260 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/26/2023

Thu 26

Halloween Display Dome
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween project for you.

I started with a Tim Holtz Display Dome, and used die cuts to decorate the dome.

From black cardstock, I die cut the trees and the haunted house.  I die cut 2 houses and sandwiched a piece of vellum between the 2 houses.  The trees were die cut with the Ghosts in the Forest die and trimmed at the bottom to fit in the dome.

Next, I die cut 2 ghosts from white cardstock and glued them to the back of the Haunted House.

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To assemble the dome, I used a glue gun to glue the house to the base of the dome.  Next, I glued the trees to the base.  I glued a layer of moss to the base and a little pumpkin in front of the house.

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To finish the dome, I white heat embossed the word "Boo" on a strip of black cardstock.  I punched a hole on each side of the stamped strip, threaded a piece of twine through the holes and wrapped it around the base of the dome.

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That's it for today!  Have a great Halloween! ğŸŽƒ

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10/17/2023

Tue 17

Greet & Treat with the Winter Tree Arch by Jean Okimoto

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Greet everyone - and treat the kid-sized tricksters - with the new Winter Tree Arch.  It's fun, a little wonky and slightly spooky.  Hi - Jean here, double-dipping with this versatile new die from our Christmas 2023 Collection.  Whittle Scary Guys - from Poppystamps - complete the Halloween scene.

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Prep Winter Tree Arch for easy removal by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper.  Cut it from black and light kraft cardstock.

Trim about  1/16" from the sides of the base of the black diecut. Attach it to a gray 3" wide Nested Globes diecut - keep the far left tree trunk and the open center area free of adhesive to add the Poppystamps pumpkin and Rickety House.

Cut Rickety House from light kraft cardstock.  Add a scrap of the light yellow Graceful Garden Glitter Pad 6x6 behind the door and windows.  

Cut the Boo Posh Script background from olive cardstock.  Pressure emboss it with the detailed top layer.  Cut the top layer from dark orange cardstock.  Pressure-embossing the base layer makes it very easy attach the top layer - it just settles right in!  Attach it to a top-folded black A2 card.

Cut 2 moons from the silver Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6 with the ¾" Circle Basics die.

Cut 2 pumpkins from bright orange cardstock with the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys die. Cut the dinosaur and the other guy from green cardstock. Cut a ghost from white cardstock.  Attach black cardstock scraps behind the ghost and pumpkins.

Fold an 8-½" x 3" strip of black cardstock in half crosswise.  Place the bottom cutting edge of the 3" wide Nested Globes die just below the fold and diecut the folded cardstock to create a simple treat wrapper.  Punch a hole at the top.  

Attach the kraft Winter Tree Arch - keep some spots free of adhesive to add the ghost, moon and pumpkin.  Attach the diecuts.  Attach a Ghiradelli Square inside the wrapper with doublestick tape.  Tie it with orange cord.

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Have fun with these designs...Halloween means it's OK to take mix-and-match to an extreme!  Thanks for visiting!

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09/15/2023

Fri 15

Flower Garden Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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Do flower garden witches wear colorful hats to match their flowers?  They do today!  Hi, Jean here with another mix of new designs, , stash favorites and two little ghosts from Poppystamps.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the second-largest A2 Rectangle Frames die - no measuring, guessing or wonky edges!

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Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from coral cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from light peachy-orange cardstock.  Cut the hatband from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys ghosts from the textured side of Memory Box Watercolor Paper.

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Cut the Boo Posh Script background from a scrap of the Garland floral print.  Cut the delicate greeting overlay from the light peach Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Assemble the greeting.

Attach the diecuts to a dark peach notecard - use foam tape for the ghosts' heads and hat.  Attach pale beige/pink Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Halloween isn't just orange, black and white anymore.  We have winter pastels and spring pastels - let's add fall pastels to our repertoire.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend! Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/13/2023

Wed 13

Glittery Pumpkins on the Vine
by Anne Thompson

I've got more pumpkins--glittery ones on a glittery vine!

