161 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/30/2019

Wed 30

Boo to you!
by Donna Sledzik

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Good Morning!  Today I have a quick and easy Halloween card for you!

To make this card I used the spider web stencil and placed it on the corner of my watercolor paper and sprayed across the stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray. 

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Once the ink was dry, I adhered the paper to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to glue this to a white card base.

Next I die cut the large ghost 3 times from white cardstock and glued those to my card front.

I sponged Craved Pumpkin Distress ink on a strip of white cardstock and used foam tape to glue this to my card.  The word "Boo" I die cut from the new Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet die set, and glued that to the orange strip.  

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To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, "to you" under the orange strip.  The sentiment said "Happy Birthday to you",  but I masked off the Happy Birthday and only stamped, "to you" on my card.  

Thanks for stopping by today and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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10/26/2019

Sat 26

Just Treats – No Tricks – with Holiday 2019 Collection Clear Stamps by Jean Okimoto

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Foliage stamps from the 2019 Holiday Collection create great backgrounds for Halloween diecuts - and treat wrappers for little tricksters.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - we can't let Halloween slip by without a few quick candy wrappers for the kids.  These are great for the snack-size versions of your favorite candies.

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Score and crease an  8-½" x 11" sheet of black cardstock lengthwise at 4-⅛" and 4-⅜".  Cut it into 3" wide strips.

Cut orange printer paper or cardstock with the 2 x 3-¼" and 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles dies - cut three of each size. 

Stamp the rectangles with VersaFine Onyx Black and the greenery from the Graceful Fern, Tidings Wreath and Grateful Autumn Clear Stamp Sets.

Diecut Swirling Ghosts and Friendly Ghosts from watercolor paper.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind their eyes.  

Diecut Cool Cat and Crouching Cat from black cardstock.  Attach scraps of green cardstock behind their eyes.

Cut the letters for "EEK," "BOO" and "TREATS" from white cardstock with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet set.

Assemble the wrappers.  Punch a hole at the top.  Attach the candy with doublestick tape or glue dots.  Tie the wrapper with green tulle.  Fold the ends of the tulle and trim it at a very sharp angle to create a zig-zagged edge.

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Have fun making these little wrappers for the kids - make some for co-workers, teammates, and carpoolers too.  They're easy, fun and sure to make someone smile!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!  

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10/23/2019

Wed 23

Boo Card
by Donna

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Hello everyone, today I have a cute Halloween Card for you which uses several stamps to create a wreath around an adorable ghost. I used the Gina K Wreath Builder Template to create my wreath.  I picked my main stamp image to begin building my wreath.  

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I started by placing my template in my Misti Stamp Platform, and then placed a 4"x 4" piece of watercolor paper into the template.  I stamped my first image and then rotated my paper 4 times to begin to create my wreath.

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I picked several other stamp images to fill in my wreath.  Once I was done with my stamping, I watercolored the wreath.  I fussy cut the center of the wreath and glued it to a black cardstock mat.

I die cut the ghost and the word BOO from white cardstock.  I glued the word BOO to a strip of black cardstock and adhered the ghost and the word to the front of the card.

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To finish the card I adhered the card front to a white card base using foam adhesive.

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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10/17/2019

Thu 17

Blog Blitz Day 4 – Starry Burst, Vintage Varsity Alphabet, Dashing Holiday, Dashing Stripes and Dots by Jean Okimoto

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Holiday Blitz!  Meet my new favorite die - the beautiful, versatile Starry Burst that's perfect for celebrations through the year.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a just-in-time Halloween design for you.

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Cut dark orange cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  This great set of 16 dies is temporarily out of stock at Memory Box - but it may be available right now at your favorite retailer.  

Diecut the rectangle with the Starry Burst - leave it in the die.  Remove the 5 little stars.  Pressure-emboss it to add extra dimension and shadows  - use the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Attach pieces of clear tape behind the little star cutouts and brush black glitter onto the exposed adhesive.

Cut Swirling Ghosts from watercolor paper - we're using just 3 of them here.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind them for their eyes.  

Attach lime green duct tape to lightweight cardstock and cut "BOO" with the new Vintage Varsity Alphabet dies.  It's a cool stitched set that's perfectly-sized for cards and tags. Cut the "I" and punch a ¼" circle to create an exclamation mark.

