropadile) and thread string/yarn/ribbon through the hole.

That's it!  Fun tags to add to bags of Halloween treats!

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I'll be busy at my sewing machine soon creating costumes for my grandsons (and my son and his wife) who sent their requests on Sunday.  They always have a theme and dress up as a family.  This year looks like it will be Victorian vampires, so that should be challenging.  I will also sew some Halloween treat bags, fill them with goodies, and add these tags to send along with the costume pieces I make.

Happy Crafting!  

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08/28/2022

Sun 28

Ghosts in a Wild Spiral by Jean Okimoto

 

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Say "boo" with a trio of ghosts swirling through the new Wild Spiral on a Pinpoint Burst background.  A shimmery greeting and golden Autumn Fairy Crystals add a bit of bling.  Hi, hope you're having a great weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another Halloween slimline design - and some yellow card inspiration for our August Challenge.  

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Cut yellow cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Diecut the rectangle with a portion of the

Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.

Cut three ghosts - from the new Ghosts in the Forest die set - from white and black cardstock.  Assemble the ghosts - offset for a shadowy outline.  

Cut the new Wild Spiral from the bright orange sheet in the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad.  

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardtock and the reddish-orange sheet in the Rainbow Reflections 6x6 Mirror Pad.  

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Attach the diecuts to the rectangle - use foam tape behind the the ghosts' heads.  Attach the rectangle to a black slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").

Add yellow Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

 

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08/24/2022

Wed 24

Happy Boo Day
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  The 2022 Fall release is packed with fa-BOO-lous Halloween goodies and I thought I would stretch the Boo Posh Script and Ghosts in the Forest dies to create a super simple birthday card.
 
Started by die cutting the Boo to You sentiment from Bristol paper 3x to stack for dimension.  Boo on the top layer was ombré colored with B0000, B000, B12 and FB2 Copic Sketch markers.  The ghosts were die cut out next and lightly shaded with the two lightest B000 and B0000 Copic Sketch markers. 
 
Happy and day from Birthday Rose Corner stamp was then heat embossed on an A2 size black cardstock panel using white embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish.
 
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Easy-peasy lemon squeezy. 😂  And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.
 
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94587 Boo Posh Script craft die

94622 Ghosts in the Forest craft die

08/23/2022

Tue 23

Double-Window Creepy Cabin Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Window cutouts, layered diecuts and the new Creepy Cabin create a Halloween slimline with little ghostly accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with two great new designs from our Fall 2022 Collection.  There's a lot happening on this card  - here's my attempt to prettify (is that a word?) Halloween in soft peachy colors.

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Cut, score and fold a black slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Prep the new Creepy Cabin die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched wax paper to help release the tiny and detailed pieces. Cut the card with Creepy Cabin and the solid Happy Halloween Posh Script background die.  Trim the 2 pointy pieces from the sides of the 'A' to make it easier to open and close the card.

Pressure-emboss the greeting background with the detailed Happy Halloween Posh Script die.  Cut the detailed greeting from a darker shade of peach cardstock in the Berry Red Collection.  Assemble the greeting.

Diecut a 3" x 8" rectangle of light peach cardstock with the Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to the inside of the card.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Set - from heavy white cardstock.  Define the eyes using a skewer or pushpin.  Attach a scrap of the bright orange 6x6 from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad behind the mouth.

Cut the small pumpkins from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer with the dark orange 6x6 from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad. 

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Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog -see you again on Friday...

 

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08/20/2022

Sat 20

Boo to You by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this fun spooky Halloween card featuring some goodies that were just released from Memory Box!

Here's a closer look at my card:

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On my card for today, I am featuring the new:

"Ghosts in the Forest" 94622
"Boo Posh Script" word die 94587

I also used some:

JWL005 Christmas Fairy Jewels

Here's a close up look from the left side:

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The colorful background is Yupo paper with alcohol inks and blending solution. It's so much fun to create with because you never know how it is going to turn out and you can keep adding more and using a blower to move it around until you like what you have. That's exactly what I did.

I used some blues and greens and then added gold metallic accents at the end. Here's one more close up look at that background.

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First I cut the forest background die from white card.  It cuts the design out of the middle of your piece of card stock so after you cut it, you can use it to make whatever size card you'd like to.

I die cut all the "Ghosts in the Forest" dies from white and then cut the ghosts from black too so I could layer them. I used 2 black and one white for each ghost, just off-setting them a bit so the white part had a black outline. This way they show up better and have more definition with that crazy wild background I made! The word die was cut as follows:
Word outline/shadow die - cut 4 black and one white, offset a little for each layer
Thin word die -cut from a left over piece of the alcohol ink paper and stack on top

I matted the main panel on a slightly bigger black one and then onto an A2 size card. (4.25" by 5.5")
Lastly I added the matching gems on the card front and for the ghost's eyes.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today! I had so much fun creating it!
Be sure to stop by and check out all the brand new items released this month HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!

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08/16/2022

Tue 16

Ghosts in the Garden by Jean Okimoto

 

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It's a great day for a new release...meet our Fall 2022 Collection of fun, whimsical seasonal designs for Halloween!  Great contemporary die designs to mix, match and layer on cards, layouts, calendars, planners and treat wrappers for the little tricksters.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the first of many Design Team ideas for Halloween.  View the collection here.

Add the versatile new Fancy Globe Gate to your collection of globe dies - it looks great cut from our Glossy Black Cardstock and the interactive detailed panels swing open to welcome ghosts, goblins and black cats.

Prep the Fancy Gate Globe by rubbing it briskly with a piece of scrunched wax paper to help remove the delicate offcuts.  Cut the gate from Memory Box Black Glossy Paper (it's actually cardstock).  Finger-press the doors open at the sides.  Tie a gold cord at the top and curl the ends with the side of a bonefolder or the plastic burnishing tool.

Cut the ghosts - from the new Ghosts in the Forest set - from heavy white cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.

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Cut the Boo Posh Script background from black cardstock.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed coordinating top layer. Cut the top layer from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad's dark orange sheet. Assemble the greeting.

Cut the floral print from the Garland 6x6 pack with the largest Rectangle Bascis die.  Attach it to a side-folded yellow card.  Attach the diecuts - use foamdots for the ghosts.  Add orange Open Studio Autumn Fairy Jewels.

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We don't chose our dies because of their offcuts - but the very cool offcut of the Fancy Gate Globe is just waiting to be featured on a card of its own.  That will be another fall design.

Thanks for visiting the blog - hope we'll inspire you to create a stash of fun Halloween and fall designs to surprise those who weren't expecting a card until December.

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