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to make this card

  • start with a plain white notecard and add a piece of green plaid paper 5 1/4 X 4 to the front; this plaid that was in my scrap box is from MAGNOLIA PLAID 6X6 PP1021
  •  die cut the MAGNOLIA LEAF BRANCH 94721 in green glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007

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  • die cut two pumpkins from orange glitter paper and their stems and leaves from green glitter paper, both from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007 using the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 die

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  • add the leafy branch to the front of the note card

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  • use glue dots to adhere the stems to the pumpkins
  • put dimensional foam in two different thicknesses on the center back of the pumpkins 
  • at this point I decided to orient the card with the fold at the top in order to place the pumpkins in the bottom right corner
  • loop the stems over the branch and adhere the pumpkins to the front of the card, one slightly higher and on top of the other
  • add one leaf to each pumpkin and place the other pumpkin leaves on the vine

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There's plenty of room to add an appropriate sentiment in the upper left once I decide who will get this card and for what occasion.  I've been doing this with most of the cards I've been making lately as I'm building up a stash of fall-themed cards and I don't send many at Halloween.  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

GP1007Glitzy Glitter Pad GP 1007
GP1007Magnolia Leaf Branch 94721
GP1007Autumn Pumpkin 94690
GP1007Magnolia Plaid PP 1021

 

 

09/12/2023

Tue 12

Halloween Forest Scene by Jean Okimoto

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Create a Halloween forest scene with the familiar favorite Ghosts in the Forest set and the new Autumn Pumpkin.  Add a creature from the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys too!  Hi, Jean here a mix of old favorites and new designs from our fall collections.

Cut the green and white Garland 6x6 floral print with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Die.  Cut the rectangle with Ghosts in the Forest. Attach the outer edges of the rectangle to a greenish/gray side-folded A2 card.  

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Cut the small ghost - from the Ghosts in the Forest set - from the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from bright orange Sunny Orange Collection sheet.  Cut the leaf and tendril from green cardstock.

Cut the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys dinosaur  from bright green cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the dinosaur and the ghost's head.  Add orange Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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09/10/2023

Sun 10

Boo Colorful Pumpkins
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with some super fun colorful pumpkins made with the newest pumpkin die "Autumn Pumpkin."  I love non traditional colors for cards so today I went a little crazy on my pumpkin colors!  

One of the reasons I wanted to create this card is because I recently started scrapbooking and I have so many left over scraps from those large 12 by 12 papers!  So for my card today I picked a group of coordinating paper scraps and used them to cut all the die cuts from.  For the background I used the Slim Diagonal Collage die twice to cut the two separate strips of diagonal lines and then backed that panel with a solid color from the paper collection.  Here you can see all the pumpkins I cut in a row, alongside the background panel:

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You can see all the colorful papers I chose to mix and match.  And below you can see that I am arranging them in the order I like right over that solid white strip so it will look like the diagonal die cut the whole panel instead of 2 separate strips.

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Once I was happy with my arranged pumpkins, I glued on the stems and leaves to each pumpkin.  Next I turned them over and added 2 layers of foam tape down the middle of them.  I did this because there are lines cut in the pumpkin with the die so that you can bend the sides backwards a little and if gives the illusion of a more rounded 3D pumpkin.  I love that about this die, it really looks realistic in real life.  Here's you can see the first layer of foam tape on the back of the pumpkins.

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When I added the pumpkins to the background, each had foam tape in the centers and liquid glue on each side so I could kind of round them out a little more than just laying them down flat.  Next I cut the background brown piece using the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles largest die from the set.  I put my white panel on top and then cut the BOO using brown and white card stock with the Bennet Alphabet die set.  


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After adding the boo letters on the middle 3 pumpkins, I added shimmer pen and glossy accents to help them stand out more.  Here's closer look at this:


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I had so much fun creating this large slimline card for today and I hope you will try making non-traditional colored die cuts from your leftover card stock pieces!  Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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09/08/2023

Fri 08

Bubble, Bubble…Boiling Cauldron by Jean Okimoto

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Bubbles on the Deepwater Collage create a great backdrop for a Boiling Cauldron Halloween card.  A smiley pumpkin and pair of ghosts - from the Poppystamps Whittle Scary Guys - completes the design.  Hi, Jean here with a fun fall mix of favorite dies from my stash, the new Boiling Cauldron, and a popular new Poppystamps set of Halloween icons.

Cut light gray cardstock with the 3" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut it with Deepwater Collage.  Trim and save the bubbly stalk on the right side. Attach the outer edges of the diecut to a dark gray A2 card.  Attach the saved bubbly stalk on the left half of the diecut, under the inner edge of the collage.

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Cut the Boiling Cauldron pot from the black Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the drippy rim from the orange Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Cut the rising bubbles from the orange Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6.  Assemble the cauldron and bubbles.  

Cut the Poppystamps Scary Guys ghosts and pumpkin from white and orange cardstock.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their faces.  

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Attach the diecuts to the card - use foam tape for the cauldron and top of the ghosts.