Cut (and punch) the pieces again from black cardstock.  Layer them - slightly offset - for dimension.

Cut accent strips of gray dots (¾" x 4") and gray stripes (1" x 5") from the new Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 set.  

Cut a gray and white plaid strip (¾" x 4-½") from the new Dashing Holiday 6x6 set.  

Attach everything to a side-folded 5-½" square black card. MemoryBoxStarryBurst, MemoryBoxDashingStripesAndDots6x6Prints, MemoryBoxDashingHoliday6x6Prints, MemoryBoxSwirlingGhosts, MemoryBoxVintageVarsityAlphabet, JeanOkimoto, HalloweenDiecuts, HandmadeHalloweenCards, AlphabetDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, DiecutDuctTape

Here's a chance for you to win the great Starry Burst die! Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the Starry Burst.  Visit the blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day.  Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting...enjoy creating with the great dies, 6x6 prints and wide (4-½" wide!) washi tapes from our latest release.

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10/12/2019

Sat 12

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Birthday/Halloween card. I have so many birthdays in October, it's fun to combine them with Halloween.

To make this card I die cut the smallest Stylish Frame in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  I die cut the frame again, along with the medium frame from silver cardstock.  I wanted the medium frame to be a little smaller so I cut a section off.

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I sponged Distress Oxide Inks onto the center of my white card base and then adhered my card front to that.

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I glued my die cuts to the front of my card and die cut the witch from black glitter cardstock. I stamped my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.  Using foam tape I glued it to my card front.

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That's it!  It's a very clean and simple card.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Donnasignature

 

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10/02/2019

Wed 02

Diecut Winter Greenery for a Cool Cat Halloween Scene by Jean Okimoto

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The Winter Greenery Clear Stamps and Die Set creates a spooky Halloween setting for Cool Cat as we enter October with a Challenge inspiration card.  Add a bright Playful Boo and gem stickers - that's it!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple fall design to delight someone before Christmas greetings fill their mailbox.

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Stamp two separate Winter Greenery leafy branch images on white cardstock with Brilliance Starlite Black.  Dry the ink, then diecut them with the coordinating die.

Cut Cool Cat from black glittered craft foam.  Attach a scrap of bright orange cardstock behind it for creepy glowing eyes.  Attach the diecuts to a side-folded white A-2 card.

Here's a quick way to attach little letters...attach Couture Creations tape behind orange cardstock.  Diecut Playful Boo - leave it in the die.  Remove the centers of the letters with a piercing tool, then remove the liners from the remaining portions.  Firmly press the letters - still in the die - onto the cardstock.  Easy!

Add turquoise gem stickers.  Why turquioise?  I tried bright scary green first, but it looked like a big intersection of synchronized green traffic lights. Not very safe, not attractive.

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Big thanks to everyone from Sunday's PAPERSTYLE 2020 calendar or notecards class at Impress!  So many diecuts, stamps, inks and little bits and pieces -  we're ready to welcome the new year.  Thanks for your fresh garden grapes Robin...a healthy snack to balance our salt and pepper potato chips!  Thanks also to Ann and Lynn for helping everyone fill their shopping baskets and prep for 2020.  No classes for me here this weekend - see you all again at the HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress on October 12th.

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you're enjoying our fall designs!

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09/29/2019

Sun 29

Offset Creepy Spiders
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  Today I wanted to share a creepy Halloween card with you.  I am really hoping no one suffers from arachnophobia.  Or at least crafting arachnophobia.

To make the card, I started by offsetting the large oval die from the Spider Web Oval Frame set on some medium grey cardstock:

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I then made a background with some Distress Oxide ink (Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet) ink:

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I cut out another large oval using black cardstock, cut spiders from black cardstock and cut the web oval out of dark grey cardstock:

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I glued my spiders onto the card and then added a bit of Wink of Stella to the web to make it sparkle.  I also drew a line from the web to a large spider so that it looked like it was hanging from the web.

Have a great Sunday!

Laurasignature

 

09/27/2019

Fri 27

Happy Halloween
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Halloween card which uses many new products from the holiday release.

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To make this card, I used black cardstock to die cut cut the house and fence from the Haunted Hill Oval Frame.  I also die cut the Petite Leaf Frame from black cardstock. I used vellum to die the ghosts.  