Cut 2 sets of the 4 extra bubbles from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Attach 7 of them over the stalks for a bright colorful  contrast.

Use your nautical designs for fall cards - it's too early to stash the dies for the winter!  They're great for Halloween - when "anything goes" - so mix, match and layer them with traditional fall icons.

Thanks for visiting - see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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09/07/2023

Thu 07

A Halloween Treat
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween Treat holder for you, which starts out with a toilet paper roll.

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I cut a 2" piece of a empty toilet paper roll and covered it with printed paper.  I cut a 2" x 6" strip of black cardstock for the inside of the roll and another piece of printed paper the same size to cover the outside.

I used liquid glue and coated the inside of the roll and pressed my black cardstock strip around it.  Next, I added glue to the outside of the roll and added my printed paper.

From black cardstock I die cut a circle that was slightly bigger than the toilet paper roll and glued the roll to the circle.  This becomes your small treat box.  Next, I hot glued a piece of black glitter pipe cleaner around the top edge of the treat holder and adhered another piece for the handle.

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I adhered a thin strip of washi tape along the bottom of the treat holder.

I die cut the ghost from white cardstock, glued a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and mouth and used foam tape to glue it to the holder.  I added a few highlight lines to the ghost with a gold gel pen and added pink colored pencil for the cheeks.

The word "Boo" was printed from a label maker and glued to the ghost.

Next, I tied a white ribbon to the handle of the treat holder.

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Add a little grass and a treat and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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09/06/2023

Wed 06

Glitter and Shine Pumpkin Card
by Anne Thompson

This month's blog challenge is all about orange.  This card uses orange mirror paper, orange glitter paper, and an orange plaid paper (as well as some green mirror paper).  It's quite difficult to photograph all of those shiny textures and have it look right, but here's an angle shot that is the best out of twenty or so pictures I took.

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to make this card

  • start with a white note card
  • cover the front of the card with orange mirror paper from RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003
  • die cut the CELESTE PLATE 94699 with green mirror paper from the RAINBOW REFLECTIONS MIRROR PAD PP1003
  • add the Celeste Plate to the front of the note card using a glue pen around the outside edges

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  • die cut the AUTUMN PUMPKIN 94690 from a scrap of the orange mirror paper for leaves, a scrap of the green mirror paper for the stem, and a piece of orange glitter paper from GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007 for the pumpkin itself
  • assemble the pumpkin with the stem and leaves attached...I used Glue Dots

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  • make a base panel for the pumpkin from a scrap of an orange plaid paper (this one from the Garden Folly papers was left from a pumpkin I made on my last card) just a bit larger than the pumpkin and mount it on a scrap of the orange glitter paper and trim that to be just a tiny bit larger than the plaid piece...I found it best to use Scor-Tape to adhere the plaid paper to the glitter paper
  • pop the pumpkin onto the panel using dimensional foam
  • add this panel at an angle to the front of the notecard
  • and there's still plenty of room on the front to add an appropriate sentiment

Plenty of shadow across the front of the card in this outdoor photo..

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I do love all the textures and shine on this card!  And it's another one that I could send any time this fall.  It's certainly starting to feel like fall here in Maine--cooler nights and the leaves have begun changing color further north.

Happy Crafting!  And enter our Crazy for Orange blog contest for September--the information is here.

Anne Signature

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FP1003Celeste Plate 94699
FP1003Autumn Pumpkin 94690
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09/05/2023

Tue 05

Autumn Pumpkin Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Rotate an underwater coral collage 180 degrees...and it's a spooky, twiggy forest scene for Halloween!  Hi, Jean here with an upside-down Bubble Coral Collage, the new Autumn Pumpkin and those popular ghosts.  Cut a Glitzy Glitter Pad BOO! too.

Cut black cardstock with the 3-¾" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die.  Cut it with an upside-down Bubble Coral Collage.  Cut the extra coral from black cardstock too.

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

Cut Autumn Pumpkin from bright orange cardstock and the tendril and leaf from green cardstock.

Cut BOO from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6x6 with Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet. Save an offcut from inside the letters - they'll become an exclamation mark.

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Trim an orange/yellow A2 card with a corner-rounding punch.  Attach the diecuts - use foam dots behind the ghosts' heads.  Add the green/gray Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Nautical designs - like this Bubble Coral Collage - are popular for summer cards.  Turn it into a fall design for Halloween with the Boiling Cauldron, Layered Witch Hat or Rickety House. Just a few ideas - or some inspiration for September's Crazy for Orange Challenge.  The entry deadline for the Challenge is the end of the day EST on September 29th.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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