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For the background of my card I used an acrylic painted piece of paper that I had saved from another project.

I glued the leaf frame to the painted background and trimmed it.  Then I glued several leaves back in place from my die cut.  Next I adhered the house, hill and ghost to the panel.  I spattered the panel with gold ink.

I glued an orange and striped piece of paper to a white cardbase and spattered it with black ink. Next I glued my die cut panel to the card front using foam tape.  

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To finish the card, I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the card front.

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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09/25/2019

Wed 25

Winter Tree Oval Frame and a Cool Cat by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut - and emboss - the new Winter Tree Oval Frame for fall. The diecut creates a bright backdrop for the Cool Cat and the embossed swirlies add a creepy, mysterious look.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Halloween design featuring a frame set that's quickly becoming a new favorite.

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Cut the tree oval from dark brown cardstock.  Cut the outer frame from dark kraft cardstock that matches the top-folded A-2 card.

Cut a watercolor paper moon with the ¾" Circle Basics die.  Cut Cool Cat from black glittered craft foam.

Paint watercolor paper with watery, overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye ink refills.  Dry the inks.  Diecut it with the outer frame - we're using just the inner oval here.  

Pressure-emboss it with the tree oval.

Cut accent strips of black cardstock (¾" x 5") and crushed bronze paper (¾" x 3-¾").

Assemble the card and add gold gem stickers.

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Enjoy the versatility of the Winter Tree Oval Frame - and think of all the ways you can use the tree oval and outer frame for fall and winter cards.  Scatter a few maple leaves below it  - and have some swirling around in the background too.  When winter arrives - diecut it from frosty white glittered cardstock and replace the leaves with swirling snowflakes.  

Big thanks to everyone from last week's HALLOWEEN STASH CARDS class at Impress!  We enjoyed special snacks too - thanks to Jenny for the pretzel chips and to Jacky for the Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies.  We ate, laughed, ate again - and even made 5 cards and a treat wrapper between the snacks and laughter.  Thanks to Ann, Shari and Lynne for helping us fill our shopping baskets...again!

If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the PAPERSTYLE 2020 - CALENDAR or CARDS class at Impress.  Make a special calendar - or 12 cards -  featuring seasonal and holiday icons.  Make one for yourself - and some extras for gift exchanges and last-minute gifts.

Thanks for visiting!

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09/19/2019

Thu 19

Add a Spooky Look to the Winter Tree Frame by Jean Okimoto

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Add spooky special effects to the new Winter Tree Frame to create the perfect setting for some Friendly Ghosts.  It begins as a beautiful, delicate tree  - and we're adding some Black Soot ink to highlight the frame and branches and make it a bit scary.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick Halloween design for you.

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Pressure-emboss Winter Tree Frame onto 140-lb Cold Press watercolor paper using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Ink the raised areas using a pod applicator and Black Soot Distress Oxides.  These sturdy applicators look like freeze-dried marshmallows - and are great for inking the top layer of embossed designs.  They don't squish down into the unembossed area.   Dry the ink.

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Place a sheet of printer paper - between the inked paper and the cutting plate - to prevent the transfer of ink.  Cut it with the Winter Tree Frame.  

Use the larger outer frame to cut a 3-¼" background square of black cardstock.  Attach it behind the Winter Tree Frame.

Cut Friendly Ghosts from watercolor paper.

Cut accents strips from green cardstock (¾" x 3-¼"), orange cardstock (¾" x 3-¾" and crushed copper paper (¾" x 5").  

Attach everything to a side-folded black A-2 card.  Add black sequins.

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The beautiful Winter Tree Frame isn't just for winter or fall.  It's perfect throughout the year.  Begin with autumn leaves now, then drifting snowflakes for December, hearts in January, lovebirds in February, cherry blossoms in March - and on and on.

If you're in the Seattle area and need some Halloween and fall inspiration - join us for a class, and the Impress Halloween Event on Saturday September 21st. The HALLOWEEN STASH CARDS class starts at 10:30.  We're making 5 cards and a treat wrapper - lots of techniques, diecuts and everyone gets a pack of 'extras' from my stash to make more class cards at home.   Enjoy demos (10:00-Noon), great samples, special displays and the best selection of Halloween papercrafting products for all of your projects.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!

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